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Deriving from the French word rocaille, in reference to the curved forms of shellfish, and the Italian barocco, the French created the term ‘Rococo’. Appearing at the beginning of the 18th century, it rapidly spread to the whole of Europe. Extravagant and light, Rococo responded perfectly to the spontaneity of the aristocracy of the time. In many aspects, this art was linked to its predecessor, Baroque, and it is thus also referred to as late Baroque style. While artists such as Tiepolo, Boucher and Reynolds carried the style to its apogee, the movement was often condemned for its superficiality. In the second half of the 18th century, Rococo began its decline. At the end of the century, facing the advent of Neoclassicism, it was plunged into obscurity. It had to wait nearly a century before art historians could restore it to the radiance of its golden age, which is rediscovered in this work by Klaus H. Carl and Victoria Charles.


Rococo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adriana Trigiani
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1588364666
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Eccentric, unpredictable, entertaining . . . This novel is a treat.”—The Boston Globe Bartolomeo di Crespi is the acclaimed interior decorator—not to mention the most eligible bachelor—in Our Lady of Fatima, New Jersey. From the dazzling shores of the Garden State to the legendary fabric houses of New York City, from the prickly purveyors of fine art in London to the Mediterranean coast of Italy, Bartolomeo is on a mission to bring talent, sophistication, and his aesthetic vision to his hometown. So when the renovation of the local church is scheduled, he assumes there is only one man to oversee the job. Recruiting an artist and a stained-glass artisan to help with the project— two handsome men who create romantic mayhem among Bartolomeo’s sister, his erstwhile fiancée, and all the other lovelorn ladies of OLOF—Bartolomeo struggles to create art while remaining the steadfast linchpin of the volatile di Crespi clan. Together, Bartolomeo and his team will do more than blow the dust off the old Fatima frescoes—they will turn the town upside down, challenge the faithful, and restore hope where there once was none. Praise for Rococo “A veritable crazy quilt of quirky Italian Americans . . .Trigiani weaves all [the] subplots together with wonderful ease.”—Entertainment Weekly “A summer must-read. . . a hilarious mix of. . . humor, lust, [and] family dynamics.”—The Hartford Courant “An artfully designed tale [with] characters so lively they bounce off the page [and] wit so subtle that even the best jokes seem effortless.”—People

Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art

Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer D. Milam
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810879522
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Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art by Jennifer D. Milam Summary

Historical Dictionary of Rococo Art covers all aspects of Rococo art history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a review of the literature, an extensive bibliography, and over 350 cross-referenced dictionary entries on prominent Rococo painters, sculptors, decorative artists, architects, patrons, theorists, and critics, as well as major centers of artistic production. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Rococo art.

Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture

Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Neuman
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed
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Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture by Robert Neuman Summary

Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture is the first in-depth history of one of the great periods of Western art, spanning the years 1585 to 1785. The text treats the major media—painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, and architecture—as well as gardens, furniture, tapestries, costume, jewelry, and ceramics, all in terms of their original function and patronage and with emphasis on the social, political and cultural context. Organized by country and medium, the book contains biographies of the leading creative figures of the time, from Caravaggio and Rembrandt to Watteau and Hogarth. Significantly, Professor Neuman offers the fullest account to date of women artists and the representation of women and families in art. Additionally, drawing from recent scholarship, the text explores such fields as Spanish polychrome sculpture and Viceregal American painting. Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture reviews traditional and recent strategies for interpreting artworks. It also traces the dissemination of visual ideas through prints and drawings—the forerunners of today’s art reproductions and digital media. In special sections the text raises questions regarding the nature of perception and how artists transfer optical data to the canvas. Artists’ techniques, from painting and printmaking to sculpting in marble and casting in bronze, are explained. Analysis of the institutions of art, such as the royal academies, apprenticeship systems, and artists’ exhibition rooms, complements an examination of collecting at all levels of society. The book is exceptional in considering issues related to authenticity and the relative value of artworks based on attribution. The illustrations comprise a visual resource of unprecedented quality, with some 450 images reproduced in full color and in a large format that ensures high detail and emphasizes recent conservation efforts. Finally, an extensive glossary introduces seventeenth- and eighteenth-century art terms. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text +MySearchLab: ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205949517/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205949519


