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Home Crafts In Colonial America - The community of the American Colonies in the 16th to 17th century shared ideas and ways of life with one another. “The colonist came from many countries—England, France, Holland, Germany, and Spain. They brought with them their different customs and skills” (Corwin 7). Together they learned to formulate and develop items. Home crafts are gender specific; typically women became the ones who wove, sewed, embroidered, and quilted; while the men cleared land, farmed, cut wood, butchered and hunted animals....   [tags: US History Colonial Crafts] 982 words
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England's Arts and Crafts Movement - ... The movement in the United States was similar to that in England, but also had its differences. The reform in America had less interest in the individual worker. Although many manufacturers still focused on creating excellent working conditions, it was not as important in the United States. The main focus behind the American Arts and Crafts Movement was to reform homes in an effort to help create better lives for families and individuals. Equally important was the use of craft as a tool used for social and moral reform for a variety of immigrants living in settlement houses or on reservations....   [tags: modern furniture pieces mimicking old designs]
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Arts and Crafts of Elizabethan Era - ... John Boodle was exiled during the accession of the Catholic Queen Mary I of England. On the 8th of May 1557 Hilliard, only ten years old, was recorded in Geneva as one of eleven-strong Bodley family group at a Calvinist service watched over by John Knox. Hilliard did not have a strong feeling for Calvinsim, but the French he picked up abroad became useful later on. In1560, at the age of 13, Nicolas painted a portrait of himself. It is said that at 18 he had painted one of Mary, Queen of Scots....   [tags: portraiture, Hilliard, artist] 605 words
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The History Of Arts And Crafts - Ø The distinction between ‘Craft’ and ‘Design’ can be at times problematic explain what you understand these terms to mean, and illustrate their application in relationship to the work of one practitioner. The definition for craft is, the making of decorative or functional objects, generally by hand. Hand and power tools may be used, however, in making some craft items. The term crafts also refers to the objects made. The function of crafts is generally concerned with crafts as creative hobbies, practiced primarily in the home with a minimum of specialized equipment....   [tags: essays research papers] 5467 words
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Crafts Fairs - I know what I like I have to confess that I am one of the world's biggest tourists when I go to a crafts fair. I am at a complete loss when it comes to understanding how to transform things like sand, cloth, and pigments into objects like glass, quilts, and paintings. While I, too, can blow hot hair, pull thread with a needle, and put paint on a canvas with a paintbrush, I do not understand how to make my hands do what other's hands seem to do so effortlessly. The process of creating something mystifies me....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Rubber Stamping 101 - Rubber Stamping is one of the most popular trends in crafting today. Many hobbyists as well as seasoned artisans are using rubber stamps in a variety of ways. Rubber-stamping is so versatile; it can be used in card making, scrap booking, collage and a multitude of other mediums. Whether you are a novice to stamping or an expert in the field, there are always new techniques to learn. Rubber Stamp General Resources In general, a good place to start for inspiration is to look at the stamps available....   [tags: Crafts] 1154 words
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The Life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh - ... At the time Charles was designing, there was a new movement: simplifying architecture, making it practical. This was the modernist movement. The modernist movement was used to create new technology. Charles liked this idea because it incorporated the past, present, and the future, instead of just focusing on history like other architects were doing. Mackintosh also inspired European architecture as a whole after his death. One article discusses Charles influence on Architecture, “Although Mackintosh's architectural output was fairly small he had a considerable influence on European design....   [tags: Architecture, art and crafts movement]
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Hycn: Encounter On The Dead Planet - Just several miles to the east, Xerla was still preaching to Kocz about religion when two blinking red dots appeared out of nowhere on her radar screens. Two mysterious crafts were approaching fast. If the crafts belonged to the Ekcyrien army, they could have displayed as green dots on the screen. But they didn’t, which made Xerla sure that it wasn’t safe to hang around. They had to get away fast. “Kocz - we got company, and they are coming our way very fast.” Xerla called out to her partner. “Who can it be, they definitely aren’t us.” Kocz replied, his eyes also on the scorpion’s screens....   [tags: crafts, pirates, ships, ufo] 659 words
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The Roman Catholic Church in Medieval Times - In the Medieval times, the Roman Catholic Church played a great role in the development of England and had much more power than the Church of today does. In Medieval England, the Roman Catholic Church dominated everyday life and controlled everyone whether it is knights, peasants or kings. The Church was one of the most influential institutions in all of Medieval England and played a large role in education and religion. The Church's power was so great that they could order and control knights and sends them to battle whenever they wished to....   [tags: Influence, Arts, Crafts, Culture] 1296 words
