Описание: In post-World War I America-a world teeming with magazines, newspapers, radio broadcasts, and movies-many feared that the survival of traditional, serious books was in peril. This concern led to a publishing boom in fine editions-books valued primarily for their beauty, craftsmanship, extravagance, status, or scarcity. Beauty and the Book is a lively cultural history of the explosion in demand for these deluxe books during the 1920s and 1930s. Megan L. Benton argues that the clamor to own fine books reflected the anxieties and desires of those who mourned the rise of a modern mass culture. For them, such volumes not only affirmed a preindustrial ideal but also imparted social distinction and cultural superiority. Benton combines new archival research with a close examination of three hundred fine editions of the period. In theory, fine bookmakers were devoted to beauty and quality and were unwilling to compromise with machinery, popular taste, or concern for profit. But such ideal standards were nearly impossible to maintain. Paradoxically, fine publishers' ostensible indifference to commercial considerations was one of their most prized and lucrative products for sale. This book illuminates the interplay between the ideal and real nature of fine publishing as well as the complex nature of American cultural ambitions during this pivotal era.
Автор: Christopher Sells Название: Ties of Distinction ISBN: 0764306332 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764306334 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 2758 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book details Britains neckwear of distinction, with 472 regimental, college, university, and club ties pictured in full colour. The guide takes readers on an easy-to-follow tour of the ties that distinguish Royal Armoured Corps from Regiments and Yeomanry, the Gurkha, Indian, and Colonial regiments from Naval and Army Corps, and the Royal Marines from Air Force. In addition, the official ties for London colleges, medical schools, Oxford colleges, and universities are pictured, along with Old Boys, clubs, and national and county designs. This book includes an introduction by Christopher Sells of P L Sells & Co, Britains last remaining manufacturer of a complete line of todays regimental stripe ties.
Автор: Epstein Название: Deceptive Distinctions ISBN: 0300046944 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300046946 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1975 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this important book a leading feminist scholar surveys and critiques gender research in a range of disciplines, showing how distinctions between the sexes are maintained by ideology and social controls.
Название: Marks Of Distinction ISBN: 1555952755 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781555952754 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 3396 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This impressive volume accompanies the centrepiece exhibition of a year-long celebration commemorating the museum's 20th anniversary and its rich
permanent collection. Approximately one hundred seventy-five of the Hood Museum's finest American watercolours and drawings dating from between 1769 and 1969 are beautifully
illustrated, many published for the first time. Noteworthy works include Benjamin West's elegant Archangel Gabriel of the Annunciation, 1784; from the 19th century, James McNeill
Whistler's lyrical Maud in Bed, 1884-86, and an unusually early watercolour by John Singer Sargent, Cathedral of Saint Gilles du Gard, 1878; and two very fine watercolours by Maurice
Pendergast, Reading in the Garden, 1893-94, and The Harbor from City Point, 1895.
The 20th century collection boasts work by George Bellows, Joseph Stella and "Magic
Realists" Paul Cadmus and Ilse Bischoff. Additionally, drawings by Edwin Dickinson, David Smith and Lee Bontecou, as well as Larry Rivers' Double Money Drawing, 1964 are
reproduced to complete the thorough presentation of this distinctive collection of American art.
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