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Janet Koplos,Bruce Metcalf

Here is the first comprehensive survey of modern craft in the United States. Makers follows the development of studio craft--objects in fiber, clay, glass, wood, and metal--from its roots in nineteenth-century reform movements to the rich diversity of expression at the end of the twentieth century. More than four hundred illustrations complement this chronological exploration of the American craft tradition. Keeping as their main focus the objects and the makers, Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf offer a detailed analysis of seminal works and discussions of education, institutional support, and the philosophical underpinnings of craft. In a vivid and accessible narrative, they highlight the value of physical skill, examine craft as a force for moral reform, and consider the role of craft as an aesthetic alternative. Exploring craft's relationship to fine arts and design, Koplos and Metcalf foster a critical understanding of the field and help explain craft's place in contemporary culture. Makers will be an indispensable volume for craftspeople, curators, collectors, critics, historians, students, and anyone who is interested in American craft.

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Chris Anderson

Wired magazine editor and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop. In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself product design and creation, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers and enthusiasts is about to be unleashed, driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. A generation of “Makers” using the Web’s innovation model will help drive the next big wave in the global economy, as the new technologies of digital design and rapid prototyping gives everyone the power to invent -- creating “the long tail of things”.

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Chris Anderson

If a country wants to remain economically vibrant, it needs to manufacture things. In recent years, however, many nations have become obsessed with making money out of selling services, leaving the real business of manufacturing to others. Makers is about how all that is being reversed. Over the past ten years, the internet has democratised publishing, broadcasting and communications, leading to a massive increase in the range of participation in everything digital - the world of bits. Now the same is happening to manufacturing - the world of things. Chris Anderson, bestselling author of The Long Tail, explains how this is happening: how such technologies as 3D printing and electronics assembly are becoming available to everybody, and how people are building successful businesses as a result. Whereas once every aspiring entrepreneur needed the support of a major manufacturer, now anybody with a smart idea and a little expertise can make their ideas a reality. Just as Google, Facebook and others have created highly successful companies in the virtual world, so these new inventors and manufacturers are assuming positions of ever greater importance in the real world. The next industrial revolution is on its way.

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Cory Doctorow

Perry and Lester invent things: seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new economic systems. When Kodak and Duracell are broken up for parts by sharp venture capitalists, Perry and Lester help to invent the "New Work," a New Deal for the technological era. Barefoot bankers cross the nation, microinvesting in high-tech communal mini-startups. Together, they transform the nation and blogger Andrea Fleeks is there to document it. Then it slides into collapse. The New Work bust puts the dot-bomb to shame. Perry and Lester build a network of interactive rides in abandoned Walmarts across the land. As their rides gain in popularity, a rogue Disney executive engineers a savage attack on the rides by convincing the police that their 3D printers are being used to make AK-47s. Lawsuits multiply as venture capitalists take on a new investment strategy: backing litigation against companies like Disney. Lester and Perry's friendship falls to pieces when Lester gets the fatkins treatment, which turns him into a sybaritic gigolo. Then things get really interesting. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Chris Anderson

In de afgelopen tien jaar heeft het internet de wereld van uitgeverij, media en communicatie gedemocratiseerd. Dit heeft geleid tot een enorme participatiedrift in de wereld van de bits. Een zelfde trend komt nu tot bloei in de wereld van de dingen. Chris Anderson onthult in Makers hoe ondernemers het web gebruiken om bedrijfjes op te zetten met de hele wereld als afzetgebied en hoe zij significant minder financiële middelen, tooling en infrastructuur nodig hebben dan traditionele productie. Andersons unieke visie is dat productie op kleine schaal een belangrijke bron voor toekomstige groei zal zijn; dat het succes van de gigantische bedrijven op zijn retour is; dat in deze eeuw van open source, op maat gemaakte producten, en doe-het-zelf-product design, het collectieve potentieel van een miljoen hobbyknutselaars losgelaten zal worden op de wereldmarkt. De volgende industriële revolutie komt eraan. Over Makers: 'Makers is zo enthousiasmerend geschreven dat je op het einde van het boek met dezelfde jongensachtige blik naar de wereld kijkt als de auteur. Dat op zich is al verfrissend. Maar het boek is ook stevig onderbouwd en rijkelijk gedocumenteerd met voorbeelden.' De Tijd 'Fabrieken zullen niet meer nodig zijn, net zomin als boeren, vrachtwagenschauffeurs en Chinezen die voor 10 cent per uur zonnebrillen, iPhones of Gucci-jurkjes in elkaar zetten. Wat je in de toekomst koopt, is een digitaal ontwerp, meer niet. De 3D-printer doet de rest. [...] Er komt een revolutie aan.' Marian Donner in nrc next Over eerder werk van Anderson: 'Ruim baan voor de ideeën van Anderson!' Frankwatching.nl 'Een absolute aanrader en een klassieker [].' Marketingfacts.nl 'Een voortreffelijk boek.' The Times 'Chris Anderson is [] een connaisseur.' de Volkskrant 'Freeis zonder twijfel één van de relevantste boeken van de afgelopen tien jaar. Dit meesterwerk is voor iedere ondernemer verplichte kost [].' Dagblad de Limburger 'Chris Anderson heeft met Free opnieuw een spraakmakend en uitdagend boek geschreven.' Automatiseringsgids

