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Victorian Domestic Architectural Plans and Details: 734 Scale Drawings of Doorways, Windows, Staircases, Moldings, Cornices, and Other Elements
Victorian Domestic Architectural Plans and Details: 734 Scale Drawings of Doorways, Windows, Staircases, Moldings, Cornices, and Other Elements
by William T Comstock
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Victorian architecture, with its quirky diversity, eclectic origins, and exuberant ornamentation, continues to exert a strong attraction on today's architects, builders, and homeowners. For those interested in restoring, preserving, or even re-creating... (read more)

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Critical Path
Critical Path
by R. Buckminster Fuller
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R. Buckminster Fuller is regarded as one of the most important figures of the 20th century, renowned for his achievements as an inventor, designer, architect, philosopher, mathematician, and dogged individualist. Perhaps best remembered for the Geodesic... (read more)

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The Landscape of Man: Shaping the Environment from Prehistory to the Present Day
The Landscape of Man: Shaping the Environment from Prehistory to the Present Day
by Geoffrey Jellicoe
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This volume looks at the landscape of 28 cultures, ranging from ancient Mesopotamia to the present day, and shows how the environment is conditioned by the philosophy and religion of each civilization. A selection from Geoffrey Jellicoe's "The Atlanta... (read more)

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Building Construction Illustrated
Building Construction Illustrated
by Francis D K Ching
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The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with the most current information For nearly three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This... (read more)

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Bridging the World
Bridging the World
by Robert S. Cortright
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A remarkable gallery of lavish photographs which elevate bridges from pieces of the roadway to pieces of art. With 306 colorful pictures from 28 countries across 6 continents, Cortright awakens the eye and mind to the beauty of bridges. These are... (read more)

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Placing Nature: Culture and Landscape Ecology
Placing Nature: Culture and Landscape Ecology
by Joan Ivers Nassauer
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Landscape ecology is a widely influential approach to looking at ecological function at the scale of landscapes, and accepting that human beings powerfully affect landscape pattern and function. It goes beyond investigation of pristine environments to... (read more)

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Modern Architecture (4TH 08 Edition)
Modern Architecture (4TH 08 Edition)
by Kenneth Frampton
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This acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980. For the fourth edition Kenneth Frampton has added a major new section that explores the effects of globalization on architecture in recent... (read more)

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Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
Death and Life of Great American Cities (89 Edition)
by Jane Jacobs
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Ever wonder why we have suburbs? Or why we wanted them in the first place? What about the lovely ideal of the Parisian street lined with cafes and shops? Why don't we have more of those? Or would we want them at all? Then read this! If you live in, near,... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Sprawl
A Field Guide to Sprawl
by Dolores Hayden
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A Field Guide to Sprawlwas selected by the urban web site Planetizen for its list of "Top Ten Books in Urban Studies" and by Discovermagazine for its list of "Top 20 Books in Science." Features on the book appeared in The New York Timesand the Boston... (read more)

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Brunelleschi's Dome
Brunelleschi's Dome
by Ross King
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It took decades of dedication from Brunelleschi and the entire Florentine community to create one of the most studied and beautiful structures in the world. In a steadily engaging and accessible manner, Ross King brings to life the challenges and... (read more)

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Perspective for Interior Designers
Perspective for Interior Designers
by John Pile
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Contents of Perspective for Interior Designers: • Basic Method • Special Situations • Freehand Perspective • Perspective with the Camera • Case Studies • Analyses of Finished Perspectives • Computer-Aided... (read more)

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Building Construction Illustrated (4TH 08 - Old Edition)
Building Construction Illustrated (4TH 08 - Old Edition)
by Francis D. K. Ching
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' Whether building a summer cottage in the woods or homesteading off the grid, this book gives readers a logical and sensible approach to building permanent shelter in out-of-the-way places. Including everything from choosing and clearing a site and... (read more)

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Architectural Graphics 4TH Edition
Architectural Graphics 4TH Edition
by Francis D K Ching
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Architectural Graphics, Fourth Edition maintains the simplicity and conciseness of previous editions, while expanding and updating coverage of computer technologies and drawing tools and materials. An updated industry classic, this edition emphasizes the... (read more)

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Sustainable Architecture White Papers
Sustainable Architecture White Papers
by Earth Pledge Foundation
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A remarkable collection of vibrant and diverse readings, Sustainable Architecture White Papers explores the critical link between our built and natural environments. Cuting-edge architecture, design, planning, and education leaders illustrate a new... (read more)

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Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail
Why Buildings Fall Down: How Structures Fail
by Matthys Levy and Mario Salvadori
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The stories that make up are in the end very human ones, tales of the interaction of people and nature, of architects, engineers, builders, materials, and natural forces all coming together in sometimes dramatic (and always instructive) ways.... (read more)

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Design Drawing
Design Drawing
by Francis D K Ching
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Author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching shares his unique command of visual language in this new presentation of drawing principles and techniques. Design Drawing is a comprehensive introduction to drawing and more-its innovative book-plus-CD-... (read more)

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Architecture Form Space & Order 2ND Edition
Architecture Form Space & Order 2ND Edition
by Francis D Ching
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A superb visual reference to the principles of architecture Now including interactive CD-ROM! For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated Architecture: Form, Space, and Order has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of... (read more)

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Treasury of Basel Cathedral
Treasury of Basel Cathedral
by Timothy B Husband
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The medieval Treasury of the Basel Minster miraculously survived earthquakes, wars, icon oclasm, and the Reformation, only to be dispersed in the early nineteenth century. More than half of its holdings are now in the Historisches Museum Basel, while the... (read more)

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Native American Architecture
Native American Architecture
by Peter Nabokov
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Native American Architecture, is the first book-length, fully illustrated study of North American Indian architecture to appear in a century. The product of 15 years of research by an architect and an anthropologist, the book presents the building... (read more)

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Gehry Draws
Gehry Draws
by Mark Rappolt
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andlt;Pandgt;Everyone knows what the distinctive curves and lines of Frank Gehry's buildings look like. But where do they come from? Gehry has described drawing as his way of "thinking aloud"; Gehry Draws traces that thinking through 32 major projects... (read more)

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