Collected Books

The Guide to Identification and Values

Author: Allen Ahearn,Patricia Ahearn


ISBN: 1883060141

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 817

View: 9770

An introduction to and advice on book collecting with a glossary of terms and tips on how to identify first editions and estimated values for over 20,000 collectible books published in English (including translations) over the last three centuries-about half are literary titles in the broadest sense (novels, poetry, plays, mysteries, science fiction, and children's books); and the other half are non-fiction (Americana, travel and exploration, finance, cookbooks, color plate, medicine, science, photography, Mormonism, sports, et al).

Happy Brush Day!

Author: Justin Spelvin,Tino Santanach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416907955

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 6091

When Robbie Rotten gives Ziggy a birthday present designed to bury LazyTown in candy, Sportacus' gift may be the town's only hope.

The Art of Loading Brush

New Agrarian Writings

Author: Wendell Berry

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1619020602

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

View: 2133

"In Berry’s new book, The Art of Loading Brush, he is a frustrated advocate, speaking out against local wastefulness and distant idealism; he is a gentle friend, asserting, as he always has, the hope possible in caring for the world, and your specific place in it . . . The Art of Loading Brush is singular in Berry’s corpus." ―The Paris Review "Berry's essays, continuing arguments begun in The Unsettling of America 40 years ago, will be familiar to longtime readers, blending his farm work with his interests in literature old and new . . . Vintage Berry sure to please and instruct his many admirers." ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "[Berry] has never written better." ―Booklist (starred review) Wendell Berry’s profound critique of American culture has entered its sixth decade, and in this gathering he reaches with deep devotion toward a long view of Agrarian philosophy. Mr. Berry believes that American cultural problems are nearly always aligned with their agricultural problems, and recent events have shone a terrible spotlight on the divides between our urban and rural citizens. Our communities are as endangered as our landscapes. There is, as Berry outlines, still much work to do, and our daily lives—in hope and affection—must triumph over despair. Mr. Berry moves deftly between the real and the imagined. The Art of Loading Brush is an energetic mix of essays and stories, including “The Thought of Limits in a Prodigal Age,” which explores Agrarian ideals as they present themselves historically and as they might apply to our work today. “The Presence of Nature in the Natural World” is added here as the bookend of this developing New Agrarianism. Four stories extend the Port William story as it follows Andy Catlett throughout his life to this present moment. Andy works alongside his grandson in “The Art of Loading Brush,” one of the most moving and tender stories of the entire Port William cycle. Filled with insights and new revelations from a mind thorough in its considerations and careful in its presentations, The Art of Loading Brush is a necessary and timely collection.

Brush & Shutter

Early Photography in China

Author: Jeffrey W. Cody

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606060546

Category: Photography

Page: 196

View: 2563

Uncovered here is a captivating visual history of China during photography's first century. Chinese export painters learned and adapted the medium of photography by grafting the new technology onto traditional artistic conventions - employing both brush and shutter. The essays in this volume shed light on the birth of a medium.

Brush, Brush, Brush!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780531252369

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

View: 3460

Features rhythmic, rhyming interactive text, along with bright and energetic full-color illustrations that depict readiness concepts for teeth brushing.

Brush with Death

A Social History of Lead Poisoning

Author: Christian Warren

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801868207

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 6958

"In this highly engaging study, Christian Warren develops a broad critique of the lead industries, gas and paint manufacturers, and the scientific authorities who, for the most part, worked for them in the twentieth century." -- Journal of American History

Of Body and Brush

Grand Sacrifice as Text/Performance in Eighteenth-Century China

Author: Angela Zito

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226987293

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 735

The Qianlong emperor, who dominated the religious and political life of 18th-century China, was in turn dominated by elaborate ritual prescriptions. These texts determined what he wore and ate, how he moved, and how he performed the yearly Grand Sacrifices. OF BODY AND BRUSH shows how ritualizing power was produced jointly by the throne and the official literati who dictated the prescriptions. Illustrated.

The Pen and the Brush

How Passion for Art Shaped Nineteenth-century French Novels

Author: Anka Muhlstein

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590518055

Category: ART

Page: 228

View: 3322

"Anka Muhlstein revisits the delights of the French novel. This time she focuses on late 19th- and 20th-century writers--Balzac, Zola, Proust, Huysmans, and Maupassant--through the lens of their passionate involvement with the fine arts. She delves into the crucial role that painters play as characters in their novels, which she pairs with an exploration of the profound influence that painting exercised on the novelists' techniques, offering an intimate view of the intertwined worlds of painters and writers at the time."--

Sword and Brush

The Spirit of the Martial Arts

Author: Dave Lowry

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834825422

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 4407

This moment of perfect clarity that is the force behind all the traditional Japanese arts—from archery to flower arranging—is celebrated here in Dave Lowry's exploration of the common principles shared by calligraphy and the martial arts. Forty-two examples of Lowry's calligraphy, accompanied by his essays, show how the way of the brush reflects the strategic principles of the way of the sword. Each calligraphy represents a term from the martial arts—such as do, the way, or wa, harmony. The accompanying text amplifies our understanding of the term, what it meant to Japanese warriors, and what it means to practitioners of calligraphy and the martial arts today. What becomes clear is that these two seemingly unrelated disciplines actually partake of the same profound elemental spirit.

