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Urban Landscape Design_ Flannery John A, Smith Karen M - 2822174997

135,00 zł

Urban Landscape Design_ Flannery John A, Smith Karen M Wydawnictwo teNeues

WYDAWNICTWA ALBUMOWE > Architektura > Miejska

ISBN: 9783832792756 Autor: Flannery John A, Smith Karen M     Rok wydania: 2008-10-17 Ilość stron: 220 Oprawa: twarda Format: 256 x 326 mm This overview of innovative landscaping solutions for urban spaces shows a range of approaches to one key conundrum: making urban spaces livable. Whether echoing a primeval forest, suggesting the slope of a mossy glen or evoking the wondrous shapes of a child's toy box, these environments bring a new dynamic to city living. With examples from around the world, we see how a commute transforms and becomes more enjoyable, a formerly bleak corner more inviting, and a barren vacuum a focus for community gatherings and socializing.

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Basics Landscape Architecture 01: Urban Design - 2839937085

109,99 zł

Basics Landscape Architecture 01: Urban Design

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>The arts>Architecture>Landscape art & architecture

Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design Is A Comprehensive Guide To The Role Of Landscape Architecture In Urban Design. It Provides A Brief History And Useful Definitions Before Discussing Topics Such As Community And Culture. Packed With Relevant Pho

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Thriving Landscape Designer - 2834687351

561,32 zł

Thriving Landscape Designer Catherine B. Wiersema

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

'There are thousands of well-educated and highly-qualified landscape designers in this country but only a fraction of them make a decent living. For too long, this talented community has placed its artistry above charging fairly for its services. It is time to figure out a better, fairer way.' Chapter one This hands-on book discusses all the elements of Catherine Wiersema's top rated, semester-long, professional practice course for landscape designers, taught at Radcliffe/Harvard's Landscape Institute and the Boston Architectural Center over the past 15 years. Richly illustrated with lessons learned and war stories from her own and others' practical experiences, the book is a step-by-step guide to building a profitable, client-focused business. Both early-career and advanced landscape designers and landscape architects will find much of value to help them target the best clients, promote and price their services, and above all, manage the multiple phases of happy client relationships. About the Author: This book is the culmination of Catherine's career as landscape designer and educator. For many years, her sought-after design/build practice - Boussard Garden Design - focused on large residential properties. With her professional practice course she addressed a big void in the curriculum for landscape designers - how to build a profitable business. She is a recipient of the Harvard Landscape Institute's Distinguished Faculty award and has been an acclaimed lecturer at numerous conferences including those of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Catherine is a graduate of Radcliffe's Program in Landscape Design, is APLD-certified, and holds an MBA. Her earlier career was in marketing/sales in the corporate world and as associate professor of marketing and strategy.

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Rethinking The Classroom Landscape - 2849944900

164,99 zł

Rethinking The Classroom Landscape

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Society & social sciences>Education

Rethinking The Classroom Landscapes Invited Educators And Administrators To Rethink The Traditional Classroom, With Inspirational Examples Showing How To Weave Elements That Reflect Each Center's Community Into The Classroom Design And Decoration.

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Computer-aided design software - 2845289095

