• Au cours de l'histoire, nombreuses sont les guerres qui changèrent le paysage politique et culturel du monde. Source de bouleversements, de destructions et de violences, elles contribuèrent néanmoins à l'évolution de la création artistique. En effet, malgré les événements traumatisants qu'elles engendrent, les guerres inspirent les artistes depuis toujours. Ces derniers immortalisent ces moments dramatiques en des oeuvres qui sont autant de précieux témoignages pour toutes les générations.

    Ce livre offre au lecteur les illustrations des batailles les plus connues et autres scènes de guerre. Composé de textes d'écrivains célèbres, cet ouvrage s'accompagne, en outre, du texte de référence de Sun Tzu, stratège militaire légendaire de Chine. De l'antique Gaulois agonisant au Guernica de Picasso, ce livre propose un panorama captivant des oeuvres inspirées par les guerres qui façonnèrent l'humanité.

  • Sissie est une jeune orpheline qui rêve de devenir Chanteuse, mais elle devra grandir et persévérer pour devenir une diva ! Sans oublier le retour agaçant de sa rivale, l'ex de son futur mari, une fille insupportable... Les problèmes s'accumulent : la vie du couple est en balance, le voisin est au courant, la belle-mère s'y ingère, y compris les paparazzis... Un roman mené avec beaucoup d humour, qui mêle jalousie et persiflage.
    Biographie de l'auteur :
    Née en 1984, Divine Kanza est éditrice des éditions La lettrine Culture et Journaliste littéraire du magazine La lettrine Culture, mais elle reste avant tout une auteure. Son style d'écriture est cinématographique, loufoque, avec plein d'humour. Elle trouve sa place dans tous les registres littéraires. Son mouvement littéraire est le Burlesque : se traduisant par le cinéma, l'humour, le ton... Elle est également proverbiale et crée ses propres expressions françaises. Ses oeuvres contemporaines et classiques adaptées au style de Voltaire, Molière donnent un grand plaisir aux lecteurs.
    Son proverbe : - Sans l'amour je te hais, même étant borgne, et sans la haine je t'aime au point de ne plus te haïr.








  • Ce voyage vers l'ailleurs ne pouvait se faire qu'en chevauchant Pégase sur la ligne de l'esprit. "Car l'esprit est une droite lancée vers la lumière."


    Frédéric Halbreich nous propose ces"Vues du sol" comme autant de clichés improbables, dans une époque qui ne l'est pas moins.

  • Tu sais, mon vieux Jean-Pierre is inspired by the work of archaeologist Jean-Pierre Chrestien (1949-2008), who worked hand-in-glove with a generation of researchers in helping to unearth unexpected and always interesting aspects of New France.

    Contributions focus first upon the door to New France in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Newfoundland and Acadia. A second set of essays move further up the St. Lawrence and into the heartland of the continent. 

    The final section examines aspects of Canadian culture: popular art, religion and communication. The essays share a curiosity for material culture, a careful regard for detail and nuance that forms the grain of New France studies, and sensitivity to the overall context that is part and parcel of how history
    proceeds on the local or regional scale. 

    Happily we can now dispense with old-fashioned and facile generalizations about the allegedly absent bourgeoisie, the purportedly deficient commercial ethic of the habitants and the so-called underlying military character of the colony and get down the business of understanding real people and their possessions in context.

  • Virginie est à la recherche d'une baby-sitter pour son fils, celle-ci vient de mettre pieds chez elle. Mais, le courant a l'air de mal passer entre les deux. Elles doivent trouver un point concordant pour se rapprocher. Pas facile pour Virginie, puisqu'elle se rend compte que pas mal d'objets ne cessent de disparaître mystérieusement dans sa maison. Où se tourneront ses nombreuses intentions ? Sombre t-elle dans la paranoia ?
    Finalement, elle finit par trouver son coupable.
    Cette nouvelle est à dévorer.
    Biographie :
    Née en 1984, Divine Kanza est éditrice des éditions La lettrine Culture et Journaliste littéraire du magazine La lettrine Culture, mais elle reste avant tout une auteure. Son style d'écriture est cinématographique, loufoque, avec plein d'humour. Elle trouve sa place dans tous les registres littéraires. Son mouvement littéraire est le Burlesque : se traduisant par le cinéma, l'humour, le ton... Elle est également proverbiale et crée ses propres expressions françaises.
    Ses oeuvres contemporaines et classiques adaptées au style de Voltaire, Molière donnent un grand plaisir aux lecteurs.

  • "Women" and "architecture" were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, "it is hardly safe to assert" that a connection even exists between the two words. Some women didn't agree.

    Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart (1823-1902) is credited with works built in the present states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and British Columbia. Born Esther Pariseau in Saint-Elzéar, Québec, the "Mother with a hammer" was honored by the State of Washington as one of two people to represent it in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington, D.C.

    Louise Blanchard Bethune (1856-1913) designed and built works in the Buffalo, New York area, including the Lafayette Hotel, which was one of the eleven most luxurious hotels in the United States when it opened in 1904.

    Mother Joseph's and Louise Bethune's signature buildings, Providence Academy, Vancouver, Washington, and the Lafayette Hotel, Buffalo, New York, are both listed on the United States' National Register of Historic Places. Both buildings are cases of historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

    Bridging disciplines from women's studies, architecture and architectural history to the fascinating past of the Pacific Northwest and Upstate New York, Storming the Old Boys' Citadel sheds new light on North America's common built environment and those who made it.

    In this book, based on years of research and keen story-telling skills, Carla Blank and Tania Martin also breathe new life into the lives and works of two remarkable nineteenth-century women.

