Building Paradise

Building Paradise

A sweeping historical study, Building Paradise seeks to construct a garden ethic for the design arts, It is an ethic predicated on the idea that, with our recent ecological and biological insights, we can build more intelligently than ...

Author: Harry Francis Mallgrave

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000449242

Category: Architecture

Page: 306

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A sweeping historical study, Building Paradise seeks to construct a garden ethic for the design arts. It is an ethic predicated on the idea that, with our recent ecological and biological insights, we can build more intelligently than the status quo of current design practices. The paradisiacal instinct is the motivation behind every artistic impulse. From its theological origins to the present, the idea of paradise—the garden as a place of peace, beauty, and happiness—has acquired numerous meanings. It was a motif expounded in the earliest cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley, and it later became a dominant feature of Buddhist, Judeo-Christian, and Islamic practices. It informed Greco-Roman mythologies and the design of a Japanese garden; it was a motivation for the Renaissance humanists, and was complicit in visions of a New Arcadia within the landscapes of the Americas. This book, underscoring how the built and urban environments shapes culture, takes a biophilic approach and draws upon the major advances of the human sciences of the last few decades to argue on behalf of a design ethic centered squarely on human needs and aspirations. Written for students and academics within architecture and all related fields, this book focuses on the efforts to build paradise in a material way.
Categories: Architecture

Building Paradise

Building Paradise

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Author: Susanna Burghartz

Publisher:

ISBN: 3856169482

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Page: 192

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Building Paradise

Building Paradise

Building Paradise is an inspiring story of conviction, commitment, and serendipity, describing David Macfarlane's fourteen year quest to establish an eco-lodge in the unspoiled but threatened natural paradise of the Whitsunday Islands on ...

Author: David Macfarlane

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1731510365

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Page: 217

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A story for anyone who has ever dreamt of following their heart to do what seemed like a good idea at the time - especially if that dream involves escaping to an uninhabited tropical island. Building Paradise is an inspiring story of conviction, commitment, and serendipity, describing David Macfarlane's fourteen year quest to establish an eco-lodge in the unspoiled but threatened natural paradise of the Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef. An escapist fantasy come true, Building Paradise ponders the environmental issues facing humanity, the matters that motivate and inspire us, and the reasons we make the choices that determine the direction and success of our lives.'An extraordinary tale, so very beautifully told. A worthy modern successor to Bamfield's Confessions of a Beachcomber.' Tim Flannery
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Building the Workingman s Paradise

Building the Workingman s Paradise

This innovative and absorbing book surveys a little known chapter in the story of American urbanism—the history of communities built and owned by single companies seeking to bring their workers’ homes and place of employment together on ...

Author: Margaret Crawford

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 0860916952

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

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This innovative and absorbing book surveys a little known chapter in the story of American urbanism—the history of communities built and owned by single companies seeking to bring their workers’ homes and place of employment together on a single site. By 1930 more than two million people lived in such towns, dotted across an industrial frontier which stretched from Lowell, Massachusetts, through Torrance, California to Norris, Tennessee. Margaret Crawford focuses on the transformation of company town construction from the vernacular settlements of the late eighteenth century to the professional designs of architects and planners one hundred and fifty years later. Eschewing a static architectural approach which reads politics, history, and economics through the appearance of buildings, Crawford portrays the successive forms of company towns as the product of a dynamic process, shaped by industrial transformation, class struggle, and reformers’ efforts to control and direct these forces.
Categories: Architecture

Creating Public Paradise

Creating Public Paradise

Result of a conference organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Netherlands Public Library Association, on the occasion of the Dutch presidency of the Council of Europe on the 18th and 19th of March 2004 in The ...

Author: Marian Koren

Publisher: NBD Biblion Publishers

ISBN: 9054835702

Category: Library architecture

Page: 158

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Result of a conference organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Netherlands Public Library Association, on the occasion of the Dutch presidency of the Council of Europe on the 18th and 19th of March 2004 in The Hague and Apeldoorn. New functions and forms of public libraries in the 21st century were the central theme about which more than 150 participants of over 35 countries discussed. It was an expert meeting of governmental policy makers as well as professionals from the library field, and it includes library building and city planning, new public library concepts and its reflection in attractive and sustainable design and public library building. Consists of lectures, recommendations to the Council of Europe, seminar, survey reports on the situation of public libraries in European countries.
Categories: Library architecture

Escape from Paradise

Escape from Paradise

He's building paradise.” Linc listened to a description of Carter's virtues. This road leads nowhere. “Did he hand out drugs like OxyContin or LSD?” Harry seemed to jump back in his seat. “Illegal drugs? Mister, you're talking nonsense.

