Encyclopedia of the Exquisite

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite
Author: Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
Publsiher: Nan A. Talese
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-11-02
ISBN: 0385533659
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is a lifestyle guide for the Francophile and the Anglomaniac, the gourmet and the style maven, the armchair traveler and the art lover. It’s an homage to the esoteric world of glamour that doesn’t require much spending but makes us feel rich. Taking a cue from the exotic encyclopedias of the sixteenth century, which brimmed with mysterious artifacts, Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite focuses on the elegant, the rare, the commonplace, and the delightful. A com­pendium of style, it merges whimsy and practicality, traipsing through the fine arts and the worlds of fashion, food, travel, home, garden, and beauty. Each entry features several engaging anecdotes, illuminating the curious past of each enduring source of beauty. Subjects covered include the explosive history of champagne; the art of lounging on a divan; the emergence of “frillies,” the first lacy, racy lingerie; the ancient uses of sweet-smelling saffron; the wild riot incited by the appearance of London’s first top hat; Julia Child’s tip for cooking the perfect omelet; the polarizing practice of wearing red lipstick during World War II; Louis XIV’s fondness for the luscious Bartlett pear; the Indian origin of badminton; Parliament’s 1650 attempt to suppress Europe’s beauty mark fad; the evolution of the Japanese kimono; the pil­grimage of Central Park’s Egyptian obelisk; and the fanciful thrill of dining alfresco. Cleverly illustrated, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is an ode to life’s plenty, from the extravagant to the eccentric. It is a cele­bration of luxury that doesn’t necessarily require money. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Jessica Kerwin Jenkins's All the Time in the World.

Brand Bible

Brand Bible
Author: Debbie Millman
Publsiher: Rockport Publishers
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 1610581989
Category: Design
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brand Bible Book Excerpt:

Brand Bible is a comprehensive resource on brand design fundamentals. It looks at the influences of modern design going back through time, delivering a short anatomical overview and examines brand treatments and movements in design. You'll learn the steps necessary to develop a successful brand system from defining the brand attributes and assessing the competition, to working with materials and vendors, and all the steps in between. The author, who is the president of the design group at Sterling Brands, has overseen the design/redesign of major brands including Pepsi, Burger King, Tropicana, Kleenex, and many more.

All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World
Author: Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
Publsiher: Nan A. Talese
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780385535410
Category: ART
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Time in the World Book Excerpt:

A follow-up to Encyclopedia of the Exquisite presents a miscellany of engaging stories about intriguing customs, traditions and guilty pleasures pursued throughout history, from the day-long ceremony of laying a royal Elizabethan tablecloth to Nostradamus's beliefs about the aphrodisiac power of jam.

The Encyclopedia of Stitches

The Encyclopedia of Stitches
Author: Karen Hemingway
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781843307402
Category: Embroidery
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Stitches Book Excerpt:

Whatever kind of embrodery you do or would like to do, you will find something to fascinate and inspire you in this illustration packed reference companion.

The popular encyclopedia or Conversations Lexicon ed by A Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana

The popular encyclopedia  or   Conversations Lexicon    ed  by A  Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana
Author: Popular encyclopedia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 900
Release: 1846
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology

Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology
Author: Theresa Bane
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN: 1476663556
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Spirits and Ghosts in World Mythology Book Excerpt:

Of all the anomalous phenomenon reported, ghost sightings are by far the most common. The words "ghost" and "spirit" are used interchangeably in American English but in other cultures the lingering souls of the departed are not to be confused with ancestral spirits, demonic spirits, numens oråÊpoltergeists. This encyclopedia lists hundreds of entities of the spirit realm--from aatxe to zuzeca--from world mythology and folklore.

The London Encyclopaedia

The London Encyclopaedia
Author: Thomas Curtis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1829
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Knights Templar Encyclopedia

Knights Templar Encyclopedia
Author: Karen Ralls
Publsiher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 1564149269
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knights Templar Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Historian Ralls has written an authoritative source book on the fascinating history behind the most famous military religious order of the Crusades--the Knights Templar. This encyclopedia also includes a wealth of information on the key Templar people, places, events, and more.

Encyclopedia of World Religions

Encyclopedia of World Religions
Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Publsiher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2008-05-01
ISBN: 1593394918
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of World Religions Book Excerpt:

A guide to the religions of the world and to the concepts, movements, people, and events that have shaped them. It includes features such as: entries on religious movements and concepts, historical and legendary figures, divinities, religious sites and ceremonies; images that show sacred places, vestments, rituals, objects, and texts; and more.

