Author: Richard Stark
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
The master thief, Parker, plots to rob a floating casino on the Hudson River. He puts together a team of robbers, ensures weapons are smuggled on board, and arranges for a getaway boat. The planning is meticulous, but will chance favor the enterprise?
Bikes of Burden
Author: Hans Kemp
Publisher: Visionary World Limited
It is the motorbike that makes Vietnam tick. In Saigon alone, two million ply the streets. People commute by bike, father take their kids to school by bike, and products find their way to the consumers by motorbike. This title offers a selection of author's finest shots - often taken from the back of one of the self-same bikes. It is the motorbike that makes Vietnam tick. In Saigon alone, two million ply the streets. People commute by bike, father take their kids to school by bike (you'd be surprised how many at a time!), and products find their way to the consumers by
Author: Amity Gaige
A lyrical and deeply affecting novel recounting the seven days a father spends on the road with his daughter after kidnapping her during a parental visit. Attending a New England summer camp, young Eric Schroder-a first-generation East German immigrant-adopts the last name Kennedy to more easily fit in, a fateful white lie that will set him on an improbable and ultimately tragic course. SCHRODER relates the story of Eric's urgent escape years later to Lake Champlain, Vermont, with his six-year-old daughter, Meadow, in an attempt to outrun the authorities amid a heated custody battle with his wife, who will soon discover that her husband is not who he says he is. From a correctional facility, Eric surveys the course of his life to understand-and maybe even explain-his behavior: the painful separation from his mother in childhood; a harrowing escape to America with his taciturn father; a romance that withered under a shadow of lies; and his proudest moments and greatest regrets as a flawed but loving father. Alternately lovesick and ecstatic, Amity Gaige's deftly imagined novel offers a profound meditation on history and fatherhood, and the many identities we take on in our lives--those we are born with and those we construct for ourselves.
Author: Paula Fox
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
gives us George Mecklin, a restless, soft-spoken teacher at a private school in Manhattan. Depressed by his life of vague moral purpose, George discovers a local adolescent named Ernest breaking into his house. Rather than hand the boy over to the police, as his nagging wife insists, George instead decides to tutor him. His life consequently implodes. Filled with vividly acid portrayals of American life in the 1960s, prescient explorations of suburban anomie, and a riotously disturbing cast of supporting characters, is a classic American novel—further reminder of Paula Fox’s astonishing literary gifts.
The giant Highlander is a self-proclaimed bachelor who has sworn for years that there isn't a woman in all of Scotland worth shaving his beard for, and for good reason. Then he met her, a brown-haired beauty with gray-blue eyes brimming with tears--a woman in need.
Describing the magical uses of candles, as well as colors, incense, oils, herbs, and stones, D. J. Conway presents spells and rituals for improving your life materially and spiritually. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Color over 50 species from regions and habitats around the globe. Detailed, accurate drawings of bison, grizzly bear, alligator, tapir, howler monkey, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, ringtailed lemur, giant panda, tiger, dingo, emu, polar bear, wild boar, many more, depicted in modern, ecologically correct zoo environments. Introduction and captions.
A young boy visits the studio of his neighbor, an artist, and finds a display of strange and beautiful pictures, which he and the reader ponder together. Bologna Ragazzi Prize-winner.
Hints to Lady Travellers
Author: Royal Geographical Society, Lillias Campbell Davidson
Publisher: Elliot & Thompson Limited
Combines archive material from a book of the same name first published in 1889 with anecdotes from well-known modern female travelers to offer a fascinating insight into the way that travel has changed for women over the last century From reminders to take your own bath with you to tips on how to hail a cab, today's intrepid female explorer has much to learn from her 19th century forebears. Brimming with practical advice and period detail, this travel compendium also includes material from famous explorers such as Gertrude Bell, an archaeologist and mountaineer who drew the boundaries of the country that became Iraq, and Isabella Bird Bishop, the first woman to be inducted into the Royal Geographical Society. Quirky, engaging, and informative, it will appeal both to travelers themselves and to anyone interested in the history of travel and exploration.
