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Wallace Collection Catalogues: Gold Boxes - 2854297972

501,72 zł

Wallace Collection Catalogues: Gold Boxes Orca DORCAUK Orphans

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The 18th-century gold snuffbox was the ultimate fashion accessory - beautifully made, exquisitely decorated and very expensive, its form and ornament subject to the changing taste of the time. Playing an important role in self-promotion, diplomacy and collecting, a box denoted status and could be used as currency for its monetary value. Its practical purpose was usually secondary.The collection of gold boxes at the Wallace Collection is small in number, but contains some of the finest in any museum and can boast of some of the most famous boxes in the world. The 99 pieces catalogued here represent a brilliant cross-section of the products of the European goldsmith between c. 1730 and 1830.The French boxes will be well known to collectors and students of these remarkable examples of the ability of goldsmiths, enamelers, lapidaries and miniaturists to create something novel for each of their discerning clients. The most famous makers in Paris - Jean Ducrollay, Pierre-Franois Drais, Jean-Marie Tiron, Jean Fre'min and Louis Roucel- are well represented. However, research by Charles Truman, one of the world's leading experts on gold boxes, has changed the geography of the collection. We now know that most of the boxes previously considered Swiss were actually made in Germany. Outstanding examples - from Hanau, Berlin and Dresden in particular - have now joined the masterworks of the French goldsmiths. Among them is one of rare beauty by Johann Christian Neuber, as well as signed enameled examples by Ignatius Peter Krafft and Jean-Guillaume-George Kruger.In the introductory essay, Charles Truman discusses the history of snuff-taking and the development, manufacture and collecting of gold boxes. Throughout the catalogue he places a particular emphasis on the design sources from which the craftsmen responsible for these wonderful works of art took their inspiration. Like the entire Collection, the Wallace gold boxes are a monument to the taste of one family of great collectors. Rebecca Wallis discusses the history of collecting and display of the Wallace boxes, which were acquired over a period of fifty years only and reflect the taste for these exquisite objects during the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Scientific analysis of the boxes by Seoyoung Kim has brought new insights into the standards of gold used in Europe, and in particular the wide variations in those standards even in the best-regulated cities.This beautiful publication considerably advances our knowledge and appreciation of the Wallace Collection's gold boxes and establishes their place in the scholarship of 18th-century decorative arts.

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'Inspiring a Mysterious Terror' - 2844393095

211,18 zł

'Inspiring a Mysterious Terror' Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der...

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Best known for his Gothic masterpiece Uncle Silas and the vampire story Carmilla, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu was a prolific writer whose extensive body of work included historical, sensation and horror novels, poems and ballads, numerous stories of the supernatural, journalism and a verse-drama. While his name is well known to aficionados of the horror genre, much of his work still remains in the shadows. Indeed, despite his vampire creation, Carmilla, being the best-known female blood-sucker in the world, and despite an enormous scholarly and popular interest in the novella in which this character first appeared (an interest evident in the very large number of cinematic, televisual and even new media adaptations of the story), Le Fanu himself is almost completely unknown outside of the world of Irish Gothic scholarship, and most of his fiction remains difficult to obtain or is out of print. To celebrate the bicentenary of Le Fanu's birth, this collection brings together established scholars and emerging researchers in order to shed new light on some of his less famous fiction and celebrate his influential contribution to the Gothic genre. The main aim of the collection is to read Le Fanu in the round, expanding the critical focus away from its current obsession with a small proportion of his work and taking account of the full extent of his writing, from his other Gothic novels, The Rose and the Key, Haunted Lives and A Lost Name, to his short stories and journalism. The collection also considers Le Fanu's relationship to Victorian Ireland and especially Dublin from a number of different angles, as well as addressing his status as an 'Irish' writer of substance.

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Summer He Didn't Die - 2853793303

58,86 zł

Summer He Didn't Die Grantham Book Orphans

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Jim Harrison is one of our finest writers, whose vivid, tender, and deeply felt fictions have won him acclaim as an American master, in particular as perhaps the finest practitioner of the novella form now writing. His latest highly acclaimed volume of novellas, The Summer He Didn't Die, is a sparkling and exuberant collection about love, the senses, and family, no matter how untraditional. Witty, ribald, and joyous, The Summer He Didn't Die is a sheer celebration of life and all its magic. In the title novella, "The Summer He Didn't Die," Brown Dog, a hapless Michigan Indian loved by Harrison's readers, is trying to parent his two stepchildren and take care of his family's health on meager resources--it helps a bit that his charms are irresistible to the new dentist in town. "Republican Wives" is a wicked satire on the sexual neuroses of the right, the emptiness of a life lived for the status quo, and the irrational power of love that, when thwarted, can turn so easily into an urge to murder. And "Tracking" is a gorgeous meditation on Harrison's fascination with place, telling his own familiar mythology through the places his life has seen and the intellectual loves he has known in a vivid stream of consciousness that transfigures how we look at our own surroundings. The Star Tribune (Minneapolis) has said that the book is an "excellent trio of stories ... Jim Harrison cannot write too often ... vivid, deft, and poetic storytelling ... [and] a complex compound of earthiness and erudition." With wit as sharp and prose as lush as any Harrison has yet written, The Summer He Didn't Die is a resonant, warm, and joyful ode to our journey on this earth.

