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From the towering Sagrada Familia to the shimmering, textured facade of Casa Batllo and the enchanting landscape of Park Guell, it\'s easy to see why Antoni Gaudi gained the epithet "God\'s architect". With fluid forms and mathematical precision, his work extols the wonder of natural creation: columns soar like tree trunks, window frames curve like flowering branches, and ceramic tiling shimmers like scaly, reptilian skin.
Learn to bake with Britain\'s favourite women\'s fiction author Marian Keyes, in her startlingly honest cook-book Saved by Cake
Saved by Cake gives an extremely honest account of Marian Keyes\' recent battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. A complete novice in the kitchen, Marian decided to bake a cake for a friend and that was it - she realized that baking was what she needed to do in order to get her through each day. And so she baked, and she wrote her recipes down, and little by little the depression started to lift, along with her sponges...
A boon to the health-conscious individual, this practical volume introduces the completely natural Oriental healing system of Tsubo: vital points along the body where the energy flow of the organs tends to stagnate.
With simple text and clear diagrams the author shows how to locate Tsubo, and how to apply acupuncture, massage, shiatsu, and other popular therapies for astonishing relief of such common ailments as fatigue, insomnia, muscular aches, back pain, asthma, nausea, and more... and for skin and beauty enhancement.
Adam Zamoyski first wrote his history of Poland two years before the collapse of the Soviet Union. This substantially revised and updated edition sets the Soviet era in the context of the rise, fall and remarkable rebirth of an indomitable nation. In 1797, Russia, Prussia and Austria divided Poland among themselves, rewriting Polish history to show that they had brought much-needed civilisation to a primitive backwater. But the country they wiped off the map had been one of Europe\'s largest and most richly varied, born of diverse cultural traditions and one of the boldest constitutional experiments ever attempted. Its destruction ultimately led to two world wars and the Cold War.
The definitive illustrated guide for the shotgunner and collector. Descriptions of the guns by grades with dates and details of changes. Shotshell development from 1877 with box labels and display samples. Bibliography of Winchester printed material from 1867 to 1981.
В издании представлены сонеты бессмертного поэта и драматурга Уильяма Шекспира в англоязычной версии и в русском переводе литератора и переводчика С. А. Заславского. Комментарии к переводам и краткий анализ отдельных сонетов включены в «Заметки переводчика». Книга рассчитана на широкую читательскую аудиторию, но особый интерес представляет для специалистов по теории и практике перевода и шекспироведов.
Almost twenty-five years after the infamous art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum―still the largest unsolved art theft in history―one of the stolen Degas paintings is delivered to the Boston studio of a young artist. Claire Roth has entered into a Faustian bargain with a powerful gallery owner by agreeing to forge the Degas in exchange for a one-woman show in his renowned gallery.
"What Philippa Gregory has done for Tudor England, Jeanne Kalogridis does for Renaissance Italy. Her latest irresistible historical novel is about a countess whose passion and willfulness knew no bounds--Caterina Sforza "Daughter of the Duke of Milan and wife of the conniving Count Girolamo Riario, Caterina Sforza was the bravest warrior Renaissance Italy ever knew. She ruled her own lands, fought her own battles, and openly took lovers whenever she pleased. Her remarkable tale is told by her lady-in-waiting, Dea, a woman knowledgeable in reading the "triumph cards," the predecessor of modern-day Tarot. As Dea tries to unravel the truth about her husband\'s murder, Caterina single-handedly holds off invaders who would steal her title and lands.
Catherine the Great and the Russian Nobility: A Study based on the Materials of the Legislative Commission of 1767
Russian Society in the eighteenth century was dominated by the nobility. This class made large contribution to secular culture and played a role of vital importance in the government, the armed forces and the economic life of Russia. Dr Dukes has based his study on the materials of Catherine the Great\'s Legislative Commission of 1767. Despite the existence it print since the late nineteenth century of a vast amount of source material in the form of records of this Commission, it has been little explored by western historians. The author begins with a description of noble society before the Commission and of the general situation in Russia before the beginning of Catherine\'s reign. He constructs a clear, analytical picture of the attitude of the nobility to the chief questions of the day.
The myths of ancient Greece as they have come down to us are dramatic and exciting stories involving many realistic and powerful characters. This beautiful presentation approaches Greek mythology in a new way: the world of the gods and of the heroes and some of the background history of the Greek civilization is unfolded clearly and simply by a series of over 100 magnificent colour photographs. The artists of ancient Greece illustrated the essential incidents of their mythology with remarkable humour and force, and some of the best examples of their work are included in this carefully chosen collection of pictures. An expert has told the stories of the myths alongside the illustrations and included many fascinating details, while the introduction describes how the myths developed.