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The Essential Osbert Lancaster by Osbert Lancaster

Title The Essential Osbert Lancaster
Author Osbert Lancaster
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 1988
Category Artists
Total Pages 186
ISBN STANFORD:36105034160486
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sir Osbert Lancaster (1908-1986) was a great British humorist, an authority on architecture and design, a painter, writer, poet and theatre designer. His pocket cartoons appeared in the Daily Express for over 40 years. He wrote a string of books on architecture, design and English life, as well as travelogues on Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean. His theatre work included stage design and costumes for Covent Garden, Glyndebourne and Sadlers Wells.

Title Landmarks for Sustainability
Author Wayne Visser
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-11-30
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781351279635
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Landmarks for Sustainability is a high-impact, quick-reference guide to many of the most critical events and initiatives that have shaped our world, and the sustainable development agenda, over the past 20 years and more. These include high-profile historic events – such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Rio Earth Summit, the anti-globalisation protests in Seattle and Genoa and the collapse of Enron – as well as more subtle but no less important developments, such as trends in fairtrade, ethical codes and sustainable investment. By shining a spotlight on these and other landmark events and initiatives, the book draws into sharp relief the most significant social and environmental challenges of our time – from climate change and the state of the planet to poverty and corruption. Equally importantly, however, more than half of the book is dedicated to constructive global responses, such as the boom in clean technology, the role of the World Economic and World Social Forums, and the growth of ISO 14001 and SA8000 standards. Each of the 20 chapters follows a similar easy-access full-colour design, with inspiring quotations, compelling photographs, a timeline of associated events, a narrative description of trends, and spotlight features of specific initiatives or events, including charts, factboxes and suggestions for further reading and websites. Also included is the world's most comprehensive sustainability timeline, listing and dating 190 key sustainability-related events and initiatives that occurred between 1919 and 2008. All these features combine to make the book an essential and highly accessible resource for managers, teachers, students, government officials, consultants and activists alike. For the first time, these crucial change agents will have a single-source reference book, which is not only packed with useful facts and figures, but is also fascinating to look at and full of inspirational material.

History Today by Peter Quennell

Title History Today
Author Peter Quennell
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015074894901
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators
Author Oxford University Press
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2012-06-21
Category Art
Total Pages 1000
ISBN 9780199923052
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators consists of over 3,000 entries on a range of British artists, from medieval manuscript illuminators to contemporary cartoonists. Its core is comprised of the entries focusing on British graphic artists and illustrators from the 2006 Benezit Dictionary of Artists with an additional 90 revised and 60 new articles. The collection highlights the rich history of British printmaking-both fine art prints and mass print media-and related activities in the production and illustration of printed books and manuscripts. Because of Benezit's focus on European artists of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, this collection provides comprehensive coverage of British graphic art and illustration during their most significant periods of development. Entries provide straightforward, concise narratives of the artists' lives and careers, and many entries include bibliographies, auction sale records, exhibition histories, and museum collection holdings. This collection also includes over 200 images of artists' signatures. The Benezit Dictionary of British Graphic Artists and Illustrators serves as a compact, affordable alternative to the fourteen-volume Benezit for specialists and collectors in the fields of British art and/or printmaking.

Miscellaneous Verdicts by Anthony Powell

Title Miscellaneous Verdicts
Author Anthony Powell
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release Date 1992-07
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 501
ISBN 0226677109
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Miscellaneous Verdicts represents the best of Anthony Powell's critical writing over a period of four decades. Drawn from his regular reviews for the Daily Telegraph, from his occasional humorous pieces for Punch, and from his more sustained pieces of critical and anecdotal writing on writers, this collection is as witty, fresh, surprising, and entertaining as one would expect from the author of Dance to the Music of Time. Powell begins with a section on the British, exploring his fascination both with genealogy and with figures like John Aubrey, and writing in depth about writers like Kipling, Conrad, and Hardy. The second section, on America, also opens with discussions of family trees (in this case presidential ones) and includes pieces on Henry James, James Thurber, American booksellers in Paris, Hemingway, and Dashiell Hammett. Personal encounters, and absorbing incidents from the lives of his subjects, frequently fill these pages—as they do even more in the section on Powell's contemporaries—Connolly, Orwell, Graham Greene, and others. Finally, and aptly, the book closes with a section on Proust and matters Proustian, including a marvellous essay on what is eaten and drunk, and by whom, in A la Recherche du Temps Perdu. "An urbane book, quietly erudite, very sensible, highly civilized, remarkably useful."—Anthony Burgess, Observer "An acute intelligence and fastidious sense of humor make [Powell] the funniest and most profound living writer of the English language."—Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd, Sunday Telegraph Anthony Powell was born in London in 1905. He is the author of seven novels, a biography of John Aubrey, two plays, a collection of memoirs, and the twelve-volume novel sequence Dance to the Music of Time.

