Joie De Vivre

Autor: Harriet Welty Rochefort
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 125000456X
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An engaging celebration of French social interactions by an American who has lived in Paris for more than 30 years after marrying a French man shares tips on everything from dressing and dieting to flirting and projecting confidence. 25,000 first printing.

Joie De Vivre

Autor: Robert Arbor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106846
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When it comes to making the most of life, nobody does it better than the French. Now, with Joie de Vivre: Simple French Style for Everyday Living, an inspired fusion of art, style, and easy-to-implement ideas, anyone can feel like they spent a weekend in the French countryside, no matter where they live. Renowned restaurateur Robert Arbor puts a refreshing emphasis on simplicity and accessibility, explaining the rituals and traditions that comprise a typical French day. Featuring dozens of simple, everyday recipes, Joie de Vivre captures the family meals, market trips, and charming domestic settings that make the French way of life so plea- surable. In eight chapters, illustrated with 85 full-color and black-and-white photographs, Arbor details how you, too, can achieve the simplicity and relaxing life the French treasure. Le Matin (The Morning) lays out the elements of a relaxing breakfast (as well as the secret to great coffee), and Le Potager (The Garden) describes the pleasures and rewards of growing your own own vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Le Marché (The Market) and Le Déjeuner (Lunchtime) follow Arbor to the market, the butcher, and the baker before serving up a trove of delicious ideas for light lunches and snacks. Le Dîner (Supper) outlines strategies for crafting cozy family dinners; creating enchanting dinner parties of all sizes; and preparing fun, simple meals for children. Arbor's memories and experiences of growing up in France and his flair for casual elegance can't help but inspire the chef and decorator in everyone. Sidebars sprinkled throughout the book offer tips and insights on how to make the perfect cup of hot chocolate, a French perspective on truffles and foie gras, the French and their love of chocolate, and why French butter tastes so good. Joie de Vivre is a lavishly illustrated guide to the French style of living that will show you how to bring a little joie to your life.

Doodling In French

Autor: Anna Corba
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452128561
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Take a trip to Paris, without leaving your own backyard! Learn to create line drawings of all things quintessentially French with this charming volume filled with easy-to-follow exercises. Casual doodles will take on a Parisian je ne sais quoi as you render the majestic tiers of the Eiffel Tower, sketch the playful outlines of a fleur-de-lys, or learn to draw the perfect croissant. Sure to delight Francophiles and lovers of vintage ephemera alike, Anna Corba's evocative collages provide an alluring backdrop to her drawing instructions. In a gorgeous little package as pretty as a French pastry, including decorative blank pages in back that tear out so readers can doodle their own masterpieces, this sweet book is an ideal gift for anyone longing for la belle vie.

Against Joie De Vivre

Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780803222731
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“Over the years I have developed a distaste for the spectacle of joie de vivre, the knack of knowing how to live,” begins the title essay by Phillip Lopate. This rejoinder to the cult of hedonism and forced conviviality moves from a critique of the false sentimentalization of children and the elderly to a sardonic look at the social rite of the dinner party, on to a moving personal testament to the “hungry soul.” Lopate’s special gift is his ability to give us not only sophisticated cultural commentary in a dazzling collection of essays but also to bring to his subjects an engaging honesty and openness that invite us to experience the world along with him. Also included here are Lopate’s inspiring account of his production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya with a group of preadolescents, a look at the tradition of the personal essay, and a soul-searching piece on the suicide of a schoolteacher and its effect on his students and fellow teachers. By turns humorous, learned, celebratory, and elegiac, Lopate displays a keen intelligence and a flair for language that turn bits of common, everyday life into resonant narrative. This collection maintains a conversational charm while taking the contemporary personal essay to a new level of complexity and candor.


