Peacock And Vine

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Author: A S Byatt
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473524938
Size: 67.42 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art, as vibrant today as when it was first conceived. Acclaimed writer A.S. Byatt traces their genius right to the source. The Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces leading to a workshop where Fortuny created his designs for pleated silks and shining velvets. Here he worked alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the ‘Delphos’ dress – a flowing gown evoking classical Greece. Morris’s Red House, outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it also represented a coming together of life and art. But it was Kelmscott Manor in the English countryside that he loved best – even when it became the setting for his wife’s love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Generously illustrated with the artists’ beautiful designs – pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine – A.S. Byatt brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris dazzlingly to life.


Studia Patristica

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Size: 43.66 MB
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Category : Christian literature, Early
Languages : de
Pages :
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Papers presented to the International Conference on Patristic Studies. 2d- 1955-


Der Islam Und Der Bilderstreit In Jordanien Und Pal Stina

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Author: Adnan Shiyyab
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Size: 28.40 MB
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Category : Art
Languages : de
Pages : 269
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Proceedings Of The Xi International Congress Of Egyptologists Florence Italy 23 30 August 2015

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Author: Gloria Rosati
Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784916013
Size: 69.75 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 754
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Presents proceedings from the eleventh International Congress of Egyptologists which took place at the Florence Egyptian Museum (Museo Egizio Firenze), Italy from 23- 30 August 2015.


Comic Faith

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Author: Robert M. Polhemus
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226673202
Size: 38.36 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 398
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Polhemus argues that the great tradition in British fiction is the comic tradition, comparing the comic impulse to the religious impulse and discussing the problems involved in critical abstraction


Annual Report Of The State Inspector Of Coal Mines Of Wyoming

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Author: Wyoming. Inspector of Coal Mines
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Sessional Papers

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Author: Ontario. Legislative Assembly
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Kovels Antiques And Collectibles Price List 1993

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Author: Ralph M. Kovel
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780517591093
Size: 34.10 MB
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Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Languages : en
Pages : 874
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In addition to providing up-to-date prices for virtually every category of antique and collectible, this anniversary edition of the popular guide includes helpful hints on collecting, identifying, preserving, and restoring antiques. Original. 100,000 first printing.