Author: Hugo Kliczkowski
Publisher: A. Asppan S.L.
This book respresents the houses nearby the sea and the mountain: Daydream houses, its architecture, design, and all wonderful details from relaxing houses.
Author: Reinier de Graaf
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Architects, we like to believe, shape the world as they please. Reinier de Graaf draws on his own tragicomic experiences to present a candid account of what it is really like to work as an architect. To achieve anything, he notes, architects must serve the powers they strive to critique, finding themselves in a perpetual conflict of interest.
Author: Linda O'Keeffe
Examines the spectrum of colors and talents inherent in white, exploring how it is used, and viewed, in art, design, architecture and nature.
Author: Elizabeth Castro, Bruce Hyslop
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Need to learn HTML and CSS fast? This best-selling reference's visual format and step-by-step, task-based instructions will have you up and running with HTML in no time. In this updated edition author Bruce Hyslop uses crystal-clear instructions and friendly prose to introduce you to all of today's HTML and CSS essentials. The book has been refreshed to feature current web design best practices. You'll learn how to design, structure, and format your website. You'll learn about the new elements and form input types in HTML5. You'll create and use images, links, styles, and forms; and you'll add video, audio, and other multimedia to your site. You'll learn how to add visual effects with CSS3. You'll understand web standards and learn from code examples that reflect today's best practices. Finally, you will test and debug your site, and publish it to the web. Throughout the book, the author covers all of HTML and offers essential coverage of HTML5 and CSS techniques.
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Vintage Canada
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The #1 bestselling author of Saturday and Atonement brilliantly illuminates the collision of sexual longing, deep-seated fears and romantic fantasy in his unforgettable, emotionally engaging novel. The year is 1962. Florence, the daughter of a successful businessman and an aloof Oxford academic, is a talented violinist. She dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, the earnest young history student she met by chance and who unexpectedly wooed her and won her heart. Edward grew up in the country on the outskirts of Oxford where his father, the headmaster of the local school, struggled to keep the household together and his mother, brain-damaged from an accident, drifted in a world of her own. Edward’ s native intelligence, coupled with a longing to experience the excitement and intellectual fervour of the city, had taken him to University College in London. Falling in love with the accomplished, shy and sensitive Florence--and having his affections returned with equal intensity--has utterly changed his life. Their marriage, they believe, will bring them happiness, the confidence and the freedom to fulfill their true destinies. The glowing promise of the future, however, cannot totally mask their worries about the wedding night. Edward, who has had little experience with women, frets about his sexual prowess. Florence’s anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by conflicting emotions and a fear of the moment she will surrender herself. From the precise and intimate depiction of two young lovers eager to rise above the hurts and confusion of the past, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, On Chesil Beach is an extraordinary novel that brilliantly, movingly shows us how the entire course of a life can be changed--by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
Author: Stephen Sondheim, Hugh Wheeler
Publisher: MIT Press
An utterly sophisticated and charming musical boasting such numbers as 'Send in the Clowns'. New York Drama Critics Circle Award Tony Award for Best Musical Middle-aged actress Desir�e Armfeldt - presided over by her formidable mother - attempts to rid herself of one lover in order to marry another. Based on Ingmar Bergman's film, Smiles of a Summer Night.
Author: John Williams
Publisher: New York Review of Books
"Born the child of a poor farmer in Missouri, William Stoner is urged by his parents to study new agriculture techniques at the state university. Digging instead into the texts of Milton and Shakespeare, Stoner falls under the spell of the unexpected pleasures of English literature, and decides to make it his life. Stoner is the story of that life"--Publisher description (January 2007).
