Fang. Ediz. Inglese


Author: Louis Perrois

Publisher: 5Continents


Category: Art

Page: 154

View: 6795

Fang art is one of the most distinguished arts of Black Africa. Its masks, with their facial markings, abstract features and strong, elegant lines, were among the most influential in 20th century modern art. Fang figures, called Bieri, are renowned for their child-like proportions contrasted with a muscular, poised vigilance. Fang art also includes iron currency and other objects that exhibit the traditional African ability to making everyday functional objects things of artistic merit. Fang reviews these artifacts and their social, ritual or symbolic characters. Statuettes related to ancestors, dance masks of the various rites, insignia of power, headdresses and jewellery, decorated music instruments and everyday utensils, all have an amazingly varied aesthetic creativity, in harmony with their profuse world of beliefs and myths.






ISBN: 1427074119


Page: 320

View: 7980

Punu. Ediz. Inglese


Author: Louis Perrois,Charlotte Grand-Dufay

Publisher: 5Continents


Category: Art

Page: 157

View: 3430

A guide to Punu art by a world authority on the aesthetics and use of ritual objects by the peoples of southern Gabon.

Luba. Ediz. Inglese


Author: Mary Nooter Roberts,Allen Roberts

Publisher: 5Continents


Category: Art

Page: 145

View: 8897

This image-filled book features outstanding works of Luba art from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Major themes to be addressed include the role of visual and performance arts in Luba traditional politics; the symbolism of the female image and why 'the king is a woman' for Luba; the instrumentality of royal insignia in politics, problem-solving, and healing; and the use of art objects in the creation and transmission of historical knowledge in both the Luba heartland and its peripheries. Case studies from the authors' long research among Luba, Tabwa, and related peoples of the Congo will illuminate the complex philosophical underpinnings of Luba thought and visual expression.

Canada. Ediz. Inglese


Author: N.A

Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications

ISBN: 9782061011225

Category: Travel

Page: 461

View: 9014

Featuring a principal sights map, practical information and star rated sights, this illustrated guide to Canada also includes hotel and restaurant selections.

California. Ediz. Inglese


Author: Michelin Travel Publications

Publisher: Michelin Italiana


Category: Travel

Page: 383

View: 5946

This addition to the Michelin Green Guide series provides travellers with a comprehensive guide to the cultural and natural highlights of California. The guide includes hotel and restaurant selections.

La famiglia Fang


Author: Kevin Wilson

Publisher: Fazi Editore

ISBN: 8864116516

Category: Fiction

Page: 443

View: 2869

«La famiglia Fang è proprio il tipo di romanzo che uno sogna di trovare gironzolando in libreria. È ambizioso, è divertente, prende sul serio i suoi personaggi e ha un’anima: nel senso di quel meraviglioso dolore che la narrativa può dare quando vorrebbe il meglio per tutti noi e contemporaneamente accetta il fatto che il più delle volte non si arriva neppure alla sufficienza». Nick Hornby

Watership Down


Author: Richard Adams

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780747314

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 3590

A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams’ spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time. Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the safety of Sandleford Warren in search of a safe haven and a mysterious promised land, skirting danger at every turn. A book that resonates as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago, this keepsake Oneworld Classic edition showcases more than twenty sumptuous, evocative paintings from Aldo Galli, an illustrator chosen by Richard Adams himself.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

Prima Official Card Catalog


Author: Stephen Stratton

Publisher: Prima Games

ISBN: 9780761551621

Category: Games

Page: 192

View: 4403

Gotta duel? Gotta have this guide! ·Complete stats for every card—over 2,000 cards total! ·Details on all starter decks, boosters, and promo cards, including the all-new GX cards! ·Find cards fast with the alphabetical card index ·Full set of official rules includes tips on preparing for duels, game card types, gameplay phases, and a glossary ·The most up-to-date card catalog, perfect for beginners and master duelists alike

Senna & Imola

Una storia nella storia/A story within a story


Author: Mario Donnini

Publisher: Giorgio Nada Editore Srl

ISBN: 9788879116138

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 8718

The first title in a series born of collaboration between Giorgio Nada Editore and the Imola Autodrome, which will see a series of books appear over time, devoted to the Italian track. This bi-lingual book has as the object the story of Ayrton at Imola, a circuit at which the Brazilian competed from 1984 to 1994, winning on three occasions and starting from pole eight times. The volume closes with a section on the three days there from 1-3 May 2014 that took place to mark the 20th anniversary of Ayrton's death, commemorated on the Imola track.

European guidelines for quality assurance in mammography screening

January 2001


Author: N. M. Perry,J. Schouten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789289411455

Category: Medical

Page: 366

View: 9502

The benefits of a screening programme for breast cancer are early detection and the subsequent reduction of mortality. The potential disadvantages are unnecessary anxiety, inappropriate economic cost and the use of ionising radiation. To ensure that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages the whole screening system needs to be completely quality assured. These European guidelines are based on the experience gained through national screening programmes. It contains information that can be applied at all levels and improvements can be achieved by following the technical advice. This third edition has been revised in the light of further experience over the past four years.

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (English Italian Edition Illustrated)

Amleto (Inglese Italiano Edizione Illustrato)


Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372097

Category: Drama

Page: 333

View: 4679

Set in Denmark, the play dramatises the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying his deceased brother's widow... Lo spettro compare per la prima volta poco dopo la mezzanotte e si fa subito notare da Orazio per la somiglianza con il defunto sovrano; rimane però muto, e poco dopo scompare. I due restano in attesa di altre apparizioni. Orazio spiega così a Marcello che il figlio di Fortebraccio sta riunendo un'armata ai confini della Norvegia, per riprendersi i territori che il padre ha perso in un duello con il defunto re. Prima dell'alba riappare il fantasma, ma quando è sul punto di parlare in seguito alle continue richieste di Orazio, canta il gallo e con questo suono scompare.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780973043

Category: Dinosaurs

Page: 32

View: 5073

Provides descriptions of the various kinds of dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago in a book that includes an application that allows the reader to experience augmented reality animations of some of the dinosaurs.

The Art of Horror

An Illustrated History


Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema

ISBN: 9781495009136

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 1205

(Applause Books). Amazingly, there has never been a book quite like The Art of Horror a celebration of frightful images, compiled and presented by some of the genre's most respected names. While acknowledging the beginnings of horror-related art in legends and folk tales, the focus of the book is on how the genre has presented itself to the world since the creations of Bram Stoker and Mary Shelley first became part of the public consciousness in the 19th century. It's all here: from early engravings via dust jackets, book illustrations, pulp magazines, movie posters, comic books, and paintings to today's artists working entirely in the digital realm. Editor Stephen Jones and his stellar team of contributors have sourced visuals from archives and private collections (including their own) worldwide, ensuring an unprecedented selection that is accessible to those discovering the genre, while also including many images that will be rare and unfamiliar to even the most committed fan. From the shockingly lurid to the hauntingly beautiful including images of vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts, demons, serial killers, alien invaders, and more every aspect of the genre is represented in ten themed chapters. Quotes from artists/illustrators, and a selection from writers and filmmakers, are featured throughout.