Author: Pieter Estersohn
In Kentucky: Historic Houses and Horse Farms, pre-eminent architectural and interiors photographer Pieter Estersohn guides us through Bluegrass Country, the legendary landscape around Lexington, Kentucky. The wealthiest town west of the Alleghenies prior to the Civil War, Lexington has a rich architectural and cultural history that is manifest in the elegant houses within and around the center. Equally compelling is the equestrian heritage that has made Lexington the “Horse Capital of the World.” Among the properties presented are Ashland, an Italian-inspired villa built for distinguished statesman and orator Henry Clay; Pope Villa, one of only two extant residences by Benjamin Latrobe, the architect of the U.S. Capitol; Waveland, a completely intact Greek Revival estate from the 1830s; and Pleasant Hill, the largest restored Shaker community in the country. Dramatic aerial photographs celebrate the rolling landscape and expansive horse farms, including Gainesway Farm, a 1,500 acre site that has produced an impressive roster of legendary Throughbreds. Kentucky is a multifaceted and compelling portrait of a unique part of our country that combines a reverence for history and Southern traditions of hospitality and generosity with a vital present.
Author: Jon Carloftis, Susan Smith-Durisek, Kathleen Brennan, Melissa Hamilton
21 public and private gardens of Kentucky. This handsome 336-page book is filled with luscious full-color photographs of some of the most beautiful gardens in the Bluegrass State. Written by Jon Carloftis. Photographs by Christopher Hirsheimer.
Author: James Lane Allen
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
All this New-year's Day of 1850 the sun shone cloudless but wrought no thaw. Even the landscapes of frost on the window-panes did not melt a flower, and the little trees still keep their silvery boughs arched high above the jeweled avenues. During the afternoon a lean hare limped twice across the lawn, and there was not a creature stirring to chase it. Now the night is bitter cold, with no sounds outside but the cracking of the porches as they freeze tighter. Even the north wind seems grown too numb to move. I had determined to convert its coarse, big noise into something sweet—as may often be done by a little art with the things of this life—and so stretched a horse-hair above the opening between the window sashes; but the soul of my harp has departed. I hear but the comfortable roar and snap of hickory logs, at long intervals a deeper breath from the dog stretched on his side at my feet, and the crickets under the hearth-stones. They have to thank me for that nook. One chill afternoon I came upon a whole company of them on the western slope of a woodland mound, so lethargic that I thumped them repeatedly before they could so much as get their senses. There was a branch near by, and the smell of mint in the air, so that had they been young Kentuckians one might have had a clew to the situation. With an ear for winter minstrelsy, I brought two home in a handkerchief, and assigned them an elegant suite of apartments under a loose brick. But the finest music in the room is that which streams out to the ear of the spirit in many an exquisite strain from the hanging shelf of books on the opposite wall. Every volume there is an instrument which some melodist of the mind created and set vibrating with music, as a flower shakes out its perfume or a star shakes out its light. Only listen, and they soothe all care, as though the silken-soft leaves of poppies had been made vocal and poured into the ear. Towards dark, having seen to the comfort of a household of kind, faithful fellow-beings, whom man in his vanity calls the lower animals, I went last to walk under the cedars in the front yard, listening to that music which is at once so cheery and so sad—the low chirping of birds at dark winter twilights as they gather in from the frozen fields, from snow-buried shrubbery and hedge-rows, and settle down for the night in the depths of the evergreens, the only refuge from their enemies and shelter from the blast. But this evening they made no ado about their home-coming. To-day perhaps none had ventured forth. I am most uneasy when the red-bird is forced by hunger to leave the covert of his cedars, since he, on the naked or white landscapes of winter, offers the most far-shining and beautiful mark for Death. I stepped across to the tree in which a pair of these birds roost and shook it, to make sure they were at home, and felt relieved when they fluttered into the next with the quick startled notes they utter when aroused.
Author: Ed McClanahan
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Ed McClanahan's hilarious classic introduces us to writers and revolutionaries, hippies and honkies, gurus and go-go girls, barkeeps and barflies, as well as Carlos Toadvine, aka Little Enis, the All-American Left-Handed Upside-down Guitar Player, among the characters he has encountered in thirty peripatetic years of wandering the fringes of the academic and literary worlds from his native Kentucky to the West Coast (where his compatriots included Ken Kesey and Tom Wolfe) and back again.
