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The Book De klokkenluider
The Author John Grisham
The Publisher A.W. Bruna Uitgevers
Release Date2016-10-25
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789044975611
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Advocaten Lacy Stoltz en Hugo Hatch werken al bijna tien jaar voor de Board on Judicial Conduct, een overheidsdienst die het gedrag van rechters onderzoekt. In al die tijd hebben slechts twee zaken ertoe geleid dat rechters uit hun ambt werden gezet, in beide gevallen vanwege onbekwaamheid. Maar dan wordt Lacy benaderd door Greg Myers, een advocaat die noodgedwongen een nieuwe identiteit heeft aangenomen. Greg vertegenwoordigt slechts één cliënt, een man die een corruptiezaak aanhangig wil maken onder de Klokkenluiderswet van Florida. De zaak betreft een corrupte rechter die grote sommen geld heeft verduisterd. Een rechter die in zee is gegaan met de beruchte Coast Mafia. Het is een zaak die de klokkenluider miljoenen dollars beloning zal opleveren. Voor de betrokken advocaten blijkt het echter een levensgevaarlijke zaak te zijn...


The Book Whistler Masterpieces in Colour Series
The Author T. Martin Wood
The Publisher Library of Alexandria
Release Date1922
Genre Biography, Burlesque
Pages 212
ISBN 9781465500496
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Old Whistler Gang
The Author J.R. Roberts
The Publisher Speaking Volumes
Release Date2015-02-11
Genre Fiction
Pages 193
ISBN 9781612324449
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Man Whistler
The Author Hesketh Pearson
The Publisher House of Stratus
Release Date2015-04-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 164
ISBN 9780755154319
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The American painter, James McNeil Whistler, aroused great controversy. His work also significantly influenced interior decoration. But Whistler was as famous for his biting wit, fights, quarrels and sharp attacks on art critics. Pearson here shows him as his friends saw him and adds fresh insight drawn from meetings with people who knew him.


The Book The Life of James McNeill Whistler Illustrations
The Author Elizabeth Robins Pennell
The Publisher PHILADELPHIA J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN
Release Date2014-12-18
Genre History
Pages 407
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Mr. and Mrs. Pennell's authorised Life of James McNeill Whistler appeared in two volumes in October 1908, and has had to be reprinted in that form three times since then. Its sale even in that comparatively expensive form has been an unexpectedly large one, proving without doubt that interest in Whistler's life is alive and growing. During the three years since its first publication much new material has come into the hands of the authors, and a complete revision of the book has therefore become necessary. The present volume is, to all intents and purposes, a new one. Many of the older illustrations in the earlier editions have been superseded by new ones, a number of which are reproduced for the first time. For the new material included in this edition the authors and the publisher are indebted to friends and numerous sympathetic correspondents, and they wish to express their indebtedness especially to Mr. John W. Beatty, Director of the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh; Mr. E. D. Brooks; Mr. Clifford Gore Chambers; Mr. E. T. Cook; Mr. Leon Dabo; Mr. Frederick Dielmann; Messrs. Dowdeswell; M. Théodore Duret; Mr. A. J. Eddy; Mrs. Wickham Flower; Right Hon. Jonathan Hogg; Mr. H. S. Hubbell; Mr. Will H. Low; Mr. Burton Mansfield; Judge Parry; Mr. H. Reinhardt; Mr. H. S. Ridings; Mr. Albert Rouiller; Miss Alice Rouiller; Mr. William Scott; M. Ströhlen; Mr. Ross Turner; Mr. C. F. G. Turner; Mr. C. Howard Walker; Mr. J. H. Wrenn.


The Book Whistler
The Author Jp. A. Calosse
The Publisher Parkstone International
Release Date2011-12-22
Genre Art
Pages 101
ISBN 9781781606063
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Whistler suddenly shot to fame like a meteor at a crucial moment in the history of art, a field in which he was a pioneer. Like the impressionists, with whom he sided, he wanted to impose his own ideas. Whistler’s work can be divided into four periods. The first may be called a period of research in which he was influenced by the Realism of Gustave Courbet and by Japanese art. Whistler then discovered his own originality in the Nocturnes and the Cremorne Gardens series, thereby coming into conflict with the academics who wanted a work of art to tell a story. When he painted the portrait of his mother, Whistler entitled it Arrangement in Grey and Black and this is symbolic of his aesthetic theories. When painting the Cremorne Pleasure Gardens it was not to depict identifiable figures, as did Renoir in his work on similar themes, but to capture an atmosphere. He loved the mists that hovered over the banks of the Thames, the pale light, and the factory chimneys which at night turned into magical minarets. Night redrew landscapes, effacing the details. This was the period in which he became an adventurer in art; his work, which verged on abstraction, shocked his contemporaries. The third period is dominated by the full-length portraits that brought him his fame. He was able to imbue this traditional genre with his profound originality. He tried to capture part of the souls of his models and placed the characters in their natural habitats. This gave his models a strange presence so that they seem about to walk out of the picture to physically encounter the viewer. By extracting the poetic substance from individuals he created portraits described as “mediums” by his contemporaries, and which were the inspiration for Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Towards the end of his life, the artist began painting landscapes and portraits in the classical tradition, strongly influenced by Velázquez. Whistler proved to be extremely rigorous in ensuring his paintings coincided with his theories. He never hesitated in crossing swords with the most famous art theoreticians of his day. His personality, his outbursts, and his elegance were a perfect focus for curiosity and admiration. He was a close friend of Stéphane Mallarmé, and admired by Marcel Proust, who rendered homage to him in A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. He was also a provocative dandy, a prickly socialite, a demanding artist, and a daring innovator.


