Korean Art from the Gompertz and Other Collections in the Fitzwilliam Museum

A Complete Catalogue

Author: Yong-i Yun,Fitzwilliam Museum

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521835923

Category: Art

Page: 357

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The collection of Korean art in the Fitzwilliam Museum is one of the finest outside the Far East, containing rich holdings of early unglazed ceramics, celadon stonewares of the Koryo dynasty, punch'ong wares and porcelains of the Choson dynasty as well as items in glass, jade, bronze, brass, lacquer and wood. This catalogue, compiled by Yun Yong-i and edited by Regina Krahl, supplies detailed information on the artefacts and posits a dating system which will be useful to students and collectors of Korean art worldwide. The introductions to each type of ware represent important contributions to the subject. Essays on Korean culture and the technology of Korean ceramics set the works of art in historical context. The finest examples of each type of ware are represented in 32 pages of colour illustrations and over 450 black and white photographs show varied views of the specimens.


Author: Chloe Aridjis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448129699

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3512


Marie’s job as a museum guard at the National Gallery in London offers her the life she always wanted, one of invisibility and quiet contemplation. But amid the hushed corridors surge currents of history and violence, paintings whose power belie their own fragility. There also lingers the legacy of her great-grandfather Ted, the warder who slipped and fell moments before reaching the suffragette Mary Richardson as she took a blade to one of the gallery’s masterpieces on the eve of the First World War. After nine years there, Marie begins to feel the tug of restlessness. A decisive change comes in the form of a winter trip to Paris, where, with the arrival of an uninvited guest and an unexpected encounter, her carefully contained world is torn apart.

The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection

Author: Mark M. Lowenthal,Robert M. Clark

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483322076

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 4479


Leading intelligence experts Mark M. Lowenthal and Robert M. Clark bring you an all new, groundbreaking title. The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection describes, in non-technical terms, the definition, history, process, management, and future trends of each intelligence collection source (INT). Authoritative and non-polemical, this book is the perfect teaching tool for classes addressing various types of collection. Chapter authors are past or current senior practitioners of the INT they discuss, providing expert assessment of ways particular types of collection fit within the larger context of the U.S. Intelligence Community.

The Other Side of Color

African American Art in the Collection of Camille O. and William H. Cosby, Jr

Author: David C. Driskell,Bill Cosby,René Hanks

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 0764914553

Category: Art

Page: 213

View: 3453


This volume presents selections from the highly-respected Cosby collection of African American art. Their introductions elaborate on their strong belief that African American families should themselves seek to preserve their cultural history and not rely on the mainstream. They also provide interesting background about how they began their collection and what owning the art has meant to them. The essay by Driskell (curator, author, and scholar) places each artist within the context of his or her era from the late 1700s to the present, and explores the historical, biographical, social, and political background of each period. Also contains biographies of the artists. Beautifully illustrated with 91 color plates and several other illustrations. Oversize: 10.25x13.25". Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Sams Teach Yourself Visual C++ .NET in 24 Hours

Author: Richard J. Simon,Mark Schmidt

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 9780672323232

Category: Computers

Page: 413

View: 1587


The typical user of this book will be past users of Visual C++ looking to get up to speed quickly on developing applications for the .NET framework in Visual C++.