  • Voici les poèmes d'un homme hanté par son passé, et celui de son pays. La mémoire est une machine à voyager dans le temps. Le poète revoit les moments privilégiés de son enfance à Saint-Boniface. Il revit les découvertes de Jacques Cartier et les voyages de La Vérendrye...

  • No one knows what happened to the little Princes of the Tower. That's what Dane, Paige, and Jack are told when they start working on a medieval documentary for Dane and Paige's filmmaker father. But then an ancient medallion transports them back to the fifteenth century and gives them a chance to discover the truth about the mysterious disappearance of young King Edward the Fifth and his brother Richard, Duke of York. But they'd better be careful. The princes are definitely in danger, and the person responsible for their disappearance just might decide that their new friends should disappear as well.

  • The discovery of an old book provides more information on the medallion, but Paige and Dane will soon be returning to Canada and know it will be several months before they can make another time trip with their cousin Jack. Then, amidst all the preparations for Grantie Etta's one hundred and fifth birthday party, strange things start to happen. As a result Jack, too, must go to Canada. Once there, it soon becomes apparent that the only way for the Time Rose Travellers to stop the increasingly distressing alterations to their modern-day lives is to venture far into the Okangan Valley's past and locate the syilx girl who has the legendary Arcanus Piece.

  • No one knows what happened to the little Princes of the Tower. That's what Dane, Paige, and Jack are told when they start working on a medieval documentary for Dane and Paige's filmmaker father. But then an ancient medallion transports them back to the fifteenth century and gives them a chance to discover the truth about the mysterious disappearance of young King Edward the Fifth and his brother Richard, Duke of York. But they'd better be careful. The princes are definitely in danger, and the person responsible for their disappearance just might decide that their new friends should disappear as well.

  • After his father's mysterious death, Jasper's world is thrown into chaos. Coded messages, letters penned with invisible ink, and chests of gold appear from unknown sources. Dangerous symbols in unexpected places drag Jasper deeper into a conspiracy not of his making. Torn between his newfound love for a Dutchman's daughter, and his loyalty to the king, Jasper struggles with dark forces. If he ferrets out the plotters that plan to tear England apart, will he lose the one woman he loves?

  • Young Emily Carr has no interest in learning to be a lady. She loves animals and the outdoors, and she is beginning to discover that what she loves most of all is drawing and painting. Will she find a way to develop her talent in the straitlaced world of nineteenth-century Victoria, British Columbia? Discovering Emily is the first of two books in a series. Book two is Emily's Dream

  • In the sequel to Discovering Emily, Emily Carr is determined to become an artist. But her parents have died, and she and her siblings are ruled by the iron-willed eldest, Dede. Dede is more concerned with decorum than with ridiculous dreams and is not averse to punishing Emily severely. In the face of such resistance, and in the conservative climate of nineteenth-century Victoria, Emily must find a way to make her dream come true.

  • December 20, 1943. Two Canadian infantry battalions and a tank regiment stand poised on the outskirts of a small Italian port town. They expect to take Ortona quickly. But the German 1st Parachute Division has other ideas. For reasons unknown, Hitler has ordered Ortona held to the last man. Houses, churches and other buildings are dynamited, clogging the streets with rubble. Germans with machine guns lie in ambush. Snipers slip from one rooftop to another. The Canadians seem to have walked into a death trap. This is a battle fought at close range, often hand to hand. Casualties on both sides are heavy. In the end, raw courage and ingenuity save the Canadians.
    Ortona Street Fight is a riveting telling of what is considered one of the most epic battles that Canadian soldiers have ever fought.

  • The watercolour technique was for a long time the great companion to drawing. A mixture of water and pigments permitting great artistic freedom, it was often employed for preparatory sketches. Albrecht Dürer was one of the first to take advantage of all that watercolour offered. In the 18th century, English artists created of it an autonomous medium freed from academic constraints, an evolution which would have a considerable impact for following generations. Amongst the most famous artists to have produced watercolours, we find Turner, Whistler, Constable, Sargent, Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Klee, and Schiele.

  • The definitive biography of the rock 'n' roll kings of the North
    With extensive, first-hand reflections from Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart, as well as from family, friends, and fellow musicians, Anthem: Rush in the '70s is a detailed portrait of Canada's greatest rock ambassadors. The first of three volumes, Anthem puts the band's catalog, from their self-titled debut to 1978's Hemispheres (the next volume resumes with the release of Permanent Waves) into both Canadian and general pop culture context, and presents the trio of quintessentially dependable, courteous Canucks as generators of incendiary, groundbreaking rock 'n' roll.
    Fighting complacency, provoking thought, and often enraging critics, Rush has been at war with the music industry since 1974, when they were first dismissed as the Led Zeppelin of the north. Anthem, like each volume in this series, celebrates the perseverance of Geddy, Alex, and Neil: three men who maintained their values while operating from a Canadian base, throughout lean years, personal tragedies, and the band's eventual worldwide success.

  • Since The Turkish Bath (1863) by the French painter Ingres, the Far Eastern woman has to many been a symbol of pleasures out of reach or forbidden. Seafaring explorers, military adventurers and simple travellers from Europe over the centuries have all been enthralled by the exotic nature of the oriental woman, her foreignness accentuated by the gentle pallor of her skin. Thus arose the myth that she, of all women, was in possession of the knowledge of certain refined pleasures. Historically, in the traditions of both China and Japan, women have been required to respond at least acquiescently to men's desires. It was part of their upbringing, quite different from the moral taboos decreed on the subject by our Western civilization. This book richly illustrated with colourful Chinese and Japanese prints and ivory carvings, some of considerable antiquity thus figuratively comprises an Oriental hymn to carnal pleasures and to the Game of Love. In a lively and comprehensive text, Professor Hans-Jürgen Dpp reveals the ancient rules that govern relationships between men and women in the Far East while not ignoring the importance of Love.

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