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Nick Montfort

2014    152 Pages    (Counterpath Press)

DDC: 811.6    LCC: PS3613.O54845

OCLC: 889651718    ISBN 13: 9781933996462    ISBN 10: 1933996463

Poetry. Media Studies. #! (pronounced "shebang") consists of poetic texts that are presented alongside the short computer programs that generated them. The poems, in new and existing forms, are inquiries into the features that make poetry recognizable as such, into code and computation, into ellipsis, into ways of representing ?, and into the alphabet. Computer-generated poems have been composed by Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville, Alison Knowles and James Tenney, Hugh Kenner and Joseph P. O' [...]

Poetry. Media Studies. #! (pronounced "shebang") consists of poetic texts that are presented alongside the short computer programs that generated them. The poems, in new and existing forms, are inquiries into the features that make poetry recognizable as such, into code and computation, into ellipsis, into ways of representing ?, and into the alphabet. Computer-generated poems have been composed by Brion Gysin and Ian Sommerville, Alison Knowles and James Tenney, Hugh Kenner and Joseph P. O'Rourke, Charles O. Hartman, and others. The works in #! engage with this tradition of more than 50 years and with constrainted and conceptual writing. The book's source code is also offered as free software. All of the text-generating code is presented so that it, too, can be read; it is all also made freely available for use in anyone's future poetic projects. [less]

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3D Printing Handbook: Technologies, design and applications, The

Ben Redwood, Filemon Schöffer, Brian Garret

2017    304 Pages    (3D Hubs)

DDC: 621.988    LCC: TS171.95

OCLC: 1013526462    ISBN 13: 9789082748505    ISBN 10: 9082748509

Now from $49 to $29 for a limited time only! If you're looking to master the key aspects of 3D printing, this book is for you.The 3D Printing Handbook provides practical advice on selecting the right technology and how-to design for 3D printing, based upon first-hand experience from the industry's leading experts. In this book: The mechanisms behind all major 3D printing technologies The benefits and limitations of each technology Decision making tools for technology selection Actionable design [...]

Now from $49 to $29 for a limited time only! If you're looking to master the key aspects of 3D printing, this book is for you.The 3D Printing Handbook provides practical advice on selecting the right technology and how-to design for 3D printing, based upon first-hand experience from the industry's leading experts. In this book: The mechanisms behind all major 3D printing technologies The benefits and limitations of each technology Decision making tools for technology selection Actionable design advice and guidelines Industry case studies from world-leading brands [less]

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67 Lateral Thinking Puzzles

Karen J. Bun

2018    61 Pages    (Independently Published)

ISBN 13: 9781790782130    ISBN 10: 1790782139

Can you solve this? A window cleaner is working on the 34th floor of a massive skyscraper. While cleaning the windows, he accidentally falls. In this instance, he is wearing absolutely no safety equipment. He does not have a harness and has nothing to slow or soften his fall. However, despite this, he sustains no injuries whatsoever. How did he manage not to get injured from this terrible fall? Packed full of over 60 different quality lateral thinking puzzles, this book gives you the chance to [...]

Can you solve this? A window cleaner is working on the 34th floor of a massive skyscraper. While cleaning the windows, he accidentally falls. In this instance, he is wearing absolutely no safety equipment. He does not have a harness and has nothing to slow or soften his fall. However, despite this, he sustains no injuries whatsoever. How did he manage not to get injured from this terrible fall? Packed full of over 60 different quality lateral thinking puzzles, this book gives you the chance to exercise your brainpower to think laterally and to seek to solve problems by unorthodox or apparently illogical methods. This book is ideal for both adults and children, and can be used in schools, on training courses, as an after-dinner game and as a great way to entertain any small group that likes a mental challenge. To test your wits and free up your imagination, get this book now! Learn to open your mind and think outside the box with these mind-blowing puzzles crafted to enhance your lateral thinking. Unlike the traditional puzzle or riddle, author Karen J. Bun designed these lateral thinking puzzles to help unlock your natural abilities to produce great results so you can provide solutions to all kinds of real-life situations effortlessly. These puzzles will not just provide exceptional fun, they are created to boost your mental speed and enhance your ability to use your imagination to piece clues together no matter how difficult they appear. Challenge Yourself With More Lateral Thinking Puzzles By Clicking the "Buy Now" Button at the Top of the Page. [less]

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100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings (English, German and French Edition)

2015    730 Pages    (Taschen)

DDC: 721    LCC: NA4125.J63

OCLC: 873726814    LCCN: 2016462757    ISBN 13: 9783836547673    ISBN 10: 3836547678

Concrete heights: The most exciting projects behind the contemporary concrete trend   Concrete? That characterless stuff of parking lots or Communist tower blocks, right? Well, yes. And no. Concrete is actually a name applied to a remarkably wide range of building substances, and, when properly handled, is one of the noble materials of contemporary architecture. A kind of “liquid stone” at the outset, it is malleable, durable, and capable of prodigious feats of engineering.This two-volume [...]

Concrete heights: The most exciting projects behind the contemporary concrete trend   Concrete? That characterless stuff of parking lots or Communist tower blocks, right? Well, yes. And no. Concrete is actually a name applied to a remarkably wide range of building substances, and, when properly handled, is one of the noble materials of contemporary architecture. A kind of “liquid stone” at the outset, it is malleable, durable, and capable of prodigious feats of engineering.This two-volume book highlights the best work done in concrete of recent years. It includes such stars as Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, and Steven Holl, but also surprising new architects like the Russians SPEECH, and rising stars of the international scene like Rudy Ricciotti from France, as well as artists such as James Turrell, who turned the famous concrete spiral of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim in New York into the setting of one of his most remarkable pieces.   Text in English, French, and German [less]

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100 Contemporary Houses: (2 Volume Set) (25)

2012    680 Pages    (Taschen)

DDC: 728.809051    LCC: NA7125.J54

OCLC: 776880227    LCCN: 2014498111    ISBN 13: 9783836523301    ISBN 10: 3836523302

Innovations at home.  Exceptional contemporary houses from Chile to Croatia to China   Designing private homes offers architects more freedom than corporate projects to express their ideas and try out new concepts. Conceiving living spaces is not without its own set of challenges, for which architects are forever looking for innovative solutions—rethinking the way we inhabit our home and live our daily lives is all part of the job when designing a house. Nowadays environmental [...]

