The History of Smiths
Author: James Nye
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Business & Economics
View: 9988Based on company records and interviews, this book charts the history of Smiths Group from its beginnings in the Victorian jewellery trade through market presences in the twentieth century motor accessory, clock, and watch industries, to its current standing as a global technology company and part of the UK FTSE 100 index. It explores the reasons for its survival and adaptability, and offers a counter-narrative to the 'declinist' account of British post-warindustry. The company history represents a story of transition from family-owned business, through paternalistic management to its modern shareholder-driven structure.
A Guide to Archive Resources in the UK
Author: J. Foster,J. Sheppard
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 9036British Archives is the foremost reference guide to archive resources in the UK. Since publication of the first edition more than ten years ago, it has established itself as an indispensable reference source for everyone who needs rapid access on archives and archive repositories in this country. Over 1200 entries provide detailed information on the nature and extent of the collection as well as the organization holding it. A typical entry includes: name of repositiony; parent organization ; address, telephone, fax, email and website; number for enquiries; days and hours of opening; access restrictions; acquisitions policy; archives of organization; major collections; non-manuscript material; finding aids; facilities; conservation; publications New to this edition: email and web address; expanded bibliography; consolidated repository and collections index
A Guide to Archive Resources in the United Kingdom
Author: Janet Foster,Julia Sheppard
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 7680Since it was first published in 1982 British Archives has established itself as the premier reference work to holdings of archives and manuscript collections throughout the UK. The 3rd edition has been extensively revised and enlarged with more than 150 new entries, further widening the range of the book. Entries are structured to show the archives of the organisation as distinct from deposited collections and significant non-manuscript material, and additional details of fax number and conservation provision are included for the first time. All the existing entries have been significantly updated, together with the select bibliography and list of useful addresses of various organisations involved in the care and custody of archives. The introduction provides an invaluable guide to researchers using archives, including a summary of the relevant legislation and a detailed description of the usual holdings of county and other local authority record offices.
Author: Amanda Eliasch,Gemma De Cruz
Publisher: Editions Assouline
View: 8659"Ever since the historic exhibit Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection in 1999, London has assumed a pivotal place in contemporary art." Offering unique insight into the world of contemporary art, British Artists at Work looks at four generations of artists, from the established to the newly emerging. Photographs of each of the artists, taken by Amanda Eliasch during 2002 in the artists' studios, are set alongside examples of their work. The text by Gemma de Cruz provides a brief overview of who the artists are, what they do and how their work and ideas fit into the art world at this time. This book draws attention to a particular selection of artists who together form a strong idea of what is happening now in contemporary art in London, featuring artists who are influential alongside those they have influenced. Here is an exciting and revealing behind-the-scenes look at the spaces in which these artists work, with full-page reproductions of their artworks in progress.
Das Ende des amerikanischen Traums
Author: O'Reilly Bill,Martin Dugard
Publisher: Droemer eBook
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 6198Dallas, 22. November 1963 – 12:30 Uhr: Lee Harvey Oswald späht durch das Zielfernrohr seines Gewehrs. John F. Kennedys Kopf erscheint kaum einen Meter entfernt. Oswald weiß, dass er kaum Zeit haben wird. Zwei Schüsse wird er sicher abgeben können – drei, wenn er wirklich schnell ist. Sein Ziel klar vor Augen, atmet er aus und drückt den Abzug. Der erste Schuss trifft den Präsidenten im Nacken. Kennedy sackt leicht zusammen, sein Rückenkorsett, das er wegen seiner Kriegsverletzung dauernd tragen muss, hält ihn aber aufrecht. Beunruhigt wendet Jackie sich ihrem Mann zu. Sie greift nach seiner Schulter und schaut ihm ins Gesicht, um zu sehen, was los ist. Kaum fünf Sekunden sind seit dem ersten Schuss vergangen, da schlägt die zweite Kugel in Kennedys Hinterkopf ein und reißt eine klaffende Wunde. Reflexartig fährt seine Hand hoch zur Stirn, doch ein großer Teil der Schädeldecke ist weggeschleudert worden.