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Harker, Santiago; Guerra Curvelo, Weildler
The Wayuu are one of the few ethnic groups throughout the American continent to have succesfully resisted European domination.Descendants of the Arawak Indians of the Guyanas,the Wayuu were,in pre Columbian times,a nomadic tribe of hunters and gatherers.Today they are a semi-nomadic community of shepherds who inhabit the Columbian peninsula of La Guajira,the most desolate and barren territory in the entire Caribbean. Rear d/j slightly marked.192pp.
Villegas Editores, 1998, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9589393470
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Inventory #12798
Price: £ 35.00 GBP ($ 45.61 approx. - € 38.68 approx.)
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Lismer Bridges, Marjorie
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Slight chipping to head of D/J spine. Slight fading to D/J. 156pp.
Red Rock Publishing Co. Limited, 1977, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Printing. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0920178049
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Inventory #26999
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 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 ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Edited By Hall, Victor E.
University of Glasgow stamp on front of d/j. Some rubbing and small tears to corners and edges of d/j. University stamp on page 787 and on bottom edges of pages. D/j marked. 787pp.
Annual Reviews Inc., 1969, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Poor. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #21443
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Edited By Coward, Harold and Maguire, Daniel C.
N.B. Previous owners inscription to half title page. 234pp.
State University of New York Press, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0791444589
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Inventory #24524
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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