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The sumptuous soft-cover edition of The Goddess Guide-the bestselling style bible Gisele Scanlon has picked out the best bits from her personal diary, address book and fashion contacts to reveal insider information, glamour secrets and a multitude of heavenly recommendations to allow every woman to find her inner goddess - ...
The Goddess Guide
The sumptuous soft-cover edition of The Goddess Guide-the bestselling style bible Gisele Scanlon has picked out the best bits from her personal diary, address book and fashion contacts to reveal insider information, glamour secrets and a multitude of heavenly recommendations to allow every woman to find her inner goddess - whether it's the earth goddess or the urban. The life-enhancing content includes: what you should have in your make-up bag to tackle every problem; how to sell your clothes on eBay; the dos and don'ts of shoes according to Christian Louboutin; the best way to get value out of that little black dress; plucking the neatest eyebrows; getting extra legroom when booking a flight; planning a divine date; booking a hotel with the comfiest bed; entertaining with champagne; looking after cashmere; de-cluttering your home; buying jeans to lengthen your legs; finding gifts for the trickiest people and instructions from Linda Evangelista's trainer on honing a small behind. Sumptuous, approachable and friendly, this gorgeous style-bible is both fixer and facilitator - destined to be your new best friend, personal, trend-setting concierge and ultimate Goddess Guide.
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24.16 USD

The Goddess Guide

by Gisele Scanlon
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Art deco refers to a striking range of decorative design styles that emerged in the early twentieth century and comes from the influential 1925 Paris International Exhibition of Decorative Arts. Spreading from Paris, it became particularly associated with American industrial design and the decor of Hollywood. The style became connected ...
Art Deco
Art deco refers to a striking range of decorative design styles that emerged in the early twentieth century and comes from the influential 1925 Paris International Exhibition of Decorative Arts. Spreading from Paris, it became particularly associated with American industrial design and the decor of Hollywood. The style became connected with leisure and entertainment in the jazz age, giving cinemas, hotels and department stores across Britain a touch of Hollywood glamour. It was an eclectic modernism that had no clear boundaries and could be applied to anything from a suburban bathroom to a new power station or an ocean liner. By the 1930s, deco was morphing into the smooth curves of streamlining - a style that emphasised the speed of modern cars, trains and airliners. But this luxury decoration had no place in wartime. After burning brightly for less than fifteen years, art deco style disappeared with the outbreak of the Second World War. This book is part of the Britain's Heritage series, which provides definitive introductions to the riches of Britain's past, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with art deco in all its variety.
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13.600000 USD

Art Deco

by Oliver Green
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This book presents sixteen essays exploring the work of two of 17th-century Amsterdam's most ambitious painters, Govert Flinck and Ferdinand Bol. Museum curators, academic art historians, and conservation scientists from six different countries come together to investigate form, content, and context from a variety of perspectives. Eric Jan Slujter examines ...
Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: New Research
This book presents sixteen essays exploring the work of two of 17th-century Amsterdam's most ambitious painters, Govert Flinck and Ferdinand Bol. Museum curators, academic art historians, and conservation scientists from six different countries come together to investigate form, content, and context from a variety of perspectives. Eric Jan Slujter examines how changing patterns of patronage contributed to both artists' stylistic evolution. Hilbert Lootsma traces the rise and fall of their critical fortunes from their own time until today. Ann Jensen Adams situates their work in the shifting market for portraiture. Jasper Hillegers explores the origins of Flinck's career in the Leeuwarden studio of Lambert Jacobsz. Other authors present contextual and technical analyses of individual paintings. Portrait identities are revealed, painterly tricks uncovered, and both artists are shown to be influential teachers and members of an intellectual community in which art and theatre were closely linked. Many of these essays originated at an international conference held in preparation for the exhibition, Govert Flinck and Ferdinand Bol. Together, they shed new light on the methods and motivations of two artists who began as Rembrandt's acolytes but soon became his rivals.
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65.09 USD

Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck: New Research

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Amandes Ameres (Bitter Almonds) is a portfolio of vivid colour photographs that are characteristic of photographer and sculptor Jean-Marc Bustamante's photographic tableaux: intense yet contemplative cityscape images of the capital cities from around the globe, from Buenos Aires to Miami to Tel Aviv. A work of art in its own ...
Amandes Ameres: Bitter Almonds Bittere Mandeln
Amandes Ameres (Bitter Almonds) is a portfolio of vivid colour photographs that are characteristic of photographer and sculptor Jean-Marc Bustamante's photographic tableaux: intense yet contemplative cityscape images of the capital cities from around the globe, from Buenos Aires to Miami to Tel Aviv. A work of art in its own right, Amandes Ameres was launched in June 1997 at the international art event Documenta X in Kassel, Germany. This book marks Phaidon's first participation in this major and influential event. The volume signifies a highly original distillation of Bustamante's subtle outlook, both in its presentation and in the selection of images designed to illustrate the strikingly sculptural, painterly and symphonic aspects of his innovative and sensitive use of the camera. The compilation is cutting-edge in the context of contemporary visual art and how it is presented, displaying a style that is carefully suited to the atmosphere evoked by Bustamante.
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20.950000 USD
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To be a muse to a celebrated artist is surely one of the most flattering roles a person can have. But what is the life of a muse really like? In this spirited (and provocative) expose of nine women who fired the imaginations of some of the most inimitable artists ...
The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women and the Artists They Inspired
To be a muse to a celebrated artist is surely one of the most flattering roles a person can have. But what is the life of a muse really like? In this spirited (and provocative) expose of nine women who fired the imaginations of some of the most inimitable artists and thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Francine Prose draws on photographs, diaries, correspondence, memoirs, and original works of art that reveal the complexity of these artist-muse relationships and illustrate the muse in all her guises: as inspiration, angel, equal partner and, sometimes, monster. The nine muses are: Hester Thrale (Samuel Johnson), Alice Liddell (Lewis Carroll), Elizabeth Siddal (Dante Gabriel Rossetti). Lou-Andreas-Salome (Nietzsche, Rilke and Freud), Gala Dali (Salvador Dali), Lee Miller (Man Ray), Charis Weston (Edward Weston), Suzanne Farrell (George Balanchine) and Yoko Ono (John Lennon).
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20.44 USD
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In Erganzung und Fortsetzung unserer bereits seit zwanzig Jahren im Gebrauch erprobten DREI- SPRACHIGEN Worterbucher - in Englisch, Deutsch und Franzosisch - bildet der vorliegende Band einen Teil einer neuen Serie in ZWEISPRACHIGER Anordnung. In diesen Neuausgaben ist bezuglich Sachbereich und Aufbau das bisherige, allseits bewahrte System beibehalten worden, welches ...
Worterbuch Fur Handel, Finanz Und Recht / Dictionary of Commerce, Finance and Law
In Erganzung und Fortsetzung unserer bereits seit zwanzig Jahren im Gebrauch erprobten DREI- SPRACHIGEN Worterbucher - in Englisch, Deutsch und Franzosisch - bildet der vorliegende Band einen Teil einer neuen Serie in ZWEISPRACHIGER Anordnung. In diesen Neuausgaben ist bezuglich Sachbereich und Aufbau das bisherige, allseits bewahrte System beibehalten worden, welches in der besonderen Anordnung des Stoffes den hervorstechenden und unterscheidenden Wesensmerkmalen dient, namlich: Besonders leichtes und schnelles Auffinden eines Stichwortes in moglichst vielen fertig vorbereiteten Verbindungen und moglichst wirksamer Ausschluss von Ubersetzungsfehlern, besonders wenn zwischen mehr- fachen Bedeutungen desselben Stichwortes gewahlt werden muss. Mit der Neubearbeitung ist der Inhalt auf den neuesten Stand des Wortschatzes und der Wortbildungen gebracht worden. Unverandert geblieben ist das Hauptziel, namlich die Schaffung eines Werkes fur die Praxis und fur den Alltagsgebrauch. Ich danke hiermit meinen Mitarbeitern und Helfern in Genf, Bern und Greenwich, Connecticut. Ich erwahne mit besonderem Dank die Mitarbeit meines alten Freundes Alan Readett, Brussel, fur di~ vielen deutschen Fachausdrucke und deren englischen Aquivalente. die er zu diesem Band beigetragen ~.
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63.83 USD
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One of the earliest surviving examples of 'art history', Pliny the Elder's 'chapters on art' form part of his encyclopaedic Natural History, completed shortly before its author died during the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. This important new work argues that the Natural History offers a sophisticated account of ...
Pliny's Catalogue of Culture: Art and Empire in the Natural History
