Elemental Living

Author: Phaidon Editors
Editor: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714873176
Size: 18,50 MB
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60 stunning works of contemporary architecture, all of which have a special relationship with the natural landscape Elemental Living presents 60 works of architecture from across the 20th and 21st centuries that have a special relationship with the natural world. The book includes a visually breathtaking selection of architect-created houses that have been designed to create unparalleled views of a wide variety of natural landscapes; designed to be almost indistinguishable from the natural landscape; or designed using materials and forms found in the natural landscape. Each house demonstrates a deep concern with the creation of unique living spaces that connect their inhabitants with the forests, mountains, lakes, deserts, and oceans that have attracted humanity for millennia.

John Pawson

Author: John Pawson
Editor: Gustavo Gili
Size: 10,80 MB
Format: PDF
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This series explores architecture; furniture; and interior, graphic, and industrial design with the intention of reflecting the wealth and diversity found in the extensive panorama of contemporary design. Featured designers are chosen on the basis of their originality and their accomplishments. Each book starts with an introductory essay by a well-known critic or designer. The designers themselves stylize the presentation and decide what material will be included -- therefore presenting not only a reference text, but also exhibiting another aspect of the designer's creative vision.

Nature Spirits Elemental Beings

Author: Marko Pogacnik
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1844092534
Size: 20,98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Based on firsthand practical experiences of communicating with natural spirits through meditation, this eye-opening guide to healing the earth teaches how to work with elemental beings by describing each in detail while defining their roles within the web of life. As a result of tuning in to plants, trees, and animals, and illustrating the disrupted flow of energies within the landscape, the true impact of human culture upon the harmony of the natural world is evocatively revealed. Insight into related topics, such as how the long-suppressed Goddess culture embraces these energies to make strides toward healing the earth, can set anyone with earth and landscape concerns—gardeners, growers, designers, and builders—one step closer toward becoming environmental warriors.

Modern American Environmentalists

Author: George A. Cevasco
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801895241
Size: 16,49 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Mendolsohn, a time line of key environmental events, a bibliography of groundbreaking works, and an index organized by specialization, this biographical encyclopedia is a handy and complete guide to the major people involved in the modern American environmental movement.

Tropical Living

Author: Elizabeth V. Reyes
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462906591
Size: 12,38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This tropical design book showcases the innovative interior designs and architecture of The Philippines most luxurious homes. Start with a warm tropical climate. Add an abundance of exotic natural building material. And then let the cross currents of Asian design and aesthetics create a rich architectural alchemy of it's own. The result? The exquisite homes of the Philippines, a perfect balance of form and functionality, beautifully portrayed in Tropical Living. This Filipino design book presents over 30 of the latest homes in the archipelago: from a classic old-world penthouse in the art-deco Malate area to the creative homes of artists of Antipolo: from Asian-fusion villas on Batangas Bay to the elite Philippine Mediterranean manors of Forbes park, the book covers Filipino taste in all of its manifestations. With over 400 fabulous full-color photographs and texts from some of the country's leading architects and authors, there is also an inspirational sourcebook of contemporary tropical furnishings. It is a book of ideas to dip into, and savor.

Elemental Sculpture

Author: Todor Todorov
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443857823
Size: 14,86 MB
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This book represents a research endeavour in the area of contemporary sculpture, describing an unexplored tendency in the development of the relationship between sculpture and the natural elements, referred to here as Elemental Sculpture. The studies included in this book reveal the context of locations where this kind of sculpture may be found – park, urban landscape, nature – and discuss the impact of these places on the development of sculpture. This book examines the tendency towards Elemental Sculpture as part of a new level of relationship between man and nature in arts and in general. It presents in-depth research of contemporary sculpture, the roots of Elemental Sculpture and its development in the works of such well-known sculptors as Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, George Rickey, and Susumu Shingu, among others. Sculptures created by the author in the area of Elemental Sculpture during 35 years of his professional career are included and described from theoretical and practical points of view.

Nature Change And Agency In Aristotle S Physics

Author: Sarah Waterlow
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198244820
Size: 16,75 MB
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An investigation into Aristotle's metaphysics of nature as expounded in the Physics. It focuses in particular his conception of change, a concept which is shown to possess a unique metaphysical structure, with implications that should engage the attention of contemporary analysis. Firstpublished in hardback in 1982, the book is now available for the first time in paperback.'A powerful and appealing explanatory scheme which succeeds on the whole in drawing together a great many seemingly disparate elements in the Physics into a neat unitary stucture.' Canadian Philosophical Review

Miller S Mid Century Modern

Author: Judith Miller
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1784724629
Size: 20,37 MB
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From the 'soft modernism' of Scandinavian furniture to the sleek, clean lines of the lighting created by the Castiglioni brothers in Italy, Judith Miller's Mid-Century Modern reveals the glory of one of the most exciting periods of design history: the late 1940s to the 1970s. The book explores the most desirable interiors, furniture, ceramics, glass, metalware and textiles of this hugely popular period. It features all the iconic designs and designers of the era, with price codes to help value and appraise your mid-century collection. The careers and influence of ground-breaking designers, including Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Arne Jacobsen and many others, are described in stand-alone feature pages. Key pieces (including a number of previously unpublished examples) are placed in an historical context with coverage of innovations in design, production methods and materials.

Dwarves And Other Nature Spirits

Author: Jaime T. Licauco
Editor: Rex Bookstore, Inc.
ISBN: 9789712342387
Size: 15,33 MB
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Nature And Space

Author: Sarah Menin
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415281256
Size: 15,65 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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By assessing the historical, personal and intellectual influences of two of the greatest figures in modern architecture - Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto, this study offers an understanding about the diversity at the heart of modernism.