City 2.0: The Habitat of the Future and How to Get There by TED Books

By TED Books

ISBN note: no ISBN exists for identify. ASIN is B00BJ8INII

The world's towns are on speed to balloon from 3.6 billion population this present day to greater than 6 billion by means of mid-century. for that reason, we are facing either a dire emergency and an immense chance. At their top, our sleek towns are hubs of human connection, fountains of creativity, and exemplars of eco-friendly dwelling. but even as, they nonetheless undergo the indications of business urbanization: toxins, crowding, crime, social fragmentation, and dehumanization. now could be the time to ascertain what towns should be and to remodel them.

This booklet, produced in partnership with the Atlantic towns, celebrates 12 promising, provocative responses to this problem, in nation-states starting from transportation to foodstuff to artwork. It asks and starts to respond to simple-seeming questions: How do we remodel towns to be sustainable, effective, appealing, and invigorating to the human soul? And essentially talking, how will we get from the following to there?

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The buildings themselves provided the focus for the display of an often high level of artistic skill and accomplished sophisticated craftsmanship. ” One of the most important crafts in the development of Gothic architecture was stonemasonry, to which we will now turn. Who were these gifted stonemasons? 58 Chapter 3 Medieval Stonemasons and Guilds: The Making of a Cathedral P eople from all over the world marvel at the beauty of Gothic cathedrals, intrigued by their intricate carvings, stained glass windows, wood and stone sculptures, and well-designed gardens and grounds.

And there are references to Lords of Misrule at the Scottish and English courts, especially during the 15th and 16th centuries. From medieval times until the reign of Charles I (r. 1625–1649), there are ample records in England of royal fools, jesters, and dwarfs entertaining their patrons at court and in private homes. (16). When she returned to Scotland with her retinue in 1561, Mary Queen of Scots had a female jester among the professional Fools in her court. This “Lady of Misrule” was listed in the historical record as one Nicola la Jardiniere.

Here, a hare is portrayed riding a dog, on a 13th century medieval tile found at the Friary, Derby, England. (WMC) ceaselessly combated by the “Church Universal,” depending on the region and locals customs of those performing it. Much of our knowledge of the Feast of Fools comes from the surviving records of the many attempts to suppress it. The Church was irked by the reported excesses of this festival, yet it continued to embrace certain aspects of the Feast— namely, its theme of humility for the clergy, and especially, its great popularity.

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