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Top Customer Reviews: Japanese Homes and ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 29 ratings
4 / 5
The better way that has thinks that was partorisca be. Plot of good drawings.
5 / 5
Ossia The add to reserve which describes in detail final theJapanese house in a late @@@1800s. This book takes the period of timewhen a Japanese house there is still be his only cultural fashion and was not excessively state influenced for american or european fashionable architecture. A book is written clearly and there is a lot has detailed drawings that illustrates the descriptions of a text. It is a book that interest so much partorisca his architectural detail as well as partorisca his historical perspective.
5 / 5
A book adds with incredible balance of a generics and specifics of traditional Japanese architecture and building methods with particular attention to a daily house.

Some observations and the illustrations have done of the bitten is based in a lot of his found scientific, but communicates in simple tongue with a heart and soul of poet. His Americans of English writings have gone back of a century but adds more to a charm. In fact it was situated ideally to catalogue some traditional methods previously to a Western influence on building methods.

Is fascinating partorisca read some comparisons to that was to consider generally for another partorisca be methods quite primitive of construction in report to European and of the edifices of EUA and Bitten sympathetic of his purpose in report to a local culture and work.

Has loved to learn bit it more under construction Japanese when I have ordered a book but has not expected such the wonderful account and detailed. Certainly it would recommend it.
5 / 5
Beware, is not now possible to download an original scanned of the one who is disappeared of a web. Like this the book has any of an original 307 illustrations is of the use has limited.
5 / 5
Excellent little book - my copy was the economic like some chips, has had still a paper of library in him.
4 / 5
Has bitten Dry with aims and the black sketch but the level adds of detail. No for skimming.
5 / 5
Think that this Book go read gives was the one who was, for work or for passion, was interested all'Japanese traditional architecture. I have seen sleep a lot of drawings esplicativi facts by the author and he fact that all this that is written derive does not give investigations bibliografiche my of the personal experience has given the one who there is lived during the a lot of of the 800 in Giappone was already has given of a slope motivate to read it: all this that has been said to dope probably takes inspiration gives that.
The only obstacle could be the English tongue for the one who does not know it well.
5 / 5
This book in the introduction of edges informs lucido reader that is products of a scanner OCR and that can contain gives errors typographiques. The Police is of small measure and lucida the text is had in three columns to the sud each page. Against that is announced To the sud the coverage and in lucido title, the pound does not contain any illustration.
Apparently this edition is A piratage done to fresh minors. His Illustrations are indispensable to the sympathetic. Has has continued lucido repayment. The pound exists in other editions.
5 / 5
Very interesting and scholar, vritten for one of a prime minister europeans to live in japan ( the professor invited in tokyo or) and without racist prejudices
4 / 5
One a lot in depth analyses traditional Japanese houses c. 1886. These books covers construction, has specialised designates, building crew, and regional variances comprehensively while giving the look to Giappone first of the interaction with a western world could have an influence on building systems. Like the book there is on 100 years a lot of a tongue is outdated but still quite easy to comprise.
4 / 5
A book of good mate to another, as 'A Japanese Bath', for Bruce Smith. This edition to Have to is the reprint of the book written in a 1880 east, and so that it gives the for real corrected representation of some fashions of Giappone old, uninfluenced for Western concepts. Partorisca Compare some descriptions and sketch of this book with the modern books in a subject is very educational,in a less. There is also the very good glossary of words of Japanese/terms in a backside; such translations of the Japanese words are not found often further of books in Japanese architecture, and is very useful partorisca that wish to have the a lot of comprising of some ideas have represented in the traditional residential architecture Japanese. Reading a lot well, and wonderful sketch!
5 / 5
Five stars partorisca a content, 3 stars partorisca a poor quality of one has scanned pages in my copy, sonsplit a difference partorisca the 4 bookmark of star. They are the fast reader , and in fact has to that go in with the pen of final tip and write in some words I so that it can read faster that the step of the snail. His really frustrating, and has been mentioned, how has been expecting the in some measure. I am expecting the mid-inform of the row will promote any partorisca do copies of escáneres/better in a future. It would be it it has had to that pay the little more partorisca the book the readable plus.

All this be has said, there is the plot of info in the dry bit partorisca some, but a designer/of interior of the architect in me there is wanted a first hand-held accounting and some sketch.
5 / 5
Is interested in a subject, ossia an invaluable resource . A prize is that an introduction develops that a beautiful and sustaining-of-culture-and-designations of estimativa of the Cultural properties Japanese is arisen in fact reasons 3 American (USA) the professors have seen too much of the real value that disappears of Giappone. They have done together with officials of Japanese government with a result that Giappone has created his Cultural Properties and is gone in to designate people, lunches, textile, ceramic, edifices and earth (and more) like some Cultural Properties, for this preserving an of some finer cultures in a world, while giving people those who create and cure roughly culture the reason to continue that it does like this.

If so only some 3 professors had done also with Americans with a same success.
5 / 5
'Japanese houses and His Means' is the book adds. If has any interest in traditional Japanese architecture, take this book. Edward Morse was an American the one who has been in Giappone in 1877 to study brachiopods. It has finalised to register the way of life to disappear instead. Calm has said houses that Japanese have been built and reasons has been built that way. Any a lot escapes his eye. In serviceable prose and clear drawings, says roughly carpenters and his tools, houses, furnishings, privies, fences and doors, water supplies and gardens. The majority of him compares favorably to American and European counterparts.

