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Hillside Homes: 208 Sloping-Lot & Multi-Level Designs : 1000 to over 5,500 Square Feet Total Hits - 312  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
At times the most interesting building site is also the most challenging on which to build. Hillside Homes offers over 200 of the most beautiful ways to make the most of a challenging lot. Completely revised with hundreds of brand-new designs, this elegant book features a wide range of exterior styles that are sure to enhance your unique lot.
ISBN: 1881955621   Date Published on 9/15/2006
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Hip Hotels USA Total Hits - 269  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
For Hip Hotels USA, Herbert Ypma has taken to the road, traveling the length and breadth of the land in search of Highly Individual Places to stay. Every hip hotel is uniquely characterful. It is timelessly stylish; attuned to its location in design, ethos, and cuisine; and achieves that subtle balance between attentiveness and discretion that marks the best of modern service. With a choice as immense and varied as the country itself, and an arbiter as seasoned as Ypma, Hip Hotels USA is definitive.

The natural magnificence of the United States is stupendous, and many of these hotels invite you to immerse yourself in wilderness. Restore your perspective in a spectacular private treehouse fifty feet up a giant cedar in the heart of Mount Rainier National Park, or come back to earth in your own lakeside cabin in Wisconsin designed by a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright. Experience Old World gentility in the Renaissance palazzo of Wheatleigh, amid the steeples and clapboard farmhouses of New England, where an immaculate makeover has restored the grace and understated privilege of the world of Edith Wharton (and added all the discreet modern luxuries you might require). Or live out your Rat Pack fantasies as you lounge poolside with a cocktail surrounded by mid-century modern classics—furniture by Bertoia, Eames, Saarinen—in an authentic 1950s motel in Palm Springs.

Coast to coast, sea to shining sea, the new Hip Hotels is a sensation. 417 illustrations, 345 in color.

ISBN: 0500284040   Date Published on 7/7/2006
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Historic FloorsTotal Hits - 291  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

The illustrations alone will make this hard to surpass as a sourcebook.

Now in paperback, this book introduces an important and largely neglected subject and considers conservation methods in a global context. It traces the history of some of the great floors of Europe from the fourth century B.C. and outlines the development of mosaic, tiles, marble and parquetry floors in secular buildings. The early Christian pavements in basilicas, temples and cathedrals, the creation of medieval tiles, ledger stones and monumental brasses, their destruction by iconoclasts and re-creation during the Gothic Revival, are also discussed.

Leading authorities, archaeologists, architects and archivists consider the latest methods of recording and repairing historic floors, including those of cathedrals, country houses, the monumental tiled pavements of the Palace of Westminster and other public buildings. Management policies to protect outstanding floors in over-visited sites are considered and historic features particularly at risk, are identified. Urgent action is recommended to contain the damage caused by the dramatic increase in tourism throughout Europe.

The only definitive guide to historic floors published in association with ICOMOS UK (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
Gives you the tools to identify and address problems with historic floors whatever the situation
Draws on the knowledge of a range of experts who have worked all over the world

Leading authorities, archaeologists, architects and archivists consider the latest methods of recording and repairing historic floors, including those of cathedrals, country houses, the monumental tiled pavements of the Palace of Westminster and other public buildings. Management policies to protect outstanding floors in over-visited sites are considered and historic features particularly at risk, are identified. Urgent action is recommended to contain the damage caused by the dramatic increase in tourism throughout Europe.

Jane Fawcett and Sir Nikolaus Pevsner directed the Victorian Society; they were credited with Saving a Century. Jane was awarded the MBE and Hon FRIBA for services to conservation. She was Academic Tutor and lecturer to the Building Conservation Graduate Course at the Architectural Association and the Secretary and Committee member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites UK. She is author and editor of The Future of the Past; Seven Victorian Architects; The Village in History; Cathedral Floor Damage Surveys, and Save the City.

