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Viareggio, Lucca, Florence, Siena and Chianti are just some of the Tuscan …

Driving alongside the town's impressive promenade, to our five-star Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, even the most ardent of philistines would have struggled to appreciate the striking, ubiquitous Art Nouveau/Liberty-style buildings which flank it. I …

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Review: Hitler's First Victims

His superior, chief prosecutor Karl Wintersberger, disagreed, and there the matter rested, to Hartinger's disgust. But not for long,: over the next few weeks, many more such deaths at Dachau – so-called escapes, suicides, or guards "acting in self …

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SuperJeweler expert reveals crafty ways you can save THOUSANDS on engagement ring

With recent research revealing that 65 per cent of women are unhappy with their engagement ring, the pressure is most certainly on for men about to propose to find the perfect design. With so many styles on the market – and over half of women …

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Kamisaka Sekka and Art of Japan: Rimpa and Creativity of New Ideas

In 1910 the Japanese government sent Sekka to the United Kingdom and while he stayed in Glasgow the Art Nouveau style would influenced him greatly. Sekka was also fascinated by Japonisme and he wanted to understand the attraction of Japanese art in …

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New fashion museum to show off gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gowns

You'll soon be able to get an up close look at red carpet gowns worn by Taylor Swift and Oprah Winfrey. The prestigious design school Savannah College of Art and Design, or SCAD, is opening a fashion museum called SCADfash on its Atlanta campus, and …

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What's Happening for September (UPDATED Sept.)

Nostalgia Jewelry class: 1-4 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum or Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for ages 14 and older. Using art nouveau pendants and emblems of bronze and brass. Natural and semi-precious stones, findings and other embellishments are …

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Jewish Book Week 2015: Enjoy that family feeling

Intergenerational narratives weave their way through the festival and the idea for the theme of fathers and daughters arose when Jonathan Sperber's Karl Marx and Rachel Holmes's Eleanor Marx pitched up on my desk. The biography of the lesser-known …

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WatchTime's July-August Issue is On Sale Now!

The July-August 2015 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our cover story on the new Breitling Navitimer 01 46 mm, our massive report on the new watches launched at Baselworld 2015, tests of new …

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Smugglers who drove migrants to their deaths were part of a vast web

On Saturday, a rare media spotlight shined on Kecskemet, a city of art nouveau and domed buildings where the four suspects were taken before a judge in the local courthouse as cameras flashed. The men, three Bulgarians and one Afghan, appeared largely …

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The 'Lady Faberge' Watch Collection for Women

Other notable features include slender lugs in tribute to the first women's watches designed by Peter Carl Faberge. Founded in in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1842, Faberge rose to prominence before the First World War when it created jewelled eggs for …

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Belgium has must-see museums

A former Old England department store once favoured among the city's most fashionable ladies in the early 1900s, its jaw-dropping, metal and glass art nouveau façade promises something unexpected. Each level explores a different musical genre such as …

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The only SS judge who brought Nazis to trial

But in 1943, suddenly recalled by Himmler to join the Reich Criminal Office in Berlin, his pursuit of the camp commandants began, starting with the vile Karl-Otto Koch, who ran, in turn, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald and Majdanek. When Koch was suspected …

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Rolex Modernizes the Day-Date with a New Size and Caliber

Originally introduced in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date was the last flagship model Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf created, and it is considered to be his ultimate achievement. Also known as the “President's watch,” the Day-Date has a rich heritage of being …

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Jean Dujardin fait rire la galerie lors du photocall du nouveau Lelouch (Photos)

La star de The Artist, qui a récemment dit adieu au chien Uggie, a évoqué sa carrière et sa profession de comédien auprès d'étudiants en master class. Là encore, Jean Dujardin n'a pas manqué de faire rire la salle en distillant les bons mots et les …

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh bangle 9ct Gold DWA405 …

Charles Rennie Mackintosh bangle 9ct Gold DWA405. http://www.rennie-mackintosh-jewellery.co.uk/rennie-mackintosh-jewellery/rennie-mackintosh-bangles-p1.shtml. Charles Rennie Mackintosh bangle 9ct Gold DWA405 …

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What's happening on the local art scene this week

Art Nouveau Galleries, works by Harry Boardman, Justin Long, Robert Ciampa, Ward Van Haute, Meghan Reiff and others. 93 South West End Blvd., … Includes paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry, pottery and more. Live music also: Walnut Street …

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Axe-wielding gang busts into David M Robinson

Police are searching for four men who raided watches and jewels worth up to £750,000 from David M. Robinson jewellers in Altrincham yesterday. The gang, dressed in dark jumpsuits and balaclavas, used axes to smash their way into the store at 12.30pm.

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What's Happening for September (UPDATED Sept.)