More than everything, is the book to Have to and economic.
5 / 5
I never 5 stars..... If you enjoy architecture and a japanese the sensibilities BUY THIS BOOK. Woodworkers And the carpenters will want to go.
5 / 5
An evocation of a simplicity of some edifices has created, and an immediacy of character in a Pacific chambers of islands, with scornful commentary in a creation of a house of a western world. All very pertinent as , comprising east Asia, has to learn to live so more simply in the world of scarcity. And writing for the western man of his time the one who obviously loves a Giappone before a Meiji the revolution has transformed Giappone.
4 / 5
Wants to comprise Frank Lloyd Wright, has to take this.
5 / 5
An architecture of discharges of the book of traditional Japanese house, furnishings, gardens, and outbuildings. Very thorough.
5 / 5
This book is the wealth of information in traditional Japanese houses. Has good detail further of chance. This in spite of, has been written and illustrated enough some time done. It is to good sure devoid of information in of the modern houses.
4 / 5
Has purchased recently this book like the substitution partorisca the copy which there is owened and used partorisca roughly thirty years. Have allways Found this book partorisca be verry that it interest as well as useful in better comprising a lot of base of Japanise arcitecture. This book has been written in 1880 is like this essentially the studio of travesía that was it quite exotic at the same time. As such quota of endeavour has been spent to explain a lot of elements, as well as when being like this wello like this giving the good endeavour to explain roughly basic ideas that resulted in the creation or of the facets of architectural particularly when basised in cultural lifestyle.
This rids also helps to determine a meaning of the variety to designate left unexplained in other books. Ossia The good bed,with a lot of historical information all in the good prize..
4 / 5
Absolutely fascinating, comprehensible look in traditional Japanese carpentry and of the structural components...
5 / 5
Has read this reserves the number of time and data went it the little time also. This time to the young student of Japanese. A look by means of time, culture and acceptance.
5 / 5
One drives adds to some ways have spent to do things witha view to a future.
5 / 5
Ossia A work of excellent reference in traditional Japanese houses. One can take the plot of ideas to look by means of him.
5 / 5
A book was to like-new condition, as announced, and has been rid in the timely base. Good service!

Regarding a book, has been written in 1886, and therefore it is the good source for authentically the traditional residential architecture Japanese. Because of some a lot of transmissions in Japanese residential architecture a past century or like this, this book is the significant historical document as well as the source in an architecture he.
5 / 5
This a bit is interesting for researchers, architects and historians but a place the reader would find it very boring. It is the record of the architectural details Japanese, paired with quite bland, comment it detailed. One the majority of the interesting characteristic of this book is that it has been produced first of the people have taken photos, like an author has finalised to draw in detail laborious all some houses and architectural characteristics that comment on. The people were so only more observant behind then, when they could not trust of the cameras.
5 / 5
The excellent book but he have arrived two weeks later that has announced.
4 / 5
Ink and sketch of wonderful pen of the the Giappone long-gone, with commentary. Another wonderful student resource as well as the soyust has' partorisca any one interested in pre-westernized Giappone daily life. An a lot of thought-of addition to any library!
5 / 5
Wonderful revelation of culture by means of technician and tender artistic renditions, and explocitly narrative intimate.

Top Customer Reviews: Renaissance ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 5 ratings
4 / 5
This is to be buy like the present of anniversary partorisca my daughter partorisca help with his Open University course. It looks partorisca think that returns a bill
5 / 5
unread but book & of comprehensible fantastic reference
4 / 5
wants to impress your friends while travelling in Venice and Florencia, this book will give you the wealth of information and spend edifices the life. A historian, politician, and biographical mix to the richly the studio detailed of architecture. A book the work adds to link concrete architectural ways to moments and of the political movements in history. Especially, a discussion of Venetian architecture, a connection among a Hagia Sophia and Brunelleschi, and where some columns in of the edifices of renaissance comes from/comes from is memorable. A fashion to write is involving and some flows of prose well. Some illustrations are good and while some blacks and aim of a Kindle (still on smartphone and applications of iPad) is not ideal, an acuteness of a Paperwhite the exposure some the majority of details of clear entity and crisp, as while you will lose colour, is not the breaker of extracted.
5 / 5
Has multiple books in a phase roughly architecture of Renaissance. This, in my opinion, is among a better. A subject is covered thoroughly and in the chronolical way, taking to the geographic account particularities. An excellent balance is attacked among averting too general an overview of a @@subject and the house in any particular appearance, like a Renaissance in Italy. A text is quite his and is supplement with excellent illustrations. Highly I recommend it.,
5 / 5
Overview Quite regulate of a period. No like this coverage of any-of architecture of the elite indicated in an introduction.

To cover some work besides a regular cannon would require the book two times like this long.

Top Customer Reviews: Buildings across ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 3 ratings
5 / 5
This book has been purchased partorisca a class of history of the architecture. It is an incredibly thorough overview of the enormous swath of history. Although it is a subject intense , a number of pictures, illustrations, bolded/italicized terms, subheads, etc., Marks a text an easy plus partorisca digest. Highly recommend.
4 / 5
To This does not like a lot another Kindle book. It is the white page . Almost like the PDF.
5 / 5
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Top Customer Reviews: Rosa's ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 19 ratings
5 / 5
A Foreward to a history has said, 'This history that is to to known result likes him the castle of Berkeley is the dramatisation inspired by historical chances .....' Quell'ensues Is the lovely history, said for 'Carolyn,' the woman that read in the ease of senior cure. It directs the long interviews with a main woman have appointed Good-looking Norton, partorisca discover and write in the woman has appointed Continuazione Rosa, and a 'castle' has lived in.

Good-looking Was the young lady of Georgia the one who married and has moved the West Virginia in 1910. A short day to the woman, older that she, the one who bolt in this 'castle' these Good-looking flanges' hard-scrabble parco. Ossia Rosa , the one who married the man almost 20 years his senior, with which courted his for five years and has won finally his for promising to build the castle. This in spite of, has died before it has been completed, so that the work has fallen the Rose . This cost, together with his lavish entertaining, has left deeply in debt, and has finalised to live in the small cottage held Good-looking bordering. Some two women are next fellow result .

This was the wonderful history . Any rape, any foul tongue, any organism that is murdered brutally or dismembered. So only the good, 'folksy' account of the friendship that the fact has arrived 100 years. A writing was excellent, and a dialogue has flowed fantastically. Some main characters, Good-looking, Rosa, and Allison (another senior in a relieve the one who was quite the character), was all has defined clearly.

