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Architectural Digest at 100

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Editor: Abrams
ISBN: 1683356470
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A 100-year visual history of the magazine, showcasing the work of top interior designers and architects, and the personal spaces of numerous celebrities. Architectural Digest at 100 celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects. Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, Truman Capote, David Hockney, Michael Kors, and Diana Vreeland, and includes the work of top designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, India Mahdavi, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Renzo Mongiardino, Oscar Niemeyer, Axel Vervoordt, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Elsie de Wolfe. Also included are stunning images from the magazine’s history by photographers such as Bill Cunningham, Horst P. Horst, Simon Upton, Francois Dischinger, Francois Halard, Julius Shulman, and Oberto Gili. “The book is really a survey of how Americans have lived—and how American life has changed—over the past 100 years.” ?Los Angeles Times “A Must-Have Book!” ?Interior Design Magazines “Written in the elevated quality that only the editors of Architectural Digest can master so well, AD at 100: A Century of Style is the world’s newest guide to the best and brightest designs to inspire your next big home project.” ?The Editorialist

Little Book of Louis Vuitton

Little Book of Louis Vuitton Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Karen Homer
Editor: Welbeck Publishing Group
ISBN: 1802791531
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Little Book of Louis Vuitton is the pocket-sized and fully illustrated story of one of the world's most luxurious fashion houses. Louis Vuitton's monogrammed bags have been seen on the arms of celebrities and royals alike for over 150 years. From the young Louis seeking his fortune in Paris through to two world wars, the Great Depression, the Jazz Age and the Swinging Sixties, there is no era in which this most opulent of brands hasn't thrived. Detailing the global expansion of Louis Vuitton in the 1980s, the creation of the powerful fashion conglomerate LVMH, and the appointment in 1997 of Marc Jacobs, this is the story of a transformation from luggage company to high-fashion label. Louis Vuitton's continued evolution under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquière and Virgil Abloh is also depicted through fabulous images and captivating text.

How to Read a Poem

How to Read a Poem Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas H. Ford
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000401235
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How to Read a Poem is an introduction to creative reading, the art of coming up with something to say about a text. It presents a new method for learning and teaching the skills of poetic interpretation, providing its readers with practical steps they can use to construct perceptive, inventive readings of any poem they might read. The Introduction sets out the aims of the book and provides some basic operating principles for applying the seven steps. In each subsequent chapter, the step is introduced and explained, relevant points of interpretative theory and methodology are discussed and illustrated with multiple examples, and the step is put into practice in a final section. Through these final sections, step by step, the book develops an extended reading of a single poem, Letitia Landon’s "Lines Written under a Picture of a Girl Burning a Love-Letter" from 1822. That reading is sustained across the whole arc of the book, providing a detailed worked example of how to read a poem. This accessible and enjoyable guide is the ideal introduction to anyone approaching the detailed study of poetry for the first time and offers valuable theoretical insights for those more experienced in the area.

Dress Codes

Dress Codes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Thompson Ford
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501180096
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A “sharp and entertaining” (The Wall Street Journal) exploration of fashion through the ages that asks what our clothing reveals about ourselves and our society. Dress codes are as old as clothing itself. For centuries, clothing has been a wearable status symbol; fashion, a weapon in struggles for social change; and dress codes, a way to maintain political control. Merchants dressing like princes and butchers’ wives wearing gem-encrusted crowns were public enemies in medieval societies structured by social hierarchy and defined by spectacle. In Tudor England, silk, velvet, and fur were reserved for the nobility, and ballooning pants called “trunk hose” could be considered a menace to good order. The Renaissance-era Florentine patriarch Cosimo de Medici captured the power of fashion and dress codes when he remarked, “One can make a gentleman from two yards of red cloth.” Dress codes evolved along with the social and political ideals of the day, but they always reflected struggles for power and status. In the 1700s, South Carolina’s “Negro Act” made it illegal for Black people to dress “above their condition.” In the 1920s, the bobbed hair and form-fitting dresses worn by free-spirited flappers were banned in workplaces throughout the United States, and in the 1940s, the baggy zoot suits favored by Black and Latino men caused riots in cities from coast to coast. Even in today’s more informal world, dress codes still determine what we wear, when we wear it—and what our clothing means. People lose their jobs for wearing braided hair, long fingernails, large earrings, beards, and tattoos or refusing to wear a suit and tie or make-up and high heels. In some cities, wearing sagging pants is a crime. And even when there are no written rules, implicit dress codes still influence opportunities and social mobility. Silicon Valley CEOs wear t-shirts and flip-flops, setting the tone for an entire industry: women wearing fashionable dresses or high heels face ridicule in the tech world, and some venture capitalists refuse to invest in any company run by someone wearing a suit. In Dress Codes, law professor and cultural critic Richard Thompson Ford presents a “deeply informative and entertaining” (The New York Times Book Review) history of the laws of fashion from the middle ages to the present day, a walk down history’s red carpet to uncover and examine the canons, mores, and customs of clothing—rules that we often take for granted. After reading Dress Codes, you’ll never think of fashion as superficial again—and getting dressed will never be the same.

