The Pistner House
Author: Patricia Pistner
Publisher: Amber Pub
The Pistner House's spellbinding beauty and precision brings to life the culture and history of an elegant era. After years of study, Patricia Pistner commissioned this architectural model to express her love of 18th-century French design. Ten years in the making, the house, rooms and furnishings represent some of the finest examples of the Louis VIV through Louis XVI periods. Utilizing the standardized scale of one-inch to one-foot, more than 60 of the world's finest artists were required to render in exacting detail some of the most important pieces of 18th-century French furniture and accessories. The Pistner House has drawn international acclaim since it went on display in November 2000 as part of the Masters of Miniature exhibit at the Naples Museum of Art. The NY Times reviewer reported that " . . . the revelation of the museum was the miniature rooms. They are the best I have ever seen, and I know my miniature rooms." This book offers the reader the rare opportunity to explore and understand the extraordinary beauty of The Pistner House and other features of the Masters of Miniature exhibit, as captured in exquisite detail in the more than 100 color illustrations.
A is for... veggies A to Z" is a great way to teach children ages 3-6 the ABCs and introduce 26 varieties of nutritious vegetables. The first eight pages illustrate what a vegetable is and the next 52 pages illustrate each of the letters of the alphabet and 26 colorful photographs of vegetables beginning with artichoke, broccoli and carrots.
"A is for... fruit A to Z" provides a great way to teach children ages 3-6 the ABC's and introduce 26 varieties of nutritious fruit. The first eight pages illustrate what a fruit is and the next 52 pages illustrate each of the letters of the alphabet and 26 colorful photographs of fruit beginning with apple and ending with zucchini.
Charles Busch is renowned for weaving popular culture, wicked camp humor, and biting social satire into an unusual and uproarious theatrical signature that has earned him the Outer Critics' John Gassner Award for Playwrighting and a Drama Desk Award for Best Play nomination. Of his latest play, The New York Times has written, "Uproarious ... wall-to-wall laughs ... Mr. Busch has swum straight into the mainstream and stays comfortably afloat there." Busch is the author of such plays as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom -- one of the longest-running plays in Off-Broadway history -- and Psycho Beach Party, a cross between Gidget and Spellbound. After a successful Off-Broadway run at New York City's Manhattan Theater Club, Busch moves to Broadway with The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, a hilarious comedy about a self-absorbed Upper West Side doctor's wife whose life is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at the Museum of Modern Art, and evenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her world is shaken and transformed when a childhood friend makes an unexpected visit.
Issues for 1860, 1866-67, 1869, 1872 include directories of Covington and Newport, Kentucky.
Author: Walter McKenzie Pintner, Don Karl Rowney, Helju Aulik Bennett
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press
Russian Officialdom: The Bureaucratization of Russian Society from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century
In Counseling Addicted Families, Gerald A. Juhnke and William Bryce Hagedorn recognize that even those treatment providers who understand the importance of the familial context of addiction are often stymied by the variety of family treatment theories and their often imperfect fit for cases of addiction. In this book, Juhnke and Hagedorn provide a truly integrated model for assessment and treatment. Based upon the authors’ combined twenty-three years of experience in clinical and treatment supervision, the Integrated Family Addictions Model consists of six progressive treatment tiers which organize the relevant family treatment theories into a graduated and coherent sequence, beginning with the briefest and least costly forms of therapy.
Author: Mary E. Wuest
This non-fiction work gives us a vivid account of how events and circumstances played out in one location--Spessart Forest--in northwest Bavaria. Travel the road of peasant life through the centuries: through the wars, witch persecutions, famines, and heavy governance. Learn about life as a serf from the time of the earliest settlements to the time of mass emigrations; and how religion, schooling, and customs impacted on everyday existence. Read gripping stories of individuals, including stories of the author's own ancestors, which bring the forest's history to life, with page after page of fascinating revelations.
The book outlines first the importance of Extra Cellular Matrix (ECM), which is a natural surface for most of cells. In the following chapters the influence of biological, chemical, mechanical, and physical properties of surfaces in micro and nano-scale on stem cell behavior are discussed including the mechanotransduction. Biomimetic and bioinspired approaches are highlighted for developing microenvironment of several tissues, and surface engineering applications are discussed in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and different type of biomaterials in various chapters of the book. This book brings together innovative methodologies and strategies adopted in the research and development of Advanced Surfaces in Stem Cell Research. Well-known worldwide researchers deliberate subjects including: Extracellular matrix proteins for stem cell fate The superficial mechanical and physical properties of matrix microenvironment as stem cell fate regulator Effects of mechanotransduction on stem cell behavior Modulation of stem cells behavior through bioactive surfaces Influence of controlled micro and nanoengineered surfaces on stem cell fate Nanostructured polymeric surfaces for stem cells Laser surface modification techniques and stem cells applications Plasma polymer deposition: a versatile tool for stem cell research Application of bioreactor concept and modeling techniques in bone regeneration and augmentation treatments Substrates and surfaces for control of pluripotent stem cell fate and function Application of biopolymer-based, surface modified devices in transplant medicine and tissue engineering Silk as a natural biopolymer for tissue engineering
The Queen's Dolls' House
Author: Lucinda Lambton
Publisher: Royal Collection Publications
The Queens Dolls House is one of the largest, most beautiful, and most famous dolls houses in the world. Created for Queen Mary in the early 1920s by the renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, it is a perfect replica of an aristocratic Edwardian residence, complete in every way from the wine-cellar, with its store of tiny bottles, each containing a thimbleful of vintage wine, to the library, with its exquisite volumes of original works by authors such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy and EdithWharton. This most magical of dolls houses also has a garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll, a garage full of miniature limousines, and running water, electricity and working lifts. Each room, from the servants bedrooms to the grand saloon, is fully furnished in every way, and waiting to be explored.