Autore: Anna Banti
Editore: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803262133
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Artemisia Gentileschi, born in 1598, the daughter of an esteemed painter, taught art in Naples and painted the great women of Roman and biblical history. She could neither read nor write, and she was the reviled victim in a public rape trial, rejected by her father, and later abandoned by her husband. Nevertheless, she was one of the first women in modern times to uphold through her work and deeds the right of women to pursue careers compatible with their talents and on an equal footing with men. This edition features a new introduction by the celebrated critic and writer Susan Sontag. ø Anna Banti, the pen name of Lucia Lopresti, was born in Florence in 1895. Trained as an art historian, she turned to novels, stories, and autobiographical prose in the 1930s. Artemisia, her second novel, published in 1947, is the most acclaimed of the sixteen works of fiction she published during her long life, and is considered a classic of twentieth century Italian literature. Her last, harrowingly confessional novel, A Piercing Cry (Un grido lacerante), appeared in 1981. Banti also wrote art criticism and monographs on painters (Lorenzo Lotto, Fra Angelico, Vel¾zquez, Monet), literary criticism and film reviews, and translated novels by Thackery, Colette, Alain Fournier, and Virginia Woolf. She died in Ronchi di Massa (Tuscanny) in 1985.


Autore: Colin W. Wright
Editore: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203303067
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A comprehensive overview of this genus, Artemisia examines all aspects of the herbs uses and applications, its mode of action and clinical importance. Following a comprehensive introduction to the genus, the book discusses the botanical, phytochemical and biological aspects of a number of important species of Artemisis. Considering that the discovery of artemisinin, a highly active antimalarial agent from the Chinese herb A. annua is of considerable importance, this volume devotes several chapters to the traditional uses, cultivation and phytochemistry of this species and to the development of artemisinin-derived antimalarial agents, their mode of action and clinical use.

Orazio And Artemisia Gentileschi

Autore: Keith Christiansen
Editore: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588390063
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This beautiful book presents the work of these two painters, exploring the artistic development of each, comparing their achievements and showing how both were influenced by their times and the milieus in which they worked.

The Artemisia Files

Autore: Mieke Bal
Editore: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226035824
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An early icon of feminist art history, the work of Artemisia Gentileschi has been largely obscured by the sensational details of her life. In this volume the contributors attempt to give a more balanced view & to approach a genuine appreciation of Artemisia's considerable artistic talents.

Artemisia Gentileschi

Autore: Judith Walker Mann
Editore: Brepols Pub
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Judith W. Mann, Introduction; R. Ward Bissell, Re-thinking Early Artemisia; Patrizia Cavazzini, The Other Women in Agostino Tassi's Life; Judith W. Mann, The Myth of Artemisia as Chameleon: A new Look at the London Allegory of Painting; Riccardo Lattuada and Eduardo Nappi, New Documents and Some Remarks on Artemisia's Production in Naples and elsewhere; Mary D. Garrard, Artemisia's Hand; Elizabeth Cohen, 'What's in a Name?...'; Ann Sutherland Harris, Artemisia and Orazio: Drawing Conclusions; Richard Spear, Money Matters; Alexandra Lapierre, Artemisia: Art, Facts and Fictions. Judith W.Mann is curator of early European art, Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM), St. Louis, Missouri.

Artemisia Annua Pharmacology And Biotechnology

Autore: Tariq Aftab
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642410278
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Artemisinin, a sesquiterpene lactone originally extracted from the medicinal plant Artemisia annua L., is an effective antimalarial agent, particularly for multi-drug resistant and cerebral malaria. However, the concentration of artemisinin in the plant is very low. Because the chemical synthesis of artemisinin is complicated and not economically feasible in view of the poor yield of the drug, the intact plant remains the only viable source of artemisinin production. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the concentration of artemisinin in A. annua to reduce the cost of artemisinin based antimalarial drugs. Plant scientists have focused their efforts on A. annua for a higher artemisinin crop yield. With the present volume, we are bringing together the research which is being done on this plant throughout the world and future possibilities for scientists and researchers who want to work on it.

Molecular Phylogenetic And Biogeographic Study Of The Genus Artemisia Asteraceae With An Emphasis On Section Absinthium

Editore: ProQuest
ISBN: 0549641882
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Artemisia is the largest genus in the tribe Anthemideae and is composed of ecologically, morphologically, and chemically diverse species found primarily throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Delimitation within Artemisia and among allied genera in subtribe Artemisiinae has been difficult, but previous phylogenetic analyses have helped clarify some major lineages and sister relationships. Despite these contributions, many questions remain unanswered regarding the monophyly of certain taxonomic groups, relationships among New and Old World species, and migration history of the genus. The objectives of this investigation were to reexamine the classification and biogeography of Artemisia, with an emphasis on section Absinthium , in greater detail compared to earlier studies and to evaluate the utility of thirteen different chloroplast regions for inferring phylogenetic relationships. Ingroup and outgroup taxon sampling was greatly increased over previous studies and included most New World taxa of Artemisia and Sphaeromeria, more Asian species, and multiple accessions of widespread species and species from the Arctic, Beringia, and islands and archipelagos in the North Pacific. The molecular ITS phylogeny contained 194 accessions of 173 taxa (91 sequences of 73 taxa were new and the remaining from GenBank) and showed that Artemisia and its traditional infrageneric groups are not monophyletic as currently circumscribed. Artemisia is paraphyletic by the exclusion of several small segregate genera from Asia and the North American genus Sphaeromeria. Results from the chloroplast survey showed that the psbA-trnH and rpl32-trnL spacers provided the most parsimony-informative characters. Chloroplast phylogenies using these two markers were constructed with a reduced dataset that included members of Artemisia section Absinthium and exemplars from major clades identified in the ITS-based phylogeny. Plastid sequence data, though less variable and informative, largely corroborated the ITS results. The molecular data suggests that North American Artemisia species have multiple origins, and that western North America has served as a source for some colonizing elements in eastern Asia and South America. This study further identifies Beringia not only as an important migration corridor for the bi-directional exchange of New and Old World species, but also as a secondary center of diversity and source area for the genus Artemisia in the Arctic.

Finding Artemisia

Autore: Denise Greenaway
Editore: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452503851
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Australian Psychologist and author, Denise Greenaway uses her own experience as a guest of one of the oldest tribes in the world, and takes the reader on a powerful journey into the ancient female mind and spirit. Set in a remote, desert, Aboriginal community, her novel re-discovers the powerful connection that is ancient women's business and juxtaposes it with the lives of modern women. Beautifully written, it is a gripping tale that unveils ancient secrets that modern women can still remember.

A Study Of Sagebrush

Autore: Alan Ackerman Beetle
Grandezza: 31,89 MB
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The Passion Of Artemisia

Autore: Susan Vreeland
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142001820
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A novel set against the backdrops of Rome, Florence, and Genoa recreates the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, whose search for love, forgiveness, and wholeness through her art led to her fame as a painter.