The Dress Detective

A Practical Guide to Object-Based Research in Fashion

Author: Ingrid Mida,Alexandra Kim

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472580532

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 8278

The Dress Detective is the first practical guide to analyzing fashion objects, clearly demonstrating how their close analysis can enhance and enrich interdisciplinary research. This accessible book provides readers with the tools to uncover the hidden stories in garments, setting out a carefully developed research methodology specific to dress, and providing easy-to-use checklists that guide the reader through the process. Beautifully illustrated, the book contains seven case studies of fashionable Western garments Â? ranging from an 1820s coat to a 2004 Kenzo jacket Â? that articulate the methodological framework for the process, illustrate the use of the checklists, and show how evidence from the garment itself can be used to corroborate theories of dress or fashion. This book outlines a skillset that has, until now, typically been passed on informally. Written in plain language, it will give any budding fashion historian, curator, or researcher the knowledge and confidence to analyze the material in front of them effectively.

The Dress Detective

Author: Robert Rhodes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781722198169

Category:

Page: 216

View: 3640

The following details explains a skillset that has, until now, usually been approved down informally. Created in simply language, these information will give any dedicated design historian, curator or expert the details and assurance to look at the content right in front side of them effectively.The Outfits Detective is the first authentic techniques for analyzing design things, clearly showing how their close analysis can enhance and enhance interdisciplinary analysis. This available details provides visitors with the various resources to identify the invisible actions in clothing, creating out an effectively developed analysis strategy particular to put on, and offering easy to use details that guidance the various visitors through the process.

Ghost Flower

Author: Michele Jaffe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748128999

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8264

'I am an imposter. A fake. A fraud. But everything that follows is the truth and nothing but the truth. I have no reason to lie anymore.' Eve has been living hand-to-mouth, trying to forget old scars from her foster homes and to avoid getting any new ones from her sleazy boss. So when she's offered a way out - $100,000 to pretend to be somebody she's not - she knows she'd be a fool not to take it. But it soon becomes clear that her life will be at risk unless she can work out exactly what happened to the girl she's been asked to impersonate. Trapped in a web of lies and deceit, Eve is desperate to learn the truth, even if it means facing up to a past filled with murderous secrets.

Die Medialität der Mode

Kleidung als kulturelle Praxis. Perspektiven für eine Modewissenschaft

Author: Rainer Wenrich

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383942559X

Category: Design

Page: 414

View: 2713

Kleidung und Bildende Kunst, Kleidung und Architektur, Kleidung und Politik - in der Kleidermode finden sich vielfache mediale Wechselwirkungen. Kleidung, wenn sie zu Mode, also zu einer kulturellen Praxis wird, besitzt eine eigene Medialität und integriert als Mittlung zwischen Subjekt und Umwelt Themen wie Globalisierung, Nachhaltigkeit und Transkulturalität. Die Beiträge des Bandes mit einem Vorwort von Harold Koda (Costume Institute/Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) zeigen: Internet, Blogs und die Verbreitung über soziale Netzwerke lassen die Kleidermode eine neue Ebene des kommunikativen Austauschs formen. Diese Entwicklungen haben Konsequenzen für die Weiterentwicklung modetheoretischer Ansätze und der Konstitution einer Wissenschaft der Mode.

Watchin' the Detective

A Mystery Dinner Romance

Author: Louise Hathaway

Publisher: Louise Hathaway`

ISBN: 1311056890

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7314

Have you ever wanted to go to one of those murder/mystery dinner theaters where the audience has to figure out whodunit? Isabella, a librarian in her early thirties, goes with her friends to a show where an actual murder takes place. She falls in love with the sexy investigating detective and gets herself mixed up with some dangerous people when she goes undercover to help him solve the crime.

Weißer Tod

Roman

Author: Robert Galbraith

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641241642

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 8706

Ein verstörter junger Mann bittet den privaten Ermittler Cormoran Strike um Hilfe bei der Aufklärung eines Verbrechens, das er – so glaubt er – als Kind mit angesehen hat. Strike ist beunruhigt: Billy hat offensichtlich psychische Probleme und kann sich nur an wenig im Detail erinnern, doch er wirkt aufrichtig. Bevor Strike ihn allerdings ausführlich befragen kann, ergreift der Mann panisch die Flucht. Um Billys Geschichte auf den Grund zu gehen, folgen Strike und Robin Ellacott – einst seine Assistentin, jetzt seine Geschäftspartnerin – einer verschlungenen Spur, die sie durch die zwielichtigen Ecken Londons, in die oberen Kreise des Parlaments und zu einem prachtvollen, doch düsteren Herrenhaus auf dem Land führt. Zugleich verläuft auch Strikes eigenes Leben alles andere als gradlinig: Er hat es als Ermittler zu Berühmtheit gebracht und kann sich nicht länger unauffällig hinter den Kulissen bewegen. Noch dazu ist das Verhältnis zu seiner früheren Assistentin schwieriger denn je – zwar ist Robin für ihn geschäftlich mittlerweile unersetzlich, ihre private Beziehung ist jedoch viel komplizierter ...

