The Paradise of Glass

The Paradise of Glass
Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Publsiher: AmazonCrossing
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2015-09-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1503945057

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Johanna, the oldest of the three Steinmann sisters, has successfully managed the family glassblowing business since her father's death, and her sister Marie's artistic gifts have made their wares unexpectedly famous. But now the livelihood of the town of Lauscha, Germany--known around the world as the "paradise of glass"--is in danger. The local glassworks is about to be sold, and rumor has it the buyer wants to make changes that will challenge glassblowing tradition. Wanda, the daughter of the middle Steinmann sister, is freshly arrived from America and engaged to an ambitious local glassblower. Yet as soon as the bold young woman learns of the impending sale, she decides to do as her mother and aunts did--cast aside her expected role in order to save the day. With the help of a handsome bank clerk, she will take a daring risk with the villagers' hard-earned money. Just like glass, though, love and commerce are fragile, and what begins as their last hope may just end in shattered dreams.

The tree of life in the Paradise of God

The tree of life  in the Paradise of God
Author: William Henry Ward (of Auburn, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1864
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OXFORD:600094752

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The Path to Paradise

The Path to Paradise
Author: Jessica Marten,Diane C. Wright,Glenn Adamson,Virginia Chieffo Raguin,Des Moines Art Center Staff
Publsiher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1939125731

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The first monograph on the work of a groundbreaking artist in stained glass.

The Paradise Within the Reach of All Men Without Labour by Powers of Nature and Machinery

The Paradise Within the Reach of All Men  Without Labour  by Powers of Nature and Machinery
Author: John Adolphus Etzler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1836
Genre: Utopias
ISBN: HARVARD:32044009625369

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Glass Love Perpetual Motion

Glass  Love   Perpetual Motion
Author: Paul Scheerbart
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-10-19
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780226203140

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German writer, critic, and theorist Paul Scheerbart (1863–1915) died nearly a century ago, but his influence is still being felt today. Considered by some a mad eccentric and by others a visionary political thinker in his own time, he is now experiencing a revival thanks to a new generation of scholars who are rightfully situating him in the modernist pantheon. Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is the first collection of Scheerbart’s multifarious writings to be published in English. In addition to a selection of his fantastical short stories, it includes the influential architectural manifesto Glass Architecture and his literary tour-de-force Perpetual Motion: The Story of an Invention. The latter, written in the guise of a scientific work (complete with technical diagrams), was taken as such when first published but in reality is a fiction—albeit one with an important message. Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is richly illustrated with period material, much of it never before reproduced, including a selection of artwork by Paul Scheerbart himself. Accompanying this original material is a selection of essays by scholars, novelists, and filmmakers commissioned for this publication to illuminate Scheerbart’s importance, then and now, in the worlds of art, architecture, and culture. Coedited by artist Josiah McElheny and Christine Burgin, with new artwork created for this publication by McElheny, Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!! is a long-overdue monument to a modern master.

Spenser s World of Glass

Spenser s World of Glass
Author: Kathleen Williams
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2022-05-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780520307858

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1966.

The Glassblower

The Glassblower
Author: Petra Durst-Benning
Publsiher: Amazoncrossing
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2014-10-07
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1477820272

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In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. But when Joost Steinmann passes away unexpectedly one September night, his three daughters must learn to fend for themselves. While feisty Johanna takes a practical approach to looking for work, Ruth follows her heart, aiming to catch the eye of a handsome young villager. But it is dreamy, quiet Marie who has always been the most captivated by the magic—and sparkling possibilities—of the craft of glassblowing. As the spirited sisters work together to forge a brighter future for themselves on their own terms, they learn not only how to thrive in a man's world, but how to remain true to themselves—and their hearts—in the process.

The Paradise Mystery

The Paradise Mystery
Author: J. S. Fletcher
Publsiher: Jovian Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2018-01-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781537809984

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A quiet cathedral town in England, full of gossips and people who are not quite who they seem to be, is the setting for this murder mystery. J. S. Fletcher weaves a brilliant and enticing tale of mystery and suspense, and of course, murder!

