La obra maestra


Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496433904
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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La autora de éxitos de mayor venta del New York Times, Francine Rivers, regresa a sus raíces románticas con esta inesperada y redentora historia de amor. Un profundo relato que nos recuerda que la misericordia de Dios puede restaurar aun a los más quebrantados y convertirlos en una obra maestra imperfecta pero maravillosamente impresionante. Román Velasco es un exitoso artista de Los Ángeles, California, que aparenta tenerlo todo: mujeres, fama y fortuna. Solo Grace Moore, su nueva y reacia asistente personal, entiende cuán poco posee en realidad. Los demonios del pasado de Román parecen hacer eco en los pasillos de su inmensa y vacía mansión y opacan la impresionante vista del cañón de Topanga. Así como Román, Grace también lucha con fantasmas y secretos de su pasado. Después de pasar por un matrimonio desastroso que sacó su vida completamente de curso, ella juró nunca más permitir que el amor le robara sus sueños; pero a medida que conoce más al hombre enigmático detrás de la reputación que lo opaca, es como si los fragmentos de su pasado pronto comenzaran a entrar de nuevo en su lugar hasta que algo totalmente inesperado sucede y cambia el curso de su relación y de sus vidas para siempre. New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece. A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want—money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it’s as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together . . . until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship—and both their lives forever.

The Masterpiece of Nature :

The Evolution and Genetics of Sexuality
Author: Graham Bell
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780856647536
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 635
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El misterio del cuadro robado

La gran aventura de Marvin y James
Author: Elise Broach
Publisher: Siruela
ISBN: 8415723563
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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«Llena de suspense, historia del arte, relaciones familiares complejas y una profunda amistad, este divertido viaje fascinará por igual a tímidos y aventureros.» Booklist Marvin es un escarabajo que vive en Nueva York debajo del fregadero de la cocina de la familia de James Pompaday, un chico solitario de once años. Por su cumpleaños, James recibe un juego de pluma y tintero, y se lleva una gran sorpresa al descubrir que Marvin ha hecho un pequeño dibujo tan... tan bueno que recuerda los trabajos del gran Alberto Durero. Todos piensan que el dibujante ha sido James, quien se ve en un aprieto cuando le piden más dibujos y no puede revelar que el verdadero artista es su nuevo amigo, ¡un escarabajo! Cuando Marvin y James visitan el Metropolitan de Nueva York, se ven envueltos en una emocionante aventura; los dos amigos harán uso de todo su ingenio para desvelar el misterio del cuadro robado.

The Masterpiece


Author: Émile Zola
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019259317X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
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The Masterpiece is the tragic story of Claude Lantier, an ambitious and talented young artist from the provinces who has come to conquer Paris and is conquered by the flaws in his own genius. While his boyhood friend Pierre Sandoz becomes a successful novelist, Claude's originality is mocked at the Salon and turns gradually into a doomed obsession with one great canvas. Life - in the form of his model and wife Christine and their deformed child Jacques - is sacrificed on the altar of Art. The Masterpiece is the most autobiographical of the twenty novels in Zola's Rougon-Macquart series. Set in the 1860s and 1870s, it provides a unique insight into his career as a writer and his relationship with Cézanne, a friend since their schooldays in Aix-en-Provence. It also presents a well-documented account of the turbulent Bohemia world in which the Impressionists came to prominence despit the conservatism of the Academy and the ridicule of the general public. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Masterpiece


Author: Francine Rivers
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496418956
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece. A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want—money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn’t know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist—an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison. Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it’s as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together . . . until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship—and both their lives—forever.

