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  • Tom Kundig: Houses [Dung Ngo] (Tapa Dura)
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    Precio:  $3,009.00 $2,529.00
    Expira: 20/08/2019

    Tom Kundig: Houses [Dung Ngo] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Dung Ngo- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Princeton Architectural Press- ISBN-13: 9781568986050- Páginas: 176- Dimensiones: 26.37cm. x 20.95cm. x 1.60cm.- Peso: 0.81 kg.- Descripción:The work of Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig has been called both raw and refined, as well as super-crafted and warm. Kundig's projects, especially his houses, uniquely combine these two seemingly disparate sets of characteristics to produce some of the most inventive structures found in the architecture world today. Kundig's internationally acclaimed work is inspired by both the industrial structures with which he grew up in the Pacific Northwest and the vibrant craft cultures that are fostered there. His buildings uniquely meld industrial sensibilities and materials such as Cor-ten steel and concrete with an intuitive understanding of scale. As Kundig states, "The idea is insaperable from the fabrication, inseparable from the materials used."Tom Kundig: Houses presents five projects in depth, from their early conceptual sketches to their final lovingly wrought, intimate details. Kundig's houses reflect a sustained and active collaborative process between designer, craftsmen, and owners, resulting in houses that bring to life the architect's intentions, the materials used, and lines of unforgettable beauty...
  • The Art of Drawing [Willy Pogany] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,819.00 $1,259.00
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    The Art of Drawing [Willy Pogany] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Willy Pogany- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Madison Books- ISBN-13: 9781568330594- Páginas: 128- Dimensiones: 28.27cm. x 21.29cm. x 0.74cm.- Peso: 0.37 kg.- Descripción:Provides a complete drawing system and includes hundreds of illustrations...
  • Song of Two Worlds [Alan Lightman] (Tapa Dura)
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    Song of Two Worlds [Alan Lightman] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Alan Lightman- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: A K Peters/CRC Press- ISBN-13: 9781568814636- Páginas: 112- Dimensiones: 2.03cm. x 23.62cm. x 15.75cm.- Peso: 0.35 kg.- Descripción:In Alan Lightman's new book, a verse narrative, we meet a man who has lost his faith in all things following a mysterious personal tragedy. After decades of living "hung like a dried fly," emptied and haunted by his past, the narrator awakens one morning revitalized and begins a Dante-like journey to find something to believe in, first turning to the world of science and then to the world of philosophy, religion, and human life. As his personal story is slowly revealed, little by little, we confront the great questions of the cosmos and of the human heart, some questions with answers and others without...
  • The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworkers Reflections [George Nakashima] (Tapa Blanda)
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    The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworkers Reflections [George Nakashima] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: George Nakashima- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Kodansha USA- ISBN-13: 9781568363950- Páginas: 224- Dimensiones: 22.61cm. x 29.72cm. x 2.54cm.- Peso: 1.40 kg.- Descripción:On a farmlike compound near New Hope, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, his family, and fellow wood-workers create exquisite furniture from richly grained, rare timber. Tables, desks, chairs, and cabinets from this simple workshop grace the homes and mansions and executive boardrooms of people who prize such excellence. In this lavishly illustrated volume, George Nakashima allows us in intimate look at his artistry, his philosophy, his life. It is the portrait of an artisan who strives to find the ideal use for each plank in order to "create an object of utility to man and, if nature smiles, an object of lasting beauty."The author's search for the meaning of life took him as a young man to Paris, Tokyo, and Pondicherry, India. In India, he found the inner peace for which he had been searching and began to find ways to work with timber. He writes movingly about the grandeur of ancient trees and stunning figured woods and explains how he selects and prepares his materials. Above all, he impresses us with his devotion to discovering the inherent beauty of wood so that noble trees might have a second life as furniture. The Soul of a Tree looks at the world through the eyes of an artist and evokes the joy of living in harmony with nature...
  • Model Making (Architecture Briefs) [Megan Werner] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,969.00 $1,569.00
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    Model Making (Architecture Briefs) [Megan Werner] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Megan Werner- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Princeton Architectural Press- ISBN-13: 9781568988702- Páginas: 160- Dimensiones: 21.59cm. x 17.78cm. x 1.24cm.- Peso: 0.45 kg.- Descripción:The ancient craft of architectural model making may seem unnecessary in today's age of digital renderings and virtual tours, but physical models remain a uniquely revealing and compelling tool for the architect. More forcefully than any other way of visualizing a building, models represent ideas, as opposed to images. The sensory impact of a physical model, its materiality, is an important step in the design process. Once an idea is materialized, it exists in the real world, and the real world reactsawith limitations or opportunities, which become clear through the process of making. Amodel not only allows the designer to explore freely while testing out specific ideas but also to advance and communicate his or her ideas effectively to others...