Author: Joe Casabona
Publisher: New Riders
With the ever-increasing need to view websites on mobile devices, websites have to be adaptable to thousands of different screen resolutions. In Responsive Design with WordPress, expert web developer Joe Casabona teaches you how to leverage WordPress to get the most out of responsive design, implement best practices, automate important processes, and make your life easier overall. You’ll start with a refresher on the core functionality of WordPress, then dive into developing responsive themes and plugins. Find out what to consider at the outset of the design process to save hours of work during redesigns. Learn up-to-date best practices for determining breakpoints, accessibility, and preventing website bloat for better user experience no matter the user’s connection speed. Finally, you’ll apply the principles you learn to specific tutorials, such as building a photo gallery, map page, and products page. • Learn when to rely on themes and when it’s best to use plugins. • Apply your responsive CSS to a WordPress theme. • Learn various navigation techniques, such as Jump to with • smooth scrolling or Select box. • Use popular responsive techniques, like picturefill.js, to make images respond to different screen resolutions and connection speeds. • Explore frameworks, including Bootstrap and Foundation. • Download dozens of code samples to help implement responsive design techniques, and test yourself with end-of-chapter quizzes.
Author: Kenya Hara
In front of the backdrop of recent disasters Kenya Hara founded the platform "house vision" in order to contemplate possible new ways of living in the post-industrial age, while at the same time combining sustainable architecture with the latest technology. Containing essays by renowned architects and artists, House Vision continues where the eponymous exhibition left off. Toyo Ito, the winner of this year's Pritzker Prize, develops a vision of a house for a nostalgic future. Sou Fujimoto invents a "Powerhouse," which unites all electronic applications in itself; the fl ower artist Makoto Azuma designs walls with plants, and Hiroshi Sugimoto invokes native materials, using them to design futuristic ways of living. This publication sheds light on this Japanese project from a western standpoint, offering generally applicable ideas for architecture and life in the future. With contributions by Makoto Azuma, Masataka Baba, Joshiaki Fujimori, Sou Fujimoto, Kenya Hara, Kunio Harimoto, Atsumi Hayashi, Hidemitsu Hori, Akira Ichikawa, Jun Inokuma, Toyo Ito, Masaaki Kanai, Norio Kanayama, Kengo Kuma, Muneaki Masuda, Toshiharu Naka, Yuri Naruse, Ban Shigeru, Hirokazu Suemitsu, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Naoya Toida, Sadao Tsuchiya, Riken Yamamoto, Hiroya Yoshizato.
Author: M. C. Huhne
Publisher: Callisto Pub Gmbh
Airline Visual Identity 1945-1975 is a series of concise and well researched case studies focusing on selected time segments in the corporate design histories of the world's greatest airlines. It provides unique insight into the design and advertising methods of an era when airlines were considered the most glamorous business sector and quality was the main criterion for selecting a flight. The airlines' visual identities were forged by some of the best creative minds of the time: designers like Ivan Chermayeff, Otl Aicher, Massimo Vignelli or Academy Award winner Saul Bass, as well as advertising luminaries like Mary Wells Lawrence. The book illustrates the shift from traditional methods of corporate design and advertisement to comprehensive modern identity programs that were generally introduced in the 1960's and early 1970's.
Author: Marion True, Jorge Silvetti, Salvatore Settis
Publisher: Getty Publications
The original Getty Museum, housed in a replica of a Roman Villa on a site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is one of Los Angeles's most treasured landmarks. Closed for almost ten years while renovations were made to the building and the site itself was transformed into a center for the study of antiquities and conservation, the Getty Villa is now set to open late in 2005. The Getty Villa is a lively history of the Getty Museum, its renowned antiquities collections, and its growth from a small museum in a ranch house in Malibu to its first home in a building designed to replicate what we know of the Villa dei Papiri, an ancient Roman villa partially uncovered in Herculaneum. Most engagingly, this book records the ten-year adventure in reconfiguring a beautiful, but topographically challenging, site into one that could continue to accommodate the splendid Museum building and also provide for an outdoor theater, laboratories for conservation work and research, offices for staff and visiting scholars, and an education program for adults and children. This is a story of architectural imagination, geographical challenges, and legal hurdles, all of which have resulted in a truly unique and beautiful site. The story is an enlightening and rewarding one for anyone interested in architecture and in the difficulties posed by building on a grand scale in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated throughout, the book includes 250 reproductions of works of art, photographs of both the old and the new Getty Museum, site plans, and architectural elevations.
Author: Sonia Nazario
Documents the journey of a Honduran teen who braved hardship and peril to reunite with his mother after she was forced to leave him behind and seek migratory work in the United States.