This Brutal World

This Brutal World

This Brutal World

A curated collection of some of the most powerful and awe-inspiring Brutalist architecture ever built This Brutal World is a global survey of this compelling and much-admired style of architecture. It brings to light virtually unknown Brutalist architectural treasures from across the former eastern bloc and other far flung parts of the world. It includes works by some of the best contemporary architects including Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield as well as by some of the master architects of the 20th century including Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer.

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Genre : Architecture
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Publisher : Phaidon Press
Release : 2016-05-23
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 0714871087


Time Life The Mob

Time Life The Mob

Inside the brutal world of the mafia The Mob. The Mafia. Organized crime. America's violent underworld has always fascinated us--the colorful criminals, dirty cops, crooked politicians and shady businessmen. It's a hard and high-stakes world, fueled by gambling, prostitution, extortion, graft, illegal booze and narcotics. Now you can explore the fascinating history of the Mob in America through the lens of a new special edition from TIME-LIFE, The Mob: Inside the Brutal World of the Mafia. Compelling photographs from throughout the past century combine with sharp biographies to reveal the key players and historical figures who loomed large. Plus: deep dives into the history of organized crime, the truth behind The Godfather, the power struggles, the roles of trigger-happy thugs and political bosses, and how the Mob is evolving in today's digital age.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : The Editors of TIME-LIFE
Publisher : Time Inc. Books
Release : 2017-09-29
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781683308645


Brutal North

Brutal North

BRUTAL NORTH is the first photographic exploration of modernist and Brutalist architecture across the North of England. During the post-war years the North of England saw the building of some of the most aspirational, enlightened and successful modernist architecture in the world. For the first time, a single photographic book captures those buildings, in all their power and progressive ambition. Over the last few years acclaimed photographer Simon Phipps has travelled and sought out the publicly commissioned architecture of the post-war North. From Newcastle's Byker Wall Estate, voted the best neighbourhood in the UK, to the extraordinary Park Hill Estate in Sheffield, from Preston's sweeping bus station and Liverpool's Royal Insurance Building, these structures have seen off threats to their survival and are rightly celebrated for the imprint they leave upon the skyline and the cultural life of their cities. This inspiring invitation to explore northern modernism includes maps and detailed information about all the architecture photographed. ‘Captures the most aspirational and enlightened architecture of the north’s postwar years.’ Guardian Please note this is a fixed-format ebook with some colour pages and may not be well-suited for older e-readers.

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Genre : Architecture
Author : Simon Phipps
Publisher : September Publishing
Release : 2020-10-29
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781912836468


Shot And A Ghost

Shot And A Ghost

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Genre : Squash players
Author : James Willstrop
Publisher :
Release : 2012-03
Total Pages : 211 Pages
ISBN : 0957139101


Brutal Simplicity Of Thought

Brutal Simplicity Of Thought

The principles of creativity in stunningly simple words and pictures by the man behind the world’s most successful advertising agency How did two wheels emancipate women? How can a pie save thousands of lives? How can a useless piece of fabric determine social status? How can you make night day? Simplicity looks easy. It's not. It's easier to complicate than simplify. This book presents deceptively simple examples of concepts that have changed the world—from the single piece of paper that became the American Declaration of Independence, giving birth to the most powerful nation in the history of the world, to the symbol and line that enable us to write music. Thought-provoking and incisive, Brutal Simplicity of Thought is the distillation, in words and pictures, of the Saatchi method of creativity. This book started life as a training manual for Saatchi advertising employees, and its approach has shaped the Saatchistory for forty years. Its principles permeate the culture, philosophy and structure of one of the world's best known corporate brands. Whether you are a student, an artist, a manager, self-employed or a CEO, this book has something to teach us all: simplicity rules.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : M&C Saatchi
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2013-04-16
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 1250012953


From Democrats To Kings

From Democrats To Kings

Michael Scott explores the dramatic and little-known story of how the ancient world was turned from a democracy into a monarchy in this superb example of popular history writing.

