The Golden Secrets Of Lettering

Author by : Martina Flor
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Publisher by : Princeton Architectural Press
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Description : The Golden Secrets of Lettering is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to hand lettering. With easy-to-understand instructions and guidelines, plenty of inspirational examples, and hundreds of hand sketches and illustrations, Martina Flor shows readers how to transform their initial lettering concepts and handdrawn sketches into a well-shaped, exquisite piece of digital lettering that can be sold and published. Readers learn how to train their "typographic eye" by studying lettering samples and the anatomy of letters; explore concepts of hierarchy, composition, and flourishes; and discover the many different ways of creating letter shapes. In addition, Flor explains the process of creating a lettering project step by step— from start to finish, from analog to digital—and gives valuable tips about how to make a career as a lettering artist.


The Big Leap

Author by : Martina Flor
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Publisher by : Chronicle Books
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Description : Ditch your nine-to-five and become your own boss with this insider's guide to freelancing from Martina Flor, a leading designer, educator, author, and entrepreneur. The Big Leap covers all aspects of starting your own business, from practical skills like identifying potential clients and pricing projects to important big-picture topics like managing time and finances, diversifying income streams, and taking care of your most important tool—you! Flor demonstrates each concept with helpful case studies pulled from her own journey from freelance designer to influential, international business owner. Creatives across disciplines will benefit from this thorough and easy-to-follow career guide, including designers, illustrators, photographers, programmers, writers, and editors.


The Lettering Workshops

Author by : Francis Chouquet
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Publisher by : Rocky Nook, Inc.
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In The Lettering Workshops, you’ll learn all about the art and practice of drawing letters using hands-on techniques in 30 lessons across five workshops. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional graphic designer, you'll quickly learn how to develop and advance your lettering skills.

In this richly illustrated book of lessons and exercises, you’ll find:

    5 Workshops to learn the art of drawing letters—from an introduction to brush lettering and lettering script to the decoration of letters; from the secrets of good composition to the process of digitization and vectorization of your type
    30 Exercises that gradually develop from beginner through intermediate and advanced levels
    16 Analyses of lettering samples to understand what makes good lettering
    52 Inspirational contributions in featured galleries from international letterers and brands
    160 Pages for all skill levels
    26 Letters to learn and explore

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    What Is Lettering?
    Why This Book?
    First Lesson
    Lettering, Calligraphy, or Typography?
    Basics and Technical Vocabulary

WORKSHOP 1: DISCOVERING BRUSH LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Finding the Right Position
    Exercise 2: Setting Up a Grid
    Exercise 3: Carrying Out the First Motions
    Exercise 4: Drawing the Letters
    Exercise 5: Connecting the Letters
    Exercise 6: Reworking Your Drafts
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 2: INTRODUCTION TO SCRIPT LETTERING

    Exercise 1: Discovering the Skeleton Technique
    Exercise 2: Drawing an Alphabet
    Exercise 3: Drawing a Complete Word
    Exercise 4: Lettering in a Classic Script
    Exercise 5: Leaving Your Comfort Zone!
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 3: USING TYPOGRAPHIC CHARACTERS

    Exercise 1: Embellishing a Letter
    Exercise 2: Practicing on a Complete Word
    Exercise 3: Going Further with Vintage Style
    Exercise 4: Discovering Interlock
    Exercise 5: Practicing Interlock with Serifs
    Exercise 6: Producing a Complete Interlock Lettering Project
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 4: THE SECRETS OF GOOD COMPOSITION

    Exercise 1: Thinking in Terms of the Block
    Exercise 2: Completing the First Sketches
    Exercise 3: Choosing the Styles for Each Word
    Exercise 4: Drawing the Skeleton
    Exercise 5: Developing and Finalizing Your Path
    Analysis of Lettering Samples
    Gallery

WORKSHOP 5: DIGITIZATION AND VECTORIZATION

    Exercise 1: Digitizing and Preparing Your Lettering
    Exercise 2: First Steps in Vectorization
    Exercise 3: Testing the Vertex Theory
    Exercise 4: Vectorizing the Entire Lettering Project
    Exercise 5: Critiquing Your Vectorized Lettering Project
    Exercise 6: Preparing Your Lettering Project without Vectorization
    Exercise 7: Isolating the Lettering
    Exercise 8: Adding Texture to the Lettering Project
    Exercise 9: Finalizing the Composition
    Gallery
    Artists Represented in this Book
    Resources
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Drawn To Type

Author by : Marty Blake
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Illustrated lettering is one of the most recognisable trends in design, but how do you take your work in this area to new levels and make your projects stand out from the crowd? Illustrator, designer and educator Marty Blake takes you through the craft of creative lettering: what you need to know about working with various media and how to incorporate image and text successfully. Each chapter focuses on one technique, covering its history, the tools and techniques needed to achieve it, along with examples from designers and illustrators from around the world – all with critical reflection on what works, and why. Whether you're lettering by hand or digitally, Drawn to Type is perfect for use alongside courses in illustration and typography, and as an inspirational guide for designers looking to give the written word that visual impact.


