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Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age

Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age
A Book

by Marcel Wanders

  • Publisher : Lannoo Publishers
  • Release : 2017-07-06
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9789491525292
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A visit to an historic museum offers visitors insight into the social, cultural, political and aesthetic values of times gone by. Yet truly great works of art live vividly, continuing to thrill and educate for centuries regardless of age. This idea of timelessness is the theme explored in Marcel Wanders’ new book publication ‘Masters of the Golden Age: Paintings from the Gallery of Honour’. Closed for many years for redevelopment, the 2013 reopening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and especially the Gallery of Honour is cause for both celebration, and an opportunity for a fresh interpretation of the works that sit within. The key to true connection is the ability to understand the contemporary relevance of historic images. Within ‘Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age: Paintings from the Gallery of Honour’, Marcel Wanders seeks to explore the timelessness of select artworks and to expose their contemporary significance. The book also features interviews with thirty experts across a variety of fields that discuss elements held within the profiled art works.

Lost Enlightenment

Lost Enlightenment
Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane

by S. Frederick Starr

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2015-06-02
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN : 0691165858
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic, they were long assumed to have been Arabs. In fact, they were from Central Asia--drawn from the Persianate and Turkic peoples of a region that today extends from Kazakhstan southward through Afghanistan, and from the easternmost province of Iran through Xinjiang, China. Lost Enlightenment recounts how, between the years 800 and 1200, Central Asia led the world in trade and economic development, the size and sophistication of its cities, the refinement of its arts, and, above all, in the advancement of knowledge in many fields. Central Asians achieved signal breakthroughs in astronomy, mathematics, geology, medicine, chemistry, music, social science, philosophy, and theology, among other subjects. They gave algebra its name, calculated the earth's diameter with unprecedented precision, wrote the books that later defined European medicine, and penned some of the world's greatest poetry. One scholar, working in Afghanistan, even predicted the existence of North and South America--five centuries before Columbus. Rarely in history has a more impressive group of polymaths appeared at one place and time. No wonder that their writings influenced European culture from the time of St. Thomas Aquinas down to the scientific revolution, and had a similarly deep impact in India and much of Asia. Lost Enlightenment chronicles this forgotten age of achievement, seeks to explain its rise, and explores the competing theories about the cause of its eventual demise. Informed by the latest scholarship yet written in a lively and accessible style, this is a book that will surprise general readers and specialists alike.

Confronting the Golden Age

Confronting the Golden Age
imitation and innovation in Dutch genre painting 1680-1750

by Junko Aono

  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release : 2015-03-21
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9048519845
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Is it possible to talk about Dutch art after 1680 outside the prevailing critical framework of the "age of decline"? Although an increasing number of studies are being published on the art and society of this period, genre painting of this era continues to be dismissed as an uninspired repetition of the art of the second and third quarters of the seventeenth century, known as the Dutch Golden Age. In this stunningly illustrated study, Aono reconsiders the long-dismissed genre painting from 1680-1750. Grounded in close analysis of a range of paintings and primary sources, this study illuminates the main features of genre painting, highlighting the ways in which these elements related to the painters' close connections to, on the one hand, collectors, and on the other, to classicism, one of the dominant artistic styles of that time. Three case studies, richly supplemented by a catalogue of 29 selected painters and their work, offer the first clear picture of the genre painting of the period while providing new insights into painters' activities, collectors' tastes and the contemporary art market.

Golden Age

Golden Age
A Book

by James Maxwell

  • Publisher : 47North
  • Release : 2016-05-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781503948419
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The discovery of a strange and superior warship sends Dion, youngest son of the king of Xanthos, and Chloe, a Phalesian princess, on a journey across the sea, where they are confronted by a kingdom far more powerful than they could ever have imagined. But they also find a place in turmoil, for the ruthless sun king, Solon, is dying. In order to gain entrance to heaven, Solon is building a tomb--a pyramid clad in gold--and has scoured his own empire for gold until there's no more to be found. Now Solon's gaze turns to Chloe's homeland, Phalesia, and its famous sacred ark, made of solid gold. The legends say it must never be opened, but Solon has no fear of foreigners' legends or even their armies. And he isn't afraid of the eldren, an ancient race of shape-shifters, long ago driven into the Wilds. For when he gets the gold, Solon knows he will live forever.