Rococo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Morand
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Rococo by Paul Morand Summary

Rococo rassemble six récits écrits entre 1916 et 1933. La mort du cygne cabriole sur fond de rivalité entre une danseuse de l'Opéra de Paris et une étoile bolchevique. La semaine de Bath consigne l'exil doré de la cour anglaise et des corps diplomatiques dans la station balnéaire alors que les Allemands menacent Londres en 1916. Nœuds coulants d'Asie s'enroule autour d'histoires de poisons orientaux et féminins. Mort du roi de la chance conte l'histoire d'un joueur extraordinaire tombant à cause d'un caprice de sa fiancée. L'enfant de cent ans confronte une neurasthénique atrocement belle au « vertige mortel de son inexistence ». Feu ! est une farce incendiaire et mondaine sur le suicide. Mr. U arrange une rencontre à trois heures du matin entre un quidam new-yorkais et un revenant chinois vieux de mille ans... Ce cocktail "baroque" offre un condensé de l'art morandien : virtuosité, culture et confiance infinie dans les pouvoirs de l'imagination.

Furniture Style from Baroque to Rococo - The 18th Century in European Furniture Design

Furniture Style from Baroque to Rococo - The 18th Century in European Furniture Design Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Philp
Editor: Read Books Ltd
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Furniture Style from Baroque to Rococo - The 18th Century in European Furniture Design by Peter Philp Summary

The eighteenth century is rightly spoken of as the 'Golden Age of furniture-making', with some of the world's most impressive and exquisite furniture having been produced during this time. This lovely little book contains a detailed treatise on the eighteenth century furniture styles from Baroque to Rococo. A wonderful book full of detailed photographs and intricate descriptions, this text will be of great value to those with an interest in historical furniture and is not to be missed by the discerning collector. The chapters of this book include: France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Sweden, The Netherlands, Britain, and America (Colonial Period). Many antique texts such as this are increasingly rare and costly, and it is with this in mind that we are proudly republishing this text here complete with a new introduction on the history of furniture.

Rococo Fiction in France, 1600 - 1715

Rococo Fiction in France, 1600 - 1715 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Allison Stedman
Editor: Bucknell University Press
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Rococo Fiction in France, 1600 - 1715 by Allison Stedman Summary

Rococo Fiction in France, 1600-1715: Seditious Frivolity by Allison Stedman, PhD makes a case for the rococo as a seventeenth-century literary phenomenon that provided an aesthetic and ideological counterpoint to the emergence of the classical-baroque style and the rise of French political absolutism. Tracing the rococo’s evolution over the course the seventeenth-century, and exploring its radicalization during the 1670s, 80s and 90s, the study unearths the rococo’s counter-vision for the origins and trajectory of the French Enlightenment. /span

Le Rococo

Le Rococo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Victoria Charles,Klaus Carl
Editor: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1783103698
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Le Rococo by Victoria Charles,Klaus Carl Summary

En associant le mot rocaille, référence aux formes alambiquées des coquillages, à l’italien baroco, les Français donnèrent naissance au terme de « rococo ». Apparu au début du XVIIIe siècle, il s’étendit rapidement à l’ensemble de l’Europe. Extravagant et aérien, le Rococo répondait parfaitement à la désinvolture de l’aristocratie d’alors. Dans bien des aspects, cet art s’apparenta à son prédécesseur baroque, ce qui lui valut parfois le qualificatif de Baroque tardif. Et, si des artistes tels Tiepolo, Boucher ou Reynolds portèrent le Rococo à son apogée, il fut souvent condamné pour sa superficialité. Dans la seconde moitié du XVIIIe siècle, le Rococo entama son déclin. À la fin du siècle, face à l’avènement du Néoclassicisme, il fut plongé dans l’obscurité et il fallut attendre près d’un siècle pour que les historiens de l’art lui rendent, à nouveau, l’éclat de son âge d’or, que nous font redécouvrir ici Klaus H. Carl et Victoria Charles.

