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Cinderella (Disney)/Cinderella 2 - Dreams Come True/Cinderella... (Blu-ray disc): Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Eleanor Audley,... Cinderella (Disney)/Cinderella 2 - Dreams Come True/Cinderella... (Blu-ray disc)
Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Christopher D. Barnes, … 1
R397 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R121 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Disney animated triple bill following the classic story of Cinderella, the beautiful girl who is enslaved by her evil stepmother and ugly sisters. In 'Cinderella' (1950) Cinderella (voice of Ilene Woods) seems destined to miss the glittering party at which Prince Charming (William Phipps) will choose his bride. However, a magical makeover courtesy of her Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) gets her to the ball on time and she begins to cast her own spell on the prince. In 'Cinderella 2 - Dreams Come True' (2002) Cinderella (Jennifer Hale) and Prince Charming (Christopher Daniel Barnes) have just returned from their honeymoon but she is finding it hard to fit into the routine of palace life. She has been quickly cast in the role of Royal Hostess and finds the prospect so daunting that she begins to think the happily-ever-afters might have been spoken too soon. Luckily her Fairy Godmother (Russi Taylor) and mice friends, Jaq (Rob Paulsen) and Gus (Corey Burton), are on hand to help out. 'Cinderella 3 - A Twist in Time' (2007) explores what may have happened had the mythical glass slipper not fit. Cinderella's wicked stepmother has stolen the Fairy Godmother's magic wand and now she's determined to turn back the hands of time to set Prince Charming up with one of her own daughters. In order to break the evil spell, the frightened Cinderella will have to find her beloved prince before it's too late.

Cinderella (Disney)/Cinderella 2 - Dreams Come True/Cinderella... (DVD): Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Eleanor Audley, Verna... Cinderella (Disney)/Cinderella 2 - Dreams Come True/Cinderella... (DVD)
Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, Christopher D. Barnes, … 1
R406 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R177 (44%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Disney animated triple bill following the classic story of Cinderella, the beautiful girl who is enslaved by her evil stepmother and ugly sisters. In 'Cinderella' (1950) Cinderella (voice of Ilene Woods) seems destined to miss the glittering party at which Prince Charming (William Phipps) will choose his bride. However, a magical makeover courtesy of her Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) gets her to the ball on time and she begins to cast her own spell on the prince. In 'Cinderella 2 - Dreams Come True' (2002) Cinderella (Jennifer Hale) and Prince Charming (Christopher Daniel Barnes) have just returned from their honeymoon but she is finding it hard to fit into the routine of palace life. She has been quickly cast in the role of Royal Hostess and finds the prospect so daunting that she begins to think the happily-ever-afters might have been spoken too soon. Luckily her Fairy Godmother (Russi Taylor) and mice friends, Jaq (Rob Paulsen) and Gus (Corey Burton), are on hand to help out. 'Cinderella 3 - A Twist in Time' (2007) explores what may have happened had the mythical glass slipper not fit. Cinderella's wicked stepmother has stolen the Fairy Godmother's magic wand and now she's determined to turn back the hands of time to set Prince Charming up with one of her own daughters. In order to break the evil spell, the frightened Cinderella will have to find her beloved prince before it's too late.

Cinderella: 2-movie Collection (English & Foreign language, DVD): Eleanor Audley, Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Lucille Bliss,... Cinderella: 2-movie Collection (English & Foreign language, DVD)
Eleanor Audley, Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Lucille Bliss, Richard Madden, … 1
R248 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R38 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Two-movie collection featuring Disney's classic animated version of the fairy tale and the 2015 live action adaptation. In 'Cinderella' (1950), enslaved by her stepmother and two ugly sisters, the beautiful Cinderella (voice of Ilene Woods) seems destined to miss the glittering party at which the Prince (William Phipps) will choose his bride. However, a magical makeover courtesy of her Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) gets her to the ball on time and Cinderella begins to cast her own spell on the Prince. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, 'Cinderella' (2015), stars Lily James as the eponymous character alongside an all-star cast including Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. When her widowed father remarries to Lady Tremaine (Blanchett), Ella (James) does her best to be welcoming to her stepmother and her new stepsisters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drizella (Sophie McShera). However, after the unexpected death of her father, Ella finds herself being mistreated by Lady Tremaine and her daughters, forced to be a servant and nicknamed 'Cinderella'. One day in the woods she encounters a handsome stranger and believes him to work in the Palace, not realising he is in fact Prince Charming (Madden). Ella's household receives an invitation to a royal ball and Ella hopes she will get the chance to see the young man again. When Lady Tremaine refuses to let her attend the ball, a friendly fairy (Bonham Carter) steps in to lend a helping hand.

