Antique Stained Glass Windows for the Home

Author: Molly Higgins

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764321825

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 2833

Large quantities of leaded decorative windows were manufactured in the years surrounding the turn of the century. Glasses of many colors and textures were used to make elaborate windows for homes, creating spectacular presentations of light and color formerly seen only in churches. These windows are enormously popular on today's antiques market, varying widely in price and condition. This attractive book is a useful tool for anyone looking to bring the enchanting beauty of stained glass into their home. In this revised 2nd edition there are hundreds of gorgeous windows of many shapes, sizes, colors, and complexities are featured here, including etched, beveled, painted, and mosaic windows. Learn about the influences of some of the more prominent names in decorative windows, including Louis Comfort Tiffany, John LaFarge, and Frank Lloyd Wright. Original catalog material, a discussion of glass and leading types, values for each window, and other information will help you assess decorative windows in the marketplace. For designers and artisans, this book is a treasury of classic designs.

Art Market Research

A Guide to Methods and Sources, 2d ed.

Author: Tom McNulty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476613974

Category: Art

Page: 332

View: 8896

This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary value of artwork cannot be established without reference to the aesthetic qualities and art historical significance of our subject works, two substantial chapters detail the processes involved in researching and documenting the fine and decorative arts, respectively, and provide annotated bibliographies. Methods for assigning values for art objects are explored, and sources of price data, both in print and online, are identified and described in detail. In recent years, art historical scholarship increasingly has addressed issues related to the history of art and its markets: a chapter on resources for the historian of the art market offers a wide range of sources. Finally, provenance and art law are discussed, with particular reference to their relevance to dealers, collectors, artists and other art market stakeholders.

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How to Design with Architectural Salvage and Antiques

Author: Brian D. Coleman,Dan Mayers

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781586855239

Category: Architecture

Page: 87

View: 6654

The author of Extra- ordinary Interiors presents a new source of inspiration: salvaged materials, from an old sink to an iron railing. Included are a resource guide and input from salvage experts and Old House Interiors editor Patricia Poore.

Lectionary Tales for the Pulpit

Author: Timothy Merrill

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 0788019635

Category: Religion

Page: 149

View: 8142

If you're looking for imaginative reflections that take you right to the heart of the scriptures, the newest edition of CSS' popular "Lectionary Tales For The Pulpit" series is the perfect resource for you. Timothy Merrill offers 65 thought-provoking contemplations on Cycle C lectionary passages that draw out the biblical theme by relating it to aspects of modern life we have all experienced. This book is not only great for preaching illustrations and "sermon starters" -- it's also a wonderful source for inspiring devotional reading. "Timothy Merrill has an eye for the offbeat and amusing anecdote that can grab a congregation's attention and bring a particular passage of scripture to life. Using the parable-based preaching style pioneered by Jesus, he cracks open biblical truths through tales of popcorn forks, fake fire, lopsided clay, and lipstick pistols. Whether you are looking for a fresh approach to a particular piece of scripture or a provocative story to jump-start a sermon, take a few minutes to mine this volume. You're sure to strike gold." Henry Brinton Senior Writer, "Homiletics" "Bored with the "lectionary trail"? Timothy Merrill's serendipitous musings on life in the new millennium transform the weekly Word into fresh, lived journeys." Sally Morgenthaler Columnist for "Worship Leader" and "Rev." magazines Author of "Worship Evangelism" and "The Uncharted Now" "Merrill's metaphorical nuggets are excellent as guides for worship planning, teaching, or even personal meditation. They also can actually make you stop and think a bit." Len Wilson Media ministry consultant Author of "Digital Storytellers" and "The Wired Church" "Timothy Merrill understands the craft of preaching better than most preachers I know. We are all aware that the first sixty seconds of any sermon are the most important. This book will prove a vital aid and unique gift to any preacher who is serious about holding the congregation's attention and inviting a dynamic encounter with the word." Alan Kimber Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church Lodi, California "Wow... where did Timothy Merrill get all this material? He clearly has searched far and wide -- and he manages to bring all these stories down to ground level, providing insight into the real issues facing those of us who inhabit the pews of churches. Merrill has a gift for bringing theological freight to events and occasions that most of us would pass right by, and I have found myself looking more carefully at the events of my own daily affairs as having theological implications, not to mention preaching implications." Richard C. Stern Associate Professor of Homiletics, St. Meinrad School of Theology Co-author of "Savior on the Silver Screen" Timothy F. Merrill is an ordained United Church of Christ minister and the Senior Editor of the preaching journal Homiletics. He has published numerous articles in the religious press and in academic journals such as "Westminster Theological Journal" and the" Patrisca and Byzantine Review," and he is the author of "Learning to Fall: A Guide for the Spiritually Clumsy" (Chalice Press). A graduate of Iliff School of Theology, Merrill pursued doctoral studies at Princeton Theological Seminary in the history of Christianity, and he has served churches in Colorado, Minnesota, and Oregon.

