"This selection of extracts from important works by these major 20th-century authors, James Joyce, George Orwell and Virginia Woolf is specially designed for high-school students to supplement their literary studies – in class or as self-study. A personal critical response is encouraged by the thematic/stylistic study approach to the activities, as well as in-depth critical commentaries on the author and his/her works and a comparative section on the literary/historical context in the British Isles and the students’ own culture." - Cideb website.
A stimulating cross-curricular approach to British history and art. Signiticant events in the history of Britain are described simply and clearly. Each chapter is lavishly illustrated with works of art which cast light on periods, events and characters. Perceptive commentaries describe the works of art, and place each in its cultural context. What do Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt have in common ? Where does the language of the Celts survive today ? Why did the Romans build a wall across northern Britain ? Where can you find a castle in the shape of a rose ? How did a " tea party " lead to a revolution ? When was the word `teenager' invented ? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in this book, which both students and teachers will enjoy. Our dedicated website www.britishhistoryart.com supports this book, and provides links to other websites on British history and art. Internet activities provided both in the book and on our dedicated website. Magniticent full-colour illustrations throughout. Historical sections recorded in full and accompanied by listening activities. PET-style exercises after each chapter, and PET-style exit test at end of book.
Mind the Characters+cd
Author: Guglielmo Corrado
Publisher: Cideb Editrice
Author: Guglielmo Corrado
Publisher: Cideb Editrice
Gold Preliminary Exam Maximiser: * Recycles and reviews the Coursebook grammar and vocabulary * Provides exam practice in exam format, with strategies and guidance * Includes one complete Practice Test for timed practice in the run-up to the exam * Contains additional vocabulary-building section * Helps students with common mistakes at Cambridge English: Preliminary To access Exam Maximiser Audio go to: http: //www.english.com/students/goldpreliminar
Author: Claire Farago
For nearly three centuries Leonardo da Vinci's work was known primarily through the abridged version of his Treatise on Painting, first published in Paris in 1651 and soon translated into all the major European languages. Here for the first time is a study that examines the historical reception of this vastly influential text. This collection charts the varied interpretations of Leonardo's ideas in French, Italian, Spanish, English, German, Dutch, Flemish, Greek, and Polish speaking environments where the Trattato was an important resource for the academic instruction of artists, one of the key sources drawn upon by art theorists, and widely read by a diverse network of artists, architects, biographers, natural philosophers, translators, astronomers, publishers, engineers, theologians, aristocrats, lawyers, politicians, entrepreneurs, and collectors. The cross-cultural approach employed here demonstrates that Leonardo's Treatise on Painting is an ideal case study through which to chart the institutionalization of art in Europe and beyond for 400 years. The volume includes original essays by scholars studying a wide variety of national and institutional settings. The coherence of the volume is established by the shared subject matter and interpretative aim: to understand how Leonardo's ideas were used. With its focus on the active reception of an important text overlooked in studies of the artist's solitary genius, the collection takes Leonardo studies to a new level of historical inquiry. Leonardo da Vinci's most significant contribution to Western art was his interpretation of painting as a science grounded in geometry and direct observation of nature. One of the most important questions to emerge from this study is, what enabled the same text to produce so many different styles of painting?
How science and art have influenced each other throughout the ages.
The Twentieth Century
Author: Rosemary Lambert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The twentieth century has seen great and rapid changes in society and in art. Artists have challenged all the traditional ways of seeing and depicting the world. They have grouped together in a bewildering series of movements, or followed individual and sometimes baffling preoccupations. In Rosemary Lambert's The Twentieth Century, the art lover is helped through the maze. Key works from Cubism and Fauvism to Pop Art and Photo Realism, from Picasso and Braque to the Bauhaus and beyond, are explored in non-technical language. The reader is conveyed by the author's own enthusiasm towards the discovery of many fascinating parallels in the painting, sculpture and architecture of this century.
Fermat’s Last Theorem
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
‘I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.’
Man of Smoke
Author: Aldo Palazzeschi