Author: Walter F. Wild

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781441575982

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Escape from Paradise is a blend of action and suspense ignited by a clash of values that erupts in a battle between two psychologists in Hawaii. Dr. Carter, a psychologist, so strives to transform Oahu into a community of love and equality that, to conceal illegal methods, he resorts to terror and murder. Patients seeking protection from Carter rouse psychologist Dr. Steadman to oppose him. While Steadman seeks to expose Carter and protect his patients, Carter tries to kill Steadman. After skirmishes on streets, beaches, under water, and in jungles, action culminates at a meeting to honor Carter. "Walter Wild's new novel takes us into a world we seldom see, and he delivers a fast paced thriller with perilous escapes, daring rescues, and a dramatic foot race across the mountains of Oahu. It's a thriller driven by ideas, and those are the best kind, because when you turn the last page, you still have something to think about. I strongly suggest you read it. William Martin New York Times best selling author of the Back Bay and The Lost Constitution.
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2012 Mayan Calendar and the Great Pyramid Predicts Paradise Begins in Australia

2012 Mayan Calendar and the Great Pyramid Predicts Paradise Begins in Australia

... level after the base level, which is lunation zero December 18th 1922. it identifies Australia where Paradise begins. From here the world will tremble with envy as we bring all who belive in me to assist us in building PARADISE.

Author: Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781409220398

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Page: 688

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Mayan Calendar experts cracked the language code, finding the date predicted when the solar system would cross into the northern hemisphere of the Milky Way Galaxy and the golden age would begin. In the Great Pyramid the same information and the end time when the last day is the same date, but it also predicts the return of Christ and He is on the planet today.The Great Pyramid conspiracy is the direct result of the Catholic Church, which hung a mask of Jesus hung upon the body of Lucifer. There is however a linking of ancient wonders within the Great Pyramid, which predicts that Brian Leonard Golightly Marshall was reborn to the earth January 11th 1944 in Australia. The key that opens the mysteries of the old Testament Hebrew pinpointing the second coming of Jesus is in the Mayan Calendar found also in the 5000 year old pyramid and is why the church destroyed the Mayans proof of Jesus far removed from the greatest enemy of Jesus the Catholic Church.
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Creating a Chinese Harbin

Creating a Chinese Harbin

Building Paradise For Tan Xu, building the Paradise Temple represented an advancement of Chinese culture in Harbin, but other Chinese felt differently. With the advent of the second Fengtian-Zhili war in 1922, officials in Mukden ...

Author: James Carter

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501722493

Category: History

Page: 232

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James H. Carter outlines the birth of Chinese nationalism in an unlikely setting: the international city of Harbin. Planned and built by Russian railway engineers, the city rose quickly from the Manchurian plain, changing from a small fishing village to a modern city in less than a generation. Russian, Chinese, Korean, Polish, Jewish, French, and British residents filled this multiethnic city on the Sungari River. The Chinese took over Harbin after the October Revolution and ruled it from 1918 until the Japanese founded the puppet state of Manchukuo in 1932. In his account of the radical changes that this unique city experienced over a brief span of time, Carter examines the majority Chinese population and its developing Chinese identity in an urban area of fifty languages. Originally, Carter argues, its nascent nationalism defined itself against the foreign presence in the city—while using foreign resources to modernize the area. Early versions of Chinese nationalism embraced both nation and state. By the late 1920s, the two strands had separated to such an extent that Chinese police fired on Chinese student protesters. This division eased the way for Japanese occupation: the Chinese state structure proved a fruitful source of administrative collaboration for the area's new rulers in the 1930s.
Categories: History

A Paradise Built in Hell

A Paradise Built in Hell

This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101459010

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The author of Men Explain Things to Me explores the moments of altruism and generosity that arise in the aftermath of disaster Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories.
Categories: Social Science

Building Paradise

Building Paradise

Building Paradise, an inspiring story of conviction, commitment and serendipity, describes David Macfarlane's fourteen-year quest to establish an eco-lodge in the unspoiled but threatened natural paradise of Australia's Whitsunday Islands ...

Author: David Macfarlane

Publisher:

ISBN: 1743050186

Category: Ecological houses

Page: 169

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Building Paradise, an inspiring story of conviction, commitment and serendipity, describes David Macfarlane's fourteen-year quest to establish an eco-lodge in the unspoiled but threatened natural paradise of Australia's Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef.
Categories: Ecological houses