Inside Utopia

Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes
Author: Gestalten
Publisher: Gestalten
ISBN: 9783899556964
Category: Architecture and society
Page: 304
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Radical. Visionary. Poetic. Inside Utopia shows the future of living that architects and designers have envisioned. Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future. Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today. The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic-- we may not realize it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew. Previously it has been difficult to attain access to these preserved interiors, but Inside Utopia unearths what was before unseen.

Utopien für Realisten

Die Zeit ist reif für die 15-Stunden-Woche, offene Grenzen und das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen
Author: Rutger Bregman
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644001146
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Was sind heute die großen Ideen? Historischer Fortschritt basierte fast immer auf utopischen Ideen: Noch vor 100 Jahren hätte niemand für möglich gehalten, dass die Sklaverei abgeschafft oder die Demokratie wirklich existieren würde. Doch wie begegnen wir den Herausforderungen der modernen Arbeitswelt, des Familienlebens, des gesamten globalen Gefüges? Der niederländische Vordenker Rutger Bregman sagt: «Das wahre Problem unserer Zeit ist nicht, dass es uns nicht gut ginge oder dass es uns in Zukunft schlechter gehen könnte. Das wahre Problem ist, dass wir uns nichts Besseres vorstellen können.» Wir müssen es wagen, das Unmögliche zu denken, denn nur so finden wir Lösungen für die Probleme unserer Zeit. Bregman macht deutlich, warum das bedingungslose Grundeinkommen eine echte Option ist und inwiefern die 15-Stunden-Woche eine Antwort auf die Digitalisierung der Arbeit sein kann. «Alternativlos» ist für Bregman keine Option, sogar die Armut kann abgeschafft werden, wie er am Beispiel einer kanadischen Stadt zeigt. Bregmans Visionen sind inspirierend, seine Energie ist mitreißend; er zeigt: Utopien können schneller Realität werden, als wir denken. «Rutger Bregman rüttelt uns wach.» The Times

The War of the Classes: Living Dangerously in Utopia

Author: Humberto Contreras
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1300950609
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Our country is in a depression, Zhengmei is a magnificent gorgeous girl and Manuel is a strong, tall fearless and astute man. They are a college student and an engineer just out of school. There are no jobs and they are looking for a way out. They join demonstrations and protests. An interminable kiss makes them the symbol of their movement. Their charisma elevates them to the top. Thus ensues their heroic and tragic role in a war that takes them into perilous and utmost contrasts, from paramount luxury to hunger and back. Their love makes them strong, their intelligence makes them proficient, and their courage makes them unstoppable. They live many lives and die many times in the midst of a terrifying conflict.

In Utopia

Six Kinds of Eden and the Search for a Better Paradise
Author: J. C. Hallman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466873027
Category: History
Page: 288
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In 2005, J.C. Hallman came across a scientific paper about "Pleistocene Rewilding," a peculiar idea from conservation biology that suggested repopulating bereft ecosystems with endangered "megafauna." The plan sounded utterly utopian, but Hallman liked the idea as much as the scientists did—perhaps because he had grown up on a street called Utopia Road in a master-planned community in Southern California. Pleistocene Rewilding rekindled in him a longstanding fascination with utopian ideas, and he went on to spend three weeks at the world's oldest "intentional community," sail on the first ship where it's possible to own "real estate," train at the world's largest civilian combat-school, and tour a $30 billion megacity built from scratch on an artificial island off the coast of Korea. In Utopia explores the history of utopian literature and thought in the narrative context of the real-life fruits of that history.

Assignment in Utopia

Author: Eugene Lyons
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412817608
Category: History
Page: 658
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This is a story of belief, disillusionment and atonement. Long identified with leftist causes, the journalist Eugene Lyons was by background and sentiment predisposed to early support of the Russian Revolution. A "friendly correspondent," he was one of a coterie of foreign journalists permitted into the Soviet Union during the Stalinist era because their desire to serve the revolution was thought to outweigh their desire to serve the truth. Lyons first went to the Soviet Union in 1927, and spent six years there. He was there as Stalin consolidated his power, through collectivization and its consequences, as the cultural and technical intelligentsia succumbed to the secret police, and as the mechanisms of terror were honed. As Ellen Frankel Paul notes in her major new introduction to this edition, "It was this murderous reality that Stalin's censors worked so assiduously to camouflage, corralling foreign correspondents as their often willing allies." Lyons was one of those allies. Assignment in "Utopia "describes why he refused to see the obvious, the forces that kept him from writing the truth, and the tortuous path he traveled in liberating himself. His story helps us understand how so many who were in a position to know were so silent for so long. In addition, it is a document, by an on-the-scene journalist, of major events in the critical period of the first Five-Year Plan. As Ellen Frankel Paul notes in her major new introduction to this new edition, Assignment in "Utopia "is particularly timely. The system it dissects in such devastating detail is in the process of being rejected throughout Eastern Europe and is under challenge in the Soviet Union itself. The book lends insight into the "political pilgrim" phenomenon described by Paul Hollander, in which visitors celebrate terrorist regimes, seemingly oblivious to their destructive force. The book is valuable for those interested in the Stalinist era in the Soviet Union, those interested in radical regimes and political change, as well as those interested in better understanding current events in Europe. It will also be useful for the tough questions it poses about journalistic ethics.