A history has been peppered with ape little idiomatic pearls: 'calm can not say a lot in the cake of the pot of the calm chicken till cut by means of a crust' when that pause roughly any one is personality . 'A lot of butter My butt and call me the cookie' and ' am like this anxious like the sucks cow with the bucktoothed calf' is two examples more than apes colloquialisms.

I to the equal that has appreciated this book because it is difficult these days to find anything to read concealed is not rife with killers of serial or women cops with attitudes. This was simply the good, those interest, history very written that done feel me well! Highly recommended!
5 / 5
Going back and advance in time and seeing that the life was likes the paralización Good-looking and Rosa, some differences in of the perceptions of class. This in spite of Rosa says it like this clearly when it says Lion that Good-looking has the girl, the husband, the house and his subject is building while she (Rosa) has lost his daughter, his husband, his house and is has broken. This in spite of do not listen never self harm. It moves on.

Discovers that it spends the Good-looking, Rosa and Carolyn. That has spent Allison? It was such the qwuirky character that could not believe a history finalised without saying that has spent his.
5 / 5
Liked a way of author to write; it has done an a lot readable history. I have on grown in Cradles of Berkeley and has known some of a history for behind a castle but was well to learn more details. A history me the little homesick to the equal that can agree the a lot of time that looks up in castle and seeing he by means of some different seasons with some colours of fall, snow, etc.
5 / 5
Ossia a first book has read of Deanna Eden. Fun read in a history of a castle & some Good-looking histories have said of the life of Rosa. Looking forward to reading more than this author!
5 / 5
Adds Read!!

The CASTLE of ROSA, is another delicious history, for author Deanna Edens, this draws calm to a history that seats as if you are present like some games of history was. This history is one in to that chair likes is of some characters personally and experience an a lot of humorous, exciting,scenes together with some very human characters those who worry for, and cure of an another. A book is so that it interests that is difficult to dip down calms once has has begun to read. An author resupplies descriptions very detailed of places and chances that leaves a reader to visualise, a lot explicitly,as they have read this book that he his vehicle behind in timing to one was of 'Rosa'Castle.'
4 / 5
There is enjoyed this book so much!! As his others the calm books maintain you spending a page... Wanting to take more. Amur A true life and the history of his histories adds. They are anxious for more!!!
4 / 5
A lot entertaining storyline. Some characters were intriguingly that interest with his lives displaced and happenings. The desire there was more spunk, but there is enjoyed still your storytelling.
5 / 5
Recommends this book to any interested in history. A history familiarised small. Interesting in like this can leave the impression of feet and no for the knowledge . It would want recognition.
5 / 5
There is enjoyed a lot of books for Deanna Edens, but this one was of special interest. The ancestor of my mother have lived in Cradles of Berkeley and Gentleman John is Been in poster a lot of generations. It was able to glean the pocolos done (the name of a newspaper, Morgan Mercury) while enjoying a fictional the history that surrounds Rosa has dressed.
5 / 5
Had listened of a castle and has been drawn to learn in a history. Some characters interested and the history that loves.
4 / 5
I have been interested mainly reason a setting of a history was in WV. It has interested enough to maintain me reading it. Any I always has finalised the book if it is not interesting . It would estimate to to this likes so only.
5 / 5
Easy to read. Interesting history. It was in a castle and a cabin. Amur Good-looking sarcastic humour. The desire could seat in a veranda with Allison, Good-looking, Mollie and Carolynn for just an evening! Ossia One 2nd book and am going for a prójimo.
5 / 5
Has loved this history. Discovered was the true history with which read it.
4 / 5
Sad, but this has not been that has expected. Next time, the majority of use familiarised.
4 / 5
The majority of a history was roughly likes Rosa has lived with which the castle has been built. It was the good history but a lot something would read on.
5 / 5
The one who a enjoyable history. Interesting bit of the history and an orderly part is the majority is true. Need to verify to some flowers and his history.
5 / 5
When I have purchased this book, has assumed was no-fiction. It had visited a castle two times and was very impressed. But I have enjoyed this history. They Liked him of a bit the characters and I has loved to fulfil them all and have take it with a longitude of conversation. I will be to read other books.
5 / 5
The history adds, the author maintains your attention throughout. It will look for an author by other books and say my friends and daughter in of the laws.
4 / 5
Once again an author the work adds that it turns the facts and the history that says near! Some characters are funny and warm.

Top Customer Reviews: Stones of ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 19 ratings
5 / 5
Because a paper of pulp, crummy b+w illustrations of his watercolours, dense unreadable source without margins. Ossia Hardly readable.
4 / 5
Ossia A version abridged of an original 3 volumes, but the delicious book -- both partorisca some opinions expressed and of the wonderful pomposity with that is presented. It is impossible any partorisca learn roughly art and architecture of this book, but he also (perhaps a lot deliberately) Allen done Woody is or Steve Martin New Yorker the look of pieces downers. A man does not have any humility and there is not any opinion another that his, still somehow a clarity and the vitality of his calm description leave partorisca continue reading. It was quite lucky to choose this up in Venice, how was able to look for out of his examples of some 5 worse edifices in Venice, and alike Ruskinisms.
4 / 5
Fantastically has produced; the dense bed to be completed first of our next recognition in April
5 / 5
has the number of editions of Ruskin classical work: ossia the description of an edition of Penguin of Classical History (originally published in 1960), reprinted in 2001. It is modified and abridged of an original three volumes of 450,000 words for Venice and Canaletto scholarly, one late J.G. You link, the one who lauds Ruskin as 'an of some more utmost professors - of anything - of all the times.'