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Peculiar Institutions Reconfiguring Notions of Political Participation Through the Narratives of Hannah Crafts and Harriet Jacobs - Peculiar Institutions Reconfiguring Notions of Political Participation Through the Narratives of Hannah Crafts and Harriet Jacobs In her narrative Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs says, “If the secret memoirs of many members of Congress should be published, curious details would be unfolded” (142). Jacobs here, and throughout her narrative, reveals herself as a political outsider in all possible senses. She does not, herself, know what stories are told in the so-called “secret memoirs” of white, male, empowered politicians....   [tags: Essays on Politics]
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The Importance of Creative and Cultural Industries in Britain Today - The Importance of Creative and Cultural Industries in Britain Today The creative and cultural industries play a huge part in the everyday life of British society. In London, there is a variety of creative industries ranging from musical theatre in the west end, to mime artists working on the streets. There is dance, plays and much more for an audience to choose. This can be considered important, as these industries bring society together, and create a means of entertainment for the people of Britain today....   [tags: arts, crafts, media, England]
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The Joy of Paper Crafting - It was a hot summer day and the east wind was wiping down the Columbia Gorge, blowing pieces of forgotten trash down the I-84 freeway. Traffic was heavier than usual for a Saturday morning; probably because the Columbia River was attracting people to stay cool by swimming or boating. The forecast called for a temperature of 95 degrees; there was also a smog advisory in effect. A family bike ride was on the calendar but now with the whether being too hot, I decided to go to a stamp camp instead. As I drove to my friends house for stamp camp, I anticipated the new card making techniques I would learn....   [tags: Arts and Crafts]
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Puerto Rican Art - Puerto Rican Art Historically, Puerto Rico is only 512 years old. The island was discovered on November 19, 1493 by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage to the New World. On the island he found Taino Indians living there. Juan Ponce de León came to the island in 1508 as its first governor. In 1521, the city of San Juan was established. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Puerto Rico was attacked by the Dutch and English, Spain’s enemies. The island was struggling to attain economical stability by raising cattle and farming on a small scale....   [tags: Puerto Rico Artists Crafts Essays]
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Designing a Craft Knife - This assignment has been a very successful assignment for me. Firstly I was asked to design a craft knife that had to meet these qualifications: • Safety • Ergonomically pleasing • Aesthetically pleasing • Same or better functionality as other craft knifes in target market My final design met all of these requirements and perhaps even surpassed them. My target market was people of the age 13+. This is a very large target market and the variety between each knife is different. The main problem with this field is getting an ergonomic feel for the target market....   [tags: crafts, design, ] 911 words
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The Value of Art, Craft and Design in the Primary Classroom - ... However not many decades ago art was believed to be for gifted and talented children, nowadays the majority of children are regarded as being creative (Barnes 2004). Educators aim to furnish young children for life in a rapidly changing society, where they can be original, responsive and rewarded, (Desailly 2012). In my recent school experience, I worked alongside a small class of special needs children, who all had severe needs and the use of art and design was one of the most commonly used foundation subjects, when it came to exploring a range of topics in the core subjects....   [tags: crafts, design, primary curriculum, creativity]
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Introduction to Purposeful Activity - Introduction to Purposeful Activity In Occupational Therapy (OT), ideas and theories go through various modifications. Practitioners dealing with Occupational therapy use craft as therapeutic mechanisms because people do feel that they are capable of accomplishing anything when they prove to themselves that they can do an art and compete it on their own. Crafts vary in their purpose; some deal with self care such as cooking, sewing, cleaning, and mending. Other crafts are generally meant to deal with a dysfunction faced compared to other crafts....   [tags: Health Care]
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Schools of Art in Different Places of India Establish by the British Empire - ... This school was a production centre in its early stages and was the first school which had a special industrial department teaching model work, jewellery, carpet making and model making as well as drawing in all its branches. P. Krishanaswamy, Ganpat Rao, Kashinath Mhatre were the early students of this school and their work can be seen in the Journal Art and Industry. In Bombay a school started as the School of Art and Industry (but later it was known as the J.J.School of Art.) J.L. Kipling was the first superintendent and established in March 2, 1857 and it became the fountain head for the great deal of artistic activity....   [tags: indian artists, training skills ] 2758 words
