Performing Arts

Masterpiece

Author: Nancy West

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 103

On a wintry night in 1971, Masterpiece Theatre debuted on PBS. Fifty years later, America’s appetite for British drama has never been bigger. The classic television program has brought its fans protagonists such as The Dowager Countess and Ross Poldark and series that include Downton Abbey and Prime Suspect. In Masterpiece: America's 50-Year-Old Love Affair with British Television Drama, Nancy West provides a fascinating history of the acclaimed program. West combines excerpts from original interviews, thoughtful commentary, and lush photography to deliver a deep exploration of the television drama. Vibrant stories and anecdotes about Masterpiece’s most colorful shows are peppered throughout, such as why Benedict Cumberbatch hates Downton Abbey and how screenwriter Daisy Goodwin created a teenage portrait of Queen Victoria after fighting with her daughter about homework. Featuring an array of color photos from Masterpiece’s best-loved dramas, this book offers a penetrating look into the program’s influence on television, publishing, fashion, and its millions of fans.
Fiction

His Masterpiece

Author: Émile Zola

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 456

"His Masterpiece" by Émile Zola. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Religion

Becoming His Masterpiece

Author: Sharon Collins

Publisher: AuthorLoyalty

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 758

Becoming His Masterpiece is a unique devotional book purposefully pairs stunning abstract art with Christian devotionals to provide readers with encouragement and spiritual sustenance along the life-long discipleship journey. Author/artist, Sharon Collins shares the profound spiritual lessons God is teaching her as a new painter and writer. Sharon writes with energy and her vivid paintings reflect a relationship with Jesus Christ. Becoming His Masterpiece includes fifty-two devotional/painting pairings, providing year-long nourishment for the journey of a lifetime. At the age of sixty-seven, Sharon Collins felt unprepared to answer God's call on her life to create an online artistic devotional. She had little painting experience, knew nothing about websites, and had written few devotionals. In 2018, God reminded Sharon that He was the Author and Painter, and her job was to listen. Sharon soon realized she listened best while exercising in her pool. It was a place where God gave her constant inspiration and ideas for devotionals and paintings - she even bought a wetsuit to swim in the winter! Ultimately, God used Sharon's unlikely source of writing and painting for His glory, so that others would be drawn towards God's beautiful design for them. Woven through the devotionals is a key truth: spending time with God nourishes the soul and feeds one's journey. Using frequent Biblical references, Sharon writes with energy and candor about topics such as trust, submission, obedience, and perseverance. Sharon invites readers to join her in a visually stunning and refreshingly written devotional. Becoming His Masterpiece will appeal to Christian art lovers.
Fiction

Savonnerie Masterpiece

Author: Samantha Pague

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 232

Savonnerie Masterpiece is a historical fiction set just before the French Revolution and going forward. The main character in the book, HRM Louis Pierre Bourbon is in line to be the next King of France, has inherited Chteau Briand, that had been in the family for one-thousand years. His inheritance is derived from being a privileged noble coming from a national pension at age fifteen. Pierre, as a young man has cultivated a Machiavellian approach, due the fact that his now deceased parents always had him in their company to the most important salons of France, and in the company of the children of aristocrats and became much adapt in getting what he wants; and uses his famous connections in the nobility of France to obtain his personal goals. He orders his much older sister into a nunnery, decides to commission a Savonnerie carpet to be made by his own chosen design to rival the famed Bayeux Tapestry. Unfortunately it had been discovered that the tapestry was not a French creation, but, claimed by the Crown of England! HRM Pierre desires to bring Nobility, Priest, Commoner, and Peasant together in unity as the Masterpiece is commissioned by a French Noble and needle-pointed by a French National.
Fiction

The Hidden Masterpiece

Author: Honore de Balzac

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 40

View: 202

Reproduction of the original: The Hidden Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac
Juvenile Fiction

Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece

Author: Patricia Polacco

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 811

In this inspiring true story, beloved artist Patricia Polacco conquers her fear of public speaking, allowing her to discover her remarkable voice. A wonderful companion to Thank You, Mr. Falker and The Art of Miss Chew, it celebrates the lifelong impact of a great teacher. Speaking in front of an audience terrifies Trisha. Ending up in Mr. Wayne’s drama class is the last thing she wants! But Mr. Wayne gives her a backstage role painting scenery for the winter play. As she paints, she listens to the cast rehearse, memorizing their lines without even realizing it. Then, days before opening night, the lead actress suddenly moves away, and Trisha is the only other person who knows her part. Will the play have to be canceled? It won’t be an easy road—when Trisha tries to recite the lines in front of the cast, nothing comes out! But Mr. Wayne won’t let her give up, and with his coaching, Trisha is able to become one of his true masterpieces.
Self-Help

Life... Create Your Own Masterpiece!

Author: Christina Thoen

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 78

View: 379

Prepare to be inspired and have your visual sense as well as your heart and mind enticed as Christina Thoen describes how to create the ultimate masterpiece – your life! From gathering your materials to the finishing touches, this book is your guide to creating the life of your dreams. And the best part is you don’t need to be an artist to “get it”. She explains how the elements of art and principles of composition used to create stunning artwork can be applied to explore and create a life of true happiness! Your world is a blank canvas and understanding how it all works gives you the freedom to create exactly what you want. This life is all yours to make the best that only YOU can!
Fiction

A Masterpiece of Revenge

Author: Jean-Jacques Fiechter

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 167

The world's foremost expert on artist Claude Lorrain (1600-1682) finds himself the target of a blackmailer who wants him to choose between his impeccable reputation and the life of his son.
Art

The Unknown Masterpiece

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 42

View: 447

When an aspiring artist Nicolas Poussin gets a chance to meet the legendary painter Frenhofer, he is more than thrilled. Frenhofer has the ability to paint in an incredible way, and besides that, he has deep and philosophical thoughts about aesthetics and art. Poussin is so ensnared by Frenhofer that he offers his lover Gillette to work as a model for Frenhofer – without asking Gillette first. ‘The Unknown Masterpiece’ is Honoré de Balzac’s short story first published in 1831. Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850) was a French writer. He was born in Tours, but moved to Paris when he was a teenager. The best known works of his include ‘Father Goriot’ and ‘Cousin Bette’. Balzac’s writing style is realistic, and he also wrote plays. Besides writing he worked as a journalist and critic.
Juvenile Fiction

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece

Author: Sherrill S. Cannon

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 891

Have you ever seen a "work of art" worth millions, which looks like something your child just brought home from school? The dual perspective of "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder" and just a little bit of "The Emperor's New Clothes" is evident in this clever artwork story of a child who paints a fingerpaint print in class and then loses it in the wind on the way home. Illustrated from the point of view of a child, whose identity is left to the imagination of the reader since all of the illustrations are what the child sees, the fingerpaint print is interpreted by official "judges" as well as by bystanders. Should people be influenced by what others see, or use their own self-esteem to make their own judgments? This is the sixth rhyming children's book by this award-winning author, whose other bestselling books include Manner-Man, Gimme-Jimmy, The Magic Word, Peter and the Whimper-Whineys, and Santa's Birthday Gift. Former teacher Sherrill S. Cannon has won eighteen awards for her five previous rhyming books, and is also the author of seven published and internationally performed plays for elementary school children. She has been called "a modern day Dr. Seuss." - GTMA Review
Health & Fitness

Caring for Your Masterpiece: Health and Nutrition

Author: Betty Tracy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

View: 210

What is Healthy and What isn't? With so much contradicting information out there, it is hard to tell what the truth is. Beginning with the knowledge of a loving God and His provision, Betty Tracy takes us through healthy living using both some traditional sources and some less well known. Including definitions of terms, sugars, vitamins, and minerals, this book can help you achieve your health goals, or at least know what they should be. By Betty Sue Tracy
Architecture

A Masterpiece Reconstructed

Author: Victoria and Albert Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 98