The Parent Trap (1961) (English, French, Spanish, DVD): Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charlie Ruggles, Una... The Parent Trap (1961) (English, French, Spanish, DVD)
Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Charlie Ruggles, Una Merkel, …
R68 Discovery Miles 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Classic comedy about two 13-year-old identical twins (both played by Hayley Mills), who meet for the very first time in summer camp. They soon learn that they were separated at a very early age when their parents Mitch (Brian Keith) and Margaret (Maureen O'Hara) divorced. On a lark, the twins switch places: the one living with Keith goes back home with O'Hara, and vice versa. Keith is planning to remarry the 'wrong woman', vituperative Vicky (Joanna Barnes). The twins conspire to reunite their parents, but the road to reconciliation is rough indeed.

Fun And Fancy Free (English, Spanish, Portuguese, DVD): Edgar Bergen, Luana Patten, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Cliff Edwards,... Fun And Fancy Free (English, Spanish, Portuguese, DVD)
Edgar Bergen, Luana Patten, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash, Cliff Edwards, … 1
R91 Discovery Miles 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Two different animated stories produced by the Disney studios. 'Bongo' is based on a children's story by Sinclair Lewis and tells the tale of a lonely circus bear who finds love in the wilderness. 'Mickey and the Beanstalk', which features live-action sequences, casts Mickey Mouse (voice of Walt Disney), Donald Duck (Clarence Nash) and Goofy (Pinto Colvig) in a variant of the familiar tale, with the trio climbing a magic beanstalk in an attempt to rescue a singing harp.

So Dear to My Heart (English, Spanish, DVD): Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Harry Carey, Luana Patten, Bobby Driscoll, Raymond Bond,... So Dear to My Heart (English, Spanish, DVD)
Burl Ives, Beulah Bondi, Harry Carey, Luana Patten, Bobby Driscoll, …
R68 Discovery Miles 680 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

More of a follow-up to 'Song of the South', Disney's adaptation of the novel by Sterling North uses many of the same cast and a similar mix of live action and animation. Set in 1903 the film follows the story of Jeremiah and his dream to win first prize in a local pet contest with his pet sheep Danny. But things conspire against him, notably his grandmother who believes he is entering the contest for the wrong reasons. However, after Danny is lost and then found, Jeremiah's grandmother relents; but despite not winning the contest Jeremiah and his family realise an important lesson in life.

