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West Coast Modern

Author : Zahid Sardar
ISBN : 9781423633679
Genre : Architecture
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Architects and designers are breaking new ground on the West Coast, incorporating tested ideas with modern technologies, materials, and concepts in thrilling and sustainable designs. This collection of more than 25 inspiring residences by such renowned western architects and interior designers as Ricardo and Victor Legorreta, Tom Kundig, Jim Jennings, Steven Ehrlich, Marmol Radziner, Aidlin Darling, Paul Wiseman, Terry Hunziker, and Gary Hutton showcases large and small homes that respond to the deserts, mountains, plains, and coastlines of the West. The sculptural forms and elegant interiors are urban and rural, open to the outdoors, and always contemporary, comfortable, and stylish.
Category: Architecture

West Coast Jazz

Author : Ted Gioia
ISBN : 0520217292
Genre : Music
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The West Coast Modern House

Author : Greg Bellerby
ISBN : 1927958237
Genre : Architecture
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A landmark study of one of Canada' most important architectural movementsThe West Coast Modern House chronicles the development of Vancouver residential architecture from the 1940's through its continued influence on contemporary practice. The post-war era in Vancouver defined what has become popularly know as the 'West Coast Style'. Through the work of seminal figures such as BC Binning, Ned Pratt, Ron Thom, Fred Hollingsworth, Douglas Simpson, Barry Downs and Arthur Erickson, Vancouver architects won national awards and international recognition for their innovative house designs. This period is now seen as one of the most important in the cities architectural history. Focusing on the years from 1940 to the mid-1960's, The West Coast Modern House features over fifty examples of modern houses. The book is richly Illustrated by photographs taken at the time by noted architectural photographers Graham Warrington, Selwyn Pullan and John Fulker. Essays by Greg Bellerby, Jana Tyner and Chris Macdonald elaborate on the history and innovative design strategies of the early period, through to an examination of the ways modern architectural concerns are being utilized by contemporary practitioners. The West Coast Modern House enables the reader to come to a greater understanding of the significance of modern residential architecture on the west coast and the persistence and relevance of its innovative design, material and construction strategies.
Category: Architecture

A Modern Life

Author : Alan C. Elder
ISBN : 1551521717
Genre : Art
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In 1949, the forest magnate H.R. MacMillan opened an exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery entitled "Design for Living," a show that brought together design and artistic communities to create four imaginary postwar households. It also heralded an unprecedented level of cooperation between industry, artists and craftspeople--a relationship that seemed to hold great promise for the development of art, furniture and craft. The celebration of the cooperative spirit between architects, artists and designers, between potters, weavers and gardeners is central to A Modern Life, which examines the coming together of what were often very separate disciplines post-World War II, as well as the trendsetting design and use of new building and construction materials (like plywood and cement) and the impact these had on the more traditional art community. A Modern Life demonstrates that the ideas of the artistic and design community as a whole during this vibrant period--an era of optimism and promise for the future--have a continued relevance and importance for our understanding of the history of the modern era and the relationship of the built environment to the extraordinary landscape of British Columbia. Includes more than 200 illustrations, including 60 in full color. A co-publication with the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Category: Art

Blue Sky Living

Author : Trevor Boddy
ISBN : 9781864704815
Genre : Architecture
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Blue Sky was born out of the ferment of the late 1960s and early 1970s, but it has proved to have much more talent, tenacity and imagination than most other idealistic initiatives from that time. Blue Sky
Category: Architecture

United States West Coast

Author : Adam M. Sowards
ISBN : 9781851099092
Genre : Science
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The most up-to-date and insightful overview available on the environmental history of the West Coast of the United States, a region of extraordinary physical beauty distinguished by its inhabitants' efforts to both sustain and exploit their natural resources. * Over 20 primary sources, revealing cultural understandings of nature and ecological consequences of human action, as well as highlighting controversies concerning environmental change along the U.S. Pacific Coast * An up-to-date bibliography of research and publications on the environmental history of the region
Category: Science

The History Of Modern Whaling

Author : Johan Nicolay T√łnnessen
ISBN : 0905838238
Genre : Whaling
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History of modern whaling from 1846 to 1978. Shortened and updated version of a work originally published in Norwegian in 4 volumes under the title 'Den moderne hvalfangsts historie: opprinnelse og utvikling.' The comprehensive source references and notes have been omitted, but can be easily retrieved from the end of the same chapters in the Norwegian version.
Category: Whaling

Canada S West Coast

Author : Chris Cheadle
ISBN : 1894974581
Genre : Pets
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The shores of the Pacific North-west hum with a profound energy. The moist Pacific air masses and the plankton-rich ocean currents drive one of the world's most diverse ecosystems. Beneath the roiling waters of the shallows and reefs, forests of swaying kelp host hundreds of species of marine animals. On shore, the arching canopy of the great rainforest shelters foraging bears, wolves, cougars, elk and deer, while nesting seabirds rest in the mossy branches of 1000-year-old giant spruce, cedar, hemlock and fir. Thousands of rivers and creeks nurture steelhead trout and the five species of Pacific salmon -- Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Chum and Pink. Ancient seabeds, thrust upward during tectonic collisions, evidence the relentless force of erosion. High above the shore, the jagged mountain peaks and polished rock faces are crowned in snow and ice.
Category: Pets

The Fante And The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Author : Rebecca Shumway
ISBN : 9781580463911
Genre : Business & Economics
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Examines the history of the Fante people of Southern Ghana during the transatlantic slave trade, 1700 to 1807.
Category: Business & Economics

Africa Its Geography People And Products And Africa Its Place In Modern History The Oxford W E B Du Bois

Author : W. E. B. Du Bois
ISBN : 9780199385751
Genre : History
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W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several works of history. Written in very accessible prose, these two booklets, originally published in 1930, allowed W. E. B. Du Bois to reach a wide audience with an interest in Africa. What is so incredible about the two Africa booklets is their lasting relevance and value to the study of Africa today. Coupling Du Bois's breadth of scholarship with his passion for the subjects, the analyses in these booklets are integral to the study of Africa. Many of his arguments foreshadowed the issues and debates regarding Africa in the twentieth century. Expertly synthesized in an introduction by Emmanuel Akyeampong, this edition of the two Africa booklets is essential for anyone interested in African history.
Category: History