The Golden Age

The adventures of five brothers and sisters growing up in rural England in the late nineteenth century.

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Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000032278859

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 252

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The adventures of five brothers and sisters growing up in rural England in the late nineteenth century.

The Golden Age

A fictional narrative of American history from 1939 to 1954 follows the events and personalities that transformed America from a republic to an empire through the eyes of Caroline Sanford, a Washington newspaper publisher.

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Author: Gore Vidal

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: PSU:000048611183

Category: Fiction

Page: 467

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A fictional narrative of American history from 1939 to 1954 follows the events and personalities that transformed America from a republic to an empire through the eyes of Caroline Sanford, a Washington newspaper publisher.

After the Golden Age

The book's broad message proclaims that there is nothing divinely ordained about our own concert-practices, programming and piano-performance styles. Many aspects of the modern approach are unhistorical-some laudable, some merely ludicrous.

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Author: Kenneth Hamilton

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780195178265

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Kenneth Hamilton's book engagingly and lucidly dissects the oft-invoked myth of a Great Tradition, or Golden Age of Pianism. It is written both for players and for members of their audiences by a pianist who believes that scholarship and readability can go hand-in-hand. Hamilton discusses in meticulous yet lively detail the performance-style of great pianists from Liszt to Paderewski, and delves into the far-from-inevitable development of the piano recital. He entertainingly recounts how classical concerts evolved from exuberant, sometimes riotous events into the formal, funereal trotting out of predictable pieces they can be today, how an often unhistorical "respect for the score" began to replace pianists' improvisations and adaptations, and how the clinical custom arose that an audience should be seen and not heard. Pianists will find food for thought here on their repertoire and the traditions of its performance. Hamilton chronicles why pianists of the past did not always begin a piece with the first note of the score, nor end with the last. He emphasizes that anxiety over wrong notes is a relatively recent psychosis, and playing entirely from memory a relatively recent requirement. Audiences will encounter a vivid account of how drastically different are the recitals they attend compared to concerts of the past, and how their own role has diminished from noisily active participants in the concert experience to passive recipients of artistic benediction from the stage. They will discover when cowed listeners eventually stopped applauding between movements, and why they stopped talking loudly during them. The book's broad message proclaims that there is nothing divinely ordained about our own concert-practices, programming and piano-performance styles. Many aspects of the modern approach are unhistorical-some laudable, some merely ludicrous. They are also far removed from those fondly, if deceptively, remembered as constituting a Golden Age.

The Golden Age

A winner of multiple literary awards in Australia, The Golden Age is a deeply moving novel about hardship and resilience that “graciously captures young love in a quiet and beautifully sculpted story that is easily devoured in one ...

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Author: Joan London

Publisher: Europa Editions

ISBN: 9781609453268

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year: During WWII, a Jewish boy copes with a new homeland, a polio diagnosis—and falling in love for the first time. Frank Gold’s family, Hungarian Jews, have fled the perils of World War II for the safety of Australia, but not long after their arrival, thirteen-year-old Frank is diagnosed with polio. He is sent to a sprawling children’s hospital called the Golden Age, where he meets Elsa, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, a girl who radiates pure light. Soon, Frank and Elsa fall in love, fueling one another’s rehabilitation, facing the perils of illness and adolescence hand in hand—and scandalizing the prudish staff of the Golden Age. Their parents, meanwhile, are coping with their own challenges. Elsa’s mother must reconcile her hopes and dreams with the reality of her daughter’s sickness. Frank’s parents are isolated newcomers in a country they do not love and that does not seem to love them back. Frank’s mother, a renowned pianist in Hungary, refuses to allow the western deserts of Australia to become her home. But her husband slowly begins to free himself from the past and integrate into a new society. A winner of multiple literary awards in Australia, The Golden Age is a deeply moving novel about hardship and resilience that “graciously captures young love in a quiet and beautifully sculpted story that is easily devoured in one sitting” (Library Journal). “Poetic intensity suffuses the novel . . . Resisting easy sentimentality, [it] presents polio rehabilitation as a metaphor for postwar recovery.” —The New Yorker “Beautiful.” —The Dallas Morning News “The Golden Age is pretty much perfect.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Vienna Vienna

Travels back in time to examine the social, cultural, artistic, and political development of nineteenthand early twentieth-century Vienna as well as presenting a pictorial history of the city

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Author: William M. Johnston

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004479049

Category: Music

Page: 332

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Travels back in time to examine the social, cultural, artistic, and political development of nineteenthand early twentieth-century Vienna as well as presenting a pictorial history of the city

Rijks Masters of the Golden Age

The book also features interviews with thirty experts across a variety of fields that discuss elements held within the profiled art works.

