Our guide is the young Jacopo Caneva, who puts forward a personal selection of musical extracts for a first listening experience, analysing them with the passion and competence of a teenager who loves and practises music.
This is where authors meet, with different styles and historical backgrounds, sharing the will to be revolutionary and ahead of their time.
A journey that winds from Mussorgsky to Berlioz, from Debussy to Handel, Danny Elfman and Joe Hisaishi, some of the most beloved composers of two great film directors of our time, Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki.
10 Pieces of Music You Should Listen to at Least Once in Your Life is a book you will take with you as an essay on music.
Enjoy the read and the listen.
These statements are not in vacuo of a Roman Catholic and Protestant position. They were drafted in the midst of the religious conflict that was then dividing Europe. And they reflect too the temperaments and personal histories of the men who wrote them. Sadoleto's letter has an irenic approach, an emphasis on the unity and peace of the Church, highly characteristic of the Christian Humanism he represented. Calvin's reply is in part a personal defense, an apologia pro vita sua, that records his own religious experience. And its taut, comprehensive argument is characteristic of the disciplined and logical mind of the author of The Institutes of the Christian Religion.
There is an official reconstruction and an official truth for this terrible crime, but many people are still wondering how things really went.
Pezzan and Brunoro retrace step by step this story to try to understand if there may be an alternative truth to the one established by the courts of the Holy See, in order to untangle one of the most murky and tangled cases in the recent history of the Vatican.
With a focus on the basic imaging principles of CEDM, this book takes a practical approach to breast imaging. Drawing on the editors’ and authors’ practical experience, it guides the reader through the basics of CEDM, making it especially accessible for beginners. By presenting the key aspects of CEDM in a straightforward manner and supported by clear images, the book represents a valuable guide for all practicing radiologists, in particular those who perform breast imaging and have recently incorporated or plan to incorporate CEDM into their diagnostic arsenal.
In the context of a discipline increasingly driven by digital production, this text explores architecture and making and the diverse influences on the material reality of architectural form: it argues that the crafts, fabrication and assemblage of its making remain vital elements of contemporary architectural language.
This broad-ranging text bridges the gap between a technical or otherwise fragmentary knowledge of materials of the specialist, and the tacit or instinctive understanding of materials that the artist, sculptor or architect may have. It identifies key material themes pertinent to contemporary architectural debate and develops a discourse about future practice that is framed by environmental imperatives and grounded in a historical understanding of the meaning and use of materials.
Material iconology in architecture is a well-established tradition and this book draws on that background to investigate the possibilities, and limits, of using materials in contemporary design to communicate the themes and contexts of an architectural project, a material’s relationship to context, and to the history of practices that belong to the traditions of making buildings. Each theme is explored in case studies from twelve countries around the world, including the UK, USA, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia and China.
This book is for PHP developers, businesses, and developers relying on legacy PHP apps.Table of Contents Introduction Finding “Bad Smells” in Code Introduction to Refactoring Principles and Rules Test-First Development Refactoring Tools Structuring Behavior Changing Class Responsibilities Dealing with Data Rationalization Reducing to Essential Conditional Executions Simplifying Method Calls Simplifying Generalization Relationships Legacy Code Regression Tests Refactoring with Patterns
Peak Energy Demand and Demand Side Response presents evidence on a set of Demand Side Response activities, ranging from price-based to incentive-based programmes and policies. Examples are drawn from different programmes for both residential and non-residential sectors of electricity demand, including Time of Use tariffs, Critical Peak Pricing Automated Demand Controllers and Ancillary Services. The book also looks at the actual energy saving impacts of smart meters, the activities which constitute peak demand and the potential opportunities associated with European smart grids and Capacity Markets.
This is the first book presenting comprehensive analysis of the impacts, cost benefits and risks associated with Demand Side Response programmes and policies. It should be of interest to students, scholars and policy-makers in the areas of energy, environmental economics and applied economics.
The incredible story of the two most high-profile Italian cases in recent history: the story of the Monster of Florence, a serial killer who targeted unmarried couples and terrorized Florence for two decades, and the Amanda Knox case.
"The Monster of Florence": Brunoro and Pezzan write about everything, from the Sardinian Lead to Pietro Pacciani and the picnicking friends, from the satanic-esoteric theory to the Narducci story. This is a detailed map to find a way through this deep mystery.
"Amanda Knox and the Perugia Murder": who killed Meredith Kercher? Was it truly an erotic game gone bad? What pushed Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito to become involved in such an ugly story of sex and drugs, which eventually led to a macabre homicide? With a thorough examination of the technical and scientific evidence, the authors draft a balanced analysis of the facts that highlights the inconsistencies of an incident that still has too many unanswered questions.