James the Just and Christian Origins (Supplements to Novum Testamentum)
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James the Just and Christian Origins

The lack of serious and sustained investigation of the historical figure of James "the Just", brother of Jesus, is one of the curious oversights in modern critical study of Christian origins. James the Just and Christian Origins addresses this problem. The questions that surround this exceedingly important, yet largely ignored figure are several and complicated. Was he really the brother of Jesus? How influential was he in the early ...

Dimensions of sustainability: architecture form, technology, environment, culture
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Dimensions of sustainability: architecture form, technology, environment, culture

This illustrated book gives a comprehensive view of _ contemporary ideas, innovations and emerging attitudes to sustainability that emanated from the MIT symposium. 16 leading contributors with demonstrable track records in architectural practice, engineering and academia give their insights into the way we need to think about architecture in the future in order to work with the environment - instead of against it. Supported by detai...

Der Architekt, der Koch und der gute Geschmack
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Der Architekt, der Koch und der gute Geschmack

Seit jeher gehören das Kochen und das Bauen zu den grundlegenden Tätigkeiten des Menschen: Beide entspringen der Nützlichkeit, beinhalten aber zugleich ein kulturelles, wie ästhetisch-sensorisches Moment. Das Buch sucht nach den erstaunlichen Parallelen und auch den tief verwurzelten Beziehungen zwischen der Kunst des Bauens und der des Kochens.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 3rd Edition
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, 3rd Edition

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the leading figures of twentieth-century architecture. For architects and many others who are committed to the modernist tradition, he is a pivotal figure. With in-depth, scholarly essays and opulent photographs and plans, this book traces the multifaceted development of his work, including his first Berlin buildings, his villa projects, his work at the Bauhaus in the 1930s, and his American projec...

50 Years Of Urban Planning In Singapore
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50 Years Of Urban Planning In Singapore

50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore is an accessible and comprehensive volume on Singapore's planning approach to urbanization. Organized into three parts, the first section of the volume, 'Paradigms, Policies, and Processes', provides an overview of the ideologies and strategies underpinning urban planning in Singapore; the second section, 'The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts', delves into the key land use sectors of Singapo...

Kostenfalle Hausbau: Pfusch vermeiden - Baukosten sparen
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Kostenfalle Hausbau: Pfusch vermeiden - Baukosten sparen

Der ungleiche Kampf Bauherr gegen Baufirma beginnt schon vor der Bauphase. Dank ihrer Erfahrung sind Bauunternehmen und Handwerker auf diese Situation bestens vorbereitet: sie haben auf jede Frage oder Kritik eine meist unverbindliche Antwort und für jeden Mangel eine Ausrede. Pfusch am Bau, nicht rechtzeitig erkannt, kann teuer werden! Kostenfallen, in die man aber nicht rennen muss, wenn man sich nur an ein paar Regeln hält und erf...

Michigan's County Courthouses
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Michigan's County Courthouses

“ Whether you are an attorney, a Michigan history buff, or a lover of architecture, you will find this book is a valuable resource.” ---Michigan Bar Journal John Fedynsky documents in narrative and photos every county courthouse of Michigan's eighty-three counties, as well as the Michigan Hall of Justice. These buildings are symbols: physically they stand, but figuratively they speak. They embody the purposes for which they were crea...

Byzantine Garden Culture
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Byzantine Garden Culture

Individual essays discuss Byzantine conceptions of paradise, the textual evidence for monastic horticulture, animal and game parks, herbs in medicinal pharmacy, and the famous illustrated copy of Dioskorides's herbal manual in Vienna. An opening chapter explores questions and observations from the point of view of a non-Byzantine garden historian, and the closing chapter suggests possible directions for future scholarship in the field.

The Revolution Which Toppled the Umayyads: Neither Arab Nor Abbasid
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The Revolution Which Toppled the Umayyads: Neither Arab Nor Abbasid

This book re-examines the so-called Ἁbbāsid revolution, the ethnic character of whose effective constituency has been contested for over eight decades. It also brings to question the authenticity of the Ἁbbāsid dynastic claim. To establish its two theses (neither Arab nor Ἁbbāsid) this book employs, in its three parts, three distinct methodological approaches. To reconstruct the secret history of the clandestine Organization, Part On...