One of the earliest surviving examples of 'art history', Pliny the Elder's 'chapters on art' form part of his encyclopaedic Natural History, completed shortly before its author died during the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. This important new work argues that the Natural History offers a sophisticated account of the world as empire, in which art as much as geography can be used to expound a Roman imperial agenda. Reuniting the 'chapters on art' with the rest of the Natural History, Sorcha Carey considers how the medium of the 'encyclopaedia' affects Pliny's presentation of art, and reveals how art is used to explore themes important to the work as a whole. Throughout, the author demonstrates that Pliny's 'chapters on art' are a profoundly Roman creation, offering an important insight into responses to art and culture under the early Roman empire.
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The terms 'federation' and 'federalism' are often used in the wider debates on existing federations as well as on several federalization processes around the world, yet in a way that sometimes reveals fundamental misunderstandings and widespread confusion about their actual content. Indeed, the terms 'federation' and 'federalism' should not be ...
Federation and the Federal Concept: Criteria, Interpretations, Approaches
The terms 'federation' and 'federalism' are often used in the wider debates on existing federations as well as on several federalization processes around the world, yet in a way that sometimes reveals fundamental misunderstandings and widespread confusion about their actual content. Indeed, the terms 'federation' and 'federalism' should not be used liberally to describe any international integration process - any attempt at creating an 'ever closer' union - or any attempt at intra-state devolution. Federalism is neither a 'unionist' concept nor a 'separatist' device. On the contrary, federalism bears a very specific and unique meaning, and refers to a very particular form of government and to a strictly limited union that embodies the dogma 'unity-in-diversity', by institutionalising diversities and solidifying territorial separation while unifying only those strictly defined sectors and policy areas where common coordinated action at the central level is considered essential by all the participants. The fundamental feature of federation is that the levels of government are strictly and constitutionally independent of each other in their own sphere of jurisdiction and coordinate. No government can be mere implementing body rather than policy-making body. Both levels of government possess exclusive powers. Making exhaustive use of the international literature in the field, both older and more recent, this book revisits federal theory, defines the notion of the 'federal standard', analyses the fundamental characteristics of 'federation', discusses the concept of federalism, distinguishes and classifies the several approaches to federation and federalism that help illuminate the phenomenon from different angles, and examines those aspects that are of crucial importance from the point of view of federal theory. Although federation is only one among several forms that a union of states or a polity can take, historical experience shows that it can prove particularly appropriate for a heterogeneous and asymmetrical union in its advanced stages, as its peculiar structure and behavioural ethos can contribute greatly to the union's stability and longevity, and can help prevent disillusionments and frictions that could otherwise threaten its cohesion.
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CONTEMPORARY COLOR is back with a beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated second edition! Combining a solid grounding in traditional color theory and a thorough exploration of effective color use in digital applications and 3D design work, this introduction to contemporary color text is a must have for all art students. ...
Contemporary Color: Theory and Use
CONTEMPORARY COLOR is back with a beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated second edition! Combining a solid grounding in traditional color theory and a thorough exploration of effective color use in digital applications and 3D design work, this introduction to contemporary color text is a must have for all art students. Written by a leading design educator and artist whose work is widely exhibited, this text features a balanced examination of essential theory and its practical application using today's cutting-edge technology. Contemporary Color, second edition covers a wide range of topics including all the basics on color theory, while also examining the latest on digital color, 3D design, and variations in color across nations and cultures. To complement this inclusive content, the text features thought-provoking discussions of the psychological impact of color, the future of color, creativity, and best practices for students and working artists. A vast collection of vivid images, drawn from both classical and contemporary artists, rounds out the text with powerful examples to illustrate applied color theory in all of its dazzling diversity.
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54.72 USD
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