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The Architecture Of Ruins

Author : Jonathan Hill
ISBN : 9780429770562
Genre : Architecture
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The Architecture of Ruins: Designs on the Past, Present and Future identifies an alternative and significant history of architecture from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century, in which a building is designed, occupied and imagined as a ruin. This design practice conceives a monument and a ruin as creative, interdependent and simultaneous themes within a single building dialectic, addressing temporal and environmental questions in poetic, psychological and practical terms, and stimulating questions of personal and national identity, nature and culture, weather and climate, permanence and impermanence and life and death. Conceiving a building as a dialogue between a monument and a ruin intensifies the already blurred relations between the unfinished and the ruined and envisages the past, the present and the future in a single architecture. Structured around a collection of biographies, this book conceives a monument and a ruin as metaphors for a life and means to negotiate between a self and a society. Emphasising the interconnections between designers and the particular ways in which later architects learned from earlier ones, the chapters investigate an evolving, interdisciplinary design practice to show the relevance of historical understanding to design. Like a history, a design is a reinterpretation of the past that is meaningful to the present. Equally, a design is equivalent to a fiction, convincing users to suspend disbelief. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be delineated in drawing, cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The architect is a ‘physical novelist’ as well as a ‘physical historian’. Like building sites, ruins are full of potential. In revealing not only what is lost, but also what is incomplete, a ruin suggests the future as well as the past. As a stimulus to the imagination, a ruin’s incomplete and broken forms expand architecture’s allegorical and metaphorical capacity, indicating that a building can remain unfinished, literally and in the imagination, focusing attention on the creativity of users as well as architects. Emphasising the symbiotic relations between nature and culture, a building designed, occupied and imagined as a ruin acknowledges the coproduction of multiple authors, whether human, non-human or atmospheric, and is an appropriate model for architecture in an era of increasing climate change.

Designs On The Past

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Explores how a new generation are redefining what it means to be a Muslim in Britain today.

Quilting Designs From The Past

Author : Jenny Carr kinney
ISBN : 9781607053835
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Make Your Quilts Look Like Antiques with Authentic Period Quilting Designs. Over 300 historically accurate quilting designs, organized into four time periods to make it easy to find the right designs for your quilt. Essential reference guide for anyone interested in vintage and antique quilts. Designs for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. Use for hand or machine quilting. You've created a beautiful quilt top in the style of your favorite era. But how do you quilt it? This huge collection of historic quilting designs has the answer. With hundreds of designs gathered from old quilts, patterns, books, magazines, and other original sources, you'll find the perfect quilting design to make your quilt look like it was created generations ago.

Vintage Modern

Author : Sandu Publishing
ISBN : 1584236752
Genre : Design
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Drawing inspiration from the past is fertile ground for designers, who often update classic iconography to create modern designs that evoke the charm of previous decades while staying true to a client's needs. These creatives blend the look and feel of vintage logos with retro clip art and period colors to respond to market trends and communicate a brands mission. With reverence and skill, the designers included in this volume have produced some of the most sophisticated designs to marry past and present seamlessly. From logos for clothing and bicycle companies, to restaurant or cafe branding and interiors, and packaging for food, wine, personal care and more.

Candlewicking From The Past

Author : Sandie Meldrum
ISBN : OCLC:221642311
Genre : Candlewicking (Embroidery)
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Architecture Intl

Author : Nancy Solomon
ISBN : 1584711620
Genre : Architecture
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On the occasion of its 150th anniversary, the American Institute of Architects asked more than 70 contributors to examine the complex and evolving of the America's architects in shaping our cities and communities. Through essays, vignettes, and profiles, illustrated with more than 560 photographs, Architecture provides a look at the breath and depth of the architecture profession and points to the significant contributions architects have made in all aspects of society. Most important, the book demonstrates the value of applying "architectural thinking" to the many serious issues - from global warming and homeland security to accessibility and diversity - facing our world today.

