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Gardens of the High Line

Author : Piet Oudolf,Rick Darke
Publisher : Timber Press
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2017-06-14
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781604696998

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Gardens of the High Line by Piet Oudolf,Rick Darke Pdf

“If you can't get to the High Line. . . this is the next best thing.” —The Washington Post Before it was restored, the High Line was an untouched, abandoned landscape overgrown with wildflowers. Today it’s a central plaza, a cultural center, a walkway, and a green retreat in a bustling city that is free for all to enjoy. This beautiful, dynamic garden was designed by Piet Oudolf, one of the world’s most extraordinary garden designers. Gardens of the High Line, by Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke, offers an in-depth view into the planting designs, plant palette, and maintenance of this landmark achievement. It reveals a four-season garden that is filled with native and exotic plants, drought-tol­erant perennials, and grasses that thrive and spread. It also offers inspiration and advice on recreating its iconic, naturalistic style. Featuring stunning photographs by Rick Darke and an introduction by Robert Hammond, the founder of the Friends of the High Line, this large-trim, photo-driven book is a must-have gem of nature of design.

Deconstructing the High Line

Author : Christoph Lindner,Brian Rosa
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Page : 275 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2017-05-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9780813576480

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Deconstructing the High Line by Christoph Lindner,Brian Rosa Pdf

The High Line, an innovative promenade created on a disused elevated railway in Manhattan, is one of the world’s most iconic new urban landmarks. Since the opening of its first section in 2009, this unique greenway has exceeded all expectations in terms of attracting visitors, investment, and property development to Manhattan’s West Side. Frequently celebrated as a monument to community-led activism, adaptive re-use of urban infrastructure, and innovative ecological design, the High Line is being used as a model for numerous urban redevelopment plans proliferating worldwide. Deconstructing the High Line is the first book to analyze the High Line from multiple perspectives, critically assessing its aesthetic, economic, ecological, symbolic, and social impacts. Including several essays by planners and architects directly involved in the High Line’s design, this volume also brings together a diverse range of scholars from the fields of urban studies, geography, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. Together, they offer insights into the project’s remarkable success, while also giving serious consideration to the critical charge that the High Line is “Disney World on the Hudson,” a project that has merely greened, sanitized, and gentrified an urban neighborhood while displacing longstanding residents and businesses. Deconstructing the High Line is not just for New Yorkers, but for anyone interested in larger issues of public space, neoliberal redevelopment, creative design practice, and urban renewal.

The High Line

Author : Julie Knutson
Publisher : Cherry Lake
Page : 32 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2020-05-21
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781534172500

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The High Line by Julie Knutson Pdf

Learn more about how New York City's High Line park went from abandoned elevated railway to vibrant urban park and art space. Explore the logistics of repurposing the land and meet the people who made it happen. The book showcases a range of 21st century skills -- from "Flexibility & Adaptation" to "Creativity & Innovation"--and shows how moving away from a tear-down culture towards one of reuse helps tackle a host of critical challenges facing our planet and population. Thought-provoking questions and hands-on activities encourage the development of critical life skills and social emotional growth. Books in this series include table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and infographics.

Fundraising and Strategic Planning

Author : Juilee Decker
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Page : 125 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2015-07-15
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781442238787

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Fundraising and Strategic Planning by Juilee Decker Pdf