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What happens when DIY meets Web 2.0? In Makers, New York Times bestselling author Chris Anderson reveals how entrepreneurs use web principles to create and produce companies with the potential to be global in scope as well as how they use significantly less in the way of financial resources, tooling, and infrastructure required by traditional manufacturing. Anderson's unique perspective is that small manufacturing will be a significant source of future growth; that the days of giant companies like General Motors are in their twilight; that in an age of open source, custom-fabricated, and do-it-yourself product design, the collective potential of a million garage tinkerers will be unleashed on global markets.

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Cory Doctorow

Journaliste Suzanne Church heeft het allemaal zien gebeuren: de val van de automobielbedrijven in Detroit, de ineenstorting en wederopbouw van Silicon Valley en nu de fusie tussen Kodak en Duracell, twee bedrijven die door de markt zijn ingehaald. Hun producten zijn achterhaald, maar de gewiekste zakenman Kettlewell ziet een goudmijn in hun infrastructuur en organisatieprocessen.Onder de naam Kodacell wil hij ze aanwenden om te investeren in nieuwe, veelbelovende bedrijfjes. Dat is waar Perry Gibbons en Lester Banken ten tonele verschijnen, twee nerds die het niet ontbreekt aan creativiteit of intelligentie, maar die er niet in slagen hun briljante plannen om te zetten in economisch succes. Tot ze kennis maken met Kodacell.Op de voet gevolgd door Suzanne Church duiken de jonge ondernemers in Kettlewells wereld van 3D-printers en de New Work Movement. Makers is een verrassend realistische reportage van het toekomstige bedrijfsleven, de journalistiek, de invloed van technologie op de samenleving en zelfs van de Amerikaanse droom.

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Bob Parks

Make magazine, launched in February 2005 as the first magazine devoted to Tech DIY projects, hardware hacks, and DIY inspiration, has been hailed as "a how-to guide for the opposable thumb set" and "Popular Mechanics for the modern age." Itching to build a cockroach-controlled robot, a portable satellite radio or your very own backyard monorail? Hankering to hack a game boy or your circadian rhythms? Rather read about people who fashion laptop bags from recycled wetsuits and build shopping cart go-karts? Make is required reading. Now, following on the heels of Make's wildly popular inaugural issues, O'Reilly offers Makers, a beautiful hardbound book celebrating creativity, resourcefulness and the DIY spirit. Author Bob Parks profiles 100 people and their homebrew projects-people who make ingenious things in their backyards, basements and garages with a lot of imagination and a little applied skill. Makers features technologies old and new used in service of the serious and the amusing, the practical and the outrageous. The makers profiled are driven by a combination of curiosity, passion and plain old stick-to-itiveness to create the unique and astonishing. Most are simply hobbyists who'll never gain notoriety for their work, but that's not what motivates them to tinker. The collection explores both the projects and the characters behind them, and includes full-color photographs and instructions to inspire weekend hackers. Parks is just the man to track the quirky and outlandish in their natural maker habitats. A well-known journalist and author who covers the personalities behind the latest technologies, Parks' articles on innovations of all kinds have appeared in Wired, Outside, Business 2.0 and Make. He has contributed essays to "All Things Considered" on public radio and discussed trends in technology devices with Regis Philbin and Russ Mitchell on television. As a Wired editor, Parks directed coverage of new consumer technologies and contributed feature articles. All those who love to tinker or who fancy themselves kindred DIY spirits will appreciate Parks' eclectic and intriguing collection of independent thinkers and makers.

