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6. Environments

6. Environments  

John Heskett

in Design: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191776748
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854469.003.0006
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9780192854469
Environments add complexity to the consideration of design. The articulation of space and light is a specific characteristic of the design of environments, as are form, colour, pattern, and ... More
1. Kievan Rus and the Mongols

1. Kievan Rus and the Mongols  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777769
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0002
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‘Kievan Rus and the Mongols’ begins with the acceptance of Varangian rule by Slav tribes in the 9th century in the interests of peace, security, and stable commerce. A capital city was ... More
7. The Soviet Union: triumph, decline, and fall

7. The Soviet Union: triumph, decline, and fall  

Geoffrey Hosking

in Russian History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777769
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199580989.003.0008
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9780199580989
‘The Soviet Union: triumph, decline and fall’ begins the end World War II, resulting in the USSR gaining an ‘outer empire’ in Central Europe and the Balkans and building Soviet-style ... More
2. Form, or, what's contemporary about contemporary fiction?

2. Form, or, what's contemporary about contemporary fiction?  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0002
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9780199609260
‘Form, or, what's contemporary about contemporary fiction?’ considers how writers explore the form of the novel. While most novels published are realist, three areas of challenge to this ... More
15. Every night a fest noz: the new Celtomania

15. Every night a fest noz: the new Celtomania  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775901
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0015
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9780192804181
Brittany, more than any other Celtic-speaking country, rejoices in its past. Fest nozou and fêtes folkloriques always involve traditional Breton music and group dancing. Traditional village ... More
1. Blood and beauty

1. Blood and beauty  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0001
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9780192804631
‘Blood and beauty’ examines why blood has been used in so much art. Artwork in recent years has incorporated a lot of horror. Photographers have shown corpses or the grisly severed heads of ... More
Introduction. Theories of Myth

Introduction. Theories of Myth  

Robert A. Segal

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191792328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198724704.003.0001
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9780198724704
The ‘Introduction’ examines and compares modern theories of myth by applying them to the famous myth of Adonis. It is only in the modern era—specifically, only since the second half of the ... More
3. Towards the Etruscan city-state

3. Towards the Etruscan city-state  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779817
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0004
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9780199547913
‘Towards the Etruscan city-stage’ looks at what we know about the highly urbanized form of the Etruscans’ living environment. Urbanization is the characteristic which has defined the ... More
2. Oral literatures

2. Oral literatures  

Sean Teuton

in Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780190231392
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199944521.003.0002
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9780199944521
Native Americans carefully trained their memories to record and transmit vast bodies of knowledge verbatim because, in an oral society, the known universe always stood only one generation ... More
5. Movers and shakers

5. Movers and shakers  

David Blockley

in Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199671939.003.0005
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9780199671939
What do a jumbo jet, a cruise ship, a long span bridge, and a tall skyscraper have in common? They are, in essence, gigantic tubes or boxes that act as beams. ‘Movers and shakers’ examines ... More
1. Everything has structure

1. Everything has structure  

David Blockley

in Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199671939.003.0001
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‘Everything has structure’ considers the fundamental nature and role of structure and the relationship of structural engineering with other engineering disciplines and with architecture. ... More
2. Does form follow function?

2. Does form follow function?  

David Blockley

in Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780974
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10.1093/actrade/9780199671939.003.0002
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9780199671939
In c.15 bc, the Roman Vitruvius stated that a good building should satisfy three requirements: durability, utility, and beauty. ‘Does form follow function?’ examines utility and beauty. It ... More
2. Once upon a time

2. Once upon a time  

Poole Adrian

in Tragedy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2005
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Sep 2013
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9780191775543
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802354.003.0003
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9780192802354
Does ‘real’ tragedy belong to the past? George Steiner stated in The Death of Tragedy (1961) that the 17th century marks the ‘great divide’ in the history of tragedy. From this point of ... More
2. Modernist movements and cultural tradition

2. Modernist movements and cultural tradition  

Christopher Butler

in Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.003.0002
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9780192804419
We can learn more about the arts of a particular era by the interactions between the artists, writers, and musicians than we can by reading an art movement's manifesto. ‘Modernist movements ... More
3. Cultural crossings

3. Cultural crossings  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776014
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0003
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9780192804631
‘Cultural crossings’ asks: Can art break down barriers among cultures? John Dewey's belief that ‘the esthetic quality is the same for Greeks, Chinese, and Americans’ suggests that he is ... More
3. Names and quantifiers: is nothing something?

3. Names and quantifiers: is nothing something?  

Graham Priest

in Logic: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2017
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Oct 2017
eISBN: 
9780191848513
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198811701.003.0003
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9780198811701
There are lots of inferences we can make and they work in different ways from each other, such as in the case where neither the premiss nor the conclusion has a part which is itself a whole ... More
3. Modern blues

3. Modern blues  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0004
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9780195398939
‘Modern blues’ covers the history of blues from after World War II. The distinction between pre–and post–war blues could be demarcated by the use of electrification and amplification of ... More
3. Time

3. Time  

Ken Binmore

in Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776991
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10.1093/actrade/9780199218462.003.0003
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9780199218462
‘Time’ outlines how strategies can be affected by timing. Strategies in chess or poker depend on when something happens, as well as what it is. These can be explained using payoff tables, ... More
6. Resilience

6. Resilience  

David Blockley

in Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780974
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199671939.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199671939
What are the risks? How big are they? ‘Resilience’ considers some central questions faced by structural engineers. Structures are safety critical—when they fail people may be killed—but no ... More
4. Hybridity

4. Hybridity  

Robert J. C. Young

in Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775451
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801821.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192801821
‘Hybridity’ explores the musical form raï, which originally developed soon after independence in the cosmopolitan port city of Wahrān (Oran), in western Algeria. The term ‘raï’ literally ... More

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