Mad Enchantment Book PDF

Mad Enchantment

  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-08
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781408861967

Mad Enchantment Book Description :

Claude Monet's water lily paintings are among the most iconic and beloved works of art of the past century. Yet these entrancing images were created at a time of terrible private turmoil and sadness for the artist. The dramatic history behind these paintings is little known; Ross King's Mad Enchantment tells the full story for the first time and, in the process, presents a compelling and original portrait of one of our most popular and cherished artists. By the outbreak of war in 1914, Monet, then in his mid-seventies, was one of the world's most famous and successful painters, with a large house in the country, a fleet of automobiles and a colossal reputation. However, he had virtually given up painting following the death of his wife Alice in 1911 and the onset of blindness a year later. Nonetheless, it was during this period of sorrow, ill health and creative uncertainty that – as the guns roared on the Western Front – he began the most demanding and innovative paintings he had ever attempted. Encouraged by close friends such as Georges Clemenceau, France's dauntless prime minister, Monet would work on these magnificent paintings throughout the war years and then for the rest of his life. So obsessed with his monumental task that the village barber was summoned to clip his hair as he worked beside his pond, he covered hundreds of yards of canvas with shimmering layers of pigment. As his ambitions expanded with his paintings, he began planning what he intended to be his legacy to the world: the 'Musée Claude Monet' in the Orangerie in Paris. Drawing on letters and memoirs and focusing on this remarkable period in the artist's life, Mad Enchantment gives an intimate portrayal of Claude Monet in all his tumultuous complexity, and firmly places his water lily paintings among the greatest achievements in the history of art.

Mad Dog Moonlight Book PDF

Mad Dog Moonlight

  • Author : Pauline Fisk
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-12-01
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781408852477

Mad Dog Moonlight Book Description :

Mad Dog Moonlight is only a young boy when he is picked up by the police on a lonely Welsh mountain road with a baby in his arms, and nothing from his past except the memory of the name his mother gave him, and a silver-topped walking cane upon which is engraved a secret word. Fostered by a local family, the Lewises, Mad Dog is renamed 'Ryan', but he struggles to accept this most ordinary of names and families. He longs to find the answer to who he is and what happened to his parents - and so sets off on an extraordinary adventure to uncover the lost secrets in his life. From the streets of Aberystwyth to the lonely hillocks of Plynlimon Mountain, Mad Dog encounters hidden adversaries and unexpected allies in a thrilling journey to discover just who he really is.

Kiss of Youth Book PDF

Kiss of Youth

  • Author : Denise Robins
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2014-09-11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781444750614

Kiss of Youth Book Description :

A young girl discovers the love of a lifetime -- and the cruelty of fate. After her car broke down Judy fell in love with the man who gave her a ride back to town, who called himself "Dickon", and then disappeared only to discover that he is her cousin's husband while she is working as a secretary for her.

Domino Book PDF


  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-04-30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781446466681

Domino Book Description :

By the author of the acclaimed Brunelleschi's Dome. After meeting the mysterious and beautiful Lady Beauclair at a society ball, George Cautley, a hapless young artist adrift in the gilded world of 1770s London, paints her portrait. She, in turn, tells him the scandalous story of Tristano, a castrato singer in Handel's opera company fifty years before. But Cautley also meets the eminent painter Sir Endymion Starker that same evening and his mistress, Eleanora, who has another tragic tale to tell, one that will have George unwittingly re-enacting the fate of Tristano...

A Dictionary of the English Language Book PDF

A Dictionary of the English Language

  • Author : Samuel Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1828
  • Genre : English language
  • Pages : 1369
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105010341779

A Dictionary of the English Language Book Description :

A Dictionary of the English Language By Samuel Johnson LL D and John Walker With the pronuntiation simplified and the addition of several thousand words By R S Jameson Second edition revised and corrected Book Description :

Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu s Wisdom  Rhadopis of Nubia  Thebes at War Book PDF

Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu s Wisdom Rhadopis of Nubia Thebes at War

  • Author : Naguib Mahfouz
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2008-11-26
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 9780307491886

Three Novels of Ancient Egypt Khufu s Wisdom Rhadopis of Nubia Thebes at War Book Description :

From Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz: the three magnificent novels—published in an omnibus edition for the first time—that form an ancient-Egyptian counterpart to his famous Cairo Trilogy. Mahfouz reaches back thousands of years to bring us tales from his homeland's majestic early history—tales of the Egyptian nobility and of war, star-crossed love, and the divine rule of the pharoahs. In Khufu's Wisdom, the legendary Fourth Dynasty monarch faces the prospect of the end of his rule and the possibility that his daughter has fallen in love with the man prophesied to be his successor. Rhadopis of Nubia is the unforgettable story of the charismatic young Pharoah Merenra II and the ravishing courtesan Rhadopis, whose love affair makes them the envy of all Egyptian society. And Thebes at War tells the epic story of Egypt's victory over the Asiatic foreigners who dominated the country for two centuries. Three Novels of Ancient Egypt gives us a dazzling tapestry of ancient Egypt and reminds us of the remarkable artistry of Naguib Mahfouz.

Michelangelo And The Pope s Ceiling Book PDF

Michelangelo And The Pope s Ceiling

  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-10-31
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781446418833

Michelangelo And The Pope s Ceiling Book Description :

In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of the largest such projects ever attempted. Nevertheless, for the next four years he and a hand-picked team of assistants laboured over the vast ceiling, making thousands of drawings and spending back-breaking hours on a scaffold fifty feet above the floor. The result was one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. This fascinating book tells the story of those four extraordinary years and paints a magnificent picture of day-to-day life on the Sistine scaffolding - and outside, in the upheaval of early sixteenth-century Rome.

Hope Springs Eternal Book PDF

Hope Springs Eternal

  • Author : Kellie Kamryn
  • Publisher : Romance Divine LLC
  • Release Date : 2015-04-29
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 9781935757528

Hope Springs Eternal Book Description :

As spring leaps into full bloom, Kayla and Kaleb welcome the change in season as they celebrate their Love by exploring a more sensual side to their connection, while continuing to balance their Light Warrior training and daily lives. But when the dead bodies of homeless men are found in the nearby town, the lovers worry they’ve been too caught up in each other to notice Shadow’s growing strength. Determined to investigate the cause of the murders, they seek to uncover Shadow’s plan. What they discover is that for every action, there is indeed an equal and opposite reaction, and their Love has had an impact-one which Shadow seeks to end. Now more than ever, these Star Crossed lovers need to work together to ensure that where Love is concerned-hope always springs eternal.

Ex Libris Book PDF

Ex Libris

  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-06-30
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781448189601

Ex Libris Book Description :

Responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, London bookseller Isaac Inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the English Civil War, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries. As he assembles the fragments of a complex historical mystery, Inchbold learns how Sir Ambrose Plessington, founder of the library, escaped from Bohemia on the eve of the Thirty Years War with plunder from the Imperial Library. Inchbold's hunt for one of these stolen volumes - a lost Hermetic text - soon casts him into an elaborate intrigue; his fortunes hang on the discovery of the missing manuscript but his search reveals that the elusive volume is not what it seems and that he has been made an unwitting player in a treacherous game.

The Continent Book PDF

The Continent

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1884
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : MINN:319510021488660

The Continent Book Description :

Leonardo and the Last Supper Book PDF

Leonardo and the Last Supper

  • Author : Ross King
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-09-03
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0385666098

Leonardo and the Last Supper Book Description :

Leonardo da Vinci's transcendent painting The Last Supper defined the master artist. Until now, no one has told the full story behind its creation. Political events weighed on da Vinci and all of Italy during the time of the painting's conception and creation, as his patron, the Duke of Sforza, unleashed forces leading to a decades-long series of tragedies known as the Italian Wars. Sforza was overthrown by French forces in 1499, forcing da Vinci to flee Milan with the paint on The Last Supper barely dry. The Last Supper ensured Leonardo's universal renown as a visionary master of the arts.

Webster s Complete Dictionary of the English Language revised by C A Goodrich and N Porter assisted by Dr C A F Mahn New edition of 1880 with a supplement of new words and an additional appendix of biographical names Authorized and unabridged edition With a portrait Book Description :