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Anniston Revisited

by Kimberly O’dell

Nestled in the Piedmont region of the Appalachian Mountains, the small farming community of Pine Ankle was established in the 1830s on the former lands of the Creek Nation. In 1872, industrialists Samuel Noble and Daniel Tyler purchased the land for their Woodstock Iron Company, and in 1883 the town was opened to the public as Annie's Town. It grew rapidly, and by the early 20th century Anniston was not only the seat of Calhoun County, but also home to numerous textile and iron industries as well as a thriving military complex. The vintage photographs in Images of America: Anniston Revisited showcase the daily lives of Annistonians and Fort McClellan soldiers during a time when Noble Street was a bustling urban center. Anniston's homes, schools, and community centers are featured, along with the expanded downtown area and Fort McClellan, to paint a vivid portrait of "The Model City."

The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History From Prehistoric to Post-Modern

by John Boswell Patty Brown Carol Strickland Barbara Cohen Aronica Jan Halper Scaglia

Like music, art is a universal language. Although looking at works of art is a pleasurable enough experience, to appreciate them fully requires certain skills and knowledge. " --Carol Strickland, from the introduction to The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern * This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated. This second edition of Carol Strickland's The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern offers an illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to post-modern art from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media. * Featuring succinct page-length essays, instructive sidebars, and more than 300 photographs, The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern takes art history out of the realm of dreary textbooks, demystifies jargon and theory, and makes art accessible-even at a cursory reading. * From Stonehenge to the Guggenheim and from Holbein to Warhol, more than 25,000 years of art is distilled into five sections covering a little more than 200 pages.

Another Eyesight: Multi-Sensory Design in Context

by Julia Ionides Peter Howell

This book provides an overview and some in-depth information about the many ways of creating multi-sensory access for blind and partially sighted people to art, nature and historical sites.

Another Way of Telling

by John Berger

"There are no photographs which can be denied. All photographs have the status of fact. What is to be examined is in what way photography can and cannot give meaning to facts." With these words, two of our most thoughtful and eloquent interrogators of the visual offer a singular meditation on the ambiguities of what is seemingly our straightforward art form. As constructed by John Berger and the renowned Swiss photographer Jean Mohr, that theory includes images as well as words; not only analysis, but anecdote and memoir. Another Way of Telling explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between the picture and its viewers, between the filmed moment and the memories that it so resembles. Combining the moral vision of the critic and the pratical engagement of the photgrapher, Berger and Mohr have produced a work that expands the frontiers of criticism first charged by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Susan Sontag.

Another Way of Telling

by John Berger Jean Mohr

Another Way of Telling explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between the picture and its viewers, between the filmed moment and the memories that it so resembles.

Ansonia

by The Derby Historical Society

The town of Ansonia is situated at the foot of Connecticut's Berkshire Hills, above the confluence of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers. This manufacturing village was named for its founder, Anson Phelps, a businessman who played a prominent role in the community. Ansonia shares its earliesthistory with the neighboring town of Derby, of which it was a part until 1889. Ansonia has been called the Industrial Heart of the Naugatuck Valley. Yet, as you will see inside, its history is rich beyond its industry. Ansonia highlights the town's wonderfulold homes and churches. This one town had 25 churches at one time. The book follows the town through good times as well as hard times, such as the Blizzard of 1888 and the Flood of 1955 and the redevelopment days that followed.

Answers To Questions About Old Jewelry

by C Jeanenne Bell

Make smart sense of today's dynamic world of collectible jewelry when you rely on the answers to key questions about vintage jewelry covered in this new full-color edition of the jewelry collector's classic must-have. Authoritative details, such as maker's marks, outlined in this guide help collectors and dealers identify, date and assess everything from brooches and pins and pendants, rings and lockets of the mid-1800s through the 1950s. This new color edition also includes coverage of Modernist jewelry; as well as an expanded section devoted to Mexican jewelry, a market where many pieces are selling for thousands of dollars each.

Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry, 1840-1950

by C. Jeanenne Bell

A Jewelry ClassicFor three decades, Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry has served as the most respected and authoritative reference to the subject of vintage jewelry on the market. The new edition of this timeless classic finds acclaimed jewelry expert C. Jeanenne Bell at her best - sharing her impressive understanding of the subject with unbridled passion for her life-long pursuit.Offering significant historical information and lavish images ofremarkable pieces, this best-selling guide to antique jewelry takes you on a beautiful and edifying adventure. Bell's historical sense, coupled with her keen eye for detail and value, makes her work a cherished addition to the library for both the beginning or veteran jewelry collector.This new edition features nearly 1,000 all-new color photographs of the most collectible jewelry today from 1840 to 1950, fully vetted values, and offers indispensable insight for various jewelry styles, including:VictorianEdwardian and Egyptian RevivalArt Nouveau and Art DecoRetro ModernBakelite, Costume, Mexican and ModernistA former appraiser for "Antiques Roadshow," Bell also provides additional information on maker's marks, trademarks, designer marks, and circa dating clues.

Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry 1840-1950 (7th Edition)

by Krause Publications

Make smart sense of today's dynamic world of collectible jewelry when you rely on the answers to key questions about vintage jewelry covered in this new full-color edition of the jewelry collector's classic must-have. Authoritative details, such as maker's marks, outlined in this guide help collectors and dealers identify, date and assess everything from brooches and pins and pendants, rings and lockets of the mid-1800s through the 1950s. This new color edition also includes coverage of Modernist jewelry; as well as an expanded section devoted to Mexican jewelry, a market where many pieces are selling for thousands of dollars each.

Antimodernism and Artistic Experience

by Lynda Lee Jessup

Antimodernism is a term used to describe the international reaction to the onslaught of the modern world that swept across industrialized Western Europe, North America, and Japan in the decades around the turn of the twentieth century. Scholars in art history, anthropology, political science, history, and feminist media studies explore antimodernism as an artistic response to a perceived sense of loss - in particular, the loss of 'authentic' experience.Embracing the 'authentic' as a redemptive antidote to the threat of unheralded economic and social change, antimodernism sought out experience supposedly embodied in pre-industrialized societies - in medieval communities or 'oriental cultures,' in the Primitive, the Traditional, or Folk. In describing the ways in which modern artists used antimodern constructs in formulating their work, the contributors examine the involvement of artists and intellectuals in the reproduction and diffusion of these concepts. In doing so they reveal the interrelation of fine art, decorative art, souvenir or tourist art, and craft, questioning the ways in which these categories of artistic expression reformulate and naturalise social relations in the field of cultural production.

Antinomies of Art and Culture: Modernity, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity

by Terry Smith Okwui Enwezor Nancy Condee

In this landmark collection, world-renowned theorists, artists, critics, and curators explore new ways of conceiving the present and understanding art and culture in relation to it. They revisit from fresh perspectives key issues regarding modernity and postmodernity, including the relationship between art and broader social and political currents, as well as important questions about temporality and change. They also reflect on whether or not broad categories and terms such as modernity, postmodernity, globalization, and decolonization are still relevant or useful. Including twenty essays and seventy-seven images, Antinomies of Art and Culture is a wide-ranging yet incisive inquiry into how to understand, describe, and represent what it is to live in the contemporary moment. In the volume's introduction the theorist Terry Smith argues that predictions that postmodernity would emerge as a global successor to modernity have not materialized as anticipated. Smith suggests that the various situations of decolonized Africa, post-Soviet Europe, contemporary China, the conflicted Middle East, and an uncertain United States might be better characterized in terms of their "contemporaneity," a concept which captures the frictions of the present while denying the inevitability of all currently competing universalisms. Essays range from Antonio Negri's analysis of contemporaneity in light of the concept of multitude to Okwui Enwezor's argument that the entire world is now in a postcolonial constellation, and from Rosalind Krauss's defense of artistic modernism to Jonathan Hay's characterization of contemporary developments in terms of doubled and even para-modernities. The volume's centerpiece is a sequence of photographs from Zoe Leonard's Analogue project. Depicting used clothing, both as it is bundled for shipment in Brooklyn and as it is displayed for sale on the streets of Uganda, the sequence is part of a striking visual record of new cultural forms and economies emerging as others are left behind. Contributors: Monica Amor, Nancy Condee, Okwui Enwezor, Boris Groys, Jonathan Hay, Wu Hung, Geeta Kapur, Rosalind Krauss, Bruno Latour, Zoe Leonard, Lev Manovich, James Meyer, Gao Minglu, Helen Molesworth, Antonio Negri, Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie, Nikos Papastergiadis, Colin Richards, Suely Rolnik, Terry Smith, McKenzie Wark