Das Leben, das wir begraben

Thriller

Author: Allen Eskens

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 386552642X

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 1992

»Wenn das Schicksal mir damals wirklich ins Ohr geflüstert hätte - wenn ich gewusst hätte, dass dieser Besuch so viele Dinge ändern würde - hätte ich dann einen sichereren Weg gewählt? Wäre ich links abgebogen, wo ich rechts abgebogen bin?« Der Student Joe Talbert muss fürs College mit einem völlig Fremden ein Interview führen. Dafür sucht er in einem Pflegeheim nach der passenden Person und trifft auf den krebskranken, im Sterben liegenden Carl Iverson. Doch Iverson ist kein harmloser alter Mann. Er ist ein verurteilter Mörder. Vor 30 Jahren soll er ein Mädchen missbraucht, umgebracht und in seinem Schuppen verbrannt haben. Nach einigen Gesprächen erkennt Joe, dass etwas an dem grausamen Mordfall nicht stimmt. Es gibt zu viele Widersprüche. Joe überkommt eine regelrechte Besessenheit, die Wahrheit herauszufinden ... Doch das könnte seinen eigenen Tod bedeuten! Julie Kramer: »Ein hypnotischer Erstlingsroman.« Suspense Magazine: »DAS LEBEN, DAS WIR BEGRABEN spielt vor der Szenerie eines brutalen Winters in Minnesota, ist aber viel mehr als nur ein spannender Kriminalroman. Diese Geschichte hielt mich gefangen und berührte mein Herz. Die Charaktere sind so lebendig wie die Leute, die nebenan wohnen. Der Roman ist packend und beeindruckend geschrieben.« The Big Thrill: »Ein gut durchdachter, spannender Roman mit Figuren, die einen sofort packen.«

Der weltbeste Detektiv

Author: Caroline Carlson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783764151300

Category:

Page: 313

View: 9871

Toby ist neu in der Schnüfflergasse – einer berühmt-berüchtigten Straße, in der nur Detektive wohnen. Der Waisenjunge träumt davon, Detektiv zu sein, doch bisher darf er gerademal Akten sortieren. Da ruft Hugo Abercrombie, der beste Detektiv der Welt, einen Wettbewerb aus, um seinen Nachfolger zu küren. Endlich kann Toby beweisen, was in ihm steckt! Doch aus dem vermeintlichen Spiel wird schnell Ernst, als ein wahres Verbrechen geschieht ... [site de l'éditeur]

Terror-Tantchen

Author: David Walliams

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644560110

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3171

Nach dem überraschenden Tod ihrer Eltern ist Stella Saxby plötzlich Erbin von Schloss Saxby Hall. Doch ihre grässliche Tante Alberta und deren riesiger Berg-Uhu Wagner schrecken vor nichts zurück, um sich die Erbschaft unter den Nagel zu reißen. Vor gar nichts! Wie gut, dass Stella Freunde hat – wenn auch etwas spezielle Freunde: den schwerhörigen und fast blinden alten Butler Gibbon, zum Beispiel. Oder den Schornsteinfeger Ruß, der ein echter Geist ist. Werden sie es schaffen, Stellas Terror-Tantchen aus Schloss Saxby Hall zu vertreiben?

The Seduction of Water

Author: Carol Goodman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345463500

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2923

Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the “buts” are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine Morrissey, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime—and nestled inside it is the sad story of her death. It captures the attention of her mother’s former literary agent, who is convinced that Katherine wrote one final manuscript before her strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. So Iris goes back to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother’s biography and search for the missing manuscript—and there she unravels a haunting mystery, one that holds more secrets than she ever expected. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Dazzling Detective

Author: Lawrence H. Rihel, Jr.

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1616631287

Category: Fiction

Page: 149

View: 5190

The tanks instantly exploded, blowing Akira out of the front door. The building suddenly collapsed from the pressure as Akira's limp body came to a sudden, silent stop a safe distance away. Akira (So) Soenso is a recently disabled San Francisco police detective with a lot of time on his hands. Once dreaming of being the greatest detective in the world, the accident that left him a civilian seems to have doomed him to a life of boredom. But when an old friend informs him that his biological father died in an accident and sensing foul play, he begins seeking answers. But the more he finds out, the more he senses foul play, and when he finally travels to Parkville, to the man who may hold the key to his father's death, he finds that more than his past is at stake. Following his instincts he accompanies the local police and the beautiful Suzanne Driscoll on a chase for a deadly killer known only as The White Cross. Join new author Lawrence H. Rihel, Jr. for this fast paced and hilarious whodunit that will have you scratching your head all the way up to the shocking conclusion, and watch Akira Soenso fulfill his destiny and become The Dazzling Detective.

