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John Constable: Paintings By Daniel Coenn
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John Constable was English artist, considered with Turner as one of the greatest British landscape painters. His most excellent landscapes are of the places Constable knew, mainly Suffolk and... More > Hampstead, where he lived. He worked broadly in the open air, drawing and sketching, but his finished pictures were produced in the studio. Constable refused the strict or "picturesque" depicting of nature; as an alternative he tried to seize the effects of changing light and the forms of clouds moving crosswise the sky. He loved the country landscape and open-air scenes in his inhabitant Suffolk. His larger scenes were sketched full-size in oil, and the sketch was then used as a model for the finished painting.< Less
John Constable: Drawings By Daniel Coenn
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John Constable was English artist, positioned with Turner as one of the greatest British landscape painters. His most excellent paintings are of the places Constable knew, mainly Suffolk and... More > Hampstead, where he lived. He worked broadly in the open air, drawing and sketching, but his finished pictures were produced in the studio. Often completing primary sketches previous to beginning a canvas, Constable would draw and try to capture a moment in occasion, testing the composition first in sketches in a grid formation so that they could be accurately scaled up when the artist started to work on larger paintings later. In England Constable had no real successor and the many imitators (including his son Lionel) turned rather to the formal compositions than to the more direct sketches. In France, on the other hand, he was a major influence on Romantic artists such as Delacroix, on the painters of the Barbizon School, and on the Impressionists.< Less
John Constable: 110 Masterpieces By Ann Kannings
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John Constable rejected the formal or "picturesque" rendering of nature; instead, he tried to capture informally the effects of changing light and the patterns of clouds moving across the... More > country sky. He loved the countryside, and his best work was of outdoor scenes in his native Suffolk and his London home in Hampstead. He worked in the open air, though he returned to his studio to finish his paintings. Often completing primary sketches prior to starting a large canvas, In England Constable had no real successor and the many imitators turned rather to the formal compositions than to the more direct sketches. In France, however, he was a major influence on Romantic painters such as Delacroix, on the members of the Barbizon School, and ultimately on the Impressionists.< Less
John Constable: 120 Paintings and Drawings By Maria Tsaneva
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This Art Book with Foreword and annotated reproductions by Maria Tsaneva contains 120 selected drawings and paintings of John Constable. John Constable rejected the formal or "picturesque"... More > rendering of nature; instead, he tried to capture informally the effects of changing light and the patterns of clouds moving across the country sky. He loved the countryside, and his best work was of outdoor scenes in his native Suffolk and his London home in Hampstead. He worked in the open air, though he returned to his studio to finish his paintings. Often completing primary sketches prior to starting a large canvas, in England Constable had no real successor and the many imitators turned rather to the formal compositions than to the more direct sketches. In France, however, he was a major influence on Romantic painters such as Delacroix, on the members of the Barbizon School, and ultimately on the Impressionists.< Less
Constable John Merrylees; and the New Zealand Maori Wars By Gary Merrylees
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In New Zealand in the 1860s and 70s there was armed conflict between the Maori tribes and the white settlers. This is the story of the author's Scottish great-grandfather who served with the Armed... More > Constabulary which replaced the British Regiments after they were withdrawn.< Less
Moyser of Farlington By Peter John Moyser
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A history describing the family of Moysers descended from Adam of Farlington Hall and his wife Katharine, c. 1480-1796. The family accumulated estates and wealth in Yorkshire over five centuries and... More > eight generations but died out in 1796 with the death of the last Moyser. Prominent members included John, MP for Beverley 1705-1708, and his son James, architect of Nostell Priory. The exquisite Constable Chapel in Lockington Church was raised to one of their number. Other relics include tombs at Bolton Percy, memorials at Thribergh and silver plate at Beverley.< Less
"There Are No Flowers Here...": Collected Letters of Jack Richardson By John 'Jack' Richardson
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In 1913 John 'Jack' Richardson was the 20 year-old son of the headmaster of Shaftesbury Road Elementary School in Forest Gate, East London. Jack was a lover of the countryside, a talented artist and... More > a linguistics scholar; he adored Beowulf, and quoted Robert Louis Stevenson and Omar Khayyam. May Larby, 18, was the daughter of a local police constable; she was a sharp-minded mathematician with a great thirst for all knowledge, cultural as well as abstract. After a chance meeting on an underground train these two brilliant young people began a doomed love affair. May Jack Jack was one of the many millions of young men who were soon to die, victims of the insane slaughter of the First World War. Before his death Jack wrote letters to May from his training camp, from his French billets and ultimately from the trenches. These letters, a short essay, a poem and some excerpts from May's memoirs tell their tragic story.< Less
"There Are No Flowers Here...": Collected Letters of Jack Richardson By John 'Jack' Richardson
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In 1913 John 'Jack' Richardson was the 20 year-old son of the headmaster of Shaftesbury Road Elementary School in Forest Gate, East London. Jack was a lover of the countryside, a talented artist and... More > a linguistics scholar; he adored Beowulf, and quoted Robert Louis Stevenson and Omar Khayyam. May Larby, 18, was the daughter of a local police constable; she was a sharp-minded mathematician with a great thirst for all knowledge, cultural as well as abstract. After a chance meeting on an underground train these two brilliant young people began a doomed love affair. May Jack Jack was one of the many millions of young men who were soon to die, victims of the insane slaughter of the First World War. Before his death Jack wrote letters to May from his training camp, from his French billets and ultimately from the trenches. These letters, a short essay, a poem and some excerpts from May's memoirs tell their tragic story.< Less
American Traces in Anglian Places By Phil W Kaufman
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Phil Kaufman is an American author and 28 year resident of East Anglia. This is his book depicting 16 East Anglian churches in Constable country each with important American connections. With lovely... More > color photos and an essay about the history and American connection of each it was inspired by the author's annual Christmas cards to friends and family over the past 16 years.< Less
Much Ado About Nothing By William Shakespeare
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Written around the middle of his career, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's great festive comedies. The men are back from the war, and everyone is ready for romance. The dashing young... More > Claudio falls for Hero, the daughter of Leonato, governor of Messina, and his friend Don Pedro helps him secure her affection. These youthful lovers are contrasted with the more experienced (and more cynical) Benedick and Beatrice, who have to be tricked into falling in love. Don Pedro's bastard brother, Don John, provides the intrigue, and the dimwitted constable Dogberry provides the laughs.< Less