| WINNER OF THE BRIDGING LANGUAGES AND SCHOLARSHIP (BLS) INITIATIVE | This book adds to existing scholarship in architecture by offering a series of perspectives on the question of sustainable architecture and design. The book’s evocative title ‘Sustainable Architecture - Between Measurement and Meaning’ situates sustainability within a fresh spectrum of meaning that includes both qualitative and quantitative approaches. [...] A significant attribute of this book is its inclusion of a diverse range of positions and methods regarding the question of sustainability in architecture. The proposed collection of essays is a timely contribution to the subject and is easy to read and follow. The references in the bibliographies of each chapter are also excellent, allowing the reader to use this book as a gateway to other primary sources."Dr. Terrance Galvin, Laurentian University
Theories normally seek to explain something. '118 Theories of Design[ing]' asks us to question those explanations. By focusing on a broad range of somewhat overlooked and undervalued essays, papers, book articles, words, terms, authors and phenomena that swirl around design[ing], the reader is encouraged to read, reflect and question everything. This original book will appeal to a global market of university faculty heads and deans, museum directors, design educators, design researchers, key design practitioners, publishers, members of the design media, and undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral students of design."
The book is consistently scholarly and informative, often original, and at times entertaining. Gloria Clavería Nadal hits the nail on the head as to why the topic is of interest: “Old words have actually become the most natural way for modern languages to name these new worlds created on a daily basis” (p.29), most obviously, but not only, in non-linguistic fields such as science and medicine. Thus this book will make clear why ‘cultured borrowings’ should not be dismissed as irrelevant, as they have tended to be in the past."Roger Wright, Emeritus Professor of Spanish, University of Liverpool
The city, born to be a place of meeting and exchange, has for several decades taken as a default model the strong citizen, man, adult and worker, thereby transforming it into a hostile space for the weakest: the elderly, the disabled, the poor and the children. The automobile, the toy of choice for the privileged citizen, is also taken to be the principal 'citizen' of the city, thus endangering the health, aesthetics and mobility of the rest of us. This book proposes a new philosophy of city governance that takes children as the default citizens, with the confidence that a city sensitive to the needs of childhood will be healthier for everybody."
| Highly Recommended by CHOICE, July 2021 Vol. 58 No. 11 | This book is the culmination of over a decade of research into wildfires and arson; taking an interdisciplinary approach to review current international knowledge and present new findings on political, spatial, psychological, socio-ecological and socio-economic risk factors. [...] argues that all prevention approaches must be utilised, broadening from heavy reliance on environmental modification and calls for a coordinated and collaborative approach across sectors, including place-based, state and country coordination, as well as an international body."
The book is written with commendable clarity, dealing with the conceptual side of the film directing. Skilled artistry and a high level of craftsmanship results in a high-quality product. And that’s the premise of this book. This book will equip the readers with the necessary knowledge and practical experience, ensuring they are highly qualified and capable for any director’s position."Milos Forman, Film director, screenwriter, and professor. Nominated for a total of 33 Academy Awards, with 13 wins including the coveted Best Director and Best Picture awards.
