Architecture

This Brutal World

Author: N.A

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871080

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 8375

A curated collection of some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever built This Brutal World is a global survey of this compelling and much-admired style of architecture. It brings to light virtually unknown Brutalist architectural treasures from across the former eastern bloc and other far flung parts of the world. It includes works by some of the best contemporary architects including Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield as well as by some of the master architects of the 20th century including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer.
Biography & Autobiography

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4413

Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.
Fiction

Ein wenig Leben

Roman

Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446255583

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 1560

"Ein wenig Leben" handelt von der lebenslangen Freundschaft zwischen vier Männern in New York, die sich am College kennengelernt haben. Jude St. Francis, brillant und enigmatisch, ist die charismatische Figur im Zentrum der Gruppe – ein aufopfernd liebender und zugleich innerlich zerbrochener Mensch. Immer tiefer werden die Freunde in Judes dunkle, schmerzhafte Welt hineingesogen, deren Ungeheuer nach und nach hervortreten. "Ein wenig Leben" ist ein rauschhaftes, mit kaum fasslicher Dringlichkeit erzähltes Epos über Trauma, menschliche Güte und Freundschaft als wahre Liebe. Es begibt sich an die dunkelsten Orte, an die Literatur sich wagen kann, und bricht dabei immer wieder zum hellen Licht durch.

Brutal Simplicity of Thought

Wie die Einfachheit von Ideen die Welt verändert

Author: Maurice Saatchi,M. &. C. Saatchi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783847905769

Category:

Page: 112

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Religion

The Quimby Manuscripts

Author: Horatio W. Dresser

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602062145

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 2432

Many attempts had been made to gain access to the Quimby manuscripts, but never before had it been accomplished. Dr. P.P. Quimby wrote many documents relative to his views regarding mental and spiritual healing. Many critics of Mary Baker Eddy believe that her later teachings came from theories of Dr. Quimby, as she had been one of his patients. Contents: biographical sketch; history of the manuscripts; Quimby's restoration to health; mesmeric period; principles discovered; intermediate period; early writings; contemporary testimony; letters from and to patients; letters to patients and inquirers; Mrs. Eddy 1862-1875; questions and answers; Christ or science; world of the senses; disease and healing; God and man; religious questions; science, life, death.
Poetry

Hidden Mask

Journey Within

Author: Lady Dark Angel Of Nyx

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483614174

Category: Poetry

Page: 118

View: 3915

The Hidden Mask – The Journey Within is a collection of poems from within my blacken heart. These are my tales. They are hidden deep within my blacken heart. My blacken heart could not allow another to walk alone in this world. We each have our hidden emotions that we keep locked away deep within our hearts. I want to bring them to world and let another know that they are not alone in this world. For I have walked in this world and experienced these tales. I am opening my blacken heart to you.
Fiction

The Man & the Mountain

Author: Imtiyaz Khan

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1945825634

Category: Fiction

Page: 170

View: 5988

A young man is disappointed over his failure to commit suicide. He plots to try again after getting rid of an old mountaineer, who helps him recuperate. Forced to spend some time in the mountains, the wise mountaineer promises that he will show him a better method to end life if he accompanies him. It is a tussle between a believer and a non-believer, where the elderly man is bound by his promise and the young man is adamant in his decision.
Biography & Autobiography

Der Tätowierer von Auschwitz

Die wahre Geschichte des Lale Sokolov

Author: Heather Morris

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492992641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 967

1942 wurde Lale Sokolov nach Auschwitz deportiert. Seine Aufgabe war es, Häftlingsnummern auf die Unterarme seiner Mitgefangenen zu tätowieren, jene Nummern, die später zu den eindringlichsten Mahnungen gegen das Vergessen gehören würden. Er nutzte seine besondere Rolle und kämpfte gegen die Unmenschlichkeit des Lagers, vielen rettete er das Leben. Dann, eines Tages, tätowierte er den Arm eines jungen Mädchens – und verliebte sich auf den ersten Blick in Gita. Eine Liebesgeschichte begann, an deren Ende das Unglaubliche wahr werden sollte: Sie überlebten beide. Eindringlich erzählt Heather Morris die bewegende, wahre Geschichte von Lale und Gita, die den Glauben an Mut, Liebe und Menschlichkeit nie verloren.
Political Science

Between Eden and Armageddon : The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking

The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking

Author: Diplomacy Marc Gopin James H. Laue Professor and Director of the Center on Religion, and Conflict Resolution George Mason University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198030690

