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Over 230 commonly used idioms are introduced in reading selections, dialogues, and activities. Their presentation helps learners incorporate common expressions into their everyday speech. Appealing illustrations keep students engaged as they explore idioms related to topics such as colors, geography, food, and time.
What happened to the insolence of the 18th-century libertines or to the carefree excesses of the Belle Époque and its legalized brothels? They have merely been inhibited and buried by the nowadays political correctness and the aggressive one-eyed morality. This book disregards conventional thinking and presents 800 reproductions that illustrate erotic art from Ancient Greece down to the present era in both Europe and Asia: when reproduction is not seen as an end in itself. With no hesitation nor inhibition, the author explains why erotic art is a key factor of societal development.
From the insistent advertising messages of alcohol purveyors and the ubiquitous happy hour, to virtually every contemporary social gathering, the influence and presence of alcohol is inescapable in the modern Western World. This encyclopedia presents an overview of the history of alcohol in the USA, from the first colonies to present day, focusing on the often marginalized and pop culture aspects of alcohol use and misuse. Entries highlight topics such as the most popular alcoholic beverages how they are manufactured the role of alcohol in everyday life, special events, and across history the impact of alcohol consumption.
A companion volume to James Hall’s "Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art", which deals with Christian and Western art, this work includes the art of Egypt, the ancient Near East, Christian and classical Europe, India, and the Far East. It explores the language of symbols in art, showing how paintings, drawings and sculpture express many shades of meaning from simple, everyday hopes and fears to the profoundest philosophical and religious aspirations.
Heraldry had its origin in the decorative shields used in Western Europe in the twelfth century. Today the varied and colorful designs that have developed over the centuries carry a rich aura of medieval romance that can enhance any number of artistic and design projects.For this volume, Carol Belanger Grafton has selected 1,047 authentic heraldic designs and motifs from The Art of Heraldry, a classic study by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies (1871–1928), an English barrister and foremost authority on the subject.
Many art reference sources identify works of art by title, artist, or medium. Identification on the basis of theme or subject has always been more problematic. It is also an approach that many students, teachers, and other library users interested in art wish to pursue. Reference sources taking this approach tend to be narrow in focus, such as those on religious iconography or depictions of saints. Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography (ECI) expands the scope of the thematic guide to art to include mythological, biblical, and literary themes that have been represented in art of all periods and media.
In its broad coverage of architecture produced between 1900 and 2000, the Encyclopedia of 20th -century A rchitecture provides a three-volume, English-language reference work for scholars, professionals, students, and the general public seeking a basic understanding of interdependent topics that define the production of architecture in the developed cities, countries, and regions of the world.
In this smart survival guide for students and teachers–the only book of its kind–James Elkins examines the phenomenon of college-level art instruction, focusing particularly on the problematic practice of conducting critiques of student work.
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