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Outside architecture : outdoor rooms designed by architects
Zevon, Susan.
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Publication Information:
Gloucester, Mass. : Rockport Publishers ; Cincinnati, Ohio : Distributed to the book trade and art trade in the United States by North Light Books, [1999]

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191 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
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NA8375 .Z48 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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In this thought provoking book, Leonare Loeb Adler threads together 26 empirical studies that originated in diverse geographical areas. These studies present a comparison and greater understanding of the behavior of people living in a variety of different cultures. The focus on the book is well expressed in Dr. Adler's introduction in which she states that cross-cultural research recognizes that while the discovery of differences may be significant, the findings of similarities provide even more meaningful information. This book focuses on a variety of current cross-cultural and cross-ethic issues, which are pertinent to specific ages and stages in a life-span perspective. The broad interests and common concerns discussed are shared by people everywhere. Students and scholars in all the political and social science disciplines will find Cross-Cultural Studies in Human Development a source of stimulating ideas.

The book begins with a focus on childhood issues, including a Piagetian cognitive study in a Third World country. A report on a new test which assesses early and late stages of development in young school children of different cultures is followed by a chapter discussing applied behavior analysis in dealing with children in the classroom. In addition, there is a chapter on social concerns in childhood development. The second part of this book studies normal as well as handicapped adolescents in different cultures and presents detailed discussions on current issues such as therapeutic management of drug addiction as well as moral development. Part Three focuses on adulthood. The contributors address a wide range of topics including gender issues, attitudes toward extended family members, filial obligations to the elderly, and coming to terms with the death of a parent. Studies of topics important to the elderly complete this book's life-span perspective. The final section examines friendship and social support among old people in cross-cultural and cross-ethnic comparisons. Other chapters deal with disabilities and depression among the elderly, as well as a study of caregivers and counselors.

Table of Contents

Louis Oliver GroppWalter ChathanWilliam TurnbullCharles CorreaJames CutlerHugh Newell JacobsenMax LevyTadao AndoAntoine PredockPeter Mcmahon and Susan JenningsElizabeth DemetriadesCini BoeriSteven EhrlichWalter ChathamAlberto Campo BaezaMoore Ruble YudellRicardo Legorreta
Forewordp. 8
Introductionp. 10
In Case of Rainp. 14
Bestowing the Blessings of the Skyp. 20
Revering the Landp. 32
Outdoor Reflectionsp. 36
The Promise of Shadep. 50
Abstracting Naturep. 56
Icons in the Landscapep. 64
Serving Naturep. 78
Transparent Roomsp. 84
A Forground for Naturep. 94
Listening to the Windp. 98
Extending Life to the Outdoorsp. 112
Out of Africap. 120
Instilling the Landscape with Intimacyp. 132
Lofty Gardensp. 144
Reflecting Lightp. 152
Dwelling in the Landscapep. 164
Rooms for the Spiritp. 174
Directory of Architectsp. 188
Photo Creditsp. 190