There is an immense range of books about the English Civil War, but one historian stands head and shoulders above all others for the quality of his work on the subject. In 1961 Christopher Hill first published what has come to be acknowledged as the best concise history of the period, Century of Revolution. Stimulating, vivid and provocative, his graphic depiction of the turbulent era examines ordinary English men and women as well as kings and queens.
PACK! is a book about packaging design, that includes original packs of bottles, boxes, papers, bags, and range of products which have been designed by artists and designers worldwide. Through these pages we can find different shapes, labels, and textures to show a massive book about all that happen around the world of packaging in all fields such as technology and design, art, industrial design, packaging, graphic design, etc.
Whether you're trying your hand at painting for the first time or honing your artistic ability, Artist's Painting Techniques is the handiest guide to teach you how to paint.
Starting with the basics such as observational skills and learning how to draw, Artist's Painting Techniques will guide you into working with watercolours, acrylics, and oil paints. Learn everything you need to know about tone, colour, pattern, brushwork, and composition to create your own masterpieces with confidence. Embark on exciting artistic exercises and projects to discover your style and grow as an artist.
Follow the fully illustrated step-by-step guides and get inspiring advice from practising artists, working with watercolour, acrylic, and oil paints in a variety of art techniques. Kickstart your creativity and develop your own style with Artist's Painting Techniques.
In this rich and detailed interdisciplinary study, Philip Cooke explores the enduring and contested legacy of the Italian Resistance movement. This book scrutinizes the ambivalent and shifting attitudes toward the movement held by the major Italian political parties and the State, caught up as they were in an ambitious project to build a new nation out of the ruins of Fascism and the Second World War. Using a wide array of texts, Cooke bridges the gap between historical and cultural studies and shows how Italian politics, history, and culture have interacted over the long term. Fusing historical and cultural analysis, this is a unique contribution to our understanding of modern Italy.
In The Economics of Good and Evil, Sedlacek radically rethinks his field, challenging our assumptions about the world. Economics is touted as a science, a value-free mathematical inquiry, he writes, but it's actually a cultural phenomenon, a product of ou
See fungi, wild flowers, snails, mantids, and fluids in motion as never before, in breathtaking close-up. This awe-inspiring book takes the reader behind the lens with john Brackenbury, one of the world's foremost experts specializing in microphotography.
Instant Graphics is an inspirational resource for designers and illustrators, exploring how clip art and digital imagery have transcended their one-time status as cut-and-paste tools for home designers. Clip art is one of the foundation stones of leading-
This volume presents a theoretical, historical, geographical and critical map of art in Sub-Saharan Africa. Contributions by about 30 international experts discuss the birth of art schools in the 1930s, the development of urban design and public art, the role played by socially conscious art during various independence movements.
If you want a concise how-to book on graphic design that avoids all the theory and just gets down to the nuts and bolts of getting a project done, then this book is for you. It includes hundreds of projects for logos, letterheads, businesses cards and new
"Cartea pe care v-o propun este o sinteză a experienţei personale în coroborare cu datele acumulate în literatură, relativ la valoarea diagnostică şi prognostică a electrocardiogramei la pacienţii cu STEMI trataţi cu tehnici de reperfuzie. Scopul cărţii este de a vă convinge de faptul că electrocardiograma a fost, este şi va continua să fie un excelent instrument de evaluare a efectului terapiei de reperfuzie (intervenţională sau trombolitică). Sper să vă conving de faptul că la pacienţii cu STEMI şi terapie de repefuzie o electrocardiogramă bine citită şi interpretată continuă să vă fie cel mai bun prieten şi că, spre deosebire de alte tehnici mult mai sofisticate, costisitoare şi greu de aplicat în practica de rutină, ea nu vă creează niciodată iluzia reperfuziei. Altfel spus, dinamica electrocardiografică poate fi adevăratul gold standard în evaluarea succesului sau insuccesului terapiei de reperfuzie. Traseele electrocardiografice prezentate au fost selecţionate strict de la cei peste 2500 de pacienţi cu STEMI pe care i-am îngrijit şi monitorizat nemijlocit în decurs de peste 25 de ani, fiind vorba fie de pacienţi pe care i-am tratat personal cu trombolitice fie de pacienţi pe care i-am îngrijit imediat după tratamentul intervenţional efectuat de către colegii din Laboratorul de Cardiologie Intervenţională" Dr. Gabriel Tatu- Chiţoiu
Contains over four decades of wisdom and insight from the man who put Nick Kamen into a laundrette for Levi Strauss and gave Audi the immortal Vorsprung durch Technik, amongst many, many other highly successful campaigns for major brands. This title provides advice on the elements of advertising, from pitching to the effects of new technology.
