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Still Life

By Sarah Winman
  • ISBN Code: : 0735241422
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
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Set between World War II and the 1980s, Still Life is a beautiful, big-hearted story of strangers brought together by love, war, art, flood, and the ghost of E. M. Forster, from the bestselling, prize-winning author of Tin Man and When God Was a Rabbit. In the wine-cellar of a Tuscan villa, as the Allies advance and bombs fall around them, two people meet and share an extraordinary evening: Ulysses Temper is a young British soldier from London's East End; Evelyn Skinner is a worldly older art historian and possible spy. She has come to Italy to rescue paintings from the ruins and relive her memories of the time she encountered E.M. Forster and had her heart stolen by an Italian maid in a particular Florentine room with a view. Evelyn's talk of truth and beauty plants a seed in Ulysses's mind that night, one that will shape the trajectory of his life--and the lives of those who love him--for the next four decades. Moving from war-ravaged Tuscany to the boozy confines of The Stoat and Parrot pub in London and the piazzas of post-war Florence, Still Life is both sweeping and intimate, mischievous and deeply felt. It is a novel about beauty, love and fate, about the things that make life worth living, and the things we're prepared to die for.

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Still Life

By Fernando Domínguez Rubio
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 022671411X
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: still-life.pdf

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Still Life (Chesapeake Valor Book #2)

By Dani Pettrey
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  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Book Code : 1441230882
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 447
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Still Life with Bread Crumbs

By Anna Quindlen
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0812995759
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 887
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A superb love story from Anna Quindlen, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Rise and Shine, Blessings, and A Short Guide to a Happy Life Still Life with Bread Crumbs begins with an imagined gunshot and ends with a new tin roof. Between the two is a wry and knowing portrait of Rebecca Winter, a photographer whose work made her an unlikely heroine for many women. Her career is now descendent, her bank balance shaky, and she has fled the city for the middle of nowhere. There she discovers, in a tree stand with a roofer named Jim Bates, that what she sees through a camera lens is not all there is to life. Brilliantly written, powerfully observed, Still Life with Bread Crumbs is a deeply moving and often very funny story of unexpected love, and a stunningly crafted journey into the life of a woman, her heart, her mind, her days, as she discovers that life is a story with many levels, a story that is longer and more exciting than she ever imagined. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. “There comes a moment in every novelist’s career when she . . . ventures into new territory, breaking free into a marriage of tone and style, of plot and characterization, that’s utterly her own. Anna Quindlen’s marvelous romantic comedy of manners is just such a book. . . . Taken as a whole, Quindlen’s writings represent a generous and moving interrogation of women’s experience across the lines of class and race. [Still Life with Bread Crumbs] proves all the more moving because of its light, sophisticated humor. Quindlen’s least overtly political novel, it packs perhaps the most serious punch. . . . Quindlen has delivered a novel that will have staying power all its own.”—The New York Times Book Review “[A] wise tale about second chances, starting over, and going after what is most important in life.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “Quindlen’s astute observations . . . are the sorts of details every writer and reader lives for.”—Chicago Tribune “[Anna] Quindlen’s seventh novel offers the literary equivalent of comfort food. . . . She still has her finger firmly planted on the pulse of her generation.”—NPR “Enchanting . . . [The protagonist’s] photographs are celebrated for turning the ‘minutiae of women’s lives into unforgettable images,’ and Quindlen does the same here with her enveloping, sure-handed storytelling.”—People “Charming . . . a hot cup of tea of a story, smooth and comforting about the vulnerabilities of growing older . . . a pleasure.”—USA Today “With spare, elegant prose, [Quindlen] crafts a poignant glimpse into the inner life of an aging woman who discovers that reality contains much more color than her own celebrated black-and-white images.”—Library Journal “Quindlen has always excelled at capturing telling details in a story, and she does so again in this quiet, powerful novel, showing the charged emotions that teem beneath the surface of daily life.”—Publishers Weekly “Quindlen presents instantly recognizable characters who may be appealingly warm and nonthreatening, but that only serves to drive home her potent message that it’s never too late to embrace life’s second chances.”—Booklist “Profound . . . engaging.”—Kirkus Reviews

