The Secret of the Old Masters

Author: Albert Abendschein

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780344698880

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The Secret of the Old Masters - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Albert Abendschein

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781295988358

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Page: 214

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The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle

American English

Author: Robert Arthur

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440147819

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Every true “The Three Investigators”-Fan dreams about following the adventures of Jupiter, Pete and Bob in the original American edition. “The Three Investigators and the Secret of Terror Castle”, finally available for your reading device! Alfred Hitfield has found new helpers: The Three Investigators Jupiter, Pete and Bob. Their first task is to find a haunted house for a movie set. But when the boys arrive for an overnight visit at Terror Castle, home of a deceased horror-movie actor, they soon discover how the place got its name.

Color and Culture

Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction

Author: John Gage

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222253

Category: Art

Page: 335

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An encyclopaedic work on color in Western art and culture from the Middle Ages to Post-Modernism.

Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record

Zen Comments by Hakuin and Tenkei

Author: Thomas Cleary

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834828839

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The Blue Cliff Record is a classic text of Zen Buddhism, designed to assist in the activation of dormant human potential. The core of this extraordinary work is a collection of one hundred traditional citations and stories, selected for their ability to bring about insight and enlightenment. These vignettes are known as gongan in Chinese and koan in Japanese. Secrets of the Blue Cliff Record is a fresh translation featuring newly translated commentary from two of the greatest Zen masters of early modern Japan, Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1768) of the Rinzai sect of Zen and Tenkei Denson (1648–1735) of the Soto sect of Zen. This translation and commentary on The Blue Cliff Record sheds new light on the meaning of this central Zen text.

The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll

The Search for Dare Wright

Author: Jean Nathan

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466845309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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A glamorous, haunted life unfolds in the mesmerizing biography of the woman behind a classic children's book In 1957, a children's book called The Lonely Doll was published. With its pink-and-white-checked cover and photographs featuring a wide-eyed doll, it captured the imaginations of young girls and made the author, Dare Wright, a household name. Close to forty years after its publication, the book was out of print but not forgotten. When the cover image inexplicably came to journalist Jean Nathan one afternoon, she went in search of the book-and ultimately its author. Nathan found Dare Wright living out her last days in a decrepit public hospital in Queens, New York. Over the next five years, Nathan pieced together a glamorous life. Blond, beautiful Wright had begun her career as an actress and model and then turned to fashion photography before stumbling upon her role as bestselling author. But there was a dark side to the story: a brother lost in childhood, ill-fated marriage plans, a complicated, controlling mother. Edith Stevenson Wright, herself a successful portrait painter, played such a dominant role in her daughter's life that Dare was never able to find her way into the adult world. Only through her work could she speak for herself: in her books she created the happy family she'd always yearned for, while her self-portraits betrayed an unresolved tension between sexuality and innocence, a desire to belong and painful isolation. Illustrated with stunning photographs, The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, imprisoned by her childhood, sought to set herself free through art.

Masters of the Secrets

The Science of Getting Rich & Master Key System Expanded Bestseller Version

Author: Prof. C. Wattles Haanel Mentz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469122375

Category: Self-Help

Page: 153

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This book has several exciting features: Commentary on the following authors is included: Wallace Wattles, Dr. Joseph Murphy, Judge Thomas Troward, Dr. Charles Haanel, Dr. Christian Larson, Dr. Napoleon Hill, Prentice Mulford, William Walker Atkinson, James Allen, and Robert Collier. This book also contains an inspiring version of: The 8 Fold Path, 25 Secrets to Gratitude, A metaphysical Exercise for Health by Wattles, 12 Steps for Abundance, and an prosperity analysis of the Beatitudes. Prof. Mentz has studied the greatest authors of personal growth and self help philosophy for over 20 years. He began researching metaphysics, human potential, Christian mystics, Eastern spirituality, ancient fraternal rites, and secret orders to extract the leading principles for growth of mind, body and soul. After reading some 500 books in the field of success and attending hundreds of lectures that discussed life improvement subjects, he has complied summaries of what he believes to be the most effective strategies throughout the world.

David Hockney

Portraits

Author: Sarah Howgate,Barbara Stern Shapiro,Mark Glazebrook,Marco Livingstone,Edmund White,Los Angeles County Museum of Art,National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030011754X

Category: Art

Page: 256

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David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most significant artists exploring and pushing the boundaries of figurative art today. Hockney has been engaged with portraiture since his teenage years, when he painted Portrait of My Father (1955), and his self-portraits and depictions of family, lovers, and friends represent an intimate visual diary of the artist’s life. This beautifully illustrated book examines Hockney’s portraits in all media—painting, drawing, photography, and prints—and has been produced in close collaboration with the artist. Featured subjects include members of Hockney’s family and private circle, as well as portraits of such artists and cultural figures as Lucian Freud, Francesco Clemente, R. B. Kitaj, Helmet Newton, Lawrence Weschler, and W. H. Auden. The authors reveal how Hockney’s creative development and concerns about representation can be traced through his portrait work: from his battle with naturalism to his experimentation with and later rejection of photography, and from his recent camera lucida drawings to his return to painting from life. Featuring more than 250 works from the past fifty years, David Hockney Portraits illustrates not only the fascinating range of Hockney’s creative practice but also the unique and cyclical nature of his artistic concerns.

Yoga Nidra

A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (Easyread Large Edition)

Author: Richard Miller

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458785378

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Page: 136

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One of the most enjoyable parts of a yoga class comes when we rest in savasanathe corpse poseand realize deep serenity, a sense of effortless joy, and a glimpse into our true nature as unqualified presence. How is this so? Master teacher Richard Miller explains that this experience is a manifestation of yoga nidra, the meditative state of mind-body union at the heart of all yoga practice. A powerful integration of book and CD audio learning, Yoga Nidra is an ancient tantric yoga path that leads to inner freedom. Through accessible language appropriate for any level of practice, Miller takes us step-by-step through the traditional techniques of relaxation and meditation to help us move toward the realization of unqualified presencethe ultimate aim of yogaa goal unreachable through posture practice alone. Through his expert guidance, students will experience: Deep relaxation for relief from day-to-day stress The development of one-pointednessa key to spiritual awakening Healing from painful emotions, such as fear, grief, and anger More effective and energizing sleep, and much more.


Both Worlds at Once

Art in Old Age

Author: Amir Cohen-Shalev

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761821878

Category: Art

Page: 168

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Both Worlds at Once is a study of works of art conceived and produced late in their creators' careers. It pronounces an alternative to the mainstream life span creativity research which has, in general, adopted a decline perspective to the fruits of old age. Amir Cohen-Shalev argues that this age-decrement approach misses what the artists themselves tried to do in old age, which is often to develop a new form that allows them to thrive on ambivalence. Against the bleak predictions of developmental psychology and folk wisdom, this book focuses on old age as a unique stage of creative activity.

The House of Mirth

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 146778737X

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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Lily Bart, twenty-nine years old and unmarried, wants a higher standing in society. She believes she can attain this dream by marrying a rich man. Unfortunately, her true love, Lawrence Selden, isn't wealthy enough, so Lily has to search elsewhere for a husband. She rejects many suitors, always holding out for a better offer, and instead of climbing the social ladder, she finds her status and reputation slipping. American author Edith Wharton first published her novel exploring social pressures and ambition in 1905.

A Romance of Two Worlds.

Author: Marie Corelli

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5879558827

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

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Is it Fiction? Is it reality? these are the questions that will trouble the reader. I am not at all surprise with the setting of the story or the premise the writer took. Ms Correlli lived in an age where the advent of the mystics, eastern meditation and the seed of the so called New Age was in the ascendancy. I enjoyed the book thoroughly as it brings to light most of the seed form thoughts in the Jewish faith.

