Dictionary of Symbols in Western Art


Author: Sarah Carr-Gomm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780816033010
Category: Art
Page: 240
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A practical guide to the understanding and appreciation of Western Art. A delight to read and highly informative, the fascinating A-to-Z entries explore religious themes that have dominated Western painting and sculpture from its beginnings.

Die Bücherdiebin

Roman
Author: Markus Zusak
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3894804270
Category: Fiction
Page: 592
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Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

Art in Zion

The Genesis of Modern National Art in Jewish Palestine
Author: Dalia Manor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134367813
Category: Art
Page: 296
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Art in Zion deals with the link between art and national ideology and specifically between the artistic activity that emerged in Jewish Palestine in the first decades of the twentieth century and the Zionist movement. In order to examine the development of national art in Jewish Palestine, the book focuses on direct and indirect expressions of Zionist ideology in the artistic activity in the yishuv (the Jewish community in Palestine). In particular, the book explores two major phases in the early development of Jewish art in Palestine: the activity of the Bezalel School of Art and Crafts, and the emergence during the 1920s of a group of artists known as the Modernists.

Art Information and the Internet

How to Find it, How to Use It
Author: Lois Swan Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135933456
Category: Reference
Page: 294
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In the first book of its kind, art information expert Lois Swan Jones discusses how to locate visual and textual information on the Internet and how to evaluate and supplement that information with material from other formats--print sources, CD-ROMS, documentary videos, and microfiche sets--to produce excellent research results. The book is divided into three sections: Basic Information Formats; Types of Websites and How to Find Them; and How to Use Web Information. Jones discusses the strengths and limitations of Websites; scholarly and basic information resources are noted; and search strategies for finding pertinent Websites are included. Art Information and the Internet also discusses research methodology for studying art-historical styles, artists working in various media, individual works of art, and non-Western cultures--as well as art education, writing about art, problems of copyright, and issues concerning the buying and selling of art. This title will be periodically updated.

A Dictionary of Symbols


Author: J. E. Cirlot
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132668
Category: Social Science
Page: 528
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A valuable reference, this informative and entertaining volume presents a key to elucidating the symbolic worlds encountered in both the arts and the history of ideas. 32 black-and-white illustrations.

Women Medievalists and the Academy


Author: Jane Chance
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299207502
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1073
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Long overlooked in standard reference works, pioneering women medievalists finally receive their due in Women Medievalists and the Academy. This comprehensive edited volume brings to life a diverse collection of inspiring figures through memoirs, biographical essays, and interviews. Covering many different nationalities and academic disciplines—including literature, philology, history, archaeology, art history, theology (or religious studies), and philosophy—each essay delves into one woman’s life, intellectual contributions, and efforts to succeed in a male-dominated field. Together, these extraordinary personal histories constitute a new standard reference that speaks to a growing interest in women’s roles in the development of scholarship and the academy. The collection begins in the seventeenth century with Elizabeth Elstob and continues through the twentieth century, and includes—among more than seventy profiles—such important figures as Anna Jameson, Lina Eckenstein, Georgiana Goddard King, Eileen [Edna Le Poer] Power, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dorothy Whitelock, Susan Mosher Stuard, Marcia Colish, and Caroline Walker Bynum, among others.

Children of Blood and Bone

Goldener Zorn
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104909962
Category: Fiction
Page: 94
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Sie töteten meine Mutter. Sie raubten uns die Magie. Sie zwangen uns in den Staub. Jetzt erheben wir uns. Zélies Welt war einst voller Magie. Flammentänzer spielten mit dem Feuer, Geistwandler schufen schillernde Träume, und Seelenfänger wie Zélies Mutter wachten über Leben und Tod. Bis zu der Nacht, als ihre Kräfte versiegten und der machthungrige König von Orïsha jeden einzelnen Magier töten ließ. Die Blutnacht beraubte Zélie ihrer Mutter und nahm einem ganzen Volk die Hoffnung. Jetzt hat Zélie eine einzige Chance, die Magie nach Orïsha zurückzuholen. Ihre Mission führt sie über dunkle Pfade, wo rachedurstige Geister lauern, und durch glühende Wüsten, die ihr alles abverlangen. Dabei muss sie ihren Feinden immer einen Schritt voraus sein. Besonders dem Kronprinzen, der mit allen Mitteln verhindern will, dass die Magie je wieder zurückkehrt ... Der internationale Bestseller! Große Kinoverfilmung bereits in Arbeit bei Fox 2000 (»Twilight«, »Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter«)