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Author: Marcel Wanders

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

ISBN: 9491525298

Category: Art

Page: 576

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A visit to an historic museum offers visitors insight into the social, cultural, political and aesthetic values of times gone by. Yet truly great works of art live vividly, continuing to thrill and educate for centuries regardless of age. This idea of timelessness is the theme explored in Marcel Wanders’ new book publication ‘Masters of the Golden Age: Paintings from the Gallery of Honour’. Closed for many years for redevelopment, the 2013 reopening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and especially the Gallery of Honour is cause for both celebration, and an opportunity for a fresh interpretation of the works that sit within. The key to true connection is the ability to understand the contemporary relevance of historic images. Within ‘Rijks, Masters of the Golden Age: Paintings from the Gallery of Honour’, Marcel Wanders seeks to explore the timelessness of select artworks and to expose their contemporary significance. The book also features interviews with thirty experts across a variety of fields that discuss elements held within the profiled art works.

The Golden Age

This volume investigates the diverse applications and conceptions of the term ‘The Golden Age’.

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Author: Elizabeth Rogers

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443816472

Category:

Page: 165

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This volume investigates the diverse applications and conceptions of the term ‘The Golden Age’. The phrase resonates with the theme of nostalgia, which is popularly understood as a wistful longing for the past, but which also denotes homesickness and the unrecoverability of the past. While the term ‘Golden Age’ typically conjures up idealised visions of the past and gestures forward to utopian visions of future golden ages, the idea of nostalgia is suggestive of a discontented present. The Golden Age and nostalgia are therefore related ideas, but are also partly in conflict with one another, as many nostalgic sentiments are not idealised, and may indeed be dark, ironic or self-aware. There are, of course, many other ways to characterise the relationship between the Golden Age and nostalgia, and the tension between the two can produce myths and romantic idylls, or, in religious terms, images of pre-lapsarian innocence, or dogmas relating to values associated with childhood. The Golden Age is also often used to refer to specific, respected periods of cultural production in all kinds of literature and visual media. Indeed, nearly every period, genre, nation, and cultural form has some kind of mythic, often illusory, Golden Age against which it is defined, and in which nostalgia often plays a part. This collection interrogates the notion of the Golden Age and its connection to feelings of nostalgia from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, with a strong focus on the relationship between word and image. It will interest scholars working on the subject of the Golden Age/nostalgia, particularly in English literature, film studies, comics studies, history, and the fine arts.

The Golden Age of DC Comics

Spanning from 1935 to 1956, more than 600 pages of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and ephemera chart the creators, the stories, and the game-changing super heroes Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

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Author: Paul Levitz

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 3836556561

Category: Art

Page: 672

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Get the ultimate insights on the heyday of DC Comics. Spanning from 1935 to 1956, more than 600 pages of covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and ephemera chart the creators, the stories, and the game-changing super heroes Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

Confronting the Golden Age

In this stunningly illustrated study, Aono reconsiders the long-dismissed genre painting from 1680-1750.

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Author: Junko Aono

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048519842

Category: History

Page: 272

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Is it possible to talk about Dutch art after 1680 outside the prevailing critical framework of the "age of decline"? Although an increasing number of studies are being published on the art and society of this period, genre painting of this era continues to be dismissed as an uninspired repetition of the art of the second and third quarters of the seventeenth century, known as the Dutch Golden Age. In this stunningly illustrated study, Aono reconsiders the long-dismissed genre painting from 1680-1750. Grounded in close analysis of a range of paintings and primary sources, this study illuminates the main features of genre painting, highlighting the ways in which these elements related to the painters' close connections to, on the one hand, collectors, and on the other, to classicism, one of the dominant artistic styles of that time. Three case studies, richly supplemented by a catalogue of 29 selected painters and their work, offer the first clear picture of the genre painting of the period while providing new insights into painters' activities, collectors' tastes and the contemporary art market.