Corporate identity, the design and marketing buzzphrase of the 1980s and 90s, has undergone a revolution since then. Now the talk is of branding. With the growth of globalization and the increasing realization among corporations large and small that this
Selecting the right color palette for any design project, whether personal or commercial, can make all the difference in getting it right. Colors set the tone for visual communication and are essential elements in effective information navigation. Unfortu
In 1854, Elisha Otis dramatically demonstrated the innovation of his safety elevator at the Crystal Palace in New York City by cutting the rope that held the platform aloft. The elevator dropped but was quickly locked in place, and Otis was a sensation. C
An examination of famous editorial projects. It provides an overview of the entire working process, from juggling creative elements such as photography, typography, text and illustration, to dealing with constraints and demands from editors, publishers, a
Gives an account of major discoveries at the renowned archaeological site Catalhoyuk in Turkey. This title offers many insights into past lives and momentous events, and is illustrated with images of the art, the artifacts and the excavations at this world-famous dig.
Graphic designers love music. This is attested not least by the tremendous enthusiasm that readers of the typography magazine Slanted bring to its Typo Lyrics column, in which designers interpret music in entirely new ways with the help of fonts. For this publication of the same name, celebrated graphic designers like Fons Hickmann as well as talented young designers from all over the world have taken song lyrics and used them as the inspiration for innovative font designs. The result is a collection of fascinating visuals typographic images that present contemporary fonts a little bit differently. The extraordinary interplay of type design and music brings the fonts to life and practically sets them dancing. In contrast to classical pattern books and font fans, this volume provides a special, more emotional experience of typography and illustrates the great expressive potential of typefaces. On analogy with the traditional classification of fonts, the book is organized into eleven chapters, each of which treats a particular font family and song lyrics from a particular musical style.
Translation: The Basics is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the study of translation. Combining traditional text-based views with the context of translation in its widest sense, it presents an integrated approach to methodology in order to critically address influences such as power and gender, as well as cultural, ethical, political and ideological issues. Answering such questions as:
How can translations be approached?
Do social issues and culture play a part in translations?
How does a translation relate to the original work?
What effect has globalization had on translation?
What are the core concerns of professional translators?
Key theoretical issues are explained with reference to a range of case studies, suggestions for further reading and a detailed glossary of terms, making this the essential guide for anyone studying translation and translation studies.
Old factory spaces are often caracterized by their spaciousness,high ceilings,large windows and special finishes.This book sets out to convey the atmosphere of the vintage industrial style and the history and development of industrial furniture design.
This book, part of a new series built on the authority of Rob Thompsons highly acclaimed Manufacturing Processes for Design Professionals, includes new content selected specifically for the needs of students who create product and furniture designs for ma
You want people to stretch their limits, but your conversations meant to help them often fall flat or backfire, creating more resistance than growth. Top leadership coach Marcia Reynolds offers a model for using the Discomfort Zonethe moment when the mind is most open to learningto prompt people to think through problems, see situations more strategically, and transcend their limitations.
Drawing on recent discoveries in the neuroscience of learning, Reynolds shows how to ask the kinds of questions that short-circuit the brains defense mechanisms and habitual thought patterns. Then, instead of being told, people see for themselves the insightful and often profound solutions to what is stopping their progress. The exercises and case studies will help you use discomfort in your conversations to create lasting changes and an enlivened workforce.
Museum and Gallery Studies: The Basics is an accessible guide for the student approaching Museum and Gallery Studies for the first time. Taking a global view, it covers the key ideas, approaches and contentious issues in the field. Balancing theory and practice, the book address important questions such as:
What are museums and galleries?
Who decides which kinds of objects are worthy of collection?
How are museums and galleries funded?
What ethical concerns do practitioners need to consider?
How is the field of Museum and Gallery Studies developing?
This user-friendly text is an essential read for anyone wishing to work within museums and galleries, or seeking to understand academic debates in the field.
