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Author : Alex Woolfson
ISBN : 0985760400
Genre : Androids
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Back cover: "Deacon is a prototype android soldier so advanced he is referred to as an 'artificial person'. On his first extended mission, Deacon was ordered by his corporate masters to eliminate a team of scientists who knew too much--and he has failed spectacularly. Not only did he let one of his targets live, he attacked the team sent to retrieve him. Now the Corporation wants answers and they bring in the brilliant robopsychologist Dr. Clarice Maven to get them, giving her the power to make sure Deacon never fails the Corporation ever again. As the doctor cuts through his defenses, Deacon is forced to reveal the shocking events that took place on Da Vinci Four. He disobeyed orders. He murdered corporate workers. And yet he insists that his actions are those of a good soldier! Somehow Deacon's relationship with the sole survivor, 19-year-old outcast Jeff Linnell, is behind it all and Dr. Maven will stop at nothing to learn the whole truth. Deacon is clearly protecting something, but what chance does he have in fighting an adversary who can control his every move? With scenes of tense action and surprisingly tender romance, Artifice is a thoughtful and provocative science-fiction story that both women and men will enjoy."

The Pulp Vs The Throne

Author : Carrie Lorig
ISBN : 1940430526
Genre : Poetry
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In the boundless and strange The Pulp vs. The Throne, Carrie Lorig collides poetic and essay forms, and rides their cataclysmic energy through extremes of language and expression. These complex, wildly attentive poems and essays form crises of intimacy that join our lives with Lorig's exploding, essential imagination.

Agents Of Artifice

Author : Ari Marmell
ISBN : 9780786955763
Genre : Fiction
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In this struggle for influence and power, for the keys to magical knowledge, everything you knew about novels based on Magic: The Gathering® is changing . . . Jace Beleren is a planeswalker who has taken the path of least resistance. He is gifted and powerful, but chooses not to push himself. Part of an inter-planar consortium that deals in magical artifacts, Jace has some power and influence. He also has a certain amount of security. That’s all about to change. When Liliana, a dark temptress with demons of her own (quite literally), comes into his life, she brings with her more possibilities, but also more problems. Under attack from external interests, a friend dies because of decisions Jace made. Upset with himself and fearing for his life, Jace sets out to find who is behind this new threat. What he uncovers along the way, an inter-planar chase filled with peril, will alter everything he knows. From the Paperback edition.

Nature And Artifice

Author : David Stack
ISBN : 0861932293
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Thomas Hodgskin (1787-1869), radical thinker, is the subject of this study, and he is presented here as a forerunner of New Right ideology rather than as early English socialist'.

The Body Impolitic

Author : Michael Herzfeld
ISBN : 9780226329147
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Body Impolitic is a critical study of tradition, not merely as an ornament of local and national heritage, but also as a millstone around the necks of those who are condemned to produce it. Michael Herzfeld takes us inside a rich variety of small-town Cretan artisans' workshops to show how apprentices are systematically thwarted into learning by stealth and guile. This harsh training reinforces a stereotype of artisans as rude and uncultured. Moreover, the same stereotypes that marginalize artisans locally also operate to marginalize Cretans within the Greek nation and Greece itself within the international community. What Herzfeld identifies as "the global hierarchy of value" thus frames the nation's ancient monuments and traditional handicrafts as evidence of incurable "backwardness." Herzfeld's sensitive observations offer an intimately grounded way of understanding the effects of globalization and of one of its most visible offshoots, the heritage industry, on the lives of ordinary people in many parts of the world today.


Author : Patrick Lynch
ISBN : 1908967668
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Mimesis broadly concerns the work of lynch architects--with a focus on the practice's interest in the ideas of mimesis and civic architecture--and revolves around their recent body of work in Victoria Street, London, including Kings Gate Court, Westminster City Hall and Kings Gate, Westminster City School and the Zig Zag Building.With a view to rebuilding the Victoria Street area of the city, which is punctuated by a number of pedestrian post-war buildings, Lynch Architects, through its use of materials, approach to public space and treatment of the deep facades that are hallmarks of the practice's architecture, are enriching the city such that it becomes a genuinely informed public space. Here the public and building users alike can participate with pleasure in a civic architecture, given all of the historical depth this term implies from the Renaissance through to contemporary architectural and urban theory.The book also foregrounds Lynch Architects' collaborative practice with artists and designers including Rut Blees Luxemburg and Timorous Beasties. Also featured are some of the practices' early celebrated works such as Marsh View, Norfolk.

Retail And The Artifice Of Social Change

Author : Steven Miles
ISBN : 9781317691747
Genre : Social Science
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In Retail and Social Change Steven Miles, presents a cross-disciplinary analysis of the evolution of retail and how in both its material and virtual guises it has come to reframe our relationship with the social world. Retail has become increasingly influential in homogenising the urban experience. And yet in reacting to trends in virtual consumption retailers are also becoming more and more conscious of the need to engage with consumers in more sophisticated ways. Retail and Social Change will interest students and scholars in geography, cultural studies, sociology, marketing and business studies interested in how and why retail pervades both our physical and emotional lives in increasingly unexpected ways. It will provide a lively, comparative and thought-provoking contribution that interrogates the implications of retail change, for what it means to be a citizen of a consumer society in the twenty-first century.

Poetic Artifice

Author : Veronica Forrest-Thomson
ISBN : 0719007143
Genre : American poetry
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ISBN : UOM:39015047809077
Genre : Architecture
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X Agendas For Architecture

Author : Marc Schoonderbeek
ISBN : 1908967765
Genre : Architecture
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X Agendas for Architecture considers the recent developments in the agendas for architecture, inviting a range of contributors into a structured discourse to highlight issues and extend questions on the necessity of architectural agendas. Considering the recent developments on this topic, this speculative publication hopes to collate ideas from architectural professionals to the up-and-coming generation of agenda-makers and use their knowledge over these current issues of agenda to create a book of seminal discourse for any architecture enthusiast. In 2011 the Delft University of Technology architecture research group Borders & Territories organised a symposium and lecture series entitled X Agendas for Architecture in which architects, theoreticians and scholars gave presentations of their work. The lecture series focused on four themes that were considered relevant for current architectural and scholarly practices, "Aesthetics of Sustainable Architecture", "Territories of Drawing, History", "Collective Memory and Politics" and "Experimentation in Architectural Design". Centred around these themes, X Agendas for Architecture is located in the desire to formulate a clear statement with respect to issues deemed important and fundamental. Includes 26 essays from contributors such as Marcis Cruz, Manuel Gauza, Sarah Lorenzen, Martine de Maeseneer, Leonel Moura, Christopher Platt, Javier Quintana, Michiel Riedijk, Francois Roche, Patrick Schumacher, Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Weimin Zhuang.

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