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Canada Sayings

Auteur: Bill Casselman

At last! Folk sayings are passed around by word of mouth in a small community where life and work are shared, and Casselman has collected 1,000 absolute beauties in this all new, all Canadian collection. As with the first volume, which was a #1 bestseller and stayed on the National Post bestseller list for a total of 61 weeks (!), these delightful and sometimes pungent sayings are annotated and arranged in over 130 categories, ranging from All is Well and All is Not Well through Anger, Appearance, Canadiana, Clumsiness, Excuses, Fatness, Liars, Machismo, Shyness, Ugliness, and Thinking, to Water, Weakness, Wealth, and Work. No one else writes about our words like Bill Casselman does—he has been called "A Bluenose among schooners on the sea of popular etymology".

Carel de Neree tot Babberich en Henri van Booven

Auteur: Sander Bink

Dit boek gaat over een bijzondere en onderbelicht gebleven vriendschap uit de kunstgeschiedenis van het Haagse fin de siècle: die tussen kunstenaar Carel de Nerée tot Babberich en schrijver Henri van Booven. 'Het mooiste, wat een der allermooiste Hollanders van den laatsten tijd heeft kunnen geven', schrijft de kunstenaar Carel de Nerée tot Babberich (1880-1909) in december 1900. Dat mooiste was Louis Couperus' roman Extaze uit 1892. De Nerée liet zich door Extaze inspireren tot een reeks tekeningen die behoort tot de hoogtepunten van de Nederlandse kunst uit het fin de siècle. Rond 1900 woonde en werkte De Nerée in Den Haag, waar destijds de Art Nouveau meer in zwang was dan in welke Nederlandse stad ook. Zijn allerbeste vriend was de schrijver Henri van Booven (1877-1964), de eerste biograaf Louis Couperus. De Nerée en Van Booven waren bekende verschijningen, dandies, in het uitgaans- en culturele leven van Den Haag. Samen lazen en bewonderden zij Couperus en andere moderne literatuur. Zij kijken tevens hun ogen uit naar de nieuwste tekeningen en schilderijen van Jan Toorop, Georges de Feure, Aubrey Beardsley en Johan Thorn Prikker. Van Booven stimuleert De Nerée bij het scheppen van zijn fijnzinnige oeuvre en De Nerée stimuleert zijn vriend tot het schrijven van diens bestseller Tropenwee uit 1904.

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1714-1788

Auteur: Berge

In de tweede helft van de achttiende eeuw maakte de muziektaal van de barok definitief plaats voor die van de klassiek. Tot de interessantste componisten van die overgangstijd behoort Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788), een zoon van Johann Sebastian Bach. Hij was veruit de meest briljante en eigenzinnige componist van zijn generatie. Zijn werk valt onmogelijk onder één stijl te vatten. In al zijn artistieke grilligheid is hij bij uitstek een figuur die gestalte geeft aan de turbulenties van een van de boeiendste periodes in de muziekgeschiedenis.

In deze luistergids schetst musicoloog Pieter Bergé de algemene culturele en muzikale context waarin deze uitzonderlijke componist actief was. Daarnaast geeft dit boek een overzicht van Bachs belangrijkste werken en licht het enkele representatieve passages in detail toe. Een epiloog gaat in op het buitengewone belang van Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach voor de muziek van zijn tijdgenoten en van latere generaties componisten.