Still Life

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0698147901
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The fifth and final book in The Books of Elsewhere, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling, fan-favorite series--absolutely not to be missed. Annabelle McMartin is gone for good, but something worse lurks just out of sight--watching, waiting, preparing to strike. Then a field trip to the local art museum reveals a shock. What Olive discovers will create a chain of events that propel her to discoveries she may not wish to uncover, involving Morton's vanished parents and the very deepest, darkest roots of Aldous McMartin's creepy painted world. In this fifth and final book, Olive must seek the full, complex story of Elsewhere, its magical origins, and its creator, and in so doing, face her own fears and limitations--and possibly the destruction of Elsewhere itself. How far will Olive go to save the people and home she loves? And what will be the final cost? A must-read fantasy series for fans of Pseudonymous Bosch, Coraline, and Septimus Heap.

Still Life

By Victoria Charles
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  • Publisher : Parkstone International
  • Book Code : 1781608288
  • Total of Pages : 263
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 548
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Cézanne transformed a teacup into something alive, raising still-life to the point that it ceased to be inanimate. Wassily Kandinsky said about the French artist: “He painted these things as human beings because he was endowed with the gift of divining the inner life in everything.” In addition to those of Cézanne, this book is devoted to still-life paintings by artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Chardin and Picasso.

Still Life

By Victoria Charles
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  • Publisher : Parkstone International
  • Book Code : 1780423160
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 349
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Cézanne transformed a teacup into something alive, raising still-life to the point that it ceased to be inanimate. Wassily Kandinsky said about the French artist: “He painted these things as human beings because he was endowed with the gift of divining the inner life in everything.” In addition to those of Cézanne, this book is devoted to still-life paintings by artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse, Chardin and Picasso.

Still Life

By Joy Fielding
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  • Publisher : Seal Books
  • Book Code : 0385672063
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 155
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Casey Marshall looks like she has it all; a successful interior design business, a devoted husband, friends who love her, and a family fortune that means a comfortable lifestyle. But looks can be deceiving. Casey has more than her fair share of worries. A successful business partnership with her long-time friend, Janine, ended when Casey left to pursue her dream of interior design. The effects of this old wound are felt in their mutual friendship with another friend, Gail, leaving the previously happy threesome feeling uneasy. Casey not only worries about her damaged friendship with Janine, but also her complicated relationship with her younger sister, Drew. After the deaths of their parents, Casey became responsible for her sibling, both financially and emotionally, creating a rift that has only deepened with time. The only salvation from these worries is her marriage to Warren. Successful, handsome, and completely enraptured by his wife, her husband is the perfect reward for a life that, contrary to what some believe, hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Before they married, Warren had even insisted on a prenuptial agreement that meant he would receive none of Casey’ s considerable family fortune should they divorce. She trusts him completely and now thoughts of starting a family are beginning to take hold. Distracted by thoughts of a baby, Casey didn’t hear the car until it was too late. It slammed into her at almost fifty miles an hour, breaking nearly every bone in her body and plunging her into a coma. Lying in her hospital bed, Casey slowly begins to realize that although she is unable to see or communicate, she can hear everything that goes on around her. She soon discovers that her friends aren’t necessarily the people she thought them to be — and that her accident might not have been an accident at all. As she struggles to break free from her living death, she begins to wonder if what lies ahead could be even worse.

Still Life Painting Atelier

By Michael Friel
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  • Publisher : Watson-Guptill
  • Book Code : 0307828786
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 937
  • Pdf File: still-life-painting-atelier.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The equivalent of a foundation course in traditional oil painting for beginning to intermediate level artists, this in-depth book uses the still life as a practical way to master oil techniques. The still life is a practical, forgiving genre as it does not require the likeness of a portrait or the accurate proportions of the figure and, unlike the landscape, it doesn’t change with the weather. Instead, it gives aspiring artists ample time to study and the opportunity to look closer. It can be used as a purely formal subject for drawing and painting techniques, or a platform for emotional expression using personal symbolism and imagery. However, though the still life is used throughout as a teaching tool, this is first and foremost a book about oil painting. It begins with simple compositions that build to more complex arrangements. Starting with essential information on how to best set up your studio—including lighting, equipment, materials (paints, solvents, brushes, mediums), and preparing your canvas and paper for oil painting—Still Life Painting Atelier then offers concrete lessons in a logical progressive sequence, with step-by-step illustrations, finished paintings, diagrams and tips. Chapters cover: • How to address composition through thumbnail sketches and line drawings • Using underpainting to study the characteristics of light and shade • The basics of color theory and color mixing • How to use a variety of brushes to create sharp and soft edges • Techniques that are helpful when painting metal and glass • How to apply glazing and scumbling to bring luminosity and texture

