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The Situationist City (MIT Press)

The Situationist City makes an important contribution to the burgeoning literature on the Situationists International. Emphasizing the situationists' initial phase of activity -- unity urbanism -- Simon Sadler locates the movement within European postwar culture, mapping the relation to mainstream architecture and urbanism as well as to more experimental architectural practices. Here, traced for the first time, are links between the ...

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Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

In the wake of its early twentieth-century civil wars, Mexico strove to present itself to the world as unified and prosperous. The preparation in Mexico City for the 1968 Summer Olympics was arguably the most ambitious of a sequence of design projects that aimed to signal Mexico's arrival in the developed world. In Spectacular Mexico, Luis M. Castaneda demonstrates how these projects were used to create a spectacle of social harmony ...

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Landscape Architecture: An Introduction

Aimed at prospective and new students, this book gives a comprehensive introduction to the nature and practise of landscape architecture, the professional skills required and the latest developments. After discussing the history of the profession, the book explains the design process through principles such as hierarchy, human scale, unity, harmony, asymmetry, color, form, and texture. It looks at how design is represented through bo...

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The Tabernacle of Exodus As a Work of Art: An Aesthetic of Monotheism

The Tabernacle of Exodus has never been explored as a work of art. That exploration reveals that it is a work of seminal influence upon the art and architecture Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The aesthetic and geometric relationships are consistent with ancient religious architecture and artifacts. This work establishes ancient Isreal's Tabernacle as described in Exodus as an artwork of seminal importance to the understanding of w...

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Seismic Performance of Soil-Foundation-Structure Systems

Seismic Performance of Soil-Foundation-Structure Systems presents invited papers presented at the international workshop (University of Auckland, New Zealand, 21-22 November 2016). This international workshop brought together outstanding work in earthquake engineering that embraces a holisticconsideration of soilfoundation-structure systems. For example, the diversity of papers in this volume is represented by contributions from the ...

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Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action ...

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Design and Construction in Romanesque Architecture

Edson Armi offers an original interpretation of Romanesque architecture by focusing on buildings in northern Italy, Switzerland, southern France, and Catalonia, the regions where Romanesque architecture first appeared around 1000 AD. He integrates the study of medieval structure with a knowledge of construction, decoration and articulation to determine the origins of medieval architecture and the High Romanesque style. Armi's in dept...

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Sprawling Places

People often bemoan the spread of malls, suburban strips, subdivisions, and other sprawling places in contemporary America. But are these places as bad as critics claim? In Sprawling Places, David Kolb questions widely held assumptions about our built environments. Kolb agrees there is a lot not to like about many contemporary places, but to write them off simply as commodified “nonplaces” does not treat them critically. Too often, K...

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Aa. Vv. - Fai da te. Enciclopedia completa. Muratura, tinteggiatura, elettricità, idraulica, falegnameria

Costruire, progettare, ristrutturare, fare manutenzione della casa, creare con le proprie mani piccoli mobili e scaffalature: d’ora in poi il mondo del fai da te non avrà più segreti. Dai lavori di muratura all’idraulica, dall’elettricità alla falegnameria alle varie tecniche per imbiancare le pareti: tanti progetti e tanti consigli alla portata di tutti, spiegati e illustrati step by step. Per prendersi cura della propria casa in to...