Though exquisite, Indian carpets are little known even to carpet experts. This volume (and the exhibition) focus on the 16th to the 18th century, a peak period for stunning works.
Author: Daniel S. Walker
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
For this landmark exhibition, forty-two carpets, several previously unpublished, have been gathered worldwide from museums and private collections. With the exhibition and publication of Flowers Underfoot the Metropolitan Museum is proud to honor India's Golden Jubilee, a celebration of fifty years of independence.
All of that growth would be wasted, though, without an equally marvelous system
of reproduction. You, the dandelion, extend a long hollow stem carrying the flower head above the leaves. The flower head is not one but many individual flowers ...
Author: John Hainze
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Arthropod pests
An informed and heartfelt tribute to commonly unappreciated plants, insects, and other tiny creatures that reconsiders humanity's relationship to nature Fruit flies, silverfish, dandelions, and crabgrass are the bane of many people and the target of numerous chemical and physical eradication efforts. In this compelling reassessment of the relationship between humans and the natural world, John Hainze--an entomologist and former pesticide developer--considers the fascinating and bizarre history of how these so-called invasive or unwanted pests and weeds have coevolved with humanity and highlights the benefits of a greater respect and moral consideration toward these organisms. With deep insight into the lives of the underappreciated and often reviled creatures that surround us, Hainze's accessible and engaging natural history draws on ethics, religion, and philosophy as he passionately argues that creepy crawlies and unwanted plants deserve both empathy and accommodation as partners dwelling with us on earth.
the flower as code for the feminine.15 Hemans associates her heroine with Italy, "
Fair is her form, and in her eye, ... Midway, Corinne and Oswald while walking
near Naples have "crushed the flowers underfoot, freeing the perfumes deep ...
Author: Karyna Szmurlo
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The distinctive place of Stael's novel in literature and its disseminative powers are documented in Part III, "Genie at Large." From Corilla Olimpica to Marguerite Yourcenar, the critics depict affiliations among female writers striving for public recognition and explore the ideological/textual borrowings among Corinne and other classic works.
Indian Mughal carpets have been generically described as 'flowers underfoot'. I
adapted this terminology to Stars Underfoot to encompass heavenly
constellations that the narrative will reveal as the interlaced geometries are
assimilated and ...
Author: Alice Kettle
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
A celebration of machine embroidery in all its forms, drawing on the significant archives of the Faculty of Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Flowers. By Margo Lanagan I walked away from the fire, in among the trees. I
was looking for somewhere to relieve myself of all the ale ... Look, I could trample
flower after flower underfoot in my lurching—I could kill plant after plant that way!
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
It’s the epic battle of brains against manes. Which side are you on? It’s a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? This all-original anthology edited by Holly Black (Team Unicorn) and Justine Larbalestier (Team Zombie) makes strong arguments for both sides in the form of spectacular short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths—for good and evil—of unicorns, and half show the good (and really, really badass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. This anthology will have everyone asking: Team Zombie or Team Unicorn?
Concentrating on the area around the flowers, slowly I revealed a painting of Mia,
dressed in midsommar white. There were flowers in her hair and flowers underfoot. In my haste I damaged the painting. Despite being far from a
Author: Tom Rob Smith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son... Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden, the country of his mother's birth. But with a single phone call, everything changes. Your mother... she's not well, his father tells him. She's been imagining things - terrible, terrible things.In fact, she has been committed to a mental hospital. Before Daniel can board a plane to Sweden, his mother calls: Everything that man has told you is a lie. I'm not mad... I need the police... Meet me at Heathrow. Daniel is immediately caught between his parents - whom to believe, whom to trust? He becomes his mother's unwilling judge and jury. Presented with a horrific crime, a conspiracy that implicates his own father, Daniel must examine the evidence and decide for himself: who is telling the truth? And he has secrets of his own that for too long he has kept hidden...
Friends and the great many of our wonderful People scattered petals and flowers
before us upon the way. And being loathe to crush entire flowers underfoot, those
who could would either avoid or take these up from off their path. Thus as upon ...
