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Genius of Place

Author : Justin Martin
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 494 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2011-05-31
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780306818813

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This definitive, first full-scale biography of Olmsted--famed designer of New York's Central Park--reveals him also as a brilliant political and social reformer.

Consulting the Genius of the Place

Author : Wes Jackson
Publisher : Catapult
Page : 191 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 2011-09-01
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9781582438481

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Consulting the Genius of the Place by Wes Jackson Pdf

Locavore leaders such as Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, and Barbara Kingsolver all speak of the need for sweeping changes in how we get our food. A longtime leader of this movement is Wes Jackson, who for decades has taken it upon himself to speak for the land, to speak for the soil itself. Here, he offers a manifesto toward a conceptual revolution: Jackson asks us to look to natural ecosystems—or, if one prefers, nature in general—as the measure against which we judge all of our agricultural practices. Jackson believes the time is right to do away with annual monoculture grains, which are vulnerable to national security threats and are partly responsible for the explosion in our healthcare costs. Soil erosion and the poisons polluting our water and air—all associated with agriculture from its beginnings—foretell a population with its natural fertility greatly destroyed. In this eloquent and timely volume, Jackson argues we must look to nature itself to lead us out of the mess we've made. The natural ecosystems will tell us, if we listen, what should happen to the future of food.

A Genius for Place

Author : Robin Karson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 456 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2013-08
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 195262021X

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In this lavishly illustrated volume, Robin Karson explores the development of a distinctly American style of landscape design. Analyzing seven country places created by some of the most imaginative landscape practitioners of the era in the context of professional and cultural currents, Karson draws a richly comprehensive picture of the artistic achievements of the period. Striking contemporary black-and-white photographs by Carol Betsch and hundreds of drawings, plans, and period photographs further illuminate their histories.

The Geography of Genius

Author : Eric Weiner
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 368 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2016-01-05
Category : History
ISBN : 9781451691689

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Tag along on this New York Times bestselling “witty, entertaining romp” (The New York Times Book Review) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley—and back through history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. In this “intellectual odyssey, traveler’s diary, and comic novel all rolled into one” (Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), acclaimed travel writer Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. A “superb travel guide: funny, knowledgeable, and self-deprecating” (The Washington Post), he explores the history of places like Vienna of 1900, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, Song Dynasty Hangzhou, and Silicon Valley to show how certain urban settings are conducive to ingenuity. With his trademark insightful humor, this “big-hearted humanist” (The Wall Street Journal) walks the same paths as the geniuses who flourished in these settings to see if the spirit of what inspired figures like Socrates, Michelangelo, and Leonardo remains. In these places, Weiner asks, “What was in the air, and can we bottle it?” “Fun and thought provoking” (Miami Herald), The Geography of Genius reevaluates the importance of culture in nurturing creativity and “offers a practical map for how we can all become a bit more inventive” (Adam Grant, author of Originals).

Genius of Place

Author : Justin Martin
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2011-05-31
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780306819841

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Genius of Place by Justin Martin Pdf

Frederick Law Olmsted is arguably the most important historical figure that the average American knows the least about. Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York's Central Park to Boston's Emerald Necklace to Stanford University's campus, Olmsted was also an influential journalist, early voice for the environment, and abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War. This momentous career was shadowed by a tragic personal life, also fully portrayed here. Most of all, he was a social reformer. He didn't simply create places that were beautiful in the abstract. An awesome and timeless intent stands behind Olmsted's designs, allowing his work to survive to the present day. With our urgent need to revitalize cities and a widespread yearning for green space, his work is more relevant now than it was during his lifetime. Justin Martin restores Olmsted to his rightful place in the pantheon of great Americans.

The Genius of the Place

Author : John Dixon Hunt,Peter Willis
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 420 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 1988-09-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0262580926

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The Genius of the Place by John Dixon Hunt,Peter Willis Pdf

A garden classic, The Genius of the Place reveals that the history of landscape gardening is much more than a history of design and style; it opens up a wide perspective of English cultural history, showing how landscape gardening was gradually transformed over two centuries into an art that has been widely imitated throughout Europe and North America. The English landscape garden is richly documented in this anthology. Over 100 illustrations accompany writings that range from Francis Bacon to Jane Austin; from the early 1600s, when Englishmen began to determine their own concept and form of the garden, through the first half of the eighteenth century when its distinctive feature emerged, to the heyday of the landscape garden under "Capability" Brown and the reactions to his pure formalism under Repton and Loudon in the 1800s. This edition contains a new introduction and bibliography covering the many developments in garden history during the last dozen years.

The Soul of Place

Author : Linda Lappin
Publisher : Travelers' Tales
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2015-04-20
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 9781609521042

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The Soul of Place by Linda Lappin Pdf

In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres—literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—discover imagery and inspiration in the places they love. Lappin departs from the classical concept of the Genius Loci, the indwelling spirit residing in every landscape, house, city, or forest—to argue that by entering into contact with the unique energy and identity of a place, writers can access an inexhaustible source of creative power. The Soul of Place provides instruction on how to evoke that power. The writing exercises are drawn from many fields—architecture, painting, cuisine, literature and literary criticism, geography and deep maps, Jungian psychology, fairy tales, mythology, theater and performance art, metaphysics—all of which offer surprising perspectives on our writing and may help us uncover raw materials for fiction, essays, and poetry hidden in our environment. An essential resource book for the writer’s library, this book is ideal for creative writing courses, with stimulating exercises adaptable to all genres. For writers or travelers about to set out on a trip abroad, The Soul of Place is the perfect road trip companion, attuning our senses to a deeper awareness of place.

