Masters Of Their Craft

Author: Noris Ioannou
Publisher: Fine Art Publishing
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Masters Of Their Craft. Clay - Glass - Metal - Fibre - Wood.

Masters Of Their Craft

Author: Shirley Rose Evans
Publisher: The Lutterworth Press
ISBN: 0718842405
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Masters Of Their Craft. In this informative and charming volume, Shirley Evans explores the lives of two of the most prominent designers of the nineteenth century; designers who have left their distinctive mark on buildings and gardens throughout the British Isles. William Andrews Nesfield and Eden Nesfield, father and son, were infatuated with the beauty and romance of the past, and both played an important role in the nineteeth-century revivals of the Jacobean, Renaissance and Gothic styles. The Nesfields produced horticultural and architectural designs for wealthy and influential landowners, later winning important public commissions at Kew Gardens and the Prince Consort’s Kensington museum complex. Shirley Evans considers the education of both men and the evolution of their aesthetic sensibilities in detail. William Andrews Nesfield’s early life in Durham, military training and travels in Canada and Europe fed his fascination with Renaissance proportion and the pre-Revolutionary French parterre-de-broderie, a design of intricate and highly artificial bedding that was to become his signature. His son flourished in the artistic milieu in which he was raised, but his main passion was for Gothic detailing. Both were highly accomplished painters, and Nesfield Senior’s watercolours were lauded by John Ruskin. This illustrated volume will be of great interest to enthusiasts of the remarkable work of the Nesfields in particular, or of Victorian design in general.

The Crafts And Culture Of A Medieval Guild

Author: Joann Jovinelly
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404207578
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The Crafts And Culture Of A Medieval Guild. Includes instructions for making jewelry, stone carving designs, a peasant's hat, shoes, armor, pottery, etc. from available materials.

Masters Of Flux And Anchor

Author: Jack L. Chalker
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 057510063X
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Masters Of Flux And Anchor. Mervyn, wizard and Fluxlord, leader of the Nine Who Guard, faces the ultimate threat of the opposing Seven Who Wait: the opening of the Hellgates to World. Closed more than two thousand years ago, they are portals to unknowable danger and, perhaps, great power. Mervyn must gather the shattered forces of guardianship, dispersed and reeling after the battle with Coydt: Cassie, once the powerful saint and crusader, now the brainwashed slave of an oppressive male dictatorship. Spirit, her daughter, controlled by her mysterious Soul Raider. Jeff, Spirit's son Matson: he will lead the entire force of the Stringers Guild to war, if need be. But all of them are doomed to death unless they can become Masters of Flux and Anchor.

Paragons

Author: Robin Scott Wilson
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312140236
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Paragons. Presents an anthology of science fiction stories and includes comments and analysis by their authors, including Greg Bear, Nancy Kress, Bruce Sterling, and Howard Waldrop

Software Craftsmanship

Author: Pete McBreen
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780201733860
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Software Craftsmanship. Annotation By recognizing that software development is not a mechanical task, you can create better applications. Today’ s software development projects are often based on the traditional software engineering model, which was created to develop large-scale defense projects. Projects that use this antiquated industrial model tend to take longer, promise more, and deliver less. As the demand for software has exploded, the software engineering establishment has attempted to adapt to the changing times with short training programs that teach the syntax of coding languages. But writing code is no longer the hard part of development; the hard part is figuring out what to write. This kind of know-how demands a skilled craftsman, not someone who knows only how to pass a certification course. "Software Craftsmanship" presents an alternative--a craft model that focuses on the people involved in commercial software development. This book illustrates that it is imperative to turn from the technology-for-its-own-sake,model to one that is grounded in delivering value to customers. The author, Pete McBreen, presents a method to nurture mastery in the programmer, develop creative collaboration in small developer teams, and enhance communications with the customer. The end result--skilled developers who can create, extend, and enhance robust applications. This book addresses the following topics, among others: Understanding customer requirements Identifying when a project may go off track Selecting software craftsmen for a particular project Designing goals for application development Managing software craftsmen "Software Craftsmanship" iswritten for programmers who want to become exceptional at their craft and for the project manager who wants to hire them. 0201733862B07242001