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Sinha, Gayatri
K M Adimoolam's art resists easy categorisation. He brings to his work a genuine spirit of enquiry, and a continually rejuvenating wonder at the generative cosmic possibilities of art. He makes profoundly aesthetic choices, bringing to his abstract painting and apparently realistic drawing sheer, unambiguous artistic skills. Adimoolam is primarily optimistic; his paintings resonate with a pleasure in the sensuality of the medium of oil, its dexterity and movement, and its ability to translate emotion into colour. What all the works have in common is his preoccupation with presences and fields outside his immediate perception, and a graded move towards the ideal space of pure abstraction. This for Adimoolam is the vivid, magnetic other, the field of consciousness - energy or citsakti - one that is not personalised in any way, but which hints at the possibility of the deepest realisation. 104pp. N.B. Laminate to bottom edge of rear D/J slightly peeled.
Mapin Publishing, 2005, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1890206822
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Inventory #28076
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Klein, Jonas
This biography chronicles the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, focusing on the influence of their summer home on Campobello Island. This personal history examines the Roosevelts' heritage and traditions and explores their public trials, tragedies, and triumphs, as well as the frustrations and disappointments of their private lives. Campobello played a vital role in the formation of character for both Franklin and Eleanor, providing outlets for physical activity and emotional escape. At Campobello, Franklin was afflicted by polio, the most defining event in both their private lives and public careers. This story is peppered with anecdotes, personal letters, and reminiscences of the friends, family, and staff who played important roles in their lives. 274pp.
Paul S. Eriksson Publisher, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0839710364
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Inventory #6273
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.82 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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Czaykowski, Bogdan; LaSelva, Samuel V.
This collection of essays evolved from a colloquium held at the University of British Columbia in 1995 to honour the eminent political scientist and aphorist W.J. Stankiewicz. A theorist and consultant on political decisions, Stankiewicz has been noted for his ability to bring the classical concepts of political science into the decision-making rooms of everyday political action. He has written on concepts such as democracy, ideology, liberalism, equality and justice, authority and sovereignty, violence and social change, property and happiness. Among the distinguished Canadian and American contributors are Alan Cairns, Jean Bethke Elshtain, George Feaver, Barry Cooper, Anthony Parel, Arpad Kadarkay and Ian Ross. The contributors, some of whom were Stankiewicz's students, have not only explored and extended the central ideas of Stankiewicz's thought; they have also applied them to today's political situations. The volume concludes with two of Professor Stankiewicz's hitherto unpublished essays (on natural law and ecology, and truth in politics). 407pp.
Ronsdale Press, 1997, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0921870515
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Inventory #16025
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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McEwan, Colin; Middleton, A. M; Cartwright,Caroline; Stacey,Rebecca
The turquoise mosaics explored in this book are some of the most striking objects from the Museum's Ethnographic collection. Originating from the Aztec civilisation and first encountered by Europeans during the Spanish conquest of 1519, these objects are more than simply things of beauty. Among them are masks, shields, helmets and knives, each with particular uses during ritual and performance. Recent scientific investigation has identified the materials that comprise the mosaics, the technical skills required by those who made them and even the places where the turquoise was mined. The book explains the techniques used by the scientists and combines this new information with fascinating historical sources noting, for example, the response to the mosaics in the court of Charles V. Overall, the book will give an up-to-date introduction to these mysterious objects. 96pp.
The British Museum Press, 2006, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0714125695
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Inventory #19304
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Passmore, John
N.B. Fading to spine and edges of covers. Underlining and some annotation throughout. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Reading creases to spine. 396pp.
Duckworth, 1972, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
ISBN: 0715606255
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Inventory #26606
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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