With the advent of accessible and affordable equipment, the documentary has become more important than ever as a film making genre but it is poorly represented on the cinema book shelves. Imagination, wit, technique, endurance and often courage is require
The vast majority of screenplay and writing books focus on story development and have little to say about the initial concept that generated the piece. Developing Story Ideas offers writers a spectrum of resources and a structure of writing practice so th
Since its first edition in the year 2000, the annual Web Design Index has developed into one of the most important publications in its field. Year after year, it gives an accurate overview of the state of the art in web design. Every Web Design Index cont
Until now dress has played a minor role in the studies of Rembrandt's paintings. This is all the more surprising since the artist clearly delighted in the rendering of clothes. He made extensive use of clothing and jewellery to emphasize the character, religious affiliation or social status of the sitters in his portraits, and to clarify the narrative or heighten the drama in his history pieces. De Winkel fills this lacuna and shows that research of this neglected field can contribute in many and unexpected ways to our understanding of Rembrandt's art. Serious study of the history of dress is itself a rather new field, and was long regarded by art historians as merely ancillary to art history, mainly as a help in matters of dating. However, the knowledge of dress can contribute to the identification of the sitter. It can also help to determine the message the sitter or the artist wished to express. The wider aim of the author is to investigate the possible contemporary connotations of clothes in Rembrandt's painted oeuvre by placing them within a wider cultural and historical context.
The Bicycle Book is an extraordinary celebration of the history of cycling from BMX and mountain biking, to track and road racing. Take a ride through the sport's history and discover classic and cutting-edge bicycles, following the evolution of cycling throughout the decades.
Perfect for anyone with a love for cycling, The Bicycle Book features the latest high-performance bikes and cycling technology, along with profiles of famous cyclists, and iconic manufacturers and brands. With up-close images, maps, and histories of key races and competitions, The Bicycle Book is a stylish and fascinating addition to any enthusiast's collection.
Creators of designer toys come from the world of graphic design, illustration or street art, and they use all kind of materials to create these collecting articles. Although the most common raw materials are vinyl and plastic, we can also find pieces made of metal, wood, resin, fabrics, and plush. In the pages of Toyland we will see more than half a million examples of limited editon designer toys, unique custom works of art, moulded, sculpted, sown and hand painted by the best artists of international level.
Practical assignments and a clear, step-by-step approach make Digital Photography Workshops: Nudes the essential course-between-covers for any photographer who has big dreams and little time to accomplish them. Nudes guides readers through all the stages
After the successful publication of Taste Morocco, this is the continuation of the series. Taste Italy sweeps the reader away to this Mediterranean country with its long history. But Italy has much more to offer than just the Colosseum. Taste Italy consists of three books that reveal Italy in all its variety and beauty. In many beautiful pictures, the Style Book presents the reader with a modern, stylish Italy that is aware of its traditions but doesn't let itself be dominated by them. This is supplemented by the Travel Guide, which provides the necessary facts and information, as well as a recipe book with the best recipes that famous Italian cuisine has to offer.
This design book, featuring opulent images, shows the hip and modern aspects of Morocco, focusing on Moroccan cuisine and trendy places, but it will also give an idea of the country's culture in general. The book includes two added values-a recipe book as well as a travel guide with facts about the featured locations in the design book.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is one of the most pre-eminent postcolonial theorists writing today and a scholar of genuinely global reputation. This collection, first published in 1993, presents some of Spivak's most engaging essays on works of literature, such as Salman Rushdie's controversial "Satanic Verses", and twentieth century thinkers, such as Jacques Derrida and Karl Marx. Spivak relentlessly questions and deconstructs power structures where ever they operate. In doing so, she provides a voice for those who can not speak, proving that the true work of resistance takes place in the margins, "Outside in the Teaching Machine".
An uncensored guide to the music of Rainbow, this amazing book and DVD collection is the ultimate commemoration of one of the greatest rock bands on the planet. The views of the two founders are complemented by new in-depth and totally candid interviews with the key members, including Don Airey, Bob Daisley, Bobby Rondinelli, Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner, and Doogie White. This is essential reading and viewing for Rainbow fans of every era.
