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كتاب الموسيقى الشرقي

by محمد كامل الخلعي

الموسيقى هو علم يبحث فيه عن أحوال النغم من جهة تأليفه اللذيذ والنافر ـ وعن أحوال الأزمة المتخللة بين النغمات من جهة الطول والقصر. فعلم أنه يتم بجزئين: الأول علم التأليف وهو اللحن ـ والثاني علم الإيقاع وهو المسمى أيضًا بالأصول. (فالنغمات) جمع نغمة بالتحريك وهي (لغة) الصوت الساذج الخالي من الحروف ـ و(اصطلاحًا) الصوت المترنم به. (واللحن) بالسكون (لغة) صوت من الأصوات المصوغة و(اصطلاحًا) ما ركب من نغمات بعضها يعلو أو يسفل عن بعض على نسب معلومة ـ (والنغم للحن كالأحرف للكلام)ـ ثم يرتب ترتيبًا موزونًا ـ أي أنه يصاغ على أحد الأوزان التي سنذكرها بعد. ويقرن بشيء من الشعر أو غيره من سائر الفنون السبعة التي هي ـ القريض ـ والدويت ـ والموالي ـ والموشح ـ والزجل ـ والقومة ـ وكان وكان. وهذا التعريف جامع مانع؛  

100 Artists' Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Alex Danchev

In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Feminism, Communism, Destructivism, Vorticism, Stridentism, Cannibalism and Stuckism, taking in along the way film, architecture, fashion, and cookery.Artists' manifestos are nothing if not revolutionary. They are outlandish, outrageous, and frequently offensive. They combine wit, wisdom, and world-shaking demands. This collection gathers together an international array of artists of every stripe, including Kandinsky, Mayakovsky, Rodchenko, Le Corbusier, Picabia, Dalí, Oldenburg, Vertov, Baselitz, Kitaj, Murakami, Gilbert and George, together with their allies and collaborators - such figures as Marinetti, Apollinaire, Breton, Trotsky, Guy Debord and Rem Koolhaas. Edited with an Introduction by Alex Danchev

3d Technology In Fine Art And Craft: Exploration Of 3d Printing, Scanning, Sculpting And Milling

by Bridgette Mongeon

The possibilities for creation are endless with 3D printing, sculpting, scanning, and milling, and new opportunities are popping up faster than artists can keep up with them. 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft takes the mystery out of these exciting new processes by demonstrating how to navigate their digital components and showing their real world applications. Artists will learn to incorporate these new technologies into their studio work and see their creations come to life in a physical form never before possible. Featuring a primer on 3D basics for beginners,interviews, tutorials, and artwork from over 80 artists, intellectual property rights information, and a comprehensive companion website, this book is your field guide to exploring the exhilarating new world of 3D. Follow step-by-step photos and tutorials outlining the techniques, methodologies, and finished products of master artists who have employed 3D technology in new and inventive ways Learn how to enlarge, reduce, and repurpose existing artwork and create virtual pieces in physical forms through a variety of mediums Research your options with an accessible list of pros and cons of the various software, 3D printers, scanners, milling machines, and vendors that provide services in 3D technology Listen to podcasts with the artists and learn more tips and tricks through the book's website at www.digitalsculpting.net

3d Technology In Fine Art And Craft: Exploration Of 3d Printing, Scanning, Sculpting And Milling

by Bridgette Mongeon

The possibilities for creation are endless with 3D printing, sculpting, scanning, and milling, and new opportunities are popping up faster than artists can keep up with them. 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft takes the mystery out of these exciting new processes by demonstrating how to navigate their digital components and showing their real world applications. Artists will learn to incorporate these new technologies into their studio work and see their creations come to life in a physical form never before possible. Featuring a primer on 3D basics for beginners,interviews, tutorials, and artwork from over 80 artists, intellectual property rights information, and a comprehensive companion website, this book is your field guide to exploring the exhilarating new world of 3D. Follow step-by-step photos and tutorials outlining the techniques, methodologies, and finished products of master artists who have employed 3D technology in new and inventive ways Learn how to enlarge, reduce, and repurpose existing artwork and create virtual pieces in physical forms through a variety of mediums Research your options with an accessible list of pros and cons of the various software, 3D printers, scanners, milling machines, and vendors that provide services in 3D technology Listen to podcasts with the artists and learn more tips and tricks through the book's website at www.digitalsculpting.net

