mad enchantment


No.ISBN : 9781632860149
Author : Ross King
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Copyright Year : 2016-09-06
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DESCRIPTION : From bestselling author Ross King, a brilliant portrait of the legendary artist and the story of his most memorable achievement. Claude Monet is perhaps the world's most beloved artist, and among all his creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are most famous. Monet intended the water lilies to provide "an asylum of peaceful meditation." Yet, as Ross King reveals in his magisterial chronicle of both artist and masterpiece, these beautiful canvases belie the intense frustration Monet experienced in trying to capture the fugitive effects of light, water, and color. They also reflect the terrible personal torments Monet suffered in the last dozen years of his life. Mad Enchantment tells the full story behind the creation of the Water Lilies, as the horrors of World War I came ever closer to Paris and Giverny and a new generation of younger artists, led by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, were challenging the achievements of Impressionism. By early 1914, French newspapers were reporting that Monet, by then seventy-three, had retired his brushes. He had lost his beloved wife, Alice, and his eldest son, Jean. His famously acute vision--what Paul Cezanne called "the most prodigious eye in the history of painting†?--was threatened by cataracts. And yet, despite ill health, self-doubt, and advancing age, Monet began painting again on a more ambitious scale than ever before. Linking great artistic achievement to the personal and historical dramas unfolding around it, Ross King presents the most intimate and revealing portrait of an iconic figure in world culture.


No.ISBN : 9781617974809
Author : Sherifa Zuhur
Genre : Art
Publisher : I.B.Tauris
Copyright Year : 2001-07-01
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DESCRIPTION : In this companion volume to the successful Images of Enchantment: Visual and Performing Arts of the Middle East (AUC Press, 1998), historian and ethnomusicologist Sherifa Zuhur has once again commissioned and edited authoritative essays from noteworthy scholars from around the globe that explore the visual and performing arts in the Middle East. What differentiates this volume from its predecessor is its investigation of theater, from the early modern period to the contemporary. Topics include race and national identity in Egyptian theater, early writing in the Arab theater in North America, Persian-language theater from its origins through the twentieth century, Palestinian nationalist theater, and a survey of the work of noted Egyptian playwright Yusuf Idris. Other aspects of the arts are not neglected, of course, as further avenues of dance, music, and the visual arts are explored. Marked by interesting and fresh perspectives, Colors of Enchantment is another vital contribution to scholarship on the arts of the Middle East. Contributors: Najwa Adra, Wijdan Ali, Sami Asmar, Clarissa Burt, Michael Frishkopf, M. R. Ghanoonparvar, Tori Haring-Smith, Kathleen Hood, Deborah Kapchan, Neil van der Linden, Samia Mehrez, Mona Mikhail, Sami A. Ofeish, ‘Ali Jihad Racy, Rashad Rida, Tonia Rifaey, Edward Said, Lori Anne Salem, Philip D. Schuyler, Selim Sednaoui, Reuven Snir, James Stone, Eve Troutt Powell, and Sherifa Zuhur.


No.ISBN : UCAL:C3392547
Author : Vicki Joy DeMara
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Copyright Year : 1996
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No.ISBN : STANFORD:36105026928841
Author : Klaus Mann
Genre : Little magazines
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Copyright Year : 1941
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No.ISBN : 9781446419106
Author : Ben Okri
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Random House
Copyright Year : 2015-03-31
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DESCRIPTION : One great thought can change the dreams of the world. One great action, lived out all the way to the sea, can change the history of the world. The adventures of Azaro, the spirit child, continue. From the bestselling author of The Famished Road comes this radiant sequel.


No.ISBN : STANFORD:36105132308904
Author : Nicholas Baume
Genre : Art
Publisher : Bridge House Pub
Copyright Year : 2004
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DESCRIPTION : Kai Althoff, a Cologne based artist, has emerged as one of the most compelling and original voices in Contemporary Art. This book accompanies the first major survey exhibition of Althoff's work at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. The book offers full-color illustrations of Althoff's drawings, watercolors, collages, paintings, photographs, performances and installations presenting a comprehensive overview of his complex and varied oeuvre.


No.ISBN : STANFORD:36105009576567
Author : Gayla R. Steel
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Inc
Copyright Year : 1993-10
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No.ISBN : STANFORD:36105010595911
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Genre : English philology
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Copyright Year : 1982
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No.ISBN : UOM:39015032040951
Author : Louis Untermeyer
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Copyright Year : 1937
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No.ISBN : UCAL:B3462827
Author : Ettore Rella
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : George Braziller
Copyright Year : 1981-10-01
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DESCRIPTION : Poems consider mortality, memory, nature, acting, and the theater