The Masterpiece Within


Author: Guy Scholz and Claudia Church
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1452523428
Category: Self-Help
Page: 372
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Every life has a story to tell. Whether or not our lives tell an intriguing and inspiring story lies in the hands of each and every one of us. Creating an adventurous and meaningful life story is oftentimes difficult due to the layers of self-defeating personal beliefs we accumulate through our life experiences. The Masterpiece Within: Five Key Life Skills To Becoming A Living Work Of Art, is a comprehensive, yet reader-friendly life skills manual filled with motivational stories, pop culture references from the film, music, and sports worlds, alongside ageless wisdom from ancient masters that help us chip away layers of fear, anger, discouragement, childishness, shame, low self-esteem, guilt, and numerous other learned traits that blind us to our own innate beauty. Life Skill #1: Choosing Wisely Life Skill #2: Becoming The Hero Of Our Own Life Story Life Skill #3: Discovering And Developing Life Bliss Life Skill #4: Balancing Emotions, Spirit, Mind, And Body Life Skill #5: Making A Difference Using the story behind the creation of Michelangelo's sculpted masterpiece, The David, as a metaphor The Masterpiece Within teaches there is a masterpiece waiting to be discovered in all of us! We must envision the masterpiece within ourselves, the same as Michelangelo could envision David beneath the flawed block of marble before he even put chisel to stone.

Tanya, the Masterpiece of Hasidic Wisdom

Selections Annotated & Explained
Author: Rami Shapiro,Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594732752
Category: Religion
Page: 178
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The wisdom of Jewish spirituality and mysticism can be a companion for your own spiritual journey. Tanya, "It Was Taught," is one of the most powerful and potentially transformative books of Jewish wisdom. Written in 1797 by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad Hasidism, Tanya sets forth the fundamentals of Jewish spirituality and mysticism. While a focus of daily study by tens of thousands of Hasidic Jews, Tanya is little known outside the world of Jewish mysticism. Until now, its kabbalistic terms and esoteric language have made this essential text of Jewish spirituality inaccessible to most readers. In this engaging volume, Rabbi Rami Shapiro offers a contemporary English translation of key selections of Tanya coupled with commentary designed to clarify and amplify the wisdom it contains. He also outlines the philosophical and spiritual framework on which Tanya is based--God's nonduality; the five dimensions of reality and their corresponding intelligences (body, heart, mind, soul, and spirit); the purpose of mitzvot, the practices of Jewish life, as catalysts to God realization and the hallowing of all life through godliness--to help you understand the selected Tanya translations in a way that enhances your own spiritual development. Now you can benefit from the wisdom of Tanya even if you have no previous knowledge of Judaism or Hebrew terminology. This SkyLight Illuminations edition presents the core teachings of Tanya, with insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that will deepen your understanding of the soul and how it relates to and manifests the Divine Source from which all life comes, in which all life lives and to which all life returns.

The Masterpiece

A Novel
Author: Fiona Davis
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524742961
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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In this captivating novel, national bestselling author Fiona Davis takes readers into the glamorous lost art school within Grand Central Terminal, where two very different women, fifty years apart, strive to make their mark on a world set against them. For most New Yorkers, Grand Central Terminal is a crown jewel, a masterpiece of design. But for Clara Darden and Virginia Clay, it represents something quite different. For Clara, the terminal is the stepping stone to her future. It is 1928, and Clara is teaching at the lauded Grand Central School of Art. Though not even the prestige of the school can override the public's disdain for a "woman artist," fiery Clara is single-minded in her quest to achieve every creative success—even while juggling the affections of two very different men. But she and her bohemian friends have no idea that they'll soon be blindsided by the looming Great Depression...and that even poverty and hunger will do little to prepare Clara for the greater tragedy yet to come. By 1974, the terminal has declined almost as sharply as Virginia Clay's life. Dilapidated and dangerous, Grand Central is at the center of a fierce lawsuit: Is the once-grand building a landmark to be preserved, or a cancer to be demolished? For Virginia, it is simply her last resort. Recently divorced, she has just accepted a job in the information booth in order to support herself and her college-age daughter, Ruby. But when Virginia stumbles upon an abandoned art school within the terminal and discovers a striking watercolor, her eyes are opened to the elegance beneath the decay. She embarks on a quest to find the artist of the unsigned masterpiece—an impassioned chase that draws Virginia not only into the battle to save Grand Central but deep into the mystery of Clara Darden, the famed 1920s illustrator who disappeared from history in 1931.

