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A Shadow On The Glass

Author : Ian Irvine
ISBN : 9781405513838
Genre : Fiction
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Once there were three worlds, each with their own people. Then, fleeing out of the void, on the edge of extinction, came the Charon. And the balance changed for ever. With A SHADOW ON THE GLASS, Book One of A View from the Mirror, a major new fantasy epic begins. Karan, a sensitive with a troubled past, is forced to steal an ancient relic in payment for a debt. But she is not told that the relic is, in fact, the Mirror of Aachan, a twisted, deceitful thing that remembers everything it has seen. Llian, meanwhile, a brilliant chronicler, is expelled from his college for uncovering a perilous mystery.Thrown together by fate, Karan and Llian are hunted across a world at war, for the Mirror contains a secret of incredible power. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
Category: Fiction

Doctor Who The Shadow In The Glass

Author : Justin Richards
ISBN : 9781473530126
Genre : Fiction
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When a squadron of RAF Hurricanes shoots down an unidentified aircraft over Turelhampton, the village is immediately evacuated. But why is the village still guarded by troops in 2001? When a television documentary crew break through the cordon looking for a story, they find they've recorded more than they'd bargained for. Caught up in both a deadly conspiracy and a historical mystery, retired Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart calls upon his old friend the Doctor. Half-glimpsed demons watch from the shadows as the Doctor and the Brigadier travel back in time to discover the last, and deadliest, secret of the Second World War. An adventure set partly in the Second World War, featuring the Sixth Doctor as played by Colin Baker and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.
Category: Fiction

Cultural Reflections Of Medusa

Author : Jennifer Hedgecock
ISBN : 9780429590481
Genre : Social Science
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This project studies the patterns in which the Medusa myth shapes, constructs, and transforms new meanings of women today, correlating portrayals in ancient Greek myth, nineteenth- century Symbolist painting, and new, controversial, visions of women in contemporary art. The myth of the Medusa has long been the ultimate symbol of woman as monster. With her roots in classical mythology, Medusa has appeared time and again throughout history and culture and this book studies the patterns in which the Medusa myth shapes, constructs, and transforms new meanings of women today. Hedgecock presents an interdisciplinary and broad historical “cultural reflections” of the modern Medusa, including the work of Maria Callas, Nan Goldin, the Symbolist painters and twentieth-century poets. This timely and necessary work will be key reading for students and researchers specializing in mythology or gender studies across a variety of fields, touching on interdisciplinary research in feminist theory, art history and theory, cultural studies, and psychology.
Category: Social Science

The Glass Shadow

Author : Caleb Kelchner
ISBN : 9781620244975
Genre : Fiction
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Thomas Neals reached for the small glass of water by his bed and the liquid slid down his throat, scraping, hurting. An icy gust raced through the room, clawing at his skin. Why is the room so cold? He wondered. I thought it was a warm night. He didn't want to think anymore and clicked off the light. On board the Chrysalis, thirteen passengers are voyaging from a New York port intending to arrive in Europe for a grand tour of the most famous cities-Paris, Berlin, Rome, Venice. Lady Orlean Cavenaugh, esteemed owner of the world's largest yacht, is thrilled to have her estranged brother on board, as well as her past lover and his brother's family. Her life has been rocky-from a poisonous marriage to a cursed disease, her last hope is to repair her relationships with the few she loves, and see others benefit from her generosity. But all that sinks when Captain Thomas Neals is found dead in his cabin on the second morning of their crossing. Was it a suicide? Or a murder? And if it was a murder, will the killer strike again? Connor Alekseev, the newly hired steward, has more than a murderer to worry about. Recently, his dreams have taken him back to the memories of his painful past, a past in which he struggles to control his passions, his desires, and his belief in Christ. He thought he could run from this past, but now he's realizing he may not make if off the ship alive. Join author Caleb Kelchner in his first novel as he takes you into the vast sea, exploring the struggles of uncertain faith and discovering the undoing of US through this multilayered novel. The Glass Shadow is surely to be an unforgettable addition to American literature.
Category: Fiction

Shadows On Glass

Author : Patricia Janis Broder
ISBN : 0847676315
Genre : Social Science
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For over 25 years, from 1878 until his death in 1903, Ben Wittick photographed the Indian world of the Southwest. Shadows on glass brings together for the first time over 200 of his images, capturing a time of cultural confusion and change.
Category: Social Science

