1000 Paintings of Genius
Author: Victoria Charles, Joseph Manca, Megan McShane
Publisher: Parkstone International
From the early Renaissance through Baroque and Romanticism to Cubism, Surrealism, and Pop, these canonical works of Western Art span eight centuries and a vast range of subjects. Here are the sacred and the scandalous, the minimalist and the opulent, the groundbreaking and the conventional. There are paintings that captured the feeling of an era and those that signaled the beginning of a new one. Works of art that were immediately recognised for their genius, and others that were at first met with resistance. All have stood the test of time and in their own ways contribute to the dialectic on what makes a painting great, how notions of art have changed, to what degree art reflects reality, and to what degree it alters it. Brought together, these great works illuminate the changing preoccupations and insights of our ancestors, and give us pause to consider which paintings from our own era will ultimately join the canon.
Saint Joan of Arc
Author: Vita Sackville-West
Publisher: Grove Press
Vita Sackville-West wrote Saint Joan of Arc in 1936 at the age of forty-four, and had, at that point, already been writing for thirty years. At fourteen, Sackville-West published her first book, and at fourteen Joan of Arc first heard the voices. Joan was seventeen when she took command of the armies of France--a peasant girl in the early fifteenth century in charge of a nation's forces. At nineteen she was captured by the British and tried as a witch by a church court. Before her twentieth birthday she was burned at the stake. In 1920 she was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint. In a clever, brisk voice, Vita Sackville-West tells the triumphant story of a French peasant girl raised in a country torn apart by the Hundred Years' War who rose from poverty to military greatness. With dazzling insight and clarity, Sackville-West breathes new life into Joan of Arc's beautiful and tragic story.
Author: Stefanos Yerasimos
Publisher: Hf Ullmann
" Constantinople Nova Roma: The New Rome From the Iconoclast Controversy to the Latin Empire The End of the Empire Istanbul The New Capital of the Ottoman Empire The Golden Age The Decline of the Empire Reforms Before the Fall Appendices Maps and chronology Glossary, index, bibliography " "
Author: José María Parramón
Publisher: LEMA Publications
Techniques and exercises in drawing and painting.
Author: Giandomenico Romanelli
Publisher: Hf Ullmann
If you approach Venice by way of the lagoon, the city appears to be as homogenous as a single building. But as soon as you step into its shadowy alleys, you will be captivated by the architectural finesse of the palazzi, churches, and private residential palaces where the eye is drawn to the dazzling stylistic variety of Moorish window arches adjacent to balconies in Venetian Gothic and severe Renaissance facades. This classic volume offers detailed insight into the broad spectrum of architecture, sculpture, and painting of the city on the lagoon. The authors chronologically progress through the stages of Venetian art history from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries. More than 650 illustrations document the eventful artistic developmentof this exceptional city, whose monuments have been largely preserved until today. Giandomenico Romanelli is Director of the Museums of the City of Venice. In this volume, with the assistance of art historians from Europe and the United States he presents not only the extraordinary richness of Venetian art, but also the latest research about Venice and delivers an impressive explanation of why the art of the famous city of canals continues to generate so much enthusiasm.
Author: Roxy Dillon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"From a certified nutritionist and scientist, a groundbreaking, easy to follow, all-natural anti-aging program using vitamins, natural oils, and many common foods that will help you look and feel younger"--
Presents the values that are central to the Dalai Lama's philosophy, highlights science that supports his beliefs, and offers instructive anecdotes of people and projects already bringing his vision into reality.
Struggling writer Jess Conover needs a job. Something infinite and unnamable seems to know this, because one Sunday morning as he is scanning the classifieds, he sees the cryptic message that changes his life: Love has found you. Tell no one, just come. When he meets lovely, willowy Elena on a cold November night in Boston, he is swept into an age-old mystery instead. At first he thinks that it is Elena herself who makes him feel as if his whole reality is about to be transformed. Then Jess discovers that this woman, who talks so knowingly about love, is the leader of a 'mystery school' going back many centuries. Jess is compelled to enter 'the second world' of this mystery school a place nurtured and preserved by a handful of women who can guide him on this remarkable adventure of the heart.
Healing the Heart
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Random House
Despite advances in conventional treatment, heart disease remains the leading cause of death among adults in the West. Fast-paced lifestyles, high stress levels, poor diets and addiction to unhealthy activities such as smoking and drinking are contributing factors. In Healing the Heart, Dr Deepak Chopra shows how to reduce your risk of coronary disease by following an individually tailored regime, based on ancient Ayurvedic principles. There is advice on diet, exercise, meditation and self-awareness, designed to promote a healthy heart by opening the energising and healing pathways that unite mind, body and spirit.
Lonely Planet Panama
Author: Lonely Planet, Carolyn McCarthy, Steve Fallon
Publisher: Lonely Planet
# 1 best-selling guide to Panama* Lonely Planet Panama is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip coconuts on a Caribbean beach; lay eyes on the awe-inspiring Panama Canal; or hike through sublime cloud forests; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Panama and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Panama: Color maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - land & wildlife, music, cuisine, arts, politics, history Over 46 maps Covers Panama City, Panama Province, Cocle Province, Peninsula deAzuero, Veraguas Province, Chiriqui Province, Bocas del Toro Province, Colon Province, Comarca de Kuna Yala, Darien Province and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Panama, our most comprehensive guide to Panama, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Central America on a Shoestring. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Panama. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA
Explore the personal and artistic life of Leonardo da Vinci, from his childhood to his apprenticeship with Verrocchio, from the establishment of his own workshop in Florence to his departure for Milan. Packed with information about da Vinci's technique and style, this Treasures collection examines his inventions and key paintings, while 15 beautifully produced removable facsimile documents give unprecedented insight into Leonardo's world.
If you think that intelligence emanates from the mind and that reasoning necessitates the suppression of emotion, you’d better think again—or rather not “think” at all. In his provocative new book, Guy Claxton draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology to reveal how our bodies—long dismissed as mere conveyances—actually constitute the core of our intelligent life. From the endocrinal means by which our organs communicate to the instantaneous decision-making prompted by external phenomena, our bodies are able to perform intelligent computations that we either overlook or wrongly attribute to our brains. Embodied intelligence is one of the most exciting areas in contemporary philosophy and neuropsychology, and Claxton shows how the privilege given to cerebral thinking has taken a toll on modern society, resulting in too much screen time, the diminishment of skilled craftsmanship, and an overvaluing of white-collar over blue-collar labor. Discussing techniques that will help us reconnect with our bodies, Claxton shows how an appreciation of the body’s intelligence will enrich all our lives.
Author: Kerstin Gier
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Things seem to be going well for Liv Silver: she's adjusting to her new home (and her new family) in London; she has a burgeoning romance with Henry Harper, one of the cutest boys in school; and the girl who's been turning her dreams into nightmares, Anabel, is now locked up. But serenity doesn't last for long. It seems that Liv's troubles are far from over--in fact, suddenly they're piling up. School gossip blogger Secrecy knows all of Liv's most intimate secrets, Henry might be hiding something from her, and at night Liv senses a dark presence following her through the corridors of the dream world. Does someone have a score to settle with Liv? Romance, adventure, and danger abound in Dream On, the second book in the Silver trilogy.
The Treasures of Rembrandt
Author: Michiel Roscam Abbing
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the birth of one of the world's greatestartists, Rembrandt Harmenzs van Rijn, this volume looks at the many facets ofhis life and work. Containing some 30 items of removable facsimile documents, the book is a glorious tribute to a true Dutch master.