Material World

Material World
Author: Peter Menzel,Charles C. Mann
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1994
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 0871564300

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Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle

Material World

Material World
Author: Peter Menzel,Charles C. Mann,Paul Kennedy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2008-06-26
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 1439505543

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Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle

Material World

Material World
Author: Peter Menzel,Charles C. Mann
Publsiher: Counterpoint Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 1994
Genre: Photography
ISBN: STANFORD:36105009656328

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Photographs show the homes and possessions of average families in thirty countries around the world and document each family's lifestyle

Beyond the Stars Locales in American popular film

Beyond the Stars  Locales in American popular film
Author: Paul Loukides,Linda K. Fuller
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 1990
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0879726237

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This anthology deals with such diverse conventions as the treatment of food, the iconography of weapons, the paraphernalia of baseball, the uses of clothing, tools, and technologies, and the representation of art and print media within the world of film. The essays within this collection help to reveal how the objects in American movies reflect both the fixed and changeable cultural assumptions of film makers and film audiences.

Material World

Material World
Author: Jay Hawkins
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-01-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781477703670

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Matter can be anything that takes up space. Readers will explore this branch of science through interesting projects that are just as educational as they are fun. Further reading and a website link suggests routes to more information.

Material World

Material World
Author: Perri Lewis
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-11-02
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781448128105

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Tired of the clichés often trotted out about craft, Perri Lewis makes it her task to bring the world of making into the 21st century. In Material World, Perri enlists the help of luminaries from the worlds of art, craft, design and fashion to share their knowledge and advice. Among these include Rob Ryan, Emma Bridgewater, Grayson Perry, Philip Treacy, Tatty Devine, Topshop and Tracey Emin. Instead of just giving the reader individual projects, you can learn the techniques for crafts such as paper-cutting, dress-making, printing, encrusting, leather work and tailoring. However, if you prefer more guidance, there are 15 projects to make, including découpage shoes, a patchwork Louis chair and a printed scarf. With the compiled words of wisdom of these experts, and Perri's own timeless advice, you'll be up and running with scissors in no time.

Conquering the material world

Conquering the material world
Author: Onkar Paldhe
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-01-11
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781948230889

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This is a story of two modern people who have a traditional mindset. Robert, has chosen a slightly offbeat career. Let’s see the challenges he faces in this ever-changing material world and how he deals with those with the help of his friend Alisa who is a student of AI and has a deep interest in Indian philosophy. Robert is on a quest, a quest to be as successful as possible. What does success mean to him? Will both of them manage to land on top of the world? Can they unleash the lucrative layer of qualitative life? Let’s find out!

Aquinas s Ontology of the Material World

Aquinas s Ontology of the Material World
Author: Jeffrey E. Brower
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-06-26
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780191023750

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What is the nature of the material world? And how are its fundamental constituents to be described? These questions are of central concern to contemporary philosophers, and in their attempt to answer them, they have begun reconsidering traditional views about metaphysical structure, including the Aristotelian view that material objects are best described as 'hylomorphic compounds'—that is, objects composed of both matter (hyle) and form (morphe). In this major new study, Jeffrey E. Brower presents and explains the hylomorphic conception of the material world developed by Thomas Aquinas, the most influential Aristotelian of the Middle Ages. According to Brower, the key to understanding Aquinas's conception lies in his distinctive account of intrinsic change. Beginning with a novel analysis of this account, Brower systematically introduces all the elements of Aquinas's hylomorphism, showing how they apply to material objects in general and human beings in particular. The resulting picture not only sheds new light on Aquinas's ontology as a whole, but provides a wholesale alternative to the standard contemporary accounts of material objects. In addition to presenting and explaining Aquinas's views, Brower seeks wherever possible to bring them into dialogue with the best recent literature on related topics. Along the way, he highlights the contribution that Aquinas's views make to a host of contemporary metaphysical debates, including the nature of change, composition, material constitution, the ontology of stuff vs. things, the proper analysis of ordinary objects, the truthmakers for essential vs. accidental predication, and the metaphysics of property possession.

Cultural Histories of the Material World

Cultural Histories of the Material World
Author: Peter N. Miller
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2013-07-23
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780472118915

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All across the humanities fields there is a new interest in materials and materiality. This is the first book to capture and study the “material turn” in the humanities from all its varied perspectives. Cultural Histories of the Material World brings together top scholars from all these different fields—from Art History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Folklore, History, History of Science, Literature, Philosophy—to offer their vision of what cultural history of the material world looks like and attempt to show how attention to materiality can contribute to a more precise historical understanding of specific times, places, ways, and means. The result is a spectacular kaleidoscope of future possibilities and new perspectives.

