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Penelope Murray A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics Penelope Murray A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics Новинка

Penelope Murray A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics

14622.12 руб.
The first of its kind, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics presents a synoptic view of the arts, which crosses traditional boundaries and explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media—oral, aural, visual, and literary. Investigates the many ways in which the arts were experienced and conceptualized in the ancient world Explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visual arts together in a single volume Presents an integrated perspective on the major themes of ancient aesthetics which challenges traditional demarcations Raises questions about the similarities and differences between ancient and modern ways of thinking about the place of art in society
100 Years of London (In Pictures) 100 Years of London (In Pictures) Новинка

100 Years of London (In Pictures)

1444 руб.
100 Years of London presents a visual record of London at its best and worst, from the armistice at the end of World War I through to the modern day. The story is told through 300 photographs from the Press Association's vast archives. Hand-picked by their own archivists, many of these pictures remained archived and unseen for years after they were first published in the newspapers and magazines of their day. Collected here in a new edition, they present an evocative and visual journey through the modern history that has made London the city it is today.
Отсутствует Report of the Committee of the Society of Arts Отсутствует Report of the Committee of the Society of Arts Новинка

Отсутствует Report of the Committee of the Society of Arts

0 руб.
Полный вариант заголовка: «Report of the Committee of the Society of Arts, &c. together with the approved communications and evidence upon the same, relative to the mode of preventing the Forgery of Bank Notes / printed by order of the Society».
Patrik Schumacher The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume II. A New Agenda for Architecture Patrik Schumacher The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume II. A New Agenda for Architecture Новинка

Patrik Schumacher The Autopoiesis of Architecture, Volume II. A New Agenda for Architecture

2139.84 руб.
This is the second part of a major theoretical work by Patrik Schumacher, which outlines how the discipline of architecture should be understood as its own distinct system of communication. Autopoeisis comes from the Greek and means literally self-production; it was first adopted in biology in the 1970s to describe the essential characteristics of life as a circular self-organizing system and has since been transposed into a theory of social systems. This new approach offers architecture an arsenal of general comparative concepts. It allows architecture to be understood as a distinct discipline, which can be analyzed in elaborate detail while at the same time offering insightful comparisons with other subject areas, such as art, science and political discourse. On the basis of such comparisons the book insists on the necessity of disciplinary autonomy and argues for a sharp demarcation of design from both art and engineering. Schumacher accordingly argues controversially that design as a discipline has its own sui generis intelligence – with its own internal logic, reach and limitations. Whereas the first volume provides the theoretical groundwork for Schumacher’s ideas – focusing on architecture as an autopoeitic system, with its own theory, history, medium and its unique societal function – the second volume addresses the specific, contemporary challenges and tasks that architecture faces. It formulates these tasks, looking specifically at how architecture is seeking to organize and articulate the complexity of post-fordist network society. The volume explicitly addresses how current architecture can upgrade its design methodology in the face of an increasingly demanding task environment, characterized by both complexity and novelty. Architecture’s specific role within contemporary society is explained and its relationship to politics is clarified. Finally, the new, global style of Parametricism is introduced and theoretically grounded.
Follett Ken World Without End Follett Ken World Without End Новинка

Follett Ken World Without End

1630 руб.
n 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, a sweeping epic novel set in twelfth-century England centered on the building of a cathedral and many of the hundreds of lives it affected. Critics were overwhelmed-"it will hold you, fascinate you, surround you" (Chicago Tribune)-and readers everywhere hoped for a sequel. World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. The cathedral and the priory are again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge, but this sequel stands on its own. This time the men and women of an extraordinary cast of characters find themselves at a crossroad of new ideas- about medicine, commerce, architecture, and justice. In a world where proponents of the old ways fiercely battle those with progressive minds, the intrigue and tension quickly reach a boiling point against the devastating backdrop of the greatest natural disaster ever to strike the human race-the Black Death. Three years in the writing, and nearly eighteen years since its predecessor, World Without End breathes new life into the epic historical novel and once again shows that Ken Follett is a masterful author writing at the top of his craft.
Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers Новинка

Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers

355 руб.
Charles Dickens was an English writer and social critic. The Mudfog Papers is his collection of sketches that describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog. It also describes the delusions of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything.
Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde Новинка

Film Posters of the Russian Avant-Garde

2190 руб.
At the intersection of the visual, graphic, and cinematic arts, film posters are a unique and thrilling record of a particular cultural Zeitgeist. This book brings together...
George Pitcher The Death of Spin George Pitcher The Death of Spin Новинка

