The Perfect Medium

Photography and the Occult

Author: Clément Chéroux

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300111363

Category: Photography

Page: 288

View: 9996

The mesmerizing photographic history of occult phenomena, from levitations and apparitions to spectres, ghosts, and auras.
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A Perfect Medium?

Oracular Divination in the Thought of Plutarch

Author: Elsa Giovanna Simonetti

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9462701113

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 8721

An in-depth analysis of oracular divination in Plutarch’s thought Oracular divination was of special concern for Plutarch of Chaeronea (45–120 AD), Platonic philosopher as well as priest at the oracle of Apollo in Delphi. The peculiar nature of Delphic divination as an (im)perfect intermediary between the material and the immaterial world is fathomed in a thorough study of Plutarch’s Delphic dialogues. This in-depth philosophical-conceptual analysis will disclose an original interpretation of oracular divination in Plutarch as interconnected with his psychological and cosmological conceptions. A Perfect Medium? reveals the Delphic temple as a crucial element in Plutarch’s philosophy, as a microcosm reflecting the cosmic dynamics, and as a symbol embodying the relationship between human thirst for knowledge and divine absolute wisdom.
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Finger Painting

A Perfect Medium for Self-expression

Author: Ruth Faison Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Child artists

Page: 230

View: 8896

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Robert Mapplethorpe

The Photographs

Author: Paul Martineau,Britt Salvesen

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 160606469X

Category: Photography

Page: 340

View: 2585

The legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe (1946 –1989) is rich and complicated, triggering controversy, polarizing critics, and providing inspiration for many artists who followed him. Mapplethorpe, one of the most influential figures of his time, today stands as an example to emerging photographers who continue to experiment with the boundaries and concepts of the beautiful. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs offers a timely and rewarding examination of his oeuvre and influence. Drawing from the extraordinary collection jointly acquired in 2011 by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, as well as the Mapplethorpe Archive housed at the Getty Research Institute, the authors were given the unique opportunity to explore new resources and present fresh perspectives. The result is a fascinating introduction to Mapplethorpe’s career and legacy, accompanied by a rich selection of illustrations covering the remarkable range of his photographic work. All of these beautifully integrated elements contribute to what promises to become an essential point of access to Mapplethorpe’s work and practice. This publication is issued on the occasion of the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Mediumon view at both the J. Paul Getty Museum and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from March 15 and March 20, respectively, through July 31, 2016; at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal from September 10, 2016, through January 15, 2017; and at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, from October 28, 2017, through February 4, 2018.
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The perfect Torah [electronic resource]

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004130333

Category: Religion

Page: 206

View: 1329

Jacob Neusner demonstrates in this analysis that the perfect Torah is the medium through which the one, unique God makes himself known. The Judaic statement of monotheism comes to expression in scripture as perfected by the Oral Torah in its native category-formations, Halakhah and Aggadah.
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The Perfect Pillow!

Author: Mary Beth Temple

Publisher: Leisure Arts

ISBN: 1609000390

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 36

View: 8373

The Perfect Pillow! (Leisure Arts #5243) is a collection of 10 stylish crochet pillows by Mary Beth Temple. The designs offer plenty of variety. Go for bold color or original texture. Try a lacy, vintage bolster or add buttons to a two-toned, contemporary look. Mary Beth shares her insights and inspirations on how she created each of the designs, and provides clear instructions so you can finish these fun projects beautifully. 10 pillows to crochet in light or medium weight yarns: Loop-De-Loop, Fresh Idea, Art Deco, Buttoned Up, All-A-Whirl, Bachelor's Buttons, Alfresco, Happy Patches, Tempting Texture, and A Little Luxury (in bedspread weight cotton thread).
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How to Raise the Perfect Dog

Through Puppyhood and Beyond

Author: Cesar Millan,Melissa Jo Peltier

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307461315

Category: Pets

Page: 320

View: 1686

From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog. For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives–as well as those who have already brought a dog home–Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, "Yes, you can raise the perfect dog!" It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs. Based on Cesar’s own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together. Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar's friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Cesar Millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, including: • what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development • quick and easy housebreaking • the essentials of proper nutrition • the importance of vaccinating–and of not over-vaccinating • creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, boundaries, and calm-assertive leadership • how to avoid the most common mistakes owners make raising puppies and young dogs • how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem • unique exercises and play to bring out the best in every breed From the Hardcover edition.
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Medium Raw

A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Author: Anthony Bourdain

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408809141

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8264

Anthony Bourdain's long-awaited sequel to Kitchen Confidential, the worldwide bestseller.
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The Search for the Perfect Pub

Looking For the Moon Under Water

Author: Paul Moody,Robin Turner

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1409112683

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 9490

Inspired by George Orwell, Paul Moody and Robin Turner take a nostalgic road trip around Britain in search of the perfect pub. 'A deeply satisfying travelogue' Stuart Maconie In 1946, George Orwell, a man fond of a pint, wrote about his favourite pub, The Moon Under Water, in his EVENING STANDARD column. But it didn't actually exist. It was Orwell's vision of a perfect pub. Today, Wetherspoons have fourteen Moon Under Waters, and the nation is awash with identikit, high-street lounge bars competing for a dwindling clientele. Paul Moody and Robin Turner's road trip around Britain, therefore, is not just a search for the perfect pub. It is a deeper investigation into what has happened to British pub culture, once the toast of the world. In fact, it is a search for a kind of life-force kindled by the British public, something the powers-that-be are forever trying to extinguish. Along the way, such luminaries as Pete Brown ('the King of Beer'), Tim Martin (Wetherspoon's boss), Iain Sinclair, James Dean Bradfield and Paul Kingsnorth are consulted - along with a host of micro-brewers, landlords, politicians, bloggers and barroom philosophers. What emerges is a picture of the country as seen through a pint glass, a vision that goes to the heart of what it means to be British.
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How to Hit a Curve Ball, Grill the Perfect Steak, and Become a Real Man