A Cultural History of the Modern Age Vol. 2

A Cultural History of the Modern Age Vol. 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Egon Friedell
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412820979
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A Cultural History of the Modern Age Vol. 2 by Egon Friedell Summary

This is the second volume of Friedell's monumental A Cultural History of the Modern Age. A key figure in the flowering of Viennese culture between the two world wars, this three volume work is considered his masterpiece. The centuries covered in this second volume mark the victory of the scientifi c mind: in nature-research, language-research, politics, economics, war, even morality, poetry, and religion. All systems of thought produced in this century, either begin with the scientifi c outlook as their foundation or regard it as their highest and fi nal goal. Friedell claims three main streams pervade the eighteenth century: Enlightenment, Revolution, and Classicism. In ordinary use, by "Enlightenment" we mean an extreme rationalistic tendency of which preliminary stages were noted in the seventeenth century. Th e term "Classicism", is well understood. Under the term "Revolution" Friedell includes all movements directed against what has been dominant and traditional. Th e aims of such movements were remodeling the state and society, banning all esthetic canons, and dethronement of reason by sentiment, all in the name of the "Return to Nature." Th e Enlightenment tendency might be seen as laying the ground for an age of revolution. Th is second volume continues Friedell's dramatic history of the driving forces of the twentieth century.

Social History of Art, Volume 3

Social History of Art, Volume 3 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arnold Hauser
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134637454
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Social History of Art, Volume 3 by Arnold Hauser Summary

First published in 1951 Arnold Hausers commanding work presents an account of the development and meaning of art from its origins in the Stone Age through to the Film Age. Exploring the interaction between art and society, Hauser effectively details social and historical movements and sketches the frameworks in which visual art is produced. This new edition provides an excellent introduction to the work of Arnold Hauser. In his general introduction to The Social History of Art, Jonathan Harris asseses the importance of the work for contemporary art history and visual culture. In addition, an introduction to each volume provides a synopsis of Hausers narrative and serves as a critical guide to the text, identifying major themes, trends and arguments.

I Like Art: Rococo

I Like Art: Rococo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaux Stanitsas
Editor: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1532405308
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I Like Art: Rococo by Margaux Stanitsas Summary

Art history made accessible and enjoyable for kids Learn all about Rococo Art in this art history book for kids. Meet famous artists like François Boucher, Antoine Watteau, and Jean Claude Richard and find out why they painted the way they did. The Rococo period began in the 1700s and featured art that was inspired by the extravagant nature of the court of Louis XV. Kids will learn to spot details and themes in Rococo art and will develop an appreciation for the style through this simple and child appropriate book. Here's a sample page from the book: Rococo art is a very important and unusual genre. The art styles before and after the Rococo style were very serious and formal. Rococo art is light and playful. It shows fun scenes of the rich people of that day, or playful angels or mythological characters. This small turn to light and fun art is unique to the Rococo style. This is why Rococo art is so interesting and is still appreciated today.

French Rococo Ébénisterie in the J. Paul Getty Museum

French Rococo Ébénisterie in the J. Paul Getty Museum Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gillian Wilson,Arlen Heginbotham
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French Rococo Ébénisterie in the J. Paul Getty Museum by Gillian Wilson,Arlen Heginbotham Summary

