• Art

The Body in Early Modern Italy

Author: Julia L. Hairston,Walter Stephens
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 080189414X
Category: Art
Page: 437
View: 1676
Human bodies have been represented and defined in various ways across different cultures and historical periods. As an object of interpretation and site of social interaction, the body has throughout history attracted more attention than perhaps any other element of human experience. The essays in this volume explore the manifestations of the body in Italian society from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Adopting a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, these fresh and thought-provoking essays offer original perspectives on corporeality as understood in the early modern literature, art, architecture, science, and politics of Italy. An impressively diverse group of contributors comment on a broad range and variety of conceptualizations of the body, creating a rich dialogue among scholars of early modern Italy. Contributors: Albert R. Ascoli, University of California, Berkeley; Douglas Biow, The University of Texas at Austin; Margaret Brose, University of California, Santa Cruz; Anthony Colantuono, University of Maryland, College Park; Elizabeth Horodowich, New Mexico State University; Sergius Kodera, New Design University, St. Pölten, Austria; Jeanette Kohl, University of California, Riverside; D. Medina Lasansky, Cornell University; Luca Marcozzi, Roma Tre University; Ronald L. Martinez, Brown University; Katharine Park, Harvard University; Sandra Schmidt, Free University of Berlin; Bette Talvacchia, University of Connecticut

    • Literary Criticism

The Real History of Tom Jones

Author: J. Stevenson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1403981728
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 225
View: 7834
The Real History of Tom Jones revivifies historical materials from which Henry Fielding constructed the greatest comic novel of the eighteenth century. This study recovers and explores the contexts necessary to understand Fielding's subtle art, such as the bloody conflict for the throne between Stuarts and Hanoverians, a contradictory class system, game laws that both protected and flouted individual property rights, and a justice system that proclaimed hanging for many crimes but let most criminals go. Drawing on evidence such as the peculiar appearance of eighteenth-century money, the fraudulent autobiography of a gypsy king, and a magical prayer book illustration, the book offers new readings of both Tom Jones and the political and legal landscape of Georgian England.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Victorian and Edwardian Fashion

A Photographic Survey
Author: Alison Gernsheim
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048631913X
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 240
View: 8898
Bonnets, capes, caps, shawls, bodices, and crinolines as people actually wore them from 1840 to 1914. More than 200 photos depict aristocrats and members of the middle class as well as celebrities.

    • Design


An Illustrated History
Author: Susan J. Vincent
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857851721
Category: Design
Page: 288
View: 9829
Bobs, beards, blondes and beyond, Hair takes us on a lavishly illustrated journey into the world of this remarkable substance and our complicated and fascinating relationship with it. Taking the key things we do to it in turn, this book captures its importance in the past and into the present: to individuals and society, for health and hygiene, in social and political challenge, in creating ideals of masculinity and womanliness, in being a vehicle for gossip, secrets and sex. Using art, film, personal diaries, newspapers, texts and images, Susan J. Vincent unearths the stories we have told about hair and why they are important. From ginger jibes in the seventeenth century to bobbed-hair suicides in the 1920s, from hippies to Roundheads, from bearded women to smooth metrosexuals, Hair shows the significance of the stuff we nurture, remove, style and tend. You will never take it for granted again.

    • Library science


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Library science
Page: N.A
View: 6710

    • Library science

Reference Quarterly

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Library science
Page: N.A
View: 7378

    • Conformity

Rebel's Ride

A Consideration of the Revolt of the Individual
Author: Ethel Mannin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Conformity
Page: 287
View: 7597

    • Electronic journals

American Imago

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Electronic journals
Page: N.A
View: 4442
Studies in psychoanalysis and culture.

    • Great Britain

The Ricardian

Journal of the Richard III Society
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 2084

    • Circus

Circus and Allied Arts

A World Bibliography, 1500-[1962] Based Mainly on Circus Literature in the British Museum, the Library of Congress, the Bibliothèque Nationale and on His Own Collection. With a Foreword by M. Willson Disher
Author: Raymond Toole-Stott
Publisher: N.A
Category: Circus
Page: N.A
View: 1277

    • Catalogs, Subject

Subject Catalog

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Catalogs, Subject
Page: N.A
View: 5637

    • Folklore

Religions, Mythologies, Folklores

An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Katharine Smith Diehl
Publisher: New York, Scarecrow P
Category: Folklore
Page: 573
View: 7762

    • Literature, Modern

World Authors, 1900-1950

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literature, Modern
Page: 3005
View: 6044
Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.

    • Social Science

American beauty

Author: Lois W. Banner
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Category: Social Science
Page: 369
View: 3010
A social history of the American ideal of feminine beauty chronicles changes in taste, fashion, attitudes, morality, style, and behavior from the eighteenth century to the present

    • Fiction

Cruce Roosters

Author: Brent Michael Kelley
Publisher: Omnium Gatherum Media
ISBN: 9780997971774
Category: Fiction
Page: 152
View: 6963
Ladies and gentlemen, your attention please! Let me introduce tonight's guest of honor, none other than the big guy himself... the big poppa, the never-gonna-stoppa, the cream that rose to the toppa... give it up for YOUR! PROPHIT! KING! With his golden staff, Prophit King runs the Nation, keeps you safe from traitors, and presides over that greatest of sports: Cruce! Molly Most is the Crucecaster from G-1 whose star is on the rise. She's on her way to being the greatest Crucecaster the world has ever seen. Molly isn't looking for trouble, but trouble finds her when she catches Prophit King's eye. Telling him "no" isn't an option, but an ally might be buzzing in her ear. The Fog of War lifts, crucibles are revealed, and two teams of Roosters clash in a brutal melee. It's the greatest sport the world has ever known, and this time the stakes could not be higher. Staple your eyes open, and set up permanent residence on the edge of your seat for a Cruce Championship to annihilate all championships!

    • Beard


Their Social Standing, Religious Involvements, Decorative Possibilities, and Value in Offence and Defence Through the Ages
Author: Reginald Reynolds
Publisher: N.A
Category: Beard
Page: 310
View: 7627
Beards is a philosophic discussion of history from another standpoint-the dialectics of the beard and the razor. This book resounds with the noise of bloody battles fought for the sake of beards; and the thunder of Bell, Book and Candle echo through the bitter pages of theological controversy on the burning question-to shave or not to shave.