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The Collector Of Lives Giorgio Vasari And The Invention Of Art

Author : Noah Charney
ISBN : 9780393248395
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Readers curious about the making of Renaissance art, its cast of characters and political intrigue, will find much to relish in these pages.” —Wall Street Journal Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574) was a man of many talents—a sculptor, painter, architect, writer, and scholar—but he is best known for Lives of the Artists, which singlehandedly established the canon of Italian Renaissance art. Before Vasari’s extraordinary book, art was considered a technical skill, and artists were mere decorators and craftsmen. It was through Vasari’s visionary writings that Raphael, Leonardo, and Michelangelo came to be regarded as great masters of life as well as art, their creative genius celebrated as a divine gift. Lauded by Sarah Bakewell as “insightful, gripping, and thoroughly enjoyable,” The Collector of Lives reveals how one Renaissance scholar completely redefined how we look at art.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

El Rey Leon

Author : Walt Disney Company
ISBN : OCLC:62590464
Genre : Africa
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The Collector Of Treasures

Author : Bessie Head
ISBN : 0435909819
Genre : Fiction
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Botswana village tales about subjects such as the breakdown of family life and the position of women in this society.
Category: Fiction

The Collector Of Names

Author : Patrick Hicks
ISBN : 9781936182626
Genre : Fiction
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In his debut short story collection, poet and novelist Patrick Hicks reminds us of one such constant in all our lives—death. In these stories, most of which are set firmly in the heart of the country, the characters, all solid, well-meaning, hardworking people, are beset by tragedies both large and small, natural and unnatural. In the opening piece, "57 Gatwick," which won the 2012 Glimmer Train Emerging Writer Fiction award, a terrorist bombing of a commercial airliner over the city of Duluth, Minnesota gives the town coroner a new task beyond the collection and identification of victims' bodies, thus restoring hope to a shattered community. In "Burn Unit," a lone, misanthropic woman who rescues stray and abused animals, in turn rescues her horribly burned niece from a neglectful family and a life of despair. An unpopular teenage girl discovers a hidden talent in the wake of a devastating storm in "Picasso and the Tornado." In the "The Lazarus Bomb," the crew of a B-17 bomber crew flying missions over Germany in WWII is suddenly imbued with the ability to give life rather than rain death. With gentle humor and deft, lyrical prose, this collection demonstrates that, despite these tragedies, unlooked-for miracles do occur.
Category: Fiction

The Collector Of Dying Breaths

Author : M. J. Rose
ISBN : 9781451621549
Genre : Fiction
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"From one of America's most imaginative storytellers comes a passionate tale of love and treachery, spanning the days of Catherine de Medici's court to the twenty-first century and starring a woman drawn back, time and again, to the past. In 1533, an Italian orphan with an uncanny knack for creating fragrance is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici's perfumer. To repay his debt, over the years Rene; le Florentine is occasionally called upon to put his vast knowledge to a darker purpose: the creation of deadly poisons used to dispatch the Queen's rivals. But it's Rene;'s other passion--a desire to reanimate a human breath, to bring back the lives of the two people whose deaths have devastated him--that incites a dangerous treasure hunt five centuries later. That's when Jac L'Etoile--suffering from a heartache of her own--becomes obsessed with the possibility of unlocking Rene's secret to immortality. Soon Jac's search reconnects her with Griffin North, a man she's loved her entire life. Together they confront an eccentric heiress whose art collection rivals many museums and who is determined to keep her treasures close at hand, not just in this life but in her next. Set in the forest of Fontainebleau, crisscrossing the lines between the past and the present, M.J. Rose has written a mesmerizing tale of passion and obsession. This is a gothic tale perfect for fans of Anne Rice, Deborah Harkness, and Diana Galbadon"--
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The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : OXFORD:300022045
Genre : Boarding schools
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After his father's death, Nicholas Nickleby, his mother and sister are at the mercy of his cold and unfeeling Uncle Ralph. Keen to rid himself of his nephew, Ralph sends Nicholas to work for a wicked master in a Yorkshire boarding school. Unable to bear the cruelty he witnesses he flees Yorkshire and takes to the road for a series of adventures. On his return to London, Nicholas uncovers a plot to destroy his sister and even loses his heart in the first of Dickens' romantic stories. A great social campaigner, Dickens highlighted the plight of unwanted children in corrupt institutions and shocked his middle class readers. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.
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The Tree Of Life A Novel And Short Stories

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ISBN : 8126900261
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In His Novels And Short Stories R.S. Sudarshanam Tries To Explore The Innermost Thoughts Of His Characters. His Characters Are Usually In Search Of The Fundamental Truth Which Will Explain The Ultimate Meaning Of Life.In Tree Of Life There Are Two Main Characters One Is A Materialist And Rationalist, The Other Is An Idealist. They Argue Endlessly About The Meaning Of Human Existence. Both Seem To Be Correct From Their Respective Philosophical Standpoints.In His Short Stories We Find The Same Philosophical Quest Man In Search Of His Soul, In Search Of The Meaning Of Life, In Search Of Synthesis Between Various Contradictory Points Of View. Advaita Philosophy Is The Ultimate Message In All The Short Stories Of Sudarsanam.Life Can Never Be The Same After Reading Sudarshanam S Fiction.
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The Collector Of Lost Things

Author : Jeremy Page
ISBN : 9781405518192
Genre : Fiction
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I felt the worlds of ocean and ice were meeting in a frontier of rage, as if the Earth had torn in two along this line.This was a place if there ever was a place, where you could disappear. The year is 1845 and young researcher Eliot Saxby is paid to go on an expedition to the Arctic in the hope of finding remains of the by now extinct Great Auk. He joins a regular hunting ship, but the crew and the passengers are not what they seem. Caught in the web of relationships on board, Eliot struggles to understand the motivations of the sociopathic, embroidery-loving Captain Sykes, the silent First Mate French, the flamboyant laudanum-addicted Bletchley and, most importantly of all, Bletchley's beautiful but strange 'cousin' Clara. As the ship moves further and further into the wilds of the Arctic sea, Eliot clings to what he believes in, desperate to save Clara but drawn irrevocably back into the past that haunts him. The first historical novel from an author who has been critically acclaimed for his two contemporary novels (Salt and The Wake), The Collector of Lost Things is a compulsive, beautifully writtten read.
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