  • Atlas of Novel Tectonics [Jesse Reiser] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $2,199.00 $1,739.00
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    Atlas of Novel Tectonics [Jesse Reiser] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Jesse Reiser- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Princeton Architectural Press- ISBN-13: 9781568985541- Páginas: 288- Dimensiones: 19.05cm. x 12.70cm. x 2.24cm.- Peso: 0.30 kg.- Descripción:Architects Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto have been generating some of the most provocative thinking in the field for nearly twenty years. With Atlas of Novel Tectonics, Reiser+Umemoto hone in on the many facets of architecture and illuminate their theories with great thought and simplicity. The Atlas is organized as an accumulation of short chapters that address the workings of matter and force, material science, the lessons of art and architectural history, and the influence of architecture on culture (and vice versa). Reiser+Umemoto see architectural design as a series of problem situations, and each chapter is an argument devoted to a specific condition or case. Influenced by a wide range of fields and phenomenaBrillat-Savarin's classic The Physiology of Taste is one of their primary modelsthe authors provide a cross-section of thinking and inspiration. The result is both an elucidation of the concepts that guide Reiser+Umemoto through their own design process and a series of meditations on topics that have formed their own sense as architects. Atlas of Novel Tectonics offers an entirely fresh perspective on subjects that are generally taken for granted, and does so with a welcome punch and energy...
  • Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques (Architecture Briefs) [Lisa Iwamoto] (Tapa Blanda)
    Precio:  $1,869.00

    Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques (Architecture Briefs) [Lisa Iwamoto] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Lisa Iwamoto- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Princeton Architectural Press- ISBN-13: 9781568987903- Páginas: 144- Dimensiones: 21.59cm. x 18.11cm. x 1.27cm.- Peso: 0.40 kg.- Descripción:Architectural pioneers such as Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn introduced the world to the extreme forms made possible by digital fabrication. It is now possible to transfer designs made on a computer to computer-controlled machinery that creates actual building components. This "file to factory" process not only enables architects to realize projectsfeaturing complex or double-curved geometries, but also liberates architects from a dependence on off-the-shelf building components, enabling projects of previously unimaginable complexity.Digital Fabrications, the second volume in our new Architecture Briefs series, celebrates the design ingenuity made possible by digital fabrication techniques. Author Lisa Iwamoto explores the methods architects use to calibrate digital designs with physical forms. The book is organized according to five types of digital fabrication techniques: tessellating, sectioning, folding, contouring, and forming. Projects are shown both in their finished forms and in working drawings, templates, and prototypes, allowing the reader to watch the process of each fantastic construction unfold. Digital Fabrications presents projects designed and built by emerging practices that pioneer techniques and experiment with fabrication processes on a small scale with a do-it-yourself attitude. Featured architects include Ammar Eloueini/DIGIT-AL Studio, Elena Manferdini, Brennan Buck, Michael Meredith/MOS, Office dA, Mafoomby, URBAN A+O, SYSTEM Architects, Andrew Kudless, IwamotoScott, Howeler Yoon, Hitoshi Abe, Chris Bosse, Tom Wiscombe/Emergent, Jeremy Ficca, SPAN, Urban A&O, Gnuform, Heather Roberge, Patterns, and Servo...
  • The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space [Azby Brown] (Tapa Dura)
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    Precio:  $2,649.00 $2,379.00
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    The Very Small Home: Japanese Ideas for Living Well in Limited Space [Azby Brown] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Azby Brown- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Kodansha USA- ISBN-13: 9781568364346- Páginas: 112- Dimensiones: 23.62cm. x 30.73cm. x 1.78cm.- Peso: 1.15 kg.- Descripción:The Very Small Home is an inspiring new book that surveys the creative design innovations of small houses in Japan. Eighteen recently built and unusual houses, from ultramodern to Japanese rustic, are presented in depth. Particular emphasis is given to what the author calls the "big idea" for each house-the thing that does the most to make the home feel more spacious than it actually is. Big ideas include ingenious sources of natural light, well thought-out loft spaces, snug but functional kitchens, unobtrusive partitions, and unobstructed circulation paths. An introduction puts the houses in the context of lifestyle trends and highlights their shared characteristics. The Houses section details each project the intentions of the designers and occupants are explained. The result is a very human sensibility that runs through the book, a glimpse of the dreams and aspirations that these unique homes represent and that belies their apparent modesty. The second half of the book is devoted to illustrating the special features in the homes, from storage and kitchen designs to revolutionary skylights and partitions. Building small can be a sign of higher ambitions, and those who read this book will undoubtedly grow to appreciate that building a small home can be an amazingly positive and creative act, one which can enhance one's life in surprising ways. In The Very Small Home, Brown has given home owners, designers, and architects a fascinating new collection of ideas...
