Sunday, September 21, 2008

Out of the Earth

The discovery in China in 1974 of an entire terra cotta army dating from Emperor of Qin (210 B.C.) astounded the world.  As the archeological excavations proceeded, they revealed the artistry of the creators as well as the magnitude of the project (8000 soldiers, over 500 horses, as well as musicians, acrobats, officials, strongmen).  This book documents the process and the results, and if this kind of thing interests you, this book is one you'll go back to again and again. The book is available for $50 through Friends of the Reston Regional Library.

While you're on the subject of how ancient China influences the modern world, let your eyes roam through the pages of this delightful book.   By understanding the influence of China upon western architects of the 17th-20th centuries, you will begin to see skylines and rooflines in an entirely new manner.  This is also available through the Friends of the Reston Regional library -- but you'll have to e-mail us for the price.

These are just a sampling of the fabulous books we have for sale beginning Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at Reston Regional Library.  We're at 10925 Bowman Towne Dr., Reston, VA.  If you can locate Reston Hospital, you can find us.  Thursday night will be Friends night, but we'd be happy to make some new friends that night -- so come by and purchase a membership and then shop to your heart's content.

If you can't make it then, we open to the general public on Friday, 26 September at 10, Saturday at 10 and Sunday at noon.  We restock all weekend, so shop early and shop often!

And since I haven't mentioned it recently, all photos of books on this site are taken by D. Strevey.


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