The Annotated Arch

Author: Carol Strickland
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740710247
Size: 12,29 MB
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Traces the historical and technological development of the arch from the ancient world to the twentieth century, and highlights the arches of the Colosseum, Chartres Cathedral, Monticello, and the Guggenheim Museum.

The Annotated Mona Lisa

Author: Carol Strickland
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 9780740768729
Size: 15,69 MB
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Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.

The Annotated Household Shakspeare The Dramatic Works Of William Shakspeare With Explanatory Notes Ed By W H D Adams With 370 Engr From The Orig Designs Of F Howard

Author: William Shakespeare
Size: 13,41 MB
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American Museums And The Persuasive Impulse

Author: J. D. Ragsdale
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443803928
Size: 16,90 MB
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In American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse, Professor Ragsdale assesses American museums as means of visual persuasion. He demonstrates that museums, their contents, and their manners of display are as capable of influencing visitors as speeches or advertisements and that an awareness of their social influence provides an insight into the cultural roles of museums. The book considers a diverse array of museums ranging from such national cultural icons as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Institute to such city museums as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, and includes separate chapters on museums devoted to modern and contemporary art and to the specialized collections of individual connoisseurs. In addition to these primarily art museums, Professor Ragsdale assesses museums devoted to collections, such as the National Air and Space Museum, and to commemoration and remembrance, such as the National World War II Museum and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. American Museums and the Persuasive Impulse makes an important contribution to the theory of persuasion and to visual communication, art history, and museology. It utilizes a theory of visual signs based on the semiotic theory of C. S. Peirce. In so doing, it demonstrates that museum buildings, the art and other objects contained within them, and the spaces used for display may all be thought of in terms of means of social influence.

Modern Wonders

Author: Shana Priwer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317464575
Size: 14,74 MB
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Modern Wonders, a title in the five-title series Frameworks: Science, Technology, and the Built Environment, illuminates the science, technology, art and architecture, and history of the world's greatest architectural and engineering achievements, including the Eiffel Tower, St. Louis Gateway Arch, World Trade Center, Mt. Rushmore, and the Millennium Wheel. Modern Wonders provides an interdisciplinary, visual approach that combines informative text, fascinating background information, and basic scientific principles with dozens of full-color photographs, illustrations, and other visuals (e.g. diagrams and equations). Appropriate for a broad audience of students, teachers, librarians, and general interest readers, Modern Wonders is an excellent supplemental resource for subjects covered throughout the curricula: science, technology, and society; art and architecture; economics; and world history and culture.

Inventions In Architecture

Author: Pamela Toler
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502623080
Size: 17,31 MB
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In the beginning, architecture was synonymous with survival. Early empires built walls to keep enemies out and to define their territory. Inventions including the arch (which was first created by the Romans) and the steel frames that support skyscrapers have elevated architecture to an art form. Inventions in Architecture: From Stone Walls to Solar Panels looks at the innovations responsible for architecture as we know it in the order they were invented. The book also demonstrates how these inventions shaped each other and how they have wider applications, including the potential to change the way we power our lives.

The Annotated Milton

Author: Burton Raffel
Editor: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0307416933
Size: 13,10 MB
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Affordable, compact, and authoritative, this one-volume edition of The Annotated Milton encompasses the monumental sweep of John Milton’s poetry. Here are Milton’ s early works, including his first great poem, “On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity,” the light and lyrical “L’Allegro” and “Il Penseroso,” the masque Comus, and the lushly beautiful pastoral elegy “Lycidas.” Here, too, included in their entirety, are the three epic poems considered to be among the finest works in the English language: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes. Fully annotated by Burton Raffel, this distinguished edition clarifies the complex allusions of Milton’s verse and references the personal, religious, historical, and mythical influences that inspired the great blind poet of England, who ranks among the undisputed giants of world literature.

Investing In The Early Modern Built Environment

Author: Carole Shammas
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004231161
Size: 11,72 MB
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Investing in the Early Modern Built Environment represents the first attempt to delve into the period’s enhanced architectural investment—its successes, its failures, and the conflicts it provoked globally.

The Annotated Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0307950263
Size: 17,71 MB
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From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 1,200 annotations on facing pages, including: -Explanations of historical context -Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings -Definitions and clarifications -Literary comments and analysis -Maps of places in the novel -An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events -225 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating details about the characters’ clothing, furniture, and carriages, and illuminating background information on everything from the vogue for all things medieval to the opportunities for socializing in the popular resort town of Bath, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen’s world into richer focus.