A companion to Oriental Flowers, which illuminates tips and techniques for painting highly revered plants and flowers in the classical brush painting style, Oriental Birds focuses on the other most esteemed denizens of classical Chinese painting: birds. The Eastern tradition concerns itself more withthe essence of what is being depicted, attempting to capture the spirit of the subject through seemingly simple gestural lines and a more muted color palette. Features the classical Chinese style of such Qing Dynasty master as Yun Shouping and Yu Zhi as well as that of Japanese woodblock prints (or Ukiyo-e) of the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes step-by-step instructions on creating 16 unique paintings of birds situated amongst traditional plants and flowers
The oriental miscellany:Beeing a collection of the most favourite airs of hindoostan, compiled and adapted for the harpsichord William H. Bird
Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women´s Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950:Gender Identity in European Women´s Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950 Dúnlaith Bird
The Life of Isabella Bird (Mrs. Bishop), Hon. Member of the Oriental Society of Pekin, F. R. G. S., F. R. S. G. S (Classic Reprint): Anna M. Stoddart
This set of four napkins depicting the theme of East Asian gardens feature images of bridges, boats, flowers, and colorful birds, making use of the best quality Italian linen and embroidery DMC yarns. Expert craftsmanship was used to embroider these different views of the gardens by hand, down to the last detail. This set of napkins is particularly suitable as a collector´s item or for events of particular importance. The pieces are finished with a 2 cm hem with Point de Paris stitching. They are completely made from linen with embroidery in 100% DMC cotton.
- A black hand-painted Chinese oriental-design lacquer and gilded cabinet - Painted with birds and flowers in a landscape design - The cabinet is signed on the front with: Matilde Claudino Valmonte ´81 - Originaly designed as a television cabinet - The top front door can be opened in an upwards movement and can be turned in every direction - The inside space of the top part is 63 cm high, 78 cm wide, and 44 cm deep
In this extraordinary narrative, Alan Tennant recounts his all-out effort to radio-track the transcontinental migration of the peregrine falcon, an investigation no one before him had ever taken to such lengths. On the Wing transports us from the windswept flats of the Texas barrier islands, where the tundra falcons pause during their springtime journey north, to the Arctic, and then south, through Mexico, Belize, and into the Caribbean, in a hilariously picaresque and bumpy flight. At the helm is Tennant´s partner in falcon-chasing, George Vose, a septuagenarian World War II vet who trusts his instincts as much as his instruments. As the two men nearly lose their lives and run afoul of the law in the race to keep their birds in view and their rattletrap Cessna gassed up and running, Tennant renders with gorgeous precision and skill the landscape and wildlife they pass on the way and the falcons that direct their course. On the Wing is a breathtaking encounter with these majestic birds, the icons of pharaohs, Oriental emperors, and European nobility, whose fierce mien, power, and swiftness have fired the human imagination for centuries. This is an unforgettable tale that speaks to all our dreams of flight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Tennant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000539/bk_sans_000539_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.