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The Painter

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Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an ...

  • L'auteur : ,
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0385352085
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 384
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past. Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. His marriage disintegrated. He grieved the one thing he loved. In the wake of tragedy, Jim, a well-known expressionist painter, abandoned the art scene of Santa Fe to start fresh in the valleys of rural Colorado. Now he spends his days painting and fly-fishing, trying to find a way to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. He works with a lovely model. His paintings fetch excellent prices. But one afternoon, on a dirt road, Jim comes across a man beating a small horse, and a brutal encounter rips his quiet life wide open. Fleeing Colorado, chased by men set on retribution, Jim returns to New Mexico, tormented by his own relentless conscience. A stunning, savage novel of art and violence, love and grief, The Painter is the story of a man who longs to transcend the shadows in his heart, a man intent on using the losses he has suffered to create a meaningful life. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.


The Dog Stars

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Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small aban ...

  • L'auteur : Peter Heller
  • Editeur: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307960935
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 336
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley. But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static-broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever hope for. The ebook edition contains a reading group guide.


The Painter of Modern Life

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Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the pu ...

  • L'auteur : Charles-Pierre Baudelaire
  • Editeur: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141956437
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Nombre de pages: 128
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Poet, aesthete and hedonist, Baudelaire was also one of the most groundbreaking art critics of his time. Here he explores beauty, fashion, dandyism, the purpose of art and the role of the artist, and describes the painter who, for him, expresses most fully the drama of modern life. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.


Schalken the Painter

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"Schalken the Painter" by Sheridan Le Fanu. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-kn ...

  • L'auteur : Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Editeur: Good Press
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  • Genre: Art
  • Nombre de pages: 21
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Schalken the Painter" by Sheridan Le Fanu. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Inside the Painter's Studio

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Inside an art gallery, it is easy to forget that the paintings there are the end products of a process involving not only creative inspiration, but also pl ...

  • L'auteur : Joe Fig
  • Editeur: Chronicle Books
  • ISBN: 1616891173
  • Genre: Design
  • Nombre de pages: 240
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Inside an art gallery, it is easy to forget that the paintings there are the end products of a process involving not only creative inspiration, but also plenty of physical and logistical details. It is these "cruder," more mundane aspects of a painter's daily routine that motivated Brooklyn artist Joe Fig to embark almost ten years ago on a highly unorthodox, multilayered exploration of the working life of the professional artist. Determined to ground his research in the physical world, Fig began constructing a series of diorama-like miniature reproductions of the studios of modern art's most legendary painters, such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. A desire for firsthand references led Fig to approach contemporary artists for access to their studios. Armed with a camera and a self-made "Artist's Questionnaire," Fig began a journey through the workspaces of some of today's most exciting contemporary artists.


The Eye Of The Painter

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Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of drawing. His first book, Fun With a Pencil ...

  • L'auteur : Andrew Loomis
  • Editeur: Clube de Autores
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  • Genre: Art
  • Nombre de pages: N.A
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of drawing. His first book, Fun With a Pencil, published in 1939 is a wonderfully crafted and engaging introduction to drawing, cartooning, and capturing the essence of a subject all while having fun. With delightful step-by-step instruction from Professor Blook, Loomis s charming alter ego on the page. Andrew Loomis was born in 1892. After studying art he moved to Chicago, eventually opening his own studio, working in editorial and advertising for most of the top clients at the time including Kellogg s, Coca Cola, Lucky Strike and more. He also became renowned as an art teacher and his instructional books on realist illustration and art are acclaimed classics in the field. He died in 1959.


THE PAINTER

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THE PAINTER, inspired by the life of an Italian artist who emigrated to America after World War II, plunges the reader into the life of fictional Lorenzo F ...

  • L'auteur : Lois Swann
  • Editeur: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1491819847
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 370
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: THE PAINTER, inspired by the life of an Italian artist who emigrated to America after World War II, plunges the reader into the life of fictional Lorenzo Frasca, his life of daring achievement, grinding employment, moral struggle with the cruel insanity of his young wife, tender attachment to her fragile daughter, his transcendent love of an older woman, and his ultimate creation of a masterpiece for a Spanish prince who becomes his patron. American and European cultures nourish his maturation. The artist’s history is told to and through Luke Cosic, a chance dinner companion who is subsumed by the painter and his art. The fifteenth century classic, Cennino d’Andrea Cennini’s ‘Il Libro dell’Arte’’, (The Craftsman’s Handbook), is the foundation of Lorenzo’s character and work.


Wang Wei the Painter-Poet

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This Chinese art history book is a study of a single poet-artist—Wang Wei—perhaps the most influential of antiquity. This eighth-century genius, whose ...

