Having spent 30 years making beautiful pots, de Waal has a particular sense of the secret lives of objects. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings, he wanted to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. And so begins this extraordinarily moving memoir and detective story.
The enthralling tale of charismatic South African businessman, theatre owner, art collector and chopper pilot Carnie Matisonn, whose questáto rescue an Edgar Degas portrait of his great uncle takes himáinto the murky worlds of Apartheid sanctions-busting, Mossad agents, international art dealers and Nazi hunters.
As one of only three musicians to sell over 100 million records both in a group and as a solo artist, Collins breathes rare air. This book tells Phil Collins' candid, witty, unvarnished story of the songs and shows, the hits and pans, his marriages and divorces, the ascents to the top of the charts and into the tabloid headlines.
An examination both of the arts as an expression of cultural attitudes, emphasizing court culture as a focal point and source of patronage, and also of developments in science, religion and political theory. It is suitable for upper school, undergraduate and Open University students.
The author of this study argues that the vitality of cities lies in their diversity, architectural variety, teeming street life and human scale. It is only when we appreciate such realities that we can hope to create cities that are safe, interesting and economically viable.
What do actor Steve McQueen, country singer George Jones, rapper Shaggy, boxer Ken Norton, "shock jock" Don Imus, TV host Montel Williams, author Robert Ludlum, and golfer Lee Trevino have in common? They are all Marines."Hollywood Marines" contains profiles and photos of 112 celebrities who served in the Marine Corps.