Beauty Neuroscience and Architecture

Beauty  Neuroscience  and Architecture
Author: Donald H. Ruggles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018
ISBN: 9780692928622
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty Neuroscience and Architecture Book Excerpt:

For centuries, men and women have sought to express beauty in architecture and art. But, it is only recently that neuroscience has helped determine how and why beauty plays such an important role in our lives. Founded on a series of lectures architect Donald H. Ruggles has given over the past ten years, Beauty, Neuroscience and Architecture: Timeless Patterns and Their Impact on Our Well-Being postulates that beauty can and does make a vital difference in our lives, including improving many aspects of our health. In this volume, Ruggles suggests that a new, urgent effort is needed to refocus the direction of architecture and art to include the quality of beauty as a fundamental, overarching theme in two of humanity's most important fields of endeavor--the built and artistic environments. "Since the beginning of time," Ruggles notes, people have "looked for certain patterns and a balance of space. . . . There is a deep-seated need for beauty and when that need is filled, a sense of safety and comfort is created." In Beauty, Neuroscience and Architecture Ruggles draws on more than fifty years of architectural experience to delve into the forces behind the transformative emotion of beauty. Focusing on new discoveries in the science of the mind and neuroscience, as well as recent developments in -fractal geometry theory, microbiology, and psychology, Ruggles leads the reader on a journey through architectural and art history to discover the importance of patterns in our perception of beauty--and its emotional content.

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction
Author: Linda Maxie
Publsiher: Spoon Creek Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-05-05
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Lin s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction Book Excerpt:

Trust a librarian to help you find books you’ll want to read Library Lin’s Curated Collection of Superlative Nonfiction is a librarian’s A-list of nonfiction books organized by subject area—just like a library. Linda Maxie (Library Lin) combed through 65 best books lists going back a century. She reviewed tens of thousands of books, sorted them according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and selected an entire library’s worth for you to browse without leaving home. Here you’ll find • Summaries of outstanding titles in every subject • Suggestions for locating reading material specific to your needs and interests In this broad survey of all the nonfiction categories, you will find titles on everything from the A-bomb to Zen Buddhism. You might find yourself immersed in whole subject areas that you never thought you’d be interested in.

Urban Experience and Design

Urban Experience and Design
Author: Justin B. Hollander,Ann Sussman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 1000178390
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Experience and Design Book Excerpt:

Embracing a biological and evolutionary perspective to explain the human experience of place, Urban Experience and Design explores how cognitive science and biometric tools provide an evidence-based foundation for architecture and planning. Aiming to promote the creation of a healthier and happier public realm, this book describes how unconscious responses to stimuli, outside our conscious awareness, direct our experience of the built environment and govern human behavior in our surroundings. This collection contains 15 chapters, including contributions from researchers in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, France and Iran. Addressing topics such as the impact of eye-tracking analysis and seeing beauty and empathy within buildings, Urban Experience and Design encourages us to reframe our understanding of design, including the narrative of how modern architecture and planning came to be in the first place. This volume invites students, academics and scholars to see how cognitive science and biometric findings give us remarkable 21st-century metrics for evaluating and improving designs, even before they are built.

How Smart Is Your City

How Smart Is Your City
Author: Maria Isabel Aldinhas Ferreira
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN: 3030569268
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Smart Is Your City Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the potential benefits that the so-called smart technologies have been bringing to the urban reality and to the management and governance of the city, simultaneously highlighting the necessity for its responsible and ethically guided deployment, respecting essential humanistic values. The urban ecosystem has been, in the last decades, the locus to where the most advanced forms of technological innovation converge, creating intelligent management platforms meant to produce models of energy, water consumption, mobility/transportation, waste management and efficient cities. Due to the coincidence of the punctual overlap of its own genesis with the pandemics outbreak, the present book came to embody both the initial dream and desire of an intelligent city place of innovation, development and equity – a dream present in most of the chapters – and the fear not just of the pandemics per se, but of the consequences that this may have for the character of the intelligent city and for the nature of its relationship with its dwellers that, like a mother, it is supposed to nurture, shelter and protect.

Dimensions Journal of Architectural Knowledge

Dimensions  Journal of Architectural Knowledge
Author: Katharina Voigt,Uta Graff,Ferdinand Ludwig
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2021-05-31
ISBN: 3839458099
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dimensions Journal of Architectural Knowledge Book Excerpt:

»Dimensions« is a journal in, on and from the discipline of architecture, addressing the creation, constitution and transmission of architectural knowledge. »Dimensions« investigates the constitution of architectural knowledge and addresses research at the core of the discipline. »Dimensions« explores processes, procedures and results from practice and research to particular attentiveness to the architectural design and epistemologies of aesthetic practice and research. Issue 1, »Research Perspectives in Architecture«, explores different lines of enquiry with specific focus on their methodology. Design-based, reflexive, qualitative, experience-based, archival and interdisciplinary perspectives are investigated.

Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture

Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture
Author: Keely Menezes,Pamela de Oliveira-Smith,A. Vernon Woodworth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2021-11-10
ISBN: 1000468070
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture Book Excerpt:

Programming for Health and Wellbeing in Architecture presents a new approach to architectural programming that includes sustainability, neuroscience and human factors. This volume of contributions from noted architects and academics makes the case for rethinking the practices of programming and planning to incorporate evidence-based design, systems thinking and a deeper understanding of our evolutionary nature. These 18 original essays highlight how human and environmental health are closely related and should be incorporated as mutually reinforcing goals in every design project. Together, these chapters describe the framework for a new paradigm of building performance and design of the human experience. Programming—the stage at which research is conducted and goals established—provides an opportunity to examine potential impacts and to craft strategies for wellbeing in new buildings and renovations using the latest scientific methods. This book expands the scope of the programming process and provides essential guidance for sustainable practice and the advancement of wellbeing in the built environment for architecture and interiors students, practitioners, instructors and academics.

