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The Graphic Guide to Beekeeping: Your Complete Visual Resource for Sweet Success, Yves Gustin
The Graphic Guide to Beekeeping: Your Co... $24.95 $24.99
Add some visual zing to your new beekeeping hobby with the very first graphic guide! These fully illustrated pages, perfect for visual learners, offer you complete, easy-to-understand whys and how-tos on every aspect of beekeeping, plus an entertaining approach. Hundreds of detailed line drawings teach all you need to succeed with beekeeping, whether your goal is honey, beeswax, a backyard adventure, plant pollination, or all of the above. Detailed drawings let you peer closely at the bees' world, in terms of seeing their anatomy, close-ups of their food sources, and the microscopic world in the hive. Covers choosing location, equipment, the best hive types, bee types, and other options; the beekeeping year and its tasks; keeping a healthy hive (or dozens); what to do when something goes wrong; how to harvest and process your honey, pollen, propolis, wax, royal jelly; and more.Yves Gustin has enjoyed more than two decades of beekeeping and has learned from bees by watching them carefully. Here he shares his expertise visually with beginners and experienced beekeepers interested in learning some new ways of looking at this fascinating hobby.
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Designing for Disaster: Domestic Architecture in the Era of Climate Change Boyce Thompson
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The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials-brick, stone, wood-and timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming planet, coupled with severe weather events, has changed the equation and raised the stakes, sometimes literally. Aimed at homeowners, architects, and builders, this book presents sixteen innovative homes that represent the best of resilient-home practices in four categories-earth, wind, fire, and water-plus a list of resources from organizations such as FEMA and the National Fire Protection Agency. Few local building codes provide adequate protection from the forces of global warming, which will proliferate in this century. These examples illustrate the importance of next-level home design to help resist climate change-the most urgent issue of our time.Designing for Disaster provides an in-depth look at how architecture (specifically domestic architecture) is changing in the face of global climate change and the extreme weather which follows as a result.Boyce Thompson is the author of Anatomy of a Great Home and The New New Home. The former editor of Builder magazine and founding editor of Residential Architect magazine, Thompson has spent more than 30 years writing about home design and construction.
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The Last Veterans of World War II: Portraits and Memories, Richard Bell
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Chronicling the many faces of the WWII effort, these contemporary black-and-white portraits of the longest surviving veterans remind us that the war comprised a collection of Americans from all walks of life. Their penetrating gaze captures the ethos of the endeavor of war. Intimate memories offer glimpses into the horrifying and at times the awe-inspiring, reality of war. The faces of these veterans, from all branches, are juxtaposed with images of their youthful selves and serve as a visual representation of the expanse of their life experiences. Appealing to the families of soldiers, academics, history buffs, and veterans of other wars, this collection is a testament to the spirit of patriotism and strength of a collective American effort.A lifelong photojournalist and commercial photographer, Richard Bell started his career at Kent State University with a degree in journalism. After witnessing the shootings at Kent, Richard switched his major from Biology to Journalism. Jobs at two large metropolitan daily papers followed: The St. Petersburg Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer. At the Inquirer Richard moved from Staff Photojournalist to Photo Editor where he was awarded the 'Newspaper Photo Editor of the Year' award from the 'Pictures of the Year' competition (POY). Leaving the newspaper business Richard started his own commercial photography business, 'The Bing Group', which produced print advertising for business uses. Concurrently he was a Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, teaching documentary photography. Richard is currently working on fine art, book projects, and documentary projects from his studio at the SoHa Arts Building in Haddon Township, NJ.
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Mai-Kai: History and Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant, Tim
Mai-Kai: History and Mystery of the Icon... $39.95 $39.99
In 1956, a few brash young men created the Mai-Kai Restaurant and bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by poaching key staff from Don the Beachcomber's, a Polynesian-themed Chicago restaurant. The Mai-Kai became the playground of celebrities and playboys, and the beautiful women working there used it as a jumping-off point for adventure and fame. Through first-hand stories and more than 400 images, this book documents the history, allure, and enduring legacy of the mid-twentieth-century Tiki era. Focusing on the period 1955 to 1971, it is the story of how the Mai-Kai and its iconic elements came to exist, and the men and women who shaped it and went on to shape the world. Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mai-Kai is the only place on earth that still serves the Rum Rhapsodies that kicked off that indulgent era.Tim "Swanky" Glazner has been collecting and researching mid-century paraphernalia for decades. He has shared his knowledge in documentaries, articles, seminars, and other media. He is an expert on the Tiki era-its music, cocktails, ephemera, and history.