133,88 zł

Computer-aided design software Books LLC, Reference Series

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 129. Chapters: AutoCAD, AutoLISP, CATIA, Autodesk Maya, Caddie, Euclid, List of computer-aided design editors for architecture, engineering and construction, List of CAx companies, Adobe Atmosphere, Avizo, WorkNC, Quantapoint, DAC-1, Vectorworks, Cobalt, IntelliCAD, MPDS4, Prime Computer, SolidWorks, TurboCAD, MicroStation, Grasshopper 3d, HyperSizer, Nastran, MEDUSA, Revit, Daxcad, TeleCAD-GIS, CAADRIA, IGES, ArchiCAD, JT, NX, SketchUp, Computervision, OptiY, AVSnap, Creo Elements/Pro, Solid Edge, Computer-aided architectural design, T-Square, Autodesk Inventor, IOSO, TransMagic, List of STEP parts, Autodesk Vault, Campaign Cartographer, Aveva, Advance Steel, Evolver, Digigraphics, Rockworks, Sescoi, NAFEMS, Tebis, Advance Concrete, MSC Software, List of Maya plugins, Xilinx ISE, AutoTURN, Wintopo, SIGraDi, COMSOL Multiphysics, SDRC, DraftSight, Architecture Design and Assessment System, Electric, GenerativeComponents, Rhinoceros 3D, Autodesk Alias Surface, Chief Architect, Organice, Advance Design, PCon.planner, Motor-CAD, T-FLEX CAD, SolidThinking, Objet Geometries, Applicon, DataCAD, Pro/DESKTOP, ModeFRONTIER, PLate OPtimizer, Claris CAD, SpaceClaim, JetStream, ProgeCAD, D-Cubed, AutoCAD Architecture, Delcam, Power systems CAD, CADKEY, MeshLab, RUCAPS, PowerCADD, QCad, Green Building XML, WorkXPlore 3D, Netcad, ProjectWise, Architectural geometry, AutoSketch, Bobcad, InCa3D, Mimics, GRAITEC Advance, CADAM, FINE MEP, ZWCAD, David Laserscanner, Autodesk AliasStudio, Plant Design Management System, Parasolid, TopSolid, ScanIP, ColorCAM, Edwinxp, GstarCAD, AllyCAD, Electrical CAD, Easyroad Cadwork, OrthoGraph, TunnelCAD, Tecnomatix, Moldex3D, AMPLE, 3CT, Mental Images, Data Design System, SmartGeometry Group, VariCAD, VGACAD, Bricscad, Fsds, RF microwave CAE CAD, AutoQ3D Community, IDEA Architectural, ME10, Digital Project, Modelur, Trajpar, VDA 6.1, Terramove, Visioncivil, AutoShade, I-DEAS, ARRIS CAD, GPure, Plant Design System, Render Plus Systems, Quartus II, DESI-III, List of lighting design applications, Impact FEM Software, What Revit Wants, Building analysis software, GCAD3D, CodeBook by Project Blueprint, Jack, Livewire, FastCAD, HighDesign, NedInfra, Comparison of CAD editors, Associative engine, PIDO, MacDraft, SAP2000, Sedcad, AutoCAD Mechanical, 3dvia composer, UNISURF. Excerpt: This page compares computer-aided design (CAD) software that engineers and architects use to create drawings for the fields of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) in terms of those aspects which can be directly compared. It does not judge power, ease of use, or other user-experience aspects. CAD refers to a specific type of drawing and modeling software application that: For all-purpose 3D programs, see Comparison of 3D computer graphics software. List of CAx companies and their software products. Software using computer-aided technologies (CAx) has been produced since the 1970s through to the present for a variety of computer platforms. This software may include applications for Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-aided engineering (CAE), Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and Product Data Management (PDM). The list is far from complete or representative as the CAD business landscape is very dynamic: almost every month new companies appear, old companies go out of business, companies split and merge. Sometimes some names disappear and reappear again. This list is sorted by company name. Refer to: Catego...

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Companion To Urban Design - 2840077422

1149,99 zł

Companion To Urban Design

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>The arts>Architecture>Landscape art & architecture>City & town planning - architectural aspectsKsiążki ...

Urban Design Interfaces With Many Aspects Of Contemporary Public Policy - Multiculturalism, Economic Development, Climate Change, Energy Conservation, Sustainable Development, Community Livability, And Related Issues. This Title Includes Original Contributions From A Select Group Of Internationally Renowned Scholars And Practitioners.

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Operative Landscapes - 2826907420

306,85 zł

Operative Landscapes De Gruyter

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

There are infinite ways to build a community, yet the defining feature of any community is characteristically the landscape. Whether it is a park, a river corridor, community gardens, a plaza or a streetscape, the public spaces where people interact provide a shared sense of ownership, and the qualities of these spaces influence how the communities evolve.In a systematic overview, following the workflow sequence of open space projects, the book explores the various types and levels of intervention: from masterplanning to guerilla gardening and from land reclamation to building in existing fabric. Case studies mostly from North America, Europe and Asia accompany the introductory essays. The emphasis is on strategies of interaction between landscape projects, building development and urban planning, resulting in neighborhoods and city quarters that offer a higher quality of life.Beyond trendy theories on landscape urbanism or landscape infrastructure, this book offers an unideological view on the pragmatic potentials of landscape design for enhancing the built environment.

