Peacock Vine

Peacock Vine

Peacock Vine

From the winner of the Booker Prize: A ravishing book that opens a window into the lives, designs, and passions of Mariano Fortuny and William Morris, two remarkable artists who themselves are passions of the writer A. S. Byatt. Born a generation apart in the mid-1800s, Fortuny and Morris were seeming opposites: Fortuny a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; Morris a member of the British bourgeoisie, enthralled by Nordic myths. Through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art that is as striking today as when it was first conceived. In this elegant meditation, Byatt traces their genius right to the source. Fortuny’s Palazzo Pesaro Orfei in Venice is a warren of dark spaces imbued with the rich hues of Asia. In his attic workshop, Fortuny created intricate designs from glowing silks and velvets; in the palazzo he found “happiness in a glittering cavern” alongside the French model who became his wife and collaborator, including on the famous “Delphos” dress—a flowing, pleated gown that evoked the era of classical Greece. Morris’s Red House outside London, with its Gothic turrets and secret gardens, helped inspire his stunning floral and geometric patterns; it likewise represented a coming together of life and art. But it was a “sweet simple old place” called Kelmscott Manor in the countryside that he loved best—even when it became the setting for his wife’s love affair with the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Generously illustrated with the artists’ beautiful designs—pomegranates and acanthus, peacock and vine—among other aspects of their worlds, this marvel-filled book brings the visions and ideas of Fortuny and Morris to vivid life.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : A. S. Byatt
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2016-08-02
Total Pages : 0 Pages
ISBN : 9781101947470


The North China Herald Supreme Court Consular Gazette

The North China Herald Supreme Court Consular Gazette

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1910
Total Pages : 994 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015084570707


Exotica Series 3

Exotica Series 3

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : House plants
Author : Alfred Byrd Graf
Publisher :
Release : 1976
Total Pages : 1834 Pages
ISBN : WISC:89031316466


The Fine Arts

The Fine Arts

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Art
Author : Edmund Buckley
Publisher :
Release : 1907
Total Pages : 800 Pages
ISBN : MINN:31951002179023R


Progress

Progress

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Art
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1900
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : CORNELL:31924011875998


Wine And The Vine

Wine And The Vine

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.

Download now

Product Details :

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


Melville And Co S Directory Of Northamptonshire

Melville And Co S Directory Of Northamptonshire

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Advertising
Author : Melville and Co
Publisher :
Release : 1861
Total Pages : 302 Pages
ISBN : BL:A0021972262


Post Office Directory Of Berkshire Northamptonshire Oxfordshire With Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire And Huntingdonshire Afterw The Post Office Directory Of Northamptonshire Huntingdonshire Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire Berkshire And Oxfordshire

Post Office Directory Of Berkshire Northamptonshire Oxfordshire With Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire And Huntingdonshire Afterw The Post Office Directory Of Northamptonshire Huntingdonshire Bedfordshire Buckinghamshire Berkshire And Oxfordshire

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author : Kelly's directories, ltd
Publisher :
Release : 1869
Total Pages : 1110 Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:555075160


Grape Pest Management Third Edition

Grape Pest Management Third Edition

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

Download now

Product Details :

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


Biology Of The Grapevine

Biology Of The Grapevine

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

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Nature
Author : Michael G. Mullins
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1992-07-16
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0521305071