Buildings Must Die

Buildings Must Die

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  • Author: Stephen Cairns
  • Publisher: Mit Press
  • ISBN: 9780262026932
  • Category : Architecture
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 298

Buildings, although inanimate, are often assumed to have "life." And the architect, through the act of design, is assumed to be their conceiver and creator. But what of the "death" of buildings? What of the decay, deterioration, and destruction to which they are inevitably subject? And what might such endings mean for architecture's sense of itself? In Buildings Must Die, Stephen Cairns and Jane Jacobs look awry at core architectural concerns. They examine spalling concrete and creeping rust, contemplate ruins old and new, and pick through the rubble of earthquake-shattered churches, imploded housing projects, and demolished Brutalist office buildings. Their investigation of the death of buildings reorders architectural notions of creativity, reshapes architecture's preoccupation with good form, loosens its vanities of durability, and expands its sense of value. It does so not to kill off architecture as we know it, but to rethink its agency and its capacity to make worlds differently. Cairns and Jacobs offer an original contemplation of architecture that draws on theories of waste and value. Their richly illustrated case studies of building "deaths" include the planned and the unintended, the lamented and the celebrated. They take us from Moline to Christchurch, from London to Bangkok, from Tokyo to Paris. And they feature the work of such architects as Eero Saarinen, Carlo Scarpa, Cedric Price, Arata Isozaki, Rem Koolhaas and François Roche. Buildings Must Die is both a memento mori for architecture and a call to to reimagine the design values that lay at the heart of its creative purpose.


The Man in the Moon Must Die

The Man in the Moon Must Die

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  • Author: Jeff Bredenberg
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1497617456
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 190

A media mogul is targeted by his own clone in this near-future cyberpunk thriller from the author of the Merquan Chronicles. What do a cunning old man, a code-slopper gone rogue, a pair of lowlife tech-runners, a sexually frustrated AI, and a hermaphrodite underworld boss have in common? They’re all out to get Benito Funcitti, owner of the first lunar resort: Fun City. Oh, who’s that old man? He’s Benito Funcitti too, thanks to a TeleCompositor “accident” that left behind a double who shouldn’t exist. With two Benitos squaring off, the adventure is sure to include daring, fun, and maybe a little something on the side. Jeff Bredenberg’s classic of 1980s cyberpunk has been refurbished for modern audiences, presenting an image of the near future that’s both divergent and immediate.


Space Team: The King of Space Must Die

Space Team: The King of Space Must Die

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  • Author: Barry J. Hutchison
  • Publisher: Zertex Media Ltd
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 374

It isn't just war. It's space war! Geronimus Krone, the most dangerous man in existence has altered the course of time, appointed himself King of Space, and now rules the galaxy with the help of his four monstrous generals and their armies. Cal Carver and his crew are the galaxy's only hope. But, reeling from their recent loss, they can't stop Krone on their own. Fortunately, they've got a whole bunch of friends they can call on for help. With Krone's grip tightening around thousands of helpless star systems, a much larger Space Team must find a way to crush his armies, defeat his generals, and finally face off against the King of Space himself. But first, they've got a funeral to attend... Featuring implausible time travel, the Four Horsemen of the Spacepocalypse and the return of Tobey Maguire, Space Team: The King of Space Must Die is the explosive conclusion to the third Space Team trilogy.


Amazon Whores Must Die

Amazon Whores Must Die

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  • Author: Dick Savage
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0244762759
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages :


The Bishop Must Die (The Last Templar Mysteries 28)

The Bishop Must Die (The Last Templar Mysteries 28)

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  • Author: Michael Jecks
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472219899
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 480

Working against the clock, can Sir Baldwin and Simon hope to prevent a murder? As the threat of war hangs over England, Sir Baldwin and Bailiff Puttock must work desperately to prevent murder, in Michael Jecks' latest thrilling mystery in his hugely popular Knights Templar series. Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom and Susanna Gregory. 'Each page is densely packed with cuckolding, coarseness, lewdness, lechery, gore galore, but also with nobility. A heady mix!' - North Devon Journal 1326: King Edward II's estranged wife Queen Isabella shames him by refusing to return from France to England. When the king hears she has betrothed their son to the daughter of the French Count of Hainault, all England fears invasion by a Hainault army. The King's knights, including Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, are commanded to London to protect the realm. Meanwhile Bishop Stapledon, the Treasurer of England, is under severe threat - but from whom? He has made many enemies in his long political life, and Sir Baldwin and his friend, Simon Puttock, must do all they can to find the would-be assassin before he can strike... What readers are saying about The Bishop Must Die: 'The characters are richly drawn and weave in and out of the events of the early 14th century, with Michael Jecks showing great knowledge of the times' 'Jecks always brings his chosen era to life' 'Another masterpiece from one of my favourite authors'


