Livres hebdo

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ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105028735905
Libération : 2000

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NAPLES ET C TE AMALFITAINE 2017 2018 Petit Fut

Titre : NAPLES ET C TE AMALFITAINE 2017 2018 Petit Fut
Auteur : Dominique Auzias
Éditeur : Le Petit Futé
ISBN-13 : 9791033164319
Libération : 2017-05-16T00:00:00+02:00

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La troisième ville d'Italie a mauvaise presse dans son pays, et son passé est sulfureux comme les terres volcaniques qui l'entourent. « Outsider », « ville à part » : les appellations sont nombreuses mais dépeignent une même réalité : Naples est une insoumise. La ville est en perpétuel mouvement, et tout le décor semble être pris par cet élan indomptable. Les Grecs, les Normands, mais aussi les Espagnols et les Bourbons y ont laissé des traces : la présence de châteaux, palais, et autres églises démontrent que la cité bouillonne d'un passé culturellement chargé. Veni mais pas vinci, ces peuples ont forgé Neopolis, littéralement « ville nouvelle ». Ce n'est donc pas un hasard si le vieux centre a été classé au patrimoine mondial par l'Unesco en 1995. Et les sites historiques comme Pompéi et Herculanum viennent rappeler le carrefour constitué autrefois par la cité napolitaine. Bienvenue non pas dans une ville-musée mais dans un théâtre à ciel ouvert !

Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean

Titre : Modern Architecture and the Mediterranean
Auteur : Jean-Francois Lejeune
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781135250270
Libération : 2009-12-04

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Bringing to light the debt twentieth-century modernist architects owe to the vernacular building traditions of the Mediterranean region, this book considers architectural practice and discourse from the 1920s to the 1980s. The essays here situate Mediterranean modernism in relation to concepts such as regionalism, nationalism, internationalism, critical regionalism, and postmodernism - an alternative history of the modern architecture and urbanism of a critical period in the twentieth century.

Twelve Years a Slave

Titre : Twelve Years a Slave
Auteur : Solomon Northup
Éditeur : LSU Press
ISBN-13 : 0807101508
Libération : 1968-04-01

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Solomon Northup was a free man, the son of an emancipated Negro Slave. Until the spring of 1841 he lived a simple, uneventful life with his wife and three children in Upstate New York. Then, suddenly, he fell victim to a series of bizarre events that make this one of the most amazing autobiographies ever written. Northup accepted an offer from two strangers in Saratoga, New York, to catch up with their traveling circus and play in its band. But when the chase ended, Northup had been drugged, beaten, and sold to a slave trader in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, he was shipped to New Orleans, where he was purchased by a planter in the Red River region of Louisiana. For the next twelve years Northup lived as a chattel slave under several masters. He might well have died a slave, except for another set of bizarre circumstances which enabled him to get word to his family and finally regain his freedom. These elements alone -- the kidnapping, enslavement, and rescue -- are sufficient for a sensational story. But Northup provides more. He was a shrewd observer of people and events. His memory was remarkable. He described cultivation of cotton and sugar in the Deep South. He detailed the daily routine and general life of the Negro slave. Indeed, he vividly portrayed the world of slavery -- from the underside. Originally published in 1853, Northup's autobiography is regarded as one of the best accounts of American Negro slavery ever written by a slave. It is reprinted in full here for the first time, as the initial volume in The Library of Southern Civilization. Northup's account has been carefully checked by the editors and has been found to be remarkably accurate. To his own narrative of a long and tragic adventure, Professors Eakin and Logsdon have added significant new details about Northup and the plantation country where he spent most of his time as a slave. Heretofore unknown information about the capture and trial of Northup's kidnappers has been included, adding still another fascinating episode to an already astounding story.

The Art of Dale Chihuly

Titre : The Art of Dale Chihuly
Auteur : Timothy Anglin Burgard
Éditeur : Chronicle Books
ISBN-13 : 0811866262
Libération : 2008-06-11

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Dale Chihuly is the most famous and influential artist working in glass today. For more than four decades, he has been the leading figure in this unique art form, fusing traditional craft with fine art, fabrication with the natural environment. Now, in his first major San Francisco exhibition, Chihuly displays a vast array of artworks from many of his signature series (including the Baskets, Seaforms, Persians, Venetians, and more) at both the de Young and Legion of Honor museums. A career-spanning biographical essay by curator Timothy Anglin Burgard and stunning color photography of the works will captivate Chihuly's myriad fansboth new and old.

