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21H.522 Japan in the Age of the Samurai: History and Film (MIT) 21H.522 Japan in the Age of the Samurai: History and Film (MIT)

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This course covers medieval Japanese society and culture from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, when political power rested largely in the hands of feudal warriors. Topics include religion (especially Zen Buddhism); changing concepts of "the way of the warrior;" women under feudalism; popular culture; and protest and rebellion. Presentations include weekly feature films. Assigned readings include many literary writings in translation. This course covers medieval Japanese society and culture from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, when political power rested largely in the hands of feudal warriors. Topics include religion (especially Zen Buddhism); changing concepts of "the way of the warrior;" women under feudalism; popular culture; and protest and rebellion. Presentations include weekly feature films. Assigned readings include many literary writings in translation.

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medieval japan | medieval japan | feudal japan | feudal japan | japanese history | japanese history | japanese film | japanese film | warring states period | warring states period | ieyasu tokugawa | ieyasu tokugawa | ukiyo-e | ukiyo-e | women in japan | women in japan | samurai | samurai | bushido | bushido | haiku | haiku | noh | noh | bunraku | bunraku | zen | zen | buddhism | buddhism | shinto | shinto | christianity in japan | christianity in japan | seppuku | seppuku | akira kurosawa | akira kurosawa | japanese superstitions | japanese superstitions | japanese religions | japanese religions | japanese society | japanese society

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STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT) STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT)

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This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; specific examples to be discussed in class include kamikaze aircraft, the Shinkansen high-speed bullet train, Godzilla, and anime. This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; specific examples to be discussed in class include kamikaze aircraft, the Shinkansen high-speed bullet train, Godzilla, and anime.

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modern japan | modern japan | transformation of japan | transformation of japan | nationalism | nationalism | japanese culture | japanese culture | postwar japan | postwar japan | anime | anime | japanese media | japanese media | japanese history | japanese history | modernization | modernization | cultural ideology | cultural ideology | Godzilla | Godzilla | technology transfer | technology transfer | shinkansen | shinkansen

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Representations (MIT) Representations (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions, AV selected lectures. Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions, AV selected lectures. Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

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boxer rebellion | boxer rebellion | chinese history | chinese history | japanese history | japanese history | sino-japanese war | sino-japanese war | russo-japanese war | russo-japanese war | visualizing cultures | visualizing cultures

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21G.065 Japanese Literature and Cinema (MIT) 21G.065 Japanese Literature and Cinema (MIT)

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This course surveys both cinematic and literary representations of diverse eras and aspects of Japanese culture such as the classical era, the samurai age, wartime Japan and the atomic bombings, social change in the postwar period, and the appropriation of foreign cultural themes, with an emphasis on the modern period. Directors include Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Teshigahara. Authors include Kobo Abe and Yukio Mishima. Films shown have subtitles in English. Taught in English. This course surveys both cinematic and literary representations of diverse eras and aspects of Japanese culture such as the classical era, the samurai age, wartime Japan and the atomic bombings, social change in the postwar period, and the appropriation of foreign cultural themes, with an emphasis on the modern period. Directors include Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Teshigahara. Authors include Kobo Abe and Yukio Mishima. Films shown have subtitles in English. Taught in English.

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japan | japan | japanese film | japanese film | japanese literature | japanese literature | rakugo | rakugo | film criticism | film criticism | japanese aesthetics | japanese aesthetics

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View on board the Japanese battleship 'Yashima' View on board the Japanese battleship 'Yashima'