  • The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria [Alia Malek] (Tapa Dura)
    Precio:  $1,679.00

    The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria [Alia Malek] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Alia Malek- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Nation Books- ISBN-13: 9781568585321- Páginas: 304- Dimensiones: 24.77cm. x 16.51cm. x 2.54cm.- Peso: 0.47 kg.- Descripción:At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling the people who lived in the Tahaan building, past and present, Alia portrays the Syrians-the Muslims, Christians, Jews, Armenians, and Kurds-who worked, loved, and suffered in close quarters, mirroring the political shifts in their country. Restoring her family's home as the country comes apart, she learns how to speak the coded language of oppression that exists in a dictatorship, while privately confronting her own fears about Syria's future.The Home That Was Our Country is a deeply researched, personal journey that shines a delicate but piercing light on Syrian history, society, and politics. Teeming with insights, the narrative weaves acute political analysis with a century of intimate family history, ultimately delivering an unforgettable portrait of the Syria that is being erased...
  • Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives [Gary Younge] (Tapa Dura)
    Precio:  $1,819.00

    Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives [Gary Younge] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Gary Younge- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Nation Books- ISBN-13: 9781568589756- Páginas: 304- Dimensiones: 16.51cm. x 24.13cm. x 2.84cm.- Peso: 0.55 kg.- Descripción:WINNER OF THE 2017 J. ANTHONY LUKAS PRIZEOn an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during one such day. It could have been any day, but he chose November 23, 2013. Black, white, and Latino, aged nine to nineteen, they fell at sleepovers, on street corners, in stairwells, and on their own doorsteps. From the rural Midwest to the barrios of Texas, the narrative crisscrosses the country over a period of twenty-four hours to reveal the full human stories behind the gun-violence statistics and the brief mentions in local papers of lives lost.This powerful and moving work puts a human face-a child's face-on the "collateral damage" of gun deaths across the country. This is not a book about gun control, but about what happens in a country where it does not exist. What emerges in these pages is a searing and urgent portrait of youth, family, and firearms in America today...
  • The Secret Teachings of Aikido [Morihei Ueshiba] (Tapa Dura)
    Precio:  $2,819.00

    The Secret Teachings of Aikido [Morihei Ueshiba] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Morihei Ueshiba- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Kodansha USA- ISBN-13: 9781568364469- Páginas: 152- Dimensiones: 19.81cm. x 26.42cm. x 1.78cm.- Peso: 0.84 kg.- Descripción:Aikido evolved from the rich martial traditions of Japan, and was developed by Morihei Ueshiba based on their profound philosophies. In this book, the author explains how Aikido is both the spirit of love and the study of that spirit. In unique and incisive language, Ueshiba discusses the arcane aspects of Aikido's aims and techniques, as well as the central importance of breathing, ki (chi), and Aikido's relationship to the spirit and body - these form the very essence of Aikido.He goes on to consider the virtues of this revered martial art, urging the reader to link to the universe through Aikido, and ultimately to unify the divine and human. He also explains the essence of Takemusu aiki (valorous force of procreation and harmony), and Misogi (the ritual of purifying oneself). The book includes many rare photos of the author - on both his techniques and his everyday life. Also included are his twenty-five doka (spiritual Japanese-style poems) in Japanese, English, and Romanization. The introduction was written by his grandson, Moriteru Ueshiba, the present Aikido Doshu...
