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Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment Author Henri Lefebvre
ISBN-10 0816677190
Release 2014
Pages 190
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Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment, the first publication of Henri Lefebvre's only book devoted to architecture, redefines architecture as a mode of imagination rather than a specialized process or a collection of monuments. Lefebvre calls for an architecture of jouissance—of pleasure or enjoyment—centered on the body and its rhythms and based on the possibilities of the senses.

The Scottish Nation

The Scottish Nation Author Thomas Martin Devine
ISBN-10 9780718193201
Release 2012-07-05
Pages 760
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This bestselling history of Scotland traces the epic story of a nation from the Union with England to today's debates on the possibilities of Scottish independence in the future. Ranging from high politics to everyday life, The Scottish Nation is the most read modern history of Scotland at home and abroad: vital to understanding an ancient nation at a crucial time. 'Magnificent . . . a high achievement, a history of modern Scotland which, rarely for the subject, endows with sweep and power the changes that have created the country we live in.' Michael Fry, The Herald 'A fiercely intelligent account of Scotland . . . Devine is the country's most prominent historian, and from the evidence of this book, rightly so.' Rosemary Goring, Scotland on Sunday 'A formidable work . . . quite remarkable.' Donald Dewar 'Outstanding . . . if you are after answers to the big questions of Scottish history, Devine is your man.' Niall Ferguson 'The work of a compendious historical mind. In it, you can smell the stink of the nineteenth-century Glasgow slums . . . hear the disputations of the Enlightenment scholars . . . the first history of Scotland which both a nationalist and a unionist Scot can keep on their shelves with pride, and that is a large achievement in itself.' John Lloyd, Financial Times

Casa Batll Barcelona Gaud

Casa Batll    Barcelona  Gaud  Author Juan José Lahuerta
ISBN-10 8484780279
Release 2001
Pages 208
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This book takes us beyond its façade to reveal to us, with meticulous detail, the architect’s great creativity. It includes an essay by Juan José Lahuerta and a study of the morphology of the building.

Sharing Cities

Sharing Cities Author Duncan McLaren
ISBN-10 9780262029728
Release 2015-11-27
Pages 464
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How cities can build on the "sharing economy" and smart technology to deliver a "sharing paradigm" that supports justice, solidarity, and sustainability.

Homage to Barcelona

Homage to Barcelona Author Colm Tóibín
ISBN-10 0330373560
Release 2002
Pages 224
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A book celebrating one of Europe's greatest cities, moving from its founding to its huge growth in the 19th century and to the lives of Gaudi, Miro, Picasso, Casals and Dali.In this fascinating and comprehensive biography of a city, Tóibin examines the story of Catalan, the horrors of the Civil War, Franco's rule and the eventual rise of democracy. Reflecting the city's own truly cosmopolitan nature, Tóibin's writing covers Barcelona's art and architecture, its great churches and museums, its cafes, port life, restaurant's and fashionable nightclubs.Written with a deep knowledge of and affection for this astonishing city, it is a personal, carefully researched and finely crafted piece of work.

Cultural Memories

Cultural Memories Author Peter Meusburger
ISBN-10 9048189454
Release 2011-05-11
Pages 384
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The revival of interest in collective cultural memories since the 1980s has been a genuinely global phenomenon. Cultural memories can be defined as the social constructions of the past that allow individuals and groups to orient themselves in time and space. The investigation of cultural memories has necessitated an interdisciplinary perspective, though geographical questions about the spaces, places, and landscapes of memory have acquired a special significance. The essays in this volume, written by leading anthropologists, geographers, historians, and psychologists, open a range of new interpretations of the formation and development of cultural memories from ancient times to the present day. The volume is divided into five interconnected sections. The first section outlines the theoretical considerations that have shaped recent debates about cultural memory. The second section provides detailed case studies of three key themes: the founding myths of the nation-state, the contestation of national collective memories during periods of civil war, and the oral traditions that move beyond national narrative. The third section examines the role of World War II as a pivotal episode in an emerging European cultural memory. The fourth section focuses on cultural memories in postcolonial contexts beyond Europe. The fifth and final section extends the study of cultural memory back into premodern tribal and nomadic societies.

The Book Triumphant

The Book Triumphant Author Malcolm Walsby
ISBN-10 9789004207233
Release 2011-08-25
Pages 378
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This edited collection presents new research on the development of printing and bookselling throughout Europe during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, addressing themes such as the Reformation, the transmission of texts and the production and sale of printed books.

