John Rufus: The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of by Cornelia B. Horn

By Cornelia B. Horn

This e-book makes to be had for the 1st time in English very important works by way of the anti-Chalcedonian historian and biographer John Rufus on Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and Abba Romanus, 3 key figures of the Christian historical past of Palestine within the 5th and early 6th centuries C.E. The paintings bargains a brand new severe version of the Syriac textual content; the first-ever released English translation; a considerable advent to Palestinian monasticism, the christological controversies of the time, and the existence and writings of John Rufus; and abundant annotations to a Syriac textual content whose Greek unique isn't any longer to be had. through offering entry to the Christian panorama (literally and metaphorically) in past due old and early Byzantine instances, this quantity deals a necessary counterbalance from a minority point of view to the biographical and historic writings of the Chalcedonian apologist Cyril of Scythopolis

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Courtyard Housing and Cultural Sustainability: Theory, by Donia Zhang

By Donia Zhang

Cultural sustainability is a vital element of the general sustainability framework and is thought of as the 'fourth pillar' along the opposite 3: environmental, monetary, and social sustainability. in spite of the fact that, the idea that is neither absolutely explored, nor extensively accredited or famous. This e-book elicits the interaction of 'nature-culture-architecture' and theorizes the concept that of 'cultural sustainability' and 'culturally sustainable architecture.' It identifies 4 key issues in chinese language philosophy: concord with Heaven, concord with Earth, concord with people, and concord with Self , besides Greek thinker Aristotle's physics: shape, house, subject, and time, it units them as standards to guage the renewed and new courtyard housing initiatives built in China because the 1990s.Using an leading edge architectural and social technology method, this ebook examines the political, fiscal, social, and spatial elements that impact cultural sustainability. Supported by way of a multiplicity of information together with: box surveys, interviews with citizens, architects, and planners, time diaries, drawings, photographs, making plans files, remark notes, and actual property brochures, the publication proposes new courtyard backyard condo layout options that advertise fit groups and human deal with each other, an idea that's universally appropriate. the quantity is a primary chance to take a holistic view, to surround japanese and western, tangible and intangible, cultures within the theorization of 'cultural sustainability' and 'culturally sustainable architecture.' it's a accomplished contribution to architectural conception.

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Endless performance buildings for performing arts /Endless by Qian Yin

By Qian Yin

The structures for appearing arts”including theatres, live performance halls, opera houses”that we convey during this ebook are genuine never-ending concert. structure is hooked up with tune, opera, and other people by means of the director”the architect”and then paintings is prolonged. Newly equipped, renovated, and leading edge soundscaping, all architects are exploring and aiming to set up a brand new courting among artwork, humans, and constructions for modern existence. This booklet selects the most recent and kinds of constructions for acting paintings from worldwide. a few of them new building, and others are reborn with fascinating tales, yet them all are cityscapes and unending dwell performance.

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Chinese Imperial City Planning by Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

By Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Chinese Imperial urban Planning is the 1st synthesis of what's recognized from textual and archaeological facts approximately each chinese language imperial capital, from earliest instances to the current. It explains the elemental architectural ideas and visible features of imperial making plans in China and exhibits how those positive aspects are concerning the chinese language thought of rulership. the amount additionally reconstructs the 3,500-year-old heritage of imperial making plans utilizing resources equivalent to resident descriptions, shuttle money owed, authentic chinese language court docket files, and the newest archaeological and scholarly stories. The broad documentation offers scholars with a regular resource of reference from which to embark on extra learn on chinese language city making plans.

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Ceramic Tile (Quick Guide) by James Barrett

By James Barrett

Indicates you ways to put ceramic tile as fast and successfully as a qualified. you'll methods to tile flooring, partitions, counter tops, and bathtub and bathe enclosures, in addition to the way to select the correct instruments and adhesives for the activity. every one booklet within the speedy advisor sequence has greater than a hundred ninety two-color illustrations with easy-to-follow directions.

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Condensed model of an past ebook first published in 2004, yet redesigned to make session and dealing with more uncomplicated. This commonplace paintings includes the entire initiatives and comparative symptoms of the sooner variation, holding its relevance as a reference on mass housing and concrete making plans. Ten city plans and sixty five equipped tasks in overall are surveyed. Plans are provided at scale 1:500 and info at scale 1:20.

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Eskimo Architecture: Dwelling and Structure in the Early by Molly Lee, Gregory A. Reinhardt, Andrew Tooyak Jr.

By Molly Lee, Gregory A. Reinhardt, Andrew Tooyak Jr.

The structure of Eskimo peoples represents a various and profitable technique of dealing with essentially the most critical climates humankind can inhabit. the preferred photo of the igloo is yet one of many many constructions tested through specialists Lee and Reinhardt within the first book-length and arctic-wide research of this outstanding topic.

Lavishly illustrated with old and modern images, drawings, and maps, this quantity contains a accomplished survey of the old literature on Eskimo structure round the circumpolar north. Lee and Reinhardt then draw a longer comparative research of the geographical, climatic, and ethnographic elements of a magnificent breadth of fabric from 4 Arctic subregions: Greenland; the valuable Arctic; the Northwest Arctic and Bering Strait; and Southwest Alaska, the Bering Sea, Siberia, and the Gulf of Alaska. In an cutting edge attention of either fabric and cultural facets of living, they and the peoples they describe redefine the very which means of ''architecture.''

While students of the circumpolar north will welcome the meticulous study of this benchmark examine, its transparent and fluent prose and considerable illustrations make Eskimo structure an engrossing learn for nonspecialists drawn to the outstanding dwellings of arctic indigenous peoples.

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Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture by Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

By Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau

There is an airy magic to status underneath a dome, neck craned, taking a look up at a imaginative and prescient of the heavens created by way of a few long-ago determine of genius. From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the ability of the dome turns out transcendent. Photographer David Stephenson's magnificently kaleidoscopic photos of dome interiors seize this evanescent drama, and make Visions of Heaven the most spectacularly attractive books we have now ever produced. touring from Italy to Spain, Turkey, England, Germany, and Russia, between different nations, and photographing church buildings, palaces, mosques, and synagogues from the second one to the early 20th century, Stephenson's paintings quantities to a veritable typology of the cupola. His photos current advanced geometrical buildings, wealthy stucco undefined, and problematic work as they've got by no means been obvious sooner than. Brilliantly calibrated exposures demonstrate information and colours that might differently stay hidden in those dimly lit areas. Visions of Heaven indicates greater than one hundred twenty pictures, together with the Roman Pantheon, the Byzantine church buildings of Turkey, the nice domes of the Renaissance, the ornamental cupolas of the Baroque and the Rococo a long time, and a nineteenth-century synagogue in Hungary.

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