Granta 152: Still Life

By Sigrid Rausing
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  • Publisher : Granta
  • Book Code : 1909889350
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: granta-152.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this issue of Granta, produced under lockdown conditions, writers respond to the coronavirus crisis: Leanne Shapton, Viken Berberian, Janine di Giovanni, Michael Hofmann and China Miville. Featuring fiction by Ann Beattie, Emma Cline, Mark Haddon, Joanna Kavenna, David Means, Adam Nicolson and Jason Ockert; and poetry by Ken Babstock, Will Harris, Colin Herd and Sam Sax. Photography by Teju Cole and Diana Matar, as well as by Wiktoria Wojciechowska, introduced by Lisa Halliday. Plus Joe Dunthorne on his Jewish grandmother's escape from Berlin and Jenny Erpenbeck on the aftermath of her mother's death, translated from the German by Kurt Beals.

Still Life in Harlem

By Eddy L. Harris
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  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 1466885726
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 281
  • Pdf File: still-life-in-harlem.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A New York Times Notable Book A deeply affecting memoir, Still Life in Harlem is Eddy L. Harris's insightful look at a neighborhood - both real and metaphorical. He reveals the magic of Harlem, as it becomes home and spirit in his masterful hands. Through his keen perceptions we enter the images and passions Harlem has always conjured, coming to understand its significance to those who live there and to those who only yearn to come to it. Unforgettably moving, this book chronicles how the world we know as Harlem came to be - from its pastoral days as a New York suburb to its days as the mecca of the black universe to its decline into a symbol of urban despair. Harris is torn over what this community has become and remorseful for having abandoned it. Lured back by Harlem's enchanting whispers in the ear of his imaginings, he returns in reverie. With amazing emotional depth and candor, he explores issues of identity through Harlem's sturdy people - folks with eyes dimmed from too few chances and with life worries burdensome enough to bend backs. He also examines his taut relationship with his father, juxtaposing a generation that aspired to do everything in its power to ensure that their sons and daughters would enjoy a better life against a recent generation cornered by resignation and surrender. Through it all, in what can be seen as only a stretch toward grace, Harris discovers his need for Harlem and Harlem's need for him, locating the life in this rich community that still harbors the embers of hope.

Drawing Still Life

By Barrington Barber
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1788885988
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: drawing-still-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Still life has been a popular form of art for many hundreds of years, offering a wide choice of subjects, styles, and scale. Whether you want to work outdoors or at home, with carefully detailed studies or bold sweeps of line, with classical subjects or simple objects that you might find in your home, you will never be at a loss to find inspiration. In Drawing Still Life, Barrington Barber explores this genre in all its richness. A teacher as well as a working artist, his clear and comprehensive instruction for artists of all levels is supported by easy-to-follow illustrations. • Includes information and advice on materials and techniques • Covers ways of representing different objects and textures • Looks at different approaches to combining objects, themes, and at composition • Offers step-by-step drawings and exercises to practise

My Not-So-Still Life

By Liz Gallagher
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  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Book Code : 037589974X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 970
  • Pdf File: my-not-so-still-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Vanessa is wise beyond her years. She's never really fit in at school, where all the kids act and dress the same. She's an artist who expresses her talent in the wacky colors she dyes her hair, her makeup and clothes. She's working on her biggest art project, and counting the days until she's grown up and can really start living. That adult world seems closer when Vanessa gets her dream job at the art supply store, Palette, where she worships the couple who runs it, Oscar and Maye. And she's drawn to a mysterious guy named James, who leads her into new, sometimes risky situations. Is she ready for this world, or not?