  • Budo: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido [Morihei Ueshiba] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,789.00 $1,319.00
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    Budo: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido [Morihei Ueshiba] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Morihei Ueshiba- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Kodansha USA- ISBN-13: 9781568364872- Páginas: 132- Dimensiones: 18.03cm. x 25.65cm. x 1.02cm.- Peso: 0.48 kg.- Descripción:Morihei Ueshiba is rightly known as one of the world's greatest martial artists for his creation of aikido, the synthesis of his superb technique and his profound spiritual insight into the nature of the universe. Aikido is much more than just another fighting style, it is a holistic approach to life that Morihei described as "a divine path inspired by the gods that leads to truth, goodness, and beauty." Sadly, Morihei left few writings to explain his martial arts philosophy, preferring to teach his disciples by direct example. Aikido students will be familiar with photographs and film footage of Morihei as an old man, effortlessly defeating his much younger opponents, but very little has been published about Morihei's prewar years, when he was perfecting aiki-budo, as aikido was then known. In 1938 Morihei wrote Budo (Martial Way) as an instruction manual and a statement of the aims and spirit of his martial arts philosophy. Budo, however, was never made available to the general public, and it even contains the injunction that "these techniques ... should not be disclosed indiscriminately to the public." Now with the worldwide popularity of aikido rivaling that of judo and karate-do, the Aikikai Foundation and the Ueshiba family have decided that it is time for this historic treatise of the martial arts to be translated into English, and made available to general readers and students of aikido all over the world. Reproduced faithfully from the original, this seminal work contains one of the founder's few personal statements of his basic principles, expressed both in prose and mystical poetry. The text is accompanied by photographs of Morihei illustrating the aikido techniques he describes. This martial arts classic is preceded by an introductory biographical essay on Morihei by his son Kisshomaru Ueshiba, the present chairman of the Aikikai Foundation. This enlightening work recounts the founder's early life, his inspirational 'encounter with the religious mystic Onisaburo Deguchi, and the spiritual revelations that led him to develop the art of aikido. The volume concludes with a series of action photographs of the founder demonstrating aikido techniques, taken at a private dojo in Tokyo in 1936. This section also includes selected photographs of Morihei in action in 1951. The more than 400 historic photographs shown here provide an unequalled opportunity to observe the lifelong devotion to aikido and the continuity of performance that characterized Morihei's approach to his art...
  • The Heart of Aikido: The Philosophy of Takemusu Aiki [Morihei Ueshiba] (Tapa Dura)
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    Precio:  $1,769.00 $1,219.00
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    The Heart of Aikido: The Philosophy of Takemusu Aiki [Morihei Ueshiba] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Morihei Ueshiba- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Kodansha USA- ISBN-13: 9781568365145- Páginas: 144- Dimensiones: 14.22cm. x 19.05cm. x 1.78cm.- Peso: 0.27 kg.- Descripción:With its message of universal harmony, the martial art of Aikido is attracting an ever-expanding number of followers all around the world. There are now 1,600,000 Aikido practitioners in 90 different countries. The Heart of Aikido: The Philosophy of Takemasu Aiki focuses on the human values and promotion of peace that legendary founder Morihei Ueshiba believed were at Aikido's core. Takemasu Aiki means, "the life-generating force capable of unlimited transformations," an idea that serves as the spiritual foundation on which Aikido rests. The book, translated into English for the first time, draws on the essence of the founder's philosophy and spirituality, which was based on the Shinto religion. It presents such tenets as: the importance of harmony in the martial arts, the ultimate promotion of peace by dispelling any aggression through such harmony, and the divinity of the true self and the universe. The Japanese version of the book holds a special place in the hearts of Aikido practitioners; the English-language edition has been eagerly awaited and is sure to be greeted with great excitement...
  • A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura [Eileen Markey] (Tapa Dura)
    Precio:  $1,659.00

    A Radical Faith: The Assassination of Sister Maura [Eileen Markey] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Eileen Markey- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Nation Books- ISBN-13: 9781568585734- Páginas: 336- Dimensiones: 24.13cm. x 16.51cm. x 2.54cm.- Peso: 0.79 kg.- Descripción:On a hot and dusty December day in 1980, the bodies of four American women-three of them Catholic nuns-were pulled from a hastily dug grave in a field outside San Salvador. They had been murdered two nights before by the US-trained El Salvadoran military. News of the killing shocked the American public and set off a decade of debate over Cold War policy in Latin America. The women themselves became symbols and martyrs, shorn of context and background.In A Radical Faith, journalist Eileen Markey breathes life back into one of these women, Sister Maura Clarke. Who was this woman in the dirt? What led her to this vicious death so far from home? Maura was raised in a tight-knit Irish immigrant community in Queens, New York, during World War II. She became a missionary as a means to a life outside her small, orderly world and by the 1970s was organizing and marching for liberation alongside the poor of Nicaragua and El Salvador.Maura's story offers a window into the evolution of postwar Catholicism: from an inward-looking, protective institution in the 1950s to a community of people grappling with what it meant to live with purpose in a shockingly violent world. At its heart, A Radical Faith is an intimate portrait of one woman's spiritual and political transformation and her courageous devotion to justice...