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 4825

Recent years have seen a meteoric rise in the power and importance of organized religion in many parts of the world. At the same time, there has been a significant increase in violence perpetrated in the name of religion. While much has been written on the relationship between violence and religious militancy, history shows that religious people have also played a critical role in peacemaking within numerous cultures. In the new century, will religion bring upon further catastrophes? Or will it provide human civilization with methods of care, healing, and the creation of peaceful and just societies? In this groundbreaking book, Marc Gopin integrates the study of religion with the study of conflict resolution. He argues that religion can play a critical role in constructing a global community of shared moral commitments and vision--a community that can limit conflict to its nonviolent, constructive variety. If we examine religious myths and moral traditions, Gopin argues, we can understand why and when religious people come to violence, and why and when they become staunch peacemakers. He shows that it is the conservative expression of most religious traditions that presents the largest challenge in terms of peace and conflict. Gopin considers ways to construct traditional paradigms that are committed to peacemaking on a deep level and offers such a paradigm for the case of Judaism. Throughout, Gopin emphasizes that developing the potential of the world's religions for coping with conflict demands a conscious process on the part of peacemakers and theologians. His innovative and carefully argued study also offers a broad set of recommendations for policy planners both inside and outside of government.
Social Science

Slum. Eine Geschichte von Leben, Tod und Hoffnung

Author: Katherine Boo

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426416158

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 4540

Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi – sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.
Fiction

Der König auf Camelot

Author: T. H. White

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608109706

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 8876

T. H. Whites »Der König auf Camelot« ist die umfassendste und eigenständigste Nachschöpfung der unsterblichen Artuslegende. Sie nannten ihn »die Warze«, und wie eine lästige Warze wurde der kleine Art von seinem Vetter Kay auch behandelt. Kay, der Sohn des Hauses, wurde in allen ritterlichen Fertigkeiten unterrichtet. Art hingegen hatte nur den uralten Zauberer Merlin zum Lehrer. Doch nicht Kay gelang es, das sagenumwobene Schwert aus dem Stein zu ziehen, sondern Art, dem künftigen König der Tafelrunde. Als viel später König Arthurs Frau Guinevra eine Liebschaft mit dem tapferen Ritter Lancelot eingeht und der intrigante Sir Mordred nach Arthurs Thron trachtet, nimmt das Schicksal seinen Lauf.
History

Haiti: The Aftershocks of History

Author: Laurent Dubois

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 0805095624

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 776

A passionate and insightful account by a leading historian of Haiti that traces the sources of the country's devastating present back to its turbulent and traumatic history Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known as a benighted place of poverty and corruption. Maligned and misunderstood, the nation has long been blamed by many for its own wretchedness. But as acclaimed historian Laurent Dubois makes clear, Haiti's troubled present can only be understood by examining its complex past. The country's difficulties are inextricably rooted in its founding revolution—the only successful slave revolt in the history of the world; the hostility that this rebellion generated among the colonial powers surrounding the island nation; and the intense struggle within Haiti itself to define its newfound freedom and realize its promise. Dubois vividly depicts the isolation and impoverishment that followed the 1804 uprising. He details how the crushing indemnity imposed by the former French rulers initiated a devastating cycle of debt, while frequent interventions by the United States—including a twenty-year military occupation—further undermined Haiti's independence. At the same time, Dubois shows, the internal debates about what Haiti should do with its hard-won liberty alienated the nation's leaders from the broader population, setting the stage for enduring political conflict. Yet as Dubois demonstrates, the Haitian people have never given up on their struggle for true democracy, creating a powerful culture insistent on autonomy and equality for all. Revealing what lies behind the familiar moniker of "the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere," this indispensable book illuminates the foundations on which a new Haiti might yet emerge.
History

Truman and Israel

Author: Michael J Cohen,Michael Joseph Cohen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520068049

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 905

An analysis of Truman's passionate support for the Zionist cause traces his intellectual development and his relationships with Jewish friends and associates
History

Atlas der nie gebauten Bauwerke

Eine Geschichte großer Visionen

Author: Philip Wilkinson

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423434430

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 781

Fantastisch geplant, nie verwirklicht Ein Wolkenkratzer, der 1,6 Kilometer hoch ist und 528 Stockwerke hat, eine Glaskuppel, die den größten Teil Manhattans bedeckt, ein Triumphbogen in Form eines Elefanten, Leonardo da Vincis Stadt auf zwei Ebenen: mit den nicht gebauten Projekten wurden anspruchsvolle neue Ideen erforscht, Konventionen hinterfragt und Wege in die Zukunft gewiesen. Einige von ihnen sind Meisterwerke, andere vergnügliche Fantasien. Manche Ideen erscheinen unglaublich kühn. Aber sie verweisen auch auf Gebäude, die Jahrzehnte später entstanden sind, wie das Eden Projekt, ein botanischer Garten, unter Kunststoffkuppeln in Cornwall, oder das Hochhaus The Shard in London.
Fiction

