Covers the entire history of wood engraving, including every major artist of the genre Accompanies the Scene through Wood: A Century of Wood Engraving exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, from 28 March to 12 July 2020 The Ashmolean Museum ...
Author: Anne Desmet
Covers the entire history of wood engraving, including every major artist of the genre Accompanies the Scene through Wood: A Century of Wood Engraving exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, from 28 March to 12 July 2020 The Ashmolean Museum houses one of the most extensive collections of wood engravings in the world. The collection effectively began with the gift in 1964, by Arthur Mitchell, of over 3,000 prints, including a large group of wood engravings. During the 1980s and 1990s, it expanded remarkably with acquisitions of large groups of prints, often as gifts from the artists, resulting in a succession of monographic exhibitions on some of the most important wood engravers. They included John Farleigh (1986), John Buckland Wright (1990), Clare Leighton (1992), Monica Poole (1993) and Anne Desmet (1998). A key point in this period of expansion was the acquisition of a comprehensive body of work by Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes-Stanton in 1995 from the artists' family, which resulted in a memorable exhibition organized by Katharine Eustace. More recently, the Ashmolean has formed a close partnership with the Society of Wood Engravers (SWE) and has been keeping the collection up to date by acquiring work by members, both at the Society's annual exhibition and privately. This exhibition catalog covers the entire history of wood engraving, including every major artist of the genre.
The entrance hall wainscoting continued but not in wood, in beautiful shining
green tiles finished with a course of ... with wild-looking hair standing behind a
table watching me through steel-rimmed glasses perched on the end of her nose.
Author: Jim Shields
Life is a stage on which men, women, and children live daily dramas. These dramas shape and fashion our living. The street corners, homes, the everyday places are theaters, windows into a world of goings-on. Dramas are part and parcel of our existence, as we are all actors on life's stage without direction, constantly improvising and coping. As a child, observing grown-ups from a safe distance became a hobby for young Jim Shields. The stories in this collection have their origins in these observations, detailing lives of ordinary people coping with what comes their way. In the roulette of life, there is tragedy, comedy, sadness, and joy. Within the pages of this book, these all come into play. Shields writes from a small, sparsely furnished study-a haven of peace and quiet in the midst of the bustle of family life. It is here where he puts pen to paper. From the well of imperfect memory, inspiration grows, and black ink magically forms words. This collection is life as seen through a rearview mirror.
Still, during the outburst, she maintained a dignified silence, refusing her client
the pleasure of an extended scene. Once he was gone, ... rage,” she said. That
night, Wood told herself, “I have been through similar Williams scenes through
Author: John Lahr
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Biography & Autobiography
National Book Critics Circle Award Winner: Biography Category National Book Award Finalist 2015 Winner of the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award A Chicago Tribune 'Best Books of 2014' USA Today: 10 Books We Loved Reading Washington Post, 10 Best Books of 2014 The definitive biography of America's greatest playwright from the celebrated drama critic of The New Yorker. John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life—his fierce, belittling father Cornelius; his puritanical, domineering mother Edwina; his demented sister Rose, who was lobotomized at the age of thirty-three; his beloved grandfather, the Reverend Walter Dakin—Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is as much a biography of the man who created A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as it is a trenchant exploration of Williams’s plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. The portrait of Williams himself is unforgettable: a virgin until he was twenty-six, he had serial homosexual affairs thereafter as well as long-time, bruising relationships with Pancho Gonzalez and Frank Merlo. With compassion and verve, Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life. Lahr captures not just Williams’s tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a biography of the highest order: a book about the major American playwright of his time written by the major American drama critic of his time.
... during this season at the South is exceedingly treacherous , we mounted the
easy - pacing horse which had been sent for our accommodation , and set out for
a ride of twenty miles through the “ piney woods . " The scene through which we ...
