By Amikam Elad
This article covers the holy websites of the Muslims in Jerusalem and the cermonies and pilgrimages to those areas in the course of the early Muslim interval. it really is mostly in response to basic Arabic resources. Emphasis is given to the works of "Literature in compliment of Jerusalem", a tremendous resource for the heritage and topography of the town. The textual content encompasses a distinct description of the 1st recognized consultant for the Muslim pilgrim to Jerusalem, that dates from the eleventh century, and a supplementary dialogue of the 16th-century consultant. either courses are nonetheless in manuscript and feature by no means been released.
By Vernon Mays
Outsourcing, downsizing, the world over participating. . .office layout has develop into more and more tough for architects and decorators. because the place of work constantly evolves via technological ideas, designers want to know the right way to be inventive and state of the art of their strategies. This sourcebook stocks the paintings of forty designers who've correctly expected their consumers' altering wishes and produced tasks that experience earned them recognize around the globe. a desirable and encouraging show off of what designs paintings for modern-day place of work.
From manhattan to l. a. and worldwide, a no-holds-barred method of fabrics choice has opened limitless probabilities for the place of work that run the gamut from dependent formality to unfettered whimsy. upload to new freedom to carve out free-form areas and flood them with traditional gentle, and you have the elements for an place of work atmosphere that folks wait for being in.
By Robert Hans Van Gulik, James Cahill, Wilt L. Idema, Sören Edgren
In 1949, the sinologist Robert van Gulik bought in a Tokyo curio-shop a suite of printing blocks of a Ming erotic album. years later the album, with an in depth treatise, was once released by way of van Gulik himself in a 50-copy print run and despatched to a small team of sinological libraries, as "the erotic prints and different information ought to not fall into the fingers of unqualified readers". It was once to be the author's first paintings at the topic, previous his groundbreaking "Sexual existence in old China". Unqualified readers have now finally turn into certified with this reliable variation. James Cahill, Wilt Idema and Soeren Edgren offer readers with introductions to its artwork historic, literary, biographical and e-book technical content material.
By Wilhelmus Antonius Arts, Loek Halman
This quantity offers with Europe's variety and homogeneity on the flip of the millennium by way of basic price orientations. utilizing information from the 1999/2000 wave of the ecu Values examine the individuals to this e-book try and determine and supply motives and understandings of the styles within the uncomplicated values and attitudes which were ascertained in particular life-spheres, e.g., paintings and relaxation time, faith, morality, society and politics, kin and marriage. the result's a cultural map of Europe that captures the differences and similarities in price profiles of the Europeans.
By Vladimir Orel
This quantity is a brand new compendium of Albanian etymology tracing millions of contemporary Albanian phrases again to their origins. It includes exact info at the Indo-European vocabulary preserved in Albanian in addition to on a variety of loanwords coming from historic Greek, Latin, early Romance and Slavic.
By Amelia Peck, Carol Irish, N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York
Artistically, Wheeler had all started via taking as her version the accomplishments of complex British designers equivalent to William Morris and Walter Crane. during her profession she absorbed components of jap layout and constructed a cosmopolitan American fabric kind during which the traditional different types of local crops have been interpreted as free-flowing designs. relocating clear of the opulent works of early commissions, she took up the problem of manufacturing materials that weren't in simple terms appealing but in addition cheap and sensible to be used in middle-class houses. to complete this she explored strange weaving and printing suggestions, and at times invented new ones.
Appointed director of layout for the Woman's construction of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Wheeler helped identify a huge, obvious position for girls within the arts. during her lifestyles she additionally wrote influential books on adorning and cofounded a summer time artists' colony. the tale of this strong-willed, proficient woman's occupation is usually a revealing social historical past and a view of the transformation of yankee style because the kingdom grew more and more convinced and cosmopolitan.
This ebook, which accompanies an exhibition held on the Metropolitan Museum of paintings, encompasses a biographical essay and a list of approximately 100 designs for textiles, wallpaper, and different inside furniture by means of Wheeler and her associates. [This ebook used to be initially released in 2001 and has long gone out of print. This version is a print-on-demand model of the unique book.]
By Jaap Mansfeld
Prolegomena bargains with the introductory and hermeneutic sections of quite a lot of commentaries and stories on philosophical, clinical, biblical and different historic authors.
Special realization is given to unclearness as a stimulus for interpretation. New mild is shed at the lifetime of an writer (e.g. Plotinus') as a initial to the learn of his works, and at the half performed by way of the concept that existence and doctrine should still accept as true with each one other.
The effects bought through the learn of the practices in addition to the avowed rules of historical students and commentators between different issues extra the certainty of the interrelated philosophical, literary, clinical and patristic exegetical traditions, of the booklet of Diogenes Laërtius, of Galen's autobibliographies and of Thrasyllus' earlier than the examining of the Dialogues of Plato.
By Ed Noort, Tigchelaar
This quantity is dedicated to the receptions of and reflections at the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah as informed in Genesis 18 and 19. articles talk about intertextual reactions to the Sodom narrative in the Hebrew Bible. 5 contributions study readings and rewritings of the Sodom narrative in early Jewish, Christian and Islamic writings: Jubilees, the lifeless Sea Scrolls, the hot testomony (Revelation 11), Targumim and early Koran commentaries. articles specialize in separate topics, the punishment of the useless Sea and the prohibition on on reflection. eventually, articles that concentrate on Peter Damian and Proust's Sodome et Gomorrhe I describe the later reception of the sin of Sodom as homosexuality. A bibliography of contemporary works completes the quantity.
By Pamela Todd
This can be the definitive resource ebook for someone attracted to residing with Arts and Crafts kind. In it, Pamela Todd celebrates William Morris's genius, featuring an intensive assessment of his existence and profession, and displaying how he envisaged and applied schemes for interiors in his personal houses and people of others. a chain of 'Case reports' explores six modern homes - from a contemporary London townhouse to a standard Arts and Crafts domestic in Massachusetts - that experience and tailored Morris's dicta, brilliantly demonstrating how the fashion will be utilized to our surroundings this day. The publication concludes with a finished style-sourcing part, in addition to a gazetteer of locations to go to for proposal.