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Machine Landscapes

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ISBN : 9781119453017
Genre : Architecture
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The most significant architectural spaces in the world are now entirely empty of people. The data centres, telecommunications networks, distribution warehouses, unmanned ports and industrialised agriculture that define the very nature of who we are today are at the same time places we can never visit. Instead they are occupied by server stacks and hard drives, logistics bots and mobile shelving units, autonomous cranes and container ships, robot vacuum cleaners and internet-connected toasters, driverless tractors and taxis. This issue is an atlas of sites, architectures and infrastructures that are not built for us, but whose form, materiality and purpose is configured to anticipate the patterns of machine vision and habitation rather than our own. We are said to be living in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in which humans are the dominant force shaping the planet. This collection of spaces, however, more accurately constitutes an era of the Post-Anthropocene, a period where it is technology and artificial intelligence that now computes, conditions and constructs our world. Marking the end of human-centred design, the issue turns its attention to the new typologies of the post-human, architecture without people and our endless expanse of Machine Landscapes. Contributors: Rem Koolhaas, Merve Bedir and Jason Hilgefort, Benjamin H Bratton, Ingrid Burrington, Ian Cheng, Cathryn Dwyre, Chris Perry, David Salomon and Kathy Velikov, John Gerrard, Alice Gorman, Adam Harvey, Jesse LeCavalier, Xingzhe Liu, Clare Lyster, Geoff Manaugh, Tim Maughan, Simone C Niquille, Jenny Odell, Trevor Paglen, Ben Roberts. Featured interviews: Deborah Harrison, designer of Microsoft’s Cortana; and Paul Inglis, designer of the urban landscapes of Blade Runner 2049.
Category: Architecture

What Is Architecture

Author : Paul Shepheard
ISBN : 9780262691666
Genre : Architecture
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Discusses the meaning of architecture, describing its place in history, art and technology. Rather than saying that architecture is everything, the author sets limits to the subject. The text is a series of fables which meditate on the options, hopes and failures of shelter in society.
Category: Architecture

Machine Embroidered Flowers Woodlands And Landscapes

Author : Alison Holt
ISBN : 1844483452
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 85.98 MB
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"Learn how to create beautiful machine-embroidered pictures of gardens, flowers, landscapes and woodlands using various combinations of just two simple machine stitches. All the techniques are broken down into clear, step-by-step instructions, with numerous helpful photographs and a great range of inspirational pieces"--Publisher's description.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Fabric Landscapes By Machine

Author : Linda Crone
ISBN : 0873418360
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 20.30 MB
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From fabric choices to decorative stitches to finishing details, this book guides readers to successfully add landscapes to jackets, vests, wall hangings, picture frames, tote bags, purses, pillows, and greeting cards. Everything is clearly and simply explained, from basic supplies, machine set-up, thread and fabric choices, and the construction process, to finishing details. Patterns for sample scenes are included.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Quilted Landscapes

Author : Joan Blalock
ISBN : 156477144X
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 38.92 MB
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Learn to create realistic images of landscapes. Use different fabrics, techniques, and embellishments to make renditions of trees, sunsets, mountains, ocean waves, and more.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Landscapes Of Culture And Nature

Author : Rod Giblett
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133018775
Genre : History
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The modern age is the age of terror. Terror arises not only in time, in a period of history, but also in space, in places of terror. This book calls them "feral quaking zones", places where the earth quakes and terror is experienced as a result of modern industrial technology. For example, Rod Giblett explores the dark underside of the modern industrial city; the landscapes of modern world warfare; farmscapes, minescapes and timescapes; disasters such as Chernobyl, the Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, and landscape, wilderness and wasteland photography of Australia and the United States. Giblett distinguishes these sites from what he calls "native quaking zones", such as swamps - home to the alligator and crocodile, and home also to death, decomposition and new life. The book concludes in hope with an examination of the landscape of the wetland as the native quaking zone par excellence.
Category: History

Japanese Landscapes

Author : Cotton Mather
ISBN : UOM:39015047118677
Genre : Architecture
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Explores what the Japanese landscape can reveal about Japanese culture, identifies primary and secondary characteristics of Japanese landscape, and anticipates future cultural and geographical developments.
Category: Architecture

Unmanaged Landscapes

Author : W. B. Willers
ISBN : UOM:39015047524684
Genre : Nature
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In "Unmanaged Landscapes, " editor Bill Willers brings together an insightful and thought-provoking selection of writings that challenge the assumption that humans can effectively "manage" nature. The collection is divided into three sections: one that focuses on biology and ecology, one that examines the idea of wildness from the standpoint of human society and its economic concerns, and a third that considers philosophical and spiritual aspects of wildness.
Category: Nature

Beginner S Guide To Machine Embroidered Landscapes

Author : Alison Holt
ISBN : 0855329173
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 49.31 MB
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Many people at first mistake Alison Holt's embroideries for paintings or even photographs. Alison's way of working has evolved into a technique of painting with threads on to a canvas of hand-painted silk. She uses two basic stitches - straight stitch in various combinations and zigzag stitch - to make fine and broad brushstrokes on silk, blending both to achieve stunning results. The raised embroidery on the glowing coloredcolorful background produces a beautiful three-dimensional effect. This comprehensive and colourful book covers everything from composing a landscape and setting up the machine to choosing threads and silk dyes and framing up. Alison encourages the reader to experiment with the techniques as they go along, making sure the colorcolorful, length and direction of stitch are right for the effect they are trying to recreate. Step-by-step demonstrations of an autumn river bank and colourful flower border are included as are many examples of Alison's inspiring and original work.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Time Machine

Author : Bernard Walton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121005222
Genre : Science
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In this groundbreaking book, Bernard Walton takes us on a journey back through time to explore the unique aspects of our planet. He brings to life the fast, dramatic events and slow but forceful shifts that have shaped the world we know today. By turning centuries into seconds, we see how continents broke apart and collided to create mountain ranges and rifts. We travel back in time to watch the cause and effect of advancing glaciers, devastating earthquakes, and violent volcanic eruptions. From the earliest life forms to the species that have survived mass extinctions, we explore the evolutionary history of living things and discover how they have shaped entire landscapes. Computer graphics and time-lapse images show how the Earth and its life forms have changed over millions of years.
Category: Science

Photographic Mosaics

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ISBN : NYPL:33433060399668
Genre : Photography
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Category: Photography

The Macmillan Reading Program

Author : Macmillan Publishing Company
ISBN : 0021753806
Genre : Language arts (Elementary)
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Category: Language arts (Elementary)

Landscape

Author : Ny Carlsberg glyptotek
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121778679
Genre : Landscape painting
File Size : 82.81 MB
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Category: Landscape painting

Changing Rural Landscapes

Author : Ervin H. Zube
ISBN : UOM:39015006782125
Genre : Social Science
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Fifteen essays examine, within the context of current issues, change as it occurs in rural America and clarify the effects of social, economic, cultural, and technological processes on the ways in which the landscape is organized and used.
Category: Social Science