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Harlem Street Portraits, Harvey Stein, with essays by Herb Boyd & Miss Rosen
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Well-known New York photographer Harvey Stein documents the humanity and spirit of the people of Harlem in 166 beautiful black and white photographs taken over 23 years, from 1990 to 2013. The images are mostly close-up portraits that reveal the friendliness and warmth of this city's inhabitants, the vibrant and bustling vitality of the area, and the changing nature of the neighborhood. What may at first appear to be a casual encounter becomes a personal, intimate record, a meaningful collaboration between photographer and subject. With a population of nearly half a million people, Harlem is America's most celebrated African-American neighborhood. Its rich past and historical importance have made a unique contribution to our national popular culture. Stein's photographs capture and celebrate the Harlem spirit.Harvey Stein is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author, and curator based in New York City. He teaches at the International Center of Photography and is a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad. He has curated more than two dozen exhibits since 2007 and is the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York City's East Village. He has also been a member of the faculty of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Drew University, New School University, The School of Visual Arts, and the University of Bridgeport. A recipient of a Creative Arts Public Service (CAPS) fellowship and numerous artist in residency grants, Stein's other photography books include Coney Island 40 Years (2011), Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life (2006), Coney Island (1998), Artists Observed (1986) and Parallels: A Look at Twins (1978). Stein's photographs and portfolios have been published in such periodicals as The New Yorker, Time, Life, Esquire, American Heritage, Forbes, Smithsonian, and all the major photography magazines. Stein's photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe-75 one-person and over 150 group shows to date. His photographs are in more than 50 permanent collections, including The George Eastman House, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), the Denver Museum of Art, and the International Center of Photography. Harvey Stein, who has portrayed the life and concerns of people all over the world over a long career, started photographing Harlem, a five-minute subway ride from his home, in the hopes of learning about what makes it so unique.
The Meaning of Icons by Leonid Ouspensky, Vladimir Lossky Hardcover
The Meaning of Icons by Leonid Ouspensky... $169.49
Includes 160 pages of text with drawings, 13 black and white, and 51 full-color pages. In the last decades, the art of icons has gained increased attention. Once icons were passed over by the art critics, or at most classified as popular art, although painters such as Matisse or Picasso went to Russia especially for the sake of studying this art. Most recently many books have been published on icon painting. Yet the present work is the first of its kind to give a reliable introduction into the spiritual background of this art. The nature of the icon cannot be grasped by means of pure art criticism, nor by the adoption of a sentimental point of view. Its forms are based on the wisdom contained in the theological and liturgical writings of the Eastern Orthodox Church and are intimately bound up with the experience of contemplative life. This introduction into the meaning and the language of the icons imparts to us in an admirable way the spiritual conceptions of the Eastern Orthodox Church which are often so foreign to us, but without the knowledge of which we cannot possibly understand the world of the icon. The theological justification of the icon was derived by the Seventh Ecumenical Council from the fact of the Incarnation of God. God became human for the elation and deification of Man. This deification becomes visible in the saints. The Byzantine theologian often sets the calling of an icon painter on an equal level with that of a priest. Devoted to the service of a more sublime reality, he exercises his objective duty the same way as the liturgical priest. The "spiritual genuineness" of the icon, the cryptic, almost sacral power to convince, is not alone due to accurate observation of the iconographic canon, but also the ascetic fervor of the painter. This work includes a very interesting section on the technique of icon painting followed by the main part of the book, in which both authors describe the most important types of icons. Apart from a detailed description of the icon screen (iconostas) of the Russian Church, 58 types are explained with the aid of an equal number of illustrations, amongst which there are alone 10 various representatives of the virgin. Special mention is due to 51 icons reproduced in their complete colorful splendor. The section of subjects made in order to reveal the main features of Orthodox iconography was naturally limited to the examples available outside of Russia. However, this does not diminish the value of the book; on the contrary, it led to the reproduction of many beautiful icons which had never been published before or had been unknown to the wider public. A considerable number of museums and private collectors in Europe and America spontaneously placed their collections at the disposal of the authors. Author: Leonid Ouspensky, Vladimir Lossky Size: 9" x 12" Pages: 222 ALSO AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK
The Meaning of Icons by Leonid Ouspensky, Vladimir Lossky Paperback
The Meaning of Icons by Leonid Ouspensky... $76.49
Includes 160 pages of text with drawings, 13 black and white, and 51 full-color pages. In the last decades, the art of icons has gained increased attention. Once icons were passed over by the art critics, or at most classified as popular art, although painters such as Matisse or Picasso went to Russia especially for the sake of studying this art. Most recently many books have been published on icon painting. Yet the present work is the first of its kind to give a reliable introduction into the spiritual background of this art. The nature of the icon cannot be grasped by means of pure art criticism, nor by the adoption of a sentimental point of view. Its forms are based on the wisdom contained in the theological and liturgical writings of the Eastern Orthodox Church and are intimately bound up with the experience of contemplative life. The introduction into the meaning and the language of the icons by Ouspensky imparts to us in an admirable way the spiritual conceptions of the Eastern Orthodox Church which are often so foreign to us, but without the knowledge of which we cannot possibly understand the world of the icon. "It is not the purpose of the icon to touch its contemplator. Neither is it its purpose to recall one or the other human experience of natural life; it is meant to lead every human sentiment as well as reason and all other qualities of human nature on the way to illumination." "The entire visible world as depicted in the icon is to foreshadow the coming Unity of the whole creation, of the Kingdom of the Holy Ghost." The theological justification of the icon was derived by the Seventh Ecumenical Council from the fact of the Incarnation of God. God became human for the elation and deification of Man. This deification becomes visible in the saints. The Byzantine theologian often sets the calling of an icon painter on an equal level with that of a priest. Devoted to the service of a more sublime reality, he exercises his objective duty the same way as the liturgical priest. The "spiritual genuineness" of the icon, the cryptic, almost sacral power to convince, is not alone due to accurate observation of the iconographic canon, but also the ascetic fervor of the painter. A very interesting section of the technique of icon painting is followed by the main part of the book, in which both authors describe the most important types of icons. Apart from a detailed description of the icon screen (iconostas) of the Russian Church, 58 types are explained with the aid of an equal number of illustrations, amongst which there are alone 10 various representatives of the virgin. Special mention is due to 51 icons reproduced in their complete colorful splendor. The section of subjects made in order to reveal the main features of Orthodox iconography was naturally limited to the examples available outside of Russia. But this not in the least diminishes the value of the book; on the contrary, it led to the reproduction of many beautiful icons which had never been published before or had been unknown to the wider public. A considerable number of museums and private collectors in Europe and America spontaneously placed their collections at the disposal of the authors. ALSO AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER
The Legacy of St Vladimir, John Breck, Fr. John Meyendorff, Eleana Silk
The Legacy of St Vladimir, John Breck, F... $22.00
Since the first centuries of the Christian era, Eastern Christianity has expanded through the various cultures of the Middle East and Eastern Europe, using a variety of languages in its worship and thus allowing native peoples to accept Christianity as their own. Most significant in this expansion was the "Baptism of Rus" which occurred in 988AD, as St Vladimir, prince of Kiev, made Byzantine Orthodox Christianity the official religion of his realm. From Russia, through Alaska, Orthodox Christianity came to North America as well. The missionary dimension of this entire development inspired the dedication of an Orthodox graduate school of theology to St Vladimir in 1938.These twenty papers, written by a diverse group of internationally known theologians, historians, pastors, and musicologists, were presented at an academic symposium held in September 1988 in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of St Vladimir's Seminary. They provide a