Today, eighteen Butterfly Man armoires (ca. 1815) are documented as having been made in the same New Orleans workshop. While their maker's identity remains a mystery, his cabinets represent the zenith of craftsmanship in early nineteenth-century Louisiana. In order to contextualize the Butterfly Man's story, this study explores the history and use of the armoire in Europe and Louisiana and considers early nineteenth-century cabinetmaking in New Orleans. Who were the early cabinetmakers and where were they from? What was their place in the social fabric of New Orleans? What were the Butterfly Man's influences and how do his armoires reflect them? Who might the Butterfly Man have been?Chasing the Butterfly Man: The Search for a Lost New Orleans Cabinetmaker, 1810-1825, written by New Orleans art historian Cybèle Gontar and published by the Louisiana Museum Foundation, is the first comprehensive exploration of this New Orleans cabinetmaker, his construction methods, and the on-going search for his identity.
From a vineyard in the south of France to the sophisticated city of Paris, Ella Moreau searches for the hope and love she lost as a young girl when her mother abandoned the family. Ella's journey is portrayed through a heartbroken child, a young woman's struggles during the tumultuous times surrounding World War II, and as a reflective adult. Through a series of secret paintings, her art becomes the substitute for lost love-the metaphor of her life. But when her paintings are discovered, the intentions of those she loves are revealed.
Butterfly Man, first published in 1934, is one of the first openly gay novels available in the United States. The story centers on Ken Gracey, who escapes from poverty in Texas to become a dancer, ending up in Tijuana, Mexico. A chance encounter with a theatrical agent brings Ken to New York City and Broadway, where his career blossoms. Numerous gay relationships develop, but Ken is plagued by alcoholic binges and blackouts, and a downward spiral follows leading to a tragic ending.
Reproduction of the original: Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
"A good mother does not run from her child's home. She always stays and fights." Titilope Ojo left Nigeria for the United States over a decade ago, but her mother's words remain fresh in her mind. Titilope is married to Tomide, a handsome and charismatic man who she is afraid of. She spends each day anticipating his moods and lives in fear of offending him. She takes great care to try and love him just the way he wants, but will it ever be enough? As life continues to spiral out of control, Titilope finds herself alone at a crossroad where she must choose between duty and survival.
In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures—the butterfly—shedding light on the role that they play in our ecosystem and in our human lives. Butterflies are one of the world’s most beloved insects. From butterfly gardens to zoo exhibitions, they are one of the few insects we’ve encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place? And what are their lives really like? In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author and science journalist Wendy Williams reveals the inner lives of these “flying flowers”—creatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for. Monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles each year from Canada to Mexico. Other species have learned how to fool ants into taking care of them. Butterflies’ scales are inspiring researchers to create new life-saving medical technology. Williams takes readers to butterfly habitats across the globe and introduces us to not only various species, but to the scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying them. Coupled with years of research and knowledge gained from experts in the field, this accessible “butterfly biography” explores the ancient partnership between these special creatures and humans, and why they continue to fascinate us today. Touching, eye-opening, and incredibly profound, The Language of Butterflies reveals the critical role they play in our world.
USA Today Bestselling Author, Terri E. Laine brings a new standalone New Adult Romance novel, Chasing Butterflies, about second chances on and off the field.
Presents a chronicle of nineteenth-century America's fascination with butterflies that traces the achievements of six naturalists who identified countless new species and unveiled the mysteries of their existence.
Written by experts in the field, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes more than ninety species of butterflies from all over India. The butterflies described in this book include the rare and beautiful Kaiser-i-Hind, the readily visible Common Gull, the pretty Yellow Pansy, and the world's best known and widely distributed butterfly, the Painted Lady. Easy to read, the Butterflies of India includes an informative introduction that discusses the amazing life cycle of butterflies. It also details the preferred larval food plants of the butterflies that are discussed in the book and carries notes on variations between butterflies, butterfly watching, and butterfly conservation, as well as a glossary. Adding value to the text are numerous illustrations of different species of butterflies and their larvae. Part of the "WWF-OUP Nature Guides" series, Butterflies of India, though designed keeping younger readers in mind, will appeal equally to older readers including parents and teachers, as well as nature lovers.