The first comprehensive catalogue of the Getty Museum’s significant collection of French Rococo ébénisterie furniture. This catalogue focuses on French ébénisterie furniture in the Rococo style dating from 1735 to 1760. These splendid objects directly reflect the tastes of the Museum’s founder, J. Paul Getty, who started collecting in this area in 1938 and continued until his death in 1976. The Museum’s collection is particularly rich in examples created by the most talented cabinet masters then active in Paris, including Bernard van Risenburgh II (after 1696–ca. 1766), Jacques Dubois (1694–1763), and Jean-François Oeben (1721–1763). Working for members of the French royal family and aristocracy, these craftsmen excelled at producing veneered and marquetried pieces of furniture (tables, cabinets, and chests of drawers) fashionable for their lavish surfaces, refined gilt-bronze mounts, and elaborate design. These objects were renowned throughout Europe at a time when Paris was considered the capital of good taste. The entry on each work comprises both a curatorial section, with description and commentary, and a conservation report, with construction diagrams. An introduction by Anne-Lise Desmas traces the collection’s acquisition history, and two technical essays by Arlen Heginbotham present methodologies and findings on the analysis of gilt-bronze mounts and lacquer.

Triumph of the Rococo 1750-1780 - An Introduction to the Furniture of the Eighteenth Century

Triumph of the Rococo 1750-1780 - An Introduction to the Furniture of the Eighteenth Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Nagel
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Triumph of the Rococo 1750-1780 - An Introduction to the Furniture of the Eighteenth Century by Charles Nagel Summary

This book comprises a concise yet detailed introduction on the furniture of the eighteenth-century, concentrating on the triumph of the Rococo style between 1750 and 1780. Rococo is an eighteenth-century artistic movement that influenced many aspects of the arts including painting, architecture, interior design, decoration, literature, music, and theatre. It developed in Paris, France, as a reaction against the grandeur, symmetry, and strict regulations of the Baroque. This text is ideal for anyone with an interest in the history of furniture, especially its significant developments in the eighteenth-century, and makes for a great addition to collections of furniture literature. We are proud to republish this antique text here complete with a new introduction on the history of furniture.

Antoine Watteau et le style rococo

Antoine Watteau et le style rococo Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eliane Reynold de Seresin,50 minutes
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Antoine Watteau et le style rococo by Eliane Reynold de Seresin,50 minutes Summary

Décryptez l’art d'Antoine Watteau en moins d’une heure ! Légèreté, frivolité, insouciance... Watteau, mieux que quiconque, a été capable de traduire dans ses toiles vibrantes la nouvelle ambiance de la Régence. Foudroyé par la tuberculose à l'âge de 37 ans, ce dessinateur hors pair, initiateur du mouvement rococo, est l'un des plus grands artistes de la France du XVIIIe siècle. Reconnaissant son formidable talent, l'Académie crée même un tout nouveau genre spécialement pour lui : la fête galante. Ce livre vous permettra d’en savoir plus sur : - Le contexte politique et culturel dans lequel Antoine Watteau s’inscrit - La vie de l'artiste et son parcours - Les caractéristiques et spécificités de son art - Une sélection d’œuvres-clés de Watteau - Son impact dans l’histoire de l’art Le mot de l’éditeur : « Dans ce numéro de la série "50MINUTES | Artistes", Eliane Reynold de Seresin nous emmène dans l'univers léger, évanescent et délicat d'Antoine Watteau. L'auteure s'attarde particulièrement sur les spécificités majeures de son art, évoquant bien entendu le style rococo et le genre de la fête galante, dont il est le maître incontesté. Trois œuvres, ou plutôt trois chefs-d'œuvre, illustrent son propos : Pèlerinage à l'île de Cythère, Pierrot et L'Enseigne de Gersaint. De quoi découvrir les multiples facettes de ce peintre-saltimbanque qui marche sans cesse sur le fil des émotions. » Stéphanie Felten À PROPOS DE LA SÉRIE 50MINUTES | Artistes La série « Artistes » de la collection « 50MINUTES » aborde plus de cinquante artistes qui ont profondément marqué l’histoire de l’art, du Moyen Âge à nos jours. Chaque livre a été conçu à la fois pour les passionnés d’art et pour les amateurs curieux d’en savoir davantage en peu de temps. Nos auteurs analysent avec précision les œuvres des plus grands artistes tout en laissant place à toutes les interprétations.