Disney Princess Collection (DVD): Zachary Levi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Marin, Verna Felton, Taylor Holmes, Donna Murphy, Adriana... Disney Princess Collection (DVD)
Zachary Levi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Marin, Verna Felton, Taylor Holmes, … 1
R371 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R51 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Collection of four animated Disney features adapted from fairy tale stories. 'Tangled' (2010) is a retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Rapunzel'. While hiding out in a seemingly abandoned tower deep in the forest, handsome young bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) is surprised to discover that the tower does in fact have an occupant in the form of feisty long-haired teen Rapunzel (Mandy Moore). Rapunzel, who has been looking for a means of escape from the tower in which she has been grounded for her entire life, strikes a deal with the dashing outlaw and the unlikely pair soon find themselves caught up in the adventure of a lifetime as they face magic, monsters and villains in their quest for freedom. In 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' (1937), also based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Snow White (Adriana Caselotti) is born pure and beautiful, so beautiful that her evil stepmother orders a huntsman to take her into the forest and kill her. However, the huntsman takes pity on the young beauty and sets her free. Alone and lost in the forest, she soon meets a group of kindly dwarfs, who provide her with friendship and a place to sleep. But the evil stepmother is still at large, planning to kill Snow White using the tried and tested method of a poisoned apple. In 'The Little Mermaid' (1989), based on Hans Christian Andersen's story, Ariel (Jodi Benson) is the mermaid daughter of King Triton (Kenneth Mars), and lives beneath the waves. However, Ariel longs to see the world above, especially after rescuing a handsome prince from drowning. To this end she makes a deal with sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll): Ariel can live above the sea in exchange for her beautiful singing voice. Ariel soon regrets her decision, however, when it transpires that her father's kingdom is at risk. In 'Sleeping Beauty' (1959), adapted from another folk tale written by the Brothers Grimm, Princess Aurora (Mary Costa) falls into a deep and endless sleep on her 16th birthday as a result of a curse put on her when she was born by the evil fairy Maleficent (Eleanor Audley). Only a kiss from Prince Phillip (Bill Shirley) can wake Aurora, and three good fairies set out to engineer that event.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (English, Hindi, Dutch, DVD): Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Moroni... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (English, Hindi, Dutch, DVD)
Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Moroni Olsen, Billy Gilbert, …
R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Disney's classic animated adaptation of the famous fairytale. Snow White is born pure and beautiful, so beautiful that her evil stepmother orders a huntsman to take her into the forest and kill her. However, the huntsman takes pity on the young beauty and sets her free. Alone and lost in the forest, she soon meets a group of kindly dwarfs, who provide her with friendship and a place to sleep. But the evil stepmother is still at large, planning to kill Snow White using the tried and tested method of a poisoned apple.

Cinderella: 2-movie Collection (English, Italian, Spanish, Blu-ray disc): Ilene Woods, Rhoda Williams, Eleanor Audley, Verna... Cinderella: 2-movie Collection (English, Italian, Spanish, Blu-ray disc)
Ilene Woods, Rhoda Williams, Eleanor Audley, Verna Felton, James MacDonald, … 1
R304 R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Save R36 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Two-movie collection featuring Disney's classic animated version of the fairy tale and the 2015 live action adaptation. In 'Cinderella' (1950), enslaved by her stepmother and two ugly sisters, the beautiful Cinderella (voice of Ilene Woods) seems destined to miss the glittering party at which the Prince (William Phipps) will choose his bride. However, a magical makeover courtesy of her Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) gets her to the ball on time and Cinderella begins to cast her own spell on the Prince. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, 'Cinderella' (2015), stars Lily James as the eponymous character alongside an all-star cast including Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. When her widowed father remarries to Lady Tremaine (Blanchett), Ella (James) does her best to be welcoming to her stepmother and her new stepsisters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drizella (Sophie McShera). However, after the unexpected death of her father, Ella finds herself being mistreated by Lady Tremaine and her daughters, forced to be a servant and nicknamed 'Cinderella'. One day in the woods she encounters a handsome stranger and believes him to work in the Palace, not realising he is in fact Prince Charming (Madden). Ella's household receives an invitation to a royal ball and Ella hopes she will get the chance to see the young man again. When Lady Tremaine refuses to let her attend the ball, a friendly fairy (Bonham Carter) steps in to lend a helping hand.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney) (English, Hindi, Spanish, Blu-ray disc): Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney) (English, Hindi, Spanish, Blu-ray disc)
Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne, Moroni Olsen, Billy Gilbert, …
R320 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R88 (28%) Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Disney's classic animated adaptation of the famous fairytale. Snow White is born pure and beautiful, so beautiful that her evil stepmother orders a huntsman to take her into the forest and kill her. However, the huntsman takes pity on the young beauty and sets her free. Alone and lost in the forest, she soon meets a group of kindly dwarfs, who provide her with friendship and a place to sleep. But the evil stepmother is still at large, planning to kill Snow White using the tried and tested method of a poisoned apple.