The Book Whistler As I Knew Him
The Author Mortimer Menpes
The Publisher Hol Art Books
Release Date2009-09-13
Genre Art
Pages 110
ISBN 9780982325766
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For nearly a decade, Mortimer Menpes happily played as loyal and obedient follower to famed 19th-century artist James McNeil Whistler until abruptly, the relationship ended and barely a word passed between them again. Upon Whistler's death some twenty years later, Menpes reemerged to put to print this first-hand portrait of his former master; capturing Whistler's working methods, his daily routines, his interests, and his eccentricities.


The Book Whistler
The Author Roger Taylor
The Publisher Mushroom Publishing
Release Date2007-04
Genre Fiction
Pages 388
ISBN 9781843192800
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An independent novel set in the world of Hawklan. Canol Madreth is a small, remote and mountainous country at the centre of Gyronlandt. It is governed directly by an elected parliament, the Heindral -- and indirectly by the stern and sombre tenets of the Church of Ishrythan. Then, one fateful day, ominous clouds gather over Canol Madreth, and, mysteriously affected by whatever brought them, the impetuous Brother Cassraw is transformed into a fiery religious demagogue. The stability of the whole of Gyronlandt and beyond is threatened by his strange, compulsive power and by the dark, primitive religion he begins to preach. Only Allyn Vredech, fellow priest and lifelong friend, senses the terrible truth. He then finds himself fighting not only for his own faith, as he struggles to accept the world-destroying nature of the force that has possessed Cassraw, but also for his very sanity as he is drawn into worlds far beyond Canol Madreth... Worlds that cannot be... Worlds that exist only in the dream of the Whistler... Or do they?


The Book Whistler
The Author T. Martin Wood
The Publisher BookRix
Release Date2014-02-17
Genre Philosophy
Pages 45
ISBN 9783730984529
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Whistler written by T. Martin Wood. Masterpieces in colour edited by T. Leman Hare. Published in 1834-1903 and now republish in ePub file. At the time when Rossetti and his circle were foregathering chiefly at Rossetti’s house, quiet Chelsea scarcely knew how daily were associations added which will always cluster round her name. Whistler’s share in those associations is very large, and he has left in his paintings the memory of many a night, as he returned beside the river. Before Whistler painted it, night was more opaque than it is now. It had been viewed only through the window of tradition. It was left for a man of the world coming out of an artificial London room to paint its stillness, and also to show us that we ourselves had made night more beautiful, with ghostly silver and gold; and to tell us that the dark bridges that sweep into it do not interrupt—that we cannot interrupt, the music of nature.


The Book The Four Deaths of Acorn Whistler
The Author Joshua Piker
The Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date2013-06-01
Genre History
Pages 318
ISBN 9780674075627
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Told by a colonial governor, a Creek military leader, Native Americans, and British colonists, each account of Acorn Whistler’s execution for killing five Cherokees speaks to the collision of European and Indian cultures, the struggle to preserve traditional ways of life, and tensions within the British Empire on the eve of the American Revolution.


