Turner

Turner

Author: Franny Moyle

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241964552

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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The man behind the paintings: the extraordinary life of J. M. W Turner, one of Britain's most admired, misunderstood and celebrated artists J. M. W. Turner is Britain's most famous landscape painter. Yet beyond his artistic achievements, little is known of the man himself and the events of his life: the tragic committal of his mother to a lunatic asylum, the personal sacrifices he made to effect his stratospheric rise, and the bizarre double life he chose to lead in the last years of his life. A near mythical figure in his own lifetime, Franny Moyle tells the story of the man who was considered visionary at best and ludicrous at worst. A resolute adventurer, he found new ways of revealing Britain to the British, astounding his audience with his invention and intelligence. Set against the backdrop of the finest homes in Britain, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, this is an astonishing portrait of one of the most important figures in Western art and a vivid evocation of Britain and Europe in flux.

Lorenzo Dow Turner

Lorenzo Dow Turner

Author: Margaret Wade-Lewis

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781643363370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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The first biography of the acclaimed African American linguist and author of Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect In this first book-length biography of the pioneering African American linguist and celebrated father of Gullah studies, Margaret Wade-Lewis examines the life of Lorenzo Dow Turner. A scholar whose work dramatically influenced the world of academia but whose personal story—until now—has remained an enigma, Turner (1890-1972) emerges from behind the shadow of his germinal 1949 study Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect as a man devoted to family, social responsibility, and intellectual contribution. Beginning with Turner's upbringing in North Carolina and Washington, D.C., Wade-Lewis describes the high expectations set by his family and his distinguished career as a professor of English, linguistics, and African studies. The story of Turner's studies in the Gullah islands, his research in Brazil, his fieldwork in Nigeria, and his teaching and research on Sierra Leone Krio for the Peace Corps add to his stature as a cultural pioneer and icon. Drawing on Turner's archived private and published papers and on extensive interviews with his widow and others, Wade-Lewis examines the scholar's struggle to secure funding for his research, his relations with Hans Kurath and the Linguistic Atlas Project, his capacity for establishing relationships with Gullah speakers, and his success in making Sea Island Creole a legitimate province of analysis. Here Wade-Lewis answers the question of how a soft-spoken professor could so profoundly influence the development of linguistics in the United States and the work of scholars—especially in Gullah and creole studies—who would follow him. Turner's widow, Lois Turner Williams, provides an introductory note and linguist Irma Aloyce Cunningham provides the foreword.

J.M.W. Turner and the Subject of History

J.M.W. Turner and the Subject of History

Author: Leo Costello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351561853

Category: Art

Page: 280

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J.M.W. Turner and the Subject of History is an in-depth consideration of the artist's complex response to the challenge of creating history paintings in the early nineteenth century. Structured around the linked themes of making and unmaking, of creation and destruction, this book examines how Turner's history paintings reveal changing notions of individual and collective identity at a time when the British Empire was simultaneously developing and fragmenting. Turner similarly emerges as a conflicted subject, one whose artistic modernism emerged out of a desire to both continue and exceed his eighteenth-century aesthetic background by responding to the altered political and historical circumstances of the nineteenth century.

Turner's Golden Visions

Turner's Golden Visions

Author: C. Lewis Hind

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547251842

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Turner's Golden Visions" by C. Lewis Hind. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Forgotten Horrors 3: Dr. Turner's House of Horrors

Forgotten Horrors 3: Dr. Turner's House of Horrors

Author: Michael H. Price

Publisher: Midnight Marquee & BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 953

The 3rd book in the critically acclaimed Forgotten Horrors series covers forgotten films from 1943 through 1946 and includes an extensive annotations, marginalia and addenda to prior volumes. Films such as Haunted Ranch, The Ape Man, Ghosts on the Loose, Women in Bondage, the Charlie Chan films, Fog Island, The Tiger Woman, etc. are covered as well as many other poverty row and low-budget films of the 1940s. This book is a must have for all fans of classic (and not-so-classic) genre cinema.

Michael Turner's Fathom: Volume 3 Collected Edition

Michael Turner's Fathom: Volume 3 Collected Edition

Author: J.T. Krul

Publisher: Aspen Comics

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 260

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Collecting issues #0 through #10. The deadly tides of change rise above the surface in the exciting third chapter of the best-selling action-adventure series, FATHOM! Humankind faces a new threat to their existence from the ancient and powerful underwater race - the Black - while the return of the villainous Killian sends shockwaves throughout the already-devastated world of the Blue. Meanwhile, Aspen Matthews attempts to adjust to life above the water, but soon discovers that a future - and past - threat emerges to destroy her newly found safe haven!

On Turner's Trail

On Turner's Trail

Author: Wilbur R. Jacobs

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002528377

Category: West (U.S.)

Page: 372

View: 777

"From a master historian, this is one of the most important contributions in recent years to American historiography. It adds to a penetrating analysis of the development of Turner's thought a searching consideration of the influence of his ideas, an investigation of the advocacy and criticism that they have sparked, and an estimate of their enduring importance. Handsomely produced and illustrated". -- Choice.

American Cowboy

American Cowboy

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 100

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Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.