  • Louis Kahn: Conversations with Students (Architecture at Rice) [Louis I. Kahn] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,639.00 $1,439.00
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    Louis Kahn: Conversations with Students (Architecture at Rice) [Louis I. Kahn] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Louis I. Kahn- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Princeton Architectural Press- ISBN-13: 9781568981499- Páginas: 112- Dimensiones: 20.65cm. x 13.97cm. x 0.64cm.- Peso: 0.15 kg.- Descripción:Louis Kahn (1901-74) is one of the most renowned practitioners of international modernism, on a par with Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe in the extent of his influence on subsequent generations of architects. Kahn sought the spiritual in his powerful forms, and encouraged his students to seek the essential nature of architecture. His Philadelphia-based practice was responsible for such masterpieces as the Richards Medical Research building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; the Yale Art Gallery extension in New Haven, Connecticut; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas; the government complex at Dhaka, Bangladesh; and the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.This title, in the same format as our highly successful Rem Koolhaas: Conversations with Students, contains a little-known essay by Kahn on his sources of inspiration, an interview with the architect on his working methods and his vision for the future of the profession, and writings on Kahn by Michael Bell and Lars Lerup, contributors to our title Stanley Saitowitz. Louis Kahn: Conversations with Students is the latest title in the series from the Rice University School of Architecture...
  • My Turn: A Life of Total Football [Johan Cruyff] (Tapa Dura)
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    My Turn: A Life of Total Football [Johan Cruyff] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Johan Cruyff- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Nation Books- ISBN-13: 9781568585710- Páginas: 336- Dimensiones: 24.13cm. x 16.51cm. x 2.87cm.- Peso: 0.61 kg.- Descripción:Johan Cruyff embodied a footballing philosophy that now dominates coaching and playing styles in all the leading club sides around the world. You can dispute whether Cruyff was the greatest player everahe was certainly one of the top threeabut he is undoubtedly the player who single-handedly most changed the nature of the game.My Turn tells the story of Cruyff's remarkable career, built on the techniques he learned playing in the streets of postwar Amsterdam while hoping to be noticed by the city's most famous club, Ajax. He would eventually inspire that team to eight league championships and three European cups. He won his first of three Ballons d'Or in 1971 at age 24. In 1973, Cruyff was sold to Barcelona for a thenA–world-record transfer fee. He led the Catalans to victory in La Liga for the first time since 1960, and went on to leave a lasting mark on Spanish soccer. In the 1974 World Cup, Cruyff propelled the Dutch team to the final for the first time.Cruyff's lasting influence, however, is not in the medals he won, but in the style of play he epitomized and then applied to the Barcelona and Ajax teams he coached. His vision of A"Total Footballa transformed the way soccer was played, and its dazzling fluidity became the basis of the most admired sides around the world. He was the sport's uncompromising genius on and off the field of play...
  • Angels with Dirty Faces: How Argentinian Soccer Defined a Nation and Changed the Game Forever [Jonathan Wilson] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Precio:  $1,299.00 $1,259.00
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    Angels with Dirty Faces: How Argentinian Soccer Defined a Nation and Changed the Game Forever [Jonathan Wilson] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Jonathan Wilson- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Nation Books- ISBN-13: 9781568585512- Páginas: 448- Dimensiones: 22.86cm. x 15.24cm. x 3.17cm.- Peso: 0.57 kg.- Descripción:The Masterful, Definitive History of Argentinian SoccerLionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Alfredo Di Stefano: in every generation Argentina has uncovered a uniquely brilliant soccer talent. Perhaps it's because the country lives and breathes the game, its theories, and its myths. Argentina's rich, volatile historyaby turns sublime and ruthlessly pragmaticais mirrored in the style and swagger of its national and club sides. In Angels with Dirty Faces, Jonathan Wilson chronicles the operatic drama of Argentinian soccer: the appropriation of the British game, the golden age of la nuestra, the exuberant style of playing that developed as Juan Peron led the country, a hardening into the brutal methods of anti-futbol, the fusion of beauty and efficacy under Cesar Luis Menotti, and the emergence of all-time greats.Praise for Inverting the PyramidA"Here, for the first time in decades, is a top-notch soccer book on how soccer is actually played on the field.a aSimon KuperA"An outstanding work. . . . The soccer book of the decade.a aSunday Business Pos...
