Description : It is too often forgotten that every Assyrian "historical" inscription functioned in a very specific context. This context influenced its content and the way in which it was perceived by ancient viewers and readers. Russell's goal is to address the reconstruction of the context of these inscriptions in order to elucidate their original impact. In the past, the palace inscriptions, including Assyrian palace inscriptions, have been published in composite editions with little or no reference to the provenience of the individual exemplars; in addition, the original excavation reports often were more interested in the content of the inscriptions than in their locations. To achieve the objective of placing these inscriptions in their original contexts and thereby provide a base for further study of them, and stimulated by two seasons of renewed excavations at Nineveh during which he studied many inscriptions in situ, Russell returned to the British Museum and Layard's original, handwritten notes from the 19th century excavations at Nineveh--the goal being to catalogue fully and as completely as possible the individual inscriptions and their locations. The results of Russell's labors are here published, including the first publication of several shorter inscriptions. The book is lavishly illustrated, both with museum photos and with photos by the author of many of the inscriptions in situ. The book will no doubt be the basis of all further study of the relationship between inscription and context in the palaces of the Assyrian kings.
Description : Megan befriends him without knowing anything about his past. Donnie relinquishes his solitude to her for the same reason. Her mom's affection is suffocating. His mom randomly shifts from being indifferent to overprotective. Neither teens' father is there when they need him. Donnie and Megan have to escape. Their haven is a rented storage unit, where they reveal their secrets, conquer boredom, and change each other's lives forever. Original.
Description : The emotionally realistic and elegant portrait of mourning in the days and months following 9/11 As Renata, a linguist for the New York City Public Library, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge on her way to work one morning, she looks up to see a flash of orange and blue. Two planes have hit the World Trade Center, and with that, her world changes entirely. Renata’s connection to the tragedy grows deeper as her boyfriend, an overzealous social worker, begins to take care of a baby orphaned by the attacks. And then she meets a mute teenage girl in the rubble of the Twin Towers who may or may not be her long lost niece—a family connection as tenuous as it is painful. The winner of New York magazine’s Best Literary Fiction award in 2005, this novel evocatively represents the forms of grief in the wake of major trauma.
Description : Now published in paperback, this book is the first systematic study to explore the way in which words have encroached on the visual arts from the late 19th century to the present day. From the Impressionists to contemporary practitioners, Writing on the Wall shows how artists have responded to an environment increasingly saturated with words, and how the mass media has adopted and adapted artistic devices in typography, propaganda and advertising.
Description : Decades Of State And Non-State Violence In India S Landlocked North-East Have Taken A Heavy Toll On Livelihoods, Incomes, Governance, Growth And Image, Besides Lives. Despite Vast Amounts Of Money Being Pumped Into The Region, Basic Needs And Minimum Services Are Yet To Be Met In Terms Of Connectivity, Health, Education And Power. What Are The Possible Ways Forward As The Region Stands At A Crossroads? These Fifteen Personal Essays Provide An Insider S Take On Wide-Ranging Issues: From The Brahmaputra And The Use Of Natural Resources To Peace Talks In Nagaland; From The Centre S Failure To Repeal The Hated Armed Forces Special Powers Act, Threats To The Environment, Corruption In Government And Extortion By Armed Groups To New Delhi S Look East Policy And Much More. Yet, As These Essays Make Clear, Hope, Though Distant, Is Not Absent Or Lost. Restoring Governance Through People-Driven Development Programmes, Peace Building Through Civil Society Initiatives, Assuring The Pre-Eminence Of Local Communities As Evident In Hazarika S Conversations With The Legendary Naga Leader, Th. Muivah, And Simple Economic Interventions Through Appropriate Technologies Boats And Health Care, Community Mobilization And Micro-Credit Hold Promise For Solutions To The Web Of Violence, Poverty And Marginalization. Writing On The Wall Is A Passionate Call To All Stakeholders In The North-East To Embrace Dialogue And Use Given Platforms For Peace, To Go Beyond The Politics Of Tolerance To That Of Mutual Respect. Only Such Multi-Disciplinary, Innovative Approaches, Rooted In Realism, Can Bring Stability And Sustainable Change To The Region.
Description : Eighth grade, like algebra, has become pretty complicated for Tess. For one thing, there are the patterns she's noticing everywhere—like how charming-on-the-outside Richard keeps playing scary pranks on her, and how annoying copycat Lynn always has to follow what everyone else is doing. Then there's the pattern of graffiti that keeps appearing on the wall by her school—could those numbers be a code meant for Tess? Is it up to her to find out what they mean? And most importantly, if Damien keeps up with his pattern of waiting for her after school, does it mean he likes her? Or is that just a coincidental system? Tess looks for formulas to help her figure it all out, but she's afraid there may be none. Sometimes you have to make up your own solutions. Sometimes, you just have to risk it.