Tony and Susan

Tony and Susan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Austin Wright
Editor: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443404802
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Fifteen years ago, Susan Morrow left her first husband, Edward Sheffield. One day, out of the blue, she receives a parcel containing the manuscript of Edward’s first novel and is drawn into the life of his fictional character, Tony Hastings. Dazzling and terrifying, Tony and Susan is simultaneously a riveting portrayal of the experience of reading and a page-turning thriller.

A Single Man

A Single Man Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Isherwood
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466853344
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Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge—but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices. When Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in maturity. Isherwood's favorite of his own novels, it now stands as a classic lyric meditation on life as an outsider.

Hugo & Rose

Hugo & Rose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bridget Foley
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 1466859547
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Rose is disappointed with her life, though she has no reason to be - she has a beautiful family and a perfectly nice house in the suburbs. But to Rose, this ordinary life feels overshadowed by her other life - the one she leads every night in her dreams. After a childhood accident, Rose's dreams take her to a wondrous island fraught with adventure. On this island, she has never been alone: she shares it with Hugo, a brave boy who's grown up with her into a hero of a man. But when Rose stumbles across Hugo in real life, both her real and dream worlds are changed forever. Here is the man who has shared all of her incredible adventures in impossible places, who grew up with her, even if they aren't what either one imagined. Their chance encounter begins a cascade of questions, lies, and a dangerous obsession that threatens to topple everything she knows. Is she willing to let go of everything she holds dear to understand their extraordinary connection? And will it lead her to discover who she truly wants to be?

A Cultural History of Climate Change

A Cultural History of Climate Change Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Bristow,Thomas H. Ford
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317561430
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A Cultural History of Climate Change by Tom Bristow,Thomas H. Ford Summary

Charting innovative directions in the environmental humanities, this book examines the cultural history of climate change under three broad headings: history, writing and politics. Climate change compels us to rethink many of our traditional means of historical understanding, and demands new ways of relating human knowledge, action and representations to the dimensions of geological and evolutionary time. To address these challenges, this book positions our present moment of climatic knowledge within much longer histories of climatic experience. Only in light of these histories, it argues, can we properly understand what climate means today across an array of discursive domains, from politics, literature and law to neighbourly conversation. Its chapters identify turning-points and experiments in the construction of climates and of atmospheres of sensation. They examine how contemporary ecological thought has repoliticised the representation of nature and detail vital aspects of the history and prehistory of our climatic modernity. This ground-breaking text will be of great interest to researchers and postgraduate students in environmental history, environmental governance, history of ideas and science, literature and eco-criticism, political theory, cultural theory, as well as all general readers interested in climate change.

Tyrannosaur Canyon

Tyrannosaur Canyon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Douglas Preston
Editor: Forge Books
ISBN: 1429914467
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Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston Summary

A stunning new archaeological thriller by the New York Times bestselling co-author of Brimstone and Relic. A moon rock missing for thirty years... Five buckets of blood-soaked sand found in a New Mexico canyon... A scientist with ambition enough to kill... A monk who will redeem the world... A dark agency with a deadly mission... The greatest scientific discovery of all time... What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as Tyrannosaur Canyon? Tyrannosaur Canyon is a stunning novel from acclaimed bestselling author Douglas Preston, hailed by Publishers Weekly as "better than Crichton." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Jane Bites Back

Jane Bites Back Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Thomas Ford
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345519000
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Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is still surrounded by the literature she loves—but now it's because she's the owner of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy college town in Upstate New York. Every day she watches her novels fly off the shelves—along with dozens of unauthorized sequels, spin-offs, and adaptations. Jane may be undead, but her books have taken on a life of their own. To make matters worse, the manuscript she finished just before being turned into a vampire has been rejected by publishers—116 times. Jane longs to let the world know who she is, but when a sudden twist of fate thrusts her back into the spotlight, she must hide her real identity—and fend off a dark man from her past while juggling two modern suitors. Will the inimitable Jane Austen be able to keep her cool in this comedy of manners, or will she show everyone what a woman with a sharp wit and an even sharper set of fangs can do?

Dangerous Love

Dangerous Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chad Ford
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1523089792
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“Chad Ford reminds us that humanity lies within all of us, and although conflict is everywhere in today's world, we have the tools we need to overcome obstacles and to thrive. This is a fantastic, timely book that I highly recommend." —Steve Kerr, Head Coach, Golden State Warriors Knowing how to transform conflict is critical in both our personal and professional lives. Yet, by and large, we are terrible at it. The reason, says longtime mediator Chad Ford, is fear. When conflict comes, our instincts are to run or fight. To transform conflict, Ford says we need to turn toward the people we are in conflict with, put down our physical and emotional weapons, and really love them with the kind of love that leads us to treat others as fellow human beings, not as objects in our way. We have to open ourselves up with no guarantee that anyone on the other side will do the same. While this can feel even more dangerous than conflict itself, it allows us to see the humanity of others so clearly that their needs and desires matter to us as much as our own. Ford shows dangerous love in action through examples ranging from his work in the Middle East to a deeply moving story about reconciling with his father. He explains why we disconnect from people at the very time we need to be most connected and the predictable patterns of justification and escalation that ensue. Most importantly, he gives us a path to practice dangerous love in the conflicts that matter most to us.