Hitze

Author: Jane Harper

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644224110

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1004

Die schlimmste Dürre seit Jahrzehnten lastet wie heißes Blei auf dem ländlichen Städtchen Kiewarra mitten im Nirgendwo. Das Vieh der Farmer stirbt, die Menschen fürchten um ihre Existenz. Als Luke Hadler, seine Frau und ihr Sohn Billy erschossen aufgefunden werden, glauben alle, dass der Farmer durchgedreht ist und erweiterten Suizid begangen hat. Aber Sergeant Raco hat seine Zweifel. Aaron Falk kehrt nach zwanzig Jahren zum ersten Mal nach Kiewarra zurück - zur Beerdigung seines Jugendfreundes Luke. Bald brechen alte Wunden wieder auf; das Misstrauen wirft seine langen Schatten auf die Kleinstadt. Und in der Hitze steigt der Druck immer mehr ... Ein beklemmender Thriller um Heimat, Loyalität und Vergebung. «The Dry katapultiert Jane Harper sofort in die Elite der Thrillerautoren. Phantastische Charaktere, ein einzigartiges und unglaublich atmosphärisches Setting, ein atemberaubender Plot. Dieses Buch hat einfach alles.» (John Lescroart) «Eines der beeindruckendsten Debüts, die ich je gelesen habe. Ich habe die glühende Hitze Australiens am eigenen Leib gespürt. Jedes einzelne Wort sitzt perfekt. Die Geschichte baut sich wie eine riesige Welle auf, bis sie schließlich auf die Erde kracht und alles auslöscht, was man vorher über diese fesselnde Geschichte gedacht hat. Lesen!» (David Baldacci, Bestsellerautor von «Der Auftrag», «Die Kampagne», «Am Limit»)

The Boy Detective Fails

Author: Joe Meno

Publisher: Akashic Books

ISBN: 1936070499

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7214

In this “charming” and melancholic novel, a former child sleuth “investigates the hard-to-crack case of Lost Innocence” (Entertainment Weekly). A Chicago Tribune, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist Book of the Year In the twilight of a mysterious childhood full of wonder, Billy Argo, boy detective, is brokenhearted to find that his younger sister and crime-solving partner, Caroline, has committed suicide. Ten years later, Billy, age thirty, returns from an extended stay at St. Vitus’ Hospital for the Mentally Ill to discover the world full of unimaginable strangeness: office buildings vanish without reason, small animals turn up without their heads, and cruel villains ride city buses to complete their evil schemes. Lost within this unwelcoming place, Billy befriends two lonely, extraordinary children—one a science fair genius, the other a charming, silent bully. With a nearly forgotten bravery, he experiences the unendurable boredom of a telemarketing job; encounters a beautiful, desperate pickpocket; and confronts the nearly impossible solution to his sister’s case. Along a path laden with hidden clues and codes, the boy detective may learn the greatest secret of all: the necessity of the unknown. “Haunted by the mystery of his sister’s death and feeling that a lapse in his sleuthing may be to blame, Billy is determined to find out the reason for her suicide and to punish those responsible . . . The story of Billy’s search for truth, love and redemption is surprising and absorbing. Swaddled in melancholy and gentle humor, it builds in power as the clues pile up.” —Publishers Weekly “The author gives Billy a gallery of rogues to combat and even sends him to investigate the Convocation of Evil at a local hotel (‘Featured Panel: To Wear a Mask?’). Meno sets himself a complicated task, marooning his straight-arrow, pulp-fiction protagonist in a world uglier than the Bobbsey Twins ever faced but refusing to go for satire. Instead, the author takes his compulsive investigator at face value.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review “Comedic, imaginative, empathic . . . investigates the precincts of grief [and] our longing to combat chaos with reason.” —Booklist, starred review

The Fall River Tragedy

A History of the Borden Murders

Author: Edwin H. Porter

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584775467

Category: Law

Page: 312

View: 4219

Lizzie Borden [1860-1927] was tried and acquitted for the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts. Speculation continues today about the sensational case that produced a famous nursery rhyme. Although she was acquitted, no one else was ever charged with the murders, and Borden lived out her life in Fall River. Compiled immediately after Borden's sensational trial, the author aims to provide "a connected story of the whole case, commencing with the day of the tragedy and ending with the day that Miss Borden was set free." He touches on such topics as the discovery of the murders, the adjournment of the preliminary hearing and some the many theories that were advanced before any arrests were made. The book is handsomely illustrated with photos and line illustrations of the deceased, the accused, the jury and others. The author describes the book as: "A Plain Statement of the Material Facts Pertaining to the Most Famous Crime of the Century, Including the Story of the Arrest and Preliminary Trial of Miss LIZZIE A. BORDEN and a Full Report of the Superior Court Trial, With a Hitherto Unpublished Account of the Renowned Trickey-McHenry Affair Compiled from Official Sources and Profusely Illustrated with Original Engravings." Edwin H. Porter [1864-1904] was the Police Reporter for the Fall River Daily Globe and a correspondent for the Boston Herald. Accounts that he was paid to leave town and disappear after the book was published are incorrect. He continued as a reporter and was still employed by the Globe when he died of tuberculosis at age thirty-nine.