Künstler der Renaissance

Lebensbeschreibungen der ausgezeichnetsten Maler Bildhauer und Architekten der Renaissance
Author: Giorgio Vasari
Publisher: Tredition Classics
ISBN: 9783842494183
Category:
Page: 296
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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Patterns and Patterning

A Study of Four Poems by George Herbert
Author: Bart Westerweel
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789062039456
Category: Christian art and symbolism
Page: 273
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Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary


Author: Vivian Thomas,Nicki Faircloth
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147255857X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 432
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Shakespeare lived when knowledge of plants and their uses was a given, but also at a time of unique interest in plants and gardens.His lifetime saw the beginning of scientific interest in plants, the first large-scale plant introductions from outside the country since Roman times, and the beginning of gardening as a leisure activity. Shakespeare's works show that he engaged with this new world to illuminate so many facets of his plays and poems. This dictionary offers a complete companion to Shakespeare's references to landscape, plants and gardens, including both formal and rural settings.It covers plants and flowers, gardening terms, and the activities that Shakespeare included within both cultivated and uncultivated landscapes as well as encompassing garden imagery in relation to politics, the state and personal lives. Each alphabetical entry offers an definition and overview of the term discussed in its historical context, followed by a guided tour of its use in Shakespeare's works and finally an extensive bibliography, including primary and secondary sources, books and articles.

Research Methods for History


Author: Simon Gunn
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748654046
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist

A True European

Essays for Judge David Edward
Author: David A. O. Edward,Mark Hoskins,William Robinson,William H. Robinson
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841134473
Category: Law
Page: 399
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Judge David Edward has enjoyed a spectacular career. After a substantial, successful period in Scotland, both as a practicing advocate and professor of EC law, he was appointed to the Court of First Instance upon its creation in 1989. He was subsequently appointed to the Court of Justice where he has served for many years. This book has been prepared in honor of his retirement from that position in December 2003. The contributions reflect all aspects of Judge Edward's career as a lawyer, both in Scotland and in Luxembourg. In keeping with the respect with which he is held, contributions have been received from eminent members of the Scottish and Luxembourg judiciary, academics and practitioners. Not surprisingly, the main focus is on community law, with important contributions on competition, institutional, substantive and remedial issues. This book will be an essential addition to the library of anyone with a genuine interest in community law.

The Lure of the Dark Side

Satan and Western Demonology in Popular Culture
Author: Christopher H. Partridge,Eric S. Christianson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317490789
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 1807

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Demons, devils, spirits and vampires are present throughout popular Western culture in film, music and literature. Their religious significance has only recently begun to be explored. 'The Lure of the Darkside' brings together the work of some of the most important and creative scholars in the field of Biblical and Religious Studies. The essays explore demonology in popular culture from a range of perspectives: Satanism within contemporary music; the relationship between hymn and horror film; the career of Hannibal Lecter; the portrayal of Satan in films about Christ; and spiritual perversion in the Harry Potter Stories. This fresh and ground-breaking volume will be of interest to students of religious studies and theology, as well as literary and popular culture.

Commemorating the Polish Renaissance Child

Funeral Monuments and Their European Context
Author: Jeannie Labno
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409426726
Category: Art
Page: 472
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Part IIIPart IV The Monumental Body of the Renaissance Child; 9 The Monumental Body and the Renaissance Child: Trends and Patterns; 10 The Monumental Body and the Renaissance Child: the Changing Putto; 11 The Monumental Body of the Renaissance Child: Other Forms of Visual Presentation; Summary Part IV; Part V The Polish Putto-and-Skull: Iconography and Iconology; 12 The Polish Putto-and-Skull: Iconographic Layers of Significance; 13 The Polish Putto-and-Skull: Rudiments of Laughter, Grotesque Bodies and Mythic Boundaries; Conclusions; Plates; Catalogue; Church Names; Glossary.

Die Augsburgische Konfession


Author: Philipp Melanchthon
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3842413343
Category:
Page: 84
View: 2214

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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten