Ever since its debut in the Saturday Evening Post in 1919, Merton of the Movies has delighted book and film lovers alike and is considered one of the first real Hollywood novels It follows the story of Merton Gill, a small-town Midwestern man immersed in Hollywood dreams Filled with lighthearted film parodies, glimpses into a bygone Hollywood era, обюбщ and a likable main character, it is easy to understand why Merton of the Movies inspired an often revived Broadway play, several films (including one starring Red Skelton), and a brand new radio play It was included in Lawrence Clark Powells famous list of thirty California classics Download DescriptionWith a swift movement the beautiful girl sought to withdraw the small silver-mounted revolver without which she never left the ranch But Snake le Vasquez, with a muttered oath, was too quick for her He seized the toy and contemptuously hurled it across his vile den Автор Harry Leon Wilson. Издательство: Heyday Books, 2004 г Мягкая обложка, 335 стр ISBN 1890771961.
25 Tropical Houses: In Singapore and Malaysia артикул 1243a.
25 Tropical Houses in Singapore and Malaysia features the best houses and condominiums by a dynamic new generation of architects Singapore's houses create pleasure from the tropical climate A new wave of highly distinctive architecture has seen Singapore recognized, for the first time, as one of the world's most dynamic architectural centers обюбэ The most interesting new houses in Malysia reflect a balance between traditional values and a new optimistic global outlook. 2006 г Твердый переплет, 224 стр ISBN 0794603882.
The Golden Girls of Mgm: Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Lana Turner, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly and Others артикул 1245a.
Garbo and Crawford Ava, Hedy, Judy, Liz epitomized Hollywood's golden era With a trembling lip or sultry eye, with a tear or song or husky whisper, these women held moviegoers across America in their sway from the hard times of the 1930s through the booming postwar years to the early sixties They were royalty and box office, and led pampered public обювг lives-furs, jewels, designer gowns; limousines, flash bulbs, handsome escorts-that captured the national imagination They also signed seven-year contracts with a morals clause, and the more they slipped, the more the secret abortions, efficient cover-ups, legal legerdemain, and dropped charges bound them to the wizard in their Oz, Louis B Mayer The slips are here along with the successes Here, too, are the Blonde Bombshell Jean Harlow, Million-Dollar Mermaid Esther Williams, Sweater Girl Lana Turner, and bad girl Ava Gardner ("She can't act She can't talk She's terrific," declared Mayer after her screen test) From Jeanette MacDonald and Norma Shearer to Princess Grace and Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the sixteen portraits in this lively, photograph-filled volume, each accompanied by the star's filmography, tell the tales that have long lay hidden behind the gossip and the glories of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's glamorous golden girls Автор Jane Ellen Wayne. Издательство: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003 г Мягкая обложка, 416 стр ISBN 0786713038.
Private Splendor: Great Families at Home артикул 1247a.
This beautiful volume explores eight European estates that, despite war, taxes, and the passage of time, have remained in the same families for centuries The photographs are redolent in atmosphere and the text is revealing, due to the author's long friendships with the owners of these great houses Offering an inside view of a highly refined way обювл of life, Private Splendor reveals the secrets that kept these homes in private hands The houses include Seville's Casa de Pilatos, owned by Spain's most illustrious grandee; Harewood House in Yorkshire, owned by a cousin of Queen Elizabeth; Germany's Schloss Regensburg, occupied by the flamboyant Princess Gloria von Thurn and Taxis; and the Palazzo Sachetti near Vatican City, whose enormous Sala dei Mapi is entirely frescoed by Francesco Salviati (1510-1563). 2006 г Твердый переплет, 192 стр ISBN 0865651701.
The de Young in the 21st Century: A Museum by Herzog & de Meuron артикул 1249a.
A fascinating architectural study in museum design and urban planning Designed by the internationally renowned Swiss firm of Herzog & de Meuron, winners of the 2001 Pritzker Prize, the new de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is a stunning architectural tour de force This book documents the complex five-year process that resulted обювс in an outstanding contribution to contemporary museum architecture Founded by San Francisco Chronicle publisher Michael de Young, the museum originated in the Midwinter International Exposition of 1894 and grew to become the city's largest art museum Its superb permanent collection includes the arts of Africa, Oceania, and traditional cultures of the Americas; American painting and sculpture from the colonial period to the present; and both Western and non-Western textiles After the de Young was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the museum's fateand the decision to replace the old building with a new museum on the same sitebecame the focus of intense public debate How Herzog & de Meuron, in cooperation with the San Francisco firm of Fong & Chan Architects and Oakland-based landscape designer Walter Hood, responded to the challenge of creating a building in harmony with its park setting is an important theme of the story Lavishly illustrated with color photographs as well as plans, drawings, and models, the book traces the architects' creative process in striking detail The new de Young is significant as Herzog & de Meuron's first major building in North America and as the first museum the architects have designed from the ground up Reflecting its surroundings, the building is clad entirely in a skin of dimpled and perforated, naturally oxidized copper panels, whose abstract pattern was distilled from manipulated photographs of the park's tree canopy With its elegant, twisting tower rising above the tree line, providing visitors with dramatic views, the de Young is a superlative work of architecture and a handsome tribute to the city of San Francisco 250 illustrations, 200 in color. 2005 г Твердый переплет, 240 стр ISBN 0500342156.
Structure as Architecture: A Source Book for Architects and Structural Engineers артикул 1242a.
Structure As Architecture provides readers with an accessible insight into the relationship between structure and architecture, focusing on the design principles that relate to both fields Over one hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries across the globe including the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and обюбы Australia are interspersed throughout the book The author has visited and photographed each of these examples and analyzed them to show how structure plays a significant architectural role, as well as bearing loads This is a highly illustrated sourcebook, providing a new insight into the role of structure, and discussing the point where the technical and the aesthetic meet to create the discipline of architecture * Presents a comprehensive analysis of how building structure contributes to architecture * Connects architectural design ideas and structure in the context of contemporary architecture, materials and structure * Highly illustrated, providing a sourcebook of architectural and engineering design ideas. 2005 г Мягкая обложка, 256 стр ISBN 0750665270.
Ролики раздвижные "Rider", цвет: черный Размер 37-40 артикул 1244a.
Раздвижные полумягкие ролики "Rider" подарят чувство комфорта и уверенности во время движения Особенностью роликов является раздвижная конструкция на 4 размера, которая обювв разработана для того, чтобы не было необходимости покупать новые ролики каждый сезон Ролики имеют высокий ботинок, по дизайну напоминающий кеды, с безопасными легко застегивающимися клипсами и шнурками, который защищает ногу от травм Ролики оснащены усовершенствованным пяточным тормозом и системой вентиляции Ролики - это модный и полезный вид активного отдыха на свежем воздухе Катание на роликах является одним из популярных развлечений среди молодежи и детей Характеристики: Материал колес: полиуретан Диаметр колес: 70 мм Подшипник: ABEC-5 Материал рамы: пластик Размер: 37-40 Размер упаковки: 34,5 см х 42,5 см х 11 см Изготовитель: Китай Состав Пара роликов. Серия: Rider.
Nostalgia In Jewish-american Theatre And Film, 1979-2004 (Twentieth Century American Jewish Writers) артикул 1246a.
Book DescriptionNostalgia, a bittersweet yearning for the past, is an important element in Jewish-American performances of the late twentieth century Numerous plays and films of this time use nostalgia to engage Jewish, including Yiddish, cultural themes and images Nostalgia offers audiences a window through which to examine past and current обювй social changes These include American Jews' departure from Europe to America, the city for the suburbs, Yiddish for English, as well as the civil rights, women's, peace, and gay and lesbian movements, and other transformations These performances illustrate how theatre and film transmit culture from generation to generation and between one ethnic community and the wider American scene. 2004 г 202 стр ISBN 0820461970.
Advice to a Player : A Collection of Monologues from Shakespeare with Explanatory Notes артикул 1248a.
Book DescriptionWhile some of the thirty-two speeches included here - those from Hamlet, Henry V and As You Like It, for example - are well known and favorites for audition purposes, most are less familiar and so provide challenging new opportunities foran actor to grow The author, a producer, director and teacher for more than 40 years, carefully обювр analyzes the meaning of each monologue as a whole and various sentences and phrases within it He goes on to explain point by point everything the actor needs to know about that moment in the play when the monologue is delivered In her foreword, Joan Plowright extols, " he's done an excellent job of de-mystifying Shakespeare in his book No actor attempting his first Shakespearean role (or even his second) should be without it ". 2004 г 168 стр ISBN 0879109629.
The Impact of Race : Theatre and Culture артикул 1250a.
Book DescriptionHere is a major work by a contemporary American artist at the top of his game Woodie King, Jr 's new book is an impassioned stand against racism, sexism and classism in theatre and culture King has been an active producer and director in the trenches for social justice through Black theatre for 35 years As he says, "I am a witness, обюву I was there " The retelling of his history serves a purpose, as King calls on young Black artists to start their own theatre, and provides the inspiration and advice for them to do so King explores the politics of art, the funding for Black organizations, the critics' reviews of Black theatre, and the way in which awards are handed out, among many other pertinent topics The Impact of Race provides readers with a mosaic of current thinking in Black culture Specific entries range from producing James Brown in concert in Liberia, an essay on jazz, the Japanese engagement of the musical Shades of Harlem, and August Wilson's notorious 1996 keynote address at the national Theatre Communications Group conference This is a powerful reference for those who want to know more about those who wish to be heard, but who have had to struggle just to speak. 2003 г 272 стр ISBN 1557835799.