The Green Museum

Author: Sarah S. Brophy
Publisher: AltaMira Press
ISBN: 0759123225
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Green Museum remains the leading handbook for museums seeking to learn ways to implement environmentally sustainable practices at their institutions. This new edition features updated standards, techniques, and new case studies to help achieve these goals.

Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and Museums

Author: Sarah Sutton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759124167
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Environmental Sustainability at Historic Sites and Museums details how to go green at every level of your organization. From one of the leading experts in the sustainability practices in museums, this book explains how engaging in sustainable practices will benefit not only the planet, but also the people you serve, your programs and even your profits. To demonstrate this, Sutton provides case studies from museums at the forefront of the green movement.

Teaching Sustainability Teaching Sustainably

Author: Kirsten Allen Bartels
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579227414
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Over the coming decades, every academic discipline will have to respond to the paradigm of more sustainable life practices because students will be living in a world challenged by competition for resources and climate change, and will demand that every academic discipline demonstrate substantial and corresponding relevance. This book takes as its point of departure that integrating a component of sustainability into a discipline-specific course arises from an educator asking a simple question: in the coming decades, as humanity faces unprecedented challenges, what can my discipline or area of research contribute toward a better understanding of these issues? The discipline need not be future-oriented: an archaeologist, for instance, could incorporate into a course some aspects of sustainable archaeological practices in areas threatened by rapid climate change, as well as examples of sustainable or unsustainable ways of living practiced by members of the long-gone society under investigation. This book also argues that courses about sustainability need to cross disciplinary boundaries, both because of the inter-relatedness of the issues, and because students will require the ability to use interdisciplinary approaches to thrive through the multiple careers most of them will face. The contributions to this book are presented under four sections. “Sustainability as a Core Value in Education” considers the rationale for incorporating sustainability in disciplinary courses. “Teaching Sustainability in the Academic Disciplines” presents eight examples of courses from disciplines as varied as agriculture, composition, engineering, and teacher education. “Education as a Sustainable Practice” reviews how the physical environment of the classroom and the delivery of instruction need themselves to reflect the values being taught. The final section addresses the issues of leadership and long-term institutional change needed to embed sustainable practice as a core value on campus.

A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections Third Edition

Author: Marie C. Malaro
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588343235
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums regarding collections. This revised and expanded third edition addresses the many legal developments—including a comprehensive discussion of stolen art and the international movement of cultural property, recent developments in copyright, and the effects of burgeoning electronic uses—that have occurred during the past twenty-five years. An authorative, go-to book for any museum professional, Legal Primer offers detailed explanations of the law, suggestions for preventing legal problems, and numerous case studies of lawsuits involving museum collections.

Stadtgr n Urban Green

Author: Peter Cachola Schmal
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3034611331
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die in jüngerer Zeit zu konstatierende Wiederentdeckung der Stadt hat die Sehnsucht der Menschen nach der Natur keineswegs verdrängt. Im Gegenteil: Es gilt, innerstädtische Lösungen zu finden, die diesen neu gewachsenen Bedürfnissen gerecht werden, und zwar Lösungen, die gleichzeitig den Anforderungen von Gestaltung, Ökologie, Soziologie und Ökonomie entsprechen. Die Publikation widmet sich dem Thema der innerstädtischen Freiraumgestaltung. Sie dokumentiert 20 aktuell realisierte Beispiele innerhalb Europas, zum überwiegenden Teil mit Grünpflanzungen, entworfen von international renommierten Landschaftsarchitekten, wie etwa Gustafson Porter, Field Operations, Michel Desvigne, Gross.Max, Latz + Partner und West 8. Die Projekte, realisiert zwischen 2004 und 2010, reichen vom innerstädtischen Privatgarten über Plätze, Straßen und Promenaden bis hin zu Großprojekten wie der Revitalisierung von Flussuferbereichen oder Grün-Masterplanungen für ganze Städte. Das städtische Grün leistet einen wichtigen Beitrag zum ökologischen Stadtumbau. Die dokumentierten Projekte zeigen in beispielhafter Form, wie dies mit modernsten Materialien und Technologien gelingen kann.

Georgia O Keeffe

Author: Georgia O'Keeffe
Publisher: Cantz
ISBN: 9783775713610
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Edited by Bice Curiger. Essays by Bice Curiger, Carter Ratcliff, Peter J. Schneimann and Robert Storr.

Palladio die Villa und die Landschaft

Author: Gerrit Smienk
Publisher: Birkhauser
ISBN: 9783034607537
Format: PDF
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Andrea Palladio kann zweifelsohne als einer der bedeutendsten Architekten weltweit gelten. Er war der erste "Berufsarchitekt" und wurde durch die romische und griechische Architektur, vornehmlich Vitruv, stark gepragt. Seine Abhandlung "Quatro libri dell'architectura" brachte ihm weltweit Anerkennung. Seine Villengehoren inzwischen dem UNESCO Weltkulturerbe an. Die ausgestellten Villen bilden einen reprasentativen Querschinitt des umfangreichen Schaffen Palladios.Die landschaftsformationen Venetiens, in denen diese Villen stehen, lassen sich in drei Typen aufgliedern: Ebenen, von Bergen umsaumt, Trockenebenen und Marschland. Im Buch werden zehn der 18 erhaltenen Villen Palladios in ihrem spezifischen Zusammenhang zu ihrer jeweiligen landschaftlichen Umgebung dokumentiert und analysiert; ihr Einfluss wird untersucht. Der Autor Gerrit Smienk lehrte als Landschaftsarchitekt uber viele Jahre an der TU Delft und dem Berlage Institute in Rotterdam und ist ein ausgewiesener Kenner der italienischen Renaissance."