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A House-party

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It is an August morning. It is an old English manor-house. There is a breakfast-room hung with old gilded leather of the times of the Stuarts; it has oak furniture of the same period; it has leaded lattices with stained glass in some of their frames, and the motto of the house in old French, "J'ay bon vouloir," emblazoned there with the crest of a heron resting in a crown. Thence, windows open on to a green, quaint, lovely garden, which was laid out by Monsieur Beaumont when he planned the gardens of Hampton Court. There are clipped yew-tree walks and arbors and fantastic forms; there are stone terraces and steps like those of Haddon, and there are peacocks which pace and perch upon them; there are beds full of all the flowers which blossomed in the England of the Stuarts, and birds dart and butterflies pass above them; there are huge old trees, cedars, lime, hornbeam; beyond the gardens there are the woods and grassy lawns of the home park. The place is called Surrenden Court, and is one of the houses of George, Earl of Usk, -his favorite house in what pastoral people call autumn, and what he calls the shooting season.


Technical Artefacts: Creations Of Mind And Matter

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This book presents an attempt to understand the nature of technical artefacts and the way they come into being. Its primary focus is the kind of technical artefacts designed and produced by modern engineering. In spite of their pervasive influence on human thinking and doing, and therefore on the modern human condition, a philosophical analysis of technical artefacts and engineering design is lacking. Among the questions addressed are: How do technical artefacts fit into the furniture of the universe? In what sense are they different from objects from the natural world, or from the social world? What kind of activity is engineering design and what does it mean to say that technical artefacts are the embodiment of a design? Does it make sense to consider technical artefacts to be morally good or bad by themselves because of the way they influence human life?

The book advances the thesis that technical artefacts, conceived of as physical constructions with a technical function, have a dual nature; they are hybrid objects combining physical and intentional features. It proposes a theory of technical functions and technical artefact kinds that does justice to this dual nature, analyses engineering design from the dual nature point of view, and argues that technical artefacts, because of their dual nature, have inherent moral significance.


Big Book Of Coasters (leisure Arts #5855)

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These eye-catching coasters will keep you in stitches! From whimsical to elegant, the 43 designs in our 13 terrific plastic canvas coaster sets are so quick and easy to make that you can craft a set for every room--even the patio. You can add a decorative touch, reflect your personality, and protect your furniture--all at the same time! Beginning stitchers will love the full-color charts and simple-to-follow instructions, while those with more experience will appreciate the unique patterns. With such a wide variety of styles from which to choose, you're sure to find coasters for everyone!


History Of Furniture

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This comprehensive book provides a global perspective on the properties and powers of furniture. Programs in the visual arts - art, architecture, interior design - are all facing the challenge of providing students with information from around the world. History of Furniture: A Global View covers the major historical movements in furniture design from prehistoric periods through to contemporary design, including those regions that traditional history books ignore or underserve such as Africa and China. It presents the achievements of Western furniture designers, not in isolation from the rest of the world, but in vibrant contact with it including, for example, the influence of Islamic design on Romanesque style and Thailand's interpretation of Art Nouveau. Features: -- Large, color illustrations featured throughout the text -- Chronology of historic events, key terms, biographies of important designers in each chapter -- Comprehensive glossary, including the numerous unfamiliar terms used in furnishings -- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom -- Powerpoint available


Has Your Heart Ever Been Broken?

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It is believed, that until one knows the little girl-or boy-inside, the person can never truly understand, or love, the individual they have become. HAS YOUR HEART EVER BEEN BROKEN will help you to understand your inner child, as you work through unresolved hurts, heartaches, broken promises, and other "happenings" when you were a child. All this is done in a loving and non-threathing way that can be life-changing!As you read the questions and answers of the writer, you will soon start asking Him questions about your childhood. (Unlike most books you do not need to start at the beginning, but open where you want, and start reading. I also suggest you keep a journal so you can keep His answers and then your thoughts.) As you read, and start asking your own questions, you will better understand your childhood and the person you have become. In time, you will also understand that all that has happened-both the good and the bad-have made you into the unique individual you are, one He loves very much, and will give you the strength to help others as they go through their "happenings" if you so desire.



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