The Carpet and the Connoisseur

Author: St Louis Art Museum
ISBN: 0891780726
Release Date: 2016-02
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Issued in connection with an exhibition held at the Saint Louis Art Museum from March 6 to May 8, 2016.

Circuits of Visibility

Author: Radha S. Hegde
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814790601
Release Date: 2011-07-18
Genre: Social Science

Circuits of Visibility explores transnational media environments as pathways to understand the gendered constructions and contradictions that underwrite globalization. Tracking the ways in which gendered subjects are produced and defined in transnationally networked, media saturated environments, Circuits of Visibility presents sixteen essays that collectively advance a discussion about sexual politics, media, technology, and globalization. Covering the internet, television, books, telecommunications, newspapers, and activist media work, the volume directs focused attention to the ways in which gender and sexuality issues are constructed and mobilized across the globe. Contributors’ essays span diverse global sites from Myanmar and Morocco to the Balkans, France, U.S., and China, and cover an extensive terrain from consumption, aesthetics and whiteness to masculinity, transnational labor, and cultural citizenship. Circuits of Visibility initiates a necessary conversation and political critique about the mediated global terrain on which sexuality is defined, performed, regulated, made visible, and experienced.

The Connoisseur

Author: James Thomas Herbert Baily
ISBN: UOM:39015017527121
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Art

James the Connoisseur Cat

Author: Harriet Hahn
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504004466
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Fiction

The delightful crime-solving and aristocratic social adventures of an American antiques expert and a British feline with finesse It’s love at first sight when a businessman visiting London meets a silver-gray cat named James in the lobby of his apartment house. The two begin meeting regularly for cocktails—single-malt whiskey, neat, for James—and attending posh parties, where James first makes a name for himself by cracking the case of a priceless jewel scam. Soon James is on the prowl, deterring pickpockets on the subway and ferreting out stamp forgeries and counterfeit paintings. In between crime capers, he screens potential tenants, spends the holidays at an ancestral estate in Devon where the crème de la crème of British society anoints him Sir James, and indulges in his penchants for pâté de fois gras and matchmaking with inimitable panache. James the Connoisseur Cat is the 1st book in the Connoisseur Cat novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Connoisseur s Book of Japanese Swords

Author: Kōkan Nagayama
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770020716
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Connoisseur's Book Japanese Swords is a Kodansha International publication.

The Magic Carpet Vol 4 No 1 January 1934

Author: John Gregory Betancourt
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9781434462176
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Fiction

Reproduction of the Vol. 3, No. 2 (Jan. 1934) issue of Magic carpet magazine, including advertising pages.

Spoon s Carpets

Author: Kit Caless
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473547353
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Humor

If you’ve ever been in a Wetherspoon's (and who hasn't), you’ve probably looked down and noticed the brilliantly-hued carpet beneath your feet. But that carpet isn’t just for disguising spilt drinks... Each Wetherspoon has a carpet that is unique and bespoke, with a design inspired by the history of the building, its locale or the name of the pub. Thanks to the hit blog 'Wetherspoon's Carpets' – which posed the important question 'are any two Wetherspoon carpets the same?’ – these tapestried hymns to British boozers have become a cultural sensation. Now, Kit Caless has travelled the length and breadth of the UK, from Berkshire to Renfrewshire, Bradford to Bridgend, to photograph over 70 splendid carpets from Wetherspoons and meet some of the pubs' regulars. Each entry appears in all its glorious colour, along with Caless's witty and informative text on the inspiration for each carpet's design, the history of the pub and key facts about the branch and its regulars. Will your Spoons be there?