Antiques & Collectibles

A Splendor of Letters

The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World

Author: Nicholas A. Basbanes

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060082871

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 444

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Considers the issues that surround the role of books in contemporary society, including book and library destruction and preservation in various parts of the world.
Education

A World of Letters

Yale University Press, 1908-2008

Author: Nicholas A. Basbanes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 3515

The story of a distinguished university press in its first one hundred years tells a greater tale of a century's intellectual activity. Yale University Press has published more than eight thousand volumes through the years, scores of best sellers and award-winners among them, and these books have come to be through the efforts of a host of colorful authors, editiors, directors, board members, and others of intellectual and literary renown.
Fiction

The Splendor of Silence

A Novel

Author: Indu Sundaresan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743283686

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3316

Arriving in the west India state of Rudrakot where he hopes to find his idealistic brother, who went missing after joining the local struggle for independence from the British, wounded World War II army captain Sam Hawthorne finds his search complicated by his love for the daughter of a political agent. By the author of A Feast of Roses. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Religion

The Splendor of an Autumn Moon

The Devotional Verse of Tsongkhapa

Author: Je Tsongkhapa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717708

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 8105

“Some of the most inspiring verses ever written.”—Geshe Thupten Jinpa, PhD, founder, Institute for Tibetan Classics The Tibetan saint Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of the Dalai Lama's tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, was renowned for his vast learning, meditational achievements, influential writings on practice and philosophy, and reform of tantric religious practices. A deeply humble and religious man, he expressed himself in exquisite verse. Here, presented in both the original Tibetan and in English translation, are twenty-one devotional poems by Tsongkhapa. Each verse--dedicated to the Buddha, bodhisattvas, and lamas--illuminates some aspect of the Buddhist path. Gavin Kilty's commentary places each prayer into context, and his careful, artful translations will appeal to anyone with a love of poetry.
Religion

The Splendor of Creation

Author: Rev. Joseph Iannuzzi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 145

View: 3632

Using Church approved sources (Saints, Church Doctors, and the Mystics), this book addresses some of the coming events, the era of peace, God's Divine Will, the coming New Heavens and New Earth.
Religion

Meditations on the Letters of Paul

Exercises in Biblical Theology

Author: Herold Weiss

Publisher: Energion Publications

ISBN: 1631992228

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 8753

Since the rise of modern biblical scholarship there has not been unanimity as to how to characterize Paul. He has been praised for having delivered Christianity from Judaism. Lately it has been argued that he remained so thoroughly a Jew that he was not a Christian at all. Others think he became a Christian because he had become a totally frustrated Pharisee by his failure to observe the law of Moses. Some consider him to have been a male chauvinist with few redeeming qualities. Others see in him a messianist with masochistic tendencies. Some think he was a conceited authoritarian who had no patience with the views of others. For a time it was popular to see him as a mystic who wished to lose himself by being in Christ. It has been said that, as one concerned with the life of the Spirit, he saw reason as the enemy of faith and required his converts to sacrifice the intellect on the altar of submission to authority. All these are, at least in part, reactions against the prevailing picture of him as the one who laid the foundation for the doctrines of righteousness by faith and the God of grace on which the Protestant Reformation was built. – Dr. Herold Weiss, Introduction to Meditations on the Letters of Paul With this beginning, the reader is invited into a Bible study with Dr. Weiss that will not be just an exegetical exercise but will, more importantly, be a personal journey into the Messiah's gospel that Paul so fervently shared throughout the known world of his time and continues to share in our day. Be forewarned that you may find yourself spending more time than you counted on as you truly meditate on the words and the spirit of Paul's letters.
Biography & Autobiography

The Splendor of Truth

Veritatis Splendor, Encyclical Letter

Author: Catholic Church. Pope (1978-2005 : John Paul II),Pope John Paul II

Publisher: Pauline Books & Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 154

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Addressed by the Supreme Pontiff Pope John Paul II to all the Bishops of the Catholic Church, regarding certain fundamental questions of the Church's Moral Teaching
Art

The Splendor of Dresden, Five Centuries of Art Collecting

An Exhibition from the State Art Collections of Dresden, German Democratic Republic : the National Gallery of Art, Washington, June 1-September 4, 1978, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Oct. 21, 1978-January 13, 1979, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, February 18-May 26, 1979

Author: National Gallery of Art (U.S.),Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870991779

Category: Art

Page: 279

View: 3803

Fiction

The Splendor of Light

A Novel

Author: Vernon Sanders

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450281133

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 6435

Conway is a peaceful southern town. Or is it? Across the river from this quiet burg is a row of saloons, and Maude, a feisty octogenarian, believes something doesn’t feel right. Along with a young physician named Adam, Maude is beginning to think the so-called saloons are actually havens for unsavory and illegal activities. This collection of saloons is a blight on the town of Conway, and someone should do something about it. Why shouldn’t it be old Maude and Adam? Together, they organize a crusade to get the saloons shut down. It’s a moral battle more than anything else, or so they believe. When one of the saloon owners disappears, however, the moral battle becomes a battle to stay alive, despite opposing forces and the predatory Tony Caruso, who holds all the cards. The Splendor of Light follows Maude and Adam as they continue down the dark path of their crusade. Lives are in danger of being lost; a town is on the verge of collapse. Will Maude and Adam remain steadfast in their cause, despite a predatory and ruthless adversary? Will they accept the consequences of their answers, or will they fall into moral darkness themselves and lose everything they value?
Fiction