Cinderella (DVD): Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Eleanor Audley, Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss, Verna Felton, James MacDonald,... Cinderella (DVD)
Ilene Woods, William Phipps, Eleanor Audley, Rhoda Williams, Lucille Bliss, … 1
R273 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R28 (10%) Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Disney's animated version of the classic Cinderella story features an outrageously wicked stepmother and a subplot about the cat and mice who live in Cinderella's house. Enslaved by her stepmother and two ugly sisters, the beautiful Cinderella seems destined to miss the glittering party at which the Prince will choose his bride. However, a magical makeover courtesy of her Fairy Godmother gets her to the ball on time and Cinders begins to cast her own spell on the Prince.

Pinocchio (Disney) (English & Foreign language, DVD): Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Cliff Edwards, Evelyn Venable, Walter... Pinocchio (Disney) (English & Foreign language, DVD)
Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Cliff Edwards, Evelyn Venable, Walter Catlett, …
R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Walt Disney's second full-length animated feature focuses on the famous wooden puppet who wants nothing more than to be a real boy. Pinocchio (voiced by Dick Jones) is the wood-carved creation of Geppetto (Christian Rub). When the pair are visited by the Blue Fairy, she grants Pinocchio the opportunity to become a real, flesh-and-blood boy, but only if he learns to be brave, honest and unselfish. To this end Pinocchio is granted a conscience, one which comes in the shape of the diminutive Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards). However, Pinocchio soon discovers that being good is not as easy as it sounds. The film won two Oscars, for Best Song ('When You Wish Upon a Star') and Best Original Score.

Masters of Craft - 224 Artists in Fiber, Clay, Glass, Metal, and Wood: Portraits by Paul J. Smith (Hardcover): Paul J. Smith Masters of Craft - 224 Artists in Fiber, Clay, Glass, Metal, and Wood: Portraits by Paul J. Smith (Hardcover)
Paul J. Smith
R1,164 R851 Discovery Miles 8 510 Save R313 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection of 240 photographs depicts 224 of the twentieth century's top studio craft artists and designers working in fiber, clay, glass, metal, and wood. The photographs are by Paul J. Smith, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design. Drawing on Smith's career of over fifty years as an arts administrator and curator, this book records his extensive interest in meeting art-ists in their studios, as well as at con-fer-ences and national and international events. By reflecting his firsthand experience of the changing currents in twentieth-century craft, these images form a uniquely personal record that captures an important aspect of the history of the studio craft movement. Taken over a thirty-year period, these pho-to-graphs portray both the diversity and common threads of the craft movement, illustrating a community that shares knowl-edge, friendships, and a passion for the handmade object.

Contemporary Spanish Culture - Television, Fashion, Art and Film (Paperback): Paul J. Smith Contemporary Spanish Culture - Television, Fashion, Art and Film (Paperback)
Paul J. Smith
R411 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R22 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This accessible introduction to the exciting field of contemporary Spanish visual culture is the first of its kind. It combines cultural context with close readings of particular works.


Going beyond the field of cinema, in which Spain is an acknowledged leader, Smith examines new developments in television, where original and innovative series drama has recently blossomed. He also explores Spanish fashion, where 'classic' design is married to high tech production and distribution.


Two aspects of Spanish visual art are considered: the career of Miquel Barcelo, global artist and pure painter, and Basque conceptual art which, through photography and installation, puts a new spin on international questions of gender and sexuality.

Finally, Contemporary Spanish Culture examines Catalan independent cinema and the most recent work of Spain's best known director, Pedro Almodovar, who has resurrected a genre long considered dead: the art movie.


This innovative new book provides an ideal introduction for undergraduates and will be essential reading for those working in Hispanic studies, cultural studies, and film.

Contemporary Spanish Culture - Television, Fashion, Art and Film (Hardcover): Paul J. Smith Contemporary Spanish Culture - Television, Fashion, Art and Film (Hardcover)
Paul J. Smith
R1,267 R977 Discovery Miles 9 770 Save R290 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This accessible introduction to the exciting field of contemporary Spanish visual culture is the first of its kind. It combines cultural context with close readings of particular works.


