Stormbreaker

Stormbreaker
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780142406113
ISBN 13: 0142406112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stormbreaker Book Review:

After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition
Author: E. Lockhart
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 152476695X
ISBN 13: 9781524766955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Were Liars Deluxe Edition Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don’t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition. And act fast: the first printing is signed by the author! A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. In addition to the bestselling novel, the collector’s edition includes: · Never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence · A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author’s creative process · The author’s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree · Unique ideas for book discussions—Sinclair family–style · An excerpt from E. Lockhart’s upcoming novel Genuine Fraud—a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless Read it. And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. Praise for We Were Liars: 20 Weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List One of James Patterson's "Favorite Thrillers for the Beach" (The New York Times) “Haunting, sophisticated . . . a novel so twisty and well-told that it will appeal to older readers as well as to adolescents.” —The Wall Street Journal “A rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten.” —Parade.com “Thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart, We Were Liars is utterly unforgettable.” —John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars “You’re going to want to remember the title. Liars details the summers of a girl who harbors a dark secret, and delivers a satisfying, but shocking twist ending.” —Entertainment Weekly “An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing.” —The New York Times Book Review “No one should be talking about the shocking twist ending. What we can talk about is . . . [Lockhart’s] razor-sharp portrayal of a family for whom keeping up appearances is paramount and, ultimately, tragic.” —Chicago Tribune

Art of the Twenties

Art of the Twenties
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:603017643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art of the Twenties Book Review:

Art for the Nation

Art for the Nation
Author: National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015050773624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art for the Nation Book Review:

Exhibition includes approximately 2% of the acquisitions made during the 1990s.

Dr Seuss s Horse Museum

Dr  Seuss s Horse Museum
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 0593174593
ISBN 13: 9780593174593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dr Seuss s Horse Museum Book Review:

This #1 New York Times bestseller is the perfect gift for the young artist in your life! A never-before-published Dr. Seuss non-fiction book about creating and looking at art! Based on an unrhymed manuscript and sketches discovered in 2013, this book is like a visit to a museum—with a horse as your guide! Explore how different artists have seen horses, and maybe even find a new way of looking at them yourself. Discover full-color photographic art reproductions of pieces by Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock, and many others—all of which feature a horse! Young readers will find themselves delightfully transported by the engaging equines as they learn about the creative process and how to see art in new ways. Taking inspiration from Dr. Seuss’s original sketches, acclaimed illustrator Andrew Joyner has created a look that is both subtly Seussian and wholly his own. His whimsical illustrations are combined throughout with “real-life” art. Cameo appearances by classic Dr. Seuss characters (among them the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and Horton the Elephant) make Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum a playful picture book that is totally unique. Ideal for home or classroom use, it encourages critical thinking and makes a great gift for Seuss fans, artists, and horse lovers of all ages. Publisher’s Notes discuss the discovery of the manuscript and sketches, Dr. Seuss’s interest in understanding modern art, the process of creating the book, and information about each of the artists and art reproductions in the book.

The how of Happiness

The how of Happiness
Author: Sonja Lyubomirsky
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781594201486
ISBN 13: 159420148X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The how of Happiness Book Review:

Drawing on her own research with thousands of people, psychologist Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives--in the short and long term. This book that offers a guide to understanding whath

Lydia Cassat Reading the Morning Paper

Lydia Cassat Reading the Morning Paper
Author: Harriet Scott Chessman
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 1609802535
ISBN 13: 9781609802530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lydia Cassat Reading the Morning Paper Book Review:

Harriet Scott Chessman takes us into the world of Mary Cassatt's early Impressionist paintings through Mary's sister Lydia, whom the author sees as Cassatt’s most inspiring muse. Chessman hauntingly brings to life Paris in 1880, with its thriving art world. The novel’s subtle power rises out of a sustained inquiry into art’s relation to the ragged world of desire and mortality. Ill with Bright’s disease and conscious of her approaching death, Lydia contemplates her world narrowing. With the rising emotional tension between the loving sisters, between one who sees and one who is seen, Lydia asks moving questions about love and art’s capacity to remember. Chessman illuminates Cassatt’s brilliant paintings and creates a compelling portrait of the brave and memorable model who inhabits them with such grace. Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper includes five full-color plates, the entire group of paintings Mary Cassatt made of her sister.

