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I. Rococo in France

Victoria Charles Parkstone International ePub




The natural reaction against the monarchy, which brusquely cut itself off on all sides and expressed its majesty only in stiff pomp and frivolous ceremonies, particularly from the time when lucky victories ceased to gild the dictator in total brilliance, stirred resistance both in noble circles and in the upper bourgeoisie. The desire for a freer life and open expression was born. Art followed the trend of the age and changed its ideals. The volte-face (turn around) can be seen in the architecture, decoration and artistic representations. The emphasis was placed on nature, which is not to say that now the popular fidelity to nature triumphed, but in relation to the pompous, heroic character assumed by the age of Louis XIV, the fashions and practices above all had certainly grown somewhat more natural. A courtly idyll was being played out, and nature was donned like a mask.


At the start of the 18th century, the corset was reintroduced into the fashion realm. Since undergarments come into direct contact with the skin, they have always been an object of male fantasy. The corset on the body assumed the same function as scaffolding on a building. The function of the corset was to give effect to the bodily forms in accordance with the fashion. The corset restricted the body in compliance with fashion, and in doing so often had no regard for the natural shape of its wearer. The breasts were rounded, lifted, beautifully shaped or pressed flat; the hips became narrower or spread wider.

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10 What Was Jesus’s Life Like?

Mary Kathleen Snd Pauline Books and Media ePub

Catechism  The words and deeds of Jesus as a man revealed that he was God’s Son and the redeemer (cf. no. 515).

Everything Jesus did during his public life affirmed that he was the Son of God and Savior. When Jesus was about thirty years old, he left his home, his carpentry business, and Mary to begin his public ministry. For the next three years, Jesus proclaimed the kingdom of God. He was baptized and heard God declare him to be the beloved Son. Before Jesus began his public work, the Holy Spirit sent him to the desert. There for forty days he prepared by praying and fasting.

In the desert Jesus was tempted three times by the devil. Satan tempted Jesus to go against his Father’s will and not be the kind of Messiah he was sent to be. Jesus resisted the temptations and was faithful to his Father and his mission (cf. Lk 4:1–13).

In a synagogue in Nazareth, Jesus stood up to read from the book of the prophet Isaiah. He read,

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
       because he has anointed me
           to bring good news to the poor.

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Carcanet Press Ltd. PDF
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Schematron, XSLT, and XPath

Vlist, Eric van der O'Reilly Media PDF


Schematron is a simple tool that anyone working with XML should have in his toolbox. Its basic structures are basic, and its flexibility is immense.

If you are a W3C XML Schema user, you will find Schematron most useful in working around W3C XML Schema limitations, including issues such as checking for a specific root element, forbidding xsi:type attributes, dealing with cooccurrence constraints and handling unordered content models.

If you are a RELAX NG user, you will find Schematron especially suitable for implementing keys and key references in a very flexible way.

In both cases, Schematron will also help you keep your schemas simpler and define “business rules,” such as checking that a start date is earlier than an end date.

If you are familiar with XPath but don't know any schema language, you'll be happy to learn that Schematron is based on XPath, and you will find Schematron much easier to learn than any other schema language.

In any case, you will appreciate Schematron's unique ability to let you define your own user-friendly error messages rather than having to rely on obscure error messages generated by a schema processor.

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Katharine Hansen JIST Publishing ePub


A career portfolio, also known as an employment portfolio or a skills port folio, can be a versatile workhorse in job search storytelling. As you’ll see in this chapter, a portfolio can help you tell your story in a number of ways:

• The simple act of creating a portfolio enables you to get to know your own stories better and develop new stories.

• An online portfolio can entice employers to contact you, in part, by presenting your success stories in an appealing manner.

• A print portfolio serves as a tangible and visual guide to describing your accomplishments in narrative form in job interviews.

• Either type of portfolio serves as a repository for all of your critical job search materials.

Paulson and Paulson write that “a portfolio tells a story. It is the story of knowing. Knowing about things.... Knowing oneself.... Knowing an audience.... Portfolios are [people’s] own stories of what they know, why they believe they know it, and why others should be of the same opinion.”

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