Описание: The most fascinating apartments are always those that reflect the essence of their occupants. The Chamber of Curiosity is a captivating selection of interiors from around the world that tell compelling stories of their owner’s unconventional personalities and life paths. Each page transports the reader into their eccentric, deeply personal, and consistently fascinating spaces. We are welcomed into the private worlds of exotics, dandies, and hedonists featuring stunning work by architects and designers as well as objects collected by savvy hunters and gatherers.
In the collage-like rooms showcased in this book, anything goes except uniformity. Its rich images are complemented by portraits of trailblazing interior designers and additional texts about the featured owners and their furnishings.
Автор: Manguel Alberto Название: Curiosity ISBN: 0300219806 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300219807 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1575 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An eclectic history of human curiosity, a great feast of ideas, and a memoir of a reading life from an internationally celebrated reader and thinker
Автор: Manguel Alberto Название: Curiosity ISBN: 0300184786 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300184785 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2303 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Rumphius Название: Ambonese Curiosity Cabinet ISBN: 0300075340 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300075342 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 7883 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: G.E. Rumphius was one of the great tropical naturalists of the 17th century. This work was published posthumously in Dutch in 1705.
A classic text
of natural history, it covers the gamut of organisms found in the seas surrounding Ambon, including crabs, shri
p, mussels and minerals.
Описание: The arts of industry encompassed both liberal and mechanical realms. This title argues that mechanics and artisans used four principal means to describe and rationalize their work: drawing, model-making, societies and publications. It also examines the status of the mechanical arts from the medieval period to the seventeenth century.
Автор: Shaw Название: Miracles in Enlightenment England ISBN: 0300197683 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300197686 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2547 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Enlightenment, considered an age of rationalism, is not normally associated with miracles. In this intriguing book, however, Jane Shaw presents accounts of inscrutable miracles that occurred to ordinary worshippers in early modern England. She considers the reactions of intellectuals, scientists and physicians to these miraculous events, and through them explores the relations between popular and elite culture of the time. Miraculous events in England between the 1650s and the 1750s were experienced mainly by Protestants, rather than by Catholics. The book looks at the political and social context of these events as well as interpretations and explanations of them by scientists, the Court and the Church, as by preachers, pamphleteers, friends and neighbours. Shaw links the lived religion of the time to intellectual history and amends the hitherto received view. The religious practice of ordinary people was as crucial to the development of Enlightenment thought as the philosophical and theological writings of the elite. Jane Shaw was educated at Oxford, Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley. She is Dean of Divinity, Chaplain, and Fellow of New College, Oxford, and co-editor (with Alan Kreider) of 'Culture and the Nonconformist Tradition' (1999).
Автор: Desmas Anne-Lise, Kopp Edouard, Scherf Guilhem Название: Bouchardon: Royal Artist of the Enlightenment ISBN: 1606065068 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781606065068 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 6064 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: One of the most imaginative and fascinating artists of eighteenth-century France, Edme Bouchardon (1698-1762) was instrumental in the transition from Rococo to Neoclassicism and in the artistic rediscovery of classical antiquity. Much celebrated in his time, Bouchardon created some of the most iconic images of the age of Louis XV. His oeuvre demonstrates a remarkable variety of themes (from copies after the antique to subjects of history and mythology, portraiture, anatomical studies, ornament, fountains and tombs), media (drawings, sculptures, medals, prints), and techniques (chalk, plaster, wax, terracotta, marble, bronze). With five essays by experts on Bouchardon`s sculpture and graphic arts, more than 140 catalogue entries, and a detailed chronology, this book aims to demonstrate the originality of Bouchardon`s art within the cultural and social context of the period, while suggesting the subtle relationship between, as well as the relative autonomy of, the artist`s two careers as a sculptor and a draftsman. This lavishly illustrated publication represents an unprecedented and thorough survey on this major and unique artist from the Age of Enlightenment, offering indepth scholarship based on unpublished material.
Автор: Horner Jeremy Название: Nirvana: A Photographic Journey of Enlightenment ISBN: 1939621003 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781939621009 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 4043 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: From its origins at Bodh Gaya on the plains of northern India, we travel up into the Himalaya of Ladakh, where Buddhism thrived and split in the five different sects. Our journey takes us to Nepal, historically a receptive home for Buddhism, to Tibet in Exile in Dharamshala and to Sikkim and Bhutan paying homage to the sacred sites of Mahayana Buddhism along the way. We venture along the silk route into the mountainous region of Xinjiang in China and to the largest monastery in the Buddhist world at Labrang in Gansu Province, home to the Yellow Hat sect. We visit the Longman Caves and the legendary Shaolin Monastery, with its extraordinary Kung Fu monks, before eventually embarking for Korea and Japan to trace Tantric Buddhism. There we sample the tranquility of Zen temples and the fresh mountain and sea air of the most sacred pilgrim sites. We follow the story of how the once precarious belief emerged as Theravada Buddhism and found a haven in Sri Lanka before progressing eastwards to Burma and on into southeast Asia, as far as central Java. We explore the exquisite temples of Luang Prabang in Laos, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and Sukhothai in Thailand, where Buddhist art reached a certain zenith. This is journey of spiritual, as well as visual, enlightenment as we meet Theravada Buddhist pilgrims along the way. Finally, we traverse the Tibetan plateau to reach the fabled capital of Lhasa, with its spiritual centre of the Jokhang Temple, and the iconic Potala Palace, the abandoned home of HH the Dalai Lama. Maps with reference to the photographs will guide you along the routes. The illuminating text by Denis Gray provides an authoritative perspective of Buddhism in 21st century Asia and assists in navigating the reader through the book s journey. "
Описание: In the Enlightenments it was often argued that moral conduct, rather than adherence to theological doctrine, was the true measure of religious belief. The author argues that this "enlightened" emphasis on conduct in religion relied less on arguments from reason alone than has been believed.
Автор: Kater Michael H. Название: Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present ISBN: 0300170564 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300170566 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 3032 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Weimar was a centre of the arts during the Enlightenment. This book offers a complete history of Weimar, from its meteoric eighteenth-century rise from obscurity through its glory days of unbridled creative expression to its dark descent back into artistic insignificance under Nazi rule and, later, Soviet occupation and beyond.