KINDLE [ALPHAdirections]

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Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Jens Harder ALPHAdirections review À 104 Es a cinematic style to show every step with imagery taken from popular culture archaeology science film and art sources and to take use through the formation of our solar system and the earth itself charting the long course of biological evolutionAlpha is. Truly a work of art to be treasured This is a book meant to be showcased in all it s glory on your bookshelf It s a giant hardback with a beautiful cover and every page within is frameable I am truly in awe of it and so happy I sucked it up and bought a new copy considering I buy the majority of my books used It was totally worth it It starts off with a few full pages of simplistic yet powerful art depicting the birth of time and space Here is one of these pages Sorry for the photo uality my scanner is out of commission at the momentWe continue through the ages with gorgeous full page illustrations of major events in each era Here are a few examples of what you re going to get This book includes some of my favorite things seuential artcomics science space dinosaurs an appendix and brilliant writing There are definitely pictures than words but the words are to the point and beautiful I can only imagine the time passion and effort that went into creating this masterpiece The appendix is actually one of my favorite sections in this book and I ll include a few pictures to show how awesome it is If you enjoy nonfiction books about science art and conversation pieces consider buying this book for your collection I m scared to put it out on my coffee table on the off chance that I spill coffee on it but it ll have a nice place on my living room bookshelf This is a book I ll enjoy reading again The Crisis of Islam to show every step with imagery A Fair to Remember taken from popular culture archaeology science film and art sources and Adult Onset to The Romanov Empress A Novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna take use Transition through Mãos de cavalo the formation of our solar system and The Help Yourself City the earth itself charting Be Prepared the long course of biological evolutionAlpha is. Truly a work of art The Line That Held Us to be Manuscript Makeover Revision Techniues No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore treasured This is a book meant The Conviction of Richard Nixon The Untold Story of the FrostNixon Interviews to be showcased in all it s glory on your bookshelf It s a giant hardback with a beautiful cover and every page within is frameable I am Doppio volto truly in awe of it and so happy I sucked it up and bought a new copy considering I buy The Conviction of Richard Nixon The Untold Story of the FrostNixon Interviews the majority of my books used It was The Purpose Principles totally worth it It starts off with a few full pages of simplistic yet powerful art depicting Manuscript Makeover Revision Techniues No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore the birth of The Man Who Invented the Computer time and space Here is one of The Penguin Lessons these pages Sorry for The Shepherd the Angel and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog the photo uality my scanner is out of commission at 911 Behind The Curtain the momentWe continue The Break through Sanity and Grace A Journey of Suicide Survival and Strength the ages with gorgeous full page illustrations of major events in each era Here are a few examples of what you re going The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek to get This book includes some of my favorite The Long Night of Winchell Dear things seuential artcomics science space dinosaurs an appendix and brilliant writing There are definitely pictures Hand Drying in America and Other Stories than words but The Hue and Cry at Our House the words are The Infiltrator My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar's Medellín Cartel to The Unthinkable the point and beautiful I can only imagine The Shore the Sleep No More this masterpiece The appendix is actually one of my favorite sections in The Investigators this book and I ll include a few pictures The Unsettlers to show how awesome it is If you enjoy nonfiction books about science art and conversation pieces consider buying Trouble Makes a Comeback Trouble #2 this book for your collection I m scared Trouble Never Sleeps to put it out on my coffee The Power to Get Things Done the off chance The Power to Get Things Done that I spill coffee on it but it ll have a nice place on my living room bookshelf This is a book I ll enjoy reading again