View: 273

"Janet Backhouse, who originally assembled the evidence that revealed this long-forgotten masterpiece, introduces the Hours of Louis XII and its cycle of miniatures. Thomas Kren discusses the book's provocative miniature of Bathsheba bathing within the context of the king's own taste and predilections and within the then-emerging genre of the female nude in French painting. Nancy Turner considers the importance of Bourdichon's painting and illuminating technique in the Hours of Louis XII in relation to his other work. Mark Evans examines the individual histories of each of the surviving portions of the book. Lastly, an appendix reconstructs the book's devotional contents and program of illumination."--BOOK JACKET.
Literary Criticism

The Historian's Red Badge of Courage: Reading Stephen Crane's Masterpiece as Social and Cultural History

Author: Paul A. Cimbala

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 263

For someone who did not actually fight in the American Civil War, Stephen Crane was extraordinarily accurate in his description of the psychological tension experienced by a youthful soldier grappling with his desire to act heroically, his fears, and redemption. Stephen Crane's novel The Red Badge of Courage provides an extraordinary take on the battlefield experiences of a young soldier coming of age under extreme circumstances. His writing took place a generation after the war's conclusion, at a time when the entire nation was coming to grips with the meaning of the Civil War. It was during this time in the late nineteenth century that the battle over the memory of the war was taking place. This new, annotated edition of the novel is designed to guide readers through references made through Crane's characters and how they reflect Civil War military experiences—specifically how "the youth's" experiences reflect the reality of the multi-day battle of Chancellorsville, which took place in Virginia beginning on May 1, 1863 and concluded on May 4 of the same year. The annotated text is preceded by introductory essays on Crane and on the Civil War. Crane's short story "The Veteran" is also included to allow readers to better understand the post-war lives of Civil War soldiers. • Explains key background information for better understanding The Red Badge of Courage • Includes introductory essays on Crane and on the Civil War • Provides the full text for both Red Badge and Crane's lesser-known short story "The Veteran" with comprehensive annotations that illuminate the links between the stories and their historical contexts
Religion

Woman: A Radiant Masterpiece

Author: Wumi Oyewole

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 138

View: 854

Can we find God in an overstated beauty industry? If you're interested in seeing beyond the ordinariness of beauty and see yourself as a masterpiece of creation, then this book is for you. With the explosive growth of social media platforms, especially Youtube tutorials and Instagram showing us how we should look like, Wumi unpacks some key topics and trends within the beauty industry. Some of the content may be considered controversial but is not judgemental. Why? Because the author seeks to thread the path of bravery and bring to light some of the issues women face and struggle with when it comes to their beauty and body image but shy away from discussing because they don't want to be judged. In writing this book, Wumi desires to put God back into beauty and guide women to a place of self-acceptance, self-love and self-assurance in God. Are you ready for some meaningful therapy, a lovely pampering of charm? Then come with me and let us unpack the world of beauty together!
Games & Activities

Masterpiece Picture Mazes

Author: Conceptis Puzzles

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 96

View: 950

These mazes are masterpieces of construction! That’s because they’re so cleverly designed that they offer two forms of puzzle-solving pleasure in one. First, you’ve got to complete the maze just like any other, following the twists and turns and avoiding dead ends. Once that’s done, though, there’s still more fun to come, because each puzzle also becomes a picture. To discover the hidden image, just take a pen or marker and draw a thick line over the maze solution. You’ll begin to see a man enjoying a meal, a bungee jumper, a treasure chest, the Statue of Liberty, and many more amazing scenes!

Art Masterpiece: "Artist's Mother" by James McNeill Whistler

Author:

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 4

View: 496

Awaken in students an interest in well-known artists throughout time. By studying famous paintings by well-known artists, students can learn techniques and styles and how they can be used effectively in the students' own works of art.

Art Masterpiece--"Sunflowers" by Vincent van Gogh

Author: Jennifer Thomas

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 4

View: 847

Awaken in students an interest in well-known artists throughout time. By studying famous paintings by well-known artists, students can learn techniques and styles and how they can be used effectively in the students' own works of art.

Art Masterpiece: "Vincent's Bedroom" by Vincent van Gogh

Author:

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 4

View: 404

Awaken in students an interest in well-known artists throughout time. By studying famous paintings by well-known artists, students can learn techniques and styles and how they can be used effectively in the students' own works of art.