Cities of the World

Cities of the World Author Georg Braun
ISBN-10 OCLC:477112638
Release 2008
Pages 501
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Cities of the World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Cities of the World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Cities of the World book for free.



Cities of the World

Cities of the World Author Georg Braun
ISBN-10 3836526859
Release 2011
Pages 501
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A magnificent reprint of maps that create a vivid sense of the life and character of cities in Renaissance Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America - Gives unusual details and selected extracts from the original text and an in-depth commentary - First published approx. 1572-1617.



Braun Hogenberg Cities of the World

Braun Hogenberg  Cities of the World Author Stephan Füssel
ISBN-10 3836556413
Release 2015-08-25
Pages 768
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Talk of the town: A landmark in urban mapping More than four centuries on from its first publication, discover one of thejewels of urban cartography and civic studies. This quality reprint includes the most enchanting color plates from theCivitates orbis terrarum, a magnificent collection of town map engravings, produced between1572 and 1617.Featuringplans, bird s-eye views, and maps for all major cities in Europe, plus important urban centers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, this masterwork in urban mapping gives us a comprehensive view of city life at the turn of the 17th century. It was edited and annotated by theologian and publisherGeorg Braunand largely engraved byFranz Hogenberg, but also involved over a hundred different artists and cartographers who contributed not only town views, but additional elements, such as figures in local dress, courtroom scenes, and topographical details, to help convey thesituation, commercial power, and political influenceof each city.TASCHEN's reprint contextualizes the plates with selected extracts from Braun s original texts on thehistory and significance of each urban centeras well as detailed commentaries to place each city map in itscartographical and cultural context. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! "



Cities of the Renaissance World

Cities of the Renaissance World Author Michael Swift
ISBN-10 0785823808
Release 2008
Pages 224
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The first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum was published in Cologne in 1572. This great city atlas, edited by Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, eventually contained 546 prospects, bird's eye views and maps of cities from all over the world. This book chooses 53 maps from Civitates--65 cities in all--from Cuzco in the Americas to Calcutta in the Indies--and interprets them, explaining what can be seen in the 16th century map, and how that differs from today's cities.



The Book of Bibles

The Book of Bibles Author Stephan Füssel
ISBN-10 3836559137
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 464
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Let there be light: Medieval bible manuscripts in impeccable reproduction In the beginning was the word, and in the Middle Ages were kings, princes, and high-ranking religious members whose wealth and influence produced illustrated bibles of extraordinary craftsmanship. This Bibliotheca Universalis edition brings together 50 of the finest medieval bible manuscripts from the Austrian National Library. With examples from every epoch of the Middle Ages, the collection explores visualizations of the bible in various theological and historical contexts. In impeccable reproduction quality, these stunning images may be appreciated as much as art historical treasures as they are important religious artifacts. Texts by Andreas Fingernagel, Stephan Füssel, Christian Gastgeber, and a team of 15 scientific authors describe each manuscript in detail, exploring both the evolution of the Bible and the medieval understanding of history. A glossary of important terms is also included so that those not versed in bible history can enjoy the texts as well. About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite!



Great Maps

Great Maps Author Jerry Brotton
ISBN-10 9780241186756
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 256
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Great Maps takes a close look at the history of maps, from ancient maps such as medieval mappae mundi to Google Earth. Why do we put north at the top of maps? Which maps show us the way to Heaven, and which show the "land of no sunshine" or the land of "people with no bowels"? In Great Maps, author and historian Jerry Brotton tells the hidden story behind more than 60 of the most significant maps from around the world, picking out key features, stories, and techniques in rich visual detail to reveal the inner meaning buried within the landscape. Maps are not just geographical data: they reflect a particular ideological, historical, or cultural context. Providing a unique insight into how mapmakers have used maps to shape and depict their world view, this beautifully illustrated book traces the development of human development and culture through its maps. From the earliest rock carvings to the latest geospatial technology, from ancient medieval mappae mundi to the first road atlas, Great Maps explores in stunning photographic detail how maps have influenced and reflected our world throughout history.



Great City Maps

Great City Maps Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465459060
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 256
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A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography-it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece.