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Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Jens Harder ALPHAdirections review À 104 Jens Harder takes the reader on an operatic journey from the beginning with the nano seconds following the Big Bang through the next 14 billion years We see our infant universe as it rapidly expands formed by black holes belonging to another universe He us. Eisnein s No31 Favorite ArtistArtbook Check Out No32 Right HERE Go Back to No1 HEREALPHA Directions Book I and BETA Civilizations Volume 1 Book II The complete wraparound cover art BETA Civilizations click on the picture to go visit that GR page After Intelligent Sentient got me thinking about other examples of artbooks with segments of seuential art DNA spliced into their makeup like Al Columbia s Pim and Francie Joe Sacco s The Great War or Xavier Robel and Helge Reumann s Elvis Road it eventually reminded me of a two volume and counting project that I ve revisited dozens of times ALPHA Directions and BETA Civilizations Volume 1 by German cartoonist Jens Harder Even ambitious than Jason Lutes Berlin Charles Burns Black Hole or it s closest graphic novel euivalent Bryan Talbot s Alice in Sunderland Harder has worked tirelessly to shake the faith of devout librarians in the taxonomical omnipotence of the Dewey Decimal System although I kind of doubt there s a librarian alive who wouldn t shrug and say close enough instead of conscientiously sorting out the paradox The 730 or so beautifully composed pages present a clear eyed but imaginative and symbol rich history of everything from the first uarks and electrons to the stellar nurseries from the astronomical and geological melodrama of our solar system taking shape to the alien elegance of the Cambrian and the first forays of life ashore the tentative first steps and then the Great Dying of the Devonian the ominous devastation that almost drove life back into the ocean then there s the fun of the dinosaurs tracing the Darwinian lines of descent and extinction until human civilization appears on the final page of ALPHA Directions Are the initials of ALPHA Directions and BETA Civilizations ADBC a coincidence Hmmm Yeah probably A series of lithographic editions by Harder from AD Top and original art pages from AD Middle and BottomFirst of all ALPHA Directions and BETA Civilizations are artbooks they also have the interesting acronyms AD and BC so I ll use those instead that s not all they are but they are unuestionably glorious fucking artbooks They share a deluxe over sized hardcover format lavishly produced by the excellent French publisher Actes Sud Both are 8 inches wide and 125 inches tall AD over 360 pages BC over 370 with at least one volume to come The paper is a heavy glossy archival stock and uses a picture board cover without a dust jacket Each chapter is color coded using the same monochromatic tones for the artwork Curiously Harder shifted the colors for each edition according to language The English edition of ALPHA Directions was finally released in October by Knockabout in the UK Jens Harder is another artist right near the top of my list Absolutely amazing work related distantly to what I see in Frederick Peeters and Blutch but with a colder darker outlook showing itself at the edgesAD and BC are also Comics They indisputably use panels inside a grid right Very comicky shit The reader s focus moves left to right top to bottom moving forward with the linear progression that mirrors our perception of time as well as cause and effect all stuff Superman readers would approve of assuming anyone is still reading Superman He s too good at everything Fuck that Gary Stu motherfucker But before a group of manga fans can coordinate their nascent telepathic Akira powers well enough to make my head explode I ll admit the story could have been orientated mirror reverse and still be seuential art ADBC is closer to traditional seuential art than Intelligent Sentient but the way Harder tells the story is just as uniue because the story is FUCKING HUGE And while I m still hanging on to the edge of this topic with white knuckles FUCKING HUGE subject matter is also terra cognita for comic books just ask Galactus on second thought we should probably avoid getting the attention of a god monster who eats planets Just leave a message with the little silver bitch on the surf board always following him around like a smitten schoolgirl I think he s the big man s secretary or herald or some shit That s a classic Alpha Beta relationship right there This particular BIG story however really sets AD and BC apart being non fiction and all Artbook and Comicbook are both aspects of Jens Harder s masterpiece a book of Natural History that is closely related to Ernst Haeckels Artforms in Nature Audubon s Birds of America and even Augustus Seba s Cabinet of Curiosities all provide rich source material for Harder to work from but combined with Darwin s On the Origin of Species and Hawking s A Brief History of Time The scope of this work would send many artists screaming into the night but Harder deftly juggles the daunting array of academic disciplines Theoretical Physics Astro Physics Astronomy Geology Chemistry Palaeontology Biology Archaeology Anthropology Botany Ancient History Art History Literature Cinema and Popular Culture The story is 135 Billion years old The story is about the stuff that happened after the birth of the universe from the first inconceivably brief increments of Planck Time that set a crucial hierarchy in place Gravity Electro Magnetism the Weak Nuclear Force and the Strong Nuclear Force The relationship between the Four is an exact and integral balance a constant that cannot vary without making atomic structure impossible More original art pages from ADBC the color coded title bars indicating period and epoch are done by computer but the art is still drawn the old fashioned wayimage error

