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  • - The King and Queen of Italian Wine
    by Kerin O'Keefe
    £36.99 - 39.99

    Following on the success of her books on Brunello di Montalcino, renowned author and wine critic Kerin O'Keefe takes readers on a historic and in-depth journey to discover Barolo and Barbaresco, two of Italy's most fascinating and storied wines. In this groundbreaking new book, O'Keefe gives a comprehensive overview of the stunning side-by-side growing areas of these two world-class wines that are separated only by the city of Alba and profiles a number of the fiercely individualistic winemakers who create structured yet elegant and complex wines of remarkable depth from Italy's most noble grape, Nebbiolo. A masterful narrator of the aristocratic origins of winemaking in this region, O'Keefe gives readers a clear picture of why Barolo is called both the King of Wines and the Wine of Kings. Profiles of key Barolo and Barbaresco villages include fascinating stories of the families, wine producers, and idiosyncratic personalities that have shaped the area and its wines and helped ignite the Quality Wine Revolution that eventually swept through all of Italy. The book also considers practical factors impacting winemaking in this region, including climate change, destructive use of harsh chemicals in the vineyards versus the gentler treatments used for centuries, the various schools of thought regarding vinification and aging, and expansion and zoning of vineyard areas. Readers will also appreciate a helpful vintage guide to Barolo and Barbaresco and a glossary of useful Italian wine terms.

  • - Commercialization of Human Feeling
    by Arlie Russell Hochschild
    £23.49 - 51.49

    In private life, we try to induce or suppress love, envy, and anger through deep acting or "e;emotion work,"e; just as we manage our outer expressions of feeling through surface acting. In trying to bridge a gap between what we feel and what we "e;ought"e; to feel, we take guidance from "e;feeling rules"e; about what is owing to others in a given situation. Based on our private mutual understandings of feeling rules, we make a "e;gift exchange"e; of acts of emotion management. We bow to each other not simply from the waist, but from the heart.But what occurs when emotion work, feeling rules, and the gift of exchange are introduced into the public world of work? In search of the answer, Arlie Russell Hochschild closely examines two groups of public-contact workers: flight attendants and bill collectors. The flight attendant's job is to deliver a service and create further demand for it, to enhance the status of the customer and be "e;nicer than natural."e; The bill collector's job is to collect on the service, and if necessary, to deflate the status of the customer by being "e;nastier than natural."e; Between these extremes, roughly one-third of American men and one-half of American women hold jobs that call for substantial emotional labor. In many of these jobs, they are trained to accept feeling rules and techniques of emotion management that serve the company's commercial purpose.Just as we have seldom recognized or understood emotional labor, we have not appreciated its cost to those who do it for a living. Like a physical laborer who becomes estranged from what he or she makes, an emotional laborer, such as a flight attendant, can become estranged not only from her own expressions of feeling (her smile is not "e;her"e; smile), but also from what she actually feels (her managed friendliness). This estrangement, though a valuable defense against stress, is also an important occupational hazard, because it is through our feelings that we are connected with those around us.On the basis of this book, Hochschild was featured in Key Sociological Thinkers, edited by Rob Stones. This book was also the winner of the Charles Cooley Award in 1983, awarded by the American Sociological Association and received an honorable mention for the C. Wright Mills Award.

  • by Dieter Braatz, Ulrich Sautter & Ingo Swoboda
    £42.99 - 57.99

    Featuring sixty-seven exceptional color maps as well as eighty-seven vivid images by photographer Hendrik Holler and others, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date atlas of German wine-a detailed reference to vineyards and appellations. The authors explain the geography of all the German wine-growing regions and provide independent analysis and ranking of the most significant vineyards in each region. In addressing the growing American appreciation of German wines, the atlas pays in-depth attention to Rieslings from the Mosel and other premier regions while also acquainting readers with wines from less familiar areas such as the Ahr, Baden, the Taubertal, and Franconia. Beautifully produced, with helpful sidebars and succinct essays, this book will become the standard reference on the subject.

  • by Frank O'Hara
    £26.99

    Reflects the poet's growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental verses that he began writing in the late 1940s to the years before his accidental death at forty, when his poems became increasingly individual and reflective.

  • - Understanding Faults in Wine
    by Jamie Goode
    £19.49

  • by Jane Livingston
    £41.49

    Recognized as a major figure in postwar American painting, Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) was an artist strongly identified with California but whose work is beloved throughout the United States and the rest of the world. This catalogue covers Diebenkorn's career and focuses on the artist's inner life and purposes as revealed in his paintings.

  • - A Field Guide for Teachers and Researchers
     
    £32.49

    A comprehensive volume of essays selected to enrich world history teaching and scholarship. It features forty-four articles that take stock of the history, evolving literature, and the trajectories of new world history.

