[bksvol-discuss] Book submitted: Let There Be Light: A Book About Windows
- From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <guidinggolden@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 21:22:03 -0500
O.K. so I reckon the topic of this book seems a bit odd, but it is an intriguing book and quite informative. Should be an easy proof for someone. ISBN: 0-690-04693-6 Title: Let There Be Light: A Book About Windows Author(s): James Cross Giblin Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Copyright Date: 1988 Copyrighted By: James Cross Giblin Brief Synopsis: Surveys the development of windows from prehistory to the modern era. Long Synopsis: Windows are our eyes on the world. Through them we can gaze at our surroundings and, looking out, feel connected to the larger world outside. Windows transform our interiors, filling a room with light and letting cool breezes in. Windows protect us. But windows are vulnerable, too. A well-aimed rock can shatter one in an instant. For as long as there have been buildings, there have been windows. A simple roof hole, a narrow slit-these served as windows in early structures. Later windows might be covered with anything from mica to paper to a fish bladder; the transparent pane of glass we take for granted today took many centuries to develop. In the Middle Ages, with the achievement of stained glass, windows became the focus of a great outpouring of artistic expression. Today the "walls of glass" of the modern skyscraper represent the ultimate window. In this wide-ranging history, we also learn of the role windows have played in many dramatic events, from castle sieges to the infamous Kristallnacht of Nazi Germany to riots that scarred American cities in the 1960s. With the aid of splendid pictures, James Cross Giblin traces the intriguing development of windows-in our homes, our houses of worship, our offices, and public buildings-and shows how they illuminate our lives. Comments: Has been read through. page numbers need to be added to blank pages. blank pages contain photographs, and illustrations which are described somewhat in the caption. Has some foreign names and words. Should be a easy proof. if you have questions please contact me: juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Adult content: No Language: English US Book Quality: EXCELLENT Categories: Nonfiction, History, Children's Books, Art and Architecture B4E Significant: No SFWA Challenged: No Shelley L. Rhodes, M.A., CVRT Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services 4200 Lovell Place Erie, PA 16503 814-871-4401 sherhodes@xxxxxxxxxxx Notice: On **Friday, July 29th**, the commonwealth will be adding @pa.gov as the primary email domain for all state employees. For example: sherhodes@xxxxxxxxxxx will now be sherhodes@xxxxxxx The email addresses ending in @state.pa.us will continue to function so that emails will never be interrupted. We appreciate your cooperation as we take a small step to increase the usability and consistency of the commonwealth's online communications.
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