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Forms offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today-how to connect form to political, social, and historical context. Caroline Levine argues that forms organize not only works of art but also political life-and our attempts to know both art and politics. Inescapable and frequently troubling, forms shape every aspect of our experience. Yet, forms don't impose their order in any simple way. Multiple shapes, patterns, and arrangements, overlapping and colliding, generate complex and unpredictable social landscapes that challenge and unsettle conventional analytic models in literary and cultural studies.Borrowing the concept of "affordances" from design theory, this book investigates the specific ways that four major forms-wholes, rhythms, hierarchies, and networks-have structured culture, politics, and scholarly knowledge across periods, and it proposes exciting new ways of linking formalism to historicism and literature to politics. Levine rereads both formalist and antiformalist theorists, including Cleanth Brooks, Michel Foucault, Jacques Rancière, Mary Poovey, and Judith Butler, and she offers engaging accounts of a wide range of objects, from medieval convents and modern theme parks to Sophocles's Antigone and the television series The Wire.The result is a radically new way of thinking about form for the next generation and essential reading for scholars and students across the humanities who must wrestle with the problem of form and context.

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9780691160627 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 4, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Forms offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today-how to connect form to political, social, and historical context.

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9780691173436 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, December 27, 2016), cover price $19.95

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Product Description: In the early 1960s Italian design legend Bruno Munari published his visual case studies on shapes: Circle, Square, and, a decade later, Triangle. Using examples from ancient Greece and Egypt, as well as works by Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, and Alvar Aalto, Munari invests the three shapes with specific qualities: the circle relates to the divine, the square signifies safety and enclosure, and the triangle provides a key connective form for designers...read more

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9781616894122 | Princeton Architectural Pr, January 5, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: In the early 1960s Italian design legend Bruno Munari published his visual case studies on shapes: Circle, Square, and, a decade later, Triangle.

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Product Description: NOTE: This book is a standalone book and will not include access code.THE MADER/WINDELSPECHT STORY… The twelfth edition of Biology is a traditional, comprehensive introductory biology textbook, with coverage from Cell Structure and Function to the Conservation of Biodiversity...read more

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9780077491062 | 11 lslf edition (McGraw-Hill Science Engineering, January 10, 2012), cover price $229.00 | About this edition: Book by Mader, Sylvia, Windelspecht, Michael
9780073525501 | 11 edition (McGraw-Hill Science Engineering, January 3, 2012), cover price $286.15
9780077388317 | 10 har/psc edition (McGraw-Hill Science Engineering, July 24, 2009), cover price $186.40
9780078916946 | 10 student edition (Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Pub Co, January 12, 2009), cover price $200.60 | About this edition: Biology is a comprehensive introductory biology textbook that covers biology in a traditional order, from the structure and function of the cell to the organization of the biosphere.
9780077274337 | 10th edition (McGraw-Hill Science Engineering, January 9, 2009), cover price $248.90
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9780077479718 | 11 spi lab edition (McGraw-Hill Science Engineering, January 30, 2012), cover price $181.80 | About this edition: BOOKS ARE BRAND NEW, AND WE SHIP OUR CUSTOMERS PRODUCTS OUT WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PURCHASE!
9780077366711 | 10 unbnd edition (McGraw-Hill Science Engineering, June 23, 2009), cover price $162.60 | About this edition: Biology is a comprehensive introductory biology textbook for non-majors or mixed-majors courses that covers biology in a traditional order from the structure and function of the cell to the organization of the biosphere.
9780077343958 | 10 unbnd edition (McGraw-Hill Science Engineering, June 19, 2009), cover price $128.20 | About this edition: Biology is a comprehensive introductory biology textbook for non-majors or mixed-majors courses that covers biology in a traditional order from the structure and function of the cell to the organization of the biosphere.
9780077226176 | 10 spi lab edition (McGraw-Hill Science Engineering, January 9, 2009), cover price $165.45 | About this edition: The Biology Laboratory Manual, Tenth Edition, is written by Dr.
9780072976717 | 9 stg edition (McGraw-Hill Science Engineering, December 30, 2006), cover price $87.35
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Product Description: Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of degeneration...read more

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9780415741507 | Routledge, January 14, 2015, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished.

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9780415741491 | Routledge, January 15, 2015, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished.

