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El Greco: The Burial of Count Orgaz

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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish


Suns of God
Adventures Unlimited Press
1931882312
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Tim Leedom
Achieves a rare level of scholarship essentially proving the non-historicity of religious figures such as Krishna, Buddha and Christ.

Paranoia Magazine/Joan D'Arc
Amidst the chaos of Bush's War on Terror, largely founded on religious intolerance, Acharya is the voice of reason.

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El Greco
Mike Venezia
0516205862
September 1997
Library Binding
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Card catalog description
Examines the life and work of Domenicos Theotocopoulous, the sixteenth-century artist who created his greatest works in Spain where he was known as "El Greco."


El Greco
David Davies
1857099338
October 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This catalogue, published to accompany a large-scale exhibition of El Greco's work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery in London, presents a hearty portfolio of world-famous images alongside a comprehensive treatment of the artist's intellectual and religious foundations. Born Domenikos Theotokopoulos in Crete in 1541, El Greco moved to Venice in 1567, where he rapidly matured into one of the most daring artists of his time, known for his audacious color palette and ecstatic, elongated figures who often resemble rippling reflections in dark, cosmic waters. With his swooning, mystical compositions, El Greco remains a primary figure both in Renaissance painting and in the development of modern art, a favorite of such masters as Picasso and Cezanne. Treating the early stages of El Greco's...


Mythic Astrology Applied
Ariel Guttman
0738704253
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Work and play with the mythic characters that populate your psyche The gods and goddesses of the ancient world are still with us today. They act out in our celebrities, in the media, and most of all within ourselves, our dreams, and our own horoscopes. Through the planets in your chart you can fathom the mythic dimensions of your own life. The authors of Mythic Astrology provide a way to do just that in their new book, Mythic Astrology Applied. Learn how to contact, work with, and bring into harmony the planetary archetypes within yourself. This book might have you saying things like: Now I know why I married a Vesta but really long for a Venus as my partner, or Now I understand my relationship with my mother; she is a Demeter and Im a Persephone.


The Gospel Code: Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci
Ben, III Witherington
083083267X
June 4, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The popularity of Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code has caused Christian apologists to address what they consider to be its heresies and historical errors. Witherington, a New Testament scholar at Asbury Theological Seminary, intends in this volume to add his voice to the growing criticism of Brown's novel. Each chapter treats an issue—the formation of the canon, the "married Jesus" theory, etc.—and then offers a wealth of background material to support an evangelical Christian viewpoint. Drawing on his background in Christian theology and church history, Witherington explains his position in a lucid and sometimes whimsical style. He is particularly strong when exploring and explaining the processes of textual criticism and redaction, and in helping readers understand the flow of Christian history...


Her Share of the Blessings
Ross Shepard Kraemer
0195086708
Jan 1994
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This is an important, even groundbreaking study of women's culture. Kraemer provides careful analyses of the worship of Greek goddesses, Adonis, Dionysius Isis, the Judeo-Christain God, and heretical worship. She also discusses women's religious rites, offices, and leadership. Kraemer stresses the sociological theories of Mary Douglas in her analysis, supplemented by a broad range of interdisciplinary scholarship. Her tentative theory of women's religions is very thought-provoking. For most collections.Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
In this pathbreaking volume, Ross Shepard Kraemer provides the first comprehensive look at women's religions in Greco-Roman antiquity. She vividly...


El Greco
David Davies
1857099389
February 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This catalogue, published to accompany a large-scale exhibition of El Greco's work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery in London, presents a hearty portfolio of world-famous images alongside a comprehensive treatment of the artist's intellectual and religious foundations. Born Domenikos Theotokopoulos in Crete in 1541, El Greco moved to Venice in 1567, where he rapidly matured into one of the most daring artists of his time, known for his audacious color palette and ecstatic, elongated figures who often resemble rippling reflections in dark, cosmic waters. With his swooning, mystical compositions, El Greco remains a primary figure both in Renaissance painting and in the development of modern art, a favorite of such masters as Picasso and Cezanne. Treating the early stages of El Greco's...


Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook : 62 Easy-to-Follow Recipes for Creating the Classic Styles of Great Artists and Photographers (O'Reilly Digital Studio)
John Beardsworth
0596100620
February 21, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
How would you like to create your own impressionist landscape, a van Gogh still life, or a surrealist Salvador Dali dream world? Or perhaps a classic Ansel Adams photograph of Yosemite or an authentic-looking 19th century Daguerrotype? You can do all of that and more with Photoshop Fine Art Effects Cookbook.

The book tells you all you need to know to turn your original digital photographs into images that mimic the styles of great photographers and painters. From advice on how to develop an eye for appropriate subject matter to 62 detailed recipes that demonstrate exactly how to create an "original" van Gogh, Vermeer, Edward Weston, or Andy Warhol (among others), this book is an authentic guide to understanding and simulating the work of great artists-and a whole lot of fun.

Analyzing the styles of...



How to Read a Painting: Lessons From the Old Masters
Patrick De Rynck
0810955768
December 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
As De Rynck succinctly observes, today's art viewers aren't "sufficiently familiar with the Christian and classical pictorial traditions on which European artists drew so heavily and for so many centuries." To correct this lack, he presents 150 paintings and frescoes that have attained the status of masterpieces. Each work is displayed on a full-color two-page spread that includes detailed close-ups and a meticulous decoding of the painting's subject, symbols, and intent. This is a truly felicitious approach, and the selections are supreme, ranging from Fra Angelico's The Annunciation to Titian's Venus and Adonis to Goya's The Third of May, 1808. Donna Seaman
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Frommer's Athens Past & Present
Emanuele Greco
076456823X
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
An ingenious book that brings ancient Athens to life-perfect for anyone traveling to Greece
The 2004 Olympic Games are expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Athens between August 13th and 29th-and most of these visitors will take a break from the games to visit Athens' most famous tourist attraction, the Acropolis. That's where this unique guidebook comes in. Contemporary full-color photos show what the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Propylaea, and all the other celebrated ruins on the Acropolis and elsewhere in Athens look like today. But with the flip of a meticulously painted acetate overlay, people can see exactly what each site looked like back in the 5th century b.c! And for visitors who are traveling outside of Athens, the book also includes the best sites in...


The Complete World of Greek Mythology
Richard Buxton, et al
0500251215
June 28, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Engrossing and lavishly illustrated, this survey demonstrates once again why Greek mythology is so enduringly popular. Greek lit prof Buxton (Imaginary Greece: the Contexts of Mythology) treats the subject thematically, covering Greek origin myths, the character and functions of the Olympian gods, the exploits of heroes, the Homeric epics and the sagas of the House of Atreus and other tragic clans in which there is a "seamless connection…between heroic exploits and domestic catastrophes." Maps and family trees are provided to chart the progress of mythic quests and to help keep straight the tangled ancestry and couplings of gods and mortals, along with hundreds of superb photos of landscapes, ruins and objets d’art that steep readers in the atmospherics of ancient Greece. Buxton does not bowdlerize the...


El Greco
Michael Scholz-Hansel
3822831719
November 2004
Paperback
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DigitalXposure
Kathleen Ziegler
0060086858
May 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Learn from the masters of digital photography with Digital Xposure. Twenty-five artists from around the world showcase the pinnacle of work that fuses the digital photographic image with digital media. This guide highlights the work of each digitographer and features the software techniques applied and special effects utilized to create the artist's images. A visual cross-reference guide is also included linking the digital cameras and digital software with each image featured in the book. Explore the world of digital photography and create magic out of everyday objects.

About the Author
Kathleen Ziegler and Nick Greco are principal partners and co-editors of Dimensional Illustrators, Inc., a graphic arts publisher that recognizes new and established artists in the...