  • Whisky Japan: The Essential Guide to the World's Most Exotic Whisky [Dominic Roskrow] (Tapa Dura)
    Precio:  $3,849.00

    Whisky Japan: The Essential Guide to the World's Most Exotic Whisky [Dominic Roskrow] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Dominic Roskrow- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Kodansha USA- ISBN-13: 9781568365756- Páginas: 288- Dimensiones: 20.57cm. x 24.38cm. x 3.05cm.- Peso: 1.49 kg.- Descripción:Gourmand World Cookbook Award-winner - Best Spirits BookJapanese whisky is finally getting the international recognition it deserves. Originally created to emulate the malts of Scotland, Japanese whiskies now hold a distinct and unique place among other world-class spirits. Yet, despite having a history going back nearly a century, and winning many prestigious awards in recent years (including Whisky Magazine's World Whiskies Awards in 2016, 2013, 2011, and 2010, and The Whisky Bible's World Whisky of the Year in 2013), Japanese whiskies have remained enigmatic and exotic. UntiI now. In WHISKY JAPAN, the most comprehensive book on Japanese whisky ever available in English, renowned expert Dominic Roskrow reveals what makes Japanese whisky so special and sought-after by whisky connoisseurs everywhere. He introduces the companies that make Japanese whisky, and offers detailed portraits of these distilleries, explaining their complex production processes, traditions, and the new innovations that have allowed them to take on and surpass the competition. The reader is carried along on a journey to the very heart of Japanese whisky making, with extensive tasting notes for all the leading expressions, a special selection of rare Japanese treasures, profile interviews with key personalities, and over 500 beautiful photographs and illustrations. Here are the whisky makers, blenders, independent bottlers, retailers, collectors, bloggers, and bartenders. There is a lively guide to the best bars around the world in which to taste Japanese whisky, a section on whisky cocktails and food pairings, and useful travel tips on how to get to the distilleries, where to stay, what to eat, and what else there is to do in the area...
  • Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt [Sarah Jaffe] (Tapa Dura)
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    Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt [Sarah Jaffe] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Sarah Jaffe- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Nation Books- ISBN-13: 9781568585369- Páginas: 352- Dimensiones: 24.77cm. x 17.14cm. x 3.17cm.- Peso: 0.57 kg.- Descripción:Necessary Trouble is the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake American politics. We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political turmoil and social activism. Over the last few years, we've seen the growth of the Tea Party, a twenty-first-century black freedom struggle with BlackLivesMatter, Occupy Wall Street, and the grassroots networks supporting presidential candidates in defiance of the traditional party elites.Sarah Jaffe leads readers into the heart of these movements, explaining what has made ordinary Americans become activists. As Jaffe argues, the financial crisis in 2008 was the spark, the moment that crystallized that something was wrong. For years, Jaffe crisscrossed the country, asking people what they were angry about, and what they were doing to take power back. She attended a people's assembly in a church gymnasium in Ferguson, Missouri; walked a picket line at an Atlanta Burger King; rode a bus from New York to Ohio with student organizers; and went door-to-door in Queens days after Hurricane Sandy.From the successful fight for a 15 minimum wage in Seattle and New York to the halting of Shell's Arctic drilling program, Americans are discovering the effectiveness of making good, necessary trouble. Regardless of political alignment, they are boldly challenging who wields power in this country...
  • Basho: The Complete Haiku [Matsuo Basho - Jane Reichhold] (Tapa Dura)
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    Basho: The Complete Haiku [Matsuo Basho - Jane Reichhold] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Matsuo Basho, Jane Reichhold- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Kodansha USA- ISBN-13: 9781568365374- Páginas: 432- Dimensiones: 16.00cm. x 22.86cm. x 3.05cm.- Peso: 0.81 kg.- Descripción:Basho stands today as Japans most renowned writer, and one of the most revered. Wherever Japanese literature, poetry or Zen are studied, his oeuvre carries weight. Every new student of haiku quickly learns that Basho was the greatest of the Old Japanese Masters.Yet despite his stature, Bashos complete haiku have not been collected into a single volume. Until now.To render the writers full body of work into English, Jane Reichhold, an American haiku poet and translator, dedicated over ten years of work. In Basho: The Complete Haiku, she accomplishes the feat with distinction. Dividing his creative output into seven periods of development, Reichhold frames each period with a decisive biographical sketch of the poets travels, creative influences and personal triumphs and defeats. Scrupulously annotated notes accompany each poem; and a glossary and two indexes fill out the volume. Reichhold notes that, Basho was a genius with words. He obsessively sought out the right word for each phrase of the succinct seventeen-syllable haiku, seeking the very essence of experience and expression. With equal dedication, Reichhold sought the ideal translations. As a result, Basho: The Complete Haiku is likely to become the essential work on this brilliant poet and will stand as the most authoritative book on the subject for many years to come. Original sumi-e ink drawings by artist Shiro Tsujimura complement the haiku throughout the book...