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Hooking Up - 2850426285

50,17 zł

Hooking Up Vintage

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In Hooking Up Tom Wolfe ranges from coast to coast, observing the 'lurid carnival actually taking place in the mightiest country on earth in the year 2000' - everything from teenage sexual manners to how genetics and neuroscience are changing the way we regard ourselves. Also included in this collection are some of his most classic and enduring pieces of journalism, and 'Ambush art at Fort Bragg', his fiercely satirical novella about sting TV. Funny, often savagely so, hard-hitting and wise, Wolfe remains a unique master-chronicler of America and its future.

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Książka The Silent War - Horus Heresy /EN Hardback/ - 2823342908

100,00 zł

Książka The Silent War - Horus Heresy /EN Hardback/ Games Workshop

Książki i Komiksy > Warhammer 40000

Książka The Silent War - The Horus Heresy   466-stronicowa książka w twardej oprawie nawiązująca tematyką do najstraszliwszej zdrady ukochanego syna Imperatora - Horusa, która odmieniła losy ludzkości w galaktyce.... EN ___________________________________________________________________________________ The mysterious Malcador the Sigillite and his secretive minions take centre stage in a collection of short stories

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Envisioning Future Academic Library Services - 2854272017

316,61 zł

Envisioning Future Academic Library Services Facet Publishing

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There are huge challenges facing the library and information science profession owing to the rapidly changing environment in which it exists. Librarians need to be 'blended professionals' who can take all their professional skills and experience, and adapt them to different business models, strategic challenges and communities of practice. This topical edited collection will stimulate strategic and innovative thinking and question the status quo. It will be a 'must read' for leaders and future leaders of the profession, who will be challenged to align library services with the changing demands of the academic community and the work environment. Edited by a thought leader with an international reputation, it will bring together renowned authors from across the globe who are breaking traditional moulds and boundaries in a way that will have a profound impact on the way libraries and library services are conceptualized in the years to come. They represent the key links in the knowledge chain: authors, publishers, academics, community knowledge creators, librarians and institutions; the student perspective will also be provided. The five most compelling messages the book will contain are: engage in and support eLearning; be involved in institutional knowledge and information management strategies; support students and academic staff in the virtual learning space as well as in the library and on the web; be prepared to acquire, manage and make accessible information that is not traditionally the province of the library; and, new paradigms for services, and funding for services, will be necessary. This book is essential reading for all library managers and educators who wish to add real value to their organization by thinking strategically and informing decision making at organizational level. It will also be of great value to academic administrators and government policy analysts involved with learning and teaching.

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Kniha Japan - 2854363233

164,95 zł

Kniha Japan NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS

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On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake off Japan's northeast coast triggered a tsunami that killed more than 20,000 people, displaced 600,000, and caused billions of dollars in damage as well as a nuclear meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan, the world's third largest economy, was already grappling with recovery from both its own economic recession of the 1990s and the global recession following the US-driven financial crisis of 2008 when the disaster hit, changing its fortunes yet again. This small, populous Asian nation--once thought to be a contender for the role of the world's number one power--now faces a world of uncertainty. Japan's economy has shrunk, China has challenged its borders, and it faces perilous demographic adjustments from decreased fertility and an aging populace, with the country's population expected to drop to less than 100 million by 2048. In Japan: The Precarious Future, a group of distinguished scholars of Japanese economics, politics, law, and society examine the various roads that might lie ahead. Will Japan face a continued erosion of global economic and political power, particularly as China's outlook improves exponentially? Or will it find a way to protect its status as an important player in global affairs? Contributors explore issues such as national security, political leadership, manufacturing prowess, diplomacy, population decline, and gender equality in politics and the workforce, all in an effort to chart the possible futures for Japan. Both a roadmap for change and a look at how Japan arrived at its present situation, this collection of thought-provoking analyses will be essential for understanding the current landscape and future prospects of this world power.