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people | people | abstract | abstract | blur | blur | industry | industry | japan | japan | bar | bar | stairs | stairs | buildings | buildings | interesting | interesting | fantastic | fantastic | construction | construction | ship | ship | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | crane | crane | platform | platform | bank | bank | rail | rail | windy | windy | americanflag | americanflag | vessel | vessel | rope | rope | pole | pole | deck | deck | crew | crew | bow | bow | gathering | gathering | archives | archives | land | land | guns | guns | unusual | unusual | mast | mast | battleship | battleship | hook | hook | launch | launch | naval | naval | tyneside | tyneside | jarrow | jarrow | cog | cog | development | development | impressive | impressive | floats | floats | warship | warship | vessels | vessels | newcastleupontyne | newcastleupontyne | fascinating | fascinating | digitalimage | digitalimage | factories | factories | rivertyne | rivertyne | shipbuilding | shipbuilding | moored | moored | manufacturing | manufacturing | japaneseflag | japaneseflag | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | yashima | yashima | landcsape | landcsape | elswick | elswick | northeastengland | northeastengland | sailingvessels | sailingvessels | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | japanesebattleship | japanesebattleship | navalhistory | navalhistory | scotswood | scotswood | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | armstrongwhitworth | armstrongwhitworth | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | imperialjapanesenavy | imperialjapanesenavy | lordarmstrong | lordarmstrong | vickersarmstrong | vickersarmstrong | c1897 | c1897 | williamgeorgearmstrong | williamgeorgearmstrong | workshopoftheworld | workshopoftheworld | scotswoodworks | scotswoodworks | vickersarmstrongcollection | vickersarmstrongcollection | elswickshipyard | elswickshipyard | 26february1896 | 26february1896

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21H.522 Japan in the Age of the Samurai: History and Film (MIT)

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This course covers medieval Japanese society and culture from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries, when political power rested largely in the hands of feudal warriors. Topics include religion (especially Zen Buddhism); changing concepts of "the way of the warrior;" women under feudalism; popular culture; and protest and rebellion. Presentations include weekly feature films. Assigned readings include many literary writings in translation.

Subjects

medieval japan | feudal japan | japanese history | japanese film | warring states period | ieyasu tokugawa | ukiyo-e | women in japan | samurai | bushido | haiku | noh | bunraku | zen | buddhism | shinto | christianity in japan | seppuku | akira kurosawa | japanese superstitions | japanese religions | japanese society

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Launch of the Japanese cruiser 'Iwate' Launch of the Japanese cruiser 'Iwate'

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chimney | chimney | people | people | abstract | abstract | blur | blur | building | building | industry | industry | public | public | water | water | japan | japan | stairs | stairs | interesting | interesting | construction | construction | industrial | industrial | ship | ship | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | crane | crane | timber | timber | crowd | crowd | decoration | decoration | platform | platform | bank | bank | rail | rail | vessel | vessel | rope | rope | structure | structure | deck | deck | soil | soil | cap | cap | crew | crew | transportation | transportation | frame | frame | porthole | porthole | gathering | gathering | iwate | iwate | archives | archives | land | land | barrier | barrier | products | products | unusual | unusual | hook | hook | launch | launch | shipyard | shipyard | naval | naval | plank | plank | tyneside | tyneside | development | development | cruiser | cruiser | launchparty | launchparty | impressive | impressive | warship | warship | newcastleupontyne | newcastleupontyne | fascinating | fascinating | digitalimage | digitalimage | factories | factories | customers | customers | rivertyne | rivertyne | manufacturing | manufacturing | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | elswick | elswick | northeastengland | northeastengland | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | scotswood | scotswood | shipbuildingheritage | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | maritimeheritage | imperialjapanesenavy | imperialjapanesenavy | lordarmstrong | lordarmstrong | vickersarmstrong | vickersarmstrong | elswickworks | elswickworks | williamgeorgearmstrong | williamgeorgearmstrong | workshopoftheworld | workshopoftheworld | scotswoodworks | scotswoodworks | 29march1900 | 29march1900 | japanesecruiser | japanesecruiser | vickersarmstrongcollection | vickersarmstrongcollection | elswickshipyard | elswickshipyard

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Japanese Bazaar at Elswick Road Wesleyan Church Japanese Bazaar at Elswick Road Wesleyan Church