Fundraising and Strategic Planning: Innovative Approaches for Museums appraises strategies museums employ to raise funds including admission prices, membership categories, donor and affinity groups, and specialized event-driven efforts while examining new crowdfunding models such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Piggybackr. This book examines a range of ambitious undertakings and the means by which museums and cultural organizations achieve them. Each of the case studies in this volume focuses on the cornerstones to museum operations: strategic planning and fundraising. For example, Carl G. Hamm describes how Saint Louis Art Museum moved from a capital campaign into a sustainable stream of increased annual giving. Vicky U. Lee narrates the transformation of abandoned, elevated rail yards into an exciting, well-travelled (and highly-tagged and pinned) public amenity, the High Line. While not a museum per se, the High Line and its public art amenities offers much to the story of collecting institutions, as well as to the framework of the public-private partnership. The Innovative Approaches for Museums series offers case studies, written by scholars and practitioners from museums, galleries, and other institutions, that showcase the original, transformative, and sometimes wholly re-invented methods, techniques, systems, theories, and actions that demonstrate innovative work being done in the museum and cultural sector throughout the world. The authors come from a variety of institutions—in size, type, budget, audience, mission, and collection scope. Each volume offers ideas and support to those working in museums while serving as a resource and primer, as much as inspiration, for students and the museum staff and faculty training future professionals who will further develop future innovative approaches. Contributions by: Karen Coutts, Mike Deetsch, Nancy Enterline, Karen Gillenwater, Amy Gilman, Carl G. Hamm, Greg Hardison, Jill Hartz, Peter J. Kim, Vicky U. Lee, James G. Leventhal, Melissa A. Russo, and Irina Zeylikovich

Designed for the Future

Author : Jared Green
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 177 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2015-04-21
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 9781616894238

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Designed for the Future by Jared Green Pdf

In Designed for the Future, author Jared Green asks eighty of today's most innovative architects, urban planners, landscape architects, journalists, artists, and environmental leaders the same question: what gives you the hope that a sustainable future is possible? Their imaginative answers—covering everything from the cooling strategies employed at Cambodia's ancient temple city of Angkor Wat to the use of cutting-edge eco-friendly mushroom board as a replacement for Styrofoam—show the way to our future success on earth and begin a much-needed dialogue about what we can realistically accomplish in the decades ahead. Featuring an international roster of leading design thinkers including: • Biomimicry pioneer Janine Benyus • Curator Barry Bergdoll • Educator and author Alan Berger • Environmentalist and author Lester Brown • Architect Rick Cook • Urban Planner Paul Farmer • Critic Christopher Hume • Architect Bjarke Ingels • Landscape designer Mia Lehrer • Architect Rob Rogers • Critic Inga Saffron • Artist Janet Echelman

Transgender Architectonics

Author : Lucas Crawford
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 192 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2016-02-17
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781317007425

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Transgender Architectonics by Lucas Crawford Pdf

Combining transgender studies with the ’neomodernist’ architectures of the internationally renowned firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) and with modernist writers (Samuel Beckett and Virginia Woolf) whose work anticipates that of transgender studies, this book challenges the implicit ’spatial models’ of popular narratives of transgender - interiority, ownership, sovereignty, structure, stability, and domesticity - to advance a novel theorization of transgender as a matter of exteriority, groundlessness, ornamentation, and movement. With case studies spanning the US and UK, Transgender Architectonics examines the ways in which modernist architecture can contribute to our understanding of how it is that humans are able to transform, shedding light on the manner in which architecture, space, and the spatial metaphors of gender can play significant - if often unrealized - potential roles in body and gender transformation. By remedying both the absence of actual architecture in queer theory's discussions of space and also architectural theory's marginal treatment of transgender, this volume constitutes a serious intervention in the field of ’queer space’. It draws on modernist literature in order to reckon with and rebuild the architectural ideas that already implicitly structure common understandings of the queer and transgender self. As such, it will appeal to scholars with interests in queer theory, the body and transformation, gender and sexuality, modernist writing and architectural theory.

The City, Revisited

Author : Dennis R. Judd,Dick W. Simpson
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
Page : 389 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2011
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780816665754

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The City, Revisited by Dennis R. Judd,Dick W. Simpson Pdf

Reexamining urban scholarship for the twenty-first century.

