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El Rawas, Mohamed
This is a much needed permanent source of reference as well as a unique introduction to the work of an outstanding artist.235 reproductions and accompanying text by the artist.237pp.
Saqi Books, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0863569099
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Inventory #15926
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Ostman, Ronald E.
Having unearthed caches of rare historic photographs of Cornell University, the authors offer readers a dazzling visual trek through a century of Cornell's history. The book features nearly 200 beautifully printed duotone photographs, comparing views from Cornell's past with identical scenes from the present day. A carefully researched, behind-the-scenes narrative describes the spectacular changes that have altered the face of the campus, and the captivating legends rooted within the gothic towers and gabled roofs. 158pp.Bottom right corners slightly rubbed.
Mcbooks Press Inc., 2003, Card Covers/Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1590130456
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Inventory #20396
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Potugali, Juval
Cities are often seen as symbols of order: the existence of city walls, fortified gates, palaces, temples, roads, pavements, highways, public institutions, city centers and residential areas is interpreted as indicating the existence of a central authority that plans and controls the city. On the other hand, the very same cities are also seen as symbols of chaos, disorder and spontaneous growth. The little winding streets and alleys, the mixture of physical structures, styles and human activities have often given the impression that cities, like forests, and other natural entities are organic structures - strange 'natural artefacts'. Tokyo is a good example for this dual nature of cities. When you first encounter it, you get the impression of chaos: old buildings with one or two storeys next to 30-, 40- or 50-storey skyscrapers; pedestrians, cars, trains moving in all directions, each with its own trajectory and so on. But then you realise that this seemingly chaotic structure provides a context for perfectly ordered human activities: trains leave and arrive as timetabled, their doors open at the exact points that are marked with yellow lines on the platforms, every morning after midnight fishermen bring their catch to Tokyo's big fish market, auctions are held, and by six o'clock in the morning this huge amount of sea food has already been distributed among thousands of restaurants all over the city. And if you look deeper you learn that the chaotic face of Tokyo is the pre-condition for its ordered and organised life. Complexity theory or self-organisation theory are umbrella terms for a set of theories that study the interplay between chaos and order. Originating in the sciences, these theories have been applied to the study of cities in the last three decades. They show that as in natural systems, in the artificial systems that we call cities, chaos and order do not stand in opposition to each other. Rather, they coexist in an ongoing interplay of circular causality: chaos is the precondition for new urban orders to emerge and then to reproduce themselves, whereas order and organisation set the boundaries within which chaotic structures and behaviours can take place.60pp.
Axel Menges, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9783936681277
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Inventory #20775
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Edited By Goo,Say;Arner,Douglas and Zhou,Zhongfei
In the wake of the Asian financial crisis that erupted in 1997, an intense scrutiny of the principles and standards of the world's financial system was inevitable. This book presents the insight and practical proposals of 25 experts, including economists, lawyers, bankers, academics and officials from international financial institutions. The contributions offered here were originally presented at a series of conferences sponsored in 1999 and 2000 by the Asian Institute of International Financial Law of the University of Hong Kong in collaboration with leading law faculties from five continents. The issues confronted in this book include the following: reform of domestic securities regulation; investment insurance and risk management; the role of pension funds; accounting standards; financing real estate and construction projects; global competitiveness in the financial sector; responsibility of private lenders; effective anti-money laundering measures; protection of emerging market economies; corporate governance; and institutional investors. 516pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041198628
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Inventory #15073
Price: £ 80.00 GBP ($ 105.60 approx. - € 92.80 approx.)
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Edited By Pascual, Anna Garcia
Doors with stained glass and decorated spaces with stained glass windows. All manufactured with the latest technologies and the up-to-date material. A variety of ideas and solutions in the decoration world for the professionals and the craftsmen of today. Full-colour photographs with graphics and additional sketches with an elaborated technical text. Text in Spanish and English. 95pp.
Idea Books, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 8482362135
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Inventory #26402
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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