Fishing In Utopia

Author: Andrew Brown
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847085679
Category: Travel
Page: 272
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From the 1960s to the 1980s, Sweden was an affluent, egalitarian country envied around the world. Refugees were welcomed, even misfit young Englishmen could find a place there. Andrew Brown spent part of his childhood in Sweden during the 1960s. In the 1970s he married a Swedish woman and worked in a timber mill while helping to raise their small son. Fishing became his passion and his escape. In the mid-1980s his marriage and the country fell apart. The Prime Minister was assassinated. The welfare system crumbled along with the industries that had supported it. Twenty years later, Andrew Brown travelled the length of Sweden in search of the country he had loved, and then hated, and now found he loved again.

Women in Utopia

The Ideology of Gender in the American Owenite Communities
Author: Carol A. Kolmerten
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815605553
Category: History
Page: 209
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This study contributes to the understanding of Owenism and why it failed. It corrects many of the earlier misconceptions and errors of fact about New Harmony, Indiana, and the seven other Owenite communities founded in 1826 and 1827.

Damned Fools in Utopia

And Other Writings on Anarchism and War Resistance
Author: Nicolas Walter,David Goodway
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 160486222X
Category: History
Page: 289
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Nicolas Walter was drawn to Anarchism through the twin jolts of Suez and the Hungarian Revolution during his student years, followed by his participation in the resulting New Left and nuclear disarmament movement. Concurrently with his activism, he was acutely and lucidly analysing the history, practice and theory of these intertwined movements - and it is such writings, including the seminal 'Non-Violent Resistance and the Spies for Peace and After', that form the core of this collection. Scorning the pomp of academic prose, his writing is accessible and clear.

Dancing in Utopia

Dartington Hall and Its Dancers
Author: Larraine Nicholas
Publisher: Dance Books Limited
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 287
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Bought in 1925 by Dorothy and Leonard Elmhirst, the Devon estate of Dartington Hall earned itself a place in the annals of utopian schemes through the Elmhirsts' conviction that arts, education and work could be integrated into an abundant life for the participation of all. A strand that runs throughout Dartington's history is the consistent belief in dance as an art form worthy of its place alongside the other arts. As a result, this rural paradise became a point of intersection for a complex interweaving of dancers and dance styles, American, European and South Asian. For the first time, Larraine Nicholas traces Dartington's dance history in depth, revealing its fascinating array of dancing characters and setting it within British dance history during a major part of the twentieth century. It will become an essential text, not only for dance scholars and students but also for a wider readership intrigued by the complex phenomenon of Dartington itself.

Pädagogik in Utopia

Erziehung und Arbeitswelt in sozialpolitischen Utopien der Neuzeit
Author: Josef Guter
Publisher: N.A
Category: Utopias
Page: 136
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A Sunday School in Utopia

A Manual of Psychology and Method for the Sunday School Teacher
Author: Evelyn Foley Braley
Publisher: N.A
Category: Religious education
Page: 229
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Psychology in Utopia

Toward a Social History of Soviet Psychology
Author: Alex Kozulin
Publisher: Mit Press
Category: Psychology
Page: 179
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Examines the careers of four influential Russian psychologists and examines the impact of Soviet society on the development of psychology in the country


Die Utopie der Regeln
Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608109447
Category: Political Science
Page: 329
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David Graeber, der bedeutendste Anthropologe unserer Zeit, entfaltet eine fulminante und längst überfällige Fundamentalkritik der globalen Bürokratie! Er erforscht die Ursprünge unserer Sehnsucht nach Regularien und entlarvt ihre Bedeutung als Mittel zur Ausübung von Gewalt. Wir alle hassen Bürokraten. Wir können es nicht fassen, dass wir einen Großteil unserer Lebenszeit damit verbringen müssen, Formulare auszufüllen. Doch zugleich nährt der Glaube an die Bürokratie unsere Hoffnung auf Effizienz, Transparenz und Gerechtigkeit. Gerade im digitalen Zeitalter wächst die Sehnsucht nach Ordnung und im gleichen Maße nimmt die Macht der Bürokratien über jeden Einzelnen von uns zu. Dabei machen sie unsere Gesellschaften keineswegs transparent und effizient, sondern dienen mittlerweile elitären Gruppeninteressen. Denn Kapitalismus und Bürokratie sind einen verhängnisvollen Pakt eingegangen und könnten die Welt in den Abgrund reißen.

