Book Portrait in Death

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  • Author : Nora Roberts
  • Publisher : Piatkus Books
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780749957346
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read Portrait in Death PDF, written by Nora Roberts and published by Piatkus Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After a tip from a reporter, Eve Dallas finds the body of a young woman in a Dumpster on Delancey Street.

Book Portrait in Death

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  • Author : J. D. Robb
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2003-02-25
  • ISBN : 0425189031
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read Portrait in Death PDF, written by J. D. Robb and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2003-02-25 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series, Lieutenant Eve Dallas faces a serial killer who offers his victims eternal youth by taking their life… After a tip from a reporter, Eve Dallas finds the body of a young woman in a Delancey street dumpster. Just hours before, the news station had mysteriously received a portfolio of professional portraits of the woman. The photos seemed to be nothing out of the ordinary for any pretty young woman starting a modeling career. Except that she wasn't a model. And that these photos were taken after she had been murdered. Now Dallas is on the trail of a killer who's a perfectionist and an artist. He carefully observes and records his victim's every move. And he has a mission: to own every beautiful young woman's innocence, to capture her youth and vitality—in one fateful shot...

Book J D  Robb The IN DEATH COLLECTION Books 16 20

Download or read J D Robb The IN DEATH COLLECTION Books 16 20 PDF, written by J. D. Robb and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2011-08-02 with total page 187 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Take a trip to futuristic New York City and experience the thrill of the chase as Lieutenant Eve Dallas captures the worst kinds of criminals in this collection that includes books 16-20 in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series from J. D. Robb... PORTRAIT IN DEATH IMITATION IN DEATH DIVIDED IN DEATH VISIONS IN DEATH SURVIVOR IN DEATH

Book Reading Nora Roberts

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  • Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2009-12-14
  • ISBN : 0313362947
  • Pages : 155 pages

Download or read Reading Nora Roberts PDF, written by Mary Ellen Snodgrass and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2009-12-14 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers an overview of the contributions of author Nora Roberts to the popular literary market. • Details models of dialogue, slang, and humor, illustrating Nora Roberts's intuitive replication of human quandaries and compromises • Includes a timeline of Nora Roberts's life and career, which began in 1979 with a novel and magazine story and advanced to story anthologies, novellas, romances, sagas, trilogies and quartets, Gothic romance, and futuristic thrillers

Book Handbook of Death and Dying

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  • Author : Clifton D. Bryant
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2003-10-01
  • ISBN : 1452265151
  • Pages : 1144 pages

Download or read Handbook of Death and Dying PDF, written by Clifton D. Bryant and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2003-10-01 with total page 1144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dying is a social as well as physiological phenomenon. Each society characterizes and, consequently, treats death and dying in its own individual ways—ways that differ markedly. These particular patterns of death and dying engender modal cultural responses, and such institutionalized behavior has familiar, economical, educational, religious, and political implications. The Handbook of Death and Dying takes stock of the vast literature in the field of thanatology, arranging and synthesizing what has been an unwieldy body of knowledge into a concise, yet comprehensive reference work. This two-volume handbook will provide direction and momentum to the study of death-related behavior for many years to come. Key Features More than 100 contributors representing authoritative expertise in a diverse array of disciplines Anthropology Family Studies History Law Medicine Mortuary Science Philosophy Psychology Social work Sociology Theology A distinguished editorial board of leading scholars and researchers in the field More than 100 definitive essays covering almost every dimension of death-related behavior Comprehensive and inclusive, exploring concepts and social patterns within the larger topical concern Journal article length essays that address topics with appropriate detail Multidisciplinary and cross-cultural coverage

Book The Last Tosa

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  • Author : Sandy Kita
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 1999-03-01
  • ISBN : 0824865685
  • Pages : 434 pages

Download or read The Last Tosa PDF, written by Sandy Kita and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1999-03-01 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Iwasa Katsumochi Matabei (1578-1650) is one of the most controversial figures in Japanese art history. For more than half a century, historians have argued over Matabei's role in Japanese art: Was he, as he asserted, "The Last Tosa" (the school of painters who specialized in Yamato-e, a kind of classical courtly painting) or, as others characterized him, "The Founder of Ukiyo-e," the style of painting associated with the urban commoner class. In this highly original and convincing study, Matabei emerges as both--an artist in whose work can be seen elements of both Yamato-e and Ukiyo-e. Extending its analysis beyond the individual artist, The Last Tosa examines the trends and artistic developments of a transitional period and makes heretofore unexamined connections between the world of the aristocrat and the merchant as well as the two artistic schools that reflected their tastes. It addresses these larger issues by identifying Matabei as a member of a social group known as machishu. Excerpts from noblemen's diaries, an investigation of the etymology of machishu, and an analysis of art by its members, indicate that machishu included both commoners and gentry, thus revealing a rich tradition of egalitarianism--an important departure from the conventionally held belief that seventeenth-century Japan's urban society was rigidly stratified. The Last Tosa provides an exhaustive study of Matabei's paintings, including all his important works and key attributions. Translations of all documents available on Matabei are given, in particular his travel diary, a unique source, the only known example of such a text by a seventeeth-century classical painter. With its fusion of cultural history with political, social, and economic history, this sophisticated study will appeal to not only art historians, but also to students of history, anthropology, and culture studies interested in questions of group identity and the political uses of culture.