Cities, Housing and Profits

Cities, Housing and Profits Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Hamnett,Bill Randolph
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000300439
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Cities, Housing and Profits by Chris Hamnett,Bill Randolph Summary

Originally published in 1988, this book documents and explains the emergence of flat ‘break-ups’ – the sale of individual owner occupation of blocks of flats which were previously privately rented and which played a major role in the transformation of the private housing market in London since the 1960s. The book shows that the flat break-up market in London was not a unique phenomenon but one of the most geographically concentrated manifestations of the trend for sales from private renting to owner occupation which has been established in the UK since the 1920s. The interrelationship between the causes of the decline of the privately rented sector in Britain and the features specific to the flat market comprises the second theme of the book.

The Purple Decades

The Purple Decades Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Wolfe
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429955007
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Tom Wolfe's The Purple Decades brings together the author's own selections from his list of critically acclaimed publications, including the complete text of Mau-Mauing and the Flak Catchers, his account of the wild games the poverty program encouraged minority groups to play.

About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks

About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Rooney
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393867943
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About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks by David Rooney Summary

A captivating, surprising history of timekeeping and how it has shaped our world. For thousands of years, people of all cultures have made and used clocks, from the city sundials of ancient Rome to the medieval water clocks of imperial China, hourglasses fomenting revolution in the Middle Ages, the Stock Exchange clock of Amsterdam in 1611, Enlightenment observatories in India, and the high-precision clocks circling the Earth on a fleet of GPS satellites that have been launched since 1978. Clocks have helped us navigate the world and build empires, and have even taken us to the brink of destruction. Elites have used them to wield power, make money, govern citizens, and control lives—and sometimes the people have used them to fight back. Through the stories of twelve clocks, About Time brings pivotal moments from the past vividly to life. Historian and lifelong clock enthusiast David Rooney takes us from the unveiling of al-Jazari’s castle clock in 1206, in present-day Turkey; to the Cape of Good Hope observatory at the southern tip of Africa, where nineteenth-century British government astronomers moved the gears of empire with a time ball and a gun; to the burial of a plutonium clock now sealed beneath a public park in Osaka, where it will keep time for 5,000 years. Rooney shows, through these artifacts, how time has been imagined, politicized, and weaponized over the centuries—and how it might bring peace. Ultimately, he writes, the technical history of horology is only the start of the story. A history of clocks is a history of civilization.

No Country for Old Men

No Country for Old Men Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cormac McCarthy
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307390535
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No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy Summary

This blistering novel—from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road—returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of the famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell–can contain. As Moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives–McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines. No Country for Old Men is a triumph.

Opening Belle

Opening Belle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Maureen Sherry
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501110640
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Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry Summary

Maureen Sherry’s funny insider novel about a female Wall Street executive also trying to be a mother and a wife is a “compulsively readable…cheeky—and at times, romantic—battle-cry for any woman who’s ever strived to have it all and been told by a man that she couldn’t” (Entertainment Weekly). It’s 2008 and Isabelle, a thirty-something Wall Street executive, appears to have it all: the sprawling Upper West Side apartment; three healthy children; a handsome husband; and a job as managing director at a large investment bank. But her reality is something else. Her work environment resembles a frat party, her husband feels employment is beneath him, and the bulk of childcare logistics still fall in Belle’s already crowded lap. Enter Henry, the former college fiancé she never quite got over; now a hedge fund mogul. He becomes her largest client, and Belle gets to see the life she might have had with him. While Henry campaigns to win Belle back, the sexually harassed women in her office take action to improve their working conditions, and recruit a wary Belle into a secret “glass ceiling club” whose goal is to mellow the cowboy banking culture and get equal pay for their work. All along, Belle can sense the financial markets heading toward their soon-to-be historic crash and that something has to give—and when it does, everything is going to change: her marriage, her career, her bank statement, and her colleagues’ frat boy behavior. Optioned by Reese Witherspoon who called it “smart, biting, and honest,” Opening Belle is “funny, relevant, and often shocking….Even if your own life is far from a fairy tale, it will allow you to laugh, learn, and maybe even lean in—to hug your own family a little closer.” (The Washington Post).