Expressive Type

Author by : Alex Fowkes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Learn what type can say about a brand or product Expressive Type showcases the work of major international designers working with typography in branding and advertising, environment, packaging and products, and self-initiated projects. The book concludes with a workbook section featuring four real-world "briefs" related to each category.


Convash 2019

Author by : Kundharu Saddhono
Languange : en
Publisher by : European Alliance for Innovation
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Description : The 1st Conference of Visual Art, Design, and Social Humanities (CONVASH) 2019 is a seminar in the fields of art, design and humanities held on November 2, 2019 by the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design (FSRD), Universitas Sebelas Maret in Surakarta, Indonesia. Since its establishment as a Faculty 5 years ago, The Faculty of Fine Arts and Designs has conducted 4 international conferences. The 1st CONVASH 2019 is our international conference new brand and we have a commitment to hold CONVASH annually. Conference of Visual Art, Design, and Social Humanities (CONVASH) 2019 is a tangible manifestation of FSRD's efforts to contribute to science and improve publication quality on the international level. This event is expected to bring about collaboration, scientific transfer, and publications that can contribute to the scientific fields of arts, design and humanities. The conference aims to facilitate research presentations and knowledge exchange in art, design, technology, and social humanities, as well as create academic networks among students, lecturers and researchers in the related fields. Further, this conference will bring opportunities to learn together to develop quality research in various fields, expand the collaboration networks among universities and industries, and become a forum to disseminate research and knowledge to a wider audience. The committee received more than 130 papers from the participants and based on the results of the reviews, only 96 papers were declared qualified to be presented at the seminar and subsequently published in the proceedings of CONVASH-2019 Finally, the committee congratulates and expresses gratitude to the selected participants for the participation and paper publication in the proceeding of CONVASH-2019. The committee would also like to thank all parties who have supported and actively participated for the success of this event. Hopefully this Proceeding can be used as a reference for technological development and learning improvement in the fields of education, social, arts, and humanities


Golden Secrets

Author by : Anita Perez Ferguson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Luz Publications
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Description : 2021 San Francisco Writers Conference Young Adult Writing Contest Winner Alicia Ortega, a 14-year-old Mexican girl, struggles to protect her father’s land when she and her older sisters are aggressively courted by land-hungry Yankees and rough-cut fur traders in the Spanish colony. It’s up to Alicia, her sister Clara, and their Chumash friend Nina to shoulder the responsibility of caring for the Ortega home and business. When Alicia’s oldest sister is sent to finishing school in Texas for protection and refinement, the remaining younger sisters must run the rancho alone. Dangers on all sides begin to descend as the sisters are pursued by Yankee immigrant merchants and sailors hoping to cash in on rich lands and access to Pacific ports. Alicia is trying her best to keep her family’s home and business afloat and thankfully, her companion, Nina is there to help. But as an indigenous girl, Nina is valuable to traders, trappers, and surveyors for her knowledge of the Californian terrain and her network of tribal relations. However, she won’t always be there to help Alicia’s family, especially since she has problems of her own. The Franciscan Mission is pressuring her family to convert to Catholicism, a charming trader is courting her, and, worst of all, their tribal territory and tribal ways are vanishing. The girls struggle to protect the Ortega family’s land and black market dock from conniving suitors, but tough family secrets are threatening everything, and Alicia doesn’t know if they’ll be able to survive until her parents return.


Designing Type

Author by : Karen Cheng
Languange : en
Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : The now-classic introduction to designing typography, handsomely redesigned and updated for the digital ageIn this invaluable book, Karen Cheng explains the processes behind creating and designing type, one of the most important tools of graphic design. She addresses issues of structure, optical compensation, and legibility, with special emphasis given to the often-overlooked relationships between letters and shapes in font design. In this second edition, students and professional graphic designers alike will benefit from an expanded discussion of the creative practice of designing type—what designers need to consider, their rationale, and issues of accessibility—in the context of contemporary processes for the digital age.Illustrated with more than 400 diagrams that demonstrate visual principles and letter construction, ranging from informal progress sketches to final type designs and diagrams, this essential guide analyzes a wide range of classic and modern typefaces, including those from many premier type foundries. Cheng’s text covers the history of type, the primary systems of typeface classification, the parts of a letter, and the effects of new technology on design methodology, among many other key topics.


