Despite extraordinary advances in digital and communication technology over recent years, we know very little about the way these complex systems affect everyday work and interaction. This book seeks to explore these issues through a series of video-based field studies that look at the introduction of basic information systems in general medical practice, news production, the control rooms of the London Underground and computer aided design in architectural practice. It focuses in particular on social interaction and the way video-based field studies can inform the design, development and implementation of new technology.
Revised and updated, this bestselling collection of business wit and wisdom is the ultimate desk reference for the cube and corner office, by one of the world's most popular business publications. Forbes is one of the world's most trusted, recognizable, and growing brands in business news and information both in print and online. This comprehensive collection of business quotations gathers more than 10,000 apt, astute, and motivational remarks on scores of topics, organized alphabetically, from 'Ability' to 'Excellence' to 'Salesmanship.' Originally published by Black Dog & Leventhal in 1997, this new edition is updated with hundreds of new quotations, from the likes of Steve Jobs Sheryl Sandberg, and Oprah Winfrey that pertain to modern business culture. Forbes Book of Quotations is the perfect gift or reference tool for students, budding entrepreneurs, and seasoned professionals alike, or anyone looking for a sharp-witted way to make a lasting impression. Forbes® documents and promotes innovation, leadership, politics, entertainment, technologies, culture, business, and style. Since 1917, Forbes magazine and Forbes.com have provided the world's business leaders with strategic insight and information. Ted Goodman is General Editor of the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals. He lives in New York City.
[The] Modernist boom&#8212;in all its glory, hubris, and conflict&#8212;is the focus of Imagining the Modern, an in-depth dive into that era and the buildings that defined it. Richly detailed and full of historic maps, drawings, and photography, it offers a wealth of information for any enthusiast of Modernist architecture or Pittsburgh itself. (It should also be noted that editors Chris Grimley and Michael Kubo helped write Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston.) &#8212;19 New Architecture and Design Books For Summer 2019, Metropolis Rami el Samahy, Chis Grimley, and Michael Kubo paint a vivid picture of the mixed emotions evoked by the changing urban landscape in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a city heralded as a role model of rustbelt reinvention. The book functions as an introduction to a complex moment in the city&#8217;s history, looking at Pittsburgh as a case study in a broader moment of urban renewal in many U.S. cities. Imagining the Modern includes a wonderful array of high-quality images and well-designed diagrams&#8212;from archival documents to photographs to city maps, the stunning visual display is captivating and invites the reader to explore &#8220;the manifold ways in which the modern was imagined in Pittsburgh.&#8221; Instead of staking claims about the history of Pittsburgh&#8217;s modernism, Imagining the Modern showcases the debate that optimistic work by designers and planners continue to provoke. At a time when cities across the U.S. are working tirelessly to reverse the effects of urban renewal&#8230;this book asks readers to take a closer look at a few urban visions through a mix of historical essays, sexy images, riotous press clippings, enlightening diagrams, insightful interviews, and informative project descriptions that offer everyone an entry into a fraught urban and architectural moment. &#8212;Sarah Rafson, The Architect&#8217;s Newspaper It&#8217;s been decades since the phrase &#8220;urban renewal&#8221; enjoyed anything but obloquy. Except in a few rare cases, salvaging even an ember of positivity from the term is nigh impossible&#8230;. Imagining the Modern, which sprang out of an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2014, achieves a greater polyphony than such accounts usually do, containing essays, news clippings, archival photography, and promotional materials, which buttress the book&#8217;s other contents, namely profiles of key buildings and interviews with their designers. &#8212;Anthony Paletta, Metropolis After presenting the story of Pittsburgh&#8217;s twentieth-century Modernist wave in an exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2014, Chris Grimley and Rami el Samahy of Boston design firm OverUnder and architectural historian Michael Kubo have turned their research into a book.[ Imagining the Modern] takes what the trio learned from curating the Carnegie exhibition and displays it in a compelling collection of interviews, salon transcripts, and archival materials to make better sense of the built and unbuilt ideas that transformed Pittsburgh. &#8212;Mark Byrnes, CityLab There is rigorous research and analysis here from an eminently qualified team&#8230;. Imagining the Modern is a must-have for Pittsburghers and Modernists in architecture, landscape, and planning more broadly. &#8212;Charles Rosenblum, Pittsburgh City Paper Imagining the Modern is a gorgeous book about a period that not everyone thinks is beautiful: the postwar design of Pittsburgh&#8230;.Scrupulously factual about the matter, [the book] is a valuable collection of stunning visual evidence and dispassionate analysis. &#8212;John Allison, Pittsburgh Quarterly Magazine
Despite the exaggerated news of the untimely 'death of the detail' by Greg Lynn, the architectural detail is now more lifelike and active than ever before. In this era of digital design and production technologies, new materials, parametrics, building information modeling (BIM), augmented realities and the nano-bio-information-computation consilience, the detail is now an increasingly vital force in architecture. Though such digitally designed and produced details are diminishing in size to the molecular and nano levels, they are increasingly becoming more complex, multi-functional, high performance and self-replicating. Far from being a non-essential and final finish, this new type of highly evolved high-tech detail is rapidly becoming the indispensable and critical core, the (sometimes iconic) DNA of an innovative new species of built environmental form that is spawning in scale and prominence, across product, interior, urban and landscape design. This issue of AD re-examines the history, theories and design of the world's most significant spatial details, and explores their innovative potentials and possibilities for the future of architecture. Contributors include: Rachel Armstrong, Nic Clear, Edward Ford, Dennis Shelden, Skylar Tibbits. Featured architects: Ben van Berkel, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Peter Macapia, Carlo Ratti, Philippe Rahm, Patrik Schumacher, Neil Spiller.
