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Architecture at the End of the Earth

Author : William Craft Brumfield
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2015-06-08
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780822375432

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Carpeted in boreal forests, dotted with lakes, cut by rivers, and straddling the Arctic Circle, the region surrounding the White Sea, which is known as the Russian North, is sparsely populated and immensely isolated. It is also the home to architectural marvels, as many of the original wooden and brick churches and homes in the region's ancient villages and towns still stand. Featuring nearly two hundred full color photographs of these beautiful centuries-old structures, Architecture at the End of the Earth is the most recent addition to William Craft Brumfield's ongoing project to photographically document all aspects of Russian architecture. The architectural masterpieces Brumfield photographed are diverse: they range from humble chapels to grand cathedrals, buildings that are either dilapidated or well cared for, and structures repurposed during the Soviet era. Included are onion-domed wooden churches such as the Church of the Dormition, built in 1674 in Varzuga; the massive walled Transfiguration Monastery on Great Solovetsky Island, which dates to the mid-1550s; the Ferapontov-Nativity Monastery's frescoes, painted in 1502 by Dionisy, one of Russia's greatest medieval painters; nineteenth-century log houses, both rustic and ornate; and the Cathedral of St. Sophia in Vologda, which was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the 1560s. The text that introduces the photographs outlines the region's significance to Russian history and culture. Brumfield is challenged by the immense difficulty of accessing the Russian North, and recounts traversing sketchy roads, crossing silt-clogged rivers on barges and ferries, improvising travel arrangements, being delayed by severe snowstorms, and seeing the region from the air aboard the small planes he needs to reach remote areas. The buildings Brumfield photographed, some of which lie in near ruin, are at constant risk due to local indifference and vandalism, a lack of maintenance funds, clumsy restorations, or changes in local and national priorities. Brumfield is concerned with their futures and hopes that the region's beautiful and vulnerable achievements of master Russian carpenters will be preserved. Architecture at the End of the Earth is at once an art book, a travel guide, and a personal document about the discovery of this bleak but beautiful region of Russia that most readers will see here for the first time.

The Pillars of the Earth

Author : Ken Follett
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 1009 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2010-06-29
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101442197

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#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah's Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career—and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known . . . of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect—a man divided in his soul . . . of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame . . . and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece.

The Art of Earth Architecture

Author : Jean Dethier
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2020-03-03
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1616898895

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For almost ten thousand years, unbaked earth has been used to build remarkable structures, from simple dwellings to palaces, temples, and fortresses both grand and durable. Jean Dethier spent fifty years researching this landmark global survey, which spans five continents and 250 sites. The Art of Earth Architecture demonstrates the wide-ranging applications and sustainability of this building material, while presenting a manifesto for its ecological significance. Featuring raw-earth masterpieces, monumental structures, and little known works, the book includes the temples and palaces of Mesopotamia, the Great Wall of China, large-scale urban developments in Tenochtitlan in Mexico, the medinas of Morocco, and housing in Marrakech and Bogota. This definitive reference features many UNESCO World Heritage sites and contains essays on the historical, technical, and cultural aspects of raw-earth construction from twenty experts in the field, as well as hundreds of photographs, illustrations, and architectural drawings.

The Earth Is Architecture

Author : Pierre Alain Trévelo,David Malaud,Antoine Viger-Kohler,David Enon,Alexandre Bullier,Océane Ragoucy,Mathieu Mercuriali
Publisher : Spector Books
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2020-07
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 395905372X

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The Earth Is Architecture by Pierre Alain Trévelo,David Malaud,Antoine Viger-Kohler,David Enon,Alexandre Bullier,Océane Ragoucy,Mathieu Mercuriali Pdf

A history of architecture as planetary sculpture Since the dawn of humankind, our planet has been profoundly affected by the exponential increase in the world's population. Having gone from being a flat disc to a sphere in the conception of our species, the Earth is now architecture. This does not mean that it has been superseded by architecture but rather that the two are inextricably linked by a common destiny. This intercontinental epic traces the history of terrestrial infrastructure, from the mythological works of giants to those of human origin. Five chapters explore the fundamental conditions on which the actual infrastructure is based, opening the way to new architectural fictions. The book is published to coincide with the 17th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2020.

Lost Russia

Author : William Craft Brumfield
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 149 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 1995
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780822315681

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Lost Russia by William Craft Brumfield Pdf

The twentieth century in Russia has been a cataclysm of rare proportions, as war, revolution, famine, and massive political terror tested the limits of human endurance. The results of this assault on Russian culture are particularly evident in ruined architectural monuments, some of which are little known even within Russia itself. Over the past two decades William Craft Brumfield, noted historian of Russian architecture, has traveled throughout Russia and photographed many of these neglected, lost buildings, haunting in their ruin. Lost Russia provides a unique view of Brumfield's acclaimed work, which illuminates Russian culture as reflected in these remnants of its distinctive architectural traditions.

