Makers of Modern Architecture

Author: Martin Filler
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590172272
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Architecture

Profiles notable twentieth-century architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, and Frank Gehry.

SketchUp and LayOut for Architecture

Author: Matt Donley
ISBN: 0996539328
Release Date: 2016-06-06

The problem with traditional 2D CAD is that you sometimes lose touch with the overall design because you are forced to think from the perspective of flat construction documents. The restrictions of the documentation requirements and the technical limitations of the software take priority over the design itself.Designing in 3D gives you the freedom to visualize how the project will look in real life. The design becomes the primary focus, and the construction documents become a by-product of the design. That is the way it should be.There are plenty of 3D design programs out there that automate much of the process of designing a building, but you sacrifice the design once again because you are forced to learn and abide by complicated technical processes in order to get the software to do what you want. Creating anything custom further complicates the process, or is simply not possible.Where SketchUp shines is in its ability to create accurate 3D models quickly in an easy-to-use interface without forcing users to learn complicated tools or workflows. SketchUp has a unique way of prioritizing the design, and LayOut provides the conduit to communicate your design on paper.In SketchUp & LayOut for Architecture, you'll learn a step-by-step workflow that will enable you to eliminate CAD from your workflow, focus on your design, and produce beautiful construction documents for each phase of design, including Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documentation.

Boxing Fitness

Author: Clinton McKenzie
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408196199
Release Date: 2013-06-30
Genre: Health & Fitness

Boxing is well-known for its training regime, which produces some of the strongest, fittest athletes in the world. 'Boxing fitness', a recent development in personal fitness, has adapted elements of this training into a safe, enjoyable and effective workout. A non-contact discipline, it's fun and suitable for everyone. In essence, it's a great cardiovascular workout that also helps develop strength, speed, co-ordination, balance and flexibility. In this book, two experts describe the techniques involved - a circuit that includes shadow boxing, skipping, punch bag and focus-pad work - and explain how a regime can be tailored to address each individual's fitness goals, whether it be weight loss, general toning, increased stamina or improved strength. The unique structure of a boxing fitness session evokes the traditional boxing experience, adding an authentic touch to a modern exercise regime that's suitable for men and women, young and old. Whether you're a cross-training athlete or simply want to enjoy a great workout, this clear and well-illustrated guide will help you reach the top of your game.

Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women

Author: Simon Dunmore
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135860097
Release Date: 2013-10-08
Genre: Drama

Like the companion volume for men, Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Women brings together fifty speeches from plays frequently ignored such as Coriolanus, Pericles, and Love's Labours Lost. It also features good, but over-looked speeches from more popular plays such as Diana from All's Well That Ends Well, Perdita from The Winter's Tale and Hero from Much Ado About Nothing. Each speech is accompanied by a character description, brief explanation of the context, and notes on obscure words, phrases and references--all written from the viewpoint of the auditioning actor. It is the perfect resource for your best audition ever.


Author: Ilan Kelman
Publisher: UCL Press
ISBN: 9781787350144
Release Date: 2017-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Climate change and globalisation are opening up the Arctic for exploitation by the world – or so we are told. But what about the views, interests and needs of the peoples who live in the region? This volume explores the opportunities and limitations in engaging with the Arctic under change, and the Arctic peoples experiencing the changes, socially and physically. With essays by both academics and Arctic peoples, integrating multiple perspectives and multiple disciplines, the book covers social, legal, political, geographical, scientific and creative questions related to Arcticness, to address the challenges faced by the Arctic as a region and specifically by local communities. As well as academic essays, the contributions to the book include personal reflections, a graphic Topics covered in the essays include indigenous identity and livelihoods such as reindeer herding, and adapting to modern identities; a graphic essay on the experience of Arctic indigenous peoples in residential schools; the effects of climate change; energy in the Arctic; and extractive industries and their impacts on local communities.essay, and poetry, to ensure wide and varied coverage of the Arctic experience – what the contributions all have in common is the fundamental human perspective.The book includes reflections on the future of Arcticness, engaging with communities to ensure meaningful representation and as a counterpoint to the primacy of environmental, national and global issues.

Delirious New York

Author: Rem Koolhaas
Publisher: The Monacelli Press, LLC
ISBN: 9781580934107
Release Date: 2014-07-01
Genre: Architecture

Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city as a metaphor for the incredible variety of human behavior. At the end of the nineteenth century, population, information, and technology explosions made Manhattan a laboratory for the invention and testing of a metropolitan lifestyle -- "the culture of congestion" -- and its architecture. "Manhattan," he writes, "is the 20th century's Rosetta Stone . . . occupied by architectural mutations (Central Park, the Skyscraper), utopian fragments (Rockefeller Center, the U.N. Building), and irrational phenomena (Radio City Music Hall)." Koolhaas interprets and reinterprets the dynamic relationship between architecture and culture in a number of telling episodes of New York's history, including the imposition of the Manhattan grid, the creation of Coney Island, and the development of the skyscraper. Delirious New York is also packed with intriguing and fun facts and illustrated with witty watercolors and quirky archival drawings, photographs, postcards, and maps. The spirit of this visionary investigation of Manhattan equals the energy of the city itself.

Yearbook on Space Policy 2012 2013

Author: Cenan Al-Ekabi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783709118276
Release Date: 2015-02-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Yearbook on Space Policy is the reference publication analyzing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Total Office Design

Author: Kerstin Zumstein
ISBN: 0500515867
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Architecture

Featuring 50 cutting-edge projects from around the world, this international survey of workplace design is the ultimate resource for anyone creating the workplace of today or tomorrow. Abundantly illustrated with plans and photographs throughout, the book is divided into three colour-coded sections. Part 1 showcases low-cost workplaces created for small companies. Part 2 is a collection of medium-sized projects, all of which place a strong emphasis on environmental sensitivity and getting the most from a restricted budget. Part 3 is a selection of offices designed for large companies; here too the aim is to be as eco-friendly as possible, as well as to provide spaces that promote productivity, creativity and enhanced interaction between employees. The projects in each section are located across the globe. From Selgas Canos semi-subterranean, tubular office in a forest near Madrid, to the living skin of Harmonia 57 in São Paolo, each project proves that our workplaces neednt be boring, expensive or harmful to the environment.

