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Portugali, Nili
In this book Nili Portugali, presents her particular interpretation of the holistic-phenomenological worldview in theory and in practice, a worldview which stands in recent years at the forefront of the scientific discourse, and is tightly related to Buddhist philosophy. The purpose of architecture is first and foremost to create a human environment for human beings. The real challenge of current architectural practice is to make the best use of the potential inherent in our modern technological age. Yet, modern society has lost the value of man and thus created a feeling of alienation between man and the environment. Contemporary architecture sought to dissociate itself from the world of emotions and connect the design process to the world of ideas, thus creating a rational relation between building and man, devoid of any emotion. Portugali argues that in order to change the feeling of the environment and create places and buildings we really feel 'at home' and want to live in, what is needed is not a change of style or fashion, but a transformation of the mechanistic worldview underlying current thought and approaches. Based on Christopher Alexander's basic assumption that behind human architecture there are universal and eternal codes common to us all as human beings, and that there is absolute truth underlying beauty and comfort, Portugali demonstrates how this approach, as well as her unique planning process stemming from it (based on the way things actually exist already on site) generates that common spiritual experience people undergo in buildings endowed with soul, no matter where or from what culture they come from. That she demonstrates through a variety of her buildings and projects (with over 600 color illustrations and drawings), in relation to the physical, cultural and social reality of the place they were planned and built on, an Israeli reality which reflects a unique interface between the orient and the west, a cultural interface she personally represents.245pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2006, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 3936681058
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Inventory #21057
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.60 approx. - € 34.80 approx.)
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Maple and Co.
Three fold illustrated leaflet illustrating and detailing item price per room.No date circa 1925.Overall size 19 inches by 12 inches.
Maple and Co., 0, , Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . Pamphlet. .
ISBN:
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Inventory #26568
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Kincheloe, Joe L. And Steinberg, Shirley
This work makes accessible and practicable some of the best theoretical innovation in critical pedagogy of the last decade. Issues of knowledge are explored as the authors consider how an integration of popular culture and cultural studies into the lesson plan can enrich and re-invigorate the learning experience. These essays, ranging widely in topic and educational level, are based in theory but are practice-oriented. In translating this theory, the contributors provide educators with techniques which will inform rather than oppress classroom skills. 274pp.
Routledge, 1998, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415918421
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Inventory #28933
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Brake, Ted
Corners slightly bumped. Edges of D/J very slightly creased. 446pp.
Lawrence & Wishart, 1985, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0853155801
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Inventory #22408
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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Edietd By Grant, David and Oswick, Cliff
One page with highlighting.
Sage Publications, 1996, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0803976305
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Inventory #29423
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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