Born on the Bayou

Born on the Bayou Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Blaine Lourd
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476773874
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In the tradition of the modern classics The Tender Bar and The Liars’ Club, Blaine Lourd writes a powerful Gothic memoir set in the bayous and oil towns of 1970s Louisiana. In this rags-to-riches memoir of finding your way and becoming a man, Blaine Lourd renders his childhood in rural Louisiana­ with his larger-than-life father, Harvey “Puffer” Lourd, Jr., a charismatic salesman during the exploding 1980s awl bidness. From cleaning a duck to drinking a beer, Puffer guides Blaine through the twists and turns of growing up, ultimately pointing him to a poignant truth: sometimes those you love the most can inflict the most pain. Set against a lush landscape of magnolia trees and majestic old homes, haunted swamps and swimming holes filled with wildlife, Lourd gets to the heart of being a Southerner with rawness and grace, beautifully detailing what it means to have a place so ingrained in your being. Just as the timeless memoirs All Over but the Shoutin’ and The Liar’s Club evoke the muggy air of a Southern summer and barrels of steaming crawfish, so does Blaine’s contemporary exploration of what it means to find yourself among the bayous and back roads. Charting his journey from his rural home to working the star-studded streets of Los Angeles as a financial advisor to the rich and famous, Blaine’s story is about the complicated path to success and identity. With witty grace and candid prose, he pays homage to family bonds, unwavering loyalty, and deep roots that cannot be severed, no matter how hard you try.

The House of Gucci

The House of Gucci Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sara Gay Forden
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062222678
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE from director Ridley Scott, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver The sensational true story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed that shook the Gucci dynasty, now fully updated with a new afterword On the morning of March 27, 1995, four quick shots cracked through Milan’s elegant streets. Maurizio Gucci, heir to the fabulous fashion dynasty, had been ambushed, slain on the steps to his office by an unknown gunman. Two years later, Milan’s chief of police entered the sumptuous palazzo of Maurizio’s ex-wife, Patrizia Reggiani—nicknamed “the Black Widow” by the press—and arrested her for the murder. Did Patrizia kill her ex-husband because his spending was wildly out of control? Did she do it because he was preparing to marry his mistress? Or is it possible Patrizia didn’t do it at all? The Gucci story is one of glitz, glamour, and intrigue—a chronicle of the rise, near fall, and subsequent resurgence of a fashion dynasty. Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and widely acclaimed, The House of Gucci is a page-turning account of high fashion, high finance, and heartrending personal tragedy.

Feminism at the Movies

Feminism at the Movies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hilary Radner,Rebecca Stringer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136519122
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Feminism at the Movies: Understanding Gender in Contemporary Popular Cinema examines the way that contemporary film reflects today’s changing gender roles. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the central issues in feminist film criticism with analyses of over twenty popular contemporary films across a range of genres, such as chick flicks, teen pics, hommecoms, horror, action adventure, indie flicks, and women lawyer films. Contributors explore issues of femininity as well as masculinity, reflecting on the interface of popular cinema with gendered realities and feminist ideas. Topics include the gendered political economy of cinema, the female director as auteur, postfeminist fatherhood, consumer culture, depictions of professional women, transgender, sexuality, gendered violence, and the intersections of gender, race, and ethnic identities. The volume contains essays by following contributors: Taunya Lovell Banks, Heather Brook, Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Michael DeAngelis, Barry Keith Grant, Kelly Kessler, Hannah Hamad, Christina Lane (with Nicole Richter), JaneMaree Maher, David Hansen-Miller (with Rosalind Gill), Gary Needham, Sarah Projansky, Hilary Radner, Rob Schaap, Yael D Sherman, Michele Shreiber, Janet Staiger, Peter Stapleton, Rebecca Stringer, Yvonne Tasker, and Ewa Ziarek.

The American Isherwood

The American Isherwood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James J. Berg,Chris Freeman
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452943370
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Novelist, memoirist, diarist, and gay pioneer Christopher Isherwood left a wealth of writings. Known for his crisp style and his camera-like precision with detail, Isherwood gained fame for his Berlin Stories, which served as source material for the hit stage musical and Academy Award–winning film Cabaret. More recently, his experiences and career in the United States have received increased attention. His novel A Single Man was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film; his long relationship with the artist Don Bachardy, with whom he shared an openly gay lifestyle, was the subject of an award-winning documentary, Chris & Don: A Love Story; and his memoir, Christopher and His Kind, was adapted for the BBC. Isherwood’s colorful journeys took him from post–World War I England to Weimar Germany to European exile to Golden Age Hollywood to Los Angeles in the full flower of gay liberation. After the publication of his diaries, which run to more than one million words and span nearly a half century, it is possible to fully assess his influence. This collection of essays considers Isherwood’s diaries, his vast personal archive, and his published works and offers a multifaceted appreciation of a writer who spent more than half of his life in southern California. James J. Berg and Chris Freeman have brought together the most informative scholarship of the twenty-first century to illuminate the craft of one of the singular figures of the twentieth century. Isherwood, the American, emerges from the shadow of his English reputation to stake his claim as a significant force in late twentieth-century American culture whose legacy continues in the twenty-first century. Contributors: Joshua Adair, Murray State U; Jamie Carr, Niagara U; Robert L. Caserio, Pennsylvania State U; Niladri Chatterjee, U of Kalyani, India; Lisa Colletta, American U of Rome; Lois Cucullu, U of Minnesota; Mario Faraone; Peter Edgerly Firchow; Rebecca Gordon Stewart; William R. Handley, U of Southern California; Jaime Harker, U of Mississippi; Sara S. Hodson, Huntington Library; Carola M. Kaplan, California State U, Pomona; Benjamin Kohlmann, U of Freiburg, Germany; Victor Marsh, U of Queensland; Tina Mascara; Stephen McCauley; Paul M. McNeil, Columbia U; Guido Santi, College of the Canyons, California; Kyle Stevens, Brandeis U.

