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At Home: A Short History of Private Life
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
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There is nothing on this planet that Bryson cannot make fascinating. In his hands, exploring the minutiae of his house becomes an adventure. (Granted, his house is a Victorian vicarage in Norfolk, England.) At Home is a joyful, chatty dip into the... (read more)

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Keeping Time : the History and Theory of Preservation in America (3RD 06 Edition)
Keeping Time : the History and Theory of Preservation in America (3RD 06 Edition)
by William J. Murtagh
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WILLIAM J. MURTAGH has held pivotal positions in the field of historic preservation for almost fifty years. He served as the first keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, Department of the Interior; and was vice president of the National... (read more)

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The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness
by Alain de Botton
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What makes for a good life, or a beautiful one, or, perhaps most important, a meaningful one? Throughout history most of us have looked to our faith, our relationships, or our deeds for the answer. But in A Significant Life, philosopher Todd May offers... (read more)

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Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning (3RD 14 Edition)
Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning (3RD 14 Edition)
by Leland M. Roth
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"A versatile main text that works well for both general humanities courses and more advanced classes in architectural history." —Dr. David Seamon, Professor of Architecture, Kansas State University "Powerful and Moving." —Judith Cushman... (read more)

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Frank Lloyd Wright S Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece
Frank Lloyd Wright S Robie House: The Illustrated Story of an Architectural Masterpiece
by Donald Hoffmann
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Frank Lloyd Wright firmly believed that "life could be formed anew if new form could be brought to its setting, architecture." His revolt against customary architectural design was shared by rugged individualist Fred C. Robie, who chose Wright to build... (read more)

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Portfolio : Architectural Student's Handbook (03 Edition)
Portfolio : Architectural Student's Handbook (03 Edition)
by Ruediray
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Katerina Rüedi Ray is the Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University. From 1996 to 2002 she was the Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She studied architecture at the Architectural... (read more)

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Interior Design Materials and Specifications (2ND 13 Edition)
Interior Design Materials and Specifications (2ND 13 Edition)
by Lisa Godsey
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This complete guide to the selection of materials for interiors has been updated to reflect recent changes to the industry. Written from the viewpoint of the working designer, Interior Design: Materials and Specifications describes each material's... (read more)

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Variations on a Theme Park : the New American City and the End of Public Space (92 Edition)
Variations on a Theme Park : the New American City and the End of Public Space (92 Edition)
by Michael (ed.) Sorkin
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"A fascinating account of the various kinds of manipulated but very real places in America today, this book is a model of cultural richness, strong critique, and vibrant history."--Gwendolyn Wright, author of Building the Dream: A Social History of... (read more)

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Modern Landscape Architecture: A Critical Review
Modern Landscape Architecture: A Critical Review
by Marc Treib
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These twenty-two essays provide a rich forum for assessing the tenets, accomplishments, and limits of modernism in landscape architecture and for formulating ideas about possible directions for the future of the discipline.During the 1930s Garrett Eckbo,... (read more)

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Programs and Manifestos on 20TH-century Architecture (70 Edition)
Programs and Manifestos on 20TH-century Architecture (70 Edition)
by Ulrich Conrads
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The present volume offers eloquent testimony that many of the master builders of this century have held passionate convictions regarding the philosophic and social basis of their art. Nearly every important development in the modern architectural... (read more)

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Western Architecture: From Ancient Greece to the Present (World of Art)
Western Architecture: From Ancient Greece to the Present (World of Art)
by Ian Sutton
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Western Architecture is an original and far-reaching survey of the history of architecture in Europe and North America, from ancient Greece to the present.... (read more)

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Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926: From Nature To Architecture (03 Edition)
Antoni Gaudi, 1852-1926: From Nature To Architecture (03 Edition)
by Maria Antonietta Crippa
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The Dante of architecture   "Do you want to know where I found my model? An upright tree; it bears its branches and these, in turn, their twigs, and these, in turn, the leaves. And every individual part has been growing harmoniously... (read more)

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Rethinking Architecture : Reader in Cultural Theory (97 Edition)
Rethinking Architecture : Reader in Cultural Theory (97 Edition)
by Neil (ed.) Leach
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Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century. Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities.... (read more)

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Thermal Delight in Architecture
Thermal Delight in Architecture
by Lisa Heschong
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Our thermal environment is as rich in cultural associations as our visual, acoustic, olfactory, and tactile environments. This book explores the potential for using thermal qualities as an expressive element in building design.... (read more)

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Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders (11TH 11 Edition)
Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders (11TH 11 Edition)
by James Ambrose
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The classic reference for structural design and construction—completely revised and updated Approaching its eighth decade as the industry leader, Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders remains the reference of choice for designers and... (read more)

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Designing Commercial Interiors (2ND 07 Edition)
Designing Commercial Interiors (2ND 07 Edition)
by Christine M. Piotrowski
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This guide for students and practitioners covers design issues involved when planning the interiors of various commercial facilities. In addition to office spaces, coverage includes (for example) lodging, retail, healthcare, senior living, and... (read more)

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The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods and Cities
The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods and Cities
by Dolores Hayden
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Long before Betty Friedan wrote about the problem that had no name... (read more)

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Interior Graphic and Design Standards
Interior Graphic and Design Standards
by S C Reznikoff
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Introduction to Graphics Communications for Engineers (B.E.S.T Series)
Introduction to Graphics Communications for Engineers (B.E.S.T Series)
by Gary R Bertoline
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Gary Bertoline is the Associate Vice President for Visualization Computing. He formerly was Department Head and a Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology. He is the co-founder of the Digital Enterprise Center in the School of... (read more)

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A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture
A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture
by Virginia Savage McAlester
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Here at last: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture — in print since its publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched... (read more)

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