The dramatic, spiritual memoir of a prominent Muslim woman working to empower women and girls across the world-for readers of Malala Yousafzai and Azar Nafisi. Raised in a progressive Muslim family in the shadows of the Himalayan mountains, where she attended a Catholic girls' school, Daisy experienced culture shock when her family sent her to the States to attend high school in a mostly Jewish Long Island suburb. Ambitious and talented, she quickly climbed the corporate ladder after college as an architectural designer in New York City. Though she loved the freedom that came with being a career woman, she felt that something was missing from her life. One day a friend suggested that she visit a Sufi mosque in Tribeca. To her surprise, she discovered a home there, eventually marrying the mosque's imam, Feisal Abdul Rauf, and finding herself, as his wife, at the center of a community in which women turned to her for advice. Guided by her faith, she embraced her role as a women's advocate and has devised innovative ways to help end child marriage, fight against genital mutilation, and, most recently, educate young Muslims to resist the false promises of ISIS recruiters. Born with Wings is a powerful, moving, and eye-opening account of Daisy Khan's inspiring journey-of her self-actualization and her success in opening doors for other Muslim women and building bridges between cultures. It powerfully demonstrates what one woman can do-with faith, love, and resilience. Praise for Born with Wings 'A heartfelt, deeply personal, and touching account of a Muslim woman's spiritual journey and her work to empower women and girls around the globe.'-Her Majesty Queen Noor 'Daisy Khan is one of the most prominent Muslim voices in America and an icon of female empowerment across the globe. This beautiful story of her spiritual journey is an inspiration to anyone who seeks to change the world.'-Reza Aslan, author of No god but God and Zealot 'At a time when news headlines cast Muslim societies as war-torn or rigidly traditional, Daisy Khan offers a subtler, and ultimately more optimistic, vision. Through her own story, and the stories of other change-makers, Khan reminds us how Muslim women are asserting their rights while holding fast to their faith.'-Carla Power, author of If the Oceans Were Ink 'A lyrical, poignant, emboldening, and, most of all, deeply important book.'-Bruce Feiler, author of Abraham and Walking the Bible
Revision with unchanged content. With the advent of an increasing number of multicast services such as audio/video streaming and news broadcast, accounting for the resources consumed by subscribers becomes essential. However, multicast environ ments are inherently more susceptible to attacks. Although e-commerce protocols such as SSL, TLS, and SET protocols offer some forms of security, they cannot be directly applied to secure e-commerce sessions in the multi cast environment. As secured multicast services gain popularity in the Internet, at one point there would be a significant response from the service providers to support e-commerce through multicast networks. Therefore, this book presents a Multicast Security Protection Profile (MSPP) that identifies and secures the operating environment of multicast sessions. An architectural framework called SETMS has been designed to secure e-commerce trans actions for multicast services. It provides authentication of host through HIP, authorization of subscriber and his e-payments through a variant of the 2KP, accounting for the subscriber's resource consumption, and supports non-repudiation through PKI. SETMS has been evaluated using the CC based MSPP specs and validated using the AVISPA. The book is addressed to professionals and researchers involved in securing computer networks; multicast and e-commerce environments, and the e-commerce protocol designers.
Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers, Second Edition is a practical guide to the technology of soil mechanics and foundations, and the application of that technology to the design and construction process. This text provides an up-to-date overview of the classification of soils, the design of foundations, and the behavior of soils under load. Particular emphasis has been given to the subject of piles, piers, and caissons, and to the design and details of construction of basement and retaining walls. New to this edition: Expanded coverage of shear strength of soils, settlement analysis, and expansive soil. Design requirements for prestressed tiebacks, tiedowns, and rock anchors. Expansion of information on pile driving techniques including the use of the Engineering News Formula. A table of British-metric conversions. Many new solved problems and illustrations. In addition to the numerous new improvements, the author also includes: effects of high water tables on architectural and engineering considerations, design of shear keys used in the transfer of lateral earth pressure from a wall to the supporting element, various drainage alternatives to the structural treatment of adjacent footings, and much more. Soils and Foundations for Architects and Engineers, Second Edition can be used in advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses offered in architectural engineering and civil engineering, as well as be used as a reference book by practicing architects, insurance adjusters and attorneys who litigate or adjudicate claims involving soils and foundations.
John Pugh has created more than 200 murals and is considered to be the leading proponent, authority, and practitioner of Narrative Illusionism, a term coined to describe his particular mural style. This full-color collection showcases Pugh's most famous pieces, discusses how he revitalized the trompe l'oeil ('trick of the eye') genre into a vital mode of artistic expression, and illuminates the artist's creative process from sketch to finished mural.A full-color collection of master trompe l'oeil muralist John Pugh's art, alongside detailed analysis-from conception to unveiling-with an emphasis on how his work relates to and enhances its setting.Includes more than 40 full-color photos of the murals depicting architectural, natural, and pictorial settings.John Pugh's murals appear in more than 30 cities throughout the country, including San Francisco, Miami, Honolulu, and Anchorage.Pugh's work has been featured in publications worldwide, including Time magazine, Artweek, Art Business News, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and the San Francisco Examiner.
Aberdeen Gardens was established by Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal in 1934 as a model for housing following the Great Depression. Of the 55 similar areas in the United States, Aberdeen Gardens is especially significant because it is the only intact community built by blacks for blacks, many of whom were Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock defense workers. The original architectural plans, designed by Hilyard Robinson, included a school, multi-purpose building unit, community center, and tracts for 158 homes. The community center was never built, but several small stores occupied the shopping center across from Aberdeen School. Every prefurnished home was brick with an attached garage, indoor plumbing, a furnace, a porch, a very large yard, and a chicken coop.