Paul Delaroche

History Painted

Author: Stephen Bann,Paul Delaroche

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861890078

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 9987

Paul Delaroche acquired unmatched celebrity as a painter in the first half of the nineteenth century. His major works, which include The Execution of Lady Jane Grey, The Princess in the Towerand other paintings based on historical events, achieved widespread recognition, leading an Italian critic to remark in 1853 that Delaroche was 'at the summit of all living painters'. But Delaroche's fame in his own lifetime has been followed by almost total neglect in the twentieth century. In this handsomely illustrated book, Stephen Bann redresses the imbalance of scholarship on Delaroche. He examines the artist's career from the earliest history paintings to the later, more experimental works that were influenced by photography. Bann also offers the first detailed analysis of Delaroche's major works in the context of the visual culture of the early nineteenth century. Paul Delaroche: History Paintedis the first monograph devoted to Delaroche.

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Roman

Author: Jean-Philippe Blondel

Publisher: Paul Zsolnay Verlag

ISBN: 3552062688

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2693

Cécile hat das Wochenende bei den Eltern verbracht. Am Montagmorgen sitzt sie erschöpft im Frühzug und ärgert sich, dass sie nicht doch schon am Vorabend zurück zu Mann und Kind gereist ist. Der Platz neben ihr ist frei, ein Mann setzt sich. Cécile erkennt ihn sofort: Philippe Leduc. Auch Philippe hat Cécile gleich erkannt. Doch sie schweigen geschockt. Beide. Jeder für sich erinnern sich Cécile und Philippe in den eineinhalb Stunden bis Paris, wie verliebt sie vor dreißig Jahren waren, als sie zusammen ein romantisches Wochenende in London verbringen wollten und dort alles aus den Fugen geriet. Je näher der Gare de l’Est kommt, desto mehr will man wissen: Endet die Reise dort, oder gibt es ein nächstes Mal?

Faschismus

Eine Warnung

Author: Madeleine Albright

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832184104

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 6111

»Manche mögen dieses Buch und besonders seinen Titel alarmierend finden. Gut!« MADELEINE ALBRIGHT Weltweit kommt es zu einem Wiedererstarken anti-demokratischer, repressiver und zerstörerischer Kräfte. Die ehemalige amerikanische Außenministerin Madeleine Albright zeigt, welche großen Ähnlichkeiten diese mit dem Faschismus des 20. Jahrhunderts haben. Die faschistischen Tendenzen treten wieder in Erscheinung und greifen in Europa, Teilen Asiens und den Vereinigten Staaten um sich. Albrights Familie stammt aus Prag und floh zweimal: zuerst vor den Nationalsozialisten, später vor dem kommunistischen Regime. Auf Grundlage dieser Erlebnisse und der Erfahrungen, die sie im Laufe ihrer diplomatischen Karriere sammelte, zeichnet sie die Gründe für die Rückkehr des Faschismus nach. Sie identifiziert die Faktoren, die zu seinem Aufstieg beitragen und warnt eindringlich vor den Folgen. Doch Madeleine Albright bietet auch klare Lösungsansätze an, etwa die Veränderung der Arbeitsbedingungen und das Verständnis für die Bedürfnisse der Menschen nach Kontinuität und moralischer Beständigkeit. Sie zeigt, dass allein die Demokratie politische und gesellschaftliche Konflikte mit Rationalität und offenen Diskussionen lösen kann.

Du neben mir und zwischen uns die ganze Welt

Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Dressler Verlag

ISBN: 3862729761

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7962

Am Anfang war ein Traum. Und dann war Leben! Wenn ihr Leben ein Buch wäre, sagt Madeleine, würde sich beim Rückwärtslesen nichts ändern: Heute ist genau wie gestern und morgen wird sein wie heute. Denn Madeleine hat einen seltenen Immundefekt und ihr Leben lang nicht das Haus verlassen. Doch dann zieht nebenan der gut aussehende Olly ein - und Madeleine weiß, sie will alles, das ganze große, echte, lebendige Leben! Und sie ist bereit, dafür alles zu riskieren. So hat man die Liebe noch nie gelesen! Eine außergewöhnlich berührende Liebesgeschichte für Fans von Jojo Moyes und John Green mit besonderen Illustrationen, Skizzen, Notizen und E-Mails.

