Sunday, January 19, 2020
Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone, a substance produced in the human body, is now being sold over the Internet. Companies are marketing the product as an anti-aging product. At the web-site, http://www.awakenhgh.com, the company claims that there is a possibility that one can "stop the aging process." On the home page, they claim that the product can reduce fat and cellulite, increase energy and muscle tone, elevate mood, improve sexual performance and sleep, remove wrinkles, balance cholesterol, re-grow and re-color hair, and more. The product is a dietary oral spray that they claim contains a product that is "identical to the growth hormone manufactured in the human body" and is designed for oral consumption. They also provide a brief history of human growth hormone and how medical professionals have used it to treat children with growing deficiencies to promote a normal pattern of development. Human growth hormone used to be available through cadavers only, so they claim an inexpensive, synthe tic form is a real breakthrough for the public. The company claims that the product burns fat by increasing oneÃ¢â¬â¢s metabolism, and that it is the "most effective anti-obesity agent ever discovered." It also "selectively" reduces the waist, hips and thighs while increasing muscle mass. Most of the improvement claims that are made do not explain how the product will do what it is purported to do. The creators claim that the HGH product is produced in an FDA approved lab, but there is a disclaimer in small print at that says that the Food & Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements that "Awaken" makes about the products. They also claim that there have been no significant side effects in children and adults with g... ...effects on the body and the mind, and without the additional cost of an unapproved supplement. Many more studies on HGH need to be done in order to learn more about the side effects and whether or not additional hormone had any positive effects on healthy individuals. The claims that are made on the internet are enticing and may possibly have medical research to back them up in some cases, but there has not been enough research done to sell this product to healthy individuals without unbiased scientific information. Works Cited Anti-aging Hormones. Harvard Womens Health Watch, 6 (8), 2-3. 1999. Inzucchi, S. (1997). Growth Hormone in Adults: Indications and Implications. Hospital Practice, 32 (1), 79-86, 90-91, 95-96. Morley, J. (1999). Growth Hormone: Fountain of Youth or Death Hormone? Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 47 (12), 1475-76. Human Growth Hormone Essay -- Drugs Health Science Essays Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone, a substance produced in the human body, is now being sold over the Internet. Companies are marketing the product as an anti-aging product. At the web-site, http://www.awakenhgh.com, the company claims that there is a possibility that one can "stop the aging process." On the home page, they claim that the product can reduce fat and cellulite, increase energy and muscle tone, elevate mood, improve sexual performance and sleep, remove wrinkles, balance cholesterol, re-grow and re-color hair, and more. The product is a dietary oral spray that they claim contains a product that is "identical to the growth hormone manufactured in the human body" and is designed for oral consumption. They also provide a brief history of human growth hormone and how medical professionals have used it to treat children with growing deficiencies to promote a normal pattern of development. Human growth hormone used to be available through cadavers only, so they claim an inexpensive, synthe tic form is a real breakthrough for the public. The company claims that the product burns fat by increasing oneÃ¢â¬â¢s metabolism, and that it is the "most effective anti-obesity agent ever discovered." It also "selectively" reduces the waist, hips and thighs while increasing muscle mass. Most of the improvement claims that are made do not explain how the product will do what it is purported to do. The creators claim that the HGH product is produced in an FDA approved lab, but there is a disclaimer in small print at that says that the Food & Drug Administration has not evaluated the statements that "Awaken" makes about the products. They also claim that there have been no significant side effects in children and adults with g... ...effects on the body and the mind, and without the additional cost of an unapproved supplement. Many more studies on HGH need to be done in order to learn more about the side effects and whether or not additional hormone had any positive effects on healthy individuals. The claims that are made on the internet are enticing and may possibly have medical research to back them up in some cases, but there has not been enough research done to sell this product to healthy individuals without unbiased scientific information. Works Cited Anti-aging Hormones. Harvard Womens Health Watch, 6 (8), 2-3. 1999. Inzucchi, S. (1997). Growth Hormone in Adults: Indications and Implications. Hospital Practice, 32 (1), 79-86, 90-91, 95-96. Morley, J. (1999). Growth Hormone: Fountain of Youth or Death Hormone? Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 47 (12), 1475-76.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
In MelvilleÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"Bartleby the Scrivener,Ã¢â¬ Melville displays the life of a person, named Bartelby, who does almost nothing with his life except write. Even latter in the story, Bartelby gives up writing and on life itself. MelvilleÃ¢â¬â¢s story brings up two major themes, which include writing and freedom. The story revolves around scriveners whose job it is to constantly copy documents and in a sense become a slave to writing. Bartelby, though one of the scriveners, resists the command to do exactly what he is told and as the story unfolds, he consistently refused to do what he was told. This defiance leads the reader to question whether Bartelby was protecting his freedom or just setting himself up for an early demise. Barthe includes in his essay Ã¢â¬Å"The Death of the AuthorÃ¢â¬ that the author has no control over how his work is interpreted and the reader must decide what the work truly means. Authors are only limited to being authors when they are in the midst of writing but once they have finished their work and are not writing then the Authors are no longer authors. Freedom is constantly emphasized throughout MelvilleÃ¢â¬â¢s story because Bartelby chooses to quit writing do to the fact that he is not being a true author but only a Ã¢â¬Å"scriptor.Ã¢â¬ Most of Ã¢â¬Å"Bartelby and the ScrivenerÃ¢â¬ centers on writing and how it is necessary in the law practice. Scriveners are law copyists which means their job is to copy law documents for the lawyer to have. At first, Bartelby was a dedicated worker who never stopped copying throughout the day. He did not even take the time to take a lunch break but rather had snacks delivered to him. But as the story continues, Bartelby deteriorates as a worker by first refusing to look over copied documents then finally giving up writing all together. Writing, in this story, seems to be a chore and does not require the person to be an individual in any way. The scriveners had to tediously copy documents, which explain why the scriveners were not exactly the best-qualified workers. Turkey couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t work in the afternoon and Nippers couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t work in the morning. In any other job that requires serious thought, these two would be fired due to their inability to work all day. According to Barthe, these scriveners are not authors but only scriptors because they mimic the writing and donÃ¢â¬â¢t create something original. Bartelby could no longer do this seemingly unimportant writing and finally just stopped writing at all. The only time Bartelby was considered a scriptor was while he was currently copying the documents because Ã¢â¬Å"the modern scriptor is born simultaneously with the text, is in no way equipped with a being preceding or exceeding the writingÃ¢â¬ (Barthe 145). To be a scriptor, the person must be constantly writing which explains why at the beginning of the story Bartelby never leaves his room but works throughout the day. Bartelby did this because he believed that the only time his life was worth something was when he had the title of a scriptor. Over time though having this title stopped meaning something to him and he eventually quit writing. When Bartelby lost his title of a scriptor, he lost his will to live and that is why when he was in jail he refused to eat. Freedom is an extremely complicated theme in Ã¢â¬Å"Bartelby and the ScrivenerÃ¢â¬ because it is unclear who exactly is free. The scriveners are all slaves to writing because they must spend their time copying documents and donÃ¢â¬â¢t really do anything else that would lead another person to say the scriveners are living productive lives. But each scrivener exercises a bit of his or her own type of freedom. Turkey works well in the morning but as the day goes on, he tends to make more and more mistakes. The lawyer tries decides to only have Turkey work in the morning but Turkey refuses that request. This refusal shows that Turkey has a certain free will and doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t just spend his time mindlessly copying documents and doing exactly what the lawyer tells him to do. The much younger Nippers has the opposite problem that Turkey has and he cannot work well in the morning because Nippers needs time to get adjusted for work. At first, Bartelby looks to be the least free scrivener at work because he would work nonstop throughout the day without even taking a lunch break but as the story progressed the reader would see that this is untrue. Bartelby on several occasions refuses to do work for the lawyer and eventually stops writing all together. The lawyer is very curious with BartelbyÃ¢â¬â¢s response and actually seems to admire his unyielding response to looking over copies. Ã¢â¬Å"His steadiness, his freedom from all dissipation, his incessant industryÃ¢â¬ ¦his great stillness, his unalter- ableness of demeanor under all circumstances, made him a valuable acquisitionÃ¢â¬ (Melville 19). BartelbyÃ¢â¬â¢s decision to quit writing demonstrates his desire to become free from the tediousness of writing. Bartelby, however, cannot handle this freedom being captive by writing for so long. He needs to make choices with his freedom and he really didnÃ¢â¬â¢t know what to do with his life. This is why he stayed in the office until he was thrown in jail and then died of starvation because he refused to eat. Bartelby couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t decide what to do with his life without writing and it led to his death. The lesson learned about freedom from this story is that