The Complete Tawny Man Trilogy Fool S Errand The Golden Fool Fool S Fate

Author by : Robin Hobb
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Publisher by : HarperCollins UK
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Description : The complete Tawny Man Trilogy by international bestselling author Robin Hobb. ‘In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons’ George R. R. Martin


The Bonefolder And The Golden Village 3rd Born

Author by : Julie Hodgson
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Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : With the flames of Évora burning brightly behind them, Beatriz and her friends have no time to celebrate. The Golden Village of Aviz beckons a twisted place where the cobbled streets, the warped houses, the leaves, everything is made of gold; and it is a village where the dark secrets are even more horrifying. The women and children are also draped in gold ... Perhaps liquid gold even runs in their veins. The third-borns are treated with even more ferocity here, by a new Dollmaker who holds the fate of girls like Beatriz and her friends in her grip. Beatriz is determined to save them all, and if she can solve the riddles of the Golden Village, survive the red-gold snakes, the Floating Place, the bone-folding and the tunnel of eyeballs, maybe it will bring her closer to the answers she is looking for and she can set the whole of Portugal free.


Dark Secrets

Author by : P R Adams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Promethean Tales
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Description : Secrets and lies can get you killed. Benji Chan is a Gridhound, an elite hacker. In fact, she’s the best hacker ever known. And she’s put together an expert team of Lancers—bounty hunters, detectives, and mercenaries. Now all she has to do is keep them together. Their first job seems simple enough: Find the spy who’s trying to steal valuable industrial secrets on a remote colony world. But nothing’s ever as simple as it appears. Lies and betrayal quickly destroy the team’s trust in each other and in their employer, and the job itself is nothing like they expected. Will this be the opportunity of a lifetime, or will it be the last thing they ever do? The Lancers series is full of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. Grab your copy now, and enjoy the thrilling twists and turns that come with Dark Secrets.


Keeper Of Secrets

Author by : Gerald Dow
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Publisher by : Tate Publishing
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Description : Beach bum Jason Riley doesn't have a lot on his minda "surfing, partying, drugs, and girls. After travelling around the world on a yearlong surfing trip, Jason thinks it's time to get serious about his education, or as serious as he can get. He enrolls at Waterbury Community College, a party school near one of California's prime surf spots. He moves in with his grandparents, who provide him with free room and board. With friends nearby and killer waves, what more could he ask for? Little does he know that his grandfather hides a dark secret, a secret that will send Jason into a fight for survival. Can Jason survive the war that is churning within? Will he learn his grandfather's secret before it's too late? From white-sand beaches to the beaches of Normandy, Jason must unlock what is hidden by The Keeper of Secrets."


A House Full Of Secrets

Author by : Zoe Miller
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : All she sees is the perfect man - but what is he hiding? An invitation to visit Niall's childhood home is too good an opportunity for Vikki to pass up. This is the chance she's been waiting for to get closer to her friend, and to meet the family he's always been so cryptic about. But when Vikki arrives at the beautiful but remote Lynes Glen on Ireland's west coast, and finally meets Niall's estranged brother Alex and his overbearing sister Lainey, she realises that this reunion will be far from heart-warming. As Vikki fails to convince any of them that she saw a mysterious woman at the lake - off-limits since a tragic accident - strange and sinister incidents begin to happen at the Blake family home. What secrets are they keeping? And why exactly did Niall ask Vikki to join him for the weekend?


Captive Secrets

Author by : Fern Michaels
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Publisher by : Kensington Publishing Corp.
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Description : A thrilling, unforgettable high seas romance from international bestselling author Fern Michaels. Sometimes a young woman must seize her own destiny. . . Fury van der Rhys is the daughter of Sirena, the beautiful Sea Siren, who rode the high seas as commander of a frigate, plundering the ships of the Dutch East India Company. Brandishing her mother's sword, Fury sets sail for the coast of Africa to challenge Amalie, the gorgeous black-hearted pretender to her mother's legacy, and to fight for the tall, dark-eyed Spaniard they both love and have sworn to have. . . Praise for Fern Michaels and Her Novels "Heartbreaking, suspenseful, and tender." —Booklist on Return to Sender "A big, rich book in every way. . ..I think Fern Michaels has struck oil with this one." —Patricia Matthews on Texas Rich 125,000 Words


