Official Catalogue

Complete in One Volume. I. Main Building. II. Department of Art. III. Department of Machinery. IV. Departments of Agriculture and Horticulture


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Centennial Exhibition

Page: N.A

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Cerámica Y Cultura

The Story of Spanish and Mexican Mayólica


Author: Robin Farwell Gavin,Donna Pierce,Alfonso Pleguezuelo,Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.)

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826331021

Category: Art

Page: 356

View: 7206

By examining both historic and contemporary examples, the editors move discussion of the enameled earthenware known as mayA3lica beyond its stylistic merits in order to understand it in historic and cultural context. It places the ceramics in history and daily life, illustrating their place in trade and economics.

International Exhibition, 1876

Official Catalogue. Main building and annexes. Department I.--Mining and metallurgy. Department II.--Manufactures. Department III.--Education and science


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Centennial Exhibition

Page: 383

View: 2220

Fodor's Barcelona

With Highlights of Catalonia & Bilbao


Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0876371845

Category: Travel

Page: 408

View: 5101

Barcelona is a top European destination for American travelers, and this stunning eguide features the city's biggest draws, from the cutting-edge cuisine to the dizzying heights of Gaudí's architecture. The city springs to life, covering quintessential experiences from the famous Boqueria market to the sunny beaches. Expanded Coverage: New shopping coverage highlights the top neighborhoods to boutique-hop, complete with illustrations, maps, and spots for refueling. Craft studios, jewelry shop, and pastry emporiums are covered in addition to Barcelona’s cutting-edge design. Nightlife is revamped to include a lively mix of tapas bars and clubs that tempt readers to keep Spain’s late-night hours. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Tips on when to visit each neighborhood and the city’s major monuments, how and where to order the best Spanish wine, and which beaches are best for sunbathing versus surfing all help our readers navigate the city. And our city walk leads readers from the well-trafficked Rambla to the little gourmet counter of Quim de la Boqueria. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Barcelona offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. “Word of Mouth” quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights.

House of Stone

A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East


Author: Anthony Shadid

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524331

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 6565

“Wonderful . . . One of the finest memoirs I’ve read.” — Philip Caputo, Washington Post In the summer of 2006, racing through Lebanon to report on the Israeli invasion, Anthony Shadid found himself in his family’s ancestral hometown of Marjayoun. There, he discovered his great-grandfather’s once magnificent estate in near ruins, devastated by war. One year later, Shadid returned to Marjayoun, not to chronicle the violence, but to rebuild in its wake. So begins the story of a battle-scarred home and a journalist’s wounded spirit, and of how reconstructing the one came to fortify the other. In this bittersweet and resonant memoir, Shadid creates a mosaic of past and present, tracing the house’s renewal alongside the history of his family’s flight from Lebanon and resettlement in America around the turn of the twentieth century. In the process, he memorializes a lost world and provides profound insights into a shifting Middle East. This paperback edition includes an afterword by the journalist Nada Bakri, Anthony Shadid’s wife, reflecting on his legacy. “A poignant dedication to family, to home, and to history . . . Breathtaking.” — San Francisco Chronicle “Entertaining, informative, and deeply moving . . . House of Stone will stand a long time, for those fortunate enough to read it.” — Telegraph (London)

Art Nouveau Tiles


Author: Hans van Lemmen,B. D. Verbrugge

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847822270

Category: Design

Page: 223

View: 9080

At the turn of the century, Art Nouveau-- characterized by richly ornamental, curvilinear design-- held sway as the international style in art, architecture, and decorative arts, including the production of tiles. This is the first book to examine Art Nouveau tiles from all over Europe as well as the United States, and an essential volume for the collector and interior designer, featuring 200 stunning color photographs of these ceramic treasures. The authors explore various techniques and processes used in the creation of Art Nouveau tiles, from hand-painting and mosaic work to terracotta and faience, as well as the history of tile production and the architectural application of tiles in Europe, Russia, and America from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The book traces the roots of Art Nouveau to the British Arts and Crafts movement, which produced tile work by such artists as William Morris, William De Morgan, and Christopher Dresser. Following this, the wide variety of Art Nouveau tiles across northern and Central Europe is surveyed in detail: in Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Separate chapters are also devoted to Spain and Portugal, and the unique tradition of American tile-making-- highlighting the work of important designers, artists, architects, and manufacturers. To conclude their survey, the authors look at how elements of Art Nouveau were absorbed into Art Deco after World War I, and the revival of Art Nouveau styles of tile-making in the 1980s and 1990s. A special section for collectors discusses the significance of tile motifs, and offers information about marks on tile backs and advice on acquisition, display, restoration, and repair.