Exquisite

Author: Sarah Stovell

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1495627926

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Bo Luxton has it all—a loving family, a beautiful home in the Lake District, and a clutch of bestselling books to her name. Enter Alice Dark, an aspiring writer who is drifting through life, with a series of dead-end jobs and a freeloading boyfriend. When they meet at a writers' retreat, the chemistry is instant, and a sinister relationship develops. Or does it? Breathlessly pacey, taut and terrifying, Exquisite is a startlingly original and unbalancing psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page.

The Exquisite Book

100 Artists Play a Collaborative Game

Author: Julia Rothman,Jenny Volvovski,Matt Lamothe

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811870900

Category: Art

Page: 144

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In The Exquisite Book, one hundred indie artists play an ingenious version of the Exquisite Corpse drawing game. Each adorns a page with artworkhaving seen only the page of the artist immediately prior and using a single horizon line to connect the two. Some continue the "story" quite literally while others build on the previous page in more fanciful ways. This astonishing volume's format is as unique as its content, with each of the book's ten chapters residing on a ten-page accordion pull-out, allowing readers to view the art continuously. With an illustrated foreword by Dave Eggers, and art from such luminaries as James Jean and Jill Bliss, this charming book is, simply, exquisite.

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite

An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights

Author: Jessica Kerwin Jenkins

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

ISBN: 0385533659

Category: Design

Page: 288

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Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is a lifestyle guide for the Francophile and the Anglomaniac, the gourmet and the style maven, the armchair traveler and the art lover. It’s an homage to the esoteric world of glamour that doesn’t require much spending but makes us feel rich. Taking a cue from the exotic encyclopedias of the sixteenth century, which brimmed with mysterious artifacts, Jessica Kerwin Jenkins’s Encyclopedia of the Exquisite focuses on the elegant, the rare, the commonplace, and the delightful. A com­pendium of style, it merges whimsy and practicality, traipsing through the fine arts and the worlds of fashion, food, travel, home, garden, and beauty. Each entry features several engaging anecdotes, illuminating the curious past of each enduring source of beauty. Subjects covered include the explosive history of champagne; the art of lounging on a divan; the emergence of “frillies,” the first lacy, racy lingerie; the ancient uses of sweet-smelling saffron; the wild riot incited by the appearance of London’s first top hat; Julia Child’s tip for cooking the perfect omelet; the polarizing practice of wearing red lipstick during World War II; Louis XIV’s fondness for the luscious Bartlett pear; the Indian origin of badminton; Parliament’s 1650 attempt to suppress Europe’s beauty mark fad; the evolution of the Japanese kimono; the pil­grimage of Central Park’s Egyptian obelisk; and the fanciful thrill of dining alfresco. Cleverly illustrated, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is an ode to life’s plenty, from the extravagant to the eccentric. It is a cele­bration of luxury that doesn’t necessarily require money. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Jessica Kerwin Jenkins's All the Time in the World.

The Exquisite

Author: Laird Hunt

Publisher: Coffee House Press

ISBN: 1566892600

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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A spine-tingling, intricate tale of love, betrayal, and psychological gamesmanship in the wake of 9/11.

Exquisite

Author: Ella Frank

Publisher: EverAfter Romance

ISBN: 9781635761344

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

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Fans of Gail McHugh and Laurelin Paige will love this story about a doctor who barrels through a restaurantaurs live and changes it forever.

The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers

A Guide to Making Unbelievably Realistic Paper Blooms

Author: Livia Cetti

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617691003

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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The best paper-flower artist working today, Livia Cetti, presents a comprehensive how-to manual for creating jaw-droppingly beautiful and unbelievably realistic blooms.

