Ancient and global modern design come together in this practical guide to interior design, biophilic design, and feng shui for your home.
Author: Maureen K. Calamia
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Ancient and global modern design come together in this practical guide to interior design, biophilic design, and feng shui for your home. Part spiritual growth workbook and part treatise on the power of nature, Creating Luminous Spaces is your practical guide to giving your home a refreshing energy boost. In this inventive approach to interior design, Maureen K. Calamia blends modern trends with the five elements of feng shui, an ancient Chinese system that brings the cycles and benefits of nature to your home interior. With inspiring ideas and practical information, Calamia will help you discover which of nature’s elements represents your energy. Should you enhance your home with natural light or a fish bowl? New organizational habits or tall, vertical lines? Featuring practical exercises, meditations, and real stories about clients and students, as you embark on this mind-body-spirit connection with your home, you’ll find out how: Indoor lighting and lighting design can strengthen the fire element Organizational behavior is influenced by the metal element Space planning with plants nourishes the wood element And more!
Fun with feng shui. The Five Elements of feng shui refer to an ancient Chinese system that brings the cycles and benefits of nature to your home interior. Part spiritual growth workbook and part treatise on the power of nature, Creating Luminous Spaces with The Five Elements brings an energy boost to home interior design. Nature's elements (of style). Discover which of nature's elements represents your energy. Should you enhance your home with natural light or a fish bowl? New organizational habits or tall, vertical lines? Featuring practical exercises, meditations, and real stories about clients and students, as you embark on this mind-body-spirit connection with your home, you'll find out how: Indoor lighting and lighting design can strengthen the fire element Organizational behavior is influenced by the metal element Space planning with plants nourishes the wood element
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APPROACH TO LIGHTING TING Architectural LD Peter Barna creates luminous spaces that resist. BY MADELEINE BECKMAN Light & Space Associates , and ,
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How a Little Bit of Wonder Can Make a Big Difference in Your Life Allen Klein.
Awe often comes in the presence of something grand ... I felt at one with the
Divine source. —Maureen Calamia, author of Creating Luminous Spaces For me,
Author: Allen Klein
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
How to Find Awe, Meaning, and Wonder in Everyday Life Bestselling author and TEDx presenter Allen Klein returns to find and define awe. In his latest book, he shows readers how to escape the everyday ruts of life by opening their eyes to the awe and wonder around them. Exploring the human ability to be in awe. What does it mean to be awestruck? Or more simply, what is awe? Backed by the latest scientific research, Klein sets out to define awe and its effects on health and happiness. For example, over the past dozen years, or so, scientists have found, among other things, that awe: • Connects us to others • Lowers our stress levels • Enhances positive emotions • Increases our compassion • Increases our creativity Plenty of reasons to be in awe. With a sprinkling of the spiritual and scientific, The Awe Factor takes readers on an exploration of a human phenomenon. From research to first-hand awe-inspiring stories, Klein reflects on feelings of awe, meaning and purpose. And with bonus awe-awakening tools, tips, and techniques, he helps readers become more aware of, and increase, the awe and wonder in their life. If you enjoyed books like Awe, In Awe, The Book of Delights, or The Book of Awesome, then you’ll love The Awe Factor.
"The keys to creating exceptional luminous environments are revealed in this book as 25 of the world's top lighting designers and consultants showcase their finest work.
Author: Roger Yee
Publisher: Visual Reference Publications
"The keys to creating exceptional luminous environments are revealed in this book as 25 of the world's top lighting designers and consultants showcase their finest work. Examples show how high quality, thoughtful design can be the visual cornerstone of a successful project. Over 500 photographs illustrate how light can establish moods and manipulate attitudes, reinforce feelings and heighten excitement. A full range of high quality, inventive and brilliant lighting design projects are shown including hotels, restaurants, retail, corporate, public, residential, exteriors, houses of worship, performing arts and entertainment facilities, museums, landscape. . . and so much more."--Publisher.
We are wrapped about by a seductive puzzle of luminous Incandescent Vessels
streams . ... then falling upon surfaces painted into whites behind , creating the
impression of secret luminous space residing and pastels , like some lustrous ...
The interior spaces , ironic and elegant , are arranged around a large central
staircase . Intermediate levels and small interior balconies – diaphanous and
suspended in the luminous space – contain dark , exotic sculptures . The
Author: Mirko Mejetta
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Describes how interior designers transformed factory lofts, old buildings, and small apartments into comfortable and attractive living areas
Rather, it is people who link up the phenomenological spaces that succeed one
another in each scene, in such a way that ... A "garden of light" was created
between two concrete walls that curved to form a U. A luminous space rich in
effects of ...
Author: Toyoo Itō
Publisher: Phaidon Press
This is a comprehensive monograph on the Japanese architect Toyo Ito, one ofhe most influential figures on the contemporary architectural scene. Born in941, Ito started his professional career in the early 1970s with residentialuildings and in the following decade was awarded his first important publicommissions. Since the 1990s he has been invited to participate, all over theorld, in the most important architectural competitions, including the hotlyebated plan for the enlargement of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.;oyo Ito has, since the 1970s, been carrying out research into buildingaterials, light and space-research that has led him to design buildingshich he himself has defined as "non material". These aerial structures,luid and permeable spaces, avoid rigid compositional geometries. Over theears, Ito has gradually simplified his language, and his works, the obvioustructure of which has increasingly disappeared, can be studied as a seriesf variations on the layering of the facade. His "obsession" with lightnessnd transparency are expressed to the full in the most important work of his
Light for these rooms comes from behind these pivoting panels , creating luminous walls that gently light the space . Another hidden space was created
downstairs in the living room : a wall opens up to reveal all the entertainment and
Creating a Woman's Space Liana F. Piehler. would agree with the ' femme fatale '
label ... The female figure is draped in a luminous white garment , which itself creates the striking use of space in the painting . The architectural lines of vertical
Author: Liana F. Piehler
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Spatial dynamics and imagery surface as distinctive and insightful elements for investigating female figures in Victorian art and literature. This book explores the concept that space can be a productive and creative realm, rather than merely an empty or confining category, for personal development. Through discussing representative Victorian paintings of the mid- to late-1800s, as well as novels by women authors, Spatial Dynamics and Female Development in Victorian Art and Novels illustrates the ways visual and literary genres utilize space. This book sharpens our view of nineteenth-century women's perspectives on themselves, and recognizes connections between the visual and literary arts.
