The Grand Design

The best-selling author of A Brief History of Time presents a new study of the cosmos that will blow peoples' minds, presented in clear, concise language this is easy to understand. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.

Author: Stephen W. Hawking

Publisher: Bantam Dell Publishing Group

ISBN: 055338466X

Category: Science

Page: 208

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The best-selling author of A Brief History of Time presents a new study of the cosmos that will blow peoples' minds, presented in clear, concise language this is easy to understand. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.
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The Grand Designers

In this ground breaking work based on new research, Dr John D. Anderson, Jr, a curator at the National Air and Space Museum, analyzes the historical development of the conceptual design process of the airplane.

Author: John D. Anderson Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108340229

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The airplane has experienced phenomenal advancement in the twentieth century, changing at an exponential rate from the Wright brothers to the present day. In this ground breaking work based on new research, Dr John D. Anderson, Jr, a curator at the National Air and Space Museum, analyzes the historical development of the conceptual design process of the airplane. He aims to answer the question of whether airplane advancement has been driven by a parallel advancement in the intellectual methodology of conceptual airplane design. In doing so, Anderson identifies and examines six case histories of 'grand designers' in this field, and challenges some of the preconceived notions of how the intellectual methodology of conceptual airplane design advanced. Filled with over one hundred illustrations which bring his words to life, Anderson unfolds the lives and thoughts of these grand designers.
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The Grand Designers

So we see that Arthur Raymond, the grand designer of the DC-3, was, like all the grand designers treated in this book, fallible.

Author: John D. Anderson Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108340564

Category: Technology & Engineering

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The airplane has experienced phenomenal advancement in the twentieth century, changing at an exponential rate from the Wright brothers to the present day. In this ground breaking work based on new research, Dr John D. Anderson, Jr, a curator at the National Air and Space Museum, analyzes the historical development of the conceptual design process of the airplane. He aims to answer the question of whether airplane advancement has been driven by a parallel advancement in the intellectual methodology of conceptual airplane design. In doing so, Anderson identifies and examines six case histories of 'grand designers' in this field, and challenges some of the preconceived notions of how the intellectual methodology of conceptual airplane design advanced. Filled with over one hundred illustrations which bring his words to life, Anderson unfolds the lives and thoughts of these grand designers.
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The Grand Designers

So we see that Arthur Raymond, the grand designer of the DC-3, was, like all the grand designers treated in this book, fallible.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521817875

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The Grand Designer

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Author: Rosemary Hannah

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857902276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 548

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This fascinating biography tells the story of a rich eccentric, whose learning, insight and kindness produced extraordinary results in architecture and life, a man who combined being amongst the richest men of the age with artistic patronage of an almost incomprehensible scale.
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The Command And Control Of The Grand Arm e Napoleon As Organizational Designer

Napoleon's methodology behind the design of the Grand Armée is analyzed using modern principles of organizational design. The structure that Napoleon ...

Author: Lieut. Norman L. Durham

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786256324

Category: History

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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate Napoleon Bonaparte’s command and control of the Grand Armée through the lens of organizational design. Napoleon’s methodology behind the design of the Grand Armée is analyzed using modern principles of organizational design. The structure that Napoleon created within his organizational design was a vast information network that served as the framework for a highly effective command and control system. This command and control network allowed Napoleon to dominate a war with his enemies within the information domain. The Grand Armée transited the European countryside with lightning speed as Napoleon out maneuvered his enemies. Napoleon’s dominance was a direct result of his organizational masterpiece that was the Grand Armée. From an organizational design perspective, Napoleon’s methodology applied the ideas of others and exploited existing technology to affect his design. The reorganization of the military corps became one of the most important transformations made by Napoleon. The army corps was considered a key component in Napoleon’s strategic deployments. The command and control system he engineered for his corps was essential in the Napoleonic philosophy to march divided and fight united.
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Grand Designs Australia

From a home created within an old electrical substation to another like a sprawling tent under canvas, from a home inspired by Japanese origami to another designed around a shipping container - these are the intriguing and resourceful ...

Author: Bauer Books

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ISBN: 1925695824

Category:

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From a home created within an old electrical substation to another like a sprawling tent under canvas, from a home inspired by Japanese origami to another designed around a shipping container - these are the intriguing and resourceful design solutions featured in The Best of Grand Designs Volume 2, the much awaited sequel to the best-selling The Best of Grand Designs. It features 24 inspiring homes that have featured in series six to eight of the iconic home design TV program, with projects straddling the continent, from Tasmania to Queensland, South Australia to northern NSW, in coastal, country and city locations. As with its forerunner, the book is a tribute to Australian home owners and their architects and designers, who, undeterred by constraints such as a tight budget, a short timeline, a tricky site and heritage regulations, dared to dream and saw their grand visions become reality.
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Emergent Strategy and Grand Strategy

8 The alternative to following a grand design or framework is usually said to consist of ad-hoc, incoherent, and ultimately unsuccessful foreign policy ...

