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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
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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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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
7. Word and image

7. Word and image  

David M. Gwynn

in The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778070
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10.1093/actrade/9780199595112.003.0008
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How was Republican art and architecture shaped by outside influences? What does it tell us about Roman life? ‘Word and image’ explains how the earliest Latin poet we know by name, Livius ... More
8. Etruscan religion

8. Etruscan religion  

Christopher Smith

in The Etruscans: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779817
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10.1093/actrade/9780199547913.003.0009
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9780199547913
‘Etruscan religion’ aims to shed light on the apparent ‘mysterious origins’ of Etruscan religious practices. Evidence of sanctuaries and temples shows lavish architecture expenditure from ... More
7. Culture

7. Culture  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191777059
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10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0008
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‘Culture’ examines the languages, festivals, art, architecture, literature, poetry, film, sport, and music of Scotland. What was the original language of Britain, when did Gaelic become the ... More
4. Everyday beauty

4. Everyday beauty  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0004
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9780199229758
‘Everyday beauty’ discusses the very ‘minimal beauty’ which is a permanent interest of rational beings as they strive to achieve order in their surroundings and to be at home in their ... More
3. A little prehistory: the Atlantic longue durée

3. A little prehistory: the Atlantic longue durée  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0003
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‘A little prehistory‘ comments that the Classical writers regarded the Celts as among the westernmost peoples of Europe. Atlantic Europe is a cohesive region, the ocean and great rivers ... More
4. The Kassites: (c.1570–1155 bc)

4. The Kassites: (c.1570–1155 bc)  

Trevor Bryce

in Babylonia: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2016
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Sep 2016
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9780191793288
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10.1093/actrade/9780198726470.003.0005
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The Hittite sack of Babylon around 1595 ended the Old Babylonian Kingdom and left a political power vacuum in the region. It was not until the arrival of the Kassites from the Eurasian ... More
3. Making Egyptian art and architecture

3. Making Egyptian art and architecture  

Christina Riggs

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191781261
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10.1093/actrade/9780199682782.003.0003
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9780199682782
‘Making Egyptian art and architecture’ looks at the evidence for how artists, craftspeople, and architects, such as Irtysen from around 2000 bc, learned their trades and carried out their ... 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
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10.1093/actrade/9780199671939.003.0005
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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
10. Landscape and urbanism

10. Landscape and urbanism  

Ian Thompson

in Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779992
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681204.003.0010
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9780199681204
The rise in urbanization poses questions about the possible quality of life in such vast settlements, challenging landscape architecture and other disciplines concerned with the built ... More
2. The scope of landscape architecture

2. The scope of landscape architecture  

Ian Thompson

in Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779992
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681204.003.0002
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‘The scope of landscape architecture’ considers the range of activities that come under the general umbrella of landscape architecture and the various attempts to define the discipline’s ... More
7. Serving society

7. Serving society  

Ian Thompson

in Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779992
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681204.003.0007
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‘Serving society’ describes how the democratization of landscape architecture began with 19th-century movement for public parks. Now the client was a public client—generally a council of ... More
9. Landscape planning

9. Landscape planning  

Ian Thompson

in Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2014
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May 2014
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9780191779992
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10.1093/actrade/9780199681204.003.0009
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‘Landscape planning’ attempts to define the relationship between design and planning in landscape architecture. Designated and protected landscapes range from national parks to wetlands and ... More
6. Conclusion

6. Conclusion  

Adam Sharr

in Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2018
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Nov 2018
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9780191826344
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10.1093/actrade/9780198783442.003.0006
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It took until the first half of the 20th century for architects’ ideas to mature, in conjunction with the new materials of steel, reinforced concrete, and electric light, into the ... More
2. Growth of the Western tradition

2. Growth of the Western tradition  

Andrew Ballantyne

in Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775420
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801791.003.0003
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9780192801791
‘Growth of the Western tradition’ looks at the way in which buildings are made to look like one another, so that they carry the right sort of messages. Examples such as Thomas Jefferson's ... More
5. Spaces real and imagined

5. Spaces real and imagined  

Stephen J. Davis

in Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780191788321
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10.1093/actrade/9780198717645.003.0006
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9780198717645
Given the close relationship between residential spaces and monastic identities, ‘Spaces real and imagined’ looks at the locations where monks and nuns live in community: monasteries. It ... More
5. Synthetic biology for engineering

5. Synthetic biology for engineering  

Jamie A. Davies

in Synthetic Biology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191841699
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10.1093/actrade/9780198803492.003.0005
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9780198803492
While it may be expected that medicine and chemistry will have potential uses for synthetic biology, it is less obvious that the field might be relevant to the inorganic engineering of ... More
Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction  

David Blockley

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Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
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9780191780974
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10.1093/actrade/9780199671939.001.0001
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9780199671939
Every object has structure. Structure is the difference between a random pile of components and a fully functional object. Through structure the parts connect to make the whole. Natural ... More
2. Defining empire: key characteristics

2. Defining empire: key characteristics  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778193
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10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0003
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9780199605415
‘Defining Empire: Key Characteristics’ offers a mosaic of some of the Empire's main defining features beyond its physical presence. What was the British Empire? Beyond its physical presence ... More

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