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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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Ignatieff, Michael
N.B. Head and tail of spine and D/J spine bumped. Previous owners bookplate on front paste down. 191pp.
Elisabeth Sifton Books - Viking, 1987, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good/Price Clipped. First American Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0670810576
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Inventory #23520
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Addison, William
Head of d/j spine slightly chipped. D/J slightly faded. 192pp.
B.T. Batsford, 1982, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good/Price Clipped. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0713425644
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Inventory #21506
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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LeMoine, J. M.
N.B. Head and tail of spine and corners of boards slightly bumped. Slight fading to spine. Several small marks to boards. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Minor foxing to foredge of pages. Good tight binding. 380pp.
Dawson Bros, Dawson & Co., John W. Lovell, 1878, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #26510
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.60 approx. - € 34.80 approx.)
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Tricker, R. L.
The aim of this book is to provide a basic introduction as well as a background reference manual to fibre optic transmission for practising electronic and telecommunications engineers, technicians and students who would like to get to grips with this area of communications technology.161pp.Previous owner's bookplate inside cover.
Heinemann Newnes, 1989, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0434919780
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Inventory #19243
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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