The Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City

Author: Jonathan Charley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317042875

Category: Architecture

Page: 420

View: 1876

This Companion breaks new ground in our knowledge and understanding of the diverse relationships between literature, architecture, and the city, which together form a field of interdisciplinary research that is one of the most innovative and exciting to have emerged in recent years. Bringing together a wide variety of contributors, not only writers, architectural and literary scholars, and social scientists, but graphic novelists and artists, the book offers contemporary essays on everything from science fiction and the crime novel, to poetry, comics and oral history. It is structured into two sections: History, Narrative and Genre, and Strategy, Language and Form. Including over ninety illustrations, the book is a must read for academics and students.

Bilder vom Tod

Author: Danuta Reah

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955307670

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5958

"Die alten Fabrikgebäude am verlassenen Kanal von Sheffield scheinen der Galeristin Eliza Eliot der ideale Ort, um die düsteren Bilder des Malers Daniel Flynn auszustellen. Alles läuft wie geplant, bis kurz vor der Vernissage die Leiche einer jungen Frau aus dem modrigen Kanal gezogen wird. Ist es ein Zufall, dass die Tote gerade vor ihrer Galerie gefunden wird? Oder steht dieser Mord in Zusammenhang mit einem Fall aus Elizas direkten Umfeld? ""Düster, raffiniert und absolut unwiderstehlich!"" The Times ""Danuta Reah lässt den Geruch des Todes erschreckend lebendig werden."" Oxford Times "

Erzähl ihnen von Schlachten, Königen und Elefanten

Author: Mathias Enard

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 382707505X

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 575

"Das Erdbeben von 1509 wird die Fundamente der Brücke Michelangelos zerstören. Enard zeichnet ein gelungenes Künstlerporträt und füllt dabei die wenigen Wochen aus, die in der Biografie des Künstlers weiße Flecken geblieben waren."(3Sat) Eine wunderbare Parabel über die Religions- und Zivilisationskonflikte, eine Parabel von ungebrochener Aktualität: den Bruch zwischen diesen zwei Welten hat es nicht immer gegeben, und es muss ihn, vielleicht, nicht für immer geben.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 742

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries

Author: Christoph Lindner,Miriam Meissner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351672681

Category: Architecture

Page: 466

View: 894

The Routledge Companion to Urban Imaginaries delves into examples of urban imaginaries across multiple media and geographies: from new visions of smart, eco, and resilient cities to urban dystopias in popular culture; from architectural renderings of starchitecture and luxury living to performative activism for new spatial justice; and from speculative experiments in urban planning, fiction, and photography to augmented urban realities in crowd-mapping and mobile apps. The volume brings various global perspectives together and into close dialogue to offer a broad, interdisciplinary, and critical overview of the current state of research on urban imaginaries. Questioning the politics of urban imagination, the companion gives particular attention to the role that urban imaginaries play in shaping the future of urban societies, communities, and built environments. Throughout the companion, issues of power, resistance, and uneven geographical development remain central. Adopting a transnational perspective, the volume challenges research on urban imaginaries from the perspective of globalization and postcolonial studies, inviting critical reconsiderations of urbanism in its diverse current forms and definitions. In the process, the companion explores issues of Western-centrism in urban research and design, and accommodates current attempts to radically rethink urban form and experience. This is an essential resource for scholars and graduate researchers in the fields of urban planning and architecture; art, media, and cultural studies; film, visual, and literary studies; sociology and political science; geography; and anthropology.

The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell'Arte

Author: Judith Chaffee,Oliver Crick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317613368

