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The Gentle Art of Making Enemies: Illustrated Edition

Vertex Editions is proud to present the only illustrated edition of The Gentle Art of Making Enemies by James McNeill Whistler, with 117 black and white images of paintings, drawings, and etchings by Whistler and a few other artists in his circle. Included is a catalogue of Venice etchings and a catalogue of paintings. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies is a compilation of published articles, essays, and letters documenting the public debate between Whistler and his critics, which attained an infamous reputation for its comically polite insults. This is also the only edition with a comprehensive index which will be useful for art historians, critics, researchers, and students.

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies: As Pleasingly Exemplified in Many Instances, Wherein the Serious Ones of This Earth...Have Been Prettily Spurred on ... Library Collection - Art and Architecture)

The first pages of this 1890 work contain an account of the efforts of various 'pirates' to publish a selection of the letters of James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), and their ultimate frustration. In fact, the American journalist Sheridan Ford had been given informal permission by Whistler, who then changed his mind, decided to publish a book with his own design, and took legal action to suppress Ford's version. The 'prologue' is an extract from the review by Ruskin which led to the famous libel case in which Whistler was paid one farthing in damages, and the first part is a rollicking romp through that trial, with sidenotes designed to undermine the evidence of the various expert witnesses with quotes from their own writings. The book continues in the same vein, with selected correspondence between Whistler and the critics, edited to amuse as well as (perhaps) edify his readers.

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Whistler's Gentle Art, a classic in the literature of insult and denigration, might well be subtitled "The Autobiography of a Hater," for it contains the deadly sarcasm and stinging remarks of one of the wittiest men of the nineteenth century. Whistler not only refused to tolerate misunderstanding by critics and the so-called art-loving public — but launched vicious counterattacks as well. His celebrated passages-at-arms with Oscar Wilde and Swinburne, the terse and penetrating "letters to the editor," his rebuttals to attacks from critics, and biting marginal notes to contemptuous comments on his paintings and hostile reviews (which are also reprinted) are all part of this record of the artist's vendettas.Whistler's most famous battle began when critic John Ruskin saw one of the artist's "Nocturnes" exhibited in Grosvenor Gallery. "I have seen, and heard," wrote Ruskin, "much of cockney impudence before now; but never expected to hear a coxcomb ask two hundred guineas for flinging a pot of paint in the public's face." Whistler was incensed with this criticism, and initiated the famous libel case "Whistler vs. Ruskin." Extracts from the resultant trial record are among the highlights of this book, with Whistler brilliantly annihilating his Philistine critics, but winning only a...

Pogo The Complete Syndicated Comic Strips: Evidence To The Contrary (Vol. 3) (Walt Kelly's Pogo)

It's in this volume (featuring another two years worth of Pogo strips) that we meet one of Walt Kelly's boldest political caricatures. Folks across America had little trouble equating the insidious wildcat Simple J. Malarkey with the ascendant anti-Communist senator, Joseph McCarthy. The subject was sensitive enough that by the following year a Providence, Rhode Island newspaper threatened to drop the strip if Malarkey's face were to appear in it again. Kelly's response? He had Malarkey appear again but put a bag over the character's head for his next appearance. Ergo, his face did not appear. (Typical of Kelly's layers of verbal wit, the character Malarkey was hiding from was a Rhode Island Red hen, referencing both the source of his need to conceal Malarkey and the underlying political controversy.) The entirety of these sequences can be found in this book. But the Malarkey storyline is only a tiny portion of those rich, eventful two years, which include such classic sequences as con-man Seminole Sam's attempts to corner the market on water (which Porkypine's Uncle Baldwin tries to one-up by cornering the market on dirt); a return engagement of Pup Dog and Houndog's blank-eyed Little Orphan Annie parody Li'l Arf and Nonny; Churchy La Femme going in drag to deliver a love poem h...

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies-- Vol. 1 (Volume 1)

By daylight, three Midwestern college students are anonymous faces in a backpack-sporting crowd. By moonlight, they're responsible for some of the ghastliest crimes in American history. To them it's a joke. For the campus and surrounding town, it's a nightmare. And for anyone who crosses them, it's a crash-course in... The Gentle Art of Making Enemies.

Loving the Enemy: Seven Forbidden Arts

A HITMAN ROMANCEIf your father is a powerful criminal, you can’t trust anyone, especially not the stranger who saves you.Lily is on the run for her father’s sins. Having escaped a brutal attack on her home that left her dad’s small army and her beloved nana dead, she finds a job and a cheap room in Camps Bay, South Africa. When the men from Sky Communications track her down, she’s forced to flee again. This time, Lily ends up homeless, alone on a bench under a brewing winter storm in a violent city. It’s a lucky coincidence that Jacob appears through the mist just before a gang finds her in the dark, deserted park. Or is it?(This full-length novel is a prequel to the Seven Forbidden Arts series, but reads as a standalone. There is no cliffhanger. This book doesn't contain paranormal elements.)The SEVEN FORBIDDEN ARTS series in order:#0 Loving the Enemy (Prequel novel)#1 Pyromancist (FIRE)#2 Aeromancist, The Beginning (Prequel novel, AIR)#3 Aeromancist (AIR)#4 Hydromancist (WATER)#5 Geomancist (EARTH)#6 Scapulimancist (ANIMAL)#7 Necromancist (SPIRIT)#8 Chiromancist (TIME)#9 Man (GRAND FINALE)

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies--Vol. II (Volume 2)

Friedman, Illinois. Once known only as the home of a mid-sized state university, it's now referred to on nightly news reports as "the murder capital of the United States." Students are evacuating. The town is clogged with reporters, all desperate for a story. The sister of a victim is trying to use her family's tragedy to build a career in the spotlight. A local band is using the murders and the national attention they bring to land a record deal. Local and state police are powerless to stop the killings; the level of hysteria on campus and in the surrounding town is rising with each new addition to the body count. After tracking Dave and Lucas down and demanding to come along on the blood-soaked ride, Rachel finds herself cramming for a crash-course in serial murder. But the final exam may come sooner than she thinks--when Dave and Lucas are brought in for questioning after a friend's body is found at one of the crime scenes and men in unmarked cars start watching their movements 24 hours a day, they have to know... If you've killed your way into trouble, can you kill your way out?

The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret (The Gentle Art of Making Enemies) (Volume 3)

In the fall of 1997, a quiet college town in central Illinois became the scene of the most horrific killing spree in American history. The murders stopped as abruptly as they began; no arrests were ever made. Three years later, the killers are still running. They roam the country, picking up work as day laborers and changing their names in every town, staying only as long as it takes to find the next deserving victim and then moving on. Two of them are having the time of their lives. The other fears she’s losing her mind when the exhaustion of life on the road takes its toll and she begins snapping out of hallucinations to find herself in the middle of killing people she doesn’t know, for reasons she can’t remember. Sometimes getting away with murder isn’t everything.

The gentle art of making enemies as pleasingly exemplified in many instances,: wherein the serious ones of this earth, carefully exasperated, have ... while overcome by an undue sense of right.

Originally published in 1912. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.