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The Sartorial Master

Author : Artiel García Aliste
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This handbook is a valuable resource for mastering the principles and techniques of traditional bespoke tailoring with this valuable handbook, the product of a master tailor's lifetime of work. Based on the practice and teaching experience of a master tailor, this thoroughly detailed book contains the fundamental principles of traditional sartorial garment construction: the art of designing, cutting, fitting, and finishing menswear. Constituting a return to precision in hand-crafted tailoring and a valuable practical guide for fashion students, professionals and fashionistas, it brings together various techniques that have been honed by three family generations of artisan tailors practicing their craft from 1915 to the present day. This comprehensive treatise includes chapters dedicated to body and garment measurements, how to craft patterns (including different techniques to adapt to the physical characteristics of each client), and how to create a wide range of classic styles of jackets, waistcoats, trousers and coats.


Author : Amanda Bailey
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In the early modern period, the theatrical stage offered one of the most popular forms of entertainment and aesthetic pleasure. It also fulfilled an important cultural function by displaying modes of behaviour and dramatizing social interaction within a community. Flaunting argues that the theatre in late sixteenth-century England created the conditions for a subculture of style whose members came to distinguish themselves by their sartorial extravagance and social impudence. Drawing on evidence from legal documents, economic treatises, domestic manuals, accounts of playhouse practices, and stage plays, Amanda Bailey critiques standard accounts maintaining that those who flaunted their apparel were simply aspirants, or gaudy versions of the superiors they sought to emulate. Instead, she suggests that what mattered most was not what these young men wore but how they wore their clothes. These young men shared a distinctive sartorial sensibility and used that sensibility to undermine authority at all levels of society. Flaunting therefore, examines male style as a visual form of subversion against the norms of Renaissance England with the stage as the primary source of inspiration for collective identification. A glimpse into both the celebration of and opposition to social irreverence in the early modern period, Flaunting is a fascinating historical account of drama, fashion, and rebellion with surprisingly close parallels to the contemporary world.

Renaissance Drama 33

Author : Jeffrey Masten
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Renaissance Drama, an annual and interdisciplinary publication, is devoted to drama and performance as a central feature of Renaissance culture. The essays in each volume explore traditional canons of drama, the significance of performance (broadly construed) to early modern culture, and the impact of new forms of interpretation on the study of Renaissance plays, theatre, and performance.

Delphi Masterworks of Ludwig van Beethoven Illustrated

Author : Ludwig van Beethoven
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Widely regarded as the greatest composer that ever lived, Ludwig van Beethoven was the principal musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. Dominating a period of musical history as no other composer before or since, Beethoven produced monumental works that combine a forceful intensity of feeling with a perfection of design. Delphi’s Great Composers Series offers concise illustrated guides to the life and works of our greatest composers. Analysing the masterworks of each composer, these interactive eBooks include links to popular streaming services, allowing you to listen to the pieces of music you are reading about. Evaluating the masterworks of each composer, you will explore the development of their works, tracing how they changed the course of music history. Whether a classical novice or a cultivated connoisseur, this series offers an intriguing overview of the world’s most famous and iconic compositions. This volume presents Beethoven’s masterworks in succinct detail, with informative introductions, accompanying illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus features. (Version 1) * Concise and informative overview of Beethoven’s masterworks * Learn about the classical pieces that made Beethoven a celebrated composer * Links to popular streaming services (free and paid), allowing you to listen to the masterpieces you are reading about * Features a special ‘Complete Compositions’ section, with an index of Beethoven’s complete works and links to popular streaming services * Includes Beethoven’s letters (translated by Lady Wallace) - spend hours exploring the composer’s personal correspondence * Also features four biographies, including Thayer’s seminal study - explore Beethoven's intriguing musical and personal life Please visit to browse through our range of exciting eBooks CONTENTS: The Masterworks Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II Piano Concerto No. 2 Piano Sonata No. 8, Pathétique Symphony No. 1 Piano Sonata No. 14, Moonlight Sonata Violin Sonata No. 9, Kreutzer Sonata Symphony No. 3, Eroica Fidelio Violin Concerto in D major Symphony No. 5 Symphony No. 6, Pastoral Egmont Bagatelle No. 25, Für Elise Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor Concerto Piano Trio No. 7, Archduke Symphony No. 7 Missa solemnis Symphony No. 9 String Quartet No. 14 Complete Compositions Index of Beethoven’s Compositions The Letters Beethoven’s Letters (1790-1826) The Biographies Life of Beethoven by Anton Schindler The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer Beethoven: A Memoir by Elliott Graeme Brief Biography: Ludwig van Beethoven by Donald Francis Tovey Please visit to learn more about our wide range of exciting titles

The Silent Masters

Author : Peter Godman
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In the tension between competing ideas of authority and the urge to literary experiment, writers of the High Middle Ages produced some of their most distinctive achievements. This book examines these themes in the high culture of Western Europe during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, showing how the intimate links between the writer and the censor, the inquisitor and the intellectual developed from metaphors, at the beginning of the period, to institutions at its end. All Latin texts--from Peter Abelard to Bernard of Clairvaux, from the Archpoet to John of Salisbury and Alan of Lille--are translated into English, and discussed both in terms of their literary qualities and in relation to the cultural history of the High Middle Ages. Not a proto-Renaissance but part of a continuity that reached into the Reformation, the eleventh and twelfth centuries witnessed a transformation of the writer's role. With a combination of literary, philological, and historical methods, Peter Godman sets the work of major intellectuals during this period in a new light.

