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Pearson, Alexander
198pp. N.B. Previous owners pencil inscription to ffep.
Titus Wilson, 1987, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1870898001
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Inventory #27944
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Olver, Ian N.
This is an original contribution to the much debated area of the value that we should place on human life. With the euthanasia issue highlighted in the public arena this book argues for a non-absolutist highest value on life ethic and how that fits with society's current emphasis on individual autonomy. Not only are the arguments for and against placing a highest value on life explored but the way of arguing particularly the use of slippery slopes is discussed. By the use of everyday examples the impact of placing a high value on life is explored. A futuristic intensive care ward round illustrates the ethical and resource issues with which we would be challenged in adopting a highest value on life policy for medical decisions. This book will be useful for students of ethics, nursing and medicine as well as those engaged in the public debate on euthanasia. 165pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 140201029X
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Inventory #14637
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.15 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Muck, Hans-Dieter;Bayerische Vereinsbank;Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg
211pp.
Bayerische Vereinsbank, 1990, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 3875165136
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Inventory #18696
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Foreward By King, Edward
71pp.
Lakeland Arts Trust, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1902498070
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Inventory #21066
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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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 ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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