The Art of Rivalry

The Art of Rivalry
Author: Sebastian Smee
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9780812985078
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Release: 2017-05-16
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the stories of artists whose relationships shaped and spurred their achievements and the cultural world, profiling the tense relationships of Picasso and Matisse, Manet and Degas, Pollack and de Kooning, and Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon.

Art and Rivalry

Art and Rivalry
Author: Carol Bishop-Gwyn
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780345808424
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Release: 2019-10-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The unauthorized biography of Canada's most famous artist couple and the rivalry that drove them. She painted as if with pure light, radiant colours making quotidian kitchen scenes come alive with sublimated drama. He painted like clockwork, each stroke precise and measured with exquisite care, leaving no angle unchecked and no subtlety of tone unattended. Some would say Mary Pratt was fire and Christopher, ice. And yet Newfoundland's Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (or Jackson Pollack and Lee Krasner...) presented their marriage as a portrait of harmony and balance. But balance off the canvas rarely makes great art, and the Pratts' art was spectacular. As a youth at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Mary pursued her future husband, a prodigious art talent, and supported his determination to study painting instead of medicine. They married and removed themselves to a Newfoundland outport where his painting alone provided the means to raise a family. But as Mary's own talents became evident and she sought her own hours at the easel, when not raising their four children, and as rumours of Christopher's affair with a young model spread, the Pratts' harmonious exterior slowly cracked, to scandal in Newfoundland and fascination across the country. A marriage ended, and gave way to a furious competition for dominance in Canadian art.

The Rivalry

The Rivalry
Author: Nikki Sloane
Pages: 301
ISBN:
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Release: 2017-11-21
Editor: Shady Creek Publishing
Language: en

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This tight end is at the top of his game. He’s good with his hands, even better with his sexy mouth, and the best at making me forget my own name. His—ahem—stats are perfect. But I can’t fall for him. He might be everything I want, all rolled into a glorious package of gridiron god, but there’s one teeny-tiny problem. The vile, loathsome team I’ve spent my entire life hating—my beloved school’s arch-rival? This guy is their star player.

The Art of Business Wars

The Art of Business Wars
Author: David Brown
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780063019539
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Release: 2021-04-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on the chart-topping Business Wars podcast, stories and lessons from history’s greatest business rivalries. Using Chinese military genius Sun Tzu’s strategies as a guide, Brown examines why some companies triumph while others crumble. Business is a fight for survival. In business as in war, leaders match their wills in pursuit of opposing outcomes, they devise strategies, and marshal resources for victory. Success can turn on the smallest of details; a single tactical blunder can topple an empire. Ultimately, one side triumphs—and victory is all that matters. David Brown, host of the hit podcast Business Wars, masterfully frames some of the biggest business rivalries in history using revered Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu’s insights and pragmatic advice. Each rivalry he examines tells a story of combined wits, strategies, and resources. Brown chronicles the rise of companies as they vanquish rivals, formulate innovative plans, and adapt to keep up with shifting societal needs. The goal? Stay ahead of the competition and emerge victorious as an industry titan. By compiling powerful insights uncovered over hundreds of episodes and more than a year of in-depth research, Brown has developed a formula for business intrigue that uses popular history as a hook to lure readers in. The stories in The Art of Business Wars are fascinating, but the lessons we draw from them—about determination, ingenuity, patience, grit, subtlety, and other traits that contribute to a victorious enterprise—are invaluable, whether you're a software-slinging freelancer or the CEO of a multinational manufacturer.

Heated Rivalry

Heated Rivalry
Author: Rachel Reid
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781488051241
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Release: 2019-03-25
Editor: Carina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nothing interferes with Shane Hollander’s game—definitely not the sexy rival he loves to hate. Pro hockey star Shane Hollander isn’t just crazy talented, he’s got a spotless reputation. Hockey is his life. Now that he’s captain of the Montreal Voyageurs, he won’t let anything jeopardize that, especially the sexy Russian whose hard body keeps him awake at night. Boston Bears captain Ilya Rozanov is everything Shane’s not. The self-proclaimed king of the ice, he’s as cocky as he is talented. No one can beat him—except Shane. They’ve made a career on their legendary rivalry, but when the skates come off, the heat between them is undeniable. When Ilya realizes he wants more than a few secret hookups, he knows he must walk away. The risk is too great. As their attraction intensifies, they struggle to keep their relationship out of the public eye. If the truth comes out, it could ruin them both. But when their need for each other rivals their ambition on the ice, secrecy is no longer an option… One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise! This book is approximately 66,000 words

War and Peace in International Rivalry

War and Peace in International Rivalry
Author: Paul F. Diehl,Gary Goertz
Pages: 331
ISBN: 0472088483
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Release: 2001-10-22
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How do enduring rivalries between states affect international relations?