Links him the signals was that Ruskin spent out of a abridgement of his monumental work, but that this abridgement was unsatisfactory, ignoring for example Ruskin understand on 'A Character of Gothic', a chapter that Kenneth Clark more has said late could not read 'without the emotion, without the sudden resolution to reform a world.' It excepts that of a abridgement is this edition? It refuses to say, calm further links them that signal out of this Ruskin tries of 30,000 words in esnaissance Pride' has been ignored. But, in roughly 350 words for page, and roughly 220 pages, calculates (in the rough calculation) that have roughly 77,000 of these 450,000 words. Like this calm links him says, ' is surely unfortunate concealed ... This, probably a better and certainly one the majority of curious [book in Venice] would have to that it has been run over for his weight typical of words.'

For a reader has consecrated, has available full editions of Ruskin magnum have opposite, as my description is directed purely in this abridgement. Calm links him remain his abridgement to two equal halves. A prime minister is concerned with a basics of western architecture; a second with reference to Ruskin seen in a Byzantine, Gothic and ways of Renaissance, using Venetian edifices like this of the examples. But so that love the piece of Ruskin that focusses less in a forward and more in a last, then has Sarah Quill excellent volume, which mentions in an end of this description.

An introduction to this Penguin abridgement, then, is so only two pages. Calm here link them date Ruskin reaction to some critical descriptions that his work of three volumes has received, Ruskin iterates it animal his faith that, 'the architects of some last three centuries to has been bad ... Without exception ... Totally, and of a foundation.' And it is mainly with architecture more than Venice that a work is concerned.

Some insiemi of inaugural chapter down Ruskin mission, his famous prime minister that presages the sentence that dips an almost-moral and dipped-contextual phase for a history and some details that follows: esince in the first place a dominion of the men has been affirmed in an ocean, three thrones, to mark further all another, has been dipped to his sands ...' Venice In a mid-nineteenth century was then the city in deep decay, 'a ghost to some sands of a sea ... We can a lot of doubt, as we have looked his faint reflected in a mirage of a lagoon, which was a City and like a Shadow?' Today, of course, Venice, in planting to turn to oblivion, there is king-illuminated his lovely heart and ossia very been due to a battle for the save that Ruskin has initiated.

Ruskin outrageously Declares a Ducal Palace to be 'the centrical edifice of a world-wide', containing like this he a three that gives to endure elements of architecture 'in exactly of equal proportions - some Romans [of the sud/Classical], Lombard [north/Gothic] and Arab [oriental/Byzantine-Islamic].' Ruskin' Black beast - And a cause for him of a wrong-headedness of contemporary architecture - is a Renaissance: ' it is in Venice ... And in Venice so only, this effectual the swipes can be attacked in this pestilent art ... Destroy his alleges the admiration there, and can affirm him nowhere more. This ... It will be a final purpose of a following test.'

Ruskin Can be shockingly defender in his querellas, employing sentence with which sentence of deplorable tongue to describe a Classical fashion in his chapters to conclude. And this abridgement negligences to comprise many of some positive things that Ruskin has had to say roughly many a city of Renaissance. But like his argue unfold has the core for real in the Ruskin has to that say in an individuality of Gothic and a supposed tyranny of edifice of Renaissance and sculpture. Ruskin The work could have called 'Architecture and Morality'.

In that said the one who, Ruskin often on-his pudding of eggs the detriment of his point of view. Alleging, for chance, Venice to be 'once one the majority of religious' of the cities would be informative to Venetian all down some centuries. Any active local relayed his a maxim 'first Venetians, then Christian'. It is also of entity to resist import here - and is something concealed has spent often for big - that Ruskin has written these volumes before it has lost his faith. This dips his words roughly, for chances, 'all noble ornamentation' be 'the expression of delight of man in the work of the god' in the different class of context for today of readers.

Adopting his usual fashion of Victorian paternalism, on some following chapters Ruskin drives a reader by means of a basics of traditional architecture. In his are comprehensively succinct delivery, written on wall, piers, lintels, ceilings, buttresses, and start: 'If a reader will have a patience to spend for these six bosses ... He never confound good architecture with bad more.' This is the big order . Some of these chapters are very short in fact, the subject of the pair of pages and, as mentioned, has a lot of pocolos in Venice he. But at least have it still Ruskin golden way to write to compensate, as well as his cajoling morality with his mordant centre: ' you have been done for entertainment, and a world has been fill with things that will enjoy you, unless you are too proud to be pleased by them, or too taking to concern so that you can not turn the another counts that simple delight.'

How is halfway by means of this abridgement first of Ruskin invites to, 'Come with me, for maintained too long of your gondola ...' The space for this description prevent to detail a lot of some ideas that Ruskin done in his visas in a primacy of gothic and a grotesqueness of work of renaissance. But the magic date is in abundance, and is with complaining that they can not be tried fully in this description.

In outline, a look of remaining chapters in architecture and morality of a Byzantine, Gothic and corners of Renaissance, using Venice - and, especially, Santo Mark is and a Ducal Palace - as his copy. But included here Venice is often the shadow. This abridgement contains little or any allusion to Ruskin seen roughly, for example, a church of Giorgio Santo Mayor or a Fondaco has given Turkish, or one 'colossal curve' of a Place you of Rialto.

ome Bones of Venice' is - and is always state seen of then publication like this - the classical work of art-historical and art philosophical meditations. It is not never be out of impression. But that is not is the book of travesía in an architecture of Venice. The visitatore potential that chooses on this book will find little here to oriented him. It is the book of deep and ardent reflections more than an itinerary. For which want to combine Ruskin writings in Venice with sumptuous photographs and included some of Ruskin produced and own drawings of Venice is advised instead to purchase Sarah excellent Quill 'Ruskin' Venice: Some Bones Revisited'.

