New PDF release: A Lateral View: Essays on Culture and Style in Contemporary

By Donald Richie

ISBN-10: 0962813745

ISBN-13: 9780962813740

Publish yr note: First released in 1991

A masterfully written selection of brief essays through the famous Western professional on eastern tradition and picture and the fellow Time journal calls "the dean of artwork critics in Japan." Spanning greater than thirty years, Richie translates his followed home's artistic accomplishments in the course of its upward push to financial and cultural energy.

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There is reason to fear that we will lose much of the digital information that we are creating—and perhaps exactly the material we most want to preserve—at a terrifying rate. We are much better at creating digital information than we are at storing it. Court records, for instance, are often created as digital files but then stored as physical books because librarians fear losing the digital versions more quickly than the analog. Librarians and archivists often emphasize the need to take precautions with digital materials.

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