The Invention Of Art

Author: Larry Shiner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226753430
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Larry Shiner challenges our conventional understanding of art and asks us to reconsider its history entirely, arguing that the category of fine art is a modern invention.

Walton Ford

Author: Steven Katz
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810932869
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Working in the tradition of such legendary animal painters as John James Audubon, Walton Ford brings new life and vigor to the great legacy of artist/natural historians. The sheer visual beauty and superb workmanship makes a startling contrast with their sometimes violent imagery and trenchant political and social commentary on history, colonialism, and the precarious relationship between man and animal. Walton Ford: Tigers of Wrath, Horses of Instruction is the first survey of his paintings. This volume includes an essay by screenwriter Steven Katz, who describes the artist's formative years and developing interest in natural history. In his interview with Dodie Kazanjian, the artist discusses the complex interweaving of ideas, personal memories, and historical events that forms the imaginative and intellectual armature of his paintings.

The Good Funeral

Author: Thomas G. Long
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 066423853X
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"Before long I began to understand that showing up, being there, helping in an otherwise helpless situation was made heroic by the same gravity I had sensed when I first stood in that embalming room as a boy„the presence of the dead made the presence of the living more meaningful somehow, as if it involved a basic and intuitively human duty to witness." „from Chapter 1, "How We Come to Be the Ones We Are" Two of the most authoritative voices on the funeral industry come together here in one volume to discuss the current state of the funeral. Through their different lenses„one as a preacher and one as a funeral director„Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch alternately discuss several challenges facing "the good funeral," including the commercial aspects that have led many to be suspicious of funeral directors, the sometimes tense relationship between pastors and funeral directors, the tendency of modern funerals to exclude the body from the service, and the rapid growth in cremation. The book features forewords from Patrick Lynch, President of the National Funeral Directors Association, and Barbara Brown Taylor, highly praised author and preacher. It is an essential resource for funeral directors, morticians, and pastors, and anyone else with an interest in current funeral practices.

Accompany Them With Singing

Author: Thomas G. Long
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664233198
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Reviews the beliefs, customs, and rituals associated with Christian funerals; discusses the growing acceptance of cremation and memorial services; and explains how to plan a spiritually meaningful funeral service.

The Christian Art Of Dying

Author: Allen Verhey
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802866727
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A renowned ethicist who himself faced death during a recent life-threatening illness, Allen Verhey in The Christian Art of Dying sets out to recapture dying from the medical world. Seeking to counter the medicalization of death that is so prevalent today, Verhey revisits the fifteenth-century Ars Moriendi, an illustrated spiritual self-help manual on "the art of dying." Finding much wisdom in that little book but rejecting its Stoic and Platonic worldview, Verhey uncovers in the biblical accounts of Jesus' death a truly helpful paradigm for dying well and faithfully.

Software Architecture Foundations Theory And Practice

Author: Richard N. Taylor
Publisher:
ISBN: 9788126528028
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Market_Desc: Software Architects and Systems Engineers Special Features: · Approaches software architecture from a rigorous systems view while also including real-world perspectives· Incorporates the very latest research results as well as some material that is completely new· Focuses on practical principles and insights· Addresses a wide range of topics· Contains a CD-ROM that includes tools and technologies that enable readers to apply many of the key techniques discussed About The Book: Designed for software engineers, Software Architecture is the first With CD book to cover the maturing and important area of software engineering and development. It approaches software architecture from a rigorous systems view while also including real-world perspectives. The chapters incorporate the very latest research results as well as some material that is completely new. Many of the key techniques discussed are supported by tools and technologies included on the book's CD-ROM. Through this package, software engineers will be armed with concise, practical strategies for designing, implementing, and evolving successful systems using software architecture.

The Picture Book

Author: Angus Hyland
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856694674
Size: 63.66 MB
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A bible of contemporary illustration, this is a comprehensive survey of new and exciting work from across the globe that will appeal to experts and newcomers alike. Each artist's work is accompanied by a self-portrait and a short, illuminating profile exploring their inspirations and their approach both to illustration and to their career.

Deadly Pretender

Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publisher: Dell Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780440215073
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An account of the crimes of David Miller describes how, posing as, variously, a CIA agent, an attorney, and a lobbyist, he conned people out of their money and their lives. Original.

Deadly Assets

Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698164466
Size: 65.18 MB
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The dramatic new novel in the Philadelphia police saga by #1 New York Times–bestselling author W. E. B. Griffin. In Philadelphia—suffering among the country’s highest murder rates—the tension between the Philadelphia Police Department and its Citizens Oversight Committee has long been reaching a boiling point. That turmoil turns from bad to worse shortly after the committee begins targeting police shootings—especially those of twenty-seven-year-old Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne, the “Wyatt Earp of the Main Line”—and then the committee’s combative leader is found shot dead point-blank on the front porch of his run-down Philly row house. As chanting protesters fill the streets, the city threatens to erupt. Payne, among many others accused of being complicit in the leader’s death, becomes quietly furious. He suspects there’s something deeper behind it all, but what? Ordered to stay out of the line of fire, he struggles ahead to do what he does best—his job. He’s been investigating the murder of a young family. A reporter, working on an illicit drug series for Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Mickey O’Hara, has been killed with his wife and child, a note stapled to his chest warning that the drug stories are to stop. Period. While Payne knows that he, like his pal O’Hara, cannot back down, he also knows that they damn sure could be among the next to die. . . .

Death S Acre

Author: William Bass
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101204729
Size: 52.12 MB
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Dr. Bill Bass, one of the world's leading forensic anthropologists, gained international attention when he built a forensic lab like no other: The Body Farm. Now, this master scientist unlocks the gates of his lab to reveal his most intriguing cases-and to revisit the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty years after the fact.