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Architecture in the United States - 2826907340

70,58 zł

Architecture in the United States Oxford University Press

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American Architecture is astonishingly varied. From Indian sites in New Mexico and Arizona, and the ancient earthworks of the Mississippi Valley, to the most fashionable contemporary buildings of Chicago and New York, the United States boasts three thousand years of architectural history. It is characterized by the diversity of its builders and consumers who include Native American men and women, African, Asian, and European immigrants, as well as renowned professional architects and urban planners. Dell Upton's revolutionizing interpretation examines American architecture in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic and popular architectures like Chaco Canyon, Brooklyn suspension bridge, and native American houses, as well as to the great monuments of traditional histories such as Jefferson's Monticello and Wright's Fallingwater, Architecture in the United States reveals the dazzling richness of America's human landscape. From the pre-publication reviews: Dell Upton: Architecture in the United States - Reviews 'In Architecture in the United States Dell Upton essentially reinvents American architectural history. Employing a series of cultural, economic, and political contexts, his incisive and entertaining narrative examines some 3,000 years of human intervention in the natural landscape, contrasting, comparing and interweaving an astounding range of built forms. This ingenious approach focuses our attention on both the commonality and diversity of human experiences that have shaped this country. Upton's book should be read by everyone with an interest in America's cultural landscape. They will never look at it in the same way again.' Professor Kenneth A. Breisch Southern California Institute of Architecture 'In Architecture in the United States Dell Upton has dismantled the typical chronological history of American architecture and reconceived it as a thematic history, organized according to the compelling themes of "Community", "Nature", "Technology", "Money", and "Art". Upton's very broad definitions of architecture includes traditional high-art monuments like Thomas Jefferson's Monticello or Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, alongside Native American houses and earthworks, typical courthouse squares, recent planned suburbs, bridges, world's fair pavilions, office buildings, and other categories of building that gives the book its freshness and forces readers to reconsider received ideas about American architecture. The book begins with a tour-de-force chapter on Monticello in which all the themes are brought to bear in explaining the meanings embodied in this one site. Upton's inclusive analysis delivers sharp insights about buildings that are so familiar one would have thought there was nothing more to be said. His method invites us to move beyond the limits of aesthetics, and to take more risks to ask more wide-ranging questions about the architecture we inhabit and study.' Professor Elizabeth Cromley Northeastern University 'Dell Upton has written an extraordinarily illuminating book that is a pleasure to read. It synthesizes the existing literature on American architecture while critically exploring fundamental questions about the nature and meaning of architectural, urban, and landscape design. There is a refreshing inclusiveness here about the meaning of both America and its architecture. The book's thematic structure reveals rich new possibilities for understanding American society and culture by scrutinizing its architecture. By-passing conventional chronologies Upton represents cutting-edge historiographical methods but without the cant and jargon of contemporary theory. This important book will usefully transform our historical understanding of American architecture.' Professor Daniel Bluestone University of Virginia 'The originality of Upton's conceptual framework makes everything he considers new, profound, and convincing. We see public and private space, social and individual effort, in a shifting dialectic resolvable into no stable patter. This Is architecture in motion. And at last we understand malls.' Professor Garry Wills Northwestern University 'The organization of the material that the author chose is very intriguing and successfully communicates his ideas' Rebecca L. Binder, FAIA Architect

