This two-volume publication represents the only comprehensive documentation of one of the finest private collections of Asian art in the world. More than 1,000 works of art are shown in exquisite color reproductions, along with a special reference section of illustrated and translated texts, signatures, and seals. Since the collection will be dispersed for public use,Art Through a Lifetime provides the only opportunity for scholars, students, and admirers of Asian art to enjoy it in its entirety.
The first volume of this boxed set presents Japanese paintings, printed works, and calligraphy that date from the Nara period to the late 20th century. The second volume presents the remainder of the Japanese works - ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, sculpture, and textiles - along with an extensive array of Korean and Chinese works of art.
Love was forbidden inside my home. As a child, I did not understand why my mother seemed to take pleasure in watching me suffer. I spent years searching for love. It was one thing I would trade my life for, and I relentlessly laid my heart on the line, causing myself even more pain. Another chapter of my life had unfolded, but it was still riddled with torment that did not seem to end. But despite everything, I accept each test that life gives me, knowing that even when the world turns away from me, God never will.
A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture - A Native of Africa - Venture Smith. Venture Smith (1729-1805) was an African captured as a child and transported to the American colonies to be sold as a slave. As an adult, he purchased his freedom and that of his family. His history was documented when he gave a narrative of his life to a schoolteacher, who wrote it down and published it under the title A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa: But Resident above Sixty Years in the United States of America, Related by Himself. Venture Smith was born Broteer Furro in a place he recalls as Dukandarra in "Guinea"-a term that at the time referred to much of West Africa. Clues in the narrative make it clear that he was from the savannah region and the fact that he was sold at the seaport of Anomabu, in modern Ghana, suggests that he was probably originally from somewhere in what is now Ghana, Togo, or Benin. He was the son of a prince who had several wives. As a young child, he was kidnapped by a tribe of Africans who were employed by slave dealers. The boy was purchased by Robertson Mumford for four gallons of rum and a piece of calico. Mumford decided to call him Venture because he considered purchasing him to be a business venture. Venture was taken aboard a ship that sailed to Barbados.
Leo Goldberg Kitt Peak National Observatory Tucson, Arizona 85726, U. S. A. Of all the reasons for exploring the Universe, none is more com- pelling than the possibility of discovering intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe. Still the quest for extraterrestrial life has been near the bottom of the astronomers' list of priorities, not because the number of extraterrestrial civilizations is conjectured to be van- ishingly small, but because our powers of detection were thought to be far too weak. About ten years ago, however, the growing reach of ra- dio telescopes on the ground and of optical and infrared telescopes in space persuaded a number of thoughtful astronomers that the time for a more serious search had arrived. Accordingly, a joint Soviet-American conference on the problems of Communication with Extraterrestrial In- telligence was convened at the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory of the Armenian Academy of Sciences during September 5-11, 1971 and was soon followed by a number of other important meetings, notably a series of NASA-sponsored workshops in the USA held between January, 1975 and May, 1976. Since SETI is fundamentally an international undertaking and as- tronomical methods and techniques are required for its pursuit, it is natural for the International Astronomical Union to lend its support by sponsoring conferences and otherwise facilitating cooperation among countries. The active involvement of the I. A. U.
From the influences of Ntozake Shange's ("For Colored Girls") ,Nikki Giovanni's ("Eagle Trippin"), and Mya Angelou's ("Phenomenal Woman") Natasha Session Kanu has developed a style of her own in her new book "LifenSession: a diary of thoughts," which is sure to be only the first book in her NSession series. "LifenSession," is a testament to all the things that women deal with in life while trying to live upright in an upside down world. Topics such as love, relationships, confidence, faith, and religion are all things that are both personal and real to the author as she chronicles her deepest thoughts, feelings and fears in this amazing read of empowerment, endurance, encouragement, and self- discovery. "I think these poems may say some of the things we wish we could say or had the nerve to say in certain situations without coming off as unsocial, rude, or recluse. Women already have a stereotype of being nagging and emotional but sometimes our nagging and emotion comes from a much deeper place then is originally perceived, I just hope women will read my work and feel liberated to be who they are or even relieved of their innermost fears. In the same light I hope men will read it with their women and understand some of the struggles they go through and how to love their women through it all. Although I realize that every person's journey is not the same, I also know that I am not alone in her own journey."