Search results for: the-raphael-affair

The Raphael Affair

Author : Iain Pears
File Size : 42.53 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 293
Read : 496
Download »
When a long-lost Raphael resurfaces, the painting triggers a chain of events that range from vandalism to murder, prompting an investigation by English art scholar Jonathan Argyll, who ends up on the run for his life. Reprint.

The Raphael Affair

Author : Iain Pears
File Size : 22.82 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 122
Read : 702
Download »

The Raphael Affair

Author : Iain Pears
File Size : 33.59 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 212
Read : 1285
Download »
First in the Italian art-history crime series featuring English dealer and sleuth Jonathan Argyll, from the author of the best-selling masterpiece 'An Instance of the Fingerpost'.

The Titian Committee

Author : Iain Pears
File Size : 47.95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 430
Read : 541
Download »
Sent to Venice to help solve a murder, Flavia di Stefan of the Rome Art Theft Squad teams up with the local carabinieri to catch the killer. By the author of The Raphael Affair.

A History of Ireland

Author : Thomas Mooney
File Size : 61.40 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 446
Read : 217
Download »

The Domenichino Affair

Author : Elizabeth Cropper
File Size : 74.49 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 635
Read : 930
Download »
Ten years after completing his work The Last Communion of Saint Jerome, Bolognese painter Domenichino was accused by his rival Giovanni Lanfranco of stealing the idea for the painting from an altarpiece crafted by Lanfranco’s teacher, Agostino Carracci. The resulting scandal reverberated through the centuries, drawing responses by artists and critics from Poussin and Malvasia to Fuseli and Delacroix.Why was Domenichino attacked in this way when other related paintings--including Raphael’s Marriage of the Virgin and Perugino’s painting of the same subject--aroused no such negative response? In this fast-paced book, Elizabeth Cropper investigates the Domenichino affair and addresses the perennial debate regarding the precise nature of originality and of imitation. She offers close readings of the paintings involved in the story, detailed analysis of attitudes toward imitation, emulation, and plagiarism, and a fascinating discussion of what Domenichino’s plight signifies in art history.

The Discovery of Painting

Author : Iain Pears
File Size : 50.93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 841
Read : 500
Download »

The Life and Times of Daniel O Connell

Author : Will Fagan
File Size : 23.39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 547
Read : 987
Download »

Mystery Women Volume Three Revised

Author : Colleen Barnett
File Size : 44.48 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 482
Read : 574
Download »
Like other fictional characters, female sleuths may live in the past or the future. They may represent current times with some level of reality or shape their settings to suit an agenda. There are audiences for both realism and escapism in the mystery novel. It is interesting, however, to compare the fictional world of the mystery sleuth with the world in which readers live. Of course, mystery readers do not share one simplistic world. They live in urban, suburban, and rural areas, as do the female heroines in the books they read. They may choose a book because it has a familiar background or because it takes them to places they long to visit. Readers may be rich or poor; young or old; conservative or liberal. So are the heroines. What incredible choices there are today in mystery series! This three-volume encyclopedia of women characters in the mystery novel is like a gigantic menu. Like a menu, the descriptions of the items that are provided are subjective. Volume 3 of Mystery Women as currently updated adds an additional 42 sleuths to the 500 plus who were covered in the initial Volume 3. These are more recently discovered sleuths who were introduced during the period from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1999. This more than doubles the number of sleuths introduced in the 1980s (298 of whom were covered in Volume 2) and easily exceeded the 347 series (and some outstanding individuals) described in Volume 1, which covered a 130-year period from 1860-1979. It also includes updates on those individuals covered in the first edition; changes in status, short reviews of books published since the first edition through December 31, 2008.

Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy

Author : Peter H. Russell
File Size : 54.39 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 801
Read : 554
Download »
This collection of essays by leading scholars of constitutional law looks at a critical component of constitutional democracy--judicial independence--from an international comparative perspective. Peter H. Russell's introduction outlines a general theory of judicial independence, while the contributors analyze a variety of regimes from the United States and Latin America to Russia and Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the United Kingdom, Australia, Israel, Japan, and South Africa. Russell's conclusion compares these various regimes in light of his own analytical framework.

The Discovery of Painting

Author : Iain Pears
File Size : 42.25 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 493
Read : 727
Download »

The Saint Fiacre Affair

Author : Georges Simenon
File Size : 57.37 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 352
Read : 178
Download »
'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves Maigret savoured the sensations of his youth again: the cold, stinging eyes, frozen fingertips, an aftertaste of coffee. Then, stepping inside the church, a blast of heat, soft light; the smell of candles and incense. The last time Maigret went home to the village of his birth was for his father's funeral. Now an anonymous note predicting a crime during All Souls' Day mass draws him back there, where troubling memories resurface and hidden vices are revealed. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Goes Home. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

The Rough Guide to Italy

Author : Celia Woolfrey
File Size : 64.73 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 229
Read : 235
Download »
The Rough Guide to Italy is the ultimate handbook to one of Europe's most appealing countries. You'll find all the detailed information you need from vaporetto routes in Venice to hole-in-the-wall pizza joints in Naples or the best spot to watch the sunset on the Amalfi coast. From the top draws of Rome and Florence to hidden corners of Friuli or Liguria, this guide will help you make the most of your trip to Italy. Be inspired to go diving in Sardinia, climbing on Mount Etna, windsurfing on Lake Garda or trekking in the Alps or to lie on beaches in Puglia, wine taste in Piemonte or explore ruins in Sicily. Clear detailed listings sections will lead you to great accommodation from swish boutique hotels and quirky B&Bs to idyllic agriturismos and slick city apartments as well as to atmospheric osterie, gourmet restaurants and melt-in-your-mouth ice cream. A full colour introduction helps you plan your trip while readable accounts of Italy's history, art and groundbreaking film industry will help you get the most from your trip. Full colour and with crystal clear maps, The Rough Guide to Italy is your essential travel companion. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Italy. Now available in ePub format.

Fictions of Art History

Author : Mark Ledbury
File Size : 45.18 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 389
Read : 198
Download »
DIV Fictions of Art History, the most recent addition to the Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series, addresses art history’s complex relationships with fiction, poetry, and creative writing. Inspired by a 2010 conference, the volume examines art historians’ viewing practices and modes of writing. How, the contributors ask, are we to unravel the supposed facts of history from the fictions constructed in works of art? How do art historians employ or resist devices of fiction, and what are the effects of those choices on the reader? In styles by turns witty, elliptical, and plain-speaking, the essays in Fictions of Art History are fascinating and provocative critical interventions in art history. /div

An Instance Of The Fingerpost

Author : Iain Pears
File Size : 24.89 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 171
Read : 722
Download »
An extraordinary intellectual thriller set in Oxford in the 1660s, AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST has been compared to both Umberto Eco's THE NAME OF THE ROSE and Rose Tremain's RESTORATION. The 1660s were a time of great ferment - intellectual, religious and political - and this is reflected in Pears's text. The novel is centred on a suspicious death, that of Robert Grove, fellow of New College. We hear about it from four witnesses, a Venetian Catholic intent on claiming credit for the invention of blood transfusion; the son of a supposed traitor to the Royalist cause, determined to vindicate his father; John Wallis, chief cryptographer to both Cromwell and Charles II, a mathematician, theologican and master spy; and Anthony Wood, the famous Oxford antiquary. Each of the first three witnesses is unreliable - they seem convincing, but the conclusions are contradictory - and only Wood, in the final volume, reveals the truth. Brilliantly written, utterly convincing, gripping from the first page to the last, AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST is destined to be a major international bestseller.