Innovations at home.  Exceptional contemporary houses from Chile to Croatia to China   Designing private homes offers architects more freedom than corporate projects to express their ideas and try out new concepts. Conceiving living spaces is not without its own set of challenges, for which architects are forever looking for innovative solutions—rethinking the way we inhabit our home and live our daily lives is all part of the job when designing a house. Nowadays environmental concerns have become crucial in building sustainable structures, changing the playing field quite profoundly. This two-volume publication rounds up 100 of the world’s most interesting and pioneering homes from the past decade, featuring a host of talents both new and established, including John Pawson, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Herzog and de Meuron, Daniel Libeskind, Alvaro Siza, UNStudio, and Peter Zumthor. [less]

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100 Contemporary Wood Buildings

Philip Jodidio

2017    632 Pages    (TASCHEN)

OCLC: 967583563    ISBN 13: 9783836561563    ISBN 10: 3836561565

Timberland The wooden structures of the 21st century Not so very long ago, some might have considered wood a material of the past, long since replaced by more modern components such as concrete and steel. The truth is radically different. Bolstered by new manufacturing techniques and ecological benefits, wood has seen a fabulous resurgence in contemporary construction. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition explores how architects around the world have created and invented with this elementary [...]

Timberland The wooden structures of the 21st century Not so very long ago, some might have considered wood a material of the past, long since replaced by more modern components such as concrete and steel. The truth is radically different. Bolstered by new manufacturing techniques and ecological benefits, wood has seen a fabulous resurgence in contemporary construction. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition explores how architects around the world have created and invented with this elementary material. Featuring follies, very large buildings, and ambitious urban renewal schemes, it celebrates the diverse deployment of wood by architects around the world. We see how wood can at once transform urban spaces, as in the Metropol Parasol in Seville by J#65533;rgen Mayer H., and allow for sensitive interventions in natural environments, such as at the Termas Geom#65533;tricas Hot Springs Complex in Puc#65533;n, Chile, by Germ#65533;n del Sol. True to all TASCHEN architecture titles, the book pays tribute to many emerging international talents as well as to such renowned figures as Tadao Ando to Renzo Piano. It celebrates each architect's vision and innovation, as well as investigating the techniques, trends, and principles that have informed their work with wood. It examines the computer guided milling that has allowed for novel new forms, the responsible harvesting that allows wood to align with our environmental concerns, and, above all, wood's enduring appeal to our senses and psyche, comforting hectic modern lives with a sense of Arcadian simplicity. About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, and German [less]

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101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization

Vijay Kumar

2012    336 Pages    (Wiley)

DDC: 658.4063    LCC: HD45

OCLC: 779878206    LCCN: 2012009778    ISBN 13: 9781118083468    ISBN 10: 1118083466

The first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planningUnlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high [...]

The first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planningUnlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art, providing a practical set of collaborative tools and methods for planning and defining successful new offerings. Strategists, managers, designers, and researchers who undertake the challenge of innovation, despite a lack of established procedures and a high risk of failure, will find this an invaluable resource. Novices can learn from it; managers can plan with it; and practitioners of innovation can improve the quality of their work by referring to it. [less]

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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

Matthew Frederick

2007    216 Pages    (The MIT Press)

DDC: 720    LCC: NA2000

OCLC: 187304400    LCCN: 2006037130    ISBN 13: 9780262062664    ISBN 10: 0262062666

101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the design studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language the things they tend to make murky and abstruse. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation--from the basics of how to draw a line to the complexities of color theory--provide a much-needed [...]

101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the design studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language the things they tend to make murky and abstruse. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation--from the basics of how to draw a line to the complexities of color theory--provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy and make concrete what too often is left nebulous and open-ended in the architecture curriculum. Like all books in the popular and celebrated 101 THINGS I LEARNED® book series, the lessons in 101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL utilize a unique two-page format, with a brief explanation and accompanying illustration. A lesson on how to draw a line is accompanied by examples of good and bad lines; a lesson on awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; and a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a building split neatly in half between the two. Written by an architect and instructor who well remembers the fog of his own student days, 101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL provides valuable guideposts for students navigating the architectural design studio and the rest of the architecture curriculum. Architecture graduates, from young designers to experienced practitioners, will turn to the book as well for inspiration and a guide back to basics when solving complex design problems. [less]

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101 Things I Learned in Business School

Michael W. Preis

2010    212 Pages    (Grand Central Publishing)

DDC: 658    LCC: HD31

OCLC: 437186747    LCCN: 2009037648    ISBN 13: 9780446550284    ISBN 10: 0446550280

101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN BUSINESS SCHOOL will cover a wide range of lessons that are basic enough for the novice business student as well as inspiring to the experienced practitioner. The unique packaging of this book will attract people of all ages who have always wondered whether business school would be a smart career choice for them. Judging by the growing number of people taking the GMATs (the entrance exam for business school) each year, clearly more people than ever are thinking about [...]

101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN BUSINESS SCHOOL will cover a wide range of lessons that are basic enough for the novice business student as well as inspiring to the experienced practitioner. The unique packaging of this book will attract people of all ages who have always wondered whether business school would be a smart career choice for them. Judging by the growing number of people taking the GMATs (the entrance exam for business school) each year, clearly more people than ever are thinking about heading in this direction.Subjects include accounting, finance, marketing, management, leadership, human relations, and much more - in short, everything one would expect to encounter in business school.Illustrated in the same fun, gift book format as 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, this will be the perfect gift for a recent college or high school grad, or even for someone already well-versed in the business world. [less]

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101 Things I Learned in Culinary School

Louis Eguaras

2010    212 Pages    (Grand Central Publishing)

DDC: 641.5092    LCC: TX661

OCLC: 440562840    LCCN: 2009037647    ISBN 13: 9780446550307    ISBN 10: 0446550302

Louis Eguaras, Vice Chair of the Culinary Arts Department at Los Angeles Mission College, provides readers with a terrific overview of food preparation, cooking, and presentation, along with insights into how to survive and thrive in the culinary profession. 101 illustrated lessons inform the reader on everything from the history of food to how to properly hold a knife, from kitchen organization to food preparation, and from plate presentation to restaurant management.This installment in the [...]

