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The World In Play

Author : Timothy B. Husband
ISBN : 9781588396082
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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In the late Middle Ages and early modern times, card playing was widely enjoyed at all levels of society. The playing cards in this engaging volume are unique works of art that illuminate the transition from late medieval to early modern Europe, a period of tumultuous social, artistic, economic, and religious change. Included are the most important luxury decks of hand-painted European playing cards that have survived, as well as a selection of hand-colored woodblock cards, engraved cards, and tarot packs. The casts of characters they illustrate range from royals to commoners. Many feature animals such as falcons and hounds, while other portray such diverse objects as acorns, helmets, or coins. This is the only study of its kind in English and the only one in a generation in any language. The insightful narrative by Timothy B. Husband discusses the significance of playing cards in the secular art of the period and also recounts the varied stories they tell, conjuring the customs and facts of life of the time. Little is known abut the games played with these cards, but as Husband notes: "The playing out of a hand of cards can be seen as a microcosmic reflection of the ever-changing world around us—a world in play—a view that the creators of the cards under discussion here would seem to have shared.

Wellington Sears Handbook Of Industrial Textiles

Author : Sabit Adanur
ISBN : 1566763401
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Wellington Sears Handbook of Industrial Textiles has been a widely used textile industry reference for more than 50 years. Now a completely updated new edition has been published. It was prepared by a team of industrial textile specialists at Auburn University to provide both technical and management personnel with a comprehensive resource on the current technology and applications of today's industrial textiles. All aspects of industrial textiles are covered: man-made and natural materials, manufacturing and finishing methods, and all applications. There are also sections on properties, testing, waste management, computers and automation, and standards and regulations. The appendices provide extensive reference data: properties, specifications, manufacturers and trade names, mathematical equations and measurement units. The text is organized for easy reference, and well illustrated with hundreds of schematics and photographs.

Learned Pigs Fireproof Women

Author : Ricky Jay
ISBN : 0374525706
Genre : Performing Arts
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A popular magician offers a guide to the most exotic entertainers in the history of showbusiness--from the amazing feats of handicapped individuals to the unusual talents of trained animals

The Greatest German Living

Author : Ricky Jay
ISBN : 1593720599
Genre : Art
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The astonishing life and work of the 18th century genius born without arms or legs.

As Above So Below

Author : Lynne Adele
ISBN : 0292759509
Genre : Art
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Curiosity

Author : Barbara M. Benedict
ISBN : 0226042642
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this striking social history, Barbara M. Benedict draws on the texts of the early modern period to discover the era's attitudes toward curiosity, a trait we learn was often depicted as an unsavory form of transgression or cultural ambition.

Panorama Of Magic

Author : Milbourne Christopher
ISBN : UOM:39015030120896
Genre : Games
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A discussion of some of history's famous practitioners of magic.

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