Sunday, July 31, 2016

Architecture in the Scandinavian Countries

Architecture in the Scandinavian Countries Published by MIT Press

The most complete survey of Nordic architecture available today.

Architecture in the Scandinavian Countries
Author:"Marian Card Donnelly"| Published on 1992 by MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262041188/0262041189 | en | 401 pages | BOOK |

The most complete survey of Nordic architecture available today.. Architecture in the Scandinavian Countries was ranked 14 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Architecture and Disjunction

Architecture and Disjunction Published by MIT Press

The essays develop different themes in contemporary theory as they relate to the actual making of architecture, attempting to realign the discipline with a new world culture characterized by both discontinuity and heterogeneity.

Architecture and Disjunction
Author:"Bernard Tschumi"| Published on 1996 by MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262700603/0262700603 | en | 268 pages | BOOK | 5.0

Avant-garde theorist and architect Bernard Tschumi is equally well known for his writing and his practice. Architecture and Disjunction, which brings together Tschumi's essays from 1975 to 1990, is a lucid and provocative analysis of many of the key issues that have engaged architectural discourse over the past two decades -- from deconstructive theory to recent concerns with the notions of event and program. The essays develop different themes in contemporary theory as they relate to the actual making of architecture, attempting to realign the discipline with a new world culture characterized by both discontinuity and heterogeneity. Included are a number of seminal essays that incited broad attention when they first appeared in magazines and journals, as well as more recent and topical texts. Tschumi's discourse has always been considered radical and disturbing. He opposes modernist ideology and postmodern nostalgia since both impose restrictive criteria on what may be deemed \. Architecture and Disjunction was ranked 40 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Eating Architecture

Eating Architecture Published by MIT Press

A highly original collection of essays that explore the relationship between food and architecture - the preparation of meals and the production of space.

Eating Architecture
Author:"Jamie Horwitz","Paulette Singley"| Published on 2004 by MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262083225/0262083221 | en | 373 pages | BOOK |

A highly original collection of essays that explore therelationship between food and architecture—the preparation ofmeals and the production of space.. Eating Architecture was ranked 29 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture

Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture Published by Addison-Wesley

This book is actually two books in one. The first section is a short tutorial on developing enterprise applications, which you can read from start to finish to understand the scope of the book's lessons.

Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
Author:"Martin Fowler"| Published on 2012-03-09 by Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780133065213/0133065219 | en | 557 pages | BOOK | 3.0

The practice of enterprise application development has benefited from the emergence of many new enabling technologies. Multi-tiered object-oriented platforms, such as Java and .NET, have become commonplace. These new tools and technologies are capable of building powerful applications, but they are not easily implemented. Common failures in enterprise applications often occur because their developers do not understand the architectural lessons that experienced object developers have learned. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture is written in direct response to the stiff challenges that face enterprise application developers. The author, noted object-oriented designer Martin Fowler, noticed that despite changes in technology--from Smalltalk to CORBA to Java to .NET--the same basic design ideas can be adapted and applied to solve common problems. With the help of an expert group of contributors, Martin distills over forty recurring solutions into patterns. The result is an indispensable handbook of solutions that are applicable to any enterprise application platform. This book is actually two books in one. The first section is a short tutorial on developing enterprise applications, which you can read from start to finish to understand the scope of the book's lessons. The next section, the bulk of the book, is a detailed reference to the patterns themselves. Each pattern provides usage and implementation information, as well as detailed code examples in Java or C#. The entire book is also richly illustrated with UML diagrams to further explain the concepts. Armed with this book, you will have the knowledge necessary to make important architectural decisions about building an enterprise application and the proven patterns for use when building them. The topics covered include · Dividing an enterprise application into layers · The major approaches to organizing business logic · An in-depth treatment of mapping between objects and relational databases · Using Model-View-Controller to organize a Web presentation · Handling concurrency for data that spans multiple transactions · Designing distributed object interfaces. Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture was ranked 4 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

PDF | Placing Animals

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Placing Animals
Author:"Julie Urbanik"| Published on 2012-07-23 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442211865/1442211865 | en | 206 pages | BOOK

