One Summer

Author: Ruby Mildred Ayres

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Large print books

Page: 293

View: 3263

Haunted Houses

Author: Corinne May Botz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1580932916

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 5933

A follow-up to Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death profiles 80 public and private buildings the author investigated for possible paranormal activity, in an extensively photographed volume that is complemented by stories of unexplained occurrences.

The Walter O. Evans collection of African American art

Author: Andrea D. Barnwell,Andrea Barnwell Brownlee,Tritobia H. Benjamin

Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 165

View: 7338

Dr. Walter O. Evans first purchased a portfolio of prints by Jacob Lawrence in the late 1970s. Now, more than 20 years after acquiring his first piece of fine art, Dr. Evans owns a phenomenal collection that ranges from choice works by the expatriate artists Mary Edmonia Lewis and Henry Ossawa Tanner to noteworthy pieces by the celebrated innovators Charles White, Richard Hunt, and Archibald J. Motley, Jr. The Evans Collection also contains the greatest number of works by foremost artists Jacob Lawrence and Romare Bearden in private hands. The Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art features a broad selection of outstanding works from this important private collection. Eighty color plates illustrate the aesthetic legacy created by African American artists over more than 150 years. The pioneering landscape painters Edward Mitchell Bannister, Robert Scott Duncanson, and Charles Ethan Porter are represented, as are the modern artists Richmond Barthe and Aaron Douglas, who were progressive participants in the flowering of African American culture during the Harlem Renaissance. Also included are paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by Elizabeth Catlett, Eldzier Cortor, and Horace Pippin, artists first acclaimed during the 1930s and 1940s. In addition the book documents the work of other modern artists such as Beauford Delaney, Norman Lewis, and Alma Thomas, who experimented with form and abstraction in recent decades. In an introduction and substantive essays four notable scholars examine the visual, social, and political contexts that influenced the artists. Dr. Evans contributes a personal statement about the joy he finds in collecting -- and his desire to advanceknowledge of and appreciation for the rich heritage created by American artists of African descent.

Failure Is Not an Option

Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

Author: Gene Kranz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439148813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 4177

This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now.

Flag

Author: Victor Friedman

Publisher: Studio

ISBN: 9780142005262

Category: Photography

Page: 85

View: 530

A visual tribute to the American flag by an acclaimed photojournalist features evocative photos taken throughout the course of five decades that position the flag in a range of environments from country barns and tenement windows to unlikely bars and at beach parties. Original.

Barber's Turn-of-the-Century Houses

Elevations and Floor Plans

Author: George F. Barber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486141241

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 889

Created by a noted Knoxville, Tennessee, firm with a successful mail-order business, this architectural snapshot features working floor plans and fine drawings of over 80 distinctive vintage dwellings.

Eric Sloane's America

Paintings in Oil

Author: Michael Wigley,Mimi Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048646525X

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1074

Eric Sloane's evocative oils of America's landscape and material culture shimmer with immense historical and nostalgic appeal. This original hardcover collection gathers nearly a hundred of his finest paintings, with subjects ranging from New England to the American Southwest.

World Poetry

An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

Author: Katharine Washburn,Clifton Fadiman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393041309

Category: Poetry

Page: 1338

View: 9704

An anthology of the best poetry ever written contains more than sixteen hundred poems, spanning more than four millennia, from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century

Around the World in 80 Treasures

Author: Dan Cruickshank

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780753819470

Category: Travel

Page: 333

View: 1128

Dan Cruickshank's quest is to tell the story of civilisation through the greatest of man's achievements. It will also be the story of his travels, and who and what he meets along the way. Whether standing before the solemn heads of Easter Island, investigating the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru or the magnificent temple of Borobodur in Java, Dan is never less than fascinating about the origins, construction, mysteries and vicissitudes of each of these monuments to the great civilisations of the world. Do they live up to expectation? Have they been left in ruin, or over-restored? Dan's diary, written at the end of each day, records his most intimate thoughts and feelings, the people he has met, the ups and downs of the journey, perils, joys, and the ongoing relationships formed on the road.