Author: Susana Smith BautistaPublish On: 2013-11-26
The public space is a significant consideration for the museum in creating social spaces. ... “We want it to be an embracing, luminous space where you can get
good coffee, a place where people come and meet their friends,” he explains.
Author: Susana Smith Bautista
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Business & Economics
Museums in the Digital Age: Changing Meanings of Place, Community, and Culture showcases how the use of technology in museums should be understood as factors directly related to the museums’ notion of community, local culture, and place, whether these places are in mid-America, urban metropolises, or ethnically diverse and underserved communities. Here, museum expert Susana Smith Bautista brings more than twenty years of experience in cultural institutes in Los Angeles, New York, and Greece to propose a social understanding of why museums should be adopting technology, and how it should be adapted based on their particular missions, communities, and places. This book is timely because we are in the midst of the digital age, which is rapidly changing due to rapidly changing developments in technology and society as well, with social adaptations of technology. Theory is always racing to catch up with practice in the digital age, but theory remains a critical - and often neglected - component to accompany the practical application of technology in museums. In order to illustrate these points, the book presents five case studies of the most technologically advanced art museums in the United States today: The Indianapolis Museum of Art The Walker Art Center The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art The Museum of Modern Art The Brooklyn Museum Each case study ends with a Lessons Learned section to bring these points home. While the case studies focus on museums in the United States, and also on art museums, this book is relevant to all types of museums and to museums all over the world, as they equally face the challenge of incorporating technology into their institutions. Although these case studies are all well-established and well-endowed museums, Bautista reveals valuable insight into the difficulties they face and the questions they are asking which are relevant to even the smallest museum or community cultural center.
Cultural equipment are spaces of resistance—they shelter the urban poor to be
innovative in making and reinventing their ... and inhabited by people who are
not as economically, socially endowed as those who inhabit the luminous spaces
Author: Nnamdi Elleh
The expansion of cities in the late C19th and middle part of the C20th in the developing and the emerging economies of the world has one major urban corollary: it caused the proliferation of unplanned parts of the cities that are identified by a plethora of terminologies such as bidonville, favela, ghetto, informal settlements, and shantytown. Often, the dwellings in such settlements are described as shacks, architecture of necessity, and architecture of everyday experience in the modern and the contemporary metropolis. This volume argues that the types of structures and settlements built by people who do not have access to architectural services in many cities in the developing parts of the world evolved simultaneously with the types of buildings that are celebrated in architecture textbooks as 'modernism.' It not only shows how architects can learn from traditional or vernacular dwellings in order to create habitations for the people of low-income groups in public housing scenarios, but also demonstrates how the architecture of the economically underprivileged classes goes beyond culturally-inspired tectonic interpretations of vernacular traditions by architects for high profile clients. Moreover, the essays explore how the resourceful dwellings of the underprivileged inhabitants of the great cities in developing parts of the world pioneered certain concepts of modernism and contemporary design practices such as sustainable and de-constructivist design. Using projects from Africa, Asia, South and Central America, as well as Austria and the USA, this volume interrogates and brings to the attention of academics, students, and practitioners of architecture, the deliberate disqualification of the modern architecture produced by the urban poor in different parts of the world.
I also believe that when we imagine the spaces we want, we end up creating
them without fully realizing it. As a child, I spent ... I always saw vast luminous spaces combining natural elements — the sky, water or trees — with urban
Daylight penetrates the atrium from all angles , creating a luminous shaft of space
. Wherever you ... Even the external profile of the building is enhanced - the three
sides of the triangle rising to different heights to create a tapering silhouette .
In the late 1960s she began creating “ Space Shelters ” consisting of space -
shaping environments made of stretched ... of her brownstone into a “ Space
Shelter for the Senses ” – “ a continuous flow of white luminous spaces for
... encaustics and oil mixtures which create luminous tones ( 1947 ) and the
Monument to an Unknown Political Prisoner and a variety of surface textures .
The rectilinear forms literally ( 1950-51 ) are the best examples — duplicate spaces are ...
Light , independent of all these bodies , was the first - born of this lower creation .
... as arising from an exceedingly attenuated medium which is thrown into waves
by all kinds of luminous bodies , and which fills universal space ; and is difused ...
... architects was on creating luminous, functional spaces: as long ago as 1927
the Macy Building, for instance, with its 189 metres of glazed cladding, had more
windows than any other building in the world. Little has changed since then.
Author: Isabella Brega
Publisher: Smithmark Publishers
No matter how beautiful any individual piece of America may be, the true brilliance and magnificence of American is best grasped through a study of its whole. Through stunning photography and knowledgeable captions, the Travel America series explores the many cities and regions of our beautiful country. It is a trip not to be missed and never to be forgotten.
When this pattern is rotated ninety degrees and superimposed upon itself , an
ordering grid is created . ... columns and mullions . in which heavy , dark , linear
elements and rooms give way to slender curvilinear elements and luminous space .