Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Susanna Clarke
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781635575644
Available:
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction World Fantasy Awards Finalist From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Susanna Clarke
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781635575644
Available:
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction World Fantasy Awards Finalist From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Susanna Clarke
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781635577808
Available:
Release: 2021-09-28
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction World Fantasy Awards Finalist The instant New York Times bestselling novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic book set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Author: Susanna Clarke
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9781608195350
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Release: 2010-06-05
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.

The Ladies of Grace Adieu

The Ladies of Grace Adieu
Author: Susanna Clarke
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781408809334
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Release: 2009-12-21
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, the major BBC production. Faerie is never as far away as you think. Sometimes you find you have crossed an invisible line and must cope, as best you can, with petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time embroidering terrible fates or with endless paths in deep, dark woods and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes bedevilled by such problems in these fairy tales include a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Strange himself and the Raven King.

Piranesi Unbound

Piranesi Unbound
Author: Carolyn Yerkes,Heather Hyde Minor
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780691206103
Available:
Release: 2020-09
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Layers / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Lost and found / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Pages / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Dedicated and sent / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Bound / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Sold / by Carolyn Yerkes.

The Piranesi Effect

The Piranesi Effect
Author: Kerrianne Stone,Gerard Vaughan
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781742247366
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Release: 2015-08-01
Editor: NewSouth
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The work of Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) has captivated artists, architects and designers for centuries. Although contemporary Australia is a long way from eighteenth-century Rome, it is home to substantial collections of his works, the largest being at the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. The Piranesi Effect is a collection of exquisitely illustrated essays on the impact of Piranesi’s work throughout the years. The book brings together Australian and international experts who investigate Piranesi’s world and its connections to the study of art and the practice of artists today. From curators and art historians, to contemporary artists like Bill Henson and Ron McBurnie, the contributors each bring their own passion and insight into the work of Piranesi, illuminating what it is about his work that still inspires such wonder.

Piranesi

Piranesi
Author: Susanna Clarke
Pages: 240
ISBN: 3896676725
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Release: 2020-10-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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The Magician s Nephew

The Magician s Nephew
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 202
ISBN: 1424204526
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Release: 2007-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follow Digory and Polly as they try to return Jadis to her own world, but they land in Narnia.

Piranesi Unbound

Piranesi Unbound
Author: Carolyn Yerkes,Heather Hyde Minor
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780691206103
Available:
Release: 2020-09
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Layers / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Lost and found / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Pages / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Dedicated and sent / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Bound / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Sold / by Carolyn Yerkes.

Piranesi Drawings

Piranesi Drawings
Author: Sarah Vowles
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0500480613
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Release: 2020-02-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new exploration ofPiranesi's work as adraftsman, publishedto coincide with anexhibition at theBritish Museum. The Venetian-born artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) is best known for his dramatic etchings of the architecture and antiquities of his adopted home city of Rome and for his extraordinary flights of spatial fancy, such as Le Carceri ("Prisons"). Published to coincide with an exhibition at the British Museum, this volume explores Piranesi's celebrated skill as a draftsman. While many studies are concerned with Piranesi's activities as a printmaker, this beautifully illustrated book examines new dimensions of his art by focusing on his drawings. Curator and author Sarah Vowles establishes a clear relationship between his drawings and prints, discusses the involvement of studio hands in his late works, and examines how his style as a draftsman evolved. Piranesi Drawings reveals the quality and lasting impact of the pen and chalk studies by a remarkably talented draftsman, as demonstrated by the superb collection at the British Museum.

We Play Ourselves

We Play Ourselves
Author: Jen Silverman
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780399591532
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Release: 2021-02-09
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

After a humiliating scandal, a young writer flees to the West Coast, where she is drawn into the morally ambiguous orbit of a charismatic filmmaker and the teenage girls who are her next subjects. “A blistering story about the costs of creating art.”—O: The Oprah Magazine (LGBTQ Books That Will Change the Literary Landscape) Not too long ago, Cass was a promising young playwright in New York, hailed as “a fierce new voice” and “queer, feminist, and ready to spill the tea.” But at the height of all this attention, Cass finds herself at the center of a searing public shaming, and flees to Los Angeles to escape—and reinvent herself. There she meets her next-door neighbor Caroline, a magnetic filmmaker on the rise, as well as the pack of teenage girls who hang around her house. They are the subjects of Caroline’s next semidocumentary movie, which follows the girls’ clandestine activity: a Fight Club inspired by the violent classic. As Cass is drawn into the film’s orbit, she is awed by Caroline’s ambition and confidence. But over time, she becomes troubled by how deeply Caroline is manipulating the teens in the name of art—especially as the consequences become increasingly disturbing. With her past proving hard to shake and her future one she’s no longer sure she wants, Cass is forced to reckon with her own ambitions and confront what she has come to believe about the steep price of success.

Piranesi The Complete Etchings

Piranesi  The Complete Etchings
Author: Luigi Ficacci
Pages: 792
ISBN: 3836587610
Available:
Release: 2021-12-27
Editor: Taschen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explore the complete etchings of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the 18th-century engraver famed for his architectural views of Rome and his imaginary prisons. In this edition, you'll find all the extraordinary detail and fantasy with which Piranesi shaped not only the European image of Italy, but also an impressive artistic legacy, from Edgar...