The Splendor Falls

Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0385736916

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 517

View: 5243

The dark secrets linking two Alabama families and their Welsh ancestors slowly come to light when Sylvie, whose ballet career has come to a sudden end, spends a month with a cousin she barely knows in her father's ancestral home.

Off the Road

A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route Into Spain

Author: Jack Hitt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743261111

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 479

A funny, irreverent travelogue through France and Spain describes places considered sacred--fortresses, monasteries, statues, and relics--and features a group of quirky, modern pilgrims seeking knowledge of themselves and each other rather than God. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Recipes and History, from Pilgrims to Pumpkin Pie

Author: Kathleen Curtin,Sandra Louise Oliver,Plimoth Plantation, Inc

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: 9781400080571

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 9279

Traces the history of Thanksgiving, explores the origin and development of various holiday traditions, and furnishes an assortment of recipes that range from appetizers to dessert.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316219304

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7750

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

The Coast of Maine

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 0847832058

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 9710

With a coastline that rivals California’s, Maine attracts millions of visitors each year who come to swim, fish, hike, or just enjoy the views. Many of the images present a near panoramic scope, placing the viewer in the middle of a wilderness splendor. The photographs capture the region’s famous sandy beaches, tree-covered mountains, tidepools brimming with life, and secluded harbors, as well as quaint villages, historic lighthouses, cranberry bogs, and lobster boats. Chapters cover Ogunquit, Kennebunkport, and Portland to Penobscot Bay, Mount Desert Island, and Cobscook Bay. A central focus is Acadia National Park, one of the top ten most visited national parks in America. Nearby, the town of Bar Harbor hosts more than eighty cruise ships each year. The book also celebrates offshore Maine, with images of whales, puffins, and other elusive sea creatures. The Coast of Maine makes an affordable and charming gift for anyone planning, or dreaming of, a visit to this glorious region.

An American Girl in London

Author: Sara Jeannette Duncan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 8892594273

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 7237

Sara Jeannette Duncan (22 December 1861 – 22 July 1922) was a Canadian author and journalist. She also published as Mrs. Everard Cotes among other names. First trained as a teacher in a normal school, she published poetry early in her life and after a brief period of teaching got a job as a travelling writer for Canadian newspapers and wrote a column for The Globe, a Toronto paper. Afterward she wrote for the Washington Post where she also gained editorial experience, being quickly put in charge of the current literature section. She continued to work as a writer and editor for Canadian publications until a journey to India, where she married an Anglo-Indian civil servant. From then on she divided her time between England and India, writing for publications in various countries, and then began to write fiction rather than journalism. She wrote 22 works of fiction, many with international themes and settings, novels which met with mixed acclaim and today are rarely read. She died in Ashtead, Surrey, a year after she moved there with her husband (font: Wikipedia)

Just My Type

A Book About Fonts

Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101577819

Category: Design

Page: 384

View: 9612

A hugely entertaining and revealing guide to the history of type that asks, What does your favorite font say about you? Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie posters and books, and on just about every product we buy. But where do fonts come from, and why do we need so many? Who is responsible for the staid practicality of Times New Roman, the cool anonymity of Arial, or the irritating levity of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)? Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until about twenty years ago when the pull-down font menus on our first computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Simon Garfield explores the rich history and subtle powers of type. He goes on to investigate a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seeming ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and exactly why the all-type cover of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus was so effective. It also examines why the "T" in the Beatles logo is longer than the other letters and how Gotham helped Barack Obama into the White House. A must-have book for the design conscious, Just My Type's cheeky irreverence will also charm everyone who loved Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Schott's Original Miscellany.

The Longest Road

Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean

Author: Philip Caputo

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805094466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5183

Traces the author's 2011 road trip from the southernmost to the northernmost points of the United States to experience firsthand the country's diversity and political tensions in the face of a historic economic recession.