Автор: Lautman Victoria Название: The Vanishing Stepwells of India ISBN: 1858946581 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781858946580 Издательство: Merrell Рейтинг: Цена: 4598 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Some of the most stunning architectural structures in India are to be found below ground: these are its ancient stepwells. Stepwells are unique to India; the earliest rudimentary wells date from around the 4th century CE, and eventually they were built throughout the country, particularly in the arid western regions. Stepwell construction evolved so that, by the 11th century, they were amazingly complex feats of architecture and engineering, not only providing water all year long but also serving as meeting and gathering places, refuges and retreats. The journalist Victoria Lautman first encountered stepwells three decades ago, and now, a seasoned traveller to India, she has devoted several years to documenting these fascinating but largely unknown structures before they disappear. Of the thousands of stepwells that proliferated across India, most were abandoned as a result of modernization and the depletion of water tables. Frequently commissioned by royal or wealthy patrons, the wells vary greatly in scale and design. Some also functioned as subterranean Hindu temples, featuring columned pavilions and elaborate stone carvings. Islamic wells were generally less flamboyant, but often incorporated large chambers. Although relatively few stepwells are in use today, the Indian government and heritage organizations are recognizing
Автор: John Mack Название: Africa ISBN: 0714125482 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780714125480 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1758 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The collections of the British Museum offer a resource for exploring both African antiquity and its contemporary arts and cultures. This book looks at the continent as a whole, in a series of essays.
Автор: Hartman Название: Criticism in the Wilderness ISBN: 0300123981 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300123982 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 2963 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A work of literary theory which explores the wilderness of positions that grew out of the collision between Anglo-American practical criticism and Continental philosophic criticism. This second edition includes a preface by the author as well as a foreword by Hayden White.
Описание: The ultimate do-it-yourself guide for camping and wilderness survival. From the author of the award-winning "Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia," this volume is the most complete camping instruction book published. This monumental full-color guide to the outdoors features more than 600 photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, clearly explaining and illustrating the most successful techniques for any camping or backcountry survival scenario. Sure to be an indispensable resource, it offers in-depth coverage of tents, bedding and sleeping bags, boots and footwear, leave-no-trace methodology, camp and backpacking stoves, camp kitchens, menus and cooking, tools, backpacks, ropes and knots, and boats, recreational vehicles, and all-terrain vehicles. Hiking and camping in the backcountry is fully covered, along with wilderness survival skills. Emergency and wilderness first aid, navigation and pathfinding, shelter building, wilderness search and rescue, finding sustenance through foraging edible plants, survival hunting and fishing, setting snares, and nutrition, preparation, and cooking of game are all explored in detail. This book is a must-have reference guide for both novice and experienced campers.
Автор: Nash Название: Wilderness & the Amercian Mind 4e ISBN: 0300091222 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300091229 Издательство: Yale University Press Рейтинг: Цена: 1536 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A study of America`s changing attitudes towards wilderness, first published in 1967. This fourth edition contains a new preface and epilogue in which Roderick Frazier Nash explores the future of wilderness and reflects on its ethical and biocentric relevance.
Автор: Vizcaino Antonio Название: Corcovado National Park: Chile`s Wilderness Jewel ISBN: 0984693203 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780984693207 Издательство: ACC-distribution titles Рейтинг: Цена: 3919 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Chile'S Corcovado National Park Is One Of The Last Great Wilderness Areas On Earth. In Corcovado National Park, Renowned Landscape Photographer Antonio Vizca?no Captures The Beauty And Diversity Of A Magical Setting Almost Untouched By Modern Humans.
Автор: Falke, Terry Название: Observations in an occupied wilderness ISBN: 0811850986 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780811850988 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 3621 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This is the first book of Terry Falke`s stunning photographs.
Название: Vast And Ancient Wilderness ISBN: 0811815021 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780811815024 Издательство: Abrams Цена: 3104 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents perspectives from academics and architecture historians, exploring the projects in India and the Middle East; major cultural commissions; and masterplanning work for Oxford Street in London, The Horniman Museum, and the Avenue of the Emirates in Abu Dhabi. This work is aimed at those interested in architectural innovation at every scale.
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