3D Technology In Fine Art And Craft (PDF)

by Bridgette Mongeon

The possibilities for creation are endless with 3D printing, sculpting, scanning, and milling, and new opportunities are popping up faster than artists can keep up with them. 3D Technology in Fine Art and Craft takes the mystery out of these exciting new processes by demonstrating how to navigate their digital components and showing their real world applications. Artists will learn to incorporate these new technologies into their studio work and see their creations come to life in a physical form never before possible. Featuring a primer on 3D basics for beginners,interviews, tutorials, and artwork from over 80 artists, intellectual property rights information, and a comprehensive companion website, this book is your field guide to exploring the exhilarating new world of 3D. Follow step-by-step photos and tutorials outlining the techniques, methodologies, and finished products of master artists who have employed 3D technology in new and inventive ways Learn how to enlarge, reduce, and repurpose existing artwork and create virtual pieces in physical forms through a variety of mediums Research your options with an accessible list of pros and cons of the various software, 3D printers, scanners, milling machines, and vendors that provide services in 3D technology Listen to podcasts with the artists and learn more tips and tricks through the book's website at www.digitalsculpting.net

3ds Max Modeling for Games: Insider's Guide to Game Character, Vehicle, and Environment Modeling (2nd Edition)

by Andrew Gahan

With 18 years under his belt in the game industry, a key contributor to the MotorStorm series, and the creator of the 3ds Max in Minutes video series (at FocalPress.com), Andrew Gahan delivers the expert techniques in 3ds Max Modeling for Games, 2nd edition. This updated edition is packed with new tutorials that will enhance your modeling skills and pump up your portfolio with high-quality work in no time. Along with Anthony O'Donnell and a team of experts, Gahan covers all of the fundamental game modeling techniques, including character and environment modeling, mapping, and texturing. Finally, a bonus section in 3ds Max Modeling for Games offers readers insights and tips on how to get their careers started in the game industry. New, expanded tutorials take readers of all abilities through full character and environment modeling from beginning to end Companion website (3d-for-games.com) offers a robust, supportive forum where readers can get commentary on new work, develop skills and portfolio art, as well as network with other game artists on a variety of projects. Also features project files for all tutorials in the book and enough support images and photos to keep the budding artist busy for months Completely updated gallery allows the reader to build on various models

4000 Miles: Two Plays

by Amy Herzog

It's the middle of the night when 21-year-old Leo arrives on the doorstep of the West Village apartment where his feisty 91-year-old grandmother Vera lives. She's an old Communist who lives alone, he's a latter-day hippie, recently returned from a cross-country bike trip which ended traumatically. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately connect. When Leo's old girlfriend shows up and he begins to reveal the mysterious events of his journey, Leo and Vera discover the narrow line between growing up and growing old.Peopled with nuanced, beautifully-drawn characters, Amy Herzog's award-winning play has established her as a remarkable new talent. 4000 Miles had its 2011 world première at New York's Lincoln Center Theater.

About Modern Art: Critical Essays 1948-96

by David Sylvester

About Modern Art is the long-awaited collection of David Sylvester's essays on twentieth-century artists. This is not dry, remote, academic criticism: it has an immediacy and passion which leave one with an inspiring sense of the relevance and importance of art to life.

An Absolute Turkey

by Peter Hall Georges Feydeau Nicki Frei

Georges Feydeau (1862-1921), the supreme master of farce, devoted his skills to exploding hypocrisy in a very self-important age. An Absolute Turkey (Le Dindon) is one of his best loved plays. He displays all his dramatic tricks as the characters are pulled back and forth by an escalating series of complications. This translation received its London premiere at the Globe Theatre in January 1994.

Acting for Animators: 4th Edition

by Ed Hooks

Ed Hooks' essential acting guidebook for animators has been fully revised and updated in this 4th edition. Hooks uses classical acting theory – from Aristotle to Stanislavsky and beyond – to explain everything from character analysis and physical movement to facial expression and scene structure. He speaks directly to animators, instead of stage or screen actors. Acting for Animators is an invaluable primer for beginner animators and a useful reference for experienced pros. New to this fourth edition: - 6 new scene-by-scene acting analyses of animated feature films, including Zootopia and The Little Prince - an annotated analysis of Walt Disney’s famous 1935 memo to Don Graham, regarding how best to train animators - advice to the animator about how best to perform visual references - a chapter on Virtual Reality - an online database of Ed’s previous film analyses, all in one place.

Acting for Animators (PDF): 4th Edition

by Ed Hooks

Ed Hooks' essential acting guidebook for animators has been fully revised and updated in this 4th edition. Hooks uses classical acting theory – from Aristotle to Stanislavsky and beyond – to explain everything from character analysis and physical movement to facial expression and scene structure. He speaks directly to animators, instead of stage or screen actors. Acting for Animators is an invaluable primer for beginner animators and a useful reference for experienced pros. New to this fourth edition: - 6 new scene-by-scene acting analyses of animated feature films, including Zootopia and The Little Prince - an annotated analysis of Walt Disney’s famous 1935 memo to Don Graham, regarding how best to train animators - advice to the animator about how best to perform visual references - a chapter on Virtual Reality - an online database of Ed’s previous film analyses, all in one place.

An Adams fireplace (large print)

by Rnib

This is an image of a fireplace shown from the front. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up. At the top of the image there is the wooden mantelpiece going horizontally from left to right. It is made of four layers, each decreasing in size down the page. Down from this is the horizontal section of the fireplace. It is also made from wood and the central panel has paler decorative woodcarvings stuck on. In the middle is a large goblet with a leaf shape design going to the left and right. These lead to the left and right to a heart shape, a ribbon that curves down and up and a second heart. Down from this to the far left and right are the wooden up-stands of the fireplace. There is an off-centred column on each. These are proud of the tall rectangular back panel. To the right of the left up-stand, to the left of the right up-stand and down from the horizontal section of the fireplace is a thin decorative trim in a paler wood that frames the rest of the fireplace. To the right of the left vertical trim and the left of the right vertical trim are four wall tiles on each side. These would have delicate and intricate ceramic designs and patterns on them, which are not shown. At the bottom centre of the image is the grate pan holding back the ashes of the fire. In the middle is a handle to withdraw the pan. Up from this is the grate griddle holding back the coals of the fire. Up the page is the space where the fire would burn, and up again is the smoke shoot that directs the smoke up the chimney.

An Adams fireplace (UEB contracted)

by Rnib

This is an image of a fireplace shown from the front. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up. At the top of the image there is the wooden mantelpiece going horizontally from left to right. It is made of four layers, each decreasing in size down the page. Down from this is the horizontal section of the fireplace. It is also made from wood and the central panel has paler decorative woodcarvings stuck on. In the middle is a large goblet with a leaf shape design going to the left and right. These lead to the left and right to a heart shape, a ribbon that curves down and up and a second heart. Down from this to the far left and right are the wooden up-stands of the fireplace. There is an off-centred column on each. These are proud of the tall rectangular back panel. To the right of the left up-stand, to the left of the right up-stand and down from the horizontal section of the fireplace is a thin decorative trim in a paler wood that frames the rest of the fireplace. To the right of the left vertical trim and the left of the right vertical trim are four wall tiles on each side. These would have delicate and intricate ceramic designs and patterns on them, which are not shown. At the bottom centre of the image is the grate pan holding back the ashes of the fire. In the middle is a handle to withdraw the pan. Up from this is the grate griddle holding back the coals of the fire. Up the page is the space where the fire would burn, and up again is the smoke shoot that directs the smoke up the chimney.