Author: Karin Hannah
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Pilgrimage The first section of the story of Akhenaten is told by Ambrose, the soul self of Akhenaten/Smenkhkare. He begins by speaking of the distant beginnings of Earths evolvement and that of all earlier species and the divine orchestration behind all of Earths evolvement and adorning. Thereafter he speaks of Amilius Hermes and the Great Division that was brought about the creative experimentation indulged in by a certain group of Divine Brethren (not of the angelic realm). From there he speaks of the pilgrimages that were required in divine reparation and healing, that which brought about the Hermetic vibration. He goes on to speak of the returning pilgrimages by the incarnate visitations of the extra-terrestrially evolved Hermetic vibration as well as those who eventually incarnated solely upon Earth. Soon he comes to speaking briefly of his overlapping dual incarnations as the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten and his brother Prince Smenkhkare and their souls close connection with Amilius Hermes and the Hermetic vibration. And so he finishes by summing up his own soul selfs spiritual lineage and a brief address to the reader of his story. Meritaten It is Meritaten who tells the second section of the story and therein she gives her account of her father Akhenaten and his life. She tells us of her father and includes details of her own life and that of her beloved sisters and soon informs us that when she was born she already had two older sisters. She also speaks of her mother Nefertiti and even twice briefly mentions her beloved grandmother Tiy and grandfather Amenophis III. Of course she in due time speaks adoringly of the two loves of her life, her husband Prince Smenkhkare (and later the Pharaoh Smenkhkare) and her son Tutankhaten (Tutankhamun). Near the beginning of her story she informs us that she and her sisters were all taught not only to write detailed stories but also to perform them. Meritaten is a consummate story teller with a great sense of place and a sometimes poetic turn of phrase. Her account expresses the whole range of their human experience amid the fine detail of their physical surroundings. She ranges from poignant and touching, often amusing and right through to her own personal traumatic emotional pain and thereafter to the gradual tragedy all of their lives eventually became. (Keep in mind that Meritaten and Tutankhaten were the dual soul aspects of Ambroses twin self Ursu). Tutankhaten And now it is (Tutankhamun) who takes up the telling of the third and final part of the story of Akhenaten, speaking from the position he assumed when having incarnated as Akhenatens only son. He speaks openly about the fact that thereafter Akhenaten and Smenkhkares deaths he was soon forcibly renamed Tutankhamun when crowned. Even from the very beginning of his account he decidedly states that his true name was and is Tutankhaten. While sharing his memories of his father, he also tells very well the story of his own short lifetime and that of his adored mother Meritaten and Smenkhkare whom he fondly called his second-father. His amiable half-sisters he speaks of also, and later of his grandmother Nefertiti and her brother the universally despised Ay. The latter being his greatest oppressor. And last but certainly far from least, we are privy to a most fervently detailed account of the unenviable relationship between himself and his beloved half-sister and queen Ankhesenapaaten (who was also forcibly renamed Ankhesenamun). And that they had been compelled to marry under such duress he also refers to their life as captives of state, those living within a luxuriously appointed prison. Like his mother Meritaten he later recounts his experiences after passing over into Spirit, although his personal experiences were quite different from hers in that they contain strong elements of both the dark and the light. Even s
The first flowering trees, the wild plums, were blooming in the woods like white
fragrant clouds caught in the twiggy branches, and on a southern hillside of the
woods they found a wave of wood flowers underfoot. Paul moved among the ...
Author: Josephine Johnson
Publisher: A&C Black
The passionate man who loves with strength and lives with violence... The silent, lonely boy who exists in a world of strange loves and longings... The evil, terrifying creature of the night, which destroys as it clings, which consumes as it touches... Through a nightmare world of fear and forbidden emotions, man and boy move irrevocably towards the blinding moment of confrontation with the night creature – to the shattering revelation that they are all THE DARK TRAVELER. This gripping novel by Pulitzer Prize winning author Josephine Johnson, first published in 1963, tells the tale of a man imprisoned by a strange passions and violent fears, and of a woman who has pledged to lead him out of the darkness.
There were flowers underfoot that smelled like expensive women, flowers in trees
overhead that spread out and promised fruit. Passionflower, he thought, spotting
a flaring violet blossom. He remembered the one he'd handed Whitney in ...
Author: Nora Roberts
From New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a seductive novel of red hot passion and cold hard cash, as a Manhattan socialite living at jet-set speed crosses a desperate man on the run—and finds herself trapped in a deadly game that may have no winners or losers . . . or survivors. Reckless Whitney MacAllister possesses all the wealth and beauty every woman dreams of. Streetwise Douglas Lord has the good looks and quick wits to be a success at his chosen profession: larceny. She has the cash and the connections. He has the stolen documents leading to a fabulous hidden fortune. It is a business proposition, pure and simple. But the race to find the treasure, from Manhattan to Madagascar, is only part of the game. For their fierce and dangerous attraction to each other soon threatens to overwhelm them—unless their merciless and shadowy rivals kill them first.