The Everyday Practice of Public Art

Author : Cameron Cartiere,Martin Zebracki
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2015-11-19
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781317572022

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The Everyday Practice of Public Art by Cameron Cartiere,Martin Zebracki Pdf

The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion is a multidisciplinary anthology of analyses exploring the expansion of contemporary public art issues beyond the built environment. It follows the highly successful publication The Practice of Public Art (eds. Cartiere and Willis), and expands the analysis of the field with a broad perspective which includes practicing artists, curators, activists, writers and educators from North America, Europe and Australia, who offer divergent perspectives on the many facets of the public art process. The collection examines the continual evolution of public art, moving beyond monuments and memorials to examine more fully the development of socially-engaged public art practice. Topics include constructing new models for developing and commissioning temporary and performance-based public artworks; understanding the challenges of a socially-engaged public art practice vs. social programming and policymaking; the social inclusiveness of public art; the radical developments in public art and social practice pedagogy; and unravelling the relationships between public artists and the communities they serve. The Everyday Practice of Public Art offers a diverse perspective on the increasingly complex nature of artistic practice in the public realm in the twenty-first century.

Savoring Gotham

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Page : 760 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2015-11-11
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780190263645

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Savoring Gotham by Anonim Pdf

When it comes to food, there has never been another city quite like New York. The Big Apple--a telling nickname--is the city of 50,000 eateries, of fish wriggling in Chinatown baskets, huge pastrami sandwiches on rye, fizzy egg creams, and frosted black and whites. It is home to possibly the densest concentration of ethnic and regional food establishments in the world, from German and Jewish delis to Greek diners, Brazilian steakhouses, Puerto Rican and Dominican bodegas, halal food carts, Irish pubs, Little Italy, and two Koreatowns (Flushing and Manhattan). This is the city where, if you choose to have Thai for dinner, you might also choose exactly which region of Thailand you wish to dine in. Savoring Gotham weaves the full tapestry of the city's rich gastronomy in nearly 570 accessible, informative A-to-Z entries. Written by nearly 180 of the most notable food experts-most of them New Yorkers--Savoring Gotham addresses the food, people, places, and institutions that have made New York cuisine so wildly diverse and immensely appealing. Reach only a little ways back into the city's ever-changing culinary kaleidoscope and discover automats, the precursor to fast food restaurants, where diners in a hurry dropped nickels into slots to unlock their premade meal of choice. Or travel to the nineteenth century, when oysters cost a few cents and were pulled by the bucketful from the Hudson River. Back then the city was one of the major centers of sugar refining, and of brewing, too--48 breweries once existed in Brooklyn alone, accounting for roughly 10% of all the beer brewed in the United States. Travel further back still and learn of the Native Americans who arrived in the area 5,000 years before New York was New York, and who planted the maize, squash, and beans that European and other settlers to the New World embraced centuries later. Savoring Gotham covers New York's culinary history, but also some of the most recognizable restaurants, eateries, and culinary personalities today. And it delves into more esoteric culinary realities, such as urban farming, beekeeping, the Three Martini Lunch and the Power Lunch, and novels, movies, and paintings that memorably depict Gotham's foodscapes. From hot dog stands to haute cuisine, each borough is represented. A foreword by Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver and an extensive bibliography round out this sweeping new collection.

The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture

Author : Walter Rogers
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Page : 560 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 2010-09-09
Category : Architecture
ISBN : 0470902426

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The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture by Walter Rogers Pdf

The all-inclusive reference to starting and operating a landscape architecture firm The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition is completely revised to keep up with the latest developments driving the day-to-day operation of a successful private-practice landscape architecture office. Whether helping a landscape architecture student identify a career track, providing direction on starting a new office, guiding an owner seeking to jumpstart a stagnant or fledgling business, or assisting a landscape architect-in-training study for the national Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE), this single-source blueprint is the key to prospering in this dynamic field. This new edition features: Indispensible information for practicing landscape architects, including professional ethics, finances, office administration, marketing and promotion, and project management An updated look at government regulatory laws, federal tax administration, sustainable design, and LEED certification Strategies for using the Internet, computer software, and technology to market and manage a firm Examples of professional contract templates Case study profiles of landscape architecture firms Requirements for professional registration and criteria for taking the national exam This comprehensive and practical reference combines real-world experience with the highest professional standards to instruct the reader on business concepts. Expertly organized and easy to follow, The Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture, Second Edition continues to be the one source that landscape architects need to direct all facets of their practice.