Living in a Material World

Living in a Material World
Author: Kevin Morrison
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008-12-08
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780470697450

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At a time when the world is grappling with rising food and energy prices and climate change, Living in a Material World provides an insight into some of the contributing factors behind these challenges. The emergence of new consumers in China, India, Russia and the Middle East has added formidable competition to the natural resources that have been taken for granted in the developed world. Everything we consume involves the use of metals, fossil fuels or agriculture. Our high tech 'lifestyles' depend on the secure supply of these raw materials which we take from planet earth and use to make our lives more comfortable, more productive or more manageable. The effect of this increasing global demand for commodities has pushed up prices of materials from oil and copper to corn and wheat; forcing consumers to pay more for the many 'necessities' of life, from a loaf of bread to electricity bills. Since the commodity boom has unfolded, commodities have gone from the back page of the newspaper to the front; with more and more headlines about record food and oil prices, dire climate change warnings, energy security and China's demand for more raw materials. This era of high oil and food prices is no passing phase: The supply of many key natural resources is stretched to the limit. But what is the real cost? Living in a Material World makes the link between raw materials and the consumer, and shows how they are relevant to everybody, everyday - now more so than at any time since the last oil shock nearly three decades ago. A unique insight into this 'once in a generation' boom, the book shows how the increasing value of commodities is impacting on consumers and investors, in ways we are only just beginning to understand. "It was a great pleasure to read this book which provides an essential background to understanding commodities for anybody interested in understanding them more closely. It is so rare to see all the essential elements brought together in one book." –Chris Brodie, Krom River Partners LLP "Kevin Morrison set out to write a book about the daily relevance that raw materials have for the ordinary consumer. He has achieved his objective par excellence. The subject matter has been comprehensively researched and well documented - yet the writer has avoided using complicated technical language. The style of the book is more in tune with a novel and the main topics are treated with a special sense of humour. I would readily recommend this work to anyone interested in how global energy issues have a direct affect on us all." –Mehdi Varzi, President, Varzi Energy, London

Planning for a Material World

Planning for a Material World
Author: Laura Lieto,Robert A. Beauregard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2015-11-06
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9781317564461

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Today, urban scholars think of cities and regions as evolving through networks of human associations, technologies, and natural ecologies. This being the case, planners are faced with the task of navigating a profoundly material world. Planning with and for humans alone is unacceptable: in the unfolding of urban processes, non-human things cannot be ignored. This inclusive vision has consequences for how planners envision the connections among norms, technologies and life-worlds as well as how they design and implement their plans. The contributors to this volume utilize a variety of examples – ecologically-sensitive, regional planning in Naples (Italy); congestion pricing in New York City; and public participation in Europe, among others – to explore how planners engage a heterogeneous and restless world. Inspired by assemblage thinking and actor-network theory, each chapter draws on this "new materialism" to acknowledge, in quite pragmatic ways, that spatial politics is a process of becoming that is inseparable from the materiality of urban practices.

Beyond The Material World

Beyond The Material World
Author: Matthew Wilson
Publsiher: Author House
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-03
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781491896891

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Travel should always be undertaken with care, forethought and careful planning. Ideally one should have a map to hand, or an experienced guide with knowledge of the terrain and the climate. The same goes for a voyage into the spiritual domain, and those who choose to travel beyond the material world will find in Matthew Wilson the ideal guide. This collection of inspirational passages gives an insight into the author's own journey - from his early empathetic connection as a registered nurse through to his current career as an active medium - but also encourages the reader, step by step, on their own path. Drawing together poems, hard-won personal beliefs and the established practices of meditation and yoga, these passages offer comfort and rigour, inspiration and discipline. This is an essential companion on the most difficult journey one can make - into the limitless space within self.

HOW TO LIVE A SPIRITUAL LIFE IN A MATERIAL WORLD

HOW TO LIVE A SPIRITUAL LIFE IN A MATERIAL WORLD
Author: AiR
Publsiher: AiR Institute of Realization
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2021-11-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Most of us are lost in the material world and only turn to Spirituality when suffering comes our way. We don't realize that a Spiritual life can liberate us from all misery and suffering. Some people do take the road less traveled, the Spiritual path, and go on a quest to Realize the Truth. But is it even possible to live a Spiritual life in this material world, surrounded by worldly pleasures? Of course, it is! Spirituality is not really about renunciation, but Realization. This book shows the way to that inner voyage of eternal happiness.

Social Change in a Material World

Social Change in a Material World
Author: Theodore R. Schatzki
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2019-05-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780429626821

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Social Change in a Material World offers a new, practice theoretical account of social change and its explanation. Extending the author’s earlier account of social life, and drawing on general ideas about events, processes, and change, the book conceptualizes social changes as configurations of significant differences in bundles of practices and material arrangements. Illustrated with examples from the history of bourbon distillation and the formation and evolution of digitally-mediated associations in contemporary life, the book argues that chains of activity combine with material events and processes to cause social changes. The book thereby stresses the significance of the material dimension of society for the constitution, determination, and explanation of social phenomena, as well as the types of space needed to understand them. The book also challenges the explanatory significance of such key phenomena as power, dependence, relations, mechanisms, and individual behavior. As such, it will appeal to sociologists, geographers, organization studies scholars, and others interested in social life and social change.

The Material World of Ancient Egypt

The Material World of Ancient Egypt
Author: William H. Peck
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2013-08-12
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780521886161

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Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians.