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"Il n?est plus nécessaire de présenter Mona Trad Dabaji qui, après un exil de quinze ans loin de son pays, est retournée pour se replonger dans le bleu du ciel, de la mer et la quiétude de la vie, cette «dolce vita» libanaise qui, malgré tout, demeure encore présente. Mirage ou réalité ?
Le sujet de prédilection de cette artiste discrètement et picturalement « engagée » envers le sexe dit faible est certainement la femme. La femme dans toute sa splendeur et ses formes. Qu?elle soit paysanne, ... Read more
Il fut l'homme le plus haï de la vie politique française. Mais son oeuvre, comme législateur et comme penseur de la République, continue à tisser nos vies. Son idée de la France procède d'un constat douloureux : l'impossibilité de la République, depuis la Révolution française, à s'enraciner dans un pays perpétuellement divisé et à vaincre l'épreuve de la durée. Il faut donner aux Français une vision pacifiée de leur passé pour leur dessiner un avenir commun.
Tâche immense. Grâce à l'École et ... Read more
Updated in its 14th edition, California Government and Politics Today focuses on ethnic and cultural diversity, the global economy’s impact on California (and vice versa), and the emphasis on political involvement as an essential component of achieving the California Dream. This new edition continues a tradition of scholarly and practical coverage of California government.
Discover proven strategies and solutions for successful participation in the global marketWith less than fifty percent of middle market US companies succeeding at going global, corporate executives need to know how to build effective global execution platforms that will allow their organizations to thrive in a global economy. Filled with case studies and indispensable checklists, Grow Globally guides executives in crafting an actionable global strategy that will not only stand the test of ... Read more
Giuseppe Pallanti, following Giorgio Vasari's lead, bases his work on a meticulous and in-depth review of archival materials in attributing a name to one of the most iconic faces in art history: Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo. The author looks beyond the myth enshrouding one of the absolute masterpieces of Leonardo's genius, and gives us Mona Lisa as an authentic and living woman. With his engaging and casual style, he has reconstructed her personal and historical dimension. ... Read more
The national bestselling author returns with a new passionate, erotically charged paranormal novel. Roberto, a jaguar-shifter of mixed Mon?re heritage, arrives in Cozumel to kill a rival. But he finds a more valuable prize in Mona Lisa, a Mon?re who's lost her memory and can be manipulated into believing anything-no matter how dark or dangerous.
Kids ask the darndest questions—and the answers make for a “funny and fascinating”(Publishers Weekly) book.Wendell Jamieson’s son, Dean, has always had a penchant for asking odd questions. “Dad, what would hurt more—getting run over by a car, or getting stung by a jellyfish?” “Dad, why do policemen like donuts?” “Dad, does Mona Lisa wear shoes?” Because Dad is a newspaperman and city editor for The New York Times, he decided to seek out the real answers to Dean’s questions from top ... Read more
A renowned French art critic has chosen one hundred of the world's greatest paintings from all periods and traditions of art. From Chinese calligraphy to the Mona Lisa, and from Mexican wall murals to Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie, the multicultural and chronological scope of 100 Masterpieces of Painting offers a comprehensive approach to the development of painting. While other volumes offer a repetitive template of photos and text, 100 Masterpieces of Painting presents the paintings in a ... Read more
From the creation of its first writing implements in 1868 to today's position as the world's second largest producer of fine writing instruments, Cartier has beautifully combined technical innovation with creative audacity. This volume features a comprehensive selection of pieces from Cartier's incredibly inventive repertoire-- pens, inkwells, mechanical pencils, calendars, stationary and other accessories-- dating from the middle of the 19th century to the present, weaving the story of ... Read more
Stevie Cameron turns her renowned analytical eye from the "crooks in suits" of her previous books to the case of Vancouver's missing women and the man who has been charged with killing 27 of them, who if convicted will have the horrific distinction of being the worst serial killer in Canadian history.It's a shocking story that may not be over anytime soon. When the police moved in on Pickton's famous residence, the "pig farm" of Port Coquitlam, in February 2002, the entire 14-acre area was ... Read more
Book Description A Jury of Her Peers is an unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to 2000. In a narrative of immense scope and fascination--brimming with Elaine Showalter’s characteristic wit and incisive opinions--we are introduced to more than 250 female writers. These include not only famous and expected names (Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O’Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and ... Read more
Given golf's sad tradition of relegating women to secondary status in the grill room and non-prime times off the tees, it's not surprising--though hardly defensible--that the wisdom of the game's best women teachers has largely been pushed into the rough as well. And this isn't just a loss for women golfers--it's every golfer's loss. Mona Vold, on her way to becoming a teaching pro herself, seeks to remedy this slight in Different Strokes. In the mold of Harvey Penick's inviting collections, ... Read more
A smoldering debut novel exploring the passion, hunger, and danger that can break loose in the moonlight. From the time she was a child, Mona Lisa knew she was different-but she never knew how different until a man of otherworldly beauty appeared during her night shift in the ER. Gryphon is hurting and hunted and he attracts her as no man ever has before. He is a Mon?re, one of the children of the moon-and what's more, so is she. Long exiled from the moon, the men of the Mon?re serve-and ... Read more
Have you ever wondered... What it would be like to have sex outside your relationship? What it would be like to have sex with your husband's best friend? Or, possibly, a woman? If you're like Mona, you don't have to wonder. You already know. Playtime. A hot and bothered account of one woman's attempt to start her own personal sexual revolution.
In the groundbreaking tradition of DK's New York Times bestseller Pick Me Up, this book uses the same irreverent style to explore all the things THEY don't want you know about. From the Mona Lisa's hidden past to the history of Area 51, Do Not Open explores lost worlds, unravels secret codes, and lets readers step through the looking glass to see if they can handle the truth! AUTHOR BIO:
Two great traditions--fine art and American advertising--intersect, interact, and explode off the page as ad man Barry Hoffman examines the twentieth century's appropriation of highbrow art to sell us the products we love. Filled with vibrant ads that playfully use art-history icons--such as da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Michelangelo's David, Botticelli's Venus, and Warhol's soup cans--as well as rarely seen commissioned art from masters such as Willem de Kooning, Jacob Lawrence, and Rene Magritte, ... Read more
American liberalism today is in a state of confusion and disarray, with the "L word" widely considered a term of derision. By examining both the historical past and the fractious present, Liberalism for a New Century restores a proud political tradition and carves out a formidable defense of its philosophical tenets. This manifesto for a New Liberalism issues an urgent and cogent call for the most important rethinking of its values since the late 1960s, when conservatives reenergized themselves ... Read more
An Intriguing and Diverse Survey of Some of the Most ImportantArtists of the Century; New Affordable Format.As part of its critically-acclaimed "Themes and Movements" series, PhaidonPress is pleased to announce the new edition of THE ARTIST'S BODY, acompelling look at the artists' use of self and body as object and subjectin their work, a movement that represents the state of contemporary art andmakes a wider comment on the human condition.Bound or beaten naked orpainted, still or spasmodic: ... Read more