The Golden Age

The Golden Age
A Novel

by Gore Vidal

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fictional narrative of American history from 1939 to 1954 follows the events and personalities that transformed America from a republic to an empire through the eyes of Caroline Sanford, a Washington newspaper publisher.

The Golden Age of DC Comics

The Golden Age of DC Comics
A Book

by Paul Levitz

  • Publisher : Taschen
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9783836556569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Get the ultimate insights on the heyday of DC Comics. Spanning from 1935 to 1956, more than 600 pages of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and ephemera chart the creators, the stories, and the game-changing super heroes Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

The Frigid Golden Age

The Frigid Golden Age
Climate Change, the Little Ice Age, and the Dutch Republic, 1560-1720

by Dagomar Degroot

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-02-28
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9781108410410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dagomar Degroot offers the first detailed analysis of how a society thrived amid the Little Ice Age, a period of climatic cooling that reached its chilliest point between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. The precocious economy, unusual environment, and dynamic intellectual culture of the Dutch Republic in its seventeenth-century Golden Age allowed it to thrive as neighboring societies unraveled in the face of extremes in temperature and precipitation. By tracing the occasionally counterintuitive manifestations of climate change from global to local scales, Degroot finds that the Little Ice Age presented not only challenges for Dutch citizens but also opportunities that they aggressively exploited in conducting commerce, waging war, and creating culture. The overall success of their Republic in coping with climate change offers lessons that we would be wise to heed today, as we confront the growing crisis of global warming.

After the Golden Age

After the Golden Age
Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

by Kenneth Hamilton

  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 2007-12-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0195178262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kenneth Hamilton's book engagingly and lucidly dissects the oft-invoked myth of a Great Tradition, or Golden Age of Pianism. It is written both for players and for members of their audiences by a pianist who believes that scholarship and readability can go hand-in-hand. Hamilton discusses in meticulous yet lively detail the performance-style of great pianists from Liszt to Paderewski, and delves into the far-from-inevitable development of the piano recital. He entertainingly recounts how classical concerts evolved from exuberant, sometimes riotous events into the formal, funereal trotting out of predictable pieces they can be today, how an often unhistorical "respect for the score" began to replace pianists' improvisations and adaptations, and how the clinical custom arose that an audience should be seen and not heard. Pianists will find food for thought here on their repertoire and the traditions of its performance. Hamilton chronicles why pianists of the past did not always begin a piece with the first note of the score, nor end with the last. He emphasizes that anxiety over wrong notes is a relatively recent psychosis, and playing entirely from memory a relatively recent requirement. Audiences will encounter a vivid account of how drastically different are the recitals they attend compared to concerts of the past, and how their own role has diminished from noisily active participants in the concert experience to passive recipients of artistic benediction from the stage. They will discover when cowed listeners eventually stopped applauding between movements, and why they stopped talking loudly during them. The book's broad message proclaims that there is nothing divinely ordained about our own concert-practices, programming and piano-performance styles. Many aspects of the modern approach are unhistorical-some laudable, some merely ludicrous. They are also far removed from those fondly, if deceptively, remembered as constituting a Golden Age.

