This book is about one of the geatest and most influential architects and designers of the 19th century. Schinkel designed many of the great buildings of his native Germany; his architecture still dominates Berlin.
Have you ever wondered, dreamed, or dared to embark on unchartered horizons? The artistic masters of 15th and 16th century Italy certainly did! Their lives have led me on my own life of wonder and creation and I hope this book inspires you to take your own journey.Of all the old masters, Leonardo of Vinci is likely one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures of all time here he is presented from a perspective unlike any others: from an active and practicing present-day brethren lost in America.Universal Man is an inspired and concise exposition of the life and times of renowned genius Leonardo da' Vinci and the Renaissance. Written by acclaimed contemporary artist, Richard Aliberti, a living descendent of Leon Batista Alberti, da' Vinci's early mentor. This book is sure to delight people of all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life. Universal Man takes you through an interesting and illustrated journey through what some scholars have called the most creative and productive period in all of history. From a glimpse at the formative years of Leonardo's upbringing, to his early tutelage in his Master Veroccio's studio, to his extensive travels to Florence, Milan, and elsewhere bringing him in contact with the statesmen, authors, and other geniuses of his time like the Medici, Luca Pacioli, and Boccaccio. This book will make a mark on your life, like da' Vinci has, on your soul which makes this book worth keeping to pass on to your descendants to be moved by as well. May you be touched by the hand and mind of da' Vinci like I have.
Describes Jesus Christ's changing image throughout history, from rabbi in the first century to liberator in the twentieth, and explains how each version has shaped its era socially, politically, economically, and culturally.
This is the only book to deal with classical Islamic cosmology as it was formulated by the Ikhwan al-S'afa al Biruni and Ibn Sina during the tenth and eleventh centuries. These figures influenced all the later centuries of Islamic history and in fact created the cosmological framework within which all later scientific activity in the Islamic world was carried out--the enduring image of the cosmos within which Muslims have lived during the past millennium. Nasr writes from within the Islamic tradition and demonstrates how, based on the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet, the figures treated in this work integrated elements drawn from various ancient schools of philosophy and the sciences. This book is unique in its treatment of classical Islamic cosmology as seen from within the Islamic world-view and provides a key for understanding of traditional Islamic thought. -- Back cover.
* What makes the Dalai Lama truly happy?? * Why would an astronaut view himself as a failure?? * What does vulnerability mean for a tough U.S. Navy SEAL? Men: Real Conversations asks 40 famous and renowned men to open their hearts and have honest conversations about the issues that are important to them. The men who have shared their deepest insights about life include the Dalai Lama, Navy SEALS, sporting superstars, UFC and Muay Thai fighters, Paralympic gold medalists, extreme athletes, astronauts, actors, rappers, poets, artists, and philosophers. In raw and revealing conversations, these men talk about topics they've never publicly spoken about before: the power of love, what makes them truly happy, the importance of the women in their lives, finding their life purpose, achieving success, overcoming challenges, mental health, depression, vulnerability, fatherhood and family. Their answers are unedited, unexpected and, most importantly, real.
Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was one of the most original and interesting political thinkers of the twentieth century. In this new interpretation of her career, philosopher Richard Bernstein situates Arendt historically as an engaged Jewish intellectual and explores the range of her thinking from the perspective of her continuing confrontation with "the Jewish question."Bernstein argues that many themes that emerged in the course of Arendt's attempts to understand specifically Jewish issues shaped her thinking about politics in general and the life of the mind. By exploring pivotal events of her life story her arrest and subsequent emigration from Germany in 1933, her precarious existence in Paris as a stateless Jew working for Zionist organizations, her internment at Gurs and her subsequent escape, and finally her flight from Europe in 1941 he shows how personal experiences and her responses to them oriented her thinking. Arendt's analysis of the Jews' lack of preparation for the vicious political antiSemitism that arose in the last decade of the nineteenth century, Bernstein argues, led her on a quest for the ultimate meaning of politics and political responsibility. Moreover, he points out that Arendt's deepest insights about politics emerged from her reflections on statelessness and totalitarian domination. Bernstein also examines Arendt's attraction to and break with Zionism, and the reasons for her critical stance toward a Jewish sovereign state. He then turns to the issue that, in Arendt's opinion, needed most to be confronted in the aftermath of World War II: the fundamental nature of evil. He traces the nuances of her thinking from "radical evil" to "the banality of evil" and, finally, reexamines Eichmann in Jerusalem, her meditation on evil that caused a storm of protest and led some to question her loyalty to the Jewish people.