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Stevens, Janice and Hunter, Pat
Follows the path of El Camino Real, stretching from the San Joaquin and Salinas Valleys, through the rugged coastlines of Monterey and San Francisco, and inland to Sonoma. This title reveals founding hero Father Junipero Serra's pioneering labours, the conquest of the land's agricultural wealth, and California's painful transfers from the Indians. 130pp.
Craven Street Books, 2010, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781884995644
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Inventory #27437
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 17.13 approx. - € 14.13 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 ($ 27.40 approx. - € 22.60 approx.)
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Nichols, Frederick Doveton (editor)
N.B. Mark to bottom left corner of rear cover with very small amount of damage where a label has been removed. Previous owners bookplate and inscription to inside of front cover. 49pp.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, 1988, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Third Printing. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0813903289
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Inventory #24303
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.70 approx. - € 11.30 approx.)
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Roberts-Jones, Philippe
Europe at the end of the 19th century was a time of upheaval and tension, particularly in art and culture. Art nouveau, symbolism and decadent art were an assault on the traditional, and Brussels found itself at the core of these innovations. This book provides a history of this cultural milieu. Head and tail of spine and D/J spine slightly bumped. 279pp.
Evergreen, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First British Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 3822870234
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Inventory #22485
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 20.55 approx. - € 16.95 approx.)
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Werner, Frank R.
Hans Dieter Schaal is already something of a cultural institution in Germany. Trained as an architect, he always operates outside the "mainstream", designing and realizing stage sets, sculptures, cemeteries, parks, squares, spatial installations or book projects, which are often trend setters in their own field. In the last 10 years, Schaal has established a focal point that seems to be the sum of all his themes: exhibition architecture. He has provided expansive installations for the broadest possible range of exhibition subjects in such high-volume buildings as the Martin-Gropius-Bau or the Zeughaus in Berlin, the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn, the Kunstvereinsgebaude in Stuttgart, the Deutsches Postmuseum in Frankfurt am Main or the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. His work was never mere "exhibition design" in these cases. Instead of this he was always concerned to tell spatial stories about the exhibits or their historical background. Of course he was able to draw on his experience in stage-set design here. Admittedly Schaal would not be Schaal, if he were not to use the whole stock of ideas from his decades of "lateral thinking" or his insatiable search for archetypes and images. On occasions this has meant that Schaal's exhibitions were admired simply because of their spatial sensations. It was only the very few people who were prepared to analyse the extraordinarily extensive and complex work more profoundly who found a carefully established subliminal relationship network of selected motifs running through all his exhibition installations like a central theme. Sometimes they come from his own early work, sometimes from literary or cinematic finds, then again from psychological-philosophical footnotes or even private obsessions. Such image particles constitute a thought-edifice - perhaps comparable only with Aby Warburg's legendary picture archive - which breaks right through the bounds of traditional exhibition architecture. 159pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 1999, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 3930698714
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Inventory #23904
Price: £ 25.00 GBP ($ 34.25 approx. - € 28.25 approx.)
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