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Architecture - 2842362497

57,13 zł

Architecture Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 168. Chapters: Permaculture, Index of architecture articles, Sacred geometry, Landscape architecture, Islamic architecture, Building code, Environmental design, Space architecture, Architectural drawing, Sustainable design, Architect-led Design-Build, Sustainable architecture, Proportion, Green library, Hogon-ji Temple, Cradle to Cradle Design, Uniclass, Quantapoint, The Blue Economy: Design Theory, Universal design, Architectural plan, Integrated Project Delivery, Ledglass, Architectural reprography, Scagliola, Cohousing, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Water damage restoration, Solomon Cordwell Buenz, Revit, Ekistics, Outline of architecture, Obstacle, Architectural model, Work of art, Building Energy Codes Program, Flood opening, Architectural sculpture, Genius loci, Architectural engineering, Asylum architecture, Placemaking, Open Source Enterprise Architecture Tools, Design Quality Indicator, Digital morphogenesis, Armchair architecture, Transparent LED embedded glass, Small house movement, Kinetic architecture, Site plan, Fenestration Testing Laboratory, Vancouverism, Sense of place, Seljuk architecture, Organizational space, Mahoney tables, Built environment, Analemmatic sundial, Building design, Floor plan, Brief, Building envelope, Sustainable Design Standards, Informative modelling, Composite construction, Kit-of-parts, Inland Revenue Office(LHDNM), Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia, Shearing layers, Whole Building Design Guide, Digital architecture, Building restoration, Embassy of Qatar, Washington, D.C., Architectural management, Cement render, Organization of the artist, Building performance, Architectural geometry, Civic center, Laimes, Artificial Architecture, Opera Design Matters, The Perfect Home, Skyline, Phalanstčre, Knoll, Experimental Architecture, Common Arrangement of Work Sections, Hedrich Blessing Photographers, Somerset County Courthouse, SteelMaster Buildings, Ecoscaping, New Babylon, Odersun, Area, Deep underground, Post-occupancy evaluation, Maquette, Guard stone, The Architecture Foundation, Schiecentrale 4b, District Regionalism, Great Rebuilding, Contemporary architecture, Chreod, List of low-energy building techniques, Nano House, Community of place, Custom Homes, AlpHouse, Bionic architecture, Dignity College of Architecture, Belvedere, Üçayak ruins, Design Museum Holon, Ventilation shaft, Flex space, Tapureli ruins, Cule from Oltenia, Membrane structure, Recent past, Oliver Laws, Architectural structure, Design Technology, Church monuments, Archimede construction systems, What Revit Wants, Monolithic architecture, Nurse's station, Building analysis software, Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Site planning, De Kreun, Sagitta, Diaphragm arch, Parti, Urban spatial structure, Cognitive architecture, Eavesdrip, Ad Deir, Great streets, National CAD Standard, Vitruvian scroll, Cathedral Close, Puteal, Building lifecycle management, Site specific architecture, Openconcept, Free plan, Excrescence, Architectural scale models, Reverse architecture, Project for a metropole, Corporate architecture, Hip-knob. Excerpt: Space architecture, in its simplest definition, is the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space. The architectural approach to spacecraft design addresses the total built environment, drawing from diverse disciplines including physiology, psychology, and sociology as well as technical fields. Like architecture on Earth, the attempt is t...

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In the Scheme of Things - 2843909729

85,14 zł

In the Scheme of Things University of Minnesota Press

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One of the field's most innovative thinkers reconsiders the purpose and practice of architecture. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, architecture is in a state of crisis. Numbed by an ugly and shoddily constructed built environment and outraged by the cost of high-profile design projects, the public has become disinterested in and contemptuous of architecture as both a profession and an art. At the same time, some of our most creative designers have isolated themselves from the tastes and needs of mainstream society, reflecting a similar malaise found in design and architecture schools around the country. In this troubling climate, Thomas R. Fisher--who challenged architects as editorial director of "Progressive Architecture," becoming recognized as one of the field's most original thinkers--contends that the purpose and prospects of architectural practice must be reconsidered and reenergized. "In the Scheme of Things" looks at architecture's need to respond creatively and meaningfully to the extraordinary changes affecting the profession now, changes that include the global economy, the advent of computer-aided design, and the growing disconnection between design schools, architectural practice, and the public. In each of the twelve essays that comprise this timely volume, Fisher addresses issues of vital concern to architects and students, offering hard-hitting criticism and proposing innovative and practical ideas for reform at the level of both the individual practitioner and the profession as a whole. Through his thoughtful and nuanced consideration of architecture's ideological foundations and its relationship to ecology, politics, and technology, as well as his subtleunderstanding of the architect's interior life, Fisher challenges the demoralized design community to recapture its historical role as steward and visionary of the public realm. Thomas R. Fisher is dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the U