Celtic Art

Taal: engels

Auteur: George Bain

Celtic Art is the only indigenous British art form of world significance and this book is a graphically eloquent plea for the establishment of this great national art to its rightful place in schools and colleges where the history of ornament is being taught. Until recently, the classical orientated art-world has regarded the abstract, iconographic and symbolic style of the Celtic artist as something of an enigma, a mysterious archaic survival largely ignored in histories of art. The modern trends away from realism and the interest of the younger generation in psychedelic and art nouveau styles provides favourable ground for the Celtic art revival which the widespread interest in this new edition seems to indicate is possible. When this book first appeared, it was hailed as a 'veritable grammar of ornament'. It is certainly an indispensable reference book and practical textbook for the art student and craftsman seeking simple constructional methods for laying out complex ornamental schemes. The entire chronology of symbols is embrace from spirals through chevrons, step patterns and keys to knotwork interlacings, which are unique to this particular Celtic school. There are also sections dealing with zoomorphics, authentic Celtic knitwear, ceramics and other areas in which the author pioneered in his day. This book deals with the Pictish School of artist-craftsman, who cut pagan symbols like the Burghead Bull, and in the early Christian era designed such superb examples of monumental sculpture as the Aberlemno Cross, the Ardagh Chalice and the counter-parts in the Books of Kells and Lindisfarne. Knotwork Interlacings, owing much of their perfection and beauty to the use of mathematical formulae, are unique to Pictish Art and are found nowhere else than the areas occupied by the Picts. The outstanding achievement of their art was the subtle manner in which they combined artistic, geometric and mathematical methods with magic, imagination and logic, the function being both to teach and adorn. Although incidental to the main educational purpose of this book, there is also an implicit challenge to the art historian and archaeologist. The author frankly admits that the evidence such researches into the art have revealed of a hitherto unsuspected culture of much sophistication in pre-Roman Britain, pose as many questions as are answered. Who were the Picts? Whence the Asiatic origins of the Celtic Art? The instinct to ornament is one of the most basic human impulses that seems to have atavistic roots in the primeval creative and imaginative characteristic that separates man from beast.

Chants de la Fraternite Blanche Universelle

Auteur: Peter Deunov

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Chinees basiswoordenboek

Auteur: --
800 Chines karakters. Deze kom je iedere dag tegen!

De 800 meest voorkomende Chinese karakters
Actuele en levendige voorbeelden
Handig: 800 karakters gerangschikt op uitspraak en schrijfwijze
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Chinese characters

Auteur: Dr. l. Wieger
Their origin, etymology, history, classifiactgion and signification

For at least 2,000 years Chinese scholars have conducted research into the writing system. In addition to the study of origins and the processes by which new characters are created, Chinese scholarship has been especially interested in creating a rational classification of characters for dictionary use, which would show historical relationships, idea relationships, and phonetic features. This volume, by one of the most profound Sinologists of the twentieth century, summarizes such traditional Chinese scholarship and carries research farther into the analysis of the writing system.

The heart of this book is a series of etymological lessons, in which approximately 2,300 Chinese characters are classified according to 224 "primitives" upon which they are based. For each character Father Wieger gives the modern form, its archaic form, literary pronunciation (Wade system), explanations of origin, semantic content of component parts, related characters, variant forms, quotations of classical usage, and similar material. The explanations of symbolic content are particularly rich, and gather the most important traditional explanations (especially the Shuo-wên of Hsü-shih) as well as the author's own research.

To make his book more useful Father Wieger has also incorporated a tremendous number of reading aids for the student: listings of the primitives; an index of the characters analyzed, arranged by number of strokes; a listing of 858 phonetic elements, arranged by number of strokes; a listing of about 10,000 characters by phonetic element; a lexicon by transliteration, comprising about 7,000 characters; and a lexicon of about 10,000 characters according to the customary modern system of 214 radicals devised by K'ang-hsi. With this most extensive apparatus students can locate any character they are likely to meet. Indeed, this supplementary material is so useful that it serves the purpose of a dictionary in its own right.

Recent archeological research has, for the most part, sustained the historical analyses of traditional Chinese scholarship and Father Wieger. For the student, however, more important than the historical and classificatory concerns of the book are the analyses of characters in semantic terms. In the Far East analysis of characters has long been taught in such terms, but unfortunately this very valuable mnemonic technique has been largely overlooked in the West. With Wieger's book, however, both teachers and students will find learning easier and more lasting when phonetic components are understood and the relationships are perceived between various characters, between original forms and present forms, and between idea and symbol. Father Wieger's book is an indispensable aid to every student of Chinese and Japanese.

Collins Mandarin phrasebook & dictionary

Auteur: --

Ideal for holidays and business travel.
Phrasebook for talking
Sign guide for exploring
food guide for evenings out
dictionary for understanding