They thunder towards her from the wilderness, trampling beautiful herbs and wild flowers underfoot. As they approach, they slow down and come to a halt in a
cloud of dust about a metre away from her. Blazing down at her from between the
Author: Jackie Griffiths
Publisher: Jackie Griffiths
Jae is troubled by philosophical questions. She mulls them over in private and spends many hours discussing them with her grandmother, but finds no answers. When her grandmother dies she leaves Jae a perplexing note: "seek and ye shall find." This sparks an incredible journey into a strange land where she meets unusual people, undergoes personal challenges, and discovers alternative theories on the meaning of life. On her journey through the ten stages of enlightenment, Jae sings in a concert, wrestles an ox, vanquishes egotistical desires, and comes to terms with the silent sacred space at the centre of her being, over which there is no authority at all, not even her self. She finally finds peace in the garden of Eden, but even this she must eventually abandon... to live truly in the here and now.
The ground was covered in a night-blooming flower, five-petalled and white, just
opening to release its scent. Laurent swung down from ... Laurent had walked a
few steps from the archway, crushing flowers underfoot. Now he leaned his back
Author: C. S. Pacat
The second novel in the critically acclaimed Captive Prince trilogy from global phenomenon C. S. Pacat. With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them a final devastating blow...
Delighted, they partedthe silver strands with their fingers, not at all frightened to
find thatthe garden and the tree had disappeared andin their place was a vast
silver-green space with flowers underfoot andleaves and branches as faras the ...
Author: Giti Chandra
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
‘I am the blood that flows under all, I am the fire and bones of stars. . .’ In the colossal caldera of Yellowstone National Park, a geyser blows in a startling eruption of red, and young Akshat disappears. This is only the tiny, terrifying start to the primal battle, now resurrected in full fury, between the two ancient foes, Elrai and Edasich. As the frantic search for Akshat ensues, his cousins, the child-guardians entrusted with olden secrets, come together with a coven of witches to rescue their beloved Akshat – and indeed the world – from certain peril. But will their growing powers be enough against the merciless evil loosed by the desperate and vicious Hyena-faced One? Will they be able to save Earth from a cataclysm of scorching lava and pulverized rock? Who will finally don the good Elrai’s baldric and leash the trail of death and destruction? Gripping and heart-stopping, The Bones of Stars tracks the defiant crusade of six extraordinary young people against a formidable, brutal force that threatens to obliterate the whole world as you know it. And end it forever.
340 33 ADOR SANDIMONOEMERDENKO 1 Martin Youngberg , “ Microscopic
Analysis of Animal Fibers Found in Classical Indian and Persian Carpets , " in
Daniel Walker , Flowers Underfoot : Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era ( Metro
~39 FLOWERS See Also: NATURE All white scented flowers, like the perfume of
love in fresh sheets —Janet Flanner ... The tiny yellow flowers danced underfoot,
like jewels in the dust —Mary Stewart The tulip—beds across the road flamed ...
Author: Elyse Sommer
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.
A Book of Poetry Alvaro Cardona-Hine. in memoriam Bert Meyers FANCY the
grass at small perfections flowers underfoot ASPEN those Egyptian eyes on their
trunks perform in a 121 bookVI Book VI.
Author: Alvaro Cardona-Hine
Publisher: il piccolo editions
“Some of the best ever written . . .” –Tom McGrath in The National Guardian reviewing the haiku in The Gathering Wave. “Cardona-Hine is far more tuned to silence than Eliot; there are no phases to his theology. He offers no disciplines, nor even Zen vacancies; he offers arrivals . . . This gentle poet has little to do with the hysterical attenuated surrealism which has in recent years dominated the better little magazines. Or with archetypes of the Great Mother or other theorizing . . . It is understandable that poets want to move out into the universe, to dream of being moles, to sink into mineral veins, to make wild dissociated images that dissolve the self. But Cardona-Hine preserves the sense of human self-hood, human wonder, adventure.”–Benjamin Saltzman in Kayak reviewing Words On Paper.
A somber light refracted from the water gleamed in the depressions, and the
treeless distances with their animal silhouettes, the glow of bright flowers underfoot, recalled the tundras of the north to which the migrant plovers on the
plain would ...