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Beautiful Code - 2826684545

181,67 zł

Beautiful Code O´REILLY

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

How do the experts solve difficult problems in software development? In this unique and insightful book, leading computer scientists offer case studies that reveal how they found unusual, carefully designed solutions to high-profile projects. You will be able to look over the shoulder of major coding and design experts to see problems through their eyes. This is not simply another design patterns book, or another software engineering treatise on the right and wrong way to do things. The authors think aloud as they work through their project's architecture, the tradeoffs made in its construction, and when it was important to break rules. "Beautiful Code" is an opportunity for master coders to tell their story. All author royalties will be donated to Amnesty International. The book includes the following contributions: "Beautiful Brevity: Rob Pike's Regular Expression Matcher" by Brian Kernighan, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University; "Subversion's Delta Editor: Interface as Ontology" by Karl Fogel, editor of "QuestionCopyright.org", Co-founder of Cyclic Software, the first company offering commercial CVS support; "The Most Beautiful Code I Never Wrote" by Jon Bentley, Avaya Labs Research; "Finding Things" by Tim Bray, Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems, co-inventor of XML 1. 0; "Correct, Beautiful, Fast (In That Order): Lessons From Designing XML Validators" by Elliotte Rusty Harold, Computer Science Department at Polytechnic University, author of "Java I/O, Java Network Programming", and "XML in a Nutshell" (O'Reilly); and, "The Framework for Integrated Test: Beauty through Fragility" by Michael Feathers, consultant at Object Mentor, author of "Working Effectively with Legacy Code" (Prentice Hall). It also includes: "Beautiful Tests" by Alberto Savoia, Chief Technology Officer, Agitar Software Inc; "On-the-Fly Code Generation for Image Processing" by Charles Petzold, author "Programming Windows and Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software" (both Microsoft Press); "Top Down Operator Precedence" by Douglas Crockford, architect at Yahoo! Inc, Founder and CTO of State Software, where he discovered JSON; "Accelerating Population Count" by Henry Warren, currently works on the Blue Gene petaflop computer project Worked for IBM for 41 years; "Secure Communication: The Technology of Freedom" by Ashish Gulhati, Chief Developer of Neomailbox, an Internet privacy service Developer of Cryptonite, an OpenPGP-compatible secure webmail system; and, "Growing Beautiful Code in BioPerl" by Lincoln Stein, investigator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - develops databases and user interfaces for the Human Genome Project using the Apache server and its module API. It also includes: "The Design of the Gene Sorter" by Jim Kent, Genome Bioinformatics Group, University of California Santa Cruz; "How Elegant Code Evolves With Hardware: The Case Of Gaussian Elimination" by Jack Dongarra, University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department at the University of Tennessee, also distinguished Research Staff member in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Piotr Luszczek, Research Professor at the University of Tennessee; "Beautiful Numerics" by Adam Kolawa, co-founder and CEO of Parasoft; and, "The Linux Kernel Driver Model" by Greg Kroah-Hartman, SuSE Labs/Novell, Linux kernel maintainer for driver subsystems, author of "Linux Kernel in a Nutshell", co-author of "Linux Device Drivers, 3rd Edition" (O'Reilly). It also includes: "Another Level of Indirection" by Diomidis Spinellis, Associate Professor at the Department of Management Science and Technology at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece; "An Examination of Python's Dictionary Implementation" by Andrew Kuchling, longtime member of the Python development community, and a director of the Python Software Foundation; "Multi-Dimensional Iterators in NumPy" by Travis Oliphant, Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Brigham Young University; and, "A Highly Reliable Enterprise System for NASAs Mars Rover Mission" by Ronald Mak, co-founder and CTO of Willard & Lowe Systems, Inc, formerly a senior scientist at the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science on contract to NASA Ames. It also includes: "ERP5: Designing for Maximum Adaptability" by Rogerio de Carvalho, researcher at the Federal Center for Technological Education of Campos (CEFET Campos), Brazil and Rafael Monnerat, IT Analyst at CEFET Campos, and an offshore consultant for Nexedi SARL; "A Spoonful of Sewage" by Bryan Cantrill, Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he has spent most of his career working on the Solaris kernel; "Distributed Programming with MapReduce" by Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat, Google Fellows in Google's Systems Infrastructure Group; "Beautiful Concurrency" by Simon Peyton Jones, Microsoft Research, key contributor to the design of the functional language Haskell, and lead designer of the Glasgow Haskell Compiler (GHC); and, "Syntactic Abstraction: The syntax-case expander" by Kent Dybvig, Developer of Chez Scheme and author of the Scheme Programming Language. It also includes: "Object-Oriented Patterns and a Framework for Networked Software" by William Otte, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Vanderbilt University and Doug Schmidt, Full Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department, Associate Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering program, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) at Vanderbilt University; "Integrating Business Partners the RESTful Way" by Andrew Patzer, Director of the Bioinformatics Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin; and, "Beautiful Debugging" by Andreas Zeller, computer science professor at Saarland University, author of "Why Programs Fail: A Guide to Systematic Debugging" (Morgan Kaufman). It also includes: "Code That's Like an Essay" by Yukihiro Matsumoto, inventor of the Ruby language; "Designing Interfaces Under Extreme Constraints: the Stephen Hawking editor" by Arun Mehta, professor and chairman of the Computer Engineering department of JMIT, Radaur, Haryana, India; "Emacspeak: The Complete Audio Desktop" by TV Raman, Research Scientist at Google where he focuses on web applications; "Code in Motion" by Christopher Seiwald, founder and CTO of Perforce Software and Laura Wingerd, vice president of product technology at Perforce Software, author of "Practical Perforce" (O'Reilly); and, "Writing Programs for 'The Book'" by Brian Hayes who writes the Computing Science column in American Scientist magazine, author of "Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape"(W.W. Norton).

