The Journey

The Fine Art of Traveling by Train

Author: Michelle Galindo,Robert Klanten,Sven Ehmann

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag-DGV

ISBN: 9783899555691

Category: Railroad travel

Page: 256

View: 8713


Train trips are classic yet very of the moment. This book introduces its readers to a wide variety of trains and routes from around the world that all offer extraordinary travel experiences.

Old Santa Fe

Author: Ralph Emerson Twitchell

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865345740

Category: History

Page: 584

View: 3137


This remarkable book unfolds a detailed and thoughtful history beginning in 1598 and continuing through 1924. Chapters are devoted to events preceding the founding of the city; the Pueblo Revolution; the reconquest of the city by General Diego de Vargas; its 25 years as a Mexican provincial capital; the city during the military occupation period; and stories about Billy the Kid, Gov. Samuel B. Axtell, and the Santa Fe Ring.

A Discipline of Software Engineering

Author: B. Walraet

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483294218

Category: Computers

Page: 505

View: 8250


This comprehensive approach to the creation of software systems charts a road through system modelling techniques, allowing software engineers to create software meeting two very basic requirements: • that the software system represent a narrow emulation of the organization system that served as its model; • and that the software system display life attributes identical to those of the organization system that it automatizes. The result is a quantum leap increase in software application quality. Such benefit is achieved by the introduction of a fundamental paradigm: the office-floor metaphor which incorporates such well-balanced basic ideas as the functional normalization of tasks and information (in sharp contrast to the classic data normalization) and the principle of tenant-ownership.

My Texas Family

An Uncommon Journey to Prosperity, Featuring Photographs from 1912 to 1927

Author: Rick Hyman,Ronda Hyman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738501819

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 7758


The Hyman family left Virginia when they were freed from slavery and settled in East Texas.

The painted sketch

American impressions from nature, 1830-1880

Author: Eleanor Jones Harvey

Publisher: ABRAMS


Category: Art

Page: 299

View: 4009


In 19th-century America the landscape oil sketch emerged as a finished work of art, worthy of exhibition and sale. Concentrating on such leading landscape painters as Frederic Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Cole, The Painted Sketch accompanies an exhibition opening in June 1998 at the Dallas Museum of Art and traveling to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., in October and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, in February 1999. In this first major book on the subject, Eleanor Jones Harvey offers a fresh interpretation of the smaller, more immediate oil sketch as both a marketing tool for the resulting large studio painting and an artistic genre. With a wealth of color reproductions and archival photographs, she follows the artists on their adventurous travels to sketch grand landscapes. She also charts the public's interest in both the artists' dangerous journeys and the sketches.

Orientalist Aesthetics

Art, Colonialism, and French North Africa, 1880-1930

Author: Roger Benjamin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520924401

Category: Art

Page: 376

View: 4080


Lavishly illustrated with exotic images ranging from Renoir's forgotten Algerian oeuvre to the abstract vision of Matisse's Morocco and beyond, this book is the first history of Orientalist art during the period of high modernism. Roger Benjamin, drawing on a decade of research in untapped archives, introduces many unfamiliar paintings, posters, miniatures, and panoramas and discovers an art movement closely bound to French colonial expansion. Orientalist Aesthetics approaches the visual culture of exoticism by ranging across the decorative arts, colonial museums, traveling scholarships, and art criticism in the Salons of Paris and Algiers. Benjamin's rediscovery of the important Society of French Orientalist Painters provides a critical context for understanding a lush body of work, including that of indigenous Algerian artists never before discussed in English. The painter-critic Eugène Fromentin tackled the unfamiliar atmospheric conditions of the desert, Etienne Dinet sought a more truthful mode of ethnographic painting by converting to Islam, and Mohammed Racim melded the Persian miniature with Western perspective. Benjamin considers armchair Orientalists concocting dreams from studio bric-à-brac, naturalists who spent years living in the oases of the Sahara, and Fauve and Cubist travelers who transposed the discoveries of the Parisian Salons to create decors of indigenous figures and tropical plants. The network that linked these artists with writers and museum curators was influenced by a complex web of tourism, rapid travel across the Mediterranean, and the march of modernity into a colonized culture. Orientalist Aesthetics shows how colonial policy affected aesthetics, how Europeans visualized cultural difference, and how indigenous artists in turn manipulated Western visual languages.