Best Amy Johnston books

What Your Contractor Can't Tell You: The Essential Guide to Building and Renovating

Amy Johnston

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This book equips owners with the information and strategies needed to turn their vision into a home or renovation project that can be executed on time and within budget. Chapters give detailed coverage of critical topics: design options, selecting and supervising the architect and contractor, cost estimates, budgets, plan specifications, contracts, dealing with town officials and keeping track of everything along the way. For each stage of the project there is detailed information on common pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as insiders' tips which reveal what most contractors can't tell you. This book was previously published by Warner Books (2004) and titled What the "Experts" May Not Tell You About Building or Renovating Your Home.

Three Centuries of American Prints

Judith Brodie

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A solid introduction to the history of American prints, and a celebration of the unprecedented range of the National Gallery’s collection

Nearly 200 American prints, representing more than 100 artists, and dating from the colonial era to the present day, are brought together in this unprecedented volume from the National Gallery of Art to commemorate its collection and recent acquisitions. The artists featured range from Paul Revere through James McNeil Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Louise Nevelson, Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, and Kara Walker. The works date from essentially every period in American history, so major art and historical themes running through the collection are readily visible. Lending context, twelve contributing authors discuss the varied themes in American art. Biographies of the artists and a glossary of printmaking terms are also featured.

Since its founding in 1941, the National Gallery of Art has assiduously collected American prints with the help of many generous donors. The Gallery’s American print collection has grown from nearly 1,900 prints in 1950 to more than 22,500 prints today. The collection was recently transformed by the acquisition of an extraordinary group of 5,200 American prints brought together by Reba and Dave Williams.

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Unknown Serling: an episodic history vo. 1 (Volume 1)

amy boyle johnston

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An analysis of Rod Serling's career. This volume includes his service in WWII, accusations of plagiarism by Ray Bradbury. Also discussed is Serling's work for the federal government.

Compassionate Communication: Desktop Reference for Times of Transition

Amy Florian

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This sturdy twelve-page guide gives you just-in-time refreshers of artful and compassionate things to say (and not say) when clients navigate life transitions, loss, and grief. Keep it on your desk to help you serve people well and build relationships and loyalty during your clients' toughest life moments. The document includes: • 32 Effective Questions to Ask During Life Transitions • 26 Compassionate Things to Say in a Client's Toughest Times • Ways to Acknowledge the Mixed Experience of Positive Transitions • Phrases to Avoid When Offering Support or Comfort • 10-Step Protocol for Attending Services After a Death

Lost Ate My Life: The Inside Story of a Fandom Like No Other

Jon Lachonis

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?“Lost Ate my Life!” is not the authors’ self-referential statement. Instead, it is the collective cry of the hardened fan base for ABC’s pop-culture phenomenon. The book has two central ideas: first, that the creators of Lost created a shift in the thinking of online communities, effectively removing the barrier between the artists and the patrons by hosting one of the largest officially sponsored independent discussion forums in history. Lost bloggers became important celebrities amongst the fan bases, some fans found themselves drawn into the inner circle, and the network began making decisions based on ebb and flow of fan sentiment. Interwoven with the story of the fandom is the examination of Lost’s story itself: its archetypal themes, and its evolution from bordering on the high-concept ‘cash in’ it was intended to be, to the high art mixture of philosophy, drama, redemption, science, and faith. What is it in the formula of Lost that speaks to our collective unconscious so well that millions of fans are easily able to endure such mammoth leaps of suspension-of-disbelief? The book’s story is told by two members of the fan community who witnessed the spread and impact of the fandom from the inside, eventually becoming insiders – to different degrees – themselves; one, Amy, deep within the inner sanctum of Lost labs, the other, Jon, ascending from the world of blogging to the world of professional media.