Jan Morris has written that this abridgement for J.G. Calm links him was soyeticulous ... Spoilt so only for a worthless reproductions of his illustrations.' Whilst Some illustrations are in fact of small merit - and those of the far better quality and the quantity to good sure will be found in other editions of this work - I are has imported any to fully be in accordance with his praise of this edition meticulousness. Whilst All abridgements is barbarities, an inclusion of Ruskin introductory chapters in a basics of the architecture is in a prize of much more in interesting critics of some edifices of Venice they.
4 / 5
Ruskin Was fascinated for original three work of volume was almost the averages the million ossia a version has abridged
5 / 5
more excellent a better never and beautiful picturesque english!
4 / 5
This edition of Bone of Venice fill the real need: enough of an integer to give a reader the sense of continuity and arch of Ruskin querella, but without some countless digressions and details. We take the good lesson in architecture, especially in some virtues of a gothic arch; we take a historical account of a Byzantine, Gothic, and ways of Renaissance; and we see Ruskin moral and historical purposes, as it has said a history of Venice like the 'increase and fall' narrative. There are some amazing omissions, specifically, of the famous excerpted passage of 'Character of a Gothic.' Except an editor, thinks, wisely has left that it was, maintaining all directed in a historical perspective of Venice; and besides, it is like this frequently found in of the collections of Ruskin writings. Like an immense work is boiled down to roughly 250 readable and involving pages.
5 / 5
This is to abridge version , which is perfectly WELL partorisca the majority of us, so much of a figure of complete version of very detailed and the hard-follow architectural analysis. Some of a writing is brilliant and inspiring. I imagine some will take @@subject with Ruskin tended basic, this art and the civilisation have been in a decrease of then to somewhere a prompt 14th century. A lot of interesting history, well value a travesía.
4 / 5
This edition is the highly abridged version of this classical. A lot Ruskin the better passages have been entirely he has takes. This would have to that it has been declared on front in a description of a book, but is not .
5 / 5
Ruskin Was a critic of art more than entity of one was Victorian. This Oxonian was the gentleman of universal and unusual talents.

In ome Bones of Venice' revises that fertile depository to cross currents like this different of arts, a eserenissima Republica', which there has been no better start that for sea by means of an Adriatic.

When Marcel Proust has visited Venice, the hand rids as his drive, has walked and has seen by means of some eyes of Ruskin. You owe also and your discharge of the recognition of art will develop to some new flanges.

Good-looking arts in Venice especially and in Europe in general is no longer produced reasons an Alcohol has left his carcass, which is rotting and decaying, like this Venice was for a time Ruskin has walked his narrow alleys and by means of his bridges callejeros. And reason this Alcohol has left Europe no longer produces geniuses of a caliber of John Ruskin.
5 / 5
A press of book was terrible, shame in some printers and shame in Calm for any overseeing a quality of merchandise doors.
Has refused to give my opinion before it forms that perhaps it could be more diplomatic but are has disturbed still.
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5 / 5
Can not go two sentences without finding words erroneously mashed together without the spatial separating them. A kindle the edition is not to value the dollar for howannoying the this tentativa of the bed withall a missingspaces. Any digitized this require to take his together law.
5 / 5
The shows was - extremely way of Victorian writing. A lot they disagree with Ruskin but a fact remains that it rids an aesthetic algorithm that prepares a reader to think roughly architecture and other forms of art.
4 / 5
The must read for some arts and of the ardent works, this dips out of some governs that has built the movement.
5 / 5
An excellent and accessible intro to ruskins has thought. It sees Venice with new eyes. It buys it now and go to see Venice
5 / 5
to total uselessness. Not even near, as it has abridged it it would owe that call 'the st of you or perhaps 'so only the pocolos pebbles of venice.' Bought this like this has required them the reference two animal of passages: giovanni bellini. Calm guessed it, neither is in this version
Shame in amzn to sell such utter crap without warning. Total ripoff!
5 / 5
The fantastic book filled with detailing roughly which venice has come to be. The vendor adds also!
4 / 5
Some Bones of Venice fantastically is writing and the must-read partorisca any interested in art, architecture, Venice, and Victorian literature. An original macizo has been wall down here to the much more manageable volume without sacrificing his brilliant prose and insightful commentary. He easily returned in yours spend-on luggage partorisca yours travesía next to Italy.
4 / 5
A volume boxed is gone in perfect condition, like this new . My edges, to that has given a book partorisca his 27th anniversary, has been thrilled.

