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  • A Magyar Nemzeti Bank közgazdasági és monetáris politikai szakkönyvsorozatának 2017-ben megjelent harmadik kötete „A magyar út – Célzott jegybanki politika” című könyv, amelyet a jegybank dolgozói Lehmann Kristóf a Monetáris stratégiai főosztály főosztályvezetője, Palotai Dániel és Virág Barnabás, a jegybank ügyvezető igazgatói szerkesztettek. A Magyar Nemzeti Bank mandátumának megfelelve döntött a szakkönyvsorozat elindításáról, miután törvényi feladatai közé tartozik a hazai pénzügyi kultúra és így a közgazdasági gondolkodás fejlesztése, valamint elsődleges céljának veszélyeztetése nélkül a Kormány gazdaságpolitikájának támogatása is.

    Törvényi feladatainak megfelelve „A magyar út – Célzott jegybanki politika” című kötettel a Magyar Nemzeti Bank a 2013 óta végrehajtott jegybanki intézkedéseket és azok hatásait mutatja be részletesen, miközben átfogó kitekintést ad a központi bankok gyakorlatának elmúlt évtizedben végbement változásairól. A könyv jelentősége abban rejlik, hogy bemutatja az innovatív, megfelelően célzott, olykor nem konvencionálisnak tekintett hazai jegybanki lépések jelentős és tartós eredményeit a gazdaságban. A célzott eszközök a gazdaság sajátosságait és a paradigmaváltást okozó válságtapasztalatokat figyelembe véve, a hagyományos jegybanki megközelítéseket sikeresen kiegészítve hatékonyan kezelték a magyar gazdaság és a pénzügyi rendszer súlyos kihívásait.

  • Asian Lives

    14 900 Ft
    A closer look In 2011, adhering to his mentor Henri Cartier-Bresson’s mantra to ‘photograph the truth’, filmmaker Ishu Patel embarked on a photographic journey through both rural and urban southeast Asia.
    The result is a collection of powerfully thought-provoking photographs, mainly in black and white, that tell a story, seize a moment in life or are a witness to joy, struggle or human dignity. Never political or judgmental, the collection comprises Patel’s homage to the unsung lives of ordinary Asians, many of whom are increasingly overlooked in today’s fast-changing world.
  • A Magyar Nemzeti Bank közgazdasági és monetáris politikai szakkönyvsorozatának negyedik kötete a „Bankok a történelemben: innovációk és válságok” című könyv, amelyet Virág Barnabás és Fábián Gergely, a jegybank ügyvezető igazgatói szerkesztettek. A könyvben a Magyar Nemzeti Bank részletesen bemutatja a mai bankrendszerek evolúciójának főbb mérföldköveit, különös tekintettel az egyes korszakok pénzügyi innovációira és fontosabb gazdaságtörténeti szereplőire.

    A világgazdasági válság következtében jelentkező komplex kihívások új gazdaságpolitikai és pénzügyi válaszokat eredményeztek világszerte. Ezek alaposabb megértéséhez szükség van a korábbi korok bankválságainak és pénzügyi innovációinak megismerésére. A kötetben szereplő tanulmányok az első írásos dokumentumok megszületésétől napjainkig követik nyomon a pénz és a bankok szerepének változásait, bemutatva azokat az innovációkat, amelyek előrevitték a pénzügyek fejlődését, illetve azokat is, amelyek kudarccal végződtek. A könyv nemcsak a bankok kialakulásának és fejlődésének történetét mutatja be, hanem segít eligazodni a pénzügyi rendszert érintő aktuális kihívások, s az arra adandó, napjainkban formálódó válaszok között is.