George Pitcher The Death of Spin

2073.49 руб.
Charts the rise and fall of the spin culture of the last two decades… Every decade has its own identity, key values and needs. The 1990s were the age of spin, when the materialism of the 1980s, the desire for instant communication and soundbite democracy came together in the spin culture. This spread throughout society from business and politics even to charities and the church. Somewhere in these polished communications the message was lost. In this fascinating and highly readable work George Pitcher tells the story of the rise and fall of the spin culture, predicting its final death in the early years of the twenty first century. He examines methods of communication as a reflection of and within the context of the values of society and the process of democracy, before drawing on his considerable experience both as the giver and receiver of spin, to examine how we can move beyond the age of spin. * A zeitgeist work that captures the quest for meaning in the current age and a desire to progress beyond the heady days of spin culture. * Charts the history and rationale of spin throughout society from the early days of Margaret Thatcher to the death of spin in the hands of the masters of the spin culture. * Interspersed with the author's own diary entries as a journalist covering major events of the past twenty years * Discusses methods of communication, how they reflect the values of the age and the relationship between business and politics * Discusses the way ahead: how politicians, businesses and institutions can communicate with the general population in the post spin age. * Author offers a unique perspective with insights both as the giver and receiver of spin.
Puzo Mario The Godfather Puzo Mario The Godfather Новинка

Puzo Mario The Godfather

1343 руб.
A modern masterpiece, "The Godfather" is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. It is also the intimate story of the Corleone family, at once drawn together and ripped apart by its unique position at the core of the American Mafia. Still shocking forty years after it was first published, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.
Wharton Edith The Age of Innocence Wharton Edith The Age of Innocence Новинка

Wharton Edith The Age of Innocence

642 руб.
Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people "dreaded scandal more than disease." At its core, 'The Age of Innocence' is story that shows the strength and the orchestrated customs and mores of social upper-class society of the 1870s, but also shows its narrowness, its contradictions, and its inflexibility. Edith Wharton's novel is beautiful and a classic, but it is also timeless because she perfectly captures the emotions and the contradictions that exist in this type of change, this tension as one age dies and another is born.
Wharton E. The Age of Innocence = Эпоха невинности : на английском языке Wharton E. The Age of Innocence = Эпоха невинности : на английском языке Новинка

Wharton E. The Age of Innocence = Эпоха невинности : на английском языке

332 руб.
Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize, The Age of Innocence is Edith Wharton's masterful portrait of desire and betrayal during the sumptuous Golden Age of Old New York, a time when society people "dreaded scandal more than disease." At its core, 'The Age of Innocence' is story that shows the strength and the orchestrated customs and mores of social upper-class society of the 1870s, but also shows its narrowness, its contradictions, and its inflexibility. Edith Wharton's novel is beautiful and a classic, but it is also timeless because she perfectly captures the emotions and the contradictions that exist in this type of change, this tension as one age dies and another is born.
Skinner G.R. At The Kremlin Gates: A Historical Portrait of Moscow Skinner G.R. At The Kremlin Gates: A Historical Portrait of Moscow Новинка

Skinner G.R. At The Kremlin Gates: A Historical Portrait of Moscow

1882 руб.
By tradition, Moscow is the easternmost bastion of western civilisation. Moscow has stood against invasion and war, pestilence and fire. It has been rejected by its own rulers, and its destruction has been planned by its dreamers and invaders alike. Yet it has survived. How this happened is the story of historical accident, the vagaries of geography and economicsand upon occasion, sheer human will and faith. Moscow is also the object of stereotype, from barbaric oriental capital to Holy city on the Hill. In its secular and religious manifestations it has been the goal of pilgrimage and a city of transcendent aspiration. In the twentieth century it was the headquarters of a class-based pogrom of appalling dimensions even as it was proclaimed the capital of global revolution. If Moscow has endured catastrophes barely imagined, it has also been the scene of creative brilliance. It holds a deep contradiction as being both the pilot-boat to hell, and a celestial city of the future. Moscow has bemused visitors, and even the most perceptive of them have fallen victim to their own preconceptions. This is a portrait of Moscow through time. It has one constant, the Kremlin, at once the supreme metaphor of state power but also a symbol of Russian national identity. The tension between Moscow as an urban community and the Moscow of empire and belief is fundamental to the citys narrative. Above it all stands the Kremlin, Moscows arbiter of history. This is also a historical case-study of the growth, development and near-death experiences of a single city to become a living monument to its own survival. It will be of interest to travellers, Urbanists and historians alike.
Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers Новинка

Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers

290 руб.
The Mudfog Papers, a collection of sketches by Dickens published in Bentley’s Miscellany between 1837 and 1838, describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog – such as the delusions of grandeur of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show – and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything, during which the town is overrun by illustrious scientists and professors conducting ostensibly pointless research. Written at the same time as Oliver Twist – indeed the serialized version of the novel referred to Mudfog as the protagonist’s home town – The Mudfog Papers lampoons all manner of journalistic and scientific writing of the time and showcases the young Dickens at his satirical best.
C. Dixon Scott Protestants. A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 1517 - 1740 C. Dixon Scott Protestants. A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 1517 - 1740 Новинка

C. Dixon Scott Protestants. A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania 1517 - 1740

2139.84 руб.
Protestants: A History from Wittenberg to Pennsylvania, 1517-1740 presents a comprehensive thematic history of the rise and influence of the branches of Christianity that emerged out of the Protestant Reformation. Represents the only English language single-volume survey of the rise of early modern Protestantism from its Lutheran beginnings in Germany to its spread to America Offers a thematic approach to Protestantism by tracing its development within the social, political, and cultural context of early modern Europe Introduces innovative argument that the central dynamic of Protestantism was not its struggle with Catholicism but its own inner dynamic Breaks from traditional scholarship by arguing that the rise of Reformation Protestantism lasted at least two centuries Unites Old World and New World Protestant histories
Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches = Мадфогские записки и другие очерки: на англ.яз. Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches = Мадфогские записки и другие очерки: на англ.яз. Новинка

Dickens C. The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches = Мадфогские записки и другие очерки: на англ.яз.

440 руб.
The Mudfog Papers, a collection of sketches by Charles Dickens, describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog - such as thedelusions of grandeur of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show - and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything, during which the town is overrun by illustrious scientists and professors conducting ostensibly pointless research.
Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches Новинка

Dickens Charles The Mudfog Papers and Other Sketches

478 руб.
The Mudfog Papers, a collection of sketches by Charles Dickens, describes the local politics of the fictional town of Mudfog - such as thedelusions of grandeur of its mayor Nicholas Tulrumble and his disastrous attempts at putting on a public show - and the meetings of its Society for the Advancement of Everything, during which the town is overrun by illustrious scientists and professors conducting ostensibly pointless research.
Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue Новинка

Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue

7710 руб.
A chronicle of Grace Coddington's formative years at Vogue, now available as a jacketed paperback Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue showcases some of the most...
Aviva Chomsky A History of the Cuban Revolution Aviva Chomsky A History of the Cuban Revolution Новинка

Aviva Chomsky A History of the Cuban Revolution

7889.26 руб.
A History of the Cuban Revolution presents a concise socio-historical account of the Cuban Revolution of 1959, an event that continues to spark debate 50 years later. Balances a comprehensive overview of the political and economic events of the revolution with a look at the revolution’s social impact Provides a lively, on-the-ground look at the lives of ordinary people Features both U.S. and Cuban perspectives to provide a complete and well-rounded look at the revolution and its repercussions Encourages students to understand history through the viewpoint of individuals living it Selected as a 2011 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE
Blyth Ian The Years by Virginia Woolf Blyth Ian The Years by Virginia Woolf Новинка

Blyth Ian The Years by Virginia Woolf

11877.96 руб.
This edition takes the first British edition of The Years as its copy-text, and includes a comprehensive introduction, extensive explanatory notes, and a full list of textual variants and editorial emendations. Features a comprehensive introduction, detailing the lengthy process of the composition and revision of the novel, and its subsequent publication history Includes extensive explanatory notes, highlighting the political, historical, social and literary contexts of the novel Provides a full account of the variants between the first British and American editions, supplemented by a list of editorial emendations made in this present edition
Woolf Virginia The Years Woolf Virginia The Years Новинка

Woolf Virginia The Years

1027 руб.
Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer and literary critic, the leading figure of the modernist literature of the first half of the twentieth century. She also was part of a group of English intellectuals, writers, and artists, graduates of Cambridge, called the Bloomsbury group. Being the most popular of Woolf's novel during her lifetime, "The Years" is a criticism of British society at the turn of the century. It tells the story of three generations of the Pargiter family from the 1880s to the mid-1930s. Their joys and adversities, triumphs and failures, all accompanied by rhythms of London's streets. Each section of the story takes place during a single day of a year, in a particular moment of the season.
Woolf V. The Years = Года: на англ.яз Woolf V. The Years = Года: на англ.яз Новинка

