Architecture, from Prehistory to Postmodernity

Author: Marvin Trachtenberg,Isabelle Hyman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130918413

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

View: 7019

Moving back and forth between the long shot on historical trends and close-ups on major works and crucial architectural themes, this insightful, lively and original analysis also accepts the conventional period and thematic structures of architectural history and the canon of great buildings. Designed to help readers understand and appreciate what great architecture is in its full dimensions of use, structure and aesthetic qualities as well as its history, this lavishly illustrated book explains specific qualities of each period and the often-complex illuminating differences between the periods. This comprehensive volume examines all aspects of architectural history from the Ancient world, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Baroque periods through the modern world. For historians and architectural enthusiasts.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 7487

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 5376

«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.
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Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, 2nd Edition, McNeil-Bently-Christian-Croiser, 2010

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Author: Berkshire Publishing Group, LLC.

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 3064

View: 3103

Reader’s Guide From the earliest stages of planning the encyclopedia to its fruition as a second edition, our goal has been to present a body of knowledge whose core is about the movement, interaction, and change that has shaped the world. With that continued focus, on connections and movements over and across time and place, we’ve designed our Reader’s Guide. Its thirtyfi ve topical, alphabetically organized categories— under which we list all the entries relevant to each category—emphasize the ways in which a specifi c subject can apply to more than one broad fi eld of study. Textiles, for instance, can reveal a people’s aesthetic sense and development, as well as provide insight about socioeconomic, political, and cultural aspects of a people. Thus the article “Textiles” appears under the categories Arts and Literature, Commerce—Trade Goods and Products, and Daily Life. The categories themselves often refl ect important themes—lenses through which we view a particular aspect of history—such as Confl ict and War or Diplomacy and Peace. Some categories are based on geographical constructs, others on governments or states. Still others group processes, models, or forces that have driven history over the centuries. We’ve “dispersed” the names in our Biography category to indicate the places where these fi gures had their primary or initial infl uence, and (wherever possible) the fi eld, discipline, or specifi c topic in which they made an impact. The British political economist Thomas Malthus (1766–1834), for example, one of the fi rst to warn against the dangers of overpopulation, appears under Environment and Ecology; Europe; Philosophy, Ideas, and Thoughts; and Population, while we list Olaudah Equiano (1745–1797), the African writer and abolitionist, under Africa; Americas; and Social and Political Protest Movements. We include the Reader’s Guide here—and of course in its interactive form for online subscriptions—as a valuable resource for students, teachers, course planners, and general readers alike.
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Sacred Power, Sacred Space

An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship

Author: Jeanne Halgren Kilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199886229

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 4003

Jeanne Halgren Kilde's survey of church architecture is unlike any other. Her main concern is not the buildings themselves, but rather the dynamic character of Christianity and how church buildings shape and influence the religion. Kilde argues that a primary function of church buildings is to represent and reify three different types of power: divine power, or ideas about God; personal empowerment as manifested in the individual's perceived relationship to the divine; and social power, meaning the relationships between groups such as clergy and laity. Each type intersects with notions of Christian creed, cult, and code, and is represented spatially and materially in church buildings. Kilde explores these categories chronologically, from the early church to the twentieth century. She considers the form, organization, and use of worship rooms; the location of churches; and the interaction between churches and the wider culture. Church buildings have been integral to Christianity, and Kilde's important study sheds new light on the way they impact all aspects of the religion. Neither mere witnesses to transformations of religious thought or nor simple backgrounds for religious practice, church buildings are, in Kilde's view, dynamic participants in religious change and goldmines of information on Christianity itself.
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Byzantium/Modernism

The Byzantine as Method in Modernity

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004300015

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 4333

Byzantium/Modernism examines the cross-temporal interchange between Byzantium and modernism and articulates how and why Byzantine art and image theory can contribute to our understanding of modern and contemporary visual culture.
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Postdramatisches Theater

Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783886612840

Category: Experimental theater

Page: 506

View: 1186

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Why Architecture Matters

Author: Paul Goldberger

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300155778

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 9266

Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to the styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually--with its impact on our lives. Architecture begins to matter, writes Paul Goldberger, when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and awe along with a roof over our heads. He shows us how that works in examples ranging from a small Cape Cod cottage to the vast, flowing Prairie houses of Frank Lloyd Wright, from the Lincoln Memorial to the highly sculptural Guggenheim Bilbao and the Church of Sant'Ivo in Rome, where simple geometries . . . create a work of architecture that embraces the deepest complexities of human imagination. Based on decades of looking at buildings and thinking about how we experience them, the distinguished critic raises our awareness of fundamental things like proportion, scale, space, texture, materials, shapes, light, and memory. Upon completing this remarkable architectural journey, readers will enjoy a wonderfully rewarding new way of seeing and experiencing every aspect of the built world.
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History of Art

The Western Tradition

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson,Anthony F. Janson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780131828957

