This book reveals the importance of playing cards in Russian criminal culture.

Author: Damon Murray

Publisher: Fuel Publishing

ISBN: 0993191126

Category: Art

Page: 271

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This book reveals the importance of playing cards in Russian criminal culture. The handmade decks are beautiful works of art in their own right. Prohibited by the prison authorities, they are constructed from innocuous materials procured from the everyday routine of prison life. During construction both the cards and their designs are adroitly manipulated so they can be read. Once they are completed, the virtuoso player prowls the prison, searching for a suitable victim. This process is described here for the first time. Extensive diagrams show how the cards are made, while decks of actual prison cards are reproduced in facsimile.
Categories: Art

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia

Baldaev's drawings contain evidence of anti-Semitism within the criminal fraternity over many decades, suggesting this is not a recent phenomenon.] Ring Tattoos Tattoos that look like rings are chiefly applied at a younger age in ...

Author: Danzig Baldayev

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210604984

Category: Prisoners

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Categories: Prisoners

Fantasy Worlds

Fantasy Worlds

"Cheval's palace is one of many works of architectural fantasy in this book, the result of over 20 years' research by architectural photographer Deidi von Schaewen.

Author: John Maizels

Publisher: Taschen America Llc

ISBN: 3822832197

Category: Architecture

Page: 236

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"Cheval's palace is one of many works of architectural fantasy in this book, the result of over 20 years' research by architectural photographer Deidi von Schaewen. Like Cheval, the creators of these extraordinary worlds simply started building, with no rules to guide them and, in most cases, no previous artistic experience."--Global Books in Print.
Categories: Architecture

First Thousand Words in German

First Thousand Words in German

MODERN LANGUAGES (IE OTHER THAN ENGLISH).

Author: Heather Amery

Publisher:

ISBN: 1409583031

Category: German language

Page: 64

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MODERN LANGUAGES (IE OTHER THAN ENGLISH). The classic Usborne word book as a bi-lingual German/English edition, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. A thousand everyday words illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key German vocabulary. Ages 5+
Categories: German language

Russian Organized Corruption Networks and their International Trajectories

Russian Organized Corruption Networks and their International Trajectories

Historically, the centers of criminal activity in Russia were formed at the beginning of the twentieth century in St. ... Every tattoo had information on criminal charges, terms of previous convictions, psychological predispositions, ...

Author: Serguei Cheloukhine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441909909

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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Countries undergoing major social and legal transitions typically experience a light, but relatively insignificant, increase in crime. However, in the past decade, many transitional countries in Eastern Europe, and Russia in particular, have experienced a surge in criminal activities that came about through the collaboration of diverse players—such as criminals, state officials, businesspersons, and law enforcement—into organized networks aimed to obtain financial and economic gains.
Categories: Social Science

Designing Pornotopia

Designing Pornotopia

... David 29 Bubbles , Barney 73,79 Burroughs , William 137-8 business cards 152 , 160 Buzzcocks 79 Byrne , David 162 ... Vince 111 Fuel : Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia 170 , 171-2 Fukuta , Dr Keizo 190 Fuller , Buckminster 60 ...

Author: Rick Poynor

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 1856694895

Category: Commercial art

Page: 208

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In this collection of essays about visual culture, Rick Poynor directs a critical eye at brands, billboards, magazine, architecture, tattoos and trends in cosmetic surgery. A key target is the pervasiveness of sexual imagery in the market place and the media's symbiotic relationship with porn.
Categories: Commercial art

Giant Robot

Giant Robot

17 No 1 Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Battlestack Galacti - Crap Foods Luba : The Book of Ofelia Shintaro Katsu Illustrated Crickets ... The book is truly odd , and for some reason it's perforated so you can make little cards .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123009156

Category: Alternative rock music

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Categories: Alternative rock music

The Bookseller

The Bookseller

5.95 Ward Lock ( 9.77 ) Agi 7063 5212 2 Gardening Encyclopaedia ( Hunt , Peter ) D8.336 . III . ... Russian E.Saletan . M8.423 . n.e. sd . ... 0.60 Tattoo Bks . : Star Bks . ( 1.77 ) Fic ( War ) 427 00302 4 Gershator , P. ( Ed . ) .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3312287

Category: Bibliography

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Categories: Bibliography

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

50.00 ( 0-8014-3226 - X ) Cornell U Pr . Six Old Time St. Patrick's Day Postcards . Date not set . ... 4.99 ( 0-14-035553-6 ) Puffin Bks . Skazhi Iziun - Say Cheese ! in Russian . V. Aksenov . ... Knopf Skeleton Warrior Tattoo . ( ) .

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023727673

Category: American literature

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Categories: American literature

The Pinocchio Effect

The Pinocchio Effect

'The Pinocchio Effect' draws on a broad array of sources to trace the making of a modern national identity in Italy.

Author: Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226774480

Category: History

Page: 431

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'The Pinocchio Effect' draws on a broad array of sources to trace the making of a modern national identity in Italy. The author explores all the ways that identity was constructed through newly formed attachments, voluntary and otherwise, to the nation.
Categories: History