Queen Victoria

A Biographical Companion
Author: Helen Rappaport
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851093559
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 465
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Alphabetically arranged subject entries cover Queen Victoria's life and her sixty-three-year reign, the longest of any female monarch.

Queen Victoria

Eine Biografie
Author: Karina Urbach
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340661986X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 191
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Königin Victoria wurde zur ersten wahrhaft globalen Herrscherin, etwa ein Drittel der damaligen Weltbevölkerung gehörte schließlich zum britischen Empire. Mit 18 bestieg sie den Thron, um mehr als 63 Jahre zu regieren und ein ganzes Zeitalter zu prägen. Dieses Buch räumt mit vielen Legenden über die „jungfräuliche“ Königin mit neun Schwangerschaften auf, zeigt ihren Familiensinn und ihre Begabung für medienwirksames Auftreten, ihren Politikstil und den Umgang mit Premierministern wie Disraeli oder Gladstone. Sie wurde Kaiserin von Indien, und als „Großmutter Europas“ bestimmte sie auch die europäische Politik bis zu ihrem Tod 1901.

Romanische Kunst


Author: Victoria Charles,Klaus Carl
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 1780423411
Category: Art
Page: 200
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Der Begriff Romanische Kunst bezeichnet in der Kunstgeschichte die Epoche vom 11. bis zum 13. Jahrhundert. Diese Epoche wies eine große Vielfalt an regionalen Schulen auf, die alle spezifische Merkmale hatten. Sowohl in der Architektur als auch in der Bildhauerei wird die Romanische Kunst durch ihre rauen Formen charakterisiert. Dieses Buch lässt den Leser durch den faszinierenden Text und seinen umfangreichen Bildteil diese Kunst des Mittelalters, die heute im Vergleich mit ihrer unmittelbaren Nachfolgerin, der Kunst der Gotik, so häufig verachtet wird, neu entdecken.

Queen Victoria

First Media Monarch
Author: John Plunkett,Lecturer in Victorian Literature and Culture School of English John Plunkett
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199253920
Category: History
Page: 256
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The nineteenth century saw the arrival of the mass media: high-volume illustrated newspapers and magazines, photography, and the telegraph which connected every part of the Empire. From the beginning, royalty was an essential subject for the media; Victoria's reign was documented in a detailnever known before: her accession and coronation, her very public marriage, her travels at home and abroad, her Jubilees, and ultimately her death and funeral. John Plunkett's book is the first to study the role of the media in Queen Victoria's reign. He argues that the development of popular print and visual media in the nineteenth century helped to reinvent the position of the monarchy in national life. He reveals how the royal family was one of theprincipal beneficiaries of the growth of cheap newspapers and illustrated periodicals and the advent of new media. He brings to light a wealth of previously unexamined material, including a detailed account of the emergence of royal journalism and the role of functionaries like the Court Newsman,and shows how photographs of Victoria were routinely retouched and manipulated in the latter decades of the century.

Victoria

und andere Erzählungen mit Holzschnitten des Verfassers
Author: Ernst von Dombrowski
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 167
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Encyclopedia of Hair

A Cultural History
Author: Victoria Sherrow
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313331459
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 455
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Describes the cultural, historical, and scientific aspects of hairdressing and hairstyling throughout history.

Iconography of Power

Soviet Political Posters under Lenin and Stalin
Author: Victoria E. Bonnell
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520924062
Category: History
Page: 385
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Masters at visual propaganda, the Bolsheviks produced thousands of vivid and compelling posters after they seized power in October 1917. Intended for a semi-literate population that was accustomed to the rich visual legacy of the Russian autocracy and the Orthodox Church, political posters came to occupy a central place in the regime's effort to imprint itself on the hearts and minds of the people and to remold them into the new Soviet women and men. In this first sociological study of Soviet political posters, Victoria Bonnell analyzes the shifts that took place in the images, messages, styles, and functions of political art from 1917 to 1953. Everyone who lived in Russia after the October revolution had some familiarity with stock images of the male worker, the great communist leaders, the collective farm woman, the capitalist, and others. These were the new icons' standardized images that depicted Bolshevik heroes and their adversaries in accordance with a fixed pattern. Like other "invented traditions" of the modern age, iconographic images in propaganda art were relentlessly repeated, bringing together Bolshevik ideology and traditional mythologies of pre-Revolutionary Russia. Symbols and emblems featured in Soviet posters of the Civil War and the 1920s gave visual meaning to the Bolshevik worldview dominated by the concept of class. Beginning in the 1930s, visual propaganda became more prescriptive, providing models for the appearance, demeanor, and conduct of the new social types, both positive and negative. Political art also conveyed important messages about the sacred center of the regime which evolved during the 1930s from the celebration of the heroic proletariat to the deification of Stalin. Treating propaganda images as part of a particular visual language, Bonnell shows how people "read" them—relying on their habits of seeing and interpreting folk, religious, commercial, and political art (both before and after 1917) as well as the fine art traditions of Russia and the West. Drawing on monumental sculpture and holiday displays as well as posters, the study traces the way Soviet propaganda art shaped the mentality of the Russian people (the legacy is present even today) and was itself shaped by popular attitudes and assumptions. Iconography of Power includes posters dating from the final decades of the old regime to the death of Stalin, located by the author in Russian, American, and English libraries and archives. One hundred exceptionally striking posters are reproduced in the book, many of them never before published. Bonnell places these posters in a historical context and provides a provocative account of the evolution of the visual discourse on power in Soviet Russia.

