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Christo: The Gates
Christo
3822842427
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Famous for massive public art projects, including "Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet" in Australia and "Running Fence" in Northern California, Christo Javacheff and his wife Jeanne-Claude were used to dealing with intransigent bureaucracies. But they hadn't reckoned with New York City. The couple's 1979 project--temporarily placing thousands of saffron-colored banners across the walkways of 843-acre Central Park--did not receive the city's blessing until 2003. Published in advance of the 16-day installation in February 2005, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates is a picture book that moves briskly from photographs of early presentations and hearings to numerous shots of workers assembling the steel, aluminum, vinyl and rip-stop nylon components of the piece. Scattered throughout are many of Christo's vibrant color...


Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Jacob Baal-Teshuva
3822859966
May 2004
Hardcover
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Combinatorial Optimization : Algorithms and Complexity [UNABRIDGED]
Christos H. Papadimitriou, Kenneth Steiglitz
0486402584
July 7, 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
This clearly written, mathematically rigorous text includes a novel algorithmic exposition of the simplex method and also discusses the Soviet ellipsoid algorithm for linear programming; efficient algorithms for network flow, matching, spanning trees, and matroids; the theory of NP-complete problems; approximation algorithms, local search heuristics for NP-complete problems, more. All chapters are supplemented by thought-provoking problems. A useful work for graduate-level students with backgrounds in computer science, operations research, and electrical engineering. "Mathematicians wishing a self-contained introduction need look no further."—American Mathematical Monthly. 1982 edition.


Weather Analysis and Forecasting
Patrick Santurette
0126192626
May 2005
Paperback
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Review
"...includes step-by-step pedagogy, which should be useful to {operational weather forecasters} in training, and numerous full-color illustrations based on real meteorological situations."
--Weatherwise

Book Description
In this practical guide, Santurette and Georgiev show how to interpret water vapor patterns in terms of dynamical processes in the atmosphere and their relation to diagnostics available from weather prediction models. In particular, they concentrate on the close relationship between satellite imagery and the potential vorticity fields in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. These applications are illustrated with color images based on real meteorological situations. The book's step-by-step pedagogy makes this an essential training manual for forecasters in...


Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates: Central Park, New York City 1979-2005
Wolfgang Volz (Photographer)
3822835625
December 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Famous for massive public art projects, including "Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet" in Australia and "Running Fence" in Northern California, Christo Javacheff and his wife Jeanne-Claude were used to dealing with intransigent bureaucracies. But they hadn't reckoned with New York City. The couple's 1979 project--temporarily placing thousands of saffron-colored banners across the walkways of 843-acre Central Park--did not receive the city's blessing until 2003. Published in advance of the 16-day installation in February 2005, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates is a picture book that moves briskly from photographs of early presentations and hearings to numerous shots of workers assembling the steel, aluminum, vinyl and rip-stop nylon components of the piece. Scattered throughout are many of Christo's vibrant color...


Christo: The Gates
Christo
382282805X
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Famous for massive public art projects, including "Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet" in Australia and "Running Fence" in Northern California, Christo Javacheff and his wife Jeanne-Claude were used to dealing with intransigent bureaucracies. But they hadn't reckoned with New York City. The couple's 1979 project--temporarily placing thousands of saffron-colored banners across the walkways of 843-acre Central Park--did not receive the city's blessing until 2003. Published in advance of the 16-day installation in February 2005, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates is a picture book that moves briskly from photographs of early presentations and hearings to numerous shots of workers assembling the steel, aluminum, vinyl and rip-stop nylon components of the piece. Scattered throughout are many of Christo's vibrant color...


Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Jonathan Fineberg
0300101384
May 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the artists responsible for such memorable wrapped pieces as "Surrounded Islands" (bright pink fabric floating around 11 islands in Biscayne Bay in Florida), and "Running Fence" (2.3 million square feet of fabric stretching down to the ocean in Sonoma and Marin counties in California), have been planning a major piece in New York City since they arrived in 1964. Unfortunately, their ideas, which included wrapping the Museum of Modern Art, were continually stymied both by private owners and the city. In near-giddy anticipation, this book from art historian Fineberg (The Innocent Eye) offers 50 b&w and 160 lush color illustrations, meticulously and compellingly contextualized, of the 7,500 saffron-colored vinyl panels they plan to suspend along the walkways of New York's Central Park...


Christo and Jeanne Claude: Umbrellas
Christo
3822874779
September 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
The artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude have famously tied up Berlin's Reichstag with miles of silvery fabric, wrapped the Pont Neuf in Paris, and circled the islands in Biscayne Bay with flamingo pink fabric. Each project may only be on view a short time, but each is the result of years of planning, scouting, wrangling with local permitting agencies, and documenting the whole process. The sale of drawings and notes finances the enterprise. The Umbrellas: Japan-USA contains two volumes of documentation for a project to install and then open 3,100 umbrellas (nearly 20 feet high and over 28 feet wide when unfurled) in two countries in the fall of 1991. Volume one is filled with maps, sketches, diagrams of the specially designed umbrellas, and black-and-white photographs of the artists on location meeting with officials and...


