This unusual collection of stencil designs showcases the sinuous elegance of Art Nouveau, with 44 plates dating from the 1920s. Inspired by interior and exterior architectural ornaments of buildings in France and Britain, the designs are meticulously reproduced from a rare vintage publication.Attractive patterns range from decorations for churches, drawing rooms, nurseries, and everything in between, including halls, galleries, and corners. The elaborate borders, friezes, and festoons include exquisite images of children, animals, birds, rosettes, and heraldic designs. These finely detailed, royalty-free patterns are an invaluable resource, perfect for adding a distinctive note to fabrics, stained glass, wallpaper, and a host of other art and craft projects. Browsers and devotees of the Art Nouveau style will also appreciate this treasury of striking stencil designs.
"Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville. At first, Bartleby appears to be a boon to the practice, as he produces a large volume of high-quality work. One day, though, when asked by the narrator to help proofread a copied document, Bartleby answers with what soon becomes his stock response: "I would prefer not to". To the dismay of the narrator and to the irritation of the other employees, Bartleby performs fewer and fewer tasks around the office. The narrator makes several attempts to reason with him and to learn something about him, but Bartleby offers nothing but his signature "I would prefer not to". One Sunday, the narrator stops by the office unexpectedly and discovers that Bartleby has started living there.
Emma Cane's Valentine Valley series returns, as a teacher and her cowboy crush kindle sparks—and something more—in the town that lives up to its name . . .
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to win your dream job and be the first in line for a promotion.
A Companion to Martin Scorsese is a comprehensive collection of original essays assessing the career of one of America?s most prominent contemporary filmmakers.
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