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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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Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning
Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, and Meaning
by Leland M Roth
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This best-selling, illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, explaining the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in a way that is both accessible and engaging. The long-awaited second edition... (read more)

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
by Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
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Although I am not an architect, I keep this book on my bedside table at all times, so that I can pick it up and read about how the world should be, according to Christopher Alexander. The world is made of "patterns" that work organically. These patterns... (read more)

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Ten Books on Architecture
Ten Books on Architecture
by Vitruvius
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The oldest and most influential book ever written on architecture, this volume served as a guide to Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and countless others. It describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion as well as... (read more)

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The Classical Language of Architecture
The Classical Language of Architecture
by John Summerson
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Classical architecture is a visual "language" and like any other language has its own grammatical rules. Classical buildings as widely spaced in time as a Roman temple, an Italian Renaissance palace and a Regency house all show an... (read more)

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Gardens By Design (05 Edition)
Gardens By Design (05 Edition)
by Kingsbury
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Filled with tips and ideas from some of the world's top garden designers suchas Beth Chatto, Piet Oudolf, Isabelle Greene, and James Van Sweden, this bookwill inspire the reader to create their own garden oasis. Includes photos andgarden plans.... (read more)

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Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
by Karen Kingston
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If you want your home to be a clean, clutter-free space but have difficulty getting rid of unneeded belongings and unwanted gifts, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui is the book for you; fifty pages in and you'll be eager to put the book down and start... (read more)

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Bernini (65 Edition)
Bernini (65 Edition)
by Howard Hibbard
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Sculptor and architect Bernini was the virtual creator and greatest exponent of Baroque in 17th century Italy. He has left his greatest mark on Rome where Papal patronage provided him with enormous architectural commissions.... (read more)

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Living Color: Master Lin Yun's Guide to Feng Shui and the Art of Color
Living Color: Master Lin Yun's Guide to Feng Shui and the Art of Color
by Sarah Rossbach
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Colors are key to the Chinese art of feng shui ("Fung Shway"), a system of placement whose simplicity and ecological good sense have struck such a chord recently in the West. Now Lin Yun and Sarah Rossbach, well known for their introduction to the West... (read more)

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The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
by Sarah Susanka
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This best-seller was met with an extraordinary response when it was published in 1998. In it, visionary architect Sarah Susanka embraced the notion of smaller, simpler shelters that better meet the needs of the way we live today. The book created a... (read more)

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Interior Graphic Standards, Student Edition (2ND 12 Edition)
Interior Graphic Standards, Student Edition (2ND 12 Edition)
by Corky Binggeli
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The new student edition of the definitive reference on architectural interiors Interior Graphic Standards, Student Edition is a carefully edited treatment of the authoritative Interior Graphic Standards Professional Edition. Designed and organized to... (read more)

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Interior Design a Survey (07 Edition)
Interior Design a Survey (07 Edition)
by Corky Binggeli
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Get a comprehensive introduction to the profession of interior design. Today's interior designer is a professional who understands and practices the principles of good design and calls upon a wide range of other abilities, from interpersonal skills in... (read more)

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The Seattle Bungalow: People and Houses, 1900-1940
The Seattle Bungalow: People and Houses, 1900-1940
by Janet Ore
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In the early twentieth century, the appearance of new houses across the United States shifted dramatically. Rejecting the elaborate decoration and complexity of Victorian homes, these new houses featured open, parlorless interiors and a minimalist... (read more)

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Materials for Interior Environments
Materials for Interior Environments
by Corky Binggeli
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know your materials There are thousands of products available for use in interior environments, each one with its particular advantages and disadvantages. Given the number of possibilities, the process of selecting the right materials can be daunting... (read more)

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Close-Up: How to Read the American City (Phoenix Book; P863)
Close-Up: How to Read the American City (Phoenix Book; P863)
by Grady Clay
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"Grady Clay looks hard at the landscape, finding out who built what and why, noticing who participates in a city's success and who gets left in a 'sink,' or depressed (often literally) area. Clay doesn't stay in the city; he looks at industrial towns... (read more)

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A Global History of Architecture
A Global History of Architecture
by Francis D Ching
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Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, even architectural historians who do not teach general survey courses are likely to enjoy and appreciate it." —Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of... (read more)

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Landscape Surveying (2ND 12 Edition)
Landscape Surveying (2ND 12 Edition)
by Harry L. Field
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Accessible and user-friendly, LANDSCAPE SURVEYING, Second Edition prepares students to easily apply the principles and methods of surveying in a variety of occupational settings. Through illustrations, examples, and sample problems, students will not... (read more)

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Problem Seeking: Arch. Prog. Primer (5TH 12 Edition)
Problem Seeking: Arch. Prog. Primer (5TH 12 Edition)
by William Pena
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The classic programming guide for architects and clients¿¿—fully updated and revised Architectural programming is a team effort that requires close cooperation between architects and their clients. Problem Seeking, Fifth Edition lays out... (read more)

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Landscape Graphics Rev Edition Plan Section &
Landscape Graphics Rev Edition Plan Section &
by Grant W Reid
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 207) and index.... (read more)

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World Architecture ((3RD)13 Edition)
World Architecture ((3RD)13 Edition)
by Ingersoll
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Spiro Kostof's groundbreaking work, A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals, helped to reshape the study of architectural history. His book extended beyond the discussion of great monuments to find connections with ordinary dwellings, urbanism... (read more)

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