Painting as a Pastime

Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 9780795329791
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Art

Best known as a stalwart wartime leader and statesman, Winston Churchill was a man of many talents—not the least of which was painting. Throughout his life, Churchill painted to relieve his mind from the demands of leadership—and to stave off depression. Included in this volume are Churchill’s meditations on painting as a salve for the spirit and an important method of relaxation—particularly for people under considerable stress over a long period of time. In addition, it includes 18 reprints of Churchill’s original work in oil, giving the reader a window into the little-known creative and artistic talent of this prominent figure in contemporary history.

Painting as a Pastime

Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: Unicorn PressLtd
ISBN: 1906509336
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Art

A classic essay on the joys and pleasure given by painting and paintings Out of print since 1964 50th commemoration of Churchill's death in 2015. There are planned exhibitions of his life and paintings Painting as a Pastime "is pure enchantment to read, throbbing as it does with enthusiasm and encouragement to others to seize brush and canvas and have a go, as Winston himself had done before, when, under the flail of misfortune, he had discovered in painting a companion with whom he was to walk for the greater part of the long years which remained to him." Mary Churchill, 1990

Painting as a Pastime

Author: Winston Churchill
ISBN: 147258001X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Painting

"'Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely' The perfect antidote to the depression that blighted his working life, Sir Winston Churchill took to painting with gusto following his ejection from the Admiralty at the time of the 1915 Gallipoli disaster. At 40 years old, Churchill found in painting a passion that was to remain his constant companion, producing over 500 works. Traditional in style, Churchill painted mainly oil-on-canvas and portraiture, a collection which largely remains in his studio at Chartwell. This essay exudes his enthusiasm for a hobby that allowed him peace during his dark days."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

Sir Winston Churchill

Author: David Coombs
Publisher: Unicorn PressLtd
ISBN: 0956771513
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Art

A complete look at the paintings of Sir Winston Churchill throughout his life. Written and compiled by Minnie Churchill (granddaughter) and David Coombs.

Winston Churchill

Author: Mary Soames
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: UCSD:31822005218722
Release Date: 1990-11-05
Genre: Art

Om den britiske politiker og forfatter (1874-1965) og hans arbejde som maler.

Evaluating Water Projects

Author: Per-Olov Johansson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642367908
Release Date: 2013-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Should more water be diverted to or from electricity generation? This timely question is addressed in this short volume. Two different approaches are introduced and compared: The first is a cost-benefit analysis, examining the case of re-regulating a Swedish hydropower plant in which water is diverted from electricity generation to the downstream dryway. The proposed scenario generates environmental and other benefits, but comes at a cost in terms of lost electricity. The second study introduces an approach very different from the one used in conventional cost-benefit analysis, and provides a set of measures designed so that most, if not all, affected parties will be better off. Thus, in contrast to a conventional cost-benefit analysis, which draws on hypothetical compensation measures, the new approach envisages actual compensation. Comparing two different theoretical frameworks on the basis of a real-world case, this study can be seen as a manual that can be used to evaluate reasonably small re-regulation of rivers.

Portraits of Courage

Author: George W. Bush
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780804189767
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Art

"Growing out of President Bush's own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, [this book] brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our nation with honor since 9/11--and whom he has come to know personally ... Each painting in this ... hardcover volume is accompanied by the ... story of the veteran depicted, written by the President"

Churchill Style

Author: Barry Singer
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781613122853
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A look at the towering twentieth-century leader and his lifestyle that goes beyond the political and into the personal. Countless books have examined the public accomplishments of the man who led Britain in a desperate fight against the Nazis with a ferocity and focus that earned him the nickname “the British Bulldog.” Churchill Style takes a different kind of look at this historic icon—delving into the way he lived and the things he loved, from books to automobiles, as well as how he dressed, dined, and drank in his daily life. With numerous photographs, this unique volume explores Churchill’s interests, hobbies, and vices—from his maddening oversight of the renovation of his country house, Chartwell, and the unusual styles of clothing he preferred, to the seemingly endless flow of cognac and champagne he demanded and his ability to enjoy any cigar, from the cheapest stogies to the most pristine Cubans. Churchill always knew how to live well, truly combining substance with style, and now you can get to know the man behind the legend—from the top of his Homburg hat to the bottom of his velvet slippers. “All readers will appreciate Singer’s highly intelligent observations about how Churchill’s style contributed to, and was ultimately an integral part of his brilliant career.” —Gentleman’s Gazette

The Dream

Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 9780795329388
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: Fiction

Renowned for his nonfiction accounts of the historical events of which he was both an eyewitness and shaper, Churchill was also an occasional writer of fiction. This is one of his fictional works—a short story in which the ghost of his father, Randolph, pays him a visit. Churchill reveals to his father all the goings-on in the world since his death in 1985, leaving out one crucial detail—his own important part in determining the unfolding of these events. At once lyrical and nostalgic, The Dream is a fascinating foray into creative narration for Churchill—demonstrating a surprising weightiness of emotion and significance.

Step by Step

Author: Winston S. Churchill
Publisher: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 9780795329852
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre: History

A disturbingly prophetic account of the events leading up to World War II, this anthology is a collection of Churchill’s reporting for the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard from 1936 to 1939—tracing Hitler’s rise to power, the Nazi invasion of the Rhineland, and other events leading up to the declaration of war. In the first few years of Nazi ascendance, many European intellectuals and leaders advocated avoiding war and negotiating with Hitler. Churchill is one of the few who understood the scope of the Nazi threat and advocated armament against Germany early on—and his early prescience serves as a fine prediction of his determined stance against Hitler as a World War II leader and statesman.

The Art of Botanical Painting

Author: Margaret Stevens
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060819071
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Art

A practical introduction to botanical illustration covers a range of key aspects, from exotic and garden flowers and plants to fruits and vegetables, sharing step-by-step demonstrations by leading artists and teachers.

The Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature

Author: Cathy Johnson
ISBN: PSU:000047434141
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Art

A guide to the pleasures and practicalities of painting outdoors covers choosing materials, adapting to weather conditions, and capturing the ever-changing light.

Poetry and Painting in Song China

Author: Alfreda Murck
Publisher: Harvard Univ Asia Center
ISBN: 0674007824
Release Date: 2002-04-01
Genre: Art

During the Song dynasty (960-1278), some members of China's elite found an elegant and subtle means of dissent: landscape painting. By examining literary archetypes, the titles of paintings, contemporary inscriptions, and the historical context, Alfreda Murck shows that certain paintings expressed strong political opinions--some transparent, others deliberately concealed. She argues that the capacity of painting's systems of reference to allow scholars to express dissent with impunity contributed to the art's vitality and longevity.