The Golden Age of Jazz

Presents a look back at the Golden age of jazz the late 1930s through the 1940s

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Author: William P. Gottlieb

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 0876543557

Category: Photography

Page: 162

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Presents a look back at the Golden age of jazz the late 1930s through the 1940s

Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece

More than a history of Greek science, this fascinating book by an eminent science historian also provides a lucid account of ancient and early Greek cultures.

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Author: George Sarton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486274959

Category: Science

Page: 646

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More than a history of Greek science, this fascinating book by an eminent science historian also provides a lucid account of ancient and early Greek cultures. Remarkably readable, thoroughly documented, and well illustrated, it covers problems of mathematics, astronomy, physics, and biology. "Magnificent." — Ashley Montagu, Saturday Review.

Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae

Acclaimed rock journalist and director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) introduces this volume with a rousing foreword describing the time he accompanied Jeff and Kim to Jamaica to witness the burgeoning music scene there.

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Author: Kim Gottlieb-Walker

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 9781848566972

Category: Photography

Page: 160

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"’Reggae got soul,’ Toots Hibbert sang in one of his best-known songs, and Kim Gottlieb-Walker's remarkable photographs coax that soul out of shadow and light. Her images from Jamaica capture the rough environment that shaped and challenged these artists, and the unquenchable joy that filled their music. They're the next-best thing to listening.” — Richard Cromelin During 1975 and 1976, renowned underground photo-journalist Kim Gottlieb, and her husband, Island publicity head Jeff Walker, documented what is now widely recognized as the Golden Age of reggae. Over two years of historic trips to Jamaica and exclusive meetings in Los Angeles, Kim took iconic photographs of the artists who would go on to define the genre and captivate a generation. Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae features candid and intimate photographs of all of the musicians, artists and producers who brought the reggae sound to the international stage, including Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Toots Hibbert, Burning Spear, Jacob Miller, Third World, Lee “Scratch” Perry and, of course, Bob Marley. Kim’s photographs include never-before-seen performance shots, candid behind-the-scenes footage of Bob’s home in Jamaica, and exclusive records of key moments in reggae history, such as Bob’s first US television appearance, the historical Dream Concert with Stevie Wonder in Jamaica, and Bob meeting George Harrison backstage at the Roxy in 1975. Acclaimed rock journalist and director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) introduces this volume with a rousing foreword describing the time he accompanied Jeff and Kim to Jamaica to witness the burgeoning music scene there. Reggae historian Roger Steffens writes lucidly about the significance of those early years in reggae, and describes the pivotal moments documented in Kim’s photographs, many of which have not been seen in over 30 years, and many more of which have never been released to the public. Intimate and revealing, Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae is a rare and beautiful record of one of the most exciting moments in music history, told through the photographs of a true artist.

The Golden Age of Brazil 1695 1750

Professor Boxer deals not only with the turbulent events of the 'golden age' but analyses the economic and administrative changes of the period.

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Author: C. R. Boxer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520015509

Category: History

Page: 443

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When Brazil's 'golden age' began, the Portuguese were securely established on the coast and immediate hinterland. European rivals - Spanish, French, Dutch - had been repelled, and expansion into the vast interior had begun. By the end of the 'golden age', bandleirantes, missionaries, miners, planters and ranchers had penetrated deep into the continent. In 1750, by the Treaty of Madrid, Spain recognized Brazil's new frontiers. The colony had come to occupy an area slightly greater than that of the ten Spanish colonies in South America put together. Despite conflicts, the fusion of Portuguese, Amerindian and African into a Brazilian entity had begun; and the explosive expansion of Brazil had laid the foundation for the independence that followed in 1822. Professor Boxer deals not only with the turbulent events of the 'golden age' but analyses the economic and administrative changes of the period. He examines the relationships of officials with colonists, of settlers with Indians, of colony with mother country. Professor Boxer's classic study of a critical period in the growth of Brazil (the world's fifth largest country) has long been out of print. It is here reissued with numerous illustrations.

Superman

"Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family"

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Author: Various

Publisher:

ISBN: 1401263240

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Page: 750

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The earliest adventures of Superman, from 1940 through 1942, are collected for the first time together in one massive hardcover. In these early stories, Superman battles social injustice and political corruption, fighting for the common man, taking on crooked land developers, spoiled socialites and much more. Collects ACTION COMICS #32-47, SUPERMAN #8-15, WORLD'S BEST COMICS #1 and WORLD'S FINEST COMICS #2-4."

Golden Age

"American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and enduring as that of the Batman.

