Wonderland: Manual for Emerging Architects
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Wonderland: Manual for Emerging Architects

During the first five years of a new architectural practice, typical problems arise that have to be managed. Based on the reports of young architectural practices, which were gathered in workshops throughout Europe, this manual analyzes commonly observed and frequent issues, and offers approaches to resolving them. What is special: the approaches were developed from daily working experience, and can be realistically implemented, not ...

Viking Rus: Studies on the Presence of Scandinavians in Eastern Europe
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Viking Rus: Studies on the Presence of Scandinavians in Eastern Europe

This volume deals with one of the most controversial issues in writings about early medieval history: the presence of Scandinavians, known as Rus, and their impact on Eastern Europe during the Viking Age. These studies give for the first time an extensive and detailed picture of the Norse population in the East by using, besides written narratives, a wide range of archaeological sources. The seven chapters survey the background, then...

Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration
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Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration

A great history and catalogue of PWA projects in Louisiana. Especially relevant given the need for extensive public works infrastructure in post-flood New Orleans/Southeast Louisiana, and the recent focus by the Obama Adminstration for a 'Green New Deal' for the entire country. The book also focuses on the cultural infrastructure built by PWA-- such as schools and libraries-- in addition to basic public works infrastructure like road...

Goddesses And Women In The Indic Religious Tradition (Brill's Indological Library, V. 24)
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Goddesses And Women In The Indic Religious Tradition

Goddesses and Women in the Indic Religious Tradition goes beyond the traditional sources that lie at the basis for determining the position of goddesses and women in India. Following the lead of a "hermeneutics of surprise" the book identifies, indeed, surprising new material - and conclusions; for example the analysis of Vedic Śrauta ritual. Or by offering surprising conclusions, when the location is obviously one involving women an...

How Drawings Work: A User-Friendly Theory
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How Drawings Work: A User-Friendly Theory

"No need to be an architect to appreciate this erudite, illustrated exploration of communication through drawing. Susan Piedmont-Palladino critically analyzes drawing types, purposes, pitfalls and history, from cave art to digital modeling. Yet her insightful, intellectually rigorous writing, often punctuated with 'just-between-you-and-me' asides, is witty and charmingly conversational."

Painting Pastel Landscapes
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Painting Pastel Landscapes

Written by pastel expert and former S.A.A President Jeremy Ford, this gorgeous book is packed full of chalk pastel techniques and inspiring step-by-step projects. It starts with the basics, such as mark-making and blending, through using colour and tone and creating skyscapes, to more advanced techniques including successfully creating depth and perspective. The book builds in difficulty, interspersing the tips and techniques with fi...

Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions
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Traditional Buildings: A Global Survey of Structural Forms and Cultural Functions

Based on a lifelong professional and personal interest, Traditional Buildings presents a unique survey of vernacular architecture across the globe. The reader is taken on a fascinating tour of traditional building around the world, which includes the loess cave homes of central China, the stilt houses on the shores of Dahomey, the housebarns of Europe and North America, the wind towers of Iran, the Bohio houses of the Arawak indians ...

Fargrskinna, a Catalogue of the Kings of Norway: A Translation With Introduction and Notes
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Fargrskinna, a Catalogue of the Kings of Norway

This volume includes the first complete translation of a thirteenth-century vernacular history of Norway from the ninth to the twelfth centuries. An immediate source for the Heimskringla of Snorri Sturluson, it is a central text in the Old Norse genre of Kings' sagas. It includes extensive citation of skaldic verses, some of them preserved nowhere else. This translation preserves many of the metrical features of this complex verse fo...

Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868–1940
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Modern Kyoto: Building for Ceremony and Commemoration, 1868–1940

Modern Kyoto is a stellar work of research and an important contribution to a number of fields, including Japanese history, architecture, and urbanism. I know of no other English-language work that addresses Kyoto urbanism and its relationship to imperial presentation in the modern era. It is sui generis and has no comparands. -- Yukio Lippit, Harvard University Alice Tseng provides a lucid and visually vivid account of the Meiji, Ta...