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Product Description: Origins of Form is about the shape of things. What limits the height of a tree? Why is a large ship or office building more efficient than a small one? What is the similarity between a human rib cage and an airplane or a bison and a cantilevered bridge? How might we plan for things to improve as they are used instead of wearing out? The author has chosen eight criteria that constitute the major influences on three-dimensional form...read more

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9781589798083 | Reprint edition (Taylor Pub, April 16, 2013), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Origins of Form is about the shape of things.

Product Description: Shakespeare studies have been dominated by theoretical approaches derived from extra-literary disciplines: Marxist, Feminist, Cultural and Queer. This work examines Shakespeare's comedies through a nineteenth-century lens, arguing that the plays reveal Shakespeare's personal prejudices...read more
By Rose A. Zimbardo (not applicable)

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9780773415379 | Edwin Mellen Pr, August 15, 2011, cover price $139.95 | About this edition: Shakespeare studies have been dominated by theoretical approaches derived from extra-literary disciplines: Marxist, Feminist, Cultural and Queer.

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By Mary Lydon (trans)

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9780816645657 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, August 2, 2011, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: The World Created in the Image of Man investigates the development of the third dimension in painting from the dramatic moment when spatial construction becomes charged with an external force antagonistic to the effort of forms, or human figures, to preserve their permanence...read more

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9781433107795 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 15, 2009, cover price $77.95 | About this edition: The World Created in the Image of Man investigates the development of the third dimension in painting from the dramatic moment when spatial construction becomes charged with an external force antagonistic to the effort of forms, or human figures, to preserve their permanence.

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Product Description: Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics...read more

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9780470174654 | Har/psc edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, September 28, 2009), cover price $125.00 | About this edition: Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures.

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Product Description: “Some photographers take their pictures; others make them. Neither notion seems right in describing Stanford Lipsey’s work, however, for the spirit behind these pictures is one of natural discovery, something that comes before process...read more
By Anthony Bannon, Louis Grachos (foreword by) and Stan Lipsey (photographer)

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9781576874592 | Power House Books, June 2, 2009, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: “Some photographers take their pictures; others make them.

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Product Description: A highly developed study of the relationships between rhetoric and public culture.One of the most widely used ideas in scholarship of the humanities and social sciences is that of homology: a formal pattern structuring different kinds of texts, ideas, and experiences...read more

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9780817314231 | Univ of Alabama Pr, October 1, 2004, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: One of the most widely used ideas in scholarship of the humanities and social sciences is that of homology: a formal pattern structuring different kinds of texts, ideas, and experiences.

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9780817355708 | Univ of Alabama Pr, June 28, 2009, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A highly developed study of the relationships between rhetoric and public culture.

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Product Description: What is form? Why does form matter? In this imaginative and ambitious study, Angela Leighton assesses not only the legacy of Victorian aestheticism, and its richly resourceful keyword, 'form', but also the very nature of the literary...read more

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9780199290604 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 24, 2007, cover price $87.00 | About this edition: What is form?

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9780199551934 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, December 15, 2008), cover price $37.95 | About this edition: What is form?

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Product Description: Book by Bhuvan Chandel

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9788187586357 | Munshirm Manoharlal Pub Pvt Ltd, November 27, 2008, cover price $199.50 | About this edition: Book by Bhuvan Chandel

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Product Description: An attempt to free architecture from site and program constraints and to counter the profusion of ever bigger architecture books with ever smaller content.Some may call it the first manifesto of the twenty-first century, for it lays down a new way to think about architecture...read more

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9780262026307 | Mit Pr, March 31, 2008, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: An attempt to free architecture from site and program constraints and to counter the profusion of ever bigger architecture books with ever smaller content.

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Product Description: Form is the first volume in a new art instruction series from Barron's focusing on several different approaches to creating imaginative, finished, highly professional paintings. The titles in this series are designed for use by advanced students and experienced amateurs...read more

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9780764157790 | Barrons Educational Series Inc, October 1, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Form is the first volume in a new art instruction series from Barron's focusing on several different approaches to creating imaginative, finished, highly professional paintings.
9780072361308, titled "Biology" | 6th packag edition (William C Brown Pub, June 1, 1999), cover price $116.10 | also contains Biology