Laconia: 1,200 Tweets on Film

Laconia: 1,200 Tweets on Film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Masha Tupitsyn
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846948916
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Laconia: 1,200 Tweets on Film by Masha Tupitsyn Summary

If the sound bite is the new order, then how do we make every word count? In today's surplus world of communication overload and cultural clutter, writer and cultural critic Masha Tupitsyn turns to the media matrix of Twitter to explore the changing ways that we construct and consume narrative. Loosely applying the discerning aphorism?a compressed genre in itself?to a 21st century context, LACONIA: 1,200 TWEETS ON FILM offers meditations on film and popular culture that resonant with laconic meaning and personal insight while getting to the heart of the matter. Inspired by Chris Marker's free-associative film impressions in La Jet e and Sans Soleil, LACONIA is part film diary, part cultural inventory, and part mashup. Pulling from an array of film, popular culture, books, and mainstream news, it offers penetrating critical commentary on an increasingly muddled virtual world. LACONIA consists of brick by brick prose, as Tupitsyn thinks in sentences and lines that culminate in an architecture of thin

Der Film "A Single Man" von Tom Ford

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 1,7, Universität Konstanz, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Arbeit analysiert eine Sequenz des Films "A Single Man" von Tom Ford. Hierfür thematisiert der Autor die Kameraführung, das Setting, die Farbe und die Musik. Mit dem Film "A Single Man" gab Modedesigner Tom Ford sein Regiedebüt. Der Film basiert auf dem gleichnamigen Buch von Christopher Isherwood. Filmgeschichtlich lässt sich "A Single Man" in die Moderne einordnen. Interessant ist, dass der Film in das Genre des Melodramas fällt, der Protagonist jedoch männlich ist. In der Regel steht im Melodrama eine Schauspielerin im Fokus. Für die Filmanalyse wurde die englische Originalfassung verwendet.

Tom Ford. Гид по ароматам и история бренда

Tom Ford. Гид по ароматам и история бренда Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Виктория Зонова
Editor: Litres
ISBN: 5043528842
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Tom Ford. Гид по ароматам и история бренда by Виктория Зонова Summary

Книга о нишевом парфюмерном доме Tom Ford, его истории и ароматах – десятая из серии книг автора о селективной парфюмерии. На ее страницах вы найдете описание 80-ти легендарных ароматов Tom Ford.Узнаете, кто создает парфюмы и чем они вдохновлены, полные пирамиды, разложенные на ноты.Эмоции, впечатления и фото автора любовно поданы в тексте книги.Эта увлекательная книга для ценителей парфюмерного мастерства, поможет вам в выборе своего парфюма.Чувствуйте красоту жизни, вдыхая любимый аромат!

HCI International 2020 – Late Breaking Papers: Interaction, Knowledge and Social Media

HCI International 2020 – Late Breaking Papers: Interaction, Knowledge and Social Media Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Constantine Stephanidis,Gavriel Salvendy,June Wei,Sakae Yamamoto,Hirohiko Mori,Gabriele Meiselwitz,Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah,Keng Siau
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HCI International 2020 – Late Breaking Papers: Interaction, Knowledge and Social Media by Constantine Stephanidis,Gavriel Salvendy,June Wei,Sakae Yamamoto,Hirohiko Mori,Gabriele Meiselwitz,Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah,Keng Siau Summary

This book constitutes late breaking papers from the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020, which was held in July 2020. The conference was planned to take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, but had to change to a virtual conference mode due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From a total of 6326 submissions, a total of 1439 papers and 238 posters have been accepted for publication in the HCII 2020 proceedings before the conference took place. In addition, a total of 333 papers and 144 posters are included in the volumes of the proceedings published after the conference as “Late Breaking Work” (papers and posters). These contributions address the latest research and development efforts in the field and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The 54 late breaking papers address topics such as Interaction, Knowledge and Social Media.

Unbreakable (Road to Kingdom Book #2)

Unbreakable (Road to Kingdom Book #2) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Mehl
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Mennonite Romantic Suspense Sure to Thrill Readers Gentle and unassuming Hope Kauffman has never been one to question or try to make changes. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal her father arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller. Despite Hope's and other Kingdom residents' attempts to maintain the status quo, changes have already begun to stir in the small Mennonite town. The handsome and charismatic Jonathon Wiese is the leader of the move to reform, and when one of Kingdom's own is threatened by a mysterious outsider, Jonathon is one of the first to push for the town to arm itself. Hope's fiance, Ebbie, is at the forefront of those demanding the town stay true to its traditions of nonviolence. When strange incidents around town result in outright attacks on several townspeople, Hope can't help but question what she's always been taught. As the town that's always stood so strong together is torn apart at the seams, Hope is caught between opposing sides, both represented by those she has come to care for. With tensions high and lives endangered by an unknown threat, Hope fears Kingdom can never survive in one piece.