  • This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century [Mark Engler - Paul Engler] (Tapa Dura)
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    This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century [Mark Engler - Paul Engler] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Mark Engler, Paul Engler- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Nation Books- ISBN-13: 9781568587332- Páginas: 368- Dimensiones: 24.77cm. x 16.51cm. x 3.81cm.- Peso: 0.60 kg.- Descripción:There is a craft to uprisingaand this craft can change the worldFrom protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy, the Arab Spring, and #BlackLivesMatter, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change. When mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media consistently portrays them as being spontaneous and unpredictable. Yet, in this book, Mark and Paul Engler look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest.With incisive insights from contemporary activists, as well as fresh revelations about the work of groundbreaking figures such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Gene Sharp, and Frances Fox Piven, the Englers show how people with few resources and little conventional influence are engineering the upheavals that are reshaping contemporary politics.Nonviolence is usually seen simply as a philosophy or moral code. This Is an Uprising shows how it can instead be deployed as a method of political conflict, disruption, and escalation. It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt, we pass up the chance to truly understand how social transformation happens...
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner) [Ibram X. Kendi] (Tapa Dura)
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    Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner) [Ibram X. Kendi] (Tapa Dura)

    - Autor: Ibram X. Kendi- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Dura- Editorial: Nation Books- ISBN-13: 9781568584638- Páginas: 592- Dimensiones: 24.13cm. x 16.51cm. x 4.45cm.- Peso: 0.82 kg.- Descripción:WINNER OF THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTIONA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IN RACE AND CIVIL RIGHTSFINALIST FOR THE 2016 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTIONTHE MOST AMBITIOUS BOOK OF 2016 aThe Washington PostA BOSTON GLOBE BEST BOOK OF 2016A WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK OF 2016A CHICAGO REVIEW OF BOOKS BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016A ROOT BEST BOOK OF 2016A BUZZFEED BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016A BUSTLE BEST BOOK OF 2016NOMINATED FOR 2016 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK OF NONFICTIONA KIRKUS BEST HISTORY BOOK OF 2016A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2016 TO EXPLAIN CURRENT POLITICSA KIRKUS BEST HEARTRENDING NONFICTION BOOK of 2016AN ENTROPY BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2016THE WASHINGTON POST 2016 SUMMER READING LIST"ENGROSSING AND RELENTLESS" aThe Washington Post"THIS DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF RACIST IDEAS SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING" aThe Root"NOVELISTIC FLAIR" aThe Stranger"AMBITIOUS, MAGISTERIAL" aStarred Kirkus Review"MUST FOR SERIOUS READERS" aLibrary Journal"HEAVILY RESEARCHED YET READABLE" aBooklist"WORTH THE TIME OF ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND RACISM" aThe Seattle Times"EVER-RELEVANT CONTEXT FOR THE WHITE SUPREMACIST MOMENT" aThe Dallas Morning News"A COMPELLING, THOROUGHLY ENLIGTENING, UNSETTLING, AND NECESSARY READ" aVox"GRACEFUL, ENGAGING PROSE" aTampa Bay TimesSome Americans cling desperately to the myth that we are living in a post-racial society, that the election of the first Black president spelled the doom of racism. In fact, racist thought is alive and well in America--more sophisticated and more insidious than ever. And as award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, if we have any hope of grappling with this stark reality, we must first understand how racist ideas were developed, disseminated, and enshrined in American society.In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and antiracists. From Puritan minister Cotton Mather to Thomas Jefferson, from fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison to brilliant scholar W.E.B. Du Bois to legendary anti-prison activist Angela Davis, Kendi shows how and why some of our leading proslavery and pro-civil rights thinkers have challenged or helped cement racist ideas in America.Contrary to popular conceptions, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were devised and honed by some of the most brilliant minds of each era. These intellectuals used their brilliance to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial disparities in everything from wealth to health. And while racist ideas are easily produced and easily consumed, they can also be discredited. In shedding much-needed light on the murky history of racist ideas, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose them--and in the process, gives us reason to hope...