Variations on a Rococo Theme

Variations on a Rococo Theme Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Editor: Eulenburg
ISBN: 3795721253
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Variations on a Rococo Theme by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Summary

Over 200 works of the well-known Edition Eulenburg series of scores from orchestral and choral literature, chamber music and music theatre are now available in digital format. You can now enjoy the yellow study scores digitally with one click in excellent reproduction quality. Über 200 Werke der berühmten Edition Eulenburg Partiturreihe für Orchester- und Chorliteratur, Kammermusik und Musiktheater sind nun auch in einer digitalen Aufbereitung erhältlich. In optisch hervorragender Darstellung kann man die gelben Studienpartituren mit einem Klick jetzt auch digital genießen.

Material Culture and Sedition, 1688-1760

Material Culture and Sedition, 1688-1760 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: M. Pittock
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Material Culture and Sedition, 1688-1760 by M. Pittock Summary

Material Culture and Sedition, 1688-1760 is a groundbreaking study of the ways in which material culture (and its associated designs, rituals and symbols) was used to avoid prosecution for treason and sedition in the British Isles. The fresh theoretical model it presents challenges existing accounts of the public sphere and consumer culture.

A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art

A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Walsh
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118475593
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A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art by Linda Walsh Summary

A Guide to Eighteenth-Century Art offers an introductory overview of the art, artists, and artistic movements of this exuberant period in European art, and the social, economic, philosophical, and political debates that helped shape them. Covers both artistic developments and critical approaches to the period by leading contemporary scholars Uses an innovative framework to emphasize the roles of tradition, modernity, and hierarchy in the production of artistic works of the period Reveals the practical issues connected with the production, sale, public and private display of art of the period Assesses eighteenth-century art’s contribution to what we now refer to as ‘modernity’ Includes numerous illustrations, and is accompanied by online resources examining art produced outside Europe and its relationship with the West, along with other useful resources

How to Sound Clever

How to Sound Clever Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hubert van den Bergh
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408125102
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How to Sound Clever by Hubert van den Bergh Summary

How to Sound Clever explains the etymology of 600 key words you really ought to know, but haven't had the time to look up in the dictionary. Each entry features an etymological description as well as useful example phrases so that readers can quickly see the correct context for each word. Anecdotes and witty illustrations appear throughout to make a book that is entertaining and will help the reader to boost their vocabulary. An ideal gift and a useful book for everyone have to hand when they come across a word you should know, but don't. Colin Dexter has described How to Sound Clever thus: 'This admirable book is a wholly welcome antidote to the semi-demi-literacy of the 21st century. Go out and buy it!'

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Madrid

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Madrid Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Leapman
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Madrid by Michael Leapman Summary

New, expanded edition: the world's best travel guides just got better. This volume in the award-winning Eyewitness Travel Guides series show Madrid as it has never been shown before. With the help of this guide, you can explore the sites and get the inside scoop on the best restaurants, museums, shops markets, festivals, art, and more! Great maps and plenty of hotel and restaurant recommendations make sure your visit is fun and hassle-free.

Poems And Ballads (First Series)

Poems And Ballads (First Series) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Algernon Charles Swinburne
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Poems and Ballads was the first collection of poetry by English poet, Algernon Charles Swinburne. First published in 1866, the book was very popular in its time, but it was also very controversial due to it's themes of lesbianism, sado-masochism, and anti-theism. The poems have common motifs, such as the ocean, time, and death. They also include mentions of some historical figures, such as Sappho and Jesus. Four years after Swinburne's book came out, the word 'lesbianism' was used for the first time to refer to female homosexuality. This is the 'First Series' of Poems and Ballads. Swinburne followed up his success with a Second and Third series collection. Full chapter list

Making British Indian Fictions

Making British Indian Fictions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. Malhotra
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Making British Indian Fictions by A. Malhotra Summary

This book examines fictional representations of India in novels, plays and poetry produced between the years 1772 to 1823 as historical source material. It uses literary texts as case studies to investigate how Britons residing both in the metropole and in India justified, confronted and imagined the colonial encounter during this period.

