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The Thinking Hand

Author : Juhani Pallasmaa
ISBN : 0470779292
Genre : Architecture
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In our current global networked culture that puts so much emphasison the virtual and the visual, the mind and the body have becomedetached and ultimately disconnected. Though physical appearance isidolised for its sexual appeal and its social identity, the role ofthe body in developing a full understanding of the physical worldand the human condition has become neglected. The potential of thehuman body as a knowing entity – with all our senses as wellas our entire bodily functions being structured to produce andmaintain silent knowledge together – fails to be recognised. It is only through the unity of mind and body that craftsmanshipand artistic work can be fully realised. Even those endeavours thatare generally regarded as solely intellectual, such as writing andthinking, depend on this union of mental and manual skills. In The Thinking Hand, Juhani Pallasmaa reveals themiraculous potential of the human hand. He shows how the pencil inthe hand of the artist or architect becomes the bridge between theimagining mind and the emerging image. The book surveys themultiple essences of the hand, its biological evolution and itsrole in the shaping of culture, highlighting how thehand–tool union and eye–hand–mind fusion areessential for dexterity and how ultimately the body and the sensesplay a crucial role in memory and creative work. Pallasmaa herecontinues the exploration begun in his classic work The Eyes ofthe Skin by further investigating the interplay of emotion andimagination, intelligence and making, theory and life, once againredefining the task of art and architecture through well-groundedhuman truths.
Category: Architecture

Galileo S Thinking Hand

Author : Horst Bredekamp
ISBN : 9783110538304
Genre : Art
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Contemporary biographies of Galilei emphasize, in several places, that he was a masterful draughtsman. In fact, Galilei studied at the art academy, which is where his friendship with Ludovico Cigoli developed, who later became the official court artist. The book focuses on this formative effect – it tracks Galilei’s trust in the epistemological strength of drawings. It also looks at Galilei’s activities in the world of art and his reflections on art theory, ending with an appreciation of his fame; after all, he was revered as a rebirth of Michelangelo. For the first time, this publication collects all aspects of the appreciation of Galilei as an artist, contemplating his art not only as another facet of his activities, but as an essential element of his research.
Category: Art

The Thinking Hand

Author : Alberto Gatti
ISBN : OCLC:1045851130
Genre :
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Thinking Bodies Shaping Hands

Author : Yannis Hadjinicolaou
ISBN : 9789004407725
Genre : Art
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This book by Yannis Hadjinicolaou offers an account of the term Handeling in the Netherlandish art and theory of the late Rembrandists (like Arent de Gelder) and hence between 1650 and 1720.
Category: Art

Sex In Imagined Spaces

Author : Caitriona Dhuill
ISBN : 9781351549004
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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From Thomas More onwards, writers of utopias have constructed alternative models of society as a way of commenting critically on existing social orders. In the utopian alternative, the sex-gender system of the contemporary society may be either reproduced or radically re-organised. Reading utopian writing as a dialogue between reality and possibility, this study examines the relationship between historical sex-gender systems and those envisioned by utopian texts. Surveying a broad range of utopian writing from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Huxley, Zamyatin, Wedekind, Hauptmann, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, this book reveals the variety and complexity of approaches to re-arranging gender, and locates these 're-arrangements' within contemporary debates on sex and reproduction, masculinity and femininity, desire, taboo and family structure. These issues occupy a position of central importance in the dialogue between utopian imagination and anti-utopian thought which culminates in the great dystopias of the twentieth century and the postmodern re-invention of utopia.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Impact And Legacy Of Educational Sloyd

Author : David J. Whittaker
ISBN : 9781135076535
Genre : Education
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Originating in Finland in eighteen-sixty-five, Educational Sloyd used handicrafts practised in schools to promote educational completeness through the interdependence of the mind and body. These radical ideas spread throughout Europe and America and had a significant impact on the early development of manual training, manual arts, industrial education and technical education. Today it is generally acknowledged that Educational Sloyd laid the foundations of modern technological education. This book traces the development of Sloyd from its conception by Uno Cygnaeus and the first Sloyd school founded by Otto Salomon, to its enthusiastic take up in Scandinavia and beyond. It examines the debates and controversy which surround the Sloyd system, and considers the transition from ‘hands-on’ craft work to concepts of technology education. Finally, the investigation reveals the lasting legacy of the ideas and practice of Sloyd education, and how it continues to influence technological education. Included in the book: - the foundations of Educational Sloyd - debates, controversy and rival factions - key case studies in Finland and Iceland - the lasting legacy of Sloyd education. This fascinating and comprehensive historical exploration will be of interest to scholars and researchers in the areas of technology education, comparative education and the history of education.
Category: Education

A U 19 02 581

Author : A+u Publishing
ISBN : 4900212318
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Traditional Japanese carpentry is known throughout the world for the skill of its craftsmen. a+u 19:02 explores architecture built using traditional Japanese tools and methods. Featuring the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, which exhibits the history, tools, and techniques of the daiku (carpenters) throughout the years. The wisdom of the craftsman over each era come together to form the historical knowledge of Japanese "craftsmanship". This idea is reinforced with the introduction of projects by Takenaka Corporation which combine traditional methods with modern techniques to continue the building tradition. A conversation with three master craftsmen reveals their journey from apprentices and their future goals in preserving the methods that were handed down to them. Text in English and Japanese.

Jacques Futrelle S The Thinking Machine

Author : Jacques Futrelle
ISBN : 9780307431332
Genre : Fiction
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This irascible genius, this diminutive egghead scientist, known to the world as “The Thinking Machine,” is no less than the newly rediscovered literary link between Sherlock Holmes and Nero Wolfe: Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, who—with only the power of ratiocination—unravels problems of outrageous criminous activity in dazzlingly impossible settings. He can escape from the inescapable death-row “Cell 13.” He can fathom why the young woman chopped off her own finger. He can solve the anomaly of the phone that could not speak. These twenty-three Edwardian-era adventures prove (as The Thinking Machine reiterates) that “two and two make four, not sometimes, but all the time.”
Category: Fiction

The Eyes Of The Skin

Author : Juhani Pallasmaa
ISBN : 9781119941286
Genre : Architecture
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First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive use of the image electronically, it is a subject that has become all the more pressing and topical since the first edition’s publication in the mid-1990s. Juhani Pallasmaa argues that the suppression of the other four sensory realms has led to the overall impoverishment of our built environment, often diminishing the emphasis on the spatial experience of a building and architecture’s ability to inspire, engage and be wholly life enhancing. For every student studying Pallasmaa’s classic text for the first time, The Eyes of the Skin is a revelation. It compellingly provides a totally fresh insight into architectural culture. This third edition meets readers’ desire for a further understanding of the context of Pallasmaa’s thinking by providing a new essay by architectural author and educator Peter MacKeith. This text combines both a biographical portrait of Pallasmaa and an outline of his architectural thinking, its origins and its relationship to the wider context of Nordic and European thought, past and present. The focus of the essay is on the fundamental humanity, insight and sensitivity of Pallasmaa’s approach to architecture, bringing him closer to the reader. This is illustrated by Pallasmaa’s sketches and photographs of his own work. The new edition also provides a foreword by the internationally renowned architect Steven Holl and a revised introduction by Pallasmaa himself.
Category: Architecture

Community Without Community In Digital Culture

Author : C. Gere
ISBN : 9781137026675
Genre : Social Science
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Community Without Community in Digital Culture presents the view that our digital culture is determined not by greater connection, but by the separation and gap that is a necessary concomitant of our fundamental technicity.
Category: Social Science