Louis Eguaras, Vice Chair of the Culinary Arts Department at Los Angeles Mission College, provides readers with a terrific overview of food preparation, cooking, and presentation, along with insights into how to survive and thrive in the culinary profession. 101 illustrated lessons inform the reader on everything from the history of food to how to properly hold a knife, from kitchen organization to food preparation, and from plate presentation to restaurant management.This installment in the popular 101 THINGS I LEARNED® book series will enlighten and entertain readers who are considering or are already enrolled in culinary school, as well as established culinary professionals and casual "foodies." [less]

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101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

John Kuprenas

2013    216 Pages    (Grand Central Publishing)

DDC: 620    LCC: T65

OCLC: 806014786    LCCN: 2012040710    ISBN 13: 9781455509775    ISBN 10: 1455509779

In this unique primer, an experienced civil engineer and instructor presents the physics and fundamentals that underlie the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, however, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ENGINEERING SCHOOL probes real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can-and sometimes cannot-inform our understanding of how things work. Questions from the simple to the profound are illuminated throughout: Why shouldn't soldiers march [...]

In this unique primer, an experienced civil engineer and instructor presents the physics and fundamentals that underlie the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, however, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ENGINEERING SCHOOL probes real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can-and sometimes cannot-inform our understanding of how things work. Questions from the simple to the profound are illuminated throughout: Why shouldn't soldiers march across a bridge? Why do buildings want to float and cars want to fly? What is the difference between thinking systemically and thinking systematically? How can engineering solutions sympathize with the natural environment? Presented in the familiar, illustrated format of the popular 101 THINGS I LEARNED® series, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ENGINEERING SCHOOL offers an informative resource for students, general readers, and even experienced engineers, who will discover within many provocative new insights into familiar principles. [less]

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101 Things I Learned in Fashion School

Alfredo Cabrera

2010    212 Pages    (Grand Central Publishing)

DDC: 746.92    LCC: TT508

OCLC: 449282685    LCCN: 2009037649    ISBN 13: 9780446550291    ISBN 10: 0446550299

The world of the fashion professional is brought to vivid life with 101 concise, provocative lessons on such topics as how a designer anticipates cultural trends and understands the fashion consumer, the workings of the fashion calendar, how a design collection is conceived, the manufacture and selection of fabric, methods of fashion illustration, and more. This installment in the popular 101 THINGS I LEARNED® book series is the perfect book for everyone interested in fashion design-- [...]

The world of the fashion professional is brought to vivid life with 101 concise, provocative lessons on such topics as how a designer anticipates cultural trends and understands the fashion consumer, the workings of the fashion calendar, how a design collection is conceived, the manufacture and selection of fabric, methods of fashion illustration, and more. This installment in the popular 101 THINGS I LEARNED® book series is the perfect book for everyone interested in fashion design--inexperienced fashion school students, recent graduates, and even seasoned professionals. [less]

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101 Things I Learned in Film School

Neil Landau

2010    212 Pages    (Grand Central Publishing)

DDC: 808.066791    LCC: PN1994

OCLC: 436866973    LCCN: 2009037646    ISBN 13: 9780446550277    ISBN 10: 0446550272

What are the essentials of screenplay structure? What's the difference between plot, story, and theme? What's the best camera angle to convey inner psychology? How are movie finances structured? These questions and more are answered in this exquisitely packaged book by Neil Landau, an experienced screenwriter and script consultant to the major movie studios. Presented in the familiar format of the popular 101 THINGS I LEARNED® book series, 101 THINGS I LEARNED IN FILM SCHOOL's [...]

What are the essentials of screenplay structure? What's the difference between plot, story, and theme? What's the best camera angle to convey inner psychology? How are movie finances structured? These questions and more are answered in this exquisitely packaged book by Neil Landau, an experienced screenwriter and script consultant to the major movie studios. Presented in the familiar format of the popular 101 THINGS I LEARNED® book series, 101 THINGS I LEARNED IN FILM SCHOOL's two-page, illustrated lessons will engage, inform, and inspire film school students, amateur filmmakers, high school grads, industry professionals, and casual aficionados. [less]

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101 Things I Learned in Law School

Vibeke Norgaard Martin

2013    216 Pages    (Grand Central Publishing)

DDC: 349.73    LCC: KF387

OCLC: 806014787    LCCN: 2012040711    ISBN 13: 9781455509805    ISBN 10: 1455509809

The complexities and nuances of the law are made accessible in this engaging, illustrated guide. From the structure of the court system to the mysteries of human motivation, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN LAW SCHOOL reveals the intricacies of the legal world through questions big and small: What is a legal precedent? What is foreseeability? How can a hostile witness help one's case? How is legal argument different from other forms of argument? What is the difference between honesty and [...]

The complexities and nuances of the law are made accessible in this engaging, illustrated guide. From the structure of the court system to the mysteries of human motivation, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN LAW SCHOOL reveals the intricacies of the legal world through questions big and small: What is a legal precedent? What is foreseeability? How can a hostile witness help one's case? How is legal argument different from other forms of argument? What is the difference between honesty and truthfulness? Written by an experienced attorney and law instructor, and disarmingly presented in the unique format of the 101 THINGS I LEARNED® series, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN LAW SCHOOL is an invaluable resource for law students, graduates, lawyers, and general readers. [less]

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101 Things to Learn in Art School

Kit White

2011    224 Pages    (The MIT Press)

DDC: 707.1    LCC: N325

OCLC: 757394819    LCCN: 2010047667    ISBN 13: 9780262016216    ISBN 10: 0262016214

What is the first thing to learn in art school? "Art can be anything." The second thing? "Learn to draw." With 101 Things to Learn in Art School, artist and teacher Kit White delivers and develops such lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demonstrations offer both a toolkit of ideas for the art student and a set of guiding principles for the artist. Complementing each of the 101 succinct texts [...]

