By Young-Gwan Kim
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., manhattan, Oxford, Wien. This ebook describes the original dating among Christianity and Confucianism. Korean Confucianism performed a big position within the explosive development of the Christian group and supplied a uncomplicated beginning for the reception of Barth's theology in Korea. the writer analyses even if Barth's ecclesiology, specially his theology of undertaking, can pay enough cognizance to various cultures and religions; and even if Barth's Christocentric theology is suitable with Korean Confucianism. Contents: The Reception of Karl Barth's Theology in Korea - An Account of The background and improvement of Christianity in Korea and The function of Confucianism in its quick development - The features of Karl Barth's Theology and His Christocentric Ecclesiology - The Indigenization of Karl Barth's Christocentric Ecclesiology in Korean Christian suggestion: Sung-Bum Yun's Theology of Sung.
By Kate Wingert-Playdon
Built by way of Spanish Franciscan missionaries within the 17th century, the superb undertaking church at Acoma Pueblo in west-central New Mexico is the oldest and biggest intact adobe constitution in North the USA. yet within the Nineteen Twenties, at risk of turning into a wreck, the construction was once restored in a cooperative attempt between Acoma Pueblo, which owned the constitution, and different events. Kate Wingert-Playdon's narrative of the recovery and the method at the back of it's the in basic terms unique account of this milestone instance of ancient upkeep, during which New Mexico's most renowned architect, John Gaw Meem, performed a massive role.
By Ronald Stuart McGregor
Many of us who research Hindi at the present time be interested in acquiring an information of Urdu additionally. they are going to be assisted by way of the current quantity, a conversion textual content permitting use of the author's "Outline of Hindi Grammar" for this objective. The fabrics of the "Outline" are provided right here in Urdu (Perso-Arabic) script, with the correct alterations among Urdu and Hindi in vocabulary utilization and grammar brought and defined as they come up. Vocabularies and workouts are offered. those that have used the "Outline" may have the virtue, once they soak up this publication, that their advent to Urdu is through Hindi-Urdu fabric already known to them. The booklet is additionally utilized in conjunction with the "Outline" by means of those that haven't already studied Hindi, because the fabrics are all provided in a Roman script transliteration. to aid the beginner's development past the boundaries of this publication, separate sections on Persian and Arabic components in Urdu, and annotated interpreting passages from a singular which has been released in either types, are supplied.
By Leo Braudy
Hollywood's recognized signal, built of huge white block letters set right into a steep hillside, is a symbol of the motion picture capital it looms over and a world image of glamour and superstar strength. To such a lot of who see its photograph, the signal represents the earthly domestic of that in a different way airy international of status, stardom, and celebrity--the aim of yank and around the world aspiration to be within the limelight, to be, just like the Hollywood signal itself, immediately recognizable.
How an commercial erected in 1923, touting the genuine property improvement Hollywoodland, took on a lifetime of its personal is a narrative priceless of the leisure global that's its concentration. Leo Braudy strains the extraordinary historical past of this incredibly American landmark, which has been kept through the years by way of a disparate staff of enthusiasts and supporters, between them Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner, who spearheaded its reconstruction within the Nineteen Seventies. He additionally makes use of the sign's historical past to provide an interesting examine the increase of the motion picture company from its earliest, silent days during the improvement of the studio process that helped outline glossy Hollywood. blending social heritage, city reviews, literature, and movie, in addition to forays into such subject matters because the trap of Hollywood for utopian groups and the advance of family structure in l. a., The Hollywood Sign is an interesting account of the way a short lived constitution has turn into an everlasting icon of yankee tradition.
By O.Brooker, R.Hennessy
By Avi Friedman
Regardless of a protracted droop within the housing industry, the call for for residential eco-friendly construction is still robust. greater than ever, pros desire trustworthy information regarding how one can build or retrofit livable, sustainable, and good value houses. With basics of Sustainable Dwellings, Avi Friedman presents that source. whereas different books on residential eco-friendly development are usually both superficial or overly technical, Friedman will get it appropriate, supplying an illustrated, obtainable advisor for architects, builders, domestic developers, codes officers, and scholars of structure and eco-friendly design.
Friedman charts a brand new direction for residential building—one within which social, cultural, financial, and environmental values are a part of each layout determination. The e-book starts with a concise review of eco-friendly development ideas, protecting issues reminiscent of sustainable assets and customary certification equipment. every one following bankruptcy examines a severe point of eco-friendly domestic development, from siting to waste administration strategies. Friedman offers fundamentals approximately energy-efficient home windows and heating and cooling structures. And he bargains cutting edge recommendations like suitable for eating landscaping and eco-friendly roofs.