  • L'auteur : Lewis Calvin,Dorothy Brush Walmsley
  • Editeur: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 1462912907
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 182
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: This Chinese art history book is a study of a single poet-artist—Wang Wei—perhaps the most influential of antiquity. This eighth-century genius, whose versatility is comparable to that of the great Italian Leonardo da Vinci, lived during the Tang Dynasty when the most brilliant cultural period in Chinese history was at its height. Whatever he attempted—as artist, poet, musician, doctor and official—he performed with a master's touch. As a poet he earned the title of "Great." He is acknowledged as the father of pure Chinese landscape painting., destined to become classic throughout the world. Wang's initiative in monochromes and his advanced skills in techniques were harbingers of different types of paintings. Greatest of all his innovations is the long horizontal Chinese scroll, reaching a length, in some instances, of over twenty feet.


The Painter

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The fashionables, they tell me their artistic opinion. They just want to know if a painting is hot. Whether it will gain. And then they criticise anyone wh ...

  • L'auteur : Rebecca Lenkiewicz
  • Editeur: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571276903
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Nombre de pages: 80
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1972
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Détails: The fashionables, they tell me their artistic opinion. They just want to know if a painting is hot. Whether it will gain. And then they criticise anyone who is different, anyone who's not on the 'direct route' to taste. Fuck 'em. Turner, the English romantic landscape artist and 'painter of light', was a man obsessed. Intensely prolific he was heavily reliant on his father, deeply affected by his mother's rejections and isolated from the usual breed of artists. English painting is dead. It's dealers making fortunes out of sentimental dross. Dogs. Cherubs. The Painter by Rebecca Lenkiewicz premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London, in January 2011 in the production which marked the opening of its new premises on Ashton Street.


The Painter Knight

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Galactic Spectrum Award nomination • Locus Recommended Reading List • Epic fantasy series with character-driven intrigue and spectacular magic Simon, t ...

  • L'auteur : Fiona Patton
  • Editeur: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101666501
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 528
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Galactic Spectrum Award nomination • Locus Recommended Reading List • Epic fantasy series with character-driven intrigue and spectacular magic Simon, the court painter of Branion, was the closest friend of the kingdom’s ruler, Marsellus. Even though Marsellus was the vessel of the Flame and Simon was a follower of the opposing Essusiate religion, Simon was still Marselllus’ staunchest ally and defender—instead of Marsellus’ own priests and guards. Yet not even Simon could protect Marsellus from unexpected treachery within the court. After an assassin ends Marsellus’ reign, it was Simon who became the champion and rescue of the new royal leader, Marsellus’ five-year-old daughter Kassandra. With civil and religious war threatening the suddenly leaderless realm, Simon has no choice but to flee the country with Kassandra. Pursued by the very forces which should have been the new ruler’s protectors, Simon and a most-unlikely band of companions have to keep both the child and her inherited powers hidden—until they can reach the one person who could offer Kassandra sanctuary and a chance, however desperate, of regaining her kingdom.


The Painter Wow! Book

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[NOTE: This book covers Painter 12] As Painter reaches a milestone twentieth anniversary, The Painter Wow! Book, now in its tenth edition, continues to be ...

  • L'auteur : Cher Threinen-Pendarvis
  • Editeur: Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 0132826046
  • Genre: Computers
  • Nombre de pages: 424
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: [NOTE: This book covers Painter 12] As Painter reaches a milestone twentieth anniversary, The Painter Wow! Book, now in its tenth edition, continues to be an inspiration to Painter fans everywhere, novice and pros alike. Author and renowned artist Cher Threinen-Pendarvis uses her clear, instructive approach to get beginners up to speed and provides more advanced users with additional insight on a variety of cool, creative, and productive techniques. New to this edition is coverage of Painter’s latest tools and the completely redesigned interface, including new media library management, the new Navigator panel and new Clone Source panel, enhanced workspace features, new Real Wet Watercolor and Real Wet Oil painting media, Symmetry features including Kaleidoscope and Mirror painting modes, improved support for Photoshop users, and much more. This invaluable resource for professionals and artists at all levels offers: Numerous full-color images and illustrative techniques throughout, created by renowned Painter artists worldwide Insider knowledge of Painter’s tools, brushes, functions, and preferences from the creator of hundreds of Corel’s brushes Step-by-step instructions for creating artwork in a wide range of industries including commercial illustration and design, photography, fine arts, multimedia, and entertainment A CD-ROM containing stock photos, video clips, a study guide for instructors, unique custom brushes, plus papers, patterns, and other Wow! goodies built by Cher herself [NOTE: This book covers Painter 12] All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: - If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" - Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. - You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. - Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.


The Painter's Methods and Materials

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“The Painter's Method and Materials” is a comprehensive guide to all things painting, dealing with everything from how to use use pigments in tempera t ...