What is the first thing to learn in art school? "Art can be anything." The second thing? "Learn to draw." With 101 Things to Learn in Art School, artist and teacher Kit White delivers and develops such lessons, striking an instructive balance between technical advice and sage concepts. These 101 maxims, meditations, and demonstrations offer both a toolkit of ideas for the art student and a set of guiding principles for the artist. Complementing each of the 101 succinct texts is an equally expressive drawing by the artist, often based on a historical or contemporary work of art, offering a visual correlative to the written thought. "Art can be anything" is illustrated by a drawing of Duchamp's famous urinal; a description of chiaroscuro art is illuminated by an image "after Caravaggio"; a lesson on time and media is accompanied by a view of a Jenny Holzer projection; advice about surviving a critique gains resonance from Piero della Francesca's arrow-pierced Saint Sebastian. 101 Things to Learn in Art School offers advice about the issues artists confront across all artistic media, but this is no simple handbook to making art. It is a guide to understanding art as a description of the world we live in, and it is a guide to using art as a medium for thought. And so this book belongs on the reading list of art students, art teachers, and artists, but it also belongs in the library of everyone who cares about art as a way of understanding life. [less]

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150 Best Eco House Ideas

Marta Serrats

2011    600 Pages    (HarperCollins)

DDC: 720.47    LCC: TH4860

OCLC: 456181150    ISBN 13: 9780061968792    ISBN 10: 006196879X

Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations in sustainable home design, including solar paneling, wind energy systems, environmentally-friendly heating and cooling solutions, thermal glazing, and [...]

Featuring an extensive collection of full-color photographs, 150 Best Eco House Ideas features eco-friendly house designs created by internationally renowned architects and designers who have achieved practical, innovative, and stunning solutions adapted to the specific needs and tastes of their clients. Included here are the latest innovations in sustainable home design, including solar paneling, wind energy systems, environmentally-friendly heating and cooling solutions, thermal glazing, and trombe walls. 150 Best Eco House Ideas covering the diversity of current trends in sustainable home design, and is both the perfect resource for designers, interior decorators, and architects, as well an inspirational sourcebook for all homeowners interested in creating warm and inviting homes that cause only a fraction of the environmental impact of those created using conventional building methods. [less]

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1000 Chairs

Charlotte & Peter Fiell

2013    624 Pages    (Taschen)

DDC: 749.3209   

OCLC: 861320618    ISBN 13: 9783836546744    ISBN 10: 3836546744

Chairs displayed on their own as pure form.  An overview of the 20th century   More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to [...]

Chairs displayed on their own as pure form.  An overview of the 20th century   More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice. They are all here: Thonet’s bentwood chairs and Hoffmann’s sitting-machines, Marcel Breuer’s Wassily chair and Ron Arad’s avant-garde armchairs. The book devotes one page to each chair, displayed on its own as pure form, with biographical and historical information about the chairs and their designers. A special treat for anyone who loves design and a must for collectors! [less]

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2015 International Building Code

International Code Council

2014    700 Pages    (ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning))

DDC: 343.7307869    LCC: KFN5035

OCLC: 903910171    ISBN 13: 9781609834685    ISBN 10: 1609834682

Featuring the very latest industry standards in material design, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE SOFT COVER version offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems. It provides valuable structural, fire-, and life- safety provisions that cover means of egress, interior finish requirements, roofs, seismic engineering, innovative construction technology, and occupancy classifications for all types of buildings except [...]

Featuring the very latest industry standards in material design, the 2015 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE SOFT COVER version offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems. It provides valuable structural, fire-, and life- safety provisions that cover means of egress, interior finish requirements, roofs, seismic engineering, innovative construction technology, and occupancy classifications for all types of buildings except those which are detached one and two family homes and townhouses not more than 3 stories high. New code sections have been added to the 2015 IBC that cover rooftop mounted photovoltaic solar panels and all the content in the book is developed in the context of the broad-based principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs. The updates to this code make it an essential reference guide for anyone seeking a strong working knowledge of building systems. [less]

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2015 International Building Code (IBC) Quick-Card

Builder's Book (Produced by)

2014    (Builder's Book, Incorporated Bookstore/Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781622701049    ISBN 10: 1622701046

NEW! 2015 International Building Code (IBC) Quick-CardA Unique Quick-Reference Guide Based on the 2015 International Building Codeby Builder's Book, Inc.In this unique quick-reference guide, a single, 6-page laminated card, you get most of the new International Building Code essentials that you need to know, based on the current 2015 IBC. The scope of the International Building Code® (IBC®) includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. [...]

NEW! 2015 International Building Code (IBC) Quick-CardA Unique Quick-Reference Guide Based on the 2015 International Building Codeby Builder's Book, Inc.In this unique quick-reference guide, a single, 6-page laminated card, you get most of the new International Building Code essentials that you need to know, based on the current 2015 IBC. The scope of the International Building Code® (IBC®) includes all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.Featured Sections: Foundations & Footings Concrete Floor Framing Wall Framing Roof Framing Interior Dimensions Means of Egress Safety Glazing Handrails, Stairways & Guards Fire & Smoke Protection Masonry [less]

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2015 International Energy Conservation Code

International Code Council

2014    (ICC (distributed by Cengage Learning))

DDC: 348.023    LCC: K3538

OCLC: 878502009    ISBN 13: 9781609834869    ISBN 10: 1609834860

For the most current information on energy conservation code requirements, refer to the 2015 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE. This highly beneficial resource fosters energy conservation through efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting systems, and through the use of new materials and techniques. In the residential provisions, the inclusion of the Energy Rating Index Compliance Alternative as another compliance path adds more flexibility to the 2015 IECC. With this [...]

For the most current information on energy conservation code requirements, refer to the 2015 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE. This highly beneficial resource fosters energy conservation through efficiency in envelope design, mechanical systems, lighting systems, and through the use of new materials and techniques. In the residential provisions, the inclusion of the Energy Rating Index Compliance Alternative as another compliance path adds more flexibility to the 2015 IECC. With this comprehensive and cutting edge coverage, it is a critical component of a user's code books. [less]

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2015 International Residential Code® (IRC) Quick-Card

Builder's Book (Produced by)

2014    (Builder's Book, Incorporated Bookstore/Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9781622701056    ISBN 10: 1622701054

NEW! 2015 International Residential Code® (IRC) Quick-Card by Builder's Book, Inc.A Unique Quick-Reference Guide Based on the 2015 International Residential CodeIn this unique quick-reference guide, a single, 6-page laminated card, you get most of the new International Residential Code essentials that you need to know, based on the current 2015 IRC. The code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for non-commercial one- and two-family dwellings in one [...]