Going beyond the field of cinema, in which Spain is an acknowledged leader, Smith examines new developments in television, where original and innovative series drama has recently blossomed. He also explores Spanish fashion, where 'classic' design is married to high tech production and distribution.


Two aspects of Spanish visual art are considered: the career of Miquel Barcelo, global artist and pure painter, and Basque conceptual art which, through photography and installation, puts a new spin on international questions of gender and sexuality.

Finally, Contemporary Spanish Culture examines Catalan independent cinema and the most recent work of Spain's best known director, Pedro Almodovar, who has resurrected a genre long considered dead: the art movie.


This innovative new book provides an ideal introduction for undergraduates and will be essential reading for those working in Hispanic studies, cultural studies, and film.

The Red Baron's Autobiography - The Red Fighter Pilot (Paperback): Manfred Von Richthofen The Red Baron's Autobiography - The Red Fighter Pilot (Paperback)
Manfred Von Richthofen; Translated by J.Ellis Barker; Edited by Paul J. Smith
R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Pinocchio (Disney) (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc): Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Cliff Edwards, Evelyn Venable,... Pinocchio (Disney) (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc)
Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Cliff Edwards, Evelyn Venable, Walter Catlett, …
R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Walt Disney's second full-length animated feature focuses on the famous wooden puppet who wants nothing more than to be a real boy. Pinocchio (voiced by Dick Jones) is the wood-carved creation of Geppetto (Christian Rub). When the pair are visited by the Blue Fairy, she grants Pinocchio the opportunity to become a real, flesh-and-blood boy, but only if he learns to be brave, honest and unselfish. To this end Pinocchio is granted a conscience, one which comes in the shape of the diminutive Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards). However, Pinocchio soon discovers that being good is not as easy as it sounds. The film won two Oscars, for Best Song ('When You Wish Upon a Star') and Best Original Score.

<i>Dispositio</i>: Problematic Ordering in French Renaissance Literature (Hardcover): Paul J. Smith Dispositio: Problematic Ordering in French Renaissance Literature (Hardcover)
Paul J. Smith
R3,170 Discovery Miles 31 700 Special order

Drawing on the classical concept of rhetorical "dispositio," this study gives new interpretations of a number of literary texts of the French Renaissance, some of them well-known (by Rabelais, Du Bellay and Montaigne), others less-known (the "Pierres precieuses" by Remy Belleau and the anonymous collections of emblematic fables). All these texts are organized according to an often problematic and disruptive "dispositio" that dissociates itself from the prescribed and preexisting models. This study not only seeks to approach the problem of literary ordering from a historical and theoretical perspective, it also intends to frame this topic in a more general context: grotesque bodiliness in Rabelais's novels; historiography, gender and travelogue in Montaigne's "Essays"; imitation and intermediality in the case of the poets and the fabulists.

The Terrorism Ahead: Confronting Transnational Violence in the Twenty-First Century - Confronting Transnational Violence in the... The Terrorism Ahead: Confronting Transnational Violence in the Twenty-First Century - Confronting Transnational Violence in the Twenty-First Century (Hardcover)
Paul J. Smith
R2,460 Discovery Miles 24 600 Special order

This book examines the evolving threat of terrorism and draws on the latest research to assess future trends. The author assumes that terrorism will remain a potent threat to the international system throughout the twenty-first century, primarily because of the convergence of two negative trends: the availability of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Weapons (CBRN) - also known as Weapons of Mass Destruction - and the proliferation of terrorist organizations seeking to achieve mass casualties. Even without the CBRN element, however, Smith maintains that terrorism will remain an ongoing threat. The book also explores specific aspects of contemporary terrorism, including political, social, economic, religious, and ideological factors, globalization as a stimulation to contemporary terrorism, the role of organized crime in terrorist movements, and more. Written with students in college and professional programs in mind, the book includes case studies interspersed throughout the chapters that provide clarifying examples.

