Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Susanna Clarke
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1635575648
ISBN 13: 9781635575644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction World Fantasy Awards Finalist From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Susanna Clarke
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-09-28
ISBN 10: 1635577802
ISBN 13: 9781635577808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction World Fantasy Awards Finalist The instant New York Times bestselling novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic book set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Susanna Clarke
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 1526622440
ISBN 13: 9781526622440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Book Review:

WINNER OF THE 2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION A Sunday Times & New York Times bestseller The spectacular new novel from the bestselling author of JONATHAN STRANGE & MR NORRELL, 'one of our greatest living authors' (NEW YORK MAGAZINE) __________________________________ Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders: the labyrinth of halls, the thousands upon thousands of statues, the tides that thunder up staircases, the clouds that move in slow procession through the upper halls. On Tuesdays and Fridays Piranesi sees his friend, the Other. At other times he brings tributes of food to the Dead. But mostly, he is alone. Messages begin to appear, scratched out in chalk on the pavements. There is someone new in the House. But who are they and what do they want? Are they a friend or do they bring destruction and madness as the Other claims? Lost texts must be found; secrets must be uncovered. The world that Piranesi thought he knew is becoming strange and dangerous. The Beauty of the House is immeasurable; its Kindness infinite. __________________________________ 'What a world Susanna Clarke conjures into being ... Piranesi is an exquisite puzzle-box' DAVID MITCHELL 'It subverts expectations throughout ... Utterly otherworldly' GUARDIAN 'Piranesi astonished me. It is a miraculous and luminous feat of storytelling' MADELINE MILLER 'Brilliantly singular' SUNDAY TIMES 'A gorgeous, spellbinding mystery ... This book is a treasure, washed up upon a forgotten shore, waiting to be discovered' ERIN MORGENSTERN 'Head-spinning ... Fully imagined and richly evoked' TELEGRAPH

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Author: Susanna Clarke
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 800
Release: 2010-06-05
ISBN 10: 160819535X
ISBN 13: 9781608195350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Book Review:

In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.

The Ladies of Grace Adieu

The Ladies of Grace Adieu
Author: Susanna Clarke
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-12-21
ISBN 10: 1408809338
ISBN 13: 9781408809334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ladies of Grace Adieu Book Review:

From the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, the major BBC production. Faerie is never as far away as you think. Sometimes you find you have crossed an invisible line and must cope, as best you can, with petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time embroidering terrible fates or with endless paths in deep, dark woods and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes bedevilled by such problems in these fairy tales include a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Strange himself and the Raven King.

Piranesi Unbound

Piranesi Unbound
Author: Carolyn Yerkes,Heather Hyde Minor
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 0691206104
ISBN 13: 9780691206103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Unbound Book Review:

Layers / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Lost and found / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Pages / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Dedicated and sent / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Bound / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Sold / by Carolyn Yerkes.

The Piranesi Effect

The Piranesi Effect
Author: Kerrianne Stone,Gerard Vaughan
Publsiher: NewSouth
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 1742247369
ISBN 13: 9781742247366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Piranesi Effect Book Review:

The work of Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) has captivated artists, architects and designers for centuries. Although contemporary Australia is a long way from eighteenth-century Rome, it is home to substantial collections of his works, the largest being at the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. The Piranesi Effect is a collection of exquisitely illustrated essays on the impact of Piranesi’s work throughout the years. The book brings together Australian and international experts who investigate Piranesi’s world and its connections to the study of art and the practice of artists today. From curators and art historians, to contemporary artists like Bill Henson and Ron McBurnie, the contributors each bring their own passion and insight into the work of Piranesi, illuminating what it is about his work that still inspires such wonder.

Piranesi Unbound

Piranesi Unbound
Author: Carolyn Yerkes,Heather Hyde Minor
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 0691206104
ISBN 13: 9780691206103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Unbound Book Review:

Layers / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Lost and found / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Pages / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Dedicated and sent / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Bound / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Sold / by Carolyn Yerkes.

Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Susanna Clarke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-10-05
ISBN 10: 9783896676726
ISBN 13: 3896676725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Magician s Nephew

The Magician s Nephew
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781424204526
ISBN 13: 1424204526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magician s Nephew Book Review:

Follow Digory and Polly as they try to return Jadis to her own world, but they land in Narnia.

Piranesi Drawings

Piranesi Drawings
Author: Sarah Vowles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 9780500480618
ISBN 13: 0500480613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Drawings Book Review:

A new exploration ofPiranesi's work as adraftsman, publishedto coincide with anexhibition at theBritish Museum. The Venetian-born artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) is best known for his dramatic etchings of the architecture and antiquities of his adopted home city of Rome and for his extraordinary flights of spatial fancy, such as Le Carceri ("Prisons"). Published to coincide with an exhibition at the British Museum, this volume explores Piranesi's celebrated skill as a draftsman. While many studies are concerned with Piranesi's activities as a printmaker, this beautifully illustrated book examines new dimensions of his art by focusing on his drawings. Curator and author Sarah Vowles establishes a clear relationship between his drawings and prints, discusses the involvement of studio hands in his late works, and examines how his style as a draftsman evolved. Piranesi Drawings reveals the quality and lasting impact of the pen and chalk studies by a remarkably talented draftsman, as demonstrated by the superb collection at the British Museum.

Piranesi The Complete Etchings

Piranesi  The Complete Etchings
Author: Luigi Ficacci
Publsiher: Taschen
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2021-12-27
ISBN 10: 9783836587617
ISBN 13: 3836587610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi The Complete Etchings Book Review:

Explore the complete etchings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the 18th-century engraver famed for his architectural views of Rome and his imaginary prisons. In this edition, you'll find all the extraordinary detail and fantasy with which Piranesi shaped not only the European image of Italy, but also an impressive artistic legacy, from Edgar...