  • L'auteur : Arthur Pillans Laurie
  • Editeur: Read Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 1528768116
  • Genre: Art
  • Nombre de pages: 282
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: “The Painter's Method and Materials” is a comprehensive guide to all things painting, dealing with everything from how to use use pigments in tempera to water-colour, mural painting, the theories of light and colour, and much more. This timeless volume will prove to be an invaluable resource for painters both new and old, and it would make for a marvellous addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “The Mediums Used in Painting”, “The Written Evidence on Early Painting Methods in Oil”, “Wood Panels and Canvas”, “The Pigments Used in Painting (contd.)”, “The Behaviour of White Light”, “Colour and the Prism”, “Linseed Oil, Walnut Oil, and Poppy Oil”, “How to Paint Oil Pictures”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new the original text and artwork.


The Painter's Daughter

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Julie Klassen Is the Gold Standard for Inspirational Regency Fiction Sophie Dupont, daughter of a portrait painter, assists her father in his studio, keepi ...

  • L'auteur : Julie Klassen
  • Editeur: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441228802
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 464
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: Julie Klassen Is the Gold Standard for Inspirational Regency Fiction Sophie Dupont, daughter of a portrait painter, assists her father in his studio, keeping her own artwork out of sight. She often walks the cliffside path along the north Devon coast, popular with artists and poets. It's where she met the handsome Wesley Overtree, the first man to tell her she's beautiful. Captain Stephen Overtree is accustomed to taking on his brother's neglected duties. Home on leave, he's sent to find Wesley. Knowing his brother rented a cottage from a fellow painter, he travels to Devonshire and meets Miss Dupont, the painter's daughter. He's startled to recognize her from a miniature portrait he carries with him--one of Wesley's discarded works. But his happiness plummets when he realizes Wesley has left her with child and sailed away to Italy in search of a new muse. Wanting to do something worthwhile with his life, Stephen proposes to Sophie. He does not offer love, or even a future together, but he can save her from scandal. If he dies in battle, as he believes he will, she'll be a respectable widow with the protection of his family. Desperate for a way to escape her predicament, Sophie agrees to marry a stranger and travel to his family's estate. But at Overtree Hall, her problems are just beginning. Will she regret marrying Captain Overtree when a repentant Wesley returns? Or will she find herself torn between the father of her child and her growing affection for the husband she barely knows?


Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter

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"Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter" by Sheridan Le Fanu. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompas ...

  • L'auteur : Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Editeur: Good Press
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  • Genre: Art
  • Nombre de pages: 24
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: "Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter" by Sheridan Le Fanu. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


The Painter of Battles

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Acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte has earned a distinguished reputation as a master of the literary thriller with his international bestsellers The Cl ...

  • L'auteur : Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  • Editeur: Random House
  • ISBN: 1588366715
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Nombre de pages: 224
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1802
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Détails: Acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte has earned a distinguished reputation as a master of the literary thriller with his international bestsellers The Club Dumas and The Queen of the South. Now, in this haunting new work, Pérez-Reverte has written his most accomplished novel to date. The Painter of Battles is a captivating tale of love, war, art, and revenge. Andrés Faulques, a world-renowned war photographer, has retired to a life of solitude on the Spanish coast. On the walls of a tower overlooking the sea, he spends his days painting a huge mural that pays homage to history’s classic works of war art and that incorporates a lifetime of disturbing images. One night, an unexpected visitor arrives at Faulques’ door and challenges the painter to remember him. As Faulques struggles to recall the face, the man explains that he was the subject of an iconic photo taken by Faulques in a war zone years ago. “And why have you come looking for me?” asks Faulques. The stranger answers, “Because I’m going to kill you.” This story transports Faulques to the time when he crossed continents to capture conflicts on film with his lover, Olvido, at his side. Until she walked into his life, Faulques muses, he had believed he would survive both war and women. As the tense dialogue between Faulques and his visitor continues, the stakes grow ever higher. What they are grappling with quickly proves to be not just Faulques’ fate but the very nature of human love and cruelty itself. Arturo Pérez-Reverte perfectly balances the shadows of the heart with the chaos of war in this stunning composition on morality. Superb and tautly written, The Painter of Battles is a deeply affecting novel about life and art.


The Pastor and the Painter

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A very personal look at Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Cindy Wockner was a journalist reporting the story of two surly drug smugglers. She was there fro ...