The Masterpiece Marriage (Focus on the Family Marriage Series)


Author: Focus on the Family
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441227393
Category: Religion
Page: 80
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Has the Concept of Marriage Lost its Essence? Was marriage designed for happiness and self-fulfillment? Or did God have a grander plan in mind when He created marriage? In The Masterpiece Marriage, discover God's primary purpose for marriage, find out why a healthy marriage is known as a "divine triangle," learn how to live your married life as a great adventure, and guard against the sin that mars your relationship with God--and with each other. This study contains four sessions, each with four main components: Tilling the Ground Planting the Seed Watering the Hope Harvesting the Fruit With some heartfelt digging, you can discover God's infallible master plan for your marriage. "We often hear that the institution of marriage is suffering. But there is good news, too! By submitting their relationships to God and seeking out the right resources, married couples can know what it means to truly thrive. That's what Focus on the Family's Marriage Series is all about. Whether you're in a small group, a mentoring relationship, or you just want to study as a couple, this series can transform your marriage for the better."--Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family "Marriage is an amazing adventure--filled with excitement, joy, and challenges. Focus on the Family's Marriage Series examines God's gift of marriage in all of its wonderful dimensions. I consider it a privilege to be involved with this important set of relationship-strengthening resources."--Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries, Focus on the Family

Man, the Masterpiece

Or Plain Truths Plainly Told about Boyhood, Youth and Manhood
Author: John Harvey Kellogg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Hygiene
Page: 596
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Medusa

The Shipwreck, The Scandal, The Masterpiece
Author: Jonathan Miles
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448113849
Category: Art
Page: 352
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In June 1816, the Medusa, flagship of a French expedition to repossess the colony of Senegal from the British, set sail but ran aground off the desolate West African coast. The evacuation of the frigate was chaotic and cowardly - 146 men and one woman were herded aboard a makeshift raft which was then abandoned in mid-ocean, cut loose by the convoy of lifeboats which had pledged to tow it to safety. The drifting raft carried those who survived to the very frontiers of human experience. Crazed, parched and starving, the diminishing band slaughtered mutineers, ate their dead companions and organized a tactical extermination of the weakest among them. Among the handful of survivors from the raft were two men whose written account of the tragedy catalogued the trail of government incompetence, indifference, and cover-up. Their book became a best-seller which rocked Europe and inspired the promising artist, Théodore Géricault. Reeling from an illicit affair with his attractive young aunt, he threw himself into an exhaustive study of the Medusa tragedy. Set in the politically fragile world of Restoration France, the murk of Georgian London and along the dangerous West African coast where the French were covertly regenerating the outlawed slave trade, Medusa witnesses error and outrage turned into a bestseller, and that bestseller transformed into one of the masterpieces of Western art.

The Masterpiece


Author: MaryAnn Minatra
Publisher: Harvest House Pub
ISBN: 9781565071728
Category: Fiction
Page: 413
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Minatra continues the fine tradition of historic fiction that made The Tapestry such a success, with the spellbinding story of the Alcott family. After young Andy Alcott, a mate on a British merchant vessel, is badly injured during a brawl in New Orleans, he spends months recuperating at the home of his great uncle--and finds himself falling in love with his host's young wife.

A Masterpiece Unraveled

The Masterpiece Trilogy, #2
Author: Nikki Lynn Barrett
Publisher: Nikki Lynn Barrett
ISBN: 150226319X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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As love blossoms, twenty year old secrets threaten it all... Becca and Hunter have always tried to make sense of a tragedy, but they never fully asked why. Why were they on the same plane? Where were they going or coming from? Recent events force them to find out everything they can about the plane crash and the events that led them there. Becca's always been strong. She's always found a safety net in Hunter, the man who saved her as a child and always stuck by her, giving her reason to go on when no one else gave her a chance. Now she fights to keep her strength going, but her fears begin to get the better of her. The facade she tries to hold up threatens to crack. Hunter is learning to fight his demons and put them to rest, but he can't help but worry about Becca and the future they've just begun to build. She's become the withdrawn person he'd been for the past few years and he doesn't know how to help, unless he finds the answers they both are desperate to know. They've always battled every storm together, but a new storm could sweep in and blow the foundation right out from under them... The second installment of the Masterpiece trilogy is full of twists, turns, and secrets that come unburied... WARNING: This story is not a standalone. This is the second in a trilogy that follow the same characters. A Masterpiece Of Our Love should be read first.

The Masterpiece


Author: Kerryn Jeffreys
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514443929
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 28
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Josiah is a young boy wishing he could do something to feel special when he is chosen by the Great Creator to care for an extra-special painting, a grand masterpiece. What a privilege! However, this task turns out to be not as easy as Josiah thinks. He struggles to take care of the masterpiece, but things go from bad to worse. Just when all seems ruined, the Great Creator himself comes to claim back the painting. What can Josiah do? Will he let his Great Creator down?

