Erscheinungsdatum: 02.05.2017, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Inside Utopia, Titelzusatz: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes, Verlag: Gestalten // Die Gestalten Verlag, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Architektur: Innenarchitektur, Rubrik: Innenarchitektur // Design, Seiten: 304, Gewicht: 2226 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
A cultural icon, consummate interviewer and guiding light behind some of the most popular documentaries ever made, Alan Whicker’s quiet brand of incisive, insightful television journalism has enthralled audiences for the last six decades. This second volume showcases the diversity of his output from aristocracy to Disneyland, from the majesty of Alaska to the fl eshpots of Los Angeles.The Aristocracy BusinessAlan Whicker investigates the aristocracy, talking to rich peers and land-owners, including the Baron of Guiseborough, the Baron of Faversham, Viscount Down, and George Howard (Castle Howard).Tankers/Boat People (Hong Kong)It’s the Chinese New Year’s Day and Alan Whicker focuses on a picturesque Chinese race and their strange ‘centuries-old’ pattern of life - the Boat People, whose homes, shops, restaurants and brothels (or ‘flower-boats’) all float.Devil’s IslandThe most dreaded island in the world has been undisturbed and decaying for a few silent years. Alan Whicker seeks out ex-convicts who survived the Island’s unspeakable cruelties, and parts the curtain on a grisly stage where 75,000 Bagnards lived, fought and died.Pixie Dust on the Goodie Goodie LandAlan Whicker discusses the coming of Disneyworld to Florida. The special magic of Disneyworld is explored and Whicker finds himself judged unacceptable by the tribe of ‘apostles’ preparing to spread pixie dust on ten million people a year.Large Sums of Money Have a Very Fusty SmellIn one of Whicker’s most riveting interviews, Charmain Biggs, wife of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, talks at length about the background to his part in the robbery, his dramatic escape from Wandsworth and their life on the run in Australia where they were eventually discovered.Anchorage, Alaska - The Ultimate Dream, the Last Chance to do it RightAlan Whicker heads north to the spectacular landscpe of Alaska. It has the most hostile conditions in the world; Winter temperatures average minus 60 degrees, if there’s a wind, it can plummet below minus 100 degrees and the nights last two months.Nothing is Utopia, This Comes Pretty CloseAlan Whicker meets some of the 50,000 Britons that have made Los Angeles their home, drinking in English-style pubs and playing cricket. He interviews Christopher Lee and Peter Sellers and also meets that model of Englishness, Patrick Macnee, who admits he would like to die in Dorset.The Absolute MonarchAlan Whicker joins the Sultan of Brunei (reputedly the richest man in the world) in his kingdom on the island of Borneo. He joins in the silver jubilee celebrations and meets the Sultan’s family and his army.Special Features:None Listed
In his 1992 book Campagna Romana. The Countryside of Ancient Rome Joel Sternfeld focused on the ruins of grand structures with a clear warning: great civilizations fall, ours may too. Now in Rome after Rome, containing images from the previous book as well as numerous unpublished pictures, Sternfeld's questions multiply: who are these modern Romans? What is their relationship to the splendor that was? What is the nature of sullied modernity in relation to the Arcadian ideal? Is there, at this late moment, any chance for Utopia?The Campagna, the countryside south and east of Rome occupies a special place in Roman-and human history. With the rise of Ancient Rome, this once polluted, malarial landscape was restored by emperors and thrived with some 20 towns and numerous wealthy villas on the rolling plains among the mighty aqueducts that fed water to Rome. After the city fell, the Campagna once again became desolate and dangerous. The gloomy tombs, broken homes and aqueducts sat in a kind of no man's land for over 1,000 years.To this landscape came the painters: Dürer, Lorrain, Poussin, and later, Corot, Turner, and Americans such as Thomas Cole. In the ruins they sought the origins of Rome's greatness and the meaning of her fall. Later they depicted a place where Roman gods cavorted and mankind lived in a golden age, an Arcadia. Central Rome was rebuilt with Baroque apartments hiding the past: in the Campagna the past was visible and all imaginings possible.
