At Home with White


Author: Atlanta Bartlett,Karena Callen

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849758765

Category: Design

Page: 144

View: 9560

Classic, timeless, versatile, easily adapted to changing fashions and brilliant for maximizing light—white can work in every room in every home. In At Home With White, Atlanta Bartlett and Karena Callen start by showing us How to Use White to create a multitude of different environments—from warm, relaxed, and homey through to cool and tranquil—utilizing different textures and shades. Next, Creating a Mood with White describes five themes: Classic, Romantic, Beach, Country, and Modern, and demonstrates how to design a successful and practical white interior. Finally, Living with White illustrates, room by room, how to make white work for you. From bedrooms to kitchens, white is the most effortless and versatile shade for contemporary living. 'Proves the power of white as a timeless choice that easily adapts to any design style.'

At Home with Apartheid

The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg


Author: Rebecca Ginsburg

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813931649

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

View: 7470

Despite their peaceful, bucolic appearance, the tree-lined streets of South African suburbia were no refuge from the racial tensions and indignities of apartheid’s most repressive years. In At Home with Apartheid, Rebecca Ginsburg provides an intimate examination of the cultural landscapes of Johannesburg’s middle- and upper-middle-class neighborhoods during the height of apartheid (c. 1960–1975) and incorporates recent scholarship on gender, the home, and family. More subtly but no less significantly than factory floors, squatter camps, prisons, and courtrooms, the homes of white South Africans were sites of important contests between white privilege and black aspiration. Subtle negotiations within the domestic sphere between white, mostly female, householders and their black domestic workers, also primarily women, played out over and around this space. These seemingly mundane, private conflicts were part of larger contemporary struggles between whites and blacks over territory and power. Ginsburg gives special attention to the distinct social and racial geographies produced by the workers’ detached living quarters, designed by builders and architects as landscape complements to the main houses. Ranch houses, Italianate villas, modernist cubes, and Victorian bungalows filled Johannesburg’s suburbs. What distinguished these neighborhoods from their precedents in the United States or the United Kingdom was the presence of the ubiquitous back rooms and of the African women who inhabited them in these otherwise exclusively white areas. The author conducted more than seventy-five personal interviews for this book, an approach that sets it apart from other architectural histories. In addition to these oral accounts, Ginsburg draws from plans, drawings, and onsite analysis of the physical properties themselves. While the issues addressed span the disciplines of South African and architectural history, feminist studies, material culture studies, and psychology, the book’s strong narrative, powerful oral histories, and compelling subject matter bring the neighborhoods and residents it examines vividly to life.

At Home with Magnolia

Classic American Recipes from the Founder of Magnolia Bakery


Author: Allysa Torey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544462726

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 5345

A third collection of dishes from the popular New York City bakery and its chef's home kitchen includes more than ninety tempting recipes representing the best in traditional, homemade American cuisine, featuring a variety of appetizers, soups, casseroles, main courses, vegetables, and desserts.

At Home with Modern June

27 Sewing Projects for Your Handmade Lifestyle


Author: Kelly McCants

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607058014

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 7642

Whether you're moving into a new home, launching a home makeover, or just sprucing up a room, this book, At Home With Modern June, by Kelly McCants, provides plenty of ideas on how to infuse individuality into every room in the house. The 27 budget-friendly projects have a retro style and use materials such as oilcloth, laminated cotton, and chalk cloth in addition to quilter's cotton. Easy-to-follow instructions and helpful photographs guide you to success. You'll make drapes, bed skirts, floor mats, and much more. All that's required is a bit of ingenuity, a little time, and some basic skills.