Genoa La Superba

Genoa   La Superba Author Nicholas Walton
ISBN-10 9781849046145
Release 2015-01-09
Pages 256
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Genoa has an incredible story to tell. It rose from an obscurity imposed by its harsh geography to become a merchant-pirate superpower that helped create the medieval world. It fought bitter battles with its great rival Venice and imprisoned Marco Polo, as the feuding city-states connected Europe to the glories of the East. It introduced the Black Death to Europe, led the fight against the Barbary Corsairs, bankrolled Imperial Spain, and gave the world Christopher Columbus and a host of fearless explorers. Genoa and Liguria provided the brains and the heroism behind the Risorgimento, and was the last place emigrants saw before building new lives across the Atlantic. It played host to writers and Grand Tourists, gave football to the Italians, and helped build modern Italy. Today, along with the glorious Riviera coast of Liguria, Genoa provides some of the finest places on earth to sip wine, eat pesto and enjoy spectacular views. This book brings the past to life and paints a portrait of a modern port city and region that is only now coming to terms with a past that is as bloody, fascinating and influential as any in Europe.



Cinematic Urban Geographies

Cinematic Urban Geographies Author François Penz
ISBN-10 9781137460844
Release 2017-08-09
Pages 350
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This book proposes new methodological tools and approaches in order to tease out and elicit the different facets of urban fragmentation through the medium of cinema and the moving image, as a contribution to our understanding of cities and their topographies. In doing so it makes a significant contribution to the literature in the growing field of cartographic cinema and urban cinematics, by charting the many trajectories and points of contact between film and its topographical context. Under the influence of new technologies, the opening and the availability of previously unexplored archives but also the contribution of new scholars with novel approaches in addition to new work by experienced academics, Cinematic Urban Geographies demonstrates how we can reread the cinematic past with a view to construct the urban present and anticipate its future.



The city maps of Europe

The city maps of Europe Author Georg Braun
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105002362775
Release 1992-09
Pages 127
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The city maps of Europe has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The city maps of Europe also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The city maps of Europe book for free.



Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado Author Lelia Wanick Salgado
ISBN-10 3836561301
Release 2016-05-25
Pages 432
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Humanity on the move: Sebastião Salgado's searing reportage of exiles, migrants, and refugees It has been almost a generation since Sebastião Salgado first published Exodus but the story it tells, of fraught human movement around the globe, has changed little in 16 years. The push and pull factors may shift, the nexus of conflict relocates from Rwanda to Syria, but the people who leave their homes tell the same tale: deprivation, hardship, and glimmers of hope, plotted along a journey of great psychological, as well as physical, toil. Salgado spent six years with migrant peoples, visiting more than 35 countries to document displacement on the road, in camps, and in overcrowded city slums where new arrivals often end up. His reportage includes Latin Americans entering the United States, Jews leaving the former Soviet Union, Kosovars fleeing into Albania, the Hutu refugees of Rwanda, as well as the first "boat people" of Arabs and sub-Saharan Africans trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean sea. His images feature those who know where they are going and those who are simply in flight, relieved to be alive and uninjured enough to run. The faces he meets present dignity and compassion in the most bitter of circumstances, but also the many ravaged marks of violence, hatred, and greed. With his particular eye for detail and motion, Salgado captures the heart-stopping moments of migratory movement, as much as the mass flux. There are laden trucks, crowded boats, and camps stretched out to a clouded horizon, and then there is the small, bandaged leg; the fingerprint on a page; the interview with a border guard; the bundle and baby clutched to a mother's breast. Insisting on the scale of the migrant phenomenon, Salgado also asserts, with characteristic humanism, the personal story within the overwhelming numbers. Against the indistinct faces of televised footage or the crowds caught beneath a newspaper headline, what we find here are portraits of individual identities, even in the abyss of a lost land, home, and, often, loved ones. At the same time, Salgado also declares the commonality of the migrant situation as a shared, global experience. He summons his viewers not simply as spectators of the refugee and exile suffering, but as actors in the social and political shifts of global information, urbanization, environmental damage, and vast discrepancies in wealth, which all contribute to the migratory phenomenon. As the boats bobbing up on the Greek and Italian coastline brought migration home to Europe like no mass movement since the Second World War, Exodus cries out not only for our heightened awareness but also for responsibility and engagement. In face of the scarred bodies, the hundreds of bare feet on hot tarmac, our imperative is not to look on in compassion, but in Salgado's own words, to temper our political, economic, and environmental behaviors in a "new regimen of coexistence."



