Encyclopedia of Rainbows

Author: Julie Seabrook Ream
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452155555
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Art

This playful collection of rainbows is a bright and beautiful appreciation of all the color that surrounds us. Artist Julie Seabrook Ream invites us to see the extraordinary beauty of ordinary objects: she gathers colorful iterations of a single type of thing, from feathers to fishing gear, matchbooks to macarons, and neatly arranges them in rainbow order. A fascinating index details all the objects in each rainbow, bringing the magnetic appeal of meticulous organization to this burst of color in book form. A striking package— with foil stamping on the cover and a rainbow-colored exposed spine—makes this celebratory book a treasure for those who love art, design, and a fresh perspective.

Encyclopedia of Rainbows

Author: Julie Ream
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145215533X
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Genre: Art

This playful collection of rainbows is a bright and beautiful appreciation of all the color that surrounds us. Artist Julie Seabrook Ream invites us to see the extraordinary beauty of ordinary objects: she gathers colorful iterations of a single type of thing, from feathers to fishing gear, matchbooks to macarons, and neatly arranges them in rainbow order. A fascinating index details all the objects in each rainbow, bringing the magnetic appeal of meticulous organization to this burst of color in book form. A striking package with a rainbow-colored exposed spine makes this celebratory book a treasure for those who love art, design, and a fresh perspective.

Unweaving the Rainbow

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547347359
Release Date: 2000-04-05
Genre: Science

Did Newton "unweave the rainbow" by reducing it to its prismatic colors, as Keats contended? Did he, in other words, diminish beauty? Far from it, says acclaimed scientist Richard Dawkins; Newton's unweaving is the key to much of modern astronomy and to the breathtaking poetry of modern cosmology. Mysteries don't lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution often is more beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering deeper mysteries. With the wit, insight, and spellbinding prose that have made him a best-selling author, Dawkins takes up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astronomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a landmark statement of the human appetite for wonder. This is the book Richard Dawkins was meant to write: a brilliant assessment of what science is (and isn't), a tribute to science not because it is useful but because it is uplifting.

For colored girls who have considered suicide When the rainbow is enuf

Author: Ntozake Shange
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451624158
Release Date: 2010-11-02
Genre: Performing Arts

From its inception in California in 1974 to its highly acclaimed critical success at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and on Broadway, the Obie Award–winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf has excited, inspired, and transformed audiences all over the country. Passionate and fearless, Shange’s words reveal what it meant to be of color and female in the twentieth century. First published in 1975, when it was praised by The New Yorker for “encom­passing . . . every feeling and experience a woman has ever had,” for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf will be read and performed for generations to come. Here is the complete text, with stage directions, of a groundbreaking dramatic prose poem written in vivid and powerful language that resonates with unusual beauty in its fierce message to the world.

Gravity s Rainbow

Author: Thomas Pynchon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101594650
Release Date: 2012-06-13
Genre: Fiction

Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”

A Guide to Bearded Irises

Author: Kelly D. Norris
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604692082
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Gardening

Presents information about cultivating irises for experts and novices, including how to grow them successfully, choose the most appropriate plants, and how to hybridize new varieties.

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite

Author: Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
ISBN: 9780385533652
Release Date: 2010-11-02
Genre: Design

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is a lifestyle guide for the Francophile and the Anglomaniac, the gourmet and the style maven, the armchair traveler and the art lover. It’s an homage to the esoteric world of glamour that doesn’t require much spending but makes us feel rich. Taking a cue from the exotic encyclopedias of the sixteenth century, which brimmed with mysterious artifacts, Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite focuses on the elegant, the rare, the commonplace, and the delightful. A com­pendium of style, it merges whimsy and practicality, traipsing through the fine arts and the worlds of fashion, food, travel, home, garden, and beauty. Each entry features several engaging anecdotes, illuminating the curious past of each enduring source of beauty. Subjects covered include the explosive history of champagne; the art of lounging on a divan; the emergence of “frillies,” the first lacy, racy lingerie; the ancient uses of sweet-smelling saffron; the wild riot incited by the appearance of London’s first top hat; Julia Child’s tip for cooking the perfect omelet; the polarizing practice of wearing red lipstick during World War II; Louis XIV’s fondness for the luscious Bartlett pear; the Indian origin of badminton; Parliament’s 1650 attempt to suppress Europe’s beauty mark fad; the evolution of the Japanese kimono; the pil­grimage of Central Park’s Egyptian obelisk; and the fanciful thrill of dining alfresco. Cleverly illustrated, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is an ode to life’s plenty, from the extravagant to the eccentric. It is a cele­bration of luxury that doesn’t necessarily require money. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Jessica Kerwin Jenkins's All the Time in the World.

Feast Your Eyes

Author: Brittany Wright
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316466486
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Photography

"The year's most satisfying new book." - GrubStreet Artist Brittany Wright was stuck in a job she didn't love and needed a new creative project to stay happy--so she learned to cook. Inspired by the effortless beauty of her ingredients--fresh fruits, vegetables, and more--she created the hugely popular Instagram hashtag #foodgradients to showcase the splendor of nature's edible rainbows. The vivid photographs in this book capture the diversity and beauty of the foods we love to eat, from heirloom tomatoes and hot peppers to ripe strawberries and frosted cupcakes. Inside, revel in the vivid neons of your favorite candies, the rich color of freshly picked greens, and the gorgeous shades you can even find in a single cup of coffee. Each exquisite, neatly ordered photograph is a pleasure to get lost in. With a sleek, minimalist design and more than a hundred high-quality photographs, Feast Your Eyes is a celebration of the earth's bounty, a breath of fresh air for the busy mind, and an inspiration for everyone looking for joy in the simple things.

Draw Your Big Idea

Author: Heather Willems
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452152926
Release Date: 2016-05-10
Genre: Business & Economics

In this increasingly visual age, images speak louder than words. Studies show that images also help people think. Visual note-taking such as doodlng increases memory retention rates by nearly 30 percent, and opens creative pathways, strengthens focus, and inspires self-expression. Driven by these groundbreaking findings, entrepreneurs Nora Herting and Heather Willems founded ImageThink, a graphic facilitation firm that has helped an elite roster of clients—from Google to Pepsi to NASA—visualize their ideas and transform their creative processes using simple drawing techniques that anyone can master. Draw Your Big Idea presents their sought-after guidance and more than 150 drawing exercises tailored to brainstorming, refining, and executing ideas in the home, design studio, and office. With this workbook, readers will learn to beat creative block—for good!

Werner s Nomenclature of Colours

Author: Patrick Syme
Publisher:
ISBN: 1619811081
Release Date: 1990-09-09
Genre:

With additions, arranged so as to render it highly useful to the arts and sciences. Annexed to which are Examples Selected from Well-known Objects in the Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms. [Edinburgh, W. Blackwood; 1814]. Limited to 135 numbered copies. Colored plates.

Traveling at the Speed of Love

Author: Sonia Choquette
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401927875
Release Date: 2010-03-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

When we travel at the speed of love, we choose to live in a frequency of unconditional love. Today, most of us travel at the frequency of fear and live with a victim consciousness. When we're traveling at the fear frequency, no matter how fast we go, we can never get to our destination. The victim consciousness is based on the premise: "I have no choice." Traveling at the speed of love means taking our power back. We're actually in a different universe when we travel at the speed of love. Our world is not a menacing, threatening race geared to cheat death. It becomes, at any moment, so satisfying that if this were our last moment on Earth, that would be okay. This is not to say that change is easy. To travel at the speed of love might require a complete paradigm shift in the way you look at your everyday existence. In this fascinating book, Sonia Choquette provides a practical, in-the-trenches guide that will reveal how you can reprogram your brain and change your life for the better. Ask yourself this question: What frequency are you traveling on right now?

The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia

Author: Editors of Kingfisher
Publisher:
ISBN: 0753457849
Release Date: 2004-09-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A reference guide to world history, featuring a timeline, key date boxes, and biographies of historical figures.