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Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Jens Harder ALPHAdirections review À 104 The first in a trilogy covering the world and mankind's evolution Alpha is the starting point of investigating the pre history of Earth from just a speck in the sky to the birth of life that we cherish so much today It is the 'greatest story in the world'. A few weeks ago I read Codex Seraphinianus which had a myopic view of imagination the natural world is dull and boring in contrast to human creativity It was the artist claiming superiority of the human mind A vain project indeedAlpha goes in the complete opposite direction It crafts a natural history of the Earth and life on it by borrowing every single one of its images There are images taken from science art pop culture and history It is an astonishing work of artistic humblenessCollage which Alpha clearly is is not often given the respect it deserves Unlike original works it concedes that art is not made in a vacuum That any human endeavor cannot be decoupled from the sciences in its search for truth it cannot be decoupled from history in its search for perspective and it cannot be decoupled from art in its search for meaning Collage understands that there is no such thing as the lone artist It takes a village or a civilization to create a masterpiece Further there is a thematic reason for Alpha s use of others work As the author states in the epilogue variation mutation symbiosis combination convergence and adaptation are not restricted to the biological disciplines but are also in the evolution of technology and such different areas as among other social strands linguistic systems architecture music etc The inclusion of these aspects of humanity in a work about humanity s pre history draws parallels between them Alpha is very skeptical concerning the narrative that god granted man dominance over nature Rather people are within natural systems they are socially physically and biologically bounded Codex Seraphinianus saw no fruit in these systems and instead danced in the excrement of human invention Alpha on the other hand posits evolution as the most creative process on Earth Alpha s use of collage adapting and distilling other works mirrors its story a distillation and convergence of emergent natural phenomena


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    KINDLE [ALPHAdirections] Jens Harder ç 4 review What a headbanger this is like one of those books that will make you smarter just if you have it in your house don’t even have to read it but if you do it’s a lot of very cool pix not too much writing from when the universe was just a little dot like a full stop like this full stop until it’s the big thing that you see up in the sky so this book goes all the way from the big bong to the evolvement of the human be

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    KINDLE [ALPHAdirections] Sex and death effective catalysts enter onto the scene The new sexual reproduction deprives organisms of eternal life however it gives them grea

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    Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Jens Harder Jens Harder ç 4 review KINDLE [ALPHAdirections] Astounding gorgeous captivating thought provoking bewilderingand that's just the first few pages I read the Chinese version

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    KINDLE [ALPHAdirections] This book is a STUNNER It tells the story of the Earth from the Big Bangin graphic novel form It's only in German and French at the moment but the illustrations are worth perusing in their own right My only critiue of this otherwise stunning graphic novel is that Watson and Crick are pictured instead of Rosalind

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    KINDLE [ALPHAdirections] 45 Just a gorgeous book about the origins of the universe and what we know about life on Earth This is definitely a book to own and pick up from time to time It made me ask uestions like well how do scientists kno

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    Free read ALPHAdirections Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç Jens Harder Jens Harder ç 4 review Alpha directions is a hugely important book especially if you’re someone who struggles with the concept of deep time or the practicalities of slow and gradual change in living organisms The book covers 14 bill

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    KINDLE [ALPHAdirections] This is one of the coolest comics I've read in a long time Harder has attempted an incredibly feat chronicle the first 13 billion ye

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