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Author(s): Sarina Miller
A Brief Survey of Modern Design History covers the mid-19th century to the present day, with special emphasis on visual language, thematic connections, and socio-cultural implications. Students increase their visual literacy while learning to recognize inherent references to the cultural climate that informed various design objects and styles. This text includes an extensive bibliography with carefully curated resources for further research.
Author(s): Julie Holzner
In the first four chapters, in Part One, there is an overview of basic economic concepts. In the last chapter of this part, the workings of markets is explained in great detail. It is essential for everybody who studies economics to understand how the forces of supply and demand interact in markets.
Author(s): Gregory H. Tew
For several hundred thousand years Homo sapiens roamed the Earth as hunter gatherers, then about 12,000 years ago we stopped roaming – as much – and we started building. Life in the Built Environment explores the things that happened during those 12,000 years that made it possible for primitive huts to become cathedrals. However, along with the remarkable architectural achievements, the built environment is story of inequality, oppression, racism, and environmental damage.