The intrigue of death in the City of Love Paris, city of lights, city of love, city of magic, city of art, city of death. Around twelve million people call the Paris metropolitan area home, and millions more call it their permanent home, including upwards of seven million in the catacombs in the Montparnasse district. The cemeteries and monuments in Stories in Stone Paris cut across a wide swath of the last two hundred years of Paris history. With this field guide in hand, discover the funerary architecture, memorials and symbolism within twenty-eight of Paris’ notable resting places, including GPS coordinates for many gravesites. Douglas Keister has authored more than thirty-five critically acclaimed books. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title “America’s most noted photographer of historic architecture.” His book Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism has garnered a number of glowing reviews. Keister has also authored additional cemetery guides titled Forever Dixie, Forever L.A., and Stories in Stone New York. He lives in Chico, California.
With this field guide in hand, discover the funerary architecture, memorials and symbolism within twenty-eight of Paris’ notable resting places, including GPS coordinates for many gravesites.
Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Revue de l'Ecole d'Anthropologie de Paris 16 , 228-41 . Cruse , R.J. et al . 1987.
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Author: Nick Ashton
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stone . Paris won every prize , and seemed to know no fatigue . When the king ' s
sons saw this stranger conquering them in every sport in which they had always ...
Author: Charles Henry Hanson
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$ 15,000 . ... approximately the following area : London , 360,000 square yards ;
Paris , 385,351 square yards ; Berlin , 1,036,176 square yards ; other cities ( as ...
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The History of Paris, says Michelet, is the history of the French monarchy: "Paris, France and the Dukes and Kings of the French, are three ideas," says Freeman, "which can never be kept asunder." The aim of the writer in the following pages has been to narrate the story of the capital city of France on the lines thus indicated. Moreover, men are ever touched by "sad stories of the death of kings," the pomp and majesty and the fate of princes. By a pathetic fallacy their capacity to suffer is measured by their apparent power to enjoy, and those are moved to tears by the spectacle of a Dauphin surrendered to the coarse and brutal tutelage of a sans-culotte, who read without emotion of thousands of Huguenot children torn from their mothers' arms and flung to the novercal cruelties of strangers in blood and creed. In the earlier chapters the legendary aspect of the story has been drawn upon rather more perhaps than an austere historical conscience would approve, but it is precisely a familiarity with these romantic stories, which at least are true in impression if not in fact, that the sojourner in Paris will find most useful, translated as they are in sculpture and in painting, on the decoration of her architecture, both modern and ancient, and implicit in the nomenclature of her ways. The story of Paris presents a marked contrast with that of an Italian city-state whose rise, culmination and fall may be roundly traced. Paris is yet in the stage of lusty growth. Time after time, like a young giantess, she has burst her cincture of walls, cast off her outworn garments and renewed her armour and vesture. Hers are no grass-grown squares and deserted streets; no ruined splendours telling of pride abased and glory departed; no sad memories of waning cities once the mistresses of sea and land; none of the tears evoked by a great historic tragedy; none of the solemn pathos of decay and death. Paris has more than once tasted the bitterness of humiliation; Norseman and Briton, Russian and German have bruised her fair body; the dire distress of civic strife has exhausted her strength, but she has always emerged from her trials with marvellous recuperation, more flourishing than before. Since 1871, when the city, crushed under a twofold calamity of foreign invasion and of internecine war, seemed doomed to bleed away to feeble insignificance, her prosperity has so increased that house rent has doubled and population risen from 1,825,274 in 1870 to 2,714,068 in 1901. The growth of Paris from the settlement of an obscure Gallic tribe to the most populous, the most cultured, the most artistic, the most delightful and seductive of continental cities has been prodigious, yet withal she has maintained her essential unity, her corporate sense and peculiar individuality. Paris, unlike London, has never expatiated to the effacement of her distinctive features and the loss of civic consciousness. The city has still a definite outline and circumference, and over her gates to-day one may read, Entrée de Paris. The Parisian is, and always has been, conscious of his citizenship, proud of his city, careful of her beauty, jealous of her reputation. The essentials of Parisian life remain unchanged since mediæval times. Busy multitudes of alert, eager burgesses crowd her streets; ten thousand students stream from the provinces, from Europe, and even from the uttermost parts of the earth, to eat of the bread of knowledge at her University. The old collegiate life is gone, but the arts and sciences are freely taught as of old to all comers; and a lowly peasant lad may carry in his satchel the portfolio of a prime minister or the insignia of a president of the republic, even as his mediæval prototype bore a bishop's mitre or a cardinal's hat.