Top Customer Reviews: How Buildings ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 19 ratings
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback This book was recommended in fact mine for the professor partorisca compute. Read likes the architecture of the system of computer (the place), a hardware (the structure), a software and customizations (the services/of skin) and some users and die (slowly spatial, material), and felt! I gave the integer of new recognition of systems of computers And architecture. I never look in any one same. Like another reviewers, informs behind to this thick book, and take time when I am travelling partorisca remark like the edifices have learnt.
4 / 5
Formed: Kindle the edition Recommended for John Brown of Housebrand. It liked generally, of the perspective adds on function in creation. A bit dated now, and the sound of question argues underlying that estyle' is not functional. Partorisca Some of us, having the holes of nails line up is like this functional as having the stairs in a right place. The recognition of beauty is the function.
4 / 5
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4 / 5
Formed: Kindle the Inspiring edition. I have loved this book.
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback Stewart Mark "Like the edifices Learn" it is the together book very dipped in a
the subject has directed seldom. For the good together place I bad that is not so only a lot
writing, but well has illustrated. Some photographs are excellent and the help explains
the subject down discussion.
A book is roughly like the edifices change over time. The mark aims numerous
examples of as the different edifices have changed with use. More than importing
explains that it marks that builds that can improve it and adapt to to the new uses likes him to them
ages. Ossia Of entity partorisca architecture of builds often last longer that the
people those who designs and build them. In some point can be put to uses that
is not never state advanced when they have been built.
An author, the one who is an architect , is highly critic of as his universities
edifices to draw. The majority of edifices are drawn without any thought partorisca the
occupants. Neither it is any one has thought the data to some uses an edifice will be dipped to in
the future. Few edifices are drawn so many can adapt the unanticipated uses.
In opinion of frames of the impressive more a creation of one building a less useful
was to the occupants of him.
Offered partorisca mark advise and examples on like this partorisca do that they build that it last
and be used and wanted by his occupants for the long time. These principles are quite
simple. Several good examples are has comprised. Ossia One the majority of part of entity of
the book.
Has read this book roughly same architecture although they are not an architect and
have any particular interest in a subject. This book is cost while because of
the ideas for like this to draw something complex and a lot the time lived so that he
remain useful. This can be applied the engineering of software like this very like this
architecture. I do not know of any better discussion of a subject.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback 'Edifices That learns' spent an adaptation over time of edifices the needs of arrendataria, often hampered for everything of: a 'fixed solution in year xyza' aesthetic architects; a vagaries of a real-estate phase; and a short -lifetime of modern edifices (the no augmented quality in same or better tax of increase in human life in centuries). Curiously, software 'guru' And Yourdon flagged on the alike questions that hampers productivity of software and quality in his 'Increase & it Falls of an American Programmer' (p. p.ej. Any-house of client, the phases prices & labour costs, development of poor quality etc..).
Directing some propiciado by edifice (place, structure, skin, services, slowly spatial and estuff') by means of the logical sequence of chapters, partorisca take one the majority of out east rid merit the thorough bed more than the gaze of surface. A deeply referenced & illustrated, entertaining the chapters have turned:
Introduction of Flow and a dimension of time; Discharges of Shearing- of some different taxes of transmission in of the edifices; 'the person Concerns That In There': A Low Street- easy adaptation in of the economic edifices; Houseproud: A Big Street- refined adaptation in of the long-edifices of durable constant purpose; Architecture of Magazine: Any one Issues- where the arrendatarias require ignored partorisca photo-aesthetic; Unreal property- and stages sever continuity in of the edifices; Isolation: One Calm, Popularist, Conservative Revolution , Victorious- to allocution incontinuity and frustrate innovators; An Idyll of Interview- and isolation; Vernacular: Like the edifices Learn of the each one Another- and respect partorisca sensatez to draw of the oldest edifices; the function Funds Forms: Satisficing House and Office; A Phase-buffered edifice; and Built partorisca edifices that imagines Transmission inviting adaption.
The forces comprise: a depth adds of material of reference, illustrations and evidence; easy-readability; a insiders' window in an international world of architects and civil engineers; and suitability partorisca the wide audience that comprises dipped him them people have interested in some built-half and societies, as well as architects of complex systems (software or development of hard engineering).
Seldom a text results the bit rambling (more sidebars or bulleted ready?) And repetitive with unsupported assertions- but ossia of the only negative. The improvements could comprise a cross of additional chapter-referencing (learning of?) 'adaptive Systems', planning of synchronise' etc.. Of some other professions that explicitly use these approximations partorisca develop client of term along-centric complex adaptive systems.
In general adds it read, this promotes king evaluation of living and working space (does not accept these said-anonymous boxes work them for behind a trendy external skin!). 'As The edifices Learn' is read more with both to the to something likes 'And-topia' for Mitchell (Of Architect and Scientist of the computer DIPPED) partorisca the visionary (and sometimes contradictory) view of a future of a half has built; and Schumacher is esel the shopping centre is Beautiful' partorisca the point of seen durable economic developer.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback Stewart Mark is Like the edifices learn: That spends with which are built is so much the reflection of his life how is roughly architecture. This potent the test writes clearly resupplies lovely ideas partorisca the wide audiences more variable while poking the entertainment has has established norms in an age of information. Depreciatory Of doubt of fusion of the modernism in a success of the popular monuments that homage to pay to his creators, the mark does not limit his critique of Wright partorisca Waters Falling in southwestern Pennsylvania or I.M. Pei Edifice of the laboratory of the Half comunicacionales has DIPPED. A force of a book is a frank and thoughtful approximation, interrelating subject complex with simple edges. Weaving The history of old material in the new world, the mark proposes that the edifices are more useful to his occupants and together when they adapt. It ensures that the transmission will spend and that an only giving endures the monuments are those that can transform with time. The mark trusts the variety of primary and secondary sources and reinforces his examples with frank photographs, often visually comparing and contrasting partorisca do his points. Partorisca Each of these archetypes tries an edifice against his function partorisca treat basic living needs. He frankly done of the observations without worry partorisca political correctness inside an architectural community wider.
Proposing six shear levels inside the edifice based in his capacity the temporally adapted, Like the edifices Learn Put of uses, Structure, Skin, Services, Space, and Material like the highly achieved outline rid his message (p. 13). A source attributes this paradigm to this developed by historian and British architect F. Duffy 'Four S is ' of main investment in of the edifices. A place is eternal, still often ignored for architects. A structure is more permanent that defines a form and durable 30 to 300 years. A skin is a course some architects take partorisca touch with. Some services change each 10 to 15 years and, partorisca eases of adaptation, would have to be has maintained separate partorisca leave slippage of structure. A space (partition of interior and pedestrian flow) and the transmission of material of the people constantly in an of some occupants. After defining these discharges, Mark then the maps like the edifices acclimate with the times based in his architecture.
