Stylish and practical techniques that make sewing simple.
Sewing Machine Basics
Author: Jane Bolsover
Publisher: CICO Books
In the climate of “make do and mend,” sales of sewing machines have soared, but many are only accompanied by a difficult-to-understand technical manual. Here, Jane Bolsover provides a comprehensive guide for beginners. Starting with an essential overview of the sewing machine, learn how to thread it and wind bobbins, why tension is important, and which needles to choose. There's information on the basic sewing kit you will need, plus advice on which fabrics to choose and how to cut out. The chapters then build into a complete sewing course, and at the end of each chapter is a simple project to consolidate the skills you have just mastered. The projects include items for the home, including a cushion cover and a lampshade, stylish accessories, such as bags and scarves, plus great clothing basics, such as an A-line skirt and a simple shift dress. Also included at the back of the book are two full-size pull-out paper pattern sections.
Sew What! Skirts
Author: Francesca DenHartog
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Blending expert advice with inspiring designs, Sew What! Skirts will delight both novice and veteran sewers alike. This spiral-bound book lays flat for easy reference and features full-color photographs of 16 sample skirts, with illustrated step-by-step instructions for completing each one. Encouraging you to experiment with bold patterns and unique fabrics, Francesca DenHartog and Carole Ann Camp provide simple guidelines for translating body measurements into panel dimensions. Create a custom-tailored wardrobe that fits perfectly and showcases your unique and personal style.
A Companion to Wittgenstein
Author: Hans-Johann Glock, John Hyman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The most comprehensive survey of Wittgenstein’s thought yet compiled, this volume of fifty newly commissioned essays by leading interpreters of his philosophy is a keynote addition to the Blackwell series on the world’s great philosophers, covering everything from Wittgenstein’s intellectual development to the latest interpretations of his hugely influential ideas. The lucid, engaging commentary also reviews Wittgenstein’s historical legacy and his continued impact on contemporary philosophical debate.
This thesis is dedicated to the problem of object recognition in the three-dimensional space. Instead of using exclusively the information typically transported by a two-dimensional image, the concept of this work additionally incorporates the third dimension, namely the depth. The depth data itself is captured by sensors capable of measuring the distance from the device's position to those objects residing inside its field of view. The actual recognition process is implemented in analogy to the Path Similarity Skeleton Graph Matching (PSSGM). Basically, this method represents a 2D object by its skeleton and uses the idea of shortest paths to describe it. Finally, the similarity between two objects is calculated based on the Hungarian method. The contribution of the current work maps this approach into the three-dimensional space and applies it to 3D objects. While one of the experiments aims at the recognition of 3D chairs and tables, another one is devoted to the registration of fully segmented vascular structures. Excellent and promising recognition results are achieved in challenging evaluation setups showing that the 3D version of the PSSGM has the potential to solve complex recognition tasks.
Author: Felipe Nogueira de Carvalho
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
How can we explain our capacity to think about particulars in our external environment? This book proposes to answer this question in terms of graded practical knowledge of objects and how they behave in space and time, developing a novel account of demonstrative thoughts within a pragmatist approach to singular mental representation.
'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered.' The fascination Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate challenge and puzzle before finally being cracked in the 1820s. Preserved carved in stone or inked on papyri, hieroglyphic writings give a unique insight into an awe-inspiring but also deeply mysterious culture. Toby Wilkinson has translated a rich selection of pieces, ranging from accounts of battles to hymns to stories to royal proclamations. This book is both very enjoyable and an essential resource for anyone wanting to study one of humankind's great civilizations.
Author: Stefan Müller-Doohm
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
‘Jürgen Habermas’, wrote the American philosopher Ronald Dworkin on the occasion of the great European thinker’s eightieth birthday, ‘is not only the world’s most famous living philosopher. Even his fame is famous.’ Now, after many years of intensive research and in-depth conversations with contemporaries, colleagues and Habermas himself, Stefan Müller-Doohm presents the first comprehensive biography of one of the most important public intellectuals of our time. From his political and philosophical awakening in West Germany to the formative relationships with Adorno and Horkheimer, Müller-Doohm masterfully traces the major forces that shaped Habermas’s intellectual development. He shows how Habermas’s life and work were conditioned by the possibilities offered to his generation in the unique circumstances of regained freedom that characterized postwar Germany. And yet Habermas’s career is fascinating precisely because it amounts to more than a corpus of scholarly work, however original and influential that may be. For here is someone who continually left the protective space of the university in order to assume the role of a participant in controversial public debates Ð from the significance of the Holocaust to the future of Europe Ð and in this way sought to influence the development of social and political life in an arena much broader than the academy. The significance and virtuosity of Habermas’s many writings over the years are also fully and expertly documented, ranging from his early work on the public sphere to his more recent writings on communicative action, cosmopolitanism and the postnational condition. What emerges from this biography is a vivid portrait of one of the great public intellectuals of our time Ð a unique thinker who has made an immense and lasting philosophical contribution but who, when he perceives that society is not living up to its potential for creating free and just conditions for all, becomes one of its most rigorous and persistent critics.
Author: David Weissman
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Meaning and nature are this book’s principal topics. Setting one against the other makes reality contentious. Is reality divided: nature vs. lived experience? Or is experience, with all its meanings and values, the complex expression of natural processes? Weissman champions the comprehensive naturalism anticipated by Aristotle and Spinoza: "natura naturans, natura naturata." Nature naturing is an array of mutually conditioning material processes.
The Case for Perfection
Author: Johann A. R. Roduit
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
This book critically examines what role, if any, should the notion of perfection play in the debate regarding the ethics of human enhancement. It defends that the concept of -human perfection- needs to be central when morally assessing human enhancements."
Highlights places of worship, centers of power, and monuments and memorials considered to be among the 100 architectural masterpieces, describing their design, history, function, materials, and dimensions.
Author: Arthur K. Wheelock, Johannes Vermeer
"[The book] not only contains every one of Vermeer's authenticated works, but also makes available the most recent scholarly discoveries concerning his life. Particularly noteworthy is the inclusion of the painting 'Saint Praxedix', which the author has only recently authenticated as an important early work by the artist. [The author] brings alive the artistic climate of mid-seventeeth-century Delft, and discusses Vermeer's painting techniques, his use of the camera obscura and his creation of 'pictures within pictures'". -Dust jacket.