The Paradise of Glass Book

The Paradise of Glass


  • Author : Petra Durst-Benning
  • Publisher : AmazonCrossing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 1503945057

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The Paradise of Glass Excerpt :

Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany--known around the world as the "paradise of glass"--is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition. Wanda, the daughter of the middle Steinmann sister, is freshly arrived from America and engaged to an ambitious local glassblower. Yet as soon as the bold young woman learns of the impending sale, she decides to do as her mother and aunts did--cast aside her expected role in order to save the day. With the help of a handsome bank clerk, she will take a daring risk with the villagers' hard-earned money. Just like glass, though, love and commerce are fragile, and what begins as their last hope may just end in shattered dreams.

A Critic Writes Book

A Critic Writes


  • Author : Reyner Banham
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1997-01-27
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0520923200

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Few twentieth-century writers on architecture and design have enjoyed the renown of Reyner Banham. Born and trained in England and a U.S. resident starting in 1976, Banham wrote incisively about American and European buildings and culture. Now readers can enjoy a chronological cross-section of essays, polemics, and reviews drawn from more than three decades of Banham's writings. The volume, which includes discussions of Italian Futurism, Adolf Loos, Paul Scheerbart, and the Bauhaus as well as explorations of contemporary architecture by Frank Gehry, James Stirling, and Norman Foster, conveys the full range of Banham's belief in industrial and technological development as the motor of architectural evolution. Banham's interests and passions ranged from architecture and the culture of pop art to urban and industrial design. In brilliant analyses of automobile styling, mobile homes, science fiction films, and the American predilection for gadgets, he anticipated many of the preoccupations of contemporary cultural studies. Los Angeles, the city that Banham commemorated in a book and a film, receives extensive attention in essays on the Santa Monica Pier, the Getty Museum, Forest Lawn cemetery, and the ubiquitous freeway system. Eminently readable, provocative, and entertaining, this book is certain to consolidate Banham's reputation among architects and students of contemporary culture. For those acquainted with his writing, it offers welcome surprises as well as familiar delights. For those encountering Banham for the first time, it comprises the perfect introduction.

Glass  Love   Perpetual Motion    Book

Glass Love Perpetual Motion


  • Author : Paul Scheerbart
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2014-10-19
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226203140

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Glass Love Perpetual Motion Excerpt :

German writer, critic, and theorist Paul Scheerbart (1863–1915) died nearly a century ago, but his influence is still being felt today. Considered by some a mad eccentric and by others a visionary political thinker in his own time, he is now experiencing a revival thanks to a new generation of scholars who are rightfully situating him in the modernist pantheon. Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is the first collection of Scheerbart’s multifarious writings to be published in English. In addition to a selection of his fantastical short stories, it includes the influential architectural manifesto Glass Architecture and his literary tour-de-force Perpetual Motion: The Story of an Invention. The latter, written in the guise of a scientific work (complete with technical diagrams), was taken as such when first published but in reality is a fiction—albeit one with an important message. Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is richly illustrated with period material, much of it never before reproduced, including a selection of artwork by Paul Scheerbart himself. Accompanying this original material is a selection of essays by scholars, novelists, and filmmakers commissioned for this publication to illuminate Scheerbart’s importance, then and now, in the worlds of art, architecture, and culture. Coedited by artist Josiah McElheny and Christine Burgin, with new artwork created for this publication by McElheny, Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is a long-overdue monument to a modern master.

Spenser s World of Glass Book

Spenser s World of Glass


  • Author : Kathleen Williams
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-13
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520307858

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Spenser s World of Glass Excerpt :

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1966.

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams  The Glass Menagerie Book

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie


  • Author : Dedria Bryfonski
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2013-01-22
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780737768046

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Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie Excerpt :

Tennessee Williams' 1944 play The Glass Menagerie centers around a family of three, Tom, Laura, and Amanda Wingfield, exploring what it means to share a household with people whose individual psychological eccentricities threaten to overwhelm the whole. Told retroactively in the format of a memory play, the protagonist, Tom, an aspiring poet by night and warehouse worker by night, introduces the audience to the conditions which led him to abandon his family in pursuit of his independence. This informative edition explores the themes of family dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, providing readers with a critical look at the intersection of literature and sociology. The book includes an examination of Williams' life and influences and takes a hard look at key ideas related to the play, such as the role of guilt in family relationships and the breakdown of the American dream. Readers are also offered contemporary perspectives on family dysfunction through the discussion of toxic or overbearing parents and the effects of alcoholism on families.