WALNECK'S CLASSIC CYCLE TRADER Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Causey Enterprises, LLC
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Harlem - Part 1

Harlem - Part 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mikaël
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Harlem, 1931. Prohibition is still in effect, the Great Depression is getting worse by the day, and people are desperate for hope. For a decade, Stephanie St. Clair, a.k.a. Queenie, an immigrant from the French Antilles, has been running a lottery in Harlem that has provided just that: a chance for a way out. But with the end of Prohibition looming, bootlegger Dutch Schultz is looking to diversify his business before the booze industry dries up. And he sees Harlem as ripe for the picking, especially with the police and politicians for sale to the highest bidder—at least if you're white. It may be wintertime in New York, but things are heating up in Harlem.

The Sister Souljah Collection #2

The Sister Souljah Collection #2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sister Souljah
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In this special collection, rediscover two of the #1 New York Times bestselling author’s classic novels: A Deeper Love Inside and Life After Death. The author of The Coldest Winter Ever, the million-selling raw and powerful Brooklyn tale that shook the foundation of literature and coughed up the most loved, celebrated, and imitated character ever etched onto a page, offers readers that familiar feeling, gritty hardcore, perfectly woven storytelling in her two passionate follow-up novels, A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story and the recently released Life After Death. Real readers and true Winter fans gotta get all three reads to keep up with the first family of nonstop dope style, fashionable hustle. Unpredictable, shocking, creative, and unforgettable novels all written by Sister Souljah.

Biomaterials Engineering and Devices: Human Applications

Biomaterials Engineering and Devices: Human Applications Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donald L. Wise,Debra J. Trantolo,Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski,Joseph D. Gresser,Mario V. Cattaneo
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Biomaterials Engineering and Devices: Human Applications by Donald L. Wise,Debra J. Trantolo,Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski,Joseph D. Gresser,Mario V. Cattaneo Summary

Authoritative international experts comprehensively review many current state-of-the-art uses of polymers, metals, and ceramics in the human body. A veritable encyclopedia of valuable data and experience, this volume not only fully addresses the major issues of compatibility and functionality, but also provides a technical treatise on the design and evaluation of biomaterials for vascular application and on biomaterials as carriers for bioactive agents. A second volume, Biomaterials Engineering and Devices: Human Applications, Volume 2 is devoted to biomaterials for dental applications, bony biomaterials for grafting applications, and orthopedic fixtures and cements. Extensively illustrated and referenced, Biomaterials Engineering and Devices: Human Applications, Volume 1: Fundamentals and Vascular and Carrier Applications integrates for today's bioengineering professionals the basic science, engineering, and practical medical experience needed to meet the ever-growing demand for new and better biomaterials.

Reckless 2

Reckless 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Keisha Ervin
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After everything Farrah's been through, it's safe to say things are finally going her way. Her company, Glam Squad, has skyrocketed, and her career as a celebrity stylist has taken off faster than she can keep up. Partnering with her best friend London, she has styled and done makeup for multiple celebrities. The unstoppable duo is working hard and getting paid! On the personal side, Farrah is happier than ever. Despite everything Mills put her through, she made the right choice when she decided to give him a second chance. Mills has made up for all the lying and sneaking around he did behind her back, and he treats her like a queen. After months of bliss, he has made Farrah's dreams come true by asking her to marry him. On top of the world, Farrah is busy planning her wedding. Unbeknownst to her, however, Mills has been keeping a dark secret that will destroy everything if she finds out. Mills has been giving his ex-girlfriend Jade money to keep her quiet and take care of the baby she claims is his. He plans on taking a paternity test, but his busy schedule keeps getting in the way. In the meantime, he is doing everything in his power to keep Farrah from finding out he's cheated. Everything comes crashing down when Farrah finds out about what Mills has been up to, but she gives in to his begging and goes through with the wedding. Once they're married, things just keep getting worse as Mills keeps putting off the paternity test. He's been seeing a lot more of Jade and baby Jaysin, who looks a lot like Mills. Farrah, feeling confused and betrayed, decides to focus on her career. While on a business trip to Paris, she finds herself falling for a rapper named J.R. She still loves Mills, but after what he did to her, she's not sure their marriage will last. People always say you can't help who you love, but what happens when love gets all tangled up and no one seems to know how to set it straight? Will true love prevail, or will it break under all the lies?

