Posts by Susan Christiansen

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: The Alchemy of Architecture: Memories and Insights from Ken Tate.

Raptis Rare Books Lecture Series: The Alchemy of Architecture: Memories and Insights from Ken Tate.

Raptis Rare Books is pleased to partner with the Florida Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art for a discussion and book-signing with architects Ken and Duke Tate featuring their new book: The Alchemy of Architecture: Memories and Insights from Ken Tate. Acclaimed architect Ken Tate finds truth, beauty and soul in architecture.…

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Upcoming Events: Palm Beach Concours.

Upcoming Events: Palm Beach Concours.

Join us Sunday, December 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a V.I.P. event with Palm Beach Concours, the premier automobile event of the season showcasing high end, luxury automobiles from classics to exotics. Learn more about the event and purchase V.I.P. tickets on PalmBeachConcours.com.

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The 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth.

The 150th Anniversary of Gandhi’s Birth.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation of India, Mahatma Gandhi’s birth. A national holiday in India, the day is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Nonviolence. Born on October 2, 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was trained in law at the Inner Temple, London, and called to…

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Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

One of the most influential economic treatises of the twentieth century and Austrian-American economist Ludwig von Mises’ single most important work, Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, first appeared 70 years ago, in September of 1949. Human Action was first published by the Yale University Press in 1949 and later that same year in London…

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The World and Art of Walt Disney.

The World and Art of Walt Disney.

American entrepreneur, animator, and film producer Walt Disney is arguably the most important figure in the history of animation. A national cultural icon, his innovative spirit and vision revolutionized the genre of animated cartoons, making them a major part of mainstream popular entertainment. Born in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood, Disney began his animation career in 1919…

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Remembering Toni Morrison.

Remembering Toni Morrison.

Prolific American author Toni Morrison published 11 novels, 9 works of non-fiction, 5 children’s novels and received over 30 awards throughout the course of her career including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988, the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded by Barack Obama, in 2012. Born on February…

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Rare Book Highlights: Vesalius’ On the Fabric of the Human Body.

Rare Book Highlights: Vesalius’ On the Fabric of the Human Body.

First published by Joannis Oporini in 1543, Sixteenth century Flemish anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius’ On the Fabric of the Human Body remains the most important and influential book in the study of human anatomy and “one of the most beautiful scientific books ever printed”(Grolier). Vesalius studied medicine at the University of Paris and received…

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