Satan Ceramics

Author: Tom Sachs
ISBN: 9780979049927
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Satan Ceramics from the Author: Tom Sachs. Produced on the occasion of Satan Ceramics show. Sept. 7th - Oct. 25th, 2014 @ Salon 94 Freeman's New York City

26th Annual Conference On Composites Advanced Ceramics Materials And Structures B

Author: Hua-Tay Lin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470295201
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26th Annual Conference On Composites Advanced Ceramics Materials And Structures B from the Author: Hua-Tay Lin. This volume is part of the Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceeding (CESP) series. This series contains a collection of papers dealing with issues in both traditional ceramics (i.e., glass, whitewares, refractories, and porcelain enamel) and advanced ceramics. Topics covered in the area of advanced ceramic include bioceramics, nanomaterials, composites, solid oxide fuel cells, mechanical properties and structural design, advanced ceramic coatings, ceramic armor, porous ceramics, and more.

Handmade Culture

Author: Morgan Pitelka
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824828851
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Handmade Culture from the Author: Morgan Pitelka. Morgan Pitelka examines raku, one of Japan's most famous arts and a pottery technique practised around the world. He considers four centuries of cultural invention and reinvention during times of both political stasis and socioeconomic upheaval.

Satan S Seed

Author: James Axler
Publisher: Gold Eagle
ISBN: 9780373638550
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Satan S Seed from the Author: James Axler. The Cerberus warriors are confronted by the most terrifying ordeal of their career as they discover dangerous secrets that link alien technology, Nazi time-travel experiments, the occult, and a horrific 260-year-old nightmare that has been brought through time as part of a ruthless quest for ultimate power. Original.

Western Decorative Arts

Author: National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
Publisher: National Gallery of Art
ISBN: 0521470684
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Western Decorative Arts from the Author: National Gallery of Art (U.S.). Catalog of the following works in the National Gallery of Art's collection of decorative arts: Chinese porcelains from the Qing dynasty, Persian and Indian rugs and carpets from the Peter A.B. Widener collection, two Chinese paintings from the 19th century and a 17th century Coromandel lacquer screen.

The Yezidis

Author: Birgül Açikyildiz
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857720619
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The Yezidis from the Author: Birgül Açikyildiz. Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East. The Yezidi faith emerged for the first time in the twelfth century in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq. The religion, which has become notorious for its associations with ‘devil worship’, is in fact an intricate syncretic system of belief, incorporating elements from proto-Indo-European religions, early Iranian faiths like Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism, Sufism and regional paganism like Mithraism. Birgül Açikyildiz here offers a comprehensive appraisal of Yezidi religion, society and culture. Written without presupposing any prior knowledge about Yezidism, and in an accessible and readable style, her book examines Yezidis not only from a religious point of view but as a historical and social phenomenon. She throws light on the origins of Yezidism, and charts its development and changing fortunes - from its beginnings to the present- as part of the general history of the Kurds. Her book is the first to place Yezidism in its complete geographical setting in Northern Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Transcaucasia. The author describes the Yezidi belief system (which considers Tawûsî Melek - the ‘Peacock Angel’ - to be ruler of the earth) and its religious practices and observances, analysing the most important facets of Yezidi religious art and architecture (including funerary monuments and zoomorphic tombstones) and their relationship to their neighbours throughout the Middle East. Açikyildiz also explores the often misunderstood connections between Yezidism and the Satan/Sheitan of Christian and Muslim tradition. Richly illustrated, with accompanying maps, photographs and illustrations, this pioneering book will have strong appeal to all those with an interest in the culture of the Kurds, as well as the wider region.