Material Girl 2:

Material Girl 2: Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Keisha Ervin
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Dylan Monroe, our favorite shopaholic, is back! She's three months pregnant and madly in love with the father of her child, sexy heavyweight champion, Angel. The only problem is the long-legged Victoria's Secret model standing in the way of getting him back. If that weren't enough stress, her Jack Daniel's-loving mother, Candy, returns to stir up even more trouble. Unsure of how to face her future as a single mother, Dylan reverts back to the only thing she knows to comfort her pain—shopping! Rounding out the cast of colorful characters are Billie, Dylan's tightly wound friend, and flamboyant transgender cousin Tee-Tee, aka Dick'em Down Diva. Labels and Love promises to be a laugh-out-loud, heartfelt tale of love lost and love regained.

Mafioso - Part 2

Mafioso - Part 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nisa Santiago
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Blast from the Past Payback is a bitch named Maxine. She’s a once-demure law student who’s finally free after serving time for a murder she didn’t commit. Maxine has a score to settle, and she’s now driven to return the favor of destruction. Her kill list, unknowingly financed by her frenemy, Layla, is steadily shrinking with bodies dropping all over NYC. Scott and Layla West have buried their children one-by-one from what appears to be random accidents. With the top Mafioso distracted by grief and territory battles, a traitor has infiltrated the tight-knit organization. Scott and Layla’s misfortunes only multiply when they realize they’ve been targeted all along.

Digitalization in the Luxury Fashion Industry

Digitalization in the Luxury Fashion Industry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Cabigiosu
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The luxury fashion industry is one of the best performing and fastest growing industries in today’s business landscape, and is set to continue expanding over the next years. Exploring the effects of digitalization, this book aims to increase our understanding of the key drivers of internal growth and competitiveness in luxury fashion firms. With a focus on the development of new brand strategies brought about by digitalization, the author outlines the need for business models to be redesigned in order to make use of social media and satisfy Millennial consumers. Offering case studies on leading luxury fashion brands, this timely book evaluates new digital technologies and strategies including omnichannel marketing, 3D printing and smart textiles. A must-read for those researching digital marketing and branding, as well as luxury or fashion management, this book provides a much-needed and up-to-date analysis of a successful and digitally aware industry.

Harlequin Desire October 2021 - Box Set 2 of 2

Harlequin Desire October 2021 - Box Set 2 of 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Dunlop,LaQuette,Yvonne Lindsay
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Be transported to the luxurious worlds of American tycoons, ranchers and family dynasties. Get ready for bold encounters and sizzling chemistry. Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles in one collection! This box set includes: Bidding on a Texan Texas Cattleman’s Club: Heir Apparent By New York Times bestselling author Barbara Dunlop To save their families’ reputations and fortunes, heiress Gina Edmonds and hard-working business owner Rafe Cortez-Williams reluctantly team up for a cowboy bachelor auction. Their time together reveals an undeniable attraction, but old secrets may derail everything they hope to build… A Very Intimate Takeover Devereaux, Inc. By LaQuette Once looking to take him down, Jordan Devereaux must now band together with rival Jeremiah Benton against an even larger corporate threat. But as tensions mount, so does the fire between them. When secrets come to light, can they save the company and their relationship? What Happens at Christmas… Clashing Birthrights By USA TODAY bestselling author Yvonne Lindsay Recovering from a scandal that rocked her family’s business, a new threat forces CEO Kristin Richmond to work with attorney, Hudson Jones, who just happens to be the ex who left her brokenhearted. But Christmas brings people together… especially when there’s chemistry! For more stories filled with scandal and powerful heroes, look for Harlequin® Desire’s October 2021 Box set 1 of 2.

Harlequin Desire November 2021 - Box Set 2 of 2

Harlequin Desire November 2021 - Box Set 2 of 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adriana Herrera,Joanne Rock,Kira Sinclair
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Be transported to the luxurious worlds of American tycoons, ranchers and family dynasties. Get ready for bold encounters and sizzling chemistry. Harlequin® Desire brings you all this and more with these three new full-length titles in one collection! This box set includes: Just for the Holidays… Sambrano Studios By Adriana Herrera The last man casting director Perla Sambrano wants to see is Gael Montez. But the handsome A-lister is perfect for her new show. Now, snowed in during a script reading, will he become the leading man in her heart just in time for Christmas? The Stakes of Faking It Brooklyn Nights By USA TODAY bestselling author Joanne Rock The daughter of a conman, actress Tana Blackstone has put her family’s past and the people they hurt, like rancher Chase Serrano, behind her. But when he needs a fake fiancée, she can’t refuse. Soon, this fake relationship reveals very real temptation… Secrets, Vegas Style Bad Billionaires By Kira Sinclair Cultivating his bad boy reputation, nightclub CEO Dominic Mercado uses it to help those in need and keep away heartbreak. But when his best friend’s sister, Meredith Forrester, who’s always been off-limits, gets too close, their undeniable attraction may risk everything… For more stories filled with scandal and powerful heroes, look for Harlequin® Desire’s November 2021 Box set 1 of 2.