This encyclopedia is the most comprehensive guide available to international product design of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It includes 350 entries on influential designers and studios and the most important design-led manufacturers worldwide
The year 2000 was memorable for the completion of a series of major millennium projects, but the huge range of other schemes completed or announced during the past year or so confirms the position of London as the architectural capital of the world. The L
Suddenly, the influence of sportswear on fashion is everywhere – from haute couture to streetstyle – and sportswear companies are now producing designer collections in their own right. Elegance and function have never been more excitingly comb
Too many businesses sell for far less than they should! After pouring time, energy, and money into their company, owners deserve to squeeze every last dollar theycan from that hard-earned investment. Sell Your Business for an Outrageous Price is the playbook they need to win big at the closing table. Readers will discover how to:
Prepare their companies and themselves for sale
Recognize the best time to go to market
Minimize their risk
Identify, attract, and motivate deep-pocketedbuyers
Determine their companys competitive advantage and leverage it for the best offer
Find a transaction advisor with the skills and experience to guide them through the M&A jungle
Ascertain whether the advisor has what it takesto get top dollar
Foil buyers attempts to undermine sale price
Featuring real-life case studies and an appendix of indispensable tools - including due diligence lists, sample nondisclosure agreements, a sales readiness assessment, and a sample engagement letter - this insightful guide reveals how anyone can get a positively outrageous price for their company.
This edited collection charts the development of contemporary dance in Central and Eastern Europe since the literal and symbolic revolutions of 1989.
Serbia - Ana Vujanović
Romania - Mihaela Michailov
Estonia – Heili Einasto
Slovenia – Bojana Kunst
Lithuania – Vita Mozūraitė
Hungary – Annamária Szoboszlai
Czech Republic - Jana Návratová
Russia – Natalia Kuryumova
Bulgaria – Mira Todorova
Central Europe and the former Soviet Bloc countries were a major presence in dance – particularly theatrical dance – throughout the twentieth century. With the fragmentation of traditional structures in the final decade of the century came a range of aesthetic and ideological responses from dance practitioners. These ranged from attempts to reform classical ballet to struggles for autonomy from the state, and the nature of each was influenced by a set of contexts and circumstances particular to each country.
Each contribution covers the strategies of a different country’s dance practitioners, using a similar structure in order to invite comparisons.
In general, they address:
•Historical context, showing the roots of contemporary dance forms
•The socio-political climates that influenced emerging companies and forms
•The relationships between aesthetic exploration and institutional patronage
•The practitioners who were central to the development of dance in each country
•A diagnosis of the current state of the art and how it has come about
'The real-life children's fairy tale book so inspiring adults are reading it' I newspaper 'Absolutely beautiful - get one for yourself and one to inspire a woman in your life' Stylist 'In an ideal world, not only would mothers read this aloud to their daughters, but teachers would read it to schoolboys' Sunday Times
What if the princess didn't marry Prince Charming but instead went on to be an astronaut? What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom? Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don't need rescuing.
Explores and explains basic layout techniques, giving expert tips, and demonstrating useful tricks employed by professionals. This illustrated book serves as a reference work for all professional designers, students and for anyone who wishes to present their ideas successfully and skilfully.
This book presents the worldʼs most spectacular designs for commercial and cultural installations, spanning from smaller trade stands, large museum-like exhibition areas and temporary presentations in cultural centers, to design showrooms and spaces
One reason public speaking is such a nightmare for so many people is that they think they have to be perfect. They drive themselves crazy trying to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep. Karen Hough says you can throw out those rules, relax, be yourself, make mistakes, and connect with your audience much more effectively than the guy with the impeccable PowerPoint slides.
Hough has used her unique presentation approach to take the anxiety out of one of the greatest fears in business. Her book debunks over a dozen myths about presentations to make them more fun and natural for everybody. Its authenticity and passion that win people over not polish. But you cant be authentic if youre following someone elses rules. Hough shows how you can embrace your own style and communicate your message without worrying constantly about antiquated dos and donts. Follow Karens bad advice and youll be surprised to learn youre actually a naturally skilled presenter.
This book tells the remarkable story of the Kodak Girl, one of the most durable and successful marketing campaigns in advertising history. Created by George Eastman, inventor of the inexpensive hand-held camera, the Kodak Girl traces the intersection of American culture with photography as it evolved from a studio-bound practice to a snapshot obsession for the masses. Martha Coopers extensive collection of Kodak Girl material ranges from advertising, by Kodak and other camera manufacturers, to photographs from all periods, engravings, trading cards, matchbooks as well as commemorative stamps and Valentines Days cards. This rich collection considers the relationship of the Kodak Girl to the birth of the snapshot during the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, and is accompanied by two essays on the seminal role of women on both sides of the camera in photography's early history.
