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Harvard Classics (Bookshelf) The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr.

Harvard Classics (Bookshelf)

Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot, that was first published in 1909. Dr. Eliot, then President of Harvard University, had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. (Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.) The publisher P. 500 Free eBooks: Download to Kindle, iPad/iPhone & Nook.

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Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. 11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures. This post originally appeared over on the Maptia Blog.

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

The team at Maptia are creating a beautiful platform for telling stories about places (launching soon!) And you can check out their ‘See The World’ manifesto here. The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot even put words to, and that our languages cannot identify. Yakın İstanbul - Kitap. Book Review: Spomenik and Picturesque by Jan Kempenaers, Editorial. The focus of Belgium-based photographer Jan Kempenaers has undergone a subtle yet significant shift from large, detailed cityscapes to isolated architecture and natural landscapes.

Book Review: Spomenik and Picturesque by Jan Kempenaers, Editorial

Two recently published books, compiled by the artist with Roma Publications, have documented his current preoccupations. RNDR studio — rendering studio trieste. Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013 Winners, Editorial. Five exemplary projects have split a tremendous prize fund of $1m presented by His Royal Highness the Aga Khan at a ceremony in Lisbon.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013 Winners, Editorial

Hailing from five different countries, the projects have each been recognised for their ability meet the needs and aspirations of communities in which Muslims have a significant presence. One of the most highly sought after international prizes in the industry, the winners of this year’s Aga Khan Award for Architecture are: Bernardo Bader Architects; Marc Mimram Architecture; ICHTO East Azerbaijan Office; Riwaq - Centre for Architectural Conservation; and Studio Tamassociati. Court of Justice, J. MAYER H.Architects. Designed by J.

Court of Justice, J. MAYER H.Architects

Top 10 Best Buildings in Movies. The Bradbury Building, in Los Angeles, California, was built in 1893, and is known to film buffs for its larger interior court and five-story atrium, festooned with wrought-iron filigree.

Top 10 Best Buildings in Movies

Used extensively in films including "Double Indemnity" and "Chinatown," the Bradbury is most recognizable as J.F. Subterranean Scare: 7 Underground Wonders of the World. Slavoj Žižek: The politics of Batman. The Dark Knight Rises shows that Hollywood blockbusters are precise indicators of the ideological predicaments of our societies.

Slavoj Žižek: The politics of Batman

Here is the storyline. Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the previous instalment of Chris­topher Nolan’s Batman series, law and order prevail in Gotham City. Under the extraordinary powers granted by the Dent Act, Commissioner Gordon has nearly eradicated violent and organised crime. He nonetheless feels guilty about the cover-up of the crimes of Harvey Dent and plans to confess to the conspiracy at a public event – but he decides that the city is not ready to hear the truth. Mini guide to Kafka’s Prague : History, Prague. Earthquake Report. Global Warming / Climate Change. Finding comfort, style and dignity in small spaces. Yolları Çatallanan Bahçe - Jorge Luis Borges. İçinde hiç kimse yoktu onun; yüzünün (o günlerin kötü portrelerinde bile başka hiç kimseye benzemeyen yüzünün) ve bol bol sarf ettiği akla hayale sığmaz, fırtınalı sözcüklerin ardında yalnızca bir parça soğukluk ve başka hiç kimsenin görmediği bir düş vardı.

Yolları Çatallanan Bahçe - Jorge Luis Borges

Poetry. Eurozone. Charles Bukowski. 10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus. A recent happiness study from Matthew Killingsworth and Daniel Gilbert found that the more our minds wander, the less happy we are.

10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus

Summing the research, the New York Times wrote, “Whatever people were doing, whether it was having sex or reading or shopping, they tended to be happier if they focused on the activity instead of thinking about something else.” In short, being mentally “present” and focused on the task at hand really does matter – quite a lot, in fact. If only finding focus were so simple. With a tidal wave of information coming at us daily, focus is rapidly becoming the scarcest commodity of the 21st century. Haruki Murakami: Talent Is Nothing Without Focus and Endurance. In sports, one never imagines that you can get by on talent alone. Take Roger Federer or Michael Jordan, for instance. Although each man’s one-of-a-kind natural talent is undeniable, we are also keenly aware of the grueling hours of practice that were necessary to mold that talent into true greatness. So why should it be any different with creativity? He stories we tell ourselves about creative achievement nearly always focus on the holy grail of inspiration, and leave out the rather important bits about perspiration.