As Julie Urbanik vividly illustrates, non-human animals are central to our daily human lives. We eat them, wear them, live with them, work them, experiment on them, try to save them, spoil them, abuse them, fight them, hunt them, buy and sell them, love them, and hate them. Placing Animals is the first book to bring together the historical development of the field of animal geography with a comprehensive survey of how geographers study animals today. Urbanik provides readers with a thorough understanding of the relationship between animal geography and the larger animal studies project, an appreciation of the many geographies of human-animal interactions around the world, and insight into how animal geography is both challenging and contributing to the major fields of human and nature-society geography. Through the theme of the role of place in shaping where and why human-animal interactions occur, the chapters in turn explore the history of animal geography and our distinctive relationships in the home, on farms, in the context of labor, in the wider culture, and in the wild.. Placing Animals Book was ranked 39 by Google Books for keyword Animals.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Book Architecture

Book Architecture Published by

Along the way, Horwitz offers detailed, concrete examples that reveal how the Book Architecture Method works with everything from literary classics to blockbuster films.

Book Architecture
Author:"Stuart Horwitz"| Published on 2015-05-05 by
ISBN: 9780986420405/0986420409 | en | 156 pages | BOOK |

In Book Architecture: How to Plot and Outline Without Using a Formula, Stuart Horwitz returns with his trademark clarity to help writers craft a powerful plot and an effective outline for their works-in-progress. Along the way, Horwitz offers detailed, concrete examples that reveal how the Book Architecture Method works with everything from literary classics to blockbuster films.. Book Architecture was ranked 1 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

PDF | 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals

1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals by

1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals
Author:"Jonathan Baillie","Brian Groombridge","Ulf Gärdenfors","A. J. Stattersfield"| Published on 1996 by IUCN
ISBN: 9782831703350/2831703352 | en | 448 pages | BOOK

The 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals was a major advance on its predecessors in clarity of layout and amount of information presented. This is taken further in the 1996 edition, which is also the first global compilation to use the complete new IUCN Red List category system.. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals Book was ranked 36 by Google Books for keyword Animals.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Enterprise Architecture As Strategy

Enterprise Architecture As Strategy Published by Harvard Business Press

In Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution, authors Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson show you how. The key?

Enterprise Architecture As Strategy
Author:"Jeanne W. Ross","Peter Weill","David Robertson"| Published on 2013-12-30 by Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422148174/1422148173 | en | 234 pages | BOOK | 4.0

Does it seem you’ve formulated a rock-solid strategy, yet your firm still can’t get ahead? If so, construct a solid foundation for business execution—an IT infrastructure and digitized business processes to automate your company’s core capabilities. In Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution, authors Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson show you how. The key? Make tough decisions about which processes you must execute well, then implement the IT systems needed to digitize those processes. Citing numerous companies worldwide, the authors show how constructing the right enterprise architecture enhances profitability and time to market, improves strategy execution, and even lowers IT costs. Though clear, engaging explanation, they demonstrate how to define your operating model—your vision of how your firm will survive and grow—and implement it through your enterprise architecture. Their counterintuitive but vital message: when it comes to executing your strategy, your enterprise architecture may matter far more than your strategy itself.. Enterprise Architecture As Strategy was ranked 30 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

The Architecture of Humanism

The Architecture of Humanism Published by W. W. Norton & Company

Reissued in trade format with a new introduction, The Architecture of Humanism offers a brilliant analysis of the theories and ideas behind much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture.

The Architecture of Humanism
Author:"Geoffrey Scott"| Published on 1914 by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393730357/0393730352 | en | 194 pages | BOOK | 4.0

Reissued in trade format with a new introduction, offers a brilliant analysis of the theories and ideas behind much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture. It discusses the classical tradition as reflected in the architecture of Renaissance and Baroque Italy and the role given the human body in that tradition. It is recommended reading for all architecture students, and essential for those interested in the revival of classical architecture.. The Architecture of Humanism was ranked 23 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Architecture's New Media

Architecture's New Media Published by MIT Press

A comprehensive examination of computer-aided architectural design and its potentialeffect on architectural design practice; for practitioners, educators, students, andresearchers.

Architecture's New Media
Author:"Yehuda E. Kalay"| Published on 2004 by MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262112840/0262112841 | en | 536 pages | BOOK |

A comprehensive examination of computer-aided architectural design and its potentialeffect on architectural design practice; for practitioners, educators, students, andresearchers.. Architecture's New Media was ranked 22 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

Computer Architecture

Computer Architecture Published by Elsevier

The Fifth Edition of Computer Architecture focuses on this dramatic shift, exploring the ways in which software and technology in the cloud are accessed by cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile computing devices.

