Florence Broadhurst, the one-time chanteuse of Shanghai, Bond Street salon owner, world-renowned wallpaper designer and Sydney socialite, lived a life steeped in subterfuge and deception. Here, for the first time, we get a glimpse at the fascinating woman behind the hand- printed brocades.
Bringing together an international range of contributors from the fields of practice, theory and history, this book takes a fresh look at occupation. It argues that occupation is a prospect that begins with ruin--a residue from the past, an implied or even a resounding presence of something previous that holds the potential for transformation. This prospect invites us to repudiate, re-imagine and re-define lived space, thereby asserting occupation as an act of revolution. Authors drawn from the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior architecture, dance dramaturgy, art history, design and visual arts, cultural studies and media studies provide a unique, holistic view of occupation, examining topics such as: the authority of architecture; architecture as an act of revolution; women in hypersexual space; occupation as a serialized act of ruin; and the definition of space as repudiation. They discuss how acts that re-invent territory and/or shift boundaries--psychological, social and physical--affect identity and demonstrate possession. This theme of occupation is significant and topical at a time of radical flux, generated by the proliferation of hypermedia, and also by the dramatically shifting environmental, political and economic context of this era. The book concludes by asserting that it is through occupation (private and public: real, virtual, remembered, re-invented) that we appear or disappear as the individual or collective self, because the spaces we construct assert particular agendas which we may either contest or live in accord with.
An Investor's Guide to Turning Your Passion Into a Portfolio
Author: Charles Beelaerts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Ever wanted to make money from investing in something you love? Whether you're looking to make money from your hobby or collection, or you're a serious investor seeking to profit from your passion or diversify your portfolio, Investing in Collectibles contain all you need to know. Inside you'll discover: tips for making a profit on your collection how to buy and sell through art dealers and private sale, and at auctions tax and other legislation governing collectibles as an investment how to invest through self managed superannuation funds or trusts how to detect fakes and forgeries. This is the ultimate guide to collecting, investing in and making money from collectables.
Bea's of Bloomsbury has been offering mouth-watering teatime treats in the heart of London since 2008. Every day the layer cakes, meringues and tiers of cupcakes in the shop window entice passers-by. Now you can enjoy Tea with Bea in your own home with these easy-to-follow recipes. Cookies & bars are made to enjoy with a cup of tea. Be it lavender shortbread or double chocolate chip cookies, there's something here to fill the tins. Imagine afternoon tea and what spring to mind are Scones & Small Cakes. Bea provides the ultimate scone recipe and other sweet fingerfood, such as French macarons. When teatime calls for something special, turn to the Tarts chapter. With recipes for two types of dough, and golden whisky pecan custard pie and key lime pie, you won't be stuck for ideas. Bea's key to cake success is a handful of failsafe recipes that she can always rely on. The Cake chapter is devoted to staple recipes which can be embellished or layered to create the dazzling ideas in the Special Cakes chapter. And when only a Cheesecake will do, you'll find plenty of choice here - from the simple to the sublime.Bea Vo is a chef and the owner of Bea's of Bloomsbury. Born in the Washington D.C. area, she first discovered her love of pastry at the age of seven when she managed to get flour on the ceiling. Upon graduating in Science and Technology at Cornell University, she immediately threw herself into cuisine. She trained at Le Cordon Bleu and opened Bea's of Bloomsbury in 2008, with branches in London's literary Bloomsbury, the City of London and Chelsea.