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1920s | 1920s | portrait | portrait | men | men | industry | industry | window | window | glass | glass | hat | hat | wall | wall | glitter | glitter | standing | standing | 1932 | 1932 | religious | religious | shoe | shoe | japanese | japanese | necklace | necklace | interesting | interesting | chair | chair | women | women | shoes | shoes | pattern | pattern | shine | shine | lordmayor | lordmayor | dress | dress | floor | floor | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | interior | interior | room | room | text | text | religion | religion | leg | leg | banner | banner | decoration | decoration | hats | hats | jewellery | jewellery | event | event | frame | frame | signage | signage | archives | archives | service | service | ribbon | ribbon | unusual | unusual | sheriff | sheriff | 1912 | 1912 | bazaar | bazaar | stocking | stocking | methodism | methodism | seated | seated | occasion | occasion | tyneside | tyneside | newcastleupontyne | newcastleupontyne | fascinating | fascinating | 1877 | 1877 | digitalimage | digitalimage | blyth | blyth | socialevent | socialevent | citycouncil | citycouncil | alderman | alderman | socialhistory | socialhistory | northeastengland | northeastengland | wesleyanchurch | wesleyanchurch | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | 19241925 | 19241925 | northeastofengland | northeastofengland | 19361937 | 19361937 | cityofnewcastleupontyne | cityofnewcastleupontyne | servingthecity | servingthecity | ladysheriff | ladysheriff | johngrantham | johngrantham | elswickroad | elswickroad | elswickroadwesleyanmethodistchurch | elswickroadwesleyanmethodistchurch | japanesebazaar | japanesebazaar | cinemaproprietor | cinemaproprietor | 11march1925 | 11march1925 | violetgrantham | violetgrantham | elswickroadmethodistchurch | elswickroadmethodistchurch

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21G.502 Japanese II (MIT) 21G.502 Japanese II (MIT)

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This course is based around the enhancement of the four basic skills, extension of basic grammar, vocabulary and kanji building, building off what was learned in 21G.501. This course consists of a lecture on grammar, and practices and labs conducted in Japanese. This course is based around the enhancement of the four basic skills, extension of basic grammar, vocabulary and kanji building, building off what was learned in 21G.501. This course consists of a lecture on grammar, and practices and labs conducted in Japanese.

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japanese | japanese | japanese language | japanese language | genki | genki | nihongo | nihongo | kanji | kanji

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21G.501 Japanese I (MIT) 21G.501 Japanese I (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to modern standard Japanese with an emphasis on developing proficiency in speaking and listening, using basic grammar and vocabulary. Basic skills in reading and writing are also taught. This course is an introduction to modern standard Japanese with an emphasis on developing proficiency in speaking and listening, using basic grammar and vocabulary. Basic skills in reading and writing are also taught.

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japanese | japanese | japanese language | japanese language | nihongo | nihongo | katakana | katakana | hiragana | hiragana | kanji | kanji | genki | genki

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View on board the Japanese battleship 'Yashima'

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View of the Japanese battleship 'Yashima' at Jarrow, c1897 (TWAM ref. GU.HO/19). She was launched at the Elswick Shipyard on 26 February 1896. ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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armstrongwhitworth | elswickshipyard | newcastleupontyne | rivertyne | yashima | battleship | warship | japan | imperialjapanesenavy | ship | vessel | naval | tyneside | guns | northeastengland | shipbuilding | jarrow | blackandwhitephotograph | workshopoftheworld | digitalimage | navalhistory | archives | construction | development | vessels | japanesebattleship | c1897 | launch | 26february1896 | elswick | manufacturing | japaneseflag | pole | windy | blur | landcsape | land | bank | interesting | unusual | fascinating | impressive | shipbuildingheritage | maritimeheritage | industrialheritage | abstract | industry | unitedkingdom | scotswood | scotswoodworks | factories | vickersarmstrong | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | vickersarmstrongcollection | americanflag | bow | deck | fantastic | sailingvessels | moored | stairs | platform | bar | crane | buildings | mast | rope | floats | hook | cog | gathering | people | crew | rail

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STS.S28 Godzilla and the Bullet Train: Technology and Culture in Modern Japan (MIT)

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This course explores how and why Japan, a late-comer to modernization, emerged as an industrial power and the world's second-richest nation, notwithstanding its recent difficulties. We are particularly concerned with the historical development of technology in Japan especially after 1945, giving particular attention to the interplays between business, ideology, technology, and culture. We will discuss key historical phenomena that symbolize modern Japan as a technological power in the world; specific examples to be discussed in class include kamikaze aircraft, the Shinkansen high-speed bullet train, Godzilla, and anime.

Subjects

modern japan | transformation of japan | nationalism | japanese culture | postwar japan | anime | japanese media | japanese history | modernization | cultural ideology | Godzilla | technology transfer | shinkansen

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21G.065 Japanese Literature and Cinema (MIT)

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This course surveys both cinematic and literary representations of diverse eras and aspects of Japanese culture such as the classical era, the samurai age, wartime Japan and the atomic bombings, social change in the postwar period, and the appropriation of foreign cultural themes, with an emphasis on the modern period. Directors include Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Teshigahara. Authors include Kobo Abe and Yukio Mishima. Films shown have subtitles in English. Taught in English.

Subjects

japan | japanese film | japanese literature | rakugo | film criticism | japanese aesthetics

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Representations (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV faculty introductions. Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

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boxer rebellion | chinese history | japanese history | sino-japanese war | russo-japanese war | visualizing cultures

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Representations (MIT)

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Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

Subjects

boxer rebellion | chinese history | japanese history | sino-japanese war | russo-japanese war | visualizing cultures

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Representations (MIT)

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Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

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boxer rebellion | chinese history | japanese history | sino-japanese war | russo-japanese war | visualizing cultures

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Representations (MIT)

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Asia in the Modern World: Images and Representations examines visual representations of Asia, interpreting them from both historical and modern contexts. This course is based around using the Visualizing Cultures website. Case studies focus on Japan and China from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries.

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boxer rebellion | chinese history | japanese history | sino-japanese war | russo-japanese war | visualizing cultures

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21F.065 Japanese Literature and Cinema (MIT)

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This course surveys both cinematic and literary representations of diverse eras and aspects of Japanese culture such as the classical era, the samurai age, wartime Japan and the atomic bombings, social change in the postwar period, and the appropriation of foreign cultural themes, with an emphasis on the modern period. Directors include Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Teshigahara. Authors include Kobo Abe and Yukio Mishima. Films shown have subtitles in English. Taught in English.

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japan | japanese film | japanese literature | rakugo | film criticism | japanese aesthetics

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21F.065 Japanese Literature and Cinema (MIT)

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This course surveys both cinematic and literary representations of diverse eras and aspects of Japanese culture such as the classical era, the samurai age, wartime Japan and the atomic bombings, social change in the postwar period, and the appropriation of foreign cultural themes, with an emphasis on the modern period. Directors include Akira Kurosawa and Hiroshi Teshigahara. Authors include Kobo Abe and Yukio Mishima. Films shown have subtitles in English. Taught in English.

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japan | japanese film | japanese literature | rakugo | film criticism | japanese aesthetics

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4.296 Furniture Making (MIT) 4.296 Furniture Making (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. Furniture making is in many ways like bridge building, connections holding posts apart with spans to support a deck. Many architects have tried their hand at furniture design, Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe, Aalto, Saarinen, Le Corbusier, and Gerhy. We will review the history of furniture making in America with a visit to the Decorative Arts Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and have Cambridge artist/craftsman Mitch Ryerson show us his work and talk about design process. Students will learn traditional woodworking techniques beginning with the use of hand tools, power tools and finally woodworking machines. Students will build a single piece of furniture of an original design that must support someone weighing 185 lbs. sittin Includes audio/video content: AV special element video. Furniture making is in many ways like bridge building, connections holding posts apart with spans to support a deck. Many architects have tried their hand at furniture design, Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe, Aalto, Saarinen, Le Corbusier, and Gerhy. We will review the history of furniture making in America with a visit to the Decorative Arts Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and have Cambridge artist/craftsman Mitch Ryerson show us his work and talk about design process. Students will learn traditional woodworking techniques beginning with the use of hand tools, power tools and finally woodworking machines. Students will build a single piece of furniture of an original design that must support someone weighing 185 lbs. sittin

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construction | construction | design | design | furniture | furniture | arts and crafts | arts and crafts | bauhaus | bauhaus | japanese design | japanese design | chinese design | chinese design | quakers | quakers | shakers | shakers | american construction | american construction | stick style | stick style | structures | structures | woodworking | woodworking | wood properties | wood properties