Listening for Madeleine

A Portrait of Madeleine L'Engle in Many Voices

Author: Leonard S. Marcus

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466827777

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 8439

Writer. Matriarch. Mentor. Friend. Icon. Madeleine L'Engle is perhaps best recognized as the author of A Wrinkle in Time, the enduring milestone work of fantasy fiction that won the 1963 John Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature and has enthralled millions of readers for the past fifty years. But to those who knew her well, L'Engle was much more besides: a larger-than-life persona, an inspiring mentor, a strong-willed matriarch, a spiritual guide, and a rare friend. In Listening for Madeleine, the renowned literary historian and biographer Leonard S. Marcus reveals Madeleine L'Engle in all her complexity, through a series of incisive interviews with the people who knew her most intimately. Vivid reminiscences of family members, colleagues, and friends create a kaleidoscope of keen insights and snapshop moments that help readers to understand the many sides of this singularly fascinating woman.

Darwin's Devices

What Evolving Robots Can Teach Us About the History of Life and the Future of Technology

Author: John Long

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465029280

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 9430

What happens when we let robots play the game of life? The challenge of studying evolution is that the history of life is buried in the past—we can’t witness the dramatic events that shaped the adaptations we see today. But biorobotics expert John Long has found an ingenious way to overcome this problem: he creates robots that look and behave like extinct animals, subjects them to evolutionary pressures, lets them compete for mates and resources, and mutates their ‘genes’. In short, he lets robots play the game of life. In Darwin’s Devices, Long tells the story of these evolving biorobots—how they came to be, and what they can teach us about the biology of living and extinct species. Evolving biorobots can replicate creatures that disappeared from the earth long ago, showing us in real time what happens in the face of unexpected environmental challenges. Biomechanically correct models of backbones functioning as part of an autonomous robot, for example, can help us understand why the first vertebrates evolved them. But the most impressive feature of these robots, as Long shows, is their ability to illustrate the power of evolution to solve difficult technological challenges autonomously—without human input regarding what a workable solution might be. Even a simple robot can create complex behavior, often learning or evolving greater intelligence than humans could possibly program. This remarkable idea could forever alter the face of engineering, design, and even warfare. An amazing tour through the workings of a fertile mind, Darwin’s Devices will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about evolution, robot intelligence, and life itself.

Paul Delaroche, 1797-1856

Paintings in the Wallace Collection

Author: Stephen Duffy

Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 9023

Paul Delaroche was a hugely popular painter during his lifetime, first making his name with a series of historical scenes which enjoyed great acclaim at the Paris Salon. His renown extended far beyond his native country. Honored by almost every major academy, his pictures were sought by collectors in Britain, Germany, and Russia. One of his British patrons, Richard Seymour Conway (1800-1870), 4th Marquis of Hertford, acquired ten of his oil paintings and two watercolors. This group, one of the most extensive outside France, is in The Wallace Collection, which houses Lord Hertford's collections in what was once his London residence. Curator Stephen Duffy discusses in detail the twelve works, and in an introductory essay examines the life and career of the artist, on whom there will be also an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, 2010.

Sag nicht, wir hätten gar nichts

Roman

Author: Madeleine Thien

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641194083

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 1752

Ein preisgekrönter Roman über China von den 1940ern bis heute, über zwei eng verbundene Musikerfamilien und ihr Schicksal. Die herzzerreißenden Lebensgeschichten der Musiker, ihrer Freunde, Familien und Geliebten, die in den Strudel der Politik geraten, in das Auf und Ab von Revolution, Gewalt und Unterdrückung, führen zu der universellsten und zugleich privatesten aller Fragen: Wie kann der Mensch sich selbst treu bleiben, lieben und kreativ sein, wenn er sich verstellen und verstecken muss, weil er um sein Leben fürchtet? Erzählerin dieses vielschichtigen Epos ist Marie, die mit ihrer Mutter in Kanada lebt und nicht versteht, warum ihr Vater nach China zurückgekehrt ist. Als sie zehn Jahre alt war, haben sie einen Gast bei sich aufgenommen, die junge Ai-ming, die nach dem Massaker am Platz des Himmlischen Friedens aus Peking geflohen ist. Marie ahnte bald, dass sie eine gemeinsame Geschichte haben, und nun versucht sie, Licht ins Dunkel der Vergangenheit zu bringen.

