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Woven Shades Of Green

Author : Tim Wenzell
ISBN : 9781684481392
Genre : Literary Collections
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Woven Shades of Green is an annotated selection of literature by authors who focus on the natural world and the beauty of Ireland. It begins with the Irish monks and their largely anonymous nature poetry, written at a time when Ireland was heavily forested. A section follows devoted to the changing Irish landscape, through both deforestation and famine, including the nature poetry of William Allingham, and James Clarence Mangan, essays from Thomas Gainford and William Thackerary, and novel excerpts from William Carleton and Emily Lawless. The anthology then turns to the nature literature of the Irish Literary Revival, including Yeats and Synge, and an excerpt from George Moore’s novel The Lake. Part four shifts to modern Irish nature poetry, beginning with Patrick Kavanaugh, and continuing with the poetry of Seamus Heaney, Eavan Boland, and others. Finally, the anthology concludes with a section on various Irish naturalist writers, and the unique prose and philosophical nature writing of John Moriarty, followed by a comprehensive list of environmental organizations in Ireland, which seek to preserve the natural beauty of this unique country. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press.

The Clear Mirror

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ISBN : 9780804763882
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Clear Mirror (Masukagami) is an account of Japanese history from 1185 to 1333 by an anonymous author, almost certainly a court noble writing around the third quarter of the fourteenth century. During this time, the military government at Kamakura controlled the country, maintaining the emperor with his court at Kyoto as symbolic head of state. Though the imperial court had little real power, it attempted to maintain as much of its former dignity and prestige as it could. The Clear Mirror is at least semi-fictionalized, promoting a picture of a court healthier and more powerful than it really was. Moreover, the work sees the court as guardian of its own traditional arts and lifestyle, and thus provides not only a history of imperial succession and other events but also copious examples of poetic expressions and descriptions of courtly traditions and ceremonies. Because of its attempt to exemplify the best in the courtly prose tradition (it is noted for its imitation of the style of the masterpiece The Tale of Genji), the work has long been valued in Japan as much for its artistic literary contribution as for its historical significance. The present translation makes available to English readers the last significant work belonging to the genre of "historical tales" (rekishi monogatari), another example of which is A Tale of Flowering Fortunes (translated by William and Helen Craig McCullough, Stanford, 1980). The introduction provides a brief summary of the significant historical and political events of the period, together with a discussion of the significance of The Clear Mirror within the "historical tales" tradition, and comments on the literary strengths and weaknesses of the work. A glossary identifies people and places mentioned in the text, and an appendix discusses details concerning the work's authorship, possible dates of initial publication, and other matters relating to the original manuscript.

Routledge International Handbook Of Irish Studies

Author : Renée Fox
ISBN : 9781000333152
Genre : Social Science
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Routledge International Handbook of Irish Studies begins with the reversal in Irish fortunes after the 2008 global economic crash. The chapters included address not only changes in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland but also changes in disciplinary approaches to Irish Studies that the last decade of political, economic, and cultural unrest have stimulated. Since 2008, Irish Studies has been directly and indirectly influenced by the crash and its reverberations through the economy, political landscape, and social framework of Ireland and beyond. Approaching Irish pasts, presents, and futures through interdisciplinary and theoretically capacious lenses, the chapters in this volume reflect the myriad ways Irish Studies has responded to the economic precarity in the Republic, renewed instability in the North, the complex European politics of Brexit, global climate and pandemic crises, and the intense social change in Ireland catalyzed by all of these. Just as Irish society has had to dramatically reconceive its economic and global identity after the crash, Irish Studies has had to shift its theoretical modes and its objects of analysis in order to keep pace with these changes and upheavals. This book captures the dynamic ways the discipline has evolved since 2008, exploring how the age of austerity and renewal has transformed both Ireland and scholarly approaches to understanding Ireland. It will appeal to students and scholars of Irish studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, literature, economics, and political science.

Woven To Wear

Author : Marilyn Murphy
ISBN : 9781620333860
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Thoughtful designs. Simple shapes. Create unique fabric and garments you'll want to wear again and again. In this garment-weaver's handbook, author Marilyn Murphy offers guidance for weaving scarves, wraps, and more. She also provides advice for designing garments, cutting and sewing fabric, adding edgings and closures, and combining woven fabrics with other techniques. In addition, nine contributing designers share their working philosophies. Garment designs in Woven to Wear are influenced by a global melting pot of traditional folkloric costume and ethnic fabric, in which silhouettes are roomy, layered, and flowing, and the cloth takes center stage.