An Adams fireplace (UEB uncontracted)

by Rnib

This is an image of a fireplace shown from the front. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up. At the top of the image there is the wooden mantelpiece going horizontally from left to right. It is made of four layers, each decreasing in size down the page. Down from this is the horizontal section of the fireplace. It is also made from wood and the central panel has paler decorative woodcarvings stuck on. In the middle is a large goblet with a leaf shape design going to the left and right. These lead to the left and right to a heart shape, a ribbon that curves down and up and a second heart. Down from this to the far left and right are the wooden up-stands of the fireplace. There is an off-centred column on each. These are proud of the tall rectangular back panel. To the right of the left up-stand, to the left of the right up-stand and down from the horizontal section of the fireplace is a thin decorative trim in a paler wood that frames the rest of the fireplace. To the right of the left vertical trim and the left of the right vertical trim are four wall tiles on each side. These would have delicate and intricate ceramic designs and patterns on them, which are not shown. At the bottom centre of the image is the grate pan holding back the ashes of the fire. In the middle is a handle to withdraw the pan. Up from this is the grate griddle holding back the coals of the fire. Up the page is the space where the fire would burn, and up again is the smoke shoot that directs the smoke up the chimney.

Adaptation in Visual Culture: Images, Texts, and Their Multiple Worlds

by R. Barton Palmer Julie Grossman

This book gathers together essays written by leading scholars of adaptation studies to explore the full range of practices and issues currently of concern in the field. The chapters demonstrate how content and messaging are shared across an increasing number of platforms, whose interrelationships have become as intriguing as they are complex. Recognizing that a signature feature of contemporary culture is the convergence of different forms of media, the contributors of this book argue that adaptation studies has emerged as a key discipline that, unlike traditional literary and art criticism, is capable of identifying and analyzing the relations between source texts and adaptations created from them. Adaptation scholars have come to understand that these relations not only play out in individual case histories but are also institutional, and this collection shows how adaptation plays a key role in the functioning of cinema, television, art, and print media. The volume is essential reading for all those interested both in adaptation studies and also in the complex forms of intermediality that define contemporary culture in the 21st century.

Adaptation in Visual Culture: Images, Texts, and Their Multiple Worlds

by R. Barton Palmer Julie Grossman

This book gathers together essays written by leading scholars of adaptation studies to explore the full range of practices and issues currently of concern in the field. The chapters demonstrate how content and messaging are shared across an increasing number of platforms, whose interrelationships have become as intriguing as they are complex. Recognizing that a signature feature of contemporary culture is the convergence of different forms of media, the contributors of this book argue that adaptation studies has emerged as a key discipline that, unlike traditional literary and art criticism, is capable of identifying and analyzing the relations between source texts and adaptations created from them. Adaptation scholars have come to understand that these relations not only play out in individual case histories but are also institutional, and this collection shows how adaptation plays a key role in the functioning of cinema, television, art, and print media. The volume is essential reading for all those interested both in adaptation studies and also in the complex forms of intermediality that define contemporary culture in the 21st century.