complete freedom means complete loneliness and helplessness. BarthesÃ¢â¬â¢ Ã¢â¬Å"Death of the AuthorÃ¢â¬ combines writing and freedom together in order to express how certain writings should be interpreted. Barthes explains to his readers that Ã¢â¬Å"a text is not a line of words releasing a single Ã¢â¬ËTheologicalÃ¢â¬â¢ meaning but a multi-dimensional space in which variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clashÃ¢â¬ (Barthes 146). This quote iterates that the author does not come up with a work that is truly original but takes aspects of different works to create his own. Barthes emphasizes that the author should not instill his own opinions in his work but rather allow the reader to have the freedom to come up with his own interpretation. This is where freedom intertwines with writing. The author must give up control of his work and allow the reader to take authority and decide what exactly is meant be the work. But also, the authorÃ¢â¬â¢s duty is to limit how much is actually expressed in the text. Ã¢â¬Å"To give a text an Author is to impose a limit on that text, to furnish it with a final signified, to close the writingÃ¢â¬ (Barthes 147). The readers must separate a literary work from the author in order to free the writing from being read only as the authorÃ¢â¬â¢s opinion. Every work of writing contains multiple interpretations. Barthes compares text to textiles by explaining that Ã¢â¬Å"everything is to be disentangled, nothing deciphered; the structure can be followed, Ã¢â¬ËrunÃ¢â¬â¢ (like the thread of a stocking) at every point and at every level, but there is nothing beneathÃ¢â¬ (Barthes 147). This quote explains that much of writing read through thoroughly but conclusions donÃ¢â¬â¢t necessary need to be drawn. Reading a work is much different than figuring out a puzzle. To truly grasp writing, a reader must capture the actual literature and realize exactly what each word in the writing is trying to express. The meaning of the work is derived from the ideas of the reader, rather than the thoughts of the writer. The reader has the freedom to capture whatever meaning he desires from a work of writing. Barthes explains that the author cannot put his own opinions into his own work because the reader must come up with his own interpretation of the work. MelvilleÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Å"Bartelby and the ScrivenerÃ¢â¬ emphasizes this concept by showing the role of a scrivener, who only copies documents and puts nothing of himself into it. Bartelby feels like his life has been wasted just copying documents and finally decides to quit writing. Once Bartelby loses his will to write, he completely loses his will to do anything of importance, even eat. Writing must be entangled like threads of a cloth, and the author must place a limit on how much can be inferred from the text. Bartelby is not an author but only a scriptor because he is not performing art by copying legal documents. This explains why Bartelby believes his life is useless because he wasted it away copying documents. Works Cited Barthes, Melville. Ã¢â¬Å"Death of an Author.Ã¢â¬ 1977. Melville, Herman. Ã¢â¬Å"Bartelby the Scrivener.Ã¢â¬ 1870.
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Chapter 1: The Invention of Writing - From the early Paleolithic to the Neolithic period (35,000 BC to 4,000 BC), early Africans and Europeans left paintings in caves, including the Lascaux caves in Southern France. - Early pictures were made for survival and for utilitarian and ritualistic purposes. - Petroglyphs are carved or scratched signs on rock. - These images became symbols for what would be the first spokenlanguage. - Cuneiform Ã¢â¬â Wedged shaped writing, created in 3000BC. Started as pictographs. - With the discovery of cuneiform, there was a knowledge explosion, where libraries were organized filling with tablets about religion, mathematics, and history. Writing enabled society to stabilize itself, and laws wereÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦- Chinese is thought to have been invented by Tsang Chieh, who was inspired to invent writing after studying the claw marks of birds. - Chinese characters are logograms meaning that each character represents an entire word (like $ = dollar). - Paper, a Chinese invention, is attributed with the high government official TsÃ¢â¬â¢ai Lun. - TsÃ¢â¬â¢ai LunÃ¢â¬â¢s method of making paper was unchanged until nineteenth century England. - After the invention of paper, the Chinese also began to use it for wrapping presents, wallpaper, napkins and toilet paper. - Printing was invented by the Chinese. - The first method of printing was block printing, using stamps. - Rubbings were also made by carving words into stone, then inking the stone and making a print on a piece of paper. This is also known as relief printing. - The oldest surviving printed manuscript is the Diamond Sutra. - Around 1000AD, paper money was printed. - An early form of Chinese graphic design was playing cards. - In 1045 AD, Chinese alchemist Pi Sheng developed movable type, using clay and glue. - Because types are not moveable, characters were organized by rhyme. - Moveable type never replaced the handcut woodblock of the orient. - The invention of paper and printing arrived in Europe just as the Renaissance began. Chapter 4: Illuminated Manuscripts - Hand-written books are referred to as Illuminated Manuscripts. - Two notable traditions of illuminated
