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Title Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture
Author Malcolm Millais
Publisher Frances Lincoln Limited
Release Date 2009
Category Architecture
Total Pages 296
ISBN 0711229740
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Modern movement began in the 1920s when a small group of young architects felt all that had gone before should be rejected and that architectural design should start afresh. This fresh start, they declared, should be based on modern technology and a new, modern approach to life. Their innovations became the 20th century’s dominant movement in architecture, crystallizing into the international style of the 1920s and '30s. In Exploding the Myths of Modern Architecture, Malcolm Millais explores the forces and factors that led to the emergence of the Modern movement, arguing that it was based on completely false premises. Millais offers a rarely heard perspective on the Modern movement, explaining its failures and how the well-meaning "revolutionaries” behind it gained and maintained power.

Title Le Corbusier the Dishonest Architect
Author Malcolm Millais
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date 2018-01-23
Category Art
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9781527507364
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is not a book for architects, but for all those that have suffered, consciously and unconsciously, from modern architecture and have wondered how it came about. This was largely due to one man, an architect called Le Corbusier. For some he was a genius, but the truth is he was a sham, a fake, a charlatan whose only gift was for self-publicity. He was the most influential architect of the second half of the twentieth century; his influence overwhelmed the architectural profession on a global scale, who swallowed his publicity whole, and still hold him in awe. For the rest of the world, the mere mortals, his influence was disastrous, as traditional buildings were destroyed and replaced by featureless boxes of varying sizes, imposing a dreariness hitherto unimagined. As usual, it was the poor who suffered most as they were herded into tower-blocks. These were often grouped into estates that ringed many towns and cities, which then degenerated into high-rise slums with all the well-known attendant social problems. This book exposes the myths that surround Le Corbusier, detailing the endless failures of his proposals and his projects. These were due to his profound dishonesty, both as a person and as an architect. His legacy was an architectural profession that believed, and still believe, they were designing buildings based on logic, functionality and honesty whereas they were doing the opposite.

Title Architecture and Modern Literature
Author David Spurr
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Release Date 2012-04-10
Category Architecture
Total Pages 285
ISBN 9780472051717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Exploring the related cultural forms of architecture and literature in the modern era

Title Journal of Architectural and Planning Research
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category Architectural design
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015036270406
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Riba Journal by Anonim

Title RIBA Journal
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2009
Category Architecture
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105133539101
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title An Architect s Note Book in Spain
Author M. Digby Wyatt
Publisher BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date 2018-04-04
Category Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9783732665976
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reproduction of the original: An Architect ́s Note-Book in Spain by M. Digby Wyatt

Title Surrealism and Architecture
Author Thomas Mical
Publisher Psychology Press
Release Date 2005
Category Architecture
Total Pages 362
ISBN 9780415325196
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a historically informed examination of architecture's perceived absence in surrealist thought, surrealist tendencies in the theories and projects of modern architecture, and the place of surrealist thought in contemporary design. This book represents current insights into surrealism in the thought and practice of modern architecture. In these essays, the role of the subconscious, the techniques of defamiliarization, aesthetic and social forces affecting the objects, interiors, cities and landscapes of the twentieth century are revealed. The book contains a diversity of voices from across modern art and architecture to bring into focus what is often overlooked in the histories of the modernist avant-garde. This collection examines the practices of writers, artists, architects, and urbanists with emphasis on a critique of the everyday world-view, offering alternative models of subjectivity, artistic effect, and the production of meanings in the built world.

Arts Magazine by Anonim

Title Arts Magazine
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1991
Category Art
Total Pages 86
ISBN MINN:31951P001737524
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rebuilding Babel by Mark Crinson

Title Rebuilding Babel
Author Mark Crinson
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2017-06-30
Category Architecture
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781786732033
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Much of modernist architecture was inspired by the emergence of internationalism: the ethics and politics of world peace, justice and unity through global collaboration. Mark Crinson here shows how the ideals represented by the Tower of Babel - built, so the story goes, by people united by one language - were effectively adapted by internationalist architecture, its styles and practices, in the modern period. Focusing particularly on the points of convergence between modernist and internationalist trends in the 1920s, and again in the immediate post-war years, he underlines how such architecture utilised the themes of a cooperative community of builders and a common language of forms.The 'International Style' was one manifestation of this new way of thinking, but Crinson shows how the aims of modernist architecture frequently engaged with the substance of an internationalist mindset in addition to sharing surface similarities. Bringing together the visionaries of internationalist projects - including Le Corbusier, Bruno Taut, Berthold Lubetkin, Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe - Crinson interweaves ideas of evolution, ecology, utopia, regionalism, socialism, free trade, and anti-colonialism to reveal the possibilities heralded by modernist architecture. Furthermore, he re-connects pivotal figures in architecture with a cast of polymath internationalists such as Patrick Geddes, Lewis Mumford, Julian Huxley, Rabindranath Tagore and H. G. Wells, to provide a richly detailed socio-cultural framework. This is a book crafted for students and scholars of architecture and art theory, as well as for those interested in the history of twentieth-century optimism about the world and its architecture.

Citymaker by Jose Beirao

Title CItyMaker
Author Jose Beirao
Publisher TU Delft
Release Date 2012-09-28
Category
Total Pages 440
ISBN 9781479355020
Language English, Spanish, and French
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CItyMaker presents a method and a set of tools to generate alternative solutions for an urban context. The method proposes the use of a combined set of design patterns encoding typical design moves used by urban designers. The combination of patterns generates different layouts which can be adjusted by manipulating several parameters in relation to updated urban indicators. The patterns were developed from observation of typical urban design procedures, first encoded as discursive grammars and later translated into parametric design patterns. The CItyMaker method and tools allows the designer to compose a design solution from a set of programmatic premises and fine-tune it by pulling parameters whilst checking the changes in urban indicators. These tools improve the designer's awareness of the consequences of their design moves.