Exquisite

the world of Japanese kumihimo braiding

Author: Keijo Sahashi

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

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Exquisite Corpse

Author: Poppy Z. Brite

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439136408

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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From the author of Lost Souls, Drawing Blood, and Wormwood comes a thrilling and chilling novel that bestselling author Peter Straub says serves as a “guidebook to hell.” To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. After feigning his own death to escape from prison, Compton makes his way to the United States with the sole ambition of bringing his “art” to new heights. Tortured by his own perverse desires, and drawn to possess and destroy young boys, Compton inadvertently joins forces with Jay Byrne, a dissolute playboy who has pushed his “art” to limits even Compton hadn’t previously imagined. Together, Compton and Byrne set their sights on an exquisite young Vietnamese-American runaway, Tran, whom they deem to be the perfect victim. Swiftly moving from the grimy streets of London’s Piccadilly Circus to the decadence of the New Orleans French Quarter, Poppy Z. Brite dissects the landscape of torture and invites us into the mind of a killer. Exquisite Corpse confirms Brite as a writer who defies categorization. It is a novel for those who dare trespass where the sacred and profane become one.

Noni Flowers

40 Exquisite Knitted Flowers

Author: Nora Bellows

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307586715

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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A collection of forty patterns shares knitted and felted flower designs as well as six bag, garment, and home projects ideally suited for floral embellishments.

Exquisite

The Diamond Trilogy

Author: Elizabeth Hayley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316276642

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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"Please don't let me fall." Since Siobhan has made it as an artist, she's ready to start a life in New York with the love of her life, billionaire Derick Miller. But their relationship has been a rollercoaster ride that has pushed Derick too far. Will Siobhan be able to win back her soul mate? BookShots Flames Original romances presented by JAMES PATTERSON Novels you can devour in a few hours Impossible to stop reading

Every Exquisite Thing

Author: Matthew Quick

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316379581

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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Nanette O'Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum Reaper--a mysterious, out-of-print cult classic--the rebel within Nanette awakens. As she befriends the reclusive author, falls in love with a young but troubled poet, and attempts to insert her true self into the world with wild abandon, Nanette learns the hard way that rebellion sometimes comes at a high price. A celebration of the self and the formidable power of story, Every Exquisite Thing is Matthew Quick at his finest.

The Exquisite World of Indian Cuisine

Author: Uma Aggarwal

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8184244746

Category: Cooking

Page: 480

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The first comprehensive book on mastering the art of Indian cooking. Each page of the book is like a journey into Indian culture and cuisine. The recipes of the book reflect the real essence of Indian cuisine by showing the vast variety of Indian culture and food. The recipes are made easy by step-by-step instructions with an emphasis on the heath benefits of spices and herbs used. The book is truly beautiful to look at with amazing pictures of recipes, cultural festivals, landscapes, historical marvels and religious places. Original.

Knitting the New Classics

60 Exquisite Sweaters from Classic Elite Yarns

Author: Kristin Nicholas

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806931708

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

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“Crisp, clear photographs precede charts and schematics, providing an easy-to-follow format. Altogether a wonderful book.”—McCall’s Needlework. “Well represented are Aran, Fair Isle, and multihued patterns for sweaters and coats that can be worn by men or women.”—Booklist. “Libraries should consider this title for even very small knitting collections.”—Library Journal.

The Exquisite Corpse

Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism's Parlor Game

Author: Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren,Davis Schneiderman,Tom Denlinger

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803227817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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This work addresses historical and contemporary manifestations of poems, drawings, collages, and performance works that employ the ritual of the 'cadaver exquis'.

The Exquisite Risk

Daring to Live an Authentic Life

Author: Mark Nepo

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307422003

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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In these fast-paced times, the exquisite risk facing each of us every day is to slow down and “still our own house” so that we may experience life rather than simply manage it. In The Exquisite Risk, poet and teacher Mark Nepo encourages readers to become quiet enough and open enough to listen to what truly matters—our own hearts, our loved ones, the wonders of nature—in order to live a life with nothing held back. In rich, lyrical prose, Nepo shares his own spiritual path, including a battle with illness that helped him understand how only by daring to embrace all that life has to offer can we come to a deeper appreciation of its meaning and beauty. In the spirit of works by Deepak Chopra and Ram Dass, The Exquisite Risk unfolds in chapters like “The Struggle to Be Real,” “There Are Teachers Everywhere,” “The Rhythm of Kindness,” and “The Gift of Surprise,” offering fresh perspective on the art of being alive and providing essential insight into how we can minimize what stands between us and our experience of life. From the Hardcover edition.

