The Architecture of Modern Italy is a foreign book, research the history of modern architecture in Italy in the years 1750 - 1900, is a full set of architecture who studies the West (Italy) period modern
Enter the world of the stylish Japanese house, where every object in sight is a work of art. Japan Style introduces 20 special residences. With more than 200 color photographs, this book showcases the stunning beauty of old homes, and reveals how they are cared for by their owners.
Traditional Japanese homes, with superbly crafted fine wood, great workmanship and seasonal interior arrangements, have an aesthetic of infinite simplicity. Unlike Japanese inns and historical buildings, the houses featured in this book are private property and are not open to public viewing.
When asked where landscape architects work,
many people might point out their back door to
the garden. It would be more accurate, however,
to look out the front door. The landscape is
anywhere and everywhere outdoors, and
landscape architects are shaping the face of
the Earth across cities, towns and countryside
alike. Landscape architecture involves shaping
and managing the physical world and the natural
systems that we inhabit. Landscape architects
do design gardens, but what is critical is that the
garden, or any other outdoor space, is seen in
The size and principal
characteristics of a new ship are determined primarily
by its mission or intended service. In addition to
basic functional considerations, there are requirements
such as stability, low resistance, high propulsive efficiency,
and navigational limitations on draft or beam, all
of which influence the choice of dimensions and form.
Within these and other basic constraints, the ship’s structure
must be designed to sustain all of the loads expected
to arise in its seagoing environment.
.Representing Landscape Architecture
It has been said that we can realize only what we can imagine; but to realize what we imagine, we must convey those ideas to others as well as present them to ourselves. We use images, models, and words—alone or in combination—to conceive, study, test, construct, and evaluate new landscapes or modify old ones. Given the transient nature of most landscapes—always growing, always changing— landscape representation presents a special challenge. It is by no means neutral in a political sense or even in terms of design evaluation.
Roman theatres were complex buildings, closer in design to
modern theatres than Greek ones. The seating was arranged in a
semicircle around the orchestra as in the Greek theatre, but the
stage and scene building were joined to the auditorium and rose
to the same height, creating a sense of enclosure more like that
of a modern theatre. This sense of enclosure was made more
emphatic by the fact that some smaller theatres or odea were
roofed and larger ones often had awnings (vela) overhead to
shade the audience.
Born amidst the furious social changes of the mid-1960s, postmodern architecture redefined the purposes of a prestigious profession. In this work, Magali Sarfatti Larson gives a bold and comprehensive account of the social, economic, and ideological shifts that cracked the modernist dogma and reintroduced historical allusion, diversity, and ornament into architectural discourse and practice.
Church architecture is a contentious ﬁeld of inquiry. Polemics, dog-
matism, and caricature abound. It would be unrealistic to think any
book could resolve the controversies, but a fresh look at the most
basic questions about churches, their meanings and their uses, may
prove useful to all sides. The incentive to write this book was mixed:
it grew out of historical interest, but also out of an urge to see more
clearly what churches have meant and what they can mean for com-
munities that build and use them.
Basically, all conservation consists of actions taken
to prevent decay, and within this objective it also
includes management of change and presentation
of the object so that the objects’ messages are made
comprehensible without distortion. Architectural
conservation is more complex; first because a
building must continue to stand up; secondly, economic
factors usually dictate that it should remain
in use; thirdly, it has to resist and use the effects of
climate; and, lastly, a whole team of ‘professionals’
have to collaborate.
For anyone who might still doubt the existence
of an overall European culture and its
coexistence in permanent dialogue with
national cultures, the history of restoration, as
presented by architect Jukka Jokilehto, should
be a convincing demonstration.
The modern concept of restoration, fruit of
a long historical process, was shaped in the
eighteenth century with the development of
Western historical thought and as a result of
tension between the rationalism of the
Enlightenment and pre-Romantic and Romantic
Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.
This two-day seminar is designed to give the student a firm conceptual understanding of the goals and techniques that are used in data warehousing. The seminar explains the concepts and techniques in plain English, and strips away all of the marketing hype to give the student a clear understanding of how to construct a data warehouse using the new technologies. The seminar begins with a historical review of data warehousing and explains the basic construction techniques for data warehousing and contrasts them with traditional online teleprocessing systems....
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change, the impacts of climate chang
on the water cycle are already evident and
projected to increase substantially in the futur
Climate change impacts the quantity and qua
of freshwater resources and the frequency of
extreme events, such as floods and droughts
While climate change is only one of many
drivers increasing pressure on water resource
its impact is projected to be significant and to
accelerate over time. Climate change reinforc
and adds urgency to the case for good water
resources management more generally.
During the last decades we have been experiencing the historic evolution of Information
and Communication Technology’s integration into our society to the point that
many times people use it transparently. As we become able to do more and more with
our advanced technologies, and as we hide them and their complexities completely
from their users, we will have accomplished the envisioned “magic” desideratum that
any advanced technology must fulfi ll in Arthur Clarke’s vision.
The aim of this book of essays is to advance contemporary work in creating
stronger links between the history and philosophy of mathematics. It has
become clear through several conferences and publications that the present situation
at the beginning of the twenty-first century is congenial to this kind of
historico-philosophical enterprise. The editors have brought together an important
international group of scholars whose contributions focus on the history and
philosophy of modern mathematics, roughly from 1800 to 1970....
This volume is a sequel to the work I published, several years ago,
under the title, _Byzantine Constantinople: the Walls of the City, and
adjoining Historical Sites_. In that work the city was viewed, mainly,
as the citadel of the Roman Empire in the East, and the bulwark of
civilization for more than a thousand years. But the city of Constantine
was not only a mighty fortress.
the last dozen years many English books on Spain have appeared. They have dealt with their subject from
the point of view of the artist or the historian, the archæologist, the politician, or the mere sight-seer. The
student of architecture, or the traveler, desiring a more intimate or serious knowledge of the great cathedrals,
has had nothing to consult since Street published his remarkable book some forty years ago. There have been
artistic impressions, as well as guide-book recitations, by the score.
It is à la mode to write prefaces. Some of us write good ones, others bad, and most of us write neither good
nor bad ones.
The chapter entitled "General Remarks" is the real introduction to the book, so in these lines I shall pen a few
words of self-introduction to such readers as belong to the class to whom I have dedicated this volume.
My love for Spain is unbounded. As great as is my love for the people, so great also is my depreciation for
those who have wronged her, being her sons. Who are they? They know that best themselves.
Spain's architecture is...