NEW! 2015 International Residential Code® (IRC) Quick-Card by Builder's Book, Inc.A Unique Quick-Reference Guide Based on the 2015 International Residential CodeIn this unique quick-reference guide, a single, 6-page laminated card, you get most of the new International Residential Code essentials that you need to know, based on the current 2015 IRC. The code compiles all building, plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and electrical requirements for non-commercial one- and two-family dwellings in one convenient code. The regulations cover dwellings and townhouses up to three stories.Featured Sections: Footings Concrete Floor Framing Wall Framing Masonry Walls Roof Framing Interior Dimensions Means of Egress Smoke Alarms HVAC Plumbing Electrical [less]

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Aalto

Louna Lahti

2015    96 Pages    (Taschen)

DDC: 720.92    LCC: NA1455.F53

OCLC: 928735930    LCCN: 2016461601    ISBN 13: 9783836560108    ISBN 10: 3836560100

Modern grace: Lyrical forms from Finland   Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) made a unique modernist mark. Influenced by both the landscape and the political independence of his native Finland, he designed warm, curving, compassionate buildings, wholly set apart from the slick, mechanistic, geometric designs that characterized much contemporary European practice.Whether a church, a villa, a sauna, or a public library, Aalto's organic structures tended to replace plaster and steel with brick and [...]

Modern grace: Lyrical forms from Finland   Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) made a unique modernist mark. Influenced by both the landscape and the political independence of his native Finland, he designed warm, curving, compassionate buildings, wholly set apart from the slick, mechanistic, geometric designs that characterized much contemporary European practice.Whether a church, a villa, a sauna, or a public library, Aalto's organic structures tended to replace plaster and steel with brick and wood, often incoporating undulating, wave-like forms, which would also appear in his chair, glassware, and lamp designs.An adherent to detail, Aalto insisted upon the humanity and societal role of architecture, stating: “Modern architecture does not mean using immature new materials; the main thing is to work with materials towards a more human line.” Many of his public buildings such as Säynätsalo Town Hall, the lecture theatre at Otaniemi Technical University, the Helsinki National Pensions Institute and the House of Culture, Helsinki may be seen as psychological as well as physical landmarks in the rebuilding of Finland after the ravages of war.This book brings together Aalto's key works to introduce the architect hailed as a champion of environmentally sound, progressive design, with a deep-rooted sense of home.   About the Series:Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features: an introduction to the life and work of the architect the major works in chronological order information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans) [less]

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Abu Dhabi Mini Map: AUH_MMP_4 (Mini Maps)

Explorer Publishing and Distribution

2012    2 Pages    (Explorer Publishing)

DDC: 912.5357   

OCLC: 884278705    ISBN 13: 9789948450399    ISBN 10: 9948450396

A fold-out map, with an Abu Dhabi overview map on one side and area maps on the other. Also included are lists of the main communities, streets, shopping malls, useful numbers, embassy/consulates, beaches and places of interest.

A fold-out map, with an Abu Dhabi overview map on one side and area maps on the other. Also included are lists of the main communities, streets, shopping malls, useful numbers, embassy/consulates, beaches and places of interest. [less]

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Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life, The

Bernard Roth

2015    288 Pages    (HarperBusiness)

DDC: 158.1    LCC: HF5549.5.M63 R6785

OCLC: 893452799    LCCN: 2015303295    ISBN 13: 9780062356109    ISBN 10: 0062356100

The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible.Achievement can be learned. It’s a muscle, and once you learn how to flex it, you’ll be able to meet life’s challenges and fulfill your goals, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford d.school contends.In The Achievement Habit, Roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking—previously used to solve large scale projects—to help [...]

The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible.Achievement can be learned. It’s a muscle, and once you learn how to flex it, you’ll be able to meet life’s challenges and fulfill your goals, Bernard Roth, Academic Director at the Stanford d.school contends.In The Achievement Habit, Roth applies the remarkable insights that stem from design thinking—previously used to solve large scale projects—to help us realize the power for positive change we all have within us. Roth leads us through a series of discussions, stories, recommendations, and exercises designed to help us create a different experience in our lives. He shares invaluable insights we can use to gain confidence to do what we’ve always wanted and overcome obstacles that hamper us from reaching our potential, including: Don’t try—DO; Excuses are self-defeating; Believe you are a doer and achiever and you’ll become one; Build resiliency by reinforcing what you do rather than what you accomplish; Learn to ignore distractions that prevent you from achieving your goals; Become open to learning from your own experience and from those around you; And more.The brain is complex and is always working with our egos to sabotage our best intentions. But we can be mindful; we can create habits that make our lives better. Thoughtful and powerful The Achievement Habit shows you how. [less]

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ADA Accessibility Details Quick-Card: Updated based on 2010 ADA

Builder's Book, Inc.

2014    6 Pages    (Builder's Book, Inc.)

ISBN 13: 9781622700998    ISBN 10: 1622700996

ADA Accessibility Details Quick-Card: Updated based on 2010 ADA By Builder's Book, Inc. This 6-page laminated guide presents the required elements for compliant interior and exterior facilities: parking, stairs & ramps, hazards, toilet facilities and signage throughout. Clear, full-color illustrations with required dimensions. Features: Parking Spaces Parking Signs Passenger Loading Zones Directional & Informational Signs Doors Telephones Stairways Ramps Handrails Curb Ramps Detectable [...]

