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Soviet Modernism 1955-1991

Скачать книгу (размер 1 299 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 256) Аннотация: While Constructivism and Stalinist architecture are familiar to a specialist audience, knowledge of postwar Soviet Modernism in architecture is very limited. Much of the former Eastern Bloc's architecture is regarded as monotonous and uninteresting. Yet a closer look reveals that hardly any linear development of a formal architectural vocabulary can be ascertained. A research project undertaken…

Herberg Will: Protestant-Catholic-Jew: An Essay in American Religious Sociology

Скачать книгу (размер 1 656 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 326) Аннотация: The most honored discussion of American religion in mid-twentieth century times is Will Herberg's Protestant-Catholic-Jew... It spoke precisely to the mid-century condition and speaks in still applicable ways to the American condition and, at its best, the human condition. Martin E. Marty, from the Introduction In Protestant-Catholic-Jew Will Herberg has written the most fascinating essay on the…

Princess Elisabeth: The Correspondence Between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Rene Descartes

Скачать книгу (размер 1 421 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 280) Аннотация: Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618-80) and Rene Descartes (1596-1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters — thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their correspondence contains the only known extant philosophical writings by Elisabeth and reveals her mastery of metaphysics, analytic geometry, and moral philosophy, as well as her keen interest in…

Guilbault Jocelyne: Governing Sound: The Cultural Politics of Trinidad's Carnival Musics

Скачать книгу (размер 1 743 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 343) Аннотация: Calypso music is an integral part of Trinidad's national identity. When, for instance, Franklin D. Roosevelt asked the great Trinidadian musician Roaring, Lion where he was from, Lion famously replied the land of calypso. But in a nation as diverse as Trinidad, why is it that calypso has emerged as the emblematic music? In Governing Sound, Jocelyne Guilbault examines the conditions that have…

Marcy L. North: The Anonymous Renaissance: Cultures of Discretion in Tudor-Stuart England

Скачать книгу (размер 1 569 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 309) Аннотация: The Renaissance was in many ways the beginning of modern and self-conscious authorship, a time when individual genius was celebrated and an author's name could become a book trade commodity. Why, then, did anonymous authorship flourish during the Renaissance rather than disappear? In addressing this puzzle, Marcy L. North reveals the rich history and popularity of anonymity during this period.…

Levine George: Dying to Know: Scientific Epistemology and Narrative in Victorian England

Скачать книгу (размер 1 625 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 320) Аннотация: In Dying to Know, eminent critic George Levine makes a landmark contribution to the history and theory of scientific knowledge. This book explores the paradoxes of our modern ideal of objectivity, in particular its emphasis on the impersonality and disinterestedness of truth. How, asks Levine, did this idea of selfless knowledge come to be established and moralized in the 19th century? Levine…

Karban Richard: Induced Responses to Herbivory

Скачать книгу (размер 1 676 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 330) Аннотация: Plants face a daunting array of creatures which eat them, bore into them and use virtually every plant part for food or shelter. However, plants are far from defenceless under attack. Although they cannot flee their attackers, they can produce defences, such as thorns, and can actively alter their chemistry and physiology in response to damage. For instance, young potato leaves being eaten by…

Carol Zisowitz Stearns: Anger: The Struggle for Emotional Control in America's History

Скачать книгу (размер 1 544 Kb , формат fb2, страниц 304) Аннотация: In this groundbreaking social history, Carol and Peter Stearns trace the two hundred-year development of anger, beginning with premodern colonial America. Drawing on diaries and popular advice literature of key periods, Anger deals with the everyday experiences of the family and workplace in its examination of our attempts to control our domestic lives and lessen social tensions by harnessing…