Beginning with Cimabue and Giotto in the thirteenth century, Vasari traces the development of Italian art across three centuries to the golden epoch of Leonardo and Michelangelo. Great men, and their immortal works, are brought vividly to life, as Vasari depicts the young Giotto scratching his first drawings on stone; Donatello gazing at Brunelleschi's crucifix; and Michelangelo's painstaking work on the Sistine Chapel, harassed by the impatient Pope Julius II. The Lives also convey much about Vasari himself and his outstanding abilities as a critic inspired by his passion for art.
Der Jazzpianist Evan Horne ist wieder zurück in der Musikszene. Nach einer einjährigen Zwangspause aufgrund seiner verletzten Hand wird ihm direkt nach seinem Comeback-Auftritt in L. A. ein Plattenvertrag angeboten. Doch sein Glück ist nur von kurzer Dauer, denn das FBI bittet ihn um Mithilfe bei der Aufklärung einer Mordserie an bekannten Musikern. Ist es ein besessener Fan oder ein eifersüchtiger erfolgloser Musiker, der am Tatort Aufnahmen mit der Jazz-Legende Charlie Parker, eine Vogelfeder und die Botschaft "Bird lives!" hinterlässt? Soll Evan Horne seinen Plattenvertrag und somit seine Karriere gefährden, indem er dem FBI bei den Ermittlungen hilft? Dass eine Agentin beim FBI, Andie Lawrence, ebenso intelligent wie attraktiv ist, macht ihm die Entscheidung nicht leichter.
Verliebe dich in den besten Freund deines Bruders! Ausgerechnet über dieses Klischee möchte die siebzehnjährige Emily einen Film drehen. Und ganz klar selbst die Hauptrolle darin übernehmen. Nicht so klar ist allerdings, was daraufhin passiert. Wer könnte denn auch ahnen, dass Klischees nicht immer klischeemäßig verlaufen und dass dunkle Geheimnisse selbst dann ans Licht kommen, wenn man es mehr als alles andere verhindern will ... Und wieso taucht Austin, der gutaussehende, aber absolut nicht vertrauenswürdige Bad Boy der Schule, plötzlich überall da auf, wo Emily ist? Aber ihr Blog heißt ja nicht umsonst »Emily lives loudly« und ist der perfekte Ort, um das alles sich und den anderen zu erklären.
In the early 1960s, an anonymous committee of ordinary citizens in Seattle debated over which kidney disease victims to choose for an experiment with something new: a kidney dialysis machine. If the experiment worked, a small number of people would live instead of surely die from kidney failure. But who among the selection pool lives? How will the committee choose? Based on that premise and creating his own committee, playwright Christopher Meeks centers the action on one person, attorney Gabriel Hornstein, who desperately needs what the committee offers. In a review of the play in Los Angeles, the LA Weekly wrote, "Christopher Meeks takes this factual scenario and transforms it into a thought-provoking drama, which relates a timely story about both ethics and morals.... Meeks' script is smartly written."
The Book The Family Memoir of a diplomatic life is about living in many different countries with the authors Father who was a US diplomat and a Mother who was a prolific and amusing correspondent. She told of her adventures and travels and the people she met along the way. She hunted with her brother in law in Michigan and went deep sea fishing with Hemingway in Cuba. She was not a typical diplomatic spouse. She was interested in world politics and the stock market and was a popular guest in their many foreign postings. Her letters were fun to read and fortunately, her family saved them and passed them on to her daughter over the years. These letters and her own memories are the basis for this book.
Rainy River Lives is the long-lost collection of stories of Ojibwe men and women as told by a hitherto unpublished, traditional Ojibwe storyteller, Maggie Wilson (1879?1940). Wilson lived on the Manitou Rapids Reserve on the Rainy River, which flows along the Ontario-Minnesota border. When anthropologist Ruth Landes arrived at Rainy River to conduct her doctoral research in 1932, Wilson often worked with the young scholar, telling her many stories. Their relationship continued after Landes returned to Columbia University. During the following decades, however, the letters and stories Wilson had sent Landes, which Landes had carefully collected, were lost. Only recently were they discovered in the basement of the Smithsonian Institution, where they had been misfiled with papers of another anthropologist. This rich set of narratives takes us inside the intimate world of Ojibwe families at the turn of the twentieth century, a time of great upheaval when the Ojibwes were being relocated onto reserves and required by the government to abandon their seasonal migrations and subsistence activities. These remarkably detailed stories of ordinary Native people, precisely through their everyday character, reveal much about Ojibwe cultural beliefs and paint a nuanced ethnographic portrait of Ojibwe life. In the distinctive voice of an exceptional and highly creative individual, the stories address both the culturally specific world of the Ojibwes and universal human themes of love,ø loss, and perseverance.
