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Building the New World

Building the New World

Studies in the Modern Architecture of Latin America, 1930-1960

  • Author: Valerie Fraser
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859847879
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 280
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Brasilia, Caracas, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro ... these are cities synonymous with some of the most innovative and progressive architecture of the twentieth century. The period between 1930 and 1960 in particular, when many Latin American economies expanded rapidly, was an era of incomparable inventiveness and creative production, as the various governments strove to shake off their colonial pasts and make public their modernising intentions. This book focuses on major state-funded architectural projects, featuring not only the high-profile prestigious building like the House of Representatives in Barsilia but also social architecture such as schools and los-cost housing developments. Architects like Pani, Costa, Reidy and Niemeyer, who undertook this work with considerable autonomy and significant financial resources, in effect became social planners, their avant-garde aesthetic and technical experimentation often being teamed with radical social agendas. By 1960, the year in which Brasilia was inaugurated, economic growth in the region was slowing and faith in the modernist project in general was faltering. The English-speaking world, which had previously endorsed and even envied Latin American architectural production, changed its opinion and largely dismissed it from the history of twentieth-century architecture. Building the New World redresses the balance. It provides an accessible introduction to the most important examples of state-funded modernism in Latin America during a period of almost unimaginable optimism, when politicians and architects saw architecture as, literally, a way of building themselves out of underdevelopment and into the new world of a culturally rich and socially inclusive future .

Building a New World Order

Building a New World Order

Sustainable Policies for the Future

  • Author: Harald Müller
  • Publisher: Haus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1906598509
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Building a New World Order: Sustainable Policies for the Future demonstrates how the conditions for sustainable development might be created, and why all our futures are dependent on a global engagement and involvement, not just that of a few selected statesmen.

Building the New World

Building the New World

Work, Politics, and Society in Caversham, 1880s-1920s

  • Author: Erik Olssen
  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • ISBN: 9781869401061
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 297
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These essays are the result of a study of the Dunedin working-class suburb of Caversham. Olssen discusses a number of important theoretical issues the writing of history, the question of class, the role of gender, the nature of work and the growth of the labor movement are all explored.

Building a New World

Building a New World

  • Author: Luce Irigaray,Michael Marder
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137453028
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 332
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With an original introduction by Luce Irigaray, and original texts from her students and collaborators, this book imagines the outlines of a more just, ecologically attuned world that flourishes on the basis of sexuate difference.

Architects of Globalism: Building a New World Order During World War Two (c)

Architects of Globalism: Building a New World Order During World War Two (c)

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • ISBN: 9781610750240
  • Category:
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Building the New American Economy

Building the New American Economy

Smart, Fair, and Sustainable

  • Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231545282
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 160
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In this passionate and powerful book—part manifesto, part plan of action—the renowned economist Jeffrey D. Sachs offers a practical strategy to move America, seemingly more divided than ever, toward a new consensus: sustainable development. Sustainable development is a holistic approach that emphasizes economic, social, and environmental objectives in shaping policy. In focusing too much on economic growth, the United States has neglected rising economic inequality and dire environmental threats. Now, even growth is imperiled. Sachs explores issues that have captivated the nation and political debate, including infrastructure, trade deals, energy policy, the proper size and role of government, the national debt, and income inequality. Not only does he provide illuminating and accessible explanations of the forces at work in each case, but he also presents specific policy solutions. His argument rises above the pessimism born of political paralysis, economic stagnation, and partisanship to devise a brighter way forward, achievable both individually and collectively. In Building the New American Economy, Sachs shows how the United States can find a path to renewed economic progress that is fair and environmentally sustainable.

Building the British Atlantic World

Building the British Atlantic World

Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850

  • Author: Daniel Maudlin,Bernard L. Herman
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469626837
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 352
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Spanning the North Atlantic rim from Canada to Scotland, and from the Caribbean to the coast of West Africa, the British Atlantic world is deeply interconnected across its regions. In this groundbreaking study, thirteen leading scholars explore the idea of transatlanticism--or a shared "Atlantic world" experience--through the lens of architecture, built spaces, and landscapes in the British Atlantic from the seventeenth century through the mid-nineteenth century. Examining town planning, churches, forts, merchants' stores, state houses, and farm houses, this collection shows how the powerful visual language of architecture and design allowed the people of this era to maintain common cultural experiences across different landscapes while still forming their individuality. By studying the interplay between physical construction and social themes that include identity, gender, taste, domesticity, politics, and race, the authors interpret material culture in a way that particularly emphasizes the people who built, occupied, and used the spaces and reflects the complex cultural exchanges between Britain and the New World.

Building a New World

Building a New World

  • Author: Jim Ollhoff
  • Publisher: ABDO
  • ISBN: 1617830534
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Examines the places in the New World that were colonized by Spain, including California and Puerto Rico.

