New Book added to the Library


A very short introduction


Andrew Ballantyne

Publisher: Oxford

ISBN: 978-0192801791

Acc No: 73241      Call No: 720 B188

DIGI1795209165-3bddb7d0-88f8-4e18-a1b6-6e3250aec524Book Description: This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach in favour of giving an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes them important artistically and culturally. The book begins by looking at how architecture acquires meaning through tradition, and concludes with the exoticism of the recent avant garde. Illustrations of particular buildings help to anchor the general points with specific examples, from ancient Egypt to the present day.

 Salient Features:

  • Short introduction to architecture for the general reader and beginning student
  • Well-known examples from Ancient Greece to the present day
  • Explains what gives buildings meaning
  • Explains what makes certain buildings special
  • Illustrations of key buildings

New Books added to the Library

01 Ballantyne,  Andrew Architecture: A very short introduction
02 Chatwal, Gurdeep R. Organic chemistry of natural products
03 Conway,  John B. Functions of one complex variable
04 Dodgson, Mark and Gann, David Innovation: A very short introduction
05 Dymkowski, Christine and Carson,Christie (eds.) Shakespeare in stages: new theatre histories
06 Eisner, Martin Boccaccio and the invention of Italian literature
07 Ferguson, Rex Criminal law and the modernist novel: experience on trial
08 Hogan, Patrick Colm What literature teaches us about emotion
09 Leather Barrow, William and Offord,Derek (eds.) A history of Russian thought
10 Musili, C. Introduction to Rings and Modules
11 Nayak, A.K. Teaching of Physics
12 O’Neill, Michael The Cambridge history of English  poetry
13 Prickett, Stephen Modernity and the reinvention of tradition: backing into the future
14 Salzman, Michele Renee and Adler, William (eds.) The Cambridge history of religious in the ancient world Vol. II
15 Salzman, Michele Renee and Sweeney, Marvin A. (eds.) The Cambridge history of religious in the ancient world Vol. I
16 Thain, Marion (ed.) The Lyric Poem: formations and transformations

New Book added to the Library

Biodiversity of RIE Mysore Campus:

A Manual


Dr. Vareishang Tangpu

Publisher: Regional Institute of Education, Mysore

Acc No: 73787     Call No: 578.7 T161:4

BioDiversityBook Description:  Biodiversity, short form for ‘biological diversity’, describes the variety of all life forms on earth and all the places where it is found. “Biodiversity” is most commonly used to replace the more clearly defined and long established terms, species diversity and species richness. Biologists most often define biodiversity as the “totality of genes, species, and ecosystems of a region”. This manual intended to enhance awareness about biodiversity and promote sustainable development initiates on RIE campus. It is intended to preserve biodiversity of the campus which is one of the important challenges of the sustainable development. Biodiversity provides essential ecosystem services maintaining life and supporting it. In this manual, an effort is made to bring out the biodiversity of the Regional Institute of Education, Mysore campus by way of documenting all the faunal and floral elements present in the campus for the benefits of students, teachers, teacher educators and all visitors, in order to identify the species present within the campus and inculcate to develop environmental values, awareness, ethics and concern towards biodiversity conservation.

New Book added to the Library

A First Course in Functional Analysis


D. Somasundaram

Publisher: Narosa Publishing House

ISBN: 9788173197437

Acc No: 73543      Call No: 515.7 S693

Functional analyBook Description:  A First Course in Functional Analysis lucidly covers Banach spaces, continuous linear functionals, the basic theorems of bounded linear operators, Hilbert spaces, operators on Hilbert spaces, spectral theory and Banach algebras usually taught as a core course to post-graduate students in mathematics. The special distinguishing features of the book includes the establishment of the spectral theorem for the compact normal operators in the infinite dimensional case exactly in the same form as in the finite dimensional case and a detailed treatment of the theory of Banach algebras leading to the proof of the Gelfond – Neumark structure theorem for Banach algebras.

New Book added to the Library

Imagination and the Contemporary Novel


John J. Su

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107006775

Acc No: 73407    Call No: 823.91409 S939

imageBook Description:  ‘Imagination and the Contemporary Novel makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the role of imagination in contemporary fiction’ Contemporary Literature. Imagination and the Contemporary Novel examines the global preoccupation with the imagination among literary authors with ties to former colonies of the British Empire since the 1960s. John Su draws on a wide range of authors including Peter Ackroyd, Monica Ali, Julian Barnes, André Brink, J. M. Coetzee, John Fowles, Amitav Ghosh, Nadine Gordimer, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith. This study rehabilitates the category of imagination in order to understand a broad range of contemporary Anglophone literature. The responses of such literature to shifts in global capitalism have often been misunderstood by the dominant categories of literary studies, the postmodern and the postcolonial. As both an insightful critique into the themes that drive a range of today’s best novelists and a bold restatement of what the imagination is and what it means for contemporary culture, this book breaks new ground in the study of twenty-first-century literature.

New book added to the Library

Modernism and Race


Len Platt (ed.)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521519441

Acc No: 73413     Call No: 820.9’112 P719

downloadBook Description:  The ‘transnational’ turn has transformed modernist studies, challenging Western authority over modernism and positioning race and racial theories at the very centre of how we now understand modern literature. Modernism and Race examines relationships between racial typologies and literature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, drawing on fin de siécle versions of anthropology, sociology, political science, linguistics and biology. Collectively, these essays interrogate the anxieties and desires that are expressed in, or projected onto, racialized figures. They include new outlines of how the critical field has developed, revaluations of canonical modernist figures like James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford and Wyndham Lewis, and accounts of writers often positioned at the margins of modernism, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay and the Holocaust writers Solomon Perel and Gisella Perl. This collection by leading scholars of modernism will make an important contribution to a growing field.

New Book added to the Library

Melancholy, Medicine and Religion in Early Modern England: 

Reading The Anatomy of Melancholy


Mary Ann Lund

Publisher:  Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 978-1107659964

Acc No: 73412    Call No: 828.309 A613

41rYY7uuaBL._AA160_Book Description: The Anatomy of Melancholy, first published in 1621, is one of the greatest works of early modern English prose writing, yet it has received little substantial literary criticism in recent years. This study situates Robert Burton’s complex work within three related contexts: religious, medical and literary/rhetorical. Analysing Burton’s claim that his text should have curative effects on his melancholic readership, it examines the authorial construction of the reading process in the context of other early modern writing, both canonical and non-canonical, providing a new approach towards the emerging field of the history of reading. Lund responds to Burton’s assertion that melancholy is an affliction of body and soul which requires both a spiritual and a corporal cure, exploring the theological complexion of Burton’s writing in relation to English religious discourse of the early seventeenth century, and the status of his work as a medical text.