Oxford In Watercolours

Author: Hubert Pragnell
ISBN: 9781904965305
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This book evokes one of the most interesting and beautiful cities in the world. Its richness and diversity are captured here in a series of skilful, atmospheric paintings. These include panoramas and detailed views, and as well as the university buildings themselves, there are scenes of university life, the meadows and bustling streetscapes of the modern city. Each picture is accompanied by an authoritative text which identifies the buildings and gives details of their histories. Hubert Pragnell is a tutor for the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and a member of Kellogg College. He studied fine art at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Oxford, and has a degree in history from the University of Kent. For many years he was head of History of Art at The King's School, Canterbury. He has written and illustrated a number of books on various aspects of architecture, including industrial buildings, as well as architectural plans of towns and historic buildings, including Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral. He works largely in watercolour, pastel and pen and ink and has exhibited widely, including with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour at the Mall Gallery.

The Hand Book Of Watercolours With Some Account Of The General Nature Of Colours

Author: Winsor & Newton
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The Oxford Handbook Of Victorian Medievalism

Author: Joanne Parker
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199669503
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Drawing on the expertise of more than 40 international contributors and covering literature, fine art, architecture, religion, politics, and social change, this Handbook examines the pervasive Victorian obsession with the culture of the Middle Ages.

Oxford College Gardens

Author: Tim Richardson
Editor: White Lion Publishing
ISBN: 0711239789
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From the bijou corners of Corpus Christi to the wide open lawns of Trinity, Oxford's gardens are full of surprises and hidden corners - not least the fellows' or masters' gardens, which are usually kept resolutely private. Take a tour of the stunning gardens of this prestigious British institution without leaving your armchair with this elegant, authoritative analysis full of glorious photographs which reveal their full interest and charm. The gardens of Oxford's thirty or so colleges are surprisingly varied in style, age and size, ranging from the ancient mound in the middle of New College to the fine modernist design which is St Catherine's. The eighteenth-century landscape school is represented in the magnificent acreage of Worcester, while the twentieth-century vogue for rock gardening is reflected at St John's. Founded in 1621, the university's Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Britain, holds one of the most diverse plant collections in the world, and has been a source of inspiration for writers from Lewis Carroll to Philip Pullman.

Notes And Queries

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Made To Flourish

Author: Beth Moore
Editor: Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 149644096X
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God likes watching things grow. The metaphor of God as Gardener plays out through Scripture as He tends His people with care, skill, and intention. When Jesus began His ministry on earth, He took this idea to whole new level, revealing that He himself is the Vine. He invites us to the sacred ground of abiding, calling us to flourish in the abundant life He offers. In these beautiful reflections based on Beth Moore's bestselling book Chasing Vines, Beth invites you to explore the fruitful life through the language of the garden--and through the words of the Master Gardener Himself.

Improper Pursuits

Author: Carola Hicks
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466878649
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With these words to Boswell, Samuel Johnson dismissed Lady Di Beauclerk, the wife of one of his closest friends, a woman of the highest rank, the daughter of a duke, who had forsaken her reputation, her place in society, her children, and her role as lady-in-waiting to the Queen for love. Born Lady Diana Spencer in 1735, the eldest child of the third Duke of Marlborough, she was expected rigidly to follow a traditional path through life: educated in the fashion considered suitable for a girl, and married to a man of the appropriate rank for a duke's daughter. But finding herself in a desperately unhappy marriage to Viscount Bolingbroke, Lady Di overturned convention. She left her husband, maintained a secret relationship with her lover, Topham Beauclerk, hid the birth of an illegitimate child, and eventually helped to support herself by painting. Lady Di Beauclerk was a highly gifted artist who was able to use her scandalous reputation as an adulteress, aristocratic woman to further her career as a painter and designer. She painted portraits, illustrated plays and books, provided designs for Wedgwood's innovative pottery, and decorated rooms with murals. Championed by her close friend Horace Walpole, whose letters illuminate all aspects of her life, she was able to establish herself as an admired artist at a time when women struggled to forge careers. Carola Hicks provides an enthralling account of eighteenth-century society, in which Lady Di encountered many of the most eminent artistic, literary, and political figures of the day. Improper Pursuits is an absorbing study of a singular life.

