Landmarks

  • Filename: landmarks.
  • ISBN: 9780241967867
  • Release Date: 2015-03-05
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE 2016 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it. Praise for Robert Macfarlane: 'He has a poet's eye and a prose style that will make many a novelist burn with envy' John Banville, Observer "I'll read anything Macfarlane writes" David Mitchell, Independent 'Every movement needs stars. In [Macfarlane] we surely have one, burning brighter with each book.' Telegraph '[Macfarlane] is a godfather of a cultural moment' Sunday Times

Landmarks

  • Filename: landmarks.
  • ISBN: 0241967872
  • Release Date: 2016-05-05
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Robert Macfarlane
  • Publisher: Penguin Books



SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2015 Landmarks is Robert Macfarlane's joyous meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two. Words are grained into our landscapes, and landscapes are grained into our words. Landmarks is about the power of language to shape our sense of place. It is a field guide to the literature of nature, and a glossary containing thousands of remarkable words used in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales to describe land, nature and weather. Travelling from Cumbria to the Cairngorms, and exploring the landscapes of Roger Deakin, J. A. Baker, Nan Shepherd and others, Robert Macfarlane shows that language, well used, is a keen way of knowing landscape, and a vital means of coming to love it.

Landmarks of Tomorrow

  • Filename: landmarks-of-tomorrow.
  • ISBN: 1412814138
  • Release Date: 2011-12-31
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Author: Peter F. Drucker
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers



Landmarks of Tomorrow forecasts changes in three major areas of human life and experience. The first part of the book treats the philosophical shift from a Cartesian universe of mechanical cause to a new universe of pattern, purpose, and process. Drucker discusses the power to organize men of knowledge and high skill for joint effort and performance as a key component of this change. The second part of the book sketches four realities that challenge the people of the free world: an educated society, economic development, the decline of government, and the collapse of Eastern culture. The final section of the book is concerned with the spiritual reality of human existence. These are seen as basic elements in late twentieth-century society. In his new introduction, Peter Drucker revisits the main findings of Landmarks of Tomorrow and assesses their validity in relation to today’s concerns. It is a book that will be of interest to sociologists, economists, and political theorists.

Landmarks

  • Filename: landmarks.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015053506518
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Mary Livingstone Beebe
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications



In 1981, The Stuart foundation, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to funding experimental public sculpture, and the University of California, San Diego formed an extraordinary partnership to create the only major public, site-specific sculpture collection in the world. This collection has redefined the entire arena of public art. Instead of asking artists to create an object, without reference to the site, they required that each artist explore the campus carefully, and create a site-specific piece that could be integrated into the beautifully landscaped, 1,200-acre UCSD campus in La Jolla. The collection includes work by some of the most important contemporary artists, including Niki de Saint Phalle, William Wegman, Bruce Nauman, Kiki Smith, Nam June Paik and Robert Irwin, among others.

Landmarks

  • Filename: landmarks.
  • ISBN: UCSD:31822035495449
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 139
  • Author: Judith Ryan
  • Publisher: National Museums of Scotland



Published in conjunction with the Land Marks exhibition, this illustrated work examines important moments in the history of Indigenous art and acknowledges a succession of legendary figures. It features full colour plates, location map, essays by Judith Ryan, Senior Curator of Indigenous Art, and a forward by the Director, Gerard Vaughan.

Landmarks in English Literature

  • Filename: landmarks-in-english-literature.
  • ISBN: 1579581900
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 173
  • Author: Philip Gaskell
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



This text investigates the meaning of conditional protasis markers like Spanish si and English if from a pragmatic perspective instead of taking them to be used in hypothetical or uncertain situations only.

Landmarks

  • Filename: landmarks.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015047910347
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Fay Godwin
  • Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing



Landmarks celebrates the work of Fay Godwin, one of the UK's most respected and influential photographers. Drawing on the whole body of her photographic practice, it includes literary portraits, humorous snapshots, and rural and urban landscapes, as well as the intimate series of color images, Glassworks, that marks the most recent evolution of her vision. Leading poet and novelist, Simon Armitage introduces the work, and an essay by photographic historian Roger Taylor explores and illuminates both her career and her approach to photography. Godwin's early work includes a significant body of intimate and revealing literary portraits of writers and poets including Philip Larkin, Saul Bellow, Robert Lowell, Salman Rushdie, Gunter Grass and Ted Hughes, with whom she later worked collaboratively on the book Elmet, a dialogue between poet and photographer. Fay Godwin is however best known for her landscape work, through which she reveals the rich and intricate patterning of the British landscape and its relationship to the people who live and work there. Author, or co-author, of seventeen books, she has a reputation as a committed environmentalist and has been President of the British Ramblers Association. Her work has also been recognised through Fellowships at the National Museum of Photography and the Royal Photographic Society and her work is held by major galleries including The National Portrait Gallery, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and the National Museum of Photography in the UK and the Bibliotheque Nationale, France, and Stanford Museum of Art, U.S.A.

Landmarks

  • Filename: landmarks.
  • ISBN: 0138497796
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 418
  • Author: Roberta Birks
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Allyn and Bacon Canada



Landmarks of African American History

  • Filename: landmarks-of-african-american-history.
  • ISBN: 9780195141184
  • Release Date: 2005-03-24
  • Number of pages: 207
  • Author: James Oliver Horton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



Includes thirteen historic sites to explore the struggles and triumphs of African Americans and how they helped shape the rich and varied history of the United States.

The Virginia Landmarks Register

  • Filename: the-virginia-landmarks-register.
  • ISBN: 0813918626
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 601
  • Author: Calder Loth
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press



The fourth edition of The Virginia Landmarks Register is an entirely new, fully illustrated compilation of the state's buildings, structures, sites, and districts that have been officially designated as historic landmarks by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources over the past thirty years. The assemblage of nearly 1,800 entries—700 more than in the third edition, published in 1986—represents the most comprehensive inventory of Virginia's rich and varied historic patrimony ever published. An invaluable reference for any Virginian, scholar, planner, architect, or preservationist, the Register is far more than an official list of names. Every registered landmark and district is identified by a brief history documenting its significance and by a brief description. Each entry is accompanied by a photograph showing its current appearance. Arranged alphabetically by county and independent city, the entries include not only many nationally famous places but the entire spectrum of the Commonwealth's cultural resources, from a 1,200-year-old prehistoric archaeological site through twentieth-century commercial architecture, from gristmills and metal-truss bridges and iron furnaces to NASA space exploration installations. Those interested in traditional Virginia architecture will discover a multiplicity of building types, both high-style and vernacular. Included, too, are important landmarks of black history, the Civil War, education, and industry. The Virginia Landmarks Register, fourth edition, will create for the reader a deeper awareness of a unique legacy and will serve to enhance the stewardship of Virginia's irreplaceable heritage.

The Ecocriticism Reader

  • Filename: the-ecocriticism-reader.
  • ISBN: 0820317810
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 415
  • Author: Cheryll Glotfelty
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press



This book is the first collection of its kind, an anthology of classic and cutting-edge writings in the rapidly emerging field of literary ecology. Exploring the relationship between literature and the physical environment, literary ecology is the study of the ways that writing - from novels and folktales to U.S. government reports and corporate advertisements - both reflects and influences our interactions with the natural world.

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