Architecture in Dialogue with an Activated Ground sets out to validate the role of the unreasonable in the design process. Using case study projects, architect Urs Bette gives an insight into the epistemological processes of his creative practice, and unveils the strategies he deploys in order to facilitate the poetic aspects of architecture within a discourse whose evaluation parameters predominantly involve reason. Themes discussed include the emergence of space from the staged opposition between the architectural object and the site, and the relationship between emotive cognition and analytic synthesis in the design act. In both cases, there is a necessary engagement with forms of ‘unreasonable’ thought, action or behaviours. By arguing for the usefulness and validity of the unreasonable in architecture, and by investigating the performative relationship between object and ground, Bette contributes to the discourse on extensions, growth and urban densification that tap into local histories and voices, including those of the seemingly inanimate – the architecture itself and the ground it sits upon – to inform the site-related production of architectural character and space. In doing so, he raises debates about the values pursued in design approval processes, and the ways in which site-relatedness is both produced and judged.
In Australia, regions are not just geographic locations, they are also cultural ideas. Being regional means being located outside the nation’s capital cities and in the periphery of its centres of power and influence. Regional development in Australia is thus significantly different than its European or American counterparts. However, surprisingly little has been written about the unique dynamics of development in Australia's regions; this book has been written to fill this gap. In recent decades the Australian government has made repeated policy efforts to achieve sustainable development in its non-metropolitan areas. Over the same period, those who live and work outside the nation’s capital cities have come to identify as regional Australians. This book takes an anthropological approach to understanding the particularities of regional development in Australia. It draws upon rich, on-the-ground observations of towns, industries, universities, development organisations, and communities across different settings to provide an in-depth understanding of the subject. This book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners concerned with regional development and policy.
Now in its 150th edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is also available online for subscribing institutions: www.statesmansyearbook.com.
The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season. The Playfair Cricket Annual 2015 includes coverage of the 2014 season, including the LV= County Championship, Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast. It also contains: a detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires, including career bests in international Twenty20 matches; county records and 2014 first-class averages; current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career records; Test match scores and averages; women's limited-overs and internationalTwenty20 records; 2015 fixtures, including 2nd XI and Minor Counties. New features this year include county players' squad numbers listed, as well as any IPL and Big Bash appearances, plus a new players' register for England's women internationals.
The 38th edition of International Directory of Arts (IDA) contains more about 150,000 addresses (including telephone and fax numbers, eMail and URL) from all over the world: Museums and Public Galleries Universities, Academies, Schools Associations Art and Antique Trade, Numismatics Art and Antiques Fairs Galleries Auctioneers Restorers Art Publishers Art Journals Antiquarians and Art Booksellers Within each chapter, addresses are arranged by country and within country, sections are set our alphabetically by city. Details of the specializations of museums, as well as the names of curators and senior academic museum staff are also included. The address contents were revised and updated for this edition following a questionnaire mailing. The revision also took into account numerous national and international reference works. The eBookPLUS format comprises the content and search criteria of the printed edition and its indices, facilitating complex searches.
The Commonwealth Yearbook is the flagship annual publication of the Commonwealth Secretariat. It is the essential reference guide to the countries, organizations, activities and values of the modern Commonwealth. The 2014 edition has been fully updated and includes reports from the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting; a directory of Commonwealth organizations; and extensive reference sections; and in-depth profiles on each of the 53 member countries.
Launched at the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting (CHMM), the publications provides a guide to current issues in global health for ministers, senior officials and other stakeholders. Reflecting the theme of CHMM 2014, Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2014 focuses on health in the post-2015 development agenda, and Commonwealth priorities in strengthening national health policies and systems. Content includes: * Financial and human resourcing: debates on universal health coverage * Integrating non-communicable diseases in new global health goals * TB and HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health * Anti-microbial resistance: antibiotics stewardship efforts * Dietary transitions, tobacco, poverty and other social determinants * Governance and leadership: public, private and clinical * Disabilities and mental health: promotive, recovery and rights-based approachesThe publication also includes extensive health profiles of the 53 Commonwealth member countries, incorporating up-to-date data on health systems and population health outcomes
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