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Husband, Timothy B., "The art of illumination: the Limbourg brothers and the "Belles Heures" of Jean de France, Duc de Berry"

Husband, Timothy B., "The art of illumination: the Limbourg brothers and the "Belles Heures" of Jean de France, Duc de Berry"
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art | 2008 | ISBN: 0300136714 | English | PDF | 376 pages | 267.28 Mb

One of the most lavishly illustrated codices of the Middle Ages, the Belle Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry (ca. 1405–1408/9), is the only manuscript with miniatures executed entirely by the famed Limbourg brothers. Commissioned by its royal patron, this richly illuminated Book of Hours, intended for private devotion and now housed in The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, belonged to the duke's large collection of prized possessions. …

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age  

Posted by bakerman at Aug. 12, 2015
The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age
National Geographic Society | 2003 | ISBN: 0792269853 | English | 244 pages | PDF | 29.5 MB
Aircraft of the Aces 087, Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific

Aircraft of the Aces 087, Spitfire Aces of Burma and the Pacific
Author: Andrew Thomas, Illustrated by: Chris Davey
Osprey Publishing | 2009 | ISBN-10: 1846034221 | 96 Pages | PDF | 31,0 MB

Osprey Publishing Description:

The arrival of the Spitfire in Burma came at a crucial time as the RAF struggled against the Japanese to support the Chindit operation on the ground. Proving a huge boost to morale, the Spitfire played a large part in defeating the enemy, and covering the subsequent Allied advance through Burma, protecting the ground troops and providing vital supplies. Covering this little documented aerial war, this book tells the stories of the 54 aces who flew against the Japanese, and also those who fought in India and Australia. Full-colour artwork reveals the markings and paint schemes of this most-famous of British planes, whilst first-hand accounts and archive photographs bring the aerial battles of Burma, India and Australia to life.
Kitty Hawk and Beyond: The Wright Brothers and the Early Years of Aviation: A Photographic History

Ronald R. Geibert, Patrick B. Nolan - Kitty Hawk and Beyond: The Wright Brothers and the Early Years of Aviation: A Photographic History
Wright State University Press | 1990 | ISBN: 0929090012 | 177 pages | DJVU | 4.7 MB

Aided by over 100 rarely seen photographs from the Wright brothers' personal collection, the authors tell the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright: how they went from operating a printing shop and bicycle store in Dayton, Ohio, to ushering in the Age of Flight; why Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, was chosen as the site of their initial experiments; and how Orville made the crucial discovery that led to man's first powered, sustained, controlled airplane flight on December 17, 1903. While many books on the Wright brothers end with the historic first flight, "Kitty Hawk and Beyond" goes much further, documenting in eloquent words and rare photographs the important events, post-1903, that frame the Wright Brothers legend.
Sex, Gender, and the Politics of ERA: A State and the Nation

Sex, Gender, and the Politics of ERA: A State and the Nation
Publisher: OUP USA | ISBN: 0195078527 | edition 1993 | PDF | 304 pages | 20,11 mb

"A fine-grained case study….A brilliant analysis of the rhetoric and political styles of proponents and opponents of ERA….Illuminates the continuing power of politicized cultural identities and the fierceness with which people cling to them."–American Historical Review
"The most comprehensive analysis of the politics of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) thus far….Historians of feminism and antifeminism, students of recent American politics and social movements, as well as participants on both sides of the ERA battle throughout the country will find much to admire and to enlighten them in this book."–Journal of American History
Mel Torme and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - The 1956 Torme-Paich Legendary Sessions (1956) {Fresh Sound Records rel 2006}

Mel Torme and The Marty Paich Dek-Tette - The 1956 Torme-Paich Legendary Sessions (1956) {Fresh Sound Records rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 299 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 176 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 263 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2006 Bethlehem / Fresh Sound Records | FSRCD 2230
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Bop / Cool / West Coast Jazz

50th Anniversary Commemoration Edition of the TORMÉ-PAICH legendary sessions. A milestone in the history of vocal jazz, with fully illustrated booklet (rare & unpublished photos). The definitive edition. Fascinated by the sound of the 1953 Gerry Mulligan Ten-tette, Mel Tormé had always felt that these same patterns, re-worked for the proper vocalist, could blend voice and instrument to the mutual satisfaction of both. In 1956, this idea became a reality. The task of selecting musicians who could produce this sound was given to the versatile pianist-arranger Marty Paich who, in fact, co-featured with Mel on these recordings.

RPWL - Plays Pink Floyd’s 'The Man And The Journey' (2016)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Nov. 24, 2016
RPWL - Plays Pink Floyd’s 'The Man And The Journey' (2016)

RPWL - Plays Pink Floyd’s 'The Man And The Journey’ (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 488 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 207 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Gentle Art Of Music #GAOM 048 | Unofficial Release

German progressive band's recreation of Pink Floyd's 1969 concept show. Just in time for the autumn tour RPWL bring along a brand new live CD and DVD that contains the very “The Man And The Journey” show, filmed and recorded during a performance at “De Cacaofabriek” in Helmond, Netherlands. The recording showcases a band in top form that brings the unorthodox set to life with playful lightness. RPWL take the audience on a trip through a human’s life. From getting up in the morning, going to work, all the way to nightmares and a lot more: in the first part of the show the band lays out the regular course of a person’s day. The second part, though, consists of the dreamlike spiritual contemplation of all the things that happened in the first part…
The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures [repost]

The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 15:19:58 | 2013 | ISBN-10: N/A | ASIN: B00AWHBIVQ
Size: 421 MB | Genre: History, Business

From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family, a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.

Playing to Win : Sports, Video Games, and the Culture of Play  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Nov. 11, 2016
Playing to Win : Sports, Video Games, and the Culture of Play

Playing to Win : Sports, Video Games, and the Culture of Play
by Thomas P. Oates and Robert Alan Brookey
English | 2015 | ISBN: 0253015022 | 260 Pages | True PDF | 1.83 MB

In this era of big media franchises, sports branding has crossed platforms, so that the sport, its television broadcast, and its replication in an electronic game are packaged and promoted as part of the same fan experience.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra - Schubert: Death and the Maiden (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 00:59:09 | 136 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Alpha

With the US set Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Moldovan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja - who still lives interpretation as a recreation - staged in this program his own musical meditation on death. Allusions mostly in the medieval dance of death, pieces by Dowland, Nörmiger, Gesualdo, Schubert and Kurtág serve as interludes between the movements of Schubert quartet heard here in the proper arrangement for orchestra violinist. Despite the diversity of origin and style of these pages, the musicians were able to make a coherent whole that is not without value. As for the Quartet "Girl and Death", here's a new vision where the theatricality and contrasts accused to better express the feelings of fear, anger, desire and despair prevail over the Schubert writing at times when the -ci only subtlety, magic and transparency. Force Does the line? Discerned as we want, but we will in any case to remove Patricia Kopatchinskaja commitment, intensity and inventiveness.