rare objects

Book Title : Rare Objects
Author : Kathleen Tessaro
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2016-04-12
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9780062357564
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In Depression-era Boston, a city divided by privilege and poverty, two unlikely friends are bound by a dangerous secret in this mesmerizing work of historical fiction from the New York Times bestselling author of The Perfume Collector. Maeve Fanning is a first generation Irish immigrant, born and raised among the poor, industrious Italian families of Boston’s North End by her widowed mother. Clever, capable, and as headstrong as her red hair suggests, she’s determined to better herself despite the overwhelming hardships of the Great Depression. However, Maeve also has a dangerous fondness for strange men and bootleg gin—a rebellious appetite that soon finds her spiraling downward, leading a double life. When the strain proves too much, Maeve becomes an unwilling patient in a psychiatric hospital, where she strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic young woman, who, like Maeve, is unable or unwilling to control her un-lady-like desire for freedom. Once out, Maeve faces starting over again. Armed with a bottle of bleach and a few white lies, she lands a job at an eccentric antiques shop catering to Boston’s wealthiest and most peculiar collectors. Run by an elusive English archeologist, the shop is a haven of the obscure and incredible, providing rare artifacts as well as unique access to the world of America’s social elite. While delivering a purchase to the wealthy Van der Laar family, Maeve is introduced to beautiful socialite Diana Van der Laar—only to discover she’s the young woman from the hospital. Reunited with the charming but increasingly unstable Diana and pursued by her attractive brother James, Mae becomes more and more entwined with the Van der Laar family—a connection that pulls her into a world of moral ambiguity and deceit, and ultimately betrayal. Bewitched by their wealth and desperate to leave her past behind, Maeve is forced to unearth her true values and discover how far she’ll to go to reinvent herself.

Book Title : Catalogue of Rare Objects in Brass Leathers and Wood Illustrating the Art of Old Japan To Be Sold at Unrestricted Public Sale by Order of Bunkio Mat
Author : Bunkio Matsuki
Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
Release Date : 2018-11-13
Pages : 172
ISBN : 0353588768
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Book Title : Catalogue of Rare Objects in Brass Leathers and Wood Illustrating the Art of Old Japan
Author : Bunkio Matsuki
Publisher : Franklin Classics
Release Date : 2018-10-16
Pages : 172
ISBN : 0343556383
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Book Title : Brown Dwarfs and Rare Objects in UKIDSS
Author : Nathalie Skrzypek
Publisher :
Release Date : 2014
Pages :
ISBN : OCLC:1064590189
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Book Title : The Contributions of Rare Objects in Correspondence Analysis
Author : Michael Greenacre
Publisher :
Release Date : 2011
Pages :
ISBN : OCLC:931076522
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Objects Observed
Author : John C. Stout
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Date : 2018-05-11
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9781487501570
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Objects Observed explores the central place given to the object by a number of poets in France and in America in the twentieth century. John C. Stout provides comprehensive examinations of Pierre Reverdy, Francis Ponge, Jean Follain, Guillevic, and Jean Tortel. Stout argues that the object furnishes these poets with a catalyst for creating a new poetics and for reflecting on lyric as a genre. In France, the object has been central to a broad range of aesthetic practices, from the era of Cubism and Surrealism to the 1990s. In the heyday of American Modernism, several major poets foregrounded the object in their work; however, in postwar twentieth-century America, poets moved away from a focus on the object. Objects Observed illuminates the variety of aesthetic practices and positions in French and American poets from the years of high Modernism (1909-1930) to the 1990s.

Book Title : Early Printed Books as Material Objects
Author : Bettina Wagner
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release Date : 2010
Pages : 367
ISBN : 9783110253245
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"Pre-conference on 'Early printed books as material objects--Principles, problems, perspectives', which was held as a satellite meeting to the annual congress of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) in Milan, Italy"--P. v.

Book Title : Collecting Objects Excluding People
Author : Lenore Metrick-Chen
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Date : 2012-09-25
Pages : 294
ISBN : 9781438443270
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Combining aesthetic and political history, explores the influence of Chinese people and objects on American visual culture. In Collecting Objects / Excluding People, Lenore Metrick-Chen demonstrates an unknown impact of Chinese immigration upon nineteenth-century American art and visual culture. The American ideas of “Chineseness” ranged from a negative portrayal to an admiring one and these varied images had an effect on museum art collections and advertising images. They brought new ideas into American art theory, anticipating twentieth-century Modernism. Metrick-Chen shows that efforts to construct a cultural democracy led to the creation of unforeseen new categories for visual objects and unanticipated social changes. Collecting Objects / Excluding People reveals the power of images upon culture, the influence of media representation upon the lives of Chinese immigrants, and the impact of political ideology upon the definition of art itself.

Book Title : The Cultural Lives of Domestic Objects in Late Antiquity
Author : Jo Stoner
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2019-03-19
Pages : 132
ISBN : 9789004391062
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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In The Cultural Lives of Domestic Objects in Late Antiquity, Jo Stoner assesses evidence for heirlooms, gifts and souvenirs to reveal the personal and sentimental values of material culture from the late antique period.

Book Title : Lighthouses of the Universe The Most Luminous Celestial Objects and Their Use for Cosmology
Author : Marat Gilfanov
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2002-08-06
Pages : 618
ISBN : 354043769X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The book reviews the present status of understanding the nature of the most luminous objects in the Universe, connected with supermassive black holes and supermassive stars, clusters of galaxies and ultraluminous galaxies, sources of gamma-ray bursts and relativistic jets. Leading experts give overviews of essential physical mechanisms involved, discuss formation and evolution of these objects as well as prospects for their use in cosmology, as probes of the intergalactic medium at high redshifts and as a tool to study the end of dark ages. The theoretical models are complemented by new exciting results from orbital and ground-based observatories such as Chandra, XMM-Newton, HST, SDSS, VLT, Keck, and many others.