Author: Thea Marx
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: House & Home
Western design has evolved from the limitations of log-style architecture, simple and rough-hewn lodgepole pine furnishings, brightly colored leather, and Chimayo weavings to stately interiors that are graceful, elegant, and highly polished, incorporating upscale fabrics and ornamentation.
Author: Vibhavari Jani
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2011-06-23
This text provides lecturers with a resource to teach interior design from an inclusive perspective, acknowledging the contributions of all world cultures, rather than just western European traditions.
Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.
This book complements the more textually-based Bauhaus scholarship with a practice-oriented and creative interpretive method, which makes it possible to consider Bauhaus-related works in an unconventional light. Edit Toth argues that focusing on the functionalist approach of the Bauhaus has hindered scholars from properly understanding its design work. With a global scope and under-studied topics, the book advances current scholarly discussions concerning the relationship between image technologies and the body by calling attention to the materiality of image production and strategies of re-channeling image culture into material processes and physical body space, the space of dimensionality and everyday activity.
A collection of essays on architecture of modern China, arranged chronologically covering a period from 1729 to 2008, focusing mainly on the twentieth century. The distinctive feature of this book is a blending of ‘critical’ and ‘historical’ research, taking a long-range perspective transcending the current scene and the Maoist period. This is a short, elegant book that condenses the wide subject matter into key topics.
Author: Jan Philipp Adomeit
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release Date: 2014-02-20
Master's Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject Pedagogy - Adult Education, grade: A3, University of Edinburgh, language: English, abstract: The research literature and reports from human resource development practitioners often paint a picture of a Chinese culture of learning that is strongly guided by Confucian philosophy and has led to the firm establishment of an intensely lecture-focused educational environment in which the students are conditioned to be diligent, yet predominantly passive recipients of unquestionable wisdom and masters in the art of rote-learning. Contemporary human resource development concepts are quite contrarily based on a paradigm shift away from this traditional instructor-led approach to the creation of more learner-centred interventions which require the participants to be decisively more pro-active and critical in order to stimulate innovation and foster adaptability. The purpose of the research conducted for this dissertation was firstly to investigate the validity of these two claims by an analysis of the relevant literature and then attempt to answer the question whether a possibly resulting conflict can be identified in the attitudes and expectations of Chinese employees working at a multinational corporation in Northeast China. in order to make a tentative judgment on the general applicability of western HRD interventions, using the unit of analysis as an example. A cross-cultural survey was conducted to compare the characteristic values of Chinese employees in China with those of their non-Chinese counterparts working in Germany. The statistical analysis showed that although Chinese are significantly more open towards contemporary western HRD concepts than they might be expected to be, they clearly feature a preference for instructor-led training and a high degree of cultural conservatism –including a reluctance to criticise peers and trainerswhich might constitute serious obstacles on the path to a successful application of learner-centred methodology. This conclusion was furthermore verified by a qualitative interview conducted with the human resource manager at the unit of analysis. Based on these findings, suggestions to modify concepts and to sensitise trainers and trainees to the cultural implications of creating a novel educational environment are given, so that the benefits of learner-centred interventions can be combined with the preferences and strengths of Chinese learners.
Bethan Ryder celebrates the most inspirational and beautiful restaurant spaces from around the world - places built to seduce diners and capture the imagination. Internationally renowned designers featured include Christian Liaigre, David Rockwell, Philippe Starck, David Schefer, Jordan Mozer and Patrick Jouin.
Julie Blyfield is one of Australia's leading contemporary jewellers. Her work has consistently kept pace with investigations of location, identity and cross-cultural understanding, and involves an innovative engagement with traditional jewellery and metalwork techniques sourced from all over the world.
Author: Victor Margolin
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 1995
An anthology of essays addressing the nature and practice of contemporary product and graphic design, selected from volumes four through nine of the international journal Design Issues. Themes include reflection on the nature of design, the meaning of products, and the place of design in world culture. Includes b & w photos and illustrations. c. Book News Inc.
Our research, even despite its apparent fragmentary appearance, firmly believes in the idea that information science tools and the On-Line System should be utilized in innumerable ways in the various independent stages of an architect's learning itinerary, but that they can never totally replace the maieutic aspect of master-pupil relations, even if the masters, due to the extraordinary capacities of computer science, can be themselves multiplied, since, even though distant in space, they can be visibly and audibly next to us in a shared environment, even interacting with our own designs. We ourselves are spectators with other students gathered from all over the world to share together the most precious and unique moments in our and their educational growth. Research into the most effective way of realising this 'Augmented Reality' as the Americans call it, is our most ambitious objective, along with a parallel investigation into all the other possible stages of teaching in which information science technologies can be used as a normal and potent tool for the training of an architect. [Lucio Valerio Barbera] Contributions: Gustavo Ambrosini, Roberta Ansuini, Lucio Valerio Barbera, Liliana Bazzanella, Rosalba Belibani,Michele Bonino, Luca Caneparo, Pierre-Alain Croset,Mario De Grassi, Anna Irene Del Monaco, Luca Fabbri, Alberto Giretti, Gianluigi Mondaini, Stefano Panunzi, Mario Petrone.