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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University - 2826803650

60,45 zł

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Duke University Museum of Art,U.S.

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When world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly was commissioned to design a major new centre for the arts at Duke University, he set about creating his first museum in North America and the first stand-alone museum in Duke's eighty-year history. The resulting 65,000-square-foot building has changed the cultural landscape of the university and indeed the Southeast. This book documents the genesis and design of the new museum, which opens on October 2, 2005. The building is named in honour of the family of Raymond D. Nasher, an internationally prominent art collector who graduated from Duke in 1943. The landmark building takes its place among Vinoly's other distinguished designs, including the new home for Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and expansion projects for the Cleveland Museum of Art, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Brooklyn Children's Museum in New York. Among his other cultural projects are the Tokyo International Forum and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. He is designing the new Tampa Museum of Art and a new museum in the city of Colchester, England. He was part of the team that created the runner-up design for the new World Trade Center site in New York City. The brilliant core of the Nasher at Duke is a 13,000-square-foot glass and steel canopy rising to a height of 45 feet above the central gallery space. The faceted roof soars above the irregular pentagonal great hall, where five concrete pavilions fan out at different angles. The pavilions will house three large gallery spaces, an auditorium, offices, university and community classrooms, a museum shop, and a cafe with outdoor seating overlooking a sculpture garden. Set in the forest on Duke's campus, the museum's full-height glass walls and green slate floor connect the pavilions and further blur the division between building and nature. With an essay by art historian Annabel Jane Wharton, a design statement by museum architect Rafael Vinoly, a foreword by museum namesake Raymond D. Nasher, and photos by Brad Feinknopf and Jerry Blow, this book documents the building that will become a cornerstone for cultural activities for the university and the public. Kimerly Rorschach is the Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. For ten years previously, she was the Dana Feitler Director of the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art.