Nostalgia Jewelry class: 1-4 p.m., Ohr-O'Keefe Museum or Art, 386 Beach Blvd., Biloxi. Designed for ages 14 and older. Using art nouveau pendants and emblems of bronze and brass. Natural and semi-precious stones, findings and other embellishments are …

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Jack is back as the country's favourite boys' name for 2014

Jack is back for the eighth year running as the most popular boy's baby name in Ireland while Emily has again topped the table as Ireland's most popular girl's name. The top five boys' names in 2014 were Jack, James, Daniel, Conor and Sean which, …

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Northern Lights worth braving Norway winter

Alesund, known for its art nouveau architecture, is a storybook town of turrets, spires and colorful wooden fishing boats. From the windy peak of Mount Aksla (418 steps up from town park), I got a panoramic view of it all, crowded onto a giant fishhook …

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mischer'traxler with perrier-jouët debut curiosity cloud at london design …

'we are excited to have mischer'traxler create an installation for champagne perrier-jouët to be housed in the UK for the first time and we are looking forward to seeing how they will showcase the ethos of the house and reflect its art nouveau heritage …

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Friday Flashback: Pera Palace, Where Progress Stayed in Istanbul

The hotel was an Art Nouveau jewelry box designed by architect Alexander Vallaury with a mission from the Wagon-Lits owners to embody the spirit of Progress, just as the Orient Express did. The hotel was a Progressive showcase sporting Turkey's first …

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What Do Historic Buildings Say About Our Connection to the Natural World?

Equally fractal but even more curved are the Art Nouveau buildings from the same period, mainly in Europe, which include masterpieces by Victor Horta in Belgium, including his 1898 atelier, later Musée Horta, in Brussels, and Hector Guimard in France …

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Hong Kong can finish in top three of Queen Sirikit Cup, says Tiffany Chan

Golden girl Tiffany Chan Tsz-ching believes Hong Kong have what it takes to record a best-ever "top-three finish" at the Queen Sirikit Cup at Hong Kong Golf Club this week. Chan, who broke into the top 10 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking late last …

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Lalique new collection – MODE Magazines

From childhood, the French artist jeweller and master glassworker René Lalique (1860-1945) spent his holidays in the Champagne region and was fascinated by its surroundings. Like a true naturalist, he conceived a passion …

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NA Office of Duesseldorf Tourism & Airport Announce: Duesseldorf Celebrates …

Among the highlights of Düsseldorf's cultural event calendar this fall are two major annual festivals that differ in the art forms they present – one features nouveau-cirque and large-scale dance theater and global and classical music productions, the …

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As a New The Girl With … Book Hits Shelves, Stieg Larsson's Partner Continues …

Sixty-one and wearing square-framed glasses, a checked orange shirt, tan jacket, and telltale running shoes, she led me — at a pace that suggested we were being tailed — to the cool, lush garden of the Art-Nouveau central bath. Relaxing into a bench …

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Two teens severely injured in shark attacks off Oak Island

OAK ISLAND — Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beach goers and prompting one shocked witness to compare the scene to the movie "Jaws." …

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Art Is the Way of Life – Part 2

Art Deco was a radical aesthetic style, fashionable in art, architecture, fashion, interior and consumer products design between 1920s and 40s. Well suited to the demands of mass production, it quickly spread around the world from New York to Shanghai.

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Design Spaces: Designers through the ages

Charles Rennie Mackintosh, (1868-1928), was Scottish born and an artist, architect, and furniture designer – he designed in the Art Nouveau style (features flat patterns of twisting plant forms based on nature). His style was strongly influenced by …

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Wood carvings grow in popularity, collectibility

Lamp, electric, two-light, reverse painted shade, shepherd & sheep, umbrella shape, Art Nouveau, Jefferson, 1920s, 23½ x 17 inches, $320. Rookwood, vase, iris glaze, mistletoe design, Laura Lindeman initials, c.1904, 4½ x 3½ inches, $420. Inkwell …

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Geoffrey Munn

And more often than not, it is the affable, forever smiling Geoffrey Munn who reveals the unknown story behind the gem. Munn – a world authority on the jewellery of Faberge – is well used to being stopped in the street by women and asked: "What's this …

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The Ohio Valley Auction

jardinière and pedestal, circa 1902, having a bold Art Nouveau floral design and the legend “The Splendid Raiment of the Spring Peeps Forth,” a line borrowed from English poet Robert Bloomfield. It brought $4200. Jeff Jeffers, Garth's CEO, gave insight …

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Montgomery Museum to open 'Art for Children's Spaces' exhibit

She mentioned, for example, that her lifelong appreciation of the art nouveau movement influenced the ethereal painting she calls “Whoville Revisited.” Morgan's tight-knit family revolves around its love of her children. She feels it is important for …

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Sculpted Style

Less a trend than a design direction, the look can have the swirly lines of art nouveau or the hard edges of Bauhaus. Vanguard's Spot table is modern contemporary with an ancient Japanese wood treatment called Sho Sugi Ban. Controlled scorching of the …

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