Urban Sketching 100 Postcards

Author: Gabriel Campanario
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631590219
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100 location sketches from around the world

Mexican Postcards

Author: Carlos Monsiváis
Editor: Verso
ISBN: 9780860916048
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Mexico's leading cultural critic, published for the first time in English. Carlos Monsivais is one of Latin America's sharpest social commentators, rivalling the popularity of Carlos Fuentes and Octavio Paz in his native Mexico. In this, the first translation in book form of his work, he presents an extraordinary chronicle of contemporary life south of the Rio Grande, ranging over subjects as various as Latino hip hop, Delores del Rio, the writer Juan Rildo, boleros, pop music, and melodrama. Monsivais's chronicles are laconic and satirica, taking as a constant theme the conflicts between Mexican and North American culture and between modern and traditional ways of life.A dazzling mixture of reportage and biting social criticism, Mexican Postcards is certain to establish Monsivais's rightful place in the pantheon of Latin America's greatest writers.

Design Research For Urban Landscapes

Author: Martin Prominski
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351104225
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Within the spatial design disciplines, research through design as a tool and practice has often been neglected. This book provides a much-needed companion to the theories, methods and processes involved in using design-based research in landscape, architecture and urban design. Aimed specifically at researchers completing PhD projects, supervisors and designers working in practice, it covers applied approaches to help you to use design research in your work. With fully illustrated examples of original international design research PhDs from a variety of programme types, such as individual, structured and practice-based, Design Research for Urban Landscapes offers PhD candidates and supervisors a clear foundational pathway.

Sketches From The Five States Of Texas

Author: A. C. Greene
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890968536
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When veteran columnist A. C. Greene turns his eyes on Texas, he sees a variety of experiences and a scope of history that fascinate the rest of us. Under its annexation terms, Texas is allowed to divide itself into as many as six states. While that is not ever likely to happen, Greene masterfully shows that several cultural states do exist within the one political entity of Texas—and have throughout the state’s history. Greene has a wide-ranging curiosity about the “facts” of Texas history: what lies behind them, what quirks of human nature they reveal, how the people who lived them might have experienced them, roads not taken, and why things have come to be as they are. His historical writing has helped make Texas’ past accessible and even interesting to the public for over forty years. Spotlighting individuals, places, and events that make for distinctiveness, Sketches from the Five States of Texas features oddities and little-known facts that present a kind of “history-within-history.” Several sketches look at inventions or innovations, such as plows and Other pieces focus on historic moments: the first long distance telephone service; the last messenger from the Alamo. Transportation is a theme that runs through this book: trains, planes (including a box-kite contraption), early automobiles and roads, and steamboats, ice boats, and war boats. Place names get attention, too: peculiar names, unexpected sources, and long-lost places. Naturally, the wars of Texas are also covered: the Revolution, the Indian wars, the Civil War, and the Texas Navies. The pieces in this collection originated, for the most part, in Greene’s popular Dallas Morning News columns; several sketches and all the regional introductions are completely new. Aficionados of Texas history will already know some of what they read here, but they will not know all of it. Greene’s nuggets of history will inform and entertain a wide reading public. They represent A. C. Greene at his best and most engaging—and the states of Texas at their best, too.

The Haunted Gallery

Author: Lynda Nead
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300112917
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This groundbreaking book explores the history of visual media in Britain during this key period, when the 19th century was closing and the 20th just beginning.

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