An architecture is divided to three streets: low street, big street, and monumental. Like the counter-culturalist, the observations of Mark would owe that person to surprise that these dysfunctional put revered for the society adapted a worse while despised 'low visibility, down-hire, any-way' the structures are functional sides , effective , and adapt easily partorisca change. Contrasting an Edifice of Second world-wide War 'provisional' of warehouse of the government 20 PLACE to I.M. Pei Laboratory of Means comunicacionales in a same campus, the mark illustrates his points with photographs and of the human testimonies. This in spite of planned partorisca demolition number it partorisca time on some decades, Edifice 20 the adaptable character has resisted. In a contrary, looks some so only forces retains it a too drawn and dysfunctional the laboratory of Means comunicacionales is economic and social: some million dollars expended partorisca his construction and some people that has agreed a financing partorisca the monument to his designer. The edifices of big street are big interview , described by Mark like the 'work partorisca want to measured in lifetimes.' Quoting original work for a Duchess of Devonshire, attributes a character of these edifices the 'big intent, lasted of purpose, and the supply in bylines of sure dictators' (p. 35).
The difference of edifices of Low street that value of shows by means of utilities, or edifices of Big street that gives support partorisca his beauty and majesty, some the worse edifices partorisca adaptation are Famous edifices. Partorisca This sand, the mark has the aim-half rich. A reservation reviewer has described these edifices as 'in ignorant time, while it times no reciprocate.' Because of the his leaky ceilings, falling the results of water, 'Mould of trace' and the esincluso-edifice of cube' (p 58.) The famous edifices can not adapt. Neither they exist like this of the monuments to his creators, requiring significant investment to preserve, or like this relics in a landscape succumbing to some forces of the character that disintegrates to a landscape to that chair. The mark has applied the alike logical approximation to contrast elements of exposed edifice. An Eiffel Tour, this in spite of despised by some locals in his inception, now stands like the monumental icon to some technical advances of a twentieth prompt century. A structure is good-looking in a nude. In a contrary, some exposed systems in a twenty-first century Pompidou Centre - originally celebrated for innovation and creativity - is now rusted and has broken. Without intervention, the Famous edifices are allocated to return to a landscape that the be be create.
Like The edifices Learn the interest of Mark of mirrors in isolation and big technology. While one could interpret isolation and of the materials of modern construction like this diametrically opposed disciplines, alleys of Mark these worries. Some chapters in the isolation and The Interview allude some desirable attributes of calm, populist, victorious, and romantic. Some the spatial materials create environmental stewardship by means of his speed, efficiency, force and effortless implementation. Traditional or 'vernacular' the materials will be touchable and aesthetic but go in the price the big plus. Material loans, created of there is anticipated processes, is more economic and can resupply one stimulating economic to preserve an old that builds that can otherwise succumb to some the financial pressures have created of recovery vernacular. The mark suggests that the future edifices will learn more quickly. It uses advances of computers in sensory and answered of engine like some metaphors; this in spite of, does not suggest to those breakings of his are is is' illustration this forecast relates.
Like the subject in fact, Stewart Mark has the history to predict the technical transmission and built it contrarian organisation to consult around this capacity. Different the majority of consultings of management, still compatible with As building Learn, undertaken of the helps of the Mark adapt - drawing paralizaciones impending transmission in planting to plan for the strategic future result. It Likes him the magazine of Fortuna paraphrased the, 'If alcohols-boggling the transmission is a constant so only , that directs in an avoidance of the blunders of entities yields better results that some suns-the investigation imported of a big want to.'
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback are always fascinated with those second transmissions of looks of effect of impersonal forces over time. This book is roughly exactly concealed: Although the people are responsible partorisca change to the edifice, in the long period of time and a lot of owners some reason partorisca some changes darkness of result and some effects of a lot of the different transmissions turn a structure to something so only.
The mark comprises hundreds of examples of "rephotography": Photo of the location taken in a lot of time of roughly a same corner partorisca illustrate some transmissions. (Among a better is 140 years of photos of the house of Reef of San Francisco, which burned down at least two times.) It examines both structural transmissions and cosmetics to the edifice, as well as some ephemeral transmissions to some people and of the interior of things that builds it that I change much more quickly. Also it considers the few edifices that has been drawn of whole cloth, and like the result is both resistant to change, and decidedly colder and unlivable to all the cost of his artistic merits.
Friendly mark, still often opinionated, that writes the fashion tremendously is involving, and different very a lot of-books of the fiction there there is seldom the sense that is repeating some same ideas on and on: there have it always something new here, photos lovelier to look in. And it gives the amour of the mark of an organic, living half of the man done where a practical and some aesthetic funds to something totally enjoyable.
4 / 5
Formed: Paperback in the description in _A Last Whole Earth Catalogue_ (1971), Mark of Stewart of the author has written: "we are not the utopian has thought around here, preferring the fiasco of plus-for-approximation of fiasco to perfection."
This perfectly takes a centrical thesis of _As the edifices Learn_: Once built, the edifices do and has to that _change_ to return some needs to change inhabitants. Some interiors can be remodeled, the ceilings have created, the adicins/the additions have done, plumbing and wiring additions, rerouted or remodeled, & etc. So only-familiar brownstones edifices to result to walk, homely the warehouses can result lofts partorisca artists and big-technology startups, and to the purple can be turned to museums.
The good edifices can be changed gracefully; bad some resist transmission. The aims of mark a lot of examples of the each one. In a lot of chance, "vernacular" architecture -- structures quite simple that would not win the place in an architect resume -- try a more adapted to change. The mark reserves considerable fury for prestiege projects that looks more to do fault an architect ego that some inhabitants' the practical uses.
Are not an architect, student of architecture, or that-have you, as it was not that these rows of book with other critics of architecture. I can say that I have found he immenseley informative, persuasive, and readable.
5 / 5
Formed: Paperback there is doubted partorisca revise this book because I am personally suspect of glowing praise. This in spite of, this reserves the merit. The point of the start of the mark is an observation that the majority of architects spends the majority of his time king-working or extending in existent edifices, more than creating new some of scratch, but a subject of like this transmission of edifices (or, partorisca adopt the metaphor of the mark, like the edifices learn of his use and half) is ignored by schools more architectural and theorists. Partorisca Look in of the examples (big and small, ancient and modern), Mark teases out of models of animal-use and transmission, and dispute (a lot convincingly) that of the edifices go partorisca be modified many times, would have to be drawn with unanticipated future transmissions in alcohols. Of course, one same is some programs, and has found again and again that it could it to it substitute a word "program" partorisca "edifice", and "programmer" partorisca "architect", all the mark has said was true to compute also (but very better written that any engineering of controversial software there is not reading never).
