Автор: Rybczynski, Witold Название: The Biography of a Building ISBN: 0500342768 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500342763 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 2281 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Tells the story of the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, built to contain Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury`s private collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures, and opened in April 1978. This title begins with the history of the Sainsbury`s collection.
Автор: Nice Название: Prokofiev A Biography ISBN: 0300099142 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300099140 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 4245 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An assessment of the life and work of renowned composer, Sergey Prokofiev, in which David Nice draws on a range of sources. He follows Prokofiev`s personal and musical progression from his childhood on a Ukrainian country estate to the years he spent travelling in America and Europe.
Описание: Tells the story of Led Zeppelin (1968-1980) through photographs. This book captures the public and private lives of rock gods Led Zeppelin.
Название: The Building: Biography Of ISBN: 076032087X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780760320877 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 1511 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Pentagon has been called good and evil by many people, but for those who work there it is simply "The Building". This instantly recognizable five-pointed
structure covers twenty-nine square acres of recovered swamp land, has five stories, and six million feet of floor space. From the beginning there has been more to the Pentagon than
merely concrete and steel, and this is the inside story of the men and women who have walked the corridors of power and brought this building to life.
From General George
Marshall, and Secretary of War Henry Simpson - both charged with defeating Germany and Japan in World War II - to the whiz-kid generation bought in by Robert McNamara under
John F Kennedy to combat the Communist threat, up to modern times and the restoration after the 9/11 attack, this book details the progress of this extraordinary building: the
personalities, a full analysis of the politics at work both inside and outside the building, and the evolving role that the Pentagon plays in National Security - a story inextricably linked to
the story of strength and power not only in America but across the world.
Название: Ronald Searle - A Biography ISBN: 1871136822 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781871136821 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 2310 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Ronald Searle is perhaps England's most famous cartoonist, and the professionals' choice. Ask any contemporary cartoonist who is the greatest in the post-war era and the unanimous reply will probably be - Ronald Searle! The son of a railwayman, Ronald Searle was born in Cambridge on 3 March 1920, and educated in the town at the Boys' Central School. He started work as a solicitor's clerk, and then joined the hire purchase department of the co-operative Society, studying in the evenings and later full-time at the Cambridge Daily News from the age of fifteen. Enlisting in the Royal Engineers at the outbreak of the Second World War, he spent time in Kirkcudbright, where he encountered evacuees from St. Trinian's, a progressive girls' school situated in Edinburgh. This resulted in his first cartoon for Lilliput, published in October 1941, and later developed into one of his most famous creations, through a series of books and their cinematic spin-offs. Remarkably, he survived the horrific experiences of the Changi Camp, Singapore as a Japanese prisoner-of-war and managed to produce a visual record of life in a prison camp. On his return to England in 1945, he exhibited the surviving pictures at the Cambridge School of Art, and published Forty Drawings. The exhibition and volume together established his reputation as one of Britain's most powerful draughtsmen, and led to several opportunities to record the atmosphere of post-war Europe. His contributed to Punch and these drawings crystallised in, The Female Approach (1949). Throughout the fifties, he produced a large variety of illustrations, which together seemed present a guide to life in Britain in the 1950's. Such was his success that his rejection of family and country in a move to Paris in 1961 came as a great surprise. However, it offered a fresh start, resulting in several solo shows, including a major exhibitions at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the Berlin-Dahlem Museum and the Wilhelm-Busch-Museum, Hanover. He also reached a new audience with his contributions to film and television, most notably The Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965). Now remarried and living in rural France, Searle continues to work to his own uncompromising standard. More recent titles include Ronald Searle's Big Fat Cat Book (1982), The Illustrated Winespeak (1983), Ronald Searle's Non-Sexist Dictionary (1988), Slightly Foxed - But Still Desirable (1989), The Tales of Grandpa Cat (1994) and Ronald Searle in Le Monde (2002). This fascinating book is a new edition of Russel Davies' definitive biography. It includes updated exhibition listings and a bibliography.