The Use Of Glass In Buildings

Author : Valerie L. Block
ISBN : 0803134584
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This proceedings volume from the American Society for Testing and Materials contains 16 papers by industry professionals on the use of glass in buildings with an emphasis on glass design. Editor Block discusses codes and standards affecting glass in buildings in the U.S. and abroad. Other topics inc
Category: Technology & Engineering

Glass Cuts The Shadow

Author : Danny Lee Ingram
ISBN : 9781411648135
Genre : Poetry
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Danny Lee Ingram....From the author of Pennies on the Tracks (short story collection including Pushcart Nominee "Winesaps"), images prevail in this book of poems, which stimulates the senses and ranges from haiku to blank verse to free verse on the cutting edge. Break-ups, reality checks, and tongue-in-cheek humor all present sharp edges that pierce the skin and leave their marks. ( www.DannyLeeIngram.com )
Category: Poetry

Shadow Of The Sun

Author : Laura Kreitzer
ISBN : 9781450206891
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Gabriella's past is a mystery, but that never stopped her from achieving her goals. As a supernatural specialist, and far more intelligent than anyone her age, she has always been ignored by her peers. Because of the isolation she has always felt, she put her life and soul into her job. Being a supernatural specialist hasn't given her the divine intervention she always longed for, until one day a shipment arrives from Italy containing three dead bodies with an uncanny ability to regenerate. Gabriella is frightened and intrigued, but not as scared as she becomes when a dark creature attacks her. As the bodies come back to life, the plot takes an unexpected twist that you won't see coming. The supernatural world only begins to unfold before her as angels appear, her dreams start to haunt her, and the very past she has forgotten comes back with startling clarity. Romance blooms, escape plans are made, an assassin is out to kill her, and death is only around the corner. But what is more terrifying than all of it is the fact she is the chosen one, the Illuminator, the one who will save them all.

The Ultimate Oil Painting Solution For Landscape Art Portraiture And Still Life

Author : Rachel Shirley
ISBN : 9781492742289
Genre : Art
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A bulky, comprehensive book on oil painting various subject matter. Ever had trouble drawing ellipses, mixing skin colours or painting skies? This bumper oil painting book tackles 78 such painting ‘peeves’ with suggested solutions. The Ultimate Oil Painting Solution comprise three full-length art books: Why do my Clouds Look Like Cotton Wool? a problem-solver for landscape painting; Why do my Skin Tones Look Lifeless? a problem-solver for portrait painting, and Why do my Ellipses Look Like Doughnuts? a problem-solver for still life painting. Each book can be purchased singly if interested in just one subject area. However, purchasing the three in this bundle book will work out a little cheaper than buying the three books individually. Each book comprises 26 common ‘peeves’ (in the form of chapters) associated with the oil painting area concerned, and therefore you will find 78 such peeves and suggested solutions collectively within. The book has 73,000 words, 78 chapters and around 400 images. Each book also possesses a step by step painting demonstration associated with the subject area. These are Castlerigg Stone Circle (for landscape art); David’s Oath of the Horatii (for portraiture) and painting strawberries (for still life). The ‘peeves’ selected represent common problem areas that students have experienced in my art classes. Such peeves include the rendering of foreshortenings, darkening skin colours, suggesting ripples in water, painting clouds, mixing greens, suggesting soft hair, painting noses, reflections in eyes, moisture on fruit, portrait photography, measuring tones, darkening snow colours and a myriad of other peeves. As each book are in themselves separate entities, where applicable, similar information is presented in context of landscape art, portraiture and still life painting, although the information is presented differently. Examples of this are the art materials needed for painting and the nature of pigments. However, such occurrences are mostly confined to the introductory chapters of each book and occur seldom elsewhere. Key chapters in this book cover the colour theory, perspectives, drawing ellipses, the golden section, tonal values, underglazing, art techniques, the nature of pigments, essential art materials, monochromatic painting, composing an arrangement, negative shapes, painting en plein air, drawing foreshortenings, creating mood, making a viewfinder, colour temperatures, drawing methods, the rules of reflections, painting on a budget, types of gessoes, skin colours and much, much more. The aim of this book is to find a ‘cure’ for a given issue and enable the developing artist to improve in the future. Most of all, to encourage creativity and growing confidence. Dimensions of print book: 10x8in and 234 pages.
Category: Art