Sculpture and Revolution

The Art of Commemoration at the End of the Enlightenment

Author: Erika Naginski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 842

View: 789

Beyond the Epic

The Life and Films of David Lean

Author: Gene Phillips

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813171555

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 5914

Two-time Academy Award winner Sir David Lean (1908–1991) was one of the most prominent directors of the twentieth century, responsible for the classics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and Doctor Zhivago (1965). British-born Lean asserted himself in Hollywood as a major filmmaker with his epic storytelling and panoramic visions of history, but he started out as a talented film editor and director in Great Britain. As a result, he brought an art-house mentality to blockbuster films. Combining elements of biography and film criticism, Beyond the Epic: The Life and Films of David Lean uses screenplays and production histories to assess Lean’s body of work. Author Gene D. Phillips interviews actors who worked with Lean and directors who knew him, and their comments reveal new details about the director’s life and career. Phillips also explores Lean’s lesser-studied films, such as The Passionate Friends (1949), Hobson’s Choice (1954), and Summertime (1955). The result is an in-depth examination of the director in cultural, historical, and cinematic contexts. Lean’s approach to filmmaking was far different than that of many of his contemporaries. He chose his films carefully and, as a result, directed only sixteen films in a period of more than forty years. Those films, however, have become some of the landmarks of motion-picture history. Lean is best known for his epics, but Phillips also focuses on Lean’s successful adaptations of famous works of literature, including retellings of plays such as Brief Encounter (1945) and novels such as Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), and A Passage to India (1984). From expansive studies of war and strife to some of literature’s greatest high comedies and domestic dramas, Lean imbued all of his films with his unique creative vision. Few directors can match Lean’s ability to combine narrative sweep and psychological detail, and Phillips goes beyond Lean’s epics to reveal this unifying characteristic in the director’s body of work. Beyond the Epic is a vital assessment of a great director’s artistic process and his place in the film industry.

Bel-Ami

Author: Guy de Maupassant

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 384307447X

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 3769

Guy de Maupassant: Bel-Ami Erstdruck 1885. Hier in der Übersetzung von Georg von Ompteda. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015, 2. Auflage. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Monsieur Louis Pascal, 1891. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Modern Architecture

Representation & Reality

Author: Neil Levine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 364

View: 3892

In this work, esteemed architectural historian Neil Levine investigates the complex history of representation from the 18th to the 20th century. Using the lens of a continuous theoretical argument, Levine provides a detailed survey and critical analysis of major works by a host of modern architects.

Memory and Modernity

Viollet-le-Duc at Vézelay

Author: Kevin D. Murphy

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271041919

Category:

Page: 216

View: 3112

Die Zeitfalte

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783855354412

Category:

Page: 392

View: 9303

Recreational Uses of Coastal Areas

A Research Project of the Commission on the Coastal Environment, International Geographical Union

Author: P. Fabbri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400923910

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

View: 9450

Human clustering in coastal areas The coastal zone has gained a solid reputation as a place vocated for recreational activities and this is generally related to the presence of the sea. The relationship, however, does not appear univocal or simple: the sea can be perceived as a hostile element by humans and the more general question of whether the presence of the shore is in itself a favourable, repulsive, or irrelevant factor to settlement is a debatable point, at least for pre-industrial societies. Back in the early part of the 19th century, Friedrich Hegel regarded oceans and rivers as unifying elements rather than dividing ones, thus implying a trend towards the concentration of human settlements along them. 'The sea', he wrote, 'stimulates 1 courage and conquest, as well as profit and plunder', although he realized that this did not equally apply to all maritime peoples. In Hegel's view, different approaches to the sea were mainly the results of cultural factors and, in fact, he recognized that some people living in coastal areas perceive the sea as a dangerous and alien place and the shore as aftnis terrae.