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Ricardo Justin Ballinas Sue Wright, M.A. English 1301-Composition M-W 1:30 pm Ã¢â¬â 2:50 pm Ricardo Ballinas Addiction: A Three Part Disease October 1st, 2012 Sue Wright Addiction: A Three Part Disease Addiction can be separated into three categories: mind (neurological), body (physical), and spirit (psychological). Within in this breakdown addiction can possibly be explained and properly understood. In order to better understand addiction as a disease as opposed to a moral dilemma it first must be broken down. First you must look at the way in which the chemicals affect the brain. The first attempt at partaking in any mind altering substance can be looked at as a choice to the individual. However what happens after that firstÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦It is believed that certain individuals are predisposed or vulnerable to addiction based on biological, psychological and social influences. The euphoric high produced by many addictive substances is the result of overstimulation of the Ã¢â¬Å"pleasure centerÃ¢â¬ of the brain. This is the same area that controls emotions, fear, self-control and overall feelings of wellness. The presence of these foreign chemicals creates a response that the brain will crave as soon as it fades. The brainÃ¢â¬â¢s chemistry works against its own health, as it rewires its decision making faculties around the primary goal of finding and taking more of the drugÃ¢â¬ (1). Many people mistakenly believe that psychological addiction is somehow less serious or real than physical addiction. The psychological aspects of addiction are much more challenging to repair and recover from than the physical addiction. Psychological addiction can last for years or even a lifetime. The biological aspect of addiction takes into account the genetic and inherited components of addiction, as well as the effects of addiction on the body itself. 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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Question: Discuss about the Organizational Citizenship Behaviors System. Answer: Introduction: Established in 1997, DSS has been providing consultation services to small school districts. In 1990s, the company saw a good growth and to manage the work the company divided its work into four major departments that was Procurement and Systems, Information Technology, Contract Negotiation, and Facilities Planning handled by department heads. In 2005, the leadership of the company fell into new hands as founders were losing their involvement in the company. Also, with the changing work demands new and expanded work areas was in demand and this led to change in the strategy of DSS. Meg Cooke become the CEO of the company and she decided to increase the companys work are to the larger district. The case presented here resolves the issue between Ms. Chris Peterson and Ms. Meg Crook. A project on which Chris and her team have worked very hard is asked to be discontinued by the CEO of the company Meg Crook (Ancona, Caldwell, 2010). Chris has been given a choice of leading the group in new directions or select the role of the functional specialist in IT. As an employee and as a leader it is crucial to understand various attributes of the organization and skills of Chris in relation with the organizational behavior and human resource development. It is on Chris to select the position she wants to be with DSS and what option would suit her best (Andrews, 2015). Point of Views As the CEO of the company Meg Crook has to integrate the new marketing strategies with the services provided by the consulting firm (Bambacas, 2010). Meg Crook took the decision to discontinue the project on which Chris Peterson was working and offered her other two options to select. If one is in place of Chris Peterson, one should analyze the situation and the factors which resulted in such decision that Meg Crook took about Chriss project. To analyze the factors, a SWOT Analysis will be we very beneficial (Erkutlu, 2011). If I have been in place of the CEO Meg Crook then, I would have at least given a chance to Chris Peterson and her team to once again go through the project and try to solve whatever minor faults it has. As a CEO wherever possible I should have given my output and then taken a decision about continuing or discontinuing the project. SWOT Analysis Chris Petersons leadership skills are quite extraordinary which is reflected in the way she selected the team. She does not lose her control even in the hard situation like in the situation of growing misunderstanding between the team members she took them out and gave them time to de-stress and then think for the solution of the problem. Her leadership quality is acknowledged by Meg Crook the CEO of the company also, therefore, she was given many perks (Harrison, 2017). If referred to weaknesses, then the lack of enthusiasm of the team was the main weakness or drawback in the project. Chris negligence on the happenings of the market and updating on the strategies required for the companys growth affected the development of the project. There was a lack of communication between the Meg and Chris otherwise Meg would have given some guidance for a better strategized project (McClendon, 2013). Chris had so many perks which she should have used to develop a large scale project that would have been in favor of the growth of the company. With her leadership skills, she has a chance to enhance the morale of her team and decide to move in a different direction and develop projects that match the new