ART THEFT AND FORGERY INVESTIGATION

Author : Robert E. Spiel
File Size : 60.47 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 966
Read : 563
Download »
The goal of this unique manual is to arm criminal investigators with tools and weapons that are suitable and effective against art theft and forgery. The author, with over 25 years' experience in the art theft investigation field, presents comprehensive techniques, tips, and ideas to help dimish the level of frustration experienced by criminal investigators required to handle the growing number and magnitude of art crimes. The structure of the manual is simple and direct. The first part guides the reader in the use of the text and introduces the art world environment. The second part discusses the investigator's interaction with the victim, including interviewing, crime scene investigation, and identifying and developing suspects. Part three deals with offenders and covers such topics as art theft methods, forgery techniques, methods of distribution, and investigative countermeasures. The final section presents a comprehensive review of solutions and recoveries, including chapters on legal weapons, insurance and rewards, the use of experts, universal and variable contact group classifications, object bulletins, art criminal photo albums, informant development, undercover methods, unidentified victims, and recovery and seizure of stolen or fake art. In addition, the book is complemented by an extensive glossary and bibliographic resources. This exceptionally unique manual is intended to function at an intensely practical level and is intended for both study and immediate reference.

Arcadia

Author : Iain Pears
File Size : 49.67 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 138
Read : 706
Download »
From the author of the international best seller An Instance of the Fingerpost, Arcadia is an astonishing work of imagination. In Cold War England, Professor Henry Lytten, having renounced a career in espionage, is writing a fantasy novel that dares to imagine a world less fraught than his own. He finds an unlikely confidante in Rosie, an inquisitive young neighbor who, while chasing after Lytten's cat one day, stumbles through a doorway in his cellar and into a stunning and unfamiliar bucolic landscape—remarkably like the fantasy world Lytten is writing about. There she meets a young boy named Jay who is about to embark on a journey that will change both their lives. Elsewhere, in a distopian society where progress is controlled by a corrupt ruling elite, the brilliant scientist Angela Meerson has discovered the potential of a powerful new machine. When the authorities come knocking, she will make an important decision—one that will reverberate through all these different lives and worlds.

The Figure of the Detective

Author : Charles Brownson
File Size : 33.53 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 609
Read : 341
Download »
"This book begins with a history of the detective genre. The theory of the genre is laid out along with its central theme of the getting and deployment of knowledge. These changes explain the decay of the English Classic and its replacement by noir"--

Stone s Fall

Author : Iain Pears
File Size : 86.58 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 190
Read : 1105
Download »
John Stone, a man so wealthy that in the years before World War One he was able to manipulate markets, industries and indeed whole countries and continents, has been found dead in mysterious circumstances. His beautiful young widow commissions a journalist to carry out an unusual bequest in his will but as he begins his research he soon discovers a story far more complex than he could have ever imagined... As the story moves backwards through time, from London in 1909 to Paris in 1809, before concluding in Venice in 1867, the mystery of John Stone's life and loves begins to unravel. The result is a spellbinding novel that is both a quest for the truth, a love story that spans decades and a compelling murder mystery.

Funding the Nation

Author : Michael Keyes
File Size : 27.79 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 734
Read : 1087
Download »
Daniel O’Connell created the Catholic nation in 1820s Ireland and in the process he gave birth to popular politics. Ahead of America where Andrew Jackson was creating his own brand of popular politics, O’Connell brought together rich and poor in support of a new phenomenon that became the popular political party. O’Connell began the shift in power from landed wealth to democratic nationalism. His success was built upon by Charles Stewart Parnell who created the first truly effective political party in the 1880s. The success of both O’Connell and Parnell was based on the flow of money into their organisations to sustain their political machines. Until now there has been no serious examination of how early nationalists raised money, how they accounted for it and – occasionally – how they misappropriated it. In telling this story Michael Keyes fills a key gap in our knowledge by showing us that popular funding was the life blood of Irish nationalism and was the key ingredient in a movement that went from political exclusion to political dominance in nineteenth-century Ireland.