Inhibitors of Cyclin-dependent Kinases as Anti-tumor Agents (Hardcover): Paul J. Smith, Eddy W. Yue Inhibitors of Cyclin-dependent Kinases as Anti-tumor Agents (Hardcover)
Paul J. Smith, Eddy W. Yue
R4,005 Discovery Miles 40 050 Special order

One of the few books to cover all aspects of cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs), Inhibitors of Cyclin-dependent Kinases as Anti-tumor Agents provides an overview of CDKs as molecular and functional entities, their involvement in different disease processes, and their potential for pharmacological modulation. With contributions from the top international researchers in the field, the book takes a contemporary approach to study the importance of rational drug design and knowledge-based therapeutics in relation to CDKs.

The first two sections of the book discuss the integration of cell cycle control pathways, opportunities for targeting, targets of inhibitors, and the evaluation of CDK inhibitors, exploring topics such as the "in vivo "function of CDKs in normal homeostasisand tumor development and the structural biology of CDKs. The third section examines the design, development, and chemistry of small molecule CDK inhibitors, with discussions ranging from the early-stage discovery ofnew chemical entities with a capacity to inhibit CDKs to late-stage compounds in clinical development. The final section assesses the current status of CDK inhibitors in clinical trials, the therapeutic deployment challenges of small molecule inhibitors, and the future development of CDK inhibitors as anticancer agents.

The field of drug development is at a critical point in terms of understanding the availability, advantages, and drawbacks of CDKs as therapeutic targets for small molecules. Providing the most up-to-date, in-depth coverage available in a single volume, Inhibitors of Cyclin-dependent Kinases as Anti-tumor Agents surveys the success of the agents developed thus far, the possibility of newroutes to more selective inhibitors, and the growing appreciation of critical, therapeutic issues.

Natural History in Early Modern France - The Poetics of an Epistemic Genre (Hardcover): Raphaele Garrod, Paul J. Smith Natural History in Early Modern France - The Poetics of an Epistemic Genre (Hardcover)
Raphaele Garrod, Paul J. Smith
R2,613 Discovery Miles 26 130 Special order

Natural History in Early Modern France offers a longue duree account of recurring poetic structures of the genre through case studies spanning from the Renaissance to the eve of the nineteenth century. These case studies reveal the lasting epistemic importance of bookish knowledge and commonplacing in the natural-historical description from Belon to Buffon. They also highlight the French reception of Baconianism. Natural History in Early Modern France makes a case for the literary status of the genre by attending to the permanence of its 'Plinian' features, such as wonders. Natural history was not only concerned with increasingly rational modes of ordering natural particulars: this book reveals its enduring social, affective, spiritual, and aesthetic underpinnings. Contributors are: Peter Anstey, Susan Broomhall, Isabelle Charmantier, Arlette Fruet, Raphaele Garrod, Paul Gibbard, Dana Jalobeanu, Myriam Marrache-Gouraud, Stephane Schmitt, Paul J. Smith, and Stephane Van Damme.

Breaking Ground - A Century of Craft in Western New York (Hardcover): Barbara Lovenheim, Paul J. Smith Breaking Ground - A Century of Craft in Western New York (Hardcover)
Barbara Lovenheim, Paul J. Smith
R718 R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Save R139 (19%) Special order

Artist interviews with Wendell Castle, Albert Paley, Wayne Higby, and Michael Taylor Definitive history of this rich artist's community in New York State that fostered some of the leading artists in the furniture and studio craft movement in America Of interest to all craft museums, schools, and libraries as well as collectors and art historians Includes the work of artists whose work has been collected by the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.; New York City's Museum of Arts and Design and Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, among many others. It was in the rolling hills and small cities of western New York State that the studio craft movement took root and thrived. In the early 1900s it pulsated with Charles Fergus Binns's New York State School of Clay-Working at Alfred University; Elbert Hubbard's Roycroft community; Gustav Stickley's furniture workshops, and Steuben Glass in Corning. In the middle-to-late 20th century, Alfred nourished such important ceramists as Daniel Rhodes, Ted Randall, and Robert Turner; the school is still ripe with talented artists including Val Cushing, Anne Currier, Andrea and John Gill, and Walter McConnell. In 1950, the School for American Craftsmen (SAC) moved to Rochester recruiting from Europe Tage Frid, John Prip, and Franz Wildenhain to build its departments. Today the area is a nexus of craft activity with such artists as Tom Markusen, Andy Buck, John Eric Byers, and Concetta Mason.