Piranesi Drawings Colour Plates

Piranesi  Drawings Colour Plates
Author: Maria Peitcheva
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN 10: 132960220X
ISBN 13: 9781329602205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Piranesi Drawings Colour Plates Book Review:

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), Italian engraver and architect, is best known for his etchings of ancient and baroque Rome and grandiose architectural constructions of his own imagination. Throughout most of his adult life Piranesi made etchings of views of the city; not only its antiquities, such as the Pantheon, but also its contemporary masterpieces such as the Capitoline and Piazza Navona. The scenes are animated with tiny, frail, fluttering figures. Long before he died his prints of his adopted city had caught the imagination of much of Europe.

Nelle Carceri di G B Piranesi

Nelle Carceri di G B Piranesi
Author: Silvia Gavuzzo-Stewart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2017-12-02
ISBN 10: 1351196979
ISBN 13: 9781351196970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nelle Carceri di G B Piranesi Book Review:

"This title focuses on an Italian architect and engraver of the 18th century - Piranesi. In this book it is argued that Piranesi grants a metaphorical meaning to the Carcesi - a set of etchings - in order to impriso those he saw as obstructing the arts and threatening his own freedom. In light of the growing academic interest in Italy and the re-organization of many university courses in Italian, this series aims to bring together di fferent scholarly perspectives on Italy and its culture."

Lettera di Francesco Piranesi al Signor Generale D Giovanni Acton By Vincenzo Monti A defence of Piranesi s dealings with Baron Armfelt the Swedish Envoy at Naples

Lettera di Francesco Piranesi al Signor Generale D  Giovanni Acton   By Vincenzo Monti   A defence of Piranesi s dealings with Baron Armfelt  the Swedish Envoy at Naples
Author: Francesco PIRANESI
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 71
Release: 1794
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: BL:A0022226667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lettera di Francesco Piranesi al Signor Generale D Giovanni Acton By Vincenzo Monti A defence of Piranesi s dealings with Baron Armfelt the Swedish Envoy at Naples Book Review:

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion  the Witch  and the Wardrobe
Author: C.S. Lewis
Publsiher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Book Review:

C. S. Lewis was a British author, lay theologian, and contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces

Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces
Author: C. J. Howgego,Volker Heuchert,Andrew M. Burnett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 0199265267
ISBN 13: 9780199265268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces Book Review:

Coins were the most deliberate of all symbols of public communal identities, yet the Roman historian will look in vain for any good introduction to, or systematic treatment of, the subject. Sixteen leading international scholars have sought to address this need by producing this authoritative collection of essays, which ranges over the whole Roman world from Britain to Egypt, from 200 BC to AD 300. The subject is approached through surveys of the broad geographical and chronological structure of the evidence, through chapters which focus on ways of expressing identity, and through regional studies which place the numismatic evidence in local context.

Introduction to Natural and Man made Disasters and Their Effects on Buildings

Introduction to Natural and Man made Disasters and Their Effects on Buildings
Author: Roxanna McDonald
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-06-01
ISBN 10: 113639219X
ISBN 13: 9781136392191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Natural and Man made Disasters and Their Effects on Buildings Book Review:

This is a comprehensive guide to all types of natural and man made disasters and their effect on buildings. It gives overall guidance and a basic technical understanding of prevention, mitigation and management of disaster, and outlines a checklist of preventive design elements for each situation. Every category is illustrated with a case study which pin points the essential information that is crucial to architects and engineers in designing buildings with disaster prevention in mind. The aim of the book is to give a clear understanding of the nature of events and problems, and to enable readers to respond with knowledge to the unique demands placed on their designs. A special emphasis is also placed on re-building as an opportunity to start again. For the specialists this is a process of constant learning and improving techniques in the light of events past.

We Play Ourselves

We Play Ourselves
Author: Jen Silverman
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0399591532
ISBN 13: 9780399591532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Play Ourselves Book Review:

After a humiliating scandal, a young writer flees to the West Coast, where she is drawn into the morally ambiguous orbit of a charismatic filmmaker and the teenage girls who are her next subjects. “A blistering story about the costs of creating art.”—O: The Oprah Magazine (LGBTQ Books That Will Change the Literary Landscape) Not too long ago, Cass was a promising young playwright in New York, hailed as “a fierce new voice” and “queer, feminist, and ready to spill the tea.” But at the height of all this attention, Cass finds herself at the center of a searing public shaming, and flees to Los Angeles to escape—and reinvent herself. There she meets her next-door neighbor Caroline, a magnetic filmmaker on the rise, as well as the pack of teenage girls who hang around her house. They are the subjects of Caroline’s next semidocumentary movie, which follows the girls’ clandestine activity: a Fight Club inspired by the violent classic. As Cass is drawn into the film’s orbit, she is awed by Caroline’s ambition and confidence. But over time, she becomes troubled by how deeply Caroline is manipulating the teens in the name of art—especially as the consequences become increasingly disturbing. With her past proving hard to shake and her future one she’s no longer sure she wants, Cass is forced to reckon with her own ambitions and confront what she has come to believe about the steep price of success.

The Midnight Bargain

The Midnight Bargain
Author: C. L. Polk
Publsiher: Erewhon Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1645660141
ISBN 13: 9781645660149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Midnight Bargain Book Review:

From the beloved World Fantasy Award-winning author of Witchmark comes a sweeping, romantic new fantasy set in a world reminiscent of Regency England, where women’s magic is taken from them when they marry. A sorceress must balance her desire to become the first great female magician against her duty to her family. Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling. In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice’s first kiss . . . with her adversary’s brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan. The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries—even for love—she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?