Drayneflete Revealed by Osbert Lancaster

Title Drayneflete Revealed
Author Osbert Lancaster
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1949
Category
Total Pages 70
ISBN 0719507936
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Essential Gombrich by E. H. Gombrich

Title The Essential Gombrich
Author E. H. Gombrich
Publisher Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Release Date 1996-09-05
Category Art
Total Pages 624
ISBN UOM:39015037783514
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An accessible selection of Professor Gombrich's best and most characteristic writing.

The Illustrators by Chris Beetles Limited

Title The Illustrators
Author Chris Beetles Limited
Publisher Chris Beetles Limited
Release Date 2003
Category Art
Total Pages 228
ISBN UOM:39015060663732
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fascinating catalogue, containing the wide range of artists and works now expected from the Chris Beetles Gallery, and its well-established annual exhibition of the work of some of Britain's best-loved illustrators. Familiar and favourite illustrators a

With An Eye To The Future by Osbert Lancaster

Title With an Eye to the Future
Author Osbert Lancaster
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1967
Category Authors
Total Pages 156
ISBN LCCN:67091014
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Dictionary Of National Biography 1986 1990 by Christine Stephanie Nicholls

Title The Dictionary of National Biography 1986 1990
Author Christine Stephanie Nicholls
Publisher Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press
Release Date 1996
Category Reference
Total Pages 607
ISBN STANFORD:36105018346887
Language English, Spanish, and French
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`We cannot do without new volumes of the DNB', declared the Spectator, `Its contribution to knowledge is massive.'Now hundreds more prominent individuals from all walks of National life who died between 1986 and 1990 can be found in this latest volume of The Dictionary of National Biography.The roll-call of distinguished persons range from gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe who delivered the first `test-tube' baby in 1978, to publisher Hamish Hamilton, football wing-half Joe Mercer, sculptor Henry Moore, and gardener Percy Thrower. Other entries include:Public figures - Harold Macmillan, Robert Boothby, Michael RamsayComedians and entertainers - Max Wall, `Tommy' Trinder, Terry ThomasActors - Rex Harrison, Margaret Lockwood, Trevor HowardMusicians - Jacqueline du Pre, John Ogdon, Peter PearsWriters - Bruce Chatwin, Noel Streatfield, Daphne du Maurier, Christopher IsherwoodContributors provide not only accurate detail but also fascinating anecdotal evidence about their subjects, many of whom were known to them personally and who are eminent persons in their own right. One of the delights of the book is discovering, for example:Alan Bennett on Russell HartySir Kingsley Amis on John BraineMargaret Forster on Daphne Du MaurierRichard Ingrams on Malcolm MuggeridgeJeremy Issacs on Charles MooreFrank Muir on Arthur MarshallWilliam Rees Mogg on Stuart Young

Believing In Opera by Tom Sutcliffe

Title Believing in Opera
Author Tom Sutcliffe
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2014-07-14
Category Music
Total Pages 482
ISBN 9781400864508
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The staging of opera has become immensely controversial over the last twenty years. Tom Sutcliffe here offers an engaging and far-reaching book about opera performance and interpretation. This work is a unique tribute to the most distinctive and adventurous achievements in the theatrical interpretation of opera as it has developed in recent decades. Readers will find descriptions of the most original and successful avant-garde opera productions in Britain, Europe, and America. Sutcliffe beautifully illustrates how updating, transposition, or relocation, and a variety of unexpected imagery in opera, have qualified and adjusted our perception of the content and intention of established masterpieces. Believing in Opera describes in detail the seminal opera productions of the last fifty years, starting with Peter Brook in London after the war, and continuing with the work of such directors and producers as Patrice Chéreau in Bayreuth, Peter Sellars and David Alden in America, Ruth Berghaus in Frankfurt, and such British directors as Richard Jones, Graham Vick, Peter Hall, and David Pountney. Through his descriptions of these works, Sutcliffe states that theatrical opera has been enormously influenced by the editing style, imagery, and metaphor commonplace in the cinema and pop videos. The evolution of the performing arts depends upon revitalization and defamiliarization, he asserts. The issue is no longer naturalism, but the liberation of the audience's imagination powered by the music. Sutcliffe, an opera critic for many years, argues that opera is theater plus music of the highest expressive quality, and as a result he has often sided with unconventional and novel theatrical interpretations. He believes that there is more to opera than meets the ear, and his aim is to further the process of understanding and interpretation of these important opera productions. No other book has attempted this kind of monumental survey. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Encounter by Stephen Spender

