Textile Futures

Author: Bradley Quinn
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9781845208080
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Art

This highly illustrated book takes a cutting edge look at the latest textiles and textile technologies.

Designers on Design

Author: Terence Conran
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060834104
Release Date: 2005-11-22
Genre: Design

Cell phones, watches, coffee cups, grand pianos, light fixtures, even a dog house. Consumer products are brought to life through designers’ imagination and ingenuity, and Terence Conran and Max Fraser present some of the biggest names in the business and the items they’ve created. Between the covers of Designers on Design are interviews with more than a hundred designers, who answer such questions as: What was your big break?; What or who has most influenced your work?; What elements of the design process do you find particularly frustrating?; and To what level will you compromise to satisfy your client? This beautifully illustrated book shows key pieces from each designer, along with a timeline that highlights major developments in the field from the early 1900s to the beginning of this century. Designers on Design provides a rare insight into the creative thought processes of today’s leading designers in their own words.

Rice Almanac

Author: Jay L. Maclean
Publisher: Int. Rice Res. Inst.
ISBN: 9780851996363
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Presents data concering rice and rice production around the world.

Developing Areas

Author: Vijayan Pillai
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 0854967419
Release Date: 1995-02-27
Genre: Business & Economics

With subjects ranging from the global challenge of the AIDS epidemic to the role of family planning in developing nations, and the link between Central America's forests and North America's hamburgers, this interdisciplinary introduction by some of the world's foremost experts in development studies will be an essential text for courses in this area. It provides an exhaustive overview of the social, political, economic and population problems of countries in what is usually referred to as the Third World and, more recently, the Fourth World. Although colonialism is considered as a contributing factor to underdevelopment, emphasis in this volume is placed on the interrelation of major social institutions, their impact on economic and social development, and the effect of rapidly expanding industrialization on the ecosystem.

A Book of Feasts and Seasons

Author: Joanna Bogle
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
ISBN: 0852442173
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Cooking

"A Book of Feasts and Seasons" recaptures the lost traditions surrounding major feasts and festivals--every occasion of the Christian Year.

The Georgian Country House

Author: Dana Arnold
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Limited
ISBN: 0750934700
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Architecture

The country house was the focal point of Georgian architecture, landscape and society. This book explores the meaning of this distinct cultural form using a wide range of examples and approaches. Dana Arnold presents an analysis of the social and cultural significance of the country house, and her work is complemented by essays from experts in a variety of disciplines. Illustrations, showing exteriors, interiors and landscapes of houses ranging from Blenheim and Harewood to lesser known examples such as A la Ronde, provide a thorough historical and visual survey of the period. This title offers fresh interpretations and enables the reader to gain an insight into the pivotal role the country house played in 18th- and early 19th-century society.

The dream factory

Author: Alberto Alessi
Publisher: Rizzoli
ISBN: 9788858687215
Release Date: 2016-11-24T00:00:00+01:00
Genre: Design

I believe that our true nature is closer to an industrial research laboratory in the sphere of the applied and decorative arts than to a true industrial company in a traditional sense. I would insist on this concept. We are research laboratories whose role is to engage in a continuous mediation between the most advanced and inspired expressions of international creativity in product design, on the one hand, and the public’s desires and dreams, on the other—a laboratory which by definition has to be distinguished by the utmost openness and receptiveness to the world of creativity. Alberto Alessi

European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics 2006

Publisher: Eleven International Pub
ISBN: 9054547332
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Social Science

How do police deal with crime throughout Europe? How many offenders are convicted? How many police officers are there in any given country? The third edition of the European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics contains data for 37 European countries. In order to make the reader aware of possible limitations to the comparability of figures, all chapters contain information on offense definitions and recording practices. At present, this is the largest collection on criminal justice and crime-related data covering Europe. Contents include: police statistics on crime, suspects, and police personnel; prosecution statistics including prosecution personnel; court statistics including sentencing; correctional statistics including prison population, supervision, probation, conditional release, and community service; and data from the international crime surveys (victimization data).

Paul in the Greco Roman World A Handbook

Author: J. Paul Sampley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780567657077
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Religion

This landmark handbook, written by distinguished Pauline scholars, and first published in 2003, remains the first and only work to offer lucid and insightful examinations of Paul and his world in such depth. Together the two volumes that constitute the handbook in its much revised form provide a comprehensive reference resource for new testament scholars looking to understand the classical world in which Paul lived and work. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular social convention, literary of rhetorical topos, social practice, or cultural mores of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particularly features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them. For the new edition all the contributions have been fully revised to take into account the last ten years of methodological change and the helpful chapter bibliographies fully updated. Wholly new chapters cover such issues as Paul and Memory, Paul's Economics, honor and shame in Paul's writings and the Greek novel.

Graphics Alive 2

Author: Viction:workshop
Publisher: Gingko PressInc
ISBN: 9881732700
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Design

It's there in your wardrobe. You'll find it in your home, at your office and out on the street. You simply can't escape creative, effective graphic design! It's everywhere you look. Graphics Alive 2 comes hot on the heels of its predecessor, the highly su

The Book of Touch

Author: Constance Classen
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 1845200586
Release Date: 2005-10-14
Genre: Social Science

From the tortures of the Inquisition to the corporeal comforts of modernity and from the tactile therapies of Asian medicine to the virtual tactility of cyberspace, The Book of Touch offers excursions into a sensory territory both foreign and familiar. How are masculine and feminine identities shaped by touch? What are the tactile experiences of the blind, or the autistic? How is touch developed differently across cultures? What are the boundaries of pain and pleasure? Is there a politics of touch? Bringing together classic writings and new work, this is an essential guide for anyone interested in the body, the senses and the experiential world.

Looking at Lysistrata

Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472519962
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Drama

In Aristophanes' Lysistrata, the women of Athens, fed up with the war against Sparta, go on a sex strike and barricade themselves into the acropolis to persuade their husbands to vote against the war. It is the most often performed of all Aristophanes' comedies. It is also, perhaps, the most misunderstood. This collection of essays by eight leading academics - written for sixth-form students and the general public alike - sets the play firmly in its historical and social context, while exploring Aristophanes' purpose in writing it and considering the responses of modern audiences and directors. The collection has been assembled and edited by David Stuttard, whose energetic new performing version of the play is included in this volume. Contributors include: Alan Beale; Edith Hall; Lorna Hardwick; James Morwood; Martin Revermann; James Robson; Alan H. Sommerstein; Michael Walton.