Author: Ionut Popescu

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421423784

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Emergent Strategy and Grand Strategy thus offers both scholars and practitioners of foreign policy an original theoretical framework to explain strategic success.
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The Grand Rapids Furniture Record

Those facts , declare executives of the Grand Rapids The Grand Rapids Furniture Designers ' AssociationFurniture Market Association and others , intimately asso- the only organization of its kind in America — further ciated with market ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433072162922

Category: Furniture industry and trade

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The Grand Fleet

“Indispensable for any naval historian . . . charts the evolution of warship design and development in the years 1906-1922 in the United Kingdom.”—International Journal of Maritime History The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 ushered ...

Author: D. K. Brown

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783830602

Category: History

Page: 208

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“Indispensable for any naval historian . . . charts the evolution of warship design and development in the years 1906-1922 in the United Kingdom.”—International Journal of Maritime History The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 ushered in one of the most rapid periods of warship development in history; and only ten years after this all-big-gun, turbine-powered battleship was completed, two entire fleets of Dreadnoughts would meet at Jutland and put the work of the prewar designers to the ultimate test. The renowned warship author, D. K. Brown, examines the development of these vessels and looks at how wartime experience affected warship design. As well as battleships and battlecruisers, for the first time the developmental history of smaller vessels such as minesweepers, monitors and escort vessels, built in direct response to wartime needs, is described, as is that of the submarine and aircraft carrier. A detailed study is made of battle damage, including the role played by ammunition explosions in the loss of three British battlecruisers at Jutland. Also described are the postwar capital ship designs, killed off by the Washington Treaty, which are among the most fascinating “might-have-beens” of naval history. A classic work again available for historians and enthusiasts, detailing the development of all those ships that enabled the Royal Navy to rule the waves supreme and defend country and empire. “The author has managed to make the technical detail accessible to the layman and consequently it is easy to read as well as being authoritative. Deserves to be on the bookshelf of any nautical enthusiast. Very highly recommended.”—Marine News
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Ecology Community and Delight

... when you get down to doing the grand design, and it's the detail, to my mind, that actually will in the end be the visual manifestation.

Author: Ian Thompson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135803834

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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This book examines the three principal value systems which influence landscape architectural practice: the aesthetic, the social and the environmental, and seeks to discover the role that the profession should be playing now and for the future. The book integrates an investigation of historical sources with contemporary research into the beliefs and values of practitioners. The book raises questions such as: should landscape architecture aspire to the status of an art form? What is the relationship between aesthetics and ecology? Does landscape architecture have a social mission?
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Font Family

Author: Andrés Fredes

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:546373889

Category:

Page: 366

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Regaining Sanity for the Earth

A similar linguistic problem appears with Hawking and Mlodinow's book title The Grand Design (2010). A design without a designer?

Author: Klaus Nürnberger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456876074

Category: Science

Page: 345

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For centuries science and faith have been drifting apart. Science lost its transcendent foundations, faith lost its credibility. Science conquered the future; faith got stuck in the past. Science unleashed unprecedented powers; faith became a private pastime. The economic and ecological consequences are catastrophic. Science and faith must reconnect and lead the way out of the crisis.
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Design And Truth

The idea of design expanded in turn, coming to indicate an inclusive knowledge base ... Like Rikyu, he created a grand design for human thought and action.

Author: Robert Grudin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300162030

Category: Design

Page: 256

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“If good design tells the truth,” writes Robert Grudin in this path-breaking book on esthetics and authority, “poor design tells a lie, a lie usually related . . . to the getting or abusing of power.” From the ornate cathedrals of Renaissance Europe to the much-maligned Ford Edsel of the late 1950s, all products of human design communicate much more than their mere intended functions. Design holds both psychological and moral power over us, and these forces may be manipulated, however subtly, to surprising effect. In an argument that touches upon subjects as seemingly unrelated as the Japanese tea ceremony, Italian mannerist painting, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plantation, Grudin turns his attention to the role of design in our daily lives, focusing especially on how political and economic powers impress themselves on us through the built environment. Although architects and designers will find valuable insights here, Grudin’s intended audience is not exclusively the trained expert but all those who use designs and live within them every day.
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Personality Presenters

The original British Grand Designs traces the process of making a home, ... It is presented by Kevin McCloud, professionally a lighting designer with ...