Antioch

by Antioch Historical Society

When the first settlers arrived here in 1850, they could never have guessed that their tiny settlement would one day be home to over 100,000 souls, scores of factories, and the gateway to the California Delta with some of the most productive agricultural lands in the world. In earlier days, the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers were the main routes into the state's interior, as the swampy delta land had yet to be tamed. Antioch and nearby Pittsburg served as major depots for supplies to the Sierra gold fields, stockpiling lumber, produce, hay, dry goods, medicine, and fuel from the Stewartville, Empire, and Judsonville coal mines. Named in 1851 after the biblical city in Syria, this town served for many years as the Bay Area's easternmost outpost and provided its inhabitants with a bounty both man-made and natural.

Antioch

by Wendy Maston Robin Kessell

Antioch is a unique small town at the border between Illinois and Wisconsin. Its rich history and strong family values have supported the village since the first families arrived in the early 1800s. In 1983, a group of dedicated people decided the history of Antioch was slipping away and started the Lakes Region Historical Society. Since that time the community has responded with thousands of artifacts and pictures of early Antioch. From the humble beginnings in log cabins along the shores of Loon Lake to the active community of today, the pictures lead one back in time. Antioch blossomed during the 1890s and early 1900s when the Chicago area discovered the beauty of the lakes in the region.Resorts opened everywhere, almost overnight it seemed, and crowds flooded the area. Most came on the train; others came in the new horseless carriages. The village of Antioch expands way beyond its legal limits. The surrounding area depends on the village for much of its needs. The lakes still thrive today because of the workings of the little town. Although the population is only in the thousands, the unincorporated area swells that number to double its size.

Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly

by David Chicoine

Tips from the Master Gunsmith You Won't Find Anywhere Else! For the collector, for the hobbyist, for the amateur gunsmith, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly is an invaluable reference tool. Written in plain English and profusely illustrated, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly provides detailed procedures for taking down and reassembling a tremendous variety of original and replica handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Whether you're simply cleaning a Colt 1836 Paterson replica revolver or replacing the entire bolt assembly on a Marlin 1895 lever action, Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly will help you avoid common mistakes, expensive pitfalls, and unnecessary headaches. It's a must-have addition to any gun owner's library! Covers 65 models of antique and vintage handguns, rifles, and shotguns: Colt, S&W, Merwin-Hulbert, Remington, Winchester, Ruger, and many more Contains exploded views and 1000+ detailed, step-by-step photographs to guide you through the entire process Includes a complete directory of gunsmithing resources to help you find tools and parts

Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly: The Comprehensive Guide to Pistols, Rifles and Shotguns

by David R. Chicoine

Tips from the Master Gunsmith You Won't Find Anywhere Else! For the collector, for the hobbyist, for the amateur gunsmith,Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly is an invaluable reference tool. Written in plain English and profusely illustrated,Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly provides detailed procedures for taking down and reassembling a tremendous variety of original and replica handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Whether you're simply cleaning a Colt 1836 Paterson replica revolver or replacing the entire bolt assembly on a Marlin 1895 lever action,Antique Firearms Assembly/Disassembly will help you avoid common mistakes, expensive pitfalls, and unnecessary headaches. It's a must-have addition to any gun owner's library! Covers 65 models of antique and vintage handguns, rifles, and shotguns: Colt, S&W, Merwin-Hulbert, Remington, Winchester, Ruger, and many more. Contains exploded views and 1000+ detailed, step-by-step photographs to guide you through the entire process. Includes a complete directory of gunsmithing resources to help you find tools and parts

Antique Trader ® Collectible Cookbooks: Price Guide

by Patricia Edwards Peter Peckham

The creators of OldCookbooks. com include color cover illustrations, brief descriptions, value estimates, definitions, author information, and tips for collecting general, charity, and product advertising recipe cookbooks from the late 19th century to the 1970s. Cookbooks featured include Mrs. Rorer's Philadelphia Cook Book (1886), Keep Slim and Trim with Domino Sugar Menus (1954), The Molly Goldberg Jewish Cookbook (1955-65), and Singers and Swingers in the Kitchen (1967). Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Antique Trader Answers to Questions About Antiques & Collectibles

by Kyle Husfloen

What can you tell me about...? Antique Trader editor-at-large Kyle Husfloen has answered that question thousands of times in his popular column "Kyle on Antiques" published in Antique Trader and The Antique Trader's Collector Magazine & Price Guide. Here Kyle compiles a varied selection of some of his favorite columns. Kyle shares historical information about the items, along with an estimated value. Furniture, clocks, jewelry, and toys are among the categories covered in this informative collection.

