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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."

Artifice And Illusion

Author : Celeste Brusati
ISBN : 0226077853
Genre : Art
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Samuel van Hoogstraten is familiar to scholars of Dutch art as a talented pupil and early critic of Rembrandt, and as the author of a major Dutch painting treatise. In this book, Celeste Brusati looks at the art, writing, and career of this multifaceted artist. A rich appreciation of one of the most often cited but least understood figures in seventeenth-century Dutch art, this book will interest scholars and students of art history, social history, and visual culture.

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.


Author : Simon Canz
ISBN : 1907317287
Genre : Architecture
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Since its founding in 2001, Dermot Foley Landscape Architects has developed a wide variety of successful projects from an impressive list of clients, contributing its own distinctive voice to the rapidly evolving Irish and international landscape. This beautifully designed hardback volume celebrates ten years of Dermot Foley by reflecting on some of the most emblematic projects developed by its vibrant team, but even more poignantly, by unveiling the practice's underlying design ethic. Artifice is therefore more ambitious than a general catalogue of work, it presents rather, an analysis of the ideas and themes that have emerged through the collective interactions between Dermot Foley's varied team of architects, designers, urban planners and horticulturists, and which have informed Dermot Foley's projects to date. This volume reflects on the holistic approach to landscape design that has been at the basis of the practice's projects. Essays by theorists and practitioners such as Krystallia Kamvasinou, Simon Canz and Dermot Foley himself, provide expert reflections on the practice's approach to landscape as well as its impact on the nature and future development of the Irish, and international, built environment.

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'.

Reclaiming Art In The Age Of Artifice

Author : J. F. Martel
ISBN : 9781583945780
Genre : Art
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"Draws on examples ranging from prehistoric cave art to modern pop music to discuss the nature and purpose of art and its use by powerful social and cultural forces"--

Artifice And Artefacts

Author : R.W Cahn
ISBN : 075030152X
Genre : Science
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For more than a quarter of a century Robert Cahn has been writing articles for Nature and other esteemed journals. Written in the author's distinctive style, Artifice and Artefacts: 100 Essays in Materials Science presents a compilation of 100 articles and reviews chosen to represent a broad range of subjects that map the growth of materials science during this period. The book provides an informative and entertaining record of scientific development. Topics range from the fractal analysis of fracture surfaces on flint to the scientific detection of frauds in the labeling of wine. The articles themselves have largely been reproduced as they first appeared, promoting insight into the ideas prevalent at the time. This unique collection appeals to physical and materials scientists as well as chemists, geologists, and biologists.

Poetic Artifice

Author : Veronica Forrest-Thomson
ISBN : 0719007143
Genre : American poetry
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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.

Picture Perfect

Author : Kiku Adatto
ISBN : 0465057543
Genre : Social Science
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When the photograph was invented, it was celebrated for its realism. Now we are aware as never before that pictures can deceive. In this important book, Kiku Adatto concludes that, in spite of our growing sophistication, we continue to believe in the pictures we see on television, in movies, and in photographs because they tap into ideals and myths still alive in our culture.

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