Book Portraits of John Quincy Adams and His Wife

Download or read Portraits of John Quincy Adams and His Wife PDF, written by Andrew Oliver and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1970 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume affords a visual documentation of the most varied political career in American history and exemplifies the work of the principal American portraitists from the days of Copley and Stuart to the dawn of the Daguerrean era. Included in the 159 illustrations are all the known life portraits, busts, and silhouettes of John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams, along with important replicas, copies, engravings, and representative likenesses of their siblings. The book is organized into seven chapters which generally coincide with the major divisions of John Quincy Adams' political career. Within each chapter are discussed the artists, their relationships with the Adams's, and the provenance of each of their works. A chronology of John Quincy Adams' life for each period accompanies the chapter to which it pertains. Information about the size of each likeness, the inscriptions if any, the date executed, and present ownership where known is summarized in the List of Illustrations. The Adams's, as they watched themselves age over the years in the marble, ink, or oil of the artists who portrayed them, recorded much by way of commentary on the artistic talent and process at hand. The author makes use of the diaries and correspondence preserved in the Adams Papers, thus combining a learned appreciation with an intimate glimpse of Adams's as they saw themselves.

Book Notes on the Authentic Portraits of Mary  Queen of Scots

Download or read Notes on the Authentic Portraits of Mary Queen of Scots PDF, written by Lionel Cust and published by . This book was released on 1903 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Alphabetic Catalogue of the English Books in the Circulating Department of the Cleveland Public Library  Authors  Titles and Subjects

Download or read Alphabetic Catalogue of the English Books in the Circulating Department of the Cleveland Public Library Authors Titles and Subjects PDF, written by Cleveland Public Library and published by . This book was released on 1889 with total page 1434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book James Ensor

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  • Author : Anna Swinbourne
  • Publisher : The Museum of Modern Art
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780870707520
  • Pages : 214 pages

Download or read James Ensor PDF, written by Anna Swinbourne and published by The Museum of Modern Art. This book was released on 2009 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edited by Anna Swinbourne. Text by Anna Swinbourne, Susan Canning, Michel Draguet, Robert Hoozee, Laurence Madeline, Jane Panetta, Herwig Todts.

Book Lustmord

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  • Author : Maria Tatar
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • ISBN : 0691216215
  • Pages : pages

Download or read Lustmord PDF, written by Maria Tatar and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2020-08-04 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a book that confronts our society's obsession with sexual violence, Maria Tatar seeks the meaning behind one of the most disturbing images of twentieth-century Western culture: the violated female corpse. This image is so prevalent in painting, literature, film, and, most recently, in mass media, that we rarely question what is at stake in its representation. Tatar, however, challenges us to consider what is taking place--both artistically and socially--in the construction and circulation of scenes depicting sexual murder. In examining images of sexual murder (Lustmord), she produces a riveting study of how art and murder have intersected in the sexual politics of culture from Weimar Germany to the present. Tatar focuses attention on the politically turbulent Weimar Republic, often viewed as the birthplace of a transgressive avant-garde modernism, where representations of female sexual mutilation abound. Here a revealing episode in the gender politics of cultural production unfolds as male artists and writers, working in a society consumed by fear of outside threats, envision women as enemies that can be contained and mastered through transcendent artistic expression. Not only does Tatar show that male artists openly identified with real-life sexual murderers--George Grosz posed as Jack the Ripper in a photograph where his model and future wife was the target of his knife--but she also reveals the ways in which victims were disavowed and erased. Tatar first analyzes actual cases of sexual murder that aroused wide public interest in Weimar Germany. She then considers how the representation of murdered women in visual and literary works functions as a strategy for managing social and sexual anxieties, and shows how violence against women can be linked to the war trauma, to urban pathologies, and to the politics of cultural production and biological reproduction. In exploring the complex relationship between victim and agent in cases of sexual murder, Tatar explains how the roles came to be destabilized and reversed, turning the perpetrator of criminal deeds into a defenseless victim of seductive evil. Throughout the West today, the creation of similar ideological constructions still occurs in societies that have only recently begun to validate the voices of its victims. Maria Tatar's book opens up an important discussion for readers seeking to understand the forces behind sexual violence and its portrayal in the cultural media throughout this century.

Book Portrait and Biographical Album of Fayette County  Iowa

Download or read Portrait and Biographical Album of Fayette County Iowa PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1891 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Magazine of American History

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Book The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries

Download or read The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries PDF, written by John Austin Stevens and published by . This book was released on 1885 with total page 686 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Archipelago

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  • Author : Gavan Daws
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1999
  • ISBN : 9780520215764
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read Archipelago PDF, written by Gavan Daws and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the 19th-century discoveries of Alfred Russell Wallace to the fate of forests and reefs in the 21st century, examine the beauty and grace of Indonesian Islands. 211 color illustrations. Maps, photos & line drawings.

Book Collection of Engraved Portraits     Belonging to Hon  James T  Mitchell

Download or read Collection of Engraved Portraits Belonging to Hon James T Mitchell PDF, written by James Tyndale Mitchell and published by . This book was released on 1906 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Alfred Gilbert s Aestheticism

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  • Author : Jason Edwards
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • ISBN : 1351577123
  • Pages : 292 pages

Download or read Alfred Gilbert s Aestheticism PDF, written by Jason Edwards and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alfred Gilbert's Aestheticism presents the first sustained re-evaluation of the life and work of one of the most acclaimed sculptors of the late-Victorian period. Drawing on important new archival sources, this ground-breaking study challenges the customary assumption that Aestheticism was primarily a literary, painterly or architectural phenomena. Jason Edwards reveals both the diverse ways in which Gilbert's sculptures operated within the context of Aestheticism and also how these works provided a unique and provocative commentary on the history of masculine friendship and eroticism in the period leading up to and beyond the Wilde trials in 1895. Detailed readings are offered of the relationship of Gilbert's work to essays by Pater and Swinburne, poems, plays, and novels by Wilde and W. S. Gilbert, and paintings by Burne-Jones, Leighton, Rossetti, Solomon, Whistler, and Watts. With over 90 illustrations, including key contemporary photographs showing Gilbert's works in their original contexts, this book makes a major contribution to the field of Victorian sculpture studies.