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Caryl, Christian

Overview
Works: 15 works in 40 publications in 3 languages and 997 library holdings
Genres: Designs and plans  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: D849, 909.827
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christian Caryl
Strange rebels : 1979 and the birth of the 21st century by Christian Caryl( Book )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Most historians would have us believe that the 20th century ended and the 21st century began in 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of the West over the Soviet Union. But as veteran journalist Christian Caryl shows in Strange Rebels, the world we live in today--and the problems that plague it--can actually be traced back a decade earlier. 1979 was the year that the postwar order evaporated, reshaping the international system and making way for a new era of global history. As Caryl shows, 1979 marked the launch of a global counterrevolution against the secular, progressive consensus that had dominated the world since the end of World War II. At the heart of this countermovement was popular disenchantment with many governments' attempts to create rational, egalitarian societies within their countries; by the 1970s, such utopian quests seemed only to have yielded static, imbalanced systems that allowed local elites to impose rigid, mechanistic political visions on their constituents, undermining traditional sensibilities, beliefs, and freedoms in the process. The epic series of counterrevolutions that took place in 1979 threw off these utopian systems and replaced them with more pragmatic, traditional ones, fundamentally transforming politics and economics across the world. As Caryl vividly proves in Strange Rebels, our modern age--with its politicized religion, post-communist globalization, and laissez-faire economics--would not exist were it not for the events of 1979. Indeed, 1989 itself could not have happened without the counterrevolutions of this fateful year. Weaving together these dramatic stories into a paradigm-shifting revision of our recent history, Caryl offers a startling new argument about the hinge on which the twentieth century turned."--
Strange rebels 1979 and the birth of the 21st century by Christian Caryl( Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This account of the five simultaneous counterrevolutions in 1979 shows how that critical year changed the course of history and shaped the world we live in today. China marked the start of sweeping market-oriented reforms that have made the country the economic powerhouse it is today. It was also the year that Pope John Paul II traveled to Poland, confronting communism in Eastern Europe by reigniting its people's suppressed Catholic faith. In Iran, the Islamic Revolution transformed the nation into a theocracy almost overnight, overthrowing the Shah's modernizing monarchy. Margaret Thatcher became prime minister of Britain, returning it to a purer form of free-market capitalism and opening the way for Ronald Reagan to do the same in the United States. And in Afghanistan, a Soviet invasion fueled an Islamic holy war with global consequences; the Afghan mujahedin presaged the rise of al-Qaeda and served as a key factor in the fall of communism
Das Haus und die Stadt = The house and the city : Diener & Diener : städtebauliche Arbeiten = urban studies by Roger Diener( Book )
6 editions published in 1995 in German and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Floor plan manual housing by Friederike Schneider( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in German and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Floor Plan Manual Housing documents and analyzes 150 international housing projects since 1945. It shows the latest developments in housing and places them in the context of important examples from the past 65 years. This manual is distinguished by the typological and conceptual breadth of the projects it presents and by the extensive time period covered by the selection of samples.The focus is on projects that are exemplary and transferrable and on concepts that are innovative and trendsetting. A new feature - a diagram, a kind of figure-ground-plan, which accompanies each project - illustrates the unique characteristics and spatial qualities of each floor plan
Korrespondenzen : vierzehn Künstler aus Chicago und Berlin = Correspondences : fourteen artists from Berlin and Chicago by Berlinische Galerie( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in German and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die verführerische Zeichnung = Seductive drawing ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Norman Foster by Daniel Treiber( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Norman Foster is regarded, on account of his work over three decades, as one of the UK's leading architects. His buildings, from spectacular large-scale projects such as the Hong King and Shanghai Bank and Stanstead Airport to intimate interiors such as the Sackler Galleries, incorporate the latest technical innovations, which the architect uses with enthusiasm in close co-operation with engineers and clients. His architectural idiom maintains a balance between British understatement and seductive elegance. The architect and experienced author Daniel Treiber follows Foster's work from its beginnings in Team 4 with Richard Rogers to the series of new buildings in the 1990's that show him at the high point of his career. The book culminates with Foster's scheme for the world's highest skyscraper in Tokyo Bay and concludes with a detailed list of works
Li shi de fan pan : 1979 nian de qi yi bian ge ji qi yin ying = Strange rebels : 1979 and the birth of the 21st century by Christian Caryl( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Li shi de fan pan : yi jiu qi jiu nian de qi yi bian ge ji qi yin ying by Kalier( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gustav Peichl : neue projekte = recent projects by Gustav Peichl( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A collection of the most recent buildings and projects by the Viennese architect, Gustav Peichl. It includes residential buildings, schools and town planning studies
1979 and the birth of the 21st century by Christian Caryl( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Alvaro Siza by Brigitte Fleck( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Winner of the 1992 Pritzker Prize for Architecture, the architect Alvaro Siza is recognized internationally for projects built during thirty years of practice in his native country of Portugal. A sensitive and cultural approach to 'regional architecture' has characterized his work and earned him a reputation outside his own country as one of the most interesting contemporary architects practising today. The author provides here an excellent overview of Siza's work
The Ralph Bunche Library speaker series presents : Christian Caryl, "Strange rebels" by Christian Caryl( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Most historians would have us believe that the 20th century ended and the 21st century began in 1989, with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the triumph of the West over the Soviet Union. But as veteran journalist Christian Caryl shows in Strange Rebels, the world we live in today--and the problems that plague it--can actually be traced back a decade earlier"--Publisher's description
Hauptstadt Berlin : Stadtmitte Spreeinsel = Capital Berlin : Central District Spreeinsel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (27)
German (11)
Chinese (2)
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