A Living Space

Author: Kit Kemp
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781742703930
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
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Inspiring interiors that have a personal, handcrafted feel. This lavishly photographed interiors book shows how to leave behind design "rules" to create truly beautiful, original interiors. For more than twenty years, Kit Kemp has been at the forefront of the international design community, with her signature style that mixes contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, luxurious fabrics with printed wallpapers, and hand-finished detailing with collections of simple objects that create impact. She avoids taking design too seriously, playing with scale, color and pattern to create very personal, handcrafted spaces. Alongside the stunning images of room sets and detailed close-ups will be the inspiration behind Kit’s work and her tips for creating your own version of her style at home. Interiors are meant for living in, and the key is to create a space that is comfortable and beautiful and reflects who you really are.

Living Spaces

Author: Jessica Tolliver
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing
ISBN: 9781586635701
Category: Architecture
Page: 128
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A writer whose work regularly appears in House Beautiful and Home introduces you to a whole new way of thinking about decorating. Her strategy: the problem in one area can solve a problem in another. Rearrange spaces and uses, change lighting, switch adult and kids’ living areas, house your hobby in your guest room, and much more. Before-and-after photos with call-out illustrations highlight each possible change.

The Healthy Living Space

70 Practical Ways to Detoxify the Body and Home
Author: Richard Leviton
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612832968
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 656
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Science shows that nearly every corner of our planet is toxic, and that all people carry residues of dozens of chemicals in their cells. Our body, our home, and our world are steadily sickening us every day of our lives. But we don't have to live in a poisoned world, and we don't have to be sick. We can have a healthy living space again by detoxifying our body and home, ridding both of their burden. The key is to cleanse both at the same time. The Healthy Living Space is the first book that shows you how, and why, to detoxify your home and body together. In The Healthy Living Space health writer and alternative medicine journalist Richard Leviton gives 70 practical steps on how to use safe, proven, nontoxic, self-care methods drawn from the fields of natural and alternative medicine. The detoxifying steps are backed by science and easy to use/ they don't require expensive equipment or a doctor's supervision. They're effective and produce results and you can start them today. Whether the poisons are in your liver and intestines or in your carpets and drinking water, whether the problem is the shape of your bedroom or radon seeping into your basement, The Healthy Living Space will show you how to get the poisons out of your life and the health back into it.

Masonry Heaters

Designing, Building, and Living with a Piece of the Sun
Author: Ken Matesz
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603582134
Category: House & Home
Page: 326
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A complete guide to designing and living with one of the oldest, and yet one of the newest, heating devices. A masonry heater's design, placement in the home, and luxurious radiant heat redefines the hearth for the modern era, turning it into a piece of the sun right inside the home. The book discusses different masonry heater designs, including variations extant in Europe, and explains the growth of their popularity in the US beginning in the 1970s. Masonry heaters offer a unique comfort that is superior to that from convection heat from forced-air systems, and more personal than that offered by "radiant" floors. Professional contractors will find this a useful tool to consult,. Home-owners considering a new method of home heating will find all they need to know about masonry heaters and their durability, quality, serviceability, and health-supporting features as a viable investment in self-sufficiency and freedom from fossil fuels.

Cultural Psychology of Intervention in the Globalized World

Author: Sanna Schliewe,Nandita Chaudhary,Giuseppina Marsico
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641132876
Page: 349
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The interventions have ranged between benevolent exchanges to powerful influences as well as military domination. Although interpersonal and group influence has been an important domain of study in Social Psychology, we propose to take a fresh look at these phenomena from the specific orientations provided by the discipline of Cultural Psychology. In this perspective, meaning making processes becomes a key for understanding the everyday experiences of the receivers and agents of intervention. In this volume, we see how attending to meaning-making processes becomes crucial when researching or intervening within cultural encounters and global everyday life. It is through listening to the foreign other, to attend to their immediate experiences, as well as exploring how meaning may be mediated and co-constructed by them in everyday life through organizational structures, informal peer network, traditional rituals or symbols, that collaboration can be created and sustained.