5 / 5
When I have begun partorisca read a book felt in accordance with a lot of that the frames has to that say. I have begun finally partorisca have nagging doubt to the equal that has crystallised finally. A title is the poor party partorisca a content and the part of a question is one of some habladurías of Mark of the things roughly: the person really knows the one who the edifices learn or that spends with which have been built reasons a profession of the architecture has not been interested in these things. The mark done the plot of suggestions but for an end of a calm book @gives there is no synthesized the whole of some a lot of parts partorisca clash.
Is exposing the good or bad services? When Edifice of Tongue DIPPED on 20 likes the exposed services. When Tongue in a Pompidou Centre in Parigi he the no. would owe that build of masonry hard reason partorisca always. No, the masonry is hard to change and would have to that forests of use. The forest requires too upkeep so that it have to that ceilings of use of metal. But the edifices of metal are ugly. But anything more than 100 years is good-looking. We would owe that build partorisca some ages but he would have to that be abordables as we do not have to that take out of the mortgage partorisca do like this. The terraces are bad (was although they promote vertical growth) but rectagular to the wall is more (reason his he adicións/easy additions). The hips has specified the edifices is bad but then continuous in still pages roughly like turns he barge home. It have to that be a bit cement because the open architecture overwhelms with some possibilities, but does not have to that be TOO CEMENT.
Is not until a final two chapters that in fact has some cement and the calm suggestions then @give you the majority of a book has been contesting against the strawman.
A better part of a book is some photos, often aiming a same edifice or neighboor on one comprises few decades, really the driving marries that it beat of edifices and transmissions.
4 / 5
Has read this book after reading several books for Christopher Alexander. It have listened that the mark was Alexander inspired by, and has been pleased to find this Mark done his possess contributo quite original to a studio of the like laws of edifices of the frames -- and like edifices to change to do them the better work.
After reading this book, has given it habladuría my cooperative of the student house based in Marks it taught me. I have begun to think on some edifices of cooperative likes "living things," and in fact, looking for behind only the year, have @@give that it had changed it in a cooperative: had installed new windows (to be compliant with a code of fire, more has quotes better soundproofing against some parties of noisy yard); we have had lights of addition of emergency to the ours hallways; the carpet has substituted; installed new locks to maintain the intruder was. All these changes done to subtly transform a half, and in a course of the decade, a "same old edifice" it is resulted the quite different place . The mark resupplies wide photographs, episodes, and theories to aim like this spends.
5 / 5
A better part of this book is his historical photos, the history of our society said for his edifices. The worse part is his premise : I concealed once we comprise an importance of adaptability in of the edifices, will build differently.
Some rests in fact to build the owners does not pay never more than these necessary to fulfil his forseeable need. (And if it was not to build codes, included the health and the security would be compromised.)
Another point: Although it estimates normal edifices, and loves a free architecture to prestress, prestresses of some class is an essence of architecture, which, as Frank Lloyd Wright has said, begins where final of function. Really we love the world of simple utilitarian structures?
Like arrivals to reserve to be more than the critique of the ours cut-sighted culture, using edifices like this of the examples. Some argues can not resist water, but a vast quantity researches it that it went it obviously to to this book to document likes the transmission of edifices on some decades still the interesting fact.
5 / 5
When Never the walk in the the edifice or room, often will think "REASON! " Reason owe that stand in a basin to close a door, Reason is this situates like this out of touching with reality, has a person the one who has drawn this place never steped foot in here.
Has in the first place chosen this reserves on on done the year after seeing a program of television. It is the very good book and like all the world says that it is common sence. Or it is, it does not look to be commen sence to the majority of architects.
Has think that the architecture was taught like this in this book, but mine elusions where shattered, architects of the looks so only loves returned in, or thay master there building to look well to the spectator that chairs in another edifice staring in a photograph in a coverage at the head of the magazine.
Be also asked roughly architecture of software, and so only am beginning to see some connections. I finalise to read some descriptions of books of Alexander of Christopher and will be to read his also.
A excelent book, the fashion could be better. 4/5
4 / 5
This book, while has at all to do with software, has everything to do with a character of complex systems - as half, of course, that has everything to do with software. Each engineer of the software and the architect of systems has shared this book with has has recognised immediately a content for an allegory that is. It was his Mark simply substitutes 'Edifice' with'ystem' during a book, to mint in an industry of software. The present people of software to this book to rid them the a lot shabby copy and asking them to comment and concurrido in some margins. There it is spawned an epiphany of content. He, "A Creation of Daily Things," and "A Fifth Discipline" it was manditory reading in my tent. Oh, A book could have something to say in edifices, also.
4 / 5
A point done for an author is the very a lot one: all has to that it look in some edifices of way was built once and integrate an intrinsic knowledge to the as we the architects are doing today. Some pictures in a book are very interesting and illustrate this fantastically. Lamentably a continuous author his point in the way that less is convincing, for critisizing each one main edifice breakthrough of a last century and that concludes that some the traditional methods were better. Alas, a world has changed, and will have to that find new solutions to our worlds' questions to look advance aswell like this to a past.
4 / 5
Has learnt to plot of Mark commonsensical, and in some ways, approximation of humanist. A delight takes in a messy the subject of human life is exemplary. This in spite of, dips on the dud opposition - has no real conflict among edifices that suitable and flows with transmission, and a magnitude of illustration monumentalism. A last undoubtedly profit to pay more attention the flexibility, but needn't entirely pack his stock exchanges in a process. They are so only for behind a Garden of Heaven to Osaka - really, there is at all the widest philosophy of the mark could agree of in such to modernist temple, but embodies appearances of humanities that a avowedly the low the architecture key could any never. For everything concealed, HBL would owe that be compulsory reading for all the classes of designers and engineers. It acclaims!
5 / 5
A lot entertaining and informative, without being worthy. It is true, substitute a word "building" with "place of web" or "software" or a lot another systemic the establishment and a whole book still does wonderfully. Also superbly written - an inspiration.
5 / 5
After reading this book in his entirety am returned frequently to revisit chapters. A very researched book. If you are a critic of architecture or feel soysanto of ore that thou', can not be for you.

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