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The Stone Building and Other Places

The Stone Building and Other Places

Author: Asli Erdogan

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872867512

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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"Aslı Erdoğan is an exceptionally perceptive and sensitive writer who always produces perfect literary texts."—Orhan Pamuk "One volume of short stories, The Stone Building and Other Places has become a bestseller in Turkey."—The New York Times "Beautifully written and honestly told, as tender as the tulip gardens of Istanbul and as brave as the human heart."—Elif Safak, author of The Forty Rules of Love Three interconnected stories feature women whose lives have been interrupted by forces beyond their control. Exile, serious illness, or the imprisonment of one's beloved are each met with versions of strength and daring, while there is no undoing what fate has wrought. These atmospheric, introspective tales culminate in an experimental, multi-voiced novella, whose "stone building" is a metaphor for the various oppressive institutions—prisons, police headquarters, hospitals, and psychiatric asylums—that dominate the lives of all of these characters. Here is a literary distillation of the alienation, helplessness, and controlled fury of exile and incarceration—both physical and mental—presented in a series of moving, allegorical portraits of lives ensnared by the structures of power. Aslı Erdoğan (Istanbul, 1967) was arrested and imprisoned by the Turkish government in a sweeping roundup of dissident voices after the failed coup attempt of July 2016. The subject of both PEN International and PEN America advocacy campaigns, she has published novels, collections of short stories and poetic prose, and selections from her political essays. As a journalist, she has covered controversial topics such as state violence, discrimination, and human rights, for which she has been persecuted in a variety of ways.

The Stone Building and Other Places

The Stone Building and Other Places

Author: Aslı Erdoğan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0872867501

Category: Exile (Punishment)

Page: 174

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Vivid stories from one of Turkey's most admired contemporary female authors, whose political ties have landed her in Turkish prison.

Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone

Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone

Author: F G Dimes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136415432

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 461

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One of the problems which beset the practical conservation of stone buildings is the fragmentation of the disciplines involved. This book, with both volumes now available as one invaluable paperback, brings these disciplines together by the involvement of contributors with different experiences and approaches to the same material. Part one is an introduction to the complexities and background history of stone conservation followed by the most comprehensive description yet produced of the building and decorative stones used in the British Isles. In part two, practitioners involved in stone conservation describe ways in which major structural masonry problems, secondary building problems and different stone surface conditions may be treated. A variety of building types and environments has been used to ensure that the broad scope of common problems is covered. This second part of the book will be of practical value to art historians, archaeologists, architects, surveyors and engineers, masonry contractors and sculpture conservators in solving problems and in learning to use each other's skills and experience.

Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone

Conservation of Building and Decorative Stone

Author: John Ashurst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780750638982

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 461

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One of the problems which beset the conservation of stone buildings is the fragmentation of the disciplines involved. This book brings these disciplines together by the involvement of contributors with different experiences & approaches.

Geology of Building Stones

Geology of Building Stones

Author: John Allen Howe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317742197

Category: Architecture

Page: 497

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John Allen Howe's book, The Geology of Building Stones, written in 1910, was the first major reference work to feature information on the considerable range of building stones which were being used in the UK and which were still being quarried at that time. This important and useful publication, now reprinted by Donhead, offers very detailed information on the appearance and qualities of the various types of stone being used at that time, including granite, sandstones, limestones and other lesser known building stones, specific to certain geographical areas. It also includes a good introduction to the effects of stone decay, in particular the problems of pollution, frost and organic growth in the breakdown of stone. His chapter on testing of stone was very much ahead of its time, since nearly a century later Britain is only now starting to obtain its first standard tests for building stone, in the form of European Standards. This book will be a valuable source of reference for conservators, architects, surveyors, engineers and anyone seeking to identify stone in old or historic buildings.

The Passenger: Turkey

The Passenger: Turkey

Author: The Passenger

Publisher: Europa Editions

ISBN: 9781609456566

Category: History

Page: 296

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Turkish culture and history is explored in the wide-ranging series that is “like a literary vacation” (Publishers Weekly). The birth of the “New Turkey,” as the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called his own creation, is an exemplary story of the rise of “illiberal democracies” through the erosion of civil liberties, press freedom, and the independence of the judicial system. Turkey was a complex country long before the rise of its new sultan: Born out of the ashes of a vast multi-ethnic and multi-religious empire, Turkey has grappled through its relatively short history with the definition of its own identity. Poised between competing ideologies, secularism and piousness, a militaristic nationalism and exceptional openness to foreigners, Turkey defies easy labels and categories. Through the voices of some of its best writers and journalists—many of them in self-imposed exile—The Passenger: Turkey tries to make sense of this fascinating, maddening country, analyzing how it got to where it is now, and finding the bright spots of hope that allow its always resourceful, often frustrated population to continue living, and thriving. In this volume:The Big Dig by Elif Batuman A Story of Dust and Light by Burhan Sönmez An Author Recommends by Elif Shafak Plus: the thirty-year coup and the dam that is washing away 12,000 years of history, and more.

Geologic Field Trips along the Boundary between the Central Lowlands and Great Plains

Geologic Field Trips along the Boundary between the Central Lowlands and Great Plains

Author: Jesse T. Korus

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 9780813700366

Category: Science

Page: 63

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"Sites of geologic interest along the boundary between the Central Lowlands and the Great Plains are anything but subtle. Both geological and human forces have created some treasures in this area, and this guidebook includes three field trips offered at the GSA North-Central Section meeting in Lincoln, Nebraska, in April 2014"--

Stone Building: How to Make New England Style Walls and Other Structures the Old Way (Countryman Know How)

Stone Building: How to Make New England Style Walls and Other Structures the Old Way (Countryman Know How)

Author: Kevin Gardner

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 9781581574319

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

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A practical guide to simple stone building projects for your yard Nothing matches the look and feel of stone structures in and around your home. Yet most people are intimidated by the very thought of masonry, despite the obvious rewards. In Stone Building, Kevin Gardner distills his decades of experience building and maintaining iconic New England–style stone walls into this concise, informative guide. Gardner offers step-by-step instructions for building everything from flagstone walkways to classic patios and ornate fire pits. He also offers time-tested tips to help care for your stone, as well as repair and restoration advice for existing structures.