Dish: 813 Colorful, Wonderful Dinner Plates

Dish: 813 Colorful, Wonderful Dinner

A globe-trotting, century-hopping celebration of dishesAs every great hostess knows, the right dinner plates bring design, color, and drama to the table and elevate an ordinary meal into something special. Dish is a visual celebration of these everyday pieces of art that have been the objects of desire of kings, queens, brides, chefs, and hostesses for centuries.From the first wooden trenchers of the Middle Ages to the seventeenth-century China trade, from twentieth-century designer wares to the colorful melamine plates so widely available today, more than 800 plates are on display here. With insightful descriptions and an expert’s knowledge, author Shax Riegler makes the case that the dinner plate is so much more than just a vessel to deliver food; it’s a piece of art to be admired.These are plates created by storied masters such as Spode and Wedgwood, modernists like Russel Wright and Homer Laughlin, and even today’s contemporary designers like Vera Wang and Diane von Furstenberg. Dish shows them in full color with large photographs, detail shots, and even back-of-the-plate photos, delivering a feast for the eyes for obsessive fans and casual admirers alike.With a timeline of plate highlights in history, sidebars showcasing the most popular designers, and a list of the to...

  • ASIN: 1579654126

Powell-Peralta Skateboard Complete Flight 246 9.0"

Powell-Peralta Skateboard Complete Flight 246

The Powell Peralta FLIGHT 246 Deck measures 9.05" x 32.95". Five years ago Powell Peralta set out on an exploration to improve the strength and performance of skateboard decks and to see what was possible. FLIGHT decks apply what they learned into making a superior deck with increased performance at an affordable price. Built in a new production area in their Santa Barbara, California, facility, FLIGHT decks are stronger, thinner and lighter than a 7-ply. You'll get the feel of it in an hour or two and begin to realize you can do things riding a Flight deck that cannot be done on a 7-ply. Flight decks allow you to extend your limits, because they let you ollie higher, flip faster, do tricks more easily, and they don't break in two like a 7-ply. FLIGHT decks are: Thinner - as thin as your phone, Lighter than a similar sized 7-ply, Stronger - more than twice as strong in our tail break tests, Longer lasting - The epoxy infused, fiber reinforced structure of the Flight deck is extremely resistant to breaking, and this structure gives Flight decks "everlasting pop" that doesn't fade as your Flight deck slowly wears. Team testing suggests that Flight decks will last several times as long as a 7-ply, making them a great value as well as a superior performing skateboard. Core trucks are...

  • Brand: Powell-Peralta
  • ASIN: B06WGSJ2J1
  • UPC: 742091267077

Wall Painting Big Star on Metal Plate with Diamonds Hanging in The Air Love Luxury High-Definition Design,32"W x 56"L

Wall Painting Big Star on Metal Plate with

Features: ①High quality! 100% Brand new! ②Material: VINYL and removable ③Environmental protection and waterproof. ④Just peel and stick and give your wall a change. ⑤This product can be directly attached to the walls, ceramics, glass, windows, furniture, mirror, car...any flat even smooth surfaces. ⑥DIY for your lovely and elegant Room, they are beautiful, dream house and love house. Description: You can easily become decoration designer. Suitable for most flat smooth surfaces without leaving residue, however a pre-test is highly recommended. How to use: Choose a smooth, clean and dry surface. Peel the stickers from the sheet one by one. Position the adhesive on a plane surface without pressing them, so that it let's possibility to withdraw them and reposition again, if needed. If the result is satisfactory for you, stick firmly to the surface pressing the air bubbles outwards. If it has bubbles, take a needle to bore them. About returns policy and our services: 1. If you are not satisfied with our product or order wrong item, let us know at the first time, we will reply you in 12 hours and offer you best services. 2. If you are satisfied with our products, please don't forget to leave 5 stars Positive Feedback, we will appreciate your encourage. About Us...

  • Color: Color03
  • Brand: SeptSonne
  • ASIN: B07N8P2Y54

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America (Peterson Field Guides)

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central

A field guide to the birds of Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, abundantly illustrated and with comprehensive coverage of both endemic and migrant birds Birding is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the tourism industry in northern Central America, and this is the newest and best bird field guide to this region—the first new bird guide in over ten years for the countries of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This guide is far more complete than previous ones, with more than 800 species accounts, full-color range maps, and 1,000 beautiful illustrations and behavioral vignettes covering all species recorded in the region. This guide is designed for birders to carry in the field, and it is a must-have for any birder who visits the area.

  • Brand: Houghton Mifflin
  • ASIN: 054437326X

Best of Enemies: Britain and Germany: 100 Years of Truth and Lies

Best of Enemies: Britain and Germany: 100 Years

This is the stunning popular history of 100 years (1845-1945) of Anglo-German love/hate. Richard Milton exposes the secrets of a relationship steeped in mutual admiration, blood and propaganda. In August 1914, Britain's first act of war was not to mobilise its army or the Grand Fleet. It was to cut cables preventing German propaganda from reaching American newspapers. This war of words would quickly become as vicious as the slaughter on the Western Front. For a century, Britain and Germany had been closer than any other two countries. Germany was Britain's biggest export market, and vice versa. Germans adopted English dress, customs and manners. German thinking on race, national identity, eugenics, and racial supremacy also had its roots in British thinkers like Darwin, Huxley and Galton. Even as late as the Nazi era, Hess, Himmler, Goering and Hitler himself remained passionate Anglophiles. During WW1, however, Germany, Britain and the USA spent billions on clandestine propaganda to blacken each other's reputations. This gargantuan effort gave birth to the PR industry itself - later seized upon by Nazi propagandist Goebbels to devastating effect. Richard Milton's expertly written popular history gives a fresh perspective on this tumultuous, painful love-hate relationship, and is...