Stanley Cavell and the Arts

Stanley Cavell and the Arts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rex Butler
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In the late 1990s, Rosalind Krauss, one of the principal theorists of post-modernism in the arts, began using the term “post-medium” in her work. It was a nod to the American “ordinary language” philosopher Stanley Cavell, who had been thinking through a concept of medium in art for 30 years. Today with the decline of post-modernism, Stanley Cavell has emerged as one of the most important figures for thinking again about the visual arts, film and theatre. Stanley Cavell and the Arts looks at Cavell's extensive writings on a wide variety of artforms and at a number of writers (Michael Fried, William Rothman) influenced by his work. Over a 50-year career, Cavell wrote about visual art, photography, classical music, Shakespeare, the plays of Samuel Beckett and perhaps most notably Hollywood cinema. Stanley Cavell and the Arts offers an overview of Cavell's writings on the arts, situating them within his wider philosophical practice, analysing in detail his treatment of particular art forms and looking at the work of those he has deeply shaped.

Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors

Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sam Kubba
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071428917
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Space Planning for Commercial and Residential Interiors by Sam Kubba Summary

* A single-source, on-the-job resource to help interior designers and architects solve any space planning problem * Simplifies code compliance (International Building Code, ADA, and more) * Includes hundreds of plans and details for every building type * Checklists and guidelines throughout

Asia through Art and Anthropology

Asia through Art and Anthropology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Fuyubi Nakamura,Morgan Perkins,Olivier Krischer
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Asia through Art and Anthropology by Fuyubi Nakamura,Morgan Perkins,Olivier Krischer Summary

* AWARDED BEST ANTHOLOGY BY THE ART ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND *How has Asia been imagined, represented and transferred both literally and visually across linguistic, geopolitical and cultural boundaries? This book explores the shifting roles of those who produce, critique and translate creative forms and practices, for which distinctions of geography, ethnicity, tradition and modernity have become fluid. Drawing on accounts of modern and contemporary art, film, literature, fashion and performance, it challenges established assumptions of the cultural products of Asia.Special attention is given to the role of cultural translators or 'long-distance cultural specialists' whose works bridge or traverse different worlds, with the inclusion of essays by three important artists who share personal accounts of their experiences creating and showing artworks that negotiate diverse cultural contexts.With contributions from key scholars of Asian art and culture, including art historian John Clark and anthropologist Clare Harris, alongside fresh voices in the field, Asia Through Art and Anthropology will be essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, art history, Asian studies, visual and cultural studies.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The publication of the color plates of works by Phaptawan Suwannakudt and Savanhdary Vongpoothorn is funded by the Australian Government.

Their Silver Wedding Journey — Complete

Their Silver Wedding Journey — Complete Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Dean Howells
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"Their Silver Wedding Journey — Complete" by William Dean Howells. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Wittgenstein and the Creativity of Language

Wittgenstein and the Creativity of Language Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sebastian Sunday Grève,Jakub Mácha
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This volume is the first to focus on a particular complex of questions that have troubled Wittgenstein scholarship since its very beginnings. The authors re-examine Wittgenstein’s fundamental insights into the workings of human linguistic behaviour, its creative extensions and its philosophical capabilities, as well as his creative use of language. It offers insight into a variety of topics including painting, politics, literature, poetry, literary theory, mathematics, philosophy of language, aesthetics and philosophical methodology.

The Lustrous Trade

The Lustrous Trade Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cinzia Sicca,Alison Yarrington
Editor: A&C Black
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The Lustrous Trade by Cinzia Sicca,Alison Yarrington Summary

In recent years, the Anglo-Italian sphere of artistic exchange in relation to painting has been an increasingly productive area of research. Here, contributors shift the focus onto the two countries' equally significant sculpture trade. This volume of selected essays by economic and social historians and historians of material culture and art investigates the varied roles and functions of sculpture and the ways in which this particular cultural exchange was manifested. Issues of business and the markets for sculpture are highlighted, both in the context of producers of "high"art and in the wider market of religious, garden and decorative sculpture.

