Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme

Author: Patricia Mears

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519974

Category: Design

Page: 208

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The first major study to explore the relationship between clothing made for survival in the most inhospitable environments on earth and beyond, and the high fashion it has inspired

RaumKleider

Verbindungen zwischen Architekturraum, Körper und Kleid

Author: Karl R. Kegler,Anna Minta,Niklas Naehrig

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839436257

Category: Architecture

Page: 324

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Kleider sind Lebensentwürfe, ebenso wie Bauten und Architekturen. Reform, Modernität, Sachlichkeit und Regionalität veranschaulichen sich in Kleidung wie in architektonischen Formen. Architekten und Designer des 20. Jahrhunderts haben nicht allein über die Zusammenhänge von Architektur und Bekleidung geschrieben, sondern auch eigene Kleiderentwürfe angefertigt. Die Beiträge, in deren Zentrum neben Architektur und Mode auch Interieur und Film stehen, gehen den Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Architekturentwürfen und korrespondierenden Menschenbildern nach.

Extreme Tourism: Lessons from the World's Cold Water Islands

Author: Godfrey Baldacchino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136404171

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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This book is a pioneering investigation of the tourism practices in the world's other, cold water, islands. Located in extreme latitudes and subject to extreme weather conditions, these islands have been developing their tourism appeal in manners that appear sustainable. They present themselves in images that speak to the pristine, unique and superlative aspects of their natural environment, history and culture. Limited seasonality, difficulty of access, restricted infrastructure, harsh climates and water too cold to swim in, are integral features of the tourism industry, often welcomed as appropriate filters to the slide to the mass market. The collection contains 13 island case studies. A set of seven hail from Northern latitudes: Baffin (Nunavut, Canada), Banks (Northwest Territories, Canada), Greenland/ Kaalaalit Nunaat, Iceland, Luleå (Sweden), Nunivak (Alaska), Solovetsky (Russia) and Svalbard (Norway). A second set of four cover the Southerly islands of Chatham (New Zealand), Falklands, Macquarie (Australia) and Stewart (New Zealand). Two other chapters discuss islands from the particular vantage points of cruise ship tourism, one for the Arctic region and one for the Antarctic. Additionally, five conceptual chapters provide insights into key tourism management issues, as they apply to cold water island experiences:(a) human resources; (b) environment; (c) promotion; (d) seasonality; and (e) access.


Letzte Fahrt

Die Terra-Nova-Expedition zum Südpol (1910-1913) - Tagebuch von Robert Falcon Scott

Author: Robert Falcon Scott

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027237548

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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Die Terra-Nova-Expedition (1910-1913), offiziell die British Antarctic Expedition 1910, war eine britische Expedition unter Robert Falcon Scott. Das Hauptziel war laut Scott, "den Südpol zu erreichen und für das Britische Empire die Ehre dieser Errungenschaft zu sichern". Der Auftritt von Roald Amundsens norwegischer Expedition veränderte den Charakter der Forschungsreise und führte zu einem Wettrennen um die Ersterreichung des Südpols und um das damit verbundene nationale Prestige. Die Hauptreise im Rahmen der Terra-Nova-Expedition war der Vorstoß zum Südpol. Dabei leitete Scott eine Fünf-Mann-Gruppe, die den Pol am 17. Januar 1912 erreichte - etwas mehr als einen Monat nach Amundsen. Auf dem Rückweg zum Basislager starben Scott und seine vier Begleiter an Unterernährung, Krankheit und Unterkühlung. Alles andere, darunter auch der Erfolg Amundsens, wurde in der Folge durch dieses Schicksal überschattet. Ein Suchtrupp fand ihre Leichen im November 1912. Den bei ihnen gefundenen Aufzeichnungen, insbesondere dem von Scott geführten Tagebuch, wurde sehr viel Aufmerksamkeit zuteil, da diese Unterlagen ihre Reise und insbesondere die Umstände ihres Scheiterns sehr ausführlich dokumentierten. Aus dem Tagebuch: "6. Jan. Gestern abend gerieten wir zwischen Schneefahnen - heute morgen wurden sie höher, und bald waren wir mitten in einem Meer von Eiswellen, die sich wie Angelhaken um unsere Füße legten; wir kennen sie nur zu gut! Nach den ersten 1 ½ Stunden schnallten wir unsere Schneeschuhe ab und zogen zu Fuß. Stellenweise ging es furchtbar mühsam. Am Nachmittag wurde es nicht besser, im Gegenteil! Als wir ungefähr eine Stunde marschiert waren, entdeckten wir, daß ein Schlafsack vom Schlitten gefallen war. Der Zwischenfall kostete uns mehr als eine Stunde."