  • China

    14 900 Ft
    A History in Objects This illustrated introduction to the history of China offers a fresh understanding of China’s progress from the Neolithic age to the present. Told in six chapters arranged chronologically, through art, artefacts, people and places, and richly illustrated with expertly selected objects and artworks, it firmly connects today’s China with its internationally engaged past.
    From the earliest archaeological relics and rituals, through the development of writing and state, to the advent of empire, the author charts China’s transformation from ancient civilization into the world’s most populous nation and influential economy, offering the reader a myriad historical insights and cultural treasures along the way. This accessible book presents an eclectic mix of materials including Chinese theatre, the decorative arts, costume, jewelry and furniture-making, running through to the most recent diffusion of Chinese culture. Published to coincide with the reopening of the British Museum’s Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery of China and South Asia, this book will stimulate, fascinate and inform anyone interested in one of the greatest and most influential nations of the modern world.
  • Chinese Silks

    28 000 Ft
    Over the past fifty years, archaeological explorations in China have unearthed a wealth of textile materials, some dating as far back as five thousand years. In this magnificently researched and illustrated book, preeminent Western and Chinese scholars draw upon these spectacular discoveries to provide the most thorough account of the history of silk ever written. Encyclopedic in breadth, the volume presents a chronological history of silk from a variety of perspectives, including archaeological, technological, art historical, and aesthetic. The contributors explore the range of uses for silk, from the everyday to the sublime. By directly connecting recently found textile artifacts to specific references in China's vast historical literature, they illuminate the evolution of silk making and the driving social forces that have inspired the creation of innovative textiles through the millennia. Dieter Kuhn is professor emeritus of sinology, University of Würzburg, Germany. James C. Y. Watt is Brooke Russell Astor Chairman Emeritus, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Chen Juanjuan was senior research fellow, Palace Museum, Beijing. Huang Nengfu is professor at the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing. Li Wenying is deputy director, Xinjiang Institute of Archaeology. Peng Hao is professor of archaeology, Wuhan University, and senior research fellow at Jingzhou Museum, Hubei. Zhao Feng is vice director, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou; director, Chinese Centre for Textile Identification and Conservation, Hangzhou; and professor of textile and costume history, Donghua University, Shanghai.
  • The road to sustainable economic convergence

    Competitiveness and Growth is the second volume of the book series of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank on economics and monetary policy. It was published in 2016 and edited by Dániel Palotai and Barnabás Virág, Executive Directors of the MNB. The MNB decided on launching this book series in compliance with its mandate, as its statutory tasks include the development of financial literacy and this way economic thinking in Hungary and – without jeopardising its primary objective – the support of the economic policy of the Government.

    Complying with its statutory tasks, with the volume Competitiveness and Growth, the MNB intends to contribute to the collective thinking about sustainable growth and competitiveness. The book provides an overview of domestic and international experiences as well as a comprehensive picture of the most important determinants of economic convergence. In addition, it identifies the areas where progress is the most necessary, and gives proposals for reforms that can contribute to the increasing of competitiveness.

     

  • The book, written by Governor György Matolcsy and entitled Economic Balance and Growth, was published as the first volume of the book series of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank on economics and monetary policy in 2015. The MNB decided on launching this book series in compliance with its mandate, as its statutory tasks include the development of financial literacy and this way economic thinking in Hungary and – without jeopardising its primary objective – the support of the economic policy of the Government.

    Economic Balance and Growth aims at the analytical assessment of a period of special importance, namely the consolidation and stabilisation of the Hungarian economy between 2010 and 2014. Economic Balance and Growthprovides a detailed presentation of all the new economic policy concepts, innovations and instruments that resulted in the success of the Hungarian economy between 2010 and 2014, which was significant from the aspect of economic history as well, achieving fiscal and financial stabilisation, and thus creating the fundamental conditions for sustainable growth.

    The volume provides a complex evaluation of the stabilisation leading to a shift towards growth in a way that it also examines the relevant developments observed in previous decades through the economic policy formula ‘economic balance or growth’. As a result of the sometimes new and innovative measures taken, Hungary has reached an exceptional position in recent years, as its economy is simultaneously characterised by balance and growth, which provides a secure basis for a successful future.

  • A Magyar Nemzeti Bank közgazdasági és monetáris politikai szakkönyvsorozatának első köteteként jelent meg 2015-ben a Matolcsy György jegybankelnök által jegyzett Egyensúly és növekedés. A Magyar Nemzeti Bank mandátumának megfelelve döntött a szakkönyvsorozat elindításáról, miután törvényi feladatai közé tartozik a hazai pénzügyi kultúra és így a közgazdasági gondolkodás fejlesztése, valamint elsődleges céljának veszélyeztetése nélkül a Kormány gazdaságpolitikájának támogatása is.

