The Millstone Industry

A Summary of Research on Quarries and Producers in the United States, Europe and Elsewhere


Author: Charles D. Hockensmith

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078645380X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 283

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Since prehistoric times, the process of cutting rock to make millstones has been one of the most important industries in the world. The first part of this book compiles information on the millstone industry in the United States, which dates between the mid–1600s and the mid–1900s. Primarily based on archival research and brief accounts published in geological and historical volumes, it focuses on conglomerate, granite, flint, quartzite, gneiss, and sandstone quarries in different regions and states. The second part focuses on the millstone quarrying industry in Europe and other areas.

Classical Archaeology


Author: Susan E. Alcock,Robin Osborne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111825516X

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art. It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world. Second edition is updated and revised throughout, showcasing the latest research and fresh theoretical approaches in classical archaeology Includes brand new essays on ancient Greek and Roman art in a modern context Designed to encourage critical thinking about the interpretation of ancient material culture and the role of modern perceptions in shaping the study of art and archaeology Features paired essays – one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman – to stimulate a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars from different historiographic and methodological traditions Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter

Donatello Among the Blackshirts

History and Modernity in the Visual Culture of Fascist Italy


Author: Claudia Lazzaro,Roger J. Crum

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489211

Category: Art

Page: 293

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Focuses on the appropriation of visual elements of the classical, medieval, and Renaissance past in Mussolini's Italy.

Marble Past, Monumental Present

Building With Antiquities in the Mediaeval Mediterranean


Author: Michael Greenhalgh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004170839

Category: History

Page: 634

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This survey and synthesis of the structural and decorative uses of Roman remains, particularly marble, throughout the mediaeval Mediterranean, deals with the Christian West - but also Byzantium and Islam, each the inheritor of much Roman territory. It includes a 5000-image DVD.

Chicago's Classical Architecture

The Legacy of the White City


Author: David Stone

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738534268

Category: History

Page: 128

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A pictorial tour of Chicago's connection to classical architecture begins at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, with it's gleaming "White City" of ornate Beaux-Arts buildings to Daniel Burnham's "Plan of Chicago" which furthered classical building inChicago and throught the country.

What is Architectural History?


Author: Andrew Leach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745655203

Category: Architecture

Page: 184

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What is Architectural History? considers the questions and problems posed by architectural historians since the rise of the discipline in the late nineteenth century. How do historians of architecture organise past time and relate it to the present? How does historical evidence translate into historical narrative? Should architectural history be useful for practicing architects? If so, how? Leach treats the disciplinarity of architectural history as an open question, moving between three key approaches to historical knowledge of architecture: within art history, as an historical specialisation and, most prominently, within architecture. He suggests that the confusions around this question have been productive, ensuring a rich variety of approaches to the project of exploring architecture historically. Read alongside introductory surveys of western and global architectural history, this book will open up questions of perspective, frame, and intent for students of architecture, art history, and history. Graduate students and established architectural historians will find much in this book to fuel discussions over the current state of the field in which they work.

Classical Nashville

Athens of the South


Author: Christine Kreyling,Wesley Paine,Charles W. Warterfield,Susan Ford Wiltshire

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 9780826512772

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 186

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On the occasion of Tennessee's Bicentennial, four distinguished authors offer new insights and a broader appreciation of the classical influences that have shaped the architectural, cultural, and educational history of its capital city. Nashville has been many things: frontier town, Civil War battleground, New South mecca, and Music City, U.S.A. It is headquarters for several religious denominations, and also the home of some of the largest insurance, healthcare, and publishing concerns in the country. Located culturally as well as geographically between North and South, East and West, Nashville is centered in a web of often-competing contradictions. One binding image of civic identity, however, has been consistent through all of Nashville's history: the classical Greek and Roman ideals of education, art, and community participation that early on led to the city's sobriquet, "Athens of the West," and eventually, with the settling of the territory beyond the Mississippi River, the "Athens of the South." Illustrated with nearly a hundred archival and contemporary photographs, Classical Nashville shows how Nashville earned that appellation through its adoption of classical metaphors in several areas: its educational and literary history, from the first academies through the establishment of the Fugitive movement at Vanderbilt; the classicism of the city's public architecture, including its Capitol and legislative buildings; the evolution of neoclassicism in homes and private buildings; and the history and current state of the Parthenon, the ultimate symbol of classical Nashville, replete with the awe-inspiring 42-foot statue of Athena by sculptor Alan LeQuire. Perhaps Nashville author John Egerton best captures the essence of this modern city with its solid roots in the past. He places Nashville "somewhere between the 'Athens of the West' and 'Music City, U.S.A.,' between the grime of a railroad town and the glitz of Opryland, between Robert Penn Warren and Robert Altman." Nashville's classical identifications have always been forward-looking, rather than antiquarian: ambitious, democratic, entrepreneurial, and culturally substantive. Classical Nashville celebrates the continuation of classical ideals in present-day Nashville, ideals that serve not as monuments to a lost past, but as sources of energy, creativity, and imagination for the future of a city.