Computational Complexity
Christos H. Papadimitriou
0201530821
November 30, 1993
Hardcover
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Book Info
Offers a comprehensive and accessible treatment of the theory of algorithms and complexity. Develops all the necessary mathematical prerequisites from such diverse fields as computability, logic, number theory, combinatorics, and probability. DLC: Computational complexity.

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The Wall Paintings of Thera
Christos Doumas
9602202742
September 1, 1993
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek


Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Jonathan David Fineberg
0300104057
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the artists responsible for such memorable wrapped pieces as "Surrounded Islands" (bright pink fabric floating around 11 islands in Biscayne Bay in Florida), and "Running Fence" (2.3 million square feet of fabric stretching down to the ocean in Sonoma and Marin counties in California), have been planning a major piece in New York City since they arrived in 1964. Unfortunately, their ideas, which included wrapping the Museum of Modern Art, were continually stymied both by private owners and the city. In near-giddy anticipation, this book from art historian Fineberg (The Innocent Eye) offers 50 b&w and 160 lush color illustrations, meticulously and compellingly contextualized, of the 7,500 saffron-colored vinyl panels they plan to suspend along the walkways of New York's Central Park...


Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates
Christo
3822844225
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Famous for massive public art projects, including "Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet" in Australia and "Running Fence" in Northern California, Christo Javacheff and his wife Jeanne-Claude were used to dealing with intransigent bureaucracies. But they hadn't reckoned with New York City. The couple's 1979 project--temporarily placing thousands of saffron-colored banners across the walkways of 843-acre Central Park--did not receive the city's blessing until 2003. Published in advance of the 16-day installation in February 2005, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Gates is a picture book that moves briskly from photographs of early presentations and hearings to numerous shots of workers assembling the steel, aluminum, vinyl and rip-stop nylon components of the piece. Scattered throughout are many of Christo's vibrant color...


Christo: The Gates Postcard Book
Christo
3822844217
March 2005
Paperback
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Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Burt Chernow
031234094X
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Take two intertwined lives marked by childhood turmoil, geographic displacement, fierce ambition, and total dedication to a quixotic form of art, add a lively narrative style and you have Christo and Jeanne-Claude by Burt Chernow. In 1959, French socialite Jeanne-Claude fell in love with a penniless Bulgarian portrait artist just beginning to wrap small objects in canvas. She had no way of knowing that her life would one day involve a constant round of negotiations with politicians, government agencies, fabricators, factory owners, truckers, laborers, farmers, and everyone else whose good will, expertise, or elbow grease were needed to make Christo's gigantic projects happen. Chernow seasons this cheerfully uncritical authorized biography of the masterminds of such projects as "Running Fence" and the "Wrapped Reichstag" with...


Your Brick Oven : Building It and Baking In It
Russell Jeavons (Foreword), et al
1569243344
September 9, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Since 1992 Russell Jeavons has owned and cooked at a unique restaurant in an old cottage in one of South Australia's prized wine districts. It is famous in part because it's only open on Friday nights, but moreso for its fresh, simple food cooked entirely in Russell's wood-fired brick ovens. His pizzas are renowned throughout Australia, with fine regional ingredients artfully combined atop classic, thin, wood-oven cooked crusts. Russell's Pizza is the kind of place where friends and family gather to eat within sight of the golden, glowing kitchen; where the garden is equipped with warming braziers and outdoor fire pits for chatting, relaxing, and munching. It is an atmosphere that many of us covet for our own homes—an outdoor space where we can come together on cool nights for warmth, fun, and good food. The...


National Directory of Education Libraries and Collections
Doris H. Christo
0313280517
Dec 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
This directory is the outgrowth of an information and referral network that the Monroe C. Gutman Library staff at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has compiled. The directory identifies hundreds of organizations that maintain collections of materials specific to the field of education.


Expecting Miracles
Christo Zouves
0399529276
Sept 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Motivated by the desire to have a child, many couples have overcome infertility problems with medical intervention. Zouves, who is the medical director at the Pacific Coast Fertility Center, now recounts, with the assistance of Sullivan, a reporter for the Spokane, Ore., Spokesman-Review, many stories of the women and men he has treated by performing in vitro fertilization, by ISCI (the direct injection of a single sperm into an egg), by implanting frozen embryos and by recommending the use of egg donors and surrogates who are paid to bear a child for the infertile couples. However, with the exception of Carol and her husband SteveAwho decided to adopt after becoming psychologically exhausted by Carol's painful and expensive fertility treatmentsAall of Zouves's anecdotes end with ecstatic parents who bring home a...