Category: Art

Page: 1031

View: 8761

For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.
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Orientalismus

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100710086

Category: Europa - Orientbild - Kultur - Geschichte 1800-2000

Page: 459

View: 9559

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Abaelards "Historia calamitatum"

Text - Übersetzung - literaturwissenschaftliche Modellanalysen

Author: Dag Nikolaus Hasse

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110170122

Category: Authors, Latin (Medieval and modern)

Page: 322

View: 7071

Peter Abelard's autobiography, the Historia calamitatum, is one of the best-known medieval texts, especially because of the story of his love for Heloise which it recounts. In recent decades, there was so much controversy about the authenticity of the documents concerning Abelard and Heloise that the critical interpretation of the texts was relegated to the sidelines. The present volume provides a way out of this impasse. In it, the famous text is subjected to a series of exemplary analyses from the perspectives of seven different 20th century literary theories (aesthetics of reception, Foucault, Gender Studies, Rhetorical Stylistic Analysis, Psychology of Literature, Cultural Studies, Deconstruction). The analyses are preceded by the Latin text of the Historia calamitatum with a modern German translation. This is thus the first time that the Historia calamitatum has been presented in a bilingual edition.
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DuMont Geschichte der Kunst

Author: Martin Kemp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832190255

Category:

Page: 560

View: 4004

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Geschichte der Baukunst

Author: Franz Kugler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 1570

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Die Zukunft der Architektur in 100 Bauwerken

TED Books

Author: Marc Kushner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035482

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

View: 6469

Die Zukunft der Architektur hat schon begonnen – 100 faszinierende Bauwerke an ungewöhnlichen Orten Ein Pavillon aus Papier, eine aufblasbare Konzerthalle, ein Forschungslabor, das durch den Schnee laufen kann – von den Gebäuden von morgen wird mehr verlangt. Marc Kushner hat 100 innovative Gebäude auf der ganzen Welt ausgewählt, um sie uns in Bild und Text vorzustellen. Eine faszinierende Reise durch die Architektur der Zukunft.
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Die Kultur der Niederlage

Der amerikanische Süden 1865 - Frankreich 1871 - Deutschland 1918

Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644018618

Category: History

Page: 470

View: 3009

Zehn Jahre nach dem letzten großen Zusammenbruch, dem des sowjetischen Imperiums, scheint die Zeit reif für eine Reihe historischer Fragen. Destilliert aus der Geschichte der drei Niederlagenklassiker – des amerikanischen Südens nach 1865, Frankreichs nach 1871 und Deutschlands nach 1918 –, lassen sie sich etwa so formulieren: Wie wurden im Zeitalter der Erlöserideologie des Nationalsozialismus große Zusammenbrüche erlebt? Welche Mythen von Verrat oder Heroisierung bildeten sich dabei? Und welcher Zusammenhang besteht zwischen dem äußeren Unterliegen und jenen inneren Revolutionen, die der verlorene Krieg überall zur Folge hat? Wolfgang Schivelbusch ist diesen Fragen nachgegangen, und er zeichnet die aus tiefer Demütigung kommenden Energieschübe nach, die Niederlagen bringen. So legten sich die amerikanischen Südstaaten nach dem Bürgerkrieg erfolgreich ein legendenhaftes Images zu, das unter anderem «Vom Winde verweht» und seine Plantagenromantik schuf; so kam es in Frankreich nach 1871 zu umfassenden politischen und kulturellen Neuerungen; so brach das Deutsche Reich, nachdem der Erste Weltkrieg verloren war, auf etlichen Feldern in eine kraftvolle Moderne auf. Schivelbuschs Buch wird Staub aufwirbeln, auch weil es voller aktueller Bezugspunkte ist. Und es verweist auf die eigentümliche Stärke der Besiegten: daß sie früher und besser wissen, was die Stunde geschlagen hat.
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A Basic History of Art

Author: Anthony F. Janson

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780130991355

Category: Art

Page: 695

View: 1661

For undergraduate one-semester courses in Art History, Art Appreciation, and General Humanities. Retaining the intelligence and freshness of H.W. Janson's classic original work, this unsurpassed introductory survey on the history of Western art from the ancient through modern worlds is specifically written and designed to make art history accessible and enjoyable for students. Now with a new Art History CD-ROM containing nearly 400 images in a flash card format, and an exciting new design, the Sixth Edition enhances its narrative with in-margin coverage of historical/terminology notes, drawings, tables on historical events and personages, explanation of artistic processes, and boxes with history of music and theater topics.
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Kunst in Wien 1898-1918

Klimt, Kokoschka, Schiele und ihre Zeitgenossen

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783944297170

Category:

Page: 256

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Die Kunst des professionellen Schreibens

ein Leitfaden für die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

Author: Howard Saul Becker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593367101

Category: Academic writing

Page: 223

View: 6865

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