Piranesi

Piranesi

Piranesi

New York Times Bestseller Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction World Fantasy Awards Finalist From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Susanna Clarke
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2020-09-15
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781635575644


Piranesi

Piranesi

New York Times Bestseller Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction World Fantasy Awards Finalist From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality. Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house. There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known. For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

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Product Details:

Genre : Fiction
Author : Susanna Clarke
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2020-09-15
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781635575644


Piranesi

Piranesi

In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders: the labyrinth of halls, the thousands upon thousands of statues, the tides that thunder up staircases, the clouds that move in slow procession through the upper halls. On Tuesdays and Fridays Piranesi sees his friend, the Other. At other times he brings tributes of food to the Dead. But mostly, he is alone. Messages begin to appear, scratched out in chalk on the pavements. There is someone new in the House. But who are they and what do they want? Are they a friend or do they bring destruction and madness as the Other claims? Lost texts must be found; secrets must be uncovered. The world that Piranesi thought he knew is becoming strange and dangerous.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Susanna Clarke
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-09-02
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781526622433


The Ladies Of Grace Adieu

The Ladies Of Grace Adieu

From the world of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, the major BBC production. Faerie is never as far away as you think. Sometimes you find you have crossed an invisible line and must cope, as best you can, with petulant princesses, vengeful owls, ladies who pass their time embroidering terrible fates or with endless paths in deep, dark woods and houses that never appear the same way twice. The heroines and heroes bedevilled by such problems in these fairy tales include a conceited Regency clergyman, an eighteenth-century Jewish doctor and Mary, Queen of Scots, as well as two characters from Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: Strange himself and the Raven King.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Susanna Clarke
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2009-12-21
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781408809334


Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell

In the Hugo-award winning, epic New York Times Bestseller and basis for the BBC miniseries, two men change England's history when they bring magic back into the world. In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars in 1806, most people believe magic to have long since disappeared from England - until the reclusive Mr. Norrell reveals his powers and becomes an overnight celebrity. Another practicing magician then emerges: the young and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's pupil, and the two join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wild, most perilous forms of magic, and he soon risks sacrificing his partnership with Norrell and everything else he holds dear. Susanna Clarke's brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two magicians who, first as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Susanna Clarke
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2010-06-05
Total Pages : 800 Pages
ISBN : 9781608195350


Piranesi Unbound

Piranesi Unbound

Layers / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Lost and found / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Pages / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Dedicated and sent / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Bound / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Sold / by Carolyn Yerkes.

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Genre : Art
Author : Carolyn Yerkes
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-09
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780691206103


Piranesi Unbound

Piranesi Unbound

Layers / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Lost and found / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Pages / by Carolyn Yerkes -- Dedicated and sent / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Bound / by Heather Hyde Minor -- Sold / by Carolyn Yerkes.

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Genre : Art
Author : Carolyn Yerkes
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-09
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780691206103


Great Didactic Of John Amos Comenius

Great Didactic Of John Amos Comenius

The great Czech philosopher, educator, theologian, and bishop of the Unity of the Brethren, John Amos Comenius, is considered by many to be the father of modern education because he championed universal education. This inspiring and accessible book lays out his plans to spread knowledge throughout the world so as to ensure that boys and girls everywhere could be trained in a variety of subjects.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : John Amos Comenius
Publisher :
Release : 2020-04-25
Total Pages : 250 Pages
ISBN : 1647983827


The Piranesi Effect

The Piranesi Effect

The work of Italian printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720–1778) has captivated artists, architects and designers for centuries. Although contemporary Australia is a long way from eighteenth-century Rome, it is home to substantial collections of his works, the largest being at the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. The Piranesi Effect is a collection of exquisitely illustrated essays on the impact of Piranesi’s work throughout the years. The book brings together Australian and international experts who investigate Piranesi’s world and its connections to the study of art and the practice of artists today. From curators and art historians, to contemporary artists like Bill Henson and Ron McBurnie, the contributors each bring their own passion and insight into the work of Piranesi, illuminating what it is about his work that still inspires such wonder.

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Genre : Art
Author : Kerrianne Stone
Publisher : NewSouth
Release : 2015-08-01
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781742247366


Piranesi Drawings

Piranesi Drawings

A new exploration ofPiranesi's work as adraftsman, publishedto coincide with anexhibition at theBritish Museum. The Venetian-born artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) is best known for his dramatic etchings of the architecture and antiquities of his adopted home city of Rome and for his extraordinary flights of spatial fancy, such as Le Carceri ("Prisons"). Published to coincide with an exhibition at the British Museum, this volume explores Piranesi's celebrated skill as a draftsman. While many studies are concerned with Piranesi's activities as a printmaker, this beautifully illustrated book examines new dimensions of his art by focusing on his drawings. Curator and author Sarah Vowles establishes a clear relationship between his drawings and prints, discusses the involvement of studio hands in his late works, and examines how his style as a draftsman evolved. Piranesi Drawings reveals the quality and lasting impact of the pen and chalk studies by a remarkably talented draftsman, as demonstrated by the superb collection at the British Museum.

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Author : Sarah Vowles
Publisher :
Release : 2020-02-20
Total Pages : 144 Pages
ISBN : 0500480613