Autor: Pablo Picasso
Publisher: Skira
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In 1946, when Picasso received the offer to use one of the great rooms in the castle at Antibes as a studio, he exclaimed enthusiastically: "I'm not only going to paint, I'll decorate the museum too." The result was a series of paintings and drawings that reflected the jubilant spirit, the joie de vivre, of a country that was free once more. Picasso later added sculptures, graphic works, and ceramics to this collection, forming the basis for what would be France's first museum dedicated to him, inaugurated in 1966 as Musée Picasso, Antibes.This catalog, published in conjunction with the exhibition of Palazzo Grassi, comprises a great selection of the most outstanding works from the Musée Picasso of Antibes, a large number of which have never been shown beyond the museum's walls. These include the murals La Joie de Vivre, 1946, The Sea Urchin Eater, 1946, and the impressive sculpture Head of Woman with Chignon, 1932. Featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics, the works illustrate a splendid period in Picasso's artistic career. The volume also includes a selection of photographs of Picasso by Polish artist Michel Sima, which portray the context in which Picasso created the works.

Slow Is Beautiful

Autor: Cecile Andrews
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924145
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We’re hammered, we’re slammed, we’re out of control. Happiness is on the decline in the most affluent country in the world, and Americans are troubled by the destructiveness of a lifestyle devoted to money and status. Yet no one seems to have a clue how to exit from the fast lane. Slow is Beautiful analyzes the subtle consumer and political and corporate forces stamping the joy from our existence and provides a vision of a more fulfilling life through the rediscovery of caring community, unhurried leisure, and life-affirming joie de vivre. The book discusses: • The frantic time poverty plaguing everyone—a poverty that is being challenged by the growing slow life movement whose message is reverberating around the world • The need to build a culture of connection with both people and the planet by challenging the consumer society and re-creating vibrant life in our local communities • The creation of a different experience of time where we live life in slower, more reflective ways, savoring our lives and recapturing exuberance and laughter Offering inspiration and concrete ideas, Slow is Beautiful will appeal to a broad audience of baby boomers nearing retirement, harried professionals with a social conscience, the one-time “middle class,” and twenty- to thirty-somethings who are now facing the sobering realities of constricted choices.

La Joie De Vivre

Autor: Henri SALVADOR
Publisher: Cherche Midi
ISBN: 2749119197
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L'ultime récital d'Henri Salvador. La joie de vivre d'Henri Salvador n'était pas qu'un ouragan d'éclats de rires ! Mais aussi une gouaille, une lucidité sur la vie, la mort, et l'amour des mots, de la chanson, de l'être humain, des femmes et de demain ! Un sentimental, pudique et solaire insufflant son légendaire optimisme. À travers ses pensées et répliques, nous découvrons un homme sensible doublé d'un éternel enfant farceur avec ses peines, ses peurs, son bonheur de vivre et de rire de tout et malgré tout. Des amis témoignent de sa fidélité, de sa générosité, de son amour pour la musique et la chanson françaises, de son humour potache et de sa simplicité de fantaisiste crooner. Il tisse ainsi au fil des mots le portrait d'un homme libre pour vivre toutes ses passions. " Ma peau noire est mon étoile jaune. " " Ne dîtes surtout pas que je suis impayable, les directeurs de théâtre en profiteraient. " " La télé, c'est formidable ! Toutes les places sont au même prix ! "

La Joie De Vivre

Autor: Jean-Claude PINSON
Publisher: Editions M-Editer
ISBN: 2362879747
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La joie de vivre (d’être au monde) n’est pas la simple joie d’avoir. Il y a dans sa jubilation même un accent de gravité et son alléluia s’enlève sur fond de de profundis. « Dilatation de l’âme », c’est bien cependant la plénitude et non la finitude qu’elle exprime, dans le moment où son affect semble distendre l’espace et suspendre le poids du temps. Elle fait sentir ainsi à l’existant la puissance de son conatus et, lyrique, le dispose au cantus. Si elle n’est pas ce dont peut librement décider le sujet, le pathos qui lui est propre est néanmoins solidaire, dans sa floraison, de l’éthos qu’une conduite de vie s’emploie à aménager en sa faveur.