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Saint Joan
George Bernard Shaw
0140437916
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Joan of Arc, born in 1412, was burned at the stake in 1431, canonized by the Catholic Church in 1920, and, like most saints, whitewashed by history. Canonization tends to strip a saint of supposedly un-Christian attributes such as rebelliousness, pride, and intolerance. And Joan, despite having been a stubborn, haughty, naive, even foolish girl, has for much of history been remembered only as a pious martyr. However, George Bernard Shaw's play, Saint Joan, completed in 1925, began the modern rehabilitation of the icon as a fully human, fallible character--not to mention a poster girl for teenage rebellion and feminism. Shaw's Joan, like the real Maid of Orleans, leads the fight to drive the English out of her native France, insists on direct communication with her God instead of submitting to the mediation of Catholic...


George Stubbs (British Artists Series)
Martin Myrone
1854374338
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Though the English artist George Stubbs (1724-1806) was once dismissed as "merely" an animal painter, his familiar subjects--racehorses, lions, and scenes of gentlemanly hunting and shooting--are highly popular today. This detailed study of Stubbs's work reaffirms his importance and reveals him to be a progressive artist whose concerns with both scientific discovery and art history set him at odds with the artistic establishment of his day.

About the Author
Martin Myrone is a Curator at Tate Britain, specializing in 18th- and 19th-century British art. His publications include Thomas Gainsborough.


Stubbs and the Horse
Malcolm Warner
0300104723
October 2004
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Some art history scholars regard George Stubbs as possibly the best painter of horses ever. The 200 images in this volume, the catalog to a current exhibition (now in Fort Worth; in Baltimore to mid-2005) of Stubbs' oeuvre, demonstrate the strength of the assertion. Stubbs flourished from the 1760s to the 1790s primarily on commissions from British landed aristocrats. As Warner and Blake note in their essays, Stubbs gained the nobility's attention with an extraordinary calling card: a set of anatomical drawings that Stubbs based on intense study of equine cadavers. Horses appear strikingly lifelike in his paintings, which, besides their representational quality, embody the beginning of a more humane attitude toward animals. The authors praise Stubbs' individuation of horses, which markedly distinguishes him from painters...


George Stubbs
Christopher Lennox-Boyd
0856673757
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In a period when access to fine paintings was restricted, Stubbs's reputation was spread chiefly through his engravings. This catalogue raisonné is the only single volume to contain all Stubbs's known engravings and provides a complete record of prints made by others after his works. Introductory essays consider Stubbs's relationships with other artists, particularly his engravers, and examine how the prints were originally marketed.

Part 1 covers the more important prints issued during Stubbs's lifetime, some of which are published here for the first time. Each of the 218 entries is fully illustrated and accompanied by comparative material.

Part 2 comprises 440 supplementary entries and indicates the nature and extent of Stubbs's posthumous reputation.

This book also is the first...


A Memoir of George Stubbs
Ozias Humphry
1843680025
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A unique account of the life and career of George Stubbs, based on extensive conversations with the artist.George Stubbs (1724–1806) was one of the most original artists Britain ever produced. His extraordinary dedication to accuracy impelled him to spend 18 solitary months dissecting and drawing horses to make his landmark study, The Anatomy of the Horse. His portraits of people and animals combine an unflinchingly accurate gaze with profound psychological truth, yet he also created some of the most lyrical paintings of the age. Ozias Humphry, a colleague of Stubbs, recorded his many conversations with the painter, and the resulting manuscript became the basis for this present book. An introduction by art historian Anthony Mould sets the Memoir in context, with an overview of Stubbs’ career, the...


George Stubbs: 50 Chapters of an Imagined Biography
Merritt Abrash
141403718X
February 2004
Paperback
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Out to Brunch: At Mildred Pierce Restaurant
Donna Dooher
0973165103
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Huevos Monty, Roasted Cherry Tomato Tart, Crunchy Coconut Macadamia Granola With Honey and...Green Eggs and Ham: no wonder Toronto's Mildred Pierce Restaurant opened to rave reviews and the chefs' cookbook turned into a local bestseller. Experience the delights of their cuisine right at home with this collection of amazingly delicious, beloved brunch recipes. Such mouthwatering treats as warm biscuits and scones, fluffy pancakes, and velvety egg dishes turn the meal into a great celebration. Begin with one of the eye-openers: drinks such as Mildred's Passion, a bubbly champagne cocktail with passion fruit liqueur. The "teasers" include a variety of unusual breads and muffins, from Bacon and Asiago Crumpets to Cinnamon Sugar Beignets. Choose from one of a dozen egg-based dishes-perhaps Veda's Choice, a dolled-up,...


Anatomy of the Horse
George Stubbs
0486234029
June 1976
Paperback
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Book Description
Often considered the great masterpiece of animal anatomy. Full reproduction of 1766 edition. 36 plates.


Anatomy of the Horse
George Stubbs
1843680033
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This handsome edition of George Stubbs’ The Anatomy of the Horse reproduces all of his original etchings and commentary. Taken from the 1853 printing—the last to use the artist’s original plates—it is a superb reprint of one of the classics of art and science.George Stubbs (1724–1806) was one of Britain’s most innovative artists. Such is the present reputation of his paintings, with their astonishingly convincing renderings of both animals and people, that it is easy to forget how much of his success was based on rigorous scientific observation. In 1756, Stubbs rented a remote farmhouse, where he erected a scaffolding to hold the cadavers of horses as he dissected and drew them. After 18 months of single-minded dedication, Stubbs produced the drawings for Anatomy of the...


Shoestring Glory
Lewis St. George Stubbs
088801189X
May 1997
Paperback
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Saint Joan
George Bernard Shaw
0613442512
May 2001
Library Binding
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Book Review
Joan of Arc, born in 1412, was burned at the stake in 1431, canonized by the Catholic Church in 1920, and, like most saints, whitewashed by history. Canonization tends to strip a saint of supposedly un-Christian attributes such as rebelliousness, pride, and intolerance. And Joan, despite having been a stubborn, haughty, naive, even foolish girl, has for much of history been remembered only as a pious martyr. However, George Bernard Shaw's play, Saint Joan, completed in 1925, began the modern rehabilitation of the icon as a fully human, fallible character--not to mention a poster girl for teenage rebellion and feminism. Shaw's Joan, like the real Maid of Orleans, leads the fight to drive the English out of her native France, insists on direct communication with her God instead of submitting to the mediation of Catholic...

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