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The Hare with Amber Eyes Illustrated Edition

The Hare with Amber Eyes  Illustrated Edition Author Edmund de Waal
ISBN-10 9780374709600
Release 2012-11-13
Pages 432
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The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller Two hundred and sixty-four Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great-uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the netsuke, they unlocked a far more dramatic story than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siècle Paris, from occupied Vienna to postwar Tokyo, de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. With sumptuous photographs of the netsuke collection and full-color images from de Waal's family archive, the illustrated edition of The Hare with Amber Eyes transforms a deeply intimate saga into a work of visual art.



The Hare With Amber Eyes

The Hare With Amber Eyes Author Edmund de Waal
ISBN-10 9781407052472
Release 2010-06-03
Pages 368
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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic than he could ever have imagined. From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siecle Paris, from occupied Vienna to Tokyo, Edmund de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. 'You have in your hands a masterpiece' Frances Wilson, Sunday Times 'The most brilliant book I've read for years... A rich tale of the pleasure and pains of what it is to be human' Bettany Hughes, Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year 'A complex and beautiful book' Diana Athill



The Archaeology of Race

The Archaeology of Race Author Debbie Challis
ISBN-10 9781780934204
Release 2013-05-09
Pages 288
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The Archaeology of Race considers more widely the role of racial theory in archaeology and its contemporary political implications.



Becoming Austrians

Becoming Austrians Author Lisa Silverman
ISBN-10 9780199942725
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 346
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The collapse of Austria-Hungary in 1918 left all Austrians in a state of political, social, and economic turmoil, but Jews in particular found their lives shaken to the core. Although Jews' former comfort zone suddenly disappeared, the dissolution of the Dual Monarchy also created plenty of room for innovation and change in the realm of culture. Jews eagerly took up the challenge to fill this void, and they became heavily invested in culture as a way to shape their new, but also vexed, self-understandings. By isolating the years between the World Wars and examining formative events in both Vienna and the provinces, Becoming Austrians: Jews and Culture between the World Wars demonstrates that an intensified marking of people, places, and events as "Jewish" accompanied the crises occurring in the wake of Austria-Hungary's collapse, with profound effects on Austria's cultural legacy. In some cases, the consequences of this marking resulted in grave injustices. Philipp Halsmann, for example, was wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his father years before he became a world-famous photographer. And the men who shot and killed writer Hugo Bettauer and philosopher Moritz Schlick received inadequate punishment for their murderous deeds. But engagements with the terms of Jewish difference also characterized the creation of culture, as shown in Hugo Bettauer's satirical novel The City without Jews and its film adaptation, other texts by Veza Canetti, David Vogel, A.M. Fuchs, Vicki Baum, and Mela Hartwig, and performances at the Salzburg Festival and the Yiddish theater in Vienna. By examining the lives, works, and deeds of a broad range of Austrians, Lisa Silverman reveals how the social codings of politics, gender, and nation received a powerful boost when articulated along the lines of Jewish difference.



Nehru and Bose

Nehru and Bose Author Rudrangshu Mukherjee
ISBN-10 9789351188490
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 288
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‘Nobody has done more harm to me . . . than Jawaharlal Nehru,’ wrote Subhas Chandra Bose in 1939. Had relations between the two great nationalist leaders soured to the extent that Bose had begun to view Nehru as his enemy? But then, why did he name one of the regiments of the Indian National Army after Jawaharlal? And what prompted Nehru to weep when he heard of Bose’s untimely death in 1945, and to recount soon after, ‘I used to treat him as my younger brother’? Rudrangshu Mukherjee’s fascinating book traces the contours of a friendship that did not quite blossom as political ideologies diverged, and delineates the shadow that fell between them—for, Gandhi saw Nehru as his chosen heir and Bose as a prodigal son.



Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435087601381
Release 2014
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Talking Book Topics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Talking Book Topics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Talking Book Topics book for free.



