The Unicorn Hunt

The Unicorn Hunt

It was a good morning for hunting and moreover the Ghost, this Flemish ship with the fabulous cargo, had arrived, they had learned, and was lying within easy reach at Blackness. ... They planned to hunt. ... The 96 The Unicorn Hunt.

Author: Dorothy Dunnett

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307762436

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolo series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire. Scotland, 1468: a nation at the edge of Europe, a civilization on the threshold of the Modern Age. Merchants, musicians, politicians, and pageantry fill the court of King James III. In its midst, Nicholas seeks to avenge his bride's claim that she carries the bastard of his archenemy, Simon St. Pol. When she flees before Nicholas can determine whether or not the rumored child is his own—or exists at all—Nicholas gives chase. So begins the deadly game of cat and mouse that will lead him from the infested cisterns of Cairo to the misted canals of Venice at carnival. Breathlessly paced, sparkling with wit. The Unicorn Hunt confirms Dorothy Dunnett as the genre's finest practitioner.
Categories: Fiction

Unicorn Hunting

Unicorn Hunting

Without contributing to the argument, Cal ran past the small group of unicorn hunters who had gathered around to see what the ... Finally, she allowed her unicorn hunting instinct to guide her in the direction of the nearest unicorn.

Author: A.R. Hellbender

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 9781463003043

Category: Fiction

Page: 1

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Like many young women, Caoilinn "Cal" Valderan has chosen an alternative to marriage or the nunnery: hunting unicorns. Though unicorn hunting is rewarded with monetary compensation, she is unsure of the worth of slaying the pure white equestrians. In this coming-of-age story of lost love and betrayal, Cal chooses between unicorns and humans, and between family obligations and her own values, going against her society's expectations and questions what others do not dare to question.
Categories: Fiction

The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

They were all woven about the same time as The Hunt of the Unicorn, but only one of these sets deals with a real stag hunt. It shows several stages in the hunt as described by Gaston Phébus, some of them corresponding to incidents in ...

Author: Adolph S. Cavallo

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9780870998683

Category: Art

Page: 130

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"Among the most popular attractions at The Cloisters, the medieval branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is a set of tapestries depicting the hunt of the fabled unicorn." "Each of the seven exquisite tapestries is reproduced in large colorplates and with a wealth of color details. Created in the Netherlands in 1495-1505, they contain supremely memorable images - from the vulnerable unicorn and the individualized faces of the hunters to the naturalistically depicted flora and fauna." "The author also looks at the construction of the tapestries and the historical and cultural context in which they were woven."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Art

T H White s The Once and Future King

T H  White s The Once and Future King

Originally, in The Witch in the Wood, the unicorn hunt was introduced as part of a farcical sequence involving King Pellinore. As he appears to be going mad after an encounter with Morgause on the cliffs, Palomides suggests distracting ...

Author: Elisabeth Brewer

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780859913935

Category: History

Page: 250

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A critical study of T.H. White's classic Arthurian tetralogy.
Categories: History

The Hunt for Unicorns

The Hunt for Unicorns

Trim Size: 152mm x 229mm Ma746607 c07.tex V1 - 09/17/2020 10:56pm Page 209 k k The Hunt for the Hunting Party 209 when ... The overseas arena is critical for the unicorn hunt: for one thing, this complex game requires a deeper knowledge ...

Author: Winston Ma

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119746621

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Who holds the power in financial markets? For many, the answer would probably be the large investment banks, big asset managers, and hedge funds that are often in the media's spotlight. But more and more a new group of sovereign investors, which includes some of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, government pension funds, central bank reserve funds, state-owned enterprises, and other sovereign capital-enabled entities, have emerged to become the most influential capital markets players and investment firms, with $30 trillion in assets under management (“super asset owners”). Their ample resources, preference for lower profile, passive investing, their long-time horizon and adherence to sustainability as well as their need to diversify globally and by sector have helped to transform the investment world and, in particular, private markets for digital companies. They have helped create and sustain an environment that has fostered the rise of the likes of Uber, Alibaba, Spotify and other transformative players in the digital economy, while providing their founders and business models the benefit of long-term capital. Despite this increasingly important impact, sovereign investors remain mostly unknown, often maintaining a low profile in global markets. For the same reason, they’re also among the most widely misunderstood, as many view investments made by sovereign investors as purely driven by political aims. The general perception is that most sovereign investors lack transparency and have questionable governance controls, causing an investee nation to fear exposure to risks of unfair competition, data security, corruption, and non-financially or non-economically motivated investments. The current global tensions around the AI race and tech competition – and now the corona virus pandemic – have exacerbated such misperceptions, spawning controversies around sovereign investors and capital markets, governments, new technologies, cross-border investments, and related laws and regulations. As such, sovereign capital and the global digital economy are undergoing an unprecedented, contentious moment. In short, the emergence of sovereign funds symbolizes a major shift of the world’s economic power. For the first time, investment funds from developing countries are playing with OECD financial giants as equals. Furthermore, their investments into high tech enable them to participate at the cutting-edge of the fourth industrial revolution, challenging traditional innovation powerhouses like the US and Germany. For all stakeholders, from tech unicorns, VC funds, asset managers, financial firms, to policymakers, law firms, academics, and the general public, this is the must-have book to get to know these new venture capitalists and “super asset owners”.
Categories: Political Science

A Unicorn Dies

A Unicorn Dies

Nevertheless Giles realized now, in a flash of illumination, that he was quite wrong to think there were only two kinds of unicorn hunt—the secular theme of the love-hunt and the religious theme of the hunting and killing of Christ.