Basil Brush Gets a Medal

Author: Peter Firmin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130666888

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 9727

Basil Brush gets a medal for being such a helpful fox, and Harry gets a special gift from the princess for being such a special mole.

Gender and Governance

Author: Lisa Diane Brush

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759101425

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

View: 5790

Lisa D. Brush turns a gendered lens on states, power, and governance, showing the inherent inequalities in political systems and gender systems and how they intersect. She reveals the way in which state power supports male dominance in American and other western political systems. This book a useful antidote to traditional textbooks on government, the state, politics, and social policy.

The Brush and the Pen

Odilon Redon and Literature

Author: Dario Gamboni

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226280551

Category: Art

Page: 401

View: 7471

French symbolist artist Odilon Redon (1840–1916) seemed to thrive at the intersection of literature and art. Known as “the painter-writer,” he drew on the works of Poe, Baudelaire, Flaubert, and Mallarmé for his subject matter. And yet he concluded that visual art has nothing to do with literature. Examining this apparent contradiction, The Brush and the Pen transforms the way we understand Redon’s career and brings to life the interaction between writers and artists in fin-de-siècle Paris. Dario Gamboni tracks Redon’s evolution from collaboration with the writers of symbolism and decadence to a defense of the autonomy of the visual arts. He argues that Redon’s conversion was the symptom of a mounting crisis in the relationship between artists and writers, provoked at the turn of the century by the growing power of art criticism that foreshadowed the modernist separation of the arts into intractable fields. In addition to being a distinguished study of this provocative artist, The Brush and the Pen offers a critical reappraisal of the interaction of art, writing, criticism, and government institutions in late nineteenth-century France.

Wash, Scrub, Brush!

Author: Mick Manning,Brita Granström

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 31

View: 7277

Explores hygiene for kids using illustrations to help present information on things like earwax, lice, and worms, as well as show how other animals groom themselves.

A Brush with Darkness

Learning to Paint After Losing My Sight

Author: Lisa Fittipaldi

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740746932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 7202

When Lisa Fittipaldi went blind at the age of forty-seven, she descended into a freefall of anger and denial that lasted for two years. In this moving memoir, she paints a vivid picture of the perceptual and emotional darkness that accompanied her vision loss, and her arduous journey back into the sighted world through mastery of the principles of art and color. The challenge of a child's watercolor set, thrown down like a gauntlet by her frustrated husband, opened the door to a new life. "I truly feel that unless blindness had toppled the carefully maintained edifice I called my life, there is no way that I would be the kinder, more fulfilled person I am today," Lisa writes.--From publisher description.


What Every Parent Needs to Know

Author: Rachel Moon

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581107814

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 219

View: 4998

Identifies a variety of sleep problems in children from infancy through adolescence, and provides practical strategies for establishing good sleep habits and solving common sleep problems such as difficulties falling asleep and night fears.

A Brush with Birds

Australian Bird Art from the National Library of Australia

Author: Penny Olsen

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 9780642276803

Category: Artists

Page: 120

View: 7390

"How images of Australian birds have changed over time as illustrated by the following artists whose work is in the Library's collection: John Hunter, George Raper, Sarah Stone, John Lewin, John and Elizabeth Gould, Henry Richter, Neville Henry Cayley, Neville William Cayley, Ebezer Edward Gostelow, Lilian Medalnd, Betty Temple Watts, William Cooper. There is a short biography for each artist"--Provided by publisher.

Brush Management

Past, Present, Future

Author: Wayne T. Hamilton,Allan McGinty,Darrell N. Ueckert,C. Wayne Hanselka,Michelle R. Lee

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603446281

Category: Nature

Page: 296

View: 9508

From the futile attempts at eradication to the successes of integrated brush management, practitioners examine mechanical, biological, chemical, and fire-related methods from three perspectives--the past, the present or "state-of-the-art," and the future.

The Luminous Brush

Painting with Egg Tempera

Author: Altoon Sultan

Publisher: Altoon Sultan

ISBN: 9780823028887

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3036

This guide examines the use of egg tempera to achieve luminous effects in painting. Complete with step-by-step photographs, the book illustrates all stages of preparation, development and completing of paintings and discusses issues of light, colour and form.

A Brush with Death

An Artist in the Death Camps

Author: Morris Wyszogrod

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791443149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

View: 9130

Recounts the author’s experiences during the Holocaust, from the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland to the liberation of the Theresienstadt concentration camp by the Red Army in 1945.

Brush Well

A Look at Dental Care

Author: Katie Bagley

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736809696


Page: 24

View: 5534

Presents an introduction to teeth, brushing, flossing, and the importance of good dental care.