Author: Klaus Albrecht Schröder
Pointillism is one of the few artistic movements to achieved near-ubiquitous recognition. Works like Paul Signac's Portrait of Felix Feneon or Georges Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte appear in almost every major museum, where we delight in examining the thousands of tiny, distinct dots before stepping back to watch them blend together, as if by magic, to form richly detailed masterpieces of exceptional brightness and color. In addition to their beauty, we are fascinated with pointillism because this pathbreaking method was among the see artists render figures and landscapes in a way that did not focus solely on the imitation of reality. Pointillism: From End to Beginning: Seurat, van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso brings together more than one hundred paintings and drawings from the mid-1880s to 1930 that take readers through the movement, from the earliest works by Signac and Seurat through various later developments in pointillist technique to the late days of the movement, when Vincent van Gogh and other artists of the modern era began to free themselves from pointillism's constraints. In addition to Signac, Seurat, and Van Gogh, Pointillism includes works by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Paul Klee, among many others. The book shows how artists approached this method throughout the twentieth century. Critical texts additionally explore how this movement marked a major turning point--the beginning of modern painting. Drawing on masterpieces from around the world, Pointillism guides readers through this beloved branch of impressionism, bringing it to life with nearly two hundred full-color illustrations, including full and detail photographs.
Author: Martha Jungwirth
Publisher: Kerber Verlag
The Kunsthalle Krems dedicates a comprehensive retrospective to Marta Jungwirth (b. 1940), the great loner on the Austrian art scene. The show will be presenting works from five decades.00After studies at the Vienna Academy of Applied Arts from 1956 to 1963, she first came to public notice with works that used different techniques - pencil drawings, watercolors, and works in oils and ink. Early on, she received awards such as the “Theodor-Körner-Preis” (1964) or the “Joan Miró Prize” (1967). In 1968, she was the only female artist to become a founding member of a loose group of artists that called itself "Wirklichkeiten" ("Realities"). At that time, however, Jungwirth had already taken her own independent and idiosyncratic path with paintings oscillating between gestural abstraction and represenƯtational compositions.00Thematically, her work of drawings initially revolved around women’s sociocultural environment. Cycles entitled "Housewife Machines" or "The Black Kitchen" might be suggestive of a feminist approach, but Jungwirth was rather fascinated with the internal workings of everyday gadgets, inspired not least by the austerity of Mies van der Rohe’s architectural drawings. With these drawings of household appliances that looked like X-rays, she first came into the focus of the international art scene at the 1977 documenta 6 in Kassel. Aside from everyday objects, another source of inspiration or, as the artist puts it, a “pretext” for capturing personal visual impressions in drawing are real subjects like cityscapes or landscapes. Jungwirth’s works are always based on real-life situations that she encounters and that work as a stimulus, providing a visual experience which informs her creative process. Her goal is never mere reconstruction of, but always a reflection on reality.0Exhibition: Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (13.07-02.11.2014).
Emil Jakob Schindler
Author: Agnes Husslein-Arco, Alexander Klee
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
Viennese painter Emil Jakob Schindler (1842–92) is known for his idealized, poetic landscapes, “atmospheric Impressionist” paintings that represent a key moment in the shift from the opulence of Viennese art of the earlier part of the nineteenth century towards a new understanding of nature. Schindler's landscapes are influenced by romanticism, with their lonely chapels and couples walking in deep forests, but they also show the influence of the symbolist movement, the World Exhibition, and the Barbizon school—in addition to the longer Viennese tradition. Schindler's landscapes are of particular interest in part because he doesn't represent nature as separate from humanity—rather, by presenting not only people but water mills, steamboats, and other manmade objects, he suggests a fundamental harmony between humans and the natural world. This book reproduces more than one hundred of Schindler's paintings, accompanied by essays exploring his career, the artistic scene of his time, and his influence.