This book analyses the evolution of iconic art from its beginning in Byzantium to the time of the Russian Empire. Icons are a fundamental element in the history of art, and it is therefore crucial to understand how this form of expression began and how it developed over centuries. Icons are discussed by one of the world-renowned experts on early Christian iconography, offering a valuable point of reference for specialists, as well as students.
This map appears in the map series world mapping project ™ in travel expertise. Characteristic is the high-quality, clear and modern cartographic representation. - Contour lines with elevation - Coloured elevation levels - Classified road network with distances - Places of interest - Detailed local index - GPS-compatible - With graticule - This map covers together with the map `Finland and Northern Scandinavia` from the entire territory of Norway, Sweden and Finland.
This book includes stories based on seven of Shakespeare's greatest plays. We meet many of Shakespeare's most famous characters - magical Prospero; Puck, the badly-behaved fairy; evil Macbeth; Shylock, the greedy moneylender, and many more. This is a wonderful first step on the journey into the world of Shakespeare.
Draw your own self-portrait, design a logo, decorate a shop window and embellish ball gowns with this gorgeous interactive doodle book that's all about creativity! Packed full of fun activities that explore the world of art and design in the V&A and beyond, this book promises to keep readers young and old occupied for hours. The perfect gift for anyone looking for something to inspire their imagination.
Léon Bakst (1866-1924) was a painter, illustrator, stage and costume designer. He is universally acknowledged for representing a synthesis of creative energy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bakst travelled widely throughout Europe and in 1890 joined the World of Art journal circle which numbered many artists among its members, the most famous being Benois and Diaghilev. This book illustrates the wealth of Bakst's contribution to the world of theatre and dance. His best known work includes sets for Stravinsky's Firebird, and Weber's Spectre de la Rose.
Five linked families live out their destinies as the world is shaken by tyranny and war in the mid-twentieth century. Berlin in 1933 is in upheaval. Eleven-year-old Carla von Ulrich struggles to understand the tensions disrupting her family as Hitler strengthens his grip on Germany. Into this turmoil steps her mother's formidable friend and former British MP, Ethel Leckwith, and her student son, Lloyd, who soon learns for himself the brutal reality of Nazism. He also encounters a group of Germans resolved to oppose Hitler - but are they willing to go so far as to betray their country? Such people are closely watched by Volodya, a Russian with a bright future in Red Army Intelligence. The international clash of military power and personal beliefs that ensues will sweep over them all as it rages from Cable Street in London's East End to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, from Spain to Stalingrad, from Dresden to Hiroshima. At Cambridge Lloyd is irresistibly drawn to dazzling American socialite Daisy Peshkov, who represents everything his left-wing family despise. But Daisy is more interested in aristocratic Boy Fitzherbert - amateur pilot, party lover and leading light of the British Union of Fascists. Back in Berlin, Carla worships golden boy Werner from afar. But nothing will work out the way they expect as their lives and the hopes of the world are smashed by the greatest and cruellest war in the history of the human race. Winter of the World is the second novel in Ken Follett's uniquely ambitious and deeply satisfying trilogy 'The Century'. On its own or read in sequence with Fall of Giants, this is a magnificent, spellbinding epic of global conflict and personal drama.
Through the Looking-Glass (1871) is the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865). Set some six months later than the earlier book, Alice again enters a fantastical world, this time by climbing through a mirror into the world that she can see beyond it. The novel includes several much celebrated verses and episodes and enjoys everlasting popularity.
Introduce your baby to a wonderful world of colors with this delightful, interactive board book that has four big, double-sided peekaboo tabs to pull out and push back. Each of the colors is illustrated with vibrant photographs of things that your baby will see in their everyday world, with simple questions for adults to read and share. Little hands will delight in pulling out the big tabs time and time again to find the answers!
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.Then, late one night, in the middle of the English countryside, they landed.
This must-have collection includes Kipling's well loved stories including The Jungle Book, the Just So Stories, Stalky & Co. and of course Kim. Explore the wild world of Baloo the bear, discover the political conflict of The Great Game and lose yourself in Kipling's immersive prose in this essential part of any reader's bookshelf. Suitable for children and adults alike, the power of Kipling shows no signs of letting up.
Dark Horse and Spicy Horse studio invite "Alice" fans to take a journey through the wonderland of American McGee's imagination for an unprecedented look at the creation of this magnificent and disturbing world. With an introduction by McGee, "The Art of Alice" offers an intimate look into the stunning and terrifying artwork behind this blockbuster reinterpretation of Lewis Carroll's enduring masterpiece!
How well do you know Britain and the English-speaking world? Find out by playing this great new game with its monuments, places, people and products from around the English-speaking world. Each card has five clues and each clue has a score: become the champion!The box contains:• 66 photographic playing cards;• 66 playing cards with clues;• A teacher’s booklet.
The Wanting Seed is a Malthusian comedy about the strange world that overpopulation will produce. Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world of spacelessness where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality ("It's Sapiens to be Homo"). This time of the near future is eventually transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without enemies. The Wanting Seed is a novel both extravagantly funny and grimly serious.
Join Percy Jackson, Annabeth Chase and Carter and Sadie Kane as they do battle with an ancient Egyptian magician determined to become a god. Against impossible odds, the four demigods and magicians team up to prevent the apocalypse. This book contains the short stories The Son of Sobek, The Staff of Serapis and The Crown of Ptolemy, together in one volume for the first time. And, read an exciting extract from The Sword of Summer, the first book in Rick Riordan's latest series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.