Space Modernization and Social Interaction

A Comparative Study of Living Space in Beijing
Author: Qingqing Yang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 366244349X
Category: Social Science
Page: 152
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This book concerns the Beijing Hutong and changing perceptions of space, of social relations and of self, as processes of urban redevelopment remove Hutong dwellers from their traditional homes to new high-rise apartments. It addresses questions of how space is humanly built and transformed, classified and differentiated, and most importantly how space is perceived and experienced. This study elaborates and expands Lefebvre’s “trialectic” of space on a theoretical level. The ethnography presented is a conversation with Tim Ingold’s argument about “empty space”. This research employs the ethnographic technique of participant-observation to secure a finely textured, detailed and micro-social account of local experience. Then, these micro-social insights are contextualized within macro-social structures of Chinese modernism by speaking to geographical concerns, orientalism and history.

How to Cleanse and Protect Your Living/Work Space

Author: Wendy Kay
Publisher: Wendy Kay
ISBN: 1894968085
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: N.A
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This is the third book in a series dedicated to Psychic Development/Metaphysical Education. Wendy Kay shares a powerful method for cleansing and protecting the energy in your living or work space. You do not have to have psychic abilities or be walking what is considered a spiritual path to perform this cleansing and protection. Follow the steps and it will be done. No experience is necessary. This technique is very thorough. It gets rid of all energy in the space and allows you to “start fresh”. Wendy also provides you with an easy technique for maintaining a cleansed and protected space. Whether you have strange things happening in your living space, feel uncomfortable in the space or are learning to communicate with Spirit, this method will ensure the space is free from negativity. Wendy has been researching the Spirit World for over 25 years and this is the method that she uses to keep her own living and work space free from negative influences.

Minimum Space,Maximum Living M2

Author: Philip Jodidio
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864701203
Category: Architecture
Page: 188
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A new look at a variety of small spaces from around the world, including residential, retail, commercial and other projects.

Journey to the Inner Circle, and Beyond

One Man's Search for His True Self
Author: Blaise Eagleheart
Publisher: Agio Publishing House
ISBN: 1897435320
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 472
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Are you ready to fully connect with your own creatively unfolding inner truths? That challenge -- and opportunity -- confronts readers of Journey to the Inner Circle, and Beyond: One Man's Search for His True Self, a true story by noted trainer/coach/movement specialist Blaise Eagleheart. In exploring the depths of Blaise's mid-1980s experiences, readers will be creatively moving through their own personal life journey. "These freeing inner worlds are the one common thread all Mankind has that will allow anyone to ascend to the higher aspects within the God Consciousness that they are," Blaise explains. Be prepared to enter into a world of illusion, of feeling, of question, of sensitivity, of awareness, and of truth. Be open enough to seriously question the realities that exist and circulate within your current life concept and belief structure. Blaise writes, "As I peeled the layers away, I knew that to find the answers I would have to give up my life to the intelligence that first consummated my life journey at the moment of my conception. The evolution of the journey from the outer world in Chapter 1 to the experience of my death in Chapter 11 -- my ideas, my questions, my insights and my knowledge -- all was transcribed to paper in the event I did not survive the journey. To find the truth I had to be willing to give up my existence, not intellectually, but emotionally, and through experience, not through words." Author Blaise Eagleheart lives in Victoria, B.C., where he is the owner and operator of Natural Movement Centre. He is an Integrated Movement Specialist, Medical Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer. As someone who has always 'walked his own creative path, ' Blaise became passionately aware of how the mind, body and emotions are functionally integrated and how they operate individually and collectively. He has openly shared his awareness with others to make the world a better place. Blaise has always been a warrior, consciously confronting illusionary beliefs to find his own experiential truths. He physically trained as a fanatic throughout his twenties, challenging his self-imposed beliefs in order to find the endless possibilities of his creative movements through unorthodox training methods. He played and coached rugby at club, Island and Provincial levels, before immersing himself in the martial art of Chien Lung. He also studied Eastern healing arts and other energy-based disciplines. He then opened a dojo with his Teacher, where he taught biomechanics of movement and life skills, as well as martial art classes for children and adults. Blaise continues to incorporate this martial art philosophy in his work at Natural Movement Centre. Contact Blaise Eagleheart through www.NaturalMovementCentre.com.

