LEONARDO DA VINCI: Leonardo da Vinci’s Machines

Cianchi, Marco; Pedretti, Carlo. Leonardo da Vinci’s Machines. Becocci Editore, 1984. ISBN: 8882000036. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26428) $10.00

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Extensively illustrated. Introduction by Carlo Pedretti. Iconography by Alessandro Vezzosi. Translation by Lisa Goldenberg Stoppato.

An amazing look into his mechanical genius, relating it to his art and to his contemporaries with 185+ annotated illustrations from da Vinci’s notebooks and photographs of models based on his designs, together with interpretative essays. 95p.

DAEDALUS: What Future for the State? (Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Volume 124, No. 2, Spring 1995)

DAEDALUS: What Future for the State?, book cover Graubard, Stephen R. (editor). Daedalus: What Future for the State? (Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Volume 124 / No. 2 / Spring 1995). American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1995. Umarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#26159) $12.00

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Articles include “Reflections on Japan’s Postwar State” by Masaru Tamamoto, “The Diminished Nation-State: A Study in the Loss of Economic Power” by Vincent Cable, “The Defective State” by Susan Strange, “The New World Order, Incorporated: The Rise of Business and the Decline of the Nation-State” by Vivien A. Schmidt. Other authors include Rogers Brubaker, Chris Hann, Geoff Eley, Stephen J. Del Rosso Jr., and Daniel Deudney. 229p.

STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL WATER INSTITUTE: Drainage Basin Security–Balancing Production, Trade and Water Use: Proceedings of the 13th Stockholm Water Symposium August 11-14, 2003

Stockholm International Water Institute. Drainage Basin Security–Balancing Production, Trade and Water Use: Proceedings of the 13th Stockholm Water Symposium August 11-14, 2003. International Water Association, 2004. ISBN: 1843394634. Unmarked. Some edge wear. Good. Paperback. (#26147) $30.00

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Issues addressed based on a systems approach. Key words index. Participants included P.A. Wilderer, R. Lenton, J. Ramirez-Vaellejo and P. Rogers, E. Gabbrielli, I.R. Cader, D. Duncan, and M. Meybeck. 242p.

STOLLER, E: The Salk Institute (Building Block Series)

Stoller, Ezra. The Salk Institute (Building Block Series). Princeton Architectural Press, 1999. ISBN: 1568982003. Unmarked. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26020) $12.00

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Filled with illustrations Introduction by D.S Friedman. Photographs by Ezra Stoller. Includes drawings and plans of the building. 83p. Unclipped dust jacket. Ezra Stoller is one of the preeminent architectural photographers of our time.

LEONARDO: Leonardo Da Vinci: Life and Work (Art in Focus)

Leonardo Da Vinci: Life and Work (Art in Focus), book coverBucholz, Elke Linda. Leonardo Da Vinci: Life and Work (Art in Focus). Konemann, 2000. ISBN: 3829041527. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#25878) $12.00

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Extensively illustrated. 96p. Timeline. Includes postcard of Leonardo’s Lady with an Ermine, ca 1490. Index. Glossary.

NAS: Making I.T. Better: Expanding Information Technology Research to Meet Society’s Needs

NAS. Making I.T. Better: Expanding Information Technology Research to Meet Society’s Needs. National Academy Press, 2000. ISBN: 0309069912. Unmarked text. Faint “B5” on top corner of front cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#25378) $12.00

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Discusses the evolution of Information Technology, including the evolution of future research in the area. Recommends an expansion in the scope of future research and makes suggestions about bringing together a more diverse group of researchers. 248p.

HUXTABLE, AL: The Unreal America: Architecture and Illusion

Huxtable, Ada Louise. The Unreal America: Architecture and Illusion. New Press, 1997. ISBN: 1565840550. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated throughout. Index. 190p. Measures 8×10 inches. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#24920) $16.00

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Examines Americans’ peculiar passion for synthetic environments, such as shopping malls and Disneyworld, and explained that late 20th century architecture was dehumanized and functionally out of tune with the environment.