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Lighting: A Design Source Book Total Hits - 228  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Lighting: A Design Source Book
ISBN: 1556706987   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Lighting: A Design Source Book
ISBN: 1841722286   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Lighting: Creative Planning for Successful Lighting Solutions Total Hits - 225  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Lighting: Creative Planning for Successful Lighting Solutions
ISBN: 1841726818   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Lighting: Good Ideas (Good Ideas)Total Hits - 867  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (19)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

The Good Ideas series returns here to a broad subject of endless appeal to every homeowner, looking at lighting solutions for every space inside and outside your house. What difference does light make? The variations of lighting offer infinite possibilities for generating interesting variety and stylish environments in the home. One of the most important influences in conceptualizing a space is the control of light, whether it is natural or artificial. Careful lighting design is indispensable for creating ambiences that are not just livable but warm and comfortable as well. This practical reference gives detailed descriptions of different types of lighting and their characteristics, and presents a wide range of examples that can serve as inspiration for both professionals in the field and readers who are looking for sound and reliable advice.

ISBN: 0060747943   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Lighting: In Architecture and Interior Design Total Hits - 131  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Lighting: Designs for Living and Working
ISBN: 0866363874   Date Published on 5/3/2006
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Lighting: Interior and Exterior Total Hits - 233  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This guide shows how the concepts used in lighting design arise from the needs of the designer and the user. These concepts are shown in a practical context to enable you to develop and improve your design skills.

Through examples and exercises, this book makes it easier for the student to acquire the level of understanding, knowledge and skill required for both examinations and professional training purposes.

Over the past two decades there has been an increasing emphasis on the need for architects and building professionals to have a better understanding of lighting and the ability to deal with lighting matters within the context of the built environment. Lighting is no longer considered to be primarily the province of the electrical engineer. Previously a separate subject in the professional examinations, lighting is often now found in a more general area within an architecture or building course.

* Provides a comprehensive source of information on lighting design for a wide range of building types
* The latest text from a respected author and lighting designer
* Core information presented provides an indispensable learning tool for students, and for professionals as part of their continuing professional development
ISBN: 0750655526   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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LinoleumTotal Hits - 314  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Linoleum is not vinyl! The word "linoleum" has become a generic term for resilient flooring of all kinds, but it is NOT vinyl. Linoleum is a flooring product made of natural materials, including linseed oil, resins, wood flour, cork, limestone, and jute fabric. This fascinating new book focuses on vintage linoleum; more specifically the marvelous patterns produced from its invention in 1863 until its almost complete eradication in 1960s due to widescale vinyl production. Linoleum is also about the rebirth of authentic linoleum flooring in the past couple of decades, and the hope for a future in which linoleum receives the long overdue respect it has always deserved. Drawing upon their expertise in restoring and photographing old homes, the authors share the history and evolution of floor coverings generally, and linoleum in particular. With humor and insight, they single out the differing types and patterns of this durable product, discuss its care and maintenance, and list major resilient flooring companies where linoleum can easily be found. This is a must-have collectible book for anyone who ever played with toy cars on grandma's kitchen floor, or arranged their marbles to fit the curious patterns that stretched from corner to corner. Jane Powell is the proprietor of House Dressing, a business dedicated to renovating and preserving old homes. She is the former president of the historic preservation organization in her hometown of Oakland, California. Her books include Bungalow Kitchens and Bungalow Bathrooms. Linda Svendsen specializes in architectural interior and exterior photography, and her work has been showcased in Camps and Cottages, Bungalow Kitchens, Bungalow Bathrooms, Old House Journal, Old House Interiors, and Lifestyles Magazine.

