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Collections Of Nothing

Author : William Davies King
ISBN : 9780226437095
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nearly everyone collects something, even those who don’t think of themselves as collectors. William Davies King, on the other hand, has devoted decades to collecting nothing—and a lot of it. With Collections of Nothing, he takes a hard look at this habitual hoarding to see what truths it can reveal about the impulse to accumulate. Part memoir, part reflection on the mania of acquisition, Collections of Nothing begins with the stamp collection that King was given as a boy. In the following years, rather than rarity or pedigree, he found himself searching out the lowly and the lost, the cast-off and the undesired: objects that, merely by gathering and retaining them, he could imbue with meaning, even value. As he relates the story of his burgeoning collections, King also offers a fascinating meditation on the human urge to collect. This wry, funny, even touching appreciation and dissection of the collector’s art as seen through the life of a most unusual specimen will appeal to anyone who has ever felt the unappeasable power of that acquisitive fever. "What makes this book, bred of a midlife crisis, extraordinary is the way King weaves his autobiography into the account of his collection, deftly demonstrating that the two stories are essentially one. . . . His hard-won self-awareness gives his disclosures an intensity that will likely resonate with all readers, even those whose collections of nothing contain nothing at all."—New Yorker "King's extraordinary book is a memoir served up on the backs of all things he collects. . . . His story starts out sounding odd and singular—who is this guy?—but by the end, you recognize yourself in a lot of what he does."—Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune

The J Paul Getty Museum And Its Collections

Author : John Walsh
ISBN : 9780892364763
Genre : Art
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Provides a history of the buildings that have housed the Getty Museum collections, overviews the collections themselves, and offers a biography of J. Paul Getty

Mathematical Miscellanea 1

Author : Charles S. Peirce
ISBN : 9783111563398
Genre : Mathematics
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Sustainable Audiovisual Collections Through Collaboration

Author : Rachael Stoeltje, Vicki Shively, George Boston, Lars Gaustad, and Dietrich Schüller
ISBN : 9780253027139
Genre : Art
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The art and science of audiovisual preservation and access has evolved at breakneck speed in the digital age. The Joint Technical Symposium (JTS) is organized by the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations and brings experts from around the world to learn of technologies and developments in the technical issues affecting the long-term survival and accessibility of audiovisual collections. This collection of essays is derived from presentations made at the 2016 JTS held in Singapore and presents an overview of the latest audiovisual preservation methods and techniques, archival best practices in media storage, as well as analog-to-digital conversion challenges and their solutions.

Stephen King S Contemporary Classics

Author : Philip L. Simpson
ISBN : 9781442244917
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing, published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Under the Dome, Joyland, and Dr. Sleep.

Nothing In Common

Author : Marianne Borgia
ISBN : 1946300632
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What is the magnet that brings two people together? Often, they are diverse in personality and some time they have nothing in common. Love, however, prevails--as it often does. Here are a few love stories.

A Matter Of Life And Death

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The Old Testament World

Author : Philip R. Davies
ISBN : 0664230253
Genre : Religion
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Wouldn T Take Nothing For My Journey Now

Author : Maya Angelou
ISBN : 9781405526777
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory' says Maya Angelou, bestselling author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS and one of our best-loved writers. Here she writes about family, argues for spirit and grace, insists on the importance of laughter and style and reflects on brutality and crime. She has the courage to say the unfashionable: 'virtue, purity, temperance, goodness, worth or even moderation...we must return them to a vigorous role in our lives', and the wit to call for them with humour. As lessons in living, they are a unique inspiration.

The Historical Collections Of Walter Of Coventry

Author : William Stubbs
ISBN : 9781108051132
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1872-3, this two-volume work is a substantive compilation of English history from Brutus to Edward I.

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