Adapting Cities to Climate Change: Understanding and Addressing the Development Challenges

by David Satterthwaite David Dodman Jane Bicknell

This volume brings together, for the first time, a wide-ranging and detailed body of information identifying and assessing risk, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in urban centres in low- and middle-income countries. Framed by an overview of the main possibilities and constraints for adaptation, the contributors examine the implications of climate change for cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and propose innovative agendas for adaptation. The book should be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and academics who face the challenge of addressing climate change vulnerability and adaptation in urban centres throughout the global South. Published with E&U and International Institute for Environment and Development

Adapting Cities to Climate Change: Understanding and Addressing the Development Challenges

by David Satterthwaite David Dodman Jane Bicknell

This volume brings together, for the first time, a wide-ranging and detailed body of information identifying and assessing risk, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in urban centres in low- and middle-income countries. Framed by an overview of the main possibilities and constraints for adaptation, the contributors examine the implications of climate change for cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and propose innovative agendas for adaptation. The book should be of interest to policy makers, practitioners and academics who face the challenge of addressing climate change vulnerability and adaptation in urban centres throughout the global South. Published with E&U and International Institute for Environment and Development

Adobe Homes for All Climates: Simple, Affordable, and Earthquake-Resistant Natural Building Techniques

by Lisa Schroder Vince Ogletree

The lay-up of adobe bricks is an easy, forgiving way to achieve a solid masonry-wall system. Contrary to stereotypes, adobe is perfectly adaptable for use in cold, wet climates as well as hot and dry ones, and for areas prone to earthquakes. With its efficient use of energy, natural resources for construction, and minimal effort for long-term maintenance, it’s clear that the humble adobe brick is an ideal option for constructing eco-friendly structures throughout the world. The book is ideal both for first-time do-it-yourselfers and for experienced adobe builders seeking to improve their craft. Drawing on the experience of more than fifty major adobe projects since 1993, Adobe Homes for All Climates describes Adobe Building Systems’ patented reinforcement and scaffolding systems, showing readers how to construct adobe homes more easily and safely, and with superior strength, durability, structural integrity, and aesthetic appeal, as compared to earthen homes of the past. All aspects of adobe construction are covered, including making and laying adobe bricks, installing lintels and arches, conduits and pipes, doors and windows, top plates and bondbeams, ideal wall dimensions, adobe finishes, and other adobe construction components, such as the inexpensive use of scaffolding. These methods will produce a premium product that will meet and often exceed inspection standards. Equipped with this manual, you will be able to obtain a building permit, make adobe bricks swiftly, and confidently lay them up. You will be able to beautifully finish your adobe walls with earth plasters creating stunning colors and outstanding light effects and create a beautiful, energy-efficient home that will last for generations to come.

Advances in Building Energy Research: Volume 4

by Mat Santamouris

'Several high quality scientific journals are published in the area of building energy and indoor/outdoor environment; however, one has been missing. Advances in Building Energy Research fills the gap. I recommend ABER to all technical libraries, research institutes and universities. It should also be used by construction companies and those manufacturing building materials and building products.' Professor Olli Sepp�nen, President of REHVA (Federation of Heating and Air-conditioning Associations) 'Advances in Building Energy Research is a unique index. It will be an inexhaustible resource for energy related sciences and a continuous inspiration for architects around the world.' N. Fintikakis, Architect and Director of UIA-ARES WP (Architecture and Renewable Energy Sources) Advances in Building Energy Research (ABER) offers state-of-the-art information on the environmental science and performance of buildings, linking new technologies and methodologies with the latest research on systems, simulations and standards. As stringently reviewed as a journal but with the breadth of a book, this annual volume brings together invited contributions from the foremost international experts on energy efficiency and environmental quality of buildings. Spanning a broad range of technical subjects, this is a 'must have' reference on global developments in the field, suitable for architects and building engineers, environmental engineers, industry professionals, students, teachers and researchers in building science, technical libraries and laboratories.