Fabric To Dye For

Author : Frieda Anderson
ISBN : 9781607051237
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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“[A] user-friendly guide to coloring your own cloth . . . this basic and straightforward guide has all you need to get started.” —Quilting Arts Tired of going to the fabric store only to discover the colors you need aren’t in stock? Always wanted to try hand dyeing your own fabric but found it too intimidating? Now you can create beautiful colors to fit your every whim. Hand-dyed fabric costs less than pre-dyed fabric, and the best part is there are no confusing, complicated formulas to follow—dye formulas use standard measurements like cups and spoonfuls instead of grams and ounces. Create a rainbow of color from just four basic dyes. This book includes step-by-step instructions for everything from preparing your work area to mixing the dyes to washing and drying your hand-dyed fabrics. 4 easy-to-follow charts for dyes, colors, and gradations Learn to create resist patterns on newly dyed fabric Discover how to thicken dye to create interesting and creative effects and painted designs Save even more money by producing mystery fabric with leftover dye Create small batches or large batches

Passion Becomes Her

Author : Shirlee Busbee
ISBN : 9781420128321
Genre : Fiction
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Thief Of Hearts Forced to resort to a life of crime in order to support his siblings, Asher Cordell is now ready to walk the straight and narrow path. But when an old rival, the Marquis of Ormsby, infuriates him with his insipid arrogance, Asher cannot resist stealing the pompous fool's famous diamond. However, he's shocked to discover he isn't the only intruder in Ormsby's library. The culprit is none other than his beautiful neighbor, Juliana Greeley. Asher has known Juliana since childhood and has always harbored a secret affection for her. When she asks Asher to steal letters Ormsby is using to blackmail her sister, he's happy to oblige. Embarking on a bold scheme that gives way to an equally fiery passion, the adventurous pair discover a love neither can live without. . . "A fast plot packed with clever twists keeps the action and passion blazing." --Publishers Weekly "Busbee. . .is a pleasure to read." --Booklist "Busbee is back and better than ever!" --Julia Quinn "Delicious. . .fast-paced, intriguing." --Affaire de Coeur

Bamboo Style

Author : Gale Beth Goldberg
ISBN : 1586855395
Genre : House & Home
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Goldberg reveals how to creatively bring bamboo home, teaching readers how to live with it indoors and outdoors--even how to grow their own bamboo. Her book includes bamboo projects, from a simple ladle to a more complex pergola for the garden. 150 color photos. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Homestead

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101106825
Genre : Home economics
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The Grove Encyclopedia Of Islamic Art And Architecture

Author : Jonathan Bloom
ISBN : 9780195309911
Genre : Islamic architecture
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Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more. The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.

The Grove Encyclopedia Of Decorative Arts

Author : Gordon Campbell
ISBN : 9780195189483
Genre : Architecture
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Contains information drawn from Grove Art Online and new material written by G. Campbell. Cf. Preface.

Knack Green Decorating Remodeling

Author : Heather Paper
ISBN : 9781599217352
Genre : House & Home
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This book features: Furniture & Fabrics Wall & Window Coverings Floors & Countertops Bed & Bath Lighting Babies & Children Pets Outdoor Living Finishing Touches

A Dictionary Of Costume And Fashion

Author : Mary Brooks Picken
ISBN : 9780486141602
Genre : Design
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Compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, words are grouped alphabetically according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style categories. Over 750 illustrations.

The Joy Of Handweaving

Author : Osma Tod
ISBN : 9780486157375
Genre : Design
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The only book you'll need on the fundamentals of threads and weaves, plus numerous projects for beginner to advanced weavers, plus two-harness looms, four-harness looms, fabrics, colors, much more. Over 160 illustrations.

