Elements of design: alternatives to sculpture

What role, if any, has sculpture to play in modern gardens? Historically, of course, it has been a part of gardens – even the main part – from classical times through the Renaissance. Roman gardens were essentially stage sets where architecture effects were contrived and sculpture set everywhere to manifest the taste or wealth of the owner. Living things played architectural roles, clipped to form walls and arches or shaped into topiary obelisks, peacocks, pinecones, stags, and such. Plants thus became either vegetable masonry or statues in themselves. Renaissance gardeners borrowed these effects and set about either unearthing the buried statues or copying them to grace their parterres, terraces, allees, and fountains. In both cases, though urns and obelisks existed in abundance, it was the human form, idealized as gods and goddesses, that was most popular for garden ornamentation. Against such ornamentation plants played, perforce, a secondary role.

The great landscape gardens made in England by William Kent, Lancelot Brown, and Henry Hoare in the heart of the 18th century, though they generally eschewed the terraces, stairs, and long reflecting pools of the Italian style, retained statuary and architectural ornament. The sweeping lawns punctuated by natural groupings of trees, the picturesque cows held at an attractive distance by ha-has, the verdant woodland paths that invited the eye to distant mountaintops – all were contrived to refer the landscape back to nature, albeit a “nature methodized” (as Alexander Pope might put it) by a controlling human hand. Nevertheless, pictures of tranquil verdure were seen as just that, pictures, requiring a “point,” such as a temple, a ruined grotto, or an imposing statute. Continue reading “Elements of design: alternatives to sculpture”

What are the Best Recommendations for the Pregnancy Body Pillow according to Different Reviews? 

A number of manufactures continuously work on developing several valuable devices for the pregnant women, which might assist them to overcome few temporary complications and illness, which are caused by pregnancy & upcoming childbirth.

It is worth stating that peaceful sleep is very important during this period because expecting mother’s body experiences some serious stress at that time. Well-selected add-ons can help to make important conditions for this.

Thus, I would like to share the useful information about the best recommendations related to best pregnancy body pillow.   These recommendations are as follows: Continue reading “What are the Best Recommendations for the Pregnancy Body Pillow according to Different Reviews? “

What is the Best Shark Vacuum while Taking into Account Home Tips?

Shark is considered as one of the most famous and best vacuum cleaner brand in marketplace offering different kinds of the best shark vacuum cleaners for office and home use. Shark brand is the part of the Euro-Pro firm, which has begun its personal business several years ago. Currently, shark brand is offering several vacuum cleaners in different price range for home and office.

Due to this reason, users must compare shark vacuum cleaners so that they can select the suitable and affordable model of the vacuum cleaners for themselves. Beside this, as the whole world of the shark vacuum cleaner is getting more & more diverse, selecting the best shark vacuum is not as easy and simple as majority of the people think.

Now days, there are distinct models under the remarkable shark brand that all are perfectly powerful, smooth machines that claims to always add pleasure to all homeowners. When we talk about picking the best shark vacuum cleaner, then it is recommended to go some research before making the final decision. Continue reading “What is the Best Shark Vacuum while Taking into Account Home Tips?”

Euthanasia: Murder or Trend

While thrash metal band Megadeth’s 1994 Youthanasia album ran up the charts and became their best selling album evoking a “countdown to extinction” imagery and mood among harried youths across the world. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The word “youthanasia” was obviously a reconstruction of the word “euthanasia,” which is the act of inducing a gentle, painless death.

Already the MDs and LLBs had woken up to licitly lend a helping hand for the sick and the crippled, sanctioning ‘liberty to die’-a direct sacrilege of the Hippocrates’ nursing, caring & healing oath which states “To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug nor give advice which may cause his death” and a direct contravention to Article 21 of the Indian Constitution citing ‘the right to life’.

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What are few features to make it a best Impact Driver 2016?

It is important to consider the job of impact driver such as are you merely want to use it for household tasks rarely or you are a contractor & carpenter who requires a tool which can handle inflexibilities of regular work before you begin searching for impact driver you truly want to purchase.

Moreover, there are all kinds of impact drivers, such as compact, small, lightweight to large and powerful to heavy ones. Besides this, your main reason, the ones, which actually decide the types of tasks, best impact driver 2016 is suitable for will be speed & torque.

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World Thalassemia Day – from awareness to prevention

To spread awareness for Thalassemia and to map the magnitude of the disease worldwide, 8th May is observed as World Thalassemia day.

Thalassemia is an inherited genetic disorder which results in fewer red blood cells and lesser hemoglobin in body than normal. This leads to anemia, whose severity depends on the type of mutation (genetic disorder). It is one of the most common genetic disorders around the globe.

As far as types of mutation are concerned there are 200 forms all over the world, out of which 26 are identified in India and among these also, five are observed most commonly. Unfortunately, these five types of mutation are distinguished as the most severe in nature compared to mutations found in other parts of world. Thus, naturally World Thalassemia Day holds more importance in Indian context, especially in terms of awareness.

“Apart from creating awareness among general public for the disease, World Thalassemia Day is also significant for making people understand that Thalassemia is preventable”, says Dr. V.K. Khanna, Senior Pediatrician, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. Continue reading “World Thalassemia Day – from awareness to prevention”