The Book Whistler s Mother s Cook Book
The Author Anna Mathilda McNeill Whistler
The Publisher Pomegranate
Release Date1995
Genre Cooking
Pages 152
ISBN 0876541082
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: American painter James McNeill Whistler probably never expected the portrait of his mother that graces the cover of this book to become a cultural icon. Begun on a whim when another model failed to show up for a session, the painting, familiarly known simply as "Whistler's Mother," has become one of the best known and most beloved in the world and now hangs in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Nor, we can be sure, did Anna McNeill Whistler expect that her "cook book" would one day be published and thereby enjoyed by myriad readers beyond her own family. Irreverently referred to by her son as her "Bible," the manuscript book was kept faithfully by Mrs. Whistler of many years and contained recipes for such varied and delectable dishes as bread-and-butter pudding, "oisters," "mackroons," "whigs," quince marmalade, and pickled walnuts. Bequeathed by Whistler's sister-in-law, along with other books and letters from his estate, to the University of Glasgow, the manuscript has been edited for this publication by Margaret MacDonald, research fellow at the Centre for Whistler Studies at the university. MacDonald also provides a fascinating account of the Whistler household in the United States, Russia, and Britain, offering a rare and delightful glimpse into nineteenth-century family life. The recipes are both delicious and easy to prepare; just in reading them, one can sense the flavors and aromas of good home cooking. They are presented both in Mrs. Whistler's words-"To a pint of pulped apples add the juice of a Lemon and a little of the peel shred fine, 5 eggs and a gill of cream . . ."-and in terms more familiar to the modern cook. Where deciphering listed ingredients-such as rose-water, emptins, isinglass, or pearl ash-might otherwise prove perplexing, these terms are fully explained and their modern successors substituted. Among the illustrations in this new edition of Margaret MacDonald's 1979 classic are some of Whistler's most evocative drawings and prints of shopping, cooking, and dining, many in full color, as well as portraits of Whistler and his mother and pages from the original cook book.


The Book James McNeill Whistler
The Author Victoria Charles
The Publisher Parkstone International
Release Date2011-07-01
Genre Art
Pages 160
ISBN 9781780423043
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Whistler suddenly shot to fame like a meteor at a crucial moment in the history of art, a field in which he was a pioneer. Like the impressionists, with whom he sided, he wanted to impose his own ideas. Whistler’s work can be divided into four periods. The first may be called a period of research in which he was influenced by the Realism of Gustave Courbet and by Japanese art. Whistler then discovered his own originality in the Nocturnes and the Cremorne Gardens series, thereby coming into conflict with the academics who wanted a work of art to tell a story. When he painted the portrait of his mother, Whistler entitled it Arrangement in Grey and Black and this is symbolic of his aesthetic theories. When painting the Cremorne Pleasure Gardens it was not to depict identifiable figures, as did Renoir in his work on similar themes, but to capture an atmosphere. He loved the mists that hovered over the banks of the Thames, the pale light, and the factory chimneys which at night turned into magical minarets. Night redrew landscapes, effacing the details. This was the period in which he became an adventurer in art; his work, which verged on abstraction, shocked his contemporaries. The third period is dominated by the full-length portraits that brought him his fame. He was able to imbue this traditional genre with his profound originality. He tried to capture part of the souls of his models and placed the characters in their natural habitats. This gave his models a strange presence so that they seem about to walk out of the picture to physically encounter the viewer. By extracting the poetic substance from individuals he created portraits described as “mediums” by his contemporaries, and which were the inspiration for Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. Towards the end of his life, the artist began painting landscapes and portraits in the classical tradition, strongly influenced by Velázquez. Whistler proved to be extremely rigorous in ensuring his paintings coincided with his theories. He never hesitated in crossing swords with the most famous art theoreticians of his day. His personality, his outbursts, and his elegance were a perfect focus for curiosity and admiration. He was a close friend of Stéphane Mallarmé, and admired by Marcel Proust, who rendered homage to him in A La Recherche du Temps Perdu. He was also a provocative dandy, a prickly socialite, a demanding artist, and a daring innovator.


The Book Whistler and His Mother
The Author Sarah Walden
The Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date2003
Genre Art
Pages 242
ISBN 0803248113
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: James McNeill Whistler painted his mother on impulse, when she came to London to escape the American Civil War, forcing him to evict his mistress from his house. It is hard to imagine a greater contrast than that between Whistler’s outrageously flamboyant life in London—where he famously befriended Oscar Wilde and Dante Gabriel Rossetti—and the subdued, touchingly melancholic depiction of his Puritan mother he entitled “Arrangement in Grey and Black.” This portrait has become one of the world's best-known paintings and an American icon, yet we know remarkably little about it. While restoring the painting for the Louvre, Sarah Walden became intrigued by the extraordinary and complex history of the painting, which had never been fully explored. From French, British, and American sources, Walden uncovers the intersections between Whistler’s flawed genius, his struggle for recognition, his troubled relationship with his mother and mistresses, and the unprecedented historical response to his greatest work. Walden’s findings read like a detective story, and her controversial and progressive views on art restoration combine with biography and criticism to create a gripping narrative that skillfully weaves history and aesthetics into a seamless tapestry.