Architects Of Fate by Orison Swett Marden

Title Architects of Fate
Author Orison Swett Marden
Publisher The Floating Press
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 473
ISBN 9781775413868
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Architects of Fate, or, Steps to Success and Power, by Orison Swett Marden, is a book of inspiration to character-building, self-culture, to a full and rich manhood and womanhood, by most invigorating examples of noble achievement. It is characterized by the same remarkable qualities as its companion volume "Pushing to the Front."

Fixing Flawed Urban Planning by Boniface G. Fernandes

Title Fixing Flawed Urban Planning
Author Boniface G. Fernandes
Publisher Copal Publishing Group
Release Date 2016-11-15
Category Architecture
Total Pages 117
ISBN 9789383419234
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Urban planning is as broad as the scope of urban government, which is closest to the people. It is an essential pre-requisite to the successful performance of duties of urban government, because it does offer most logical approach to solving city's problems, arising from rapid urban growth and expansion, as well as from changing conditions affecting inner city. This book is about establishing what has gone wrong with urban planning in Delhi, and of fixing flawed urban planning in operation. In this context, it is pertinent to have an understanding of the metropolis of Delhi, as much as the urban planning process. The book describes the metropolis through its morphology, its socioeconomic profile, the way rich and the poor live, its built environment, mode of travel, and the administrative aspects of urban planning. This book is not only for town planners but also for the citizens of Delhi, with the intention of making them more aware and enlightened about urban planning and urban governance. Urban planning is making decisions that profoundly affect the form and character of Delhi metropolis, in which its citizens live and the manner of their lives.

Hiroshima by John Hersey

Title Hiroshima
Author John Hersey
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2020-06-23
Category History
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780593082362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hiroshima is the story of six people--a clerk, a widowed seamstress, a physician, a Methodist minister, a young surgeon, and a German Catholic priest--who lived through the greatest single manmade disaster in history. In vivid and indelible prose, Pulitzer Prize-winner John Hersey traces the stories of these half-dozen individuals from 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atomic bomb ever dropped on a city, through the hours and days that followed. Almost four decades after the original publication of this celebrated book, Hersey went back to Hiroshima in search of the people whose stories he had told, and his account of what he discovered is now the eloquent and moving final chapter of Hiroshima.

The Persistence Of Caste by Anand Teltumbde

Title The Persistence of Caste
Author Anand Teltumbde
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010
Category History
Total Pages 192
ISBN NWU:35556041259656
Language English, Spanish, and French
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While the caste system has been formally abolished under the Indian constitution, according to official statistics, every 18 minutes a crime is committed in India on a member of the dalit caste. This book explodes the myth that caste is a feudal relic, and argues that it has been well assimilated by both capitalist India and globalising India.

Edge Of Order by Daniel Libeskind

Title Edge of Order
Author Daniel Libeskind
Publisher Clarkson Potter
Release Date 2018
Category Architecture
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780451497352
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A stunning tour of the work of internationally known architect Daniel Libeskind and an investigation of a master artist's creative process. Daniel Libeskind is one of the foremost architects of our time, a self-proclaimed rebel celebrated for innovative, site-conscious designs, including the Jewish Museum Berlin and New York's World Trade Center Redevelopment. He has also emerged as one of architecture's most visible public ambassadors. In Edge of Order, Libeskind opens the door to his unique creative process, guiding us through a selection of his projects never before collected--both built and unrealized, major commissions and unexpected favorites--and revealing how he arrived at their designs through text and a rich array of visuals, including drawings, plans, and photographs. With a voracious appetite for culture and history, and an encyclopedic memory, Libeskind draws on everything from Greek mythology to Emily Dickinson to the Marx Brothers to explain the way he thinks about buildings and cities. Far more than a monograph, Edge of Order is both an essential document of Libeskind's remarkable career and an intimate portrait of an artist that will encourage creative people in any field to discover new points of inspiration.

Title Bibliographic Index
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Bibliographical literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105025908224
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Poetry of Architecture
Author John Ruskin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1892
Category Architecture
Total Pages 261
ISBN NYPL:33433066287594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Atlantis Secret by Alan F. Alford

Title The Atlantis Secret
Author Alan F. Alford
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2001
Category Atlantis
Total Pages 451
ISBN 0952799413
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Genetic Justice by Sheldon Krimsky

Title Genetic Justice
Author Sheldon Krimsky
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date 2012
Category Science
Total Pages 406
ISBN 9780231145213
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explores how different countries balance the use of DNA databanks in criminal justice with the rights of their citizens, including arguments about the dangers of collecting DNA from arrested individuals and the myth behind DNA profiling.

Midnight In Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham

Title Midnight in Chernobyl
Author Adam Higginbotham
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 2020-02-04
Category History
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9781501134630
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling “account that reads almost like the script for a movie” (The Wall Street Journal)—a powerful investigation into Chernobyl and how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the history’s worst nuclear disasters. Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a “riveting, deeply reported reconstruction” (Los Angeles Times) and a definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. “The most complete and compelling history yet” (The Christian Science Monitor), Higginbotham’s “superb, enthralling, and necessarily terrifying...extraordinary” (The New York Times) book is an indelible portrait of the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will—lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary.