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Cunningham, Rosemary
Those who think arts and culture in British Columbia is a recent development might be surprised to learn that opera has been flourishing in the province for well over a hundred years. The first full performance in Victoria took place in 1877 and in Vancouver in 1891. This first-ever history of opera in BC celebrates important milestones for BC's two major companies: Vancouver Opera's 50th anniversary, with the 30th anniversary of Pacific Opera Victoria following in 2010. It also marks the recent upsurge in the popularity of the venerable art form, with new opera groups and simul-cast venues proliferating across the province. Illustrated with over 100 exquisite photographs and rare archival images, "Bravo!" traces the history of opera in the province from its colourful origins in touring companies, to the determined efforts of BC's opera pioneers who laid the foundations for two of Canada's most renowned opera companies, culminating with in-depth reporting on recent developments at Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria. Special features include behind-the-scenes accounts of contemporary productions, full listings of Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Modern Baroque Opera productions and detailed information on BC opera singers, composers and opera training in the province. 208pp.
Harbour Publishing, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781550174861
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Inventory #23831
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Kemp,John R.
This volume represents the first published collection of the work of artist Alan Flattmann, who for 40 years has used pastels to reproduce the architecture and atmosphere in New Orleans' most historic neighborhood. The text by Kemp (Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities) covers the early history.128pp.
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. D/J in Protective Wrapper. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1565549325
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Inventory #6318
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Anderson,Duane
Rain gods and their relatives developed out of an earlier tradition of larger hollow clay figurines, the earliest of which was collected at Tesuque Pueblo in 1879. They continue to be produced at Tesuque Pueblo to this day, constituting the longest continuous figurative art tradition in the Southwest. This book traces the evolution of the rain god from tourist art to Indian self-identity and self-expression. Importantly, it studies a popular form that has heretofore failed to earn the serious attention of scholars and collecting institutions and further the discourse on how art is defined and valued.144pp.Rear cover corner slightly creased.
Museum of New Mexico Press, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0890134057
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Inventory #13356
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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Govanstone, Tilley and Andrew
This book is a celebration of the sixty-five women to whom Australia's most prodigious rosarian, the late Alister Clark, chose to dedicate Glenara Seedling roses. Of the many, many people Alister met throughout his life, from a wide array of circles, he deliberately honoured a selection of them when he chose their name in particular for the new Roses that he had created from his seedling bed at 'Glenara', his picturesque pastoral property at Bulla, some 20 km north west of Melbourne. As the authors' knowledge and understanding of Alister's rose-namesakes has grown over time, so they have come to appreciate that his particular choices were, in the majority of cases, his way of acknowledging the efforts, across a range of endeavours, of the women themselves. In some instances, where the rose-namesake was still a child, he was acknowledging his relationship with her family, or the achievements of the girl's parents. As rose-growers of the 1920s and 1930s came to appreciate and promote the beauty, vigour and array of Glenara Seedlings, so their curiosities became aroused as to the identity of the rose's namesakes. After nearly 100 years of the registration and commercial release of Alister Clark's first female-named rose 'Jessie Clark' the curiosity has not abated. This book is also a celebration of the wonderful life and legacy of Alister Clark himself, Australia's acknowledged 'Man of Roses'. Very few people in the world have left a legacy as beautiful and endearing as that of Alister Clark. Without doubt he was, during the latter half of his long life, Australia's best known rosarian. During the first decade of the twentieth century Alister Clark spent his earliest years and then his adult years at the idyllic pastoral property 'Glenara', that had been established by his father Walter. When Alister purchased the Italianate style homestead from the family estate in 1887 he established an extensive garden of roses that was to become the backbone of breeding stock for his long-lasting and successful rose breeding programme. Alister's main endeavour in breeding roses was to advance the development of the Rosa genus; to intervene in nature and establish new, improved, hardier varieties of roses that would flourish in the hotter, drier Australian climate, and grow better on Australian soils older and poorer than those of the Northern hemisphere. Further, he aimed to produce roses that would extend their flowering beyond a season; ideally, to bear blooms all year round. 288pp.
Rosenberg Publishing Pty Ltd., 2010, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781877058936
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Inventory #24889
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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For the first time ever, all paintings in the Department of Western Art in the Ashmolean Museum have been brought together in one volume. Every picture is illustrated and almost all are represented in colour. Biographies of all known artists in the collection are also included, making this catalogue an invaluable reference work for specialist libraries, collectors and general readers alike.335pp.
Ashmolean Museum, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 1854441876
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Inventory #18329
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 52.80 approx. - € 46.40 approx.)
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