Through enlightened examinations of women in media, both onscreen and behind it, such as these, we can recognize the triumphs and struggles of women of all ages and ethnicities throughout the world in the face of continued patriarchal and economic oppression.[...] illustrates the great diversity and vitality in current feminist scholarship. This collection will provide a strong basis for film studies classes for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students."Prof. Thomas Slater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Transhumanism and the role of artificial intelligence is one of the most pressing moral issues of our time. This superb collection of essays brings an informed and engaged approach to these questions from multiple perspectives. Academics, practitioners, and others come together for a fruitful dialogue exploring the intersection of the central issues confronting the increased role of technology in our lives. The essays found here are sure to move the discussion forward and deserve the widest possible reading."Timothy Harvie, St. Mary’s University, Calgary
'Pioneers of Machinima' surfaces and celebrates the history of a medium whose early days were almost entirely hidden from view. Well researched and engaging, the book focuses on the creators whose passion, ingenuity and humor brought a new medium to life while also foreshadowing the profound impact the ability to produce, post, and share videos online would have on a generation of kids born into games."Katie Salen Tekinbas, University of California, Irvine
While differing in style and purpose, each essay is excellently written and cogent to a wide array of readers. Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene is an essential book in the catalogue of environmental humanities scholarship by contextualizing the possibilities for environmentally engaged visual arts."Prof. David Taylor, Stony Brook University
[...]a series of novel approaches that deepen our understanding of GVCs and bridge the gap between the micro and macro analysis. Using state-of-the-art network analysis, the book provides new insights on the interdependencies that characterise trade, investment and global production."Sébastien Miroudot, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Directorate for Trade and Agriculture, OECD
...Even though the study of art and of design are theoretical, Dr. Avital has come closer than anyone to approaching them as if they were empirical. His clear and rigorous parsing of the issues in The Confusion Between Art and Design dares disagreement and will do much toward concluding the argument."Prof. Mel Byars, Design Historian, author of The Design Encyclopedia
Email alert service
Sign up to our newsletter for exclusive news and special offers.
Congratulations to Reagan Fancher, the author of the book "The Holy Warrior: Osama Bin Laden and His Jihadi Journey in the Soviet-Afghan War," for receiving a review from Dr. Jon Mikolashek, appearing in the "Journal of Military History", Vol. 87, No. 1. January 2023. (pp. 268-269).August 14th 2023
Congratulations to Isabella Sarto-Jackson, the author of the book "The Making and Breaking of Minds: How social interactions shape the human mind," for receiving reviews from:July 25th 2023
Congratulations to Meiqin Wang, the editor of the book "Socially Engaged Public Art in East Asia," for receiving a review from Anna K. Grasskamp, appearing in the journal 'Sehepunkte' (Rezensions journal für die Gesichtwissenschaften), Ausgabe 23 (2023), Nr. 7/8, issn 1618-6168:July 21st 2023
Congratulations to Diego Mantoan, the author of the book "Lionello Perera: An Italian Banker and Patron in New York," for receiving a review from John Paul Russo, University of Miami appearing in ' 'Italian Americana,' 41.1 (Winter 2023), pp. 83-85:June 28th 2023
Congratulations to Willemijn de Jong, Eriko Aoki and John Clammer, the editors of the book "Arts in the Margins of World Encounters," for receiving a review from Paola von Wyss-Giacosa appearing in 'Anthropos,' 118.2023.1. (pp. 226-228):June 23rd 2023
Congratulations to María Isabel González Cruz, the editor of the book "Discourses and Identities in Romance Fiction", for receiving a review from Francesca Pierini appearing in 'Journal of Popular Romance Studies,' vol. 12. (2023):May 17th 2023
Conngratulations to Ana Isabel Simón Alegre, the editor of the book Del salvaje siglo XIX al inestable siglo XX en las letras transatlánticas: Una mirada retrospectiva a través de hispanistas that just received three excellent reviews from:May 15th 2023
Congratulations to Richard M. Chalfen, the author of the book "Snapping and Wrapping: Personal Photography in Japan", for receiving an outstanding review from Dr. Cathrine Bublattzky, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Tübingen University, Germany, published in the Journal: 'Visual Anthropology Review' Vol. 0, Issue 0 (2023), pp. 1–4, pp. 1–4. ISSN 1058-7187, online 1548-7458 (16 February 2023). © 2023 American Anthropological Association.May 9th 2023
Congratulations to Grant W. Smith, the author of the book Names as Metaphors in Shakespeare’s Comedies that just received three reviews from:April 26th 2023
Vernon Press wants to invite you to the talk on James Pearce's book "The Use of History in Putin's Russia" that will be held on 6th June 2023, 19:00 - 20:30 in Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH and via Zoom.April 13th 2023
Information for current and prospective authors: how to prepare a proposal, format your manuscript, turnaround times and a lot more.
Information about our community of reviewers, guidelines for reviewers and information about academic journal and other published reviews.
Information for professors and other instructors who consider our books for course adoption.
Are you a librarian? Download catalogs, flyers and find out about ordering our books.
Are you a bookseller? Find out how to work with us.