“The” Athenaeum

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


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The Cities and Bishoprics of Phrygia, Vol. 1

Being an Essay of the Local History of Phrygia From the Times to the Turkish Conquest (Classic Reprint)


Author: W. M. Ramsay

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780666818515

Category: History

Page: 384

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Excerpt from The Cities and Bishoprics of Phrygia, Vol. 1: Being an Essay of the Local History of Phrygia From the Times to the Turkish Conquest Still more necessary is it to adopt the plan of a Local History, ' when the only authorities for the history Of the country are a few Scattered allusions in ancient writers to isolated events or places, together with the monuments which have been discovered in the country. In such circumstances all that can be done is to parcel the land into districts whose geographical situation imposes on them a certain 1mity, to collect all the information that can be gleaned from the authors, from inscriptions and monuments, from the survival Of names and religious facts in modern times, and from other such scanty sources, and to interpret these in the light of the geographical and national conditions. The execution of this plan in the present work is imperfect, as I am well aware. Much more might be done than I can do, and much more will yet be done 1. But fortune has placed in my hands a con siderable mass Of knowledge, and it seems better to present it to the world as well as my powers and opportunities permit. Before I entered Asia Minor in May 1880, I had been pondering for months over the problems of its history; and since that time it has been my last thought as I fell asleep and my first on waking. Rarely has a space of five hours elapsed by day or by night in which some point of Phrygian antiquities or topography has not been occupying my mind. I have turned over each problem, attempted almost every possible combination, tried numberless changes from various points of view, and gradually month by month the subject has grown clearer. I have enjoyed the advantage of revisiting the country year after year till 1891, and testing the ideas and combinations that had been shaping themselves in my mind. In the later visits I have known what to look for, and where to look for it; and have Often been able to guide the natives Of the district to the spot I wanted (to their own great astonishment), pick up the evidence required, and pass on after a few minutes' stay. In those later visits it has Often been brought home to me how much time was wasted on my earlier journeys through want Of knowledge. If I criticize some mistakes and misconceptions of other travellers, I can do so because I have made the same errors myself; their misconceptions are old friends of mine, which have kept me company in long weary rides, which have deluded me and lured me on to spend time and health in proving their real character. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean


Author: Stephanie L. Hathaway,David W. Kim

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441131248

Category: History

Page: 208

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This volume presents evidence of the extent and effects of intercultural contacts across Europe and the Mediterranean rim, opening up a new understanding of early medieval civilisation and its continuing influence in both Western and Eastern cultures today. From the perspectives of textual transmission, cultural memory, religion, art and cultural traditions, this work explores the central question of how ideas travelled in the medieval world, challenging the conventional notion of insular communities in the Middle Ages. Despite the schism between East and West that took hold after the thirteenth century this volume reveals a rich and extensive cultural exchange and demonstrates that transmission of ideas and culture across borders began much earlier than the Crusades. It contributes to new perspectives on medieval cities, Christian Europe's history with the Byzantine and Islamic Mediterranean, the landscape of power and the power-plays of the medieval Church, and the way in which cross-cultural transmission affected all of these areas.

Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte


Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

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In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.

Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans


Author: Jane Taylor

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1860645089

Category: History

Page: 224

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their continued, if unrecognized, survival as Christians and farmers under the Byzantine Empire and into the early years of Islam.

Ancient Sicily

Monuments Past & Present


Author: Gaetano Messineo,E. Borgia

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9788881621477

Category: History

Page: 70

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An historical and architectural guide to Sicily's ancient temples, theaters and monuments. A photographic reproduction of the current state of each site includes an overlay showing how the structures originally appeared.

Bird on Fire

Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City


Author: Andrew Ross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912297

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places that have excellent public transit systems and relatively high density, such as Portland, Seattle, or New York. But Ross contends that if we can't change the game in fast-growing, low-density cities like Phoenix, the whole movement has a major problem. Drawing on interviews with 200 influential residents--from state legislators, urban planners, developers, and green business advocates to civil rights champions, energy lobbyists, solar entrepreneurs, and community activists--Ross argues that if Phoenix is ever to become sustainable, it will occur more through political and social change than through technological fixes. Ross explains how Arizona's increasingly xenophobic immigration laws, science-denying legislature, and growth-at-all-costs business ethic have perpetuated social injustice and environmental degradation. But he also highlights the positive changes happening in Phoenix, in particular the Gila River Indian Community's successful struggle to win back its water rights, potentially shifting resources away from new housing developments to producing healthy local food for the people of the Phoenix Basin. Ross argues that this victory may serve as a new model for how green democracy can work, redressing the claims of those who have been aggrieved in a way that creates long-term benefits for all. Bird on Fire offers a compelling take on one of the pressing issues of our time--finding pathways to sustainability at a time when governments are dismally failing in their responsibility to address climate change.



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