Still Life

By Henrietta L. Moore
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0745637930
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 736
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Book Short Summary:

How adequate are our theories of globalisation for analysing the worlds we share with others? In this provocative new book, Henrietta Moore asks us to step back and re-examine in a fresh way the interconnections normally labeled 'globalisation'. Rather than beginning with abstract processes and flows, Moore starts by analyzing the hopes, desires and satisfactions of individuals in their day-to-day lives. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from African initiation rituals to Japanese anime, from sex in virtual worlds to Schubert songs, Moore develops a theory of the ethical imagination, exploring how ideas about the human subject, and its capacities for self-making and social transformation, form a basis for reconceptualizing the role and significance of culture in a global age. She shows how the ideas of social analysts and ordinary people intertwine and diverge, and argues for an ethics of engagement based on an understanding of the human need to engage with cultural problems and seek social change. This innovative and challenging book is essential reading for anyone interested in the key debates about culture and globalization in the contemporary world.

Painting Still Life in Oils

By Adele Wagstaff
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  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Book Code : 1785000594
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
  • Members : 772
  • Pdf File: painting-still-life-in-oils.pdf

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Still life painting is an exciting genre, which allows the artist to explore colour, shape and form using as many or as few objects as they like. A still life can be quiet, tranquil and contemplative in mood, or be a celebration of pure colour and expression. This book introduces the genre using the medium of oil paint as a step-by-step process, from painting simple compositions of one object to complex arrangements of more unusual subject matter. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of preparing for a painting: from studying a still life using a variety of drawing techniques to basic colour theory; from painting with a limited tonal range to using the full impressionist palette. The compositions studied include traditional still life subjects and more unusual objects, and advice is given on materials, including how to stretch your own canvas. The work of notable still life painters is used as inspiration for your work, and the book introduces painting still life within the genre of portraiture. Aimed at beginners and the more experienced; untutored groups and individual artists and beautifully illustrated with 190 colour illustrations.

Still Life In Milford

By Thomas Lynch
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1446483916
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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In Still Life in Milford, Lynch casts the cold eye we are told to on life and death, history and memory, the local and the larger geographics. Examining the dynamics of faith, remembrance, and intimate conduct, these poems are informed by end times, tribulations and visions that make up the ordinary enterprise of daily life. Colloquy and narrative, soliloquy and tribute, Still Life in Milford engages the full register of the poet's voices as elegist, eulogist, obituarist, straight man and passer-by to achieve a difficult and inimitable harmony.

Painting Still Life in Gouache

By Kevin Scully
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  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Book Code : 1847979785
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Crafts & Hobbies
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  • Pdf File: painting-still-life-in-gouache.pdf

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Gouache is an exciting, forgiving and versatile fine art medium. It has a long history going back many centuries, but for some time it has been seen as a medium for illustrators and designers. It has now been rediscovered by the fine artist. In this beautiful book, Kevin Scully champions its cause and explores its attributes. He explains how it can be used to exciting and stunning effect when painting still life. Further topics include: understanding and using colour effectively with sections on paint, colour, tone, light and shadow; painting flowers, objects and backgrounds; traditional and contemporary approaches with step-by-step examples and finally, ways to develop your painting and experiment with different styles, exciting compositions and new techniques. Beautifully illustrated with 186 colour images.

A Year of Marvellous Ways

By Sarah Winman
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  • Publisher : Tinder Press
  • Book Code : 0755390946
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 542
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*A Richard & Judy Bookclub Pick Spring 2016* A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is the unforgettable and completely captivating new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller. Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she's taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it. Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man's last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid. A Year of Marvellous Ways is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.

Still Life

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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830899243
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For Gillian Marchenko, dealing with depression means learning to accept and treat it as a physical illness, while continuing as a wife and mother of four, two with special needs. How can she care for her family when she can't even get out of bed? Her story is real and raw, not one of quick fixes. But hope remains as she discovers that living with depression is still life.

