The Craftsman And The Critic

Author : Beverly Kay Brandt
ISBN : 1558496777
Genre : Art
File Size : 40.92 MB
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When English craftsman, poet, and socialist William Morris advised consumers in the 1880s to "have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful," he prompted a movement for design reform in Britain, Europe, and America. Championing Morris's views, the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston led the quest for "usefulness and beauty" in the United States. As the oldest arts and crafts organization in the country, it exerted considerable influence. Among the Boston reformers were design critics, whose profession became increasingly important in the nineteenth century. Many of them--including a number of prominent women--were also architects, designers, craft workers, educators, and theorists. Their views on design reform were substantive and often controversial. This richly illustrated book explores the interaction of craft workers and critics as they collaborated to improve the quality of the living and working environment in Boston and across the United States. Beverly K. Brandt examines multiple overlapping topics--the evolution of the profession of design criticism in the nineteenth century; Boston in the "Gilded Age" as a center for reform, epitomized by the Aesthetic and the Arts and Crafts movements; the formative years of the Society of Arts and Crafts (1897-1917); key personalities associated with that organization; the theoretical underpinnings of the Arts and Crafts movement; and a diaspora of Boston reformers who left the city to promote usefulness and beauty across the country and abroad. In an epilogue, she discusses the Arts and Crafts revival which has flourished since the 1970s and contemplates why the search for usefulness and beauty continues to resonate today.
Category: Art

The American Federationist

Author : Samuel Gompers
ISBN : UOM:39015034112790
Genre : Labor unions
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Includes separately paged "Junior union section."
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Trade Union Ideals

Author : Frank Keyes Foster
ISBN : UIUC:30112112038242
Genre : Labor unions
File Size : 78.85 MB
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Category: Labor unions

Vanity Karma

Author : Jayadvaita Swami
ISBN : 9780892134465
Genre : Religion
File Size : 66.72 MB
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What is life for? What may give it meaning? Does it have any meaning at all? A sage in ancient Israel brooded over these questions. In ancient India, too, such questions drove a despairing warrior to seek answers from his divine friend Krishna. The thoughts of the sage became the wisdom book Ecclesiastes; those of Krishna, the Bhagavad-gītā. Their wisdom speaks to our deepest concerns. In Vanity Karma, wisdom meets wisdom as these two perennial classics come together, both offering us profound understanding. And a deep and authentic spiritual understanding, we may find, can infuse our lives with meaning and with joy. Vanity Karma brings you on a journey through the full text of Ecclesiastes, a journey illuminated by traditional biblical scholarship, insights from the Bhagavad-gītā, a dash of autobiography, and a steady spiritual focus.
Category: Religion

Encyclopedia Of Reincarnation And Karma

Author : Norman C. McClelland
ISBN : 9780786456758
Genre : Religion
File Size : 24.55 MB
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Featuring over 1,200 topical entries arranged alphabetically, this encyclopedia provides diverse and detailed coverage of the related subjects of reincarnation and karma. Its in-depth examination ranges from ancient beliefs to those of the present, incorporating all relevant world cultures. A series of broad thematic entries cover foundational aspects while over a thousand highly focused entries deal with various societies and organizations which support the concepts of reincarnation and karma; specific religious groups, sects, and associations; key individuals both historic and modern; and re.
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Universal Yoga

Author : Prem Prakash
ISBN : 0936663480
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"Universal Yoga" is a prominent perennial classic for the world. It inspires us to understand the significance of life beyond our everyday world. This is the cosmic story of ourselves. It looks at our inner conflicts as well as our public opportunities, showing us how to contend with life and its obligations while achieving our ultimate destiny.