Master Shepherd

Author: Ruth Baseley

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449725988

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

View: 731

Jesus said that He knows His sheep by name. He says we are like sheep gone astray. Master Shepherd takes Sallmans familiar scene and given the sheep imaginary lives and situations similar to what we may encounter on our earthly journey. The answers He gives and the great love and forgiveness He bestows are found for us in Scripture. So look and identify faithful Seth, angry Mitch, abused Bonnie, proud Herman, and busy Irma. Mourn with Sue, care like Tabatha. There are many more kinds of sheep we might identify with or know. We certainly are not sheep, but we need the presence, love, forgiveness and grace He promised to us. Believe!
Travel

The Best Travel Writing 2008

True Stories from Around the World

Author: James O'Reilly,Larry Habegger,Sean O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361693

Category: Travel

Page: 328

View: 399

Since 1993, readers have looked to Travelers' Tales for award-winning stories about the world, adventure, spirituality, and the transformative experiences that accompany life on the road. The Best Travel Writing 2008 is the fifth volume in the series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — much of it never before published — from Nobel Prize winners to up-and-coming new writers. The stories provide a perspective and depth of understanding that can only come from people who have actually been there, and encompass everything from high adventure to misadventure, spiritual growth to romance, service to humanity to encounters with exotic cuisines. Reading the book is like sitting in a café filled with fellow travelers, swapping tales about destinations near and far — readers emerge changed, eager for more, and ready to plan their next trips.
History

The Wonder of Their Voices

The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder

Author: Alan Rosen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199889562

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 3359

Over the last several decades, video testimony with aging Holocaust survivors has brought these witnesses into the limelight. Yet the success of these projects has made it seem that little survivor testimony took place in earlier years. In truth, thousands of survivors began to recount their experience at the earliest opportunity. This book provides the first full-length case study of early postwar Holocaust testimony, focusing on David Boder's 1946 displaced persons interview project. In July 1946, Boder, a psychologist, traveled to Europe to interview victims of the Holocaust who were in the Displaced Persons (DP) camps and what he called "shelter houses." During his nine weeks in Europe, Boder carried out approximately 130 interviews in nine languages and recorded them on a wire recorder. Likely the earliest audio recorded testimony of Holocaust survivors, the interviews are valuable today for the spoken word (that of the DP narrators and of Boder himself) and also for the song sessions and religious services that Boder recorded. Eighty sessions were eventually transcribed into English, most of which were included in a self-published manuscript. Alan Rosen sets Boder's project in the context of the postwar response to displaced persons, sketches the dramatic background of his previous life and work, chronicles in detail the evolving process of interviewing both Jewish and non-Jewish DPs, and examines from several angles the implications for the history of Holocaust testimony. Such early postwar testimony, Rosen avers, deserves to be taken on its own terms rather than to be enfolded into earlier or later schemas of testimony. Moreover, Boder's efforts and the support he was given for them demonstrate that American postwar response to the Holocaust was not universally indifferent but rather often engaged, concerned, and resourceful.
Health & Fitness

Weightlessness

Integrated Exercise: Yoga, Pilates, and Chi Kung

Author: Ray Rizzo

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462041639

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 244

View: 2086

"As a child, author Ray Rizzo suffered a head injury that left him with severe headaches and occasional visionary states. At seventeen, he began to study yoga and to practice fasting, meditation, and shamanism, which alleviated his chronic symptoms. In his own recovery, he discovered an ability to assist others in their healing processes-a quest that would culminate in a traditional shamanic apprenticeship deep in the Amazon jungle. There, after nearly a month of isolation and using more than ten years of experience in the healing arts, he developed his unique synthesis. " The style is no style. The goal is to practice what is most efficient and effective. "Weightlessness" includes guidance on a number of techniques and topics, including the Sun Salute; the Swimming Dragon; hatha yoga; essential Pilates; secret chi kung forms; therapeutic exercises; optimal nutrition; breathing; metaphysics. Whether you are an athlete, yoga practitioner, dancer, or martial artist-or even if you are new to movement-this guide can help you, in as little as fifteen minutes a day, to transform your body-mind, deepen your practice, increase energy, overcome injuries, and discover the feeling of "Weightlessness."
Architecture

As Found, the Discovery of the Ordinary

British Architecture and Art of The 1950s

Author: Claude Lichtenstein,Thomas Schregenberger

Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

ISBN: 9783907078402

Category: Architecture

Page: 319

View: 4443