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Bauhaus and Its Influence on Graphic Design - Introduction The Bauhaus was the most influential modernist art school of the 20th century as it laid many foundations for design theory and helped us understand the importance of art in relation to society and technology. Although the school was in operation only between 1919 and 1933, it was a major influence in the fields of architecture, graphic design, typography, industrial design and interior design long after it has closed. Origin of Bauhaus Technology and social change have long been vital in the evolution of graphic design and its importance in the society.  In particular was the Industrial Revolution between 1760 and 1840, which brought about the transformation from agrarian to...   [tags: technology, social change]
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The Venomous Serpent By Brian Ball - The Venomous Serpent by Brian Ball The Work The Venomous Serpent was written by Brian Ball, and published by the New English Library Limited from Barnard's Inn Holborn, London E.C.I. in 1974. The book was made and printed in Great Britain by C. Nicholls & Company Ltd. This book is a fiction, horror book about vampires. The alternative name of the book is The Night Creature. The Author Brian Ball was born in the United Kingdom in 1932. He is perhaps best known to SPACE: 1999 fans for writing the first-season novel The Space Guardians, based on the episodes Missing Link, Force of Life, and The Guardian of Piri....   [tags: Venomous Serpent Ball Book Review] 1537 words
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Haus des Architekten by Heinrich Tessenow - The Haus des Architekten (house of the architect) was built in 1930 and situated in Zehlendorf, 3km North of the Berlin border and 13km South-West of Berlin city-centre. The area of Zehlendorf is a well-educated and affluent area of Germany, also with some of the most remarkable natural scenery in Berlin. The site of the house is 100m from the west entrance to the street Sophie-Charlotten-Straße built on a plot of land surrounded by trees set back from the road. The architect of the house: Heinrich Tessenow (1876-1950) was a German architect who studied as an apprentice carpenter before studying architecture at a building trade school in Leipzig, followed by the technical University of Muni...   [tags: Heinrich Tessenow, Haus des Architekten, archtectu] 2590 words
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Economic Pursuits of the Jews in the Middle Ages - Economic Pursuits of the Jews in the Middle Ages The Jews in the middle ages progressed economically through various occupations. Their economic status was very volatile for many reasons. No area of Jewish life in Western Europe offers such a perpetual change as the economy does. The Jews most specifically participated in international trade, crafts, slave trade, local trade, and most popularly in money lending. The Jewish people participated in commerce in the countries of western Mediterranean ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Teacher-Class Interaction in a CLIL Lesson: Developing Verbal and Non-verbal Skills - 1. Context To start with, this research was conducted in Monsenyor Gibert Primary School located in Sant Fruitós de Bages (Bages). It is a two-form entry public school, which covers students from Preschool Education to Primary Education, age 3 to 12. Furthermore, they lack of a CLIL program, but the English teacher uses once a week a book with different topics about all the subjects. Thus, children can acquire some vocabulary about other disciplines in the foreign language. The arts and crafts lesson was conceived in one class of 21 students in the 6th grade of Primary Education....   [tags: education, goals, teaching]
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Heinrich Tessenow's Haus des Architekten in Berlin and Other Buildings - The Haus des Architekten (house of the architect) was built in 1930 and situated in Zehlendorf, 3km North of the Berlin border and 13km South-West of Berlin city-centre. The area of Zehlendorf is a well-educated and affluent area of Germany, also with some of the most remarkable natural scenery in Berlin. The site of the house is 100m from the west entrance to the street Sophie-Charlotten-Straße built on a plot of land surrounded by trees setback from the road. The architect of the house: Heinrich Tessenow (1876-1950) was a German architect who studied as an apprentice carpenter before studying architecture at a building trade school in Leipzig, followed by the technical University of Munic...   [tags: Heinrich Tessenow, Haus des Architekten, Berlin, a] 1228 words
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The Works of Elise de Wolfe,Eleanor Brown, and Dorothy Draper - Interior Decorators such as Elsie de Wolfe, Eleanor McMillen Brown, and Dorothy Draper helped to pave the way for the Interior Design profession today. Their influential decisions to stray away from the Victorian style of design helped guide both the interior decorating profession, as well as architects who no longer wanted to design in the bulky and cluttered Victorian Style. Elsie de Wolfe designed during the Victorian movement, however “had adopted the 1890’s preference for Neoclassicism” (Smith, 22)....   [tags: victorian style,interior design,french classicism]