Computer Architecture
Author:"John L. Hennessy","David A. Patterson"| Published on 2012 by Elsevier
ISBN: 9780123838728/012383872X | en | 493 pages | BOOK | 5.0

The computing world today is in the middle of a revolution: mobile clients and cloud computing have emerged as the dominant paradigms driving programming and hardware innovation today. The Fifth Edition of Computer Architecture focuses on this dramatic shift, exploring the ways in which software and technology in the cloud are accessed by cell phones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile computing devices. Each chapter includes two real-world examples, one mobile and one datacenter, to illustrate this revolutionary change. Updated to cover the mobile computing revolution Emphasizes the two most important topics in architecture today: memory hierarchy and parallelism in all its forms. Develops common themes throughout each chapter: power, performance, cost, dependability, protection, programming models, and emerging trends (\. Computer Architecture was ranked 18 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Actions of Architecture

Actions of Architecture Published by Psychology Press

Drawing on the work of a wide range of architects, artists and writers, this book considers the relations between the architect and the user, which it compares to the relations between the artist and viewer and the author and reader.

Actions of Architecture
Author:"Jonathan Hill"| Published on 2003 by Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415290432/0415290430 | en | 222 pages | BOOK | 2.5

Drawing on the work of a wide range of architects, artists and writers, this book considers the relations between the architect and the user, which it compares to the relations between the artist and viewer and the author and reader. The book's thesis is informed by the text 'The Death of the Author', in which Roland Barthes argues for a writer aware of the creativity of the reader. Actions of Architecture begins with a critique of strategies that define the user as passive and predictable, such as contemplation and functionalism. Subsequently it considers how an awareness of user creativity informs architecture, architects and concepts of authorship in architectural design. Identifying strategies that recognize user creativity, such as appropriation, collaboration, disjunction, DIY, montage, polyvalence and uselessness, Actions of Architecture states that the creative user should be the central concern of architectural design.. Actions of Architecture was ranked 39 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

PDF | The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

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The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life
Author:"Gordon Lindsay Campbell"| Published on 2014 by Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199589425/0199589429 | en | 633 pages | BOOK

The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life is the first comprehensive guide to animals in the ancient world, encompassing all aspects of the topic by featuring authoritative chapters on 33 topics by leading scholars in their fields. Both the realities and the more theoretical aspects of the treatment of animals in ancient times are covered in chapters which explore the domestication of animals, animal husbandry, animals as pets, Aesop'sFables, and animals in classical art and comedy, all of which closely examine the nature of human-animal interaction.. The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life Book was ranked 10 by Google Books for keyword Animals.

Friday, July 15, 2016

PDF | Minds of Their Own

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Minds of Their Own
Author:"Lesley J. Rogers"| Published on 1997 by Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781864485042/1864485043 | en | 212 pages | BOOK

Examines animal behaviour and also the structure and functioning of their brains to give an understanding of how animals think.. Minds of Their Own Book was ranked 31 by Google Books for keyword Animals.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

PDF | Animal Alterity

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Animal Alterity
Author:"Sherryl Vint"| Published on 2012-03-01 by Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9781846318153/1846318157 | en | 269 pages | BOOK

Uses readings of science fiction texts to explore the centrality of animals for our ways of thinking about human. This title argues that we are better able to perceive options for a transformed politics if we perceive our various material relations with non-human animals within a deeper understanding of the functions of the category 'animal'.. Animal Alterity Book was ranked 32 by Google Books for keyword Animals.

PDF | The Encyclopedia of Animals

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The Encyclopedia of Animals
Author:"Fred Cooke"| Published on 2004 by Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520244061/0520244060 | en | 608 pages | BOOK

Presents a survey of all animal groups, with diagrams, distribution maps, color photographs. and overviews of animal evolution, behavior, habitats, and adaptation.. The Encyclopedia of Animals Book was ranked 20 by Google Books for keyword Animals.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Islamic Architecture in Cairo

Islamic Architecture in Cairo Published by BRILL

From that point, the reader is given a guided tour of the evolution of Cairo's Islamic architecture and an overview of its main styles through the investigation of monuments spanning 1200 years.

