Early Christianity and Classical Culture: Comparative Studies in Honor of Abraham J. Malherbe (Novum Testamentum. Supplements)
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Early Christianity and Classical Culture: (Novum Testamentum. Supplements)

This volume contains 28 essays in honor of Abraham J. Malherbe, whose work has been especially influential in exploring modes of cultural interaction between early Jews and Christians and their Graeco-Roman neighbours. Following an introductory essay on the problems inherent to such comparative studies in the history of New Testament scholarship, the essays are grouped into five topic areas: Graphos -- semantics and writing, Ethos --...

Architecture in Europe Since 1968: Memory and Invention
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Architecture in Europe Since 1968: Memory and Invention

This work, winner of the 1992 American Institute of Architects Award, surveys two and a half decades of architectural projects in Europe. It begins with the completion of the first commissions embodying the ideas that sprang out of the exuberant events of 1968, and ends with the official unification of Europe. It contributes to contemporary debates on architecture and should be useful as a source reference.

Building Construction Illustrated
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Building Construction Illustrated

This classic title has been completely revised and now incorporates new information on concrete, steel and glazing technology; energy efficiency in buildings; moisture and thermal protection; natural lighting; masonry; and other topics. The organization of the text is according to a building's major components and systems. Presents material and structural choices available to the designer, how these choices affect a building's form a...

Wonderland: Manual for Emerging Architects
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Wonderland: Manual for Emerging Architects

During the first five years of a new architectural practice, typical problems arise that have to be managed. Based on the reports of young architectural practices, which were gathered in workshops throughout Europe, this manual analyzes commonly observed and frequent issues, and offers approaches to resolving them. What is special: the approaches were developed from daily working experience, and can be realistically implemented, not ...

Viking Rus: Studies on the Presence of Scandinavians in Eastern Europe
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Viking Rus: Studies on the Presence of Scandinavians in Eastern Europe

This volume deals with one of the most controversial issues in writings about early medieval history: the presence of Scandinavians, known as Rus, and their impact on Eastern Europe during the Viking Age. These studies give for the first time an extensive and detailed picture of the Norse population in the East by using, besides written narratives, a wide range of archaeological sources. The seven chapters survey the background, then...

Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration
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Building Louisiana: The Legacy of the Public Works Administration

A great history and catalogue of PWA projects in Louisiana. Especially relevant given the need for extensive public works infrastructure in post-flood New Orleans/Southeast Louisiana, and the recent focus by the Obama Adminstration for a 'Green New Deal' for the entire country. The book also focuses on the cultural infrastructure built by PWA-- such as schools and libraries-- in addition to basic public works infrastructure like road...

Goddesses And Women In The Indic Religious Tradition (Brill's Indological Library, V. 24)
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Goddesses And Women In The Indic Religious Tradition

Goddesses and Women in the Indic Religious Tradition goes beyond the traditional sources that lie at the basis for determining the position of goddesses and women in India. Following the lead of a "hermeneutics of surprise" the book identifies, indeed, surprising new material - and conclusions; for example the analysis of Vedic Śrauta ritual. Or by offering surprising conclusions, when the location is obviously one involving women an...

How Drawings Work: A User-Friendly Theory
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How Drawings Work: A User-Friendly Theory

"No need to be an architect to appreciate this erudite, illustrated exploration of communication through drawing. Susan Piedmont-Palladino critically analyzes drawing types, purposes, pitfalls and history, from cave art to digital modeling. Yet her insightful, intellectually rigorous writing, often punctuated with 'just-between-you-and-me' asides, is witty and charmingly conversational."

Painting Pastel Landscapes
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Painting Pastel Landscapes

Written by pastel expert and former S.A.A President Jeremy Ford, this gorgeous book is packed full of chalk pastel techniques and inspiring step-by-step projects. It starts with the basics, such as mark-making and blending, through using colour and tone and creating skyscapes, to more advanced techniques including successfully creating depth and perspective. The book builds in difficulty, interspersing the tips and techniques with fi...