A Foreshadowing Of 21st Century Art

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A Foreshadowing Of 21st Century Art

Author : Christopher Alexander
ISBN : UOM:39015032587266
Genre : Design
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Christopher Alexander owns what many now believe to be the finest collection of early Turkish carpets in the western world, with perhaps half being the only specimens of their kind anywhere. In this richly illustrated, oversized volume--featuring four hundred illustrations, eighty in full color--Alexander takes readers on an engaging tour of his fabulous collection. Readers will see a 13th-century Seljuk Carpet with Dragons, a 15th-century Animal Carpet, a scarlet-niched Transylvanian Prayer Rug, a turquoise Lattice Carpet from Alcaraz, a 16th-century blue Medallion Keyhole Design from Bergama, a rare 16th-century White Field Bird Carpet, the dazzling color and brilliant geometry of a 15th-century Karapinar with Three Gulls, and perhaps Alexander's favorite, a 15th-century Star Karapinar with Flowers (whose designs he describes as "the high point of all Sufi art, the state of liberation, in which the artist is so free, that he is able to be completely natural"). In addition, Alexander elaborates on his theory that these carpets teach structure to artists and architects through the beauty of their form. This lavishly produced volume makes an important contribution to the world of rug scholarship. Equally important, Alexander's thoughtful meditations on these pieces will fascinate the many architects, artists, and planners who follow his work.
Category: Design

The Love Of Nature And The End Of The World

Author : Shierry Weber Nicholsen
ISBN : 0262250438
Genre : Science
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A psychological exploration of how the love of nature can coexist in our psyches with apathy toward environmental destruction. Virtually everyone values some aspect of the natural world. Yet many people are surprisingly unconcerned about environmental issues, treating them as the province of special interest groups. Seeking to understand how our appreciation for the beauty of nature and our indifference to its destruction can coexist in us, Shierry Weber Nicholsen explores dimensions of our emotional experience with the natural world that are so deep and painful that they often remain unspoken. The Love of Nature and the End of the World is a gathering of meditations and collages. Its evocations of our emotional attachment to the natural world and the emotional impact of environmental deterioration are meant to encourage individual and collective reflection on a difficult dilemma. Nicholsen draws on work in environmental philosophy and ecopsychology; the writings of psychoanalytic thinkers such as Wilfred Bion, Donald Meltzer, and D. W. Winnicott; and ideas from Buddhist and Sufi traditions. She shows how our emotional responses to the vulnerabilities of the natural world range from intense caring and compassion, through grief and outrage, to diffuse depression. Individual chapters focus on silence and the process whereby we move from the unspoken to the spoken, the love of nature, the "perceptual reciprocity" with the natural world to which we might mature, beauty in the human and natural realms, the psychological impact of the destruction of the natural world, and reflections on the future.
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ISBN : UOM:39015066119648
Genre : Rugs, Oriental
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Category: Rugs, Oriental

The Natue Of Order An Essay On The Art Of Building And The Nature Of The Universe Book 4

Author : Christopher Alexander
ISBN : 9781735078137
Genre : Architecture
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The foundations of modern scientific thought, four centuries old, are firmly rooted in a conception that the universe is a machinelike entity, a play of baubles, machines, trinkets. To this day, our real daily experience of ourselves has no clear place in science. It is little wonder that a machinelike world-view has supported the deadly architecture of the last century. This mechanistic thinking and the consequent investment-oriented tracts of houses, condominiums and offices have dehumanized our cities and our lives. How are spirit, soul, emotion, feeling to be introduced into a building, or a street, or a development project, in modern times? The Luminous Ground, the fourth book of The Nature of Order, contains what is perhaps the deepest revelation in the four-volume work. Here is a geometrical view of space and matter seamlessly connected to our own private, personal experience as sentient and knowing creatures. This is not merely an emotional appendix to the scientific theory of the other books. It is at the core of the entire work, and is rooted in the fact that our two sides our analytical thinking selves, and our vulnerable emotional personalities as human beings are coterminous. They must be harnessed at one and the same time if we are ever to really make sense of what is around us, and be able to create a living world. Alexander breaks away completely from the one-sided mechanical model of buildings or neighborhoods as mere assemblages of technically generated interchangeable parts. He shows us conclusively that a spiritual, emotional, and personal basis must underlie every act of building. His buildings and works of art demonstrate in detail what he means. And then, in the middle of the book, comes the linchpin of the work: a one-hundred page chapter on color, which lavishly illustrates and dramatically conveys the way that consciousness and spirit can make their appearance in the world. Altogether, present throughout this fourth and final book, is a new cosmology uniting matter and consciousness: consciousness inextricably joined to the substrate of matter, present in all matter, and providing all wholeness with its material, cognitive, and spiritual underpinnings. This view, though radical, conforms to our most ordinary daily intuitions. It may provide a path for those contemporary scientists who are beginning to see consciousness as the underpinning of all matter, and thus as a proper object of scientific study. And it will change, forever, our conception of what buildings are.
Category: Architecture