Автор: Sharma Arvind Название: Gandhi: A Spiritual Biography ISBN: 0300185960 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300185966 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2789 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In his Autobiography, Gandhi wrote, "What I want to achieve--what I have been striving and pining to achieve these thirty years--is self-realization, to see God face to face. . . . All that I do by way of speaking and writing, and all my ventures in the political field, are directed to this same end." While hundreds of biographies and histories have been written about Gandhi (1869-1948), nearly all of them have focused on the national, political, social, economic, educational, ecological, or familial dimensions of his life. Very few, in recounting how Gandhi led his country to political freedom, have viewed his struggle primarily as a search for spiritual liberation. Shifting the focus to the understudied subject of Gandhi's spiritual life, Arvind Sharma retells the story of Gandhi's life through this lens. Illuminating unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi's inner world and uncovering their surprising connections with his outward actions, Sharma explores the eclectic religious atmosphere in which Gandhi was raised, his belief in karma and rebirth, his conviction that morality and religion are synonymous, his attitudes toward tyranny and freedom, and, perhaps most important, the mysterious source of his power to establish new norms of human conduct. This book enlarges our understanding of one of history's most profoundly influential figures, a man whose trust in the power of the spirit helped liberate millions.
Описание: What kind of pie conveys the experience of starting a new job, getting married, becoming a mom? Over 30 of the country`s top foodies are here to tell you.
Автор: Grondin Название: Hans-Georg Gadamer - A Biography ISBN: 0300180160 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300180169 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 4366 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Hans-Georg Gadamer (1900-2002) was one of the greatest philosophers of our era. He was also at the center of some of the century's darkest, most complex historical events, for he chose to remain in his native Germany in the 1930s, neither supporting Hitler nor actively opposing him, but negotiating instead an "unpolitical" position that allowed him to continue his philosophical work. In this magisterial book, Jean Grondin appraises Gadamer's life and achievement. Drawing on countless interviews with Gadamer and his contemporaries, Gadamer's personal correspondence, and extensive archival research, Grondin traces Gadamer's life as an academician and the development of his ideas, placing them in the context of his times. He sheds light on the genesis and accomplishment of Gadamer's major opus, Truth and Method, the bible of modern-day hermeneutics. And he addresses the question of Gadamer's attitude and actions amid the catastrophe of Nazi Germany, painting a balanced portrait of a scholar who tried to preserve German culture and tradition in the face of an invasive menace.
Автор: Mark Ravinder Frost Название: Singapore: A Biography ISBN: 981421762X ISBN-13(EAN): 9789814217620 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 2859 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Sharma Arvind Название: Gandhi: A Spiritual Biography ISBN: 0300209428 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300209426 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2060 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Shifting the focus to the understudied subject of Gandhi`s spiritual life, the author retells the story of Gandhi`s life through this lens. He enlarges our understanding of one of history`s most profoundly influential figures, a man whose trust in the power of the soul helped liberate millions.
Автор: Khlevniuk Oleg V. Название: Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator ISBN: 0300163886 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300163889 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3032 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Khlevniuk Oleg V. Название: Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator ISBN: 0300219784 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300219784 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2060 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Josef Stalin exercised supreme power in the Soviet Union from 1929 until his death in 1953. During that quarter-century, by Oleg Khlevniuk s estimate, he caused the imprisonment and execution of no fewer than a million Soviet citizens "per year." Millions more were victims of famine directly resulting from Stalin's policies. What drove him toward such ruthlessness? This essential biography, by the author most deeply familiar with the vast archives of the Soviet era, offers an unprecedented, fine-grained portrait of Stalin the man and dictator. Without mythologizing Stalin as either benevolent or an evil genius, Khlevniuk resolves numerous controversies about specific events in the dictator s life while assembling many hundreds of previously unknown letters, memos, reports, and diaries into a comprehensive, compelling narrative of a life that altered the course of world history. In brief, revealing prologues to each chapter, Khlevniuk takes his reader into Stalin s favorite dacha, where the innermost circle of Soviet leadership gathered as their "vozhd" lay dying. Chronological chapters then illuminate major themes: Stalin s childhood, his involvement in the Revolution and the early Bolshevik government under Lenin, his assumption of undivided power and mandate for industrialization and collectivization, the Terror, World War II, and the postwar period. At the book s conclusion, the author presents a cogent warning against nostalgia for the Stalinist era."
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