Terrorism and Violence in Southeast Asia: Transnational Challenges to States and Regional Stability - Transnational Challenges... Terrorism and Violence in Southeast Asia: Transnational Challenges to States and Regional Stability - Transnational Challenges to States and Regional Stability (Hardcover, New)
Paul J. Smith
R2,112 Discovery Miles 21 120 Special order

This timely work examines the scale and root causes of terrorism across Southeast Asia, including the role of al-Qaeda's ascendancy in the region. It begins with an overview of the analytical and theoretical framework for discussing the subject. Individual chapters then examine terrorist activities from both functional and country-specific perspectives. The book traces fundamental linkages between terrorism and security issues, such as illegal immigration, narcotics trafficking, and other criminal activity. In addition, it considers the issue of convergence - the growing connection between criminal groups and terrorism, and how this may facilitate future violence. Written by a range of experts in the field, the individual chapters reflect a variety of perspectives. The contributions fall into two broad categories - chapters that directly address terrorism (the groups, their ideologies, their modus operandi, their origins, and state responses to them); and chapters that address the "enabling environment" that exists in Southeast Asia (the role of transnational crime, porous borders, convergence between terrorism and crime).

Zoology in Early Modern Culture: Intersections of Science, Theology, Philology, and Political and Religious Education... Zoology in Early Modern Culture: Intersections of Science, Theology, Philology, and Political and Religious Education (Hardcover)
Karl A.E. Enenkel, Paul J. Smith
R3,794 Discovery Miles 37 940 Special order

This volume tries to map out the intriguing amalgam of the different, partly conflicting approaches that shaped early modern zoology. Early modern reading of the "Book of Nature" comprised, among others, the description of species in the literary tradition of antiquity, as well as empirical observations, vivisection, and modern eyewitness accounts; the "translation" of zoological species into visual art for devotion, prayer, and religious education, but also scientific and scholarly curiosity; theoretical, philosophical, and theological thinking regarding God's creation, the Flood, and the generation of animals; new attempts with respect to nomenclature and taxonomy; the discovery of unknown species in the New World; impressive Wunderkammer collections, and the keeping of exotic animals in princely menageries. The volume demonstrates that theology and philology played a pivotal role in the complex formation of this new science. Contributors include: Brian Ogilvie, Bernd Roling, Erik Jorink, Paul Smith, Sabine Kalff, Tamas Demeter, Amanda Herrin, Marrigje Rikken, Alexander Loose, Sophia Hendrikx, and Karl Enenkel.

Emblems and the Natural World (Hardcover): Karl A.E. Enenkel, Paul J. Smith Emblems and the Natural World (Hardcover)
Karl A.E. Enenkel, Paul J. Smith
R4,986 Discovery Miles 49 860 Special order

Since its invention by Andrea Alciato, the emblem is inextricably connected to the natural world. Alciato and his followers drew massively their inspiration from it. For their information about nature, the emblem authors were greatly indebted to ancient natural history, the medieval bestiaries, and the 15th- and 16th-century proto-emblematics, especially the imprese. The natural world became the main topic of, for instance, Camerarius's botanical and zoological emblem books, and also of the `applied' emblematics in drawings and decorative arts. Animal emblems are frequently quoted by naturalists (Gesner, Aldrovandi). This interdisciplinary volume aims to address these multiple connections between emblematics and Natural History in the broader perspective of their underlying ideologies - scientific, artistic, literary, political and/or religious. Contributors: Alison Saunders, Anne Rolet, Marisa Bass, Bernhard Schirg, Maren Biederbick, Sabine Kalff, Christian Peters, Frederik Knegtel, Agnes Kusler, Aline Smeesters, Astrid Zenker, Tobias Bulang, Sonja Schreiner, Paul Smith, and Karl Enenkel.

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