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Butler, Robert
In The Art of Darkness: Staging the Philip Pullman Trilogy, Robert Butler tells the story of this theatrical epic from first rehearsal to first night, taking the reader on a back stage journey of a production unrivalled in its narrative scope and staging. The Art of Darkness is a terrific account of how the magic of Philip Pullman's world of daemons, witches and armoured bears is created on stage in front of a live audience. A 'must have' extra for any fan of these incredible novels. N.B. Very slight crease to corners.118pp.
National Theatre/Oberon Books, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1840024143
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Inventory #23159
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 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 ($ 23.22 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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Handl, Gunther
This work provides a detailed analysis of international environmental legal principles and concepts, as well as public policy criteria of direct relevance to Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) operations in developing member countries. The study describes the international legal and public policy underpinning MDB's pursuit of sustainable development as a strategic development objective which is key not only to the quality of life of inhabitants of the countries concerned, but also to global economic prosperity. The bulk of legal rules, standards and guidelines, as well as of public policy notions, are reduced in this volume to a set of operationally meaningful principles and concepts for multilateral development banking. The book draws from a vast range of source materials and extends from international conventional law (multilateral, bilateral), customary legal principles, Agenda 21 and other formally non-binding instruments or documents, to practices and standards of international financial institutions. The issues addressed include accountability and empowerment (which include access to information, environmental impact assessment, and public participation); the social impact of MDB operations (such as involuntary resettlement, treatment of indigenous populations); the effectiveness of environmental protection measures (such as environmental monitoring and environmental audits); and the impact on certain environmental resources. This overview of the environmental policy objectives and criteria applicable to multilateral development banking should be welcomed by policy-makers, environmentalists, lawyers, scholars, stakeholders in development projects, and many others. 210pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041198075
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Inventory #14916
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 32.25 approx. - € 27.63 approx.)
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Haldane, Elizabeth S.
A biographical study on the life of Descartes. 398pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Thoemmes Press, 1992, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. Reprint. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1855061511
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Inventory #24680
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 38.70 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Woofenden, William Ross
For more than 250 years, followers of scientist and visionary Emanuel Swedenborg have been translating and commenting on his writings. This newly-updated reference work is the only comprehensive reference not only to Swedenborg's published and unpublished writings, but to the body of research and collateral literature about him. This book includes a summary of Swedenborg's theology and a glossary. 511pp. N.B. Bottom corners of boards and D/J slightly bumped.
Swedenborg Foundation, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. Revised Second Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9780877853275
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Inventory #23923
Price: £ 17.50 GBP ($ 22.58 approx. - € 19.34 approx.)
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