Author: Kamel Louafi
The book presents essays and discussions about the significance of one?s own design aspirations for the planning of public spaces. It contains detailed descriptions of the Trammplatz in Hanover and the Platz der Fu?nf Kontinente in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, with contributions by Stefan Schostok, the senior mayor of the regional capital Hanover, as well as Uwe Bodemann, the Head of Municipal Planning in Hanover, and Vera Spautz, the mayoress of Esch-sur-Alzette, along with Luc Everling, the urban architect from Esch, Dörte Eggert-Heerdegen, and Kamel Louafi.
First published in 1981, this reissue examines mankind’s preoccupation with death and mortality by isolating various societies in different periods of time. The authors examine not only the formal rituals associated with the last rite of passage, but also the social attitudes to death and dying which these rituals evidence. The essays establish that different periods do seem to be characterized by different images of death and attitudes to it, but the authors wisely avoid trying to impose strict chronological pattern. A pioneering work in the historical study of attitudes to death, this reissue should reignite discussion on the significance of death in human history. Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood examines attitudes to death as reflected in myth and religious thought in Ancient Greece and relates them to social and economic change. R. C. Finucane analysis the social significance of the ‘exemplary’ deaths of kings, criminals, traitors and saints in medieval Europe. Paul Fritz’s essay illustrates the importance of royal burials in early modern Britian; while Joachim Whaley examines the social and political significance of funerals in Hamburg between 1500 and 1800. John McManners discusses the work of Phililppe Aries and other prominent French scholars on the history of attitudes to death. David Irwin examines the images of death portrayed in European tombs around 1800. C.A Bayly analyzes the relationship between death ritual and society in Hindu Northern India, while David Cannadine discusses the impact of war on attitudes to death in modern Britain.
Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science
Author: Kathleen C. Weathers, David L. Strayer, Gene E. Likens
Publisher: Academic Press
Ecosystem science has developed into a major part of contemporary ecology, and it is now applied to diagnose and solve a wide range of important environmental problems. Fundamentals of Ecosystem Science provides a compact and comprehensive introduction to modern ecosystem science. Written by a group of experts, this book covers major concepts of ecosystem science, biogeochemistry, and energetics. Addresses, contrasts, and compares both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems Combines general lessons, concepts, frameworks, and challenges in highly accessible synthesis chapters Presents firsthand case studies, written by leaders in the field, offering personal insights into how adopting an ecosystem approach led to innovations, new understanding, management changes, and policy solutions
Author: Robert M. Schindler, Robert Schindler (professor.)
Written by a leading pricing researcher, Pricing Strategies makes this essential aspect of business accessible through a simple unified system for the setting and management of prices. Robert M. Schindler demystifies the math necessary for making effective pricing decisions. His intuitive approach to understanding basic pricing concepts presents mathematical techniques as simply more detailed specifications of these concepts.
Debit and Credit
Author: Gustav Freytag, Christian Karl Josias Freiherr von Bunsen
The Landscape of Man
Author: Geoffrey Jellicoe, Susan Jellicoe
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Examining ways that letters of the alphabet have been assigned value in political, spiritual, and religious belief systems through the ages, a volume filled with rare images draws on a variety of sources to explore the history of written language. BOMC & QPB Alt. Reader's Subscription Main.
Synthese im Bildhaften
Author: Elli Mosayebi, Christian Mueller Inderbitzin
Le Corbusier Le Grand
Author: Editors of Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Le Corbusier (1887-1965) is one of the giants of twentieth-century architecture and design. Born Charles Edouard Jeanneret in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the self-named Le Corbusier was not only the creator of some of the most important and impressive buildings of the last century--Villa Savoye at Poissy, the Chapel of Notre Dame du Haut at Ronchamp, the Parliament Building in Chandigarh, India--he was also an accomplished painter, sculptor, furniture designer, urbanist, and author. His work and social theories continue to be a dominant force in the world of architecture and design, while his elegant bearing, typified by his round black eyeglasses, which are still today a signature look for architects around the world, helped cast him as an heroic figure out of Ayn Rand's novel The Fountainhead. Drawing on an array of archival material, including sketches, photographs, and correspondences, Le Corbusier Le Grand depicts in roughly chronological order not only the vast and varied output of Le Corbusier, but also the major events, people, and forces that shaped the life of an artist who continues to fascinate those in and outside the architectural world.
In the last three decades, the architectural partnership of Auer+Weber+Associate, based in Stuttgart and Munich, has become known for projects informed by a deep study of the design tasks at hand as well as by the conditions and chances afforded by their places of implementation. Auer+Weber’s open-minded approach and open design process has repeatedly produced architectural solutions characterised by an individuality and originality that cannot be ascribed to a particular style. The projects range from administration buildings, cultural, educational and research institutions to hotels and residential developments, sports and traffic structures as well as urban designs and masterplans – based on different architectural ideas such as sculptural volumetric bodies or structurally open environments. In recent years, the practice has built an increasing number of projects abroad, among them the ESO hotel on the Cerro Paranal in the Chilean Atacama desert, which received numerous awards. It was also chosen as the location for the final scene of the James Bond thriller, ‘A Quantum of Solace’.
The Active House B10 is situated in the heart of the famous Weissenhof estate in Stuttgart. It is a research project exploring how innovative materials, constructions and technologies can sustainably improve our built environment. Owing to an ingenious energy concept and self-learning home automation the building produces twice its energy requirement. The surplus thus gained powers two electric cars and an adjacent building designed by the architect Le Corbusier (since 2006 home to the Weissenhof museum). Prof. Werner Sobek is the founder of a globally active association of planning agencies for architecture, support structure planning, facade planning, sustainability consulting and design. Based on award-winning experimental buildings such as R128, H16, F87 and now B10 he analyses how new materials, structures and technologies can radically change our built environment.