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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (ZAMM), first published in 1974, is a work of philosophical fiction, the first of Robert M. Pirsig's texts in which he explores his Metaphysics of Quality. The book sold 5 million copies worldwide. It was originally rejected by 121 publishers, more than any other bestselling book, according to the Guinness Book of Records.[1] The title is an apparent play on the title of the book Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. The book is generally regarded as an American cultural icon in literature. Structure[edit] The book describes, in first person, a 17-day journey on his motorcycle from Minnesota to Northern California by the author (though he is not identified in the book) and his son Chris. Towards the end of the book, Phaedrus's personality begins to re-emerge and the narrator is reconciled with his past. Writing[edit] Philosophical content[edit] The Sutherlands represent an exclusively romantic attitude toward the world.

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Forevertron: World's Largest Scrap Metal Sculpture by Dr. Evermor From a distance, Dr. Evermor's "park" in Wisconsin looks like a junk yardfull of twisted metals and rusted machines, but it houses one of the coolest sculptures ever: Forevertron. Standing at 120 feet wide, 60 feet deep, 50-foot tall, and weighing 320 ton, this behemoth of an artwork is billed as the world's largest scrap metal sculpture. All components of Forevertron are salvaged from old bits and pieces of machineries between 50 to 100 years old, and are welded and bolted together for stability. Image: Madolan [Flickr] Another picture, showing the scale of Forevertron. Close-up photo of the Forevertron. Dr. Ever the prankster, Every explained the story of Dr. As Every tells the story of Evermor: "When he was a child, Dr. Also a big attraction at Dr. The Bird Band. Every band needs a conductor, so here it is! Image: florador [Flickr] Image: florador [Flickr] Does the peacock "toots" when it farts? Let's take a virtual tour of the other fantastic sculptures by Dr.

Scrap Metal Furniture: Incredible Industrial Art & Design « Dornob Bob Campbell, also known as Stig, as is much a metal sculptor as he is an industrial artist or furniture designer. Using scrap metal parts from cogs and wheels to chains and treads, he crafts recycled one-of pieces and furniture sets that use a creative combination of manufactured pieces and built-from-scratch shapes. He incorporates leather, wood and other industrial materials as needed but metal is always at the core of his work. He has sold his unique metal furniture pieces to all kinds of people through various venues, ranging from high-end luxury retail stores to music festivals, street markets and his own personal private gallery. His work itself is open to interpretation but his unique style and curious material choices certainly set him up to be seen as existing somewhere between traditional arts and crafts and modern mechanical engineering.

The Weld Guy - Sculpture, Artwork, Paintings and Furniture by Kendall Polster Sam Svoj Majstor › Forumi › Uradi sam › Alati › uklanjanje rdje sa starog alata Wed, 06/06/2007 - 10:35 uklanjanje rdje sa starog alata stopart Offline Registrovan dana: 02/06/2007 Poruke: Siguran sam da negdje u kraju radionice ili u garazi imate neka davno zaboravljena klijesta ili neku drugu zardjalu alatku od koje ste digli ruke jer je prasnjava, zardjala, ne funkcionise....... smece, ..... a vjerujte mi jos u njoj ima zivota. Ja sam ovaj recept isprobao i funkcionise do te mjere da sam sebi napravio kolekciju kvalitetnog alata vrijednog mozda i vise od 3000$ a sve je izgledalo kao planina smeca koju sam kupio na E-bay za 10 $. Zelim vam svima najbolje spasavanje starog alata iz zaborava