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Kniha Japan - 2854363248

419,58 zł

Kniha Japan NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 earthquake off Japan's northeast coast triggered a tsunami that killed more than 20,000 people, displaced 600,000, and caused billions of dollars in damage as well as a nuclear meltdown of three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan, the world's third largest economy, was already grappling with recovery from both its own economic recession of the 1990s and the global recession following the US-driven financial crisis of 2008 when the disaster hit, changing its fortunes yet again. This small, populous Asian nation--once thought to be a contender for the role of the world's number one power--now faces a world of uncertainty. Japan's economy has shrunk, China has challenged its borders, and it faces perilous demographic adjustments from decreased fertility and an aging populace, with the country's population expected to drop to less than 100 million by 2048. In Japan: The Precarious Future, a group of distinguished scholars of Japanese economics, politics, law, and society examine the various roads that might lie ahead. Will Japan face a continued erosion of global economic and political power, particularly as China's outlook improves exponentially? Or will it find a way to protect its status as an important player in global affairs? Contributors explore issues such as national security, political leadership, manufacturing prowess, diplomacy, population decline, and gender equality in politics and the workforce, all in an effort to chart the possible futures for Japan. Both a roadmap for change and a look at how Japan arrived at its present situation, this collection of thought-provoking analyses will be essential for understanding the current landscape and future prospects of this world power.

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Mountain Bard - 2854321554

422,53 zł

Mountain Bard EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Hogg grew up in rural Ettrick Forest in a notable family of tradition-bearers, and in his first major poetry collection The Mountain Bard of 1807 he claims his rightful position at the centre of that culture. Whereas Scott collected the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border Hogg was the sole author of The Mountain Bard. He learned to negotiate the erudite print culture of Edinburgh with the literary ballad, sometimes helped and sometimes hindered by his powerful friend, shifting the shape of his earlier manuscript and periodical poems accordingly. Then in 1821, when he was an established literary man, he published a revised edition in keeping with his new professional status as Author of The Queen's Wake. The present edition prints together, for the first time, the surviving pre-1807 versions of poems included in The Mountain Bard, the full 1807 collection, and the complete 1821 version. The Introduction (besides giving a full history of this complex, changing work) places it firmly within the eighteenth-century antiquarian projects of ballad-collecting and the intellectual currents of Romanticism, in particular the literary vogue for the ballad shown in works such as Lyrical Ballads (1798) by Wordsworth and Coleridge. Available in Paperback: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner The Shepherd's Calendar Tales of the Wars of Montrose The Three Perils of Woman Winter Evening Tales Anecdotes of Scott The Queen's Wake Altrive Tales Also Available in Hardback: A Queer Book The Shepherd's Calendar The Three Perils of Woman Tales of the Wars of Montrose Lay Sermons Queen Hynde Anecdotes of Scott The Spy The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner The Jacobite Relics of Scotland (First Series) The Jacobite Relics of Scotland (Second Series) Winter Evening Tales The Queen's Wake Altrive Tales The Collected Letters of James Hogg, Volume 1, 1800-1819

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Liberating Temporariness? - 2854332549

480,57 zł

Liberating Temporariness? McGill-Queen's University Press

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Liberating Temporariness? explores the complex ways in which temporariness is being institutionalized as a condition of life for a growing number of people worldwide. The collection emphasizes contemporary developments, but also provides historical context on nation-state membership as the fundamental means for accessing rights in an era of expanding temporariness - in recognition of why pathways to permanence remain so compelling. Through empirical and theoretical analysis, contributors explore various dimensions of temporariness, especially as it relates to the legal status of migrants and refugees, to the spread of precarious employment, and to limitations on social rights. While the focus is on Canada, a number of chapters investigate and contrast developments in Canada with those in Europe as well as Australia and the United States. Together, these essays reveal changing and enduring temporariness at local, regional, national, transnational, and global levels, and in different domains, such as health care, language programs, and security. The question at the heart of this collection is whether temporariness can be liberated from current constraints. While not denying the desirability of permanence for migrants and labourers, Liberating Temporariness? presents alternative possibilities of security and liberation.

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Music as Alchemy - 2854305610

55,09 zł

Music as Alchemy FABER & FABER

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How are conductors' silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of more than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians? The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated musicians and music-lovers for centuries, from Toscanini to Karajan, from Carlos Kleiber to Gustavo Dudamel. Orchestras can be inspired to the heights of musical and expressive possibility by their maestros, or flabbergasted that someone who doesn't even make a sound should be elevated to demigod-like status by the public. This is the first book to go inside the rehearsal rooms of some of the most inspirational orchestral partnerships in the world. It's the first to see how Simon Rattle works with his musicians at the Berlin Philharmonic, how Mariss Jansons deals with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, and how Claudio Abbado creates the world's most luxurious pick-up band every year with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. From London to Budapest, Bamberg to Vienna, great orchestral concerts are recreated as a collection of countless human and musical stories. The book reveals how the catalysts of place, time, and personal history are alchemised into the indelible magic of life-changing performances.