Secrets of the A-List Box Set, Volume 2

Secrets of the A-List Box Set, Volume 2 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Lacey,Michelle Major,Yahrah St. John,Cat Schield
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Episodes 5 to 8 of this explosive family drama! Sex, scandal and yet more secrets! Whether it’s pre-wedding shopping in Paris for Elana and Rafe, or the arrival of backstabbing drama queen Aunt Ana, tensions are running high all around. The rehearsal dinner should be a night to celebrate romance. Instead, Mariella is missing in action, a surprise guest is slipping through the crowd, Luc is fending off blatant requests for a ring from Rachel…and the Fixer is scrambling to keep all Marshalls on message… The wedding is almost upon them. The venue is perfect, the dress is divine…so why are Elana Marshall’s feet so mightily chilly? Super Rich. Super Sexy. Super Addictive. Secrets of the A-List

マニマニ 沖縄(2020年版)

マニマニ 沖縄(2020年版) Pdf/ePub eBook Author:
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マニマニは地元のプロたちと真剣に“旅のテーマ”をセレクトしています。 その土地で今人気のトピックスやローカルな生きた情報を厳選して掲載。また、今までのガイドブックにはないゆったりとしたビジュアル展開で、その土地の空気感を伝えます。自分にあった旅のテーマを自由に見つけられる新しいガイドブックです。 【特集より】 ・私の好きな5シーン(AWOMB、うめぞの茶房など) ・絶景社寺へ。 ・とにかくフォトジェニック。いま、京都で話題のグルメ ・話題のGOOD CAFEへ ・おいしい×おしゃれ! 京都スタイルのバル ・黄色に輝く 玉子サンドに夢中! 【掲載エリア】 京都/清水寺/祇園/河原町/錦市場/銀閣寺/金閣寺/嵐山/二条城/京都駅/宇治/伏見/醍醐/上賀茂/下鴨/曼殊院門跡/貴船/伏見/大原/高山寺 …etc. 【編集スタッフからひとこと】 古くから続く歴史が大切に守られている京都には、定番や王道と呼ばれる、いつ訪れても素晴らしい観光スポットや飲食店が数多く存在します。一方でスタイリッシュな飲食店や、フォトジェニックなグルメなど新しいムーブメントも続々と誕生中。ぜひこの本の中で紹介しているスポットを訪れて、お気に入りの場所を見つけてください。春の桜、鴨川の床とともに訪れる初夏、秋の紅葉、うっすら雪景色の冬…。一年中、いつ行っても、それぞれの季節で楽しめますよ。 ★旅好き女子のためのWEBマガジン“マニマニマグ”★ ★“マニマニ”の公式インスタグラム★ ※この電子書籍は2019年3月にJTBパブリッシングから発行された図書を画像化したものです。電子書籍化にあたり、一部内容を変更している場合があります

The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes]

The World of Musicals: An Encyclopedia of Stage, Screen, and Song [2 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark A. Robinson
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This wide-ranging, two-volume encyclopedia of musicals old and new will captivate young fans—and prove invaluable to those contemplating staging a musical production. • Offers 700 alphabetically arranged entries related to musicals in theatre, film, and television • Spans the history of musical theatre from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the late 1800s to the present • Concentrates on musicals that are historically important and/or of mainstream interest, as well as those that might be examined in a high school music, music history, or theatre class • Features a teacher-friendly guide to the most popular musicals performed by high schools, discussing casting/characters, costume needs, notes on the difficulty of the music, and more • Includes a selected bibliography, discography, and videography as well as a chronology capturing key events in the history of the musical

Gay, M/M Romance, M/M Erotic Romance, "My Next" Book 2 Surrender Series, Straight to Gay, Gay for You, Fake Boyfriend, Hurt Comfort, LGBT

Gay, M/M Romance, M/M Erotic Romance, Author: Sky McCoy
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Gay, M/M Romance, M/M Erotic Romance, "My Next" Book 2 Surrender Series, Straight to Gay, Gay for You, Fake Boyfriend, Hurt Comfort, LGBT by Sky McCoy Summary

These books are for Mature adults 18 and over. Caden: When I first met Grayle Meadows, I made a pass at him, and he said that I was too young. "Come back when you're older, maybe with hair on your chin and chest." He glanced down at the tent in my pants, and smiled. "That too. Then, perhaps we can talk, but if you insist, I could use a friend." A friend? I have lots of friends, I thought. But, with a man like Grayle, I'd take him anyway I could. The next time I met him, he didn't see me. I had changed. I was no longer that twenty-year-old man who had been only a friend to him. My voice had deepened, and I had grown a beard. Now I was twenty-five and he'd forgotten me, but I hadn't forgotten him. Nothing had changed about Grayle Meadows. The only thing I could say was he'd become more handsome and sophisticated since the last I'd seen him. I'd made up my mind that he would be my next love. This time we met on a blind date, and he never even looked into my eyes, and if he had, he'd have known that I would be his only love, because he was indeed mine. Key words: UK gay romance, UK erotica, mm romance, mm gay romance, lgbtq romance, lgbtq erotica, mm fiction

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