Learning what Our Fathers Never Taught Us

Author: Stephen James,David Thomas

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414318626

Category: Religion

Page: 259

View: 8061

Drawing on their experience as counselors and their own successes and failures, two therapists evaluate the archetypal experiences that all men encounter on the journey to becoming a real man, offering practical advice on how to achieve and embrace authentic manhood. Original. 15,000 first printing.
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A Cook's Tour

In Search of the Perfect Meal

Author: Anthony Bourdain

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608195176

Category: Cooking

Page: 308

View: 9434

From the host of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential, this wonderful book sees Bourdain travelling the world discovering exotic foods. Dodging minefields in Cambodia, diving into the icy waters outside a Russian bath, Chef Bourdain travels the world over in search of the ultimate meal. The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling, and A Cook's Tour is the shotgun marriage of his two greatest passions. Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail. Our adventurous chef starts out in Japan, where he eats traditional Fugu, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs. He then travels to Cambodia, up the mine-studded road to Pailin into autonomous Khmer Rouge territory and to Phnom Penh's Gun Club, where local fare is served up alongside a menu of available firearms. In Saigon, he's treated to a sustaining meal of live Cobra heart before moving on to savor a snack with the Viet Cong in the Mecong Delta. Further west, Kitchen Confidential fans will recognize the Gironde of Tony's youth, the first stop on his European itinerary. And from France, it's on to Portugal, where an entire village has been fattening a pig for months in anticipation of his arrival. And we're only halfway around the globe. . . A Cook's Tour recounts, in Bourdain's inimitable style, the adventures and misadventures of America's favorite chef.
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The Perfect House

A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio

Author: Witold Rybczynski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476737339

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

View: 8935

"Palladio is the Bible," Thomas Jefferson once said. "You should get it and stick to it." With his simple, gracious, perfectly proportioned villas, Andrea Palladio elevated the architecture of the private house into an art form during the late sixteenth century -- and his influence is still evident in the ample porches, columned porticoes, grand ceilings, and front-door pediments of America today. In The Perfect House, bestselling author Witold Rybczynski, whose previous books (Home, A Clearing in the Distance, Now I Sit Me Down) have transformed our understanding of domestic architecture, reveals how a handful of Palladio's houses in an obscure corner of the Venetian Republic should have made their presence felt hundreds of years later and halfway across the globe. More than just a study of one of history's seminal architectural figures, The Perfect House reflects Rybczynski's enormous admiration for his subject and provides a new way of looking at the special landscapes we call "home" in the modern world.
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The Perfect Way

Or, The Finding of Christ

Author: Anna Bonus Kingsford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110802811X

Category: History

Page: 382

View: 3354

These wide-ranging lectures on theosophy, first published in 1882, discuss religions, spirits, divinity and redemption, truth, liberty and reason.
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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

Author: Sebastian Junger

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393337014

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 233

View: 3369

A real-life thriller that leaves us with the taste of salt on our tongues and a terror of the deep.
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Sprint

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2002

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.
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The Book of the Courtier

Author: conte Baldassarre Castiglione

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Courtesy

Page: 439

View: 1681

Posted in Courtesy

Cook the Perfect--

Author: Marcus Wareing

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780756626242

Category: Cooking

Page: 223

View: 3310

A celebrity chef takes readers step by step through more than one hundred classic recipes to illustrate a wide array of cooking techniques, in a cookbook designed to help novice chefs build basic cooking skills, accompanied by full-color photographic sequences and fix-it tips to correct culinary mistakes and avoid them in the future.
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Pancakes

72 Sweet and Savory Recipes for the Perfect Stack

Author: Adrianna Adarme

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466835605

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 9049

Simple, delicious, sweet and savory pancakes for any time of day. Who doesn't love a pancake? Celebrated in all cultures and made with variety of ingredients, they are the ultimate comfort food. When food-blogger-turned-cookbook author Adrianna Adarme first moved to L.A., she yearned for breakfasts that tasted like home, and so her pancake quest began. After mastering how to make the perfect fluffy buttermilk pancake recipe she was moved to experiment with different flavor combinations and unexpected toppings. The results are an outstanding collection of sophisticated and unusual pairings like ginger pear, chai tea, and chocolate pistachio pancakes, and on the savory side: cheddar bacon pancakes, smoked gouda potato pancakes, duck-fat pancakes, and kimchi fritters. Plus old favorites updated like banana bread pancakes, red velvet silver dollars, and blueberry ricotta pancakes. All together, this is a wide-ranging collection of seventy-two sure-to-delight pancake recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner---each beautifully photographed in full color. Additionally, Adrianna give the low-down on how to achieve the perfect batter for basic buttermilk, vegan, and gluten-free pancakes. there is a section with recipes for delicious syrups, simple glazes, and fruit-based toppings.
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