mad enchantment

Mad Enchantment
Author: Ross King
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2016-09-08
Pages: 416
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Claude Monet's water lily paintings are among the most iconic and beloved works of art of the past century. Yet these entrancing images were created at a time of terrible private turmoil and sadness for the artist. The dramatic history behind these paintings is little known; Ross King's Mad Enchantment tells the full story for the first time and, in the process, presents a compelling and original portrait of one of our most popular and cherished artists. By the outbreak of war in 1914, Monet, then in his mid-seventies, was one of the world's most famous and successful painters, with a large house in the country, a fleet of automobiles and a colossal reputation. However, he had virtually given up painting following the death of his wife Alice in 1911 and the onset of blindness a year later. Nonetheless, it was during this period of sorrow, ill health and creative uncertainty that – as the guns roared on the Western Front – he began the most demanding and innovative paintings he had ever attempted. Encouraged by close friends such as Georges Clemenceau, France's dauntless prime minister, Monet would work on these magnificent paintings throughout the war years and then for the rest of his life. So obsessed with his monumental task that the village barber was summoned to clip his hair as he worked beside his pond, he covered hundreds of yards of canvas with shimmering layers of pigment. As his ambitions expanded with his paintings, he began planning what he intended to be his legacy to the world: the 'Musée Claude Monet' in the Orangerie in Paris. Drawing on letters and memoirs and focusing on this remarkable period in the artist's life, Mad Enchantment gives an intimate portrayal of Claude Monet in all his tumultuous complexity, and firmly places his water lily paintings among the greatest achievements in the history of art.

Some Die Mad
Author: Edward Beardshear
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2003-05-28
Pages: 617
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Young Malcolm Ward's father dies and he is betrayed into Mid-State Hospital by a cruel and greedy uncle. Malcolm is imprisoned on the Acute Violent and Forensic Ward where he discovers both art and the art of survival. Later, in the general hospital population, he fights to save a pretty young lady patient in his group therapy from a psychotic superintendent. This activates a system already clearly out to kill him. After he is blitzed by a series of unneeded shock treatments and sent to a back ward to die, he slowly recovers by painting and crafting sculpture. He falls in love with a devoted occupational therapist who reciprocates. And to make himself whole for her he escapes the hospital to find a new and truer life in a blazing finale of enlightened madness in New York's Greenwich Village.

Rook S Dene
Author: J W. Lamson
Publisher:
Release Date: 1876
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Wagner   Cinema
Author: Jeongwon Joe
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2010
Pages: 487
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The work of Richard Wagner is a continuing source of artistic inspiration and ideological controversy in literature, philosophy, and music, as well as cinema. In Wagner and Cinema, a diverse group of established and emerging scholars examines Wagner's influence on cinema from the silent era to the present. The essays in this collection engage in a critical dialogue with existing studies--extending and renovating current theories related to the topic--and propose unexplored topics and new methodological perspectives. The contributors discuss films ranging from the 1913 biopic of Wagner to Ridley Scott's Gladiator, with essays on silent cinema, film scoring, Wagner in Hollywood, German cinema, and Wagner beyond the soundtrack.

Heinrich Heine S Book Of Songs
Author: Heinrich Heine
Publisher:
Release Date: 1856
Pages: 351
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Songs Of Enchantment
Author: Ben Okri
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Pages: 304
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One great thought can change the dreams of the world. One great action, lived out all the way to the sea, can change the history of the world. The adventures of Azaro, the spirit child, continue. From the bestselling author of The Famished Road comes this radiant sequel.

Tales Of Enchantment
Author: Carol H. Lankton
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 1989
Pages: 412
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Therapeutic goals are grouped into the following areas : changes in affect; attitudinal restructuring; behavior; family structure; self-image; role development and identity; process of discipline and identity; strategic use of trance phenomena applied to specific symptoms; metaphors for children. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

From The Laboratory Of The Mad Wizard Shadmar
Author: Nitehawk Interactive Games
Publisher: Lulu.com
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An Ecology Of Enchantment
Author: Des Kennedy
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 311
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For the past 36 years, Des Kennedy and his family have lived largely outside their hand-built house in intimate contact with the Earth -- its creatures, its changing seasons, and its weather patterns. In this charming book’s 52 chapters, Kennedy brings readers deep into his garden, week by week, from winter’s dormancy to summer’s splendor. With his trademark self-effacing humor, the author captures the essence of the gardening experience, exploring his triumphs, failures, mishaps, and occasional magic. Undaunted by setbacks and lusting for the perfect garden, Kennedy takes readers with him on a gardening journey rich with insights and adventures. The effects of devastating snow storms; the slow-food cuisine of rutabagas, parsnips, and carrots; the gardener's inalienable right to dress in rags; the outlandish behaviour and florid oratory induced by flowering poppies -- these and scores of other topics meander through the book's gardening year alternately informing, inspiring, and amusing.

A Dictionary Of The English Language  Abstracted From The Folio Ed  By The Author
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publisher:
Release Date: 1802
Pages:
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