National Glass Budget Book

National Glass Budget


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1913
  • Genre: Glass manufacture
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433062638808

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The Burning Glass Book

The Burning Glass


  • Author : Marjorie Bowen
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Release Date : 2022-11-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547407553

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The Burning Glass by Marjorie Bowen is about older woman Julie de Lespinasse who craves solitude and peace, and her charming young suitor, the charming and well-off Monsieur de Guibert. Excerpt: "On a May evening a woman was walking in a delicious garden that was formed out of the little islands on the waters of the Seine, near Paris. There were many people moving about among the lofty elms, Italian poplars and weeping willows that seemed as if untouched by Art..."

People in Glass Houses Book
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People in Glass Houses


  • Author : Tanya Levin
  • Publisher : Black Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-07-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781921825583

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The eighties were my formative years, and while other teenagers were gyrating to rock 'n' roll, we were praying for revival. We were taking communion, not cocaine. We treated virginity like a wedding present, not a cold sore. And why wouldn't we? We were told we could be, we already were, anything we wanted to be... We were armed and dangerous. Armed with the power of God and dangerous in the eyes of Satan. Tanya Levin grew up in the church that became Hillsong—the country’s most ambitious, entrepreneurial and influential religious corporation. People in Glass Houses tells how a small Assemblies of God church in a suburban school hall became a multi-million dollar tax-free enterprise and a powerful force in Australia today. Opening up the world of Christian fundamentalism, this is a powerful, personal and at times very funny exploration of an all-singing, all-swaying mega church.

The glass of fashion Book

The glass of fashion


  • Author : Lounger in society the pseud
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1881
  • Genre: Etiquette
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:600079549

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As in a Looking Glass Book

As in a Looking Glass


  • Author : Francis Charles Philips
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1886
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : ZHBL:ZHBL-00061560

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The Bible Looking Glass Book

The Bible Looking Glass


  • Author : John Warner Barber
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1898
  • Genre: Bookbinding
  • Pages : 537
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112064594770

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CliffsNotes on Williams  The Glass Menagerie   A Streetcar Named Desire Book

CliffsNotes on Williams The Glass Menagerie A Streetcar Named Desire


  • Author : James L Roberts
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1999-03-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544181694

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CliffsNotes on Williams The Glass Menagerie A Streetcar Named Desire Excerpt :

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. CliffsNotes on Glass Menagerie & Streetcar Named Desire explores two popular plays, both of which take place in the South and borrow heavily from author Tennessee Williams’s own life experiences. Following stories marked by struggle among loved ones, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each scene within the works. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the playwright Introduction to and synopsis of the plays In-depth analyses of the cast of characters Review section that features interactive quizzes and suggested essay topics Selected bibliographies for both plays Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Paradise Vendor Book

The Paradise Vendor


  • Author : David Alan Hall
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2000-11
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 574
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595124961

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General Motors. Chevron. OPEC. Wall Street. Big names. Big business. A bulwark of opposition standing in the way of Casey Raymond, a wealthy entrepreneur risking his life to market gasless, hydrogen-powered cars. {line space} Drugs. Violence. Homelessness. Race hatred. Powerful prejudices. Powerful social forces imprisoning Samuel Towers, a black teenager from inner city Los Angeles who skirts the law to escape his past, to finance his dream of filmmaking by working for a nameless company who pays cash for killing, for the ultimate assassination of a white man who dares to challenge the oil-based economy of our world. {line space} Rarely does an action-adventure novel transcend the genre and offer a new vision for living. Spanning twenty years and three presidential administrations, The Paradise Vendor is a panoramic epic examining the costs of empowerment, the price of intimacy, and the simple affirmation of the value of oneself