Author: Margaret C. Flinn
Publisher: Oxford University Press
From the fleetingly captured street scenes of the city symphony, to the meticulously reconstructed studio city of musical comedies; from the propagandistic Popular Front documentaries about construction workers, to poetic realism's bittersweet portraits of populist neighborhoods: The Social Architecture of French Cinema explores the construction, representation and experience of spaces and places in documentary and realist films of the French 1930s. In this book, Margaret C. Flinn tracks the relation between the emergent techniques of French sound cinema and its thematic, social and political preoccupations through analysis of discourse in contemporary press, theoretical texts and through readings of films themselves. New light is shed on works of canonical directors such as Renoir, Clair, Vigo and Duvivier by their consideration in relationship to little known documentary films of the era. Flinn argues that film has a readable architecture - a configuration of narrative and representations that informs, explains, and creates social identities, while reflecting upon the position of individuals within their societies.
Author: Albert Valdman, Kevin J. Rottet
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes the current usage of French-speaking peoples in the five broad regions of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River, the central area, the north, and the western prairie. Data were collected during interviews from at least five persons in each of twenty-four areas in these regions. In addition to the data collected from fieldwork, the dictionary contains material compiled from existing lexical inventories, from texts published after 1930, and from archival recordings. The new authoritative resource, the DLF not only contains the largest number of words and expressions but also provides the most complete information available for each entry. Entries include the word in the conventional French spelling, the pronunciation (including attested variants), the part of speech classification, the English equivalent, and the word's use in common phrases. The DLF features a wealth of illustrative examples derived from fieldwork and textual sources and identification of the parish where the entry was collected or the source from which it was compiled. An English-to-Louisiana French index enables readers to find out how particular notions would be expressed in la Louisiane .
Author: Jean-François Bédard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book features an extraordinary album of ornament designs by the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672?1742). For the first time, this publication reproduces in their initial state the embellishments Oppenord drew over the first French edition of Cesare Ripa's Iconologia. In lieu of a haphazard succession of sketches, it reveals Oppenord's fascinating interplay between text, engraved and drawn images, one patterned on the art of conversation and the linguistic games cultivated in elite Parisian circles.
Author: Nicolae Sfetcu
Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu
Bilingual English/French Book (Livre bilingue anglais/français) French Riviera is one of the first modern resort areas. It began as a winter health resort at the end of the 18th century. With the arrival of the railway it became the playground and vacation spot of British, Russian, and other aristocrats, such as Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, when he was Prince of Wales. In the summer, it also played home to many members of the Rothschild family. In the first half of the 20th century, it was frequented by artists and writers, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Edith Wharton, Somerset Maugham, and Aldous Huxley, as well as wealthy Americans and Europeans. After World War II, it became a popular tourist destination and convention site. Many celebrities, such as Elton John and Brigitte Bardot, have homes in the region. The French Riviera is a major yachting and cruising area with several marinas along its coast. According to the Côte d'Azur Economic Development Agency, each year the Riviera hosts 50% of the world's superyacht fleet, with 90% of all superyachts visiting the region's coast at least once in their lifetime. As a tourist centre it benefits from 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 kilometres (71 mi) of coastline and beaches, 18 golf courses, 14 ski resorts and 3,000 restaurants. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco or the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other less well known attractions, such as the perched villages of Eze and Gourdon, the perfumeries of Grasse and the glass blowers of Biot, the potters in Vallauris. The Riviera has been the inspiration for many well-known artists such as Picasso and many of their works are on display in local museums and art galleries. For sponsorship opportunities please contact me. (La Côte d'Azur est l'un des premiers station balnéaire moderne. Il a commencé comme une station thermale d'hiver à la fin du 18ème siècle. Avec l'arrivée du chemin de fer dans le milieu du 19e siècle, il est devenu l'endroit aire de jeux et de vacances d'aristocrates britanniques, russes et autres, telles que la reine Victoria et le roi Edouard VII, quand il était prince de Galles. En été, il a aussi joué à la maison à beaucoup de membres de la famille Rothschild. Dans la première moitié du 20e siècle, il a été fréquenté par des artistes et des écrivains, comme Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Edith Wharton, Somerset Maugham et Aldous Huxley, ainsi que des riches Américains et Européens. Après la Seconde Guerre mondiale, il est devenu une destination touristique populaire et lieu du congrès. De nombreuses célébrités, comme Elton John et Brigitte Bardot, ont des maisons dans la région. La Côte d'Azur est une voile principale et une zone de croisière, avec plusieurs marinas le long de ses côtes. Selon l'Agence de Développement Economique de la Côte d'Azur, chaque année, la Côte d'Azur accueille 50% de la flotte de superyacht du monde, avec 90% de tous les superyachts visitant la côte au moins une fois dans leur vie. En tant que centre touristique il bénéficie de 300 jours de soleil par an, à 115 kilomètres (71 miles) de côtes et de plages, 18 parcours de golf, 14 stations de ski et 3.000 restaurants. Bien que la Côte d'Azur est célèbre pour le glamour de Saint-Tropez, Monaco ou le Festival de Cannes, il y a de nombreuses autres attractions moins bien connus, tels que les villages perchés de Eze et Gourdon, les parfumeries de Grasse et les souffleurs de verre de Biot, les potiers de Vallauris. La Côte d'Azur a été l'inspiration pour de nombreux artistes bien connus tels que Picasso et beaucoup de leurs œuvres sont exposées dans les musées et galeries d'art. Pour les possibilités de parrainage veuillez me contacter.)
Author: Glanville Price
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Characterized by clear and accessible explanations, numerous examples and sample sentences, a new section on register and tone, and useful appendices covering topics including age and time, A Comprehensive French Grammar, Sixth Edition is an indispensable tool for advanced students of French language and literature. A revised edition of this established, bestselling French grammar Includes a new section on register and medium and offers expanded treatment of French punctuation Features numerous examples and sample sentences, and useful appendices covering topics including age, time, and dimension, all available in an easily-navigable format Written by renowned French scholar, Glanville Price