Where to Retire

America's Best & Most Affordable Places

Author: John Howells

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493016458

Category: Travel

Page: 368

View: 6779

Where to Retire offers the best advice not only on where to relocate in the retirement years, but why people should pick up and move just as life is settling down. Retirement guru John Howells provides well-researched and completely revised and updated information on how to find the ideal home base for the retirement years. To help the decision-making process, the author offers a list of items to consider when selecting the ideal community: safety; climate; housing availability; cultural and recreation opportunities in the area; social compatibility; affordability; medical care; distance from relatives and friends; transportation; and jobs and/or volunteer opportunities. Howells gives readers clear snapshots of life in hundreds of the most affordable, comfortable, and stimulating places to retire in the United States, including locations in Florida, California, the Pacific Northwest, the Gulf Coast, the Ozarks, the Appalachians, the Southwest, and the Rockies. This guide tells not how to retire, but where readers can retire happily.

The Church of Tango

A Memoire

Author: Cherie Magnus

Publisher: Enrico Massetti Publishing

ISBN: 1312134879

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 4768

The Church of Tango is a passionate memoir of tragedy and adventure, lust and music, romance and tango, and above all, survival. A dancer all her life, she’d had to put it on hold while raising her artistic sons and caring for her dying husband. Now as she set her suitcase down on the ancient cobblestones of a Paris courtyard, she wondered—48 years old, 6,000 miles away from home, knowing no one—what was she doing? Each time disaster strikes her life, Cherie forges ahead, struggling to save herself from the wreckage by listening to the music and dancing, first in Los Angeles, then France, Mexico, Holland, and finally in the tango salons of Buenos Aires. This is not a “tango book,” but a story of survival that cuts across death, cancer, Alzheimer’s, loss of home and homeland and cherished heirlooms and possessions, loss of shared histories, of hope for one’s children, of hope for the future, of love. But it’s also about finding love and unexpected joy. And about listening to the music and dancing.

William T. Baker

Author: William T. Baker

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 1920744576

Category: Architecture

Page: 329

View: 9856

William T. Baker is a name synonymous across North America with quality architecture and luxury living

Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit

Author: Nola Huse Tutag,Lucy Hamilton

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814318751

Category: Design

Page: 166

View: 6942

The Detroit area boasts many fine examples of stained glass representing a variety of periods and styles. The European stained glass collection at teh Detroit Institute of Arts ranks amongst the most important in the United States. Churches and synagogues contain panels from notable designsers and studios, and exquisite glass can also be found in many public and private buildings like the Detroit Public Library, Cranbrook House, the Guardian Building, and the David Whitney, Jr., house. Discovering Stained Glass in Detroit contains sixty examples of the area's stained glass treasures, each stunningly presented in full color. Author Nola Huse Tutag accompanies each illustration with an explanatory text. Line drawings illustrate the buildings where the panels are located. The windows represent works by designers such as Louis Comfort Tiffany, Charles J. Connick, Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Matisse, as well as those from European and American studios.

Arkansas Off the Beaten Path®

A Guide to Unique Places

Author: Patti DeLano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493016075

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 4983

Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Arkansas Off the Beaten Path show you the Natural State you never knew existed. Saddle up for a moonlit ride at the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch in Jasper. Dig in at Eureka Springs’ Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse, a cabin which belonged to one of the first settlers in the county. Dig down (for real gemstones!) at Jessieville’s Coleman Crystal Mine. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

A Forever Home

Author: Lynn Patrick

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460319141

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 4759

Another man in uniform isn't part of her plan She's earned some good karma. An army widow at twenty-one, Heather Clarke has spent the past three years running her aunt's quilt store, raising her twin girls alone and earning a degree in landscape horticulture. Finally, she's launching her new career and starting to feel as though she's on solid ground. And then Rick Slater rides onto her job site. Heather needs a mysterious, gorgeous, ex-army distraction like a hole in the head. Especially when he's the restless type who's flirting with reenlisting. And flirting with her! Even if she were ready to love again, she wouldn't risk it on a man who might not stay. Now, if he decides to stop moving and grow some roots…then that's a whole other story.