The Book Whistler Street Chronicles
The Author Kurt Frazier
The Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date
Genre
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ISBN 9781105261190
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Whistler s Gold
The Author Wayne Winterton
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2005-12-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 228
ISBN 9781599267517
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In 1934, the owner of a trading post murdered a Navajo man. Four customers witnessed the act and chased the killer to the cliffs behind the trading post where he seemingly disappeared before their eyes. When the witnesses went back to cover the body, it had disappeared as well, and neither the killer nor his victim were ever found. Differences of opinion abound in the community as to why the murder happened and how killer and victim could both disappear within minutes of the deed. In accordance with Navajo tradition, the violent act caused evil spirits to take up residency in the trading post and it was abandoned and left to decay in the harsh New Mexican desert. So it was for forty years. Surfacing during those forty years is a strange story about the existence of a treasure hidden somewhere on the vast reservation, a cache of gold coins from a pair of fugitive conquistadors who became hopelessly lost in 1598 after deserting Don Juan de Onate´s colonization army. In the 1970s, Kee Notah and Grace Garretson marry and raise a daughter. Grace, a courier service driver is robbed of artifacts belonging to the Museum of New Mexico, artifacts that represent a piece of the treasure´s puzzle already held by a pair of unscrupulous treasure hunters. As the thieves close in on the treasure, an unexpected series of events not only thwarts their efforts, but the mystery of the forty-year-old trading post murder is solved, and with it, a revelation destined to change the personal lives of the Notah family forever.


The Book Palaces in the Night
The Author Margaret F. MacDonald
The Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date2001
Genre Art
Pages 160
ISBN 0520230493
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In "Palaces in the Night", MacDonald looks at a key period in James Whistler's career, examining his unique vision of Venice and his development of the medium of etching. 120 illustrations.


The Book Sickert
The Author Wendy Baron
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date2006
Genre Art
Pages 586
ISBN 9780300111293
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Walter Richard Sickert (1860-1942) was an artist of prodigious creativity. For sixty years, in his roles as painter, teacher, and polemicist, he was a source of inspiration and influence to successive generations of British painters. With his roots in the Victorian era, Sickert broke all taboos. He was uncompromisingly truthful, revealing beauty in the squalid as in the sublime: in cockney music halls, the crumbling streets of Dieppe, the grand sites of Venice, and the low-life of Camden Town. Decades before Warhol, he exploited the potential of photo-based imagery and of studio production lines to create iconic portraits of the grandees of theatrical, social, and political life. This catalogue is divided into two parts: essay chapters describe Sickert's chronology in terms of stylistic and technical development, and a fully illustrated catalogue presents more than 2800 drawings and paintings, many of which have never been published before.


The Book The Return of the Shadow Whistler
The Author Royce Walker
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2014-06-20
Genre Fiction
Pages 448
ISBN 9781491736524
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In a faraway village, a boy intently watches as his grandmother reads his cards. After she tells him his destiny will be forever tied to the failings of taught lessons and that he must overcome corruption and power with a pure heart, Michael suddenly realizes there is a world before him that harbors secrets and that nothing is as it seems. Meanwhile, moments after a young priest finds something in the sky he was never meant to see, he lies dead on the floor of a computer room as hard drives melt and a lone man ensures this is not the time for discovery. Years later, Father Michael Vaetas is vacillating between his identity as priest and well-heeled academician as he learns the Papal Council for Scientific Investigations has appointed him to the section for astronomical studies. While Vaetas hopes he will finally be freed from the iron grip of the church, he instead is told the Council wants him to find a way to end time. As Vaetas travels through time on a dangerous journey to the truth, age-old religious institutions and faith collide as a negative power seeks to destroy the heritage of man. In this exciting science fiction tale, loyalties are tested and a power is forced to prove its merit as a priest attempts to fulfill his destiny and all wonder whether the answer is shining among the stars.


The Book The Gentle Art of Making Enemies
The Author James M. Whistler
The Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date2012-11-09
Genre Art
Pages 334
ISBN 9780486146560
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The great artist deflates Wilde, Ruskin, Swinburne, and inane critics. Whistler also discusses the aesthetics of the Impressionist.


The Book The Whistler
The Author John Grisham
The Publisher Dell
Release Date2016-10-25
Genre Fiction
Pages 432
ISBN 9780385541206
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State, from the author hailed as “the best thriller writer alive” by Ken Follett We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity is the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. It is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout United States history. And now he wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. When the case is assigned to Lacy, she immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else. Praise for The Whistler “[A] main character [who’s] a seriously appealing woman . . . a whistle-blower who secretly calls attention to corruption . . . a strong and frightening sense of place . . . [John Grisham’s] on his game.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “[John Grisham is] our guide to the byways and backwaters of our legal system, superb in particular at ferreting out its vulnerabilities and dramatizing their abuse in gripping style.”—USA Today “Riveting . . . an elaborate conspiracy.”—The New York Times Book Review