Detail in Contemporary Bar and Restaurant Design

Author: Drew Plunkett
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 1780670605
Release Date: 2013-03-19
Genre: Architecture

Bars and restaurants need to be assertive. Customers tend not to visit them to satisfy basic appetites for food or drink but for the social opportunities. Their interiors need to occupy the imagination of their customers and to whet the appetite for a return visit. The design that gets the formula right will do as much to prolong the life of the business as the products on offer. This book includes a wide range of international projects and for each one there is a descriptive text, color photographs, floor plans, sections and construction, and decorative details. A bonus CD-ROM contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats.


Author: Jane Golley
Publisher: ANU Press
ISBN: 9781760461201
Release Date: 2017-06-05
Genre: Political Science

‘More cosmopolitan, more lively, more global’ is how the China Daily summed up the year 2016 in China. It was also a year of more control. The Chinese Communist Party laid down strict new rules of conduct for its members, continued to assert its dominance over everything from the Internet to the South China Sea and announced a new Five-Year Plan that Greenpeace called ‘quite possibly the most important document in the world in setting the pace of acting on climate change’. The China Story Yearbook 2016: Control surveys the year in China’s economy, population planning, law enforcement and reform, environment, Internet, medicine, religion, education, historiography, foreign affairs, and culture, as well as developments in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Actors and Performers Yearbook 2016

Author: Lloyd Trott
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781474239769
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Genre: Performing Arts

Actors and Performers Yearbook is an established and respected directory that enables actors to find work in stage, screen and radio. It is the only directory to provide detailed information for each listing and specific advice on how to approach companies and individuals, saving hours of further research. From agents and casting directors to producing theatres, showreel companies and photographers, Actors and Performers Yearbook editorially selects only the most relevant and reputable contacts for the actor. Actors and Performers Yearbook features articles and commentaries, providing valuable insight into the profession: auditions, interviews and securing work alongside a casting calendar and advice on contracts and finance. This is an incredibly useful professional tool in an industry where contacts and networking are key to career survival. The listings detailed in this edition have been thoroughly updated alongside fresh advice from industry experts.

Design Boutiques

Author: アレッサンドラ・アントニーニ
Publisher: Links International,Ceg
ISBN: 8496424049
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Architecture

Design Boutiques presents a wide range of shops selling clothing, complemets and other objects - modern temples of consumption that has opened recently in different parts of the world. This is a dynamic and colourful collection of some of the most forward-looking and inspiring shop designs in the world, from the studios of some of modern architecture's leading names. Each project is thoroughly documented with the designers'own notes and explanations, sketches, floor plans and glossy full-colour photographs. They show a common inclination towards cairn and concise spaces and offer an inspiring range of formal proposals full of glamour.

Upscaling Training Commoning

Author: Ana Džokić
Publisher: Jovis Verlag
ISBN: 3868595228
Release Date: 2018-06
Genre: Architecture

Upscaling, Training, Commoning features a lively account of the 10-year exploration by STEALTH.unlimited into what it means to engage with the glimpses of a world that has become conceivable in the cracks of the Global Financial Crisis (2008). Ultimately, this book is about devising methods for imagining and enacting other worlds. The perspective for this is situated between spatial practice and emerging commons, between an already plundered future and the politics of possibility, between reflection and future fiction. The book traces the moves STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Dzokić and Marc Neelen) have taken to reframe practice, to rethink economy and create urban commons. Its six-part sequence moves from critique to commitment, but along the way reveals an unsettling systemic rejection - by current politics and economy - of the urgency to upscale and 'train' for a world beyond the capitalist urban condition. The book leads us thus to a crucial question: how to construct our alternatives on the ruins of the broken system? By including personal accounts from emerging alternative voices from literature, economy and urban politics from across Europe, it expands this quest beyond the field of architecture and art.

Alternative Shakespeare Auditions for Men

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0878300759
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Performing Arts

Auditioners often complain of seeing the same speeches over and over again. Director, Simon Dunmore, has seen well over ten thousand audition speeches performed, and has drawn on his experience to select and edit a new collection of unusual audition speeches from Shakespeare's plays. This book brings together fifty speeches for men from plays frequently ignored such as Titus Andronicus, Pericles and Love's Labours Lost. It also includes good, but over-looked speeches from the more popular plays such as Octavius Caesar from Antony and Cleopatra, Leontes from The Winter's Tale and Buckingham from Richard III. Each speech is accompanied by a character description, brief explanation of the context, and notes on obscure words, phrases and references - all written from the viewpoint of the auditioning actor.

A Matter of Things

Author: Manuel de Solà-Morales i Rubió
Publisher: NAI Publishers
ISBN: 9056625209
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Architecture

"For Manuel de Sola-Morales, the city does not consist of abstractions, but of concrete, tangible things. De Sola-Morales' method offers a handhold for an analysis of how the city, understood as a built entity, can impede or promote human behaviour and thereby affect the habitus of urban residents - now more than half the world's population." "This book presents projects over the past two decades, with an introduction by NewYork based historian Kenneth Frampton, an essay by the Dutch critic Hans Ibelings, and a selection of texts written by Manuel de Sola-Morales."--BOOK JACKET.