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Faded Glamour

Author : Rebecca Kain
ISBN : 0473250470
Genre : Heirlooms
File Size : 52.43 MB
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It is an inspirational, high-end, beautifully photographed and designed book, and is unlike other New Zealand-produced coffee table books in that it deals with a style and a way of living from a perspective of unabashed nostalgia, reflecting Rebecca's view that nostalgia is a force for good in our lives. It's therefore both personal to Rebecca and perhaps timely for the rest of us! Faded Glamour was born of a journey. It was a journey that took Rebecca Kain, co-founder of the highly successful New Zealand chain of homeware and gift boutiques Redcurrent, back in time to the lives of her grandmothers, their homes and their way of living. Along the way she recorded what she saw, what she found and how she felt. And en route, Rebecca came to appreciate something that inspired her to write this book. She discovered that nostalgia, so often dismissed as misty-eyed sentimentalism, can be a powerfully positive force. That it need not be solely about memories, but can be a defining way of life {u2013} here and now. This book is named for the phrase Rebecca came to use to describe this way of living. Faded Glamour is as much a style and a way of thinking as it is a book. It is built on a belief that the best things get better with time, developing a patina that comes with human use and love. It is the antidote to the contemporary tendency to {u2018}contrive{u2019} or purchase a look. It lives in homes where little is discarded because value and beauty are seen to grow with age. Through its timelessness, Faded Glamour is thus about the future as much as the past. It is a way of life from which the modern world has much to gain. It is hoped that Faded Glamour will give people the confidence to express themselves free of the chains of fashion: to enjoy a lifetime of layering the things they value, they love and which forms their story.
Category: Heirlooms

Faded Glamour

Author : Pearl Lowe
ISBN : 1782497919
Genre : Design
File Size : 50.57 MB
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“To me, an object that was once the height of elegance but is now a bit battered has far more allure than something brand new.” Pearl Lowe in The Daily Telegraph Take a tour through Pearl Lowe’s beautiful Somerset home, decorated in her trademark mix of romantic and rock ’n’ roll, and get a glimpse into her friends’ unique houses. Pearl has a passion for vintage finds with character, whether that’s a forest-green velvet sofa, or a tarnished but still lovely crystal chandelier, and she utilizes these pieces to create charming and cool interiors. There is a pink and bronze bathroom that has delightful zig-zag tiles and a freestanding bathtub, a bedroom with a plush silk bed frame and hand-printed wallpaper, and a kitchen that perfectly blends antique dressers and luxurious white marble. Pearl also shares her tips and tricks to creating perfectly lived-in, decadent interiors, including making her own lace curtains, and how to find treasures in flea-markets.
Category: Design

A Dangerous Glamour

Author : Marc Olden
ISBN : 9789049984090
Genre : Fiction
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When a dispute between modeling agencies turns to all-out war, beautiful people get ugly Annie Laurie’s modeling career has been dead since the day she turned thirty, but she is not through with that life. Now an agent, she plans to dominate the business as completely as she once did the nation’s billboards. Only one person stands in her way: her ex-husband Byron Terry, super-agent. Lucky for Annie, he taught her how to play dirty. She uses every trick she knows to steal models from Terry’s stable, making his girls more successful than he could ever dream. But when both set their sights on signing premier supermodel Karen Dial, Terry calls in the mob for help. From here out, scorched earth is in vogue. The model wars have come to New York, and the jet set is about to witness the most stylish bloodbath in history.
Category: Fiction

A Cultural History Of Rio De Janeiro After 1889

Author : Tom Winterbottom
ISBN : 9783319312019
Genre : History
File Size : 84.15 MB
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This book studies architecture and literature of Rio de Janeiro, the “Marvellous City,” from the revolution of 1889 to the Olympics of 2016, taking the reader on a journey through the history of the city. This study offers a wide-ranging and thought-provoking insight that moves from ruins to Modernism, from the past to the future, from futebol to fiction, and from beach to favela, to uncover the surprising feature—decadence—at the heart of this unique and seemingly timeless urban world. An innovative and in-depth study of buildings, books, and characters in the city’s modern history, this fundamental new work sets the reader in the glorious world of Rio de Janeiro.
Category: History

Homosexuality On The Small Screen

Author : Sebastian Buckle
ISBN : 9781786734815
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 68.54 MB
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Television provides a unique account of the development of a homosexual identity across the western world, emerging as it did when ideas around sex and sexuality were themselves only just beginning to be publicly discussed. From the very earliest surviving drama featuring homosexuality in 1959, Homosexuality on the Small Screen explores each decade's programming in turn, looking at homosexual themes, storylines, and characters, situating them historically, and relating them to the broader events in British history. By doing so it examines the interactions between the medium and the reality of gay lives, showing how television mirrored the changes taking place in British society. For those with a homosexual - or emerging homosexual - sexual orientation, they were seminal in early personal and social development. For heterosexual viewers, these images were equally important in exploring a sexual other which otherwise remained hidden from them. They included positive storylines which helped improve public ideas about homosexuality, but also stereotypical images which propagated negative attitudes in the public consciousness. Homosexuality on the Small Screen charts this fascinating journey and television's role in the construction of a gay identity.
Category: Social Science

The Mona Lisa Sacrifice

Author : Peter Roman
ISBN : 9781771481465
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 57.38 MB
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“Pushes urban fantasy noir to its logical extreme by casting the resurrected body of Christ—now called Cross—as an angel-slaying, wise-cracking antihero.” —Publishers Weekly For thousands of years, Cross has wandered the earth, a mortal soul trapped in the undying body left behind by Christ. He’s been a thief, a con man, a soldier, and a drunkard. He’s fought as a slave in the Colosseum and as a knight at King Arthur’s side. But now he must play the part of reluctant hero, as an angel comes to him for help finding the Mona Lisa—the real Mona Lisa that inspired the painting. Cross’s quest takes him into a secret world within our own, populated by characters just as strange and wondrous as he is. Haunted by memories of Penelope—the only woman he truly loved—he wants to avenge her death at the hands of his ancient enemy, Judas, a forgotten god from an ancient time. The angel promises to deliver Judas to Cross, but nothing is ever what it seems when Judas is involved, and when a group of renegade angels looking for a new holy war show up, things truly go to hell. “A deliriously unhinged roller coaster of a novel, blending fantasy, history, horror and humour with the aplomb of an overfull blender, but all of it smarter than it, truly, has any right—or need—to be.” —National Post “Sweeps you up with its gallows humour, whether you’re revelling in the pleasures of two-fisted, angel-punching action or the cleverly rendered language.” —Quill & Quire “Takes urban fantasy to a different level with this tale of conspiracy and confession.” —Library Journal
Category: Fiction

The Rough Guide To Los Angeles

Author : Jeff Dickey
ISBN : 1843535157
Genre : Travel
File Size : 54.88 MB
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Totally redesigned to mark their twentieth anniversary, these acclaimed travel guides feature a dramatic full-color section at the front, new design elements to make them easier to use, up-to-date information on restaurants and accommodations, meticulously detailed maps, transportation tips, and discussions on geography, natural wonders, landmarks, itineraries, cultural facts, and other valuable tips for travelers.
Category: Travel

Writing A Television Play

Author : Michelle Cousin
ISBN : UCSC:32106008566413
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 73.50 MB
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author :
ISBN : OSU:32435064248263
Genre : Business
File Size : 33.12 MB
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Category: Business

House Garden

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924063054351
Genre : Interior decoration
File Size : 85.9 MB
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Category: Interior decoration

The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
ISBN : NWU:35556030892046
Genre : Literature
File Size : 56.71 MB
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Category: Literature

Spa Management

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924110482324
Genre : Health resorts
File Size : 61.78 MB
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Category: Health resorts


Author :
ISBN : UVA:X001758033
Genre : American literature
File Size : 39.8 MB
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Category: American literature

On Writing Well

Author : William Knowlton Zinsser
ISBN : 0060147989
Genre : English language
File Size : 38.56 MB
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Category: English language

The Traveling Marathoner

Author : Elise Allen
ISBN : PSU:000060646910
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 88.51 MB
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A unique travel guide for those competing in major U.S. marathons and their cheering sections covers every aspect of planning for a trip, with information on hotels close to the starting lines, places to eat, the best viewing spots, local landmarks and sightseeing opportunities, and more for the races in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and others. Original.
Category: Sports & Recreation


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007062479
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Jack Pierson

Author : Richard Marshall
ISBN : UOM:39015067666282
Genre : Photography
File Size : 44.57 MB
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"A survey of the work created by Jack Pierson over the past twenty years reveals a diverse and unique aesthetic expression in an array of moods, materials, and meanings. Drawn to stardrom, melodrama, loneliness, and emotional narrative as subjects for his art, Pierson infuses his work with literal and visual references to lost love, sexual longing, faded glamour, fleeting moments, and melancholic and sentimental musings. His work gravitates toward personal expressions of self and psychological states of being..."--P. 7.
Category: Photography