Das Englische Haus: Entwicklung

Das Englische Haus: Entwicklung

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  • Author: Hermann Muthesius
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Architecture, Domestic
  • Languages : de
  • Pages :


The Church Must Die

The Church Must Die

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  • Author: Dave Kirby
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • ISBN: 1615799524
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 336

For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns broken cisterns that can hold no water.Jeremiah 2:13The modern church, to its very core, is wrong. It is not what it was supposed to be.Today church is a thing it s an organization, a building, an institution something never intended by Christ.In the early church the power of the Holy Spirit operated in abundance and the world was changed. Over the 2000 years since, we have traded the glory of God for an institution, traded His power for our own, and traded His church for a sad counterfeit.It s time to wake up and see ourselves for what we ve become. This is not a revolution, not even a revival. This is a breaking. This is death to all we have become, that we might return to what is real.


Snow White Must Die

Snow White Must Die

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  • Author: Nele Neuhaus
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN: 1250012090
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 384

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus is a tremendous new contemporary mystery series and huge international bestseller—with more than 3.5 million copies in print! On a rainy November day police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von Bodenstein are summoned to a mysterious traffic accident: A woman has fallen from a pedestrian bridge onto a car driving underneath. According to a witness, the woman may have been pushed. The investigation leads Pia and Oliver to a small village, and the home of the victim, Rita Cramer. On a September evening eleven years earlier, two seventeen-year-old girls vanished from the village without a trace. In a trial based only on circumstantial evidence, twenty-year-old Tobias Sartorius, Rita Cramer's son, was sentenced to ten years in prison. Bodenstein and Kirchhoff discover that Tobias, after serving his sentence, has now returned to his home town. Did the attack on his mother have something to do with his return? In the village, Pia and Oliver encounter a wall of silence. When another young girl disappears, the events of the past seem to be repeating themselves in a disastrous manner. The investigation turns into a race against time, because for the villagers it is soon clear who the perpetrator is—and this time they are determined to take matters into their own hands. An atmospheric, character-driven and suspenseful mystery set in a small town that could be anywhere, dealing with issues of gossip, power, and keeping up appearances.


Poe Must Die

Poe Must Die

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  • Author: Marc Olden
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453259988
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 476

A half-mad, alcoholic Edgar Allan Poe aims to defeat an occultist’s terrifying plot in this “intelligent, suspenseful” thriller set in 1840s New York (Booklist). It is said that beneath Solomon’s glorious throne, books that gave the fabled king control over life, death, and demonic power were buried. The throne has been lost for millennia, but now one man seeks to find it and harness its secrets to unleash hell upon the world. Jonathan is the most powerful psychic on earth, and in service of his god, Lucifer, he will tear civilization apart. To combat his dark designs, mankind’s hopes rest on a troubled author named Edgar Allan Poe. In the shadows of New York City, Poe drowns his talent in rotgut gin, trying to forget the death of his beloved wife. A bare-knuckle fighter named Pierce James Figg arrives with a letter of introduction from Charles Dickens, begging for Poe’s help chasing down the power-mad devil worshiper. Now, writer and fighter must stand together to save humanity from a darkness beyond even Poe’s tortured imagination. This fast-paced tale of historical supernatural suspense, which Booklist hailed as “unfailingly readable and terrifically well-written,” provides “one cliffhanging chapter after another” (Kirkus Reviews).


The Queen Must Die

The Queen Must Die

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  • Author: K. A. S. Quinn
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 0857894668
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 300

This is the story of Katie Berger-Jones-Burg. One minute, she's under the bed of her New York apartment... the next she's in Buckingham Palace, at the height of Queen Victoria's reign... A dangerous place to be. The Royal Family is in mortal peril. In the secret passages of the palace, a plot is afoot. Suspicious figures huddle in the gas-lit streets of London. And Katie is not the only time-traveller in the city...