The Mom S Guide To Growing Your Family Green

Author : Terra Wellington
ISBN : 9781429964630
Genre : Health & Fitness
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With the multitude of green choices available, how can moms determine what will be best for their families—and the environment? Terra Wellington has the answers. This user-friendly and invaluable resource is packed with hundreds of easy green how-tos including: • Shopping: Get the most bang for your buck by purchasing organic foods that would otherwise have high pesticide residue, like apples, grapes, green peppers, peaches, and pears. • Kitchen: Save money and water by scraping—not rinsing— dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Today's models are so efficient that rinsing is not necessary. • Home office: Screensavers don't save energy. Instead have the computer switch to sleep mode when idle.

Fabric Art

Author : Sukla Das
ISBN : 8170172640
Genre : Design
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Of All The Indian Handicrafts, Textiles Form A Class By Themselves Over Which The Rest Of The World Went Into Ecstasies From Time Immemorial.With An Enormous Store Of Myths, Symbols, Imagery And Inspiration From Other Art Forms Indian Textile-Craft Never Faced A Slump Or Stagnation. On The Other Hand It Transcended From A Craft Identity To The Status Of An Art.With Shades Of Classicism, Folk Tradition And Regional Flavour The Rich And Unrivalled Fabrics Of India Have Rightly Been Called Exquisite Poetry In Colour .Indian Fabric Art Can Be Classified Into Three Broad Categories Woven, Painted Or Printed And Embroidered. Within This Broad Outline The Present Study Pinpoints The Historical Background Of Some Representative Forms Each Unique In Its Distinctiveness.A Search For Any Linkage With Allied Art Forms As Well As Their Socio-Cultural Significance Also Provides A New Perspective.Though Apparently Widely Dispersed In Contents, They Form A Composite Tapestry Of Indian Fabric Art Tradition And Call For More Scrutiny Before Our Precious Heirlooms Are Totally Submerged In The Tide Of The Synthetic Era. The Book Is Enriched By Illustrations Of Rare Specimens Of Historical Art Fabrics Collected From Different Museums In The Country. Coupled With Extensive References This Volume Spotlights A New Facet Of Indian Art Heritage Which Will Fascinate Both The Social Scientists As Well As The Connoisseurs Of Indian Art And Culture.

Textiles Being Chapter Ix Of Survey Of Chinese Art

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Green Building Products

Author : Alex Wilson
ISBN : 9781550923865
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 58. 79 MB
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Interest in sustainable, green building practices is greater than ever. Whether concerned about allergies, energy costs, old-growth forests, or durability and long-term value, homeowners and builders are looking for ways to ensure that their homes are healthy, safe, beautiful, and efficient. In these pages are descriptions and manufacturer contact information for more than 1,400 environmentally preferable products and materials. All phases of residential construction, from sitework to flooring to renewable energy, are covered. Products are grouped by function, and each chapter begins with a discussion of key environmental considerations and what to look for in a green product. Over 40 percent revised, this updated edition includes over 120 new products. Categories of products include: Sitework and landscaping Outdoor structures Decking Foundations, footers, and slabs Structural systems and components Sheathing Exterior finish and trim Roofing Doors and windows Insulation Flooring and floor coverings Interior finish and trim Caulks and adhesives Paints and coatings Mechanical systems/HVAC Plumbing, electrical, and lighting Appliances Furniture and furnishings Renewable energy Distributors and retailers An index of products and manufacturers makes for easy navigation. There is no more comprehensive resource for both the engaged homeowner and those who design and build homes. Editor Alex Wilson is president of BuildingGreen, an authoritative source for information on environmentally responsible design and construction, which also publishes Environmental Building News. Co-editor Mark Piepkorn has extensive experience with natural and traditional building methods.

Colour In Woven Design

Author : Roberts Beaumont
ISBN : WISC:89031350978
Genre : Color in the textile industries
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Bulletin

Author : University of Michigan. Museum of Art
ISBN : UOM:39015042465065
Genre : Archaeology
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Making History Quilts Fabric From 1890 1970

Author : Barbara Brackman
ISBN : 9781607053026
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Learn the Fascinating True Story of Fabrics in America...Make Your Own Period Quilts. The comprehensive guide to fabrics and their influence on American quilts, from the machine age to the atomic age. Essential companion volume to America's Printed Fabrics 1770-1890. Includes 9 quilt projects inspired by vintage quilt designs and fabrics. Packed with historic photos, stories, and insights into the role of fabrics in everyday life

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