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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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Edited By Henneman, John Bell
Biographies of leading Southern writers are explored, with emphasis on antebellum writers. Samples of their writing, including some complete short stories, are included. Among the writers represented are Edgar Allan Poe, William Gilmore Simms, John Pendleton Kennedy, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, Joel Chandler Harris, George Washington Cable and many others. 444pp.Slight bump to head of spine.
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . Facsimile Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1565549589
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Inventory #6488
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Feinstein, John
An account of the 2005 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament shares the stories of the players who competed for thirty coveted Q School positions, offering insight into their successes and failures as well as the event's grueling initial stages and finals. 343pp.
Little, Brown & Company, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780316014304
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Inventory #28511
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.22 approx. - € 9.86 approx.)
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Berlin, Z. David; Aster, Howard
The political left in Canada, like in many other countries, is undergoing dramatic change. Over the past few years, the New Democratic Party and other social groups associated with the left in Canada have been meeting in conferences, workshops, discussions. The unprecedented success of the Liberal party under Jean Chretien in winning a third majority government has challenged the viability of many movements and parties. This book is a collection of original essays by the most eminent thinkers associated with the New Democratic Party and the political left in Canada. 216pp.
BPR Publishers, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0889627797
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Inventory #11156
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.60 approx. - € 5.80 approx.)
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Dole, George F.
Is there really a hell? Should we be good simply to avoid punishment in the life hereafter? Just asking these questions theoretically doesn't get us far, George F Dole suggests, but examining the works of someone who has been there may help. Dole refers to Emanuel Swedenborg, the eighteenth-century Swedish scientist and statesman who over the last twenty-seven years of his life had the privileged status of an observer of non-physical worlds, including hell. Swedenborg wrote that we are unconscious residents of the spiritual world as well as the material world, and the hells he encountered have mirrors in our everyday lives.Within this framework, Dole examines questions about evil and hell that have plagued thinkers for centuries: Do we have freedom of choice? Do our spirits exist after death? Does an all-loving God condemn us to hell? If not, can we ourselves become irredeemably evil? What distinguishes Dole's approach to these questions is his open-mindedness and his hopefulness. "Freedom and Evil" brings us face to face with a God of mercy, and it is easy to believe, with Dole, that the gates of hell are not to keep people in but to keep people out. 190pp.
Chrysalis Books, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0877853991
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Inventory #23820
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.22 approx. - € 9.86 approx.)
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