Today pools come in all shapes, sizes, materials and designs in part propelled by rapidly evolving wellness and fitness trends that has shaped the look and the function of these glittering blue bodies of water. Tranquility and relaxation from work are central themes when designing business hotels, wellness retreats and spas.
Această lucrare de referinţă conţine o amplă trecere în revistă a modalităţilor avansate de cercetare pentru adoptarea deciziilor de marketing strategic şi operaţional.
Printre caracteristicile excepţionale ale cărţii se numără:
Abordarea în detaliu a metodologiei
Conectarea strânsă a cercetării la problema concretă de marketing
Modalităţi extinse de analiză
Un registru bogat de metode de măsurare, procedee de eşantionare şi tehnici statistice, explicate simplu şi oferite gata pentru a fi folosite
Petre Datculescu este doctor în psihologie, consultant de marketing şi director al institutului privat IRSOP Market Research & Consulting, întemeiat în 1990. (www. irsop. ro)
We can't imagine our lives without the Internet. It is the tool of our existence; without it we couldn't work, plan our social and leisure activities, and interact with friends. The Internets influence on contemporary society extends across every aspect of our personal and professional lives, but how has this altered us in psychological terms? How are we to understand how the Internet can promote enormous amounts of caring and kindness to strangers and yet be the source of unremitting acts of terror?
This book, grounded in the latest cutting-edge research, enhances our understanding of how we, and our children, behave online. It explores questions such as:
Why does our self-control abandon us sometimes on the Internet?
Why does the Internet create a separate realm of social and personal relationships?
How does all that change us as people?
Are youngsters really as exposed and threatened on the web as people think?
Internet Psychology: The Basics is a vital and fascinating guide to the online world, drawing on classic theories of human behaviour to shed fresh light on this central facet of modern life. It argues that, even in an age of constant technological advancement, our understanding of the human psyche remains rooted in these well-established theories. Embracing both positive and negative aspects of Internet use, this easy introduction to the subject will appeal to students and general readers alike.
According to these experts, blogs offer businesses something that has long been lacking in their communication with customers--meaningful dialogue. Devoid of corporate-speak and empty promises, business blogs can humanize communication, bringing companies and their constituencies together in a way that improves both image and bottom line.
Explores design and the aesthetic of handmade packaging. This title presents a logical learning structure, beginning with an understanding of tools and materials, through inspirational examples from successful designers, to tutorials on the skills needed to execute packaging design as well as advice on how to set yourself up as a professional.
From dinosaurs to digital technology, DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is a must-have knowledge compendium exploring more than 380 topics. Help your child find out everything they need to know about anything with this fact-packed encyclopedia. Arranged from A-Z on subjects they need to know about, all illustrated with dramatic photos, cut-aways, charts and maps.
DK's Children's Illustrated Encyclopedia is written in a clear and child-friendly style and has been fully updated to include recent space missions, scientific breakthroughs and the latest political, social and cultural events, so your child can keep fully up-to-date with what has been happening in the world.
Perfect for projects or just for fun, this is the ultimate illustrated children's encyclopedia.
Can writing about therapy be a kind of therapy in itself? Set in strike-frenzied Paris, this diary account takes the reader on a journey through the dark and underground tunnels of Lacanian psychoanalysis. The patient must negotiate with his silent therap
Modernism: The Basics provides an accessible overview of the study of modernism in its global dimensions. Examining the key concepts, history and varied forms of the field, it guides the reader through the major approaches, outlining key debates, to answer such questions as:
What is modernism?
How did modernism begin?
Has modernism developed differently in different media?
How is it related to postmodernism and postcolonialism?
How have politics, urbanization and new technologies affected modernism?
With engaging examples from art, literature and historical documents, each chapter provides suggestions for further reading, histories of relevant movements and clear definitions of key terminology, making this an essential guide for anyone approaching the study of modernism for the first time.
Health inequality is a global issue. This book examines the problem through an in-depth look at a remote Australian Aboriginal community characterized by a degree of premature morbidity and mortality similar to that in other disadvantaged populations. Its synthesis of cognitive anthropology with frameworks drawn from epidemiology, evolutionary theory, and social, psychological and biological sciences illuminates the actions, emotions, and stresses of daily life. While this analysis implicates structures and processes of inequality in the genesis of ill health, its focus remains on the people who suffer, grieve, and live with the dilemmas of an intercultural life.