Propaganda and Persuasion


Author: Garth Jowett,Victoria O'Donnell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412908986
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 422
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Propaganda and Persuasion, Fourth Edition is the only book of its kind to cover a comprehensive history of propaganda and offer insightful definitions and methods to analyze it. Building on the excellence of the three previous editions, the Fourth Edition has been revised, updated, and expanded. Authors Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O'Donnell provide a remarkable and cogent understanding of persuasion and propaganda, including rhetorical background, cultural studies, and collective memory.

Victoria

A History in Photographs
Author: Peter Grant
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 1926613333
Category: History
Page: 111
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James Douglas described Victoria as a perfect Eden when the Hudson's Bay Company first set up its trade depot in what was then Fort Victoria. A few years later, more than 30,000 miners arrived, hoping to find their own Eden in a rich gold strike that set the stage for the tiny settlement's growth into the vibrant city that Victoria has become. Using more than 140 archival photographs and an informative, easy-to-read text, Victoria: A History in Photographs tells the city's story in compelling visual fashion, making this a keepsake for visitors and residents alike.

Euripides and the Politics of Form


Author: Victoria Wohl
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400866405
Category: History
Page: 224
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How can we make sense of the innovative structure of Euripidean drama? And what political role did tragedy play in the democracy of classical Athens? These questions are usually considered to be mutually exclusive, but this book shows that they can only be properly answered together. Providing a new approach to the aesthetics and politics of Greek tragedy, Victoria Wohl argues that the poetic form of Euripides' drama constitutes a mode of political thought. Through readings of select plays, she explores the politics of Euripides' radical aesthetics, showing how formal innovation generates political passions with real-world consequences. Euripides' plays have long perplexed readers. With their disjointed plots, comic touches, and frequent happy endings, they seem to stretch the boundaries of tragedy. But the plays' formal traits—from their exorbitantly beautiful lyrics to their arousal and resolution of suspense—shape the audience's political sensibilities and ideological attachments. Engendering civic passions, the plays enact as well as express political ideas. Wohl draws out the political implications of Euripidean aesthetics by exploring such topics as narrative and ideological desire, the politics of pathos, realism and its utopian possibilities, the logic of political allegory, and tragedy's relation to its historical moment. Breaking through the impasse between formalist and historicist interpretations of Greek tragedy, Euripides and the Politics of Form demonstrates that aesthetic structure and political meaning are mutually implicated—and that to read the plays poetically is necessarily to read them politically.

Buried Secrets

Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala
Author: Victoria Sanford
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403960238
Category: History
Page: 313
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An expos of Guatemala's genocidal campaign against the Maya in the late 1970s and mid-1980s documents the massacres and displacements that took place as well as the experiences of Maya survivors seeking justice and healing.

Feminisms Matter

Debates, Theories, Activism
Author: Victoria L. Bromley
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442605006
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Feminisms Matter confronts the major reasons people offer for not being feminists by breaking apart stereotypes of feminists, unraveling myths about women's history, and challenging assumptions about feminists and feminisms.

Victoria

Flower Style : Arrangements for Every Occasion
Author: Diane Wagner
Publisher: Hearst Books
ISBN: 1588166317
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Whether it’s a simple bouquet in the kitchen or a vase with a single rose on the bedside table, flowers always add warmth and color to any home. Bursting with vivid photos and charming hand-drawn illustrations by author Diane Wagner, this newest Victoria volume ushers readers into the wonderful world of flowers. Arranged by season, from the new blooms of spring to winter blossoms, it takes the mystery out of flower selection and arranging. An introduction covers hardy, delicate, garden, and other florals and foliage, as well as palettes and basics like bows and wiring. More than 30 projects provide challenges at all skill levels: there are even wedding arrangements for the most experienced! Make a fall-themed door swag and topiary; fill a country jug with summer roses; and create a festive Christmas tabletop centerpiece. Bouquets, boutonnieres, mini flowerpots, pomanders, and wreaths will entice would-be arrangers all year round!

Victoria

Der Sieg unserer h. Kirchen
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Auf den Spuren von Kronprinzessin Victoria - Kaiserin Friedrich (1840-1901)


Author: Rudolf G. Scharmann,Petra Reichelt,Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg,Verein Berliner Künstlerinnen 1867,Schloss Babelsberg (Potsdam, Germany)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 80
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Becoming Victoria


Author: Lynne Vallone
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300089509
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Part biography, part historical and cultural study, this richly illustrated volume uncovers in fascinating detail the childhood that Princess Victoria actually lived. Vallone shows readers a new Victoria--a lively and passionate girl very different from the iconic, dour widow of the queen's later life. 50 illustrations, 15 in color.