  • Brand: Brand: Icon Books
  • ASIN: 1840468289

Van Doesburg & the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a New World

Van Doesburg & the International Avant-Garde: Constructing a

Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg (1883 - 1931) is perhaps best known as a prime mover in De Stijl, the Dutch artistic movement that demanded an extreme simplicity and abstraction in both architecture and painting. Here, for the first time, the true extent of his influence is explored, demonstrating that it reached far beyond Holland, throughout Europe, into Russia and beyond.Inspired initially by the writings of Kandinsky on art and later by his friendship with Mondrian, van Doesburg evolved a distinctive style of abstract painting. He also experimented with and contributed to fields as diverse as film, typography, graphic design, music, and architecture.Accompanying a major touring exhibition, this book examines van Doesburg's pivotal role in the development of modernism and his relationships with and influence upon a constellation of artists who spanned a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. They included Jean Arp, El Lissitsky, Piet Mondrian, Láslzó Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Gerrit Rietveld, Kurt Schwitters, and Tristan Tzara, among others, and their work is both illustrated and discussed alongside van Doesburg's.

  • Brand: Brand: Tate
  • ASIN: 1854378724

The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

The Vanishing Velázquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession

“As compelling and entertaining as a detective novel” (The Economist), the incredible true story—part art history and part mystery—of a Velázquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.When John Snare, a nineteenth century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he found a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. The Charles of the painting was young—too young to be king—and yet also too young to be painted by the Flemish painter to whom the piece was attributed. Snare had found something incredible—but what? His research brought him to Diego Velázquez, whose long-lost portrait of Prince Charles has eluded art experts for generations. Velázquez (1599–1660) was the official painter of the Madrid court, during the time the Spanish Empire teetered on the edge of collapse. When Prince Charles of England—a man wealthy enough to help turn Spain’s fortunes—proposed a marriage with a Spanish princess, he allowed just a few hours to sit for his portrait, and Snare believed only Velázquez could have been the artist of choice. But in making his theory public, Snare was ostracized and forced to choose, like Velázquez himself, between art and family. A thril...

  • Brand: Scribner Book Company
  • ASIN: 147676218X

Maps: Finding Our Place in the World

Maps: Finding Our Place in the

Maps are universal forms of communication, easily understood and appreciated regardless of culture or language. This truly magisterial book introduces readers to the widest range of maps ever considered in one volume: maps from different time periods and a variety of cultures; maps made for divergent purposes and depicting a range of environments; and maps that embody the famous, the important, the beautiful, the groundbreaking, or the amusing. Built around the functions of maps—the kinds of things maps do and have done—Maps confirms the vital role of maps throughout history in commerce, art, literature, and national identity. The book begins by examining the use of maps for wayfinding, revealing that even maps as common and widely used as these are the product of historical circumstances and cultural differences. The second chapter considers maps whose makers employed the smallest of scales to envision the broadest of human stages—the world, the heavens, even the act of creation itself. The next chapter looks at maps that are, literally, at the opposite end of the scale from cosmological and world maps—maps that represent specific parts of the world and provide a close-up view of areas in which their makers lived, worked, and moved.Having shown how maps help us get aroun...

  • ASIN: 0226010759

The Clean Plates Cookbook: Sustainable, Delicious, and Healthier Eating for Every Body

The Clean Plates Cookbook: Sustainable, Delicious, and Healthier

Jared Koch's first book, Clean Plates Manhattan, demystified “clean eating” and mapped out healthy restaurant options all over New York. Continuing in the extremely timely topic of eating clean, organic, and well, his second book, The Clean Plates Cookbook, offers sensible, sustainable, and healthful home cooking for anyone interested in integrating good foods into their lives. It shows readers how to shop for the best ingredients no matter what their diet (omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans can all “eat clean”) and how to prepare food that's simple and delicious. Tips and inspiration from chefs and nutrition experts appear throughout the book, and the invaluable resources section breaks down the recipes by category and offers more of his clear and useful shopping guides.Clean eating is anything but boring: recipes cover beverages, breakfasts, snacks, inventive entrées, and desserts with things like Quinoa Carrot Muffins, Cracked Wheat Sushi,Wild Mushroom Gratin, Lamb Tikka Masala, and Cocoa Cherry Brownies.

  • Brand: Brand: Running Press
  • ASIN: 0762446471

On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution

On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan. The book begins with America’s first great social critic, Henry David Thoreau, and his fundamental source of social philosophy:---his profound commitment to freedom, to abolitionism and to African-American culture. Continuing with Mark Twain, through whom we can observe the rise of minstrelsy, which he embraced, and his subversive satirical masterpiece Huckleberry Finn. While familiar, the book places them into a newly articulated historical reference that shines new light and reveals a progression that is much greater than the sum of its individual parts. As the first post-Civil War generation of black Americans came of age, they introduced into the national culture a trio of musical forms—ragtime, blues, and jazz— that would, with their derivations, dominate popular music to this day. Ragtime introduced syncopation and become the cutting edge of the modern 20th century...

  • ASIN: 1619024497
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