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Firebirds Soaring: An Anthology of Original Speculative Fiction, ...

Firebird, 2009

First Firebirds . Then Firebirds Rising . Now there is Firebirds Soaring , the third anthology of original stories by some of today?s finest writers of fantasy and science fiction. These authors, including Nancy Farmer ( The Sea of Trolls ), Ellen Klages ( The Green Glass Sea ), Margo Lanagan ( Black Juice ), and Jane Yolen ( The Devil?s Arithmetic ), have brought new worlds and Old Magic to life in nineteen remarkable pieces of short ...
  
  











  



  
Ratha's Challenge (Named)
Clare Bell

Imaginator Press, 2011

The Named believe that they are the only cats who can think and speak, so they are shocked and intrigued to discover a mammoth-hunting tribe of cats who also speak. The other tribe, united in a kind of group mind, is so different that understanding them appears impossible, and conflict threatens. Should Ratha increase her efforts to talk to these strange cats, or should she destroy them with the Red Tongue so the Named can take their mammoths? ...
  
  











  



  
Ratha's Courage (The Named, Book 5)
Clare Bell

Imaginator Press, 2008

Ratha and her clan, the Named, are sentient prehistoric big cats. In Ratha s Courage, the fifth book in the Named series, Ratha extends the use of the Red Tongue fire to a hunter tribe. One of the hunters ignites a blaze that sets off a devastating conflict between the two clans. Now Ratha must find the courage within herself to set it right. Ratha's Courage is the newest book in the series since 1994.
  
  











  



  
Tomorrow's Sphinx
Clare Bell

Margaret K. McElderry, 1986

Two unusual black cheetahs share a mental link, one cat coming from the past to reveal scenes from his life with the young pharaoh Tutankhamen, and one struggling to survive in a future world ravaged by ecological disaster.
  
  











  



  
Ratha's Creature: The First Book of the Named
Clare Bell

Imaginator Press, 2011

Ratha is a young herder of the Named, a clan of intelligent prehistoric wild cats who keep deer and horses. The Named fight for survival against Un-Named cats, enemies who raid clan herds. Meoran, leader of the Named, claims that the Un-Named are no more intelligent than herd animals, and Ratha believes him, until a clash with an Un-Named raider who taunts her in Named speech forces her to question everything. Then Ratha tames a power that ...
  
  











  



  
The Kite Princess
Juliet Clare Bell

Barefoot Books, 2012

Princess Cinnamon Stitch is a tomboy who has no interest in courtly life. To her parents' dismay, she cartwheels through puddles and dances with flea-ridden cats. Discover how she succeeds in teaching the king and queen that there are more important things in life than decorum and show. Laura-Kate Chapman's eye popping artwork makes this rhythmic text soar.
  
  











  



  
Hirschfeld's New York
Frank Rich

Harry N. Abrams, 2001

"A Hirschfeld vibrates and "pops," capturing a fleeting moment, and never looks back." -Frank Rich Remarkable for their movement and expression, conveyed with only a few well- placed strokes of a pen, the drawings of Al Hirschfeld (b. 1903) have beguiled the American public for nearly 80 years. His deft technical mastery and droll wit have earned him wide recognition as one of the top caricaturists of all time. Coinciding with an exhibition ...
  
  











  



  
Lichtenstein Sculptor
Clare Bell, Ian Wallace

Skira, 2013

An exceptional selection of Lichtenstein’s sculptures from 1968 to the end of the artist’s life, from early ceramic sculptures to large-scale public works. The planned exhibition at the Fondazione Vedova in Venice (Biennale Arte 2013) will encompass Roy Lichtenstein’s sculptural production throughout his career, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s, covering the influential artist’s sculptural œuvre in ceramic, bronze, wood, ...
  
  











  



  
Clan Ground (Named)
Clare Bell

Imaginator Press, 2011

When Ratha admits an Un-Named stranger to the clan, he brings a change as great as Ratha's taming of fire. Does the orange-eyed newcomer understand the power of Ratha's fire-creature—and the hearts of her people—better than she does? Worship and control of fire may strengthen the Named and expand their domain, yet subjugation to the Red Tongue's tyranny threatens to diminish them. The herding teacher, Thakur, offers a gentler alternative, ...
  
  











  



  
Ratha and Thistle-Chaser (Named)
Clare Bell

Imaginator Press, 2011

Maimed and traumatized by a childhood incident too frightening to remember, a solitary cat named Newt struggles to survive, haunted by nightmares of a huge monster she calls the Dreambiter. In spite of the trauma, Newt lives a peaceful life in harmony with the sea creatures of her ocean beach. When the Named arrive on her beach in search of a temporary refuge from drought, Newt clashes with Ratha, leader of the Named, over the sea animals that ...
  