Rising from the Flames

Rising from the Flames Author Samuel L. Leiter
ISBN-10 0739128183
Release 2009
Pages 429
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This is the first book to describe the way in which the traditional and modern forms of Japanese theater responded to Japan's defeat in World War II. It includes sixteen essays by thirteen specialists demonstrating the triumphs and tribulations of Japanese theater during the Allied Occupation, 1945–1952.

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap Author Kris Deschouwer
ISBN-10 1786605414
Release 2018-01-19
Pages 324
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This book draws a picture of a parliamentary and representative democracy that faces multiple tensions and multiple gaps.

Antoni Gaud

Antoni Gaud  Author Gabriele Fahr-Becker
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031201281
Release 1985
Pages 176
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Looks at churches, apartment buildings, and houses in Barcelona designed by Gaudi, and discusses his unique approach to architecture

The Funny Jungle

The Funny Jungle Author Annmarie Patton
ISBN-10 1412079411
Release 2006
Pages 20
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This book will spark your imagination as you take a tour of the jungle and find its funny creatures doing peculiar things. The colorful illustrations will generate smiles and conversation.

The Yellow Papers

The Yellow Papers Author Dominique Wilson
ISBN-10 9781921924620
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 352
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It's 1872 and China – still bruised from its defeat in the two Opium Wars – sends a group of boys, including seven-year-old Chen Mu, to America to study and bring back the secrets of the West. But nine years on Chen Mu becomes a fugitive and flees to Umberumberka, a mining town in outback Australia. He eventually finds peace working for Matthew Dawson, a rich pastoralist. When the bubonic plague ravages Sydney, Matthew Dawson's daughter returns to her father's property with her son, Edward. But it's a lonely life for a small boy surrounded only by adults, and he soon befriends Chen Mu, forging a friendship that will last a lifetime. Years later, Edward visits a mysterious and decadent Shanghai, where he falls in love with Ming Li, the beautiful young wife of a Chinese businessman. Invading Japanese armies tear the couple apart and years pass before they reunite, each scarred by the events of World War II and the Korean War. But will it be only to be torn apart once again? The Yellow Papers is a story of love, obsession and friendship set against a backdrop of war and racial prejudice.

Land subsidence

Land subsidence Author International Association of Hydrological Sciences
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105017490611
Release 1991
Pages 690
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Land subsidence has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Land subsidence also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Land subsidence book for free.

Portrait of a Young Painter

Portrait of a Young Painter Author Mary Kay Vaughan
ISBN-10 9780822376125
Release 2014-12-08
Pages 304
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In Portrait of a Young Painter, the distinguished historian Mary Kay Vaughan adopts a biographical approach to understanding the culture surrounding the Mexico City youth rebellion of the 1960s. Her chronicle of the life of painter Pepe Zúñiga counters a literature that portrays post-1940 Mexican history as a series of uprisings against state repression, injustice, and social neglect that culminated in the student protests of 1968. Rendering Zúñiga's coming of age on the margins of formal politics, Vaughan depicts midcentury Mexico City as a culture of growing prosperity, state largesse, and a vibrant, transnationally-informed public life that produced a multifaceted youth movement brimming with creativity and criticism of convention. In an analysis encompassing the mass media, schools, politics, family, sexuality, neighborhoods, and friendships, she subtly invokes theories of discourse, phenomenology, and affect to examine the formation of Zúñiga's persona in the decades leading up to 1968. By discussing the influences that shaped his worldview, she historicizes the process of subject formation and shows how doing so offers new perspectives on the events of 1968.

Water Justice

Water Justice Author Rutgerd Boelens
ISBN-10 9781107179080
Release 2018-03-15
Pages 390
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An overview of critical conceptual approaches to water justice, illustrated with global historic and contemporary case studies of socio-environmental struggles.

Performances of Peace

Performances of Peace Author
ISBN-10 9004304770
Release 2015-10
Pages 288
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"Performances of Peace: Utrecht 1713" aims to rethink the significance of the Peace of Utrecht (1713) by exploring the nexus between culture and politics.

A Dictionary of Jewish Christian Relations

A Dictionary of Jewish Christian Relations Author Edward Kessler
ISBN-10 0521730783
Release 2008-06-19
Pages 538
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This reference is a pioneering work which explores and defines the many factors which characterise the historic and ongoing relationship between the two traditions. From Aaron to Zionism, the editors have brought together over 700 entries--including events, institutions, movements, people, places and publications--contributed by more than 100 internationally renowned scholars. The Dictionary, compiled under the auspices of the Cambridge-based Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, offers a focus for the study and understanding of Jewish-Christian relations internationally, both within and between Judaism and Christianity.