Author: Gerd Blum
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Vistas across the land, the landscape, and the garden are a particular hallmark of the Italian palaces and villas of the early modern era. The author of this book provides the first detailed documentation of the Renaissance reconstruction of the antique discourse on vistas of ideal places and architecturally staged and framed views.
Author: Guido Beltramini
The Private Palladio
Author: Guido Beltramini, Andrea Palladio
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Andrea Palladio's villa architecture is still admired for its elegance and harmony, but little is known about the person behind the buildings. Experienced Palladio researcher Guido Beltramini has worked meticulously on material from historical documents about Palladio's person and life, and assembled a full picture of the architect. Palladio in Private follows his career, his rise from being the ordinary miller's son Pietro della Gondola to become the architect Andrea Palladio. Beltramini does not just explore Palladio's origins, his training as a stonemason, and his complex relationship with powerful clients and scholars, but also his private life: his jovial character, his life as a married man with five children, and not least his profound conviction that architecture can and must enrich life. The text is complemented by numerous illustrations. Guido Beltramini , born in 1961, has been director of the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio in Vicenza since 1991. He has curated numerous exhibitions at venues including the Venice Biennale, the Royal Academy of Art, London, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal.
Andrea Palladio, 1508-1580
Author: Manfred Wundram, Taschen Publishing, Thomas Pape, Paolo Marton
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
The Life of Raphael
Author: Giorgio Vasari
Publisher: Getty Publications
Giorgio Vasari, Florentine painter and architect, friend of Michelangelo and intimate of the Medici, is best known for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects, published in 1550 and in an enlarged edition in 1568. With more than two hundred biographies, it has for centuries been recognized as a seminal text in art history and one of the most important sources on the Italian Renaissance. It is to Vasari that we owe much of our knowledge of Raphael (1483–1520), who in his day was considered perhaps the greatest painter of all time. Rich in colorful anecdotes, The Life of Raphael is important for its sustained attention to the range of Raphael’s art, whose chronology and development Vasari describes in detail, together with the painter’s ample love life and spectacular social career. It also pays attention, unprecedented for its time, to theoretical issues. This edition, introduced by the scholar Jill Burke, includes thirty pages of color illustrations covering the entire span of Raphael’s oeuvre.
Author: Guido Beltramini, Pino Guidolotti
Ispirandosi alla logica che aveva guidato Palladio nel "Secondo" dei suoi "Quattro libri dell'Architettura", in questo volume i curatori hanno voluto la parola scritta ridotta all'essenziale, per lasciare spazio alle oltre 250 fotografie scattate da Pino Guidolotti. Un vero e proprio ritratto dell'opera palladiana allo scadere del secolo, attraverso il quale sono state censite tutte le 66 opere autografe, o presunte tali da una tradizione consolidata.
The English Garden
Author: Hans von Trotha
Publisher: Haus Pub
A unique and beautifully produced history of the development of English stately garden design.
First published in 1987, this collection of essays, from one of the leading historians in the field, is concerned with the central debates about German history from Bismarck to Hitler. David Blackbourn questions many previously held assumptions, whether about the natural conservatism of the German peasantry of the ‘feudalization’ of the middle classes, and offers an innovative approach to such subjects as liberalism, anti-semitism and the continuing importance of religion in German history. Bringing together social, economic, cultural and political history, each essay is concerned with the social and political flux that characterized the period, and with the problems and opportunities it presented. This reissue will be of great value to any students and academics with an interest in the history of modern Germany.
The Who & The What
Author: Ayad Akhtar
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
THE STORY: Brilliant Pakistani-American writer Zarina is focused on finishing her novel about women and Islam. The only distraction is her father’s insistence at setting her up on a date with Eli, a young convert who pleases both her father’s conservative values and Zarina’s modern, complicated Muslim identity. Everything seems to be going the way everyone wants, until Zarina finishes her book—a fictional accounting of the story in the Quran of the revelation of the veil. Zarina’s novel portrays a very different version of the Prophet Muhammad than traditions allow, and the whole family is forced to confront who and what they believe in. A passionate and searing look at a family divided by faith, bonded by love, and searching for truth in contemporary America.