Geisha in Rivalry

Geisha in Rivalry
Author: Kafu Nagai
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781462900756
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Release: 2011-08-30
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Geisha in Rivalry, first published as Udekurabe in 1918, has a secure place among Kafu Nagai's masterpieces. Set against the backdrop of Tokyo's Shimbashi geisha district, a company of vivid characters play out their drama of illicit love, shady intrigue, and unrelenting rivalry. In the forefront are the geisha: some powerful and spiteful like the imperious Rikiji, some crude and obvious like the gaudy Kikuchiyo, some naive and pathetic like the heroine Komayo, and all engaged in finding a place for themselves in a world that offers no easy route of escape from their profession. Here, too, are the patrons of the geisha: the playboys, the actors, the successful businessmen, and the "upstart gentlemen" of late Meiji society. And here, again, are those who make the machinery of this world function: the geisha house proprietors, the teahouse mistresses, the actors' retainers, the servants. And, finally, here are the parasites of the demimonde, who live off its other denizens through guile and deceit. Through this often sordid but fascinating pageant move the figures of the geisha Komayo, her lovers, and the women who conspire to steal them from her.

The Psychology of Rivalry

The Psychology of Rivalry
Author: Nancy Aaron Jones
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1536141720
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Release: 2018
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Armenia and Azerbaijan

Armenia and Azerbaijan
Author: Broers Laurence Broers
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781474450553
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Release: 2019-08-21
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict for control of the mountainous territory of Nagorny Karabakh is the longest-running dispute in post-Soviet Eurasia. Laurence Broers shows how more than 20 years of dynamic territorial politics, shifting power relations, international diffusion and unsuccessful mediation efforts have contributed to the resilience of this stubbornly unresolved dispute. Looking beyond tabloid tropes of 'frozen conflict' or 'Russian land-grab', Broers unpacks the unresolved territorial issues of the 1990s and the strategic rivalry that has built up around them since.

Matisse and Picasso

Matisse and Picasso
Author: Jack Flam
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780786723836
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Release: 2008-08-04
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Matisse and Picasso achieved extraordinary prominence during their lifetimes. They have become cultural icons, standing not only for different kinds of art but also for different ways of living. Matisse, known for his restraint and intense sense of privacy, for his decorum and discretion, created an art that transcended daily life and conveyed a sensuality that inhabited an abstract and ethereal realm of being. In contrast, Picasso became the exemplar of intense emotionality, of theatricality, of art as a kind of autobiographical confession that was often charged with violence and explosive eroticism. In Matisse and Picasso , Jack Flam explores the compelling, competitive, parallel lives of these two artists and their very different attitudes toward the idea of artistic greatness, toward the women they loved, and ultimately toward their confrontations with death.

Love and Rivalry

Love and Rivalry
Author: Norman E Land
Pages: 252
ISBN: 1539109224
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Release: 2019-03-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first ever collection of stories in English about Renaissance artists by women authors of the long-nineteenth century. Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Elizabeth Sirani and Quinten Matsys are among the artists who appear in the fifteen tales. Among the authors are Christina Rossetti, Hannah Sawyer Lee, and Dinah Mulock Craik.

Francis Bacon in Your Blood

Francis Bacon in Your Blood
Author: Michael Peppiatt
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781632863454
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Release: 2015-12-01
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In June of 1963, when Michael Peppiatt first met Francis Bacon, the former was a college boy at Cambridge, the latter already a famous painter, more than thirty years his senior. And yet, Peppiatt was welcomed into the volatile artist's world; Bacon, considered by many to be “mad, bad, and dangerous to know,” proved himself a devoted friend and father figure, even amidst the drinking and gambling. Though Peppiatt would later write perhaps the definitive biography of Bacon, his sharply drawn memoir has a different vigor, revealing the artist at his most intimate and indiscreet, and his London and Paris milieus in all their seediness and splendor. Bacon is felt with immediacy, as Peppiatt draws from contemporary diaries and records of their time together, giving us the story of a friendship, and a new perspective on an artist of enduring fascination.

Bad Blood

Bad Blood
Author: Clayton Schuster
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0764357301
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Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: Schiffer Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why is there so much bad blood involved in the stories of artists and their artworks? Immerse yourself in 18 infamous artistic rivalries, dramatized with gripping moments of narrative, to understand how the rivalries that art fans love to gossip about serve a larger purpose in the way cultures approach the idea of art and the artist. Why did Michelangelo loathe Raphael for decades after the latter had died? How did Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse balance their perpetual competition with a lifelong friendship? What transgression pitted the notorious titans of the London graffiti scene, Banksy and King Robbo, in a rivalry that ended with a tragic and unforeseeable death? An investigative journey transforms some of the "big names" of the art world into real people--often grumpy, ornery, antagonistic, and flawed--and better reveals how all of us respond to art.

