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Women, Art, And Architecture In Northern Italy, 1520-1580

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Expanding interdisciplinary investigations into gender and material culture, Katherine A. McIver here adds a new dimension to Renaissance patronage studies by considering domestic art â" the decoration of the domestic interior â" as opposed to patronage of the fine arts (painting, sculpture and architecture). Taking a multidimensional approach, McIver looks at women as collectors of precious material goods, as organizers of the early modern home, and as decorators of its interior. By analyzing the inventories of women's possessions, McIver considers the wide range of domestic objects that women owned, such as painted and inlaid chests, painted wall panels, tapestries, fine fabrics for wall and bed hangings, and elaborate jewelry (pendant earrings, brooches, garlands for the hair, necklaces and rings) as well as personal devotional objects. Considering all forms of patronage opportunities open to women, she evaluates their role in commissioning and utilizing works of art and architecture as a means of negotiating power in the court setting, in the process offering fresh insights into their lives, limitations, and the possibilities open to them as patrons. Using her subjects' financial records to track their sources of income and the circumstances under which it was spent, McIver thereby also provides insights into issues of Renaissance women's economic rights and responsibilities. The primary focus on the lives and patronage patterns of three relatively unknown women, Laura Pallavicina-Sanvitale, Giacoma Pallavicina and Camilla Pallavicina, provides a new model for understanding what women bought, displayed, collected and commissioned. By moving beyond the traditional artistic centers of Florence, Venice and Rome, analyzing instead women's artistic patronage in the feudal courts around Parma and Piacenza during the sixteenth century, McIver nuances our understanding of women's position and power both in and out of the home. Carefully integrating extensive archival research with a set of important critical inquiries, McIver offers up a well-balanced picture of domestic space, subject and object in and against the conventions of Italian Renaissance art history. By moving beyond the usual artistic centers of Florence, Venice, and Rome, McIver nuances our understanding of women's position and power both in and out of the home.

The Victorians And The Stuart Heritage

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This 1995 book explores what the Victorians said about the Stuart past, with particular emphasis on changing interpretations of Cromwell and the Puritans. It analyses in detail the historical writings of Henry Hallam, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Rawson Gardiner, placing them in a context that stresses the importance of religious controversy for the nineteenth century. The book argues that the Victorians found the Stuart past problematic because they perceived a connection between the religious disputes of the seventeenth century and the sectarian discord of their own age. Cromwell and the Puritans became an acceptable part of the national past only as the English state lost its Anglican exclusiveness. The tendency to accommodate Cromwell and the Puritans, particularly in the work of Gardiner, thus reflected a process of nation building that sought to remove sectarian divisions and which reached its climax as the Victorian age came to its close.

Seven Successes Of Smarter Teams, Part 2

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Business Success Is No Longer "Just Business" In our ever-changing world, shallow use of old business ideas no longer cuts it for successful professionals and teams. Agree? Business teams endure frustration and ambiguity. True? Here is where the Seven Successes can be useful to you. Ready for the secret? What Are The Seven Successes? In Seven Successes for Smarter Teams, Dr. Ali Matthew Monadjem, former consultant, team leader and trainer with top business management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, shares seven core elements required for successful business management and team building. This business how to guide teaches proven techniques that can change you or your team forever, and do it fast. Many who use these thinking tools find it much easier to earn six and seven figure annual incomes over time, due to the value these smarter individuals are adding to their teams and organizations (*disclaimer: these earnings are not guaranteed!*). Where are These Techniques From? These techniques are similar to those used by many top business management consultants, in firms such as McKinsey & Company, BCG, Bain & Company, AT Kearney, and so on. Now anyone can access great thinking tools and techniques, and more, without years of sacrifice. Useful, right? This is exactly why Dr. A.M. Monadjem developed this series for Accompany Advisory's Executive Learning Academy, which focuses on executives' parallel and complimentary needs for impact consulting and insight-driven capability building. Its global team brings you the best insights on building smarter teams, simply and easily. Do I Need This? Not if you don't want to get more done in less time. Otherwise, definitely. Incredible impact awaits you and your teams. Sound good? Being stuck in traditional ways, with outdated views, can have calamitous costs at all levels. Can teams survive without a good buffet of core tools? Take Advantage Now! These tricks have worked for many high-potential graduates, consultants, managers, and executives. You can have them work for you. When you read this book you'll take advantage of the Seven Successes, find out what they are, and delve deeper into the second secret of success.

Health And Safety In A Changing World

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When health and safety regulation was introduced in the 1970s, it was seen as a triumph of welfare state intervention. Since then, as heavy industry has declined and office and retail regulation has expanded, new ways of working have radically altered the context of health and safety, and many have come to see health and safety as an obstacle to innovation.

This book aims to address the changing context of health and safety, exploring arising concerns within the industry and the appropriate responses. The manifesto for reform set down within the book promises to frame the debate within the professional and policy community for a generation.

The result of a major research programme by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), Health and Safety in a Changing World shows how health and safety has developed over time, how it is applied in practice and how best to make it fit for purpose in the 21st century. The book will be essential reading for professionals, practitioners and academic readers with an interest in the rapidly evolving field of health and safety.


Secrets For Divorce, Widows And Singles Starting A New Life

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It took seventeen days before I could bury my husband. I decided I better think about what to do and to make a list of what needed to be done and the order it needed to be done. I decided to turn in and wait until morning to start again. I didn't think I would sleep after all I had been through. To my surprise, I slept late in the morning. Guess I was more exhausted than I thought. Forty years of marriage and now a widow. Scary thought. Here's the list: Mail, death certificates, and payment on bills; Change all documents with both names; Count number of death certificates needed (cars, banks, house, insurance, etc.) See about new housing, or repair the one I am in now; Job; Safety on all sides of me, house and car; And, Dating(?)."


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