At Home with God

Here and Now


Author: Lee Adams Young

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 0738816965

Category: Religion

Page: 439

View: 1584

From biblical times through the Middle Ages and the Reformation, the Christian religion enjoyed a sturdy belief in God, consistent with human knowledge of the universe. But modern science then introduced a new picture of this world, at odds not only with the old world picture but with the miracle-working God of ancient Scripture. Of the many different responses to this conflict, three stand out: i) To deny the religious view of God and the world; or ii) To deny many solid findings of generations of scientists concerning the evolution of stars, the Earth, and life; or iii) To deny little, yet to affirm little in religion—to repeat ancient rituals without serious conviction. Lee Adams Young, a physicist and Bible scholar, claims to replace this chaos with an orderly view of God and the world—in only 437 pages! He makes three main points: 1. The Bible consistently but falsely split the world into two separate realms: Heaven and Earth. God rarely—or never—left his celestial throne room to visit the Earth. The steeples of traditional churches pointed toward this Sky God, and the Lord's Prayer still speaks of a Father in Heaven. The result has been a disconnect between God and the believer—a chasm bridged only by armies of angels and other intermediaries, or via long-distance calls. The solution, according to At Home with God: Here and Now, is to proclaim (as does science) that there is only one realm of reality. God should be seen as dwelling in this world, says Young—indeed, within each of us, available for direct communication and personal support. Prayer should take the form of face-to-face communication with a person no farther away than the other end of a park bench. 2. The Bible consistently and correctly insists upon the inseparability of the human body and soul. So does Aristotle, and the latest Catholic Catechism. Alas, in postbiblical times many Jews and Christians have come to believe that at death the human soul could detach itself from the body and ascend to Heaven. Young responds as follows: a. If there is no Heaven, the latter step has no meaning. We are face to face with God now in this life. Because we already live in a sacred world, one need not die in order to reach the divine. b. The notion of a soul that can function independently of bodily support goes against ancient and modern awareness of the influence of bodily conditions on thinking and memory. c. Near-death experiences (NDEs) are reports from the living, not from those who died. Medical research shows that NDEs are triggered, not by the objective peril of death, but by the subjective fear of death. d. Human faith in an afterlife can blunt the human need to put interpersonal relationships in order in this life. We must mend our personal fences now—there is no second chance, as the Hebrew Bible says. 3. The God depicted in Young's book is entirely consistent with modern science. That God is seen as the essential governor of nature, whose regularities people depend on and science describes. This book is recommended to all who seek a religious faith based on reality, not makebelieve; a faith grounded in ancient wisdom yet believable in this modern age.

At Home with the Angels


Author: Kay Nelsen

Publisher: Multi-Media Publications Inc.

ISBN: 159146191X


Page: 248

View: 3982

"At Home with the Angels" is an elaborate and moving story about Megan Ross, a recently widowed woman, who receives a telephone call from her dead husband. As news of this event spreads, more people want to reach out and speak with loved ones who have died. People take strong sides in the growing conflict; many believing the occurrence is blasphemous with others insisting that speaking with the dead be accepted as part of an ordinary everyday existence. Numerous preconceived attitudes about the afterlife hinder acceptance of the miracle in this small town in Colorado. Did the event really happen? A work of fiction that contains some truth, "At Home with the Angels" is a thought-provoking and unforgettable novel.

What's the Matter with White People?

Finding Our Way in the Next America


Author: Joan Walsh

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476733120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 5817

Revised edition of: Indivisible: how America divided against itself. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, c2012.


Memoirs of a Cold Warrior


Author: John William Jaacks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 148368430X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

View: 6294

CONTRAILS Memoirs of A Cold Warrior Jack Jaacks writes a moving personal account of a Midwestern farm boy who dreamed of becoming a military officer and an Air Force Pilot. During the Cold War of the 1950's an attack against the United States by Russian bombers carrying nuclear bombs was believed to be a certainty. America built an Air Defense system to protect itself. Nearly 2000 fighter-interceptor aircraft and 5,000 pilots guarded the skies above America Like fighter pilots of generations before them, the U.S. Air Defense Command pilots flew into hostile skies and lived out the dreams of their youth. And, like their forefathers, many died in keeping America free. No Soviet bomber ever penetrated the U. S. Air Defenses. Jaacks flew the first jet Fighter-Interceptors, the Sabers, Starfires, Scorpions and Delta Daggers in Alaska, the continental U.S., Canada, and in Europe with the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Contrails describes the intensity of a life of an interceptor pilot and how Jaacks became a member of the elite cops of aviators that was the first line of defense against a Soviet nuclear attack against America.

Who Says?

Choice and control in care


Author: Ruth Gardner

Publisher: JKP

ISBN: 1907969055

Category: Social Science

Page: 106

View: 1657

This ebook is for all who are concerned about the quality of care and its improvement. The reality 1980's provision is set within the context of care philosophy and each chapter contains questions for the reader to consider as well as suggestions for further reading. Reporting directly from young people in care and their carers, Who Cares highlights their views about who has choice and control in their lives. A broad range of decisions are commented on, from medical examinations and smoking to dress, diet, seeing relatives, staying out late and reviews. The important questions of who really controls the choices are explored, asking are carers often as powerless as the children? And how are the legal and moral responsibilities for parenting the child in care divided up?

Web of Lies

My Life with a Narcissist


Author: Sarah Tate


ISBN: 1447689992

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 2737

Web of Lies takes you on an emotional roller-coaster, experienced through the eyes of Sarah Tate, an intelligent, young newcomer to Switzerland who is swept off her feet by an older, more experienced company manager. Within weeks of their meeting, Bill impresses her with a courtship vastly unusual in modern times. He lures Sarah with his intellect along with numerous gifts, expensive restaurants, and trips to luxury hotels. Sarah, who is searching for not only love but security, quickly finds herself falling for the worldly but sensitive and caring man Bill represents himself to be. In Web of Lies, she describes the highs and the lows of what it is like to be involved with a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, how to come to terms with the abuse, and most importantly, how to escape.