The mode in furs: a historical survey with 680 illustrations
Автор: Wilcox R. Turner Название: Folk and Festival Costume: A Historical Survey with Over 600 Illustrations ISBN: 0486478718 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486478715 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 1172 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: A treasury of ethnic dress, this book ranges from the Amish of Pennsylvania to the Zulu of South Africa. Alphabetical entries cover more than 150 countries and regions, each represented by six or more illustrations. The survey covers not only all countries in which native dress is still worn but also those in which traditional garb appears only on festive occasions. Six hundred drawings by the author include images of men, women, and children and show details of characteristic decorative motifs and accessories. Captions on facing pages describe the costumes and their associated traditions. A valuable resource for designers, teachers, students, and researchers, this volume will fascinate everyone with an interest in the customs, designs, fabrics, and colors of international dress.
Описание: "Klein is both a skilled reporter and a wide-ranging humanistic scholar. The book is popular and learned, witty and serious, literary and mathematical -- always solid and entertaining." -- Los Angeles Times. Although the topic of measurement might seem to lend itself to a dry-as-dust treatment, this book is just the opposite: an engrossing, easy-to-read study that treats a multifaceted topic with wit, imagination, and wide-ranging scholarship.Metrology, the science of measurement, usually concerns itself with length, weight, volume, temperature, and time, but in this comprehensive work the topic also encompasses nuclear radiation, thermal power, light, pressure, sound, and many other areas. Representing nearly ten years of research effort, The Science of Measurement is considered a definitive book on the concepts and units by which we measure everything in our universe. Nontechnical in its approach, it is not only completely accessible to the general reader but as entertaining and fun to read as it is informative and comprehensive. " . . . not concerned only with problems of measuring the limits of space or the size of the proton. It is filled with interesting digressions. Not a book for daydreaming, but a book for the curious. Klein's survey of the units and concepts by which we measure everything in the universe helps us understand that universe much better." -- Boston Herald Advertiser
Описание: Spanning the last 500 years, this exceptionally detailed and well-researched guide focuses primarily on the ways North American Indians have used plants, trees, and shrubs for medicine, food, clothing, shelter, and other necessities. The plants considered are native to eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, although some are also found as far south as Florida and Texas and as far west as the Pacific coast. In addition to extensive chronological historical citations dealing with documented usages of plants as far back as the fourteenth century, this book also provides data to enable even amateur botanists to identify plants in the field. Thus, accounts of herbalists, explorers, botanists, doctors, and scientists are accompanied by useful information about the plant's range, common and scientific names, nontechnical physical description and more. To make the book especially easy to use, plants are grouped according to habitat: wet open places, woods and thickets, and dry open places. Moreover, a detailed line drawing of the plant's leaves, buds, twigs, seeds, and other characteristic features accompanies the textual descriptions. Scholarly, yet readable, exceptionally thorough but never dull, this classic reference belongs in the library of botanists, naturalists, herbalists, ethnologists, archaeologists -- anyone interested in the long and fascinating story of how plants have served humanity. "Charlotte Erichsen-Brown is a noted and inspired student of the ethnobotany of eastern North America. She has completed a study of great imagination and energy. Whether on a library's reference shelf or in a backpack along the trail, her work will inform and educate, and often amaze." -- J. L. Riley, Botany Department, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada.
Описание: A Historical Survey with 202 plates. Reprint.
Автор: Sacher-Masoch, Leopold Название: Venus in Furs ISBN: 0486498573 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780486498577 Издательство: Dover Рейтинг: Цена: 701 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The daring successor to the writings of the Marquis de Sade, this 1870 novel offers a tale of submission, slavery, and redemption. Author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch -- whose name provided the basis for the term "masochism" -- drew upon his own experiences to chronicle the slavish obsession of a European nobleman, Severin von Kusiemski, with Wanda von Dunajew, a voluptuous, whip-wielding beauty. More than a sordid tale of perversion, this timeless psychodrama depicts von Kusiemski's surrender to the cruelties of a harsh mistress as his path to the realization of his own worth. A classic exploration of sexual dominance and submission, Venus in Furs constitutes an intelligent and thought-provoking portrayal of desire, emotion, and self-discovery.
Описание: Combining elements of dance, drama, music and poetry, the performances of Japanese No theater are a highly stylized form of entertainment. Accompanying the sumptuous costumes worn during performances are elaborately carved No and Kyogen wooden masks -- major works of art in their own right. This book, based on a classic two-volume German study, presents a wealth of illustrations and information relating to these magnificent theatrical devices. A new, informative introduction and extensive captions derived from the original text and newly translated, accompany the heart of the book--more than 120 full-page plates depicting museum-quality masks worn by actors playing gods, warriors, demons, and monsters, beautiful women, feudal lords, mad characters, and supernatural beings. All 303 illustrations from the original two-volume work are included. A unique introduction to classic Japanese theater for Western theatergoers, this volume will also serve as an excellent reference for students, scholars, and enthusiasts of No drama.
Описание: This archive of more than 360 permission-free motifs, carefully chosen from authentic 19th- and early 20th-century publications, will be invaluable to graphic artists and anyone in need of illustrations with a patriotic theme. Crisp, detailed cuts portray Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson, Grant, Lee and many other celebrated figures, as well as flags, banners, emblems and medals; Revolutionary War soldiers; Civil War battle scenes; the American eagle; Independence Hall in Philadelphia; the Old South Meeting House in Boston; and much more. A virtually inexhaustible source of graphics for use on posters, and in catalogs and advertisements, these striking images, brimming with old-time ambience, will add patriotic pizzazz wherever they're placed.