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Fundamentals of polymer science : an introductory text / by Painter, Paul C.; Coleman, Michael M.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.The nature of polmeric materials -- Polymersynthesis --  Kinetics of step-grown and addition polymerization -- Statistics of step-growth polymerizations --  Copolymerization -- Spectroscopy and the characterization of chain structure --  Structure -- Crystallization, melting and the glass transition -- Thermodynamics of polymer solutions and blends -- Molecular weight and branching -- Mechanical and rhelogical properties.  Now in its second edition, this widely used text provides a unique presentation of today's polymer science. It is both comprehensive and readable. The authors are leading educators in this field with extensive background in industrial and academic polymer research.The text starts with a description of the types of microstructures found in polymer materials. This forms the basis of understanding some of the key features of the various mechanisms of homopolymerization and copolymerization that are discussed in following chapters. Also discussed in these chapters are the kinetics and statistics of polymerization with a separate chapter on the characterization of chain structure by spectroscopic methods.The next part of the text deals with chain conformation, structure and morphology, leading to a discussion of crystallization, melting and glass transition. The discussion then moves from solid state to solution properties where solution thermodynamics is introduced. This provides the basis for discussion of the measurement of molecular weight by various solution methods.The final chapter deals with mechanical and rheological properties, which are discussed from a phenomenological continuum approach and then in terms of a fundamental molecular perspective.Altogether, the text provides a comprehensive, lucid introduction to today's polymer science as a foundation to the R&D of polymeric materials. More than 200 schematics and other figures illustrate key concepts and important aspects of polymeric materials. The text will be useful as an update for polymer and other materials scientists in industry, and as an introduction to engineers working with polymeric materials who would benefit from a better understanding of polymer science basics.
Subjects: Polymers.; Polymerization.;
© ©1997., CRC Press,
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The history of White people / by Painter, Nell Irvin.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-456) and index.Introduction -- Greeks and scythians -- Romans, Celts, Gauls, and Germani -- White slavery -- White slavery as beauty ideal -- The White beauty ideal as science -- Johann Friedrich Blumenbach names White people "caucasian" -- Germaine de staèl's German lessons -- Early American White people observed -- The first alien wave -- The education of Ralph Waldo Emerson -- English traits -- Emerson in the history of American White people -- The American school of anthropology -- The second enlargement of American whiteness -- William Z. Ripley and the races of Europe -- Franz Boas, dissenter -- Roosevelt, Ross, and race suicide -- The discovery of degenerate families -- From degenerate families to sterilization -- Intelligence testing of new immigrants -- The great unrest -- The melting pot a failure? -- Anthroposociology : the science of alien races -- Refuting racial science -- A new White race politics -- The third enlargement of American whiteness -- Black nationalism and White ethnics -- The fourth great enlargement of American whiteness.Historian Painter centers her momentous study of racial classification on the slave trade and the nation-building efforts which dominated the United States in the 18th century, when thinkers led by Ralph Waldo Emerson strove to explain the rapid progress of America within the context of white superiority. Her research is filled with frequent, startling realizations about how tenuous and temporary our racial classifications really are.
Subjects: Whites; Whites;
© c2010., W.W. Norton,
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The painterly approach : an artist's guide to seeing, painting and expressing / by Rohm, Bob.;
Materials: Discover the materials and equipment necessary for a painterly approach -- Painterly approach: Bring a natural and emotional feeling to your work -- Fundamentals to the painterly approach: Keys to using composition, value, color and mood in a painterly way -- Painterly process: How you construct a painting determines your success in executing your idea -- Beyond the fundamentals: Painting is a series of choices: what to see, what to include, how to represent it and how to express it.
Subjects: Painting;
© c2008., North Light Books,
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Folk painters of America / by Bishop, Robert Charles.dn;
Bibliography: p. 249-250.
