The eclectic art of which the Carracci family dreamed was realised by Rubens with the ease of genius. However, the problem was much more complicated for a man of the north, who wished to add to it a fusion of the Flemish and Latin spirits, of which the rather pedantic attempts of Romanism had illustrated the difficulties. He achieved it without losing anything of his overflowing personality, his questing imagination, and the enchanting discoveries of the greatest colourist known to painting. Rubens, the greatest master of Baroque painting’s exuberance, took from the Italian Renaissance what could be of use to him, and then built upon it a style of his own. It is distinguished by a wonderful mastery of the human form and an amazing wealth of splendidly lighted colour. He was a man of much intellectual poise and was accustomed to court life, travelling from court to court, with pomp, as a trusted envoy. Rubens was one of those rare mortals who do real honour to humanity. He was handsome, good and generous, and he loved virtue. His laborious life was well ordered. The creator of so many delightful pagan feasts went each morning to mass before proceeding to his studio. He was the most illustrious type of happy and perfectly balanced genius, and combined in his personage passion and science, ardour and reflection. Rubens expressed drama as well as joy, since nothing human was foreign to him, and he could command at will the pathos of colour and expression which he required in his religious masterpieces. It might be said that he was as prolific in the representation of the joy and exuberance of life as Michelangelo was in the representation of passionate emotions.
The book includes more than 100 recipes taken directly from legendary rock stars such as Billy Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers), Boz Scaggs, Ray Parker Jr., Joey Fatone (NSYNC), Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Michelle Phillips (The Mamas & The Papas), and even David Bowie's wife and John Lennon's son.Features an introduction and recipes from Mary Wilson (The Supremes), who will promote with the author.Packaged in the same format as Eat Like a GilmoreThe author, who has written 62 books, has been heralded by Publishers Weekly as the "prince of pop music bios," and has had two New York Times bestsellers.Unlike a compendium of previously published recipes that can be found elsewhere, the author has compiled these directly from each individual celebrity, whether over the phone, through email, in line at a baggage claim (Michael McDonald), or at the Kentucky Derby (Shawn Stockman of Boys II Men).As a nontraditional cookbook, this appeals not only to cookbook readers but also die-hard music fans. It would make a great gift and collector's item for die-hard music fans.The idea of the book has already received interest from The New York Post and The Food Network.
Procurement is playing an increasingly strategic role as a lever for sustainable development and social and environmental responsibility. Greater regulation on sustainable procurement in the public sector, including significant changes to the EU Directive in April 2014, are driving this change. This comprehensive guide to sustainable procurement by practising legal experts Colleen Theron and Malcolm Dowden distils key developments in EU and UK public sustainable procurement legislation, government guidance and policy; provides an introduction to sustainable procurement more broadly; provides case studies and practical examples on contractual aspects of procurement; shows you how to set up a sustainable procurement strategy; and contributes to the development of sustainable procurement policy. There is also increased emphasis on ‘clean’ supply chains in the private sector, as best practice seeks to mesh with public sector requirements and reduce the risk that bids for public contracts might be undermined by adverse environmental impacts or social misconduct along the supply chain. Private sector companies should act now to establish best practice sustainable procurement principles to minimise the risk of litigation; several international standards are embedding the principles of sustainable procurement into their requirements. The book also offers practical examples of what sustainable procurement entails, whether the organisation is bidding for public sector contracts, in need of meeting tender requirements, looking to obtain certification for a standard, or is simply seeking to improve its supply chain management and implement best practice.
Erotic photo art has lost much of its exquisite soul since Playboy and other girlie monthlies repackaged the human body for mass-market consumption. Like much painting, sculpture and engraving, since its beginning photography has also been at the service of eroticism. This collection presents erotic photographs from the beginning of photography until the years just before World War II. It explores the evolution of the genre and its origins in France, and its journey from public distrust to the large audience it enjoys today.
Drawing is all about learning to really see the world around you and to translate it on to paper. In this book, author Vivienne Coleman shows how you can use just a few simple strokes, shapes and shades to draw almost any subject you like, from a piece of fruit to a detailed landscape. Each exercise is broken down into easy steps so that, even if you are new to drawing, you will be amazed at the results you can achieve. As you gain in confidence you can tackle still life objects around the home, then larger outdoor objects and landscapes, and finally living subjects: animals and people. From your first marks on paper to your most ambitious portrait, you will find your journey enjoyable and, above all, rewarding.