The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 7, 1997 · Page 157
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 157

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Three Thousand Years of Chinese Painting (Yale University Press, $75). Six authorities, Chinese and American, worked on this magisterial A ml tra, D S Lit compilation of Chinese art history, from Paleolithic cave carvings to modernistic landscape scrolls. Amateur experts and interested students un I I -v, ifellO (EE) QCEG 1 f" J GO : . mmm :--t w 8. doubtedly will pore over the exhaustive text, while more casual readers will admire the bountiful illustrations, especially of birds and animals charming and realistic, yet somehow thoroughly Chinese. World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored & Explained, by John Bowker (DK Publishing, $34.95). This lavishly and colorfully illustrated book offers as broad a survey as one could wish of the world's religious faiths and beliefs. Although it gives plenty of space to the history, festivals, customs and practices of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, it also provides an amazing amount of data on faiths that many Westerners regard as obscure, such as Sikhism, Taoism and Shamanism. "The Golden Rule," the author concludes optimistically, "exists in all religions in cE-miAEB .sr mm V", some form." Worlds Without End: The Art and History of the Soap Opera, by the Museum of Television and Radio ( Abrams, l;ff) o. H i i i ii ii ii.ni Quest stays will be limited to 10 consecutive nights or less. Frea night Includes room and tax, and does not Include incidentals and other charges or gratuities. Free night is only valid dunng tha same hotal stay as tha paid night. Valid on the norKftscounted Second Nejht Free) rate onty. Prc-nty Club points are awarded only on the paid ntghL One VISA discount coupon value pack per room white Radacm Mils coupon at participating Holiday Inn hotal. Stay your first night at full price and the following night Is frea at any participating Holiday Inn hotel from November 14. 1997 to February 9, 1998. -TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Advanca reservations are required. Vou must mention the Holiday Inn "Second Night Frea" promotion when making your reservation. Present this original coupon at check In, Offer valid 111497-2908. One coupon par customer oar stay. Coupon has no cash value. No copies or facsimiles accepted. Rooms may be limited, subject to prtor sale or unavailable dunng blackout or high-demand periods (e.g., 123197) bs determined by independent hotal operators. supplies laaL VISA $29.95). The only question, of course, is how many soap opera buffs enjoy reading? Those who do will revel in this volume, for it is rich in anecdotes and pictures along with considerable thoughtful analysis of this great American cultural phenomenon. Many programs, such as All My Children, General Hospital and As the World Turns, get particular attention. There even are some kind words for Vic and Sade, that gently humorous homespun radio serial of the 1930s whose like has never been heard again. Holiday Inn Express Holiday Inn Select Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts Pay with VISA and receive a value pack. www.holiesy-tiMi.cew OlMT, Honor Hftsp.tsm Corporation tt; ntu reserves. Mom not wtevwntt wee amior opfstM. PARADE MAGAZINE DECEMBER 7, 1997 PAGE 9

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