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Individual and the Collective - 2826759535

172,50 zł

Individual and the Collective Oro Editions

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Through the conceptual framework of five overlapping themes, readers will consider the following issues: Choreographed Experience. Just as globalization and cultural conformity make the uniqueness of place more essential, so too does our virtual connectedness call for a physical counterweight. The work of Duda/Paine Architects explores how visual, auditory, and tactile perception anchors an individual's physical experience and intellectual understanding of his or her surroundings. Like storytellers, choreographers, and directors, they design meaningful sequences of movement and discovery that add layers of sensory information, giving personal meaning to the architectural experience. Creating Context. Duda/Paine Architects often adapt urban strategies to suburban and edge city settings, creating destinations with a strong sense of place - even in the absence of an existing architectural context of neighboring buildings, sidewalks, and open spaces. Each of these projects uses multiple buildings to strike a balance between built form and open space; each contrasts man-made gardens with the natural landscape; and each looks at the physical qualities of its site and surroundings to inspire an appropriate architectural language. Transformations. Progressive leaders in business, healthcare, and education often aspire to cross disciplinary boundaries, collaborate more effectively, and innovate more freely. Architecture, like alchemy can effect transformation. Duda/Paine's interactive and inclusive design process not only reflects their clients' strategic visions but can also act as a catalyst to help redefine how they live, work, play or learn. The projects in this section establish new paradigms by bringing people together in ways that stimulate fresh ideas and practices. Skyline/Streetscape. A majority of the world's population now lives in cities for the first time, making the tower typology more crucial than ever. Towers make public gestures in the skyline and the streetscape, acting at the scale of the city as well as the more intimate scale of the human body. Whether seen from a distance or experienced close-up, these projects become landmarks in the city skyline while simultaneously responding to the characteristics of the existing urban fabric and amplifying the vibrancy of its' street life. Public Rooms. The benefits of today's virtual connectedness and increased mobility cannot replace the importance of physical gathering places where we share experiences, build collective memories, and see ourselves as part of a larger community. The privatization that leads to suburban sprawl and gated communities reinforces the architect's civic duty to provide public spaces that counteract this tendency. Whether urban or suburban, indoors or out, Duda Paine's public rooms nurture civic life by encouraging social interaction through chance encounters and casual conversations.

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Middlemarch - 2826672172

74,85 zł

Middlemarch Penguin

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. George Eliot's most ambitious novel is a masterly evocation of diverse lives and changing fortunes in a provincial community. Peopling its landscape are Dorothea Brooke, a young idealist whose search for intellectual fulfillment leads her into a disastrous marriage to the pedantic scholar Casaubon; the charming but tactless Dr Lydgate, whose marriage to the spendthrift beauty Rosamund and pioneering medical methods threaten to undermine his career; and, the religious hypocrite Bulstrode, hiding scandalous crimes from his past. As their stories interweave, George Eliot creates a richly nuanced and moving drama, hailed by Virginia Woolf as 'one of the few English novels written for adult people'.

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High Line - 2826780644

110,94 zł

High Line Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc

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How two New Yorkers led the transformation of a derelict elevated railway into a grand--and beloved--open space The High Line, a new park atop an ele-vated rail structure on Manhattan's West Side, is among the most innovative urban reclamation projects in memory. The story of how it came to be is a remarkable one: two young citizens with no prior experience in planning and development collaborated with their neighbors, elected officials, artists, local business owners, and leaders of burgeoning movements in horticulture and landscape architecture to create a park celebrated worldwide as a model for creatively designed, socially vibrant, ecologically sound public space. Joshua David and Robert Hammond met in 1999 at a community board meeting to consider the fate of the High Line. Built in the 1930s, it carried freight trains to the West Side when the area was defined by factories and warehouses. But when trains were replaced by truck transport, the High Line became obsolete. By century's end it was a rusty, forbidding ruin. Plants grew between the tracks, giving it a wild and striking beauty. David and Hammond loved the ruin and saw in it an opportunity to create a new way to experience their city. Over ten years, they did so. In this candid and inspiring book-- lavishly illustrated--they tell how they relied on skill, luck, and good timing: a crucial court ruling, an inspiring design contest, the enthusiasm of Mayor Bloomberg, the concern for urban planning issues following 9/11. Now the High Line--a half-mile expanse of plants, paths, staircases, and framed vistas--runs through a transformed West Side and reminds us that extraordinary things are possible when creative people work together for the common good.

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