The Detective and the Woman

A Novel of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Amy Thomas

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1780921446

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 6489

Irene Adler, American opera singer and the one woman who outsmarted Sherlock Holmes, finds herself a widow at thirty-two, wealthy but emotionally broken. At the same time, Sherlock Holmes finds himself unable to return to England after faking his death at Reichenbach Falls and is drawn into an investigation of two men with designs on a woman they call Miss A, who is none other than Irene Adler herself. The Detective and The Woman throw their lot in together to uncover a dangerous plot with implications that stretch across the Atlantic. In the process, they meet legendary inventor Thomas Edison and experience life in Florida at the turn of the 20th century.

A Dress to Die For

A Mandy Dyer Mystery

Author: Dolores Johnson

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307795311

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2231

Everything has come out in the wash for artist Mandy Dyer since she inherited Dyer's Cleaners. Her divorce is behind her, her future is secure, her heart is healed. Mandy's friendship with Kate Bosworth, proprietor of an antique clothing store, dates from their halcyon days of working at street fairs and dreaming great dreams. And the dress Kate wants Mandy to clean hails from another era too, a genuine 1920's Fortuny. Kate calls the creation in blue the find of her career: a ten -dollar purchase worth thousands. Its real cost is her life. Within days Mandy finds Kate murdered in her ransacked apartment, and the memory haunts her. Worse, so does the killer, evidently looking for the Fortuny. Now Mandy is searching flea markets and garage sales to unravel the mystery of where Kate found the dress. But the clues to Kate's death are as slippery as silk--until Mandy realizes that like Kate, the threads of past and present are weaving her destiny. And it's time to face a hard truth, a chilling betrayal...and a murderer's rage. From the Paperback edition.

The Midnight Dress

Author: Karen Foxlee

Publisher: Hot Key Books

ISBN: 1471402363

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5939

A tense and moving psychological thriller about choices, power and magic... All her life, Rose Lovell has moved from town to town with her alcoholic father. When they wash up in an Australian coastal sugarcane town, Rose wonders if maybe, finally, things will be different this time. On her first day at school, Rose meets Pearl Kelly, a popular, pretty and lively girl intent on tracking down her long-lost Russian father. She convinces Rose to join in with the town's annual Harvest Parade, and Rose agrees, despite thinking the whole thing is embarrassingly yokel. She has to find a truly special dress - one that will make it clear she is different to the rest of the girls in this town. And who better to help her than the local eccentric, Edie Baker, who knows all the town's secrets and whose own family is a rich tapestry of stories, including whispers of witchcraft and murder. Edie agrees on the condition that Rose will create the dress with her - a dress woven from scraps and secrets and stories. But when the girl wearing the midnight blue dress goes missing, the town will find it has secrets of its own to tell, and nothing can ever be the same again. THE MIDNIGHT DRESS weaves a mesmerising story of love, loss and longing to the very last page.

Die Monogramm-Morde

Ein neuer Fall für Hercule Poirot

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455170269

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 367

Eine Sensation! Hercule Poirot ermittelt wieder. 1920 erschien der erste Kriminalroman von Agatha Christie. Seither haben sich ihre Bücher weltweit mehr als zwei Milliarden Mal verkauft. Jetzt haben die Erben von Agatha Christie erstmals der Veröffentlichung eines neuen Romans zugestimmt, der die beliebteste Figur der Schriftstellerin wieder zum Leben erweckt. Die Bestsellerautorin Sophie Hannah ist seit ihrem dreizehnten Lebensjahr ein großer Fan von Agatha Christie: »Es ist Hercule Poirot und Miss Marple zu verdanken, dass ich Krimiautorin geworden bin. Ich fühle mich unendlich geehrt, dass man mir dieses wunderbare Projekt anvertraut hat.«

The Detective, The Woman and The Silent Hive: A Novel of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Amy Thomas

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1780925999

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 997

The mysterious death of Irene Adler's bees leads to a consultation with Sherlock Holmes and the discovery of a sinister connection to a case many years in the past. When this threat imperils the safety of everyone the detective holds dear, he and The Woman are forced to use every ounce of their ingenuity to save their friends.