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Research Paper on Contemporary Craft Person Daniel Kuhn - ... By working at the Wortendyke Studio and Gallery Kuhn was able to improve on his ceramics capabilities which then led to Kuhn enrolling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008. While in graduate school Kuhn’s sculptural had grown where he had practiced through trial and error which led to his success represented in Figure 1 and 3. “The artists that influenced my thesis work were Aline Favre, Toshiko Takeaezu, Claude Champy, Mark Luethold, and I am sure a few more.” When looking at the inspirations Daniel Kuhn has a passion to bring an oriental side to his craft, Kuhn’s pieces of work have both the side of craft and art seen in Figure 1,2,3, and 4....   [tags: ceramic artists]
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The Forgotten Time of the Middle Ages - Professor Anthony Grafton is a renowned historian at the Princeton University. He is noted for his studies about the history of culture and science of Renaissance Europe. In his paper, Dating history: the Renaissance & the reformation of chronology, he first talked about the science of geography that was revolutionized by European explorers in the fifteenth and sixteenth century. As Grafton argued that “While the western understanding of geography expanded during the Renaissance, then, the traditional dating of the past and future remained curiously narrow-minded.”, he then started to talk about his profound study of the scholarship and chronology of one of the most significant classical sch...   [tags: European History ]
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Athenas: Greek Gods and Religious Practices - Athena When people hear the words “Greek gods” they immediately think of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. While those three play a big role in Greek mythology, there are many other gods and goddesses who are also very important and highly worshipped (C. Hemingway, S. Hemingway). Another highly worshipped goddess is the goddess of wisdom, Athena. Born from the head of Zeus, Athena is his favorite daughter and is highly respected by the other gods. She is one of three virgin goddesses and has many temples dedicated to her worship (“The Goddess Athena”)....   [tags: greek gods, mythology, religion]
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Gertrude Jekyll: An Influence Landscape Architect - Introduction Gertrude Jekyll,a famous British landscape gardener and craftswoman that dote about thousand of articles.Jekyll is well-known for the wonderful gardens in the nineteenth century(Wallinger,2012).At that time she became one of the premier landscapers of her day.Her work are still preserved well in different cities in Britain and other countries. This essay will mainly analysis about her design works,her illustration life and her design skills from her inspirations.There are different opinions about her garden design are linked with different theories.Jekyll may be seen as playing a vital role in garden design and landscape architecture.Now she is recognized as the most influent...   [tags: British lanscape gardner and craftswoman]
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The Correlation between Creativity and Madness - INTRODUCTION: Brief comment on the subject matter leading to thesis statement There lies a link between creativity and madness and the association stems from the need of an unconventional thought process to spark creativity and biological factors surrounding the brains of both creative individuals, and mentally ill patients. Could it be Madness. A correlation between a more creative individual and a mentally ill patient exists, and it is highly likeable that the former could be the latter. The issue of whether great mental abilities, whether it’s creativity in crafts such as arts or literature, or high intellectual skills in engineering or sciences, is linked to madness and melancholy has...   [tags: schyzophrenia, mental illnes and genius] 1578 words
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Analysis of Robert Frost´s The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” is a very interesting poem about the narrator coming to a fork in a road. The underlying meaning of “The Road Not Taken” is the decisions that people have to make on the “road” of life and the regret what can come from choosing the wrong “road”. “The Road Not Taken” has many meaningful metaphors if the reader studies the poem closely. Frost masterly crafts the poem so that he teaches the reader about the importance of the decisions made in life. The literal theme of the poem is that the narrator is traveling in the autumn when the narrator comes to a fork in the road....   [tags: road, decisions, life, metaphors]
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The History of the Navajo Indians - The Navajo Indians used to live in northwestern Canada and Alaska. 1,000 years ago the Navajo Indians traveled south, because there was more qualities they had seeked there. When the Navajo Indians traveled south there was a lot of oil in the 1940’s. Today the Navajo Indians are located in the Four Corners. The marriage practices for the Navajo Indians are very unique. The bride must be bought with horses, sheep, or other valuable items. What many Navajo Indians used to use in the 40’s were love potions....   [tags: Native Americans, informative] 575 words
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The Bauhaus: The House of Construction - The Bauhaus was a school for art, design and architecture founded in Weimar, Germany with a core objective “to reimagine the material world to reflect the unity of all the arts.” The Bauhaus intended to create products that were simple in design which as a result could be easily mass produced. The works produced by the Bauhaus were entirely diverse as there was no distinct “style.” Students began with a preliminary course that taught the basic Bauhaus theory and then were allowed to enter into specialized workshops....   [tags: school for arts, design, architecture]