Woolf V. The Years = Года: на англ.яз

731 руб.
Adeline Virginia Woolf (1882—1941) was an English writer and literary critic, the leading figure of the modernist literature of the first half of the twentieth century. She also was part of a group of English intellectuals, writers, and artists, graduates of Cambridge, called the Bloomsbury group. Being the most popular of Woolf's novel during her lifetime, "The Years" is a criticism of British society at the turn of the century. It tells the story of three generations of the Pargiter family from the 1880s to the mid-1930s. Their joys and adversities, triumphs and failures, all accompanied by rhythms of London's streets. Each section of the story takes place during a single day of a year, in a particular moment of the season.
Christer Henriksén A Companion to Ancient Epigram Christer Henriksén A Companion to Ancient Epigram Новинка

Christer Henriksén A Companion to Ancient Epigram

19311.26 руб.
A delightful look at the epic literary history of the short, poetic genre of the epigram From Nestor’s inscribed cup to tombstones, bathroom walls, and Twitter tweets, the ability to express oneself concisely and elegantly, continues to be an important part of literary history unlike any other. This book examines the entire history of the epigram, from its beginnings as a purely epigraphic phenomenon in the Greek world, where it moved from being just a note attached to physical objects to an actual literary form of expression, to its zenith in late 1st century Rome, and further through a period of stagnation up to its last blooming, just before the beginning of the Dark Ages. A Companion to Ancient Epigram offers the first ever full-scale treatment of the genre from a broad international perspective. The book is divided into six parts, the first of which covers certain typical characteristics of the genre, examines aspects that are central to our understanding of epigram, and discusses its relation to other literary genres. The subsequent four parts present a diachronic history of epigram, from archaic Greece, Hellenistic Greece, and Latin and Greek epigrams at Rome, all the way up to late antiquity, with a concluding section looking at the heritage of ancient epigram from the Middle Ages up to modern times. Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the epigram The first single-volume book to examine the entire history of the genre Scholarly interest in Greek and Roman epigram has steadily increased over the past fifty years Looks at not only the origins of the epigram but at the later literary tradition A Companion to Ancient Epigram will be of great interest to scholars and students of literature, world literature, and ancient and general history. It will also be an excellent addition to the shelf of any public and university library.
Damien Boquet Medieval Sensibilities. A History of Emotions in the Middle Ages Damien Boquet Medieval Sensibilities. A History of Emotions in the Middle Ages Новинка

Damien Boquet Medieval Sensibilities. A History of Emotions in the Middle Ages

4467.01 руб.
What do we know of the emotional life of the Middle Ages? Though a long-neglected subject, a multitude of sources – spiritual and secular literature, iconography, chronicles, as well as theological and medical works – provide clues to the central role emotions played in medieval society. In this work, historians Damien Boquet and Piroska Nagy delve into a rich variety of texts and images to reveal the many and nuanced experiences of emotion during the Middle Ages – from the demonstrative shame of a saint to a nobleman's fear of embarrassment, from the enthusiasm of a crusading band to the fear of a town threatened by the approach of war or plague. Boquet and Nagy show how these outbursts of joy and pain, while universal expressions, must be understood within the specific context of medieval society. During the Middle Ages, a Christian model of affectivity was formed in the ‘laboratory’ of the monasteries, one which gradually seeped into wider society, interacting with the sensibilities of courtly culture and other forms of expression. Bouqet and Nagy bring a thousand years of history to life, demonstrating how the study of emotions in medieval society can also allow us to understand better our own social outlooks and customs.
Jerome Beranger The Algorithmic Code of Ethics. Ethics at the Bedside of the Digital Revolution Jerome Beranger The Algorithmic Code of Ethics. Ethics at the Bedside of the Digital Revolution Новинка

Jerome Beranger The Algorithmic Code of Ethics. Ethics at the Bedside of the Digital Revolution

13333.97 руб.
The technical progress illustrated by the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT), online platforms, NBICs, autonomous expert systems, and the Blockchain let appear the possibility of a new world and the emergence of a fourth industrial revolution centered around digital data. Therefore, the advent of digital and its omnipresence in our modern society create a growing need to lay ethical benchmarks against this new religion of data, the «dataisme».
Rousseau Jean-Jacques TheSocial Contract Rousseau Jean-Jacques TheSocial Contract Новинка

Rousseau Jean-Jacques TheSocial Contract

690 руб.
With an Introduction by Derek Matravers. In The Social Contract Rousseau (1712-1778) argues for the preservation of individual freedom in political society. An individual can only be free under the law, he says, by voluntarily embracing that law as his own. Hence, being free in society requires each of us to subjugate our desires to the interests of all, the general will. Some have seen in this the promise of a free and equal relationship between society and the individual, while others have seen it as nothing less than a blueprint for totalitarianism. The Social Contract is not only one of the great defences of civil society, it is also unflinching in its study of the darker side of political systems.
The American Ceramics Society Progress in Nanotechnology. Applications The American Ceramics Society Progress in Nanotechnology. Applications Новинка

