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Famous Frosts and Frost Fairs (illustrated)
by William Andrews

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August 18, 2017

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Famous Frosts and Frost Fairs (illustrated)
Architettura PostDecostruttivista Vol. 2: La maniera biomimetica ...
by Mario Coppola

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Italian

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August 21, 2017

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Esiste un progresso in architettura? Qual è la relazione tra sviluppo tecnico e progetto? Capire fin dove è fertile e innovatrice la naturalizzazione dell'architettura post-decostruttivista e da che punto in poi questa diviene un feticcio biomimetico, manierismo tecnocratico ostile e introverso, è uno dei temi cruciali dell'architettura del nuovo millennio, nata per ricomporre e rigenerare le metropoli e, nell'ultimo decennio, divenuta oggetto sempre più chiuso e separato dalla città. La maniera biomimetica prosegue la lettura iniziata in La linea della complessità attraverso la medesima prospettiva critica e concentra l'attenzione sulle ricerche che oggi sfruttano al massimo le tecnologie della progettazione (computational, parametric, algorithmic, morphogenetic design) in nome del progresso scientifico e di una nuova tabula rasa culturale, per comprendere se queste pratiche costituiscano, oltre che una indubbia novità sul piano tecnico e formale, anche uno sviluppo positivo dal punto di vista urbano ed ecologico.
O QUE E POS PUNK? (Portuguese Edition)
by VICTOR RIOS

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Portuguese

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August 18, 2017

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O POS PUNK E UM ESTILO QUERIDO POR MUITOS E EU RESOLVI MOSTRAR O QUE E ESTE ESTILO QUE MUITOS ADORAM
Traditional Batik Motifs: Traditional Batik Technique & Kinds of ...
by Marissa N

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English

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August 18, 2017

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The word batik is thought to be derived from the word 'ambatik' which translated means 'a cloth with little dots'. The suffix 'tik' means little dot, drop, point or to make dots. Batik may also originate from the Javanese word 'tritik' which describes a resist process for dying where the patterns are reserved on the textiles by tying and sewing areas prior to dying, similar to tie dye techniques. Another Javanese phase for the mystical experience of making batik is “mbatik manah” which means “drawing a batik design on the heart”.<br /><br />Many Indonesian batik patterns are symbolic. Infants are carried in batik slings decorated with symbols designed to bring the child luck, and certain batik designs are reserved for brides and bridegrooms, as well as their families. Some designs are reserved for royalties, and even banned to be worn by commoners. Consequently, a person's rank could be determined by the pattern of the batik he or she wore. Further study to the geometry of symbolism in Indonesian batik showed the applicability of fractal geometry in traditional designs.<br /><br />Featuring intricate and often colorful motifs, batik is a used washing technique that has been used for years used throughout the Indonesian archipelago. That's the iconic status as a traditional art form and craft added by Indonesian batik to the Unforgettable List of UNESCO Cultural Heritage in 2009.<br /><br />Despite its inherited status, batik is not a static art form. Practicing from the mainland of Yogyakarta and Solo to the northern coastal cities of Java such as Pekalongan, continues to grow and adapt to cultural and environmental influences. The result is a series of distinctive colors and patterns, each telling their own unique story. You can know the motifs and philosophy of batik in Indonesia in the book Traditional Batik Motifs, Traditional Batik Technique & Kinds of Traditional Batik Indonesia.
Comrades in Art: Revolutionary Art in America 1926 - 1938
by Francis Booth

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English

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August 17, 2017

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History is written by the winners and art history is no exception. The winners in America’s history of art are the abstract painters who, subsidised by the CIA from the early 1940s, showed the world the avant-garde art that American democracy and freedom could produce. The losers were the artists working in the figurative tradition, who were seen from then on as old-fashioned and derivative. And the artists who had political leanings have been virtually erased from the story of American art. This book puts them back.
A Concise History of Painting
by Mrs. Charles Heaton

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English

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August 16, 2017

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Mary Margaret Heaton was an art historian and the author of the first biography of Albrecht Dürer in English.<br /><br />William Cosmo Monkhouse was an English poet and critic.<br /><br />This is a reproduction of a book believed to be published in 1893. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.
Wicked Nashville
by Elizabeth K. Goetsch

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English

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128

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August 21, 2017

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While known for the twang of its country music, Nashville is also home to a colorful and salacious past. The earliest settlers to lay claim to the land surrounding Nashville brought with them betrayal, murder and thievery. As the city grew, authorities unsuccessfully attempted to outlaw and remove vice. During the Civil War, the number of �soiled doves� in Nashville forced the army to legalize and regulate prostitution. The death of outspoken politician Edward Carmack triggered the state to outlaw booze for nearly thirty years, but that did not stop alcohol from flowing in the city. One local mayor even bragged about his patronage of saloons. Elizabeth Goetsch dives into Nashville�s wicked past and explores some of Music City�s more tantalizing history.
Spain: Barecelona La Ramplas (Capital City Book 1)
by Color Smart