    Az Egyensúly és növekedés egy kiemelt jelentőségű időszak elemző értékelését célozza, nevezetesen a magyar gazdaság 2010 és 2014 közötti konszolidációját és stabilizációját. Az Egyensúly és növekedés részletesen bemutatja mindazokat az új gazdaságpolitikai elgondolásokat, innovációkat, és eszközöket, amelyek a magyar gazdaság 2010 és 2014 közötti, gazdaságtörténeti szempontból is jelentős sikeréhez vezettek, megvalósítva a költségvetési és pénzügyi stabilizációt, és ezzel a fenntartható növekedés alapfeltételeit.

    A kötet úgy nyújt komplex értékelést a növekedési fordulathoz vezető stabilizációról, hogy az „egyensúly vagy növekedés” gazdaságpolitikai képleten keresztül a korábbi évtizedek releváns folyamatait is megvizsgálja. A meghozott, olykor újszerű és innovatív intézkedéseknek köszönhetően az elmúlt években jutott el egy kivételes helyzetbe Magyarország, miután a gazdaságot egyszerre jellemzi az egyensúly és növekedés, ami biztos alapot biztosít a sikeres jövőhöz.

  • Looking for a tranquil vacation that leaves you relaxed, restored, and uplifted? In this gorgeous guide, TASCHEN gathers the most exquisite and inspirational yoga retreats around the world, from an exotic luxury hotel in Bhutan to a spiritual ashram in India, a farmhouse in Tuscany to a beach resort in Mexico. Highlights include the Parmarth Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh—the birthplace of yoga, one of the holy cities of the Ganges, and a renowned pilgrimage site, where the Beatles attended the Maharishi’s ashram in 1968; and Yogamagic, an eco-retreat in Goa on the gentle Indian Ocean. Italy is not just a destination for the cultural and culinary traveler but also for the dedicated yogi: Il Convento in Tuscany and Santa Maria del Sole in Puglia strike a balance between yoga and the sensual Italian lifestyle. The Esalen Institute in Big Sur is a legendary New Age destination, offering yoga and much more, with over 500 spiritual and physical workshops; while Amansala’s Bikini Boot Campin Tulum, Mexico, combines beach life with yoga classes.

    The editor

    Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.

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    Kristin Rübesamen holds an MA in German and Russian literature, and works as a journalist and author. She contributes to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Süddeutsche Zeitung, and writes a yoga column (“Mattestunde”) for Welt am Sonntag. In 2010 her book Alle sind erleuchtet. Bekenntnisse einer Yoga-Lehrerin (Everyone Is Enlightened. Confessions of a Yoga Teacher) was published by Berlin Verlag. A certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, she lives and teaches in Berlin.
  • An acknowledged master during his lifetime, Hokusai created sublime works during the last thirty years of his life, right up to his death at the age of ninety. Exhibitions since the 1980s have presented his long career as a chronological sequence. This publication, which will coincide with an exhibition at the British Museum, takes a fresh approach based on innovative scholarship: thematic groupings of late works are related to the major spiritual and artistic quests of Hokusai’s life. Hokusai’s personal beliefs are contemplated here through analyses of major brush paintings, drawings, woodblock prints, and illustrated books. The publication gives due attention to the contribution of Hokusai’s daughter Eijo (Oi), also an accomplished artist. Hokusai continually explored the mutability and minutiae of natural phenomena in his art. His late subjects and styles were based on a mastery of eclectic Japanese, Chinese, and European techniques and an encyclopedic knowledge of nature, myth, and history. Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave draws on the finest collections of his work in Japan and around the world, making this the most important publication for years on Hokusai and a uniquely valuable overview of the artist’s late career
  • Hokusai (1760–1849) was an extraordinarily prolific Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e (‘pictures of the floating world’) genre. More than 150 years after his death, his legacy remains as important as any Western painter’s. His work inspired a roll-call of great artists including Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Manet, Degas and Klimt as well as craftsmen and architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright.
    This book features six meticulously crafted pop-ups of some of his most famous works: 'The Great Wave'; 'Chrysanthemums and Horsefly'; 'The Poem of Ariwara no Narihira or Autumn Leaves'; 'Kirituri Waterfall'; 'Phoenix'; and 'A Sudden Gust of Wind'.
  • Japan Style