Colonial America An Encyclopedia of Social Political Cultural and Economic History

Colonial America  An Encyclopedia of Social  Political  Cultural  and Economic History
Author: James Ciment
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1323
Release: 2016-09-16
ISBN: 1317474163
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colonial America An Encyclopedia of Social Political Cultural and Economic History Book Excerpt:

No era in American history has been more fascinating to Americans, or more critical to the ultimate destiny of the United States, than the colonial era. Between the time that the first European settlers established a colony at Jamestown in 1607 through the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the outlines of America's distinctive political culture, economic system, social life, and cultural patterns had begun to emerge. Designed to complement the high school American history curriculum as well as undergraduate survey courses, "Colonial America: An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History" captures it all: the people, institutions, ideas, and events of the first three hundred years of American history. While it focuses on the thirteen British colonies stretching along the Atlantic, Colonial America sets this history in its larger contexts. Entries also cover Canada, the American Southwest and Mexico, and the Caribbean and Atlantic world directly impacting the history of the thirteen colonies. This encyclopedia explores the complete early history of what would become the United States, including portraits of Native American life in the immediate pre-contact period, early Spanish exploration, and the first settlements by Spanish, French, Dutch, Swedish, and English colonists. This monumental five-volume set brings America's colonial heritage vibrantly to life for today's readers. It includes: thematic essays on major issues and topics; detailed A-Z entries on hundreds of people, institutions, events, and ideas; thematic and regional chronologies; hundreds of illustrations; primary documents; and a glossary and multiple indexes.

Encyclopedia of Interior Design

Encyclopedia of Interior Design
Author: Joanna Banham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1600
Release: 1997-05-01
ISBN: 1136787577
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Interior Design Book Excerpt:

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A short account of the iconographic encyclopedia

A short account of the iconographic encyclopedia
Author: Rud Garrigue
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences

Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 4740
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN: 0123851580
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences, Second Edition develops from the first edition, covering all areas of neurological sciences through over 1000 entries focused on a wide variety of topics in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and other related areas of neuroscience. The contributing authors represent all aspects of neurology from many viewpoints and disciplines to provide a complete overview of the field. Entries are designed to be understandable without detailed background knowledge in the subject matter, and cross-referencing and suggested further reading lead the reader from a basic knowledge of the subject to more advanced understanding. The easy-to-use 'encyclopedic-dictionary' format of the Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences, Second Edition features alphabetic entries, extensive cross-referencing, and a thorough index for quick reference. The wealth of information provided by these four volumes makes this reference work a trusted source of valuable information for a wide range of researchers, from undergraduate students to academic researchers. Provides comprehensive coverage of the field of neurological science in over 1,000 entries in 4 volumes "Encyclopedic-dictionary" format provides for concise, readable entries and easy searching Presents complete, up-to-date information on 32 separate areas of neurology Entries are supplemented with extensive cross-referencing, useful references to primary research articles, and an extensive index

The Ottoman Empire A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes

The Ottoman Empire  A Historical Encyclopedia  2 volumes
Author: Mehrdad Kia
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 558
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN: 1610693892
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ottoman Empire A Historical Encyclopedia 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This two-volume reference provides university and high school students—and the general public—with a wealth of information on one of the most important empires the world has ever known. • Features approximately 180 entries that cover a wide variety of topics related to political, social, and culture aspects of Ottoman society • Features numerous primary documents that add to the vividness of the portrayal of individuals and events • Explores the many countries and numerous ethnic, linguistic, and cultural groups encompassed by the Ottoman Empire • Shows how, for much of its history, Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived side by side in this vast realm • Provides the only work of its kind written for university undergraduates, high school students, and the general public

Encyclopedia of Social Theory

Encyclopedia of Social Theory
Author: George Ritzer
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1056
Release: 2004-08-11
ISBN: 1452265461
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Social Theory Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Social Theory is an indispensable reference source for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary social theory. It examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. Led by internationally renowned scholar George Ritzer, the Encyclopedia of Social Theory draws together a team of more than 200 international scholars covering the developments, achievements, and prospects of social theory from its inception in the 18th century to the present. Understanding that social theory can both explain and alter the social world, this two-volume set serves as not only a foundation for learning, but also an inspiration for creative and reflexive engagement with the rich range of ideas it contains.

The Popular Encyclopedia

The Popular Encyclopedia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1862
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Encyclopedia of All Nations

The Encyclopedia of All Nations
Author: Hugh Murray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia
Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Publsiher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Total Pages: 2114
Release: 2008-05-01
ISBN: 1593394926
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia is the perfect resource for information on the people, places, and events of yesterday and today. Students, teachers, and librarians can find fast facts combined with the quality and accuracy that have made Britannica the brand to trust. A tool for both the classroom and the library, no other desk reference can compare.

The Popular Encyclopedia

The Popular Encyclopedia
Author: Alexander Whitelaw
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1830
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Popular Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The popular Encyclopedia

The popular Encyclopedia
Author: Charles ANNANDALE
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 496
Release: 1817
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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