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Secondari, Linda

Works: 7 works in 10 publications in 2 languages and 1,909 library holdings
Genres: History  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction 
Roles: Book designer, Author
Classifications: PE1075, 420.9
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Linda Secondari
Inventing English : a portable history of the language by Seth Lerer( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a history of the English language, beginning with the Old English of the seventh century, through the Great Vowel Shift between the time of Chaucer and Shakespeare, and the later full emergence of modern English
Serendipities : language & lunacy by Umberto Eco( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umberto Eco's latest work unlocks the riddles of history in an exploration of the "linguistics of the lunatic," stories told by scholars, scientists, poets, fanatics, and ordinary people in order to make sense of the world. Exploring the "Force of the False," Eco uncovers layers of mistakes that have shaped human history, such as Columbus's assumption that the world was much smaller than it is, leading him to seek out a quick route to the East via the West and thus fortuitously "discovering" America. In a careful unveiling of the fabulous and the false, Eco shows us how serendipities - unanticipated truths - often spring from mistaken ideas. From Leibniz's belief that the I Ching illustrated the principles of calculus to Marco Polo's mistaking a rhinoceros for a unicorn, Eco tours the labyrinth of intellectual history, illuminating the ways in which we project the familiar onto the strange
Food : a culinary history from Antiquity to the present by Jean-Louis Flandrin( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When did the custom of meals served at regular hours begin? At what time did humankind rise to the table and commence eating with individual plates and utensills? Since when have we begun to speak of "cusine" and to judge our foods, their methods of preparation and manner of consumption, on social criteria of gastronomic merit? In this rich, illuminating book an array of authorities explore the history of food from prehistoric times to the present day." From the bookjacket
Inventing the skyline : the architecture of Cass Gilbert by Cass Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays by major Gilbert scholars and the individual histories of twelve major commissions featured in an exhibit by the New-York Historical Society document the variety and brilliance of Gilbert's architecture, as well as the process of each project: from commission through design to construction and completion. Each discussion illuminates different aspects of Gilbert's work, including the administrative structure of his office and his relationship with engineers, contractors, and clients; his designs for skyscrapers; his work as an urban planner; and his office's use of architectural drawings."--Jacket
Acquainted with the night : insomnia poems( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is a treasury of verse on the rich subject of insomnia - meditations by poets who have sought to describe their own moments of solitude in darkness, when the world's regular bustle of activity and distraction falls away and they are left to contemplate in silence."--Jacket
Invisible light : poems about God( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Serendipities : language & lunacy
Serendipities : language & lunacyFood : a culinary history from Antiquity to the presentInventing the skyline : the architecture of Cass GilbertAcquainted with the night : insomnia poemsInvisible light : poems about God