Introduction to Discrete Event Systems (The International Series on Discrete Event Dynamic Systems)
Christos G. Cassandras, Stephane Lafortune
0792386094
September 30, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The rapid evolution of computing, communication, and sensor technologies has brought about the proliferation of `new' dynamic systems, mostly technological and often highly complex. Examples are all around us: computer and communication networks; automated manufacturing systems; air traffic control systems; and distributed software systems. The `activity' in these systems is governed by operational rules designed by humans; their dynamics are therefore characterized by asynchronous occurrences of discrete events. These features lend themselves to the term discrete event system for this class of dynamic systems. A substantial portion of this book is a revised version of Discrete Event Systems: Modeling and Performance Analysis (1993), written by the first author, received the 1999 HAROLD CHESTNUT PRIZE,...


Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Wurth Museum Collection
Dieter Ronte
0856675970
February 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Christo and Jeanne-Claude have created some of the most controversial and compelling public artworks of the twentieth century. On a moderate or monumental scale, they offer an artistic experience that can be transcendent or fantastic depending on one's perspective. This lavishly illustrated book surveys five decades of work by this unpredictable artistic duo, including plans for their latest project, the "Gates" which will be unfurled in New York's Central Park in February 2005.


A Companion to Post-1945 America
Jean Christo Agnew
0631223258
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
A Companion to Post-1945 America is an original collection of 34 essays by key scholars on the history and historiography of the period. As the twenty-first century begins, post-World War II scholarship joins the historical canon with a wealth of new material. The contributors to this volume are the most prominent scholars in their respective fields, and each essay analyzes and categorizes the historical literature of the post-1945 period over a wide variety of topics. The coverage includes family, the media, ethnicity, labor, social movements, politics, and foreign policy. Each essay contains a select bibliography to guide further research, and the volume includes a review section that focuses on eight popular and influential historical works.For students, historians, and general readers of modern American history,...


Elements of the Theory of Computation (2nd Edition)
Harry R. Lewis, Christos H. Papadimitriou
0132624788
August 7, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Lewis and Papadimitriou present this long awaited Second Edition of their best-selling theory of computation. The authors are well-known for their clear presentation that makes the material accessible to a a broad audience and requires no special previous mathematical experience. In this new edition, the authors incorporate a somewhat more informal, friendly writing style to present both classical and contemporary theories of computation. Algorithms, complexity analysis, and algorithmic ideas are introduced informally in Chapter 1, and are pursued throughout the book. Each section is followed by problems.

Book Info
Provides an introduction to the classical and contemporary theory of computation and deep insights into the fundamental paradigms of computer...


Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin, 1971-95: A Documentation Exhibition/Eine Dokumentationsaustellung
Erlend Holz
3822855049
October 2001
Hardcover
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Letters from a Prisoner of Conscience
Carlos Christo
0718823699
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Christo: Surrounded Islands : Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami Florida, 1980-83
Christo, et al
0810907909


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From Library Journal
Christo and his wife, Jeanne-Claude, are masters of coordination, engineering, and entrepreneurial chutzpah. The "Surrounded Islands" project for Miami's Biscayne Bay was one of their masterpieces. Bourdon's documentary book follows this massive project from conception through completion, using documents, essays, charts, diagrams, and factual data to provide an exhaustive and exhausting picture. Whether the project proves Christo's largesse (as Bourdon asserts) or egotism, the gesture is imperial in scope. Bourdon's presentation leaves us convinced that Christo is the master of the modern media event in a society that values impression more than substance. Nevertheless, Christo: Surrounded Islands is a valuable document.Douglas G. Campbell, Humanities Dept., Warner Pacific Coll., Portland, Ore.Copyright 1986 Reed...


Christo Es Nuestra Sabiduria / Christ Becoming Our Wisdom
Watchman Nee
0736300856
Nov 1998
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Five Films about Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Albert Maysles
1891024949
April 2004
DVD (NTSC)
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Book Description
Five Films About Christo and Jeanne-Claude chronicles a 30-year collaboration between the internationally renowned environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and acclaimed documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles. The Maysles brothers, along with such frequent co-filmmakers as Charlotte Zwerin and Susan Froemke, have captured the artists' enduring romantic and artistic relationship and the grandeur of their large-scale temporary public works. This series of award-winning films stands as a permanent document of the process, the political drama, the emotional investment, and the transforming effect the finished works have on all those who come into contact with them.Christo and Jeanne-Claude's artistic undertakings are legendary. Whether they were surrounding islands off the coast of Florida in bright pink...

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