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Genre : History
Author : Michael Scott
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2010-09-16
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781468302806


Brutal London

Brutal London

Appealing to fans of architecture, this ingeniously designed book lets you build replicas of some of London s iconic post-war concrete structures while learning about their place in the city s architectural history. In this fun and intellectually stimulating book, readers can recreate a number of London s most renowned Brutalist buildings. Opening with an informative history of the origins and philosophy of Brutalist architecture, the book then focuses on 9 buildings, including the Barbican Estate, Robin Hood Gardens, Balfron Tower and the National Theatre. The first part of the book looks at the significance of each of these buildings, with a short chapter on each, complete with texts and images. The second part of the book consists of a series of 9 pre-cut and folded buildings, printed on heavy card stock, that readers can detach and construct with easy-to-follow instructions. At once fun and informative, this unique book offers a challenging and entertaining approach to architecture."

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Author : Zupagrafika
Publisher :
Release : 2016-10-25
Total Pages : 72 Pages
ISBN : 3791383000


The Art Of The Hollywood Backdrop

The Art Of The Hollywood Backdrop

The definitive behind-the-scenes history of one of Hollywood’s most closely guarded cinematic secrets finally revealed—painted backdrops and the scenic artists who brought them to the big screen. In almost every feature film of Hollywood’s golden age, from The Wizard of Oz to North by Northwest to Cleopatra to The Sound of Music, painted backings have convinced moviegoers that what they are seeing—whether the fantastic roads of Oz, the presidents of Mount Rushmore, or ancient Egyptian kingdoms—is absolutely real. These backings are at once intended to transport the audience and yet remain unseen for what they really are. The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop reveals the hidden world and creators of these masterpieces, long-guarded as a special effects secret by the major studios such as MGM, Warner Brothers, Universal, Columbia, 20th Century Fox, and Paramount. Despite the continued use of hand-painted backings in today’s films, including the big-budget Interstellar and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events among many others, digital technology is beginning to supplant the art form. In an effort to preserve the irreplaceable knowledge of scenic masters, Karen Maness and Richard Isackes, in collaboration with the Art Directors Guild, have compiled a definitive history of the craft, complete with interviews of the surviving artists. This is a rich undiscovered history—a history replete with competing art departments, dynastic scenic families, and origins stretching back to the films of Méliès, Edison, Sennett, Chaplin, and Fairbanks. Filled cover to cover with over 300 images,The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop is beautifully packaged as a hardcover book with slipcase.

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Genre : Art
Author : Karen L. Maness
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-11-01
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781941393086


Brutal Minds

Brutal Minds

Award-winning professor Stanley K. Ridgley, Ph.D. is a staunch defender of Individualism and Enlightenment values in the university as the best defense against the seduction of authoritarians, charlatans, political poseurs, and noxious ideologues of every sort. In BRUTAL MINDS, Dr. Ridgley takes on the topics of radicalization, cancel culture, and suppression of free speech and rise of socialism on campuses in the US. In the tradition of the seminal and influential classic Closing of the American Mind, Ridgley's book is a call-to-action to halt the left-wing takeover of higher education, bringing this important topic to a new generation. Much of American academia constitutes a dark world. It is populated by subsidized paranoiacs, amateur psychotherapists, neo-Marxist totalitarians, "student affairs professionals" imbued with Stormtrooper mentality, and thought reformers who violate federal law against human subject experimentation as they assault young students in "workshops" destroying family ties to clear the way for new relationships grounded in racialist ideology. These are the university's brutal minds. The American university is a sanctuary where brutal minds find purpose, protection, camaraderie, subsidy, anonymity, and power. All of this occurs behind an educational façade that masks their activities and ideology. BRUTAL MINDS strips away the façade of the modern American university to reveal the power inside the institution -- the largely anonymous authoritarians who constitute the coercive gears and cogs of the machine; they turn the crank on the ideological grinders that process young people into a prefab conception of the Good Citizen, a 21st century version of the Soviet-style "New Man," who is transformed with the proper application of "education" and coercion.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Stanley K. Ridgley
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Release : 2022-07-12
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 163006226X


Mat Tales

Mat Tales

When the Sweet Science Turns Sour. Brawls, nudity, riots, sucker punches - sometimes the "gentleman's sport" isn't so gentle. Boxing judge Dan Sisneros has seen both the best and the worst that professional boxing has to offer. In *Mat Tales*, he invites you into the ring for a few rounds of the worst.

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Author : Dan Sisneros
Publisher : Pulp Hero Press
Release : 2017-12-19
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 1683901045