Cutting for All

Author : Kevin L. Seligman
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Containing 2,729 entries, Kevin L. Seligman’s bibliography concentrates on books, manuals, journals, and catalogs covering a wide range of sartorial approaches over nearly five hundred years. After a historical overview, Seligman approaches his subject chronologically, listing items by century through 1799, then by decade. In this section, he deals with works on flat patterning, draping, grading, and tailoring techniques as well as on such related topics as accessories, armor, civil costumes, clerical costumes, dressmakers’ systems, fur, gloves, leather, military uniforms, and undergarments. Seligman then devotes a section to those American and English journals published for the professional tailor and dressmaker. Here, too, he includes the related areas of fur and undergarments. A section devoted to journal articles features selected articles from costume- and noncostumerelated professional journals and periodicals. The author breaks these articles down into three categories: American, English, and other. Seligman then devotes separate sections to other related areas, providing alphabetical listings of books and professional journals for costume and dance, dolls, folk and national dress, footwear, millinery, and wigmaking and hair. A section devoted to commercial pattern companies, periodicals, and catalogs is followed by an appendix covering pattern companies, publishers, and publications. In addition to full bibliographic notation, Seligman provides a library call number and library location if that information is available. The majority of the listings are annotated. Each listing is coded for identification and cross-referencing. An author index, a title index, a subject index, and a chronological index will guide readers to the material they want. Seligman’s historical review of the development of publications on the sartorial arts, professional journals, and the commercial paper pattern industry puts the bibliographical material into context. An appendix provides a cross-reference guide for research on American and English pattern companies, publishers, and publications. Given the size and scope of the bibliography, there is no other reference work even remotely like it.

Dead Masters

Author : Anthony W. Lee
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Dead Masters examines the dual issues of mentoring and intertextuality as an integrated phenomenon. Through a series of fresh and novel readings of Johnsonian and Boswellian texts, the book further advances our awareness of the formal complexities of Johnson's writings and the psychological substratum from which they issue.

Mood Indigo

Author : Ed Ifkovic
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She was 1932 Broadway's newest sensation. Then she was murdered. Three years after the Crash that ushered in the Great Depression, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and playwright Edna Ferber finds herself a guest at Noël Coward's lavish birthday party. The British wit, enjoying the Christmas holiday season in New York and bracing for a trip to Cleveland in the new year, has filled his room with rich, famous folks whose lives continue in stark contrast to those being lived out in the city's streets and poorer neighborhoods. Edna is haunted by the dark landscape of Manhattan outside Coward's elegant rooms: the snake-like breadlines, the shanty village in Central Park, the gaunt apple sellers in threadbare suits on freezing sidewalks. She has yet to be introduced to the Automat where a few cents are the difference between nourishment and starvation. Among those who've kept fortune intact is Dougie Maddox, the financially astute but socially naïve only son of a Fifth Avenue dynasty. His widowed mother, known as Lady Maud, has kept the thirty-five-year-old on a short leash, but Dougie has crossed paths with Belinda Ross, the new Broadway songbird. He's mesmerized by her, a woman flagrantly courted by other men. But Belinda seems besotted by Dougie. Gossip flourishes—she has a shadowy past and a producer brother anxious to break onto the Great White Way. When Belinda is found strangled late one night in a Times Square Automat, jealous, hot-tempered Dougie is the prime suspect. But Noël, who had befriended him, and Edna, who likes him, team up to clear Dougie's name. Their investigation inevitably takes them deep into Belinda's circle and her past. As the crowds in Time Square ready for a half-hearted New Year's celebration, are Noël and Edna watching the last act of a New York Othello, or is there some other killer-maybe more than one-afoot on the icy pavements of New York City?

Masters of Prose Saki

Author : Saki (H.H. Munro)
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Welcome to the Masters of Prose book series, a selection of the best works by noteworthy authors.Literary critic August Nemo selects the most important writings of each author. A selection based on the author's novels, short stories, letters, essays and biographical texts. Thus providing the reader with an overview of the author's life and work.This edition is dedicated to the British writer Saki, pen name of H. H. Munro. His witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered by English teachers and scholars as a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward and P. G. Wodehouse.This book contains the following writings:Short Stories and Collections: The Chronicles of Clovis; Beasts and Super-Beasts; The Toys of Peace, and Other Papers; The Unbearable Bassington; When William Came; Reginald.Biographical: Saki, by Rothay Reynolds.If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!

Masters of Prose O Henry

Author : O. Henry
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Welcome to the Masters of Prose book series, a selection of the best works by noteworthy authors.Literary critic August Nemo selects the most important writings of each author. A selection based on the author's novels, short stories, letters, essays and biographical texts. Thus providing the reader with an overview of the author's life and work.This edition is dedicated to the writer O. Henry, one of the greatest American short story writer of the 19th century and one of the most popular authors of his time. O. Henry's stories frequently have surprise endings. In his day he was called the American answer to Guy de Maupassant. While both authors wrote plot twist endings, O. Henry's stories were considerably more playful, and are also known for their witty narration.This book contains the following writings:Short Story Colletions: The Four Million; The Voice of the City; The Trimmed Lamp; Options; Sixes and Sevens.If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!