In the eighty years since Marcel Duchamp drew a moustache on a copy of the Mona Lisa, the dissolving of cultural forms has intensified to the point that there is no longer an absolute, a “proper” form, anywhere. This generalized breakdown is evident in social and moral codes, in gender distinctions and personal relationships, in politics and economics, in literature, music, dance, painting, and architecture, in our concepts of reality itself. Is there any sense to be made of this seeming chaos? And if so, can any single theory adequately account for all aspects of the phenomenon? Physicists and mathematicians have informed us that reality is irreducibly complex and plural, unable to be exhausted by any one system of description. Following their lead, Mary Settegast has explored several different ways of looking at the reality of dissolving forms, seeing it as the result of global consumer capitalism; environmental deterioration; the end of a cycle of time; the beginning of a new cycle; a shift in the evolution of human consciousness; and finally, seeing the dissolution of form as a cause for celebration. Each of these six perspectives is theoretically “correct” in its ability to explain the breakdown, and each can be supported by the work of twentieth-century artists. Readers are asked to forego the impulse to choose which view they believe to be true and encouraged instead to practice the simultaneous holding of multiple perspectives: “Like the Cubist painters of the early twentieth century, who were among the first to recognize the error in a single point of view, we will be trying in these pages to portray our subject from all sides in hopes of capturing it whole.”

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9781890482909, titled "Mona Lisa's Moustache: Making Sense of a Dissolving World" | Phanes Pr, February 1, 2001, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: In the eighty years since Marcel Duchamp drew a moustache on a copy of the Mona Lisa, the dissolving of cultural forms has intensified to the point that there is no longer an absolute, a “proper” form, anywhere.

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9781890482916, titled "Mona Lisa's Moustache: Making Sense of a Dissolving World" | Phanes Pr, April 1, 2002, cover price $18.95

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9781564782540 | Dalkey Archive Pr, February 1, 2001, cover price $12.95

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Product Description: Provocative Form in Plato, Kant, Nietzsche (and Others) seeks (1) to liberate form from its primary affiliation with intellect and with its putative structural function; and (2) to relocate it as the correlate of imagination and desire...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780820442587 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, October 1, 2000, cover price $70.95 | About this edition: Provocative Form in Plato, Kant, Nietzsche (and Others) seeks (1) to liberate form from its primary affiliation with intellect and with its putative structural function; and (2) to relocate it as the correlate of imagination and desire.

According to N. J. Habraken, intimate and unceasing interaction between people and the forms they inhabit uniquely defines built environment. The Structure of the Ordinary, the culmination of decades of environmental observation and design research, is a recognition and analysis of everyday environment as the wellspring of urban design and formal architecture. The authors central argument is that built environment is universally organized by the Orders of Form, Place, and Understanding. These three fundamental, interwoven principles correspond roughly to physical, biological, and social domains. Historically, "ordinary" environment was the background against which architects built the "extraordinary." Drawing upon extensive examples from archaeological and contemporary sites worldwide, the author illustrates profound recent shifts in the structure of everyday environment. One effect of these transformations, Habraken argues, has been the loss of implicit common understanding that previously enabled architects to formally enhance and innovate while still maintaining environmental coherence. Consequently, architects must now undertake a study of the ordinary as the fertile common ground in which form- and place-making are rooted. In focusing on built environment as an autonomous entity distinct from the societies and natural environments that jointly create it, this book lays the foundation for a new dialogue on methodology and pedagogy, in support of a more informed approach to professional intervention. (view table of contents)

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9780262082600 | Mit Pr, May 1, 1998, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: According to N.

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9780262581950 | Mit Pr, August 28, 2000, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: The second volume in the "Design in the 20th Century" series, this book explains and then challenges the notion that a form in architecture and product design is derived solely from practical functions. The text sets the role of function in a historical perspective, quoting extensively from the writings of theorists and designers...read more

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9781851771226 | Trafalgar Square, July 1, 1995, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The second volume in the "Design in the 20th Century" series, this book explains and then challenges the notion that a form in architecture and product design is derived solely from practical functions.

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9780879514679 | Reprint edition (Overlook Pr, November 1, 1992), cover price $125.00

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By Jurg Spiller (editor)

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9780879514686 | Reprint edition (Overlook Pr, November 1, 1992), cover price $125.00
9780853313441, titled "Paul Klee Notebooks: The Nature of Nature" | Lund Humphries Pub Ltd, October 1, 1992, cover price $110.00

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