Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher: Alexandre Dumas
The Lady of the Camellias (French: La Dame aux camélias) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, and subsequently adapted for the stage. The Lady of the Camellias premiered at the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris, France on February 2, 1852. The play was an instant success, and Giuseppe Verdi immediately set about putting the story to music. His work became the 1853 opera La Traviata, with the female protagonist, Marguerite Gautier, renamed Violetta Valéry. In the English-speaking world, The Lady of the Camellias became known as Camille and 16 versions have been performed at Broadway theatres alone. The title character is Marguerite Gautier, who is based on Marie Duplessis, the real-life lover of author Dumas, fils.
Author: Kader Attia
The Council of Europe
Author: Aline Royer
Publisher: Council of Europe
The Council of Europe is the oldest of European institutions. Under the banner of human rights and democracy, it brings together 47 member states, ranging from Finland to Turkey and from Switzerland to Russia. Its Parliamentary Assembly represents over 800 million Europeans and its conventions For The protection of social and fundamental rights are among the most successful in the world. However, this organisation receives little recognition and is still frequently confused with the European Union. Building upon the momentum created during the celebrations of the Council of Europe's 60th anniversary, this publication offers an opportunity to rediscover its history, activities and achievements
Ines de la Fressange shares a wealth of new secrets in this elegant and humorous weekly planner it s the chicest way to organize your schedule. The authors of the New York Times best-seller Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange, share a new year s worth of fashion, style, and beauty advice in this daily planner. This chic and practical illustrated engagement book offers Ines s easy-to-steal ideas for being your most beautiful and elegant, including pointers on dressing like a Parisian for every occasion. With Ines s good-spirited insouciance, her no-nonsense advice and whimsical illustrations will have you smiling and looking your best all year. The 2018 weekly planner is an elegant accessory in itself, featuring a faux-leather cover with gold foil stamp, rounded edges, a ribbon page marker, creamy offset watercolor paper, four-color printing, and a section for notes. This is the must-have engagement book for every woman who wants to add a touch of Paris to her day."
Author: MAHARSHI BHRIGU
Publisher: V&S Publishers
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Paris Haute Couture
Author: Olivier Sillard, Anne Zazzo
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Ever since the 1860s, when Charles Frederick Worth launched a "golden century" of dressmaking, Parisian haute couture has been a source of admiration and fascination, whilst its emphasis on exquisite design and meticulous craftsmanship has put it at the forefront of the fashion industry. This chronological study traces the history of the esteemed couture houses of Paris, examining the role of the designer and the extraordinary craftsmanship behind the finished creations, the importance of haute couture in Parisian culture, and its influence in the wider international fashion industry. Particular attention is paid to the dualities present in modern haute couture—its sense of exclusivity and quasi-mythical mythical aura countered by an everincreasing reach into popular consciousness through perfumes, branding, and the media spectacle of fashion shows.This volume is richly illustrated with images of pieces created by truly exceptional designers. Various incarnations of Chanel's timeless, classic quilted handbag, Fath's charminglypatterned silk scarves, and Poiret's elegant perfume bottles demonstrate that haute couture encompasses far more than just clothing. From the delicate embroidery on a Worth garment, to the sculptural creations of Madame Grès, Parisian haute couture is a constantly evolving art. Fascinating archival photographs invite the reader into these exclusive Paris establishments, allowing us to glimpse the rarely-seen world that is Parisian haute couture.
Among the most useful tools in the production of any TV show or film is the storyboard, which is the visual blueprint of a project before it is shot. The director's vision is illustrated in the manner of a comic strip and handed on to the crew for purposes of budgeting, design, and communication. Storyboards: Motion in Art 3/e is an in depth look at the production and business of storyboards. Using exercises, real-life examples of working in the entertainment industry, interviews with people in the industry, and sample storyboard drawing, this book will teach you how to : * Develop and Improve your boards * Work with directors * Develop your resume and your portfolio * Market your talent * Create and improve a storyboard using computers Packed full of practical industry information and examples, this book will help the reader improve their skills to either land their first assignment or advance their career.
Regulating Lifestyle Risks
Author: Alberto Alemanno, Amandine Garde
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This collection of essays looks at the role the European Union could and should play in promoting healthier lifestyle, in light of the moral, philosophical, legal and political challenges associated with the regulation of individual choices. By tackling the main non-communicable diseases (NCD) risk factors (tobacco consumption, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity), the contributors endeavour to identify common themes and determine whether and, if so, to what extent the lessons learned in relation to each area of EU intervention could be transposed to the others. By focusing on the European Union legal order, the book highlights both the opportunities that legal instruments offer for NCD prevention and control agenda in Europe, as well as the constraints that the law imposes on policy-makers.
