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Warehouse Home

Warehouse Home Author Sophie Bush
ISBN-10 0500519463
Release 2017-05
Pages 320
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A global look at contemporary, ingenious, and yet comfortable transformations of former industrial spaces into stylish modern residences



Life at Home in the Twenty first Century

Life at Home in the Twenty first Century Author Jeanne E. Arnold
ISBN-10 1931745617
Release 2012
Pages 171
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Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century cross-cuts the ranks of important books on social history, consumerism, contemporary culture, the meaning of material culture, domestic architecture, and household ethnoarchaeology. Far richer in information and more incisive than America at Home (Smolan and Erwitt), it also moves well beyond Rick Smolan's Day in the Life series. It is a distant cousin of Material World and Hungry Planet in content and style, but represents a blend of rigorous science and photography that none of these books can claim. Using archaeological approaches to human material culture, this volume offers unprecedented access to the middle-class American home through the kaleidoscopic lens of no-limits photography and many kinds of never-before acquired data about how people actually live their lives at home. Media reactions to early findings from the nine-year project that spawned this book indicate that it will appeal not only to scientists but also to the book-buying public, people who share intense curiosity about what foes on at home in their neighborhoods. Many who read the book will see their own lives mirrored in these pages and can reflect on how other people cope with their mountains of possessions and other daily challenges. Readers abroad will be equally fascinated by the contrasts between their own kinds of materialism and the typical American experience, as a sample of Italians' and Swedes' responses to our corpus of photographs and out study's findings have demonstrated. The book will interest a range of designers, builders, and architects as well as scholars and students who research various facets of U.S. and global consumerism, cultural history, and economic history.



Living with Fire

Living with Fire Author Sara E. Jensen
ISBN-10 9780520942516
Release 2008-08-04
Pages 192
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Fire, both inevitable and ubiquitous, plays a crucial role in North American ecosystems. But as necessary as fire is to maintaining healthy ecosystems, it threatens human lives and livelihoods in unacceptable ways. This volume explores the rich yet largely uncharted terrain at the intersection of fire policy, fire science, and fire management in order to find better ways of addressing this pressing dilemma. Written in clear language, it will help scientists, policy makers, and the general public, especially residents of fire-prone areas, better understand where we are today in regard to coping with wildfires, how we got here, and where we need to go. Drawing on abundant historical and analytic information to shed new light on current controversies, Living with Fire offers a dynamic new paradigm for coping with fire that recognizes its critical environmental role. The book also tells how we can rebuild the important ecological and political processes that are necessary for finding better ways to cope with fire and with other complex policy dilemmas.



Lofts

Lofts Author Orianna Fielding Banks
ISBN-10 0789303612
Release 1999-01
Pages 180
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Discusses the appeal of lofts, provides a history of loft living, and includes decorating ideas for various styles and spaces



Preparing for the Twenty First Century

Preparing for the Twenty First Century Author Paul Kennedy
ISBN-10 9780307773579
Release 2011-07-06
Pages 448
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Kennedy's groundbreaking book The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers helped to reorder the current priorities of the United States. Now, he synthesizes extensive research on fields ranging from demography to robotics to draw a detailed, persuasive, and often sobering map of the very near future--a bold work that bridges the gap between history, prophecy, and policy. From the Trade Paperback edition.



New Self New World

New Self  New World Author Philip Shepherd
ISBN-10 9781583944028
Release 2011-05-31
Pages 512
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New Self, New World challenges the primary story of what it means to be human, the random and materialistic lifestyle that author Philip Shepherd calls our “shattered reality.” This reality encourages us to live in our heads, self-absorbed in our own anxieties. Drawing on diverse sources and inspiration, New Self, New World reveals that our state of head-consciousness falsely teaches us to see the body as something we possess and to try to take care of it without ever really learning how to inhabit it. Shepherd articulates his vision of a world in which each of us enjoys a direct, unmediated experience of being alive. He petitions against the futile pursuit of the “known self” and instead reveals the simple grace of just being present. In compelling prose, Shepherd asks us to surrender to the reality of “what is” that enables us to reunite with our own being. Each chapter is accompanied by exercises meant to bring Shepherd’s vision into daily life, what the author calls a practice that “facilitates the voluntary sabotage of long-standing patterns.” New Self, New World is at once a philosophical primer, a spiritual handbook, and a roaming inquiry into human history. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Rough Interiors

