Описание: Covering images of African masks alongside contemporary African art, this book offers look at the role of the mask in African culture. Based on an exhibition of 180 masks - more than 100 from the collection at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium - it offers a fresh interpretation of the mask as the universal object.
Описание: Marking the centenary of Simeon Solomon, an influential figure in the Pre-Raphaelite movement who's career was ended when his homosexuality became publicly known, this book explores his work in the context of Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, Judaism and modern-day studies of masculinity.
Название: F.L.Wright Revealed ISBN: 1905573103 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781905573103 Издательство: Grange Books Рейтинг: Цена: 1360 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
All of the weird, wonderful, and amazing tales of cars and the characters who drove them.
The automotive world is filled with crazy stories, mysteries, myths, rumors, and legends. Here are just a few covered in History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed.
- After James Dean's death behind the wheel, parts of his car were sold off -- and cursed their subsequent owners.
- Bonnie and Clyde almost exclusively stole Ford V8s as their getaway cars because they were the fastest cars of their day. Clyde Barrow even wrote Henry Ford a thank-you note for his unsuspecting help.
- Peanuts in the shell are considered bad luck at NASCAR races.
- James Brown's wife once claimed diplomatic immunity when fighting a traffic ticket because her husband was "the ambassador of soul."
- Harry Houdini learned to drive late in life only because he needed to get to an airport for a stunt, and it was the only drive he ever made.
- There is a myth of a 200-miles-per-gallon carburetor that oil companies and auto manufacturers are rumored to have kept hidden from the public.
- A mechanic working in a car's trunk was once mistaken for a kidnapping victim.
History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed covers every aspect of the intersection between people and their machines. The racing, manufacturing, crime, pop culture, and mechanical lives of cars are explained, along with the shockingly poor judgment of some human characters. Separate the fact from the fiction and learn where the truth lies
Описание: An exquisite volume devoted to a distinguished masterpieces from the Carmignac collection. This book presents the Carmignac collection which boasts around 250 works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries. A unique and emblematic overview of modern and contemporary art, the collection includes major oeuvres by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Gerhard Richter, as well as works of emerging artists. Guided by his instincts, Edouard Carmignac leaves his personal mark on this eclectic collection. Through detailed analyses, this book presents itself as an open conversation on contemporary creation. The expertise brought forth by renowned authors brings to life these masterpieces and unveils this unique collection. Organized by theme, the artworks listed in this volume act as a window into our modern world. This reference book is perfect for collectors and artists alike, but equally for contemporary art lovers and future visitors of the Carmignac Foundation.The Carmignac Foundation will soon be established on the breathtaking island of Porquerolles, at the heart of the secluded national park of Port-Cros in the South of France.
Название: China Revealed ISBN: 0789209470 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780789209474 Издательство: Abbeville Press Рейтинг: Цена: 6237 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Название: Sicilian Bb5 Revealed ISBN: 0713489804 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780713489804 Издательство: Anova Рейтинг: Цена: 2418 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: It has since become recognised as the perfect way to avoid mainline Sicilian theory without compromising White`s attacking ideals. As such it has proved a deadly weapon in the hands of Adams and Grischuk-and even Kasparov himself. In this book you will find full coverage of both 2...d6 3.Bb5+ and 2...Nc6 3.Bb5.
Автор: Thompson, Henrietta Название: A Process Revealed / Auf dem Holzweg ISBN: 095586206X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780955862069 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 2743 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Reveals how client, architect, engineer and manufacturer worked closely to deliver a nine storey residential development in central London.
Название: Queens Bishop Attack Revealed ISBN: 0713489707 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780713489705 Издательство: Anova Рейтинг: Цена: 2267 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Queen's Pawn Attack has been a speciality of English chess players for some years. The opening encapsulates the English chess-playing spirit: bold,
enterprising and slightly off-beat. The third in the innovative 'Revealed' series, this is the first book to ever tackle this cutting-edge opening.
Using fresh, clear presentation, the
key ideas of the openings are explained in an entertaining and accessible way. The aim of the series is to provide the essential knowledge to play the opening, while at the same time
revealing the current thinking of the world's current elite players. For example, 'First moves' leads readers through basic opening moves.
'Heroes and zeros' gives the best and
worst performances with the opening and features some of its leading exponents. 'Tricks and traps' shows how you might catch out your opponent. 'What's hot' pinpoints the very latest
ideas from the world's top players.
Detailed variations are given at the close of the book.
Описание: Tells the story of two families, the Gherardini and the Del Giocondo, and the world`s most famous painting - Mona Lisa, set against the backdrop of Renaissance Florence. This book looks beyond the myth enshrouding one of the absolute masterpieces of Leonardo`s genius, and gives us "Mona Lisa" as a woman with an authentic and living face.
Описание: Get the straight facts on the legends and events that surround outlaw motorcycle clubs. Not everything is as it seems when the media is involved.
Pretty much everything the world has ever heard about one-percenter motorcycle clubs has been pure, unadulterated lies. Take the so-called Hollister riot of 1947 that started it all. LIFE magazine convinced America that what Hunter Thompson called "The Menace" was about to ride into town spewing rage and 30-weight motor oil, and America believed it. So what really happened in Hollister? Greatest One-Percenter Myths, Mysteries, and Rumors Revealed divulges the truth about that incident and many more legendary events, including Charles Manson's desire for a biker army, what really happened to the Easy Rider bikes, and an examination of the mystery of the Waco shootings. The truth will be revealed, but only if you crack the spine on this book and read the real story.
Topics covered in this book include the following:
Lost Lore of the Laughlin River Run
The Straight Satans and Charles Manson
Inside the Heads of the Infiltrators
The Growth of the Three-Piece Patch in Red China
The Mystery of the Easy Rider Bikes
Blunders Down Under
Women in the Wild: Mamas, Sheep, Ol' Ladies, and Lies
Purple Wings: Codes, Secrets, and Anti-Everything Acronyms
The Holiness of Hollister, the Sins of the Scribes
The Strange Rise and Fall of Japan's BAsAzoku
Putin's Angels: Throwing the Separation of MC and State to the Wolves
Who Really Hatched Easy Rider?
Confessions of Murder on National Television
"Can You Guys Ride?" Giving the Cast of Sons of Anarchy Their Keys
Waco: The Biggest Mystery of All
Don't believe everything the media has been telling you about 1%-er motorcycle clubs. Greatest One-Percenter Myths, Mysteries, and Rumors has the straight facts.
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