A Critic Writes

A Critic Writes
Author: Reyner Banham
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 1997-01-27
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0520923200

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Few twentieth-century writers on architecture and design have enjoyed the renown of Reyner Banham. Born and trained in England and a U.S. resident starting in 1976, Banham wrote incisively about American and European buildings and culture. Now readers can enjoy a chronological cross-section of essays, polemics, and reviews drawn from more than three decades of Banham's writings. The volume, which includes discussions of Italian Futurism, Adolf Loos, Paul Scheerbart, and the Bauhaus as well as explorations of contemporary architecture by Frank Gehry, James Stirling, and Norman Foster, conveys the full range of Banham's belief in industrial and technological development as the motor of architectural evolution. Banham's interests and passions ranged from architecture and the culture of pop art to urban and industrial design. In brilliant analyses of automobile styling, mobile homes, science fiction films, and the American predilection for gadgets, he anticipated many of the preoccupations of contemporary cultural studies. Los Angeles, the city that Banham commemorated in a book and a film, receives extensive attention in essays on the Santa Monica Pier, the Getty Museum, Forest Lawn cemetery, and the ubiquitous freeway system. Eminently readable, provocative, and entertaining, this book is certain to consolidate Banham's reputation among architects and students of contemporary culture. For those acquainted with his writing, it offers welcome surprises as well as familiar delights. For those encountering Banham for the first time, it comprises the perfect introduction.

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie

Family Dysfunction in Tennessee Williams  The Glass Menagerie
Author: Dedria Bryfonski
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-01-22
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780737768046

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Tennessee Williams' 1944 play The Glass Menagerie centers around a family of three, Tom, Laura, and Amanda Wingfield, exploring what it means to share a household with people whose individual psychological eccentricities threaten to overwhelm the whole. Told retroactively in the format of a memory play, the protagonist, Tom, an aspiring poet by night and warehouse worker by night, introduces the audience to the conditions which led him to abandon his family in pursuit of his independence. This informative edition explores the themes of family dysfunction in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, providing readers with a critical look at the intersection of literature and sociology. The book includes an examination of Williams' life and influences and takes a hard look at key ideas related to the play, such as the role of guilt in family relationships and the breakdown of the American dream. Readers are also offered contemporary perspectives on family dysfunction through the discussion of toxic or overbearing parents and the effects of alcoholism on families.

A Map of Glass

A Map of Glass
Author: Jane Urquhart
Publsiher: Emblem Editions
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2010-10-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781551994253

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Jane Urquhart’s stunning new novel weaves two parallel stories, one set in contemporary Toronto and Prince Edward County, Ontario, the other in the nineteenth century on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. Sylvia Bradley was rescued from her parents’ house by a doctor attracted to and challenged by her withdrawn ways. Their subsequent marriage has nourished her, but ultimately her husband’s care has formed a kind of prison. When she meets Andrew Woodman, a historical geographer, her world changes. A year after Andrew’s death, Sylvia makes an unlikely connection with Jerome McNaughton, a young Toronto artist whose discovery of Andrew’s body on a small island at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River unlocks a secret in his own past. After Sylvia finds Jerome in Toronto, she shares with him the story of her unusual childhood and of her devastating and ecstatic affair with Andrew, a man whose life was irrevocably affected by the decisions of the past. At the breathtaking centre of the novel is the compelling tale of Andrew’s forebears. We meet his great-great-grandfather, Joseph Woodman, whose ambitions brought him from England to the northeastern shores of Lake Ontario, during the days of the flourishing timber and shipbuilding industries; Joseph’s practical, independent and isolated daughter, Annabel; and his son, Branwell, an innkeeper and a painter. It is Branwell’s eventual liaison with an orphaned French-Canadian woman that begins the family’s new generation and sets the stage for future events. A novel about loss and the transitory nature of place, A Map of Glass is vivid with evocative prose and haunting imagery — a lake of light on a wooden table; a hotel gradually buried by sand; a fully clothed man frozen in an iceberg; a blind woman tracing her fingers over a tactile map. Containing all of the elements for which Jane Urquhart’s writing is celebrated, it stands as her richest, most accomplished novel to date.

National Glass Budget

National Glass Budget
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1913
Genre: Glass manufacture
ISBN: NYPL:33433062638808

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People in Glass Houses

People in Glass Houses
Author: Tanya Levin
Publsiher: Black Inc.
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-07-25
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781921825583

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The eighties were my formative years, and while other teenagers were gyrating to rock 'n' roll, we were praying for revival. We were taking communion, not cocaine. We treated virginity like a wedding present, not a cold sore. And why wouldn't we? We were told we could be, we already were, anything we wanted to be... We were armed and dangerous. Armed with the power of God and dangerous in the eyes of Satan. Tanya Levin grew up in the church that became Hillsong—the country’s most ambitious, entrepreneurial and influential religious corporation. People in Glass Houses tells how a small Assemblies of God church in a suburban school hall became a multi-million dollar tax-free enterprise and a powerful force in Australia today. Opening up the world of Christian fundamentalism, this is a powerful, personal and at times very funny exploration of an all-singing, all-swaying mega church.

The glass of fashion

The glass of fashion
Author: Lounger in society the pseud
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1881
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OXFORD:600079549

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As in a Looking Glass

As in a Looking Glass
Author: Philips
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: ZHBL:ZHBL-00061560

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