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Chris Anderson

Imprimantes 3D, découpeuses laser, logiciels et matériels open source sont désormais à la portée de tous et fabriquer des objets, chez soi comme à son bureau, va rapidement devenir aussi courant que de retoucher des photos... La démocratisation des outils de production va-t-elle déclencher une nouvelle révolution industrielle, portée par les Makers ? C'est le point de vue défendu par Chris Anderson, rédacteur en chef de Wired et auteur du best-seller mondial La Longue traîne, qui expose ici les caractéristiques de ce mouvement en plein essor : • Les Makers utilisent les outils numériques pour créer de nouveaux produits et réaliser des prototypes. • Grâce à l’open source, ils mettent en commun leurs idées et leurs connaissances, acquérant ainsi un immense savoir collectif. • Leurs initiatives dépassent le stade du passe-temps et débouchent désormais sur de véritables entreprises, déjà présentes dans le tissu économique. Les Makers sont en effet en train d’industrialiser la bidouille et l’esprit DIY (Do It Yourself), en un mouvement tout à la fois artisanal et innovant, high-tech et lowcost. Et aujourd’hui, plus que jamais, chaque inventeur est désormais aussi un potentiel entrepreneur. Visionnaire, tout en restant pragmatique, Chris Anderson s’appuie sur de nombreux exemples comme les imprimantes 3D MakerBot, les cartes informatiques en open source Arduino ou les boutiques d’autofabrication TechLab. Poursuivant sa réflexion engagée sur l’économie numérique, il décrypte ici ce phénomène qu’il appelle lui-même « le passage des bits aux atomes » ou encore « la longue traîne des objets ».

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Alle können heute im Internet selbst kommunizieren, publizieren und sich informieren. Doch die eigentliche Revolution steht uns erst noch bevor: das „Internet der Dinge“. Mit wenig Aufwand und zu geringen Kosten kann jeder selbst Produkte designen und fertigen – Schmuck und Modellbauteile, Werkzeuge, Haushaltsgegenstände und vieles mehr. Wer eine schlaue Produktidee hat, kann etablierten Herstellern Konkurrenz machen, die Macht der Markenunternehmen wird gebrochen. Der Bestseller-Autor und Internet-Visionär Chris Anderson stellt in seinem neuen Buch den vielleicht faszinierendsten Megatrend vor, der unsere Welt von Grund auf verändern wird: den Trend zur Eigenproduktion.

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John James

The 12th- and 13th-century early Gothic churches from the region around Paris which form the basis of this study were large-scale undertakings. Dr James draws on evidence which suggests that work proceeded in a series of projects, when funding, technical problems (for example, slow-setting mortar), and the work of other trades (such as roofing and centring) allowed. Within each project there were generally a number of separately organised phases, or `campaigns', and it is from close study of these campaigns that the author proceeds to an identification of the characteristics of the individual master masons, the template-makers.

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Dutch Sheets,Will Ford

In "History Makers", Dutch Sheet and William Ford III reveal how God wants us to connect with the powerful and timeless things He has done in the past so that we can become empowered for the future. We must look to our Christian forefathers and pray for the renewal of the covenants God made with them, building on God's past work to move closer to His ultimate goals for us as a nation and a planet. Now is our chance to connect with the past, shaping the outcome of the future and turning it back in God's direction!

