Born in 1912, in a small town in Wyoming, Jackson Pollock embodied the American dream as the country found itself confronted with the realities of a modern era replacing the fading nineteenth century. Pollock left home in search of fame and fortune in New York City. Thanks to the Federal Art Project he quickly won acclaim, and after the Second World War became the biggest art celebrity in America. For De Kooning, Pollock was the “icebreaker”. For Max Ernst and Masson, Pollock was a fellow member of the European Surrealist movement. And for Motherwell, Pollock was a legitimate candidate for the status of the Master of the American School. During the many upheavals in his life in Nez York in the 1950s and 60s, Pollock lost his bearings - success had simply come too fast and too easily. It was during this period that he turned to alcohol and disintegrated his marriage to Lee Krasner. His life ended like that of 50s film icon James Dean behind the wheel of his Oldsmobile, after a night of drinking.
From Marilyn Monroe to Cindy Crawford, Linda Evans to Farrah Fawcett, Playboy has celebrated the sensuality (and even launched a few careers) of celebrities for more than fifty years. Here, in all their glory, are over 150 breathtaking photographs of the magazine's most famous heavenly bodies. Celebrity models such as Naomi Campbell and Stephanie Seymour, Playmates Jenny McCarthy and Pamela Anderson, rockers such as Debbie Harry, and many more reveal all—posing for equally renowned photographers such as Herb Ritts and David LaChapelle. With an introduction by Hugh Hefner himself and an afterword by Gary Cole, the magazine's director of photography for the past 30 years, this definitive collection from Playboy is a potent portfolio of celebrity nudes.
A humorous paranormal romance by USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky.
(Previously released as To Wish or Not To Wish.)
Actress Erin Hollister's life is one disaster after another when she loses her day job, her boyfriend dumps her, and she has nowhere to live. Everything changes, though, when she finds a magic lamp, complete with a wish-granting genie!
Soon, Erin has a great new apartment, she's being courted by a stunning chef, and she lands an understudy role in a hot new musical. She can cement all that success by making one last wish.
But Erin has fallen in love with her genie. When she makes her last wish, magic will be out of her life forever. What's a wishing girl to do?
The As You Wish Series (each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order):
Wishful Thinking, a Short Story (Kelly Reilly)
Act One, Wish One (Kira Franklin)
Wishing in the Wings (Becca Morris)
Wish Upon a Star (Erin Hollister)
Fiction -> Chicklit
Fiction -> Chick-lit
Fiction -> Fantasy -> Comic Fantasy
Fiction -> Fantasy -> Genie
Fiction -> Fantasy -> Urban Fantasy
Fiction -> Romance -> Comic Romance
Fiction -> Romance -> Contemporary Romance
Fiction -> Romance -> Humorous Romance
Fiction -> Romance -> Light Romance
Fiction -> Romance -> Paranormal Romance
Fiction -> Romance -> Urban Fantasy
Fiction -> Romance -> Romantic Comedy
Fiction -> Light Women's Fiction
Fiction -> Women's Fiction
Don't Let Things Slide In Your Bedroom Because You And Your Partner Have Been Together For A While.
You can spice things up by trying a variety of hot sex positions. Trying something new gives you and your partner a great way to rekindle the spark in your long-term relationship.
That is why the 105 sex positions in this book have been compiled for you. These positions will bring new excitement into your sexual activity and mutual enjoyment. Many of the positions can be performed by ordinary people as they do not require acrobatic ability. There are many ideas in this book that you can try no matter your level of fitness, strength or flexibility.
Your need for a pleasurable sexual encounter can be answered when you choose the right position. Whether you want G-spot stimulation, explosive orgasm or face to face intimacy, there are several positions to choose from.
Each position is clearly described and illustrated so you can reenact it easily in your home (or wherever you want!). The benefits of each position and possible turn offs are stated so you can easily find the ones that are right for you.
The monarchy has made many concessions to the modern age, but the affirming rituals of the coronation – the pageantry, the theatre and the symbolism – are centuries old. Looking at the British coronation from its beginnings, Lucinda Gosling takes the reader on a thematic journey through the history and meaning of these elaborate ceremonies. She reveals the finely tuned planning involved, explains the symbolism of the regalia, and reminds us that past coronations did not always go according to plan. She also looks at the increasing public involvement in the coronations of the twentieth century, from street parties to the advent of television, showing how the event evolved into the glorious global celebration of 1953 and became an internationally recognised expression of Britain's heritage and national identity.
"Extreme Art Nudes" has taken the classic nude out of the boudoir... WAY out! Maintaining a highly artistic perspective, we have explored a number of fetishes and other situations that are atypical of the classic nude. This juxtaposition of the soft female form with harsh elements creates the most visually compelling imagery. It is a celebration of the great inner strength that women share, and exhibited herein by my amazing model and muse, Vanessa. Brief erotic essays accompany the spectacular, full-color and timeless B&W photographs. They provide the reader with a spicy insiders perspective related to the genesis and creation of each image. Also, as the chapters unfold, they will reveal a love story - that special relationship between an artist and muse.
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Whether used as a reference or a beautiful keepsake, it's a very worthy addition to the world of Mah Jongg." —Ruth Unger, President, National Mah Jongg LeagueThis is the first book to fully capture the story of the exotic and exciting game of Mahjong or "Mah Jongg", offering an intimate look at the history of the game as well as the visual beauty of the tiles. When authors Ann Israel and Gregg Swain began playing Mahjong, they were unaware of the vintage collections that existed not only in the United States but also across the globe. Slowly, they started to collect their own sets of Mahjong and as their collections grew, so did their appreciation of the history of, and interest in, the game.Finding few references, Israel and Swain set out to create a book that chronicles the early beginnings of the game and documents Mahjong sets from the most basic, made simply of paper, to the most precious materials such as ivory and mother-of-pearl. Recognized and respected scholars and game experts have collaborated with Israel and Swain, contributing important chapters on the game's history and its pieces as well as technical information on the tiles. Lastly, great collectors from around the globe have shared their incredible sets and memories for the first time in one book for everyone to enjoy.With hundreds of beautiful new images by renowned photographer Michel Arnaud, and including historical documentation and ephemera, Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game fills the void between the past's and today's game, providing vision, inspiration and resources. Anyone who has ever been intrigued by a Mahjong tile will find in these pages visually stunning photographs that will entice them into becoming an enthusiast of the timeless game of Mahjong.
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