business strategies of the company. With better communication skills Chris can use the support of other members of the consultation firms and produce a better plan (Robinson-Walker, 2015). The team will get demotivated from the discontinuation of the project as the team has put a lot of efforts on the project development. The team members may lose their confidence on Chris as a leader who will affect her decision that she will take of either of the options she was given. During the project development the team of the firm members of Chris has not kept any communication with other members of the firm and their negligence was reflected in the lack of support, this may continue further as people may become reluctant towards the team members (Sandoff, Nilsson, 2016). After analyzing the factors associated with the organization and leadership process of Chris Peterson, it is clear that the situation is not very favorable for her and her team, but with her leadership skills and the way she handles the situations, there will no problem for her to handle this situation also. Analysis and Action Plan Chris Peterson has been provided with two options, and according to Meg Crook, both options are good for her to opt. It is important to analyze both the options and then decide which option suits Chris Peterson better. The first option is to lead the group to a new direction, that means the same team but a new theme, a new project, and new strategies (Schwarz, 2013). This option is better for Chris as she will pursue her position as the leader of the team which she has gathered will lot of thinking process. Though this team may get demotivated as their team efforts were not acknowledged, under the guidance of Chris they can develop better projects for the consultation firm. The negatives of choosing this option for Chris will be the requirement of success that will have to achieve to prove her skills. She has to start a fresh and totally new project that means starting from the scratch. The team may not be ready to become her teams part (Young, 2016). Another option given to Chris was to change her field of work and become function specialist in IT. The positives of this option are that Chris can explore a new field of work that will enhance her knowledge. She will be able to forget the loss of efforts she faced in the current project. With new people and new field, she may generate better projects for the company (Andrews, 2015). Though it is a good option for Chris to select, there are reasons that may not go well for her. This option means to learn everything from starting, so she will lose her leadership position and become a subordinate. This is not the field she excels in, therefore; the result can be a total wrong position for her to accept. After analyzing both options pros and cons, it is analyzed that the first option of taking a new direction of work for the team is better suited Chris Peterson, and as well as to the company as she is an asset for the company (Bambacas, 2010). Conclusion Meg Crook as a CEO of DSS has the responsibility to retain good employs in the company and select projects that help in the growth of the company. She gave two options to Chris Peterson after she discontinued the project that Chris Peterson was working on so that a hard working employee and her team remain in the firm and they are made aware of the expectation company have from them. Chris, on the other hand, has to prove her skills and talent as a leader to maintain her leadership in the organization. Chris had two options and after analyzing all the factors and pros and cons of the options given to her it is concluded that she should select the option of continuing her leadership and take a new direction for her and her team members. Recommendation She could take a new direction with her team She can use her project experience for better prospects in future Chris should work on her communication skill She could take this as an opportunity to prove her caliber Chris can learn about a new field that will add to her career prospective Company is expanding its working area to larger districts which can give bright future to Chris Chris has some great leadership skills which she can utilize in exploring a better team References Ancona, D., Caldwell, D. (2010). Chris Peterson at DSS Consulating, 1-8. Andrews, C. (2015). Embedded Librarianship. The International Journal Of Educational Organization And Leadership, 22(2), 1-14. Bambacas, M. (2010). Organizational handling of careers influences managers' organizational commitment. Journal Of Management Development, 29(9), 807-827. Erkutlu, H. (2011). The moderating role of organizational culture in the relationship between organizational justice and organizational citizenship behaviors. Leadership Organization Development Journal, 32(6), 532-554. Harrison, R. (2017). Leadership, leadership development and all that jazz. Leadership, 13(1), 81-99. McClendon, L. (2013). The Synergist: How to Lead Your Team to Predictable Successby Les McKeown. Organization Management Journal, 10(3), 209-210. Robinson-Walker, C. (2015). Whos Working Harder?.Nurse Leader, 13(2), 12-20. Sandoff, M., Nilsson, K. (2016). How staff experience teamwork challenges in a new organizational structure. Team Performance Management: An International Journal, 22(7/8), 415-427. Schwarz, R. (2013). How Well Does Your Leadership Team Really Work?.Leader To Leader, 2014(71), 54-59. Young, M. (2016). 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Monday, December 2, 2019