Industrial Arts And Technology Past Present And Future

Author : American Industrial Arts Association
ISBN : PSU:000065388525
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The Log Home Book

Author : Arthur Thiede
ISBN : 9780879056711
Genre : House & Home
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New times and new techniques are continuing to grab hold of the log-home industry. The updates are incredible. The list of resources grows. And as architects and builders continue to revolutionize their designs, the style continues to gain momentum. Enter The Log Home Book. This vital resource showcases hundreds of innovations, from the blending of building materials to options for finishing, detailing, and decorating today's log homes. With bright, detailed pictures, this book is an inspiration to architects, builders, interior designers, and buyers.

Registration Of Textile Fabric Designs

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary
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Imagineering Automotive Designs

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On Type Designs Past And Present

Author : Stanley Morison
ISBN : LCCN:63002511
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Author : Eric Höweler
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Genre : Architecture
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"No building type captures the imagination as powerfully as the skyscraper. Since its unveiling in New York and Chicago over 100 years ago, the skyscraper has transformed the skyline of every major city from L.A. to Shanghai, Sao Paulo to San Francisco, and London to Kuala Lumpur. Eric Howeler has collected and organized over seventy skyscraper designs from the world's leading architects. The author's essays on the cultural, technological, and social factors governing skyscraper design serve as general introductions to thematic groupings of the best contemporary skyscrapers from the last decade."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Iconic Product Design

Author : Wolfgang Joensson
ISBN : 9781510761629
Genre : Design
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You will undoubtedly recognize quite a few of the products featured in this book—the Coca-Cola bottle, the Wester & Co pocket knife, the Kitchen Aid mixer, the Le Creuset Dutch oven, the Weber grill, the Bic cristal pen, the Rolodex address file, Kikkoman soy sauce bottles, the Kodak Instamatic, the Polaroid SX-70, the SONY Walkman, the Apple MacIntosh, and the Dyson air-multiplier. Maybe they were part of your childhood or represent your ideal in design; certainly, they will evoke a sense of the familiar. Iconic Product Design is an engaging and accessible presentation of the history of product design, providing an extensive catalog of the most memorable product designs of the past 150 years. More than 130 remarkable product designs from all areas, including household appliances, everyday objects, furniture, entertainment technology and office equipment, are presented in this collection. Accompanying the images are well-researched and charming vignettes about each product, with amusing insights and fun tidbits of information about its time and place. Each one informs how design has been influenced by changes in technology, science, and society. While these products were considered innovative at their inception, all have withstood the test of time and many are still, remarkably, in use today. ​Iconic Product Design is a comprehensive collection of iconic product design objects, chronologically organized from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to the present. Each spread of this richly illustrated book showcases the author’s representation of the chosen design, expressing its essence and capturing its spirit. In the introductory text, he shares his concept of the term iconicity to help the reader understand what makes these products stand out and why they are considered icons today.

A Century Of Design

Author : Penny Sparke
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Genre : Art
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Explores important style movements of the last hundred years and traces their development through profiles of the century's most influential designers

Machine Design

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Blueprints For America S Past

Author : Lisa C. Mullins
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Genre : Architecture
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Modern Jewellery Design

Author : Reinhold Ludwig
ISBN : 3897902923
Genre : Art
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This publication is a first, documenting the development of modern design in mass-produced jewellery from the post-war years to the present. An autonomous trend in jewellery - albeit related to modern art architecture and design - it has become establish

Thomas Proctor

Author : Thomas Proctor
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The book presents several of celebrated architect Thomas Proctor's California houses, tracing their history, inspiration and detailed design. This book opens the doors to the Los Angeles homes of architect Thomas Proctor. Admired for his knowledge of classical architecture, Proctor has long been respected for his devotion to creating houses that are at once artful and poetic, imaginatively conceived, and beautifully designed and detailed. Through his work, he seeks inspiration from the past in the creation of houses for today. Proctor designs exemplary houses in that they are rooted in both the larger classical tradition and the specific, particular architectural traditions of California. The introduction presents Proctor's personal architectural history and his philosophy of design alongside images that present the sources of his inspiration. The houses featured will be documented through narrative, design drawings, and photographs. A final chapter shows particular architectural vignettes, details, and ornaments that illustrate Proctor's understanding of classicism as a source of both inspiration and invention in the creation of an architecture that is both ancient and new

Inverse Design And Optimisation Methods

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Furniture Past Present

Author : Louise Ade Boger
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