Chocolate makes you happy! Whether in a cake, or ice-cream or a classical bar of chocolate, it stands for sensual enjoyment and is the favored sweet treat the world over. Chocolate fans will find everything in this book that they always wanted to know about the food of the gods. Chocolate will inform the reader about the origins of chocolate and its history until its industrial production, with extensive and entertaining background information. Approximately 60 recipes prepare a feast of enjoyment. From chocolate cakes to mousse au chocolat, from brownies to parfait and hot chocolate beverages, no wish is left unfulfilled for the worshipper of the dark delicacy. For every recipe there are step-bystep instructions, entertaining short explanations and tips for serving. Chocolate is the perfect book for every chocolate lover!
Thanks to their spirituality, asceticism, technical skills and craftsmanship, the Cistercians became one of the most influential monastic orders of the high Middle Ages. Nine centuries ago, when the dynamic energy of the Benedictine order was threatening to ossify into mere grandeur and formalism, the Cistercians returned to the original holy rules of Benedict of Nursia and working with their hands.
The stone witnesses of this era include majestic monastic buildings. With their austere dignity and sublime absence of decoration, Cistercian ecclesiastical buildings came to stand for awe-inspiring spiritual clarity and purity.
This volume presents masterpieces of Cistercian architecture in France, Great Britain, the German-speaking lands, Portugal, Spain and Italy. The text describes the development of the order and the life of Bernhard of Clairvaux. A selection of original texts, pictures and chronological tables offers information on the artistic and cultural-historical characteristics of the individual monasteries and their inhabitants. An impressive and inspiring oeuvre!
Fauna and Flora
What is the fitting wrapping for which gift? This book gives the answer-and even provides the wrapping material at the same time.Choose from the variety of themes that these beautiful high-quality gift-wrap papers offer-from flowers and ornaments to abstract patterns-and with simple step-by-step instructions learn the optimal way to wrap your gifts. The variety of motifs will more than meet your demands, and turn this booklet itself into an ideal gift.
Joy and Fun Giftwrap
What is the fitting wrapping for which gift? This book gives the answer and even provides the wrapping material at the same time. Choose from the variety of themes that these beautiful high-quality gift-wrap papers offer from flowers and ornaments to abstract patterns and with simple step-bystep instructions learn the optimal way to wrap your gifts. The variety of motifs will more than meet your demands, and turn this booklet itself into an ideal gift.
Madrid and the Prado. Art and Architecture Borngasser Barbara The Prado is without doubt for Madrid what the Louvre is for Paris and the Uffizi for Florence. A guidebook through this museum with a knowledgeable commen-tary is therefore essential for really getting to know Madrid. However, this richly illustrated book not only portrays the city and its art in a dynamic relationship, it also relates a long and checkered history - from its be-ginnings and its charms as a residence, to the Civil War and modern times - expressed in countless churches, buildings, and squares. With this competent and visually discerning book, simply browsing through its pages becomes a culturally pleasant stroll through Madrid's streets.
Malakhov Blum Dieter Vladimir Malakhov - this widely acclaimed winner of numerous prizes and dancer of the century delights his public through the rare combination of technical brilliance and lyrical eloquence. His supple, androgynous body combines power and purity, flash and elegance, melodrama and eye-bobbling academic precision (New York Times) - when he leaps, gravity seems suspended. Yet he remains driven to achieve great purity in his dance. Dieter Blum has succeeded in capturing the movement of this extraordinary artist in photographs that reflect his purity and simultaneously provide a deep insight into the personality of the ensemble.
Masters Of French Art: Ingres
The volumes in this bibliophile series provide unique portraits of European art history. Readers gain fascinating insights into the artists biographies and their styles of working: Dürer and his famous portraits and altarpieces, the vivid rural scenes of Pieter Bruegel, the great painters of the Italian Renaissance and the mysterious chiaroscuro paintings of Caravaggio.