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American Icons An Encyclopedia of the People Places 3 vols - 2212824817

593,50 zł

American Icons An Encyclopedia of the People Places 3 vols Premier Editions

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What do Madonna, Mount Rushmore, suburbia, the banjo, Wal-Mart, antiperspirant, and Jimi Hendrix have in common? Whether we adore, ignore, or deplore them, they all exert important influences on the concepts and choices that form our changing lives. In many cases, these individuals, locations, and objects also shape how America is perceived by the global community. This A-Z collection of essays explores more than one hundred American people, places, and phenomena that have taken on iconic status in popular culture. The contributors to this unique three-volume set examine these icons through a diverse array of perspectives and fields of expertise. Ranging from the Alamo to Muhammad Ali, from John Wayne to the zip, this selection of American icons represents essential elements of global popular culture, including law, art, food, religion, and science. Featuring more than 100 illustrations, this work will serve as a unique resource for students of American history and culture.

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Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions - 2827101244

180,85 zł

Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions Columbia University Press

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Spanning thousands of years, this new collection brings together writings and teachings about sex, marriage, and family from the Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and Confucian traditions. The volume includes traditional texts as well as contemporary materials showing how the religions have responded to the changing conditions and mores of modern life. It reveals the similarities and differences among the various religions and the development of ideas and teachings within each tradition. Selections shed light on each religion's views on a range of subjects, including sexuality and sexual pleasure, the meaning and purpose of marriage, the role of betrothal, the status of women, the place of romance, grounds for divorce, celibacy, and sexual deviance. Separate chapters devoted to each religion include introductions by leading scholars that contextualize the readings. The selections are drawn from a variety of genres including ritual, legal, theological, poetic, and mythic texts. The volume contains such diverse examples as the Zohar on conjugal manners, a contemporary Episcopalian liturgy for same-sex unions, Qur'anic passages on the equality of the sexes, the Ka--masu--tra on husbands, wives, and lovers, Buddhist writings on celibacy, and Confucian teachings on filial piety. Contributors include: Michael S. Berger, Emory University; Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Richmond School of Law; Alan Cole, Lewis and Clark College; Paul B. Courtright, Emory University; Patricia Buckley Ebrey, University of Washington; Raja M. El-Habti, Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights; Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University; Mark D. Jordan, Emory University

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Let the Meatballs Rest - 2854207063

108,54 zł

Let the Meatballs Rest Columbia University Press

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Known for his entertaining investigations into culinary practice, Massimo Montanari turns his hungry eye to the phenomenon of food culture, food lore, cooking methods, and eating habits throughout history. An irresistible buffet of one hundred concise and engaging essays, this collection provides stimulating food for thought for those curious about one of life's most fundamental pleasures. Focusing on the selection, preparation, and mythology of food, Montanari traverses such subjects as the status of the pantry over the centuries, the various strategies of cooking over time, the gastronomy of famine, the science of flavors, the changing characteristics of convivial rituals, the customs of the table, and the ever-evolving identity of food. He shows that cooking not only is a decisive part of our cultural heritage but also communicates essential information about our material and intellectual well-being. From the invention of basic bread making to chocolate's reputation for decadence, Montanari positions food culture as a lens through which we can plot changes in historical values and social and economic trends. Even the biblical tale of Jacob buying Esau's birthright for a bowl of lentils is a text full of essential meaning, representing civilization's important shift from a hunting to an agrarian society. Readers of all backgrounds will enjoy these delectable insights and their easy consumption in one companionable volume.

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Engendering China - 2856495731

212,17 zł

Engendering China HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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This collection of essays on women in China captures a pivotal moment in a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue. For the first time, the voice of China-based scholars are heard alongside scholars positioned in the United States. The distinguished contributors to this volume are of different generations, hold citizenship in different countries, and were trained in different disciplines, but all embrace the shared project of mapping gender in China and making power-laden relationships visible. The essays take up gender issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Chapters focus on learned women in the 18th century, the changing status of contemporary village women, sexuality and reproduction, prostitution, women's consciousness, women's writing, the gendering of work, and images of women in contemporary Chinese fiction. Some of the liveliest disagreements over the usefulness of western feminist theory and scholarship on China take place between Chinese working in China and Chinese in temporary or longtime diaspora. "Engendering China" should appeal to a broad academic spectrum, including scholars of Asian studies, critical theory, feminist studies, cultural studies, and policy studies.

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