The Timeless Way of Building

The Timeless Way of Building
Author: Christopher Alexander
Publsiher: New York : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1979
ISBN: 9780195022483
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Timeless Way of Building Book Excerpt:

This introductory volume to Alexander's other works, A Pattern of Language and The Oregon Experiment, explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches to the theory and application of architecture.

Tamba Pottery

Tamba Pottery
Author: Daniel Rhodes
Publsiher: Kodansha
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Tanba pottery
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tamba Pottery Book Excerpt:

Tamba--a remote and mountainous area lying to the northeast of Kyoto and Osaka--is the center of an ancient tradition of pottery that is still vigorous today. To Westerners, familiar with the elaborate enameled porcelains of Japan that have become famous throughout the world, the robust, unpretentious beauty of Tamba pottery presents a side of Japanese ceramics that has yet to be fully appreciated. The village of Tachikui is the last pottery village in Tamba. Here the craftsmen still maintain the unmistakable Tamba tradition; their skills reach back to the origins of Tamba pottery in Japan's "middle ages," some seven hundred years ago. This book not only presents the ware, techniques and life of this unique farming and pottery making community but also opens insights into Japanese ceramics as a whole. --jacket.

Organizational Communication Structure

Organizational Communication Structure
Author: J. David Johnson
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizational Communication Structure Book Excerpt:

Structural research in many ways is the most narrowly based of all the approaches to organizational communication. This book seeks to broaden the perspective by discussing the heuristic value of each of the four major approaches for examining the larger concept of structure.

Classic Decorative Details

Classic Decorative Details
Author: Henrietta Spencer-Churchill
Publsiher: Rizzoli International Publications
Total Pages: 200
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classic Decorative Details Book Excerpt:

This magnificent book is devoted to the art of the finishing touch, those all-important details that transform an ordinary interior into a very special, stylish place. Written by an inspired designer who is also an authority on fine arts and antiques, this elegant and accessible book is a visual lexicon, brimming with design ideas and underpinned by a well informed, practical text. Bringing together the very best of Classic European and American style, The Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill shows what to look for, how and where to find good pictures, fabrics and objets d'art at reasonable cost, and how best to use and display them. There is sound advice, too, on the care and repair of everythnig from chandeliers and antique mirrors to a collection of old teddy bears. With the help of this book, you can become an instant expert on collecting silver, glass, and ceramics, find out how to use rugs and throws for maximum effect, how to hang pictures, display leather-bound books and make dramatic impact with flowers and fruit. There are also ideas for accessoriing outdoor areas with a confident touch. Illustrated with over 250 exquisite photographs, here is a wealth of inspirational ideas and down-to-earth advice, adding up to an indispensable sourcebok of timeless, classic taste.

Meditating on Four Quartets

Meditating on Four Quartets
Author: John E. Booty
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 66
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Theology in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meditating on Four Quartets Book Excerpt:

Knitting For Dummies

Knitting For Dummies
Author: Allen
Publsiher: For Dummies
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2002-01-15
ISBN: 9780764553950
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knitting For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Knitting is a relatively simple process requiring a minimal set of tools – two needles and a ball of yarn. Its basic structure of interlocking loops couldn't be less complicated. Yet the possibilities for design and pattern innovation seem endless. Now is a great time to learn to knit. Never before have you had so many lovely and imaginative yarns from which to choose and so many stylish and sophisticated patterns to work with. Sure, grandmothers knit, but so do movie stars, football players, doctors, and lawyers. They know what our grandmothers do: Knitting does more than just provide you with warm and cozy things to wear. Knitting also Stirs your creativity Gives you an ongoing sense of purpose Teaches patience Soothes the soul from the stresses of everyday life Practice and perfect your knitting skills with Knitting For Dummies. This friendly, hands-on guide will lead you through the following topics and more: Mastering the four elemental moves of knitting Deciphering knitting patterns Fixing common knitting mistakes Getting started with simple projects Expanding your horizons with stripes and details Relaxing stiff shoulders and fingers Every chapter explaining a specific knitting technique includes a Knitting Notebook of sample patterns to show you some of the different ways it can be used and a section of Practice Projects that gives step-by-step instructions for simple and attractive knitted accessories nearly al of which are features on the pages of the color insert. Most projects end with a list of project variations – ways to expand on your understanding of how to craft and design projects on your own.

Defending Access

Defending Access
Author: Tom Fox
Publsiher: Boynton/Cook
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defending Access Book Excerpt:

Defending Access is a timely and important counter-argument to the proliferating cries for literacy standards, cries that Tom Fox argues are more about excluding students than raising instructors' expectations.

Poetics of the Handmade

Poetics of the Handmade
Author: Alma Ruiz,Henri Focillon,Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.),Magdalena Atria
Publsiher: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Total Pages: 119
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetics of the Handmade Book Excerpt:

'Poetics of the handmade' presents the work of eight Latin American artists engaged in the timeless practice of making art by hand. Making use of common objects to create a sense of familiarity for the viewer, these artists' interest in transformation and process has led them to make works that are painstakingly handcrafted from a wide range of materials. They find poetry in the depiction of ordinary objects and powerful resonance in small actions.