The Philosophy of Horror (Philosophy Of Popular Culture)

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Sitting on pins and needles, anxiously waiting to see what will happen next, horror audiences crave the fear and exhilaration generated by a terrifying story; their anticipation is palpable. But they also breathe a sigh of relief when the action is over, when they are able to close their books or leave the movie theater. Whether serious, kitschy, frightening, or ridiculous, horror not only arouses the senses but also raises profound questions about fear, safety, justice, and suffering.

From literature and urban legends to film and television, horror's ability to thrill has made it an integral part of modern entertainment. Thomas Fahy and twelve other scholars reveal the underlying themes of the genre in The Philosophy of Horror. Examining the evolving role of horror, the contributing authors investigate works such as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818), horror films of the 1930s, Stephen King's novels, Stanley Kubrick's adaptation of The Shining (1980), and Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). Also examined are works that have largely been ignored in philosophical circles, including Truman Capote's In Cold Blood (1965), Patrick Süskind's Perfume (1985), and James Purdy's Narrow Rooms (2005). The analysis also extends to contemporary forms of popular horror and "torture-horror" films of the last decade, including Saw (2004), Hostel (2005), The Devil's Rejects (2005), and The Hills Have Eyes (2006), as well as the ongoing popularity of horror on the small screen.

The Philosophy of Horror celebrates the strange, compelling, and disturbing elements of horror, drawing on interpretive approaches such as feminist, postcolonial, Marxist, and psychoanalytic criticism. The book invites readers to consider horror's various manifestations and transformations since the late 1700s, probing its social, cultural, and political functions in today's media-hungry society.

UNKNOWN SERLING: An Episodic History: the Bradbury, Kennedy, Pentagon and WWII stories

amy boyle johnston

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An analysis of Rod Serling's career. This volume includes his service in WWII, accusations of plagiarism by Ray Bradbury. Also discussed is Serling's work for the federal government.

Seeking Its Own Level: Motif Volume 4

Margaret Atwood

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~ The fourth in the MOTIF literary anthology series takes WATER as its theme. Contributors include Margaret Atwood, Maurice Manning, Amy Hempel, Bret Anthony Johnston, Jill McCorkle, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Jamie Quatro, Roxanne Gay, Richard Hague and Jesse Graves. SEEKING ITS OWN LEVEL also marks the arrival of a capable new editor for the series, Denton Loving. In this collection, writers of prose and poetry explore water in many of its forms--origin, sustenance, contemplation and expression. <> "From established forces like Margaret Atwood to emerging voices like Jon Sealy, this anthology is a rare blend of literary current guaranteed to leave you breathless." (David Joy) <> "Rivers and oceans. Rain. Tears of sorrow and of joy. This anthology is as wide-ranging and powerful and restorative as that life-giving element that provides its theme." (Michael Knight) <> "The stories, poems, and essays in this volume transcend the merely thematic. The water here is the water inherent in language, the living texture of this time and place." (Charles Dodd White) <> "Reading it is, in the words of a poet, to 'sit and stare into that blue history.'" (Mark Powell) * "A varied, graceful, and timely collection." (Joanne Proulx) <> "The stunning pieces in this collection are just as powerful and life-altering as the stuff they pontificate on: they have the power to transform, to bring us together." (Robert James Russell) ~ 2014, www.motesbooks.com ~

What the Experts May Not Tell You About(TM)...Building or Renovating Your Home by Amy Johnston (2004-04-01)

Amy Johnston

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Doctors of Another Calling: Physicians Who Are Known Best in Fields Other than Medicine

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The medical profession is rich in those who have made names for themselves outside of medicine. The fields of literature, exploration, business, sport, entertainment, and beyond abound with doctors whose interests lie outside medicine. This book, largely written by members of the medical profession, examines the efforts of doctors in non-medical fields. The doctors discussed here are those who are, or were, well-known to the public for their contributions to their non-medical fields of choice. In many cases, the public may have been unaware that a subject was medically qualified. This book provides wide-ranging and comprehensive biographical sketches of forty-two doctors who are best known to the public for their contributions to fields outside of medicine.