A Seriously Useful Author S Guide To Marketing And Publicising Books

Author: Mary Cavanagh
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848761511
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Gone are the times when most authors could relax and let their publisher sell their book for them. Nowadays, in a climate of increasing commercialisation, the majority of authors, both new and established, are discovering that they get no help at all. For the self-published (a rapidly expanding market) this has always been largely the case, but now nearly all authors are faced with the task of having to market and publicise their own book. The prospect is a daunting one, but without some form of self-input it is rare for any book to sell in significant quantities.However, exactly what needs to be done to generate sales, and to create a reputation for a book, is often a mystery. Thus, Seriously Useful aims to demystify the processes in a concise, lively, and highly readable way. Although primarily concerned with making sales, it also offers some very useful pre-publication advice, including the options and benefits of self-publishing. In addition it reveals some essential inside information on how the books trade works, so the author has an excellent understanding of their book’s journey from manuscript, to publisher, to wholesaler, to retailer, to reader. There are also some very useful contributions from other mainstream and self-published authors. Written by Mary Cavanagh, a novelist and short story writer, who has had first-hand experience of both mainstream and self-publishing. Her previous work includes The Crowded Bed (Transita 2007) and A Man Like Any Other – The Priest’s Tale (Matador 2008).

The Oxford Handbook Of History And Material Culture

Author: Ivan Gaskell
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199341761
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Most historians rely principally on written sources. Yet there are other traces of the past available to historians: the material things that people have chosen, made, and used. This book examines how material culture can enhance historians' understanding of the past, both worldwide and across time. The successful use of material culture in history depends on treating material things of many kinds not as illustrations, but as primary evidence. Each kind of material thing-and there are many-requires the application of interpretive skills appropriate to it. These skills overlap with those acquired by scholars in disciplines that may abut history but are often relatively unfamiliar to historians, including anthropology, archaeology, and art history. Creative historians can adapt and apply the same skills they honed while studying more traditional text-based documents even as they borrow methods from these fields. They can think through familiar historical problems in new ways. They can also deploy material culture to discover the pasts of constituencies who have left few or no traces in written records. The authors of this volume contribute case studies arranged thematically in six sections that respectively address the relationship of history and material culture to cognition, technology, the symbolic, social distinction, and memory. They range across time and space, from Paleolithic to Punk.

The Oxford Handbook Of Sound And Imagination

Author: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
Editor: Oxford Handbooks
ISBN: 0190460164
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Whether social, cultural, or individual, the act of imagination always derives from a pre-existing context. For example, we can conjure an alien's scream from previously heard wildlife recordings or mentally rehearse a piece of music while waiting for a train. This process is no less true forthe role of imagination in sonic events and artifacts. Many existing works on sonic imagination tend to discuss musical imagination through terms like compositional creativity or performance technique. In this two-volume Handbook, contributors address this tendency head-on, correcting the currentbias towards visual imagination to instead highlight the many forms of sonic and musical imagination. Topics covered include auditory imagery and the neurology of sonic imagination; aural hallucination and illusion; use of metaphor in the recording studio; the projection of acoustic imagination inarchitectural design; and the design of sound artifacts for cinema and computer games.

The Oxford Handbook Of Early American Literature

Author: Kevin J. Hayes
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199720150
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The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature is a major new reference work that provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on early American literature. Comprised of twenty-seven chapters written by experts in their fields, this work presents an authoritative, in-depth, and up-to-date assessment of a crucial area within literary studies. Organized primarily in terms of genre, the chapters include original research on key concepts, as well as analysis of interesting texts from throughout colonial America. Separate chapters are devoted to literary genres of great importance at the time of their composition that have been neglected in recent decades, such as histories, promotion literature, and scientific writing. New interpretations are offered on the works of Benjamin Franklin, Jonathan Edwards and Dr. Alexander Hamilton while lesser known figures are also brought to light. Newly vital areas like print culture and natural history are given full treatment. As with other Oxford Handbooks, the contributors cover the field in a comprehensive yet accessible way that is suitable for those wishing to gain a good working knowledge of an area of study and where it's headed.

The Oxford Handbook Of Communist Visual Cultures

Author: Aga Skrodzka
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190885556
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Stereotypes often cast communism as a defunct, bankrupt ideology and a relic of the distant past. However, recent political movements like Europe's anti-austerity protests, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street suggest that communism is still very much relevant and may even hold the key to a new, idealized future. In The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures, contributors trace the legacies of communist ideology in visual culture, from buildings and monuments, murals and sculpture, to recycling campaigns and wall newspapers, all of which work to make communism's ideas and values material. Contributors work to resist the widespread demonization of communism, demystifying its ideals and suggesting that it has visually shaped the modern world in undeniable and complex ways. Together, contributors answer curcial questions like: What can be salvaged and reused from past communist experiments? How has communism impacted the cultures of late capitalism? And how have histories of communism left behind visual traces of potential utopias? An interdisciplinary look at the cultural currency of communism today, The Oxford Handbook of Communist Visual Cultures demonstrates the value of revisiting the practices of the past to form a better vision of the future.