  











  



  
Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective
Sheena Wagstaff, James Rondeau

Art Institute of Chicago / Yale University Press, 2012

Selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 in the Fine Arts Category. The most iconic works of Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) are widely known, reproduced, copied, and even parodied. However, the true diversity and complexity of his oeuvre is little understood, and the full scope of his career is largely absent from the existing literature. Presenting over 130 paintings and sculptures, as well as over thirty seldom- or ...
  
  











  



  
In/Sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present
Danielle Tilkin, Octavio Zaya, ...

Guggenheim Museum, 1996

Presenting the work of 30 diverse photographers from throughout Africa since 1940, this is the complete catalogue of an exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Studio portraits of the 1940s by photographers such as the Ivory Coast's Cornelius Yao Azaglo Augustt, Senegal's Salla Casset and Meissa Gay, and Mali's Seydou Keita depict a period of great transformation in Africa. Examples of the 1950s include work by Bob Gasani, Peter ...
  
  











  



  
Ratha and Thistle-Chaser
Clare L. Bell

Margaret K. McElderry, 1990

Crippled and tortured by paralyzing nightmares, Newt, a solitary cat, finds a new life for herself with the strange tusked creatures of the seashore until her peaceful existence is disrupted by Ratha's scout Thakur who brings welcome companionship but also forces Newt to face her terrifying past.
  
  











  



  
People of the Sky
Clare Bell

e-reads.com, 2009

Old technology survives and even thrives on the challenges of a new planet populated by ancient human spirits. Kesbe Temiya, a freelance flyer, accepts a commission to deliver an ancient-but-restored C-47 (a Gooney Bird in 20th Century parlance, named The Gooney Berg by its new owner) to a collector of rare aircraft on the planet Oneway. Dropped off by a starship, Temiya gets side-tracked by bad weather, rescued by a mysterious figure riding ...
  
  











  



  
The Jaguar Princess
Clare Bell

Tor Books, 1993

Mixcati's people are descended from the Olmec Jaguar Gods and she is fated for great things-both wonderful and dangerous. She can, unexpectedly and without warning, turn into a living, wild Jaguar, just as her ancestors have done since time immemorial. Once stolen into slavery, she must struggle to survive and to learn to fulfill her destiny in an Aztec culture that understands her strength, fears her power and wants her dead. She must face ...
  
  











  



  
Jim Dine: Walking Memory, 1959-1969 (Guggenheim Museum Publications)
Jim Dine, Clare Bell, ...

Guggenheim Museum Pubns, 1899

Jim Dine (b. 1935) is one of America's best-known image-makers. This book, published to accompany the first major exhibition of Dine's work from the 1960s, reproduces a broad selection of his early mixed-media works, paintings, and sculptures. Many of the works featured in this volume contain elements of the now-familiar themes of Dine's career: tools, robes, hearts, palettes, and domestic interiors. Bringing together fascinating performance ...
  
  











  



  
Roy Lichtenstein: The Black-and-White Drawings, 1961-1968
Isabelle Dervaux, Graham Bader, ...

Hatje Cantz, 2010

Between 1961 and 1968, at the height of the Pop art movement, Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) created about 50 large black-and-white drawings. Not only was their imagery, culled from consumer culture, entirely new--baked potatoes, ads for foot medication and BB Guns--but so was their treatment, which drew on the rudimentary character of cheaply printed commercial drawings. Conceived independently from Lichtenstein's paintings, these drawings recast ...
  
  











  



  
Don't Panic, Annika. Juliet Clare Bell and Jennifer Morris
Juliet Clare Bell

Piccadilly Books, 2011
  
  











  



  
Ratha's Challenge: The Fourth Book of the Named
Clare Bell

Firebird, 2007

As Ratha struggles to reconcile with Thistle-chaser, the daughter she once tried to kill, the Named are locked in another struggle when they confront a strange clan of hunter cats who are driven by and completely dependent on the telepathic song of their leader, True-of-voice. When an accident leaves True-of-voice on the brink of death, Ratha must choose whether to destroy or to save the hunters. It is her daughter who has the knowledge to show ...
  
  











  



  
Art Of This Century
Jennifer Blessing, Julia Brown, ...

Guggenheim Museum, 2003

Now in Paperback This lavishly illustrated book explores a century of Modern art through the exceptional holdings of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Engaging, accessible essays introduce a range of art-historical issues, from the depiction of women in Impressionist works to the Guggenheim's influential role in presenting new artistic currents, such as Minimalist, Conceptual and ...
  
  











  








   



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