  • L'auteur : Cindy Wockner
  • Editeur: Hachette Australia
  • ISBN: 0733636950
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Nombre de pages: 352
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A very personal look at Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Cindy Wockner was a journalist reporting the story of two surly drug smugglers. She was there from the beginning and would become a good friend of the two changed men. At 12.35 a.m. on 29 April 2015, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were led out in front of a firing squad. Strapped to wooden crosses, they looked straight down the barrels of their killers' rifles. On that day, the Indonesian government did not execute two drug smugglers, they executed a pastor and a painter. But who were Andrew and Myuran? In 2005, the lure of drugs, money, fast cars and a better life led them and seven other Australians into a smuggling plot to import heroin from Indonesia to Australia. Unbeknownst to them all, the Australian Federal Police knew of their plan and tipped off the Indonesian authorities. Charged with drug trafficking, Myuran and Andrew were found guilty and sentenced to death. Andrew was 21 years old. Myuran was 24. At the time, Cindy Wockner was the Indonesia correspondent for News Limited: for a decade she covered their story and she got to know Myuran, Andrew and their families. They let her into their lives and she watched them transform from angry, defiant young inmates into fully rehabilitated, good men. This is the intimate, and untold, story of Andrew and Myuran. It details their redemption inside Kerobokan prison and their passion for helping others - through Andrew's growing commitment to his faith and Myu's burgeoning artistic talent. It reveals the boys they were and the men they became, in a potent cautionary tale and a poignant reminder of what we all lose when we ignore the power of mercy. 'gripping' DAILY TELEGRAPH on Cindy Wockner and Madonna King's BALI 9


The Incendiary

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In 1776 and 1777, during the American Revolution, a young Scot known only as John the Painter took his war to England by committing acts of terror in the d ...

  • L'auteur : Jessica Warner
  • Editeur: McClelland & Stewart
  • ISBN: 1551995751
  • Genre: History
  • Nombre de pages: 312
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1920
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Détails: In 1776 and 1777, during the American Revolution, a young Scot known only as John the Painter took his war to England by committing acts of terror in the dockyards of the mighty British navy. This is the first full-length biography of that brilliant but disturbed young man. His story offers chilling parallels to the present – and insights into why certain young men are driven to commit unspeakable crimes. Warner has written a book of history that reads like a picaresque novel, but always with a modern twist. Its hero travels to France and receives the blessing of the American envoy there. King George III offers a reward for his capture. Bow Street Runners are sent out inpursuit. Newspapers print sensational stories. A bill to suspend habeas corpus is rushed through Parliament and American privateers – the unlawful combatants of their day – are held without being charged. The Incendiary takes readers on a fascinating journey from Europe to colonial America and finally to the gallows at Portsmouth. In this atmospheric and deftly researched tale of a young man who tried to bring down a superpower, Warner has crafted a popular history with contemporary implications.


The Painter is in Town (Oxford Phonics World Readers Level 5)

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A woman who draws cars comes to the bookshop. How will Mark and Troy get to meet her? Each story gives children the chance to practice sounds and spelling ...

  • L'auteur : Lynne Robertson
  • Editeur: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0194735400
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Nombre de pages: 16
  • Langue: French/English
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Détails: A woman who draws cars comes to the bookshop. How will Mark and Troy get to meet her? Each story gives children the chance to practice sounds and spelling patterns learned from Oxford Phonics World.


Debussy

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Debussy's life is of extraordinary interest because, like Wagner and Stravinsky, he crossed artistic boundaries, associating as much with poets and artists ...

  • L'auteur : Stephen Walsh
  • Editeur: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571330185
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Nombre de pages: 356
  • Langue: French/English
  • Vues: 1934
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Détails: Debussy's life is of extraordinary interest because, like Wagner and Stravinsky, he crossed artistic boundaries, associating as much with poets and artists as with musicians. His father was active in the 1871 Paris Commune and the composer's childhood was thus unsettled, his musical preparation erratic, and his subsequent lifestyle somewhat bohemian by the bourgeois norms of the French musical establishment. He never went to a proper school, but was enough of a pianist to enter the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 10. Whilst still a student he rebelled against the academy-taught "rules of composition" and constructed a language of his own, in constant rebellion against the heavy Wagnerian influence prevalent at that time. In the early 1900s he worked in Paris as a music critic. His own music during these years includes some of the greatest and most influential works of the early twentieth century: the opera Pelléas et Mélisande, his orchestral masterpieces La Mer and Images, a series of profoundly original piano works (including two books of Préludes), and the ballet Jeux, premiered in Diaghilev's 1913 season just before Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (which Debussy attended). His later years were plagued by the rectal cancer that eventually killed him in 1918. But he continued to compose until 1917 This was a period of political and cultural turmoil in French life, the Franco-Prussian war and its aftermath, the Dreyfus affair with its religious and military undercurrents, the general instability of the Third Republic, and the First World War. Stephen Walsh's study combines chronological biography with a contextualised picture placing Debussy in the broad artistic and social environment of turn-of-the-century France, making this a significant contribution to the cultural history of the time.