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Bondwoman's Narrative: A Character Analysis of the Narrator - Trapped Narrator Bondwoman's Narrative is written by a person who called itself as Hannah Crafts. But since the book was a manuscript before the editor bought from an auction and published recently, it is not clear yet who actually wrote this book. However it is strongly supposed by its editor and other reviewers that the book is the first novel of a slave woman. The value of a narrative from a fugitive or former slave is significant in terms of historical context because of its relevance to understanding eighteenth and nineteenth century American history....   [tags: American Literature] 987 words
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Deprecation At Delta Airlines And Singapore Air Lines - Deprecation at Delta Airlines and Singapore Air lines Depreciation helps match the expense of using long lived assets with the revenues the assets helped to produce> what means is that Delta ns Singapore pole Air line depreciates one of its airplanes, it is trying to match the cost of air flight to the revenue that air craft helped to produce. Because air crafts can be an item used for more than one income statement period, Delta and Singapore Airlines don't recognize the air crafts entire cost as an expense immediately....   [tags: Accounting Case Study Airline Industry Delta] 1506 words
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Middle East Art and Society - Middle East Art and Society This is how I feel when trying to understand art from nothing. The codes of communication, the means by which we understand language are not clear. Art is a language, but a symbolic one. I am trying to understand the reasons and the culture that produces this language. My learning plan, written a few months before we departed for our program, was focused in trying to understand the relationship between culture and art in the Islamic countries. An Islamic art definition that I have repeated before and as presented by Eva Baer is the following: "Islamic arts refers not only to the art made for Islamic practices and settings but also to the art made by and for the...   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Inuit Way of Life - The Inuit were people who lived in the Arctic such as Alaska, Northern Canada and Greenland. They can also be called Eskimos. The word Inuit refers to “real people of the north” and from this distinction as well as their way of living which I observed at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, I conclude that these people were a race of people with a strong spirit for life in general as well as each other. Their social customs included storytelling, dancing, drum playing, crafts, celebrations, games, hunting and survival skills....   [tags: essays research papers] 432 words
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Gender Roles in Alice Munro’s "Boys and Girls" and Bobbie Ann Mason’s "Shiloh" - Up until recently, the definition of what a man or a woman should be has been defined, with boundaries, by society; males should be strong, dominant figures and in the workplace providing for their families while females should be weak and submissive, dealing with cleaning, cooking and children. Any veering away from these definitions would have disrupted the balance of culture completely. A man playing housewife was absurd, and a woman being the sole provider for the family bizarre. In Alice Munro’s short story “Boys and Girls” and Bobbie Ann Mason’s “Shiloh”, conflict arises when expectations based on gender are not fulfilled by the characters....   [tags: Boys and Girls, Shiloh] 1071 words
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How did Art Nouveau Influence Art and Design in the Late 1800s? - ... Perhaps one of the most well recognised influences behind the movement was Japanese woodblock paintings, as well as the Edo Period, the Pre-Raphaelites and geometric shapes. Working primarily in printmaking and designing posters, Alphonse Mucha’s work channelled many of the typical characteristics of Art Nouveau. This is especially in the case of his posters, which – more often than not – involved beautiful young women as the main focus. These women – embodying the very idea of elegance and poise – were drawn using the graceful and sinuous lines that make Art Nouveau so distinct, with curvilinear lines being used predominantly in their hair and clothing....   [tags: international style, modernist style] 1011 words
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Can Banana Value Chain Help Eliminate Hunger in Uganda and Tanzania? - ... About 70% of harvested bananas are consumed at home by the producers themselves. Only 20% is sold fresh to traders who then supply local, national (urban), and export markets. Only a small amount currently goes for processing into secondary food products. Bananas are a staple food for most individual consumers across all income groups. Cooking bananas (matooke) were most popular followed by dessert bananas. But consumers also bought banana chips, banana juice, banana wine, banana pan cakes (most popular product), banana alcohol/gin/waragi, banana biscuits, and handcraft items like baskets....   [tags: nutritional food, industrial usage, study] 2519 words
