A new edition of Pitkin's guide to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with fresh details about the royal family and up-to-date photographs. Five years after her marriage to Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge continues to inspire and arouse the media's interest. She has become a style icon, with the dresses she wears selling out within hours. She emulates the manner and kind-heartedness of Princess Diana, immersing herself in valuable charity work. And she has two beautiful children of whom the public love to catch glimpses. As Great Britain's future queen, Catherine is a much-loved national treasure, and this new edition of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge will bring the public right up to date on the princess's life and family. AUTHOR: Gill Knappett is the author of Pitkin's bestselling 'The Queen at 90', and also 'William and Catherine: A Family Portrait', 'The Little Book of Kings and Queens','Over London' and 'Walk London' (a finalist in the Travel Press Awards 2010). 60 colour illustrations
The cultural milieu in the 'Age of Goethe' of eighteenth-century Germany is given fresh context in this art historical study of the noted writer's patroness: Anna Amalia, Duchess of Weimar-Sachsen-Eisenach. An important noblewoman and patron of the arts, Anna Amalia transformed her court into one of the most intellectually and culturally brilliant in Europe; this book reveals the full scope of her impact on the history of art of this time and place. More than just biography or a patronage study, this book closely examines the art produced by German-speaking artists and the figure of Anna Amalia herself. Her portraits demonstrate the importance of social networks that enabled her to construct scholarly, intellectual identities not only for herself, but for the region she represented. By investigating ways in which the duchess navigated within male dominated institutions as a means of advancing her own self-cultivation - or Bildung - this book demonstrates the role accorded to women in the public sphere, cultural politics, and historical memory. Cumulatively, Christina Lindeman traces how Anna Amalia, a woman from a small German principality, was represented as an active participant in enlightened discourses. The author presents a novel and original argument concerned with how a powerful woman used art to shape her identity, how that identity changed over time, and how people around her shaped it - an approach that elucidates the power of portraiture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe.
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