Author: Peter Matthiessen
A timeless and majestic portrait of Africa by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise A finalist for the National Book Award when it was released in 1972, this vivid portrait of East Africa remains as fresh and revelatory now as on the day it was first published. Peter Matthiessen exquisitely combines nature and travel writing to portray the sights, scenes, and people he observed firsthand in several trips over the course of a dozen years. From the daily lives of wild herdsmen and the drama of predator kills to the field biologists investigating wild creatures and the anthropologists seeking humanity's origins in the rift valley, The Tree Where Man Was Born is a classic of journalistic observation. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by groundbreaking British primatologist Jane Goodall. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Crushing fresh flowers underfoot to celebratea wedding! She raisedher eyebrows
but held back from commenting. Lata turned around and called out, “Are you
okay?” “Coming,” Rukmini called out muttering to herself, “honestly what an ...
Author: Smita Kale
Publisher: Partridge Publishing
What a Paradise tells a tale of the stimulating experiences of Indian immigrants from the painful disenchantment of the Dot com crisis to the uncertainties of adapting to new lands. It explores the experiences of NRIs vis--vis Indians through the eyes of the four main female characters. Jane: Breaking ties with her family over an arranged marriage she escapes to the United States. She savors phenomenal success after her gruesome early struggles in America working 18 hour days balancing studies and part time work at a diner to pay her way through college. Although deracinated from a life of comfort to one of hardship, Jane the maverick wears her accomplishments humbly. Namita: Share the struggles of Namita and her family, migrants to Australia as they face initial disappointments. The issues of racism and identity also feature in their story. It is not without angst and frustration that they mull through their early days in Sydney. Lila: She begins life as a wealthy landowners daughter but loses everything before she grows up. Raised by benevolent relatives she works hard to become a doctor. Happily married and working diligently as a medical microbiologist in her Alma Mater, she finds herself the accused in a fabricated criminal case. Although pronounced innocent and reinstated to her post, she chooses to accompany her husband to California. Rukmini: Married to a genius doctor in the U.K. whose commitment to adjuvant research distances him from mundane family matters, Rukmini fields harsh condemnation of her husband for neglecting his aged parents back home in Delhi. Confident in her husbands love for his family she does not care to explain him to anybody. Set against the vibrant backdrop of an elaborate Delhi wedding their stories unravel alongside incidents of bomb blasts and a hit and run.
In a Spring wood I awoke to the sound of birds calling Such joyous chorusing In a
Spring wood So fresh So new The colours I saw The vividness too To run through
The trees The wind upon my face A sea of purple and blue Flowers underfoot ...
Author: Matthew R Brackley
A collection of some of the most beautiful poems reflecting nature, love and colour. Your heart ....the colour of a sunset This edition created in A4 for ese of reading and for sharing
... seem to be counterpointed by the ' particle - formation ' of the bright orange of
the fruit in the trees overhead and of the flowers underfoot ( each of which have
their own ' microrhythms ' of alignment and relation to the main figures ) . A never
Author: Michael O'Toole
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Drawing on his background as a linguist, O'Toole analyses in detail a number of major works of art to show how the semiotic approach relates a work's immediate impact to other aspects of our response to it: to the scene portrayed, to the social, intellectual and economic world within which the artist and his or her patrons worked, and to our own world. It further provides ways of talking about and interrelating aspects of composition, technique and the material qualities of the work.
Władysław Jagiełło walked well ahead of them on the path, giving them their
privacy by absorbing himself in the patterns of the leaves, the tiny flowers underfoot, the birdsongs piercing the foliage. But Anielica and the Pigeon still did
not talk, ...
Author: Brigid Pasulka
Publisher: Hachette UK
Winner of the 2010 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction, A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True is a grand love story and a wonderfully warm-hearted debut about a young woman and her country on the cusp of change.On the eve of World War II in a place called Half-Village, a man nicknamed the Pigeon falls in love with a girl fabled for her angelic looks. Using his 'golden hands' he decides to turn her family's modest hut into a beautiful home, and build his way into her heart.But war arrives, cutting short their charming courtship and bringing with it terrible events.Fifty years on, young Baba Yaga leaves her village to make a new life in Krakow. What she finds is not the city of her grandmother's tales but a place struggling in the aftermath of communism's fall, where opportunity seems reserved for the lucky few. Then tragedy strikes and the past reaches out an unexpected hand to her.What Louis de Bernieres did for Kefalonia, Brigid Pasulka does for Poland, weaving together the two strands of her story with a deftly magical touch into a witty, wise and heartbreaking love story that will enchant you to the very end.