The Secret History of Europe

Treating of the following particulars: of the Duke of Monmouth's reception at the Hague by the States, and the Prince of Orange ; and of his enterprize afterwards in England; Remarks on Father Orleans's history of the Revolution ... the method of bribing, us'd by France and England

Author: John Oldmixon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Scene Design and Stage Lighting

Author: R. Craig Wolf,Dick Block

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111344434

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 672

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Now in full color and packed with professional information and cutting-edge technologies, SCENE DESIGN AND STAGE LIGHTING, Tenth Edition, equips you with the most up-to-date coverage available on scenery, lighting, sound, and technology. Completely current, the exciting new tenth edition has two new chapters on digital integration in scene design and lighting design (Chapters 12 and 13), a new chapter on getting work in the profession (Chapter 28), and mirrors the best of real-world practices. Vibrant color production photographs support the text and spotlight examples of contemporary work. The book retains its strong emphasis on modern technology, with many changes in the lighting design and sound design chapters, reflecting the latest practices. The text also includes an expanded section on television design, as well as an emphasis on health and safety issues. The authors emphasize collaboration in all sections of the text, and they provide insight via interviews with professional lighting and scenery designers in two features: Working Professionals and Designers at Work. Reflecting current professional practice, SCENE DESIGN AND STAGE LIGHTING, Tenth Edition, offers in-depth coverage of a broad range of topics, making it the most detailed and comprehensive text available in the scenic, lighting, and sound design fields. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Natural History of Selborne

Author: Gilbert White

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191646121

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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'I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand.' Gilbert White's Natural History of Selborne (1789) reveals a world of wonders in nature. Over a period of twenty years White describes in minute detail the behaviour of animals through the changing seasons in the rural Hampshire parish of Selborne. He notes everything from the habits of an eccentric tortoise to the mysteries of bird migration and animal reproduction, with the purpose of inspiring others to observe their own surroundings with the same pleasure and attention. Written as a series of letters, White's book has all the immediacy of an exchange with friends, yet it is crafted with compelling literary skill. His gossipy correspondence has delighted readers from Charles Darwin to Virginia Woolf, and it has been read as a nostalgic evocation of a pastoral vision, a model for local studies of plants and animals, and a precursor to modern ecology. This new edition includes contemporary illustrations, a contextualizing introduction, and an appendix of literary responses to the book. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Secret Life of Houdini

The Making of America's First Superhero

Author: William Kalush,Larry Sloman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743298500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 604

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Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty-eight years ago, Harry Houdini’s life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and bestselling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy. The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.

The Secret of Healing and Other Miracles of the Mind

Author: Julia Seton

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434468216

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 72

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Dr. Julia Seton, M.D. explores the secrets of healing through the power of the human mind. Included are such topics as "The Secret of Healing," "Transcendentalism," "The Outside and the Inside of Life," "Cosmic Therapeutics," and "Absent Treatments." Dr. Seton writes: "If we want to heal ourselves we stand with our whole life open to the positive creative Cosmic currents and let them beat through us and around us; we will then and there to pass our whole being into union with every creative universal force, and to feel the power of its energy sweeping through us; we hold our life to this higher understanding until the great flood tide of the universe comes sweeping along our veins and through our being, washing away in its resistless force all the lesser moorings which hold us to the thoughts of disease or decay; we have then the life more abundantly than is promised and we feel that we have entered into that place that is prepared for the people of God; we are healed to stay healed for the very life blood of the universe is in our veins."

James Thurber: Writings & Drawings (including The Secret Life of Walter Mitty)

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598533126

Category: Fiction

Page: 1024

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James Thurber, whimsical fantasist and deadpan chronicler of everyday absurdities, brought American humor into the 20th century. His comic persona, a modern citydweller whose zaniest flights of free association are tinged with anxiety, remains hilarious, subtly disturbing, and instantly recognizable. Here, in over 1000 pages, editor Garrison Keillor presents the best and most extensive collection ever assembled. Over 100 pieces include “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “The Catbird Seat,” the brilliantly satirical Fables for Our Time, the classic My Life and Hard Times, and the best of The Owl in the Attic, Let Your Mind Alone!, My World—And Welcome to It, and the other famous books. Plus 500 wonderful drawings, including The Seal in the Bedroom and celebrated sequences like “The Masculine Approach” and “The War Between Men and Women.” Rounding out the volume is a selection from The Years with Ross, a memoir of the New Yorker publisher, and a number of wonderful early pieces never collected by Thurber.