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Product ID: 9789937623131
Book Name: Anti-architecture and Deconstruction: The Triumph of Nihilism
Author Name: Nikos A. Salingaros
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"In [this] series of learned and moving critical essays, Salingaros and various close associates argue that we understand life in architecture as the background to human community - the preparation for our dwelling place... One day, perhaps, Salingaros will be required reading for architects. If that happens it could just be that a new orthodoxy will emerge, in which humility, order, and public spirit - the virtues which have been chased from the discipline by the starchitects - will be…

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Product ID: 9789937623322
Book Name: Principles of Urban Structure
Author Name: Nikos A. Salingaros
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This book explains how cities actually work as networks. It addresses the needs of politicians, professional urbanists, teachers, and students who wish to understand how and why cities are successful or not, depending on their form, components, and substructure. Drawing upon science and mathematics, yet written in plain language, it serves as a guide and inspiration for planners to re-humanize our cities using "urban coherence". Mainstream twentieth-century urbanism cannot cope with the changes in technology, culture, and science of the…

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Product ID: 9789937623346
Book Name: Design for a Living Planet: Settlement, Science, and the Human Future
Author Name: Michael W Mehaffy and Nikos A Salingaros
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In this brief, accessible volume, the authors - an urban philosopher and a mathematician-physicist - explain the surprising new findings from the sciences that are beginning to transform environmental design in the modern era. Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros explore fractals, networks, self-organization, dynamical systems and other revolutionary ideas, describing them to non-science readers in a direct and engaging way. The book also examines fascinating new topics of design, including Agile, Wiki, Design Patterns, and other \'open-source\' approaches from the…

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Product ID: 9789937623483
Book Name: Kathmandu Valley: The Preservation of Physical Environment and Cultural Heritage, a protective inventory; Vol. I and II
Author Name: Carl Pruscha
Price: USD 150
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Kathmandu Valley:The Preseration of Physical Environment and Cultural Heritage, a protective inventory volume 1 and 2.

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Product ID: 9937623551
Book Name: Man and His House in the Himalayas: Ecology of Nepal
Author Name: Gerard Toffin
Price: USD 25
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Man and His House in the Himalayas: Ecology of Nepal by Gerard Toffin

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Product ID: 99933-34-78-2
Book Name: Gods, Goddesses & Religious Symbols of Hinduism, Buddhism & Tantrism
Author Name: Trilok Chandra Majupuria
Price: USD 15
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Gods, Goddesses & Religious Symbols of Hinduism, Buddhism & Tantrism Author: Trilok Chandra Majupuria

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Product ID: 99933-396-3-6
Book Name: A Bibliography on Environmental Justice in Nepal
Author Name: Jagannath Adhikari & Sharad Ghimire
Price: USD 3
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Environmental justice is a relatively new concept now considered important in improving environmental quality and enabling the sustainable use of resources and their protection, empowerment of the marginalized and improved livelihood security. Various studies related to the access of people to resources, distribution of ecological benefits and hazards and livelihood security are included in this bibliography. Even though these works have not used the concept of environmental justice as such, they contribute to an understanding of the concept. This bibliography…

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Product ID: 99933-695-3-5
Book Name: Kadampa Site of Phempo" A Guide to some Early Buddhist Monastries in Central Tibet
Author Name: Ulrike and Hans-Ulrich Roesler
Price: USD 20
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Kadampa Site of Phempo" A Guide to some Early Buddhist Monastries in Central Tibet Author: Ulrike and Hans-Ulrich Roesler

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Product ID: 99933-812-5-X
Book Name: Maoist Movement of Nepal: A Selected Bibliography
Author Name: Ramesh Parajuli
Price: USD 5
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Writings on Nepals Maoist movement have kept pace with the history of the insurgency. Some writings precede the movement and serve as setting the context for studying Nepals contemporary political history. All these writings, in various languages, lie scattered in periodicals, books and reports. A Selected Bibliography brings together key writings in English and Nepali from various sources, including the internet. It provides a basis for works by future researchers and writers concerned with the movement and Nepali politics in…

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Product ID: Manohar
Book Name: MORE THAN MAOISM POLITICS, POLICIES AND INSURGENCIES IN SOUTH ASIA
Author Name: ROBIN JEFFERY, RONOJOY SEN and PRATIMA SINGH
Price: USD 25
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Maoist ideas, organizations and history across South Asia Social and economic conditions in regions of Maoist strength Challenges facing Indian governments Differing views on the nature and future of the struggles. Maps drawn especially for More than Maoism, and pictures by leading photographers, enhance a book that will be read with interest and profit by anyone keen to understand the head-spinning social and economic changes that unsettle South Asia.

