A Century of Artists Books

Titre : A Century of Artists Books
Auteur : Riva Castleman
Éditeur : Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN-13 : 0870701517
Libération : 1994-01-01

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Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.

Twelve Years a Slave

Titre : Twelve Years a Slave
Auteur : Solomon Northup
Éditeur : Courier Corporation
ISBN-13 : 9780486791845
Libération : 2014-02-22

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The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. 7 illustrations. Index.

The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China

Titre : The Shorter Science and Civilisation in China
Auteur : Colin A. Ronan
Éditeur : Cambridge University Press
ISBN-13 : 0521315360
Libération : 1985-06-20

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1. Mathematics 2. The sciences of the heavens: astronomy 3. The sciences of the heavens: meteorology 4. The sciences of the earth: geography and map-making 5. The sciences of the earthe: geology and related sciences 6. Physics.

The Complete Magic Primer

Titre : The Complete Magic Primer
Auteur : David Conway
Éditeur : HarperThorsons
ISBN-13 : 1855381745
Libération : 1991

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A complete guide to learning magic. "One of the best books on magic that has been written in the twentieth century, and one of the best introductions to magic written in any century."--Colin Wilson

I Pierre Rivi re Having Slaughtered My Mother My Sister and My Brother

Titre : I Pierre Rivi re Having Slaughtered My Mother My Sister and My Brother
Auteur : Michel Foucault
Éditeur : U of Nebraska Press
ISBN-13 : 0803268572
Libération : 1975

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To free his father and himself from his mother's tyranny, Pierre Rivière decided to kill her. On June 3,1835, he went inside his small Normandy house with a pruning hook and cut to death his mother, his eighteen-year-old sister, and his seven-year-old brother. Then, in jail, he wrote a memoir to justify the whole gruesome tale. Michel Foucault, author of Madness and Civilization and Discipline and Punish, collected the relevant documents of the case, including medical and legal testimony, police records. and Rivière's memoir. The Rivière case, he points out, occurred at a time when many professions were contending for status and power. Medical authority was challenging law, branches of government were vying. Foucault's reconstruction of the case is a brilliant exploration of the roots of our contemporary views of madness, justice, and crime.

Poirot s Early Cases Poirot

Titre : Poirot s Early Cases Poirot
Auteur : Agatha Christie
Éditeur : HarperCollins UK
ISBN-13 : 9780007422722
Libération : 2010-10-14

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In this set of short stories Captain Hastings recounts 18 of Poirot’s early cases from the days before he was famous...

Magic

Titre : Magic
Auteur : David Conway
Éditeur : The Witches’ Almanac
ISBN-13 : 9781881098386
Libération : 2016-03-01

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David Conway’s Magic: An Occult Primer is a seminal work that brought magical training to the every-magician in the early 70s. David is an articulate writer presenting the mysteries in a very workable manner for the serious student. Along with the updated texts on philosophy and practical magic is a plethora of graphics that have all been redrawn, promising to be another collector’s edition published by The Witches’ Almanac. The book is divided into two sections: “Magical Theory” and “Magical Practice.” “Magical Theory” presents a very concise accounting of the philosophy behind magic. Conway begins with a exposé of magic within the confines of natural law, taking the time to meticulously find corollary for the basis of magic. He then takes us into an exposition of the Kabbalah and broader cosmological concerns. Conway drills down into daily practice and further explores the basic training necessary for a magician in this day and age. “Magical Practice” begins with the preparations necessary for the practice of magic. Conway begins this section with several tables of correspondences that will prove helpful to even the advanced magician. He continues with an examination of the timing of rituals as well as the place and ritual equipment necessary for rites. Conway then provides master rituals presented for both Kabbalistic and Egyptian approaches. He also presents detail on astral projection, talismanic magic, and prophecy. Magic: An Occult Primer ends with appendices that present detailed magical recipes, an examination of magical alphabets, and an extensive occult Who’s Who.

Berlin Childhood Around 1900

Titre : Berlin Childhood Around 1900
Auteur : Walter Benjamin
Éditeur : Harvard University Press
ISBN-13 : 067402222X
Libération : 2006

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Not an autobiography in the customary sense, Benjamin's recollection of his childhood in an upper-middle-class Jewish home in Berlin's West End at the turn of the century is translated into English for the first time in book form.

Fables

Titre : Fables
Auteur : Arnold Lobel
Éditeur : Harper Collins
ISBN-13 : 9780064430463
Libération : 1983-09-07

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'Short, original fables with fresh, unexpected morals poke subtle fun at human foibles through the antics of animals. . . . The droll illustrations, with tones blended to luminescent shading, are complete and humorous themselves.' -- Association of Library Service to Children, ALA.