Perspectives on the U S Mexico Soccer Rivalry

Perspectives on the U S  Mexico Soccer Rivalry
Author: Jeffrey W. Kassing,Lindsey J. Meân
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9783319558318
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Release: 2017-09-04
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edited volume considers the U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry, which occurs against a complex geo-political, social, and economic backdrop. Multidisciplinary contributions explore how a long and complicated history between these countries has produced a unique rivalry—one in which loyalties split friends and family; fan turnout in many regions of the U.S. favors Mexico; and games are imbued with both national pride and politics. The themes of nationhood, geography, citizenship, acculturation, identity, globalization, narrative and mythology reverberate throughout this book, especially with regard to how they shape place, identity, and culture.

Regionalism and Rivalry

Regionalism and Rivalry
Author: Jeffrey A. Frankel,Miles Kahler
Pages: 488
ISBN: 0226260240
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Release: 2007-12-01
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As Japan's newfound economic power leads to increased political power, there is concern that Japan may be turning East Asia into a regional economic bloc to rival the U.S. and Europe. In Regionalism and Rivalry, leading economists and political scientists address this concern by looking at three central questions: Is Japan forming a trading bloc in Pacific Asia? Does Japan use foreign direct investment in Southeast Asia to achieve national goals? Does Japan possess the leadership qualities necessary for a nation assuming greater political responsibility in international affairs? The authors contend that although intraregional trade in East Asia is growing rapidly, a trade bloc is not necessarily forming. They show that the trade increase can be explained entirely by factors independent of discriminatory trading arrangements, such as the rapid growth of East Asian economies. Other chapters look in detail at cases of Japanese direct investment in Southeast Asia and find little evidence of attempts by Japan to use the power of its multinational corporations for political purposes. A third group of papers attempt to gauge Japan's leadership characteristics. They focus on Japan's "technology ideology," its contributions to international public goods, international monetary cooperation, and economic liberalization in East Asia.

Oil and Marble

Oil and Marble
Author: Stephanie Storey
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781628726398
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"From 1501 to 1505, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti both lived and worked in Florence. Leonardo was a charming, handsome fifty year-old at the peak of his career. Michelangelo was a temperamental sculptor in his mid-twenties, desperate to make a name for himself. The two despise each other."--Front jacket flap.

Anglo French Relations in the Twentieth Century

Anglo French Relations in the Twentieth Century
Author: Alan Sharp,Glyn Stone,Professor Glyn A Stone
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781134690732
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Release: 2002-03-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anglo-French Relations in the Twentieth Century is a collection of studies on the key episodes of the difficult and often discordant Anglo-French exchange over the past century. The authors critically re-evaluate: * the role of Spain in Anglo-French relations up to 1918 * the missed opportunity of the 1920s with the failure of France and Britain to find sufficient common ground and co-operation * the short-lived Anglo-French alliance and the Second World War * the degree of Anglo-French Imperial co-operation * the Suez Crisis * British and French policies on European Integration.

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting
Author: Adriaan E. Waiboer,Blaise Ducos
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0300222939
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A landmark exploration of the engaging network of relationships among genre painters of the Dutch Golden Age The genre painting of the Dutch Golden Age between 1650 and 1675 ranks among the highest pinnacles of Western European art. The virtuosity of these works, as this book demonstrates, was achieved in part thanks to a vibrant artistic rivalry among numerous first-rate genre painters working in different cities across the Dutch Republic. They drew inspiration from each other's painting, and then tried to surpass each other in technical prowess and aesthetic appeal. The Delft master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is now the most renowned of these painters of everyday life. Though he is frequently portrayed as an enigmatic figure who worked largely in isolation, the essays here reveal that Vermeer's subjects, compositions, and figure types in fact owe much to works by artists from other Dutch cities. Enlivened with 180 superb illustrations, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting highlights the relationships - comparative and competitive - among Vermeer and his contemporaries, including Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, and Frans van Mieris.

Capturing the Light

Capturing the Light
Author: Roger Watson,Helen Rappaport
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250038326
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Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An intimate look at the journeys of two men—a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist—as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography During the 1830s, in an atmosphere of intense scientific enquiry fostered by the industrial revolution, two quite different men—one in France, one in England—developed their own dramatically different photographic processes in total ignorance of each other's work. These two lone geniuses—Henry Fox Talbot in the seclusion of his English country estate at Lacock Abbey and Louis Daguerre in the heart of post-revolutionary Paris—through diligence, disappointment and sheer hard work overcame extraordinary odds to achieve the one thing man had for centuries been trying to do—to solve the ancient puzzle of how to capture the light and in so doing make nature 'paint its own portrait'. With the creation of their two radically different processes—the Daguerreotype and the Talbotype—these two giants of early photography changed the world and how we see it. Drawing on a wide range of original, contemporary sources and featuring plates in colour, sepia and black and white, many of them rare or previously unseen, Capturing the Light by Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport charts an extraordinary tale of genius, rivalry and human resourcefulness in the quest to produce the world's first photograph.

Impressionists Side by Side

Impressionists Side by Side
Author: Barbara Ehrlich White
Pages: 292
ISBN: UOM:39015038181684
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Release: 1996
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes how the relationships between pairs of Impressionist artists, including Degas and Manet, Monet and Renoir, and five other combinations, influenced their artistic development