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Sack, Manfred
This text is in English and German. Shortly after the navy had given up its Flensburg Fjord base, a group of developers acquired the site which comprises 7 hectares of land and 5.5 hectares of water. The group developed an urban quarter here and called it 'Sonwik', from the north Frisian words 'Son' (sun) and 'Wik' (bay). Its principal attraction is a housing estate, unique in Germany, which consists of 20 water-houses painted in vibrant colour. They are placed in loose series on a right angle by a jetty, at the same time forming the outer framework for a large marina for 400 sailing boats and yachts. Most of the former navy buildings on the wide green promenade have now been converted for civilian use - under the eyes of the monument-protection authorities and with great skill and sensitivity. The red brick buildings date from the first third of the 20th century, and now accommodate apartments, offices, shops, cafes and businesses related to water sports. The row of buildings is about 500m long, and is complemented, in urban development terms, by two taller buildings that at the same time mark the unmistakable entrance to this attractive site. They were designed by the Hamburg architects APB, who won the competition for them. However, the special feature are the 20 houses standing in the water, designed by the Flensburg practice of Asmussen & Partner. Each of them was built on a reinforced concrete platform placed about 2m above water level, using a two-storey timber-post structure. The owners were able to structure their own floor plans and equally - following a canon established as a matter of principle - the size and position of some windows. In addition to the roof terrace and private mooring 'cellar', the striking characteristic of these buildings are their colours - red, blue, orange and yellow - which are visible from a great distance. 59pp
Edition Axel Menges, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 9783932565618
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Inventory #20022
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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Griffiths, Paul
N.B. Edges of D/J very slightly rubbed. 240pp.
Thames and Hudson, 1983, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 050001311X
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Inventory #29782
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 15.00 approx. - € 13.25 approx.)
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Snively, Commander Sheri
War exposes the divide between who we think we are and how we behave in extreme situations. Sheri Snively, who served as a Quaker chaplain with the U.S. Navy, has crafted a vivid, unsettling, and ultimately hopeful personal account of the effects of the Iraq war on soldiers and civilians in "Heaven in the Midst of Hell". As she served with the Marines working amid the boredom, ten-sion, and seemingly meaningless carnage at a trauma hospital between Ramadi and Fallujah, Commander Snively experienced first-hand the grim reality of combat. As she recounts the way she and the soldiers around her experience war, she negotiates a compassionate path to healing - marked not by formulaic answers, but by an open and questioning spirit. Illustrated with the author's own evocative photographs, this is a compelling and unforgettable journey into the human soul. 263pp.n.b.Front d/j slightly marked.
Raven Oaks Press, 2010, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9780981992600
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Inventory #23869
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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Benjamin, Andrew
Best known for his work The Postmodern Condition , Jean-Francois Lyotard is one of the leading figures in contemporary French philosophy. This is the first collection of articles to offer an estimation and critique of his work. While the various chapters deal with different aspects of Lyotard's writings, they are all concerned with the question of judgement. The importance to Lyotard of judgement, and how it is to be judged, is a recurrent theme throughout the entire range of his work. It is particularly evident in his continuing engagement with the work of Kant. Lyotard's own essay, Sensus Communis , which opens this volume, investigates through Kant the presuppositions of judgement. Other essays variously consider how in his writings Lyotard has rendered problematic existing forms of aesthetic, ethical, legal and political judgement. Judging Lyotard is an important collection that will re-introduce Lyotard to English-speaking audiences. 211pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Crease to spine.
Routledge, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415052572
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Inventory #25188
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 15.00 approx. - € 13.25 approx.)
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8 page illustrated folded promotional card for exhibition 15 febrraio - 6 marzo 1977.Text in Italian
Galleria Comanducci, 1977, Card Covers, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . Pamphlet. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
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Inventory #26560
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.00 approx. - € 5.30 approx.)
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