The story of Paris presents a marked contrast with that of an Italian city-state whose rise, culmination and fall may be roundly traced. Paris is yet in the stage of lusty growth.
Author: Thomas Okey
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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Author: Thomas Clifton Paris
WASHINGTON , D. C. - The following bids were opened October 17 at the
Treasury Department for the cut stone and brickwork , iron - work ... were upened
October 16 at the Treasury Department for the interior finish , etc. , of the U. S.
court - house and post - office , at Paris , Tex . ... The main building is two stories
high and 32 feet square , with a storage room , 32265 feet , and an engine room
Author: Henry Coddington Meyer
Award-winning author Jeffrey Greene provides a portrait, by turns lyrical and provocative, of J. David Bamberger’s unlikely transformation from first, a vacuum cleaner salesman, then to co-founder and CEO of Church’s Fried Chicken, to an internationally recognized conservationist. In fact, Greene tells two integrally related stories: the evolution of one man’s business sense, applying profit incentives to land restoration and nature conservancy; and the creation of a Texas Hill Country preserve where he effectively demonstrates his own principles. Growing up in rural Ohio during the Great Depression and World War II, Bamberger learned at an early age to shun waste, grow food productively, and admire the Amish for living in harmony with the land. His mother taught him to love the natural world and gave him a book that would set the course for his life: Pleasant Valley, by Louis Bromfield, a visionary American advocate for land restoration. Inspired by his new role model, Bamberger would say, “If I ever make money, I want to do what Bromfield did.” After finding that financial success, Bamberger bought what he describes as “the sorriest piece of land in Blanco County” and entered upon his decades-long effort to restore the ecological balance of 5,500 acres that had been virtually destroyed by more than a century of misuse. Naming his preserve Selah—from the Old Testament term meaning “pause and reflect”—Bamberger dedicates himself and his resources to protecting species and educating school children, conservation groups, government officials, and everyone else who will listen to his central message, delivered with evangelical zeal: We must take care of the earth, and anyone can help. Today, David and his wife, Margaret, have received many awards, and he has been featured in The New Yorker, in Audubon, and on CNN and network news. But until now, no one has fully told the story of how a man with vision transformed a place—and in doing so, transformed himself.
But until now, no one has fully told the story of how a man with vision transformed a place—and in doing so, transformed himself.
Author: Jeffrey Greene
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
What would you want chiseled into a stone that would represent you and your life for all eternity? Douglas Keister, considered by many to be America's foremost authority on cemeteries, takes you on a tour of some of the country's most extraordinary memorials in Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity. Keister's evocative photographs capture some of the most beautiful architecture in America in the places that one is least likely to look for it. Mausoleums, statues, and memorials are a connections between the modern world and the generations that went before us. Keister's lens bridges the distance between these two worlds. Featuring an introduction by American Cemetery Magazine associate editor Xavier Cronin, Going Out in Style is a comforting reminder that we can still make our mark in this world long after we've left it.
Douglas Keister, considered by many to be America's foremost authority on cemeteries, takes you on a tour of some of the country's most extraordinary memorials in Going Out in Style: The Architecture of Eternity.
Author: Douglas Keister
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
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In 1899, the family of Iskander Pasha, a retired Ottoman noble, retires to their palace overlooking the Sea of Marmara, and begins to reminisce about the golden days of the Islamic empire.
