In this study of architecture's role in present-day consumer society, architect Antti Ahlava argues that the attempt to study the ever-more individualistic needs of consumers in architecture is a vain act. With an approach based on the theories of French sociologist Jean Baudrillard, Ahlava argues the calls for satisfaction, indivisualisation, personalisation and creativity are actually the very core of a "magical" manipulation and "mythical" control within the socio-economic system of the culture industry.
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Origami is the art of paper folding (origami or art) originating from Japan.
The Japanese word origami comes from two words: oru is folded or put a paper and kami. Origami is used only from 1880; before, the Japanese use the word orikata.
How to fold origami combine to make a simple rectangular piece of paper (2 pm), which is usually square, into the complex (3 pm), no cut and paste in the process of folding, this is the trend of modern origami.
This golden age of the industrial workers in the United States is partly mythological, but
it had roots in reality (Webber and Rigby, 1996). Rising living standards, predictable
employment at a family wage, and homeownership were no myth for millions of workers.
Its effects even spilled onto members of minority groups, particularly African Americans,
who continued to be socially marginalized, but who migrated from rural areas to cities
and found work in factories.
Though there is no period at which the ancients do not seem to have believed in a future life, continual
confusion prevails when they come to picture the existence led by man in the other world, as we see from the
sixth book of the _Æneid_. Combined with the elaborate mythology of Greece, we are confronted with the
primitive belief of Italy, and doubtless of Greece too--a belief supported by all the religious rites in connection
with the dead--that the spirits of the departed lived on in the tomb with the body.
Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing
on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to
provide us with a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and
events. So a miser is a Scrooge, a strong man is a Samson or a Hercules,
a beautiful woman is a Venus or a modern-day Helen of Troy—we can
suffer like Sisyphus, fail like Canute, or linger like the smile of the