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How to Wrap Five Eggs

How to Wrap Five Eggs

Traditional Japanese Packaging

  • Author: Hideyuki Oka
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 1590306198
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 223
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Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.

Religion in Japan

Religion in Japan

Arrows to Heaven and Earth

  • Author: P. F. Kornicki,I. J. McMullen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521550284
  • Category: History
  • Page: 315
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Peter Francis Kornicki and Ian James McMullen have put together a remarkable collection of essays on different aspects of religion in Japan by an international team of contributors. The essays in this 1996 book cover a wide range of subjects, from the new religions of post-war Japan to beliefs about fox-possession in the Heian period, and from French missionaries in Okinawa in the mid-nineteenth century to the Ainu bear festival in Hokkaido. Other chapters examine the religious life of Minamoto no Yoritomo, the founder of the first shogunate in the late twelfth century, and the role of pilgrimage in Japanese religion. The essays offer fresh insights into the rich religious traditions of Japan, many of which have been previously neglected in the English-language writing on Japan.

Wrapping Culture

Wrapping Culture

Politeness, Presentation, and Power in Japan and Other Societies

  • Author: Joy Hendry
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198280286
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 200
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Wrapping Culture examines problems of intercultural communication and the possibilities for misinterpretation of the familiar in an unfamiliar context. Starting with an examination of Japanese gift-wrapping, Joy Hendry demonstrates how our expectations are often influenced by cultural factors which may blind us to an appreciation of underlying intent. She extends this approach to the study of polite language as the wrapping of thoughts and intentions, garments as body wrappings, constructions and gardens as wrapping of space. Hendry shows how this extends even to the ways in which people may be wrapped in seating arrangements, or meetings and drinking customs may be constrained by temporal versions of wrapping. Throughout the book, Hendry considers ways in which groups of people use such symbolic forms to impress and manipulate one another, and points out a Western tendency to underestimate such nonverbal communication, or reject it as mere decoration. She presents ideas that should be valid in any intercultural encounter and demonstrates that Japanese culture, so often thought of as a special case, can supply a model through which we can formulate general theories about human behavior.

The journal of Asian studies

The journal of Asian studies

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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Interpretations on Behalf of Place

Interpretations on Behalf of Place

Environmental Displacements and Alternative Responses

  • Author: Robert Mugerauer
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791419434
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 237
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In this book, Mugerauer emphasizes the interplay between European continental philosophy and North American environments and architecture. Drawing on a keen understanding of conceptual trends in both scholarship and the design professions, he clarifies various competing philosophical visions and their considerably different perspectives on environment, place, and architecture. The book covers Derrida's deconstruction, Foucault's genealogy, Heidegger's originary thinking, and Eliade's hermeneutics in order to interpret cultural displacements and the possible recovery of "place," especially through interpretation of dwelling, sense of place, landscapes, architecture, planning, urban design, and technology. Mugerauer identifies a series of design principles that might facilitate mutual understanding.

George Nelson on Design

George Nelson on Design

  • Author: George Nelson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architectural design
  • Page: 191
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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Landscape architecture
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
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The Art of John Cederquist

The Art of John Cederquist

Reality of Illusion

  • Author: Arthur C. Danto,John Cederquist
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781882140169
  • Category: Furniture
  • Page: 132
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