The Aim Of This Book Is To Present To The Students, Teachers And Practising Engineers, A Comprehensive Collection Of Various Material Property Data And Formulae In The Field Of Heat And Mass Transfer. The Material Is Organized In Such A Way That A Reader Who Has Gone Through The Engineering Curriculum Could Easily Use The Formulae And Data Presented In Heat Transfer Calculations. Hence, This Compilation Is Primarily Intended As An Adjunct To A Standard Text.The Data Book Devotes Considerable Space To The Property Values Of Materials Solids, Liquids And Gases That Are Commonly Used In Heat Transfer Situations. Property Values For Various Materials At Different Temperatures Are Given For The Use Of Designers.The Formulae For Conduction, Convection, Radiation, Boiling, Condensation, Freezing, Melting, Heat Exchangers And Mass Transfer Are Arranged In An Easily Usable Tabular Form With Symbols And Units Explained Alongside. The Limitations And Restrictions In The Use Of Empirical Relationships Are Also Mentioned Alongside. The Empirical Formulae And Charts Have Been Selected.Suggestions Received Since The Appearance Of The Fifth Edition Have Been Incorporated, As Far As Possible, In The New Edition. A Number Of Charts And Data Have Been Added To Enhance The Value Of The Book. The Presentation On Convection Has Been Enlarged, Taking Into Account The Recent Publications. This Book Is A Comprehensive Collection Of Heat Transfer Information In Si Units For Students And Practitioners.
This magnificent anthology presents the Irish tradition as a unity: verse in Irish and English, usually regarded separately, are shown as elements in a shared and often painful history. The selection begins in pre-Christian times and closes with nineteenth- and twentieth-century verse. Poets featured include Swift, Goldsmith, W. B. Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh, and Seamus Heaney.
A biography of the German statesman Bismarck, which looks not only at his personal achievements but at how he may have affected the subsequent history of Germany and Europe.
Culturally Proficient Education
Author: Randall B. Lindsey, Michelle S. Karns, Michelle Karns, Keith Myatt
Publisher: Corwin Press
Using the framework of cultural proficiency, this timely resource offers educators the knowledge and skills to maximize educational opportunities for all students, independent of students' socioeconomic status.
Author: Justinian Jampol
Life behind the Iron Curtain The East German collection of the Wende Museum For 40 years, the Cold War dominated the world stage. East and West Germany stood at the frontlines of the global confrontation, symbolized by the infamous Berlin Wall, which separated lovers, friends, families, coworkers, and compatriots. The Wende Museum in Los Angeles, California, is named after the period of change immediately following the wall's destruction. It was established in 2002 to study the visual and material culture of the former Eastern Bloc, and, with physical and psychic distance, to foster multiple perspectives on this multilayered history that continues to shape our world. This encyclopedic volume features around 2000 items from its extraordinary collections. Based on our XL-sized volume, this edition includes a full spectrum of art, archives, and artifacts from socialist East Germany: official symbols and dissident expressions, the spectacular and the routine, the mass-produced and the handmade, the funny and the tragic. Accompanying these remnants of a now-vanished world are texts from scholars and specialists from across Europe, Canada, and the United States, with themes ranging from the secret police to sexuality, from monuments to mental-mapping. More than 800 pages, featuring around 2000 objects. A smaller, more accessible version of our XL-sized volume, the most comprehensive overview of GDR visual and material culture to date. Several dozen images of everyday life and public events from the most famous GDR photographers. From November 18, 2017, visit the Wende Musem at its expanded campus in Culver City's Armory Building, a site originally created in preparation for World War III but re-designed by Michael Boyd, Christian Kienapfel, and Benedikt Taschen to welcome its 100,000+ collection of artifacts. "It's as mundane and kitsch a view of history as you could imagine, yet captures the daily reality of life behind the Iron Curtain in delightful and sometimes heart-breaking details." -- The Daily Telegraph, London Text in English and German
Art as History
Author: Peter Paret
Looks at the depiction of nineteenth-century Germany in art, and discusses the works of Kugler, Menzel, and Bethel in terms of the politics of the day