Aspects of Bloomsbury

Studies in Modern English Literary and Intellectual History

Author: S. Rosenbaum

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230376231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Much of the widespread interest in the Bloomsbury Group over the past quarter-century has been biographical, yet without the Group's works there would be little interest in their lives. The studies in literary and intellectual history and collected in this volume are chiefly concerned with these works. Subjects covered in the eight essays include an analysis of the philosophical assumption of Virginia Woolf's fiction, an assessment of J M Keyne's account of D H Lawrence's reactions to Cambridge, discussions of the literary backgrounds of E M Forster's Aspects of the Novel and Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own , a consideration of the Woolfs' work as printers and publishers, and a history of Ludwig Wittgenstein's relations with the Bloomsbury Group.

Bodies and Things in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture

Author: K. Boehm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283653

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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This book provides fresh perspectives on the object world, embodied experience and materiality in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Contributors explore canonical works by Austen, Brontë, Dickens and James, alongside less-familiar texts and a range of objects including nineteenth-century automata, scrapbooks, museum exhibits and antiques.

Museums in Motion

An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums

Author: Edward P. Alexander,Mary Alexander,Juilee Decker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442278811

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 8703

Here is a complete introduction to the history of museums, types of museums, and the key roles that museums play in the twenty-first century. Following an introductory chapter looking at what a museum is today, Part I looks at the history and types of museums: art and design museums natural history and anthropology museums science museums history museums, historic houses, interpretation centers, and heritage sites botanical gardens and zoos children’s museums The second part of the book explores the primary functions of museums and museum professionals: to collect to conserve to exhibit to interpret and to engage to serve and to act The final chapter looks at the museum profession and professional practices. Throughout, emphasis is on museums in the United States, although attention is paid to the historical framing of museums within the European context. The new edition includes discussions of technology, access, and inclusivity woven into each chapter, a list of challenges and opportunities in each chapter, and “Museums in Motion Today,” vignettes spread throughout the volume in which museum professionals provide their perspectives on where museums are now and where they are going. More than 140 images illustrate the volume.

The Collectors

Author: David Baldacci

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330516736

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Collectors by bestselling sensation David Baldacci is the exciting second instalment of a breathtaking series. Oliver Stone – the leader of four highly skilled misfits who call themselves the Camel Club. Their mission – to hold America’s political elite to account. Washington DC. The Speaker of the House of Representatives is assassinated in broad daylight. Then the head of the Rare Books Division at the Library of Congress is found dead amongst his cherished collection. While chaos engulfs the city, only the Camel Club can make the connection that exists between the two murders. Joining forces with a beautiful con artist, Stone and his team need all the help they can get as they enter a world of espionage that threatens to bring America to its knees . . . The Collectors is followed by Stone Cold, Divine Justice and Hell's Corner.

The Material Letter in Early Modern England

Manuscript Letters and the Culture and Practices of Letter-Writing, 1512-1635

Author: J. Daybell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137006064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

View: 3547

The first major socio-cultural study of manuscript letters and letter-writing practices in early modern England. Daybell examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter before Charles I's postal reforms in 1635, one that witnessed a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society.

Die Rückkehr des Prinzen

Author: N.A


ISBN: 373251305X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9029

Auch Prinzen bleiben nicht immer klein. Irgendwann werden sie größer und begnügen sich nicht mehr mit ihrem winzigen Planeten. So kehrt der Prinz eines Tages auf die Erde zurück und landet in Patagonien. Dort findet er einen neuen Freund, der ihn mit auf die Reise nimmt. Unterwegs entspinnen sich wunderbar philosophische Gespräche über das Leben, die Freundschaft und das Erwachsenwerden. Am Ende bleibt der Prinz auf der Erde. Und wer weiß, vielleicht begegnet Ihnen bald ein junger Mann mit weizenblondem Haar?

Anthony Pryor

Sculpture & Drawings, 1974-1991

Author: Jenny Zimmer

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 9780958574334

Category: Artists' preparatory studies

Page: 218

View: 1227

Anthony Pryor's enlightenment occurred as a result of his immediate and intuitive understanding of the symbolic significance of abstract forms when combined and interpreted within a systematic language of art. This book offers a comprehensive and beautifully illustrated account of Anthony Pryor's short but spectacular career.

Children's Book Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

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Issues for Apr. 1971- include separately paged section: Children's book review: occasional list, no. 1- .

The Macmillan Atlas of Rugs & Carpets

Author: David Black

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 255

View: 3146

Traces the history of carpets, discusses dyes, weaving techniques, and symbolic patterns, explains how to buy and care for carpets, and looks at examples from Turkey, Russia, Persia, China, India, and North America

Quill & Quire

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Book industries and trade

Page: N.A

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The Making of Genius

Author: Patricia Fara

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447204530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 9086

Isaac Newton is now universally celebrated as a genius of science, renowned for his innovatory work on gravity and optics. Yet Newton did not always enjoy such legendary status. His posthumous reputation has constantly changed and is riddled with contradictions. NEWTON investigates the different ways in which Newton's life and works have been interpreted at different times. It charts his transformation into a scientific genius, explaining the changing attitude of the scientific community towards Newton's ideas, from Berkeley to Einstein. It also explores the making of Newton the national hero, through the myths that surround him and the many artistic and literary descriptions of him. NEWTON tells the fascinating story of Newton's reputation, shedding light on the growth of science generally and on our changing attitude towards our intellectual heritage. 'Fara's brilliant book is not so much a biography as the story of a phenomenon . . . fascinating' Scotsman 'Fara does not debunk Newton as recent novelists have but delivers him more whole and greater than ever' Sunday Herald

Tagebuch einer Lady auf dem Lande


Author: E. M. Delafield

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641080452

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2188

Eine Lady lässt sich nicht unterkriegen ... England in den 1930er-Jahren. In einem Dorf in der Grafschaft Devon vertraut sich eine Lady mit messerscharfem Verstand ihrem einzigen Freund an – dem Tagebuch. Die Welt hat sich gegen sie verschworen, im Haushalt regiert das Chaos, die Köchin droht mit Kündigung, und ihre beiden überaus reizenden Kinder Vicky und Robin neigen dazu, stets am falschen Ort zur falschen Zeit für Unheil zu sorgen. Von ihrem Gatten Robert, der sich am liebsten hinter der Times verschanzt, hat die Lady keine Hilfe zu erwarten. So kämpft sie allein um Haltung bei Teegesellschaften, Dorffesten, Abendeinladungen und vor allem, wenn sie der grässlich perfekten Lady B. begegnet, die ihre Eitelkeiten wie einen Pudel mit sich herumführt. Ein Glück, dass wenigstens ihr Tagebuch die Lady auf dem Lande nicht im Stich lässt ...

The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: England

Page: N.A

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