The Art Lover s Almanac

Author: Helen D. Hume
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787967147
Format: PDF
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If you are an art lover— novice or connoisseur— The Art Lover's Almanac is your easy-to-use guide to the world of art history, famous paintings, art terminology, folk art, great museums, art collecting, and more. You'll want to keep the Almanac handy to browse in your spare moments, to use as a comprehensive reference book, to look up interesting facts, and to enhance your appreciation of the world of art. The Art Lover's Almanac is divided into eleven chapters that include lists of information, suggestions, little-known facts, definitions, illustrations, and quotations. ABOUT ART offers information about Fakes and Forgeries . . . Great Art Thefts . . . Auction Knowledge . . . 25 Great Art Magazines ART HISTORY AND APPRECIATION includes topics such as Art and Culture 35,000 B.C. to Present . . . The Aesthetics of Art . . . Well-Known Women Artists . . . Contemporary Paintings ART FROM MANY CULTURES presents a wide range of information including Greek Historical Periods . . . 50 Major African-American Artists . . . Crafts Created Throughout Mexico . . . Islamic Art NA?VE, FOLK, AND OUTSIDER ART contains facts about Universal Folk Art and Crafts . . . Famous Folk Art Environments . . . Major Arts and Crafts Festivals . . . National Heritage Fellows of America APPLIED DESIGN AND FINE CRAFTS includes a broad range of topics such as 100 Design Icons of the Twentieth Century . . . Museums Emphasizing Glass Collections . . .Textile and Fiber Arts . . . Master Craftspersons of the Twentieth Century MUSEUMS TO VISIT AROUND THE WORLD presents suggestions and information about How to Visit a Museum . . . Historic American Homes Open as Museums . . . American Museum Towns . . . Major Museums of the World PRINTS AND DRAWINGS includes a wealth of information on Looking at Prints . . . Drawing Terms . . . Artists Noted for Their Drawings . . . Collecting Prints PAINTINGS AND PAINTERS features Terms Used in Decorative Painting Techniques . . . Great Themes in Painting . . . Old Masters . . . Timeline: Discoveries in Pigment SCULPTURE provides facts about Famous Sculptures . . . Earthworks, Past and Present . . . Looking at Sculpture . . . Public Art100 Sculptures ARCHITECTURE includes information on Frank Lloyd Wright Places You Can Visit . . . Great Places of Worship . . . Spaces for Living . . . American Covered Bridges PHOTOGRAPHY contains facts about What Makes a Photo a Masterpiece? . . . Types of Photography . . . 75 Master Photographers . . . Digital Artists

A Nature Lover s Almanac

Author: Diane Olson
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423622251
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Did you know that: We all have follicle mites living on our faces? In India, the humble pigeon is a symbol of lust? Jumping spiders sometimes watch TV with you? Healthy garden soil has the same characteristics as a good chocolate cake? The North Pole rarely points north? The caterpillar of the silver-spotted skipper blasts its frass (poop) five feet outside its nest? Fascinating but little-known facts of nature will connect you with the rhythms of the universe and enlighten you every day of the year. Also included are good tips for gardeners as well as a rundown of what constellations you can see in the night sky each month.

Seafood Lover s Almanac

Author: Mercédès Lee
Publisher: Audubons Living Oceans Program
ISBN: 9780967697604
Format: PDF, ePub
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For the various species, includes information on how they are caught, whether they are endangered, and where they live. Also included are recipes, nutritional information and food safety.

Nemo s Almanac

Author: Ian Patterson
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782834036
Format: PDF, ePub
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Which bestselling novelist wrote about a tumble at the seaside? Do you know the poet who penned lines in praise of frogs? And who had strong opinions on April? A well-kept secret of the literary world for over a hundred years, the fiendishly addictive Nemo's Almanac quiz is now available in book form for the first time. Each chapter will put your knowledge to the test as you search for the origins of quotes on subjects from breakfast to bonfires, and from sunshine to snow. Featuring the work of everyone from Aldous Huxley to Zadie Smith, Nemo's Almanac is a quirky gem of a quiz, which will tantalise, entertain and enlighten whether enjoyed alone or with friends. And if that tip-of-your-tongue feeling doesn't transform into a solution, the answers in the back will send you on fresh journeys of literary discovery. Includes a short history of the quiz from former Nemo's Almanac editor Alan Hollinghurst.

