Fang. Ediz. Inglese


Author: Louis Perrois

Publisher: 5Continents


Category: Art

Page: 154

View: 7002

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: 5466

Punu. Ediz. Inglese


Author: Louis Perrois,Charlotte Grand-Dufay

Publisher: 5Continents


Category: Art

Page: 157

View: 1837

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: 1436

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: 8414

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: 9186

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: 4259

«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

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: 960

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.

Sex in China

Studies in Sexology in Chinese Culture


Author: Fang Fu Ruan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489906096

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 2905

China today is sexually (and in many other ways) a very repressive so ciety, yet ancient China was very different. Some of the earliest surviving literature of China is devoted to discussions of sexual topics, and the sexual implications of the Ym and Yang theories common in ancient China continue to influence Tantric and esoteric sexual practices today far dis tant from their Chinese origins. In recent years, a number of books have been written exploring the history of sexual practices and ideas in China, but most have ended the discussion with ancient China and have not continued up to the present time. Fang Fu Ruan first surveys the ancient assumptions and beliefs, then carries the story to present-day China with brief descriptions of homosexuality, lesbianism, transvestism, transsexualism, and prostitution, and ends with a chapter on changing attitudes toward sex in China today. Dr. Ruan is well qualified to give such an overview. Until he left China in the 1980s, he was a leader in attempting to change the repressive attitudes of the government toward human sexuality. He wrote a best selling book on sex in China, and had written to and corresponded with a number of people in China who considered him as confidant and ad visor about their sex problems. A physician and medical historian, Dr. Ruan's doctoral dissertation was a study of the history of sex in China.

The Boy Who Cried


Author: Khoa Le

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1683830881

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 1151

Billy never misses an opportunity to throw a tantrum—until one day, his constant crying creates a river of tears that floods the house! Billy never misses an opportunity to throw a tantrum. One day, when his parents don’t let him buy a new toy, Billy starts crying so much that he floods the house with tears! Fortunately, he has his very large cat with him to drink up all of the water. Waking up to his parents in a dry house, Billy learns an important lesson about the consequences of tantrums. © Snake SA 2014 Translation © Snake SA 2016

On the Origin of Species (English Italian Edition illustrated)

L'origine delle specie (Inglese Italiano Edizione illustrato)


Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372380


Page: N.A

View: 2661

Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution. Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation...L'origine delle specie scritto dal naturalista inglese Charles Darwin, è una tra le opere cardine nella storia scientifica, e indubbiamente una delle più eminenti in biologia. Pubblicata per la prima volta il 24 novembre 1859, in essa Darwin spiega la sua teoria, secondo cui «gruppi» di organismi di una stessa specie si evolvono gradualmente nel tempo attraverso il processo di selezione naturale, un meccanismo che venne illustrato per la prima volta a un pubblico generico proprio grazie a questo libro.

Queen in 3-d New Edition


Author: Brian May

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999667429


Page: 256

View: 967

Many books have been written about Queen, but this is a first "€" an intimate view from the inside by a founder band member; it's also the first history of any rock group ever to be created in 3-D. Not only has Brian May written the book (no 'ghost writer' here), but the 3-D illustrations were all captured with Brian's stereoscopic cameras, mostly by the man himself. From an early age Brian would travel with a stereo (3-D) camera in hand, so on Queen tours and during recordings he was able to capture rare behind-the-scenes moments of one of the world's greatest rock bands. Decades later these are now being shared for the very first time. Some of the photographs had not even been fully processed until the book was in the making. Initially thought by Brian to be a quick job, this project turned into a labor of love for May and his team which spanned three years. Each time the book seemed to be close to completion, more 3-D photos were found in forgotten hiding places, prompting further memories and filling in the gaps in the narrative. The book eventually became a compelling set of snapshots of Brian's life and the life of Queen, over more than 50 years.

Mud Book

How to Make Pies and Cakes


Author: John Cage

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616895926

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 4830

In the mid-1950s, legendary avant-garde composer John Cage and artist Lois Long created a truly marvelous object. Part artist's book, part cookbook, and part children's book, Mud Book is a spirited, if not satirical, take on almost every child's first attempt at cooking and making. Through the humble mud pie—add dirt and water!—Cage and Long encourage children to explore their imagination and to get their hands dirty, and they offer this warning: "Mud pies are to make and look at, not to eat." A unique hybrid of art book, unconventional cookbook, and inspiration for young makers, this new edition of Mud Book will delight children and parents alike, and makes a charming gift for all ages.

Martin Eden


Author: Jack London

Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 998

Martin Eden is a novel by an outstanding American writer Jack London about dream and success. An ordinary sailor, in whom the author himself can be recognised, goes a long full of losses way to literature immortality … By a twist of fate finding himself in high society, Martin Eden is both happy and astonished … with awaken creative gift, divine image of young Ruth Morse(“fragile golden flower”) who is so unlike other people he knew before … From now on, he has two goals: writer’s glory and possession of the lady he loves. But dreams are unpredictable and insidious - you never know when they will come true and whether they will bring you long awaited joy…