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Edited By Muso,Ignazio
It is universally recognised that Venice and its lagoon are of such value that they constitute an international public good that must be preserved for humanity as a whole. But such an ambitious task requires a diversified, sustainable set of economic activities, mostly focused on the production of services and non-material goods. This complex issue is analyzed using different approaches, with a discussion of the case of Venice as an example of some of the most relevant problems concerning the relation between the environment and development in the contemporary world: the trade-off between preserving an ecosystem and considering it as an economic resource; the evolution of different urban growth scenarios and the preservation of a physical habitat; the role of immaterial production in urban economic development; the nature of tourism as a sustainable activity, considered from both from the environmental and cultural angles; the institutional aspect of governing a process of sustainable urban development. 269pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792364589
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Inventory #14497
Price: £ 45.00 GBP ($ 58.64 approx. - € 49.73 approx.)
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Edited By Gustafson, Paula
Canada's ceramists, tapestry weavers and other craft artists are recognised amongst the world's finest artisans. The inaugural edition of a three-volume series, Craft Perception and Practice celebrates the excellence of Canadian crafts by bringing together 24 essays and critical commentaries by 16 independent critics and curators, professional artists, art historians and studio instructors. Highly readable texts by internationally published authors Glenn Allison, Amy Gogarty, Paula Gustafson, Paul Mathieu, Gil McElroy and Anne McPherson -- as well as by noted Canadian painter Mary Pratt -- discuss the conceptual, social, and cultural significance of craft media. The essays engage linguistic and feminist theories, and consider aspects of tactile, sensual and tacit knowledge in the context of works by a distinguished group of Canadian craft artists that includes Prix Saidye Bronfman Award winners Steven Heinemann and Leopold L Foulem. 218pp.
Ronsdale Press, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0921870949
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Inventory #24205
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Stankiewicz, W. J.
This book gathers together a selection of the core materials from a lifetime of writing by one of the more eminent political philosophers of our time. Written in lucid prose, this volume can be appreciated by both the professional political scientist and the educated layman. The selections are arranged under (a) values such as liberty, equality, tolerance, justice, the common good; (b) concepts such as authority, sovereignty, the social contract and natural law; and (c) major political ideologies. The result is an extended commentary on today's crucial issues: social change, violence, coercion and political participation. For Stankiewicz, the main concern of political theory is to "establish principles relevant to the public good and to uphold the tradition of the public philosophy of civility". His writings show a remarkable assimilation of the classical body of political theory -- from Plato to Dewey -- the recognition of its tradition and beauty and of its historic role in human affairs. His neo-classical philosophy combats the ills of our society emanating from hedonistic liberalism, such as the pursuit of group rights, anti-authority stances, identity politics and the irrationalism of present-day political correctness. The volume contains numerous examples of his 'crossing swords' with thinkers of various persuasions, such as Leszek Kolakowski, C.B. Macpherson and Jacques Maritain. 543pp.
Ronsdale Press & Vancouver Holocaust Education Society, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0921870841
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Inventory #10376
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Tuli, Neville
Contents of this title includes: India: Where Lies Her Genius; A Historical Epic: India in the Making 1757-1950 Detailed Contents; Selected Bibliography; Selected Biographies; Filmographies; Art as Investment; Index of Lots; Explanation of Cataloguing Terms; Abbreviations; Part One (Lots 1-34) - Divided Battles & an Uprising in Search of Independence 1757-1857; Part Two (Lots 35-76) - From Princely Durbars to a New Responsibility for Swaraj 1858-1918; Part Three (Lots 77 - 102) - Love, Idealism & the Truth of Ahimsa Amid the Constancy of Violence 1919-41; Part Four (Lots 103 - 151) - From Quit India to the Republic of Another India 1941-50; 286pp. N.B. Bottom corners of covers bumped.
Mapin Publishing, 2002, Card Covers, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1890206512
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Inventory #28105
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Chao, Sonia R.; Abramson, Trevor
Tracing the history and success of Kohn Pedersen Fox. With colour photographs throughout.351pp.
Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated, 1987, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . First U.S. Paperback Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0847807495
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Inventory #4147
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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