Nature is not simply ´´green´´ or the ´´opposite of culture.´´ Essentially, it is an intellectual construct. The relationship between man and Nature, for instance, articulates itself architectonically. Now what could one see as the possible role of Nature in projects of architects representative of the International Style (including successive echoes in postwar modernity), and how does Nature itself only become ´´visible´´ through the built environment? Based on key architecture projects, this fourth volume of the Landscript series attempts to instigate a change of perspective. In series of investigations, renowned researchers analyse architecture through the lens of its own inherent understanding of Nature. Their essays try to gain insights both into concepts of Nature in modernity, whose entire range of characteristics have yet to be explored, and into an architecture, whose relationship to Nature is usually only negotiated in disciplines like garden history. How does this finally relate to our present condition?
Emmy and Peabody Award-nominated health reporter Cleo Stiller´s fun(ny) and informative collection of advice and perspectives about what it means to be a good guy in the era of #MeToo. Here are a few self-evident truths: The Harvey Weinsteins of the world need to go, sexual assault is wrong, and women and men should be equal. If you´re a man and disagree with any of the aforementioned, then this book isn´t for you. But if you agree, you´re probably one of the ´´good guys.´´ That said, you might also be feeling frustrated, exasperated, and perhaps even skeptical about the current national conversation surrounding #MeToo (among many other things). You´ve likely found yourself in countless experiences or conversations lately where the situation feels gray, at best. You have a lot to say, but you´re afraid to say it and worried that one wrong move will land you in the hot seat. From money and sex to dating and work and everything in between—it can all be so confusing! And when do we start talking about solutions instead of putting each other down? In Modern Manhood, reporter Cleo Stiller sheds light on all the gray areas out there, using conversations that real men and women are having with their friends, their dates, their family, and themselves. Free of judgment, preaching, and sugarcoating, Modern Manhood is engaging, provocative, and, ultimately, a great resource for gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to genuinely be a good man today.
Shake, Stir and Blend Tasty Cocktails Inspired by the Chic Midcentury Era From seasoned New York City bartender Natalie Jacob, founder of the blog Arsenic Lace, comes timeless cocktail recipes from the ´40s, ´50s and ´60s, revamped with delightful contemporary flourishes. These unique recipes perfect midcentury and tiki-bar classics, while sprinkling in Natalie´s cutting-edge twists to create heavenly cocktails that marry new and nostalgic flavors. Whether you´re new to bartending, a seasoned professional or simply looking to tap into that swanky midcentury aesthetic, Natalie´s easy instructions and fresh ideas are the perfect guide to your mixology journey.
A bounty of recipes for homemade preserves that are good for you, from smoked and spiced pickles with gut-friendly attributes or energizing drinks such as oak-aged blackberry kombucha to healing gourmet treats such as homemade miso or wild garlic oil. Organised in chapters focusing around infusing, fermenting, pickling and drying, Rachel´s recipes use everyday ingredients in ingenious ways to create treats for any occassion. The act of making edible gifts for others is just as rewarding as receiving them, especially when you keep a store of jars for yourself to to savour as the seasons come and go. Treat both those around you and yourself to the bounty of a modern larder full of delicious offerings.
Originally published in 1987, this volume reflects the diversity in Hegelianism and every branch of philosophy which he contributed to. It includes essays on his contribution to contemporary social philosophy, logic and the philosophy of religion. His work is examined in relation to Marx, Wittgenstein and his social philosophy discussed from a feminist standpoint.
Modern Ninja Warfare takes a contemporary look at the stealthy methods of the Ninja (Shinobi) and how they can be employed to counter modern security threats. This book provides an ideal overview of Ninjutsu techniques for security personnel, military, Special Forces, military history buffs and anyone serious about learning how Ninja tactics can be applied to the modern world. Ninja historian Antony Cummins, himself a skilled martial artist, takes a detailed and realistic look at the Ninja, their methods and their role in the medieval Japanese military, as well as how they compare to today´s Special Forces and covert military groups. The chapters include a detailed look at the defensive strategies, engagement against specific threats, intelligence gathering, territorial concerns, mental focus and the spiritual mind-control techniques of these invisible warriors. With over 100 striking illustrations that vividly portray the Ninjas´ secret world, this book shines new light on their shadowy methods. In the process, the mythical image of the Ninja is washed away revealing the reality of these commando-spies of medieval Japan.
An essential guide for practitioners and teachers to an inclusive form of tantra that directly confrontssystems of power and abuse as a path to liberation -From the foreword by Lama Rod Owens, MDiv, coauthor of Radical Dharma Today, a new generation of Buddhists searches for ways to adopt Vajrayana while staying true to its historical legacy. Modern Tantric Buddhism unpacks the principles and applications of this esoteric practice in an accessible and meaningful manner, connecting its roots to a socially engaged, modern-day dharma. Taking a traditional Tibetan pedagogical approach, Lama Justin von Bujdoss divides the book into three thematic sections: Body, as it applies to physicality and embodiment; Speech, or ethical action; and Mind, the context of awakening. Von Bujdoss challenges assumptions about what it means to be a socially engaged Buddhist, and presents Tantra as an ideal vehicle for critically examining today´s most pressing social issues while confronting the structural inequities of patriarchy, sexism, colonialism, and racism within Buddhist institutions.
Create Beautiful, Long-Lasting Knits with a Story to Tell Take a journey to more thoughtful, sustainable knitting with Christina Danaee´s gorgeous patterns. Discover the story behind your knits, from the way the fiber was produced to the yarn that inspired the design. Striking details like easy-to-execute lace, clever colorwork and extra-plush ribbing turn these simple projects into handmade heirlooms you´ll wear today and keep forever. The classic striped sweater gets an update in the Odiorne Point Pullover, complete with a comfortable, flattering shape and a cinching cowl neck for blustery days. Style blends with function in the Point Richmond Cap, a warm, double-layered hat topped with a modern Nordic-inspired pattern. The Trescott Slippers, featuring a chevron texture that knits up quickly using bulky yarn, are perfect for beginners. If you´re looking for a masterpiece, try the Celo Cardigan: the allover hexagon pattern creates a stretchy, luxurious fabric that´s easier to make than it looks! With accessories, shawls and even tunics, these are versatile patterns you´ll return to through the seasons. Christina´s tips for creating meaningful, durable knits, substituting yarns and sourcing local fiber at any price point make this an essential guide for any knitter.
Unlock your powers... Looking for an enchanting love potion? Want to create your own sacred space and promote good energy? The Modern Guide to Witchcraft helps you harness your own inner power so you can shape your destiny. With the help of spellcraft expert Skye Alexander, you´ll tap into your own magic and create incantations, potions, and charms. As she carefully guides you through each step of these witchcraft practices and details ways of personalizing them to your specific situation, you´ll gain confidence in your own knowledge and inner force. Once you learn to harness your natural talents as a witch, you´ll discover that a whole new world of possibilities exists.