Bestselling author, architect, and cultural visionary Susanka takes the revolutionary principles she put forth in The Not So Big House and adapts them to how readers experience their lives.
The discovery of a hitherto overlooked Authurian story, buried in a longer poem, gives the author a precise geographical location for the Grail's original hiding place in Britain - the White Abbey, an Augustan priory in Shropshire. Futher research reveals that the Grail was one of several treasures, also including the Golden Bull of Knossos and the sacred candelabra removed from the temple of Jerusalem, which were taken in 1410 AD from Rome to the safety of Viroconium - modern day Shrewsbury - virtually the last vestige of Roman civilization anywhere in the former Western empire.
In this comprehensive volume, Sarah Sherrill examines Western carpet design and production from the Middle Ages to the present, in styles that range from magnificent palatial creations to delightful folk designs. With hundreds of dazzling illustrations, Sherrill's authoritative text includes chapters on Moorish weavers and the golden age of carpets in Spain; the exquisite carpets of the Savonnerie, Aubusson, and Beauvais in France; productions from Moorfields, Exeter, and Axminster in England; the intriguing but little-studied rugs of Eastern European countries; the charming and resourceful rugs of America; and an important chapter on modern designs that offers an extensive survey of rugs created by leading artists and architects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sherrill's stimulating text, based on years of research, brims with interesting new findings, not only on the history and design of these works, but also technological developments that had an often unrecognized effect on rug design and production.
The HarperCollins Beginner's French Dictionary is an innovative dictionary designed specifically for anyone starting to learn French. The dictionary is designed to be easy to read, easy to use, and easy to understand. The comprehensive entries highlight key translations, all essential set expressions and have clear, helpful examples to show how to best use the translation.
Anton Gag arrived in Minnesota from Bohemia about 1879, and founded an artistic dynasty in the German-Bohemian community of New Ulm. L'Enfant (art history, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota) follows his life and that of two of his children, Wanda Hazel (1893-1946), who became a famous chil
Bierce's classic work of satirical wit and Steadman's pointed pen redefine the way we see even the seemingly simplest of terms.
Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from but not well enough to lend to.
Bride, n.: A woman with a great future behind her.
Consult, v: To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.
Ambrose Bierce's "dictionary" of epigrams, essays, verses, and vignettes targets the religious, the romantic, the political, and the economic, in equal measure. The book you need to define both friends and enemies, The Devil's Dictionary is also the perfect gift, showcasing Bierce's razor-sharp wit and Ralph Steadman's incisive pen to their best advantage.