This volume is an experiment: an enquiry into the possibilities and potentialities of a prospective anthropology of utopia. With different ethnographic contributions studying "empirical utopias" across the world (from ecotopias to religious havens, transnational policies, retirement homes and community agriculture), it looks beyond the commonsense understanding of utopia as a desire, an expectation, a form of imagination stemming from Western political thought. In the process, the volume explores the dynamic dialectic between human imagination and concrete action.
Aluminum shaped the twentieth century. It enabled high-speed travel and gravity-defying flight. It was the material of a streamlined aesthetic that came to represent modernity. And it became an essential ingredient in industrial and domestic products that ranged from airplanes and cars to designer chairs and artificial Christmas trees. It entered modern homes as packaging, foil, pots and pans and even infiltrated our bodies through food, medicine, and cosmetics. In Aluminum Dreams, Mimi Sheller describes how the materiality and meaning of aluminum transformed modern life and continues to shape the world today. Aluminum, Sheller tells us, changed mobility and mobilized modern life. She describes aluminum's shiny utopia but also its dark side.
The &#8220;refreshing . . . laugh-out-loud&#8221; #1 New York Times bestseller about life in the suburbs that was adapted into a classic film comedy (Kirkus Reviews). One day, Tony Award&#8211;winning playwright Jean Kerr packed up her four kids (and husband, Walter, one of Broadway&#8217;s sharpest critics), and left New York City. They moved to a faraway part of the world that promised a grassy utopia where daisies grew wild and homes were described as neo-gingerbread. In this collection of &#8220;wryly observant&#8221; essays, Kerr chronicles her new life in this strange land called Larchmont ( The Washington Post). It sounds like bliss&#8212;no more cramped apartments and nightmarish after-theater cocktail parties where the martinis were never dry enough. Now she has her very own washer/dryer, a garden, choice seats at the hottest new third-grade school plays (low overhead but they&#8217;ll never recoup their losses), and a fresh new kind of lunacy. In Please Don&#8217;t Eat the Daisies &#8220;Jean Kerr cooks with laughing gas&#8221; as she explores the everyday absurdities, anxieties, and joys of marriage, family, friends, home decorating, and maintaining a career&#8212;but this time with a garage! ( Time).
Today we live in a world that still yearns for the most meaningful element in life, genuine love. Even though we have made great advances in the fields of technology, science and medicine mankind still seems to miss what is most important which is loving GOD then his or her neighbor as themselves. Wouldn't it be grand if everyone in the world loved each other unconditionally? There would be no more wars, everybody would have plenty and no one would be denied healthcare. We would be much safer on our streets and our quality of life would be so much better because all of our relationships would be richer. The divorce rate would be 0 and care for children would be supreme as well as our homes hence our communities stronger. What a beautiful world that would be. We may never reach that utopia but we can get close, if not for the whole world we can obtain that goal for our country. If not for our country we can for our state, if not for our state then for our city. If we can't experience this love in our city then perhaps we can in our church. If not in our church then maybe we can in our family and if not for them then we can achieve this love for ourselves. I have written this book in an attempt to help others stray from the many mistakes that I have made in my quest for finding true love and that special someone in my life. I believe the key to obtaining that unique love relationship as well as others is to understand and have GOD'S love in our hearts. Not your brand of love, mine or your next door neighbor's, but GOD'S. In this book we journey through the many types of love, exploring the different facets of them while identifying much of the meaning of GOD'S true love. The chapters and subparagraphs of this book have been aligned to paint you a simple picture of love that is depicted in a concise, concentrated and easy to read format so that you may readily refer to it for help. The accompanying Bible scriptures have been highlighted so that you may memorize them as this will aid your faith in GOD as it applies to your love relationships. Footnotes have been added as an encouraging reminder of important thoughts that will help keep you focused while living out what you have learned. As well there will be end of chapter exercises that will help you to apply the principles you've obtained to your everyday living. I encourage you to take full advantage of them for these experiences will prove to increase your ability to expand with the knowledge of this work. Now be blessed on your newfound quest to obtain love in a way that you previously haven't as you experience, GOD'S Love The Key to Successful Relationships!