Shah Abbas: The Remaking of Iran. by Sheila R. Canby

By Sheila R. Canby

В книге рассматривается история сефевидской династии (1501-1722) – период динамического религиозного и политического развития в Иране. Шах Аббас был самым успешным правителем мусульманской Персии и выдающимся полководцем, расширившим владения Персии за счет части Османской империи, большей части Закавказья и Афганистана, и части Индии. Он отличался энергичной деятельностью и политической прозорливостью, строил дороги и мосты, заботился об украшении городов, особенно Исфахана, куда он перенёс свою резиденцию из Казвина в 1592, и старался оживить торговлю с Индией и Европой. В столице империи ко двору были приближен ряд больших художников и мыслителей. При его блестящем дворе посланники Великого Могола и других восточных государей встречались с посланниками России, Франции, Англии, Испании и Нидерландов. При Аббасе искусство и архитектура процветали и достигли новых высот в создании великолепных святынь в Ардебиле, Мешхеде и Куме. В течение этого, так называемого «золотого периода» персидского искусства, шах Аббас строил и восстанавливал эти святыни и жертвовал им бесценные произведения искусства, включая роскошные ковры, шелка, фарфор и книги, отдельные иллюстрации из которых представлены в данном издании. В этой великолепно иллюстрированной книге представлено множество сокровищ - прекрасных произведений искусства, пожертвованных иранским святыням во время правления шаха Аббаса.
Книга сопровождала выставку, проходившую в Британском Музее с 19 февраля по 14 июня 2009 г.Образцы сканов:

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Glenn Brown's History of the United States Capitol by Glenn Brown

By Glenn Brown

Creation and annotations through William B. Bushong. Annotated version in Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the us Capitol. ready via the Architect of the Capitol for the us Capitol maintenance fee. Glenn Brown initially wrote this ebook in 1901-1903 while it used to be released in volumes. This new annotated version contains many illustrations of architectural drawings and artwork works.

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Tennessee Log Buildings: A Folk Tradition by John B. Rehder

By John B. Rehder

Drawing on greater than 4 a long time of study, Tennessee Log structures examines one of many Volunteer State’s such a lot precious—and fast-disappearing—traditions. From the pioneer period in the course of the mid–twentieth century, people developers in Tennessee used logs to build cabins, barns, different outbuildings, faculties, and church buildings. In hot, obtainable prose that frequently makes this deeply researched paintings learn like guidebook, John Rehder explores the numerous kinds and architectural features of those interesting buildings, together with their ground plans, the categories of trees used, and different notches that have been lower into the logs to safe the structures.
    Profusely illustrated with over 100 photographs, Tennessee Log homes lines the evolution of log homes from one-room (or single-pen) dwellings to extra intricate houses of varied varieties, reminiscent of saddlebags, Cumberland homes, dogtrots, and two-story I-houses. Rehder discusses the historical cost styles and development traditions that ended in this number of residence varieties and identifies their specific occurrences through the nation by means of drawing on surveys performed in forty-two counties through groups operating for the Tennessee ancient fee (THC). equally, he explores disparate barn and outbuilding kinds, together with the targeted cantilever barns which are came across predominantly in East Tennessee. Sprinkled through the publication are enticing anecdotes that show simply what it truly is wish to behavior box examine in distant rural components. Rehder additionally describes intimately many of the state’s unprecedented log areas, between them Wynnewood, an immense constitution in center Tennessee which dates again to the early 19th century and which suffered critical twister harm in 2008.
    because the writer notes, the various constructions initially pointed out within the THC investigations have now vanished thoroughly whereas others are in critical disrepair. hence, this publication not just deals an instructive and pleasant examine a key a part of Tennessee’s historical past but in addition makes an eloquent plea for its preservation.

Until his demise in 2011, JOHN B. REHDER was once a professor of geography on the collage of Tennessee, Knoxville. He first joined the UT college in 1967. He was once the writer of Appalachian Folkways, which received the Pioneer the United States Society’s Fred B. Kniffen e-book Award in 2004, and Delta Sugar: Louisiana’s Vanishing Plantation panorama, which received the Vernacular structure Forum’s 2000 Abbott Lowell Cummings Award.

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Housing the Elderly Options and Design by Francis Weal

By Francis Weal

This ebook is a assessment of the newest info at the present and destiny call for for sheltered housing plus an exam of the various different types of housing and methods of accomplishing a stability among the calls for of scale, privateness and point of carrier. an enormous subject is the specified layout wishes of the frail aged, who will be experiencing hassle in retaining an autonomous way of life yet don't inevitably require residential care in associations. special recommendation is given on compatible destinations for sheltered housing schemes and on making plans their fast atmosphere. this can be by means of illustrated layout suggestions at the serious dating among the weather to be supplied, house criteria and dimensions, lower than the headings of dwellings and area criteria, frail aged schemes, wardens dwellings, universal parts and amenities, landscaping, technique of get away and fireplace precautions, providers, and communications. The e-book concludes with case experiences of six accomplished schemes supplying various different types of lodging, designed via Francis Weal and companions and Phippen Randall and Parkes within the united kingdom, and via Herman Hertzberger within the Netherlands. Francis Weals scheme at Faversham, Kent, for the Anchor Housing organization got an award from the Institute of Housing for the simplest Sheltered Housing Scheme in London and the South East area in 1977.

