Peacock And Vine

Peacock And Vine

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This ravishing book opens a window onto the lives, designs, and passions of two charismatic artists. Born a generation apart, they were seeming opposites: Mariano Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; William Morris, a British craftsman, in thrall to the myths of the North. Yet through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art, as vibrant today as when it was first conceived. Acclaimed writer A.S. Byatt traces their genius right to the source. The Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces leading to a workshop where Fortuny created his designs for pleated silks and shining velvets. Here he worked alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the ‘Delphos’ dress – a flowing gown evoking classical Greece. Morris’s Red House, outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it also represented a coming together of life and art. But it was Kelmscott Manor in the English countryside that he loved best – even when it became the setting for his wife’s love affair with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Generously illustrated with the artists’ beautiful designs – pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine – A.S. Byatt brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris dazzlingly to life.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : A S Byatt
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2016-07-07
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781473524934


Peacock Vine

Peacock Vine

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From the Booker Prize-winning author: a ravishing, intimate, richly illustrated meditation on two astonishingly original artists whose work--and remarkable lives--have obsessed her for years. William Morris and Mariano Fortuny were born decades apart in the 19th century. Morris, a wealthy Englishman, was a designer beloved for his floral patterns that grace wallpaper, serving ware, upholstery, and countless other objects even today; Fortuny, a Spanish aristocrat, is now less recognized but was revolutionary in his time, in his ideas about everything from theatrical lighting to women's fashion. Though seeming opposites, these two men of genius and driving energy have long presented a tantalizing juxtaposition to A. S. Byatt; in this delightful book she delves into how their work converses with her across space and time. At once personal, critical, and historical, Peacock & Vine is a gorgeously illustrated tour of their private and public worlds: the women who were their muses; their eccentrically curated homes; the alluring works themselves, and above all what it means to this one brilliant and curious writer, whose signature gift for rendering character and place enlivens every page. Rich with insight and color, this book is itself a work of art, one to savor and treasure.

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Genre : Design
Author by : A. S. Byatt
Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
Release : 2016-08-02
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1101947470


Exotica Series 3

Exotica Series 3

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Genre : House plants
Author by : Alfred Byrd Graf
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Release : 1976
File : 1834 Pages
ISBN-13 : WISC:89031316466


The North China Herald Supreme Court Consular Gazette

The North China Herald Supreme Court Consular Gazette

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Release : 1910
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015084570707


The Fine Arts

The Fine Arts

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Genre : Art
Author by : Edmund Buckley
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Release : 1907
File : 800 Pages
ISBN-13 : MINN:31951002179023R


Progress

Progress

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Genre : Art
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Release : 1900
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : CORNELL:31924011875998


Wine And The Vine

Wine And The Vine

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Very few books have products as diverse as those of the grape vine: even fewer have products with such a cultural significance. Wine and the Vine provides an introduction to the historical geography of viticulture and the wine trade from prehistory to the present. It considers wine as both a unique expression of the interaction of people in a particular environment, rich in symbol and meaning, and a commercial product of great economic importance to particular regions.

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Genre : Science
Author by : Tim Unwin
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2005-07-12
File : 432 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781134761920


Melville And Co S Directory Of Northamptonshire

Melville And Co S Directory Of Northamptonshire

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Genre : Advertising
Author by : Melville and Co
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Release : 1861
File : 302 Pages
ISBN-13 : BL:A0021972262


Grape Pest Management Third Edition

Grape Pest Management Third Edition

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In the much anticipated 3rd edition of Grape Pest Management, more than 70 research scientists, cooperative extension advisors and specialists, growers, and pest control advisers have consolidated the latest scientific studies and research into one handy reference. The result is a comprehensive, easy-to-read pest management tool. The new edition, the first in over a decade, includes several new invasive species that are now major pests. It also reflects an improved understanding among researchers, farmers, and growers about the biology of pests. With nine expansive chapters, helpful, colorful photos throughout, here’s more of what you’ll find: •Diagnostic techniques for identifying vineyard problems •Detailed descriptions of more than a dozen diseases •Comprehensive, illustrated listings of insect and mite pests,including the recently emerging glassy winged sharpshooter and Virginia creeper leaf-hopper •Regional calendars of events for viticultural management •Up-to-date strategies for vegetation management

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Genre : Grapes
Author by : LARRY J. BETTIGA
Publisher : UCANR Publications
Release : 2013-11-15
File : 609 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781601078001


Biology Of The Grapevine

Biology Of The Grapevine

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A concise but comprehensive overview of the biology and cultivation of the grapevine.

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Genre : Nature
Author by : Michael G. Mullins
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1992-07-16
File : 239 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0521305071