1914

1914 Author Günter Bischof
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822038944641
Release 2014
Pages 394
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For the past 100 years some of the greatest historians and political scientists of the twentieth century have picked apart, analyzed and reinterpreted this sequence of events taking place within a single month in July/early August 1914. The four years of fighting during World War I destroyed the international system put into place at the Congress of Vienna in 1814/15 and led to the dissolution of some of the great old empires of Europe (Austrian-Hungarian, Ottomon, Russian). The 100th anniversary of the assassination of the Austrian successor to the throne Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife Sophie in Sarajevo unleashed the series of events that unleashed World War I. The assassination in Sarajevo, the spark that set asunder the European powder keg, has been the focus of a veritable blizzard of commemorations, scholarly conferences and a new avalanche of publications dealing with this signal historical event that changed the world. Contemporary Austrian Studies would not miss the opportunity to make its contribution to these scholarly discourses by focusing on reassessing the Dual Monarchy's crucial role in the outbreak and the first year of the war, the military experience in the trenches, and the chaos on the homefront.



Un eredit di avorio e ambra

Un eredit   di avorio e ambra Author Edmund De Waal
ISBN-10 9788833970912
Release 2011-08-25T00:00:00+02:00
Pages 397
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«Incantevole» Natalia Aspesi, la Repubblica «Raramente un libro ha conquistato a tal punto il pubblico amante dell’arte e della letteratura» Livia Manera, Corriere della Sera Un'elegante vetrina nella casa londinese di Edmund de Waal contiene 264 sculture giapponesi di avorio, o legno, non più grandi di una scatola di fiammiferi, raffiguranti divinità, personaggi di ogni tipo, animali, piante. La vetrina è aperta, e i piccoli figli di de Waal possono estrarre i netsuke - così si chiamano i minuscoli oggetti - e giocarci. Come facevano, ha scoperto l'autore, i piccoli figli di Viktor e Emmy von Ephrussi, suoi bisnonni, nel boudoir della madre, in un fastoso palazzo viennese della Ringstrasse, un secolo fa. Prima che Hitler entrasse in trionfo a Vienna e avessero inizio le persecuzioni e i saccheggi nelle case degli ebrei.Ebrei di Odessa erano appunto gli Ephrussi, commercianti di cereali e poi banchieri ricchi e famosi quanto i Rothschild, con ville e palazzi sparsi in tutta Europa. Quello di Vienna, dove i netsuke arrivano nel 1899 da Parigi - dono di nozze ai cugini di Charles Ephrussi, famoso collezionista, mecenate, storico dell'arte, amico di Renoir, Degas, Proust - conteneva tante e tali opere d'arte che i minuscoli oggetti sfuggirono all'attenzione dei razziatori nazisti. Come sopravviveranno alla guerra, e come finiranno a Tokyo, dove de Waal li vede per la prima volta a casa del prozio che glieli lascerà in eredità, sono solo due delle tante, emozionanti sorprese di questo libro che, apparso più di un anno fa, continua a incantare critici e lettori.Affascinato dall'eleganza, dalla precisione, dalle straordinarie qualità tattili delle sculture, l'autore, famoso artista della ceramica, decide di ricostruire la storia dei loro passaggi da una città all'altra, da un palazzo all'altro, da una mano all'altra. Ricostruisce così anche la storia romanzesca della sua famiglia. «Vagabondando» per anni tra l'Europa e il Giappone, attingendo a una quantità di materiali d'archivio, ma soprattutto rivivendo le vicende dei suoi antenati nei luoghi da loro abitati, osservandole con gli occhi dell'artista, de Waal ci regala un libro capace di restituire l'atmosfera di intere epoche, di sigillare intere vite dentro un racconto perfetto.



Bow Bells

Bow Bells Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951000731485R
Release 1873
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Youth s Companion

Youth s Companion Author
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101079674998
Release 1914
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Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research 2011 Edition

Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research  2011 Edition Author
ISBN-10 9781464963353
Release 2012-01-09
Pages 5106
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Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biological and Life Sciences Research. The editors have built Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biological and Life Sciences Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.