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Urban Commons How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities
ISBN: HB: 9780674975293, Harvard University Press, December 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 photo, 1 map, 21 illus., 19 tables
The future of smart cities has arrived, courtesy of citizens and their phones. To prove it, Daniel T. O'Brien explains the transformative insights gleaned from years researching Boston's 311 reporting system, a sophisticated city management tool that...
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£25,95
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Art of Being Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy
ISBN: HB: 9780674983656, Harvard University Press, December 2018
304 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 photo
"The Art of Being" is a powerful account of how the literary form of the novel reorients philosophy toward the meaning of existence. Yi-Ping Ong shows that for Kierkegaard, Sartre, and Beauvoir, the form of the novel in its classic phase yields the c...
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£32,95
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Just a Song Chinese Lyrics from the Eleventh and Early Twelfth Centuries
ISBN: HB: 9780674987128, Harvard University Press, December 2018
350 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"Song Lyric", ci, remains one of the most loved forms of Chinese poetry. From the early eleventh century through the first quarter of the twelfth century, song lyric evolved from an impromptu contribution in a performance practice to a full literary...
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£35,95
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Word Embodied The Jeweled Pagoda Mandalas in Japanese Buddhist Art
ISBN: HB: 9780674983861, Harvard University Press, July 2018
300 pp., 25.4x17.8 cm, 90 colour illus.
In this study of the Japanese jeweled pagoda mandalas, Halle O'Neal reveals the entangled realms of sacred body, beauty, and salvation. Much of the previous scholarship on these paintings concentrates on formal analysis and iconographic study of thei...
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£54,95
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History and Presence
ISBN: PB: 9780674984592, Harvard University Press, June 2018
318 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 halftones
Beginning with metaphysical debates in the sixteenth century over the nature of Christ's presence in the host, the distinguished historian and scholar of religion Robert Orsi imagines an alternative to the future of religion that early moderns procla...
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£14,95
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Vatican I The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church
ISBN: HB: 9780674979987, Harvard University Press, May 2018
320 pp., 20.9x13.4 cm, 9 halftones
The enduring influence of the Catholic Church has many sources – its spiritual and intellectual appeal, missionary achievements, wealth, diplomatic effectiveness, and stable hierarchy. But in the first half of the nineteenth century, the foundations...
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£17,95
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Policy State An American Predicament
ISBN: HB: 9780674728745, Harvard University Press, October 2017
208 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Policy is government's ready response to changing times, the key to its successful adaptation. It tackles problems as they arise, from foreign relations and economic affairs to race relations and family affairs. Karen Orren and Stephen Skowronek take...
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£18,95
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Letters of Light Arabic Script in Calligraphy, Print, and Digital Design
ISBN: HB: 9780674971127, Harvard University Press, May 2017
280 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 2 halftones, 24 line illus.
Arabic script remains one of the most widely employed writing systems in the world, for Arabic and non-Arabic languages alike. Focusing on naskh – the style most commonly used across the Middle East – "Letters of Light" traces the evolution of Arabic...
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£32,95
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Visualizing Community Art, Material Culture, and Settlement in Byzantine Cappadocia
ISBN: HB: 9780884024132, Harvard University Press, March 2017
558 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 410 colour illus., 18 halftones, 90 line illus., 4 maps
Cappadocia, a picturesque volcanic region of central Anatolia, preserves the best evidence of daily life in the Byzantine Empire and yet remains remarkably understudied, better known to tourists than to scholars. The area preserves an abundance of ph...
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£64,95
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Li Mengyang, the North-South Divide, and Literati Learning in Ming China
ISBN: HB: 9780674970595, Harvard University Press, October 2016
368 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 1 line illus., 1 map
Li Mengyang (1473-1530) was a scholar-official and man of letters who initiated the literary archaist movement that sought to restore ancient styles of prose and poetry in sixteenth-century China. In this first book-length study of Li in English, Cha...
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£35,95
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