This book examines how the biographical traditions of ancient poets and artists parallel the creative processes of biographers themselves, both within antiquity and beyond. Each chapter explores a range of biographical material that highlights the complexity of how readers and viewers imagine the lives of ancient creator-figures.
Follow a day in the life of two children from different cities! This entertaining title has been translated into Spanish and encourages young readers to practice time measurement skills and early STEM themes, like reading analog and digital clocks. Familiar images and fun practice problems will have young readers thinking about how they can measure time throughout a day in their own lives!
Traditionen und Innovationen im Leben elisabethanischer Damen
Author: Anna Nießner
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Wie lebten adelige Frauen im elisabethanischen England und wie änderten sich ihre Lebensumstände im 16. Jahrhundert? Diese konzise Zusammenfassung der Forschungsliteratur seit 1952 zu diesem Thema mit Veranschaulichungen mit Tabellen beantwortet diese Frage.
The biographer Suetonius is one of the most fascinating writers of ancient Rome, but he is rarely afforded serious critical attention. This volume of new essays focuses on the various aspects of Suetonius' work, from his lost biographical writing on Roman courtesans to his imperial portraits of the Caesars. Beginning with an introduction that assesses the originality of Suetonius as a writer and situates the essays within the context of debates and controversies over his biographical form, the collection addresses the issues surrounding his style, themes, and early influence on literature in three parts. The first part discusses formal features of Suetonian biography, such as his literary techniques, manners of citation and quotation, and devices of allusion and closure. The middle section is devoted to readings of the individual Lives, treating several topics - from Suetonius' decision to begin his collection with Julius Caesar, to fictional elements in his death scene of the emperor Caligula, and to the theme of solitude in his Life of Domitian. The last part examines the ways in which Suetonius transgresses the boundaries of ancient biography by looking at his influence on epistolographers, antiquarians, commentators, and later biographers. This volume is essential reading for anyone who wants to know why Suetonius' Lives are such a unique and powerful medium for the stories of ancient Rome, and how they became the primary model for later biography.
Embellished with splendid and authentic Portraits. Verstehendes Exemplar kam im Juli 1859 an der Stelle das früher hier Stehender u ab. d. Titel: "A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsman. 4 Voll. Gl. 1839
In February 2003, Adam Ramanauskas was living every boy's dream.At twenty-two he'd been noted as a star of the future and already hadone AFL premiership under his belt. He was having the time of his life. Then the bottom fell out of his world. The discovery of an unusual lump in Adam's right shoulder quickly led to the words no one wants to hear: 'You have cancer.' Over the next few years, his three battles with cancer would require every ounce of courage and determination he could summon. This is the remarkable story of a young man who not only bounced back after each setback, but made an incredible return to elite sport, inspiring his teammates, family and the medical profession with his resilience and refusal to take anything lying down. It's a story of growing up quickly and learning about the urgency of time, and working out what matters most.
Wir meiden Weißmehlprodukte und raffinierten Zucker, gehen zum Yoga, und wenn es in der Beziehung nicht läuft, machen wir eine Paartherapie. Wir haben klare Ansichten, was richtig und was falsch ist, und danach handeln wir. Dennoch sind wir fasziniert von TV-Serien wie „Mad Men“ und dem ungesunden, in jeder Hinsicht unaufgeräumten Lebensstil, der dort zelebriert wird. Woher rührt diese Sehnsucht nach dem unaufgeräumten Leben, und was sagt sie über uns und unsere Zeit aus?
Babe Ruth was the greatest slugger ever—and off the field snacked on pickled eels and chocolate ice cream. Johnny Weissmuller swam to Olympic fame—and on land practiced the Tarzan yell. “Krull hits another home run.”—American Bookseller
Diese zweisprachige Geschichte erzählt von Spiky, der in London wohnt. In einfachen Sätzen sollen Kinder mit der englischen Sprache vertraut werden. Die lustigen Illustrationen von Spiky und seinen Freunden veranschaulichen die Geschichte. z.B. Am Nachmittag spielt er mit seinem Hund. In the afternoon he is playing with his dog. Er zählt Schäfchen. He is counting sheeps.
The Culture of Life Insurance in England, 1695-1775
Publisher: Manchester University Press
By examining the rise of life insurance institutions in 18th-century England, this book offers fresh insight into the history of a commercial society learning to apply speculative techniques to the management of risk.