Oxford English Mini Dictionary

Author: Oxford Dictionaries
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199640963
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An easy-to-use dictionary containing 90,000 up-to-date words, phrases, and definitions.

Paperback Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199640947
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This fully updated edition offers over 120,000 words, phrases, and definitions. It covers all the words you need for everyday use, carefully selected from the evidence of the Oxford English Corpus, a databank of 21st century English, containing over 2 billion words.The Factfinder centre section gives quick-reference entries on topics including famous people, countries, and science. Includes 3 months' access to Oxford Dictionaries Pro at oxforddictionaries.com.

Botanical Painting With Watercolour

Author: Daphne Hicks
Editor: Crowood
ISBN: 1847978010
File Size: 78,19 MB
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The characteristics of watercolour naturally complement botanical art and this beautiful book shows you how to make the most of this versatile medium. It starts by guiding you through the complexities of painting flowers, with advice on materials and colour mixing, using colour to achieve translucency and clarity, building confidence with step-by-step examples and the importance of observation and botanical accuracy. It then creates detailed and beautiful compositions for the more experienced botanical artist. This new book has ideas and tips on composition and how to include animal life and is structured by season to include a range of flowers and plants. Beautifully illustrated with 186 colour illustrations.

Brain And Art

Author: Idan Segev
Editor: Frontiers E-books
ISBN: 2889193608
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Could we understand, in biological terms, the unique and fantastic capabilities of the human brain to both create and enjoy art? In the past decade neuroscience has made a huge leap in developing experimental techniques as well as theoretical frameworks for studying emergent properties following the activity of large neuronal networks. These methods, including MEG, fMRI, sophisticated data analysis approaches and behavioral methods, are increasingly being used in many labs worldwide, with the goal to explore brain mechanisms corresponding to the artistic experience. The 37 articles composing this unique Frontiers Research Topic bring together experimental and theoretical research, linking state-of-the-art knowledge about the brain with the phenomena of Art. It covers a broad scope of topics, contributed by world-renowned experts in vision, audition, somato-sensation, movement, and cinema. Importantly, as we felt that a dialog among artists and scientists is essential and fruitful, we invited a few artists to contribute their insights, as well as their art. Joan Miró said that “art is the search for the alphabet of the mind.” This volume reflects the state of the art search to understand neurobiological alphabet of the Arts. We hope that the wide range of articles in this volume will be highly attractive to brain researchers, artists and the community at large.

The Scandalous Eye

Author: Silvano Levy
Editor: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853235590
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Conroy Maddox discovered surrealism by chance in 1935 and spent the rest of his life exploring its potential through his paintings, collages, photographs, objects and texts. This title reveals the intellectual complexity of his work and the poignant charm of an oeuvre that spans eight decades.

Samuel Palmer Revisited

Author: Simon Shaw-Miller
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351550152
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Varied and deliberately diverse, this group of essays provides a reassessment of the life and work of the popular nineteenth-century artist Samuel Palmer. While scholarly publications have been published recently which reassess Palmer's achievement, those works primarily consider the artist in isolation. This volume examines his work in relation to a wider art world and analyses areas of his life and output that have until now received little attention, reinstating the study of Palmer's work within broader debates about landscape and cultural history. In Samuel Palmer Revisited, the contributors provide a fresh perspective on Palmer's work, its context and its influence.

The Oxford History Of The Irish Book Volume Iv

Author: James H. Murphy
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0198187319
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [612]-702) and index.

R H Cromek Engraver Editor And Entrepreneur

Author: Dennis M. Read
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351907069
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Based on meticulous archival research, Dennis M. Read's study offers the most accurate and thorough account to date of the engraver, editor, and arts enthusiast R. H. Cromek. Though he is best known today as William Blake's nemesis, Cromek made significant contributions to the vitality of the arts in nineteenth-century Britain. Read traces Cromek's early years as an accomplished engraver, his collaborations and falling out with Blake, and his editing and publishing ventures, showing him to be a pioneer who recognized the opportunities of the emerging market economy. Read's descriptions of Cromek's disastrous associations with the Chalcographic Society, his publication of Robert Burns's unpublished works, and his duping by the perpetrator of a literary hoax make for fascinating reading and tell us much about the commercial art and publishing scenes in England and Scotland. Perhaps most important, Read salvages Cromek's reputation as an unscrupulous exploiter of Blake and others. A fuller and more balanced portrait emerges that shows Cromek's efforts to bring the arts to emerging cities of the midlands and beyond, describes his friendships and associations with luminaries of the fine arts and literature such as Leigh Hunt and Benjamin West, and challenges more biased reports of his successes and failures as an entrepreneur.