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The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
by Kate Ascher
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A gorgeous graphic tour of the inner workings of skyscrapers—from the author of The Works Indispensable and unforgettable, The Heights is the ultimate guide to the way skyscrapers work—from the bases of their foundations to the peaks of their... (read more)

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Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing
Invention by Design: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing
by Henry Petroski
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This book offers an insider's look at the political and cultural dimensions of design, development, and production, and reaffirms Petroski as the master explicator of the principles and processes that turn thoughts into the many things that define our... (read more)

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Graphic Guide To Frame Construction Rev Edition
Graphic Guide To Frame Construction Rev Edition
by Rob Thallon
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Rob Thallon, architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon, is the author of the bestselling series of guides: "Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, Graphic Guide to Site Construction, and Graphic Guide to Interior Details.... (read more)

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To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
by Henry Petroski
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How did a simple design error cause one of the great disasters of the 1980s — the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel? What made the graceful and innovative Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist apart in a mild wind in 1940? How... (read more)

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Wood Houses
Wood Houses
by Loft Publications
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Unique and inspiring examples of how wood has been used to build homes around the world. While wood has been used in construction for thousands of years, researchers are still developing innovative systems to strengthen the role of wood as a sustainable... (read more)

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The Elements of Modern Architecture: Understanding Contemporary Buildings
The Elements of Modern Architecture: Understanding Contemporary Buildings
by Antony Radford
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After a period in which computation-derived architecture--driven by digital design tools, data analysis, and new formal expression--has thrived, students and their teachers have returned to age-old techniques before employing the digital tools that are a... (read more)

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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction (For Pros By Pros)
Graphic Guide to Frame Construction (For Pros By Pros)
by Rob Thallon
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Here for the first time is a complete visual handbook designed for architects, builders, students, and anyone else interested in wood-frame construction. Inside you'll find hundreds of meticulous drawings illustrating every detail you might ever want to... (read more)

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Underground
Underground
by David Macaulay
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"A straightforward yet fascinating description of the labyrinth beneath the feet of any city dweller. And what a complex covered world David Macaulay reveals! He invents an intersection of two streets and proceeds to show what we all might find if we... (read more)

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Materials for Design 2
Materials for Design 2
by Patrick Rand
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As architecture and design programs throughout the world break out of the classroom and adopt the holistic methods of design/build programs, the need for a textbook that bridges the gap between construction materials and design sensibility is sorely... (read more)

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Structures: The Way Things Are Built
Structures: The Way Things Are Built
by Nigel Hawkes
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The Fascinating Stories Behind the World's Most Extraordinary Feats of Building "Informative, enlightening, [with] brisk prose and striking color photos and diagrams." —Parade Magazine From the ancient to the modern, from the... (read more)

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Construction - Craft to Industry
Construction - Craft to Industry
by Gyula Sebestyen
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This book provides a unique and comprehensive survey of changes and trends in the construction industry focusing on the post-war years and emphasizing their contemporary and future relevance.... (read more)

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The World of Department Stores
The World of Department Stores
by Jan Whitaker
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A revealing look at the fashion revolution of the 1960s and andrsquo;70s through the groundbreaking, hip, and now-legendary London emporium Biba, this book looks at andldquo;the most beautiful store in the world.andrdquo; Biba, founded in 1963 by... (read more)

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Colossal: Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal
Colossal: Engineering the Suez Canal, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Panama Canal
by Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
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In this generously illustrated book, acclaimed Berkeley art historian Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby gives us the definitive account of a history that leads from Napoleon's encounter with the gigantic monuments of ancient Egypt to the building of the wonders of... (read more)

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City Houses
City Houses
by Francesc Zamora
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City-living can present certain limitations. However, in the book you have between your hands, architects overcome the challenge of building unique homes in the middle of a sea of houses.... (read more)

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Design and Construction of Wood Framed Buildings
Design and Construction of Wood Framed Buildings
by Morton Newman
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A guide offering a graphic medium of communication among architects, engineers, and contractors, with some 350 b&w design details and diagrams. Covers structural engineering design loads, general framing, and roof, floor, and wall designs, plus UBC... (read more)

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Technics & Architecture: The Development of Materials & Systems for Buildings
Technics & Architecture: The Development of Materials & Systems for Buildings
by Cecil D Elliott
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In this richly illustrated history Cecil Elliott focuses on a neglected aspect of architecture, the tecnics of building form. Concentrating on developments in Europe and North America from the Industrial Revolution to the present, he surveys the ways in... (read more)

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Architecture in Detail
Architecture in Detail
by Oscar Riera Ojeda
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Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer. He is the creator of many architectural books including the Single Building series, Ten Houses series, Contemporary World Architects series, and Architecture in Detail.... (read more)

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Material Strategies
Material Strategies
by Blaine Brownell
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Blaine Brownell's best-selling Transmaterial series has introduced designers to hundreds of emergent materials that have the potential to transform our built environment. In our new Architecture Brief, Material Strategies, Brownell shows architects how... (read more)

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Brick
Brick
by William Hall
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Brick... (read more)

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Re-Use Architecture
Re-Use Architecture
by Chris Van Uffelen
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Economic and societal transitions have left many buildings redundant and numerous structures are waiting to be put to new uses. Due in part to an increasing awareness of ecological issues, but mainly thanks to the esteem currently enjoyed by any sort of... (read more)

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