Understanding developmental tasks is critical information for parents, teachers, psychotherapists, couples and any individual who wants to fulfill his internal potentials and create lasting happiness. In this book, you will discover each step in a lifetime process of mental and emotional development beginning with our childhood need for emotional safety, self-worth, and an accurate self-awareness and continuing with new tasks for each decade for seventy years. Never before have the uniquely human developmental tasks been defined in clear experiential detail so anyone with a desire to learn can fulfill himself, provide intimacy and emotional bonds in every significant relationship, and create a profound degree of professional satisfaction and permanent meaning.
This comprehensive book provides a global perspective on the properties and powers of furniture. Programs in the visual arts - art, architecture, interior design - are all facing the challenge of providing students with information from around the world. History of Furniture: A Global View covers the major historical movements in furniture design from prehistoric periods through to contemporary design, including those regions that traditional history books ignore or underserve such as Africa and China. It presents the achievements of Western furniture designers, not in isolation from the rest of the world, but in vibrant contact with it including, for example, the influence of Islamic design on Romanesque style and Thailand's interpretation of Art Nouveau. Features: -- Large, color illustrations featured throughout the text -- Chronology of historic events, key terms, biographies of important designers in each chapter -- Comprehensive glossary, including the numerous unfamiliar terms used in furnishings -- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom -- Powerpoint available
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