The Grain of the Clay

The Grain of the Clay Author : Allen S. Weiss
Release : 2016-09-15
Publisher : Reaktion Books
ISBN : 1780236905
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Ceramics give pleasure to our everyday lives, from the beauty of a vase’s elegant curves to the joy of a meal served upon a fine platter. Ceramics originate in a direct engagement with the earth and maintain a unique place in the history of the arts. In this book, Allen S. Weiss sharpens our perception of and increases our appreciation for ceramics, all the while providing a critical examination of how and why we collect them. Weiss examines the vast stylistic range of ceramics and investigates both the theoretical and personal reasons for viewing, using, and collecting them. Relating ceramics to other arts and practices—especially those surrounding food—he explores their different uses such as in the celebrated tea ceremony of Japan. Most notably, he considers how works previously viewed as crafts have found their rightful way into museums, as well as how this new-found engagement with finely wrought natural materials may foster an increased ecological sensitivity. The result is a wide-ranging and sensitive look at a crucial part of our material culture.

Soft Clay Engineering

Soft Clay Engineering Author : Edward W. Brand
Release : 1981
Publisher : Elsevier Science Limited
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Journal of Sedimentary Petrology

Journal of Sedimentary Petrology Author :
Release : 1972
Publisher :
File Size : 38.38 MB
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Engineering Journal

Engineering Journal Author :
Release : 1944
Publisher :
File Size : 33.11 MB
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Vol. 7, no.7, July 1924, contains papers prepared by Canadian engineers for the first World power conference, July, 1924.


Transactions Author :
Release : 1968
Publisher :
File Size : 43.90 MB
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Brick and Clay Record

Brick and Clay Record Author :
Release : 1956
Publisher :
File Size : 32.81 MB
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Light Metal Age

Light Metal Age Author :
Release : 1947
Publisher :
File Size : 26.6 MB
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Flume Experiments on Sand, Silt, and Clay Mixtures from the Offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site, Galveston, Texas

Flume Experiments on Sand, Silt, and Clay Mixtures from the Offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site, Galveston, Texas Author : Anthony Joseph Moherek
Release : 1978
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Flume experiments were performed on four sediment mixtures sampled from the offshore Galveston dredged material disposal site in order to determine their critical erosion velocity, shear stress, and modes of sediment transport. Also, an analysis of the offshore Galveston hydrographic regime was performed using meteorologic and oceanographic data. The results of the flume experiments indicated that the four sediment mixtures eroded similarly. Extrapolation of flume results to recorded offshore bottom current speed measurements indicate that bedload erosion occurs much more frequently near the northern margin of the disposal site. Also, net bedload transport of disposal material is oriented down the coast or offshore from the disposal site, suggesting that material will not likely return to the channel proper as shoaling sediment. (Author).

China, Grain Storage Structures

China, Grain Storage Structures Author :
Release : 1982
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
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