Michael Loch McGurk, Fred Swift, Darwiche-Razzak-Fahda Family Conflict, Murder of Caroline Byrne, Christopher Dale Flannery, Backpacker Murders, Victor Chang, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp, Murder of Anita Cobby, Florence Broadhurst
Author: Books Llc
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Category: Social Science
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 39. Chapters: Michael Loch McGurk, Fred Swift, Darwiche-Razzak-Fahda family conflict, Murder of Caroline Byrne, Christopher Dale Flannery, Backpacker Murders, Victor Chang, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp, Murder of Anita Cobby, Florence Broadhurst, Donald Mackay, Claude Tozer, Revel Cooper, Matthew James Harris, Linda Agostini, Jason Moran, Janelle Patton, Murder of Keith William Allan, Lewis Moran, Alphonse Gangitano, Horatio Wills, Jane Thurgood-Dove, Victor Peirce, Gordon Hamilton-Fairley, Harry Burton, The Body in the Sports Bag murder, Hyman Goldstein, Frederick McDonald, Colin Ridgway, Lois Roberts, Vince Cervi, James Scobie, Mark Moran, Ramzi Aouad, Murder of Zhongjun Cao, Frank Arkell, Shirley Finn, Crime in Newcastle. Excerpt: Michael Loch McGurk (born 1958 - died 3 September 2009), an Australian businessman, was murdered by a single gun shot to his head outside his Cremorne, Sydney family home. Police are currently investigating the crime and have made several arrests. McGurk, born as Mick Rushford, in Glasgow, Scotland, was raised in the Gorbals notorious slum area by his grandmother and brothers; although some media reports claim that Rushford was raised in Edinburgh. Rushford travelled to Australia in 1993 where he began working with ECC Lighting, in inner Sydney. Whilst employed at ECC, Customs officers found out that Rushford had overstayed his temporary visa. Served with a deportation notice, Rushford left Australia, travelling to New Zealand, via Fiji, and returned with a new passport and new identity as Michael Loch McGurk, altering his birth date from 1958 to 1964. McGurk reportedly fell out of favour with his employer when he allegedly substituted cheap lights for quality fittings for a project at a five-star hotel. He moved on to property development, working for Terrace Towers, a company owned by John Saunders, a for...
"Imagine Florence Broadhurst baking Nana's tastiest favourites on acid and you've pretty much got Charlotte's Ree-markable first book" Matt Preston You'd butter believe this is the only baking book you'll need this Christmas! Instagram sensation Charlotte Ree is famous for her simple and delicious sweets ... and her love of puns. Her easy, user-friendly creations are designed to taste amazing, rather than just look pretty (though pretty they most certainly are!). Just Desserts showcases 30 of Charlotte's most popular and delicious cake, biscuit, slice and dessert recipes in one outrageously gorgeous little package. Featuring essentials, such as chocolate brownies, shortbread caramel slice and chocolate-chip cookies through to show stoppers, such as layered berry pavlova and chocolate ganache & blackberry bundt, Just Desserts is the ideal gift for the baker and sweet-lover in your life - even if that's YOU! This is a specially formatted fixed-layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.
For almost thirty years, David Thomson’s Biographical Dictionary of Film has been not merely “the finest reference book ever written about movies” (Graham Fuller, Interview), not merely the “desert island book” of art critic David Sylvester, not merely “a great, crazy masterpiece” (Geoff Dyer, The Guardian), but also “fiendishly seductive” (Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone). This new edition updates the older entries and adds 30 new ones: Darren Aronofsky, Emmanuelle Beart, Jerry Bruckheimer, Larry Clark, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Cooper, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Richard Curtis, Sir Richard Eyre, Sir Michael Gambon, Christopher Guest, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Spike Jonze, Wong Kar-Wai, Laura Linney, Tobey Maguire, Michael Moore, Samantha Morton, Mike Myers, Christopher Nolan, Dennis Price, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlize Theron, Larry Wachowski and Andy Wachowski, Lew Wasserman, Naomi Watts, and Ray Winstone. In all, the book includes more than 1300 entries, some of them just a pungent paragraph, some of them several thousand words long. In addition to the new “musts,” Thomson has added key figures from film history–lively anatomies of Graham Greene, Eddie Cantor, Pauline Kael, Abbott and Costello, Noël Coward, Hoagy Carmichael, Dorothy Gish, Rin Tin Tin, and more. Here is a great, rare book, one that encompasses the chaos of art, entertainment, money, vulgarity, and nonsense that we call the movies. Personal, opinionated, funny, daring, provocative, and passionate, it is the one book that every filmmaker and film buff must own. Time Out named it one of the ten best books of the 1990s. Gavin Lambert recognized it as “a work of imagination in its own right.” Now better than ever–a masterwork by the man playwright David Hare called “the most stimulating and thoughtful film critic now writing.”