Author: Paul S. Fiddes

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532693656

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Giles Questing, an undergraduate student at the University of Oxford, finds his life taking an unexpected turn after the suspicious death of a PhD student, a death the police believe to be suicide. He determines to solve the mystery by following a trail of artworks that depict a unicorn. Travelling to museums and galleries, he gradually discovers the truth about whether the student has taken his own life or been murdered, and who – if anyone – is guilty. His quest immerses him in the world of the unicorn in medieval and Renaissance art, and introduces him to the present-day obsession with the unicorn in the media, advertising, and social networks. All this enables him to crack the code of the unicorn that has been buried in the tradition of the Christian church for many years, and to answer the questions he has about a death that deeply affects him personally and that finally threatens his own life.
Categories: Fiction

The Unicorn Quest

The Unicorn Quest

The hoofbeats hadn't been from horses at all, but—her stomach twisted—from unicorns. Claire had heard the sounds of a unicorn hunt. Only that could explain the anguished braying and snarling dogs. “Okay, Claire, okay,” she muttered to ...

Author: Kamilla Benko

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408891483

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister, Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windemere Manor ... until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other. The beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret. Blending the timeless wonder of The Chronicles of Narnia with Frozen's powerful themes of identity and sisterhood, The Unicorn Quest will draw you up the chimney into a magical world you'll never want to leave.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Unicorn Tapestries

The Unicorn Tapestries

A parodied scene of a unicorn hunt fills the lower margin of another page in this manuscript (33). Here a youthful huntsman, armed with a bludgeon, blows his horn; the unicorn leaps away but is bitten by a dog and ridden by an ape who ...

Author: Cloisters (Musée)

Publisher: Dutton Books

ISBN: 0870991477

Category: Art

Page: 254

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Color photographs of the seven exquisitely detailed late Gothic tapestries depicting the hunt of the unicorn, including many reproductions of important details, are enhanced by scholarly commentary on their secular and religious imagery, design, weaving,h
Categories: Art

The Hunt of the Unicorn

The Hunt of the Unicorn

Despite her father's belief in the lore of an ancestor's connection to the unicorn, Elayne remains skeptical until she finds herself entering a world where she must fulfill her legacy by taming the unicorn and bringing a tyrant to justice.

Author: C. C. Humphreys

Publisher: Bluefire

ISBN: 9780375853500

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 351

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Despite her father's belief in the lore of an ancestor's connection to the unicorn, Elayne remains skeptical until she finds herself entering a world where she must fulfill her legacy by taming the unicorn and bringing a tyrant to justice.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Drawing Unicorns How to Draw Mythical Creatures for the Beginner

Drawing Unicorns   How to Draw Mythical Creatures for the Beginner

For instance, The Unicorn Hunt by Elaine Cunningham, The Unicorn Hunter by Alethea Kontis, or The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer by Naomi Watts. Then, there is another of a similar title as Cunningham's by Dorothy Dunnett.

Author: Jonalyn Crisologo

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 9781311917294

Category: Art

Page: 61

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Drawing Unicorns - How to Draw Mythical Creatures for the Beginner Contents Introduction Part I | Tales of the Unicorns The Hunt of the Unicorn Unicorns in Christianity Medieval Ages: A Treasure Trove of Unicorns Other Hidden or Religious Meanings Modern and Children’s Literature Recreational Projects, Pop Culture, and Film Non-Fiction and Mysticism A Unicorn’s Horn Part II | How to Draw Unicorns Drawing Tools The Drawing Process Setting a Creative Intention What does drawing in layers mean? Rendering Basic Rendering Exercises Parts of the Unicorn Anatomical Structure and Proportion Perspectives, Foreshortening, Mannequinization, Gesture and Contour Drawing Hair Drawing in Layers Lines, Shapes, and Gesture Drawing Form Construction Detailing Unicorn Rendering The Unicorn’s Horn Glossary The Author Introduction Faraway, beyond the mountains and seven skies, there exists a land of wonders, where friendly dragons and unicorns frolic freely ‘neath the radiance of a thousand suns. When the pure hearted calls upon them, these creatures elude the veils of obstruction and offer their assistance to fulfill noble causes. In a nutshell, this is the tale of the unicorns. After our wonderful journey in the world of dragons, we now embark on a new exploration that attempts to uncover the truths and myths behind another mythical beast that has eluded humanity for ages: The Unicorns. Unicorns, the second of the How to Draw Mythical Creatures for the Absolute Beginner series, is divided into two parts. Part One delves into historical accounts, which may lend to the credibility or fraudulence behind these beloved creatures. Part Two discusses drawing techniques designed to instruct and develop the creative skills of novices. Some aspiring artists would like to learn the craft or hone their talent to prepare themselves for a career in the Arts. Others are just seeking a productive recreation, rather than a lucrative one. Regardless of your purpose, the drawing methods tackled in this course builds on the creative foundations most beneficial to the absolute beginner. Without further ado, I welcome you to join me in a quest for unicorns.
Categories: Art