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  • Postmodernismby Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    Postmodernism has been a buzzword of contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this "Very Short" Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual arts, film, architecture, and music. more...

  • Civilization Oneby Christopher Knight; Alan Butler

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    This is the amazing story of how a quest to try to crack the mystery of the Megalithic Yard - an ancient unit of linear measurement - led to the discovery of compelling evidence pointing to the existence of an unknown, highly advanced culture which was the precursor to the earliest known civilizations such as the Sumerians and the Egyptians. There... more...

  • Who Built the Moon?by Christopher Knight; Alan Butler

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    The moon has confounded scientists for many years. It does not obey the known rules of astrophysics and there is no theory of its origin that explains the known facts - in fact it should not really be there. When researching the ancient system of geometry and measurement used in the Stone Age that they discovered in their previous book, "Civilization... more...

  • Pleasure and the Artsby Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 48.99

    How do the arts give us pleasure? Covering a very wide range of artistic works, from Auden to David Lynch, Rembrandt to Edward Weston, and Richard Strauss to Keith Jarrett, Butler offers us an explanation of our enjoyable emotional engagements with literature, music, and painting. Pleasurable in its own right, Pleasure and the Arts presents a sparkling... more...

  • Modernismby Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Is a tower block, your unmade bed, your lavatory basin, or the bicycle chained to the gate next door a work of art? Why should a novel have a beginning, a middle, and an end; or even a story? Whether we recognise it or not, virtually every aspect of our life today has been influenced in part by the aesthetic legacy of Modernism. In this Very Short... more...

  • The Strategic Web Designerby Christopher Butler

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 24.99

    Expand your strategic capabilities and technological understanding! Your clients are looking for an expert--someone who understands rapidly changing technology and can provide strategic insight into their web projects from inception and development to launch and beyond. Are you that person? Today, designers are expected to provide a level of web... more...

  • Structure and Function – A Guide to Three Major Structural-Functional Theoriesby Christopher S. Butler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 210.00

    This book and its companion volume present a detailed guide to three major structural-functional theories: Functional Grammar, Role and Reference Grammar and Systemic Functional Grammar. This first volume provides the necessary background through a discussion of the characteristics of functional theories, followed by a brief analysis of six approaches... more...

  • Structure and Function – A Guide to Three Major Structural-Functional Theoriesby Christopher S. Butler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 210.00

    Like its companion volume, this book offers a detailed description and comparison of three major structural-functional theories: Functional Grammar, Role and Reference Grammar and Systemic Functional Grammar, illustrated throughout with corpus-derived examples from English and other languages. Whereas Part 1 confines itself largely to the simplex clause,... more...

  • The Ambassadorsby Henry James; Christopher Butler

    Oxford University Press, UK 1985; US$ 7.99

    The second of James's three late masterpieces, was, in its author's opinion, "the best, all round, of my productions.". Lambert Strether, a mild middle-aged American of no particular achievements, is dispatched to Paris from the manufacturing empire of Woollett, Massachusetts. The mission conferred on him by his august patron, Mrs.... more...

  • Before the Pyramidsby Christopher Knight; Alan Butler

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    The suggestion that the Giza pyramids were laid out to represent the stars of Orion's belt, with the position of the River Nile reflecting the Milky Way, was first put forward by the renowned author Robert Bauval in his bestselling book The Orion Mystery. In Before the Pyramids Knight and Butler reveal that the British henges were arranged in the same... more...