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A Victorian Scrapbook

Author : Cynthia Hart
ISBN : 0894806203
Genre : Great Britain
File Size : 87.10 MB
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Collages of cards, cutouts, calendars, and other artwork from a century ago are complemented by essays and anecdotes on Victorian manners
Category: Great Britain

Ultimate Scrapbook Style

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ISBN : 1610594819
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 74.17 MB
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Scrapbook manufacturers offer products that fit into each of these popular styles: Contemporary, Retro, and Victorian. This book capitalizes on the versatility of these design periods, creating a stylish package that really captures and explores each look. Scrapbookers are always looking for new inspirations. Currently, there are scrapbooking books on techniques, layouts, and themes, but there are no books that focus on particular styles. This series offers scrapbookers an in-depth style book containing a period overview, a "samplings" section that includes color palettes, papers, stamps, clip art and embellishments, and then a range of techniques, mini projects, and layouts, that all fit into the style theme. Readers will learn to successfully design pages that incorporate all the elements of each period, with clever style and flair.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Travel Writing Visual Culture And Form 1760 1900

Author : Mary Henes
ISBN : 9781137543400
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The nineteenth-century travel writer cannibalised other modes of literary, geographical and scientific writing, while simultaneously forging experimental and dynamic forms in the struggle to represent the contingent realities of the road. This collection reveals the variety of literary forms and visual media through which travel records were conveyed in the period, bringing together a group of leading researchers from a range of disciplines to explore the relationship between travel writing, visual representation and formal innovation across the long nineteenth century. The first part of the volume combines literary scholarship with art-historical research and explores points of intersection between the print, visual and material culture of travel. The second section investigates how existing literary and historical narratives affected the literary representation of popular sites, and how the material realities of transport impacted upon the formal techniques through which these experiences were represented.
Category: Literary Criticism

Amy Beach Passionate Victorian

Author : Adrienne Fried Block
ISBN : 9780195137842
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 72.26 MB
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"Block's fastidious research, together with her sympathetic mastery of the issues involved in writing a life, have yielded a lively portrait of this important musician and intriguing personality. The book is especially rich in its exploration of Beach's origins in family, community, and region, and in its ability to put her life experience into the context of America's changing cultural life."--Ruth A. Solie, Smith College
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Designer Scrapbooks With Susan Rios

Author : Susan Rios
ISBN : 1402720343
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 33.30 MB
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The newest entry in the blockbuster Designer Scrapbook series--recently featured in Time magazine--comes from an artist with a huge following and a distinct design style. The Designer Scrapbook series continues its winning streak with a very special collection. Not only is Susan Rios a successful book illustrator, her romantic paintings of cozy interiors, lush gardens, and soothing seashores have hung in at least 1,000 galleries--and attracted the attention of many notable collectors and celebrities. Scrapbookers will be thrilled at her remarkable pages filled with countless never-before-seen ideas. On breathtaking display: glitter, vintage paper, antique ribbon and lace, and dimensional paper art. And her creativity isn't limited to the page: she also offers projects for exquisite memory boxes, too.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Above Stairs

Author : Valerie Green
ISBN : 9781926971629
Genre : History
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When Fort Victoria was first established in the mid-nineteenth century, eight pioneer families of Europe's upper class formed the social elite of the modest colony. The self-named aristocracy of this new land, these families shaped a world suited to their proper tastes on the upper floors of the fort, and eventually, in beautiful homes that imitated the height of fashion in Europe. However, between their tea parties and balls, these particular families greatly influenced the progress of the city of Victoria and the province of British Columbia. In Above Stairs, get to know the the Douglases, the Pembertons, the Skinners, the Creases, the O'Reillys, the Trutches, the Rithets and the Barnards. These families made laws, surveyed land, founded businesses and set a standard of social acceptability for all those living in Victoria at the time. Like a kitchen hand sneaking up the servants' steps to spy on the rich, discover the glamorous, complicated lives of Victoria's social elite in Above Stairs.
Category: History

The Circus And Victorian Society

Author : Brenda Assael
ISBN : 0813923409
Genre : History
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It was during the Victorian era that the circus, whose origins lay in the fairground world, emerged as a commercialized entertainment that we would recognize today. This development was intricately tied to a widespread demand for circus acts by a broad range of classes. In The Circus and Victorian Society, Brenda Assael examines this interest in the circus as an artistic form within the context of a vibrant, and sometimes not so respectable, consumer market. In doing so, she provides not only the first scholarly history of the Victorian circus but also a new view of nineteenth-century popular culture, which has usually been seen as the preserve only of the working class. The Victorian circus ring was a showcase for equestrian battle scenes, Chinese jugglers, clowns, female acrobats, and child performers. In addition to their wondrous qualities, unabashed displays of physical power, and sometimes subversive humor, however, Assael reveals how such acts were also rendered as grotesque, lewd, or dangerous. The consuming public’s desire to see the very kinds of displays that reformers wished to regulate put the circus establishment in a difficult position. Wishing to create a respectable reputation for itself while also functioning as a profitable business, the industry was engaged in a struggle that required the appeasement of both the regulator and the consumer. This conflict informs us not only of the complicated role that the circus played in Victorian society but also provides a unique view into a collective psyche fraught by contradiction and anxiety.
Category: History

The Bookbinder

Author : Laura Finch
ISBN : 9781466946415
Genre : Fiction
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The Bookbinder is a subtle romance, not untouched by the supernatural, which concentrates on a woman as she grows and changes under the influence of love and all its consequences. It is a happy story, but full of mysterious influences which guide her from the mountains of western North Carolina, where she lives and works, to beautiful Rome, where she meets the intriguing man who will become her lover and more. The novella is both charming and witty, and the reader is guaranteed to enjoy the characters and their verbal interplay. There is magic not only in them, but in the action and direction the book takes. Delightful reading for a day at the beach, a long evening at home, or a solo picnic in the mountains!
Category: Fiction