  • A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies [Anne McCracken - Mary Semel] (Tapa Blanda)
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    A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies [Anne McCracken - Mary Semel] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Anne McCracken, Mary Semel- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Hazelden Publishing- ISBN-13: 9781568385563- Páginas: 328- Dimensiones: 22.91cm. x 15.34cm. x 2.29cm.- Peso: 0.55 kg.- Descripción:While nothing can mute the pain after the death of a child, this compilation of poetry, fiction, and essays about the pain, stages, grief, and coping offer inspiration and comfort in the wake of tragedy.How Two Grieving Mothers Found Inspiration and Comfort There are few, if any, events in life as traumatic, heart-wrenching, and crushing as the death of a child. While nothing can mute the pain of such a life-shattering loss, others who know this experience can help those suffering articulate the chaos of their feelings and see that they can, eventually, feel whole again. Organized by a journalist and a psychotherapist, each of whom has lost a child, A Broken Heart Still Beats is a remarkable compilation of poetry, fiction, and essays about the pain, stages of grief, and the coping and healing process that follows the death of one's child. The chapters are organized thematically and chronologically, from "Thunderstruck," the point at which parents first learn they have lost a child, to "The Legacy of Loss," wherein the authors and the anthology selections speak to the "steely hard and cold" life lessons this type of bereavement brings. This compilation of poems and excerpts draws from short stories, novels, biographies, and autobiographies that focus on the death of a child as relayed through classic and contemporary world literature. It is made up of works by some of the best writers and thinkers present and past, many of them bereaved parents as well, ranging from Mark Twain, Isabel Allende, William Shakespeare, John Edgar Wideman, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Anne Tyler, and Sophocles to Eric Clapton and Winston Churchill. Biographical introductions personalize the excerpts, often offering new insights into well-known writers like William Faulkner and Rudyard Kipling. This book's anthologized selections make it truly exceptional. A Broken Heart Still Beats-- expresses the universal themes of grief--and the common points of these experiences and feelings--in language and imagery that goes straight to the heart. The fact that each of the authors has lost a child brings a powerful authenticity to the book. Bereaved parents and family members as well as mental health professionals, bereavement counselors, and those interested in grief literature will all find this book extremely valuable. "As one who has experienced the tragic, untimely death of a child, I have found this anthology of similar experiences an excellent source of comfort and healing." --George McGovern, former U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate. "By putting words to what is surely the most unspeakable of life's losses, this eloquent and painfully honest book may help make the darkness a little less dark, the loneliness a little less lonely." --Judith Viorst, author of Necessary Losses Born and raised in new York, Mary Semel graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore. She is a psychotherapist who, after working for many years at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, now has a private practice. Her sixteen-year-old son, Alexander, was killed in a car accident in 1991. Anne McCracken is a former newspaper reporter and feature writer. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, Tom, and her daughter, Hollis. She lost her five-year-old son, Jake, in 1989. The authors have appeared on "The Today Show" and National Public Radio's "Morning Edition."...
  • Black Rain (Japan's Modern Writers) [Masuji Ibuse] (Tapa Blanda)
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    Black Rain (Japan's Modern Writers) [Masuji Ibuse] (Tapa Blanda)

    - Autor: Masuji Ibuse- Idioma: Ingles- Formato: Papel -Tapa Blanda- Editorial: Kodansha USA- ISBN-13: 9781568364179- Páginas: 304- Dimensiones: 11.43cm. x 18.03cm. x 2.29cm.- Peso: 0.30 kg.- Descripción:Black Rain is centered around the story of a young woman who was caught in the radioactive "black rain" that fell after the bombing of Hiroshima. lbuse bases his tale on real-life diaries and interviews with victims of the holocaust; the result is a book that is free from sentimentality yet manages to reveal the magnitude of the human suffering caused by the atom bomb. The life of Yasuko, on whom the black rain fell, is changed forever by periodic bouts of radiation sickness and the suspicion that her future children, too, may be affected. lbuse tempers the horror of his subject with the gentle humor for which he is famous. His sensitivity to the complex web of emotions in a traditional community torn asunder by this historical event has made Black Rain one of the most acclaimed treatments of the Hiroshima story...
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