History

A brief history

Prior to 1949, Indonesia was under the Netherlands. Following a bitter war for independence, Indonesia became independent on December 27, 1949; and, acquired other territories formerly under the Dutch government such as New Guinea which was renamed West Irian, then, later became Irian Jaya and West Papua in 2000. When President Suharto took over the …

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Film History

Released in 1982, the widely regarded and frequently praised Blade Runner presents a seemingly uncomplicated love story and detective mystery set in Los Angeles, 2019 – where the world is highly globalized, politically corporatized and environmentally devastated. Loosely based by screenwriters Hampton Fancher and David Peoples on a short novella by pulp sci-fi auteur Philip …

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The Ancient World

The opening chapter of John Rae, and Rudi Volti’s, The Engineer in History (New York: Peter Lang, 2001), entitled, “The Ancient World,” offers an historical extension of the authors’ overall thesis, which is stated quite clearly in the book’s introduction. The basic aim of the authors’ study is to establish engineering and its associated arts …

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Why Study History?

While many would be quick to dismiss the importance of history, varying between token affirmation at best – as evidenced by von Ranke’s observation that historical records are merely the trace remnants of the past – to an outright dismissal – as suggested by Napoleon’s remark that history is nothing but a consensus view of …

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History Of Design

Initially, the design styles of China were rarely recognized outside the country. Many designers and artists are now rediscovering the traditional art and creation of China and refining them in new and exciting ways. They are now celebrating the success of refining its own culture. I am going to narrow down to furniture and interior …

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