fascinating picture of the historical, liturgical, social, and spiritual developments which led Orthodox Christians from Byzantium to the modern world.Among the papers included in this volume are: "From Byzantium to the New World" (John Meyendorff), "The Legacy of Sts Cyril and Methodius" (Dimitri Obolensky), "Liturgical Singing or Sacred Music?: Understanding the Aesthetic of the New Russian Choral Music" (Vladimir Morosan), "Flares of Moscow as an Ascetic" (Robert Nichols), "Orthodoxy and the Bible Today" (John Breck), "Orthodox Theology in the West: The Reformation" (Jaroslav Pelikan), "On Ecclesial Conciliarity" (Thomas Hopko), "Orthodoxy and the Evolution of Aleut Culture" (Michael Oleksa), and "Patriarch Tikhon: A Vision of Orthodox Mission in the New World" (Leonid Kishkovsky).Editors: John Breck, Fr. John Meyendorff, Eleana SilkSize: 6" x 9"Pages: 324
Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol. 3 - The Miracles of Jesus
Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol... $42.00
This is the third volume of the six-volume series, Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching. Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev examines the miracles of Jesus in their scriptural and historical context, helping us to understand their deeper meaning and to see how they reveal the true identity of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior.About the Author: Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev has authored numerous works on theology and church history, and is an internationally recognized composer of liturgical music. In the words of Patriarch Alexei II of blessed memory, "His many years of service to the mother church, his rich creative activity, and his broad perspective enable him to present the tradition of the Orthodox Church in all its diversity."Author: Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev
Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol. 2 - The Sermon on the Mount
Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol... $40.00
This is the second volume of the six-volume series Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching. It focuses entirely on the Sermon on the Mount, examining the Beatitudes, the Lord's Prayer, and other teachings of the Lord in light of both current scholarship and the Church's perennial tradition.About the Author: Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev has authored numerous works on theology and church history, and is an internationally recognized composer of liturgical music. In the words of Patriarch Alexei II of blessed memory, "His many years of service to the mother church, his rich creative activity, and his broad perspective enable him to present the tradition of the Orthodox Church in all its diversity."Author: Metropolitan Hilarion AlfeyevPages: 444Size: 6" x 9"
Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol. 1 - The Beginning of the Gospel
Jesus Christ: His Life and Teaching, Vol... $40.00
This series of books on Jesus is not so much for those Christians who are rooted in holy tradition as it is for non-believers, those who doubt and who are hesitant. In the first instance, it may give some answers to those who believe that Jesus never even existed. Secondly, it is for those who believe that Jesus existed but do not believe that he is God. Thirdly, it is for those who perhaps consider themselves Christians but relate to the Gospel narratives skeptically or view the Gospels through the prism of the criticism through which it was subjected in the works of Western specialists in the New Testament in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Ultimately, we would like to answer the main question of what Jesus has brought to people and why he is necessary for people today. - from the Foreword.Author: Metropolitan Hilarion AlfeyevSize: 6" x 9"Pages: 578
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The Art of Seeing: Paradox and Perception in Orthodox Iconography
The Art of Seeing: Paradox and Perceptio... $38.95 $45.99
By: Father Maximos Constas The Art of Seeing explores sacred images in light of Orthodox theology, making special use of perspectives and insights from the patristic interpretation of sacred texts. Drawing on the disciplines of art history, aesthetics, and theology, this innovative study explores the phenomenon of paradox - at once artistic, visual, and cognitive - through which sacred images disturb the eye and provoke the mind to reflection.This book is concerned with the meaning of the icon within the Orthodox tradition and yet yields to none in its scholarly credentials. It is beautifully written: the frequent insights are expressed in compelling language. On page after page, one finds oneself looking at even familiar figures in icons with fresh eyes, often as if seeing them for the first time. The book consists of four lectures, originally given quite separately. Together they make a satisfying book, the unity being provided, not by a series of complementary themes, but by the mind and eye of Fr Maximos.