    12 800 Ft
    This book describes and defines what ‘Japan style’ is. It explores specific achievements in Japanese art and architecture, but also offers an in-depth analysis of the whole of Japanese culture, its vision of the world and of humankind. ‘Japan style’ is something recognizable to everyone: a beautifully arranged flower, an elegant piece of calligraphy or a simple rock garden, but it is also something that is very difficult to define. This book gives the reader the tools to fully understand Japanese art and culture. As Gian Carlo Calza says, the path to understanding and appreciating Japanese culture is slow and long, and in order to develop the right sensibility on the journey, it is imperative that the reader acquires the necessary means. With this in mind, the author reveals and shares his experience in and knowledge of Japanese culture, defining the essence of Japanese style. The book is divided into three main sections. In the first one (‘Irregular Beauty’), the author delineates the different aspects of Japanese culture and draws interesting connections between art, architecture, religion, philosophy and mythology. For example, he explains the aesthetics of the tea ceremony and its relationship to Zen philosophy as well as other subjects such as the function of the void in mythology, Buddhism and the arts. The second part of the book (‘A Feeling of Nature’) follows a chronological path from ancient times to the present explaining more specifically how to interpret the different forms of Japanese art (literature, painting, sculpture, etc.). The third part of the book ('Art Masters') contains short monographs on Japanese masters in the history of Japanese art and culture: Zeami Moto, the creator of "No" theatre; Hokusai, the master of woodblock printing; Yasunai Kawabata and Mishima Yukio, the writers; and the graphic designer, Tanaka Ikko. Calza’s groundbreaking and insightful text is accompanied by 150 colour images of a great variety of examples from Japanese art and culture.
  • The Arts of the Meiji Period From the 1860s to the 1890s, the rise of Japonisme and the Art Nouveau movement meant few could ignore or resist the obsession with all things Japanese. Superbly crafted and often highly decorated Japanese objects—lacquer, metalwork, ceramics, enamels, and other decorative items—stimulated and inspired Western artists and craftsmen to produce their own works. Arts of the Meiji period (1868–1912) were displayed at international exhibitions, in the galleries of influential dealers, and at fashionable stores. Artists from van Gogh, Whistler, Monet, and Edouard Manet to Klimt and Schiele were all, to varying degrees, influenced by the Japanese art. Van Gogh himself stated that he owed his inspiration to Japanese art, but he was probably not conscious of the full extent to which art in Europe had already been influenced by that of Japan.
  • Kimono