Dutch Golden Age(s)

Dutch Golden Age(s)
The Shaping of a Cultural Community

by Jan Blanc

  • Publisher : Brepols Publishers
  • Release : 2021-03-15
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9782503591070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume critically (re-)examines the key building blocks of the construct of the Dutch Golden Age, their origins, the numerous and diverse purposes they have served and their long-lasting cultural and historiographical impact. For a long time, the Dutch Golden Age has been regarded as a historiographical construction or reconstruction dating from the second half of the nineteenth century, when the rise of nationalist and even racialist histories and art histories was intended to promote the principle of a Dutch cultural identity, visible and analysable beyond the vicissitudes of time. This volume shows how the notion of the 'Golden Age', built on the ancient notion of aetas aurea, was constructed by the Dutch and for the Dutch, at the end of the sixteenth century, first to try to justify the theoretically questionable revolt of the Northern Netherlands against Spanish rule, and then to give shape to the new state and the new society created. However, we will see that there is not one but several possible definitions of this Golden Age, and consequently that it cannot be confined to one conception, so that it would be preferable to speak of a multitude of Dutch Golden Ages.

Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age

Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age
A Book

by Elizabeth A. Sutton

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2015-06-05
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 022625481X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Capitalism and Cartography in the Dutch Golden Age, Elizabeth A. Sutton explores the fascinating but previously neglected history of corporate cartography during the Dutch Golden Age, from ca. 1600 to 1650. She examines how maps were used as propaganda tools for the Dutch West India Company in order to encourage the commodification of land and an overall capitalist agenda. Building her exploration around the central figure of Claes Jansz Vischer, an Amsterdam-based publisher closely tied to the Dutch West India Company, Sutton shows how printed maps of Dutch Atlantic territories helped rationalize the Dutch Republic’s global expansion. Maps of land reclamation projects in the Netherlands, as well as the Dutch territories of New Netherland (now New York) and New Holland (Dutch Brazil), reveal how print media were used both to increase investment and to project a common narrative of national unity. Maps of this era showed those boundaries, commodities, and topographical details that publishers and the Dutch West India Company merchants and governing Dutch elite deemed significant to their agenda. In the process, Sutton argues, they perpetuated and promoted modern state capitalism.

Golden Age of Hollywood Paper Dolls with Glitter!

Golden Age of Hollywood Paper Dolls with Glitter!
A Book

by Gregg Nystrom

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2013-02-20
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 0486490432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sixteen movie stars, each with a glittering costume, include Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Rita Hayworth, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor.

Matters of Exchange

Matters of Exchange
Commerce, Medicine, and Science in the Dutch Golden Age

by Harold John Cook

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN : 0300134924
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this provocative book, Richard Sennett looks at the ways today's global, ever-mutable form of capitalism is affecting our lives. He analyzes how changes in work ethic, in our attitudes toward merit and talent, and in public and private institutions have all contributed to what he terms 'the spectre of uselessness', and he concludes with suggestions to counter this disturbing new culture.

Spanish Women in the Golden Age

Spanish Women in the Golden Age
Images and Realities

by Magdalena S. Sánchez,Alain Saint-Saens,Alain Saint-Saëns

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9780313294815
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines the position of women in the religious, political, literary, and economic life of early modern Spain.

The Golden Age

The Golden Age
A Novel

by Joan London

  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release : 2016-08-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1609453263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year: During WWII, a Jewish boy copes with a new homeland, a polio diagnosis—and falling in love for the first time. Frank Gold’s family, Hungarian Jews, have fled the perils of World War II for the safety of Australia, but not long after their arrival, thirteen-year-old Frank is diagnosed with polio. He is sent to a sprawling children’s hospital called the Golden Age, where he meets Elsa, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, a girl who radiates pure light. Soon, Frank and Elsa fall in love, fueling one another’s rehabilitation, facing the perils of illness and adolescence hand in hand—and scandalizing the prudish staff of the Golden Age. Their parents, meanwhile, are coping with their own challenges. Elsa’s mother must reconcile her hopes and dreams with the reality of her daughter’s sickness. Frank’s parents are isolated newcomers in a country they do not love and that does not seem to love them back. Frank’s mother, a renowned pianist in Hungary, refuses to allow the western deserts of Australia to become her home. But her husband slowly begins to free himself from the past and integrate into a new society. A winner of multiple literary awards in Australia, The Golden Age is a deeply moving novel about hardship and resilience that “graciously captures young love in a quiet and beautifully sculpted story that is easily devoured in one sitting” (Library Journal). “Poetic intensity suffuses the novel . . . Resisting easy sentimentality, [it] presents polio rehabilitation as a metaphor for postwar recovery.” —The New Yorker “Beautiful.” —The Dallas Morning News “The Golden Age is pretty much perfect.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Vienna, Vienna