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4.296 Furniture Making (MIT) 4.296 Furniture Making (MIT)

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Furniture making is in many ways like bridge building, connections holding posts apart with spans to support a deck. Many architects have tried their hand at furniture design, Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe, Aalto, Saarinen, Le Corbusier, and Gerhy. We will review the history of furniture making in America with a visit to the Decorative Arts Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and have Cambridge artist/craftsman Mitch Ryerson show us his work and talk about design process. Students will learn traditional woodworking techniques beginning with the use of hand tools, power tools and finally woodworking machines. Students will build a single piece of furniture of an original design that must support someone weighing 185 lbs. sitting on it 12 inches off the ground made primarily of wood. Furniture making is in many ways like bridge building, connections holding posts apart with spans to support a deck. Many architects have tried their hand at furniture design, Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe, Aalto, Saarinen, Le Corbusier, and Gerhy. We will review the history of furniture making in America with a visit to the Decorative Arts Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and have Cambridge artist/craftsman Mitch Ryerson show us his work and talk about design process. Students will learn traditional woodworking techniques beginning with the use of hand tools, power tools and finally woodworking machines. Students will build a single piece of furniture of an original design that must support someone weighing 185 lbs. sitting on it 12 inches off the ground made primarily of wood.

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construction | construction | design | design | furniture | furniture | arts and crafts | arts and crafts | bauhaus | bauhaus | japanese design | japanese design | chinese design | chinese design | quakers | quakers | shakers | shakers | american construction | american construction | stick style | stick style | structures | structures | woodworking | woodworking | wood properties | wood properties

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Close-up of a Japanese magnolia flower - Tallahassee Close-up of a Japanese magnolia flower - Tallahassee

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flowers | flowers | florida | florida | tallahassee | tallahassee | japanesemagnolias | japanesemagnolias | magnoliasoulangiana | magnoliasoulangiana

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21F.502 Japanese II (MIT)

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This course is based around the enhancement of the four basic skills, extension of basic grammar, vocabulary and kanji building, building off what was learned in 21f.501. This course consists of a lecture on grammar, and practices and labs conducted in Japanese.

Subjects

japanese | japanese language | genki | nihongo | kanji

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21G.502 Japanese II (MIT)

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This course is based around the enhancement of the four basic skills, extension of basic grammar, vocabulary and kanji building, building off what was learned in 21G.501. This course consists of a lecture on grammar, and practices and labs conducted in Japanese.

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japanese | japanese language | genki | nihongo | kanji

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Japanese Bazaar at Elswick Road Wesleyan Church

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Violet Grantham, Lady Sheriff attending a Japanese Bazaar at Elswick Road Wesleyan Methodist Church, 11 March 1925 (TWAM ref. DF.GRA/1/2). These images belong to a series of albums documenting John Grantham?s service to the City of Newcastle upon Tyne as its Sheriff 1924-1925 and its Lord Mayor 1936-1937. John Grantham was born in Blyth in 1877 and became a cinema proprietor in Newcastle. He was elected to the City Council in 1912 and became an alderman in 1932. The albums give us an interesting insight into the duties of Lord Mayor and Sheriff as well as a fascinating picture of the times. 2016 is the 800th anniversary of the creation of Newcastle's Mayoralty and Burgesses. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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violetgrantham | ladysheriff | newcastleupontyne | 1920s | northeastengland | tyneside | japanese | bazaar | elswickroadmethodistchurch | methodism | religion | religious | hats | women | men | room | interior | window | wall | glass | frame | blackandwhitephotograph | socialhistory | servingthecity | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | portrait | japanesebazaar | elswickroad | wesleyanchurch | event | occasion | elswickroadwesleyanmethodistchurch | 11march1925 | dress | jewellery | necklace | industry | service | johngrantham | cityofnewcastleupontyne | sheriff | 19241925 | lordmayor | 19361937 | blyth | 1877 | cinemaproprietor | citycouncil | 1912 | alderman | 1932 | digitalimage | archives | fascinating | unusual | interesting | banner | text | signage | decoration | floor | shoe | stocking | shoes | shine | standing | seated | chair | leg | socialevent | hat | ribbon | glitter | pattern

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