WIth full-color illustrations throughout From the best-selling author of Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn and one of our most acclaimed cultural critics, here is an enthralling journey through Western art´s defining moments, from the ancient Egyptian tomb of Queen Nefertari to George Lucas´s volcano planet duel in Revenge of the Sith. America´s premier intellectual provocateur returns to the subject that brought her fame, the great themes of Western art. Passionately argued, brilliantly written, and filled with Paglia´s trademark audacity, Glittering Images takes us on a tour through more than two dozen seminal images, some famous and some obscure or unknown-paintings, sculptures, architectural styles, performance pieces, and digital art that have defined and transformed our visual world. She combines close analysis with background information that situates each artist and image within its historical context-from the stone idols of the Cyclades to an elegant French rococo interior to Jackson Pollock´s abstract Green Silver to Renée Cox´s daring performance piece Chillin´ with Liberty. And in a stunning conclusion, she declares that the avant-garde tradition is dead and that digital pioneer George Lucas is the world´s greatest living artist. Written with energy, erudition, and wit, Glittering Images is destined to change the way we think about our high-tech visual environment. From the Hardcover edition.
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It´s been five incredible years since One Direction formed, and although there are now four members since Zayn´s shock departure, their enduring global appeal goes from strength to strength. The band´s fan base continues to grow and the fans remain the focal point of what makes these boys so special, meaning international success looks set to continue for Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis. Packed with amazing images from throughout their glittering career, this is the story so far. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Rogers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056270/bk_acx0_056270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and the exquisitely decorated Books of Hours; and on the other, a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Barbara Tuchman reveals both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived. Here are the guilty passions, loyalties and treacheries, political assassinations, sea battles and sieges, corruption in high places and a yearning for reform, satire and humor, sorcery and demonology, and lust and sadism on the stage. Here are proud cardinals, beggars, feminists, university scholars, grocers, bankers, mercenaries, mystics, lawyers, and tax collectors, and, dominating all, the knight in his valor and ´´furious follies´´, a ´´terrible worm in an iron cocoon´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nadia May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001364/bk_blak_001364_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reckless, Book 3, the final hot, sexy, forbidden romance trilogy series at Club Revive... Kathryn had planned that she would never see Adam again after their one passionate night at Club Revive, and now here they were unexpectedly face to face. 50 Shades of Romance. An illicit and oh-so-sexy tryst... Neither one of them wanted to explain it to their families if they got caught. Still, that hadn´t made it easy to see Cami flirting with Adam yesterday. Adam... Just hinking his name conjured up an image of his devastatingly gorgeous face, black hair, tan skin, high cheekbones, square jaw, sumptuous lips, and glittering blue-green eyes. He knew just how to touch her to make her knees shake and her body grow hot and slick. Kathryn... She had more baggage than Imelda Marcos coming back from a shoe store. Really. It´s not like she was a free 20-something with no reason not to pursue the sexy club owner. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rita Rush. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033331/bk_acx0_033331_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Adeline Bertrand-Verdon, the haughty, conniving president of the Proust Association, is murdered, Inspector Jean-Pierre Foucheroux is called on to lead the investigation. Soon Inspector Foucheroux is overwhelmed by a seemingly endless list of suspects: from her assistant to her colleagues, her fiancé to her lover, almost everyone Adeline knew had motive to kill her. Meanwhile, Gisele Dambert, the beautiful assistant with the royal-blue eyes and more than a hint of mystery, is on her own search for the lost Proust notes that would allow her to finally enter the glittering world of the literary elite. This clever satirical novel presents a dazzling array of sharp, unscrupulous professors and scholars in the image-obsessed world of academia. An assortment of suspects - the professor who plagiarizes his students´ work, the manipulative director - bring intrigue and drama to the novel. Suspense and withering commentary on the morally questionable intellectual elite combine to form a clever mix of whodunit and satire. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liisa Ivary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021104/bk_adbl_021104_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Vincenzi, NO ANGEL is the first novel in the acclaimed Spoils of Time trilogy. ´Penny Vincenzi dazzlingly combines the old-fashioned virtues of gripping storytelling with the up-to-the-minute contemporary feel for emotional depth and insight into the lives of the characters. She is a supreme stylist and clever writer. Reading her is an addictive experience´-Elizabeth Buchan. For any reader of Jilly Cooper, Harriet Evans or Santa Montefiore. In pre-war London, Lady Celia Lytton is the perfect host. Beautiful, intelligent and determined, she throws glittering parties, publishes bestselling books, and enjoys her young family and loving husband. But there are tragedies her family will not escape: the Titanic, the First World War, the flu epidemic. And beneath their perfect image, the Lyttons cannot ignore the changing world around them. In the shattering aftermath of the War, Celia is beginning to understand that there will be a price to pay for the life she has chosen, that is greater than she could ever have imagined...