Subjects: Painting, American.; Primitivism in art; Folk art;
© 1983, c1979., Greenwich House : Distributed by Crown Publishers,
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Self-portraits / by Rebel, Ernst.; Wolf, Norbert,1949-editor.;
Me, myself, and IIs a self-portrait of an artist a medium of reflection--or is it merely a black void, the 'false mirror, ' as the surrealist Rene Magritte entitled his 1928 painting of an eye? Do self-portraits reveal how artists see themselves, or how they wish others would see them? From the 15th century to today, this collection brings together many of the best examples of self-portraiture in art history whilst exploring these and many more questions pertaining to the art of self-reflection.Featured artists: Meister Gerlachus, Fra Filippo Lippi, Albrecht Durer, Giorgione, Parmigianino, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Salvator Rosa, Nicolas Poussin, David Bailly, Diego Da Silva Y Velazquez, Rembrandt Harmensz. Van Rijn, Rosalba Carriera, Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin, Francisco De Goya, Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, James Ensor, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Frida Kahlo, Felix Nussbaum, Max Beckmann, Diego Rivera, Salvador Dali, Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Albert Oehlen, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, and Gerhard Richter About the series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Genre series features: approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captions a detailed illustrated introduction plus a timeline of the most important political, cultural, and social events that took place during that period a selection of the most important works of the epoch, each presented on a 2-page spread with a full-page image and accompanying interpretation, as well as a portrait and brief biography of the artist.Master Gerlachus -- Fra Filippo Lippi -- Albrecht Durer -- Giorgione -- Parmigianino -- Michelangelo -- Caravaggio -- Peter Paul Rubens -- Salvator Rosa -- Nicolas Poussin -- David Bailly -- Diego Velazquez -- Rembrandt -- Rosalba Carriera -- Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin -- Francisco de Goya -- Van Gough -- Edvard Munch -- James Ensor -- Picasso -- Egon Schiele -- Ernst Ludwig Kirchner -- Frida Kahlo -- Felix Nussbaum -- Max Beckmann -- Diego Rivera -- Salvador Dali -- Lucian Freud -- Andy Warhol -- Francis Bacon -- David Hockney -- Albert Oehlen -- Gerhard Richter.
Subjects: Self-portraits.; Painters;
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Renoir : an intimate biography / by White, Barbara Ehrlich.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-419) and index.Renoir became hugely popular despite great obstacles: thirty years of poverty followed by thirty years of progressive paralysis of his fingers. Despite these hardships, much of his work is optimistic, even joyful. Close friends who contributed money, contacts, and companionship enabled him to overcome these challenges to create more than 4,000 paintings. Renoir had intimate relationships with fellow artists (Caillebotte, Cezanne, Monet, and Morisot), with his dealers and with his models . Barbara Ehrlich White's lifetime of research informs this fascinating biography that challenges common misconceptions surrounding Renoir's reputation. Since 1961 White has studied more than 3,000 letters relating to Renoir and gained unique insight into his personality and character. 'Renoir' provides an unparalleled and intimate portrait of this complex artist through images of his own iconic paintings, his own words, and the words of his contemporaries.1841-77 -- 1878-84 -- 1885-93 -- 1894-1900 -- 1901-09 -- 1910-15 -- 1915-19.
Subjects: Biographies.; Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919.; Painters; Painters;
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The philosopher, the priest, and the painter : a portrait of Descartes / by Nadler, Steven M.,1958-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-225) and index.A unique combination of philosophy, biography, and art history. The philosopher, the priest, and the painter investigates the remarkable individuals and the circumstances behind a small portrait."In the Louvre museum hangs a portrait of a middle-aged man with long dark hair, a mustache, and heavy-lidded eyes, and he is dressed in the starched white collar and black coat of the typical Dutch burgher. The painting is now the iconic image of René Descartes, the great seventeenth-century French philosopher. And the painter of the work? The Dutch master Frans Hals--or so it was long believed, until the work was downgraded to a copy of an original. But where, then, is the authentic version located, and who painted it? Is the man in the painting--and in its original--really Descartes? A unique combination of philosophy, biography, and art history, The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter investigates the remarkable individuals and circumstances behind a small portrait. Through this image--and the intersecting lives of a brilliant philosopher, a Catholic priest, and a gifted painter--Steven Nadler opens up a fascinating portal into Descartes's life and times, skillfully presenting an accessible introduction to Descartes's philosophical and scientific ideas, and an illuminating tour of the volatile political and religious environment of the Dutch Golden Age. As Nadler shows, Descartes's innovative ideas about the world, about human nature and knowledge, and about philosophy itself, stirred great controversy. Philosophical and theological critics vigorously opposed his views, and civil and ecclesiastic authorities condemned his writings. Nevertheless, Descartes's thought came to dominate the philosophical world of the period, and can rightly be called the philosophy of the seventeenth century." -- Publisher's description.
Subjects: Descartes, René, 1596-1650.; Hals, Frans, 1584-1666.; Philosophers; Philosophy, Modern.;
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The fabulous life of Diego Rivera. by Wolfe, Bertram David,1896-1977.;
Bibliography: p. 433-442.
Subjects: Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957.; Painters;
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The botanical palette : color for the botanical painter / by Stevens, Margaret,1937-; Society of Botanical Artists.;
Subjects: Botanical illustration; Botanical illustration.; Painting; Plants; Color in art.; Flowers in art.;
© c2007., Collins,
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Monet / by Gordon, Robert,1946-cn; Forge, Andrew.cn; Monet, Claude,1840-1926.cn;
Bibliography: p. 295-297.
Subjects: Monet, Claude, 1840-1926.; Painters;
© 1983., Abrams
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