Trade Secrets

Author by : VK Tritschler
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Publisher by : VK Tritschler
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Description : Emily earned a spot in a top Adelaide advertising agency and was excited to be starting her professional career. But on her very first day she gets coffee spilled on her by Meg, her new and complicated co-worker; runs into Jimmy, her wildly inappropriate boss; and gets stuck in an elevator with Harry, who is the hottest guy in the industry and her company’s biggest competitor. When Jimmy enlists Emily to spy on Harry and his company, things become more complicated. But Emily finds that her life isn’t as perfect as she’d dreamed. Now, she has to choose between handsome Harry, who may not be all he seems, and bawdy Jimmy, who is exactly what she fears. Secrets and hidden agendas rip apart Emily’s dreams. Will she pick the devil she knows or the one she doesn't?


The Golden Quill

Author by : Bernard Grun
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Nasty Little Secrets

Author by : Dennis Sidney Martin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : We all have secrets. Most of them are benign and only cause a certain amount of embarrassment when revealed. But what happens when someone’s secrets spark a crime wave that result in one dead body after another? Baltimore County Police detective Reese Daggett and his partner, Candy Stone, are about to find out what nasty little secrets lie beneath the surface of sleepy suburbia.The secrets that are revealed are almost too disturbing to believe


Secrets Of An Ad Pro

Author by : George A. Scott
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : This real-world, money-making guide for anyone in or considering ad biz should also be required reading for anybody who depends upon advertising for success in business. With more than 35 years in big-time agencies and small, Scott pulls no punches. His behind-the-scenes stories as a creative director at DMB serving Cadillac (during its glory days), Kirch, Bendix and other big-name accounts are entertaining and instructive. It's the kind of book, you'll want to read a couple of times and keep close by for reference or reread after a particularly tough day at the office.


The Secrets Of Spirituality Occult

Author by : Helena Blavatsky
Languange : en
Publisher by : e-artnow
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Description : This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. This edition uncovers the fundamental unity from which everything springs and shows the Occult side of Nature that has never been approached by the Science of modern civilization. Isis Unveiled The Secret Doctrine The Key to Theosophy The Voice of the Silence Studies in Occultism From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan Nightmare Tales


Modern Magick

Author by : Donald Michael Kraig
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Publisher by : Llewellyn Worldwide
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Description : For over two decades, Donald Michael Kraig's Modern Magick has been the world's most popular step-by-step guide to working real magick. Tens of thousands of individuals and groups have used this course as their primary instruction manual. Now, greatly revised and expanded, this set of lessons is more complete and relevant to your life than ever. Written with respect for the student, Modern Magick will safely guide you—even if you know little or nothing—through a progressive series of practical exercises and rituals, complemented by the knowledge, history, insights, and theory you need to become a successful ceremonial magician. Firmly rooted in the Western magickal tradition yet designed to be fully compatible with your contemporary practice, this book will help you attain full mastery of all core topics in magick: The inner mysteries of the Kabalah The most powerful rituals of magick How to create and perform your own rituals True meditation Magickal ethics Astral projection Tools of magick Evocation of spirits Pathworking Tantra and sex magick The importance of the Tarot Talismans and amulets Secrets of visualization Alchemy Psychic self-defense Healing rituals Filled with personal stories and helpful illustrations, along with updated and brand-new material, this new edition of Modern Magick features a completely new lesson that reveals the concepts, techniques, and rituals of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Chaos Magick, and Postmodern Magick. Ideal for beginning, intermediate, or advanced students, and perfect as a manual for magickal temples, this is essential reading for every true magician. "Modern Magick is a modern-day classic. It has become the standard textbook of practical magickal knowledge for magicians all over the world. We highly recommend it to beginner and adept alike."—Chic Cicero and Sandra Tabatha Cicero, authors of Experiencing the Kabbalah and Self-Initiation into the Golden Dawn Tradition


Hyacinth And The Secrets Beneath

Author by : Jacob Sager Weinstein
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House Books for Young Readers
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Description : The hilarious first book in a middle-grade fantasy trilogy about the magical rivers that run through the sewers of London and shape history in ways you'd never learn in school. Magic is real. History is a big, fat lie. Before Hyacinth Hayward moves from Illinois to London, she reads up on the city’s history. Too bad for her. Because the books are wrong. The truth is, London was built on magical rivers, and all the major events in its past have been about people trying to control the magic. Hyacinth discovers this when her mom is kidnapped. In the chase to get her back, Hyacinth encounters a giant intelligent pig in a bathing suit, a boy with amnesia, an adorable tosher (whatever that is), a sarcastic old lady, and a very sketchy unicorn. Somehow Hyacinth has to figure out who to trust, so she can save her mom and, oh yeah, not cause a second Great Fire of London.


