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Reading Zen in the Rocks: The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden
Reading Zen in the Rocks: The Japanese Dry Landscape Garden
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mpn: 37halftones, ean: 9780226044125, isbn: 0226044122,

The Japanese dry landscape garden has long attracted—and long baffled—viewers from the West. While museums across the United States are replicating these "Zen rock gardens" in their courtyards and miniature versions of the gardens are now office ...


The Book of Orchids: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World
The Book of Orchids: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World
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mpn: 9780226224527, ean: 9780226224527, isbn: 022622452X,

One in every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Yet orchids retain an air of exotic mystery—and they remain remarkably misunderstood and underappreciated. The orchid family contains an astonishing array of colors, forms, and smells that ...


History of the Hour: Clocks and Modern Temporal Orders
History of the Hour: Clocks and Modern Temporal Orders
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ean: 9780226155104, isbn: 0226155102,

In this sweeping study of the organization of time, Dohrn-van Rossum offers fresh insight into the history of the mechanical clock and its influence on European society from the late Middle Ages to the industrial revolution. Detailing the clock's eff...


What Gardens Mean
What Gardens Mean
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mpn: 8 colour plates, 60 halftones, ean: 9780226728223, isbn: 0226728226,

Are gardens works of art? What is involved in creating a garden? How are gardens experienced by those who stroll through them? In What Gardens Mean, Stephanie Ross draws on philosophy as well as the histories of art, gardens, culture, and ideas to ex...


How Animals Grieve
How Animals Grieve
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ean: 9780226155203, isbn: 022615520X,

From the time of our earliest childhood encounters with animals, we casually ascribe familiar emotions to them. But scientists have long cautioned against such anthropomorphizing, arguing that it limits our ability to truly comprehend the lives of ot...


Pottery Analysis: A Sourcebook
Pottery Analysis: A Sourcebook
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ean: 9780226711164, isbn: 0226711161,

A rich and comprehensive sourcebook, PotteryAnalysis draws together diverse approaches to the study of pottery—archaeological, ethnographic, stylistic, functional, and physicochemical. Prudence M. Rice uses pottery as a starting point for insights ...


Figures of Speech: Men and Maidens in Ancient Greece
Figures of Speech: Men and Maidens in Ancient Greece
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ean: 9780226244365, isbn: 0226244369,

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Over the past two hundred years, thousands of ancient Greek vases have been unearthed. Yet these artifacts remain a challenge: what did the images depicted on these vases actually mean to ancient Greek viewers? In this long-awaited book, Gloria Ferra...


Bread, Wine, and Money: The Windows of the Trades at Chartres Cathedral
Bread, Wine, and Money: The Windows of the Trades at Chartres Cathedral
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mpn: 119 halftones, 26 line drawings, 6 maps,, ean: 9780226899138, isbn: 0226899136,

At Chartres Cathedral, for the first time in medieval art, the lowest register of stained-glass windows depicts working artisans and merchants instead of noble and clerical donors. Jane Welch Williams challenges the prevailing view that pious town tr...


Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture: Principles and Examples with Reference to Hot Arid Climates
Natural Energy and Vernacular Architecture: Principles and Examples with Reference to Hot Arid Climates
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sku: 1002380317, ean: 9780226239170, isbn: 0226239179,

1986: by Hassan Fathy- The use of natural energy to provide comfort in heat and cold conditions....


The Medieval Mosaics of San Marco, Venice: A Color Archive (Chicago Visual Library)
The Medieval Mosaics of San Marco, Venice: A Color Archive (Chicago Visual Library)
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mpn: x, 60 p. text, 18 color fiche (1,512 pho, ean: 9780226689753, isbn: 0226689751,

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Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant
Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant
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ean: 9780226105611, isbn: 022610561X,

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Communities of Style examines the production and circulation of portable luxury goods throughout the Levant in the early Iron Age (1200–600 BCE). In particular it focuses on how societies in flux came together around the material effects of art an...


Plants of the World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Vascular Plants
Plants of the World: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Vascular Plants
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ean: 9780226522920, isbn: 022652292X,

Plants of the World is the first book to systematically explore every vascular plant family on earth—more than four hundred and fifty of them—organized in a modern phylogenetic order. Detailed entries for each family include descriptions, distrib...


Fray: Art and Textile Politics
Fray: Art and Textile Politics
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ean: 9780226077819, isbn: 0226077810,

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In 1974, women in a feminist consciousness-raising group in Eugene, Oregon, formed a mock organization called the Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. Emblazoning its logo onto t-shirts, the group wryly envisioned female collective textile mak...



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