Still Life and Other Stories

By Junzo Shono
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  • Publisher : Stone Bridge Press
  • Book Code : 0893469904
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 815
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"Shono conveys both intimacy and distance, tranquility and tension, as he explores the shifting relations between husband and wife, father and son, brother and sister." -Publishers Weekly "These stories are so artful... they seem like the artless productions of life itself." -Kenyon College Book Review -- Kenyon College Book Review "This collection should be sipped and savored like warm sake." -Small Press Winner of the Pen Center West Award, this delicate collection of thirteen linked tales reveals the flow of daily life in the modern Japanese family. Junzo Shono's artful layering of commonplace events, images, and conversations has been compared to haiku poetry crossed with an Ozu film.

Still Life

By Paul Skenazy
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  • Publisher : Paper Angel Press
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 815
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When his wife Edie dies, Will Moran abandons all he used to be, and do, to paint still life canvases of rocks and driftwood on the walls of his house. He’s never painted before, recognizes his paintings are awful, but returns each day to his struggles with light and shadow, color and object, boundary and perspective. Lost in his new obsession, Will avoids friends, gives away his furniture, and wanders the streets of his small coastal town late into the night. He eavesdrops on neighbors, dips into garbage cans, and fills his home with rocks he collects from local beaches. Through it all, he clings to his still lifes — each one more failed effort to represent the simplest elements of his world — rocks, wood, and grief. It is only when unwanted but redemptive encounters force Will out of his new habits that he is forced to confront the unassuming person he once was and the man he has become.

Still Life with Volkswagens

By Geoff Nicholson
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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1468305832
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 303
  • Pdf File: still-life-with-volkswagens.pdf

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Throughout the land VW Beetles are spontaneously combusting. Nazi skinheads are cruising the streets and a millionaire tycoon and a weather girl have been kidnapped. It falls to Barry Osgathorpe to discover who is responsible.

Still Life with Shape-shifter

By Sharon Shinn
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101612223
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: still-life-with-shape-shifter.pdf

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National bestselling author Sharon Shinn presents a passionate, heart-wrenching story of secrets and the lengths to which we’ll go to protect those we love... For her entire life, Melanie Landon has hidden the fact that her half sister, Ann, is a shape-shifter, determined to protect her from a world that simply wouldn’t understand. When a man shows up asking about Ann—who has been missing for months—Melanie fears the worst, and with good reason. Freelance writer Brody Westerbrook knows about the existence of shape-shifters and intends to include Ann in the book he’s writing. While Melanie is immediately drawn to the stranger, she knows better than to trust him, and she denies his claim. But when Ann finally reappears, looking thin and sick, Melanie realizes exposure is the least of their worries. Protecting her sister has always been an enormous part of Melanie’s life, but as Ann’s health rapidly deteriorates, Melanie must come to grips with the fact that saving her may mean letting go…

Cézanne in the Studio

By Carol Armstrong
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  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Book Code : 0892366230
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Art
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In the last years of his life Paul Cézanne produced a stunning series of watercolors, many of them sill lifes. Still Life with Blue Pot is one of these late masterpieces that is now in the collection of the Getty Museum. In Cézanne in the Study: Still Life in Watercolors, Carol Armstrong places this great painting within the context of Cezanne’s artistic and psychological development and of the history of the genre of still life in France. Still life—like the medium of watercolor—was traditionally considered to be “low” in the hierarchy of French academic paintings. Cézanne chose to ignore this hierarchy, creating monumental still-life watercolors that contained echoes of grand landscapes and even historical paintings in the manner of Poussin—the “highest” of classical art forms. In so doing he changed his still lifes with new meanings, both in terms of his own notoriously difficult personality and in the way he used the genre to explore the very process of looking at, and creating, art. Carol Armstrong’s study is a fascinating exploration of the brilliant watercolor paintings that brought Cézanne’s career to a complex, and triumphant, conclusion, The book includes new photographic studies of the Getty’s painting that allow the reader to encounter this great watercolor as never before, in all of its richness and detail.

