The Beatles: All These Years

The Beatles: All These Years

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With a dash through their respective school exits, John and Paul would arrive together on the same stretch of street at the same moment and were truants for the afternoon — «sagging off». John would have his guitar ready. From a stop on Catharine Street, they boarded the 86 bus, a green double-decker like those driven by Harry Harrison, father of Paul’s young schoolfriend George. They found their way upstairs and had a smoke, strumming strings while the bus bounced them out to the southern suburbs. Within thirty minutes of sneaking out, they were inside Paul’s terraced council house at 20 Forthlin Road, empty in the daytime. As Jim McCartney would no more let Paul skip school than allow that boy in the house, subterfuge was vital. Afternoon sessions, two till five, ended with a hurried wafting around of smoke and washing of dirty dishes… though by then they’d often written another song.

Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want

Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want

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Perfectly named style maven and City Sage blogger Anne Sage knows a wise truth: decorating our living spaces for our goals is the first step in making them happen. In Sage Living, she opens the door to covetable dwellings designed to boost the dreams of their occupants, from the sunny, open-air kitchen of a holistic nutritionist to the eclectic living room of a world traveller ready to put down roots. With page after page of stunning interiors, engagingly written home stories, and hundreds of design tips for every room, Sage Living goes beneath the stylized surface to help readers decorate for the lives they truly want.

Ergonomics Study of Classroom Chair for Malaysian Universities

Ergonomics Study of Classroom Chair for Malaysian Universities

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Many tasks are done in a sitting position. Using laptop , writing and reading can be mentioned as several of the myriad examples that are daily performed by students in class. Considering the amount of time they spend sitting in the classroom, it is essential to have suitable chair that appropriately supports their body in performing those tasks. Some of the issues pointed out by students through the survey highlight the design deficiencies of the current chairs. Part of this problem is contributed to the growing population of international students in Malaysian universities. It is obvious that Malaysian or Asian students can have very different body dimensions in comparison to their international counterparts .This book results provide the necessary support to the notion that there are ongoing problems with the design of chairs used in classrooms in many Malaysian universities according to the available ergonomics standards and proportions of the human body. The conceptual chair design is proposed to remedy any of the inadequacies found in the current furniture.

50 Favourite Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright

50 Favourite Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright

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Houses not skyscrapers, museums or schools remained Frank Lloyd Wrights favourite building type from the beginning to the end of his seventy-year career as an architect. When he started his practice near the close of the 19th century, he saw a house as the embodiment of democracy and individual freedom. «Your home had more capacity to spread well-being», he said, «than any cathedral or palace». To him it was the centre of all family life. As «50 Favourite Houses by Frank Lloyd Wright» shows, his ideal home took on an amazing variety of forms. From Wrights 300 house designs that were eventually built, this book visits fifty that have become world-wide favourites. Here, from the young architects first period, is his own home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois, an architectural laboratory for him over two decades. Wright next ushered in the 20th century with his Prairie House, whose sheltering roofs and horizontal lines linked them to the earth; classics such as the Willits, Dana Thomas and Robie Houses. In the 1920s came revolutionary design in California built of textured concrete, followed in the 1930s by the internationally renowned Fallingwater and Taliesin West. Each of the examples featured grew from Wrights never-changing principles that a house should be built with nature, use materials and colours, be designed from within, have the consistency of a finely woven fabric, achieve harmony through unity, and be a work of art not just a house.

Под кровом мельпомены

Под кровом  мельпомены

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На истории Курского драматического театра имени А.С.Пушкина рассматриваются общетеоретические проблемы театрального искусства, в основном со ссылкой на систему К.С.Станиславского, выделяются важные этапы истории театрального искусства в России и Курской области как одного из старейших театров России. В книге анализируются черты профессии актера, специфика понимания профессии актерами курского театра. Иллюстрации к книге представлены на портале vk.com/id149104970 (первые 20 альбомов).

Царевна Наталья Алексеевна и театр ее времени

Царевна Наталья Алексеевна и театр ее времени

Автор: И. А. Шляпкин

Книга рекомендуется театроведам, историкам, культурологам, литературоведам, студентам исторических и искусствоведческих вузов, а также широкому кругу читателей, интересующихся историей России и историей театрального искусства.

Морские благотворители

Морские благотворители

Автор: В. Г. Смирнов

В исследовании петербургского военно-морского историка капитана 1 ранга В.Г.Смирнова впервые представлена деятельность Морского благотворительного и Дамского морского обществ, действовавших до революции 1917 года и оказавших помощь сотням военных моряков и членам их семей. Для широкого круга читателей, интересующихся историей России и Флота.

Игорь Друх. Рески Капеллы Скровеньи. Сюита для двух фортепиано

Игорь Друх. Рески Капеллы Скровеньи. Сюита для двух фортепиано

Автор: Игорь Друх

Фортепианный дуэт «Фрески Капеллы Скровеньи» написан Игорем Друхом в 1992 году. На сегодняшний день это одно из самых известных сочинений петербургского композитора, неоднократно и с неизменным успехом исполнявшееся не только в России, но и в Литве, Германии, Австрии, Голландии. Пять «иллюстраций» к жизни Христа созданы под впечатлением от посещения Капеллы дель Арена в Падуе (известной также как Капелла Скровеньи — по имени владельца), расписанной великим флорентийским художником Джотто ди Бондоне.

Swedish Architecture in Wood

Swedish Architecture in Wood

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A selection of 8 works, selected from 200 entries, showing the foremost achievements of Swedish wooden architecture over recent years. They comprise: a cowshed, a riding school, an apartment block, a single-family housing development, an exhibition gallery, a school, three detached houses and two weekend cottages. Featuring buildings differing in size, type and use, with wood playing as a decisive part. Profusely illustrated by photographer ke E:son Lindman, with descriptions and drawings by the architects themselves. Beautifully crafted, informative, and inspiring. Buildings included: Villa Maria, Nacka; Riding School, Flyinge; Tjajkovski Weekend House, Husaro; Srgard School, Skillingaryd; Villa Roser, Skara; Stora Mosse Visitor Centre, Gnosj; stra Kvarnskogen, Sollentura; Fiskpigan Precint, Trosa; Detached House, Trosa; Lhammar Ladugard (Byre), sthammar; Juniper House, Gotland.