Culture And Customs Of Turkey

Author : Rafis Abazov
ISBN : 9780313342158
Genre : Social Science
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A comprehensive study on the world's most exotic, culturally diverse nations: Turkey.
Category: Social Science


Author : Daniel M. Dubois
ISBN : 2960026225
Genre : Company management
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Category: Company management

Bauen Und Wohnen

Author : Eduard Führ
ISBN : UVA:X004446856
Genre : Architecture
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Accompanying sound disc is a recording of Heidegger's lecture from September 25, 1951.
Category: Architecture

Researching Dance

Author : Sondra Horton Fraleigh
ISBN : 9780822971955
Genre : Performing Arts
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In Researching Dance, an introduction to research methods in dance addressed primarily to graduate students, the editors explore dance as evolutional, defining it in view of its intrinsic participatory values, its developmental aspects, and its purposes from art to ritual, and they examine the role of theory in research. The editors have also included essays by nine dancer-scholars who examine qualitative and quantitative inquiry and delineate the most common approaches for investigating dance, raising concerns about philosophy and aesthetics, historical scholarship, movement analysis, sexual and gender identification, cultural diversity, and the resources available to students. The writers have included study questions, research exercises, and suggested readings to facilitate the book’s use as a classroom text.
Category: Performing Arts

Experiential Landscape

Author : Kevin Thwaites
ISBN : 9781134298525
Genre : Architecture
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Experiential Landscape offers new ways of looking at the relationship between people and the outdoor open spaces they use in their everyday lives. The book takes a holistic view of the relationship between humans and their environment, integrating experiential and spatial dimensions of the outdoors, and exploring the theory and application of environmental design disciplines, most notably landscape architecture and urban design. The book explores specific settings in which an experiential approach has been applied, setting out a vocabulary and methods of application, and offers new readings of experiential characteristics in site analysis and design. Offering readers a range of accessible mapping tools and details of what participative approaches mean in practice, this is a new, innovative and practical methodology. The book provides an invaluable resource for students, academics and practitioners and anyone seeking reflective but practical guidance on how to approach outdoor place-making or the analysis and design of everyday outdoor places.
Category: Architecture

The Classical Tradition In Anatolian Carpets

Author : Walter B. Denny
ISBN : UOM:39015058872774
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Includes some of the oldest surviving examples of Turkish carpets. All carpets are reproduced in full colour and some of the textiles are reproduced here for the first time.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Connoisseur

Author : J. T. Herbert Baily
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006802495
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Carpets And Textiles

Author : Friedrich Spuhler
ISBN : UOM:39015047741536
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection of classical carperts comprises every Near Eastern and Oriental country. In terms of Safavid carpets from Persia and Mughal carpets from India, it is unsurpassed by any other private collection. In this catalogue, 70 carpets and 9 textiles are presented, each discussed in depth and illustrated in colour. Some 30 additional pieces are reproduced as comparative detail. Comprehensive introductions for each of the geographical groupings provide the reader with a complete overview of the classic oriental carpet
Category: Antiques & Collectibles


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105005458349
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Art Index

Author : Alice Maria Dougan
ISBN : UOM:39015078825893
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture


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ISBN : UCSC:32106020698715
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Empire Of The Sultans

Author : Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art
ISBN : UOM:39015049532032
Genre : Art
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Category: Art