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion  the Witch  and the Wardrobe
Author: C.S. Lewis
Pages: 101
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-04-10
Editor: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

C. S. Lewis was a British author, lay theologian, and contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkien. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Piranesi Drawings Colour Plates

Piranesi  Drawings Colour Plates
Author: Maria Peitcheva
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781329602205
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Release: 2015-10-06
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), Italian engraver and architect, is best known for his etchings of ancient and baroque Rome and grandiose architectural constructions of his own imagination. Throughout most of his adult life Piranesi made etchings of views of the city; not only its antiquities, such as the Pantheon, but also its contemporary masterpieces such as the Capitoline and Piazza Navona. The scenes are animated with tiny, frail, fluttering figures. Long before he died his prints of his adopted city had caught the imagination of much of Europe.

Piranesi s Lost Words

Piranesi s Lost Words
Author: Heather Hyde Minor
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0271065494
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Release: 2015-09-25
Editor: Penn State University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Examines the writings of eighteenth-century Italian engraver and artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi"--Provided by publisher.

Archescape

Archescape
Author: Gijs Wallis de Vries
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9071346005
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Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What might Gianbattista Piranesi (1720-1778) contribute to today's architectural debate? Could his vision of a pensile city inspire the city of tomorrow? Archescape is a new concept based on a reading of Piranesi's 'Campo Marzio', his sublime reconstruction of ancient Rome. Archescape, a fusion of the words architecture and escape into a new 'scape' addresses two issues: the city flight that tends towards the destruction of what it looks for, and the sprawling urban footprint that is unsustainable and blocks escape. It also conceives a way out: the creation of flight lines inside a dense city. What are flight lines? Can architecture frame them? Do they avoid the fatalities that affect the longing for escape? Could they minimize the impact on the earth while maximizing the contact with nature? The book consists of three parts: a manifesto, a treatise, and a reverie. The escapist manifesto formulates an architectural theory on the basis of the flight line conceptualized by Gilles Deleuze: neither a line between two points, nor a derived function, but a line 'in between' motivated by a primary drive that engages imagination, movement, and design. The treatise of the pensile city analyzes the verbal and visual discourse of Piranesi's 'Campo Marzio', considering both his other works and his position in his time. The reverie discusses contemporary interpretations of the Campo Marzio as a negative or positive utopia, as a Manhattanist archipelago, or as a field of walls, and culminates in strolls through a future archescape. The text is illustrated by many images, a selection of which is reproduced in visual essays.

The Midnight Bargain

The Midnight Bargain
Author: C. L. Polk
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781645660149
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Erewhon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the beloved World Fantasy Award-winning author of Witchmark comes a sweeping, romantic new fantasy set in a world reminiscent of Regency England, where women’s magic is taken from them when they marry. A sorceress must balance her desire to become the first great female magician against her duty to her family. Beatrice Clayborn is a sorceress who practices magic in secret, terrified of the day she will be locked into a marital collar that will cut off her powers to protect her unborn children. She dreams of becoming a full-fledged Magus and pursuing magic as her calling as men do, but her family has staked everything to equip her for Bargaining Season, when young men and women of means descend upon the city to negotiate the best marriages. The Clayborns are in severe debt, and only she can save them, by securing an advantageous match before their creditors come calling. In a stroke of luck, Beatrice finds a grimoire that contains the key to becoming a Magus, but before she can purchase it, a rival sorceress swindles the book right out of her hands. Beatrice summons a spirit to help her get it back, but her new ally exacts a price: Beatrice’s first kiss . . . with her adversary’s brother, the handsome, compassionate, and fabulously wealthy Ianthe Lavan. The more Beatrice is entangled with the Lavan siblings, the harder her decision becomes: If she casts the spell to become a Magus, she will devastate her family and lose the only man to ever see her for who she is; but if she marries—even for love—she will sacrifice her magic, her identity, and her dreams. But how can she choose just one, knowing she will forever regret the path not taken?

The Manara

The Manara
Author: Milo Manara
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781616555412
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Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: Manara Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Milo Minara is a well-known and much-loved Italian graphic novelist, and he has been collaborating with Dark House to bring a comprehensive catalogue of his work to the English-speaking world. Manara's artwork and satirical voice are both in top form in this latest edition, and these stories, spanning two decades, are among his funniest, sexiest and most beautiful. The latest in a series of nine volumes, this reprint allows classic Manara stories to be experienced by a whole new audience.

Lettera di Francesco Piranesi al Signor Generale D Giovanni Acton By Vincenzo Monti A defence of Piranesi s dealings with Baron Armfelt the Swedish Envoy at Naples

Lettera di Francesco Piranesi al Signor Generale D  Giovanni Acton   By Vincenzo Monti   A defence of Piranesi s dealings with Baron Armfelt  the Swedish Envoy at Naples
Author: Francesco PIRANESI
Pages: 71
ISBN: BL:A0022226667
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Release: 1794
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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