ADA Accessibility Details Quick-Card: Updated based on 2010 ADA By Builder's Book, Inc. This 6-page laminated guide presents the required elements for compliant interior and exterior facilities: parking, stairs & ramps, hazards, toilet facilities and signage throughout. Clear, full-color illustrations with required dimensions. Features: Parking Spaces Parking Signs Passenger Loading Zones Directional & Informational Signs Doors Telephones Stairways Ramps Handrails Curb Ramps Detectable Warnings Walking Surfaces Protruding Objects Water Closets & Toilet Compartments Wheelchair Accessible Compartment Multiple Accommodation Toilets Urinals Lavatories Restroom Sign Location Grab Bars Accessories Drinking Fountains Showers [less]

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ADA/ABA Handbook: Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities

William D. Mahoney

2010    (Building News)

DDC: 362.4    LCC: NA2545.A1

OCLC: 59881036    ISBN 13: 9781557014993    ISBN 10: 155701499X

Gives all accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities and contains the full text of the new (July 2004) ADA and ABA guidelines, organized and presented in an easy-to-use format with an extended index and enhanced illustrations. What's more, you'll find all like subjects contained in the same chapter, with cross-references to all relevant guidelines, and special advisories to enhance your understanding of the guidelines and their practical application. All current accessability [...]

Gives all accessibility guidelines for buildings and facilities and contains the full text of the new (July 2004) ADA and ABA guidelines, organized and presented in an easy-to-use format with an extended index and enhanced illustrations. What's more, you'll find all like subjects contained in the same chapter, with cross-references to all relevant guidelines, and special advisories to enhance your understanding of the guidelines and their practical application. All current accessability requirements are listed in this massive encyclopedia of information. It features 18 sections, 112 chapters, 104 figures, and 29 tables to help you understand all aspects of accessability requirements in construction [less]

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Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

Natasha Dow Schüll

2014    456 Pages    (Princeton University Press)

DDC: 362.25    LCC: HV6721.L3

OCLC: 866583433    ISBN 13: 9780691160887    ISBN 10: 0691160880

Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between [...]

Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design takes readers into the intriguing world of machine gambling, an increasingly popular and absorbing form of play that blurs the line between human and machine, compulsion and control, risk and reward.Drawing on fifteen years of field research in Las Vegas, anthropologist Natasha Dow Schüll shows how the mechanical rhythm of electronic gambling pulls players into a trancelike state they call the "machine zone," in which daily worries, social demands, and even bodily awareness fade away. Once in the zone, gambling addicts play not to win but simply to keep playing, for as long as possible--even at the cost of physical and economic exhaustion. In continuous machine play, gamblers seek to lose themselves while the gambling industry seeks profit. Schüll describes the strategic calculations behind game algorithms and machine ergonomics, casino architecture and "ambience management," player tracking and cash access systems--all designed to meet the market's desire for maximum "time on device." Her account moves from casino floors into gamblers' everyday lives, from gambling industry conventions and Gamblers Anonymous meetings to regulatory debates over whether addiction to gambling machines stems from the consumer, the product, or the interplay between the two.Addiction by Design is a compelling inquiry into the intensifying traffic between people and machines of chance, offering clues to some of the broader anxieties and predicaments of contemporary life. At stake in Schüll's account of the intensifying traffic between people and machines of chance is a blurring of the line between design and experience, profit and loss, control and compulsion. [less]

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Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment (3rd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series)

W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rago

2013    1024 Pages    (Addison-Wesley Professional)

DDC: 005.432    LCC: QA76.76.O63

OCLC: 844428636    LCCN: 2013004509    ISBN 13: 9780321637734    ISBN 10: 0321637739

For more than twenty years, serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical, in-depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens’ Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment . Now, once again, Rich’s colleague Steve Rago has thoroughly updated this classic work. The new third edition supports today’s leading platforms, reflects new technical advances and best practices, and aligns with Version 4 of the [...]

For more than twenty years, serious C programmers have relied on one book for practical, in-depth knowledge of the programming interfaces that drive the UNIX and Linux kernels: W. Richard Stevens’ Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment . Now, once again, Rich’s colleague Steve Rago has thoroughly updated this classic work. The new third edition supports today’s leading platforms, reflects new technical advances and best practices, and aligns with Version 4 of the Single UNIX Specification.   Steve carefully retains the spirit and approach that have made this book so valuable. Building on Rich’s pioneering work, he begins with files, directories, and processes, carefully laying the groundwork for more advanced techniques, such as signal handling and terminal I/O. He also thoroughly covers threads and multithreaded programming, and socket-based IPC.   This edition covers more than seventy new interfaces, including POSIX asynchronous I/O, spin locks, barriers, and POSIX semaphores. Most obsolete interfaces have been removed, except for a few that are ubiquitous. Nearly all examples have been tested on four modern platforms: Solaris 10, Mac OS X version 10.6.8 (Darwin 10.8.0), FreeBSD 8.0, and Ubuntu version 12.04 (based on Linux 3.2).   As in previous editions, you’ll learn through examples, including more than ten thousand lines of downloadable, ISO C source code. More than four hundred system calls and functions are demonstrated with concise, complete programs that clearly illustrate their usage, arguments, and return values. To tie together what you’ve learned, the book presents several chapter-length case studies, each reflecting contemporary environments.   Advanced Programming in the UNIX® Environment has helped generations of programmers write code with exceptional power, performance, and reliability. Now updated for today’s systems, this third edition will be even more valuable. [less]

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African Cities: Alternative Visions of Urban Theory and Practice

Garth A. Myers

2011    224 Pages    (Zed Books)

DDC: 307.76096    LCC: HT148.A2

OCLC: 681872550    LCCN: 2011282160    ISBN 13: 9781848135093    ISBN 10: 1848135092

As African societies come to live more and more in cities, they do so in ways that challenge prevailing theories and models of urban development in geography, sociology, anthropology, and planning. This book uses African urban concepts and experiences to speak back to theoretical and practical concerns in urban studies and disciplines that study cities, as well as in African studies. It argues for a re-vision  a seeing again, and a revising  of how cities in Africa are discussed and [...]