Camping in the Backyard

Home on Leave

Author: Anthony Zatti

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595174086

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 6197

During boot camp at Ramapo Training Center, Michael, a cute guy from rural New York, meets Jonathan, a sophisticated, hunky, wealthy, young man from Manhattan. They fall in love during their grueling weeks together. While home on leave they consummate their love as they come to terms with their homosexuality. They plan to spend their lives together and covenant to care for each other always. When Jonathan's father is killed, Jonathan and his stepmother, Lillian, take over Taylor Oil. Jonathan helps Michael get started with the training he needs to fulfill his destiny as a world-renowned baritone. During a reckless, macho display on a double date with Michael and his friend, Maureen, at a drive-in movie, Jonathan impregnates Theresa, a pizza waitress. Theresa wants to get out of crappy Mellon and believes she has found the ticket. Gary, Michael's friend from junior high school, feels brokenhearted and completely abandoned when Michael returns to Mellon with Jonathan. He forces himself to move on with his life and runs into Addison, a married, savvy, real estate executive, and enters into a passionate affair. Life in Mellon heats up and leave from boot camp isn't over yet!

Waltz in Time

Author: Eugenia Riley

Publisher: Eugenia Riley Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 834

A HOLT Medallion Winning Book! She waltzes across time as a matchmaker, only to fall in love with the groom . . . Stephanie Sergeant has returned to Natchez to live with her sister Sam in the splendid antebellum mansion both inherited from Great-aunt Magnolia. But there is no peace at Harmony House. The grand estate is haunted not only by an ever-fretful Magnolia, but also by a gaggle of ghosts from the late-nineteenth century, including the spirits of a lovelorn former governess and her five rambunctious charges. Stephanie learns that the governess, “Miss Ebbie,” died of a broken heart after falling for the children’s widowed father. Determined to save Ebbie’s life and restore peace in the household, Stephanie soon embarks on an amazing waltz across time, straight into the arms of a dashing Southern rogue! Stephanie is astounded to find herself transported to the year 1878, where she meets the real Ebbie, the children, and their father, Andre Goddard. But she is even more flabbergasted to find herself the instant romantic quarry of her devastating host! Stephanie knows she’s been sent across time on a mission, to save Ebbie’s life by matching her up with Andre. Can she transform the shy spinster into a bold and alluring creature who can capture Andre’s eye, while keeping him at bay in the meantime? But Stephanie finds that the more she tries to pair up Ebbie with Andre, the more the sexy scamp and his five adorable children gravitate toward her. In the battle to save Ebbie’s life, will Stephanie lose her own heart instead? Waltz in Time is an enchanting full-length time travel romance of approximately 112,000 words.

Total Recall

Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849839743

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

View: 9081

Total Recall is the unbelievably true story of Arnold Schwarzenegger's life. Born in the small city of Thal, Austria, in 1947, he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21. Within ten years, he was a millionaire business man. After twenty years, he was the world's biggest movie star. In 2003, he was Governor of California and a household name around the world.

Leap Days

Chronicles of a Midlife Move

Author: Katherine Lanpher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446562890

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 2700

Katherine Lanpher, whose essays have appeared in the New York Times and More magazine, officially moved to Manhattan on a leap day, transferring from a rooted life in the Midwest to a new job, a new city, and a new sense of who she was. But re-invention is a tricky business and starting over in the middle of life isn't for the feint of heart. Katherine Lanpher's short essay on her first six months in New York--"A Manhattan Admonition" was published last August in the New York Times op-ed page and remained on their list of most e-mailed stories for weeks. Now she has written a book chronicling how her past life and loves have prepared her for unexpected discoveries in her new home. Lanpher looks back on her marriage, her early days in newspapers, and her childhood in the Midwest. And, with startling insight, she examines her new world--how beauty is defined in New York, how the landscape differs from the Midwest, and how good food and books have been constants in her life. The tone of her essays mixes the emotional depth of Anna Quindlen with the quirky wit of David Sedaris.

That Old Ace in the Hole

Author: Annie Proulx

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416588924

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4198

Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Annie Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole is told through the eyes of Bob Dollar, a young Denver man tryingto make good in a bad world. Dollar is out of college but aimless, when he takes a job with Global Pork Rind -- his task to locate big spreads of land in the Texas and Oklahoma panahandles that can be purchased by the corporation and converted to hog farms. Dollar finds himself in a Texas town called Woolybucket, whose idiosyncratic inhabitants have ridden out all manner of seismic shifts in panhandle country. These are tough men and women who witnessed first hand tornadoes, dust storms, and the demise of the great cattle ranches. Now it's feed lots, hog farms, and ever-expanding drylands. Dollar settles into LaVon Fronk's old bunkhouse for fifty dollars a month, helps out at Cy Frease's Old Dog Café, targets Ace and Tater Crouch's ranch for Global Pork, and learns the hard way how vigorously the old owners will hold on to their land, even though their children want no part of it. Robust, often bawdy, strikingly original and intimate, The Old Ace in the Hole tracks the vast waves of change that have shaped the American landscape and the character over the past century. In Bob Dollar, Proulx has created one of the most irresistible characters in contemporary fiction.