Vienna, Vienna
The Golden Age, 1815-1914

by William M. Johnston

  • Publisher : Random House Value Pub
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Travels back in time to examine the social, cultural, artistic, and political development of nineteenthand early twentieth-century Vienna as well as presenting a pictorial history of the city

Jan Miense Molenaer

Jan Miense Molenaer
Painter of the Dutch Golden Age

by Dennis P. Weller,Cynthia von Bogendorf Rupprath,Mariët Westermann,North Carolina Museum of Art

  • Publisher : Hudson Hills
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780882599885
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first comprehensive examination of the accomplishments of

The Miscellany of the Spanish Golden Age

The Miscellany of the Spanish Golden Age
A Literature of Fragments

by Jonathan David Bradbury

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-12-01
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1317023919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking up the invitation extended by tentative attempts over the past three decades to construct a functioning definition of the genre, Jonathan Bradbury traces the development of the vernacular miscellany in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Spanish-America. In the first full-length study of this commercially successful and intellectually significant genre, Bradbury underlines the service performed by the miscellanists as disseminators of knowledge and information to a popular readership. His comprehensive analysis of the miscelánea corrects long-standing misconceptions, starting from its poorly-understood terminology, and erects divisions between it and other related genres. His work illuminates the relationship between the Golden Age Spanish miscellany and those of the classical world and humanist milieu, and illustrates how the vernacular tradition moved away from these forebears. Bradbury examines in particular the later inclusion of explicitly fictional components, such as poetic compositions and short prose fiction, alongside the vulgarisation of erudite or inaccessible prose material, which was the primary function of the earlier Spanish miscellanies. He tackles the flexibility of the miscelánea as a genre by assessing the conceptual, thematic and formal aspects of such works, and exploring the interaction of these features. As a result, a genre model emerges, through which Golden Age works with fragmentary and non-continuous contents can better be interpreted and classified.

Golden Age

Golden Age
A Book

by Bob Kane

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 9781401263768
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and enduring as that of the Batman. The dark, mysterious hero who debuted in 1939's Detective Comics #27 as the lone "Bat-man quickly grew into the legend of the Caped Crusader. After his landmark debut and origin story, the Dark Knight was given many seminal elements including his partner in crime fighting, Robin, the Boy Wonder, and such adversaries as the Joker, The Penguin, Scarecrow and Catwoman." -- Page [4] of cover.

The Golden Age is in Us

The Golden Age is in Us
Journeys & Encounters, 1987-1994

by Alexander Cockburn

  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume is both a diary of a radical's working life and a public chronicle of the recent political past. His own reflections are interspersed with letters from Graham Greene, personal friends and irate readers. There are discussions with Noam Chomsky, and pieces on criticism, Colette, transvestism, sexual manners and hate mail. Cockburn subverts some left totems along the way—satanic abuse, a JFK conspiracy, a Democratic White House—and demonstrates that there are few uncomplicated victims, the Bad Wolf lurks with Red Riding Hood. In his writing on the environment, the three-hour day and other topics, Cockburn also suggests that an age of uncertainty invites new ideas and new allegiances. The left must be utopian or it is nothing. From the Los Angeles riots to Ireland, from Gorbachev to Clinton—this is a history of an age of uncertainty.

Secret Gardens

Secret Gardens
A Study of the Golden Age of Children's Literature

by Humphrey Carpenter

  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin Australia
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Samenhangende studie over het werk van een tiental auteurs van kinderboeken uit de periode 1860 tot 1930.