Still Life

By Robin Anderson
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  • Publisher : The Nazca Plains Corporation
  • Book Code : 161098000X
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 945
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Meet ETHELRED JONES, acclaimed film director of the bizarre; CLYTEMNESTRA, his beautiful 'bacterial' artist wife and the rest of this discordant quintet, the disgraced 'donor' doctor, CHARLES CONRAD CROSBY; the priapic black giant Man Friday named MONDAY and TRISOMY - a child old beyond her years - all melded together in the creation of the ultimate cinematic and art experience, STILL LIFE. Into this monstrous mlange comes the unsuspecting OSWALD ARGENT, an aspiring thespian more narcissus than actor, who finds himself - literally - taking 'a step too far' when accepting a misleading role in the meticulously planned STILL LIFE scenario. On entering the rarefied world of Bethlem Bthory, the JONES'S mysterious isolated country mansion known to the locals as Castle Dracula, the devious young OSWALD finds his film debut more gourmet than glamorous. Enter BRYAN SCIMA, his former lover who, by chance, ends up as Lady of the Manor with distant neighbour, SIR MILES ANSTRUTHER, a wealthy property developer. Coincidence follows coincidence through never-ending scenes of gratuitous violence mixed with glamour and the grotesque. Set in London, Italy and Morocco, STILL LIFE is an articulate, cynical novel filled with black humour at its most humorous; a volcanic-volatile hot bed of sex, greed, money and destruction. The story, which runs at a breath-taking pace, will keep the reader riveted in more ways than one. STILL LIFE is an 'up and down' ride which gathers momentum leading up to an unprecedented climax. Think EDGAR ALLAN POE meets FREUD, THE MARQUIS DE SADE and NOEL COWARD in a mind-blowing gang bang and you are almost there. To quote ETHELRED JONES, 'We stuff the snuff!'

Still Life with Teapot

By Brigid Lowry
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  • Publisher : Fremantle Press
  • Book Code : 1925163563
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 702
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The good thing about being my age is that if you haven't grown up already, you don't have to.What do you do when you start talking to yourself on the bus? If you're the writer Brigid Lowry, you change tack and write a book about what it means to be an ageing woman in the 21st century.In Still Life with Teapot Lowry offers advice, observations, hope and reality checks in equal measure. She drops us straight into the writer's world into the nuts and bolts of writing practice and into the art of life and ways to write about it.Still Life with Teapot is an essential brew for people who love to make lists, for people who love to write and for people who love to read about writing.

Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl

By Diane Seuss
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  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Book Code : 1555979963
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 660
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Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Diane Seuss’s brilliant follow-up to Four-Legged Girl, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Still life with stack of bills phone cord cig butt and freezer-burned Dreamsicle Still life with Easter Bunny twenty caged minks and rusty meat grinder Still life with whiskey wooden leg two potpies and a dead parakeet Still life with pork rinds pickled peppers and the Book of Revelation Still life with feeding tube oxygen half-eaten raspberry Zinger Still life with convenience store pecking order shotgun blast to the face —from “American Still Lives” Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting, a dark emblem of femininity, violence, and the viewer’s own troubled gaze. In Diane Seuss’s new collection, the notion of the still life is shattered and Rembrandt’s painting is presented across the book in pieces—details that hide more than they reveal until they’re assembled into a whole. With invention and irreverence, these poems escape gilded frames and overturn traditional representations of gender, class, and luxury. Instead, Seuss invites in the alienated, the washed-up, the ugly, and the freakish—the overlooked many of us who might more often stand in a Walmart parking lot than before the canvases of Pollock, O’Keeffe, and Rothko. Rendered with precision and profound empathy, this extraordinary gallery of lives in shards shows us that “our memories are local, acute, and unrelenting.”