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Exploring the State of Akwa Ibom in Nigeria - HISTORY The collective yearnings and expectation of Akwa Ibom people for a State of their own had been long and persistent. Predating the independence of our country, the struggle for geo-political identity for the area and its people had suffered twist and turns along the pathway. But buoyed by the justness of their cause, the people persisted until their erstwhile remote dream became a reality when, on September 23, 1987, Akwa Ibom State came into being as Nigeria’s 21st State out of the former Cross River State....   [tags: research paper, africa, african history] 1654 words
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Factors That Have Influenced The Modern Art Movement - Viollet-le-Duc became a very important figure and through his designs and theories iron became associated with the reform of the decorative arts and his influence can probably be most clearly seen in some of the architecture of the Art Nouveau movement. The main principles Viollet bestowed on the Art Nouveau movement were the spatial organization of the building according to function rather than rules of symmetry and proportion, the importance of materials as a generator for form and also the concept of an organic form.12 These ideals of form following function are not only important to the Art Nouveau movement but also to the Modern Movement as well, demonstrated in the work of Le...   [tags: Modern Art]
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Testing Aerodynamic Structures for Our Science Fair Project - ... (Phillips,Warren F, 2004) The first human aircraft that was made was by two brothers, they were called the wright brothers. Their names were Wilbur and Orville Wright. It was some type of air glider. But the plane unsuccessfully crashed and killed two people that wasn’t the wright brothers. (Anderson, David F, 2001) 10 A very important study of aerodynamics is in NASA that stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. They have to deal with aerodynamics everyday since they are the scientists who works everyday trying to make aerodynamic rockets to study space, they have to be very precise when ever they make a rocket, it can take years, because one time NASA sent a rocket bu...   [tags: nasa, thrust, wings]
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The True Artisans of Japanese Artifact Swords - Technology has steadily evolved to develop more innovative and productive techniques in the making of various crafts. In addition to enhancing the quality of products, the ability to create them at a higher rate has been discovered. However, quality and quantity are usually inversely proportional to each other. In more recent times consumers have begun to desire Japanese artifacts. Most producers attempt to sate this desire through mass production. While this alternative may be inexpensive, it lacks the high quality that true artisans can deliver....   [tags: Japanese artifacts, Japan, art, swords,] 1262 words
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Deception, Advantage, and D-Day: World War II - According to Sun Tzu’s book, The Art of War, he states, “All war is based on deception” (“D-Day as a Parable”). The Allied Invasion of Normandy, code named Operation Overlord, on June 6, 1944, was considered the most decisive and deceptive battle in Western Europe between the Allied and the Axis powers. The Allies were led by Britain, France, and the United States in the Western front and the Soviet Union in the Eastern front. The Axis powers were led by Germany, Italy, and Japan, but the Normandy Invasion was only against the Nazi regime in the German controlled parts of Western Europe....   [tags: france, hitler, d-day]
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The Impact the Bauhaus had on Art - The Impact the Bauhaus had on Art During the 1920s, new technologies changed culture around the world. This period of rapid development was known as the Jazz Age. During the Jazz Age, new styles of art and architecture were created (Hewes; Ellis and Esler 527). The Bauhaus, a school building, was a major contributor to the changing art forms in the fields of art, architecture, and technology (Craven). The Bauhaus was a school in Weimer, Germany. It was founded in 1919 by a German architect named Walter Gropius....   [tags: new technologies, culture, the jazz age]
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Maker Movement: Everyone Can Be an Inventor - ... Since Kickstarter’s launch in 2009 they have funded 51,000 project (Kickstarter). Shapeways is another great website associated with the maker movement. It allows for inventors to create a design and send it into shapeways where they use a 3D printer method to manufacture their idea. This website has allowed for the freedom of the inventors to create whatever design they can think of and not have to worry about the manufacturing of the product (Forbes). The modern global market is alive to innovative businesses practices in the “maker movement” Indeed, we can experience this in various public events where inventors come and share or sell their ideas and products....   [tags: supporting creativity in all forms] 1090 words
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Scottish Architecture. - In this essay, I will be discussing how Charles Rennie Mackintosh has contributed to Scottish architecture. I will investigate his influences and how he affected architecture in Scotland over his lifetime. Born on 7th June 1868 in Glasgow, Mackintosh became interested in architecture as a profession from an early age, and, at the age of sixteen secured an apprenticeship with John Hutchison. In order to complete his apprenticeship, he enrolled in the Glasgow School of Art in 1884, where he met Margaret MacDonald, an artist and his future wife....   [tags: Architecture]
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