Author: Frances Bonner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317081821

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

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Television presenters are key to the sociability of the medium, speaking directly to viewers as intermediaries between audiences and those who are interviewed, perform or compete on screen. As targets of both great affection and derision from viewers and the subjects of radio, internet, magazine and newspaper coverage, many have careers that have lasted almost as long as post-war television itself. Nevertheless, as a profession, television presenting has received little scholarly attention. Personality Presenters explores the role of the television presenter, analysing the distinct skills possessed by different categories of host and the expectations and difficulties that exist with regard to the promotion of the various films, books, consumer and cultural products with which they are associated. The close involvement of presenters with the content that they present is examined, while the impact of the presenters' own celebrity on the tasks that they perform is scrutinised. With a focus on non-fiction entertainment shows such as game shows, lifestyle and reality shows, chat, daytime and talk shows, this book explores issues of consumer culture, advertising and celebrity, as well as the connection of presenters with ethical issues. Offering detailed case studies of internationally recognised presenters, as well comparisons between national presenters from the UK and Australia, Personality Presenters provides a rich discussion of television presenters as significant conduits in the movement of ideas. As such, it will appeal to sociologists as well as those working in the fields of popular culture, cultural and media studies and cultural theory.
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The Building News and Engineering Journal

It so happened , however , that the The Birmingham Grammar School has always with a grand flight of steps which he contemestimated cost of the design submitted by Mr. been regarded as one of Barry's most success - plated in the centre ...

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ISBN: UVA:X001968356

Category: Architecture

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Strategy Safari

The problem may be seen in the very concept of design, which is a noun as well as ... “strategy is a grand design that requires a grand designer” There is, ...

Author: Henry Mintzberg

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 9781292362373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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“Henry Mintzberg’s views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys.” The Observer “My favourite management book of the last 25 years? No contest. The Rise & Fall of Strategic Planning.” Tom Peters, managment guru Strategy is the most prestigious but also the most confusing part of business. Managers are constantly bombarded with new jargon and the latest fads promising the magic bullet for every strategic problem. The world of strategy can seem to be an impenetrable jungle. Strategy Safari presents a powerful antidote to the dilemma of needing to know about strategy and yet not being able to find any comprehensible guidelines. This revised edition is a comprehensive, colourful and illuminating tour through the wilds of strategic management. In this provocative, jargon-free and extremely readable guide, top strategy authors Mintzberg, Ahlstrand & Lampel clearly set out and critique each of the ten major schools of strategic management thinking to help you grasp what you really need to know. Take the strategy safari – your business will thank you for it.
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Museums and Design Education

Lehman, A.L.and Richardson, B.(1997)A Grand Design: AHistory of the Victoria and Albert Museum.London, V&A. Macdonald, S. (2004[1970]) TheHistory and ...

Author: Ms Beth Cook

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409486251

Category: Art

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How can museum educators and higher education tutors enhance the way HE students use museums? There are many examples in the UK of museums and universities working together in productive and innovative ways, but these relationships tend to be based on individual enthusiasm and opportunistic arrangements. Despite the growing importance of museum education departments, higher education tends to be overlooked by museums. This book looks at the interaction between design students and museums, and explores issues, projects and emerging ideas about how museums can better support HE students. It illustrates the general lessons that can be learnt, both strategic and practical, which can help to bring about long-term and constructive relationships between museums and universities in order to enable effective student learning.
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Made From This Earth

When designers considered the appropriate garden for middle- and ... Constrained by a small lot, the garden contained bits of the grand design in its rose ...

Author: Vera Norwood

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469617442

Category: Social Science

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The broad sweep of environmental and ecological history has until now been written and understood in predominantly male terms. In Made From This Earth, Vera Norwood explores the relationship of women to the natural environment through the work of writers, illustrators, landscape and garden designers, ornithologists, botanists, biologists, and conservationists. Norwood begins by showing that the study and promotion of botany was an activity deemed appropriate for women in the early 1800s. After highlighting the work of nineteenth-century scientific illustrators and garden designers, she focuses on nature's advocates such as Rachel Carson and Dian Fossey who differed strongly with men on both women's "nature" and the value of the natural world. These women challenged the dominant, male-controlled ideologies, often framing their critique with reference to values arising from the female experience. Norwood concludes with an analysis of the utopian solutions posed by ecofeminists, the most recent group of women to contest men over the meaning and value of nature.
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