Peacock   Vine Book
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Peacock Vine

  • Author : A. S. Byatt
  • Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
  • Date : 2016-08-02
  • Category : Design
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1101947470

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From the Booker Prize-winning author: a ravishing, intimate, richly illustrated meditation on two astonishingly original artists whose work--and remarkable lives--have obsessed her for years. William Morris and Mariano Fortuny were born decades apart in the 19th century. Morris, a wealthy Englishman, was a designer beloved for his floral patterns that grace wallpaper, serving ware, upholstery, and countless other objects even today; Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat, is now less recognized but was revolutionary in his time, in his ideas about everything from theatrical lighting to women's fashion. Though seeming opposites, these two men of genius and driving energy have long presented a tantalizing juxtaposition to A. S. Byatt; in this delightful book she delves into how their work converses with her across space and time. At once personal, critical, and historical, Peacock & Vine is a gorgeously illustrated tour of their private and public worlds: the women who were their muses; their eccentrically curated homes; the alluring works themselves, and above all what it means to this one brilliant and curious writer, whose signature gift for rendering character and place enlivens every page. Rich with insight and color, this book is itself a work of art, one to savor and treasure.

Peacock and Vine Book

Peacock and Vine

  • Author : A S Byatt
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Date : 2016-07-07
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781473524934

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This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art, as vibrant today as when it was first conceived. Acclaimed writer A.S. Byatt traces their genius right to the source. The Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces leading to a workshop where Fortuny created his designs for pleated silks and shining velvets. Here he worked alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the ‘Delphos’ dress – a flowing gown evoking classical Greece. Morris’s Red House, outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it also represented a coming together of life and art. But it was Kelmscott Manor in the English countryside that he loved best – even when it became the setting for his wife’s love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Generously illustrated with the artists’ beautiful designs – pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine – A.S. Byatt brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris dazzlingly to life.

Exotica  Series 3 Book

Exotica Series 3

  • Author : Alfred Byrd Graf
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1976
  • Category : House plants
  • Pages : 1834
  • ISBN : WISC:89031316466

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The Fine Arts Book

The Fine Arts

  • Author : Edmund Buckley
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1907
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : MINN:31951002179023R

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Progress Book


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1900
  • Category : Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924011875998

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Wine and the Vine Book

Wine and the Vine

  • Author : Tim Unwin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2005-07-12
  • Category : Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9781134761920

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Very few books have products as diverse as those of the grape vine: even fewer have products with such a cultural significance. Wine and the Vine provides an introduction to the historical geography of viticulture and the wine trade from prehistory to the present. It considers wine as both a unique expression of the interaction of people in a particular environment, rich in symbol and meaning, and a commercial product of great economic importance to particular regions.

Biology of the Grapevine Book
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Biology of the Grapevine

  • Author : Michael G. Mullins
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 1992-07-16
  • Category : Nature
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 0521305071

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A concise but comprehensive overview of the biology and cultivation of the grapevine.

Grape Pest Management  Third Edition Book

Grape Pest Management Third Edition

  • Author : LARRY J. BETTIGA
  • Publisher : UCANR Publications
  • Date : 2013-11-15
  • Category : Grapes
  • Pages : 609
  • ISBN : 9781601078001

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In the much anticipated 3rd edition of Grape Pest Management, more than 70 research scientists, cooperative extension advisors and specialists, growers, and pest control advisers have consolidated the latest scientific studies and research into one handy reference. The result is a comprehensive, easy-to-read pest management tool. The new edition, the first in over a decade, includes several new invasive species that are now major pests. It also reflects an improved understanding among researchers, farmers, and growers about the biology of pests. With nine expansive chapters, helpful, colorful photos throughout, here’s more of what you’ll find: •Diagnostic techniques for identifying vineyard problems •Detailed descriptions of more than a dozen diseases •Comprehensive, illustrated listings of insect and mite pests,including the recently emerging glassy winged sharpshooter and Virginia creeper leaf-hopper •Regional calendars of events for viticultural management •Up-to-date strategies for vegetation management

A History of Hostelries in Northamptonshire Book

A History of Hostelries in Northamptonshire

  • Author : Peter Hill
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Date : 2010-10-15
  • Category : Photography
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781445626345

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A unique and charming look at the history of Northampton's pubs and how they have changed over the years.

Salt Lick  Vol  I Book

Salt Lick Vol I

  • Author : Dr. Robert A. Brock
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Date : 2001-05-29
  • Category : Fiction
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN : 1465320008

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SALT LICK, Vol. I, Celebrate Life, by Dr. Robert A. (Sunny) Brock, was written to four teenage grandsons, teaching moral chastity and ethical respect and responsibility toward the opposite sex. Also, written to teach Christian virtues in a Mark Twain style, life-situation novel. Volume One of this 1835 Historical Christian Romantic Comedy involves eight ORILEY cousins on a whimsical-lark. The cousin clan help protagonists ALI ORILEY and THOMAS ORILEY celebrate life as the cousins accompany Ali in her quest to visit all five of her paternal uncles families. All these first-cousins have never met each other nor their O'Riley kin. The misadventure begins with Alis mothers conniving plan to marry Ali off to the mothers nephew, who will soon graduate West Point, looking for wedding bells on Christmas visit. Ali, a blithe, headstrong, Irish princess, balks at the proposition of being married at age twenty. With the aid of her wanderlust father, Ali covertly plans visiting each of his brothers families prior to nuptials. The object of using many personalities among the Irish cousin-clan is to present every personality, and combination-personality, on the DISC Personality Scale. This Pandora's box of kinfolk shows how each reacts differently in every situation. Each must interact with his peers, both positively and negatively and learn to tolerate and accept one another at face value. Each must contribute both leadership and servant qualities to the solution of life problems in his own unique way. First on Alis list, is the family of UNCLE WES ORILEY, married to the cosmopolitan daughterof a French ambassador. TRUDY ORILEY, raised among highbrow European culture, had brought unique order to the pastoral community of Glasgow, Kentucky. This family is both a little-bit country-bumpkin and a little-bit cultured, making for a comical balance of magical homelife. Since her own childhood had been puritanical and stoic law and order, Ali falls in love with Uncle Wes laid-back fami