Mies Van Der Rohe by Expert Hyperwriter | 14 Dec 2016 Clarity, logic and order; these are the main principles that describe Mies van der Rohes style. This was because he believed that these traits were essential in the creation of order in an otherwise desperate confusion (Whitman, 1969). Need essay sample on "Mies Van Der Rohe" topic? We will write a custom essay sample specifically for you Proceed Mies van der Rohe is known for his Less in More approach to architecture that emphasized on the integrity of the structure and the authenticity of the materials. The overall objective was the effective creation and utilization of space. He has been quoted as saying that Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space (Whitman, 1969). During his architectural life, Mies has been credited with the creation of monumental architecture (Great Buildings, 2008). Born in 1886 in Aachen, Germany, Mies van der Rohe rose from humble beginning to go down in history as the father of modern architecture. His father was a master stone mason and until he was 19, he trained with his father. In Berlin, he was privileged to work for Paul Bruno, a furniture designer and architect. From 1908 to 1912, he worked for Peter Behrens (Great Buildings, 2008). It was under the stewardship of Behrens that Mies developed his keen interest in Prussian classicism, Russian constructivism and advanced structure techniques. He also developed his glass and steel design style from Karl F. Schinkels lintel construction. From there on he opened his own practice. College Students Very Often Tell EssayLab specialists: Who wants to write essay for me? Specialists suggest: Your Academic Success Is Our Goal What probably catapulted him into the limelight was the 1921 Fridrichstrasse skyscraper which he designed for a competition. Albeit it was built, it played the role of a critical in forecasting his future with breathtaking skyscrapers. The 20s was a defining period for him as he was involved with organizations that supported modern art. He was also responsible for the introduction of ribbon windows to the architecture world; a concept hat has since been widely embraced (Whitman, 1969). One of his most famous buildings is the German Pavilion of 1929 that was a mark of his superior creative ability. Its marble and glass walls were could be moved about as they did not support the pavilions wall. The concept of seamless space use was fully explored. This particular piece of work was an expression of skin and bone clarity, something that was synonymous with Mies work (Design Boom, 2008). The economic slump that faced Germany saw a sharp decline in the building rate, and this lead to the relocation of Mies to The United States in 1937 and his reputation had preceded him. This marked the second phase of his career as an architect although he stayed true to his style. The Farnsworth House was said to be the most radically minimalist house ever designed that propagated his flexible and open use of space concept. In 1951 the designed twin Towers in Chicago was completed and this led to the onset of a string of skyscrapers in New York, Detroit among other major US cities. However, it was in 1954 that the skyscraper masterpiece of all time, the Seagram Building, was created (Design Boom, 2008). Undoubtedly, Mies has had considerable influence on the direction of modern architecture. Ever since his presence began being noticed after World War II, Mies has been of a forward trend in gaining popularity. His structures have been known, admired and highly appreciated for their simplicity and uniqueness. His works demonstrated a deep understanding of the importance of keen craftsmanship and attention to detail. Maybe this was a reflection of himself; he was an exquisite but conservative dresser who loved to dine and wine. In essence, Mies style is deliberately, simple, clear and reasonable. He said many at times that his architecture was so that anybody could pull off. His intention was that the building created would be a true statement of its times (Whitman, 2008). For example, he thought that the George Washington Bridge, New York was a bold representation of a structural period. Despite the fact that the building was proportionally grand, its structure was not concealed by ornamentation. His love for simplicity in architecture emphasized on the importance of grasping the fundamentals and that any material could be made into whatever one needed it to be and that the newest of materials were not necessarily the most superior. Mies has been criticized of being arrogant of that fact that the many glasses he uses lead to excessive solar exposure. He has also been accused of making his structures appear machine made, rather than the hand made structures that they really are. Some have dubbed his work as less is a bore. He has also been accused of being indifferent to the cause of the buildings of those surrounding his (Architect, 2008). In my opinion, despite the fact that Mies had not formal academic training as an architect, he was undoubtedly a genius in the design and innovation of imposing 20th century structure, an era that in dominantly technological. Although he did not get formal architectural training, I believe that it was maybe his interest in philosophy that formed the basis of his style. But what is very clear about Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe is that his architectural style is here to stay. WORKS CITED Architect (2008). 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