Patterns Because many linoleum patterns were produced for decades, this section is divided by types of patterns rather than when they were made, though dates have been included if they are known. Mock Around the Clock Because linoleum has mostly been viewed as a substitute for some other kind of flooring, rather than a flooring in its own right, it is no wonder that for the most part the patterns tend to mimic other flooring materials. Architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable called this sort of thing "substitute gimcrackery" and she didn't mean that in a good way. Tile The most popular pattern is imitation ceramic tile. All kinds of tile are represented, from basic 4x4 or 6x6 squares, to encaustic tile, mosaic tile, hexagons, octagons, rectangles, and every possible combination thereof. Straight-line inlaid, stencil-inlaid, printed linoleum, and printed felt-base all featured tile. Stone Ever since Frederick Walton figured out how to make granite and marbled linoleum by combining different colored linoleum granules, these and other kinds of ersatz stone have been a fundamental part of all linoleum product lines. Marbled was and is the most popular-in fact, marbled is just about the only pattern available today in linoleum. But granite, flagstone, cobblestones, and pebbles also appeared.
 
Drawing upon their expertise in restoring and photographing old homes, the authors share the history and evolution of floor coverings generally, and linoleum in particular. With humor and insight, they single out the differing types and patterns of this durable product, discuss its care and maintenance, and list major resilient flooring companies where linoleum can easily be found. This is a must-have collectible book for anyone who ever played with toy cars on grandma's kitchen floor, or arranged their marbles to fit the curious patterns that stretched from corner to corner.
ISBN: 1586853031   Date Published on 6/13/2006
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Lit Interior Total Hits - 248  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Presents an organised, comprehensive and easy to understand overview of the lighting design process. It covers every topic from the nature of light itself, through selecting the correct equipment, to preparing project plans and the finished design documents.

Using a dummy example the student is taken through an entire project step by step where the full range of alternatives and design processes are illustrated. The easy to read conversational tone makes the novice feel at home with complex technical concepts and provides an excellent introduction to all newcomers to the subject. The book is ideal for those working in architecture, electrical engineering and interior design who will one day design lighting systems for others to build.

A companion website runs alongside the book, at http://litinterior.com/, supporting distance learning projects, providing manufacturers data, calculation engines and downloadable courses for carrying our design exercises. The content of the courses will be linked directly to the book.

Includes US codes and standards.

* Have all the knowledge you need at your fingertips with this step by step introduction to lighting design
* Be supported in your studies by end of chapter exercises and a companion web site with downloadable tutorials
* Learn from the knowledge and teaching experience of the author team
ISBN: 0750648902   Date Published on 4/26/2006
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Living Large in Small Spaces: Expressing Personal Style in 100 to 1,000 Square Feet Total Hits - 4433  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (31)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
With a little imagination and creativity--and without hiring a professional--almost anyone can transform a small living space into a comfortable and stylish environment. Whether decorating a dorm room, an apartment, or a little cottage, what we strive for is a look and feel that expresses our individual personalities. Part style guide, part idea sourcebook, this handy volume--designed to meet the needs of real people with real budgets--is packed with smart ideas, basic design principles, and enough inspiration to get you off the sofa to make it happen.

In her lively, informative text, design guru Marisa Bartolucci takes readers inside 33 small homes from cities across the U.S. to reveal how a strong sense of style--rather than design know-how or unlimited resources--is the most effective tool for transforming an ordinary cramped living space into a smart yet functional private sanctuary.

ISBN: 0810991055   Date Published on 5/25/2006
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Living Modern : Bringing Modernism Home Total Hits - 328  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Architectural modernism was revolutionary when it first appeared in the 1920s, and its innovation showed the world just what twentieth-century design could bring. Living Modern is a grand showcase of classic homes by such design luminaries as Mies van der Rohe, Charles and Ray Eames, Alvar Aalto, Richard Neutra, and many more. With over 200 detailed photographs of both entirely new work and remodeled originals, as well as numerous historical images, the true trademarks of modernism and of each designer are revealed. Ranging from materials and color to lighting and floor plans, Living Modern is an excellent primer to modern home style from its inception to the timeless features applied to the interiors of today.
ISBN: 0811833593   Date Published on 5/31/2006

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