Author: Jane Bingham
Publisher: Raintree Publishers
ISBN: 9781406212297
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Architecture from the Author: Jane Bingham. This series shows children how to 'read' a specific art form, such as music, performance, visual arts or textual arts. Activity pages are included to reinforce and develop learning.

Architects And Intellectual Culture In Post Restoration England

Author: Matthew Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019252853X
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Architects And Intellectual Culture In Post Restoration England from the Author: Matthew Walker. Architects, Builders, and Intellectual Culture in Restoration England charts the moment when well-educated, well-resourced, English intellectuals first became interested in classical architecture in substantial numbers. This occurred after the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 and involved people such as John Evelyn, Robert Hooke, Sir Christopher Wren, and Roger North. Matthew Walker explores how these figures treated architecture as a subject of intellectual enquiry, either as writers, as designers of buildings, or as both. In four substantial chapters it looks at how the architect was defined as a major intellectual figure, how architects acquired material that allowed them to define themselves as intellectually competent architects, how intellectual writers in the period handled knowledge of ancient architecture in their writing, and how the design process in architecture was conceived of in theoretical writing at the time. In all, Walker shows that the key to understanding English architectural culture at the time is to understand how architecture was handled as knowledge, and how architects were conceived of as collectors and producers of such knowledge. He also makes the claim that architecture was treated as an extremely serious and important area of intellectual enquiry, the result of which was that by the turn of the eighteenth century, architects and architectural writers could count themselves amongst England's intellectual and cultural elite.

Architecture Culture And Spirituality

Author: Thomas Barrie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317179013
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Architecture Culture And Spirituality from the Author: Thomas Barrie. Architecture has long been understood as a cultural discipline able to articulate the human condition and lift the human spirit, yet the spirituality of architecture is rarely directly addressed in academic scholarship. The seventeen chapters provide a diverse range of perspectives, grouped according to topical themes: Being in the World; Sacred, Secular, and the Contemporary Condition; Symbolic Engagements; Sacred Landscapes; and Spirituality and the Designed Environment. Even though the authors’ approach the subject from a range of disciplines and theoretical positions, all share interests in the need to rediscover, redefine, or reclaim the sacred in everyday experience, scholarly analysis, and design.

Islamic Law In Action

Author: Kristen Stilt
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191629820
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Islamic Law In Action from the Author: Kristen Stilt. A dynamic account of the practice of Islamic law, this book focuses on the actions of a particular legal official, the muhtasib, whose vast jurisdiction included all public behavior. In the cities of Cairo and neighboring Fustat during the Mamluk period (1250-1517), the men who held the position of muhtasib acted as regulators of markets and public spaces generally. They traversed their jurisdictions carrying out the duty to command right and forbid wrong, and were as much a part of the legal landscape as the better-known figures of judge and mufti. Taking directions from the rulers, the sultan foremost among them, they were also guided by legal doctrine as formulated by the jurists, combining these two sources of law in one face of authority. The daily workings of the law are illuminated by the reports of the muhtasib in the vivid Mamluk-era chronicles, which often also captured the responses of the individuals who encountered the official. The book is organized around actions taken by the muhtasib in the areas of Muslim devotional and pious practices; crimes and offenses; the management of Christians and Jews; market regulation and consumer protection; the specific markets for essential bread; currency and taxes; and public order. The case studies presented show that while legal doctrine was clearly relevant to the muhtasib's actions, the policy demands of the sultan were also quite significant, and rules from both sources of authority intersected with social, political, economic, and personal factors to create full and vibrant scenarios that reveal the practice of Islamic law.

The Sage Handbook Of Architectural Theory

Author: C. Greig Crysler
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473971160
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The Sage Handbook Of Architectural Theory from the Author: C. Greig Crysler. "Offers an intense scholarly experience in its comprehensiveness, its variety of voices and its formal organization... the editors took a risk, experimented and have delivered a much-needed resource that upends the status-quo." - Architectural Histories, journal of the European Architectural History Network "Architectural theory interweaves interdisciplinary understandings with different practices, intentions and ways of knowing. This handbook provides a lucid and comprehensive introduction to this challenging and shifting terrain, and will be of great interest to students, academics and practitioners alike." - Professor Iain Borden, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture "In this collection, architectural theory expands outward to interact with adjacent discourses such as sustainability, conservation, spatial practices, virtual technologies, and more. We have in The Handbook of Architectural Theory an example of the extreme generosity of architectural theory. It is a volume that designers and scholars of many stripes will welcome." - K. Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory, Harvard University The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory documents and builds upon the most innovative developments in architectural theory over the last two decades. Bringing into dialogue a range of geographically, institutionally and historically competing positions, it examines and explores parallel debates in related fields. The book is divided into eight sections: Power/Difference/Embodiment Aesthetics/Pleasure/Excess Nation/World/Spectacle History/Memory/Tradition Design/Production/Practice Science/Technology/Virtuality Nature/Ecology/Sustainability City/Metropolis/Territory. Creating openings for future lines of inquiry and establishing the basis for new directions for education, research and practice, the book is organized around specific case studies to provide a critical, interpretive and speculative enquiry into the relevant debates in architectural theory.