Genius Loci

Author : Jaym Gates
Publisher : Tales of the Spirit of Place
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2019-06
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1947659448

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Tales of guardian spirits and divine powers by Seanan McGuire, Ken Liu, Alethea Kontis, Laura Anne Gilman, Scott Edelman and more. Guardian spirits. Divine presences. Demonic powers. Ghosts. The concept of "genius loci" is indeed an ancient one, found in nearly every human mythology. Genius Loci is a huge anthology of 31 all-new fantasy and science fiction stories drawing on the rich tradition of place-as-person. Within its pages, the authors present stories of sentient deserts, beneficent forests, lonely shrubs, and protective planetary spirits, highlighted by the fantastic art of Lisa A. Grabenstetter and Evan M. Jensen., and edited by Jaym Gates.

Jane and the Genius of the Place

Author : Stephanie Barron
Publisher : Paw Prints
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2009-07-10
Category : England
ISBN : 1439557187

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Jane and the Genius of the Place by Stephanie Barron Pdf

Written in the classic style of its heroine, the fourth installment of the series finds Jane Austen among the rich and fashionable at the Canterbury Races, where a beautiful brunette in a red riding hood is found slain

The Spark

Author : Kristine Barnett
Publisher : Random House Canada
Page : 283 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2013-04-09
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780307362773

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The Spark by Kristine Barnett Pdf

The extraordinary memoir of a mother's love, commitment and nurturing, which allowed her son, originally diagnosed with severe autism, to flourish into a universally recognized genius--and how any parent can help their child find their spark. Today, at 13, Jacob is a paid researcher in quantum physics, working on extending Einstein's theory of relativity. Diagnosed at 1 with severe autism, at 3 he was assigned to life-skills classes and his parents were told to adjust their expectations. The goal: tying his own shoes at 16. Kristine's belief in the power of hope and the dazzling possibilities that can occur when we keep our minds open and learn to fuel a child's true potential changed everything.

Michael Faraday and The Royal Institution

Author : J.M Thomas
Publisher : CRC Press
Page : 248 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 1991-01-01
Category : Science
ISBN : 0750301457

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Michael Faraday and The Royal Institution by J.M Thomas Pdf

A self-educated man who knew no mathematics, Michael Faraday rose from errand boy to become one of Britain's greatest scientists. Faraday made the discoveries upon which most of twentieth-century technology is based and readers of this book will enjoy finding out in how many ways we are indebted to him. The story of his life speaks to us across the years and is a fascinating read, especially when the tale is told with the understanding and gusto that Professor Thomas-one of the UK's leading scientists-brings to the telling. Faraday took great trouble to make the latest discoveries of science, his own and others', intelligible to the layman, and the tradition he fostered has been kept alive ever since, so that the Royal Institution is as well known for its contributions to education as for its research. Written in a concise, nontechnical style, Michael Faraday and the Royal Institution: The Genius of Man and Place is a human account that provides an introduction to the roots of modern science and ways in which scientists work. The book is lavishly illustrated with drawings, cartoons, photographs, and letters-many never before published. There is no similar book on Faraday that interprets his genius in modern, everyday terms, making it understandable, interesting, and exciting reading for scientists and nonscientists alike.

Genius Loci

Author : Christian Norberg-Schulz
Publisher : New York : Rizzoli
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 1980
Category : Architecture
ISBN : UOM:39076006739655

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Genius Loci by Christian Norberg-Schulz Pdf

Attempts to develop a theory of understanding architecture in concrete, existential terms, following the guidelines of Heidegger

Genius Loci

Author : Clark Ashton Smith
Publisher : eStar Books
Page : 70 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2013-06-10
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781612106731

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Genius Loci by Clark Ashton Smith Pdf

Genius Loci, the spirit of a place… Amberville attempts to capture the genius loci of a strange and haunting place…

Frederick Law Olmsted: Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society (LOA #270)

Author : Frederick Law Olmsted
Publisher : Library of America
Page : 1162 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2016-01-05
Category : History
ISBN : 9781598534603

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Writings on Landscape, Culture, and Society (LOA #270) by Frederick Law Olmsted Pdf

The biggest and best single-volume collection ever published of the fascinating and wide-ranging writings of a vitally important nineteenth century cultural figure whose work continues to shape our world today. Seaman, farmer, abolitionist, journalist, administrator, reformer, conservationist, and without question America’s foremost landscape architect and urban planner, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) was a man of unusually diverse talents and interests, and the arc of his life and writings traces the most significant developments of nineteenth century American history. As this volume reveals, the wide-ranging endeavors Olmsted was involved in—cofounding The Nation magazine, advocating against slavery, serving as executive secretary to the United States Sanitary Commission (precursor to the Red Cross) during the Civil War, championing the preservation of America’s great wild places at Yosemite and Yellowstone—emerged from his steadfast commitment to what he called “communitiveness,” the impulse to serve the needs of one’s fellow citizens. This philosophy had its ultimate expression is his brilliant designs for some of the country’s most beloved public spaces: New York’s Central Park, Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Boston’s “Emerald Necklace,” the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, garden suburbs like Chicago’s Riverside, parkways (a term he invented) and college campuses, the “White City” of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, and many others. Gathering almost 100 original letters, newspaper dispatches, travel sketches, essays, editorials, design proposals, official reports, reflections on aesthetics, and autobiographical reminiscences, this deluxe Library of America volume is profusely illustrated with a 32-page color portfolio of Olmsted’s design sketches, architectural plans, and contemporary photographs. It also includes detailed explanatory notes and a chronology of Olmsted’s life and design projects. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Genius

Author : James Gleick
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 858 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2011-02-22
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781453210437

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Genius by James Gleick Pdf

New York Times Bestseller: This life story of the quirky physicist is “a thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century” (The New York Review of Books). Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started. In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.