An Elegant Hand

Author by : William E. Henning
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Publisher by : Oak Knoll Press
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Description : This work chronicles a period in American history when the ability to "write a good hand" was a key to prosperity. Henning reveals the lives and careers of some of the most important American penmen in history. With over 400 illustrations, An Elegant Hand offers an exciting and detailed view of the many styles of penmanship and calligraphy: Spencerian Script; Ornamental Penmanship; flourished designs of birds; Copperplate; business writing (many variations); broad-pen calligraphy, especially German Text and Old English; and many other styles. This work also features a glossary of terms.


Jewish Traditions

Author by : Ronald L. Eisenberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : U of Nebraska Press
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Description : Thanks to these generous donors for making the publication of this book possible: Miles z"l and Chris Lerman; David Lerman and Shelley Wallock The bestselling guide to understanding Jewish traditions, now in paperback This is a comprehensive and authoritative resource with ready answers to questions about almost all aspects of Jewish life and practice: life-cycle events, holidays, ritual and prayer, Jewish traditions and customs, and more. Ronald Eisenberg has distilled an immense amount of material from classic and contemporary sources into a single volume, which provides thousands of insights into the origins, history, and current interpretations of a wealth of Jewish traditions and customs. Divided into four sections--Synagogue and Prayers, Sabbaths and Festivals, Life-Cycle Events, and Miscellaneous (a large section that includes such diverse topics as Jewish literature, food, and plants and animals)--this is an encyclopedic reference for anyone who wants easily accessible, accurate information about all things Jewish. Eisenberg writes for a wide, diversified audience, and is respectful of the range of practices and beliefs within today's American Jewish community--from Orthodox to liberal.


The Golden Argosy

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Secrets And Knowledge In Medicine And Science 1500 1800

Author by : Ms Elaine Leong
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical and scientific knowledge in early modern Europe. As a new fascination with novelty began to take hold from the late fifteenth century, Europeans thirsted for previously unknown details about the natural world: new plants, animals, and other objects from nature, new recipes for medical and alchemical procedures, new knowledge about the human body, and new facts about the way nature worked. These 'secrets' became popular items of commerce and trade, as the quest for new and exclusive bits of information met the vibrant early modern marketplace. Whether disclosed widely in print or kept more circumspect in manuscripts, secrets helped drive an expanding interest in acquiring knowledge throughout early modern Europe. Bringing together international scholars, this volume provides a pan-European and interdisciplinary overview on the topic. Each essay offers significant new interpretations of the role played by secrets in their area of specialization. Chapters address key themes in early modern history and the history of medicine, science and technology including: the possession, circulation and exchange of secret knowledge across Europe; alchemical secrets and laboratory processes; patronage and the upper-class market for secrets; medical secrets and the emerging market for proprietary medicines; secrets and cosmetics; secrets and the body and finally gender and secrets.


Math For Mystics

Author by : Renna Shesso
Languange : en
Publisher by : Weiser Books
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Description : Much of math history comes to us from early astrologers who needed to be able to describe and record what they saw in the night sky. Whether you were the king’s court astrologer or a farmer marking the best time for planting, timekeeping and numbers really mattered. Mistake a numerical pattern of petals and you could be poisoned. Lose the rhythm of a sacred dance or the meter of a ritually told story and the intricately woven threads that hold life together were spoiled. Ignore the celestial clock of equinoxes and solstices, and you’d risk being caught short of food for the winter. Shesso’s friendly tone and clear grasp of the information make the math “go down easy” in this marvelous book.


Boyle Studies

Author by : Professor Michael Hunter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : Robert Boyle’s role as the most influential English scientist in the generation before Newton is now acknowledged, and the complexity of his ideas has become increasingly apparent. This volume forms a sequel to Michael Hunter’s two previous books: Robert Boyle: Scrupulosity and Science (2000) and The Boyle Papers: Understanding the Manuscripts of Robert Boyle (2007). Like them, it brings together material otherwise widely scattered in essay volumes and academic journals, while over a third of the book’s content is hitherto unpublished.


Apocalypse In Islam

Author by : Jean-Pierre Filiu
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : Explores the belief in Muslim countries that the end of the world is at hand, uncovers the role of apocalypse in Islam, and examines the widespread fear of Christian Zionist domination as an impetus to jihad.