Shards of Earth

Author : Adrian Tchaikovsky
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Page : 450 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2021-05-27
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781529051919

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From the author of the thrilling science-fiction epic Children of Time, winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award. Shards of Earth is the first high-octane, far-future space adventure in Adrian Tchaikovsky's Final Architecture trilogy. 'One of the most interesting and accomplished writers in speculative fiction' – Christopher Paolini The war is over. Its heroes forgotten. Until one chance discovery . . . Idris has neither aged nor slept since they remade his mind in the war. And one of humanity’s heroes now scrapes by on a freelance salvage vessel, to avoid the attention of greater powers. Eighty years ago, Earth was destroyed by an alien enemy. Many escaped, but millions more died. So mankind created enhanced humans such as Idris - who could communicate mind-to-mind with our aggressors. Then these ‘Architects’ simply disappeared and Idris and his kind became obsolete. Now, Idris and his crew have something strange, abandoned in space. It’s clearly the work of the Architects – but are they really returning? And if so, why? Hunted by gangsters, cults and governments, Idris and his crew race across the galaxy as they search for answers. For they now possess something of incalculable value, and many would kill to obtain it. Praise for Adrian Tchaikovsky: 'Enthralling, epic, immersive and hugely intelligent' – Stephen Baxter on Shards of Earth 'He writes incredibly enjoyable sci-fi, full of life and ideas' – Patrick Ness ‘Brilliant science fiction’ – James McAvoy on Children of Time

Sessional Papers Read at the Royal Institute of British Architects

Author : Royal Institute of British Architects
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 436 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 1884
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UCAL:$C10590

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List of members separately paged, bound at end of [v. 18-19] 1867/68-1868/69; also, various brief reports, papers, etc., separately paged, bound at end of [v. 16-19, 22-24] 1965/66-1868/69, 1871/72-1873/74.

American Architect and Architecture

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 1887
Category : Architecture
ISBN : COLUMBIA:0036693472

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Earth to Spirit

Author : David Pearson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 159 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 020717735X

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ArchiLab's Earth Buildings

Author : Marie-Ange Brayer,Béatrice Simonot
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0500284121

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ArchiLab's Earth Buildings by Marie-Ange Brayer,Béatrice Simonot Pdf

The third volume in the successful and exciting series featuring young architecture and design talents turns its focus to building with the land and nature. Projects by thirty of the most innovative young practices working today - including Field Operations, Tom Leader, NOX, Servo, Vicente Guallart and Kengo Kuma - confront and offer proposals and solutions to such issues as dwindling natural resources,land engineering, the city as ecosystem and the sensitive development of brown sites. Presented through extensive plans, computer renderings and photographs, buildings and larger-scale schemes reveal an array of breathtaking ideas for the future, an inspiration for a generation of designers, practitioners and policy-makers.

Earth Architecture

Author : Ronald Rael
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Page : 216 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 1568987676

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"The ground we walk on and grow crops in also just happens to be the most widely used building material on the planet. Civilizations throughout time have used it to create stable warm low-impact structures. The world's first skyscrapers were built of mud brick. Paul Revere Chairman Mao and Ronald Reagan all lived in earth houses at various points in their lives and several of the buildings housing Donald Judd's priceless collection at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa Texas are made of mud brick." "While the vast legacy of traditional and vernacular earthen construction has been widely discussed, little attention has been paid to the contemporary tradition of earth architecture. Author Ronald Rael founder of Eartharchitecture.org provides a history of building with earth in the modern era focusing particularly on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth mud brick compressed earth cob and several other interesting techniques. Earth Architecture presents a selection of more than 40 projects that exemplify new creative uses of the oldest building material on the planet."--BOOK JACKET.

The American Architect and Building News

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 644 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 1886
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UFL:31262043711018

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The Architecture of Closed Worlds

Author : Lydia Kallipoliti
Publisher : Lars Muller Publishers/Storefront for Art and Architecture
Page : 352 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2018-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 3037785802

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The Architecture of Closed Worlds by Lydia Kallipoliti Pdf

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each is conceived as a closed system: a self-sustaining physical environment demarcated from its surroundings by a boundary that does not allow for the transfer of matter or energy. Contemporary discussions about global warming, recycling, and sustainability have emerged as direct conceptual constructs related to the study and analysis of closed systems. From the space program to countercultural architectural groups experimenting with autonomous living, this publication documents a disciplinary transformation and the rise of a new environmental consensus in the form of a synthetic naturalism. It presents an archive of 39 historical living prototypes from 1928 to the present that put forth an unexplored genealogy of closed resource regeneration systems. Prototypes are presented through unique discursive narratives with historical images, and each includes new analysis in the form of a feedback drawing that problematizes the language of environmental representation by illustrating loss, derailment, and the production of new substances and atmospheres.

Architecture, Theology, and Ethics

Author : Elise M. Edwards
Publisher : Lexington Books
Page : 283 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2024-03-18
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781498573306

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Architecture, Theology, and Ethics by Elise M. Edwards Pdf

This book explores why and how the design of architecture contributes to Christian pursuits of social and environmental justice. Edwards offers a new understanding of architectural design’s relation to Christian ethics and proposes five moral commitments for orienting the design process towards the flourishing of humanity and God’s creation.