English / Norwegian Dictionary

English / Norwegian Dictionary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph D. Lesser
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English / Norwegian Dictionary by Joseph D. Lesser Summary

This practical dictionary of the Norwegian language contains over 28,000 entries in a concise, easy-to-use format. The direction of the translation is from English to Norwegian. It offers a broad vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms for holidays or for use as a classic reference work.

The Curious Case Of... Miser Snoot and the Bibliomaniacs

The Curious Case Of... Miser Snoot and the Bibliomaniacs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charlie O’Shields
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The Curious Case Of... Miser Snoot and the Bibliomaniacs by Charlie O’Shields Summary

Amanda, Jonathon and Sam, the sleuths of Curious Cases, Inc., have been looking for a mystery to solve. One day their teacher, Miss Imagine, suggests they try looking for mysteries inside their local library. The three detectives are skeptical at first, but decide to take the case. There, they meet Miss Preface, the mysterious librarian who starts them out on a fast-paced journey to a magical place known as Information Aislelanda land full of books where nothing is quite as it seems. The three sleuths soon learn that Miser Snoot, the evil bookkeeper, has stolen all of the Aisleland's books and it's up to Curious Cases, Inc. to get them back. As they meet the strange inhabitants of Information Aisleland, they collect new clues and soon discover that the key to stopping Snoot lies in learning the importance of reading the very books they are trying to save. This Curious Case unravels the secrets of reading and proves that even a local library can be a great place to start an adventure!

The Genius of Architecture, Or, The Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations

The Genius of Architecture, Or, The Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 0892362359
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The Genius of Architecture, Or, The Analogy of that Art with Our Sensations by Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières Summary

This series offers a range of heretofore unavailable writings in English translation on the subjects of art, architecture, and aesthetics. Camus's description of the French hotel argues that architecture should please the senses and the mind.

Picture Pedagogy

Picture Pedagogy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Duncum
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350144614
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Picture Pedagogy by Paul Duncum Summary

Contemporary societies are saturated with pictures. They are globally a part of everyday life, and they are seductive, offering values and beliefs in such highly pleasurable forms that it is often difficult to resist their power to persuade. Yet interpreting pictures is largely neglected in schools. Picture Pedagogy addresses this head on, showing that pictures can be used as a powerful form of classroom pedagogy. Duncum explores key concepts and curriculum examples to empower you to support students to develop a critical consciousness about pictures, whether teaching art, media, language or social studies. Drawing on the interpretive concepts of representation, rhetoric, ideology, aesthetic pleasure, intertextuality and the gaze, Duncum shows how you can develop your students' skills so that their power as viewers can match the power of pictures to seduce. Examples from the history of fine art and contemporary popular mass media, including Big Data and fake news, are drawn together and shown to be appealing to the same aesthetic pleasures. Often these pleasures are benign, but also problematic, helping to promote morally questionable ideas about a range of topics including gender, race and sexual orientation, and this is explored fully.

The Return of the Baroque in Modern Culture

The Return of the Baroque in Modern Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gregg Lambert
Editor: A&C Black
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The Return of the Baroque in Modern Culture by Gregg Lambert Summary

The Return of the Baroque in Modern Culture explores the re-invention of the early European Baroque within the philosophical, cultural, and literary thought of postmodernism in Europe, the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Gregg Lambert argues that the "return of the Baroque" expresses a principle often hidden behind the cultural logic of postmodernism in its various national and cultural incarnations, a principal often in variance with Anglo-American modernism. Writers and theorists examined include Walter Benjamin, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Octavio Paz, and Cuban novelists Alejo Carpentier and Severo Sarduy. A highly original and compelling reinterpretation of modernity, The Return of the Baroque in Modern Culture answers Raymond Williams' charge to create alternative national and international accounts of aesthetic and cultural history in order to challenge the centrality of Anglo-American modernism.