I T Architecture In Action

Author: Richard J. Reese
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477166864
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I T Architecture In Action from the Author: Richard J. Reese. This book is for business professionals interested in learning techniques for managing change in technology driven companies. It focuses on bridging business and I/T strategies through the Enterprise Architecture function. Unlike many books about I/T, it is not about building things. Rather, it is about what business people can do with what I/T produces. “My experience is that a balance between strict rigor and organic innovation works best. The book you are about to read, I/T Architecture in Action, describes this balance. The author, Richard J. Reese, has done a fine job of blending his own experience with industry trends and facts in a book that is not too technical, yet will appeal to technicians. As he says, this is a management book about technology, not a technology book that touches on management.” Diane Offereins, EVP/CTO Discover Financial Services LLC. An award winning leader in technology, Richard J. Reese is known for his ability to communicate technical topics to all levels of management. With nearly 30 years in I/T, he has worked as a senior leader in I/T Architecture for some of the largest companies in the world. Richard leads the Enterprise Architecture function at Discover Financial Services LLC (issuer of the Discover® Card). He served as Vice President, Enterprise Architecture for W.W. Grainger, Inc., and was an Applications Architect for United Airlines. As an IBM employee, Richard achieved the designation of Certified I/T Architect in 1992 and was elected to serve on the I/T Architect Certification Board in 1993. Richard received his MBA from Loyola University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s Degree in Quantitative Information Science from Western Illinois University.

Culture In A Post Secular Context

Author: Alan Thomson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630873020
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Culture In A Post Secular Context from the Author: Alan Thomson. Is culture a theologically neutral concept? The contemporary experts on culture--anthropologists and sociologists--argue that it is. Theologians and missiologists would seem to agree, given the extent of their reliance on anthropological and sociological definitions of culture. Yet, this appears a strange reliance given that presumed neutrality in the sciences is a consistently challenged assumption. It is stranger still given that so much theological energy has been expended on understanding and defining the human person in specifically theological as opposed to anthropological terms when culture is in some sense the expression of this personhood in corporate and material forms. This book argues that culture is not and has never been a theologically neutral concept; rather, it always expresses some theological posture and is therefore a term that naturally invites theological investigation. Going about this task is difficult however, in the face of a longterm reliance on the social sciences that seems to have starved the contemporary theological community of resources for defining culture. Against this it is argued that rich subterranean veins for such a task do exist within the recent tradition, most notably in the writings of John Milbank, Karl Barth, and Kwame Bediako.

Culture In Action

Author: Mary Jane Jacob
Publisher: Bay Pr
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Culture In Action from the Author: Mary Jane Jacob. The Chicago-based public art program "Culture in Action" took the art world by storm. "Culture in Action" will be discussed for years to come as a radical new model of an outreaching public art, and this book is the essential reader concerning the remarkable project.

Maya Imagery Architecture And Activity

Author: Kaylee R. Spencer
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826355803
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Maya Imagery Architecture And Activity from the Author: Kaylee R. Spencer. Maya Imagery, Architecture, and Activity privileges art historical perspectives in addressing the ways the ancient Maya organized, manipulated, created, interacted with, and conceived of the world around them. The Maya provide a particularly strong example of the ways in which the built and imaged environment are intentionally oriented relative to political, religious, economic, and other spatial constructs. In examining space, the contributors of this volume demonstrate the core interrelationships inherent in a wide variety of places and spaces, both concrete and abstract. They explore the links between spatial order and cosmic order and the possibility that such connections have sociopolitical consequences. This book will prove useful not just to Mayanists but to art historians in other fields and scholars from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, geography, and landscape architecture.