The American Ceramics Society Progress in Nanotechnology. Applications

14636.71 руб.
This edition of the Progress in Ceramic Technology series is a select compilation of articles on nanotechnology applications and markets previously published in ACerS publications, including The American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings (CESP) and Ceramic Transactions (CT). The American Ceramic Society contributes to the progress of nanotechnology by providing forums for information exchange during its various meetings and by publishing articles in its various journals and proceedings.
Defoe D. Captain Singleton = Капитан Синглетон. Т. 10: на англ.яз Defoe D. Captain Singleton = Капитан Синглетон. Т. 10: на англ.яз Новинка

Defoe D. Captain Singleton = Капитан Синглетон. Т. 10: на англ.яз

653 руб.
Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, pamphleteer and journalist. He is most famous for his novel "Robinson Crusoe", which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Captain Singleton recounts the tale of Bob Singleton, a man who goes to sea at the age of twelve, makes a fortune, then loses it. Defoe here offers a searching exploration of society from the point of view of its outcasts.
Defoe Daniel Captain Singleton Defoe Daniel Captain Singleton Новинка

Defoe Daniel Captain Singleton

609 руб.
Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Capitan Sinfleton recounts the tale of Bob Singleton, a man who goes to sea at the age of twelve, makes a fortune, then loses it. Defoe here offers a searching exploration of society from the point of view of its outcasts.
Defoe Daniel Captain Singleton Defoe Daniel Captain Singleton Новинка

Defoe Daniel Captain Singleton

920 руб.
Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, pamphleteer and journalist. He is most famous for his novel "Robinson Crusoe", which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Captain Singleton recounts the tale of Bob Singleton, a man who goes to sea at the age of twelve, makes a fortune, then loses it. Defoe here offers a searching exploration of society from the point of view of its outcasts.
Defoe D. Captain Singleton = Капитан Сингльтон: роман на англ.яз Defoe D. Captain Singleton = Капитан Сингльтон: роман на англ.яз Новинка

Defoe D. Captain Singleton = Капитан Сингльтон: роман на англ.яз

545 руб.
Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Capitan Sinfleton recounts the tale of Bob Singleton, a man who goes to sea at the age of twelve, makes a fortune, then loses it. Defoe here offers a searching exploration of society from the point of view of its outcasts.
Alice Meyer Sex, when a man is over 40 years old. How to achieve sexual longevity Alice Meyer Sex, when a man is over 40 years old. How to achieve sexual longevity Новинка

Alice Meyer Sex, when a man is over 40 years old. How to achieve sexual longevity

296 руб.
Sexual life of a man after forty years. Features and tips. Sex at 30, 40, 50 years old. Increase of sexual function of a man 60 +.How to increase the sexual activity of an adult male, avoid the male«climax» and so on.. Folk and medicines to increase potency.
Regina Berlepsch von Reviews in Modern Astronomy, Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy Regina Berlepsch von Reviews in Modern Astronomy, Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy Новинка

Regina Berlepsch von Reviews in Modern Astronomy, Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy

15096.5 руб.
This 22nd volume in the series contains 15 invited reviews and highlight contributions from outstanding speakers presented during the 2009 annual meeting of the Astronomical Society on the subject of «Deciphering the Universe through Spectroscopy», held in Potsdam, Germany. Topics range from the measurements of magnetic fields on the surface of the sun via detailed measurements of abundances in stellar atmospheres to the kinematics of the universe at its largest scales. The result is a systematic overview of the latest astronomical and cosmological research.
Goran Therborn The World. A Beginner's Guide Goran Therborn The World. A Beginner's Guide Новинка

Goran Therborn The World. A Beginner's Guide

5360.41 руб.
What is the world of the 21st century like now that the centrality of the West is no longer given? How were the societies and cultures of today's world together with their interconnections forged, and what is driving human society in our times? In short, what is the state of the world today as we enter the second decade of the 21st century? This is the first book which deals with planetary human society as whole. It is a beginner's guide to the world after the West and after globalization, compact, portable, and jargon-free. It is aimed at everybody who, even with experience, has kept a beginner's curiosity of the world, to everybody who does not know everything they want to know about it, about the good, the evil, and the salvation of the world. It lays bare the socio-cultural geology of the world, its major civilizations, its historical waves of globalization, its family-sex-gender systems, and its pathways to modernity. It outlines the dynamics of the world, its basic drives, the contours of its most important global and sub-global processes. It presents the big team players on the world stage, populous as well as rich countries, missions and movements as well corporations and cities. It traces the life-courses of men and women on all the continents, from their birth and childhood to their old age, and their funeral.
Peter Ayres G. Shaping Ecology. The Life of Arthur Tansley Peter Ayres G. Shaping Ecology. The Life of Arthur Tansley Новинка