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Notes on Ecumenism by St. Abba Justin Popovich
Notes on Ecumenism by St. Abba Justin Po... $9.95 $14.95
By: St. Abba Justin Popovich Edited by Bishop Athanasius YevtichTranslated from Serbian by Aleksandra Stojanovich, and proofread by Fr Miroljub Ruzich AbbaJustin's manuscript legacy includes a parcel of sheets/small sheets of paper (in the ¼ A4 size) with the notes on ecumenism. It is easy to perceive that Father Justin while criticizing western type of ecumenism rejects neither the very notion of ecumenism nor the term itself, but rather renders it orthodox, churchifies, christifies, theohumanizes it, and instead of false, bare humanistic [ecumenism], puts forward Orthodox, evangelical, Theanthropic Ecumenism, wherein Christ in the Church, and in the Unity and Catholicity (sobornost) of the Orthodox Church, is in the center of all and everything.The editor of the book presents the Notes authentically, as they are found in the manuscripts. The real Justin is present in these Notes: by his original language, style, literature, polemics, philosophy, theology, and above all by his confession of the God-man Christ and His Church.
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To Christ and the Church: The Divine Eucharist as the All-Encompassing Mystery of the Church
To Christ and the Church: The Divine Euc... $19.95 $24.95
By: Nenad MilosevicThrough his methodical study of the sources (including a considerable number of liturgical manuscripts and texts and a wide range of patristic and other ecclesiastical writings), his careful analysis of the historical evidence, and his judicious interpretation of the liturgical data, Professor Milosevic provides his readers with facts and insights to help them broaden their knowledge, deepen their understanding, and heighten their appreciation of the sacramental life of the Church centered - as the title of his work suggests - on the Divine Liturgy, the sacred rite by which the Orthodox Church celebrates the mystery or sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.Indeed, in the mind, ethos, and practice of the Church, as Professor Milosevic demonstrates with great clarity, the Eucharist was never counted simply as one sacrament among many but as the very source and summit of the Church's life, constitutive of her very being and the essential condition for her growth.To Christ and the Church will become an important manual for the study of the sacraments and their liturgical rites by pastors, seminarians, catechists, and interested laypeople.Language: EnglishNumber of pages: 240
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The Prologue of Ohrid: Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections, and Homilies for Every Day of the Year (Revised and Expanded) Two Volume Set (January - December) 3rd Edition
The Prologue of Ohrid: Lives of Saints, ... $217.00 $249.99
By: St. Nikolai of Ohrid and Zhicha (Velimirovic)Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections, and Homilies for Every Day of the Year (Complete, Amplified, Revised, and Expanded)St Nikolai (1880-1956) has been called the "Serbian Chrysostom" for his theological depth and golden-tongued eloquence. His Prologue has become a much-loved spiritual classic for Orthodox Christians worldwide.In this new edition of the Prologue, a complete, amplified, revised, and expanded English translation has been made available. The editors saw the need to include many saints from among the various Orthodox peoples over the course of the past ninety years who are not found in the original Prologue. Among these new saints are, for example, the holy Elders Porphyrios and Paisios, the holy Bishops John of San Francisco and Mardarije of Libertyville, and thousands of New Martyrs.An inspirational sourcebook of the Orthodox Faith, it contains within its pages a summation of the Church's wisdom and its experience of sanctity through the grace of Christ. Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections, and Homilies are presented for every day of the year. The text of this 1,624-page magnum opus of St. Nikolai has been translated from the Serbian and edited by Bishop Maxim, the clergy and monastics of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America.Nearly ninety years after the release of the first edition of the Prologue of Ohrid, Sebastian Press is publishing a new, complete, amplified, revised, and expanded version! All the names of the known and new saints have been added by the editors. Saint Nikolai of Ohrid and Zhicha (1880-1956) has an ardent desire that the whole world recognizes the Orthodox salvific truth of Christ, Who is revealed and glorified through His Saints. For this reason, he wrote the Prologue of Ohrid, a compendium that includes the Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections, and Homilies for every day of the year.Language: EnglishNumber of pages: Vol 1: 784, Vol 2: 840Published: 2017, Hardbound