Lucia, Lucia

Lucia, Lucia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adriana Trigiani
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1588362876
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Lucia, Lucia by Adriana Trigiani Summary

Set in the glittering, vibrant New York City of 1950, Lucia, Lucia is the enthralling story of a passionate, determined young woman whose decision to follow her heart changes her life forever. Lucia Sartori is the beautiful twenty-five-year-old daughter of a prosperous Italian grocer in Greenwich Village. The postwar boom is ripe with opportunities for talented girls with ambition, and Lucia becomes an apprentice to an up-and-coming designer at chic B. Altman’s department store on Fifth Avenue. Engaged to her childhood sweetheart, the steadfast Dante DeMartino, Lucia is torn when she meets a handsome stranger who promises a life of uptown luxury that career girls like her only read about in the society pages. Forced to choose between duty to her family and her own dreams, Lucia finds herself in the midst of a sizzling scandal in which secrets are revealed, her beloved career is jeopardized, and the Sartoris’ honor is tested. Lucia is surrounded by richly drawn New York characters, including her best friend, the quick-witted fashion protégé Ruth Kaspian; their boss, Delmarr, B. Altman’s head designer and glamorous man-about-town; her devoted brothers, Roberto, Orlando, Angelo, and Exodus, self-appointed protectors of the jewel of the family; and her doting father, Antonio. Filled with the warmth and humor that have earned Adriana Trigiani hundreds of thousands of devoted readers with her Big Stone Gap trilogy, Lucia, Lucia also bursts with a New York sensibility that shows the depth and range of this beloved author. As richly detailed as the couture garments Lucia sews, as emotional as the bonds in her big Italian family, it is the story of one woman who believes that in a world brimming with so much promise, she can—and should be able to—have it all.

Rosalba Carriera

Rosalba Carriera Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albane Julien
Editor: Editions L\'Harmattan
ISBN: 2140127404
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Rosalba Carriera by Albane Julien Summary

La Vénitienne Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757) acquit un succès international grâce à ses portraits et à sa maîtrise exceptionnelle du pastel. Auteure d'écrits riches et variés, elle est aussi connue comme poète et diariste. Dans cette étude, l'accent est mis, en premier lieu, sur l'oeuvre picturale et le parcours dans l'Europe du XVIIIe siècle de cette femme peintre, connue essentiellement pour ses portraits féminins. Puis l'ouvrage met l'accent sur ses qualités d'épistolière et de diariste et met en lumière l'autre facette de l'artiste, à savoir la femme de lettres en prise avec son temps dont elle fut un témoin attentif.

1500 Words in 15 Minutes a Day

1500 Words in 15 Minutes a Day Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ceil Cleveland
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071850465
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1500 Words in 15 Minutes a Day by Ceil Cleveland Summary

Improve your vocabulary in your spare time-and enhance your opportunities for a lifetime Whether you're studying for school, preparing a business presentation, or mingling at a cocktail party, your mastery of words is essential to your overall success. 1,500 Words in 15 Minutes a Day is the ultimate crash course in vocabulary building-a comprehensive day-by-day, week-by-week program that makes it easy to learn new words in the fastest time possible. The book's simple lesson plans are organized by related topics, highlighting common words used in business, politics, religion, and the arts. Each chapter includes clear definitions, pronunciations, and examples of usage, as well as self-quizzes and fascinating facts for a total learning experience. This exciting year-long program will help you to: SPEAK AND WRITE with total confidence MASTER KEY WORDS AND TERMS that every professional should know PREPARE YOURSELF for college or enhance your career INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE on a wide range of subjects MEASURE YOUR PROGRESS with fill-in quizzes and a final review BUILD AN IMPRESSIVE VOCABULARY just fifteen minutes a day.