Isis in the Ancient World
R.E Witt
0801856426
April 1, 1997
Paperback
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Review
"Distinguished for its learning and its use of fascinating and little-known iconographic material... The importance of this study, both for the history of religions and of Graeco-Roman society, lies in the evidence, assembled and interpreted, of a widespread desire to worship a goddess who embodied maternal compassion and omnipotent wisdom." -- History Today
"This is in many ways a pioneering book by an author who knows how to use archaeological as well as literary evidence. It is an important contribution to an understanding of the religious attitudes of ordinary men and women who lived under the rule of the Caesars... [It is a ] well-written, well-planned, and finely illustrated work [that] contributes powerfully to our knowledge of significant aspects of the Graeco-Roman world." -- Times Literary...


Portfolios Online
Kathleen Ziegler
006620934X
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Nick Greco and Kathleen Ziegler team up to reveal the secrets behind the success of creating a dynamic and impressive online portfolio. What they provide are the essentials--exactly what designers need to succeed. Each chapter covers a single aspect of creating a successful online portfolio, including the "entrance," thumbnails, portfolios, motion graphics, resumes and Web site layouts. Portfolios Online also highlights the best features from a selection of cyberportfolio Web sites. All of these features were selected for their promotional excellence and are sure to jumpstart readers' online marketing skills, inspiring them to showcase their own portfolios on the Web.

About the Author
Kathleen Ziegler and Nick Greco are the principals of Dimensional Illustrators, Inc. which...


El Greco
Michael Scholz-Hansel
3822831735
February 2005
Paperback
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Through the Pillars of Herakles: Greco-Roman Exploration of the Atlantic
Duane W. Roller
0415372879
February 15, 2006
Hardcover
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From The New Yorker
There is no word in classical Greek or Latin that exactly matches our sense of "exploring," Roller says, but he thinks that ancient exploration beyond the Mediterranean has been underestimated. By the end of the fourth century B.C., the Greeks had sailed as far south as Zanzibar and as far north as Iceland (Roller's persuasive identification of the land of Thule, discovered by Pytheas). Much of Roller's work involves piecing together the evidence of coastline descriptions known as periplooi. He is wryly aware of the unreliability of many claims, some of which made even the writers of later antiquity incredulous. The explorer Mago said that he had circumnavigated Africa, but, Roller notes, "if this is the same person who claimed to have crossed the Sahara three times without drinking water, his veracity can...


Mastering Strategy
Jeffrey A. Rigsby
0071402861
Dec 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Up-to-the-minute examples of market-leading companies and strategists in action Strategy that is both creative and pragmatic is today's number one competitive edge. It has been the driving force behind the success of firms, such as McDonald's and Microsoft, and executives like Sam Walton and Jack Welch. Mastering Strategy examines best practices and examples from these and other companies, CEOs, and academics, and details how executives can benchmark them to overcome new questions and problems in today's harder-faster-smarter world. From achieving market leadership to managing change, today's business leaders must not only stay atop the latest trends, but also understand and improve the core issues that drive their organizations. By distilling scores of resources into one powerful volume, authors Jeffrey...


Fodor's Citypack Madrid's 25 Best
Jonathan Holland
1400015243
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
25 Best Bets in Madrid - Plus a Full Color, Pull-Out Map And the Best of the Rest including:

Best palaces and museums • Best plaças, parks, and gardens • Best soccer experiences • Best tapas bars and cafés • Best Madrileño food • Best spots to dance till dawn

Everything you need to explore this dynamic city in the South China Sea

· Top lodging and dining picks for every budget
· City's top attractions, from the memorabilia at the Plaza de Toros to the paintings by Goya and El Greco at the Prado
· Experience Madrid's real passion, football. Watch a match with the city's most successful team, Real Madrid
· Itineraries and excursions that explore some of the city's 21 barrios
· Most kid-friendly...