As African societies come to live more and more in cities, they do so in ways that challenge prevailing theories and models of urban development in geography, sociology, anthropology, and planning. This book uses African urban concepts and experiences to speak back to theoretical and practical concerns in urban studies and disciplines that study cities, as well as in African studies. It argues for a re-vision  a seeing again, and a revising  of how cities in Africa are discussed and written about in both urban studies and African studies. Cities in Africa still are either ignored, banished to a different, other, lesser category of not-quite cities, or held up as examples of all that can go wrong with urbanism in much of both the mainstream and even critical urban literature. This book encourages African studies and urban studies scholars across the world to engage with the vibrancy and complexity of African cities with fresh eyes. It uses the author's own research and a close reading of works by other scholars, writers, and artists on a broad range of sixteen cities in Africa to highlight six themes that help illuminate what is happening in and across the region's cities. [less]

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After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (Updated) (Vintage Departures)

Edwidge Danticat

2015    176 Pages    (Vintage)

DDC: 394.25097294    LCC: GT4226.J33 D35

OCLC: 885224439    LCCN: 2015490457    ISBN 13: 9781101872918    ISBN 10: 1101872918

As a child, acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat was terrified by Carnival festivities – until 2002, when she returned home to Haiti determined to understand the lure of this famed event. Here she chronicles her journey to the coastal town of Jacmel, where she met with the performers, artists, and organizers who re-create the myths and legends that bring the festival to life. In the process, Danticat traces the heroic and tragic history of the island, from French colonists and Haitian [...]

As a child, acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat was terrified by Carnival festivities – until 2002, when she returned home to Haiti determined to understand the lure of this famed event. Here she chronicles her journey to the coastal town of Jacmel, where she met with the performers, artists, and organizers who re-create the myths and legends that bring the festival to life. In the process, Danticat traces the heroic and tragic history of the island, from French colonists and Haitian revolutionaries to American invaders and home-grown dictators. Part travelogue, part memoir, part historical analysis, this is the deeply personal story of a writer rediscovering her country, along with a part of herself—and a wonderful introduction to Haiti’s southern coast and to the beauty and passions of Carnival. [less]

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Ai Weiwei (Contemporary Artists (Phaidon))

Karen Smith, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bernard Fibicher, Ai Weiwei

2009    160 Pages    (Phaidon Press)

DDC: 709.2    LCC: N7349.A5

OCLC: 262432236    LCCN: 2010283456    ISBN 13: 9780714848891    ISBN 10: 0714848891

Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is truly an artist for the twenty-first century. In his sculptures he refashions artefacts and antiques into surprising, sometimes monumental constructions such as Template (2007): hundreds of wooden doors and windows taken from demolished Ming and Qing dynasty temples and arranged into a massive outdoor sculpture. As much as these materials look to the past, they also speak of the present, because never before (and probably never again) have they been available in such [...]

Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is truly an artist for the twenty-first century. In his sculptures he refashions artefacts and antiques into surprising, sometimes monumental constructions such as Template (2007): hundreds of wooden doors and windows taken from demolished Ming and Qing dynasty temples and arranged into a massive outdoor sculpture. As much as these materials look to the past, they also speak of the present, because never before (and probably never again) have they been available in such abundance. Like his benches carved from centuries-old temple beams, Template is a sly commentary on the speed with which China's building boom is obliterating its past. (When Template collapsed in a rainstorm two weeks after its unveiling at Documenta 12, the artist embraced its demise as a clever artistic twist.) In China today, making art that's critical of current cultural and economic policies is not a particularly safe career move. But Ai's father, the poet Ai Qing, walked a similar path, absorbing European avant-garde styles while studying in 1930s Paris and later standing by them in the face of Communist opposition, a move that eventually led to his exile to the distant provincial town where his son Weiwei came to be born and raised. In the late 1970s Ai Weiwei moved to Beijing, banding together with other pro-democracy artists in a loose collective known as the Stars Group. In 1981, following government retaliation against one of their exhibitions, Ai moved to New York, where he attended art school and lived the life of the bohemian for twelve years, his East Village apartment serving as a base for countless visiting Chinese artists. When his father became ill in 1993 Ai returned to China, settling in Beijing and finally taking up his art career in earnest. Weiwei's artistic forebears belong primarily to the Western modernist avant-garde (Duchamp and Beuys are particularly relevant). But Ai has equally and increasingly been influenced by modernist architecture and contemporary urban planning, citing the need for an ideal for living in a country where runaway economic development has shown little regard for the everyday life of the individual. In stark contrast to the glass-and-steel high-rises going up around Beijing, the art galleries, ateliers and homes Ai designs are boxy and modest, made from brick and other vernacular materials. Their resolution of Eastern and Western styles is a fitting parallel to his antique readymade sculptures. What truly marks out Ai as a twenty-first century artist is the multiplicity of his roles: not just artist, designer and architect but also curator, publisher, web blogger and compass for an entire generation of Beijing artists. He has been described more than once as the Chinese Warhol, overseeing a factory-like studio (Fake) with dozens of assistants engaged in countless projects in a range of disciplines. And indeed his outsize public persona is an inseparable part of his art. It should come as no surprise that when Herzog & de Meuron came to Beijing to conceive of a new stadium for the 2008 Olympics, Ai was the one who provided them with a design concept: an interlaced form based on the woven baskets his wife collects at local antique markets. At a time when the West is finally discovering Chinese contemporary art, Ai is one of the few to have transcended the label 'Chinese artist'. In part thanks to his gallery Urs Meile (Lucerne and Beijing), Ai has won the support of strong European collectors. His work is increasingly being shown at major venues around the world (Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthaus Graz, Tate Liverpool) and included in major international exhibitions (the Moscow Biennial, the Guangzhou Triennale, Documenta). A complex, multi-faceted artist, Ai is poised to make a deep impact on contemporary art far beyond China's borders. Ai Weiwei is represented by Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne and Beijing. [less]

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Alberuni's India (Norton Library)

Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Biruni

1971    384 Pages    (W. W. Norton & Company)

DDC: 915.40322    LCC: DS418

OCLC: 203322    LCCN: 11000664    ISBN 13: 9780393005684    ISBN 10: 0393005682

Alberuni's India is one of the greatest achievements of medieval scholarship. Not for nearly eight hundred years would any other writer match Alberuni's profound understanding of almost all aspects of Indian life.In 1017 A.D., Sultan Mahmud, ruler of a great empire in what is now Afghanistan and Iran, brought to his court at Ghazna many of the most brilliant scholars of the Islamic world. Among them was Alberuni (or Al Biruni), who was renowned as a mathematician, astronomer, and political [...]