Exquisite Corpse

Writing on Buildings

Author: Michael Sorkin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860913238

Category: Architecture

Page: 365

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'Exquisite Corpse' was a game played by the surrealists in which someone drew on a piece of paper, folded it and passed it to the next person to draw on until, finally, the sheet was opened to reveal a calculated yet random composition. In this entertaining and provocative book, Michael Sorkin suggests that cities are similarly assembled by many players acting with varying autonomy in a complicit framework. An unfolding terrain of invention, the city is also a means of accommodating disparity, of contextualizing sometimes startling juxtapositions. Sorkin's aim is to widen the debate about the creation of buildings beyond the immediate issues of technology and design. He discusses the politics and culture of architecture with daring, often devastating, observations about the institutions and personalities who have dominated the profession over the past decade. Their preoccupation with the empty style of 'beach houses and Disneyland' has consistently trivialized the full constructive scope of contemporary architecture's possibilities. Sorkin's interventions range from the development scandals of New York where 'skyscrapers stand at the intersection between grid and greed', through the deconstructivist architectural culture of Los Angeles, to the work and ideas of architects, developers and critics such as Alvar Aalto, Norman Foster, Paul Goldberger, Michael Graves, Coop Himmelblau, Philip Johnson, Leon Krier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Rogers, Carlo Scarpa, James Stirling, Donald Trump, Tom Wolfe and Lebbeus Woods. Throughout Sorkin combines stinging polemic with a powerful call for a rebirth of architecture that is visionary and experimental--a recuperated 'dreamy science'

Exquisite Masochism

Marriage, Sex, and the Novel Form

Author: Claire Jarvis

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421419939

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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How did realist novelists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries hint at sex while maintaining a safe distance from pornography? Metaphors helped: waves, oceans, blooms, and illuminations were all deployed in respectable realist novels to allude to the sexual act, allowing writers to portray companionate marriage while avoiding graphic description. But in Exquisite Masochism, Claire Jarvis argues that some Victorian novelists went even further, pushing formal boundaries by slyly developing scenes of displaced erotic desire to suggest impropriety, perversion, and danger. Through close readings of canonical works by Emily Brontë, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, and a modernist outlier, D. H. Lawrence, Jarvis reveals how writers’ varied use of specific character types—the dominant woman and the submissive man—in conjunction with decadent, descriptive scenes of sexual refusal creates a strong counter-narrative hinting at relationships beyond patriarchal and companionate marriage structures. By focusing on the exquisitely masochistic pleasure brought about by freezing, or suspending, the sexual charge, and by depicting quasi-contractual states on the periphery of marriage, including engagement, adultery, and widowhood, novelists disrupted the marriage plot’s insistence that erotic drives remain unfulfilled and that sexual connection could be satisfied only by genital act. Complicating our understanding of Victorian marriage ideology’s more well-trodden focus on a productive, nation-building ideal, Exquisite Masochism offers fascinating insight into our own culture’s debates around illicit sexuality, marriage, reproduction, and feminism.

Power: Exquisite Meat!

Author: FELIX KAPUTU

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456809717

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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They do not call him Mr. President or Excellency. They call him PC a clear allusion to a computer He has control over everything and uses his people as cattle, and often as meat for his food. In the long process, he slowly changes in a dangerous monster like being Can he by any chance still build his connection with the humankind, and become a man? His Personal Assistance is rather called PA, and quickly changes this in Program Analyst, name he only shares with his closest friends. He pretends to have an absolute control on PC, and advises him for the worst, least human reactions. A cook, named Coop, stands between PC and PA. Though he does not understand anything to the computer configuration, and to its system control, can PC be more human? The novel questions the limits of humankind and PCs possibility to restore integrity once he has animalized.