Metamorphoses of the City is a sweeping interpretation of Europe's ambition to generate ever better forms of collective self-government, from ancient city-states and empires to a universal church and the nation-state.
Author: Pierre Manent
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Metamorphoses of the City is a sweeping interpretation of Europe's ambition to generate ever better forms of collective self-government, from ancient city-states and empires to a universal church and the nation-state. But the nation-state is nearing the end of its line, Pierre Manent says, and what will supplant it remains to be seen.
Étienne Gilson (1884-1978) was a French philosopher and historian of philosophy, as well as a scholar of medieval philosophy.
Author: Étienne Gilson
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
Étienne Gilson (1884-1978) was a French philosopher and historian of philosophy, as well as a scholar of medieval philosophy. In 1946 he attained the distinction of being elected an Immortal (member) of the Académie française. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1959 and 1964. The appearance of Gilson's Metamorphosis of the City of God, which were originally delivered as lectures at the University of Louvain, Belgium, in the Spring of 1952, coincided with the first steps toward what would become the European Union. The appearance of this English translation coincides with the upheaval of Brexit. Gilson traces the various attempts of thinkers through the centuries to describe Europe's soul and delimit its parts. The Scots, Catalonians, Flemings, and probably others may nod in agreement in Gilson's observation on how odd would be a Europe composed of the political entities that existed two and a half centuries ago. Those who think the European Union has lost its soul may not be comforted by the difficulty thinkers have had over the centuries in defining that soul. Indeed the difficulties that have thus far prevented integrating Turkey into the EU confirm Gilson's description of the conundrum involved even in distinguishing Europe's material components. And yet, the endeavor has succeeded, so that the problem of shared ideals remain inescapable. One wonders which of the thinkers in the succession studied by Gilson might grasp assent and illuminate the EU's path.
Author: Ching-To Solomon Fong
Publisher: Open Dissertation Press
This dissertation, "Metamorphosis of City: Art Space" by Ching-to, Solomon, Fong, 方正道, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3198387 Subjects: Urban renewal - China - Hong Kong - Case studies Arts facilities - China - Hong Kong - Designs and plans Urban renewal - Mong Kok Arts facilities - Mong Kok
The book opens with an introductory essay on the history of Istanbul by M. Akif Kirecci, followed by a series of essays on the city and its development since the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923.
Author: M. Akif Kirecci
Publisher: Talisman House Pub
Literary Nonfiction. ISTANBUL: METAMORPHOSES IN AN IMPERIAL CITY brings together essays and memoirs by noted scholars and writers. The book opens with an introductory essay on the history of Istanbul by M. Akif Kirecci, followed by a series of essays on the city and its development since the creation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Included are essays by Burcu Özgüven, "Creating Ideas on the Urban Modernization: Istanbul's Development in the Thirties"; Laurent Mignon, "Istanbul Disorientated: From the 'National Poet' to the 'Unnational' Novelist"; Z. Esra Mirze Santesso, "Literary and Photographic Aura in Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul: Memories and the City"; Murat Nemet-Nejat, "Istanbul Noir"; and Iffet Evin, "Mehmet the Boatman," translated by Robert P. Finn. A second group of essays concerns American perceptions of Istanbul. Edward Foster summarizes the deep admiration of the city and Turkish culture generally by visitors from the United States in the nineteenth-century. The book closes with reminiscences of the modern city by the critic Walter Andrews, the poet Sidney Wade, and the playwright Anthony P. Pennino.
This book looks at the construction site as a complex and fascinating workspace.
Author: Marie Antoinette Glaser
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
This volume brings the building site out of the shadows and presents it as an extraordinary place in the city, a microcosm that operates under heavy pressures of time and costs. The Construction Site details the metamorphosis of the building site from a blot on the landscape to an impressive microcosm. It features essays on specific building sites, interviews with architects and construction managers, as well as impressive illustrations. In addition, the book also includes artistic, photographic interventions like those of Miklos Gaals, who is known for his photographs that turn urban scenes into toys.
8.6 From mainport to airport city: the rising nebula city Beside the application of
the mainport strategy, in 1995 Schiphol launched two new concepts with the aim
of developing Schiphol into a business and distribution centre for international ...
Author: Abderrahman El Makhloufi
This book analyses the long term spatial-economic metamorphosis of Schiphol and the Schiphol region as archetypal for a wider international phenomenon of urban development of metropolises across the world. It study the origins and course of urban development process by identifying and explaining which (collective) arrangements, including their ambient factors and the visual representations of the city and urbanity, have influenced this metamorphosis in a decisive manner.
In Ovid ' s world , and in that of the later Metamorphoses as well , all laws -
physical , social , moral - simply break down . ... On his first morning in Hypata ,
Lucius explores the city with an overwhelming sensation of the volatility of his
Author: Nancy Shumate
A literary reflection of a real-life experience
Vishnu proclaimed that he intended to go to the Chola kingdom towards the end
of kaliyuga and stay there for 700 years on the banks of the Kaveri river , after
which he would return to the city of Brahmā . The heavenly chariot came to the ...
Author: Marta Jakimowicz-Shah
It was probably a priest or an agent searching in Louis XV s orders for exotica for the Royal Library, who picked up a collection of 105 Indian miniatures and carried it to Paris from where it made its way to the collection of enlightened Polish King, Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski. Painted in gouache on handmade paper before the middle of the eighteenth century somewhere in the present State of Andhra, the paintings cover the major Hindu pantheon and some of the local divinities, often breaking into narrative sequences. Ms Maria Jakimowicz-Shah, Indologist and art historian, reproduces almost all of these paintings, about a quarter of them in colour, with elaborate annotations and a scholarly introduction underlining the characteristics of the this little known school of art and the setting that produced these paintings. The paintings are the product of mature tradition and a highly sophisticate style that draws on several conventions, folk, Mughal, and old Vijayanagar included.
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Author: Alex Shakar
Publisher: Fc2/Black Ice Books
In New York City in the year 1 B.C., strange characters mount a passionate struggle to belong and to survive in the vast, dangerous, and seductive city