Burning Books and Leveling Libraries

Burning Books and Leveling Libraries
Author: Rebecca Knuth
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780275990077
ISBN 13: 0275990079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burning Books and Leveling Libraries Book Review:

In her previous book Libricide, Knuth focused on book destruction by authoritarian regimes: Nazis, Serbs in Bosnia, Iraqis in Kuwait, Maoists during the Cultural Revolution in China, and the Chinese Communists in Tibet. But authoritarian governments are not the only perpetrators. Extremists of all stripes--through terrorism, war, ethnic cleansing, genocide, and other forms of mass violence--are also responsible for widespread cultural destruction, as she demonstrates in this new book. Whether the product of passion or of a cool-headed decision to use ideas to rationalize excess, the decimation of the world's libraries has occurred throughout the 20th century, and there is no end in sight. Cultural destruction is, therefore, of increasing concern to the library community, educators, human rights and civil rights activists, and caring citizens.

American Drawings Watercolors Pastels and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

American Drawings  Watercolors  Pastels  and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Author: Corcoran Gallery of Art,Linda Crocker Simmons
Publsiher: Corcoran Gallery of Art
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1983
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015015823423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Drawings Watercolors Pastels and Collages in the Collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art Book Review:

"This volume, the first printed catalog of the holdings of American drawings, watercolors, pastels, and collages of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, documents 1,784 works by 645 artists, acquired through 1982. Black-and-white thumbnail illustrations accompany the entries, which are organized chronologically first by the birthdate of the artists and then by the works' dates of execution. While watercolor, gouache, pastel, acrylic, and collage are well represented, the collection is especially rich in drawings in pencil, ink, charcoal, and crayon. The greatest strength of the collection lies in the works executed from the 1840s to the early 1900s, including large portfolios by John Singer Sargent, Emanuel Leutze, and Elihu Vedder, as well as a solid representation of Hudson River school works. Contemporary works by artists such as Robert Motherwell, Lee Bontecou, and Richard Diebenkorn are also included."--National Gallery of Art website.

David Bellamy s Developing Your Watercolours

David Bellamy s Developing Your Watercolours
Author: David Bellamy
Publsiher: Harper Uk
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780007273454
ISBN 13: 0007273452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Bellamy s Developing Your Watercolours Book Review:

Developing Your Watercolours is a practical, structured course for watercolour painters with some experience -- continuing where the very successful Watercolour Landscape Course left off. With over 28,000 copies sold it is fast becoming a classic instructional guide.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Author: Judith H. Bonner,Estill Curtis Pennington
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-01-14
ISBN 10: 0807869945
ISBN 13: 9780807869949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Book Review:

From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education
Author: Liora Bresler
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 1629
Release: 2007-01-26
ISBN 10: 1402029985
ISBN 13: 9781402029981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Research in Arts Education Book Review:

Providing a distillation of knowledge in the various disciplines of arts education (dance, drama, music, literature and poetry and visual arts), this essential handbook synthesizes existing research literature, reflects on the past, and contributes to shaping the future of the respective and integrated disciplines of arts education. While research can at times seem distant from practice, the Handbook aims to maintain connection with the live practice of art and of education, capturing the vibrancy and best thinking in the field of theory and practice. The Handbook is organized into 13 sections, each focusing on a major area or issue in arts education research.

How to Paint

How to Paint
Author: Angela Gair,Ian Sidaway
Publsiher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Total Pages: 485
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 1620082993
ISBN 13: 9781620082997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Paint Book Review:

Start Painting Today! Covering the three most popular types of painting: watercolors, acrylics and oils, this comprehensive step-by-step guide provides basic information on materials and techniques as well as an exciting series of demonstrations aimed at complete beginners. The unique approach of this book is so simple that the reader can start immediately on original and exciting projects. Each section has practical information on materials and equipment and includes a gallery of work by various artists to inspire the beginner. The projects cover all types of subjects, including landscapes, still life, people, flowers, animals and buildings. Within each section the demonstrations provide instruction in a whole range of different techniques from the basic brushstrokes to using resist and painting with a knife. Filled with stunning artworks and inspiring projects, this book will help beginners to achieve immediate and impressive results with a minimum of practice. Inside How to Paint Comprehensive step-by-step introduction to painting for aspiring artists. Even complete beginners can quickly achieve immediate and impressive results. Covers all aspects of painting, including acrylics, oil paintings and watercolors. Learn to paint landscapes, still life, people, flowers, animals, and buildings. 38 step-by-step projects each illustrate a different painting technique. Practical advice on choosing the best materials and equipment to get the most out of your painting. Includes inspirational galleries and essential basic techniques sections to develop your artistic skills. More than 350 beautiful color photographs.