The Death of Race

The Death of Race

Building a New Christianity in a Racial World

  • Author: Brian Bantum
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • ISBN: 1506408893
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 182
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Brian Bantum says that race is not merely an intellectual category or a biological fact. Much like the incarnation, it is a “word made flesh,” the confluence of various powers that allow some to organize and dominate the lives of others. In this way racism is a deeply theological problem, one that is central to the Christian story and one that plays out daily in the United States and throughout the world. In The Death of Race, Bantum argues that our attempts to heal racism will not succeed until we address what gives rise to racism in the first place: a fallen understanding of our bodies that sees difference as something to resist, defeat, or subdue. Therefore, he examines the question of race, but through the lens of our bodies and what our bodies mean in the midst of a complicated, racialized world, one that perpetually dehumanizes dark bodies, thereby rendering all of us less than God's intention.

Houses for a New World

Houses for a New World

Builders and Buyers in American Suburbs, 1945-1965

  • Author: Barbara Miller Lane
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691167613
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 320
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While the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and their contemporaries frequently influences our ideas about house design at the midcentury, most Americans during this period lived in homes built by little-known builders who also served as developers of the communities. Often dismissed as “little boxes, made of ticky-tacky,” the tract houses of America’s postwar suburbs represent the twentieth century’s most successful experiment in mass housing. Houses for a New World is the first comprehensive history of this uniquely American form of domestic architecture and urbanism. Between 1945 and 1965, more than thirteen million houses—most of them in new ranch and split-level styles—were constructed on large expanses of land outside city centers, providing homes for the country’s rapidly expanding population. Focusing on twelve developments in the suburbs of Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles, Barbara Miller Lane tells the story of the collaborations between builders and buyers, showing how both wanted houses and communities that espoused a modern way of life—informal, democratic, multiethnic, and devoted to improving the lives of their children. The resulting houses differed dramatically from both the European International Style and older forms of American domestic architecture. Based on a decade of original research, and accompanied by hundreds of historical images, plans, and maps, this book presents an entirely new interpretation of the American suburb. The result is a fascinating history of houses and developments that continue to shape how tens of millions of Americans live. Featured housing developments in Houses for a New World: Boston area: Governor Francis Farms (Warwick, RI) Wethersfield (Natick, MA) Brookfield (Brockton, MA) Chicago area: Greenview Estates (Arlington Heights, IL) Elk Grove Village Rolling Meadows Weathersfield at Schaumburg Los Angeles and Orange County area: Cinderella Homes (Anaheim, CA) Panorama City (Los Angeles) Rossmoor (Los Alamitos, CA) Philadelphia area: Lawrence Park (Broomall, PA) Rose Tree Woods (Broomall, PA)

Empires of Trust

Empires of Trust

How Rome Built--and America is Building--a New World

  • Author: Thomas F. Madden
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780525950745
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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MADDEN/EMPIRES OF TRUST

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

Biography of the Building

  • Author: Judith Dupr¿
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316353590
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 304
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The behind-the-scenes story of the most extraordinary building in the world, from the bestselling author of Skyscrapers In this groundbreaking history, bestselling author Judith Dupré chronicles the most astonishing architectural project in memory: One World Trade Center. The new World Trade Center represents one of the most complex collaborations in human history. Nearly every state in the nation, a dozen countries around the world, and more than 25,000 workers helped raise the tower, which consumed ninety million pounds of steel, one million square feet of glass, and enough concrete to pave a sidewalk from New York to Chicago. With more than seventy interviews with the people most intimately involved, and unprecedented access to the building site, suppliers, and archives, Dupré unfurls the definitive story of fourteen years of conflict and controversy-and its triumphant resolution. This fascinating, oversize book delivers new insight into the 1,776-foot-tall engineering marvel, from design and excavation through the final placement of its spire. It offers: Access to the minds of world-class architects, engineers, ironworkers, and other tradespeople Panoramas of New York from One World Observatory-1,268 feet above the earth Dramatic cutaways that show the building's advanced structural technologies A time-lapse montage showing the evolution of the sixteen-acre site Chronologies tracking design, construction, and financial milestones, with rare historic photographs It also features extensive tour of the entire Trade Center, including in-depth chapters on Two, Three, Four, and Seven World Trade Center; the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; Liberty Park; St. Nicholas National Shrine; and the soaring Transportation Hub. One World Trade Center is the only book authorized by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and the one book necessary to understand the new World Trade Center in its totality. This is a must-have celebration of American resilience and ingenuity for all who are invested in the rebuilding of Ground Zero. You may be surprised by what you find inside-and you will undoubtedly be inspired.