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Derek Thompson

“This book picks up where The Tipping Point left off." -- Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE Nothing “goes viral.” If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today’s crowded media environment, you’re missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history—of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. Even the most brilliant ideas wither in obscurity if they fail to connect with the right network, and the consumers that matter most aren't the early adopters, but rather their friends, followers, and imitators -- the audience of your audience. In his groundbreaking investigation, Atlantic senior editor Derek Thompson uncovers the hidden psychology of why we like what we like and reveals the economics of cultural markets that invisibly shape our lives. Shattering the sentimental myths of hit-making that dominate pop culture and business, Thompson shows quality is insufficient for success, nobody has "good taste," and some of the most popular products in history were one bad break away from utter failure. It may be a new world, but there are some enduring truths to what audiences and consumers want. People love a familiar surprise: a product that is bold, yet sneakily recognizable. Every business, every artist, every person looking to promote themselves and their work wants to know what makes some works so successful while others disappear. Hit Makers is a magical mystery tour through the last century of pop culture blockbusters and the most valuable currency of the twenty-first century—people’s attention. From the dawn of impressionist art to the future of Facebook, from small Etsy designers to the origin of Star Wars, Derek Thompson leaves no pet rock unturned to tell the fascinating story of how culture happens and why things become popular. In Hit Makers, Derek Thompson investigates: · The secret link between ESPN's sticky programming and the The Weeknd's catchy choruses · Why Facebook is the world’s most important modern newspaper · How advertising critics predicted Donald Trump · The 5th grader who accidentally launched "Rock Around the Clock," the biggest hit in rock and roll history · How Barack Obama and his speechwriters think of themselves as songwriters · How Disney conquered the world—but the future of hits belongs to savvy amateurs and individuals · The French collector who accidentally created the Impressionist canon · Quantitative evidence that the biggest music hits aren’t always the best · Why almost all Hollywood blockbusters are sequels, reboots, and adaptations · Why one year--1991--is responsible for the way pop music sounds today · Why another year --1932--created the business model of film · How data scientists proved that “going viral” is a myth · How 19th century immigration patterns explain the most heard song in the Western Hemisphere

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Steven Osborn

"What do you get when you combine an electronics hobbyist, hacker, garage mechanic, kitchen table inventor, tinkerer, and entrepreneur? A maker, of course. Playful and creative, makers are--through expertise and experimentation--creating art, products, and processes that change the way we think and interact with the world ... Meet the individuals who define what it means to be a maker. Learn about the tools and technologies driving the new industrial revolution. Discover ways to scale your weekend project into a profitable business. See how others have used to crowdfunding to make their visions a reality. Learn how open-source hardware and software is enabling whole new categories of products by removing barriers of entry for inventors"--Page 4 of cover.

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Stephen Kite

The making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself. From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history. Shadow-Makers tells for the first time the history of shadows in architecture. It weaves together a rich narrative – combining close readings of significant buildings both ancient and modern with architectural theory and art history – to reveal the key places and moments where shadows shaped architecture in distinctive and dynamic ways. It shows how shadows are used as an architectural instrument of form, composition, and visual effect, while also exploring the deeper cultural context – tracing differing conceptions of their meaning and symbolism, whether as places of refuge, devotion, terror, occult practice, sublime experience or as metaphors of the unconscious. Within a chronological framework encompassing medieval, baroque, enlightenment, sublime, picturesque, and modernist movements, a wide range of topics are explored, from Hawksmoor's London churches, Japanese temple complexes and the shade-patterns of Islamic cities, to Ruskin in Venice and Aldo Rossi and Louis Kahn in the 20th century. This beautifully-illustrated study seeks to understand the work of these shadow-makers through their drawings, their writings, and through the masterpieces they built.

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D. Ray Reutzel,Sarah K. Clark,Cindy D. Jones,Sandra L. Gillam

One of the most critical elements in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is the effective teaching of reading comprehension in the early years. This timely resource provides evidence-based practices for teachers to use as they work to meet standards associated with comprehending complex literature and informational texts. The authors offer a practical model, with classroom applications drawing on the Construction-Integration (CI) model of text comprehension. Illustrating why comprehension is so important in the CCSS framework, the book distills six key principles for meeting CCSS and other high-challenge standards. Chapters show teachers how to build oral language and text comprehension skills with young readers, including selecting texts, organizing materials, scheduling time, and assessing the acquisition of knowledge. Book Features: A practitioner-friendly model for teaching comprehension of informational and narrative texts in the early grades.Guidance for how to create a classroom environment that supports oral language acquisition.Instructional strategies, including teaching children to understand text structures, key details, and main ideas of a story or information text.A standards-based series of formative comprehension assessments. “Read it with the gusto it provides and deserves, and go out into your classrooms and make texts come to life through the magic of understanding!” —From the Foreword by P. David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley “This is a must-read for teachers and educators as they strive to meet the new literacy standards and improve reading comprehension outcomes for their students.” —Linda B. Gambrell, Reading Research Quarterly “The authors start with the most respected theory, add an insightful analysis of relevant Common Core standards, and combine the two with solid, practical instructional ideas. Bravo!” —James W. Cunningham, professor emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Dawn Herlocher

Covers 3,000 dolls from the world's leading doll makers with charts, listings, line drawings, more. Provides detailed descriptions of each manufacturer's production history, mold characteristics, size numbers, tips on spotting reproductions, and much more.