Peacock Vine

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Author: A. S. Byatt
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101947489
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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From the winner of the Booker Prize: A ravishing book that opens a window into the lives, designs, and passions of Mariano Fortuny and William Morris, two remarkable artists who themselves are passions of the writer A. S. Byatt. Born a generation apart in the mid-1800s, Fortuny and Morris were seeming opposites: Fortuny a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; Morris a member of the British bourgeoisie, enthralled by Nordic myths. Through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art that is as striking today as when it was first conceived. In this elegant meditation, Byatt traces their genius right to the source. Fortuny’s Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces imbued with the rich hues of Asia. In his attic workshop, Fortuny created intricate designs from glowing silks and velvets; in the palazzo he found “happiness in a glittering cavern” alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the famous “Delphos” dress—a flowing, pleated gown that evoked the era of classical Greece. Morris’s Red House outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it likewise represented a coming together of life and art. But it was a “sweet simple old place” called Kelmscott Manor in the countryside that he loved best—even when it became the setting for his wife’s love affair with the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Generously illustrated with the artists’ beautiful designs—pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine—among other aspects of their worlds, this marvel-filled book brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris to vivid life.


The Jurist

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Category : Law
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Memoirs Of The American Academy In Rome

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Melville And Co S Directory Of Northamptonshire

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Category : Advertising
Languages : en
Pages : 302
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Landscape Architecture

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Category : Landscape architecture
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Post Office Directory Of Lincolnshire With Map Engraved Expressly For The Work And Corrected To The Time Of Publication

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Boyd S Cumberland County Directory

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A History Of Hostelries In Northamptonshire

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Author: Peter Hill
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445626349
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Category : Photography
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A unique and charming look at the history of Northampton's pubs and how they have changed over the years.


Salt Lick Vol I

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Author: Dr. Robert A. Brock
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465320001
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Category : Fiction
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SALT LICK, Vol. I, Celebrate Life, by Dr. Robert A. (Sunny) Brock, was written to four teenage grandsons, teaching moral chastity and ethical respect and responsibility toward the opposite sex. Also, written to teach Christian virtues in a Mark Twain style, life-situation novel. Volume One of this 1835 Historical Christian Romantic Comedy involves eight ORILEY cousins on a whimsical-lark. The cousin clan help protagonists ALI ORILEY and THOMAS ORILEY celebrate life as the cousins accompany Ali in her quest to visit all five of her paternal uncles families. All these first-cousins have never met each other nor their O'Riley kin. The misadventure begins with Alis mothers conniving plan to marry Ali off to the mothers nephew, who will soon graduate West Point, looking for wedding bells on Christmas visit. Ali, a blithe, headstrong, Irish princess, balks at the proposition of being married at age twenty. With the aid of her wanderlust father, Ali covertly plans visiting each of his brothers families prior to nuptials. The object of using many personalities among the Irish cousin-clan is to present every personality, and combination-personality, on the DISC Personality Scale. This Pandora's box of kinfolk shows how each reacts differently in every situation. Each must interact with his peers, both positively and negatively and learn to tolerate and accept one another at face value. Each must contribute both leadership and servant qualities to the solution of life problems in his own unique way. First on Alis list, is the family of UNCLE WES ORILEY, married to the cosmopolitan daughterof a French ambassador. TRUDY ORILEY, raised among highbrow European culture, had brought unique order to the pastoral community of Glasgow, Kentucky. This family is both a little-bit country-bumpkin and a little-bit cultured, making for a comical balance of magical homelife. Since her own childhood had been puritanical and stoic law and order, Ali falls in love with Uncle Wes laid-back family. Prior to leaving on the next leg of her journey, showing off her French cooking skills, learned the prior summer at Columbia University cooking school, Ali feeds the family breakfast. A twisted accident causes her to feed them the famous Flathead Biscuits from Hades, which sets the pace for strange-enough-to-be-true comedy the rest of the book. For protection and assistance, Wess oldest son, THOMAS ORILEY, is appointed to accompany Ali on the rest of her adventure. These two opposite personalities are least likely to strike up a lasting relationship. However, they must learn to compliment each other in order to make the adventure a rewarding experience. On the trail to Louisiana, Davy Crockett crosses their path. Prospects of the 1835 massacre at the Alamo are presented. Uncle RUFUS ORILEYs family habitat in the Gulf Coast swamps of Low Down, Louisiana, introduces snakes, alligators and the plight of the American Indian during Andrew Jacksons presidency. Rufus second oldest son, ELIJAH, and Thomas go through the rites-of-passage together, slaying the swamp-dragon. Rufus older daughter, MAID MARION, and Ali pass through the rites-of-passage, performing one of the oldest female rites known to mankind. Serious life-situations and decisions are presented and dealt with as Rufus oldest son, ZAK, saves Thomas and Elijah from the Caddo Indians. Several sequences clearly illustrate the Christian message as clan members make decisions to rescue each other. Uncle Rufus, preacher, trapper, intellectual, is invited to preach about Satan at snake-handler cult rituals, presenting swamp dwellers culture. A cruel practical joke and comical mix-up sets the stage for Thomas and Elijah to get deserved vengence against WINSTON CHANLIN. A strange turn