Peter Ayres G. Shaping Ecology. The Life of Arthur Tansley

8502.32 руб.
Sir Arthur Tansley was the leading figure in ecology for the first half of the 20th century, founding the field, and forming its first professional societies. He was the first President of the British Ecological Society and the first chair of the Field Studies Council. His work as a botanist is considered seminal and he is recognized as one of the giants of ecology throughout the world. Ecology underpins the principles and practices of modern conservation and the maintenance of biodiversity. It explains the causes of, and offers solutions to, problems of climate change. Yet ecology is a young science, barely 100 years old. Its origins lie in phytogeography, the naming and mapping of plants. Shaping Ecology is a book about a multi-faceted man whose friends included Bertrand Russell, Marie Stopes, Julian Huxley, GM Trevelyan, and Solly Zuckerman. Historical context is provided by Tansley's family for his parents moved in the Fabian-socialist world of John Ruskin and Octavia Hill, both instrumental in the foundation of the National Trust. While Britain was relatively slow to protect its green spaces and wildlife, it did establish in 1913 the first professional Ecological Society in the world. Tansley was its President. Organising the British Vegetation Committee and initiating a series of International Phytogeographic Excursions, he changed phytogeography into ecology.
OHenry 100 Selected Stories OHenry 100 Selected Stories Новинка

OHenry 100 Selected Stories

240 руб.
This collection of 100 of О Henrys finest stories is a showcase for the sheer variety of one of Americas best and best-loved short story writers.The variety of the stories is amazing О Henry is as at home describing life south of the...
Amelia Jones A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945 Amelia Jones A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945 Новинка

Amelia Jones A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945

12717.08 руб.
A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state of scholarship in art history and visual studies, and pointing to future directions in the field. Contains dual chronological and thematic coverage of the major themes in the art of our time: politics, culture wars, public space, diaspora, the artist, identity politics, the body, and visual culture. Offers synthetic analysis, as well as new approaches to, debates central to the visual arts since 1945 such as those addressing formalism, the avant-garde, the role of the artist, technology and art, and the society of the spectacle.
Vienna 1900 Complete Vienna 1900 Complete Новинка

Vienna 1900 Complete

11760 руб.
This exceptional volume brings together nearly 1,000 images representing the diversity and richness of the visual arts in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century. At the...
Philip Hoare Spike Island: The Memory of a Military Hospital Philip Hoare Spike Island: The Memory of a Military Hospital Новинка

