The Making of MONA

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Author: Adrian Franklin

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1743483554

Category: Art

Page: 360

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The inside story of Australia's most exciting museum. Hailed as the most important addition to the Australian cultural landscape since the opening of the Sydney Opera House, MONA has shaken up the art world by breathing life and delight back into the museum experience. Visitors are flocking to MONA, but what is it about MONA that makes it such a transformative experience? And how on earth did an amateur private collector manage to set up one of the world's great art destinations on the edge of a remote island city? This is the inside story of how MONA came to be. With a degree of access rarely granted to others, sociologist and design expert Adrian Franklin takes readers deep behind the scenes to reveal how MONA became what it is today: from its origins on the banks of the Derwent River, to the architectural and building process, to the branding and curation. Part modern art history, part biography of a place,The Making of MONAis for readers who are as fascinated by the MONA building and experience as they are by the collectionand the man behind it all. This is an extraordinary tribute to an extraordinary place, one that will allow the MONA effect to resonate for years to come. 'Much to my surprise, and thankfully, I'm rather enjoying MONA and me being put under the microscope.'David Walsh 'In Australia maybe the future has already arrived at a place that redefines the term art gallery . . .'Edmund Capon 'Gorgeously illustrated and packaged . . .Franklin's easygoing prose style polishes carefully researched history into an accessible and immensely enjoyable book.' HobartMercury

The Making of Mona

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Author: Mabel Quiller-Couch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1633554244

Category: Fiction

Page: 125

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Mabel Quiller-Couch (1866-1924) was a Cornish writer. She was the the sister of Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, and her sister Lilian M. Quiller- Couch was an author as well. She wrote Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall with her sister in 1894. Other works include Martha's Trial (1895), One Good Seed Sown (1896), The Recovery of Jane Vercoe.. (1896), Some Western Folk (1897), Paul the Courageous (1901), A Waif and a Welcome (1905), Zach and Derby (1906), The Carroll Girls (1906), A Pair of Red Dolls (1907), Troublesome Ursula (1907), Kitty Trenire (1909), Some Great Little People (1910), The Story of Jessie (1910), Children of Olden Days (1910), On Windycross Moor (1910), The Mean-Wells (1910), True Tales from History (1910), The Little Princess.. (1910), Better than Play (1911), A Book of Children's Verse (as editor) (1911) and Dick and Brownie (1912).

Becoming Mona Lisa

The Making of a Global Icon

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Author: Donald Sassoon

Publisher: Harvest Books

ISBN: 9780156027113

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Sophisticated prose and gorgeous illustrations combine to reveal how Leonardo da Vinci's creation became the greatest masterpiece in the history of art by exploring the birth of the painting, who the subject was, why it gained international recognition, and how it is used today, in a thoroughly researched and in-depth account of the making of a icon. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Making of Contemporary Africa

The Development of African Society since 1800

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Author: Bill Freund

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137606215

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1978

This established text provides a refreshing account of the complex events in sub-Saharan Africa since 1800. Now fully revised and updated throughout, the third edition incorporates the latest scholarship and includes new chapters on Africa in the twenty-first century, and social history since independence.

Stealing Mona Lisa

A Mystery

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Author: Carson Morton

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429972031

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2011 Fiction and a Library Journal Best Mystery of 2011 What happens when you mix a Parisian street orphan, a hot-tempered Spanish forger, a beautiful American pickpocket, an unloved wife, and one priceless painting? The charming Eduardo de Valfierno makes a very respectable living in Argentina fleecing the nouveau rich—they pay him to steal valuable pieces of art, and Valfierno sells them flawless forgeries instead. But when Eduardo meets the beautiful Mrs. Hart on his latest con, he takes a risk that forces him back to the city he loved and left behind—Paris. There he assembles his team of con artists for their final and most ambitious theft, one that will enable them to leave the game forever: The Mona Lisa. But when a member of the team turns up missing, and Mr. Hart shows up in Paris, Valfierno and his crew must stay one step ahead of a relentless police inspector, endure a devastating flood, and conquer their own doubts to keep the priceless painting in play—and survive. Based on the actual theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911, and published on the 100th anniversary of the crime, Stealing Mona Lisa is a sophisticated, engaging caper, complete with a richly imagined group of con artists and a historical mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end. Stealing Mona Lisa is a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 Mysteries title. One of Library Journal's Best Mystery Books of 2011

Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt

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Author: Professor Hibba Abugideiri

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409481107

Category: History

Page: 282

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Gender and the Making of Modern Medicine in Colonial Egypt investigates the use of medicine as a 'tool of empire' to serve the state building process in Egypt by the British colonial administration. It argues that the colonial state effectively transformed Egyptian medical practice and medical knowledge in ways that were decidedly gendered. On the one hand, women medical professionals who had once trained as 'doctresses' (hakimas) were now restricted in their medical training and therefore saw their social status decline despite colonial modernity's promise of progress. On the other hand, the introduction of colonial medicine gendered Egyptian medicine in ways that privileged men and masculinity. Far from being totalized colonial subjects, Egyptian doctors paradoxically reappropriated aspects of Victorian science to forge an anticolonial nationalist discourse premised on the Egyptian woman as mother of the nation. By relegating Egyptian women - whether as midwives or housewives - to maternal roles in the home, colonial medicine was determinative in diminishing what control women formerly exercised over their profession, homes and bodies through its medical dictates to care for others. By interrogating how colonial medicine was constituted, Hibba Abugideiri reveals how the rise of the modern state configured the social formation of native elites in ways directly tied to the formation of modern gender identities, and gender inequalities, in colonial Egypt.