Rough Interiors Author Sibylle Kramer
ISBN-10 3037681578
Release 2013
Pages 255
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The concept of taking the existing material as an idea is what is behind the expression „Rough Interiors“. The building and rooms are taken as they are and the traces of the past are preserved in the sense of remaining visible, into which the design concept is integrated. Old shells are given a new life with the aid of very different design interventions. It is the breaks, contrasts and contradictions instead of perfect harmony and smooth surfaces which characterise these works. The interiors presented range from low-budget to luxury projects. A fascinating interplay between past and present emerges in the interplay of rough ceilings, un-plastered walls and visible concrete beams together with creative re-use ideas, modern materials and innovative form language



Walking on Water

Walking on Water Author Randall Kenan
ISBN-10 9780679737889
Release 1999
Pages 670
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The account of a six-year journey across North America offers a sense of the state of race relations



Merchants of Culture

Merchants of Culture Author John B. Thompson
ISBN-10 9780745661421
Release 2013-04-25
Pages 440
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These are turbulent times in the world of book publishing. For nearly five centuries the methods and practices of book publishing remained largely unchanged, but at the dawn of the twenty-first century the industry finds itself faced with perhaps the greatest challenges since Gutenberg. A combination of economic pressures and technological change is forcing publishers to alter their practices and think hard about the future of the books in the digital age. In this book - the first major study of trade publishing for more than 30 years - Thompson situates the current challenges facing the industry in an historical context, analysing the transformation of trade publishing in the United States and Britain since the 1960s. He gives a detailed account of how the world of trade publishing really works, dissecting the roles of publishers, agents and booksellers and showing how their practices are shaped by a field that has a distinctive structure and dynamic. This new paperback edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent developments, including the dramatic increase in ebook sales and its implications for the publishing industry and its future.



Life in the 21st Century

Life in the 21st Century Author Viktoras P. Kulvinskas
ISBN-10 PSU:000008246363
Release 1981
Pages 395
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Life in the 21st Century has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Life in the 21st Century also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Life in the 21st Century book for free.



Urban Pioneer

Urban Pioneer Author Sara Emslie
ISBN-10 184975800X
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 160
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Urban living is soaring in popularity as we flock to cities to pursue jobs, easy commutes, and other amenities. New pressures on housing mean that pioneering homeowners are converting ex-industrial, non-residential spaces into innovative homes. The conversion of such buildings into residential spaces first emerged in the 1960s and ‘70s. A decline in manufacturing in city centres meant that many warehouses and factories became vacant, attracting the first wave of urban pioneers—artists and creatives seeking cheap rents and large interiors to use as studio spaces. Since then, industrial areas in many cities have become sought-after residential districts and urban regeneration has gone from strength to strength. Nowadays the trend shows no sign of waning, with a second generation of urban pioneers cleverly converting former lofts, warehouses, schools, factories, offices, and retail spaces into highly desirable homes full of personality and soul. In Urban Pioneer, Sara Emslie investigates the practice for transforming non-residential spaces into homes, the key elements of the look—from exposed brickwork to copper piping and metal roof trusses—and the related rise in the popularity of industrial design. She then explores 12 inspiring and varied real-life homes that showcase the very best of the Urban Pioneer look.



The Fear of Insignificance

The Fear of Insignificance Author C. Strenger
ISBN-10 9780230117662
Release 2011-02-14
Pages 221
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This book shows how, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the Gospel of the free market became the only world-religion of universal validity. The belief that all value needs to be quantifiable was extended to human beings, whose value became dependent on their rating on the various ranking-scales in the global infotainment system.



