Acquired Taste

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:06 | 312 MB
Genre: Classica, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951238

Is it fair to say that most born Frenchmen have considered themselves exceedingly fortunate in their nativity? Moi? I didn't enjoy such luck. Neither did Jean-Baptiste Lully, the favorite of Louis XIV and thus the tyrant of French music for thirty-four years. Lully was born in Florence in 1632, but carried to France as a youthful Ganymede; he entered the service of the Sun King in 1653 as a dancer, and he rose to a position of monopoly influence in Louis XIV's court despite his flagrant debauchery and libertine sexuality. Just as Louis declared, that 'he was the State,' Lully could well have said "French Music, it's me!"

Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Bayron at Oct. 29, 2016
Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America

Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America by Catherine E. Kelly
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0812248236 | 312 pages | EPUB | 19 MB

Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Sept. 18, 2016
Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America

Republic of Taste: Art, Politics, and Everyday Life in Early America (Early American Studies) by Catherine E. Kelly
2016 | ISBN: 0812248236 | English | 312 pages | PDF | 156 MB
The Invention of Taste: A Cultural Account of Desire, Delight and Disgust in Fashion, Food and Art

The Invention of Taste: A Cultural Account of Desire, Delight and Disgust in Fashion, Food and Art (Sensory Studies Series) by Luca Vercelloni and David Howes
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1474273602 | 224 pages | PDF | 1,7 MB
Tegan and Sara - So Jealous (2004/2014) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/48kHz]

Tegan and Sara - So Jealous (2004/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 45:45 minutes | 614 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Tegan And Sara are not your average singer-songwriter-guitarist identical twins. This wonderful album was named one of Rolling Stone's 50 best albums of the year. They've played Coachella and Lollapalooza, and toured with The Killers, Hot Hot Heat and Neil Young. Their 'Walking With A Ghost' was covered by the White Stripes. They've performed on Late Night, The Late Show and The Late Late Show. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. So Jealous cemented Tegan and Sara’s status as one of Canada’s pre-eminent songwriting forces and musical exports.
Pink Floyd: Albums Collection (1967 - 1994) [Japanese Pressing]

Pink Floyd: Albums Collection (1967 - 1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & M4A(Tracks) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
19CD | Toshiba-EMI, Sony | ~ 5042 or 5065 or 2108 Mb | Scans -> 1770 Mb
Progressive / Psychedelic Rock

~ The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn; A Saucerful Of Secrets; Soundtrack From The Film 'More'; Ummagumma; Atom Heart Mother; Meddle; Relics; Obscured By Clouds; The Dark Side Of The Moon; Wish You Were Here; Animals; The Wall; The Final Cut; A Momentary Lapse of Reason; Delicate Sound of Thunder; The Division Bell ~
Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara (1962-1966) [The Criterion Collection #392] [Re-UP]

Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara (1962-1964)
Pitfall / Woman In The Dunes / The Face Of Another
4xDVD9 | ISO+MDS | NTSC 4:3 | Complete Scans | 521 mins | 30 Gb
Audio: Japanese AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house | The Criterion Collection #392

One of the most acclaimed Japanese directors of all time, Hiroshi Teshigahara distinguished himself in the sixties with a series of sinuous, atmospheric, and daring films. Teshigahara found his spiritual partner in novelist and screenwriter Kobo Abe, with whom he collaborated on these Kafkaesque portraits of identities in peril, films that captivated mainstream audiences while also touching the edges of the Japanese avant-garde. The existential ghost story Pitfall (Otoshiana), the shocking, erotic fable Woman in the Dunes (Sunna no onna), and the sci-fi–tinged nightmare The Face of Another (Tanin no kao) are among cinema’s enduring enigmas and rarest pleasures.

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at July 23, 2011
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
A Film by Preston Sturges
DVD5 | ISO | NTSC 4:3 (720x480) | 02:00:12 | 4,47 Gb
Audio: AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Romance | Nominated for Oscar | USA

A woman goes to a farewell party for soldiers going off to war. The next morning, she's drunk, married, and pregnant, but doesn't remember who her husband is. The incomparable Preston Sturges treads where other directors feared back in 1944 and miraculously gets away with it. Sturges milks the panic and desperation of the situation for all it's worth, turning into a fast-paced madcap comedy that's part screwball and part slapstick, with the usual Sturges undertones of social commentary. Eddie Bracken is the leading man, playing the shy straight arrow character that made him famous. Great fun.
Lips of Blood / Lèvres de sang (1975) [Collector's Edition, Uncut] [ReUp]

Lips of Blood (1975, Uncut)
A Film by Jean Rollin
3xDVD5 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 16:9 | 01:23:20 | 3,84 Gb + 4,14 Gb + 2,30 Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 448 Kbps | Subs (11): English, Dutch, German, Italian,
Spanish, Portuguese, Finland, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Polish
Genre: Horror, Mystery | Collector's Edition

Special edition limited to 2500 pcs Lèvres de Sang is one of Jean Rollin's most lyrical films; he calls the script "the most personal I have ever written". The French maestro indulges in his fascination for sexy female vampires, eerie cemeteries and atmospheric urban landscapes, but above all the film is a tragic, melancholy love story with a highly provocative twist.

After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at April 25, 2017
After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design (repost)

After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design by Kent Kleinman, Joanna Merwood-Salisbury and Lois Weinthal
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1616890266 | ISBN-13: 9781616890261 | 256 pages | PDF | 7,4 MB