ISBN: 075065452X   Date Published on 6/5/2006
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Historic Floors: Their History and Conservation (Butterworth - Heinemann Series in Conservation and Total Hits - 206  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

* The first book in the UK to be devoted to historic floors * Contributions from leading practitioners in their field * In association with ICOMOS UK (International Council on Monuments and Sites) * Identifies and addresses worldwide problems in urgent need of solution This is the first book in the UK to be devoted to historic floors. It introduces an important and largely neglected subject and considers conservation methods in a European context. It traces the history of some of the great floors of Europe from the fourth century B.C. and outlines the development of mosaic, tiles, marble and parquetry floors in secular buildings. The early Christian pavements in basilicas, temples and cathedrals, the creation of medieval tiles, ledger stones and monumental brasses, their destruction by iconoclasts and re-creation during the Gothic Revival, are also discussed.

Leading authorities, archaeologists, architects and archivists consider the latest methods of recording and repairing cathedral floors, including those of cathedrals, country houses, the monumental tiled pavements of the Palace of Westminster and other public buildings. Management policies to protect outstanding floors in over-visited sites are considered and historic features particularly at risk, are identified. Urgent action is recommended to contain the damage caused by the dramatic increase in tourism throughout Europe.

This is the first book in the UK to be devoted to historic floors. It introduces an important and largely neglected subject and considers conservation methods in a European context.

It traces the history of some of the great floors of Europe from the fourth century B.C. and outlines the development of mosaic, tiles, marble and parquetry floors in secular buildings. The early Christian pavements in basilicas, temples and cathedrals, the creation of medieval tiles, ledger stones and monumental brasses, their destruction by iconoclasts and re-creation during the Gothic Revival, are also discussed.

This work traces the history of some of the great floors of Europe from the fourth century BC and outlines the developments of mosaic, tiles, marble and parquetry floors in secular buildings. Early Christian pavements and the creation of medieval tiles are also covered.

  • The first book in the UK to be devoted to historic floors
  • Contributions from leading practitioners in their field
  • In association with ICOMOS UK (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
  • Identifies and addresses worldwide problems in urgent need of solution
    This is the first book in the UK to be devoted to historic floors. It introduces an important and largely neglected subject and considers conservation methods in a European context. It traces the history of some of the great floors of Europe from the fourth century B.C. and outlines the development of mosaic, tiles, marble and parquetry floors in secular buildings. The early Christian pavements in basilicas, temples and cathedrals, the creation of medieval tiles, ledger stones and monumental brasses, their destruction by iconoclasts and re-creation during the Gothic Revival, are also discussed.
  • ISBN: 0750627654   Date Published on 6/5/2006
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    Historic Millwork: A Guide to Restoring and Re-creating Doors, Windows, and MoldingsTotal Hits - 433  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    * Features hundreds of detailed illustrations from actual period millwork catalogs.
    * Demonstrates how to properly specify millwork.
    * Include a glossary of key terms.
    ISBN: 0471416223   Date Published on 10/18/2006
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    History of Interior Design Total Hits - 157  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (3)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    "The first major survey text on interior design for over a decade, A History of Interior Design delivers the inside story on 6,000 years of personal and public space. John Pile acknowledges that interior design is a field with unclear boundaries, in which construction, architecture, the arts and crafts, technology and product design all overlap. These topics are woven together in a fascinating narrative that runs from cave dwellings and temple architecture, through Gothic cathedrals and Renaissance palaces on to the grand civic spaces of the nineteenth century and the sleek interiors of modern sky-scrapers." "Embedded in a social and political context, detailed discussions of famous buildings, from the Parthenon to the Pompidou Centre, are interspersed with investigations of the domestic vernacular - the cottages, farmhouses, apartments and city terraces inhabited by ordinary people. Primary source quotations are used to provide contemporary perspectives on a wide variety of interior settings."--BOOK JACKET.
    ISBN: 0471356662   Date Published on 5/31/2006
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    History of Interior Design and Furniture: From Ancient Egypt to Nineteenth-Century Europe Total Hits - 130  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    This book is the only current publication of a dedicated history of interiors and furniture. For designers who need stylistic information regarding historic periods, this book is very well organized and thorough. For students, this book offers the possibility of owning a history text without purchasing a general text that makes history only a small part of the information. —Marianne Beecher, Assistant Professor, Iowa State Robbie Blakemore has undertaken a monumental and ambitious project. She has accomplished her goal with zeal and good organization, along with excellent research and scholarship. —Joseph Braswell, Interior Designer, New York City --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
    ISBN: 0442019564   Date Published on 7/3/2006
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    Home by Design : Inspiration for Transforming House Into HomeTotal Hits - 2979  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    In Home by Design, Sarah Susanka presents the 30 key design concepts that can be applied to any home – no matter what the style or size. Using 28 of the best designed homes from around the country, Susanka brings these concepts to life with 150 powerful and inspirational examples: from something as simple as placing a rug under a table to renovating a whole second floor. Home by Design shows homeowners a new way to look at their spaces and provides ideas for how to make each home reach its full potential.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    SPACE
    THE PROCESS OF ENTERING, SHELTER AROUND ACTIVITY, SEQUENCES OF PLACES, CEILING HEIGHT VARIETY, INTERIOR VIEWS, INSIDE OUTSIDE, CHANGES IN LEVEL, PUBLIC TO PRIVATE, OPENABILITY, ENCLOSURE, DIFFERNTIATION OF PARTS, DEPTH AND THICKNESS

