Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
The Animal Gazer - cover

The Animal Gazer

Edgardo Franzosini

Translator Michael F. Moore

Publisher: New Vessel Press

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

—A lightly told literary tour-de-force based upon the bizarre and singular life story of an early 20th century artist—Rembrandt Bugatti—who is gaining increasing renown. Bugatti's brother is the founder of the celebrated auto manufacturer.—Bugatti's sculptures sell for millions at auction and are on view in the world's leading museums. One of his most original works was the silver elephant mascot atop the radiator of the legendary Bugatti Royale luxury car.—Bugatti is known for his sculptures of animals; one of the influences on his work was the decision during World War II made by Belgian authorities to kill all animals in the Antwerp Zoo, to prevent their haphazard slaughter by the German air force.—This novel is an attractive title for history buffs and art lovers, along with being simply a fantastic work of literary fiction from one of Italy's finest writers.

Other books that might interest you

  • Crafts by the Sea - More Than 30 Creative Projects for Your Beach House - cover

    Crafts by the Sea - More Than 30...

    Larissa Costello

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    Do you love to be by the coast, walks along the beach, fishing in the sea, or hiking through the cliffs? Collecting shells, trinkets, and other items along the beach is one of the greatest ways to remember the fun you had. This coastal-themed craft book includes a variety of projects for anyone who wants to turn their collections into beautiful keepsakes. 
    
     
    In Crafts by the Sea, Larissa Costello guides you through more than thirty crafts that are sure to delight any beach lover. Costello’s easy to follow step-by-step instructions, tips, and examples will help you produce beautiful creations that will make you feel like you are always by the sea. 
    
     
    Fun projects featured include: 
    
    
    
    Candle-lit Table Runner
    
    Beach in a Bottle
    
    Classic Chimes
    
    Relaxing Sea Star Strings
    
    Sandy Dishes
    
    Coastal Adventure Charms 
    
     
    Every craft in this book incorporates the natural resources that you can find by the sea. Ranging from classic sea shell frames and wind chimes, to the popular modern comebacks of string art, and even giving rustic driftwood some extra flair, there are crafts for every style. Now that you have something to do with that shell collection, let’s get to the beach!
    Show book
  • Bard of the Deal - The Poetry of Donald Trump - cover

    Bard of the Deal - The Poetry of...

    Hart Seely

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    From award-winning reporter and author of Pieces of Intelligence: The Existential Poetry of Donald H. Rumsfeld comes this collection of poems mined from the interviews, speeches, and tweets of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. 
    The Vicious Ones 
    I was attacked viciously 
    By those women, 
    Of course, it's very hard for them 
    To attack me on looks, 
    Because I'm so good looking. 
    But I was attacked very viciously 
    By those women. 
    --August 9, 2015, NBC’s Meet the Press 
    Straight from the mouth of “the Donald” himself, this treasury of spoken poetry—not a word is changed—has been culled from nearly 30 years of interviews, speeches, tweets, and ramblings from Presidential candidate and billionaire Donald Trump. Since the 1980s, Trump has built his verses like his casinos, using only the highest quality words and phrases, regardless of cost. He’s run a real estate empire, achieved a net worth of ten billion dollars, scripted best-sellers, and starred in the top-rated TV show “The Apprentice.” Like a colossus, he bestrides the cultural world as if it were the bottle-strewn boardwalk of Atlantic City. 
    But until now, Trump’s poetry—delivered spontaneously in moments of enduring clarity—has gone unnoticed, (making it the only aspect of Trump to be that way.) On a regular basis, The Donald speaks, tweets and hollers his verses—always without the needless restrictions of political correctness and grammar… because among world class poets, there don’t be no grammar, there only be truth… big time! 
    Whether you’re a Trump debunker or admirer, The Bard of the Deal will delight, shock, and entertain you. So prepare to be Trumped by the ten billion dollar poetry of the ten billion dollar bard. This is the art of the poem.
    Show book
  • Naughty Adult Party Games: Turn Your House Party Into A Swinging Event - cover

    Naughty Adult Party Games: Turn...

    Serena Synn

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Are you looking to add a little spice to your next adult party? Or are you already swinging but are in need of some fun games for your next event? This book has exactly what you’re looking for.  The games are broken into three sections for all comfort zones from curious beginners who just want to play, to soft swap swingers who love foreplay to full blown swingers who go all the way. The Naughty Icebreakers section is full of sexy games which can break the ice, bare some skin and get players in a mood for more. These games are designed for newbie swingers and those who are just curious. For those willing to get playfully naughty but not sure if they really want to delve into swinging. The Tantalizing Teasers section is full of games for those willing to explore soft swap activities. Full of foreplay style fun these games include oral sex activities and sex toys that will have guests getting down and dirty without hardcore penetration. The We’re Swinging Now section contains erotic games that get explicitly hardcore. These games are for seasoned swingers and those who are honestly ready to play dirty.
    Show book
  • (Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living - cover

    (Not Quite) Mastering the Art of...

    Mark Greenside

    • 3
    • 7
    • 0
    Author’s first English-language work since his popular 2009 memoir, I’ll Never Be French, the best-selling and most well-known book in English about outsiders living in Brittany
    
    France is in top 10 most popular expat destinations for Americans; around 100,000 currently living in the country; around 2-3 million Americans travel to France every year
    
    Book appeals to both loyal fans and new discoverers as it both continues previous story and is readable on its own
    
    Offers practical wisdom for visitors to France as well as an engaging narrative for the armchair traveler
    
    Release date scheduled just before start of summer 2018 and vacation season
    
    Author maintains updated website, mailing list that reaches ~1,000 fans, and quarterly newsletter with updates on book and life
    Show book
  • Chosen Men - Military Skirmish Games in the Napoleonic Wars - cover

    Chosen Men - Military Skirmish...

    Mark Latham

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Chosen Men is a set of fast-action skirmish rules detailing the bloody skirmishes between light troops in the Napoleonic Wars. The primary focus of the game is on soldiers and NCOs in light 'flank' companies, as they scout ahead of larger forces and take part in man-to-man actions against enemy skirmishers. 
     
    Although the game allows for the formation of accurately sized companies of light infantry and cavalry if you wish, these formations are broken down into small groups of up to a dozen men. For the most part, officers are not swashbuckling super-heroes, but staunch commanders who rally and direct their men to achieve the battlefield objectives. Although the game uses an alternating action turn sequence, officers can use their influence on multiple units at the same time in an effort to steal the initiative. With all rolls resolved using standard 6-sided dice, this game combines a classic wargaming feel with modern wargame mechanics.
    Show book
  • Girl's World - Twenty-One Sewing Projects to Make for Little Girls - cover

    Girl's World - Twenty-One Sewing...

    Jennifer Paganelli

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Jennifer Paganelli designs one of the most popular fabric lines in the crafting marketplace. In Girl's World, her debut book, she presents twenty-one adorable sewing projects to make for little girlsfrilly dresses, ruffled pillows, bed canopies, stuffed animals, and more! Each project features Jennifer's fresh, feminine flair in sizes and styles perfect for toddlers to tweens. With step-by-step instructions, a comprehensive techniques section, and simple sizing charts ranging from extra-small to extra-large, this ebook is exceptionally easy to use. Featuring whimsical design, lush color photos, and downloadable patterns, Girl's World makes sewing girly goodies a joy for crafters of all levels.
    Show book