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The existence of creation as narrated in the biblical stories has shown that there is advancement in humanity and in many other fields of endeavour. The creativity in art has advanced the economy, social-political and technological development of not only Europe centuries ago, but also in Africa. This advancement was much earlier realized and as a result of centers of creativity which were established to better the lives in their society. With the advancement of time, art decoration which has not been giving position because of arts aesthetical contents, began to generate success not only in the West where it originated from, but also in other continents of the world. The artist including the author and art aesthetics in Nigeria has not only been encouraged this upliftment, but, has gained enough ground to be appreciated. Decoratives are created by the artists; the use of forms embellished with colours has equally been appreciated in Nigeria and the societies of the world. The usefulness of decoration has been extended for both interior and exterior decorations for beautification and for other forms to solve other human endeavours.


The present paper dwells on the complex representation of the Indian slums in Katherine Boo’s 2012 novel Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Leaving behind the conventional oversentimentalised and over-optimistic literary and cinematographic depictions, the writer places her text on the boundary between fiction and journalism, discussing poverty, inequality, hope and despair in one of the most surprising cities of the globalised world, from a new perspective.

within this framework, and do so through the identification and discussion of five key trends: 1) fragmentation, 2) digitalization, 3) Nordic inspiration, 4) redefinition of the political and 5) beautification. The trends were identified through an analytical approach, drawing on the combination of several methods and data sources. Market statistics for the last decade suggest patterns of change in sales, readership and publication structures; interviews with readers and editors might, from different angles, contribute to explain the changes; and content analysis


In recent years, with the rapid development of human civilization, a variety of environmental problems have emerged. As the most important natural ecological system of terrestrial ecosystems, forest ecosystem plays a significant role in protecting the environment and beautifying cities. The landscape planning and design of botanical gardens is of great significance to the maintenance of the urban forest ecosystem. Taking the Nanshan botanical garden as the research object, this paper analysed the present situation of the garden and carried out the vegetation landscape planning transformation on it from the perspective of landscape ecology. Then, the landscape hierarchy analysis method was used to evaluate the landscape after the transformation, the results of which suggested that the comprehensive evaluation of the garden was the highest when the plant landscape was diversified and the structure level was reasonable, which provided a reference for the optimization of the urban forest ecosystem.


The potential for geotourism and mining heritage of some landscapes in parts of Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa and Kwara states in central Nigeria were studied and compiled. The result show that geological endowments range from insalbergs, flood basalts and dome structures, which presents natural landscape for tourism. The quartzite ridges of the Oreke area in Ilorin host the Owu Falls of 120m cascading waters, the Kafanchan flood basalts that flowed extensively from the Kagoro hills with extensive columnar jointing creating the prestigious water falls of over 30m all present versed potential for geotourism. Mining activity around the Jos Plateau (Bassa, Jos, Bukuru, Barakin Ladi and Bokkos areas), southern Kaduna (Godogodo and Jagindi) create landscapes that if properly beautified can become tourist landmarks. Adopting and harnessing these landscapes can boost and provide alternative revenue for the affected central.


Artistic talent has been defined in various contexts and registers a variety of meanings, more or less operational. From the perspective of pedagogical intervention, it is imperative understanding artistic talent trough the theoretical models of giftedness and talent. So, the aim of the study is to realize a review of the most popular of the theoretical models of giftedness and talent, with identification of the place of artistic talent and the new meanings that artistic talent has in each one. Research methodology requires a meticulous documentation and access to primary bibliographic sources. The investigation allowed us to notice that most of the models and theories of giftedness explain the phenomenon through its multidimensionality, and in this context the concept of talent is considered or component of giftedness (Feldhusen), or the concepts of giftedness and talent are discussed as synonymous (Tanenbaum, Renzulli, Heller), or the concepts of giftedness and talent are considered as distinct (Gagne). There are authors who approach the concept of giftedness without any mentioning of talent (Gardner, Sternberg). From the contribution of theoretical models of giftedness and talent to understanding of artistic talent we mention: Feldhusen describes the creative-artistic talent in the classification of the talents by their relationship with curriculum areas; Tanenbaum also carries a classification of talent by their contribution to society and considers the artists, the musicians, the actors and the writers as talents that beautifies the world, calling them “surplus talents”; Gagne, who discuss the phenomenon from the perspective of human skills development and who places the giftedness at the potentiality pole and the talent at the performance pole, includes the artistic talent on the list of various types of talents and explain the factors involved in its development; Heller, Ziggler provides explanations of talent development in the light of a new research in the field of expertise, and we can particularly apply to the artistic talent. The results of the present research are the starting point of a personal trail of understanding of artistic talent, indispensable for theoretical and/or applicative approaches of any researcher interested in the psycho-pedagogy of excellence.

parcuri publice din sudul României , Bucharest: Editura SIMETRIA. MEXI, Alexandru and CULESCU, Diana Lavinia, (2018), “Cișmigiu Garden and the Beautification of Culture. The Role of the Vegetation in the Coherence of a Landscaped Ensemble”, Caietele A.R.A. (vol. 8), Bucharest: ARA, pp. 239-246. MEXI, Alexandru and EL-SHAMALI, Salma Amalia (2015), “Cișmigiu Garden in Between Original Design and Further Transformations. A Comparative Study on a Continuously Redesign Process”, Scientific Papers, Series B, Horticulture, Volume LIX, Bucharest, pp. 355-364. MOLDOVAN

Urban Landscape And Beautifying The City By Means Of Its History , Conservation Science In Cultural Heritage, Italy Haaland, C., & van den Bosch, C. K. (2015). Challenges and strategies for urban green-space planning in cities undergoing densification: A review. Urban For. Urban Green ., 14(4), 760–771. . Handal, J. (2006). Rebuilding City Identity Through History: The Case of Bethlehem-Palestine. In Designing Sustainable Cities in the Developing World, edited by Georgia Butina Watson and Roger Zetter (pp. 51


Magazine Journalism’, Brita Ytre-Arne analyses key developments in a selection of Norwegian women’s magazines during the last decade. Based on multiple-data sources and methodologies, she identifies five key trends: fragmentation, digitalization, inspiration, redefinition of the political, and beautification. Her findings are discussed in relation to relevant Nordic journalism research orientations. Magnus Danielsson in ‘Shaming the Devil!’ presents a theory-driven analysis of the performativity of shaming in investigative TV-journalism. His research, based on a study of

perfecting their graphical side, efforts which frequently produced astonishing results. Suffice it to list the Swiss and German topographical maps and school atlases, Polish pre-war topo- graphical maps or many sheets of the International Map of the World 1:1 M. A particularly good example of "beautifying" the map is shading of the land relief, which is probably this graphic activity among those used in cartogra- phy that is closest to art. There is little exaggeration in saying that its precursors were the painters of the Italian Baroque who were masters of 266