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 540

View: 2431

From Commedia dell’Arte came archetypal characters that are still with us today, such as Harlequin and Pantalone, and the rediscovered craft of writing comic dramas and masked theatre. From it came the forces that helped create and influence Opera, Ballet, Pantomime, Shakespeare, Moliere, Lopes de Vega, Goldoni, Meyerhold, and even the glove puppet, Mr Punch. The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell’Arte is a wide-ranging volume written by over 50 experts, that traces the history, characteristics, and development of this fascinating yet elusive theatre form. In synthesizing the elements of Commedia, this book introduces the history of the Sartori mask studio; presents a comparison between Gozzi and Goldoni’s complicated and adversarial approaches to theatre; invites discussions on Commedia’s relevance to Shakespeare, and illuminates re-interpretations of Commedia in modern times. The authors are drawn from actors, mask-makers, pedagogues, directors, trainers and academics, all of whom add unique insights into this most delightful of theatre styles. Notable contributions include: • Donato Sartori on the 20th century Sartori mask • Rob Henke on form and freedom • Anna Cottis on Carlo Boso • Didi Hopkins on One Man, Two Guv’nors • Kenneth Richards on acting companies • Antonio Fava on Pulcinella • Joan Schirle on Carlo Mazzone-Clementi and women in Commedia • and M.A. Katritzky on images Olly Crick is a performer, trainer and director, having trained in Commedia under Barry Grantham and Carlo Boso. He is founder of The Fabulous Old Spot Theatre Company. Judith Chaffee is Associate Professor of Theatre at Boston University, and Head of Movement Training for Actors. She trained in Commedia with Antonio Fava, Julie Goell, Stanley Allen Sherman, and Carlos Garcia Estevez.

Narrative Space and Time

Representing Impossible Topologies in Literature

Author: Elana Gomel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134519702

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 9457

Space is a central topic in cultural and narrative theory today, although in most cases theory assumes Newtonian absolute space. However, the idea of a universal homogeneous space is now obsolete. Black holes, multiple dimensions, quantum entanglement, and spatio-temporal distortions of relativity have passed into culture at large. This book examines whether narrative can be used to represent these "impossible" spaces. Impossible topologies abound in ancient mythologies, from the Australian Aborigines’ "dream-time" to the multiple-layer universe of the Sumerians. More recently, from Alice’s adventures in Wonderland to contemporary science fiction’s obsession with black holes and quantum paradoxes, counter-intuitive spaces are a prominent feature of modern and postmodern narrative. With the rise and popularization of science fiction, the inventiveness and variety of impossible narrative spaces explodes. The author analyses the narrative techniques used to represent such spaces alongside their cultural significance. Each chapter connects narrative deformation of space with historical problematic of time, and demonstrates the cognitive and perceptual primacy of narrative in representing, imagining and apprehending new forms of space and time. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the connection between narratology, cultural theory, science fiction, and studies of place.

Von A bis Z

26 Essays zu Grundbegriffen der Architektur

Author: Mario Hohmann,Stefan Rettich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 161

View: 7307


The Routledge Companion to Design Research

Author: Paul Rodgers,Joyce Yee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317636244

Category: Design

Page: 538

View: 3595

The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research. This volume comprises 39 original and high quality design research chapters from contributors around the world, with offerings from the vast array of disciplines in and around modern design praxis, including areas such as industrial and product design, visual communication, interaction design, fashion design, service design, engineering and architecture. The Companion is divided into five distinct sections with chapters that examine the nature and process of design research, the purpose of design research, and how one might embark on design research. They also explore how leading design researchers conduct their design research through formulating and asking questions in novel ways, and the creative methods and tools they use to collect and analyse data. The Companion also includes a number of case studies that illustrate how one might best communicate and disseminate design research through contributions that offer techniques for writing and publicising research. The Routledge Companion to Design Research will have wide appeal to researchers and educators in design and design-related disciplines such as engineering, business, marketing, computing, and will make an invaluable contribution to state-of-the-art design research at postgraduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral levels and teaching across a wide range of different disciplines.

Menschentier

Author: Indra Sinha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783940111876

Category:

Page: 508

View: 4132


The Routledge Companion to Gothic

Author: Catherine Spooner,Emma McEvoy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134151020

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 1118

In a wide ranging series of introductory essays written by some of the leading figures in the field, this essential guide explores the world of Gothic in all its myriad forms throughout the mid-eighteenth Century to the internet age. The Routledge Companion to Gothic includes discussion on: the history of Gothic gothic throughout the English-speaking world i.e. London and USA as well as the postcolonial landscapes of Australia, Canada and the Indian subcontinent key themes and concepts ranging from hauntings and the uncanny; Gothic femininities and queer Gothic gothic in the modern world, from youth to graphic novels and films. With ideas for further reading, this book is one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date guides on the diverse and murky world of the gothic in literature, film and culture.