Golf's Sacred Journey, the Sequel

7 More Days in Utopia
Author: David L. Cook
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310350182
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
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Golf is more than a game. Behind every stroke and ace, there are hours of practice. Before every trophy, there is sacrifice. At every driving range, there are successes and failures. And inside every golfer, there is a story. In Golf’s Sacred Journey, the Sequel, the book that follows bestselling Golf’s Sacred Journey, professional golfer Luke Chisholm returns to his winsome and wise mentor, Johnny Crawford for what he’s best at: advice. This time, Luke needs help of a different sort. He needs guidance on playing in the most difficult golf tournament in the world: the U.S. Open. Victory is in sight. From bestselling author and performance psychologist Dr. David Cook, Golf’s Sacred Journey, the Sequel is the fascinating byproduct of counseling thousands of athletes over the decades— from PGA Champions to Olympic athletes. His expertise weaves throughout this suspenseful and memorable sequel. Luke’s story unfolds from the practice course of Utopia, Texas, to the fairways of the U.S. Open. It’s there that T.K., Luke’s rival, re-enters the picture. Their rivalry comes to a head at the U.S. Open. Their clash is epic, the payoffs and costs are great. In this memorable book, readers will acquire lessons about golf and life that they never expected as Luke and T.K. overcome gripping fears, trials, and brokenness as they pursue their God-given dreams. Golf’s Sacred Journey, the Sequel will deeply inspire readers both on and off the green. This is a story of two golfers. This is a story of redemption. And in the end, it’s not just about a game.

Viaggi in utopia

Author: Raffaella Baccolini,Vita Fortunati,Nadia Minerva
Publisher: Longo Angelo
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 450
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Author: Thomas Morus
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544178820
Page: 130
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UtopiaBy Thomas Morus

Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England

Author: Christopher Kendrick
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802089366
Category: History
Page: 382
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With the emergence of utopia as a cultural genre in the sixteenth century, a dual understanding of alternative societies, as either political or literary, took shape. In Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England, Christopher Kendrick argues that the chief cultural-discursive conditions of this development are to be found in the practice of carnivalesque satire and in the attempt to construct a valid commonwealth ideology. Meanwhile, the enabling social-political condition of the new utopian writing is the existence of a social class of smallholders whose unevenly developed character prevents it from attaining political power equivalent to its social weight. In a detailed reading of Thomas More's Utopia, Kendrick argues that the uncanny dislocations, the incongruities and blank spots often remarked upon in Book II's description of Utopian society, amount to a way of discovering uneven development, and that the appeal of Utopian communism stems from its answering the desire of the smallholding class (in which are to be numbered European humanists) for unity and power. Subsequent chapters on Rabelais, Nashe, Marlowe, Bacon, Shakespeare, and others show how the utopian form engages with its two chief discursive preconditions, carnival and commonwealth ideologies, while reflecting the history of uneven development and the smallholding class. Utopia, Carnival, and Commonwealth in Renaissance England makes a novel case for the social and cultural significance of Renaissance utopian writing, and of the modern utopia in general.

The Individual and Utopia

A Multidisciplinary Study of Humanity and Perfection
Author: Dr Clint Jones,Mr Cameron Ellis
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472428943
Category: Social Science
Page: 348
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Interdisciplinary in scope and bringing together work from around the world, The Individual and Utopia enquires after the nature of the utopian as citizen, demonstrating the inherent value of making the individual central to utopian theorizing and highlighting the methodologies necessary for examining the utopian individual. The various approaches employed reveal what it is to be an individual yoked by the idea of citizenship and challenge the ways that we have traditionally been taught to think of the individual as citizen. As such, it will appeal to scholars with interests in social theory, philosophy, literature, cultural studies, architecture and feminist thought, whose work intersects with political thought, utopian theorizing, or the study of humanity or human nature.

Human Nature in Utopia

Zamyatin's We
Author: Brett Cooke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780810118737
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 221
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The first comprehensive study of one of the most important twentieth-century Russian novels, this book is also the first to apply the perspective of biopoetics to a Russian masterwork. As such, Human Nature in Utopia offers a valuable new approach to Evgenii Zamyatin's We while it explores the workings of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology in the conception, reception, and enduring interest of other fictional - especially utopian and dystopian - works. A classic of both Russian literature and science fiction, Zamyatin's 1921 masterpiece depicts a world so perfected by social engineering as to be unfit for human habitation. More than a prescient portrayal of the incipient Soviet state (it became the first novel banned in the USSR), We exposes human universals central to social construction in general. Reading the novel as a complex cross-matrix of psychological forces, an engine of narrative force and artistic interest, Brett Cooke identifies a number of the diverse ways in which the text reveals and reaches out to human nature. His theoretical framework allows him to offer compelling insights into the creation of the novel, its style, content, and genre, and its long-lived