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English

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August 18, 2017

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Spain officially the Kingdom of Spain is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with two large archipelagoes, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands off the North African Atlantic coast, two cities, Ceuta and Melilla, in the North African mainland and several small islands in the Alboran Sea near the Moroccan coast. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the only European country to have a border with an African country (Morocco) and its African territory accounts for nearly 5% of its population, mostly in the Canary Islands but also in Ceuta and Melilla.<br />With an area of 505,990 km2 (195,360 sq mi), Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the sixth largest in Europe and the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid; other major urban areas include Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao and Málaga.<br />Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Span or Spania In the Middle Ages, the area was conquered by Germanic tribes and later by the Moors. <br />Spain is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy<br />
William-Adolphe Bouguereau - Paintings & Drawings (Zedign Art Ser...
by William-Adolphe Bouguerea...

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English

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258

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August 18, 2017

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The works of French academic painter and traditionalist artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau (30 November 1825 – 19 August 1905).
Architectural Master Pieces in 3 of 4 VOLUMES Paperback: A Visual...
by Michael Mumford

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English

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August 17, 2017

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Here in Britain we start with Stonehenge, our most impressive prehistoric monument located in the English county of Wiltshire. Originally planned as a downloadable PDF eBook available on all Platforms. 1100+ pages, 18 Chapters. Art & Design in Architecture: made visible. A Visual Record of World Architecture, their different styles over Centuries. Over 3,300 antique prints, original paintings and up-to-date photographs. Now available in 4 volumes in easy to read paperback format.<br />Art & Design in Architecture: made visible; PDF Illustrated History Index; Visual Record; World Architectural design samples; Architecture gives Proportion; Balance and Harmony; Creativity across the world; History Timescale; Sample Styles & Periods; Architectural Antique Prints-Mesolithic; -Egyptian; -Greek; -Roman; Celtic Britain-Gothic; -Georgian; -Art Deco; Genuine old Prints-Roman Empire; Roman Empire East & West Maps; Early Rome Architecture Antique Prints-Rome’s Architecture; Roman’s their Lost Buildings; Rome Oil Paintings & Pompeii Ruins; Roman wall Frisco’s; Old & New Prints of Rome’s Finest Buildings; Rome-Palaces; -Churches; -Cathedrals; -Circus; -Public Baths; -Forums; -Monuments; -Gods & Emperor’s; Examples of Rome’s Finest Buildings; Examples of Old Restored and New Buildings Criteria; Perspective Drawing of Shadows; Romanesque & British Architecture; British Gothic 12th C-20th Century Buildings; Woodworking & Joinery Plans; Baroque Design 1600-1750; GB -Large Houses; -Ex Abbey’s; -Castles; -Halls; -Manors; -Mansions; Georgian Architecture 1714-1830; WALKCHESTER -Roman Past & Present; -Tourism & Shopping; WALKCHESTER; -Street-Architecture History; City wall & Street Maps; Wheelchair Museums Map; Historical Design-Pattern; -Decoration; -Ornamental; -antique examples; -good & bad example of architecture; Doors & Doorways Designs; Art Nouveau Doors; Examples of Human Creative Individualism; Collective religion community buildings; Alhambra Mediaeval Castle and Baths; Ancient; buildings were painted in Bright Colours; Byzantine Art; Irish Early Christian Art; Wooden Bar Sections; Staircase Handrails Plans; Bishop's Lloyd's House 1615; Watergate Rows; Norman Carved Mouldings; Gables and Carved Wood Panels; Ceilings; floors and walls; ornamental; Complex Roof Structures with Skylights Plans; Designing Staircases; Handrails for Every Occasion and Situation; Mosaics-Greek; -Roman; The Doric; Ionic and Corinthian order; Hampton Court Palace; Tudor Chimneys; Reinforcement of Mankind’s Creativity; Active Risk Assessments<br />All architectural historians have different viewpoints have a passion for their country's need to record their heritage in an ever-changing world. <br />Why? See Djenne, Mali, Mankind’s Creativity, Chapter 18.<br />Our DNA tells us we thrive on decoration from cave to palace, even on our own bodies.<br />From mutilation, or makeup to costume, just to be different. Some individuals have a strong desire to dress-up to show-off, from the very poor to the so-called rich. It is an innermost greed in mankind’s religion to show-off. The good architect tries to smooth out these excesses, against the here today and gone tomorrow. And to travel the world does really broaden the mind.<br />A good example is the BBC’s Michael Portillo, our modern-day Bradshaw evangelist, talks about how good HE think’s something is. Positively, he meets people and places.<br />These are the real gems, the richness of small countries and their heritage.<br />My “Art & Design in Architecture: made visible”, is my journey through time as a European’s view on history. I would like to see all the corners of humanity from Africa to Asia and all countries in-between, that is someone else’s challenge. We acknowledge the good work our National Trust and English-Heritage are helping to preserve and restore the many buildings they are responsible for. One of the areas we all need to solve is the increasing danger to FIRE. This is in the interests of everyone to minimise accidental fires.

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