Advances in Building Energy Research

by Mat Santamouris

'Several high quality scientific journals are published in the area of building energy and indoor/outdoor environment; however, one has been missing. Advances in Building Energy Research fills the gap. I recommend ABER to all technical libraries, research institutes and universities. It should also be used by construction companies and those manufacturing building materials and building products.' Professor Olli Sepp�nen, President of REHVA (Federation of Heating and Air-conditioning Associations) 'Advances in Building Energy Research is a unique index. It will be an inexhaustible resource for energy related sciences and a continuous inspiration for architects around the world.' N. Fintikakis, Architect and Director of UIA-ARES WP (Architecture and Renewable Energy Sources) Advances in Building Energy Research (ABER) offers state-of-the-art information on the environmental science and performance of buildings, linking new technologies and methodologies with the latest research on systems, simulations and standards. As stringently reviewed as a journal but with the breadth of a book, this annual volume brings together invited contributions from the foremost international experts on energy efficiency and environmental quality of buildings. Spanning a broad range of technical subjects, this is a 'must have' reference on global developments in the field, suitable for architects and building engineers, environmental engineers, industry professionals, students, teachers and researchers in building science, technical libraries and laboratories.

Advances in Passive Cooling: Advances In Passive Cooling (BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology))

by Mat Santamouris

Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning. This book offers the latest knowledge and techniques on passive cooling, enabling building professionals to understand the state of the art and employ relevant new strategies. With separate chapters on comfort, urban microclimate, solar control, ventilation, ground cooling and evaporative and radiative cooling, this authoritative text will also be invaluable for architects, engineers and students working on building physics and low-energy design. Advances in Passive Cooling is part of the BEST series, edited by Mat Santamouris. The aim of the series is to present the most current, high quality theoretical and application oriented material in the field of solar energy and energy efficient buildings. Leading international experts cover the strategies and technologies that form the basis of high-performance, sustainable buildings, crucial to enhancing our built and urban environment.

Advances in Passive Cooling (BEST (Buildings Energy and Solar Technology))

by Mat Santamouris

Following a rapid increase in the use of air conditioning in buildings of all types, the energy demand for powering such devices has become a significant cause for concern. Passive cooling is increasingly being thought of as the best alternative to air conditioning. This book offers the latest knowledge and techniques on passive cooling, enabling building professionals to understand the state of the art and employ relevant new strategies. With separate chapters on comfort, urban microclimate, solar control, ventilation, ground cooling and evaporative and radiative cooling, this authoritative text will also be invaluable for architects, engineers and students working on building physics and low-energy design. Advances in Passive Cooling is part of the BEST series, edited by Mat Santamouris. The aim of the series is to present the most current, high quality theoretical and application oriented material in the field of solar energy and energy efficient buildings. Leading international experts cover the strategies and technologies that form the basis of high-performance, sustainable buildings, crucial to enhancing our built and urban environment.

Advertising and Consumer Society: A Critical Introduction

by Nicholas Holm

This critical introductory text explores the role of advertising in contemporary culture and its connections to larger economic, social and political forces. From an investigation of advertising’s crucial function in media economics and our wider capitalist system to a consideration of the people who both make and watch advertising, this insightful text enables students to make sense of advertising’s powerful influence as both an economic force and an artistic form; assess the various claims of these two perspectives on advertising; and understand how they challenge and complicate one another. Written in an engaging and accessible style and incorporating a wide range of examples from around the world, the chapters introduce the key concepts, methods and debates needed to analyse and understand advertising. Equipping students with the skills needed to partake in this lively discourse, the text is an invaluable resource for studying advertising critically. It is essential reading for students of advertising, media studies and communication studies.

Aesthetic Theory (PDF)

by Theodor W Adorno

Theodor Adorno (1903-69) was undoubtedly the foremost thinker of the Frankfurt School, the influential group of German thinkers that fled to the US in the 1930s, including such thinkers as Herbert Marcuse and Max Horkheimer. His work has proved enormously influential in sociology, philosophy and cultural theory. Aesthetic Theory is Adorno's posthumous magnum opus and the culmination of a lifetime's investigation. Analysing the sublime, the ugly and the beautiful, Adorno shows how such concepts frame and distil human experience and that it is human experience that ultimately underlies aesthetics. In Adorno's formulation 'art is the sedimented history of human misery'.

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