Zerrissene Entfaltung

Alltag, Ritual und künsterlische Ausdrucksformen im Norden der Côte d'Ivoire

Author: Till Förster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 599

View: 6357


Die Kunst der Benennung

Author: Michael Ohl

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957571340

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 2996

1942, mitten im Zweiten Weltkrieg, führt Hitler einen ganz persönlichen Kampf: den Kampf für die Spitzmaus. Biologen, die sich erdreistet hatten, dem irrtümlich als "Maus" bezeichneten Tier einen anderen Namen zu verpassen, drohte er mit einem Arbeitseinsatz an der Ostfront. Um die richtigen Namen für die Natur wird - wenn auch weniger dramatisch - seit jeher gerungen. Entgegen der ausgefeilten Systematik der Tierkategorisierung unterliegt die Namensgebung selbst der Freiheit des Entdeckers und gestaltet sich entsprechend kunstvoll wie kontrovers. Doch wie passt das mit dem Exaktheitsanspruch der Naturwissenschaft zusammen? In einer unterhaltsamen Expedition durch die Geschichte der Naturkunde, durch Museen und Wildnis, eröffnet uns Michael Ohl eine eigentümliche, faszinierende Sprachwelt, die sich von volkstümlichen Bezeichnungen über die Systematisierung bei Linné bis hin zur Genetik stetig weiterentwickelt hat. Er erzählt die Geschichte von waghalsigen Abenteurern und sammelwütigen Sonderlingen und erkärt, warum der Maulwurf sein Maul bei sich behält und das Murmeltier pfeift und nicht murmelt. Mit diesem Verständnis des sinnlichen Wechselspiels von Kultur und Natur können wir begreifen, warum die "Diva unter den Pferdebremsen" mit goldenem Hinterteil den Namen von Beyoncé trägt, und was es mit der merkwürdigen Art "Homo sapiens" auf sich hat.

Deconstructing Post-WWII New York City

The Literature, Art, Jazz, and Architecture of an Emerging Global Capital

Author: Robert Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317793870

Category: History

Page: 142

View: 6479

Situating post-WWII New York literature within the material context of American urban history, this work analyzes how literary movements such as the Beat Generation, the New York poets and Black Arts Moment criticized the spatial restructuring of post-WWII New York City.

Nach der Natur

das Artensterben und die moderne Kultur

Author: Ursula K. Heise

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518260340

Category: Extinction (Biology)

Page: 189

View: 9258


Materialrevolution II

Neue nachhaltige und multifunktionale Materialien für Design und Architektur

Author: Sascha Peters

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3038210005

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 6071

Nach dem großen Erfolg von Material Revolution hat der Autor einen zweiten Band verfasst, der die rasante Entwicklung der Materialforschung berücksichtigt und neue Werkstoffe vorstellt, die seit Erscheinen des ersten Bandes auf den Markt gekommen sind. In den letzten beiden Jahren hat sich gerade die Bedeutung nachhaltiger und intelligenter Werkstoffe für Design und Architektur enorm vergrößert. Zahlreiche neue Angebote sind auf den Markt gekommen, die eine zweite Edition des Buchs Material Revolution mit ähnlicher Gliederung, aber gänzlich neuen Materialangeboten notwendig werden lassen. Ist doch das Interesse der Designer am Wissen um die Nachhaltigkeit der neuen Materialien nach wie vor ungebrochen. Ein eigenes Kapitel informiert deshalb über Kriterien und Faktoren für nachhaltiges Produktdesign sowie über innovative Projekte, in denen Designer und Architekten mit neuen Werkstoffen und Technologien gearbeitet haben.

Sites Unseen

Architecture, Race, and American Literature

Author: William A. Gleason

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814732488

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 5205

Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about American culture, history, politics, and—although we have not yet understood this clearly—race relations. This rich and copiously illustrated interdisciplinary study explores the ways that American writing between roughly 1850 and 1930 concerned itself, often intensely, with the racial implications of architectural space primarily, but not exclusively, through domestic architecture. In addition to identifying an archive of provocative primary materials, Sites Unseen draws significantly on important recent scholarship in multiple fields ranging from literature, history, and material culture to architecture, cultural geography, and urban planning. Together the chapters interrogate a variety of expressive American vernacular forms, including the dialect tale, the novel of empire, letters, and pulp stories, along with the plantation cabin, the West Indian cottage, the Latin American plaza, and the “Oriental” parlor. These are some of the overlooked plots and structures that can and should inform a more comprehensive consideration of the literary and cultural meanings of American architecture. Making sense of the relations between architecture, race, and American writing of the long nineteenth century—in their regional, national, and hemispheric contexts—Sites Unseen provides a clearer view not only of this catalytic era but also more broadly of what architectural historian Dell Upton has aptly termed the social experience of the built environment.