Alberuni's India is one of the greatest achievements of medieval scholarship. Not for nearly eight hundred years would any other writer match Alberuni's profound understanding of almost all aspects of Indian life.In 1017 A.D., Sultan Mahmud, ruler of a great empire in what is now Afghanistan and Iran, brought to his court at Ghazna many of the most brilliant scholars of the Islamic world. Among them was Alberuni (or Al Biruni), who was renowned as a mathematician, astronomer, and political philosopher.Alberuni's aim was to acquire an exact understanding of the Hindus' knowledge of the natural world, to make it possible for Muslims "to converse with the Hindus, and to discuss with them questions of religion, science, or literature, on the very basis of their own civilization." For thirteen years he traveled in North India, observing, questioning, and studying. The result was an account of Indian culture that is unique in its sympathetic understanding, shrewdness of observation, and probing analysis. [less]

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Alif Baa, Third Edition: Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program) (Arabic Edition)

Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi

2010    272 Pages    (Georgetown University Press)

DDC: 492.78    LCC: PJ6123

OCLC: 405107401    LCCN: 2009024933    ISBN 13: 9781589016323    ISBN 10: 1589016327

The best-selling Alif Baa is the first volume of the Al-Kitaab Arabic language program and is now available in a new third edition. In this new version of the introduction to Arabic letters and sounds, English-speaking students will find an innovative integration of colloquial and formal (spoken and written) Arabic. Together, the book and new companion website provide learners with all the material necessary to learn the sounds of Arabic, write its letters, and begin speaking Arabic, including [...]

The best-selling Alif Baa is the first volume of the Al-Kitaab Arabic language program and is now available in a new third edition. In this new version of the introduction to Arabic letters and sounds, English-speaking students will find an innovative integration of colloquial and formal (spoken and written) Arabic. Together, the book and new companion website provide learners with all the material necessary to learn the sounds of Arabic, write its letters, and begin speaking Arabic, including interactive, self-correcting exercises to enhance learning. The online component also gives instructors additional online grading options.   FEATURES • Four-color design throughout the book features over 100 illustrations and photographs   • Gives learners and instructors color-coded options for the variety of language they wish to activate in speaking: Egyptian, Levantine, or formal Arabic (MSA)   • Introduces over 200 basic vocabulary words in all three forms of spoken and written Arabic side by side, including expressions for polite social interaction, and activates them in interactive homework exercises and classroom groupwork   • Includes video dialogues in Egyptian and Levantine, filmed in Cairo and Damascus   • Includes video footage of an Arabic calligrapher, capsules on Arabic culture, and images of street signs from Morocco, Egypt, and Lebanon   • Includes new English-Arabic and Arabic-English glossaries, searchable in the companion website   • Textbook includes a convenient DVD with the basic audio and video materials (no interactive exercises) for offline study that will play in iTunes and compatible MP3 players   • New companion website (sold separately)—alkitaabtextbook.com—features a fully integrated set of interactive exercises with all the video and audio materials and additional online course management and grading options for teachers   Alif Baa provides the essential first 20-25 contact (classroom) hours of the Al-Kitaab program, accompanied by 40-50 homework hours. Students who complete Alif Baa should reach a novice-intermediate to novice-high level of proficiency. [less]

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All We Know of Love: A Novel

Katie Schneider

2001    304 Pages    (Broadway)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3569.C52265

OCLC: 43050190    ISBN 13: 9780767904094    ISBN 10: 0767904095

Jo Shepherd grew up on a farm in the Pacific Northwest under the loving care of her grandfather, Frank. After spending months nursing him through his final painful illness, Jo receives a vision of the Virgin Mary, who sends her to Italy to live out her dream of becoming an artist. In doing so, Jo must leave behind her home and her best friend Jack, and risk losing him forever.In Florence, Jo’s intense artistic visions begin to find fruition, but her odyssey is complicated when she meets Chad [...]

Jo Shepherd grew up on a farm in the Pacific Northwest under the loving care of her grandfather, Frank. After spending months nursing him through his final painful illness, Jo receives a vision of the Virgin Mary, who sends her to Italy to live out her dream of becoming an artist. In doing so, Jo must leave behind her home and her best friend Jack, and risk losing him forever.In Florence, Jo’s intense artistic visions begin to find fruition, but her odyssey is complicated when she meets Chad and Walter, two extraordinary young men. By day, Jo paints–women in a marketplace, the view of the Arno from the Piazzale Michelangelo. At night, both Chad and Walter vie for her attention. As the lives of these three friends become more deeply entwined, the revelation of painful secrets threatens to destroy their delicate balance.It isn’t until Jo returns home that she begins to face up to the legacy of her time in Italy, her very real grief for the grandfather she lost, and the prospect of a future with or without Jack. [less]

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Alma Mater

Rita Mae Brown

2002    272 Pages    (Ballantine Books)

DDC: 813.54    LCC: PS3552.R698

OCLC: 51045040    ISBN 13: 9780345455321    ISBN 10: 0345455320

Sex makes monkeys out of all of us. If you don’t give in to it, you wind up a cold, unfeeling bastard. If you do, you spend the rest of your life picking up the pieces. . . .At the start of senior year at William & Mary, the six-foot-tall, raven-haired beauty Victoria “Vic” Savedge finds her future mapped out in detail. She will marry Charly Harrison, the son of one of Virginia’s most prominent families. Though branded by a fiery streak of independence, Vic hasn&rsquo [...]

Sex makes monkeys out of all of us. If you don’t give in to it, you wind up a cold, unfeeling bastard. If you do, you spend the rest of your life picking up the pieces. . . .At the start of senior year at William & Mary, the six-foot-tall, raven-haired beauty Victoria “Vic” Savedge finds her future mapped out in detail. She will marry Charly Harrison, the son of one of Virginia’s most prominent families. Though branded by a fiery streak of independence, Vic hasn’t really considered any other options. Until she meets a woman named Chris. A transfer from Vermont, Chris is new to Southern mores and attitudes. Though instantly captivated by Vic, she is also drawn to the entire quirky but charming Savedge family. But the young women’s friendship is not your basic college-girl variety. For neither can resist their mutual attraction–an attraction that erupts into a passion that will forever change the course of both their lives. [less]

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العمق التاريخي للفكر الاتحادي في دولة الامارات العربية المتحدة

حميد، سالم،

2016    201 Pages   

LCC: DS247.T88

OCLC: 961272240    ISBN 13: 9789948438656    ISBN 10: 9948438655

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