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Author: Bob Kane

Publisher:

ISBN: 1401263763

Category: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

Page: 768

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"American popular culture has produced few heroic figures as famous and enduring as that of the Batman. The dark, mysterious hero who debuted in 1939's Detective Comics #27 as the lone "Bat-man quickly grew into the legend of the Caped Crusader. After his landmark debut and origin story, the Dark Knight was given many seminal elements including his partner in crime fighting, Robin, the Boy Wonder, and such adversaries as the Joker, The Penguin, Scarecrow and Catwoman." -- Page [4] of cover.

Golden Age Newspaper Dailies 1947 1949

"Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family."

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Author: Alvin Schwartz

Publisher: Library of American Comics

ISBN: 1684054370

Category:

Page: 260

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The Man of Steel's newspaper comic strips are among the rarest of all Superman collectibles. This comprehensive series helps remedy this gap in Superman history by bringing back into print every one of the daily newspaper strips. In these fifteen storylines by writer Alvin Schwartz and artist Wayne Boring, Superman faces off against the "Crime Mentalist" who can predict crimes before they happen; finds himself locked up for speeding in "Superman, Jailbird;" plays cupid to help a millionaire Prince Charming find the mysterious "Miss Whisper;" and is at the mercy of his old foe Enthor's paralyzing weapon! Other stories in this third addition to the series include "Lois's Secret Identity" and "The Super Elixir."

The Golden Age of English Manuscript Painting 1200 1500

Illustrates and provides background information on examples of secular and religious illuminated texts produced in England during the Middle Ages

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Author: Richard Marks

Publisher: George Braziller

ISBN: 0807609722

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 119

View: 978

Illustrates and provides background information on examples of secular and religious illuminated texts produced in England during the Middle Ages

Secret Gardens

Samenhangende studie over het werk van een tiental auteurs van kinderboeken uit de periode 1860 tot 1930.

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Author: Humphrey Carpenter

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Australia

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039973008

Category: Children

Page: 235

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Samenhangende studie over het werk van een tiental auteurs van kinderboeken uit de periode 1860 tot 1930.

The Golden Age Book 1

A medieval saga with political intrigue reminiscent of Game of Thrones, The Golden Age is an epic graphic novel duology from Roxanne Moreil and Cyril Pedrosa about utopia and revolution.

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Author: Roxanne Moreil

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 9781250777034

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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Listed in The Beat's most anticipated graphic novels for winter 2020 A medieval saga with political intrigue reminiscent of Game of Thrones, The Golden Age is an epic graphic novel duology from Roxanne Moreil and Cyril Pedrosa about utopia and revolution... In the kingdom of Lantrevers, suffering is a way of life—unless you’re a member of the ruling class. Princess Tilda plans to change all that. As the rightful heir of late King Ronan, Tilda wants to deliver her people from famine and strife. But on the eve of her coronation, her younger brother, backed by a cabal of power-hungry lords, usurps her throne and casts her into exile. Now Tilda is on the run. With the help of her last remaining allies, Tankred and Bertil, she travels in secret through the hinterland of her kingdom. Wherever she goes, the common folk whisper of a legendary bygone era when all men lived freely. There are those who want to return to this golden age—at any cost. In the midst of revolution, how can Tilda reclaim her throne?

The Golden Age of Cinema

This comprehensive book illuminates the most fertile and exciting period in American film, a time when the studio system was at its peak and movies played a critical role in elevating the spirits of the public.

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Author: Richard Jewell

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405163739

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 364

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This comprehensive book illuminates the most fertile and exciting period in American film, a time when the studio system was at its peak and movies played a critical role in elevating the spirits of the public. Richard B. Jewell offers a highly readable yet deeply informed account of the economics, technology, censorship, style, genres, stars and history of Hollywood during its "classical" era. A major introductory textbook covering what is arguably the most fertile and exciting period in film, 1929-1945 Analyzes many of the seminal films from the period, from The Wizard of Oz to Grand Hotel to Gone with the Wind, considering the impact they had then and still have today Tackles the shaping forces of the period: the business practices of the industry, technological developments, censorship restraints, narrative strategies, evolution of genres, and the stars and the star system Explores the major social, political, economic, and cultural events that helped to shape contemporary commercial cinema, as well as other leisure activities that influenced Hollywood production, including radio, vaudeville, theatre and fiction Written in a jargon-free, lively style, and features a number of illustrations throughout the text