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"Obelisk"

♥ Book Title : Obelisk
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link : 026251270X
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780262512701
⊕ Number Pages : Total 383 sheet
♮ News id : ZqXpAAAAMAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "The many meanings of obelisks across nearly forty centuries, from Ancient Egypt(which invented them) to twentieth-century America (which put them in Hollywood epics)."Article| no defined| Statement ..."

"Obelisk"

♥ Book Title : Obelisk
♣ Name Author : Neil Pearson
∞ Launching : 2007
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781846311017
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1846311012
⊕ Number Pages : Total 494 sheet
♮ News id : p_rYXMViLL4C

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Obelisk: A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press details the history of one of the most extraordinary—and controversial—publishing enterprises of the twentieth century. Publisher simultaneously of the infamous novels of the literary elite as well as low-budget erotica and “dirty books,” Jack Kahane’s Obelisk Press published the likes of Henry Miller, James Joyce, Anaïs Nin, and D.H. Lawrence, alongside a lengthy list of censor-baiting eccentrics like N. Reynolds Packard, the New York Daily News’ Rome correspondent and the self-styled “Marco Polo of Sex.” Here, for the first time, is the story of this remarkable venture, which captures some of the twentieth century’s most outrageous literary personalities and their often scandalous exploits, including the failed golf club society magazine run by Nin, Miller, and Lawrence Durrell and the tortured relationship between Obelisk author Marjorie Firminger and Wyndham Lewis. A richly illustrated cultural history of 1920s Paris, a fully-narrated bibliography of works published by an unforgettable literary institution, and a glimpse into the remarkable life of the Press’s creator, Jack Kahane, The Obelisk Press is a publishing event not to be missed by anyone with an interest in twentieth-century literary lives and letters."Article| Neil Pearson| Statement ..."

"Obelisk"

♥ Book Title : Obelisk
♣ Name Author : Judith Kaye Jones
∞ Launching : 1996
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0761504192
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780761504191
⊕ Number Pages : Total 400 sheet
♮ News id : T2L2lAX9UhIC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "A novel based on the computer game of the same name, and featuring time-travel, environmental collapse, and far-future super-villains who raid the world's Egyptology collections. Egyptologist Virginia Alexander is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of treasured artifacts."Article| Judith Kaye Jones| Statement ..."

"Moving the Obelisks:"

♥ Book Title : Moving the Obelisks:
♣ Name Author : Bern Dibner
∞ Launching : 2017-06-28
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781787204812
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1787204812
⊕ Number Pages : Total 73 sheet
♮ News id : BAUqDwAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Dating from the beginning of historical memory, the obelisks of ancient Egypt—those tall, tapering shafts typically weighing from 200 to 500 tons—were carved from a single block of solid stone to commemorate the ruler of the moment. Many of these ancient monoliths, taken from Egypt as trophies of conquest and symbols of power through the efforts of extraordinary human labor and engineering ingenuity, were re-established in the capitals and seats of empire that also inherited Egypt’s burden of civilization. While near the climax of their historical potency, obelisks were erected by Alexandria, Nineveh, Constantinople, Rome, Paris, London, New York, etc. Fascinating as obelisks are as tracers of world history, the methods by which they have been moved and raised from ca. B.C. 1500 to A.D. 1880 (when the New York obelisk was raised) are more interesting still, and this epic history and associated engineering feats are encapsulated in this volume. The book records information, as far as we have it, on the building of the pyramids and the moving of the obelisks, together with various conjectures. What is certain is that the obelisks were moved great distances by man power alone. We do have a full record of the moving of the Vatican obelisk in 1586 from several contemporary accounts, most especially that of the project’s deviser and chief engineer, Domenico Fontana, and this move is the central concern of the book: it details how Fontana, with the enthusiastic backing of Pope Sixtus V, solved the problem by utilizing 48 capstans spread over what is now St. Peter’s Square, turned by the combined muscle power of men and horses. Full accounts are also given of the Paris, London, and New York obelisks. Of particular interest here are the various methods—including a pontoon built around a prone obelisk—by which the monoliths were transported on the high seas. Contemporary engravings are reproduced throughout."Article| Bern Dibner| Statement ..."

"A Short History of the Egyptian Obelisks"

♥ Book Title : A Short History of the Egyptian Obelisks
♣ Name Author : W. Cooper
∞ Launching : 2014-09-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1501076256
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781501076251
⊕ Number Pages : Total 160 sheet
♮ News id : mjfpoQEACAAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "An excerpt from the beginning of Chapter I. Characteristics of an Obelisk: OF all the monuments of Egypt the most striking and the most characteristic are the Obelisk and the Pyramid; both of them solar emblems: the one significant of the rising, and the other of the setting sun; and both alike dating from that pre-historic period of civilization which was in perfection ere the Father of the Faithful had descended from Ur of the Chaldees, or the Turanian races of India were oppressed by their Aryan brethren. For so long a succession of centuries has the Obelisk been admired and copied in the various cities of Africa, Asia, and Europe; Alexandria, Constantinople, and Rome, that the original peculiarities of the structure itself have been occasionally lost sight of: and any single vertical monument that could not be exactly described as a column, has been set down as an obelisk. Hence there is still in popular acceptance some inaccuracy as to the exact form that an obelisk should assume: and it becomes necessary at once to define what an obelisk is, and what it is not as to external form, before we proceed to examine the intention of its symbolism. An obelisk, or tekhen, to give it its Egyptian name, then, is a monument composed of a single quadrangular upright stone, having its four faces inclined towards each other; and in section, all its angles, right angles, and all its sides; parallel to each other ; its height is not less than that of ten diameters, taken at the base; and its apex is abruptly terminated by a small pyramidion, whose faces are inclined at about an angle of sixty degrees. The obelisk is generally supported upon a quadrangular base, the height of which is approximately that of a cube and a half, and which is also, like the obelisk, composed of a single stone, this base is further supported by two broad and deep steps. It is not necessary that the four sides of either obelisk or base ' have in section the same width, provided that each opposite side is exactly equal; but it is necessary that jail the lines of the monument be right lines; and that it should have no more than four sides. A polygonal, or a cylindrical monolith is not an obelisk; on the other hand, obelisks may be either inscribed or uninscribed; but the ornamentation is never in relief, other than the low sunken relief used in Egyptian art, and known as incavo relievo; and the inscription is always vertical with the lines of the monument, and not horizontal. It must be added, also, that entasis or that slight curvature of all long lines, which is so marked a feature in classic architecture, is wholly foreign to the design of an obelisk in the best period of Pharaohnic art."Article| W. Cooper| Statement ..."

"Obelisk"

♥ Book Title : Obelisk
♣ Name Author : no defined
∞ Launching : 2009
◊ Info ISBN Link :
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 383 sheet
♮ News id : PbncN_mAzC8C

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☯ Full Synopsis : "The many meanings of obelisks across nearly forty centuries, from Ancient Egypt(which invented them) to twentieth-century America (which put them in Hollywood epics)."Article| no defined| Statement ..."

"The Obelisk"

♥ Book Title : The Obelisk
♣ Name Author : Hargrave Jennings
∞ Launching : 2003-04-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0766147959
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780766147959
⊕ Number Pages : Total 72 sheet
♮ News id : 6bYJBZjadNYC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "1877. Notices of the origin, purpose and history of obelisks. Jennings discusses the origin, meaning, purpose and history of not only obelisks, but monoliths in general. He talks of the principle obelisks and monolithic votive stones and their transport to several sites, as well as the connection of these stupendous monuments with the religions of antiquity and with faith in general."Article| Hargrave Jennings| Statement ..."

"The Obelisk - The Discovery_Paperback Book"

♥ Book Title : The Obelisk - The Discovery_Paperback Book
♣ Name Author : Ahmed Gabr
∞ Launching :
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781387137169
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1387137166
⊕ Number Pages : Total 233 sheet
♮ News id : 5UgxDwAAQBAJ

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"Obelisk"

♥ Book Title : Obelisk
♣ Name Author : Neil Pearson
∞ Launching : 2007
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781846311017
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1846311012
⊕ Number Pages : Total 494 sheet
♮ News id : p_rYXMViLL4C

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Obelisk: A History of Jack Kahane and the Obelisk Press details the history of one of the most extraordinary—and controversial—publishing enterprises of the twentieth century. Publisher simultaneously of the infamous novels of the literary elite as well as low-budget erotica and “dirty books,” Jack Kahane’s Obelisk Press published the likes of Henry Miller, James Joyce, Anaïs Nin, and D.H. Lawrence, alongside a lengthy list of censor-baiting eccentrics like N. Reynolds Packard, the New York Daily News’ Rome correspondent and the self-styled “Marco Polo of Sex.” Here, for the first time, is the story of this remarkable venture, which captures some of the twentieth century’s most outrageous literary personalities and their often scandalous exploits, including the failed golf club society magazine run by Nin, Miller, and Lawrence Durrell and the tortured relationship between Obelisk author Marjorie Firminger and Wyndham Lewis. A richly illustrated cultural history of 1920s Paris, a fully-narrated bibliography of works published by an unforgettable literary institution, and a glimpse into the remarkable life of the Press’s creator, Jack Kahane, The Obelisk Press is a publishing event not to be missed by anyone with an interest in twentieth-century literary lives and letters."Article| Neil Pearson| Statement ..."

"Keepers of the obelisk"

♥ Book Title : Keepers of the obelisk
♣ Name Author : Howard Shaw
∞ Launching : 1968
◊ Info ISBN Link : UCAL:$B451262
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 250 sheet
♮ News id : a-I9AQAAIAAJ

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"The Obelisk"

♥ Book Title : The Obelisk
♣ Name Author : Howard Gordon
∞ Launching : 2011-01-20
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781847379054
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1847379052
⊕ Number Pages : Total 336 sheet
♮ News id : _JyNO3vOmbgC

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Gideon Davis, whose behind-the-scenes negotiating skills have earned him the role of peacemaker in conflicts around the globe, knows more about hush-hush discussions in Capitol corridors than he does about hand-to-hand combat. What's more, he's sworn off guns in the aftermath of his parents' tragic death when he was a young boy. But his more practical, tactical skills become vital when he's called upon by family friend and government big-wig Earl Parker in an effort to bring in a rogue agent - Gideon's own brother Tillman. Gideon is transported from a DC awards dinner to the jungles of the oil-rich nation of Mohan where Tillman has promised to give himself up. But on his arrival in Mohan, plans go immediately awry and he must evade hostile locals to make his way to the Obelisk - a state-of-the-art oil rig which has been seized by terrorists. Both Tillman and Parker are aboard the rig - one as a terrorist, the other a hostage. With the help of rig manager Kate Murphy, Gideon launches a rescue operation. But those he'd counted on as friends are enemies. If he is to succeed, and save the world from catastrophe, he must uncover the true loyalties of those nearest and dearest to him and learn the truth about the events of his past."Article| Howard Gordon| Statement ..."

"The Obelisk"

♥ Book Title : The Obelisk
♣ Name Author : Richard Barnes
∞ Launching : 2004
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105119823529
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 192 sheet
♮ News id : 3e0WAQAAIAAJ

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