Watch Edgar Degas’s printmaking process in action. "A Strange New Beauty," featuring approximately 120 monotypes along with some 60 paintings, drawings, pastels, sketchbooks, and prints, opens Saturday.
“I’m still in shock,” said Ivan G. Wong, the principal seismologist of URS Corporation in Oakland, Calif., contemplating Japan’s efforts to resist earthquake damage and its parallels to building standards in this country.
“This is really the best analogue we have for the United States,” he said, and “I’m just flabbergasted by the amount of damage we’re seeing.”
Blindsided ... Richie and the whole American Century team are flabbergasted that their logo resembles a toilet. Photograph: HBO
characterized by, feeling, or expressing great pleasure or enthusiasm.
"he was greeted with rapturous applause"
tr.v., -gast·ed, -gast·ing, -gasts.
To cause to be overcome with astonishment; astound. See synonyms at surprise.