From the end of the last Ice Age (10,000 years ago) to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965, Adrian Sykes narrates the history and achievements of these islands,their inhabitants and their origins,through the stories of some 3000+ men & women who have shaped not just our history but the modern world. The story is interspersed with countless inventions, deeds of daring do and wickednesses, as well as the origins of innumerable words and phrases,often surprisingly early.
From Nosey Parker - Elizabeth I of her Archbishop of Canterbury,to mayonnaise - the battle of Mahon,which the victorious French admiral celebrated by inventing mayonnaise and after which we hanged Admiral Byng who lost it "to encourage the others",as Voltaire put it. Sykes astonishes on every page, whether with the origin of everyday phrases or nursery rhymes or the countless inventions of the British, from the lead pencil (1568), the tin can, the bicycle, screw propeller and jet engine to DNA, LCD crystals, cement, the electric kettle, the vacuum cleaner and Marmite.
Beautifully illustrated and with maps of exceptional clarity,this is a book hard to put down in which you learn something very surprising on every page.
With differentiated activities all in one book, Allez is a perfect fit for all your students, no matter what their starting point at KS3.
Allez avoids needless topic repetition and allows more in-depth study and progression with a clear route through for students following a two or three year course. Allez is packed with activities set in real contexts that are close to students' own interests to maintain motivation.
The Student Books provide activities at 3 levels, encouraging every student to progress, and motivating them along the way with fully differentiated interactive activities.
The Allez course has a full suite of resources to support your needs: the Student Book, Teacher Handbook, Grammar and Skills Workbook, Audio CDs and next generation Kerboodle. Differentiation is provided throughout the Student Book and via Kerboodle.
The Berggruen Museum houses one of the world's most importan collections of classic Modernist art. The main focus of the collection is the work of Picasso, represented by some ninety pieces, as the culmination of Modernism. In the words of the colledtor Heinz Berggruen, Picasso represents the "great symphony" in twentieth-centruy art. Also in the collection are over fifty works by Paul Klee, the "master of chamber music" and one of Berggruen's first passions. Picasso and Klee are joined by Henri Matisse: nowhere else in Germany is there such a comprehensive and diverse display of his work. The works of Picasso, Klee and Matisse are set among pieces by their great contemporaries Alberto Giacometti, Henri Laurens and Georges Braque, and works of African sculpture. Thus the Berggruen Museum in Berlin-Charlottenburg presents a broad an unique panorama of "Picasso and his Time".
Future Architecture Magazine emerged from the desire to show the current architecture competitions being developed in Spain and all around the world. The magazine, which is published four times a year, features conversations with emergent architects and their competitions; an analysis of 6-8 current competitions; discussion with the winning architects of a recent competition; completed competitions and their construction details; and news of recent competitions being developed around the world. Future 32 includes articles on Maritime Cultural and Popular Music Center in China, New Town Hall of Paratico in Italy, Beton Hala Waterfront Center in Serbia, Edil Tomarchio Commercial Park in Italy, Auditorium of Carrus in Spain, Auditorium and Arts Centre of Torres de Cotillas in Spain, Les Arts Gstaad Cultural Center in Switzerland and Final Degree Projects Universidad Europea de Madrid.
The magnificent Danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, flowing through and alongside ten countries: Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Travelling its full length from east to west, against the river's flow, Nick Thorpe embarks on an inspiring year-long journey that leads to a new perspective on Europe today. Thorpe's account is personal, conversational, funny, immediate and uniquely observant - everything a reader expects in the best travel writing. Immersing himself in the Danube's waters during daily morning swims, Thorpe likewise becomes immersed in the histories of the lands linked by the river. He observes the river's ecological conditions, some discouraging and others hopeful, and encounters archaeological remains that whisper of human communities sustained by the river over eight millennia. Most fascinating of all are the ordinary and extraordinary people along the way - the ferrymen and fishermen, workers in the fields, shopkeepers, beekeepers, waitresses, smugglers and border policemen, legal and illegal immigrants, and many more. For readers who anticipate their own journeys on the Danube, as well as those who only dream of seeing the great river, this book will be a unique and treasured guide.
The starting point of an event is usually the desire to create something remarkable for a special occasion. Different disciplines like architecture, light and sound are brought into continually new areas of experience, which makes every event an one-of-a-
Current responses to our most pressing societal challenges - from poverty to ethnic conflict to climate change - are not working. These problems are incredibly dynamic and complex, involving an ever-shifting array of factors, actors, and circumstances. They demand a highly fluid and adaptive approach, yet we address them by devising fixed, long-term plans. Social labs, says Zaid Hassan, are a dramatically more effective response.