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Product ID: Manohar
Book Name: MORE THAN MAOISM POLITICS, POLICIES AND INSURGENCIES IN SOUTH ASIA
Author Name: ROBIN JEFFERY, RONOJOY SEN and PRATIMA SINGH
Price: USD 25
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Maoist ideas, organizations and history across South Asia Social and economic conditions in regions of Maoist strength Challenges facing Indian governments Differing views on the nature and future of the struggles.

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Book Name: Nepal Patan Darbar: Earthquake Response Campaign
Author Name: Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust
Price: USD 30
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This volume is a product of kathmandu Valley preservation Trust (KVPT) Review mission (20 August-16 September 2016) documenting ongoing repair and restoration projects by the KVPT launched immediately after the 2015 earthquake, as well as KVPT's ongoing development of a comprehensive earthquake response campain/masterplan for the patan darbar square Unesco world heritage site. Now 16 months after the quake, this presentation is informed by local developments in policy and activism as well as KVPT's extensive and successful rescue operations, a…

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Book Name: Dictionary of Buddhist iconography, 15 vols. (complete set)
Author Name: Lokesh Chandra
Price: USD 800
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The dictionary of Buddhist Iconography is an endeavour of half a centruy to identify, classify, describe and delineate the bewildering variation in Buddhist icons, ever since the representation of the Buddha on a coin of the Kushan Emperor Kaniska. It is a continuation of the vast iconic materials and research that the authors father Prof. RaghuVira had conducted since the 1930s. Thousands of index cards, microfilms, photographs, painted scrolls, statues, woodcuts, line drawings, sketches in manuscripts and xylographs, of Buddhist…

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Book Name: Ajanta Caves; Ancient Paintings of Buddhist India
Author Name: Benoy Behl
Price: USD 34.95
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In 1819, a group of British soldiers on a hunting expedition chanced upon the Ajanta caves in a ravine some 200 miles north-east of Bombay. Ranging from the second century BC to the sixth century AD, the breathtaking Buddhist paintings and sculptures found there rank among the worlds most important cultural treasures. Ajanta provides virtually the only evidence remaining of painting styles that first developed in India and then travelled with the spread of Buddhism into the Himalayan regions, and…

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Book Name: Art of Nalanda
Author Name: Paul, Debjani
Price: USD 36
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Development of Buddhist Sculpture AD 600-1200 A renowned meeting ground of Buddhist Asia, Nalanda was also a prolific centre of artistic output imbued with remarkable sthetic vision and innovative skill. The books is the first major study of the Buddhist sculpture from the site in multiple media like stone, metal and stucco. It provides a succinct account of the development of plastic from basing on a solid foundation of iconographic and stylistic analysis. After tracing its Kusana-Gandhara and Gupta-Sarnath heritage…

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Book Name: Art of Tibet
Author Name: Fisher, Robert
Price: USD 20
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Tibet has produced some of the most distinctive and creative art in the world. From a bleak and often inaccessible landscape arose an artistic tradition so vibrant and sophisticated that even Chinas emperors commisioned works.With the spread of Buddhism in the West, inspired by the leadership of the exiled Dalai Lama, and the controversy over Tibets status, interest in this mysterious ladn has never been greater. This book covers the entire history of Tibetan art, focusing on the inextricably interwined…

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Book Name: Book of Buddhas
Author Name: Rudy Jansen, Eva
Price: USD 12.95
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Modern students who are drawn to the study and practice of Buddhism are not always able to easily learn the symbolic meaning of the various types of statuary connected to this philosophy. In Buddhism, every symbol has a meaning, and this book explores the symbolism of the ritual objects that are used on statues and paintings, as well as explaining the ritual meaning of the objects associated with Buddhism. This book serves as an introduction for Western students. It is…

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