Antique Trader Answers to Questions About Antiques & Collectibles

by Kyle Husfloen

Antique Trader editor-at-large Kyle Husfloen has answered that question thousands of times in his popular column "Kyle on Antiques" published in Antique Trader and The Antique Trader's Collector Magazine & Price Guide. Here Kyle compiles a varied selection of some of his favorite columns. Kyle shares historical information about the items, along with an estimated value. Furniture, clocks, jewelry, and toys are among the categories covered in this informative collection.

Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles 2012 Price Guide

by Eric Bradley

America's No. 1 Selling Price Guide For nearly 30 years, Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles has been the leading source for information on antiques and collectibles. Filled with expert advice, vetted values and 4,500 color photographs, Antique Trader provides the clearest and most dependable picture of this amazingly diverse and magnificent market. Inside you will enjoy a variety of new collecting areas, as well as old favorites. Including: Asian art, bottles, ceramics, Civil War collectibles, clocks, comic books, cookie jars, figurines, furniture, glass, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, illustration art, kitchenware, perfume bottles, petroliana, toys, vintage clothing and Zippo lighters. Also new this year is Top Lots, a feature highlighting the bestselling results from some of the finest auction houses nationwide.

Antique Trader Book Collector's Price Guide

by Richard Russell

This new edition of Antique Trader Book Collector's Price Guide provides readers with the information and values to carve a niche for themselves in a market where rare first editions of Jane Austen's Emma and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone recently sold at auction for 254,610 dollars and 40,355 dollars respectively. Organized in 13 categories, including Americana, banned, paranormal and mystery, this guide discusses identifying and grading books, and provides collectors with details for identifying and assessing books in 8,000 listings.

Antique Trader® Book Collector's: Price Guide 3rd Edition

by Richard Russell

A book scout since 1973, Richard Russell has immersed himself in second-hand books ever since 1957, when his grandfather took him to a used bookstore on Melrose Avenue in Los-Angeles. Russell's business, Sangraal Books, is best known in the field of banned and censored literature and vintage magazine illustrators.

Antique Trader Bottles Identification and Price Guide

by Michael Polak

This new edition of The Bottle bible is loaded with listings, current market values and trademark data for 50 years of bottles produced during the 19th and 20th centuries. With this book in hand, the tools to positively identify and accurately assess bottles in your collection are at your fingertips. Review tips for spotting reproductions, determining rarity and identifying factors that affect values and for 50 plus categories of bottles (with 20 new areas) including bottles from Avon, Ballantine, Jim Beam, Lionstone, Miniatures, and Violin and Banjo among others.

Antique Trader® Bottles: Identification & Price Guide - 6th Edition

by Michael Polak

Review tips for spotting reproductions, determining rarity and identifying factors that affect values and for 50 plus categories of bottles (with 20 new areas) including bottles from Avon, Ballantine, Jim Beam, Lionstone, Miniatures, and Violin and Banjo among others.

Antique Trader Collectible Cookbooks Price Guide

by Peter Peckham Patricia Eddie" Edwards

Whether your collection features a hefty helping of grandmas worn, but cherished cookbooks from years past, or a few recipe-rich treasures of your own, this fact and photo-filled guide will feed any cookbook fascination. This reference, written by the owners of OldCookbooks.com serves up 1,500 American cookbooks and recipe booklets from the 20th century, complete with interesting details and historical notes about each, plus estimated values.

Antique Trader Furniture Price Guide

by Kyle Husfloen

Antique Trader Furniture Price Guide examines all major styles of American and European furniture from the seventeenth century through the mid-twentieth century via a review of beds, benches, cradles, sofas, armories, and more, complete with furniture dating chart, price guide, and more than one thousand color photos.

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