    LIGHT
    LIGHT TO WALK TOWARD, LIGHT INTESITY VARIED, REFLECTING SURFACES, WINDOW POSITIONING, VISUAL WEIGHT, VIEW AND NONVIEW

    ORDER
    PATTERN AND GEOMETRY, ALIGNMENTS, RHYTHYM, THEME AND VARIATIONS, COMPOSTION, EXPRESSED STRUCTURE, POINT OF FOCUS, ORGANIZING STRATEGY
    ISBN: 1561587915   Date Published on 5/23/2006
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    Home by Design: Transforming Your House Into Home Total Hits - 3516  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    Sarah Susanka's first three books have launched a revolution in residential architecture with the message that it's not the size of the house that matters, but the quality of its design and details. Her books strike a chord in homeowners, who are finding that bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. Now, in Home by Design, Susanka presents 30 design concepts that can transform any house into a welcoming home filled with character, beauty, and comfort. Opening readers' eyes to what's possible, she makes spatial design accessible to the layperson. Each of the design concepts here, from entryways to public/private space to window positioning, is illustrated with examples from houses by leading architects. Homeowners will learn how to assess their environment to discover what works or doesn't, and find the necessary tools to create the homes they really want.
    ISBN: 1561586188   Date Published on 9/5/2006
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    Home Decorating for Dummies Total Hits - 249  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
    Do you long to create picture-perfect rooms but can’t quite seem to achieve them? Do you want better functioning spaces for working, playing, or living? Do you clamor to express your personal style? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, you’ve turned to the right source for real answers from the pros.

    Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition is for all kinds of people in all kinds of decorating situations, including:

    • First-time buyers or renters. You have a whole new place to decorate. Where do you start?
    • Second- or third-time home buyers. Whether you’ve gone up or down in size, stayed in the same region or moved to a whole new one, you need to know how to make your old furniture work in a new setting, how to add furnishings, and how to make your style seem fresh.
    • Newly blended families. He has furniture, she has furniture, they have furniture. Can it all work together harmoniously? Indeed!
    • And anyone else who loves decorating. Don’t forget: Imagination counts.

    Each part of Home Decorating For Dummies, deals with a broad area of decorating, and each chapter contains specific and detailed information. You'll discover tips on

    • Basic planning – where to begin when you want to start decorating
    • Creating surface interest – the effects of color, pattern, and texture, and the problems created by too much or too little of them
    • Creating backgrounds – what you need to know about the special decorating requirements of your walls
    • Tackling tough rooms – how to effectively decorate rooms that have special functional requirements
    • Accessorizing with art and other stuff – adding the final flourishes to every space in your place

    Home Decorating For Dummies, 2nd Edition contains all the basics – including how to figure out what you can spend; how to spend it; and the latest and greatest in styles, trends, and technology. What do you do with your space next? The possibilities are endless.

    ISBN: 0764541560   Date Published on 6/1/2006

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