The Great Sea

The Great Sea Author David Abulafia
ISBN-10 9780199717323
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 816
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Connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millennia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. In this brilliant and expansive book, David Abulafia offers a fresh perspective by focusing on the sea itself: its practical importance for transport and sustenance; its dynamic role in the rise and fall of empires; and the remarkable cast of characters-sailors, merchants, migrants, pirates, pilgrims-who have crossed and re-crossed it. Ranging from prehistory to the 21st century, The Great Sea is above all a history of human interaction. Interweaving major political and naval developments with the ebb and flow of trade, Abulafia explores how commercial competition in the Mediterranean created both rivalries and partnerships, with merchants acting as intermediaries between cultures, trading goods that were as exotic on one side of the sea as they were commonplace on the other. He stresses the remarkable ability of Mediterranean cultures to uphold the civilizing ideal of convivencia, "living together." Now available in paperback, The Great Sea is the definitive account of perhaps the most vibrant theater of human interaction in history.



Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci Author Simona Cremante
ISBN-10 8809038916
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 639
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Leonardo Da Vinci has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Leonardo Da Vinci also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Leonardo Da Vinci book for free.



Mamerot Chronicle of Crusades

Mamerot  Chronicle of Crusades Author Thierry Delcourt
ISBN-10 3836554453
Release 2015-05-20
Pages 672
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Epic Exploits: The intrepid voyages, bloody battles and heroic burials of the French Crusades Completed circa 1474, Sebastien Mamerot s lavishly illustrated manuscript is the only contemporary document to describe several centuries of French crusades, when successive kings tried to seize the Holy Land.Jean Colombe, the medieval illuminator best known for his work on theTres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, is the principal artist of its 66 exquisite miniatures.Les Passages d Outremer(The Expeditions to Overseas) comprises 277 parchment folios, illustrated by Colombe and the finest caligraphers of the medieval era, and now resides in the French national library. This new hardcover edition in our popular Klotz format comprises a complete translation of the manuscript text, illustrated with 66 colourful miniatures by Jean Colombe, accurate down to the color of the medieval gold heightening, and their explanations. The battles, burials, coronations and processions depicted in the illustrations come to life before our eyes and create a forceful image, as well as a compelling read, of this centuries-long campaign of religious fervour and epic journey. About the Series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price!Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing.Bibliotheca Universalisbrings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! "



Medieval cities

Medieval cities Author Howard Saalman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014524899
Release 1968
Pages 127
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Medieval cities has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Medieval cities also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Medieval cities book for free.



Cities of the World

Cities of the World Author Peter Whitfield
ISBN-10 0520247256
Release 2005
Pages 208
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Traces the historic form and special character of the world's greatest cities through a collection of maps and panoramic views, from Athens to Brasilia, Washington to Moscow, San Francisco to Saigon, and Venice to Lhasa.



Project Japan

Project Japan Author Rem Koolhaas
ISBN-10 3836525089
Release 2011
Pages 719
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By Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist Having wandered the ruins of Hiroshima, Tokyo and other Japanese cities after WW II,The Metabolists- four architects, a critic, an industrial designer and a graphic designer - showed with the launch of their manifestoMetabolism 1960how they would employ biological systems (aided by Japan's massive advances in technology) as inspiration for buildings and cities that could change and adapt to the vicissitudes of modern life. Units could be added or removed from buildings likeKisho Kurokawa's Capsule Tower in Tokyoas required; buildings themselves could be added or removed from cities at will in thecell-like master-plans of Fumihiko Maki. Project Japanfeatures a series of vivid, empathetic conversations, replete with surprising connections and occasional clashes betweenKoolhaas and Obristand their subjects. The story that unfolds is illuminated, contradicted and validated by commentaries from a broad range their forebearers, associates, critics, and progeny, includingToyo Ito and Charles Jencks. Interspersed with the interviews and commentary arehundreds of never-before-seen images: master-plans from Manchuria to Tokyo, intimate snapshots of the Metabolists at work and play, architectural models, magazine excerpts and astonishing sci-fi urban visions. Presented in a clear chronology from thetabula rasaof a colonized Manchuria in the 1930s; a devastated Japan after the war; to the establishment ofMetabolismat the 1960 World Design Conference; to the rise of Kisho Kurokawa as the first celebrity architect; to the apotheosis of the movement at Expo '70 in Osaka. Koolhaas and Obristunearth a history that casts new light on the key issues that both enervate and motivate architecture today: celebrity and seriousness, sustainability and monumentality, globalization, government participation (and abdication), and the necessity for architecture to reach beyond its traditional boundaries in order to embrace the future.