James to the Rescue

The Masterpiece Adventures Book Two
Author: Elise Broach
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627793178
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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In this Masterpiece Adventure, the second in a companion series for younger readers from bestselling author Elise Broach, Marvin the beetle is going collecting with his family. All is good and well until Uncle Albert gets hurt. Marvin needs James's help to save Uncle Albert before it's too late. This young chapter book captures the miniature world of Marvin the beetle and his special friendship with James.

The Masterpiece

Jorn Utzon, a Secret Life
Author: Philip Drew
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 9781876719340
Category: Architects
Page: 574
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A dual biography of the Sydney Opera House and its elusive master craftsman. Utzon was desperate to escape the fame that followed him after his creation came to fruition in 1966, and he remains resistant to any serious reflection on his life and work. It has taken 30 years of persistent research to gain an understanding of his character.

A Masterpiece Of Our Love

The Masterpiece Trilogy, #1
Author: Nikki Lynn Barrett
Publisher: Nikki Lynn Barrett
ISBN: 1501489143
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Two Lives Torn by tragedy. Eight-year-old Becca and twelve-year-old Hunter cling to each other and life after surviving a plane crash which stole their families. Two Souls Seeking Love. Each year, from the time she was old enough to travel on her own, Becca met up with Hunter on the island that altered their lives forever. Until he stopped showing. Her constant. Her link to the past. Gone in the blink of an eye. Two Lives Bound by Secret. Suffering more heartbreak, Hunter returns to the one place he’s always sought comfort, the island where he and Becca met. It was the place that stole from him, and in the same instance gave to him. He hasn't been back or spoken to Becca in four years. Though he’s sure she must hate him for disappearing, Hunter discovers the girl gone, now a woman in her place. Hunter is determined to prove to Becca he isn’t the same twelve-year-old boy of yesteryear. But someone isn't happy about their reunion... Strange things begin happening. Letters start showing up in their hotel rooms and at home with cryptic messages. Two Broken Hearts Heal as One. With the mystery unsolved, Hunter convinces Becca to spend the remainder of the summer back home with him, both for safety and to give them a chance to discover the adults they’ve now become. Will love get a chance to blossom, or will the past come back and tear the masterpiece of their love apart once and for all?

Empowered for Success

Create the Masterpiece of Your Life Using Timeless Wisdom and Powerful Principles and Techniques
Author: Loana Morgan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456738372
Category: Self-Help
Page: 232
View: 7025
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Have you ever wondered why things dont always work out the way you would like? Or, have you ever wondered why becoming successful seems easier for some people more than others? Why do some people seem to be lucky while a great majority have little or no luck at all? We are all born into different circumstances in life. We all have our unique purpose and our own set of special abilities, and strengths that can empower us to succeed. Whats missing for most people is the knowledge of how to utilize those abilities to get what they want in life. In this book, I have provided ageless information along with a variety of techniques for accelerated results, yet facilitating all the richness that is derived from personal development. You will learn powerful techniques and strategies that can improve your chances for happiness and success; increase your personal power, and take you to higher levels of achievement.

The Masterpiece


Author: Anna Enquist
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
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Enquist's impassioned novel revolves around the artist Johan Steenkamer, the women who are drawn to him, and his troubled family relationships. The three days leading up to the opening of his grand exhibition are depicted with a dramatic sense of light and shade. Present events are shadowed by the past, and the section describing the loss of Steenkamer's daughter is an exploration of grief that will leave no reader unmoved.

Work of Art~Book 3 the Masterpiece


Author: Ruth Clampett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989391986
Category:
Page: N.A
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Has the bad boy of the art world, Maxfield Caswell, been tamed just as his girlfriend, Ava's star begins to shine? Anything can happen in Los Angeles, a world where heroes become villains and the rogue saves the day.An unexpected plane ticket leads our heroine to a meeting that will change her life.What happens when what's most precious to you slips out of your grasp? How fiercely will you fight for the one you love?Join Max and Ava for the dramatic and passionate conclusion to the Work of Art Trilogy.