Friedman is familiar with that during eco-friendly development, principles are just nearly as good as their execution. So in every one bankruptcy important info is assembled and a latest venture within which designers strove to accomplish sustainability whereas adhering to real-world constraints is featured. the result's a realistic consultant for each specialist within the burgeoning box of residential eco-friendly development.
By Paul McGillick Ph.D, Masano Kawana
Singapore is widely known as the most livable towns in Asia, and "Sustainable luxurious" exhibits how the filthy rich, forward-looking country is pioneering leading edge ideas for environmental, financial, social, and cultural matters confronted across the world. Dr. Paul McGillick, the writer of The Sustainable Asian condominium (Tuttle, 2013), provides twenty-seven contemporary residential initiatives created via Singapore's so much talented architects to handle the various complicated and interconnected elements of sustainability. the various houses featured the following emphasize environmental wishes, whereas others are involved in holding cultural traditions or helping societal and interpersonal needs--such as nuclear family dwellings. every one place of dwelling, even if, indicates strategies built from a holistic standpoint. those houses quite often include the tropical weather instead of struggle it, and illustrate how shrewdpermanent manipulation of air flows, mild, colour, water, and landscaping maintain greater degrees of convenience with out resorting to air-conditioning. as well as profiling person apartments, "Sustainable luxurious" seems to be on the colossal photo, canvassing the main urgent issues--including altering demographics and lifestyles--and reading the to be had ideas. someone keen on the way forward for our international can be enthusiastic about the homes offered the following and the ways that Singapore is best the best way within the improvement of residential structure that's as sumptuous because it is sustainable. Read more...
By Joseph Manca
On the banks of the Potomac River, Mount Vernon stands, with its iconic portico boasting breathtaking perspectives and with a panorama to rival the nice gardens of Europe, as a monument to George Washington’s creative and inventive efforts. multiple million humans stopover at Mount Vernon each one year—drawn to the stature and sweetness of Washington’s kin estate.
Art historian Joseph Manca systematically examines Mount Vernon—its stylistic, ethical, and ancient dimensions—offering an entire photo of this nationwide treasure and the guy in the back of its enduring layout. Manca brings to mild a Washington deeply prompted via his vast travels in colonial the USA, with a broader architectural wisdom than formerly suspected, and with a philosophy that expert his aesthetic sensibility.
Washington believed that layout offerings and private personality mesh to shape an ethic of advantage and achievement and that paintings is inextricably associated with ethical and social matters. Manca examines how those rules formed the fabric tradition of Mount Vernon.
Based on cautious learn of Washington’s own diaries and correspondence and at the full of life money owed of tourists to his property, this richly illustrated booklet introduces a George Washington unexpected to many readers—an avid paintings collector, beginner architect, and prime panorama dressmaker of his time.
By Professor William L. MacDonald, John A. Pinto
The nice Villa developed through the Emperor Hadrian close to Tivoli among A.D. 118 and the 130s is likely one of the most unusual monuments within the background of structure and artwork. during this appealing ebook, exceptional architectural historians describe and interpret the Villa because it existed in Roman instances and tune its notable impact on architects and artists as much as the current day.
"This lavishly illustrated e-book ... is the main abundant and proficient paintings at the villa, its figurative ornament and sculpture assortment, and the 1st research of its reception during the last 500 years.... a vital resource of knowledge on one of many glories of Western architecture". -- James S. Ackerman, instances Literary Supplement
"Authoritative and hugely readable, attractively designed with many wonderful images that supplement (but don't dominate) the textual content, it really is tough to visualize this examine being superseded". -- Architects Journal
"A accomplished account of the villa in its heyday and its lengthy afterlife". -- Martin Filler, big apple occasions e-book Review
By Mario Gandelsonas, Kohn Pederson Fox, Ruth Butler
The Rodin Museum in Seoul, Korea, designed by means of Kohn Pedersen Fox to accommodate sculptures by way of Auguste Rodin, has been hailed as an architectural tour-de-force. Its undulating partitions, totally made up of translucent glass, create a jewel like, serene house a ways faraway from the bustle of the Seoul enterprise district, as an alternative making a position that blurs the variations among West and East, among artwork and trade, and among the nineteenth and the 21th century. This booklet outlines the inventive layout method, from notion via attention, fascinated with developing this strange museum. It contains quite a few preparatory sketches, special technical drawings of the advanced steel and glass wall approach, and colour images of the completed constitution.