Kindness and Wonder
Score: 4.5
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Kindness and Wonder


  • Author: Gavin Edwards
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 16020936 Bytes


A pop culture celebration of Fred Rogers and the enduring legacy of his beloved, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that offers essential wisdom to help us in our troubled times. Won’t you be my neighbor?For more than thirty years, Fred Rogers was a beloved fixture in American homes. Warm and welcoming, he spoke directly to children—and their parents—about the marvels of the world, the things that worried them, and above all, the importance of being themselves. Dressed in his cardigan and sneakers, Fred Rogers offered a wholesome message of generosity and love that changed the landscape of television and shaped a generation of children. Kindness and Wonder pays tribute to this cultural icon: the unique, gentle man who embodied...

It's a God Thing

It's a God Thing


  • Author: Luis Palau
  • Release Date : 2001-09-18
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • File Size: 485371 Bytes


Often called “the next Billy Graham,” Luis Palau is among the best-known American evangelists in the world today. His sermons on spirituality and the Christian life, as well as his calls for international and racial harmony, have been heard by hundreds of millions of people at public gatherings and on radio and television in more than ninety-five countries. It’s a God Thing brings together stories Palau has gathered on his travels. These stories, often beginning with the words “You won’t believe what happened to me,” unfold to reveal an unusual and frequently miraculous series of events that transformed the life of the storyteller.Recent polls indicate that the vast majority of Americans–around 90 percent–say they believe in God. Yet ...

History and Its Images

History and Its Images


  • Author : Francis Haskell
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0300059493


History and Its Images Book Description :

Since the 16th century, historians have been examining visual sources in an attempt to understand the past. In this book Haskell charts the changing uses history has made of visual material....

The Power of Images

The Power of Images


  • Author : David Freedberg
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226261468


The Power of Images Book Description :

Examines the relationship between images and people in history within a social and cultural context...

Likeness and Presence
Score: 5
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Likeness and Presence


  • Author : Hans Belting
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226042154


Likeness and Presence Book Description :

Before the Renaissance and Reformation, holy images were treated not as "art" but as objects of veneration which possessed the tangible presence of the Holy. the faithful believed that these images served as relics and were able to work miracles, deliver oracles, and bring victory to the battlefield. In this magisterial book, Hans Belting traces the long history of the sacral image and its changing role--from surrogate for the represented image to an original work of art--in European culture. Likeness and Presence looks at the beliefs, superstitions, hopes, and fears that come into play as people handle and respond to sacred images, and presents a compelling interpretation of the place of the image in Western history. -- Back cover....

After Silence

After Silence


  • Author : Avram Finkelstein
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: ART
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520295148


After Silence Book Description :

"Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words "Silence [equal to] Death." The graphic and the slogan still resonate widely today, the latter an anthem for AIDS activism, and are often used--and misused--to brand the entire movement, appearing in a variety of ubiquitous manifestations. Cofounder of the collective Silence [equal to] Death and member of the art collective Gran Fury, Avram Finkelstein tells the story of how his work and other protest artworks associated with the early years of the pandemic were created. In his writing about art and AIDS activism, the formation of collectives, and the politic...

Lao Buddha

Lao Buddha


  • Author : Somkiart Lopetcharat
  • Publisher : Art Media Resources Limited
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015046443654


Lao Buddha Book Description :

This book discussed the origins of the art of Lao and Thai Buddha images cast in the Lanna periods, usually called "Chiang Saen Lao Art." The Lao Buddha images were found not only in Laos but also in Thailand, especially in the upper northeastern region that was once part of the Kingdom of Laos. This is the most comprehensive book available on the subject, illustrated with important pieces from museum and private collections....

Confronting Images

Confronting Images


  • Author : Georges Didi-Huberman
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0271024712


Confronting Images Book Description :

According to Didi-Huberman, visual representation has an "underside" in which intelligible forms lose clarity and defy rational understanding. Art historians, he contends, fail to engage this underside, and he suggests that art historians look to Freud's concept of the "dreamwork", a mobile process that often involves substitution and contradiction....

Images Libraries Museums Arch

Images Libraries Museums Arch


  • Author : Amy Mccoll
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-07-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135306557


Images Libraries Museums Arch Book Description :

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Challenge of American History

The Challenge of American History


  • Author : Louis P. Masur
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1999-04-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0801862221


The Challenge of American History Book Description :

In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about....

Nuclear Fear
Score: 4
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Nuclear Fear


  • Author : Spencer R. WEART
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674628365


Nuclear Fear Book Description :

Our thinking is inhabited by images-images of sometimes curious and overwhelming power. The mushroom cloud, weird rays that can transform the flesh, the twilight world following a nuclear war, the white city of the future, the brilliant but mad scientist who plots to destroy the world-all these images and more relate to nuclear energy, but that is not their only common bond. Decades before the first atom bomb exploded, a web of symbols with surprising linkages was fully formed in the public mind. The strange kinship of these symbols can be traced back, not only to medieval symbolism, but still deeper into experiences common to all of us. This is a disturbing book: it shows that much of what we believe about nuclear energy is not based on facts, but o...

History and Its Interpretations

History and Its Interpretations


  • Author : Sophie Jeleff
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9287132259


History and Its Interpretations Book Description :

This book underlines what is a stake in the learning of history in Europe. History plays a key political function in Europe today, allowing as it can for better understanding, tolerance & trust between individuals & nations of Europe. The book contains contributions from personalities from the world of academe & the media. Introduction by Marc Ferro....