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Wefing, Heinrich
This book features text in English and German. The Neues Haus, the new building for the Munchner Kammerspiele, is not a big building in any sense. The plot of land not far from Maximilian-strasse, whose greatest advantage is its proximity to Richard Riemerschmied's Schauspielhaus, is only about 1000 m2 in area. The most important quality of the design is in fact that it accepts the modesty of its role. The new building subordinates itself to the main Kammerspiele building, and manages without lavish foyers and extensive prestigious areas. The Neues Haus is a servant building, a place where work is done. A hasty passer-by would see the building simply as a white cube, reticent and introverted. Given the serene mastery of the brief and the architectural resources, one is almost inclined to call it a work of Peichl's old age, combining his love of clear volumes with a sovereign grasp of technical requirements. Like the silvery-sparkling ORF studios, the ground radio station in Styria and the liner-like phosphate elimination plant in Berlin before it, the Neues Haus is also crammed full of technology. It contains three stages, and two of them can be used at the same time. The largest playing area is elaborately equipped with gallery and under-stage; it is therefore intended as the main rehearsal area in future. The two large auditoriums are stacked one above the other like shoe-boxes and form a massive hollow core surrounded by all the service functions. The interior is dominated by a plainness that oscillates between poverty and asceticism. The corridors and foyers are narrow, the stairs simple, and the interval areas positively sparse. The only opulent feature is the splendid technical equipment. Peichl's handwriting can be seen in the treatment of the details and his ingenious practice of self-quotation. Many of the motifs are reminiscent of earlier projects, and of course the typical portholes, spiral staircases and railings made of steel hawsers crop up again, all Peichl's usual maritime metaphors. In this way, he has produced a building whose cool elegance reveals scarcely anything of its inner values. 55pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 3930698439
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Inventory #20029
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.22 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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Place,Francis
Facsimile reprint of original work with an introduction demonstrating Francis Place as the Founder of the Modern Birth Control Movement together with Unpublished letters of Place on Birth Control,Coleridge's Criticisms of Malthus' Views on Birth Control.Critical and textual notes by Norman E.Himes.354pp.
Augustus M. Kelley, 1967, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Facsimile Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #17923
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Joekes, Susan
In this book, emerging long-term trends in the world economy are analysed to show their effect on the economic position of women in developing countries. Stressing the interlinkages between the macro and micro levels of the economy, the book approaches the subject from the perspective of both wage earning women and those in roles of unpaid labour such as housework and farmwork. The book provides the first methodological synthesis of these approaches to portray women in developing countries as active participants in development. Analysing the employment trends for women by geographical region and by sector the author assesses how the emergence of a modern international economy has affected the economic position of women. 161pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Oxford University Press, 1989, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall.
ISBN: 0195063155
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Inventory #26599
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.45 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Rossotti, Renzo
144pp.
Accademia Vis Vitalis, 2009, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9788896374016
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Inventory #25274
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Tillotson, John
376pp.
AMS Press, 1972, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. First Edition with This Publisher. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0404064590
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Inventory #22027
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.45 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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