The National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Arezzo is located in the Palazzo Bruni-Ciocchi, a Renaissance building also know as Palazzo della Dogana (Customs Building). Its holding include works by the major Arezzo artists (Margarito, Spinello Aretino, Luca Signorelli, and Giorgio Vasari), a coin collection, many terracotta works by Andrea della Robbia and his disciples, a significant collection of Italian majolica ware, and collections of glassware, gems, and corals. The Renaissance ceramic collection, one of Europeâ__s largest, comprises many pharmaceutical jars from the Camaldoli Monastery. In addition to the history and description of the Museum and its collections, the guide provides an itinerary for discovering the art, culture, traditions, and folklore of Arezzo.
Author: Ernst Jünger
Publisher: Howard Fertig Pub
Author: David Dobbs
Explores the century-long controversy over the orgins of coral reefs, a debate that split the world of nineteenth-century science, looking at the diverse roles of Louis Agassiz, his son Alexander, and Charles Darwin and reflecting on how the search for the truth shed new light on the formation of Earth and its natural wonders.
Practical, informative guidebook shows how to create everything from short tunics worn by Saxon men in the fifth century to a lady's bustle dress of the late 1800s. 81 illustrations.
Guerre À la Guerre!
Author: Ernst Friedrich
Publisher: Spokesman Press
Creating Historical Clothes
Author: Elizabeth Friendship
Publisher: Costume & Fashion Press
Subtitle on cover: Pattern cutting from the 16th to the 19th centuries.
This unique reference classifies the clothes and accessories of the 12th through 15th centuries along social lines. Garments of every type from the wardrobes of peasants and nobility appear in over 200 period illustrations and patterns.
Author: Eugen Reichl
Publisher: America in Space
Without the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Apollo 11 moon landing would not have been possible in July 1969. Even today, nearly fifty years later, it remains by far the largest and most powerful rocket ever used. Equipped with computers that are easily surpassed today by any mobile phone, the Saturn V was an unprecedented technical achievement. This book, part of the "America in Space" series, tells the gripping story of the development and creation of the Saturn V in concise, detailed text, and features numerous high-quality color images, technical drawings, and specification/dimension charts. As well as a detailed look at the Saturn V's design and construction, all thirty-two Apollo missions are discussed, including the later Skylab and Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.
Return to the Wood
Author: James Lansdale Hodson
World War One
Author: Lawrence Sondhaus
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is an indispensable and accessible new introduction to the global history of World War One and its revolutionary consequences.
Officially licensed from Columbia Pictures, this Haynes Manual, based on the classic Ghostbusters movie franchise focuses on Ecto-1, the teams trusty spectre-smashing vehicle, plus the equipment that Ecto-1 carries. Along with a detailed breakdown of Ecto-1s capabilities and detailed cutaway images that show the cars souped up engine and ......
The Politics of Wounds
Author: Ana Carden-Coyne
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The Politics of Wounds explores military patients' experiences of frontline medical evacuation, war surgery, and the social world of military hospitals during the First World War. The proximity of the front and the colossal numbers of wounded created greater public awareness of the impact of the war than had been seen in previous conflicts, with serious political consequences. Frequently referred to as 'our wounded', the central place of the soldier in society, as a symbol of the war's shifting meaning, drew contradictory responses of compassion, heroism, and censure. Wounds also stirred romantic and sexual responses. This volume reveals the paradoxical situation of the increasing political demand levied on citizen soldiers concurrent with the rise in medical humanitarianism and war-related charitable voluntarism. The physical gestures and poignant sounds of the suffering men reached across the classes, giving rise to convictions about patient rights, which at times conflicted with the military's pragmatism. Why, then, did patients represent military medicine, doctors and nurses in a negative light? The Politics of Wounds listens to the voices of wounded soldiers, placing their personal experience of pain within the social, cultural, and political contexts of military medical institutions. The author reveals how the wounded and disabled found culturally creative ways to express their pain, negotiate power relations, manage systemic tensions, and enact forms of 'soft resistance' against the societal and military expectations of masculinity when confronted by men in pain. The volume concludes by considering the way the state ascribed social and economic values on the body parts of disabled soldiers though the pension system.
Author: Margaret Mazzantini
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
When Farid’s beautiful young mother Jamila tries to escape Libya by boat, it is the first time that Farid will see the sea. This is the same sea into which Vito stares from a beach on the opposite side – Farid and Jamila’s destination. But unfortunately, the Mediterranean does not fulfil its promise of a new life for the two young refugees. Instead, it becomes their prison. A tale of moving intensity, Morning Sea is about human migration. It is about the fate of those exiled from their houses, relatives and roots; about the violence of nature and war; and about the strength of women compelled by injustice to defend their children’s futures. With terse and astute language, Mazzantini captures perfectly the dark, uncertain quality of our times, and asks: when must we commit ourselves to the right of all humans to live with dignity and respect.
Author: Troy Benjamin, Marc Sumerak
Publisher: Insight Editions
Go under the hood of the Ghostbusters’ iconic car and discover the secrets of the team’s ghoul-trapping gadgets with this comprehensive users manual for Ecto-1 and the equipment it carries. Discover the secrets of the Ghostbusters’ iconic specter-smashing automobile, Ecto-1, with this comprehensive owner’s workshop manual. Along with a detailed breakdown of Ecto-1’s capabilities and exclusive cutaway images that show the car’s souped-up engine and onboard ghost-tracking equipment, the book also focuses on the Ghostbusters’ portable tools of the trade, including proton packs, ghost traps, and PKE meters. The book also looks at various models of Ecto-1, including the Ecto-1A from Ghostbusters II and the version of Ecto-1 seen in 2016’s Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. Featuring commentary from familiar characters, including Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Jillian Holtzmann, Ghostbusters: Ectomobile: Owner’s Workshop Manual is the ultimate guide to the Ghostbusters’ legendary vehicles and the ghost-catching equipment the cars haul from one job to the next.