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Westminster Abbey: The Lady Chapel of Henry VII by Tim Tatton-Brown, Richard Mortimer

By Tim Tatton-Brown, Richard Mortimer

The girl Chapel built on the want of Henry VII at Westminster Abbey is the final nice masterpiece of English medieval structure, and the culminating fulfillment of over 300 years of improvement within the gothic type, on the element the place it intersects with the hot hobbies of the Renaissance. The burial position of a few fifteen kings and queens, it homes either the most important surviving programme of gothic determine sculpture and the earliest and best Renaissance tomb sculptures in England. This new ebook covers all of the most vital elements of the Chapel's background, from the institution of the cult of the Virgin within the 12th century to the recovery of the Nineteen Nineties, which supplied an unrepeatable chance for shut exam of the constitution and contents of the development that is the topic of this volume.Contributors: ROGER BOWERS, DONALD BUTTRESS, THOMAS COCKE, MARGARET CONDON, BARBARA HARVEY, JACQUES HEYMAN, PHILLIP LINDLEY, RICHARD MORTIMER, JULIAN MUNBY, JOHN PHYSICK, ANDREW REYNOLDS, TIM TATTON-BROWN, CHARLES TRACY, CHRISTOPHER WILSON. Historians of British artwork e-book Prize for 2003 RICHARD MORTIMER is Keeper of the Muniments, Westminster Abbey; TIM TATTON-BROWN is advisor Archaeologist to Westminster Abbey.

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The Arthur of the North: The Arthurian Legend in the Norse by Marianne E. Kalinke

By Marianne E. Kalinke

The Arthur legends and literature are more often than not linked to England and France, the place they grew up and reached their complete flowering. yet as early because the 13th century, they'd additionally reached Scandinavia and all started influencing poetry and ballads there. The Arthur of the North explores the conditions of the transmission of Arthurian literature to the Nordic sector, with a specific concentrate on Belarus.

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Staircases by M.Y.H. Bangash, T. Bangash

By M.Y.H. Bangash, T. Bangash

In fresh years either free-standing and geometric staircases became particularly renowned. Many diversifications exist, comparable to spiral, helical, and elliptical staircases, and mixtures of those. a couple of researchers have come ahead with varied thoughts within the fields of analytical and numerical layout and of experimental equipment and exams. the purpose of this booklet is to hide these types of tools and to give them with larger simplicity to working towards engineers.

Staircases is split into 5 chapters: requirements and simple facts on staircases; Structural research of staircases – Classical tools; Structural research of staircases – sleek equipment; Staircases and their research – A comparative research; layout research and structural detailing. Charts and graphs are integrated and various layout examples are given of freestanding and different geometric staircases and in their parts and parts. those examples are relating to the case reports that have been in response to staircases that experience already been built. All examples are checked utilizing a number of Eurocodes.

The publication contains bibliographical references and is supported via appendices, to be able to be of specific curiosity to these working towards engineers who desire to make a comparative learn of different practices and code necessities utilized by quite a few international locations; precise drawings are integrated from america, Britain, Europe and Asia. Staircases will function an invaluable textual content for academics getting ready layout syllabi for undergraduate and put up graduate classes. each one significant part includes a complete clarification which permits the publication for use via scholars and practicing engineers, fairly these dealing with the ambitious activity of getting to layout/ element complex staircases with strange boundary stipulations. Contractors also will locate this publication important within the instruction of building drawings and brands should be attracted to the suggestions given within the text.

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The Mighty Fallen: Our Nation's Greatest War Memorials by Larry Bond

By Larry Bond

The potent Fallen is a gorgeous, evocative presentation of greater than one hundred fifty never-before-seen pictures of the nation's maximum monuments and battle memorials, in addition to textual content that describes the memorials and tells their tales. This amazing assortment calls cognizance to the facility of reminiscence and the ways that we immortalize humans and occasions. As Larry Bond notes within the creation, "Memories of a battle or conflict are disagreeable, yet few veterans would wish them erased." This booklet is a special tribute to veterans and a commemoration of a few of the main major conflicts in our historical past.

Most battlefields depart little list of the old confrontations that happened there. those that fought in epic struggles wish us to recollect not only the end result, however the price of victory and people who paid the cost for the freedoms we get pleasure from at the present time. thoughts fade, so we increase monuments of stone and bronze to hold their message of sacrifice in the course of the centuries.

The Iwo Jima Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC are immediately recognizable, yet there are monuments in every single place North the United States honoring greater than three hundred years of army provider. The strong Fallen indicates you loads of monuments, memorials, and statues conveying the message their designers sought after you to hear—these are greater than only a date and location.

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