The Art of Community

The Art of Community

Building the New Age of Participation

  • Author: Jono Bacon
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1449338674
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 576
  • View: 2067
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Online communities provide a wide range of opportunities for supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or building open source software. The Art of Community helps you recruit members, motivate them, and manage them as active participants. Author Jono Bacon offers experiences and observations from his 14-year effort to build and manage communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu. Discover how your community can become a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force. This expanded edition shows you how to keep community projects on track, make use of social media, and organize collaborative events. Interviews with 12 community management leaders, including Linus Torvalds, Tim O’Reilly, and Mike Shinoda, provide useful insights. Develop specific objectives and goals for building your community Build processes to help contributors perform tasks, work together, and share successes Provide tools and infrastructure that enable members to work quickly Create buzz around your community to get more people involved Harness social media to broadcast information, collaborate, and get feedback Use several techniques to track progress on community goals Identify and manage conflict, such as dealing with divisive personalities

Building the Medieval World

Building the Medieval World

  • Author: Christine Sciacca
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 1606060066
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 96
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Introduction : architecture in medieval life -- Mirror of the medieval world -- The castle -- Church spaces -- Medieval cities, towns, and countryside -- Documenting historical buildings -- Medieval construction methods -- Focus : architecture inside and out -- Architecture in stories and symbols -- Architecture in scripture -- Architecture in medieval literature -- Saints and their architectural symbols -- The Virgin Mary and the church -- Focus : architecture takes center stage -- Architecture beyond buildings -- Architecture in the margins -- Triumphal arches and niches of honor -- Framing charts and texts -- Structuring compositions -- Focus : architecture abstracted

Man and Atom

Man and Atom

  • Author: Glenn T. Seaborg, William R. Corliss
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
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Building Social Business

Building Social Business

The New Kind of Capitalism That Serves Humanity's Most Pressing Needs

  • Author: Muhammad Yunus
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 1586488635
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Muhammad Yunus, the practical visionary who pioneered microcredit and, with his Grameen Bank, won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, has developed a visionary new dimension for capitalism which he calls “social business.” By harnessing the energy of profit-making to the objective of fulfilling human needs, social business creates self-supporting, viable commercial enterprises that generate economic growth even as they produce goods and services that make the world a better place. In this book, Yunus shows how social business has gone from being a theory to an inspiring practice, adopted by leading corporations, entrepreneurs, and social activists across Asia, South America, Europe and the US. He demonstrates how social business transforms lives; offers practical guidance for those who want to create social businesses of their own; explains how public and corporate policies must adapt to make room for the social business model; and shows why social business holds the potential to redeem the failed promise of free-market enterprise.

Building a New World

Building a New World

  • Author: Harrison Sackett Elliott
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books
  • ISBN: 9781330115350
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 153
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Excerpt from Building a New World "This will be a different world after the war." How often have we heard this said! Because the winning of the war is essential, if a new world is to be built, nations are giving themselves to it with the spirit of the Crusaders. President Wilson, in his remarkable messages, has been the spokesman not only for the United States but for the people of all nations who are hoping and working for a new world; but President Wilson in his world leadership has been the champion of free government and the equal opportunity of democracy, not alone for Europe, not alone for the stronger nations, not alone for the favored races - but for the world. It is essential that every true American, that every champion of democratic institutions, shall think through carefully the meaning of President Wilson's challenge that "the world shall be made safe for democracy," and shall join heroically in the great mission of America, not to dominate the world as the Prussian autocracy attempted to do, but to help in making freedom possible everywhere. This outline is planned as a guide to thinking and discussion on the issues and aims of the war, and to lead to clear conviction in regard to the relation of winning the war to the building of a new world; and then to furnish the basis for facing what is involved if America's war aims as stated by President Wilson are to be made operative in the great continents of Asia, Africa, and South America, which in land area, in available man power, in undeveloped resources of coal, iron, lumber, and agriculture, and in possibilities of development, bulk the largest in the new world. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

When New York Reached for the Skies

  • Author: Elizabeth Mann
  • Publisher: Paw Prints
  • ISBN: 9781442051706
  • Category:
  • Page: 48
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Discusses the history, design, and construction of New York City's Empire State Building.

Building the Skyline

Building the Skyline

The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

  • Author: Jason M. Barr
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199344388
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 5431
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The Manhattan skyline is one of the great wonders of the modern world. But how and why did it form? Much has been written about the city's architecture and its general history, but little work has explored the economic forces that created the skyline. In Building the Skyline, Jason Barr chronicles the economic history of the Manhattan skyline. In the process, he debunks some widely held misconceptions about the city's history. Starting with Manhattan's natural and geological history, Barr moves on to how these formations influenced early land use and the development of neighborhoods, including the dense tenement neighborhoods of Five Points and the Lower East Side, and how these early decisions eventually impacted the location of skyscrapers built during the Skyscraper Revolution at the end of the 19th century. Barr then explores the economic history of skyscrapers and the skyline, investigating the reasons for their heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes. He discusses why skyscrapers emerged downtown and why they appeared three miles to the north in midtown-but not in between the two areas. Contrary to popular belief, this was not due to the depths of Manhattan's bedrock, nor the presence of Grand Central Station. Rather, midtown's emergence was a response to the economic and demographic forces that were taking place north of 14th Street after the Civil War. Building the Skyline also presents the first rigorous investigation of the causes of the building boom during the Roaring Twenties. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the boom was largely a rational response to the economic growth of the nation and city. The last chapter investigates the value of Manhattan Island and the relationship between skyscrapers and land prices. Finally, an Epilogue offers policy recommendations for a resilient and robust future skyline.