Still Life

By Elisha Cohn
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190250054
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Still Life: Suspended Development in the Victorian Novel rethinks the nineteenth-century aesthetics of agency through the Victorian novel's fascination with states of reverie, trance, and sleep. These states challenge contemporary scientific and philosophical accounts of the perfectibility of the self, which privileged reflective self-awareness. In dialogue with the field of literature and science studies and affect studies, this book shows how Victorian writers used narrative form to respond to the analytical practices and knowledge production of those other disciplines. Drawing upon canonical texts--by Charlotte Bront?, George Eliot, George Meredith, and Thomas Hardy--Still Life contends that depictions of non-purposive perceptual experience suspend the processes of self-cultivation (Bildung) central to Victorian aesthetics, science, psychology, and political theory, as well as most critical accounts of the novel form. Departing from the values of individual cultivation and moral revelation associated with the genre, these writers offer an affective framework for understanding the subtly non-instrumental powers of narrative. Victorian novels ostensibly working within the parameters of the Bildungsroman are suspended by moments of "still life": a decentered lyricism associated with states of diminished consciousness. They use this style to narrate what should be unnarratable: experiences not dependent on reflective consciousness, which express a distinctive ambivalence toward dominant developmental frameworks of individual self-culture.

Tin Man

By Sarah Winman
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0735235163
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 980
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Shortlisted for the 2017 Costa Novel Award From internationally bestselling author Sarah Winman comes an unforgettable and heartbreaking novel celebrating love in all its forms and the little moments that make up the life of an autoworker in a small working-class town. This is almost a love story. But it's not as simple as that. Ellis and Michael are twelve when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into something more. But then we fast-forward a decade or so, to find that Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which leads to the question, what happened in the years between? With beautiful prose and characters that are so real they jump off the page, Tin Man is a love letter to human kindness and friendship, and to loss and living.

Still Life with Cars

By John L. Lumley
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 078648117X
  • Total of Pages : 191
  • Category : Transportation
  • Members : 155
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Most childhood fascinations are a passing fancy, but something about cars tends to capture the imagination forever. Witness the countless backyard weed-wrapped classics, rusted just shy of a shadow, slated one day for a return to glory; cloudy vacation memories of choking exhaust, deafening engines and blinding chrome; countless white-knuckled highway moments as the driver faces backwards to better glimpse some passing oddity spotted four lanes over. Somehow, cars have a way of getting into a kid’s blood. Any chronic condition requires a lifetime of maintenance. John Lumley caught the fever early—likely from a midnight blue Hudson—and it’s been with him ever since. This engaging memoir follows a life spent nursing an obsession with cars, fitting for a son of Detroit’s heyday. With occasional play in the garage of the Ford estate and an excursion to see Buckminster Fuller’s three-wheeled Dymaxion among his earliest memories, John Lumley’s enduring love of cars is no surprise. From those childhood adventures followed a lifetime spent elbow-deep in engines—Nash, Hupmobile, Mercury, Citroën, Triumph, Volkswagen, Lagonda, Armstrong-Siddeley, Bentley and more, many of them pictured. Though his career was devoted to loftier pursuits, the grease beneath his nails perhaps best sums up Lumley’s lifelong love. Fifty-eight photographs and an index accompany the text.

Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil

By Cynthia Knox
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  • Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing
  • Book Code : 163322869X
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 887
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Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil provides beginning-to-intermediate artists with a comprehensive, easy-to-follow, and engaging guide to creating lifelike still lifes in colored pencil, utilizing a wide range of techniques.

Still Life

By Emma L.E. Rees
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  • Publisher : University of Chester
  • Book Code : 1908258802
  • Total of Pages : 90
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 944
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In a hot Spanish kitchen a little boy's mouth waters as he daydreams about the citrus tang of freshly-squeezed juice; in the weak sunlight outside a Russian Orthodox church, splinters of wood dance like so many motes of dust; and in a camp in Germany three prisoners of war look upwards and marvel at the near-weightless liberty of the birds they see. These are some of the exquisite moments almost visual in their vibrancy that are captured in the pages of Still Life. In this rich and textured anthology, the mundane is transfi gured as poets attempt to answer or at least to establish the big questions of life. In being recalled and recorded in poetry, still lives are endowed both with vitality and with a particular kind of immortality, too. The Cheshire Prize for Literature was inaugurated in 2003 as the High Sheriff s Cheshire Prize for Literature. It is funded by Bank of America and administered by the University of Chester. The 2010 competition was for poetry and this anthology contains 58 of the short-listed entries, including those of the eventual winners. Details of the prize are available at www.chester.ac.uk/ literatureprize