Autopoiesis and Cognition

The Realization of the Living
Author: H.R. Maturana,F. J. Varela
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789027710161
Category: Science
Page: 146
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This is a bold, brilliant, provocative and puzzling work. It demands a radical shift in standpoint, an almost paradoxical posture in which living systems are described in terms of what lies outside the domain of descriptions. Professor Humberto Maturana, with his colleague Francisco Varela, have undertaken the construction of a systematic theoretical biology which attempts to define living systems not as they are objects of observation and description, nor even as in teracting systems, but as self-contained unities whose only reference is to them selves. Thus, the standpoint of description of such unities from the 'outside', i. e. , by an observer, already seems to violate the fundamental requirement which Maturana and Varela posit for the characterization of such system- namely, that they are autonomous, self-referring and self-constructing closed systems - in short, autopoietic systems in their terms. Yet, on the basis of such a conceptual method, and such a theory of living systems, Maturana goes on to define cognition as a biological phenomenon; as, in effect, the very nature of all living systems. And on this basis, to generate the very domains of interac tion among such systems which constitute language, description and thinking.


Postmodern Religion and Culture
Author: Victor E. Taylor
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415189026
Category: Philosophy
Page: 145
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Focusing on cultural studies, religion and literature, Victor E. Taylor, co-author of the bestselling Imagologies, provides us with a fresh look at the history and main themes of postmodernism - both its style and content.

The Universe Within

A Balinese Village Through Its Ritual Practices
Author: Arlette Ottino
Publisher: KARTHALA Editions
ISBN: 9782865379675
Category: Bali (Indonesia : Province)
Page: 320
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A Japanese View of Nature

The World of Living Things by Kinji Imanishi
Author: Kinji Imanishi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136131140
Category: History
Page: 160
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Although Seibutsu no Sekai (The World of Living Things), the seminal 1941 work of Kinji Imanishi, had an enormous impact in Japan, both on scholars and on the general public, very little is known about it in the English-speaking world. This book makes the complete text available in English for the first time and provides an extensive introduction and notes to set the work in context. Imanishi's work, based on a very wide knowledge of science and the natural world, puts forward a distinctive view of nature and how it should be studied. Imanishi's work is particularly important as a background to ecology, primatology and human social evolution theory in Japan. Imanishi's views on these subjects are extremely interesting because he formulated an approach to viewing nature which challenged the usual international ideas of the time, and which foreshadow approaches that have currency today.

The Source

Inspirational Ideas for the Home
Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Eight Books Ltd
ISBN: 0955432243
Category: Design
Page: 319
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Interior design has undergone a quiet but profound revolution in the last decade, as home-owners have become more aware of international influences and more prepared to experiment, to break out of the prescribed moulds of style. Many different parts of the world in particular India, China, and Japan have evolved their own unique styles of modernism, much of it rooted in the traditional principles of their particular regions, and this has helped to liberate the way we now think about dwelling space, its organisation and furnishing. Drawing on a wide range of modern design from many countries, this unique, rich sourcebook takes an elemental approach to the design of a home. In an age when no interior design principle goes unchallenged and all ideas are possible, the only sensible approach is to start from the basic elements how a home works and what we expect from it. The Source, illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs by Michael Freeman, one of the most widely travelled authors and photographers working in this area, is divided into four sections which each cover a basic function. The first, Connect, deals with the connectivity of a home, from entrances and corridors to staircases. The second, Divide, shows the many ways in which individual areas can be divided and linked, from walls to screens and unconventional dividers, as well as flexible partitions that draw on Japanese and Chinese principles. The third section, Space, is concerned with living spaces in all their variety, balancing the twin needs of comfort and inspiration. The last section, Utility, covers the basic functions of any dwelling, from cooking and bathing to working at home and storage. All of this is illustrated by a vast array of ideas and solutions from many of the worlds best interior designers and architects. This new book offers a different and refreshing way of looking at the house and the elemental way of how we live today.