Social labs bring together a diverse a group of stakeholders - not to create yet another five-year plan but to develop a portfolio of prototype solutions, test those solutions in the real world, use the data to further refine them, and test them again. Hassan builds on a decade of experience - as well as drawing from cutting-edge research in complexity science, networking theory, and sociology - to explain the core principles and daily functioning of social labs, using examples of pioneering labs from around the world. He offers a new generation of problem solvers an effective, practical, and exciting new vision and guide.
Movies matter – that is the message of Reel to Real, bell hooks’ classic collection of essays on film. They matter on a personal level, providing us with unforgettable moments, even life-changing experiences and they can confront us, too, with the most profound social issues of race, sex and class. Here bell hooks – one of America’s most celebrated and thrilling cultural critics – talks back to films that have moved and provoked her, from Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction to the work of Spike Lee. Including also her conversations with master filmmakers such as Charles Burnett and Julie Dash, Reel to Real is a must read for anyone who believes that movies are worth arguing about.
Featuring over two hundred examples of designs, this publication focuses on Jonathan Ive (*1967 in London), Senior Vice President of Industrial Design for Apple, who since 1997 has been responsible for the design of all of the company s products. Over the
The cinema was the most popular form of entertainment during the Second World War, when film became a critically important medium for influencing mass opinion. Feature films about the forces, such as "Target for Tonight", "In Which We Serve" and "The Way
Web Design Index by Content contains a selection of 500 websites arranged by subject. Two pages from each site are included: one opening page and one page that is representative of the site. Enclosed is a CD-ROM containing a browser and a one-click facili
Now in paperback, "Gauguin Tahiti" offers an in-depth study of the fabled Polynesian years that have so defined our image of the painter. Alongside essays on every aspect of Gauguin's art, from the legendary canvases to his sculptures, ceramics and innovative graphic works, are discussions of the Polynesian society, culture and religion that helped shape them; an in-depth biographical narrative, with the many epiphanies, frustrations and discoveries that make his time in the South Seas one of the most mythologically potent episodes in Western art; and a chronicle of his changing fortunes in the century since his death. At the center of it all is Gauguin's 1897 masterpiece, "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?," the crowning glory of his mature career, presented with unprecedented depth and authority. Over 100 years later, Gauguin remains one of the most enigmatic and attractive figures of nineteenth-century art, the very pivot of modernism, and "Gauguin Tahiti" portrays this crucial period of his life in all its color and drama. Of the hardback edition, John Richardson wrote in "Vanity Fair": "This excellent catalogue sets the record straight." And writing in the "New York Observer," Hilton Kramer declared it, "the most exhaustive account of the period that has ever been attempted in a single survey... well-written, scrupulously documented, and lavishly illustrated."
Write and record music. Learn studio techniques. Record location sound. Make your own podcasts and Internet radio shows. Add music and sound to videos, movies, and animations. Make music on your cellphone.
Architecture needs mechanisms that allow it to become connected to culture. It achieves this by continually capturing the forces that shape society as material to work with. Architecture's materiality is therefore a composite one, made up of visible forces (structural, functional, physical) as well as invisible forces (cultural, political, temporal). Architecture progresses through new concepts that connect with these forces, manifesting itself in new aesthetic compositions and affects. Ornament is the by-product of this process, through which architectural material is organized to transmit unique affects. This book is a graphic guide to ornaments in the twentieth century. It unveils the function of ornament as the agent for specific affects, dismantling the idea that ornament is applied to buildings as a discrete or non-essential entity.
Hi everyone, and welcome to Love, Tanya! This book is really close to my heart, because it's inspired by my journey to becoming confident and feeling happy about who I am. I wanted to write a book to share the things I've learnt with youto reveal my top tips on fashion, beauty, love, friendship, YouTube. and loads more! Plus, there is room for you to list your own hopes and dreams alongside mineso get creative and get involved! I'd love it if this book became a keepsake you can turn to whenever you need some guidance or a little pick me up. I hope you enjoy it! Love, Tanya.
In the decades since the end of colonial rule, new mosques have been built in significant numbers throughout the Islamic world, as well as in Western countries. This book features over 70 projects, ranging from commissions by wealthy private individuals to imposing state mosques.
