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Birds of the Belle Epoque By Chad Crowe
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The Belle Epoque (1890-1914) is often considered a golden age in European history for developments in science, technology and the arts. This phenomenal time was populated by some of the most bizarre... More > intellectuals, painters and performers that ever walked the planet. Automobiles and motion pictures were in their experimental infancy. Russian Tsars were vacationing on the French Riviera. Cabarets and casinos fueled a new bohemian nightlife. One alarmingly overlooked aspect of this era is the birds. You are unlikely to find any information on birds of the Belle Epoque in most history books, and the lack of professional research on the subject is bewildering. Just what were these creatures doing on the streets of Paris at this remarkable time?< Less
THE TALLEST TOWER: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque By Joseph Harriss
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Special "Royal" Size Edition: ABOUT THE BOOK: Originally published by Houghton Mifflin, this revised and updated UP edition of The Tallest Tower: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque by Joseph... More > Harriss is the definitive history of the world’s most famous landmark, written by a veteran international journalist. “Written with wit and charm," said The Los Angeles Times. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph Harriss has served as a TIME correspondent in Paris, Algiers and Brussels, a Reader’s Digest staff writer covering Europe, and a foreign affairs columnist for The Dallas Morning News. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The American Spectator, Smithsonian, and many other publications. He lives in Paris. This special Royal size edition is not available from bookstores, or from other online booksellers!< Less
THE TALLEST TOWER: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque By Joseph Harriss
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ABOUT THE PAPERBACK: "An interesting story, interestingly told, and as such it is welcome," wrote The New York Times of the first edition from Houghton Mifflin. This revised and updated... More > second edition from UP is the definitive history of the world’s most famous landmark and its ingenious builder, from a veteran international journalist. "Written with wit and charm," added The Los Angeles Times. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: “Harriss succeeds admirably…This is a well-organized, exceptionally readable book; entertaining, informative, and highly recommended," said Library Journal. Harriss has served as a TIME correspondent in Paris, Algiers and Brussels, a Reader’s Digest staff writer covering Europe, and a foreign affairs columnist for The Dallas Morning News. His work has also appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, The American Spectator, and many other publications. He lives in Paris.< Less
Rosicrucians & Alchemists of La Belle Epoque By Steven Ashe
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A fascinating insight into the Rosicrucian and Alchemic movements popular in France during La Belle Epoque. Beneath the eccentricities detailed in this work lies a tradition of serious esoteric... More > enquiry that occupied some of the greatest minds of the day. The real identity of Fulcanelli is investigated fully, as are the international roots of the Rosicrucian revivalists of this era. During this period, France was gripped by an anti-Freemasonic and anti-secret society wave of hysteria promoted by the Church and the immense popularity of Rosicrucianism & Alchemy arose as a response to this. This is a story of immensely wealthy patrons of esoteric lore – some even able to afford the redesign of numerous Château in the style of Tarot Card iconography – and the influential writers and thinkers who defined the era.< Less
The Tallest Tower: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque By Joseph Harriss
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"Interesting story, interestingly told, and as such it is welcome" wrote The New York Times. Formerly published by Houghton Mifflin, this new UP edition documents the history of the... More > world's most famous landmark. Written by a veteran international journalist, it chronicles the tower's design, construction and the historical context that made it a worldwide icon. "Harriss succeeds admirably... This is a well-organized, exceptionally readable book; entertaining, informative, and highly recommended," said Library Journal< Less
The Tallest Tower: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque (Royal Edition) By Joseph Harriss
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Special "Royal" Size Edition: "An interesting story interestingly told, and as such it is welcome," wrote The New York Times. Formerly from Houghton Mifflin, the new edition of... More > The Tallest Tower: Eiffel and the Belle Epoque by Joseph Harriss from Unlimited Publishing LLC remains the definitive history of the world’s most famous landmark and its ingenious builder, written by a veteran international journalist. “Harriss succeeds admirably…This is a well-organized, exceptionally readable book; entertaining, informative, and highly recommended," wrote Library Journal. This special "Royal" size edition is not available in bookstores, or from other online booksellers.< Less
Scrittrici in posa dal Romanticismo alla Belle Epoque Seconda edizione By Cristina Contilli
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Da Madame De Stael a Severine, da Felicité De Genlis a Colette una carrellata di immagini lunga quasi due secoli per mostrare come attraverso cdv photo, frontespizi di libri e litografie... More > d’epoca sia cambiata la rappresentazione delle scrittrici nel corso di tutto l’800, dal Romanticismo alla Belle Époque. SECONDA EDIZIONE COVER: Madame De Girardin in un cdv dello studio Pesme di Parigi risalente al 1854-1855.< Less
Pittrici nella Francia della Belle Epoque: dalla foto al ritratto Seconda edizione By Cristina Contilli
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Questa pubblicazione d’arte sintetica, ma curata nei dettagli mette a confronto foto e ritratti per vedere quanto della foto sia passato senza significative varianti poi nei quadri e quanto... More > c’è stato invece di rielaborazione nel confronto tra queste due forme d’arte (fotografia e pittura che dagli anni ’60 dell’800 iniziano a confrontarsi, arricchirsi a vicenda e, talvolta, anche entrare in competizione tra loro). Per esempio, nel caso della pittrice Marie Adrien Lavieille c’è una corrispondenza quasi perfetta di impostazione e di stile tra il suo cdv photo e il suo autoritratto, mentre nel caso della pittrice impressionista Berthe Morisot si nota l’intenso lavorio di Edouard Manet dove rispetto alla foto iniziale tutto viene sfumato, reso più enigmatico, ma anche più profondo come se la foto rimanesse più in superficie e il quadro esplorasse in modo più efficace lo stato d’animo e il carattere della persona ritratta. SECONDA EDIZIONE< Less
Scrittrici in posa dal Romanticismo alla Belle Epoque Edizione economica con le illustrazioni in bianco e nero By Cristina Contilli
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Da Madame De Stael a Severine, da Felicité De Genlis a Colette una carrellata di immagini lunga quasi due secoli per mostrare come attraverso cdv photo, frontespizi di libri e litografie... More > d’epoca sia cambiata la rappresentazione delle scrittrici nel corso di tutto l’800, dal Romanticismo alla Belle Époque. EDIZIONE ECONOMICA CON LE ILLUSTRAZIONI IN BIANCO E NERO COVER: Anna De Noailles in un cdv photo dello studio Carjat e in un ritratto.< Less
Pittrici nella Francia della Belle Epoque: dalla foto al ritratto Quarta edizione By Cristina Contilli
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Giunto ormai alla quarta edizione questo catalogo propone una panoramica dettagliata dell’ambiente artistico parigino al femminile di fine ‘800, da Louise Abbema a Virginie Demont-Breton,... More > da Eva Gonzales a Berthe Morisot fino a pittrici meno note, ma che meritano di essere riscoperte come Claire Giard e Sarah Peyssonneau il lettore si può immergere attraverso quadri, foto, biografie e articoli tratti dalle riviste dell’epoca nell’arte al femminile della Belle Epoque. COVER: COVER: Eva Gonzales in un cdv photo dello studio Mulnier di Parigi appartenente alla mia collezione di foto originali d’epoca e la stessa Gonzales su un palco a teatro in un quadro del suo maestro Edouard Manet.< Less