Expedition Agroparks

Research by Design into Sustainable Development and Agriculture in the Network Society

Author: Peter J.A.M. Smeets

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9086867197

Category: Science

Page: 319

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This book is the result of several years of expedition into the development of metropolitan FoodClusters. The author's fascination for the agricultural landscapes in and around metropolises led him to the conclusion that improving the efficiency of agriculture is the most effective way to safeguard the quality of such landscapes. The wasteful modes of production developed in the past 150 years have led to a serious decline in both the surface area and the quality of the highly valued landscapes. Closing the loops within the agricultural production system and increasing their productivity is therefore the best remedy to arrest this decline. After analysing the development of agriculture against the background of the urbanisation process in today's network society, the focus shifts to research by design on agroparks. These are spatial clusters of agrofunctions and the related economic activities. Agroparks bring together high-productivity plant-based and animal-based production and processing along industrial lines combined with the input of high levels of knowledge and technology. The cycles of water, minerals and gases are skillfully closed and the use of fossil energy is minimised, particularly by the processing of various flows of waste products and by-products. An agropark may therefore be seen as the application of industrial ecology in the agrosector. The scientific aim of this book is to find answers to the questions of whether agroparks contribute to sustainable development in metropolises, how an agropark is developed and how it must be designed. Under examination are seven designs for agroparks, which were created from 2002 onwards in the Netherlands, China and India.



Visions of the East

Orientalism in Film

Author: Matthew Bernstein,Gaylyn Studlar

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860643040

Category: Asia

Page: 330

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Using Edward Said's framework - and developments in colonialist and post-colonialist studies - to investigate orientalism in the cinemas of France, England and America, the contributors draw upon feminist analysis, genre criticism, psychoanalytic interpretation and political history. Starting with a demonstration of how colonialist and patriarchal ideologies interrelate in orientalist narrative films, following chapters explore camp and orientalism in selected musicals: the family romance of orientalism in Madame Butterfly and Indochine, and Disney's Aladdin as a mirror of America's shifting perceptions of the Muslim world. The contributors include Dudley Andrew, Matthew Bernstein, Phebe Chao and Mary Hamer.




Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow

The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure

Author: Maria Coffey

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429977426

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Without risk, say mountaineers, there would be none of the self-knowledge that comes from pushing life to its extremes. For them, perhaps, it is worth the cost. But when tragedy strikes, what happens to the people left behind? Why would anyone choose to invest in a future with a high-altitude risk-taker? What is life like in the shadow of the mountain? Such questions have long been taboo in the world of mountaineering. Now, the spouses, parents and children of internationally renowned climbers finally break their silence, speaking out about the dark side of adventure. Maria Coffey confronted one of the harshest realities of mountaineering when her partner Joe Tasker disappeared on the Northeast Ridge of Everest in 1982. In Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow, Coffey offers an intimate portrait of adventure and the conflicting beauty, passion, and devastation of this alluring obsession. Through interviews with the world's top climbers, or their widows and families-Jim Wickwire, Conrad Anker, Lynn Hill, Joe Simpson, Chris Bonington, Ed Viesturs, Anatoli Boukreev, Alex Lowe, and many others-she explores what compels men and women to give their lives to the high mountains. She asks why, despite the countless tragedies, the world continues to laud their exploits. With an insider's understanding, Coffey reveals the consequences of loving people who pursue such risk-the exhilarating highs and inevitable lows, the stress of long separations, the constant threat of bereavement, and the lives shattered in the wake of climbing accidents. Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow is a powerful, affecting and important book that exposes the far reaching personal costs of extreme adventure.

FASHION - aufregend weiblich

Von der Kostümdesignerin der Kultserie MAD MEN

Author: Janie Bryant,Monica Corcoran Harel

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641104149

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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Die Stil-Bibel – nicht nur für MAD-MEN-Fans. Die Kultserie MAD MEN ist vor allem beliebt und bekannt für ihren unverwechselbaren Look der 50er und 60er Jahre der Kostümdesignerin Janie Bryant. Von Joans Bleistiftröcken à la Marilyn Monroe bis hin zu Bettys klassischen Pettycoatkleidern haben Bryants Outfits weltweit eine große Fangemeinde für sich erobert. In diesem Buch gewährt sie uns einen Blick in den Ankleideraum am Set der Serie und lässt uns am Schaffensprozess teilhaben: Wie setzt man den jeweiligen Charakter in Szene, betont die Vorzüge der Figur, unterstreicht ihren Typ? So kann jede Frau ihren ganz persönlichen Stil finden – ganz gleich ob modern, klassisch, oder unkonventionell.


View From The Summit

Author: Edmund Hillary

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144810937X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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The first man to set foot on the summit of Everest, the man who led a team of tractors to the South Pole, the man who jetboated up the Ganges from the ocean to the sky has, for the first time, gathered all the remarkable adventures of a long life into one volume. But there is more to Edmund Hillary than this. He is also the man who repaid his debt of fame to the Himalayas by inaugurating a programme of building schools, clinics, airstrips and bridges in Nepal. With his still active support, these have gone from strength to strength in the 50 years since he himself mastered the Hillary Step and led his companion Tenzing Norgay up Everest's final summit ridge. View from the Summit is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. It is also the story of a man whom the world has taken to its heart.


The Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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The Art Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Vol. for 1867 includes Illustrated catalogue of the Paris Universal Exhibition.