Photographic printing is rapidly becoming the real enthusiast’s domain. The Master Printer’s Workbook satisfies the need - a comprehensive ‘all you need to know’ reference guide to processing and printing techniques from one of the
In recent years, shops and boutiques have assumed an urban and cultural role that would have been unimaginable in earlier times. Consumers today find that brand names furnish quality goods. As a result, they will visit their favourite brand-name stores all over the world in search of an identity that brand-name loyalty provides. In a competitive retail environment, the need to provide new experiences that differ from simple consumerism has encouraged the resurgence of spaces like those shown in this book. Best Shops takes us into the most recent projects that best illustrate the flexibility of today's spaces and presents a selection of the most outstanding commercial spaces that have been designed by architects to offer extraordinary shopping experiences. The spaces are multi-functional, hybrids, incorporeal, imaginative ventures to make neo-romantic and customizable shells that can be renewed at the same time as the collections.
This new series focuses on brand new trends in architecture and interior design. Ethno Design deals with a new upcoming trend in interior design: ethno elements, such as african sculptures, tropical wood furniture, ethno art and accessoires were rediscove
Ken Woolley likes to draw. He draws with apparent ease and style large-scale natural and urban landscapes and buildings of architectural merit, significant character and the vernacular. He draws what he sees in distant lands, at home and in his office in Australia. This book features many of Ken Woolley's pieces as well as the 32 drawings selected for exhibition at the New England Regional Art Museum in 2002.
In this new edition of their classic business fable, Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller get at the heart of what makes a leader successful. Newly promoted but struggling young executive Debbie Brewster asks her mentor the one question she desperately needs answered: What is the secret of great leaders? His replygreat leaders serveflummoxes her, but over time he reveals the five fundamental ways that leaders succeed through service. Along the way she learns:
Why great leaders seem preoccupied with the future
How people on the team ultimately determine your success or failure
What three arenas require continuous improvement
Why true success in leadership has two essential components
How to knowingly strengthenor unwittingly destroyleadership credibility
The tenth anniversary edition includes a leadership self-assessment so readers can measure to what extent they lead by serving and where they can improve. The authors also have added answers to the most frequently asked questions about how to apply the SERVE model in the real world.
As practical as it is uplifting, The Secret shares Blanchards and Millers wisdom about leadership in a form that anyone can easily understand and implement. This book will benefit not only those who read it but also the people who look to them for guidance and the organizations they serve.
What are the origins of creativity and how can we develop it - whether within ourselves or in others? Not only does Playing and Reality address these questions, it also tackles many more that surround the fundamental issue of the individual self and its relationship with the outside world. In this landmark book of twentieth-century psychology, Winnicott shows the reader how, through the attentive nurturing of creativity from the earliest years, every individual has the opportunity to enjoy a rich and rewarding cultural life. Today, as the 'hothousing' and testing of children begins at an ever-younger age, Winnicott's classic text is a more urgent and topical read than ever before.
This acclaimed book provides a topical and contextual outline of the principles, doctrines and institutions that underpin the United Kingdom constitution. The third edition of The Constitution of the United Kingdom has been comprehensively revised and updated to take account of recent constitutional developments and debates. This includes: the revised framework for devolution following the 2014 referendum in Scotland; the constitutional ramifications of the realignment of UK politics reflected in the result of the 2015 general election; and the debate over the possible replacement of the Human Rights Act 1998 with a British Bill of Rights. The chapters are written in sufficient detail for anyone coming to the subject for the first time to develop a clear and informed view of how the constitution is arranged and how it operates. The main themes include a discussion of the history, sources and conventions of the constitution. Later chapters deal with: constitutional principles; the role of the Crown, Parliament, and the electoral system; government and the executive; the constitutional role of courts, including the protection of human rights; the territorial distribution of power between central, devolved, and local government; and the European Union dimension. In addition, the book offers analysis of the evolution of the uncodified UK constitution, its strengths and perceived weaknesses, and of reforms aimed at its modernisation.
Explore cheese in its many glorious varieties - the science, the smells, the succulence! The grandest fromages, the finest Feta, the most delicious Manchego: celebrate the glorious variety, quality and pleasure of great cheeses from around the world. You'll find detailed profiles of over 750 cheeses from France to Australia.
Develop an in-depth understanding of different cheese - from its provenance, to the producers, science, smells, how to savour each taste and even step-by-steps on how to make cheese. This updated edition reflects growing trends such as interest in American and Asian varieties which no cheese board is complete without. No cheese lover should be without it!