Wildfire In His Arms

Titre : Wildfire In His Arms
Auteur : Johanna Lindsey
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781501105494
Libération : 2015-06-16

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey’s passionate tale features the mysterious Degan Grant from One Heart to Win, a dangerous gunfighter running from his past, who finds his future with a beautiful outlaw at the gallows. Look out for Johanna’s newest novel, Make Me Love You, available July 2016 from Gallery Books! When a US Marshal calls in a favor, all Degan Grant has to do is apprehend three outlaws. Easy enough, he figures, for a man no one wants to tangle with. But then a bold young woman crosses his path. Pretty Maxine attracted so much unwanted attention in her Texas hometown that events spiraled out of control. Now she will try anything to stop the handsome, enigmatic gunfighter from turning her over to a corrupt sheriff. Saddled with a sassy, spirited outlaw who insists she is innocent, Degan must hunt down a vicious killer and keep an old enemy at bay. But soon his desire for his beguiling prisoner sparks into a wildfire of passion, and he can no longer deny they must risk confronting their pasts for a chance at a future in each other’s arms forever.

A Pilgrim s Guide to the Camino Finisterre

Titre : A Pilgrim s Guide to the Camino Finisterre
Auteur : John Brierley
Éditeur : Findhorn Press
ISBN-13 : 9781844091584
Libération : 2009

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"Even if you don't think you will ever make this pilgrimage, you will enjoy the books because they help you feel like you are right there, making the journey along with the many travelers on the paths.""New Spirit Journal."

Cities of Southern Italy and Sicily

Titre : Cities of Southern Italy and Sicily
Auteur : Augustus J. C. Hare
Éditeur : Fabri Press
ISBN-13 : 9781443732185
Libération : 2008-11

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CONTENTS include: CHAPTER I. CHAPTER II. BETWEEN ROME AND NAPLES l6 CHAPTER III. NAPLES NAPOLI ... 65 CHAPTER IV. EXCURSIONS WEST OF NAPLES. . . . . . .152 CHAPTER V. EXCURSIONS EAST OF NAPLES IQ2 CHAPTER VI. NOLA, AVELLINO, AND BENEVENTUM 247 CHAPTER VII. IN THE ABRUZZI . 26 1 vni CONTENTS. IN APULIA . . . . ... CHAPTER VIII. CHAPTER IX. . PAGE . . 284 IN MAGNA GRAECIA EASTERN CALABRIA . . . . 335 CHAPTER X. IN THE BASILICATA AND WESTERN CALABRIA . . . 359 SICILY . . . CHAPTER XL . . . . . . . .371 CHAPTER XII. SICILY THE EASTERN COAST . . . . ... CHAPTER XIII. 384 GIRGENTI AND THE SOUTHERN COAST . . . . . 457 CHAPTER XIV. PALERMO AND THE NORTHERN COAST ., ... 476 SOUTHERN ITALY. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION: THE attractions of Naples and its neighbourhood have always been familiar to travelling Englishmen, but, in publishing a book on the rest of Southern Italy, the author has an uncomfortable sense of sending forth what few will read, and fewer still will make use of on the spot. English travellers nearly always play at follow the leader, and there are probably not two hundred living who have ever explored the savage scenery of the Abruzzi, the characteristic cathe- drals of Apulia, or the historic sites of Magna Graecia. Except the admirable Unter-Italien of Gsell-fells, the Grande Grece of Frangois Lenormant, and the chapters on the Abruzzi, Apulia, and Naples, in the Italian Sculptors of C. C. Perkins, nothing of importance has been written about these places it has not been considered worth while even the beautiful illustrations in Lears Journal of a Landscape Painter have failed to attract a stream of travellers as far south as Calabria. The vastness and ugliness of the districts to be traversed, the bareness and filth of the inns, the roughness of the natives, the torment of zinzare the terror of earthquakes, the insecurity of the roads from brigands, and the far more serious risk of malaria or typhoid fever from the bad water, are natural causes which have hitherto frightened strangers away from the south. But every year these risks are being mitigated, and some of the travellers along the southern railways to Sicily may perhaps now be induced to linger on the way, though, with the single exception of the hotel at Reggio, the inns in Calabria are still such as none but the hardiest tourists, will like to encounter, and all the lower sites are seldom free from fever. There is not, however, the same reason for hurrying through Apulia, which is generally healthy, and where the rapid improvement of the inns will soon permit archeologists to its explore wonderful old cities with comfort. Every year the glorious country between Rome and Naples is becoming better known. All the places near the Eternal City have been already fully described in Days near Rome, but they are more briefly noticed here, as all the cities north ofRome will henceforward be included in Cities of Central Italy. In the towns of the Alban, Sabine, Volscian, and Hernican hills, the accommodation is often poor, but the inns are for the most part clean, and travellers will almost always receive a genial and disinter ested welcome from the kind-hearted inhabitants. The Italy of artists is to be found more amongst these mountain districts than in any other part of the peninsula. Here the costumes still glow with colour, and the wonderful picturesqueness of the towns is only equalled by the exqui- site beauty and variety of the scenery. The way in which the national character alters, as Naples is approached, must be incredible to those who have not lived in Italy...

Red Sails to Capri

Titre : Red Sails to Capri
Auteur : Ann Weil
Éditeur : Puffin Books
ISBN-13 : 0140328580
Libération : 1988-11-01

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Michele helps the three strangers find the beautiful Blue Grotto of Capri.