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Brantlinger, Patrick
An introduction to the field of cultural studies, which charts the subject's development in both Britain and the USA. The text investigates the establishment of cultural history, and examines the contribution of structuralism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, phenomenology and critical theory. Slightly twisted.212pp.
Routledge, 1990, Paperback, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: . First Paperback Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0415902843
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Inventory #3666
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.00 approx. - € 5.30 approx.)
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Memon, Ayaz and Banerji, Ranjona
N.B. Head and tail of spine and D/J spine bumped.India 50: The Making of a Nation takes a contemporary look at India's growth since it won freedom from the British on August 15, 1947. In these pages are featured the events and people who have influenced the country over the decades, from 1947 to 1997, in politics, sport, films, glamour and social issues and concerns. The narration of most events is complemented by a comment from a distinguished writer or expert. Fresh, direct and distinctly unacademic in its approach, India 50 tells the story of a nation's journey into modernity and democracy. 255pp.
Book Quest Publishers, 1997, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. Second Impression. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 8186025065
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Inventory #28181
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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Ackerman, James S.
In this work, James Ackerman considers Michangelo's major designs. Included among others are the Medici chapel, the fortifications of Florence, the Farnese palace, the Basilica of St Peter's and the Capitoline Hill, in the context of comparable Renaissance structures. N.B. Corners slightly creased. 363pp.
Penguin Books, 1995, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
ISBN: 0140178686
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Inventory #23576
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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Vendrell, Captain J.
Corners slightly creased. Private library stamp on title page. 38pp.
Brown Son & Ferguson Ltd, 1977, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
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Inventory #21429
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.00 approx. - € 5.30 approx.)
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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 ($ 21.60 approx. - € 19.08 approx.)
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