Voyage D Allemagne

Author: Le Corbusier
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN:
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Le Corbusier's notebooks pertaining to his German travels precede those ofhe "Orient", spanning the period from April to May 1911. His travels inermany, visiting Munich, Berlin, Halle, Naumburg, Ratisbon and Augsburg,nabled Le Corbusier to meet personalities who would have a profoundnfluence on him: among others Theodore Fischer, representing the mostonconformist trend in German architecture, Baron Gunther von Pechmann,illiam Ritter, a critic and a man of letters, and lastly Peter Behrens. Itecomes apparent in the German notebooks that the architect changed thenitial purpose of his trip - to draw up a report on the overall situation ofpplied art in German schools on behalf of the Ecole d'Art of Lahaux-de-Fonds - becoming instead more and more absorbed in the greatrbanistic programmes, the themes of working-class housing, the need toomplete his own training as an architect.;In these notebooks, writings,hort critical comments, travel impressions and notes accompany an impressiveumber of drawings, landscapes and monuments, design studies and watercolours,

Mister X

Author: Dean Motter
Publisher: ipicturebooks
ISBN: 9781596878327
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Here is volume two in the definitive three-volume graphic novel collection of the acclaimed cult classic and 2005 Eisner Award nominated series. Radiant City was built to be the dream city, a vast and beautiful metropolis, designed to fulfill the grandest aesthetic and architectural ideals. It now smolders in dilapidation, its citizens afflicted with all forms of madness, bizarre addictions and a surfeit of perversions. Stranded in the city is the mysterious Mister X. His past shrouded in mystery, he struggles to unlock the city's secrets even as he labors to protect his own.

The First Word

Author: Christine Kenneally
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101202394
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An accessible exploration of a burgeoning new field: the incredible evolution of language The first popular book to recount the exciting, very recent developments in tracing the origins of language, The First Word is at the forefront of a controversial, compelling new field. Acclaimed science writer Christine Kenneally explains how a relatively small group of scientists that include Noam Chomsky and Steven Pinker assembled the astounding narrative of how the fundamental process of evolution produced a linguistic ape?in other words, us. Infused with the wonder of discovery, this vital and engrossing book offers us all a better understanding of the story of humankind.

Buddenbrooks

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0749386479
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The Buddenbrook clan is everything you'd expect of a nineteenth-century German merchant family - wealthy, esteemed, established. Four generations later, a tide of twentieth-century modernism has gradually disintegrated the bourgeois values on which the Buddenbrooks built their success. In this, Mann's first novel, his astounding, semi-autobiographical family epic, he portrays the transition of genteel Germanic stability to a very modern uncertainty.

Lost Girls

Author: Angela Marsons
Publisher: Bookouture
ISBN: 1910751405
Size: 24.78 MB
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The War Of The Worlds

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781603034012
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The War of the Worlds is a novel written by H. G. Wells in 1898, depicting an alien invasion of the earth, and is often regarded as being the first to depict such a disaster. The book tells the story of a Martian invasion of Earth. The Martians, fleeing their own planet because its resources are depleted, invade Earth, landing in England, sweeping through the countryside, destroying or capturing everything in their path. Any effort by the humans to thwart the Martian advance is crushed; the alien invaders seem unstoppable. Since its publication, The War of the Worlds has entered pop.

Scribes Script And Books

Author: Leila Avrin
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838910386
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In this detailed overview of the history of the handmade book, Avrin looks at the development of scripts and styles of illumination, the making of manuscripts, and the technological processes involved in paper-making and book-binding.

Latin Palaeography

Author: Bernhard Bischoff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521367264
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First published in 1979, this work, by the greatest living authority on medieval palaeography, offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date account in any language of the history of Latin script. It contains a detailed account of the role of the book in cultural history from antiquity to the Renaissance and outlines the history of book illumination. By setting the development of Latin script in its cultural context, it provides an unrivalled introduction to the nature of medieval Latin culture.

Paper Ghosts

Author: Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0804178038
Size: 69.19 MB
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A Texas map marked with three red dots like drops of blood. A serial killer who claims to have dementia. A mysterious young woman who wants answers. What could go wrong? From the bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans comes a gripping thriller about the ghosts that live in our minds—and the ones that stare back from photographs. An obsessive young woman has been waiting half her life—since she was twelve years old—for this moment. She has planned. Researched. Trained. Imagined every scenario. Now she is almost certain the man who kidnapped and murdered her sister sits in the passenger seat beside her. Carl Louis Feldman is a documentary photographer who may or may not have dementia—and may or may not be a serial killer. The young woman claims to be his long-lost daughter. He doesn’t believe her. He claims no memory of murdering girls across Texas, in a string of places where he shot eerie pictures. She doesn’t believe him. Determined to find the truth, she lures him out of a halfway house and proposes a dangerous idea: a ten-day road trip, just the two of them, to examine cold cases linked to his haunting photographs. Is he a liar or a broken old man? Is he a pathological con artist? Or is she? In Paper Ghosts, Julia Heaberlin once again swerves the serial killer genre in a new direction. You won’t see the final, terrifying twist spinning your way until the very last mile. Advance praise for Paper Ghosts “[An] artful and elegiac psychological thriller . . . The author wields words like weapons, with each one chosen to heighten tension, underscore emotion, or foreshadow doom. . . . Heaberlin brilliantly combines travelogue with a heartbreaking portrait of the damage done by childhood.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Paper Ghosts is an exceptional read, with a deftly woven plot—a book to devour in one sitting. This is breathless storytelling at its very best, with a deeply satisfying ending that will give book groups—and all your friends, when you recommend it—much to discuss.”—Elizabeth Haynes, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner “This book haunted me. The writing is beautiful and chilling, laced with a subtle dark humor, and the multiple twists build to a perfect icy shiver of an ending. I loved it!”—C. J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man

Artemis

Author: Andy Weir
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780091956943
Size: 28.76 MB
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She grew up on the moon, of course she has a dark side... Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of Jazz's problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself - and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even more unlikely than the first.