Author: Mr Bingo
Publisher: Random House
'Gorgeous and funny! Like a labrador doing stand-up' - Noel Fielding 'A horrible, hilarious little book' - The Times 'Wonderfully offensive... Wonderfully vicious' - The Huffington Post The brainchild of a late night and one too many drinks, Hate Mail began with self-styled ‘Master of Pens’, Mr. Bingo, sending a single tweet off into the pipes of the internet. It read: ‘I will send a postcard with an offensive message on to the first person who replies to this’. Then, the replies came in. Over 1000 abusive postcards later, Mr. Bingo has become the world’s hate mailist par excellence, verbally and visually abusing people the world over, all eager to receive their own bespoke piece of personalised spite. Hilariously irreverent and insidiously inspired, Hate Mail: The Definitive Collection is the ultimate celebration of Mr. Bingo’s Hate Mail project. Previously available only via a Kickstarter subscription, this bumper edition of ALL NEW postcards is a must-have for all Hate Mail devotees.
Author: Leah Lozano
As she struggles to deal with the loss of the only family she has ever known, twenty-year-old Lina’s strange visions catapult her into the midst of a war on the other end of the universe. Torn between two men—the unnamed midnight-eyed man, who exists solely in her visions and Archos, her ever-present neighbor who makes her intuition scream danger despite his gentlemanly ways—Lina must save herself from a rebel force who believes she is the dangerous answer to their prophecies, find the truth of her own origins and inner strength, and battle epic forces of evil while facing a terrifying realization ... HE IS COMING Begin the epic fantasy series, Immortalis and be enlightened! Mysterious and sensational, dangerous yet exciting, Leah Lozano’s spine-tingling fantasy takes readers on a spellbinding ride that they will never want to end.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) traveled to California in 1879 in pursuit of Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, the Oakland woman with whom he had fallen in love in France. The two were married in the spring of 1880 and honeymooned in a cabin at Silverado, a mining ghost town on Mt. St. Helena. In the next fourteen years, Mrs. Stevenson nursed her husband while he produced the verses, stories, and books of travel and adventure that made him famous. Silverado (1888) tells the story of the newlywed Stevensons' trip to Silverado. Stevenson writes of their journey from San Francisco up the Napa Valley to Calistoga and then up the mountain to their goal. He describes their neighbors, and recounts tales of the town in its glory days as a silver mining camp.
Tree of Codes
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
A masterful work of storytelling, a unique sculptural object created through a collaborative process between Visual Editions and author. A curiosity with the die-cut technique was combined with the pages' physical relationship to one another and how this could somehow be developed to work with a meaningful narrative. This led to Jonathan deciding to use an existing piece of text and cut a new story out of it - his favourite book, The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz. Writing, cutting and proto-typing has created a new story cut from the words of an old favourite.
The Responsible Company
Author: Yvon Chouinard, Vincent Stanley
The Responsible Company, by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Vincent Stanley, co-editor of its Footprint Chronicles, draw on the their 40 years' experience at Patagonia – and knowledge of current efforts by other companies – to articulate the elements of responsible business for our time. Patagonia, named by Fortune in 2007 as the coolest company on the planet, has earned a reputation as much for its ground-breaking environmental and social practices as for the quality of its clothes. In this exceptionally frank account, Chouinard and Stanley recount how the company and its culture gained the confidence, by step and misstep, to make its work progressively more responsible, and to ultimately share its discoveries with companies as large as Wal-Mart or as small as the corner bakery. In plain, compelling prose, the authors describe the current impact of manufacturing and commerce on the planet’s natural systems and human communities, and how that impact now forces business to change its ways. The Responsible Company shows companies how to reduce the harm they cause, improve the quality of their business, and provide the kind of meaningful work everyone seeks. It concludes with specific, practical steps every business can undertake, as well as advice on what to do, in what order. This is the first book to show companies how to thread their way through economic sea change and slow the drift toward ecological bankruptcy. Its advice is simple but powerful: reduce your environmental footprint (and its skyrocketing cost), make legitimate products that last, reclaim deep knowledge of your business and its supply chain to make the most of opportunities in the years to come, and earn the trust you’ll need by treating your workers, customers and communities with respect.
Insight Guides: Sicily
Author: Insight Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Insight Guides: Inspiring your next adventure Beautiful and seductive, the Italian island of Sicily offers everything from Greek and Roman temples to mouthwatering street food and a dramatic scenery topped by mighty Mount Etna. Inside Insight Guide Sicily: A fully-overhauled edition. Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings the island and its people to life. Highlights of the island's top attractions in our Best of Sicily, including the frenetic capital Palermo, alongside Agrigento's fine Greek temples and, further afield, the stunningly beautiful Aeolian Islands, popular for volcano-climbing. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole of the island, from Val di Noto's sublime Baroque architecture to the dizzying heights of Mount Etna. Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best restaurants. Free app for every customer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Author: Annie Leibovitz, Susan Sontag
Publisher: Random House Inc
The photographer turns her lens to a favorite topic, women, sharing her portraits of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Eudora Welty, Martina Navratilova, and Jodie Foster, as well as women from other walks of life, including a Navajo weaver, an astronaut, and a ran