Author: Tariq Ali
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basement , stone basement , frame above ... stone foundation , 24 by 80 feet ;
cost $ 3,200 ; under way . Paris , Mo. - Architects Coddington & Hogg , of Kansas
American national trade bibliography.
Category: American literature
Ideal for those new to the genre or for anyone who wishes to improve their technique, Ailsa Cox’s guide will help readers achieve their full potential as a short story writer. The book encourages you to be inventive, to break writing habits and to try something new, by showing the diversity of the short story genre, from cyberpunk to social observation. Each chapter of the book: introduces key aspects of the craft of short story writing, including structure, dialogue, characterization, viewpoint, narrative voice and more shows how a wide variety of published writers have approached the short story genre, in order to deepen the insights you gain from your own work gets you writing, with a series of original, sometimes challenging but always rewarding exercises, which can be tackled alone or adapted for use in a group includes activities at the end of each chapter. Ailsa Cox draws on her experience as a writer to provide essential information on drafting and editing, as well as a rich Resources section, which lists print and online journals that accept the work of new writers. Whether you’re writing as part of a course, in a workshop group or at home alone, this book will equip and inspire you to write better short stories, and make you a more skilled, enthusiastic and motivated writer of short stories.
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Author: Ailsa Cox
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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RECOLLECTIONS OF PARIS . shelter at her side . ... St. Michel with its smooth
roadway , served to set off her beauty to greater advant- and the long row of six -
story stone - front houses age . ... Along the lower stories are the cases members
of the family , who had been so dis- flashing with gilding and mirrors , and
frequented gusted with ...
Philadelphia's grand mansions and architectural treasures reflect its iconic status in American history, for each Greek Revival home and Corinthian column tells a compelling story of the people behind it. Historic Strawberry Mansion in North Philadelphia was home to Judge William Lewis, a Patriot who defended colonists accused of treason and was Aaron Burr's defense lawyer. Socialite, millionaire and world-renowned art collector Henry McIlhenny made his home at Rittenhouse Square and left his art collection to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Famed architect Addison Mizner's Spanish Colonial Revival house La Ronda brought the stark contrast of South Florida to Philadelphia. Author Thom Nickels presents the city's most iconic homes and the stories behind them.
... this one a tall, five-story stone mansion which would provide not only more
guest rooms, a new office for his secretary, ... To fund the purchase, he had to sell
a late Renoir, The Judgment of Paris, with its depiction of weighty ladies frolicking
Author: Thom Nickels
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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name At Clermont , though the fourteenth - century shut out much of the light . ...
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not paved , and the paving where there was any ... Evidently Beauvais de- it is no
longer sonnante , confesses that it is around the Halles in Paris - a mass of
Category: United States
The essential annual guide to the newest voices in short fiction, selected this year by Tracy O’Neill, Nafissa Thompson–Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth Who are the most promising short story writers working today? Where do we look to discover the future stars of literary fiction? This book will offer a dozen compelling answers to these questions. The stories collected here represent the most recent winners of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, which recognizes twelve writers who have made outstanding debuts in literary magazines in the previous year. They are chosen by a panel of distinguished judges, themselves innovators of the short story form: Tracy O’Neill, Nafissa Thompson–Spires, and Deb Olin Unferth. Each piece comes with an introduction by its original editors, whose commentaries provide valuable insight into what magazines are looking for in their submissions, and showcase the vital work they do to nurture literature’s newest voices.
Where do we look to discover the future stars of literary fiction? This book will offer a dozen compelling answers to these questions.
Author: Yuka Igarashi
Contains descriptions of all properties added to the National Register through Dec. 31, 1974.
1 Pre - Columbian BOURBON COUNTY Paris vicinity GRANGE , THE 4 miles N
of Paris on U.S. 68 1800—1816 ... Private This red brick 2 - story courthouse
resembles a church in style and features an octagonal Corinthian clock tower 2
stories higher than the courthouse . ... County Built by Major Joseph Duncan , this
tavern is a 20 - room , 2 - story stone building with a high basement and an attic .
Category: Historic buildings