... the weather , which during ruined walls of some ancient castles of this season
at the South is exceedingly the woods . treacherous , we mounted the easy - Through ever - shifting and varied pacing horse which had been sent for scenes
... by the sweet little appellative which I have selected as my own . member the
passage runs thus : Sweetest Shakspeare , Fancy's child , warble his native wood - notes wild . And dear Mrs. Banks , I must describe to you a scene through
... the glades are either conducted along the sides, or open into the thickest of the wood ; and now and then they seem to turn round it towards the country, which
appears in the offskip, rising above this picturesque and various scene, through a
... for the track lay through the dreariest and most deserted portion of the old State
; yet of little moment , plainly , was the scene through which it passed , to the iron
- visaged locomotive , as it cleft its way , winged by fire , through wood and ...
It smiled out softly in pensive grace , But a voice of mortal woe , With lips of love ,
and a brow serene , In its changes wild or low , Meet for the soul of the deep wood - scene . Through the midnight ' s blue repose , Bring wine , bring odours !
As anyone who has driven through Iowa can attest , Wood became Although Wood preferred to idealize the Midwest , he was not entirely blind to the forces of
mechanization that had come to dominate agriculture during the 1920s .
... or open into the thickest of the wood ; and now and then they seem to turn
round it towards the country , which appears in the offskip , rifing above this
picturesque and various scene , through a wide opening between the hanging wood on ...
Being a Diary of a Winter's Route from Halifax to the Canadas, and During Four
Months' Residence in the Woods on the ... After the dull , heavy drag of the first
part of the stage through the wood , the change of pace and of scene altogether ...
Author: Sir George Head
Enjoy reading this autobiographical work about the author, Sir George Head, and his journey from Halifax to the western regions of Canada. The opening chapters of the book describe his experience in Halifax and Nova Scotia in general.
The to the soul from a midsummer night in a interest is not carried along from the
first Northern wood . In this purpose only does scene through any plot . There is
no " inter every part of the drama find its place as easily esting story " in the ...
In passing along the edge of the forest, my attention was attracted by a detached
yellow-wood tree of unusually large circumference and altitude. The stem was
thickly clothed with a parasitic plant, of such healthy growth as to shut in and ...
Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre , drop " ca central suspended canvas scenes , through A Glance at its Horrors and Expected ... when the “ moonlight cut wood
drop ” ( a central suspended canvas scene ) , through displacement or the
... deep in the wood , is another , a single arch , thrown over a stream which is lost
a little beyond it ; the position of the latter ... rising above this picturesque and
various scene , through a wide opening between the hanging wood on one hand
Further on , from a bench in a dark walk , an obelisk in the opposite wood is seen
with a very good effect . ... command hang ing woods , which give an air of
majesty to the whole scene ; and through them , in one place , catch the Gothic
... The flag waves o'er them in the sky Beneath whose stars are cities born, And
round them mountain-castled lie The hundred states of Oregon. 2 Augusta [Joyce
] Crocheron a scene of the early days 426 over the river and through the wood.
Author: Karen L. Kilcup
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Over the River and Through the Wood is the first and only collection of its kind, offering readers an unequaled view of the quality and diversity of nineteenth-century American children's poetry. Most American poets wrote for childrenâ€”from famous names such as Ralph Waldo Emerson to less familiar figures like Christina Moody, an African American author who published her first book at sixteen. In its excellence, relevance, and abundance, much of this work rivals or surpasses poetry written for adults, yet it has languishedâ€”inaccessible and unreadâ€”in old periodicals, gift books, and primers. This groundbreaking anthology remedies that loss, presenting material that is both critical to the tradition of American poetry and also a delight to read. Complemented by period illustrations, this definitive collection includes work by poets from all geographical regions, as well as rarely seen poems by immigrant and ethnic writers and by children themselves. Karen L. Kilcup and Angela Sorby have combed the archives to present an extensive selection of rediscoveries along with traditional favorites. By turns playful, contemplative, humorous, and subversive, these poems appeal to modern sensibilities while giving scholars a revised picture of the nineteenth-century literary landscape.
lady Emma Carolina Wood. LWC some bygone scene , through the long vista of
years , when the same measure was meted by them to their parents , as they are
now receiving from their children . Myra made her little daughter as neat as ...
There , like the wind through woods in riot , Through him the gale of life blew high
; The tree of man was never quiet : Then ' twas the Roman , now ' tis I. The gale , it
plies the saplings double , It blows so hard , ' twill soon be gone : Today the ...