How We Live Now

How We Live Now Author Bella DePaulo
ISBN-10 9781582704791
Release 2015-08-25
Pages 320
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A close-up examination and exploration, How We Live Now challenges our old concepts of what it means to be a family and have a home, opening the door to the many diverse and thriving experiments of living in twenty-first century America. Across America and around the world, in cities and suburbs and small towns, people from all walks of life are redefining our “lifespaces”—the way we live and who we live with. The traditional nuclear family in their single-family home on a suburban lot has lost its place of prominence in contemporary life. Today, Americans have more choices than ever before in creating new ways to live and meet their personal needs and desires. Social scientist, researcher, and writer Bella DePaulo has traveled across America to interview people experimenting with the paradigm of how we live. In How We Live Now, she explores everything from multi-generational homes to cohousing communities where one’s “family” is made up of friends and neighbors to couples “living apart together” to single-living, and ultimately uncovers a pioneering landscape for living that throws the old blueprint out the window. Through personal interviews and stories, media accounts, and in-depth research, How We Live Now explores thriving lifespaces, and offers the reader choices that are freer, more diverse, and more attuned to our modern needs for the twenty-first century and beyond.



Loft Design

Loft Design Author Katherine Stone
ISBN-10 9781592531370
Release 2005
Pages 160
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Lofts are no longer the sole domains of urbanites. They are becoming increasingly popular, but they pose their own set of challenges. In this hands-on book, loft expert and host of HGTV's Lofty Ideas Katherine Stone shares her style, wisdom, and trade secrets so that you can create a beautiful, livable loft home or office. Loft Design reveals how to transform spaces large and small into open, inviting, and practical areas for living comfortably and working well. From homes to offices to corporations, presented here is a range of innovative loft designs that achieve that intricate balance between practicality and aesthetic beauty. Stone discusses some creative ideas that make these lofts spectacular with tips and techniques for everything from planning and ergonomic issues to decorating concerns. With Loft Design as your guide, you can turn your loft space into a one-of-a-kind space.



Brooklyn Modern

Brooklyn Modern Author Diana Lind
ISBN-10 0847830438
Release 2008
Pages 218
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An intimate tour of some of present-day Brooklyn's innovative architectural designs and interiors reveals how the region has recently attracted a new generation of dwellers interested in redefining personal spaces, showcasing key renovations as well as new public buildings that reflect modern solutions to spatial and financial restraints.



Renovate Innovate

Renovate Innovate Author Antonia Edwards
ISBN-10 3791383094
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 256
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From converted factories and chapels to cabins built from salvaged wood, this collection of innovative, beautiful, and sustainable dwellings showcases a worldwide trend for upcycling in home design. Antonia Edwards' first book, Upcyclist, explored how artists and designers around the globe transform castoff materials into elegant domestic furnishings. Now, she turns her sights to the homes themselves in this breathtaking selection of unique buildings and interiors. Divided into three sections--Reclaimed, Revived, and Reimagined--Renovate Innovate offers vibrant photographs and fascinating descriptions of its subjects. Projects in the Reclaimed chapter include environmentalist Peter Bahouth's highly coveted three-unit tree house nestled in the Atlanta woods and the Love Art Studio in Phuket, Thailand, which is constructed entirely from bits of driftwood. The Revived section features a traditional Slovenian barn, rescued from disrepair and converted into a light-filled holiday home with beautiful Alpine views, and a Milanese apartment furnished with striking vintage finds. Reimagined takes readers from Melbourne to Madrid, Tribeca to the English countryside, showcasing a 7,500 square-foot reservoir converted into a trendy modern residence and a former cement factory that has found new life as architect Ricardo Bofill's famed studio and living space. This international sampling of stunning new buildings and renovations will inspire readers, designers, architects, and dreamers alike to reimagine lived in spaces.



Small Lofts

Small Lofts Author Oriol Magrinya
ISBN-10 8494566237
Release 2017-02-01
Pages 336
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When we think of a loft, we usually think of large open spaces, with clearly visible remnants of their industrial origin, converted into homes. Distinguished by their high level of modernity and noteworthy contrasts, they tend to reflect the personalities of their owners more than any other type of construction. But, what happens when there is limited space? Is it possible to have a loft, with all its characteristics, in a space that measures less than 120 square meters? This book contains dozens of examples of lofts from all over the world. They demonstrate that, even with severe space limitations, it is possible to achieve, maintain, and even enhance the purest possible essence of a post-industrial New York loft. Of course, this requires the optimum combination of artistic sensibility and architectural ingenuity.