Title Encounter
Author Stephen Spender
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989
Category Culture
Total Pages 86
ISBN NWU:35556019721497
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Dictionary of Twentieth century British Cartoonists and Caricaturists
Author Mark Bryant
Publisher Ashgate Pub Limited
Release Date 2000
Category Art
Total Pages 254
ISBN UOM:39015050117426
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A biographical study of cartoonists and caricaturists working in the 20th century. Concentrating primarily on political cartoonists, caricaturists and joke or gag cartoonists actively working for the main Fleet Street national dailies and weeklies from 1900 to 1995, there are over 500 entries giving essential biographical facts and information on solo exhibitions, books illustrated and works held in public collections. In addition, each entry features information on the artist's style, influences and preferred medium.

Brief Lives by Henry Colin Gray Matthew

Title Brief Lives
Author Henry Colin Gray Matthew
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 1997
Category Biography
Total Pages 601
ISBN UOM:39015040619820
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawn from the archives of The Dictionary of National Biography, this collection offers 150 sharply drawn profiles of the men and women who have helped shape British national life this century.Full of insight and wit, and often surprisingly frank, these vignettes provide definitive portraits of their subjects by people who new them personally. Writers, artists, and musicians rub shoulders with scientists, industrialists, politicians, and soldiers in this unique and highly readablecelebration of national endeavour and achievement. From Laura Ashley to Evelyn Waugh, Tony Hancock to Bertrand Russell, Brief Lives offers some of the riches of the DNB in a single, affordable volume.One of the delights of this entertaining anthology is that many of the mini-biographies are written by people who themselves are prominent in public life and who write from personal knowledge of their subjects. Discover:* Kingsley Amis on Sir John Betjeman* Michael Kitson on Sir Anthony Blunt* Stephen Spender on W. H. Auden* Ian Gilmour on R. A . Butler* Richard Ellmann on T. S. Eliot* Roy Jenkins on Anthony Crosland* Yehudi Menuhin on Jacqueline du Pre* Alan Bennett on Russell Harty* Donald Trelford on Sir Len Hutton* David Cecil on Virginia Woolf* Philip Ziegler on Wallis Simpson

Cartoons Coronets by James Knox

Title Cartoons Coronets
Author James Knox
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Caricatures and cartoons
Total Pages 224
ISBN 0711229333
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Osbert Lancaster was one of the most famous artistic personalities of his generation. National fame sprang from his invention of the pocket cartoon, which first appeared in 1939 in Beaverbrook's Daily Express. Over the next forty years, he created a cast of characters, headed by the straight talking Countess, Maudie Littlehampton, which, every day, kept the nation chuckling.Osbert's witty depictions of architectural styles, such as Stockbrokers' Tudor and Curzon Street Baroque brought him to prominence in the 1930s. After the war, he became one of the leading theatre and opera designers. He was also a brilliant illustrator working with friends and contemporaries such as Anthony Powell, John Piper and Nancy Mitford.This beautifully illustrated book covers the full range of his work and will be a revelation to those discovering his art and humour for the first time.Publication will coincide with a centenary exhibition, curated by James Knox, at the Wallace Collection in London.

Title Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Knox Lear
Author Henry Colin Gray Matthew
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category British
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015059134513
Language English, Spanish, and French
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55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002.

Title The Literary Review
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989
Category Arts
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105008384534
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Punch by Anonim

Title Punch
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1988-10
Category English wit and humor
Total Pages 86
ISBN NWU:35556018540617
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Punch by Mark Lemon

Title Punch
Author Mark Lemon
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1988-10
Category English wit and humor
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105210968090
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Dictionary of National Biography
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1986
Category Great Britain
Total Pages 86
ISBN WISC:89056106875
Language English, Spanish, and French
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