Working from the Margins

Voices of Mothers in Poverty
Author: Virginia E. Schein
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780875463421
Category: Political Science
Page: 181
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Virginia E. Schein shatters the stereotype of mothers on welfare. The women she interviewed in cities, towns, and rural areas talked to her about their deep committment to the children they are raising in poverty, about the abuse they have endured, about their eagerness for meaningful work, and about their inventiveness in stretching scarce dollars. In a policy debate increasingly dominated by shrill, punitive voices, Schein argues that the experiences and collective wisdom of these women cannot be ignored.

Nothingness: Tadao Ando's Christian Sacred Space

Author: Jin Baek
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134020627
Category: Architecture
Page: 224
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Based around an interview with Tadao Ando, this book explores the influence of the Buddhist concept of nothingness on Ando’s Christian architecture, and sheds new light on the cultural significance of the buildings of one of the world’s leading contemporary architects. Specifically, this book situates Ando’s churches, particularly his world-renowned Church of the Light (1989), within the legacy of nothingness expounded by Kitaro Nishida (1870-1945), the father of the Kyoto Philosophical School. Linking Ando’s Christian architecture with a philosophy originating in Mahayana Buddhism illuminates the relationship between the two religious systems, as well as tying Ando’s architecture to the influence of Nishida on post-war Japanese art and culture.

Global Population

History, Geopolitics, and Life on Earth
Author: Alison Bashford
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519524
Category: History
Page: 512
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Concern about the size of the world's population did not begin with the "population bomb" in 1968. It arose in the aftermath of World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. The world population problem concerned the fertility of soil as much as the fertility of women, always involving both "earth" and "life." Global Population traces the idea of a world population problem as it evolved from the 1920s through the 1960s. The growth and distribution of the human population over the planet's surface came deeply to shape the characterization of "civilizations" with different standards of living. It forged the very ideas of development, demographically defined three worlds, and, for some, an aspirational "one world." Drawing on international conference transcripts and personal and organizational archives, this book reconstructs the twentieth-century population problem in terms of migration, colonial expansion, globalization, and world food plans. Population was a problem in which international relations and intimate relations were one. Global Population ultimately shows how a geopolitical problem about sovereignty over land morphed into a biopolitical solution, entailing sovereignty over one's person.

Neither Created Nor Evolved

Living Joyously Without a Creator
Author: Walter Prytulak
Publisher: authorhouse
ISBN: 9780759615885
Category: Religion
Page: 232
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This book will help you develop a plan, make looking for a job a full time job and how to create a resume and cover letter that will get noticed. It will also give you great tips on how to use networking to your advantage, how to sign up for unemployment benefits and what to do if you are denied. Maybe you want to try employment agencies for a temporary position, how to utilize newspapers and the Internet, different stategies to try and how to prepare for the all important job interview. Baby Boomers are experienced, dedicated, loyal people and they need all the help they can get to get hired! This book covers everything you need to know to get a new job. It even has places for notations to help you track your progress while you are searching for that new job.

Governing the Tongue in Northern Ireland

The Place of Art/The Art of Place
Author: Shane Alcobia-Murphy
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443802220
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 173
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How free is the Northern Irish writer to produce even a short poem when every word will be scrutinised for its political subtext? Is the visual artist compelled to react to the latest atrocity? Must the creative artist be aware of his or her own inculcated prejudices and political affiliations, and must these be revealed overtly in the artwork? Because of these and other related questions, the recent work by Northern Irish writers and visual artists has been characterised by an inward-looking self-consciousness. It is an art that relays its personal responses in guarded, often coded ways. Characterised by obliquity and self-reflexivity, the art does not simply re-present events and the artist’s emotive response towards them; rather, it calls attention to the manner of its presentation. It is an art about art, and its role and place in society. Governing the Tongue examines how the creation of art in a time of violence brings about an anxiety in the Northern Irish artist regarding his or her artistic role, and how it calls into question the ability to represent events. The series of essays is inter-disciplinary in its approach, exploring the place of art – its role and location – in the work of key Northern Irish writers (Ciaran Carson, Seamus Deane, Brian Friel, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Medbh McGuckian, Eoin McNamee, Glenn Patterson) and visual artists (Willie Doherty, Rita Donagh, Paul Seawright, Victor Sloan).