Category: Regional

Art Market and Connoisseurship: A Closer Look at Paintings by Anna Tummers, Koenraad Jonckheere

By Anna Tummers, Koenraad Jonckheere

The query even if seventeenthcentury painters similar to Rembrandt and Rubens created the work that have been later offered lower than their names, has triggered many a heated debate. a lot continues to be unknown in regards to the ways that work have been produced, assessed, priced, and advertised. for instance, did modern connoisseurs count on masters resembling Rembrandt to color their works solely by means of their very own hand? Who used to be credited having the ability to examine work? How did a painting’s fee relate to its caliber? and the way did connoisseurship switch because the paintings marketplace turned more and more advanced? The individuals to this crucial quantity hint the evolution of connoisseurship within the booming artwork marketplace of the 17th- and eighteenth centuries. between them are the well known Golden Age students Eric Jan Sluijter, Hans Van Miegroet and Neil De Marchi. it isn't to be ignored by means of someone with an curiosity within the previous Masters and the early glossy paintings industry.

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Virtual Thailand : the media and cultural politics in by Glen Lewis

By Glen Lewis

Written via a longtime specialist on Thailand, this can be one of many first books to completely examine the Thai media’s position throughout the Thaksin government’s first time period. Incorporating political economic system and media conception, the ebook presents a special perception into globalization in Southeast Asia, reading the position of communications and media in nearby cultural politics.

Examining the interval from the mid 1990s, Lewis makes a sustained comparability among Thailand and its neighbouring nations on the subject of the media, enterprise, politics and pop culture. masking matters together with enterprise improvement, tourism, the Thai motion picture and the battle on terror, the publication argues that globalization because it pertains to media, might be patterned on Thai experiences.

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Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World by Lester Rowntree, Martin Lewis, Marie Price, William Wyckoff

By Lester Rowntree, Martin Lewis, Marie Price, William Wyckoff

Globalization and Diversity is a thrilling modern method of global nearby Geography that explicitly recognizes the geographic alterations that accompany state-of-the-art speedy expense of globalization. Organizes every one local bankruptcy into 5 thematic sections: Environmental Geography; inhabitants and cost; Cultural Coherence and variety; Geopolitical Framework; monetary and Social improvement. good points nearly 15 standardized maps in every one neighborhood bankruptcy, together with a chapter-opening map with international locations and position names; a physical map, displaying landforms hydrology, and tectonic obstacles; a climate map, with climograph call-outs giving temperature and precipitation information for particular towns; a "transformation of the Earth" map with call-outs to environmental concerns and ideas in the sector; a population map for the quarter; a map of local languages; a geopolitical map with call-outs to present matters and tensions. For somebody drawn to studying extra approximately global geography.

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Geography for Nongeographers by Frank R. Spellman

By Frank R. Spellman

Geography is a multidisciplinary box which appears at either actual and social points of the area. The huge scope of the sphere makes it a frightening sector in case you should not have a particular heritage in it. Geography for Non-Geographers hence introduces readers to crucial elements of geography and the way they have an effect on us. It covers all components of geography, from actual geography to weather and climate to human and cultural geography.Geography for Non-Geographers is gifted in an obtainable and simple demeanour, explaining medical options within the most elementary manner attainable. besides uncomplicated geographical rules, the textual content offers a transparent, concise presentation of the results of the actual interactions with the surroundings we inhabit. every one bankruptcy ends with a bankruptcy evaluate try to aid review mastery of the techniques offered. Readers gather an figuring out of and talent in geographical rules, including a severe component of their specialist wisdom.

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Buildings and society: Essays on the social development of by Anthony D. King

By Anthony D. King

., ."A attention-grabbing book...."--"The Sunday Times""This is a e-book I eagerly suggest to others, assign in classes, and use in myown examine. it's a superb number of illustrated essays at the social heritage of designed environments."--"Contemporary" "Sociology" This name to be had in publication layout. click on the following for extra information.Visit our eBookstore at:

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The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han by Mark Edward Lewis

By Mark Edward Lewis

In 221 bc the 1st Emperor of Qin unified the lands that might turn into the center of a chinese language empire. although cast by means of conquest, this massive area depended for its political survival on a basic reshaping of chinese language tradition. With this informative booklet, we're current on the construction of an old imperial order whose significant positive factors might undergo for 2 millennia.

The Qin and Han represent the "classical interval" of chinese language history--a position performed via the Greeks and Romans within the West. Mark Edward Lewis highlights the foremost demanding situations confronted via the courtroom officers and students who set approximately governing an empire of such scale and variety of peoples. He lines the drastic measures taken to go beyond, with out putting off, those nearby alterations: the discovery of the emperor because the divine embodiment of the nation; the institution of a typical script for communique and a state-sponsored canon for the propagation of Confucian beliefs; the flourishing of the good households, whose domination of neighborhood society rested on wealth, landholding, and difficult kinship constructions; the demilitarization of the inner; and the impression of non-Chinese warrior-nomads in atmosphere the bounds of an rising chinese language identification.

the 1st of a six-volume sequence at the heritage of imperial China, The Early chinese language Empires illuminates many formative occasions in China's lengthy historical past of imperialism--events whose residual impact can nonetheless be discerned this present day.


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True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps by Alan Ball, Gianna Sobol

By Alan Ball, Gianna Sobol

True Blood, HBO's blockbuster paranormal drama, enthralls a various viewers of thirteen million audience (and counting). Menus on the now-famous Fangtasia and Merlotte's Bar and Grill play a key function within the sequence, delivering sustenance for its human characters, evoking stories of a bygone existence for its vampires, and serving as a robust image for the wishes and carnal wishes the characters harbor. It's no ask yourself such a lot of fanatics experience at-home events encouraged through the foodstuff at the sequence! With recipes from unforgettable scenes, each one entertainingly brought by means of True Blood's so much compelling characters, those eighty five genuine bayou state recipes and 150-plus pictures from the sequence provide lovers an incredible flavor of Bon Temps.

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The Cybercities Reader (Routledge Urban Reader Series) by Steve Graham

By Steve Graham

Supplying the main complete, foreign and interdisciplinary research but of the relationships among towns, city lifestyles and new technologies, this informative book comprises exact discussions of cybercity background, conception, monetary strategies, mobilities, actual types, social and cultural worlds, electronic divides, public domain names, thoughts, politics and futures. The book includes insurance of submit glossy technoculture, digital fact and the physique, international urban economies, city surveillance, e-commerce, teleworking, neighborhood informatics, electronic structure, city expertise suggestions, and the function of towns and new applied sciences within the 'war on terrorism'. the 1st interdisciplinary booklet to deal with the complicated interrelationships among the use and alertness of digital applied sciences and practices and tactics of up to date metropolitan lifestyles, this key textual content adopts a uniquely foreign standpoint. special case reviews comprise 'virtual towns' in Amsterdam, net cabins in Lima, again workplaces in Jamaica, and 'smart' highways in Melbourne. an outstanding educating reduction with half, part and person extract introductions, this remarkable booklet offers an updated image of the way regulations for towns and cyberspaces are being mixed the world over.

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