Patent Log: Innovative Patents that Advanced the United States Navy

Author : Douglas E. Campbell,Stephen J. Chant
Publisher :
Page : 684 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2013-08
Category : History
ISBN : 9781105625626

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Patent Log: Innovative Patents that Advanced the United States Navy by Douglas E. Campbell,Stephen J. Chant Pdf

Here are some 80+ patents that had an influence on the growth of the U.S. Navy - be it on, above or below the surface of the water. Each chapter is focused on important patents that shaped the growth of the Navy, be it in communications, navigation, surveillance, the ship's structure itself, weaponry, medical and life-saving, administration and miscellaneous. When we began researching the patents, the first few came easy - inventors like Edison, Bell, Burroughs, Seversky, Marconi, Morse, the Wright Brothers, Curtiss, Goodyear, Cousteau, Grumman, etc., easily made the first cut. Other inventors were harder to find yet their contribution to the advancement of the Navy was nonetheless important. One example would be the patented process of dive-bombing on enemy vessels using submarine torpedoes - patented in 1912! Another would be the catapult for launching aircraft off ships, patented in 1928.

Beyond Decommissioning

Author : Michele Laraia
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Page : 393 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2019-06-08
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9780081028759

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Beyond Decommissioning by Michele Laraia Pdf

Beyond Decommissioning: The Reuse and Redevelopment of Nuclear Installations presents the most up-to-date research and guidance on the reuse and redevelopment of nuclear plants and sites. Consultant Michele Laraia extensively builds upon experience from the redevelopment of non-nuclear industrial sites, a technical field that has considerably predated nuclear applications, to help the reader gain a very thorough and practical understanding of the redevelopment opportunities for decommissioned nuclear sites. Laraia emphasizes the socioeconomic and financial benefits from very early planning for site reuse, including how to manage the decommissioning transition, anticipate financial issues, and effectively utilize available resources. With an increasing number of decommissioning projects being conducted worldwide, it is critical that knowledge gained by experts with hands-on experience is passed on to the younger generation of nuclear professionals. Besides, this book describes the experiences of non-nuclear organizations that have reutilized the human, financial, and physical site assets, with adaptations, for a new productive mission, making it a key reference for all parties associated with nuclear operation and decommissioning. Those responsible for nuclear operation and decommissioning are encouraged to incorporate site reuse within an integrated, beginning-to-end view of their projects. The book also appeals to nuclear regulators as it highlights more opportunities to complete nuclear decommissioning safely, speedily, and in the best interests of all concerned parties. Includes lessons learned from worldwide case studies of reuse and repurposing of nuclear plants from both the nuclear and non-nuclear industries Provides practical guidance on a broad-spectrum of factors and opportunities for nuclear decommissioning Identifies the roles and responsibilities of parties involved, including nuclear operators, regulators and authorities, land planners and environmentalists

Ultimate Guide to U.S. Special Forces Skills, Tactics, and Techniques

Author : Jay McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 960 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2011-03-09
Category : Sports & Recreation
ISBN : 9781626367388

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Ultimate Guide to U.S. Special Forces Skills, Tactics, and Techniques by Jay McCullough Pdf

Everyone knows that members of the U.S. Special Forces are the top-shelf, crème de la crème, A-Number-Ones, specially hand-picked people to train and serve as the avant garde of the largest, most well-funded military on the face of the earth. But that doesn’t happen overnight! There are special training procedures—over and above basic training—that turn a swabbie into a SEAL, a grunt into a Green Beret, or a runt into a Ranger. Collected here for the first time is official information on USSF: • Sniper training • Reconnaissance • Intelligence and interrogation • Guerrilla warfare • Nocturnal operations • Fighting counter insurgencies • And more! With hundreds of photographs and illustrations demonstrating proven tips and techniques, The Ultimate Guide to Special Forces Skills, Tactics, and Techniques provides everything a warrior needs to know to be fighter-ready and strong.

Awards ... First Division, National Railroad Adjustment Board

Author : United States. National Railroad Adjustment Board
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 920 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 1938
Category : Arbitration, Industrial
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060876989

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Awards ... First Division, National Railroad Adjustment Board by United States. National Railroad Adjustment Board Pdf