The Live Art Almanac

Author: Lois Keidan
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849438447
Format: PDF
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The Live Art Almanac Volume 3 is a collection of ‘found’ writings about and around Live Art that were originally published, shared, sent, spread and read between January 2010 and December 2011. Selected from an open call for submissions and produced with a network of international partners, Volume 3 reflects the dynamic, international contexts in which Live Art and radical performance-based practices are taking place and the many ways they are being written about. Volume 3 features more traditional forms of writing such as newspaper reviews, journal articles, catalogue essays and lecture texts as well as new platforms for critical discourses like blogs, tweets and other emergent online media, to reflect the huge diversity of work and the seismic shifts that have happened in Live Art over the last few years, particularly the unprecedented institutional embrace of performance and the rise and rise of activist practices. The publication is grouped into seven loosely themed sections: Performance and the Institution; The Presence of Performance in Pop Culture and New Media; Performance, Activism and Public Protest; Taste, Trash and Outrageousness; On Stage/Off Stage: Performance and the Theatrical; Festivals, Scenes and Strategies: From the Local to the Global; and obituaries, lectures and miscellaneous writings. The Live Art Almanac Volume 3 is published by Live Art Development Agency and Oberon Books, and was developed in partnership with Live Art UK, Performance Space 122 (New York, USA), Performance Space (Sydney, Australia), La Pocha Nostra (San Francisco, USA), and Maska (Ljubljana, Slovenia), with additional support from Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong), ArteEast (New York/Middle East) and Ashkal Alwan (Beirut).

Glasgow Almanac

Author: Stephen Terry
Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing
ISBN: 190647625X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The contents of this Ebook first appeared in the Glasgow Evening Times over the course of the last decade as 250-word vignettes on people, places and happenings. They are therefore concise and to the point and allow easy access to the history of Glasgow. Arranged thematically The Glasgow Almanac covers the social history of the city from its earliest beginnings. The chapter headings are:ArchitectureEducationEntertainmentFood and DrinkLaw and CrimeMedicine, ReligionShipbuildingSport,TradeTransportWar and Death At over 115,000 words this is one of the most comprehensive and affordable Ebooks yet written on all aspects of the city and its people. Arranged with a full index it is be an essential companion tool for anyone requiring knowledge on the city, its people and its history.

A Lover s Almanac

Author: Maureen Howard
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101502487
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of the preeminent novelists of our time, Maureen Howard dazzles us with a love story of radiant intelligence and delicious wit. The exhilarating flights and emotional depths of Howard's storytelling balance the fates of two young lovers in New York: Artie, a bastard, perhaps "begot in the mud of Woodstock," now a boyish computer wizard; and Louise, a hot new painter out of the Midwest, seriously committed to her art. Their romance, seemingly shattered on the eve of the millennium, is played out against the tale of two old lovers lost to each other for a half century. As these two couples search through the cultural flotsam and jetsam for love and happiness, Howard spins a superb novel of ideas and transforms, as only she can, the dear Old Farmer's Almanac into a bright book of life.

Texas Almanac 2012 2013

Author: Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0876112572
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published in 1857, the Texas Almanac has a long history of chronicling the Lone Star State and its residents. The Almanac's 66th edition is printed in full color and includes hundreds of photographs from every region of the state. Color maps of the state and each of its 254 counties show relief, major and minor roads, waterways, parks, and other attractions. Each county map is accompanied by a profile outlining that county's history, physical features, recreation, population, and economy. Special features in the 66th Edition include: • An article on the birth of the Austin music scene and the influence on it by legendary musician Willie Nelson, written by Nelson biographer Joe Nick Patoski. The Austin music scene is recognized worldwide through Austin City Limits, the longest running music program on American television. • A history of the Civil War in Texas to mark the 150th year since the beginning of that conflict. Composed by Texana writer Mike Cox, the article highlights the unique aspects of the war in Texas, such as the Great Hanging at Gainesville and the Battle of Palmito Ranch. • Newly released 2010 population figures. • A complete history of voter turnout in Texas going back to 1866. • A history of professional football in Texas. • Comprehensive lists of high school football and basketball championships, Texas Olympians, and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees. The Texas Almanac 2012–2013 includes articles and data about: • history and government • population and demographics • the natural environment • sports and recreation • business and transportation • oil and minerals • agriculture • science and health • education • culture and the arts • obituaries of notable Texans • pronunciation guide to town and county names

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2016

Author: Sarah Janssen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1600572006
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2016 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2015 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • The Year in Review: The World Almanac® takes a look back at 2015 while providing all the information you'll need in 2016. • 2015—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held their attention in 2015. • 2015—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the first College Football Playoff, the Women's World Cup, 2015 World Series, and much more. • 2015—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2015, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2015—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2015, from news and sports to pop culture. • U.S. Immigration: A Statistical Feature: The World Almanac® covers the historical background, statistics, and legal issues surrounding immigration, giving factual context to one of the hot-button topics of the upcoming election cycle. • World Almanac® Editors' Picks: Most Memorable Super Bowls: On the eve of Super Bowl 50, the editors of The World Almanac® choose the most memorable "big games." • New Employment Statistics: Five years after the peak of the great recession, The World Almanac® takes a look at current and historic data on employment and unemployment, industries generating job growth, and the training and educational paths that lead to careers. • 2016 Election Guide: With a historic number of contenders for the presidential nominations, The World Almanac® provides information that every primary- and general-election voter will need to make an informed decision in 2016, including information on state primaries, campaign fundraising, and the issues voters care about most in 2016. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • and much more.