Peacock And Vine


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art, as vibrant today as when it was first conceived. Acclaimed writer A.S. Byatt traces their genius right to the source. The Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces leading to a workshop where Fortuny created his designs for pleated silks and shining velvets. Here he worked alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the ‘Delphos’ dress – a flowing gown evoking classical Greece. Morris’s Red House, outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it also represented a coming together of life and art. But it was Kelmscott Manor in the English countryside that he loved best – even when it became the setting for his wife’s love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Generously illustrated with the artists’ beautiful designs – pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine – A.S. Byatt brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris dazzlingly to life.

Product Details :

Author by A S Byatt
Genre eBook Literary Collections
Read Book 192
ISBN Number 9781473524934

The Crest Of The Peacock


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

From the Ishango Bone of central Africa and the Inca quipu of South America to the dawn of modern mathematics, The Crest of the Peacock makes it clear that human beings everywhere have been capable of advanced and innovative mathematical thinking. George Gheverghese Joseph takes us on a breathtaking multicultural tour of the roots and shoots of non-European mathematics. He shows us the deep influence that the Egyptians and Babylonians had on the Greeks, the Arabs' major creative contributions, and the astounding range of successes of the great civilizations of India and China. The third edition emphasizes the dialogue between civilizations, and further explores how mathematical ideas were transmitted from East to West. The book's scope is now even wider, incorporating recent findings on the history of mathematics in China, India, and early Islamic civilizations as well as Egypt and Mesopotamia. With more detailed coverage of proto-mathematics and the origins of trigonometry and infinity in the East, The Crest of the Peacock further illuminates the global history of mathematics.

Product Details :

Author by George Gheverghese Joseph
Genre eBook Science
Read Book 584
ISBN Number 9781400836369

Sacred Vine Of Spirits Ayahuasca


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

A compilation of writings on the chemical, biological, psychological, and experiential dimensions of Ayahuasca • Includes 24 firsthand accounts of Ayahuasca experiences and resulting life changes, including contributions from J. C. Callaway, Charles S. Grob, and Dennis J. McKenna • Discusses the medical and psychological applications of Ayahuasca Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic Amazonian plant mixture that has been used for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years by native Indian and mestizo shamans in Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador for healing and divination. Many Western-trained physicians and psychologists have acknowledged that this substance can allow access to spiritual dimensions of consciousness, even mystical experiences indistinguishable from classic religious mysticism. In Sacred Vine of Spirits: Ayahuasca Ralph Metzner, a pioneer in the study of consciousness, has assembled a group of authoritative contributors who provide an exploration of the chemical, biological, psychological, and experiential dimensions of ayahuasca. He begins with more than 20 firsthand accounts from Westerners who have used ayahuasca and then presents the history, psychology, and chemistry of ayahuasca from leading scholars in the field of psychoactive research. He concludes with his own findings on ayahuasca, including its applications in medicine and psychology, and compares the worldview revealed by ayahuasca visions to that of Western cultures.

Product Details :

Author by Ralph Metzner, Ph.D.
Genre eBook Body, Mind & Spirit
Read Book 272
ISBN Number 9781594777813

Melville And Co S Directory Of Northamptonshire


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by Melville and Co
Genre eBook Advertising
Read Book 302
ISBN Number BL:A0021972262

Flower O The Vine


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by William Sharp
Genre eBook English poetry
Read Book 168
ISBN Number UVA:X030751024

Kelly S Directory Of Berkshire Bucks And Oxon


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by Kelly's directories, ltd
Genre eBook
Read Book
ISBN Number OXFORD:590557626

Kelly S Directory Of Berkshire


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by
Genre eBook Berkshire (England)
Read Book 322
ISBN Number PRNC:32101072869447

The Works Of Thomas Love Peacock


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by Thomas Love Peacock
Genre eBook
Read Book
ISBN Number NYPL:33433006058758

The Works Of Thomas Love Peacock Poetry Miscellanies Four Ages Of Poetry Hor Dramatic No 1 3 Shelley Shelley Letters


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by Thomas Love Peacock
Genre eBook English literature
Read Book
ISBN Number OXFORD:300073296

Fortuny Interiors


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Manufactured in Venice, Italy, textiles by Fortuny have borne the standard of quality and excellence for a hundred years. For walls, sofas, pillows, draperies, bed coverings, tablecloths, and even napkins, the sumptuous art of Fortuny textiles has been decorating old world and new world homes for generations. Not everyone can afford Fortuny, but some of those who can have opened their doors so we can take a peek. Through luscious photographs and vivid descriptions, we can almost feel the weave and smell the dyes. Contemporary modern condos, elegant historic homes, and metropolitan apartments all wear Fortuny in luxurious high style.

Product Details :

Author by Brian Coleman
Genre eBook House & Home
Read Book 288
ISBN Number 9781423624332