Islamic Architecture in Cairo
Author:"Doris Behrens-Abouseif"| Published on 1989 by BRILL
ISBN: 9789004096264/9004096264 | en | 174 pages | BOOK | 3.0

Cairo has one of the highest concentrations of Islamic architectural treasures in the world. This introduction to the subject begins with an analysis of the Cairo's urban growth from the Islamic conquest in 641 through to the Ottoman Period and the reign of Muhammad Ali at the beginning of the 19th century. From that point, the reader is given a guided tour of the evolution of Cairo's Islamic architecture and an overview of its main styles through the investigation of monuments spanning 1200 years. Includes a descriptive catalogue of the major monuments from the early Islamic period through the Fatimid, Ayyubid, Bahri Mamluk, Circassian Mamluk and Ottoman periods.. Islamic Architecture in Cairo was ranked 21 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

A History of Architecture

A History of Architecture Published by

A History of Architecture
Author:"Russell Sturgis","Arthur Lincoln Frothingham"| Published on 1915 by
ISBN: / | en | pages | BOOK |

. A History of Architecture was ranked 9 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.

PDF | Animal

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Animal
Author:"Erica Fudge"| Published on 2002 by Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861891341/1861891342 | en | 182 pages | BOOK

From the pet that we live with and care for, to news items such as animal cloning, and the use of various creatures in film, television and advertising, animals are a constant presence in our lives. Animal is a timely overview of the many ways in which we live with animals, and assesses many of the paradoxes of our relationships with them: for example, why is the pet that sits by the dinner table never for eating? Examining novels such as Charlotte’s Web, films such as Old Yeller and Babe, science and advertising, fashion and philosophy, Animal also evaluates the ways in which we think about animals and challenges a number of the assumptions we hold. Why is it, for example, that animals are such a constant presence in children’s literature? And what does it mean to wear fake fur? Is fake fur an ethical avoidance of animal suffering, or merely a sanitized version of the unacceptable use of animals as clothing? Neither evangelical nor proselytizing, Animal invites the reader to think beyond the boundaries of a subject that has a direct effect on our day-to-day lives.. Animal Book was ranked 28 by Google Books for keyword Animals.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

PDF | The Animals: A Novel

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The Animals: A Novel
Author:"Christian Kiefer"| Published on 2015-03-23 by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780871408853/0871408856 | en | 352 pages | BOOK

“[A] galloping great read; it’s a violent, tender, terrifying, genuine work of art.”—Porter Shreve, San Francisco Chronicle, front-page review Bill Reed manages a wildlife sanctuary in rural Idaho, caring for injured animals unable to survive in the wild —raptors, a wolf, and his beloved bear, Majer, among them. He hopes to marry the local vet and live out a quiet life, until a childhood friend is released from prison and threatens to reveal Bill’s darkest secrets. Suddenly forced to confront his criminal past, Bill battles fiercely to preserve both the shelter and his hard-won new identity. Alternating between the past and the present, The Animals builds powerfully toward the revelation of Bill’s defining betrayal—and the drastic lengths he’ll go to in order to escape the consequences.. The Animals: A Novel Book was ranked 2 by Google Books for keyword Animals.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Friedrich Gilly

Friedrich Gilly Published by Getty Publications

In addition to presenting five of Gilly's most influential essays, this volume contains previously unpublished archival records that clarify the intellectual context in which Gilly developed his thoughts on architecture.

Friedrich Gilly
Author:"Friedrich Gilly"| Published on 1994-09-13 by Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892362806/0892362804 | en | 240 pages | BOOK |

When Friedrich Gilly died in 1800 at age twenty-eight, his architectural career had spanned less than a decade and construction of his major designs was incomplete. Nevertheless, his ideas so strongly influenced Berlin architecture of the next century that he is now widely regarded as the founder of Berlin's distinct architectural tradition. By uniting Rationalist and Neoclassicist principles, his designs achieve an artistic expression that is at once visually dramatic and formally pure. Today, his theories are known primarily through the work of Karl Friedrich Schinkel, his student who became one of Berlin's primary modern architects. In addition to presenting five of Gilly's most influential essays, this volume contains previously unpublished archival records that clarify the intellectual context in which Gilly developed his thoughts on architecture. A catalog of Gilly’s personal library is especially illuminating.. Friedrich Gilly was ranked 24 by Google Books for keyword Architecture.