Asunder

Author: Chloe Aridjis

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448129699

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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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.
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The Five Disciplines of Intelligence Collection

Author: Mark M. Lowenthal,Robert M. Clark

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483322076

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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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.
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Images of the Other

A Guide to Microform Manuscripts on Indian-White Relations

Author: Polly Grimshaw

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252017599

Category: Reference

Page: 174

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From their earliest contacts with the native inhabitants, European travelers to the New World wrote letters, journals, and official reports about the Indians they met or heard about. Grimshaw has compiled information on 70 collections of these documents now available in microform, evaluating each
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Inventing the Art Collection

Patrons, Markets, and the State in Nineteenth-Century Spain

Author: Oscar E. Vázquez

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271043951

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: N.A

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The pace and scale of the exchange of cultural goods of all sorts&—paintings, furniture, even ladies' fans&—increased sharply in nineteenth-century Spain, and new institutions and practices for exhibiting as well as valorizing &"art&" were soon formed. Oscar V&ázquez maps this cultural landscape, tracing the connections between the growth of art markets and changing patterns of collecting. Unlike many earlier students of collecting, he focuses not upon questions of taste but rather upon the discursive and institutional frameworks that came to regulate art's economic and symbolic worth at all levels of Spanish society. Drawing upon sources that range from newspaper reviews to notarial documents, V&ázquez shows how collecting acquired the power to mediate debates over individual, regional, and national identity. His book also looks at the emergence of a new state apparatus for arts administration and situates these social and political changes in the broader European context. Inventing the Art Collection will be of interest to historians and sociologists of Spain and Europe, as well as art historians and cultural theorists.
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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.
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