Author: Frank X. Walker
In this richly imagined collection, Frank X Walker brings to life the mind and heart of legendary African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy (1861-1896). The son of a slave, Murphy rose to the top of thoroughbred racing in a brilliant career that brought him wealth, honor, and international fame. In this unique literary portrait, Walker gives us the voices of Isaac Murphy and his wife Lucy, his mentor Eli Jordan, and his parents James and America Burns. Through their words we follow Murphy's dramatic journey in the post-Civil War South to become America's most celebrated black jockey.
Author: Clarence Chaffee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Lay the groundwork for your success on the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.)! Successful completion of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.) is your key to licensure as a landscape architect. Written by the creator and producer of the L.A.R.E. for the past sixteen years, Everything You Need to Know About the L.A.R.E. will fully prepare you to do your very best on the exam. Drawing on his extensive expertise in both landscape architecture and the L.A.R.E. exam itself, Clarence Chaffee explains how the test is prepared and scored, and what content you can expect on it. He also gives you valuable insight into the exam weighting and strategies you can follow to achieve the maximum score on the test. Chaffee walks you through every step of preparing for the exam, telling you how to: ∗ Sign–up for the exam ∗ Create a personalized strategy for passing the test ∗ Employ specific problem–solving strategies to earn maximum points ∗ Understand the design and weighting of problems ∗ Correctly interpret instructions and codes ∗ Think like a grader ∗ Avoid wasting time on aspects that graders don′t consider There is no more authoritative, easy–to–follow guide to the L.A.R.E. Read it, follow its advice, and you will be confidently prepared to demonstrate all the knowledge and skill needed for the Landscape Architect Registration Exam and receive your license to practice as a Landscape Architect.
Author: Sandra Feinberg, James Robert Keller
Publisher: American Library Association
Provides guidelines and tips for creating a welcoming library space for children and teenagers, covering such concerns as design facilitation, spatial planning, architectural and environmental elements, and mood and ambience.
Author: Daniel Meyer
The Bluegrass State of Kentucky has a macabre assortment of hotels and inns, restaurants, parks, roads and highways, cemeteries, and historic locales that are haunted by ghosts that linger and grow. Examine more than 40 locations providing visitor information--including places to go, things to do, and tasty morsels to eat--as you explore the history, legends, and ghosts of haunted Kentucky. Read about Abraham Lincoln, who dreamed of his own assassination, and a well-wishing female specter at Mark's Feed Store. Visit the Shandies Restaurant where chairs move by themselves, or meet the ghost bride of Cumberland Falls, who rises out of the water on nights of the full moon. Be careful at Child's Branch Bridge where an unfriendly ghost causes drivers to crash, and listen to the murderer at Pioneer Cemetery who screeches in pain before his hanging. A detailed listing of locations will start your ghostly journey of Kentucky. Happy haunting!
Author: Carleton Varney
Publisher: Shannongrove Press, Incorporated
Designer Carleton Varney has gathered his latest and most colorful decorating projects to define once and for all his brand of color magic.
Author: Christopher Rowe
Publisher: Small Beer Press
There are ten stories here including one readers have waited ten long years for: in new novel-la The Border State Rowe revisits the world of his much-lauded story The Voluntary State. Competitive cyclists twins Michael and Maggie have trained all their lives to race internationally. One thing holds them back: their mother who years before crossed the border … into Tennessee. Praise for Christopher Rowe: “Rowe’s stories are the kind of thing you want on a cold, winter’s night when the fire starts burning low. Terrific.” —Justina Robson (Glorious Angels) “As good as he is now, he’ll keep getting better. Read these excellent stories, and see what I mean.”—Jack Womack (Going, Going, Gone) “Rowe’s work might remind you of that of Andy Duncan. Both exemplify an archetypically Southern viewpoint on life’s mysteries, a worldview that admits marvels in the most common of circumstances and narrates those unreal intrusions in a kind of downhome manner that belies real sophistication.”— Asimov’s “As smooth and heady as good Kentucky bourbon.”— Locus Christopher Rowe’s stories have been finalists for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon awards, frequently reprinted, translated into a half-dozen languages, praised by the New York Times Book Review, and long listed in the Best American Short Stories. He holds an MFA from the Bluegrass Writer’s Studio. Rowe and his wife Gwenda Bond co-write the Supernormal Sleuthing Series for children, and reside in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky.
