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The Past In Ruins

Author : David Gross
ISBN : 1558497595
Genre : History
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An examination of why some traditions have disappeared while others have survived.

Ruins Of The Past

Author : Travis W. Stanton
ISBN : UOM:39015073981840
Genre : Social Science
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From the Preclassic to the present, Maya peoples have continuously built, altered, abandoned, and re-used structures, imbuing them with new meanings at each transformation. RUINS OF THE PAST is the first volume to focus on how later Maya peoples perceived, used, and sometimes ritually destroyed ruins of structures built by ancestors.

Reviewing The Past

Author : Dr Somhegyi
ISBN : 9781786607621
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Though constantly in decay, ruins continue to fascinate the observer. Their still-standing survival is a loud affirmation of their presence, in which we can admire the struggle against the power of Nature aesthetically manifested during the decay. This volume takes a thematic approach to examining the aesthetics of ruins. It looks at the general aspects of architectural decay and its classical forms of admiration and then turns towards ruins from both classical and contemporary periods, from both Western and non-Western areas, and with examples from "high art" as well as popular culture. Combining the methodologies of art history, aesthetics and cultural history, this book opens up new ways of looking at the phenomenon of ruins.

China From The Ruins Of Athens And Rome

Author : Chris Murray
ISBN : 9780198767015
Genre : History
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Fascinated and often baffled by China, Anglophone writers have turned to classics to provide interpretative paradigms and narrative shape to inform their understanding. This volume reveals key insights into British cosmopolitanism, which sought its bearings in the ancient past in encounters with Qing Dynasty China.

Ruin Memories

Author : Bjørnar Olsen
ISBN : 9781317695806
Genre : Social Science
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Since the nineteenth century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly victimized rapidly and made redundant. At the same time, processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely overlooked when compared to the research and social significance devoted to consumption and production. The outcome is a ruin landscape of derelict factories, closed shopping malls, overgrown bunkers and redundant mining towns; a ghostly world of decaying modern debris normally omitted from academic concerns and conventional histories. The archaeology of the recent or contemporary past has grown fast during the last decade. This development has been concurrent with a broader popular, artistic and scholarly interest in modern ruins in general. Ruin Memories explores how the ruins of modernity are conceived and assigned cultural value in contemporary academic and public discourses, reassesses the cultural and historical value of modern ruins and suggests possible means for reaffirming their cultural and historic significance. Crucial for this reassessment is a concern with decay and ruination, and with the role things play in expressing the neglected, unsuccessful and ineffable. Abandonment and ruination is usually understood negatively through the tropes of loss and deprivation; things are degraded and humiliated while the information, knowledge and memory embedded in them become lost along the way. Without even ignoring its many negative and traumatizing aspects, a main question addressed in this book is whether ruination also can be seen as an act of disclosure. If ruination disturbs the routinized and ready-to-hand, to what extent can it also be seen as a recovery of memory as exposing meanings and presences that perhaps are only possible to grasp at second hand when no longer immersed in their withdrawn and useful reality? Anybody interested in the archaeology of the contemporary past will find Ruin Memories an essential guide to the very latest theoretical research in this emerging field of archaeological thought.

Ruins Past

Author : Sabrina Ferri
ISBN : 0729411710
Genre : Italy
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In an era haunted by its past, modern Europe sought to break with the old; the future and the new became the ideal. In Italy however, where the remains of the past dominated the landscape, ruins were a token both of decadence and of the inspiring legacy of tradition. Sabrina Ferri proposes a counter-narrative to the European story of progress by focusing on the often-marginalized and distinctive case of Italy. For Italians, ruins uncovered the creative potential of the past, transforming it into an inexhaustible source of philosophical speculation and poetic invention whilst simultaneously symbolizing decay, loss and melancholy. Focusing on the representation of ruins by Italian writers, scientists, and artists between the mid-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Sabrina Ferri explores the culture of the period and traces Italy's complex relationship with its past. Combining the analysis of major works, from Vico's New science to Leopardi's Canti, with that of archival sources and little-studied materials such as scientific travel journals, letters, and political essays, the author reveals how: the ruin became a figure for Italy's uneasy transition into modernity; the interplay between reflections on the processes of history and speculations on the laws of nature shaped the country's sense of the past and its vision of the future; the convergence of narratives depicting historical and natural change influenced both the creative arts and the emerging sciences of geology, biology, and archaeology; the temporal crisis at the dawn of the nineteenth century called into question traditional models for investigating the past and understanding the present.

Lessons From The Past Famous Archaeologists Artifacts And Ruins World Geography Book Social Studies Grade 5 Children S Geography Cultures Books

Author : Baby Professor
ISBN : 9781541951754
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Because this book is inline with fifth grade curriculum, you know that whatever knowledge your child absorbs will be directly reflected in his/her academic performance. This educational book talks about archaeologists - what they do and the tools they use. It also discusses the kind of information archaeologists can gather from artifacts and ruins. Get a copy now.

Ruins Of Many Lands

Author : Nicholas Michell
ISBN : UCAL:$B165924
Genre : English poetry
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A long poem describing the archaeological remains of such places as Egypt, Athens, Jerusalem, and much more.

The Works Of Shoshee Chunder Dutt The Ruins Of The Old World Read As Milestones Of Civilization Bengal An Account Of The Country From The Earliest Times

Author : Shoshee Chunder Dutt
ISBN : UCAL:B3058959
Genre : History
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The City And The Wilderness

Author : Arash Khazeni
ISBN : 9780520289680
Genre : History
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The City and the Wilderness recounts the journeys and microhistories of Indo-Persian travelers across the Indian Ocean and their encounters with the Burmese Kingdom and its littoral at the turn of the nineteenth century. As Mughal sovereignty waned under British colonial rule, Indo-Persian travelers and intermediaries linked to the East India Company explored and surveyed the Burmese Empire, inscribing it as a forest landscape and Buddhist kingdom at the crossroads of South and Southeast Asia. Based on colonial Persian travel books and narratives in which Indo-Persian knowledge and perceptions of the wondrous edges of the Indian Ocean merged with Orientalist pursuits, The City and the Wilderness uncovers fading histories of inter-Asian crossings and exchanges at the ends of the Mughal world.

Ruins Of Sacred And Historic Lands Babylon Nineveh C

Author : Ruins
ISBN : OXFORD:600024032
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Ruins Of Sacred And Historic Lands

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ISBN : NYPL:33433082505367
Genre : Antiquities
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Ruins Of Many Lands A Poem

Author : Nicholas Michell
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Dating Pueblo Bonito And Other Ruins Of The Southwest

Author : Andrew Ellicott Douglass
ISBN : UCAL:B4505766
Genre : Dendrochronology
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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.

Falling Monuments Reluctant Ruins

Author : Hilton Judin
ISBN : 9781776146697
Genre : History
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This edited collection looks at ruins and vacant buildings as part of South Africa’s oppressive history of colonialism and apartheid and ways in which the past persists into the present

Rambles In Yucatan Including A Visit To The Remarkable Ruins Of Chi Chen Kabah Zayi Uxmal Etc 4 Ed

Author : B ..... M ..... Norman
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The Ruins Revisited And The World Story Retold

Author : S. F. Walker
ISBN : NYPL:33433081596680
Genre : History, Ancient
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Handbook For The Ruins And Museums Of Rome

Author : Emil Braun
ISBN : HARVARD:HX6E6L
Genre : Museums
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The Ruins Of Egyptian Thebes

Author : Samuel Harvey Reynolds
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016765179
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