Candace Wheeler: The Art and Enterprise of American Design, by Amelia Peck, Carol Irish, N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art

By Amelia Peck, Carol Irish, N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York

Candace Wheeler (1827-1923) replaced the process cloth and inside layout within the nineteenth-century the USA and was once a motive force in the back of the professionalization of ladies within the layout box. encouraged through the embroideries produced by way of England's Royal institution of artwork Needlework, which she observed on the 1876 Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia, Wheeler based the Society of ornamental paintings in long island. The association provided guide within the utilized arts to ladies and helped them promote their paintings, offering a few degree of monetary independence. Wheeler used to be familiar with prime figures within the long island paintings global and, as a cloth expert, went into partnership with Louis convenience Tiffany in an inside layout enterprise; the corporate used to be commissioned to accessorize lavish interiors for the 7th Regiment Armory, the Union League membership, and the houses of rich New Yorkers. In 1883 Wheeler shaped her personal enterprise, linked Artists, which produced either hand-wrought and machine-made textiles and was once staffed totally via women.

Artistically, Wheeler had began via taking as her version the accomplishments of complicated British designers akin to William Morris and Walter Crane. during her profession she absorbed parts of eastern layout and built a cosmopolitan American cloth type within which the common varieties of local vegetation have been interpreted as free-flowing designs. relocating clear of the opulent works of early commissions, she took up the problem of manufacturing materials that weren't merely attractive but additionally cheap and useful to be used in middle-class houses. to complete this she explored strange weaving and printing strategies, and on occasion invented new ones.

Appointed director of layout for the Woman's development of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Wheeler helped determine a tremendous, noticeable function for girls within the arts. during her lifestyles she additionally wrote influential books on adorning and cofounded a summer season artists' colony. the tale of this strong-willed, proficient woman's occupation is usually a revealing social background and a view of the transformation of yank style because the kingdom grew more and more convinced and cosmopolitan.

This booklet, which accompanies an exhibition held on the Metropolitan Museum of paintings, includes a biographical essay and a listing of approximately 100 designs for textiles, wallpaper, and different inside furniture by way of Wheeler and her associates.  [This booklet used to be initially released in 2001 and has long past out of print. This variation is a print-on-demand model of the unique book.] 

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The Merchant in the Confessional: Trade and Price in the by Odd Langholm

By Odd Langholm

This quantity bargains with norms with regards to alternate and cost expressed in handbooks designed for the schooling of confessors or as aids within the confessional. components 1 and a pair of hint the advance of such norms from the earliest occasions to the Reformation. a few ninety penitential handbooks are analyzed, with biographical sketches of the authors. half three presents a common review of penitential exchange and cost doctrine with emphasis at the past due significant Italian summas and compares this doctrine with secular financial suggestion within the Renaissance and later. the most contribution of this e-book to the heritage of idea is its exam of financial task from the viewpoint of sin and penance as taught by way of the mediaeval Church.

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Byzantium in the Year 1000 by Paul Magdalino (ed)

By Paul Magdalino (ed)

1000 years in the past, the Byzantine Empire was once attaining the peak of its revival as a mediaeval kingdom. the 10 contributions to this quantity by means of students from six eu international locations reconsider key features of the empire's politics and tradition within the lengthy reign of the emperor Basil II.

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Cafe & Restaurant Design by Martin Nicholas Kunz

By Martin Nicholas Kunz

A totally new, in preference to a revised model, of teNeues best-selling Cafes & eating places (382385478X). sleek societys so much excessive and colourful interplay occurs over tables and bars. Ranging over 9 nations and 4 continents, this booklet provides a world number of designated cafes and eating places in-built contemporary years by way of the worlds hippest architects and architects. jam-packed with dramatic results, cutting edge lighting fixtures, and limitless options to the demanding situations of house and fabric, those scorching spots, assembly locations, and intimate venues are designed to fit the ever-changing moods of a selective and fickle customers. This compact but lavishly illustrated e-book, aimed toward pros and someone who enjoys the newest and most sensible in eating place layout, comprises over four hundred pictures of exceptional areas and in addition bargains a complete learn of latest inside structure.

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The 'Heathen in His Blindness...': Asia, the West and the by S N Balagangadhara

By S N Balagangadhara

This day, so much intellectuals agree that (a) Christianity has profoundly motivated western tradition; (b) participants from diverse cultures adventure many elements of the area another way; (c) the empirical and theoretical examine of either tradition and faith emerged in the West. the current research argues that those truisms have implications for the conceptualization of faith and tradition. extra particularly, the thesis is that non-western cultures and religions range from the descriptions frequent within the West, and it's also defined why this has been the case. the writer proposes novel analyses of faith, the Roman 'religio', the development of 'religions' in India, and the character of cultural alterations. faith is necessary to the West as the structure and the id of western tradition is tied to the dynamic of Christianity as a faith.

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Atlas of World Interiors by Yang Wu (Editor)

By Yang Wu (Editor)

Atlas of global Interiors, with initiatives incorporated, is a accomplished portfolio of updated inside tasks from worldwide. In international locations reminiscent of Iran, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Morocco, and Tunisia, the background and tradition of specific destinations have been subtly built-in into interiors utilizing cutting edge ways. Designers could be encouraged of their look for a stability among the overpowering development of globalization and the more and more well known custom-made layout.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, Vol. 1: Texts Concerned With by Donald Parry, J L Magnes Professor of the Bible Emanuel Tov

By Donald Parry, J L Magnes Professor of the Bible Emanuel Tov

This variation provides for the 1st time all of the non-biblical Qumran texts labeled in response to their genres, including English translations. of those texts, a few twenty weren't formerly released. The Hebrew-Aramaic texts during this variation are usually in keeping with the FARMS database of Brigham younger collage, which, in its flip, displays the textual content versions of the traditional scrolls with nice precision, together with glossy diacritical indicators. The Reader comprises six person elements. the aim of the type is to reinforce the study amenities of the person texts inside their respective genres, specifically in classes at Universities and schools.

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Astrology and Numerology in Medieval and Early Modern by John Scott Lucas

By John Scott Lucas

The Tractat de prenostication de l. a. vida typical dels h?mens, a past due fifteenth-century Catalan incunable, attracts on a wealthy culture of astrological magic, geomancy, Pythagorean numerology, and Hebrew gematria. This sensible guide bargains a mode of selecting the start signal according to calculations played at the subject’s identify and his or her mother’s identify. The serious version contains a literary, old, and linguistic examine; an English translation; and a Catalan-English word list. The Tractat finds Catalan assets for prognostication, a special expression of medieval syncretism, the mingling of traditions, and the advance of recent principles. it's a infrequent locate for Hispanists and others attracted to astrology, magic, the background of technology, and early print tradition.

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Logic and the Imperial Stoa (Philosophia Antiqua) by Professor of Ancient Philosophy Jonathan Barnes

By Professor of Ancient Philosophy Jonathan Barnes

The most argument of this paintings, opposite to the present orthodoxy, is that the learn of common sense used to be an important - and a well-liked - a part of stoic philosophy within the early imperial interval. The argument is based totally on special analyses of certian texts within the "Discourses" of Epictetus.

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