Gateways To Art

Author: Debra J. De Witte
ISBN: 9780500292037
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The revised and expanded edition of the market-leading art appreciation college textbook

Understanding Architecture Through Drawing

Author: Brian Edwards
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134066813
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This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings and places through drawing. For many, the camera has replaced the sketchbook, but here the author argues that freehand drawing as a means of analyzing and understanding buildings develops visual sensitivity and awareness of design. By combining design theory with practical lessons in drawing, Understanding Architecture Through Drawing encourages the use of the sketchbook as a creative and critical tool. The book is highly illustrated and is an essential manual on freehand drawing techniques for students of architecture, landscape architecture, town and country planning and urban design.

Senses Of Devotion

Author: William A. Dyrness
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162032136X
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This ethnographic study focuses on the religious imagery and practices of a sample of Buddhist temples and Muslim mosques in the greater Los Angeles area. As a way of expanding interfaith dialogue, it is framed as a conversation between the largely Christian researchers and the seventy-five respondents, who were asked about the images, space, and practices of their religious experience. From the respondents in their various religious settings, it seeks to distill the specific religious imaginations and aesthetic profiles that might be said to characterize their experience--to discover what might be considered the living images of these faiths. Set in the context of contemporary discussions of the nature of religion and visual culture, this richly textured study of visual and sensory practices in religion raises fundamental questions about the place of belief and ritual practice and the role these play in our increasingly pluralistic religious culture.

Gateways Gatekeepers And Roles In The Information Omniverse

Author: Ann Okerson
Publisher: Association of Research Libraries
ISBN: 9780918006738
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This volume contains the proceedings of the third joint symposium of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP). The following papers were presented: "Opening Remarks for the ARL-AAUP Symposium" (Lisa Freeman); the keynote address, "We're All in this Together, Aren't We?" (Bruce Sterling); "The Library as Mind" (D. Kaye Gapen); "The Virtual Library; an Index Whose Time Has Passed" (James J. O'Donnell; "Historical Visions and Modern Revisions of Virtual Knowledge" (Eugene Vance); "Digital Preservation, Restoration, and Dissemination of Medieval Manuscripts" (Kevin Kiernan); "Chaucer in 2001" (Mary Wack); "Gatekeepers of Memory: Issues in the Chinese Efforts to Organize Their Textual Legacy" (Michael Fuller); "Gate-Keeping A Garden of Etext Delights: Electronic Texts and the Humanities at the University of Virginia" (David Seaman); "Image Use in Art-Historical Practice" (Michael Ester); "The Economics of Electronic Publishing: Some Preliminary Thoughts" (Colin Day); "Fighting Infotainment: The Nonprofit Sector's Responsibility in an Online World" (Michael Jensen); "Will it Scale Up? Thoughts ABout Intellectual Access in the Electronic Networks" (David Blair); "Copyright" (Peter Givler); "The Role of Subsidiary Rights in Scholarly Communication" (Janet Fisher); "Repertory Licensing in a University Environment" (Isabella Hinds); "Why are There Still Lines at the Teller Windows? Copying With the Information Revolution on Campus" (David Hoekema); and "Redesigning, Not Reinventing, Encyclopaedia Britannica" (Joseph J. Esposito). Ten project reports are followed by a summary of the symposium by Jinnie Davis and a description of a tour of the University of Virginia library by Karen Marshall, (JLB)

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