Philip Hoare Spike Island: The Memory of a Military Hospital

973.91 руб.
This ebook contains a limited number of illustrations.The story of Netley in Southampton – its hospital, its people and the secret history of the 20th-century. Now with a new afterword uncovering astonishing evidence of Netley's links with Porton Down & experiments with LSD in the 1950s.It was the biggest hospital ever built. Stretching for a quarter of a mile along the banks of Southampton Water, the Royal Victoria Military Hospital at Netley was an expression of Victorian imperialism in a million red bricks, a sprawling behemoth so vast that when the Americans took it over in World War II, GIs drove their jeeps down its corridors. Born out of the bloody mess of the Crimean War, it would see the first women serving in the military, trained by Florence Nightingale; the first vaccine for typhoid; and the first purpos- built military asylum. Here Wilfred Owen would be brought along with countless other shell-shocked victims of World War I – captured on film, their tremulous ghosts still haunted the asylum a generation later. In Spike Island, Philip Hoare has written a biography of a building. In the process he deals with his own past, and his own relationship to its history.
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The governance theories that have developed over the past twenty years offer a new framework to consider and examine the collective conditions of a «Responsible Research and Innovation – RRI» linked up with the policy challenges of a society in transition in all its modes of regulation. This book will recall the genesis of the reflexive point of view in the context of the development of the theory of governance. It will then develop the strengths of the model and finally, will show the fruitfulness of its application to the field of the RRI.
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A powerful study illuminates our nation's collective civic fault lines Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of race in modern America, and the current cultural climate calls out for more research, education, dialogue, and understanding. Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action focuses on a provocative social science experiment with the potential to address these needs. Through an analysis grounded in the perspectives of developmental psychology, adaptive leadership and complex systems theory, the inquiry at the heart of this book illuminates dynamics of race and social change in surprising and important ways. Author Max Klau explains how his own quest for insight into these matters led to the empirical study at the heart of this book, and he presents the results of years of research that integrate findings at the individual, group, and whole system levels of analysis. It's an effort to explore one of the most controversial and deeply divisive subject's in American civic life using the tools of social science and empiricism. Readers will: Review a long tradition of classic, provocative social science experiments and learn how the study presented here extends that tradition into new and unexplored territory Engage with findings from years of research that reveal insights into dynamics of race and social change unfolding simultaneously at the individual, group, and whole systems levels Encounter a call to action with implications for our own personal journeys and for national policy at this critical moment in American civic life At a moment when our nation is once again bitterly divided around matters at the heart of American civic life, Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action seeks to push our collective journey forward with insights that promise to promote insight, understanding, and healing.
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In an increasingly interconnected world, a dialogical self is not only possible but even necessary. People are closer together than ever, yet they are confronted with apparent and sometimes even insurmountable differences. While there is a need of increased dialogue between individuals, groups, and cultures, it is equally important to develop of dialogical potentials within the self of the individual person. Elaborating on these concerns, the authors present and discuss a Dialogical Self Theory based on the assumption that the self functions as a society of mind. The self is not simply participating in a “surrounding” society, but functions itself as a mini-society, which is, at the same time, part of the society at large. The authors: Present the theory in detail Explore the developmental origins of the dialogical self Elaborate on the identity development of adolescents growing up in multicultural societies Discuss a striking example of a social movement in India, where individual and collective voices merge in a nationwide protest. This is the 137th volume in this series. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in child and adolescent development. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts on that topic.
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In an increasingly interconnected world, a dialogical self is not only possible but even necessary. People are closer together than ever, yet they are confronted with apparent and sometimes even insurmountable differences. While there is a need of increased dialogue between individuals, groups, and cultures, it is equally important to develop of dialogical potentials within the self of the individual person. Elaborating on these concerns, the authors present and discuss a Dialogical Self Theory based on the assumption that the self functions as a society of mind. The self is not simply participating in a “surrounding” society, but functions itself as a mini-society, which is, at the same time, part of the society at large. The authors: Present the theory in detail Explore the developmental origins of the dialogical self Elaborate on the identity development of adolescents growing up in multicultural societies Discuss a striking example of a social movement in India, where individual and collective voices merge in a nationwide protest. This is the 137th volume in this series. Its mission is to provide scientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues and concepts in child and adolescent development. Each volume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic and is edited by experts on that topic.
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With an Introduction by Colin Harrison, Lecturer in American Literature at Liverpool John Moores University. 'I was sitting upon a low bench, made of rough boards, and without coat or hat. I was handcuffed. Around my ankles also were a pair of heavy fetters. One end of a chain was fastened to a large ring in the floor, the other to fetters on my ankles . . . Then did the idea begin to break upon my mind, at first dim and confused, that I had been kidnapped.' Solomon Northup's kidnap in 1841 tore him away from a life of relative comfort as a free-born African-American farmer and violinist in New York, and marked the beginning of twelve years enslavement in the plantations of the Deep South. His narrative, published on his escape, was an important testimony for the abolitionist movement and became a bestseller before falling into obscurity for a century. Recovered in 1968, the book is valued by historians for its rare insights into the slave economy and by readers of all kinds for its moving account of the struggle against a dehumanizing system. Twelve Years is combined in this volume with the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, social reformer, orator, writer and statesman, who was for many the living disproof of the argument that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as American citizens.
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After thirty years at St Oswald's Grammar in North Yorkshire, Latin master Roy Straitley has seen all kinds of boys come and go. Each class has its clowns, its rebels, its underdogs, its 'Brodie' boys who, whilst of course he doesn't have favourites, hold a special place in an old teacher's heart. But every so often there's a boy who doesn't fit the mould. A troublemaker. A boy with hidden shadows inside. With insolvency and academic failure looming, a new broom has arrived at the venerable school, bringing Powerpoint, sharp suits and even sixth form girls to the dusty corridors. But while Straitley does his sardonic best to resist this march to the future, a shadow from his past is stirring. A boy who even twenty years on haunts his teacher's dreams. A boy capable of bad things.
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The most celebrated Prime Minister of the twentieth century and arguably the most renowned British Prime Minister ever, Winston Churchill is an icon of modern history. But, though he was at the forefront of the political scene for almost sixty years, were it not for the Second World War he might be remembered as nothing more than a minor player in the dramas of British government. In this brilliant account Roy Jenkins analyses Churchill's exceptional character in all its strengths and attendant weaknesses. Drawing on his own experience, as well as his formidable knowledge of the political history of Britain, Jenkins illuminates Churchill's parliamentary career through its campaigns, elections, and changes of allegiance, its troughs and its peaks. The close attention paid in this book to Churchill's political life shows just how wide his parliamentary experience was. For almost sixty years, from the creation of South Africa to the drawing of the Iron Curtain, his life was Westminster. Jenkins dazzlingly evokes the spirit of these years with a profound political understanding while also evaluating the other main strand of Churchill's career, his prolific writing. The progress and events of the Second World War are followed in detail, reminding us how precariously Britain stood on a knife-edge between 1939 and 1941. The ballast of Churchill, as this book testifies, was integral to victory and survival. Exceptional in its breadth of knowledge and distinguished in its style, Churchill is enlivened with humour and highlighted with a penetrating intelligence. It is already the benchmark work on this great man.
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Patrik Schumacher The Autopoiesis of Architecture. A New Framework for Architecture Patrik Schumacher The Autopoiesis of Architecture. A New Framework for Architecture Новинка