The Splendor of Portugal

Author: António Lobo Antunes,Rhett McNeil

Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press

ISBN: 1564784231

Category: Fiction

Page: 535

View: 1595

From the author The New Yorker hails as “one of the most skillful psychological portraitists writing anywhere.” The Splendor of Portugal’s four narrators are members of a once well-to-do family whose plantation was lost in the Angolan War of Independence; the matriarch of this unhappiest of clans and her three adult children speak in a nightmarish, remorseless gush to give us the details of their grotesque family life. Like a character out of Faulkner’s decayed south, the mother clings to the hope that her children will come back, save her from destitution, and restore the family’s imagined former glory. The children, for their part, haven’t seen each other in years, and in their isolation are tormented by feverish memories of Angola. The vitriol and self-hatred of the characters know no bounds, for they are at once victims and culprits, guilty of atrocities committed in the name of colonialism as well as the cruel humiliations and betrayals of their own kin. Antunes again proves that he is the foremost stylist of his generation, a fearless investigator into the worst excesses of the human animal.
Europe

The eight volumes of letters writ by a Turkish spy, who liv'd five and forty years undiscover'd at Paris

giving an impartial account to the Divan at Constantinople of the most remarkable transactions of Europe: and discovering several intrigues and secrets of the Christian courts, (especially of that of France) continued from the year 1637, to the year 1682

Author: Giovanni Paolo Marana

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: N.A

View: 8159

Contraception

The Splendor of Love

John Paul II's Vision for Marriage and Family

Author: Walter Schu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781892875181

Category: Contraception

Page: 382

View: 2147

Crafts & Hobbies

Anatomy of a Typeface

Author: Alexander S. Lawson

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780879233334

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 428

View: 8005

To the layman, all printing types look the same. But for typographers, graphic artists, and others of that lunatic fringe who believe that the letters we look at daily (and take entirely for granted) are of profound importance, the question of how letters are formed, what shape they assume, and how they have evolved remains one of passionate concern. That exploration of letter forms, and their division and classification into "families" or generic groupings, is the heart of this comprehensive study. Written by an expert who has examined letters all his life, this monumental analysis of letter forms considers a broad and representative range of international typefaces. Lawson explores the vast territory of types, their development and uses, their antecedents and offspring, with precision, insight, and clarity. From Garamond to Bembo to the design and manufacture of sans-serif letters and newspaper types, this is the first full-scale investigation of typefaces since D. B. Updike's classic Printing Types was published in 1922.
Literature

The Republic of Letters

A Republication of Standard Literature

Author: Mrs. A. H. Nicholas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

View: 8669

Art

The splendor of the word

medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts at the New York Public Library

Author: Jonathan James Graham Alexander,New York Public Library. Humanities and Social Sciences Library,James H. Marrow,Lucy Freeman Sandler

Publisher: Harvey Miller Pub

ISBN: 9781905375004

Category: Art

Page: 480

View: 9252

The New York Public Librarys collection of nearly three hundred Western European illuminated manuscripts is one of the largest in America but also one that is very little known. Dating from the turn of the tenth century well into the period of the Renaissance, these works give vivid testimony to the creative impulses of the often nameless craftsmen who discovered ever-new ways of animating the contents of hand-produced books through inventive and sometimes exuberant manipulations of all the elements of the book: form and format, layout, script, decoration, illustration, and binding. To introduce this magnificent collection and many of its most important works to scholars and the wider audience, The Splendor of the Word presents one hundred manuscripts of particular cultural, historical, and artistic significance, selected from the Librarys collection by three of the most distinguished scholars in the field Jonathan J. G. Alexander, Professor of Fine Arts at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, a specialist in early medieval, Romanesque, and Italian illuminated manuscripts; James H. Marrow, Professor Emeritus of Art History at Princeton University, a specialist in late medieval illuminated manuscripts; and Lucy Freeman Sandler, Professor of Art History Emerita at New York University, a specialist in Gothic illuminated manuscripts. The makers of medieval illuminated manuscripts invested their books with sparkle and visual energy. They did so to stimulate delight, imagination, and memoryto make of them objects that fascinate and charm as well as instruct. One need have no knowledge of medieval languages or habits of thought to appreciate the high quality and the aesthetic ebullience of the finely crafted manuscripts shown here, for the very first time, to anyone interested in the ways that books help to define the social, intellectual, and imaginative horizons of their users.