Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture

By Alex Hughes; Keith Reader | Go to book overview

See also: song/chanson


Major works

p
Piaf, Édith (1994) L'Hymne à l'amour, Paris: Livre de poche (the words of the songs recorded by Piaf).

Further reading

d
Duclos, P. and Martin, G. (1993) Piaf, Paris: Éditions du Seuil (a well-researched biography).

Piaget, Jean

b. 1896, Neuchâtel, Switzerland;

d. 1980, Geneva

Psychologist

A developmental psychologist, specializing in the maturation of children's intelligence, but trained as a biologist, Piaget first became interested in psychology through observing the intellectual development of his own children, who provide the evidence for his earliest studies, such as The Language and Thought of the Child (Le Langage et la pensée chez l'enfant) (1923). His analysis of the emergent process of reasoning in children through a mechanism of 'reflexive abstraction' based on their interaction with the material world led him to a generalized theory of knowledge which he called Genetic Epistemology (Épistémologie génétique) (1970). His thinking has been widely influential in educational theory and has inspired controversial new methods of teaching basic logical and mathematical skills to primary school children.

PETER HAWKINS

Pialat, Maurice

b. 1925, Puy-de-Dôme

Director

His career started in 1960 with intense psychological dramas in a realist idiom, such as L'Enfance nue (1969) and La Gueule ouverte (1974, with Baye and Philippe Léotard). In the 1980s, his films used stars and reached a wider public: Loulou (in 1980), with Depardieu); A nos amours (1983), with Bonnaire, seen as a key film of the 1980s; Police (1985), with Depardieu and Marceau; and Sous le soleil de Satan (1987), with Bonnaire and Depardieu.

PHIL POWRIE

See also: cinema


Further reading

m
Magny, J. (1992) Maurice Pialat, Paris: Cahiers du Cinéma (thematic analysis).

t
Toffetti, S. (ed.) (1992) Maurice Pialat: l'enfant sauvage, Turin: Lindau (a collection of homages, articles, interviews).

Picasso, Pablo

b. 1881, Malaga, Spain;

d. 1973, Mougins, France

Artist

The twentieth century's most celebrated artist, Picasso's prolific production includes sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, stage design, book illustrations and writing, as well as paintings and drawings. Although Spanish by birth, Picasso lived and worked most of his adult life in France and was closely associated with the Parisian avant-garde before World War I. In 1907, he created the founding work of Cubism, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. In the 1920s, he was associated with the Surrealist movement.

-424-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Encyclopedia of Contemporary French Culture
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 619

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.