Author: Stephen M. Reed, Warwick M. Bayly, Debra C. Sellon
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Confidently diagnose, treat, and manage patient conditions with the only comprehensive book on the market devoted solely to equine internal medicine. Filled with fully updated content on principles of treatment and contributions from internationally known equine experts, Equine Internal Medicine, 4th Edition focuses on the basic pathophysiologic mechanisms that underlie the development of various equine diseases. A problem-based approach outlines how to apply the latest clinical evidence directly to the conditions you will encounter in practice. A new companion website with over 120 video clips presents diseases and disorders that cannot be explained as well through words Updated information throughout, including the most recent drug information. Current and well-referenced content on equine diseases and treatment techniques cites the latest books and journals. Internationally known equine experts present information on problems affecting horses throughout the world — and provide contributions that enable practitioners and students to approach disease and treatment of equine patients with more authority and understanding. User-friendly exterior and interior design makes the book appealing to both the equine internal medicine practitioner and the veterinary student. Easy-to-find information facilitates a more thorough understanding with minimal frustration. Organized and consistent coverage among chapters allows you to easily find information on a specific topic. NEW! Fully updated and revised sections on disorders and principles of treatment. NEW! Problem-based approach outlines how to apply the latest clinical evidence directly to the conditions you will encounter in practice. NEW! Pathophysiology is emphasized throughout, providing a sound basis for discussions of the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis that follow. NEW! Body systems chapters begin with a thorough discussion of the diagnostic method appropriate to the system, including physical examination, clinical pathology, radiography, endoscopy, and ultrasonography. NEW and UNIQUE! Companion website includes more than 120 video clips linked to content from chapters on cardiovascular and neurologic system disorders. NEW! Flow charts, diagrams, and algorithms clarify complex material.
Author: Adam Christopher
Publisher: Tor Books
It was just another Tuesday morning when she walked into the office—young, as I suspected they all might be, another dark brunette with some assistance and enough eye black to match up to Cleopatra. And who am I? I'm Ray, the world's last robot, famed and feared in equal measure, which suits me just fine—after all, the last place you'd expect to find Hollywood's best hit man is in the plain light of day. Raymond Electromatic is good at his job, the lone employee of the Electromatic Detective Agency—except for Ada, office gal and super-computer, the constant voice in Ray's inner ear. Ray might have taken up a new line of work, but money is money, after all, and he was programmed to make a profit. Besides, with his twenty-four-hour memory-tape limits, he sure can keep a secret. When a familiar-looking woman arrives at the agency wanting to hire Ray to find a missing movie star, he's inclined to tell her to take a hike. But she had the cold hard cash, a demand for total anonymity, and tendency to vanish on her own. Plunged into a glittering world of fame, fortune, and secrecy, Ray uncovers a sinister plot that goes much deeper than the silver screen—and this robot is at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Made to Kill is the thrilling new speculative noir from novelist and comic writer Adam Christopher. Ray Electromatic Mysteries Brisk Money Made to Kill Standard Hollywood Depravity Killing is My Business At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Author: American Institute of Architects
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Architects must be proficient in a variety of business practices to contribute to, manage, or launch a successful firm. They are responsible for the same kind of legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative activities as any other professional. Within these broad categories, however, there are many details, including professional standards and documents, that are unique to the profession of architecture.
Author: Brian Coleman
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Manufactured in Venice, Italy, textiles by Fortuny have borne the standard of quality and excellence for a hundred years. For walls, sofas, pillows, draperies, bed coverings, tablecloths, and even napkins, the sumptuous art of Fortuny textiles has been decorating old world and new world homes for generations. Not everyone can afford Fortuny, but some of those who can have opened their doors so we can take a peek. Through luscious photographs and vivid descriptions, we can almost feel the weave and smell the dyes. Contemporary modern condos, elegant historic homes, and metropolitan apartments all wear Fortuny in luxurious high style.