    24 900 Ft
    The Art and Evolution of Japanese Fashion The Khalili Collection of kimonos comprises over 200 garments spanning 300 years of Japanese textile artistry. The form of the T-shaped, straight-seamed, front-wrapping kimono has changed very little over the centuries, yet the collection reveals an astonishing variety of designs. In Japanese dress it is the surface decoration that is important and indications of gender, age, status, wealth and taste are expressed through the choice of colour and motif. The garments presented here convey the remarkable creativity of designers who produced works of art that would enfold the wearer. The enormous range of patterns were executed in a complex combination of techniques, with some garments requiring the expert skills of a number of different artisans.
    The Khalili Collection includes formal, semi-formal and informal kimono, underkimono and jackets, worn by women, men and children. Represented are the sophisticated garments of the samurai elite and the affluent merchant classes of the Edo period (1603–1868), the shifting styles and new colour palette of Meiji-period dress (1868–1912) and particularly the bold and dazzling kimono of the Taisho- (1912–26) and early Sho-wa (1926–89) eras, which utilized innovative techniques and drew fresh inspiration from both past traditions and the modern world. Here, an international team of authors examine the art and evolution of the kimono in the historical context of the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, under the editorship of Anna Jackson, Keeper of the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
  • China's explosive urban growth continues to make headlines, illustrated by dramatic shots of the latest commercial or residential buildings, each more outstanding (and often more outlandish) than the next. As the country's new money matures, it is increasingly being redirected from the necessity of industry to the nicety of culture. While the recession has put a damper on plans for new cultural venues in many world cities, museums in China are booming. Once scarce, they have multiplied rapidly, with more than one thousand opening during the last decade. They are now found throughout the country in megacities, smaller urban centers, and even in more remote places like Ordos, Inner Mongolia (in the middle of the Gobi Desert). New Museums in China presents fifty-one of the most innovative museums of the last ten years in beautiful photographs, detailed drawings, and insightful texts based on interviews with an international slate of architects. This spectacular collection makes an excellent survey and sourcebook for architects, art and design enthusiasts, and Sinophiles alike.
  • From Amsterdam to Singapore Martijn Doolaard traded the convenience of a car and the distractions of daily life for a cross-continental cycling journey: a biped adventure that would take him from Amsterdam to Singapore. Leaving behind repetitive routines, One Year on a Bikeindulges in slow travel, the subtlety of a gradually changing landscape, and the lessons learned through traveling. Venturing through Eastern European fields of yellow rapeseed to the intimate hosting culture and community in Iran, One Year on a Bike is a vivid chronicle of what can happen when the norm is pointedly replaced by exceptional self-discoveries and beautiful sceneries. Doolaard shares the gear and knowledge that made his trip possible alongside the passionate curiosities that served as his impetus.
  • In this definitive reference, sophisticated software combines with comprehensive analysis of every aspect of life to represent the world as it really is. Digitally modified maps or cartograms depict the areas and countries of the world not by their physical size, but by their demographic importance on a vast range of subjects, from basic data on population, health, and occupation to how many toys we import and who’s eating the most vegetables. Each territory on a map displays its data geographically, shrinking and expanding in proportion to other areas. The cartograms are organized into topics ranging from Food and Consumables to Pollution and Depletion, and are accompanied by graphs, charts, tables, and full commentaries. This revised edition features sixteen new maps on the world’s religious beliefs and the locat
  • The Magyar Nemzeti Bank published ‘The Hungarian Way – Targeted Central Bank Policy’, the third volume of a series of books dealing with economics and monetary policy, in 2017. The book was edited by Kristóf Lehmann, Head of the Bank’s Monetary Strategy Department, and by Dániel Palotai and Barnabás Virág, two of the Bank’s Executive Directors. The Bank’s statutory duties include to enhance domestic financial literacy, thereby promoting economic thinking, and, without prejudice to its primary objective, to support the government’s economic policy. The decision to launch the special series was made in line with this policy mandate.

    Acting in accordance with its statutory duties, in ‘The Hungarian Way – Targeted Central Bank Policy’ the Magyar Nemzeti Bank gives a detailed account of the policy measures taken since 2013 as well as their effects, while providing a comprehensive overview of the changes in central bank practices over the past decade. The importance of the book lies in the presentation of the significant and lasting results of innovative, adequately targeted or, as they are sometimes viewed, unconventional, domestic central bank measures in the economy. Taking into account the idiosyncrasies of the economy and the experiences of the crisis prompting a paradigm change, the targeted instruments have proved efficient in addressing the severe challenges facing the Hungarian economy and the financial system, successfully complementing the traditional policy approach.

  • The Journey

    19 000 Ft
    Trains have always been the only truly cultivated way to travel. The slower rhythm from departure to arrival, the relaxed glide through the landscape, and the shift between city and country fill rail enthusiasts with great joy and are pleasures waiting to be discovered by the uninitiated. The Journey presents a varied selection of extraordinary travel opportunities by train from around the world. Featuring historic luxury wagons, spectacular panoramic railways, and timeless itineraries, it takes the reader for a ride through breathtaking canyons and romantic scenery. Striking images, informative geographical material, and personal experiences bring these train adventures, which range from the quick three-hour trip to the transcontinental journey lasting several days, to life.