Active Intolerance

Active Intolerance
Author: Perry Zurn,Andrew Dilts
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN 10: 1137510676
ISBN 13: 9781137510679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Intolerance Book Review:

This book is an interdisciplinary collection of essays on Le Groupe d'information sur les prisons (The Prisons Information Group, or GIP). The GIP was a radical activist group, extant between 1970 and 1973, in which Michel Foucault was heavily involved. It aimed to facilitate the circulation of information about living conditions in French prisons and, over time, it catalyzed several revolts and instigated minor reforms. In Foucault's words, the GIP sought to identify what was 'intolerable' about the prison system and then to produce 'an active intolerance' of that same intolerable reality. To do this, the GIP 'gave prisoners the floor,' so as to hear from them about what to resist and how. The essays collected here explore the GIP's resources both for Foucault studies and for prison activism today.

Superforecasting

Superforecasting
Author: Philip E. Tetlock,Dan Gardner
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 080413670X
ISBN 13: 9780804136709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superforecasting Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST “The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow.”—Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts’ predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why. What makes some people so good? And can this talent be taught? In Superforecasting, Tetlock and coauthor Dan Gardner offer a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded forecasting tournament. The Good Judgment Project involves tens of thousands of ordinary people—including a Brooklyn filmmaker, a retired pipe installer, and a former ballroom dancer—who set out to forecast global events. Some of the volunteers have turned out to be astonishingly good. They’ve beaten other benchmarks, competitors, and prediction markets. They’ve even beaten the collective judgment of intelligence analysts with access to classified information. They are "superforecasters." In this groundbreaking and accessible book, Tetlock and Gardner show us how we can learn from this elite group. Weaving together stories of forecasting successes (the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound) and failures (the Bay of Pigs) and interviews with a range of high-level decision makers, from David Petraeus to Robert Rubin, they show that good forecasting doesn’t require powerful computers or arcane methods. It involves gathering evidence from a variety of sources, thinking probabilistically, working in teams, keeping score, and being willing to admit error and change course. Superforecasting offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future—whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life—and is destined to become a modern classic.

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner
Author: Mark Willenbrink,Mary Willenbrink
Publsiher: North Light Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-05-25
ISBN 10: 9781600617706
ISBN 13: 1600617700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner Book Review:

Start painting today - it's easier than you think! If you've ever dreamed of painting in watercolor, this is the book for you. It's designed to help you start experiencing the joy of watercolor immediately - even if you've never picked up a brush. Mark and Mary Willenbrink provide all the guidance and encouragement you need. Their painting techniques, tips and tricks help make every step you take a success, from selecting colors to designing a composition. It's like having two private art instructors right there at your side. In no time at all you'll be hanging original works of art - pieces you'll be proud to show to family and friends. The Willenbrinks' easy-to-follow instruction ensures it. Don't put off your artistic life another day!

Feedback to Feed Forward

Feedback to Feed Forward
Author: Amy Tepper,Patrick Flynn
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-06-13
ISBN 10: 1544320213
ISBN 13: 9781544320212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feedback to Feed Forward Book Review:

Feedback that works—for leadership that makes a difference. Leaders know that feedback is essential to teacher development. Crafting the right feedback, however, can be daunting. This how-to book introduces a dynamic yet practical leadership model that helps leaders in all roles and at all experience levels conduct comprehensive observations, analyze lessons for effectiveness, and develop high-leverage action steps that change practices and outcomes. Features include Comprehensive explanations of standards and discrete core skills Explicit think-alouds, ready-to-use strategies, and field-tested lesson examples Evidence-collection notes—with templates—from live observations Feedback samples across grade levels and content areas Reblicable case studies for professional learning

A Full Life

A Full Life
Author: Jimmy Carter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-07-19
ISBN 10: 1501115642
ISBN 13: 9781501115646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Full Life Book Review:

In this autobiography, President "Carter tells what he is proud of and what he might do differently. He discusses his regret at losing his re-election, but how he and Rosalynn pushed on and made a new life and second and third rewarding careers. He is frank about the presidents who have succeeded him, world leaders, and his passions for the causes he cares most about, particularly the condition of women and the deprived people of the developing world"--Amazon.com.

Helen Frankenthaler

Helen Frankenthaler
Author: E. C. Goossen,Whitney museum of American art (New York, N.Y.),Museum of modern art (New York, N.Y.). International council
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1969
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:468280315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Watercolors for Beginners

Watercolors for Beginners
Author: Francisco Asensio Cerver
Publsiher: Langenscheidt Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780841601741
ISBN 13: 0841601747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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