Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) remanins one of the most central and influential photographers of the twentieth century. He championed what became known as 'straight photography', a vision of the photograph that sought to establish it as an art form separate from painting and true to its status as a 'modern' medium. He was also a major figure of the modernist movement in the New York of the 1900s and, through his galleries and publications, was critical to the development of both American art and photography.
Illustrated with the author's own watercolour paintings, this is a humorous account of his experiences on the grand tour of Europe. On the trip the author encounters a range of eccentric English characters, all attempting to come to terms with dreadful foreigners and their cultures.
The popularity of geography as an academic discipline is partly explained by its relevance to the real world. Spatial analysis uses geographic information and statistical methods for the study of specific applications, ranging from business location analysis to the measurement of inner city deprivation, and when used in conjunction with GIS, visual representations and "what if" scenarios can be created. An increasing number of public and private sector organisations now regard spatial analysis as a valuable problem-solving tool. "Applied GIS and Spatial Analysis" focuses on the use of quantitative methods and GIS in applied contexts, demonstrating the wide range of techniques that are used t...
The discovery by Graham Clarke of Shakespeare's actual nottebooke gives us an insight into the great bard's intimate thoughts and prejudices, from the moment he was expelled from school until he went to London. It includes torrid details of his life-long antipathy to his rival Sir Francis Bacon.
Raising a new generation of plants from seeds or cuttings is one of the greatest joys known to gardeners. All aspects of the subject, including specific information on equipment and techniques for seed sowing undercover, raising plants from spores, grafting, budding, even microplantation, are explained in depth in this encyclopedic collection, the only book the amateur gardener will ever need for a lifetime of successful propagation. Gorgeous color photographs and numerous line drawings enhance the very detailed text, which includes information on hardy ornamental plants, wildflowers, flowering and fruiting trees, tender vegetables, and culinary herbs - annuals as well as perennials.
Pruning is the number one anxiety of aspiring gardeners who want to train and stimulate their plants but fear they might kill them. Pruning now joins the hugely successful Collins Practical Gardener series to give you the best tips and techniques for pruning your entire garden, from roses and fruit trees to hedges and topiary plants.