Treasures of the PRADO
Felipe Vicente Garin Llombart
0789204908
October 1998
Hardcover
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Amazon.com
Another in the Abbeville's Tiny Folios series, this little book is a real gem. If you've never been to the Prado Museum in Madrid, you have been blissfully unaware of all you've been missing. One look at this survey of the collection, and you'll be scouring the papers for cheap fares to Spain. Known for housing some of the finest works by Goya, El Greco, and Velazquez, the scope and variety of work--Titian, Rubens, and Bosch to mention only a few--is amazing. Most of the works in the museum were either commissioned by the Spanish court or purchased by Spanish ambassadors. Treasures of the Prado is a testament to their fine taste and vision. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Geology and Settlement
Dora P. Crouch
0195083245
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
This study explains the Greco-Roman urban form as it relates to the geological basis at selected sites in the Mediterranean basin. Each of the sites--Argos, Delphi, Ephesus, and Syracuse among them--has manifested in its physical form the geology on which it stood and from which it was made.
"By demonstrating the dependence of a group of cities on its geological base," the author writes, "the study forces us to examine more closely the ecology of human settlement, not as a set of theories but as a set of practical constraints..." Exacting attention will be given to local geology (types
of building stones, natural springs, effect of earthquakes, silting, etc.) The findings are based on site publications, visits to the sites, and the most recent archaeological plans. The book is illustrated with original...


Greco
Mike Venezia
0516262432
March 1998
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Examines the life and work of Domenicos Theotocopoulous, the sixteenth-century artist who created his greatest works in Spain where he was known as "El Greco." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Way Of Four
Deborah Lipp
0738705411
August 1, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
What is the dominant element in your life—Earth, Air, Fire or Water? It matters, says Wiccan high priestess Lipp, because the dominant element affects "how you relate to the elements" and "your perceptions of the world"—and also has ramifications for work, love and other aspects of daily life. Lipp explores the meaning of the elements and offers easy-to-do quizzes, exercises and rituals to determine your dominant element and create the elemental balance needed for self-actualization. An Air personality, for instance, might have creative ideas, but needs some fire to be able to execute them. In Water people, on the other hand, emotions rule, and they can be "strikingly magical." Rituals involve chanting, visualization and the use of easy-to-find objects that represent the elements. Lipp also provides...


From El Greco to Goya: Painting in Spain 1561-1828
Janis Tomlinson
0131833553
January 2003
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
This well-illustrated book examines international painting in Spain — in historical context from the reign of the Habsburg King Philip II to the death of Goya. It goes beyond the existing studies of Golden Age painting to cover political, social, and religious contexts and art by non-Spanish masters working for the Habsburgs and Bourbons. Shows that painters working in Spain created an art of extraordinary stature — woven into the international world of Mannerism, the Baroque, and the Rococo. Goes beyond consideration of the well-known masters of Golden Age painting — e.g.'s Velazquez and Murillo — to consider the wide variety of painters, Spanish, Italian and Flemish, who influenced painting in Spain. For those involved in art education or simply interested in art history.


Women's Religions in the Greco-Roman World
Ross Shepard Kraemer
0195142780
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This is a substantially expanded and completely revised edition of a book originally published in 1988 as Maenads, Martyrs, Matrons, Monastics. The book is a collection of translations of primary texts relevant to women's religion in Western antiquity, from the fourth century BCE to the fifth
century CE. The selections are taken from the plethora of ancient religions, including Judaism and Christianity, and are translated from the six major languages of the Greco-Roman world: Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, and Coptic. The texts are grouped thematically in six sections:
Observances, Rituals, and Festivals; Researching Real Women: Documents to, from and by Women; Religious Office; New Religious Affiliation and Conversion; Holy, Pious, and Exemplary Women; and The Feminine Divine. Women's Religions in the...


Running Recon : A Photo Journey with SOG Special Ops Along the Ho Chi Minh Trail
Frank Greco
1581604262
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A combination memoir and combat photography book, Running Recon reflects both the author's experiences in the top-secret Studies and Observation Group (SOG) from April 1969 to April 1970, and the collective experiences of SOG veterans in general. What sets it apart from other Vietnam books is its wealth of more than 700 photographs, many never before published, from the author's personal collection and those of his fellow SOG veterans.

About the Author
Frank Greco served in SOG from 1969-1970 in Command and Control Central as part of Recon Team Colorado. He and his wife live in a coastal community, where he pursues a number of different activities and interests. This is his first book. For more information, check out his Web site at www.runningrecon.com


The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era: Exploring the Background of Early Christianity
James S. Jeffers
0830815899
October 1999
Paperback
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