What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? This book deals with these questions.
The real revolution in the arts first took place not, as is commonly supposed, in the 1920s to the accompaniment of the Charleston, black jazz and mint juleps, but more quietly and intimately, in the shadow of the windmills. This book tells about life in the bohemian world of art in Paris between 1900-1910.
Beginning with the late nineteenth-century writings which first assimilated and reworked Western literary traditions, and coming right up to the younger generation dealing with the pitfalls and paradoxes of modern life, this anthology offers a stimulating survey of the development of the Japanese short story, the Japanese literary genre.
Whether making a business deal, talking to friends or booking a holiday, negotiation is going on. And most of us are terrible at it. This book reveals the secrets behind getting more in negotiations - whatever 'more' means to you.
William Morris was a dreamer with a genius for turning dreams into reality. Self-taught in 13 different crafts, some of them ancient, he became a great European pattern-designer. This volume illustrates the variety of Morris's prose, while focusing on the theme of earthly paradise.
Offers an account of the role of knowledge in society aimed to stimulate both discussion and investigations. This book presents an analysis of knowledge in everyday life in the context of a theory of society as a dialectical process between objective and subjective reality.
A serial killer is terrorising the people of Bologna and rookie Detective Inspector Grazia Negro is determined to solve the case. He imagines what people are like - based on the 'colour' of their voice - and his acute hearing sets alarm bells ringing when he tunes in to the killer.