  • by Robert H. Dahl
    £22.99

    Arguing that Americans have misconceived the relation between democracy, private property, and the economic order, this book contends that we can achieve a society of real democracy and political equality without sacrificing liberty by extending democratic principles into the economic order.

  • - The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans
    by Ari Kelman
    £25.99

    Explores the rise, fall, and rebirth of one of the nation's most important urban public landscapes, and more significantly, the role public spaces play in shaping people's relationships with the natural world. This book describes the impact of floods, disease, and changing technologies on New Orleans's interactions with the Mississippi.

  • by W. Kendrick Pritchett
    £55.49

  • - Essays and Dialogues
    by Giacomo Leopardi
    £28.49

    Includes works that were chosen for their importance to Italian literature and to the international tradition of art and thought Italy has nurtured. In each volume, an Italian text in an authoritative edition is paired with a new facing-page translation supplemented by explanatory notes and a selected bibliography.

  • by Ian P. Watt
    £27.49

    "Conrad in the Nineteenth Century".

  • by W. Kendrick Pritchett
    £55.49

    Suitable for the classical scholars, this title explores an aspect of Greek military practice.

  • by W. Kendrick Pritchett
    £55.49

    Suitable for the classical scholars, this title explores an aspect of Greek military practice.

  • by W. Kendrick Pritchett
    £55.49

    Suitable for the classical scholars, this title explores an aspect of Greek military practice.

  • by Julia F. Andrews & Kuiyi Shen
    £68.49

    In the early twenty-first century, China occupies a place on center stage in the international art world. But what does it mean to be a Chinese artist in the modern age? This title traces its evolution chronologically and thematically from the Age of Imperialism to the present day.

  • by Norman Del Mar
    £29.49

    Suitable for fellow conductors, players, students, and professional musicians, and also for those interested in the performance of orchestral music.

  • - The Ten Mahavidyas
    by David Kinsley
    £24.49

    The Hindu pantheon is rich in images of the divine feminine - deities representing a wide range of symbolic, social, and meditative meanings. This book documents a highly unusual group of ten Hindu tantric goddesses, the Mahavidyas, many of whom are strongly associated with sexuality and violence.

  • - Understanding Health Statistics
    by M.D., H. Gilbert, M.P.H. Welch, et al.
    £22.99

    Every day we are bombarded by television ads, public service announcements, and media reports warning of dire risks to our health and offering solutions to help us lower those risks. This book intends to help consumers sort through this daily barrage by teaching them how to interpret the numbers behind the messages.

  • - Lectures and Conversations on Aesthetics, Psychology and Religious Belief, 40th Anniversary Edition
    by Ludwig Wittgenstein
    £34.99

    In 1938 Wittgenstein delivered a short course of lectures on aesthetics to a small group of students at Cambridge. The present volume has been compiled from notes taken down at the time by three of the students: Rush Rhees, Yorick Smythies, and James Taylor.

  • - A Cultural History
    by Christopher S. Thompson
    £23.99

    Tells the story of the Tour de France since its creation in 1903. This book links the history of the Tour to key moments and themes in French history. It examines the popularity of Tour racers, and explores how their public images have changed.

  • by Clive Coates
    £48.99

    Details major vintages from 2006 back to 1959 and includes thousands of tasting notes of the top wines. This book contains chapters on Chablis and Cote Chalonnaise. It considers Burgundy to be one of the most exciting, complex, and intractable wine region in the world.

  • by Howard S. Becker
    £25.99

    Serves as a sociological examination of art which explores the cooperative network of suppliers, performers, dealers, critics, and consumers who - along with the artist - 'produce' a work of art. This book looks at the conventions essential to this operation and, prospectively, at the extent to which art is shaped by this collective activity.

  • by Walter S. Gibson
    £58.99

    Pieter Bruegel (1525-1569), generally considered the greatest Flemish painter of the sixteenth century, was described as a supremely comic artist. This book explores the function and production of laughter in the sixteenth century, and also examines the ways in which Bruegel exploited the comic potential of Hieronymus Bosch.

  • by Immanuel Kant
    £20.99

    When originally published in 1960, this was the first complete English translation since 1799 of Kant's early work on aesthetics. More literary than philosophical, "Observations" shows Kant as a man of feeling rather than the dry thinker he often seemed to readers of the three "Critiques".

  • by Charles Moore, Gerald Allen & Donlyn Lyndon
    £24.99

    Examines houses in the small Massachusetts town of Edgartown; in Santa Barbara, California, where a commitment was made to re-create an imaginary Spanish past; and in Sea Ranch, on the northern California coast, where the authors attempt to create a community.

  • by Grace Hall, Thomas D. Church & Michael Laurie
    £85.49

    This text contains the essence of Thomas Church's design philosophy, as well as practical advice. It is illustrated by site plans and photographs of some of the 2000 gardens that Church designed during his career.

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