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Take a theoretical approach to architecture with The Autopoiesis of Architecture, which presents the topic as a discipline with its own unique logic. Architecture's conception of itself is addressed as well as its development within wider contemporary society. Author Patrik Schumacher offers innovative treatment that enriches architectural theory with a coordinated arsenal of concepts facilitating both detailed analysis and insightful comparisons with other domains, such as art, science and politics. He explores how the various modes of communication comprising architecture depend upon each other, combine, and form a unique subsystem of society that co-evolves with other important autopoietic subsystems like art, science, politics and the economy. The first of two volumes that together present a comprehensive account of architecture's autopoiesis, this book elaborates the theory of architecture?s autopoeisis in 8 parts, 50 sections and 200 chapters. Each of the 50 sections poses a thesis drawing a central message from the insights articulated within the respective section. The 200 chapters are gathering and sorting the accumulated intelligence of the discipline according to the new conceptual framework adopted, in order to catalyze and elaborate the new formulations and insights that are then encapsulated in the theses. However, while the theoretical work in the text of the chapters relies on the rigorous build up of a new theoretical language, the theses are written in ordinary language ? with the theoretical concepts placed in brackets. The full list of the 50 theses affords a convenient summary printed as appendix at the end of the book. The second volume completes the analysis of the discourse and further proposes a new agenda for contemporary architecture in response to the challenges and opportunities that confront architectural design within the context of current societal and technological developments.
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Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. An Outcast of the Islands is Conrad's second novel, but in its theme, in its impressionistic use of scenery, and in the enormous richness and power of the writing, it predicts Conrad's position as a literary figure of the highest rank. Peter Willems, a clerk in Macassar, granted a "second chance" at a remote river trading post, falls ever more hopelessly into traps set by himself and others. A parable of human frailty, with love and death the major players, this is a story of a man unable to understand others and fated never to possess his own soul.
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Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. An Outcast of the Islands is Conrad's second novel, but in its theme, in its impressionistic use of scenery, and in the enormous richness and power of the writing, it predicts Conrad's position as a literary figure of the highest rank. Peter Willems, a clerk in Macassar, granted a "second chance" at a remote river trading post, falls ever more hopelessly into traps set by himself and others. A parable of human frailty, with love and death the major players, this is a story of a man unable to understand others and fated never to possess his own soul.
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This is the second part of a major theoretical work by Patrik Schumacher, which outlines how the discipline of architecture should be understood as its own distinct system of communication. Autopoeisis comes from the Greek and means literally self-production; it was first adopted in biology in the 1970s to describe the essential characteristics of life as a circular self-organizing system and has since been transposed into a theory of social systems. This new approach offers architecture an arsenal of general comparative concepts. It allows architecture to be understood as a distinct discipline, which can be analyzed in elaborate detail while at the same time offering insightful comparisons with other subject areas, such as art, science and political discourse. On the basis of such comparisons the book insists on the necessity of disciplinary autonomy and argues for a sharp demarcation of design from both art and engineering. Schumacher accordingly argues controversially that design as a discipline has its own sui generis intelligence – with its own internal logic, reach and limitations. Whereas the first volume provides the theoretical groundwork for Schumacher’s ideas – focusing on architecture as an autopoeitic system, with its own theory, history, medium and its unique societal function – the second volume addresses the specific, contemporary challenges and tasks that architecture faces. It formulates these tasks, looking specifically at how architecture is seeking to organize and articulate the complexity of post-fordist network society. The volume explicitly addresses how current architecture can upgrade its design methodology in the face of an increasingly demanding task environment, characterized by both complexity and novelty. Architecture’s specific role within contemporary society is explained and its relationship to politics is clarified. Finally, the new, global style of Parametricism is introduced and theoretically grounded.
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