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The Art of Staircases Total Hits - 1410  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
How to design staircases, from top to bottom

* Exciting new work by established and emerging architects
* Planning and design of treads, structural systems, banisters, more

Staircases are a part of life--and a part of architecture, one we often notice only when there’s something wrong! The Art of Staircases examines innovative use of staircases in contemporary design, with full how-to and why-to details on treads, structural systems, widths, banisters, proportions, materials, and much more. Beautiful, problem-solving staircases by established and emerging architects are showcased in hundreds of stunning color photos.

ISBN: 8496263703   Date Published on 10/30/2006
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Stairscaping: A Guide to Buying, Remodeling, and Decorating Interior and Exterior Staircases (QuarryTotal Hits - 1434  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (15)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Staircases are an unavoidable design choice for any multilevel home. Because a staircase can set the entire tone for you house, it is imperative to find the style that suits you to a tee. Stairscaping, at once an idea book and a how-to-guide, brings you up close and personal with this indispensable piece of architecture, and shows you how to enhance your existing staircase to fit your style.

This primer covers the worldwide evolution of residential staircases, including both classical and contemporary interior and exterior staircases, thorough well-researched, accessible text and detailed, designer photography. A full resource section provides information for staircase restoration, resource tools, and other helpful industry contacts.

ISBN: 1592532047   Date Published on 11/1/2005
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If you think a flight of stairs is nothing more than a means of getting from one floor to the next, think again. Shot from intriguing angles that illustrate their utility and beauty, this colorful tour of stepping spaces reveals why staircases are not only the architect’s ultimate challenge, but also the ultimate manifestation of his ingenuity, imagination, and engineering skills. In one family houses and multiple dwellings, in schools, museums, and sports arenas, in restaurants, offices, and retail shops, these stairs, escalators, and even fire escapes are made of every material imaginable: wood, natural stone, bricks, reinforced concrete, metal, and even glass. From one floor to the next they show how the best staircases are spiritually—as well as physically—transporting.
ISBN: 3823855727   Date Published on 5/1/2002
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Contemporary Staircases Total Hits - 1251  |  Hits Today - 4Rating:   Rating Average (23)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Within the last decade most of the world's acclaimed architects have designed staircases for houses, galleries, shops, hotels, and offices. This book contains more than 45 case studies of the finest examples, and illustrate the construction, setting, materials, and design. With an introduction on the history of the staircase and thematically organized chapters showing the staircases in their contexts, detail photographs, and architects' plans, this volume is an invaluable sourcebook for architects, students, and design enthusiasts alike.
ISBN: 1840003162   Date Published on 12/10/2000
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Constructing Staircases, Balustrades & Landings: (Building Basics Series) Total Hits - 1468  |  Hits Today - 2Rating:   Rating Average (28)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Ten chapters cover all the essentials, including the subjects of code requirements, stairwell framing, notched and housed stringers, L-shaped, and U-shaped and curved stair construction...many color photos and drawings to explain and expand on the text. It offers great value for the price.”—Wood Design & Building


ISBN: 0806981016   Date Published on 11/1/2000
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Architectural Graphic Standards, Tenth Edition Total Hits - 8083  |  Hits Today - 3 Rating:   Rating Average (34)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
For over 70 years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the bedrock design reference for generations of architects, builders and engineers. Now comes the most complete design tool yet--the completely updated and expanded Tenth Edition. You'll find a wealth of information, complete with 10,000 drawings.
ISBN: 0471348163   Date Published on 4/7/2000
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The Staircase: History and Theories Total Hits - 1375  |  Hits Today - 3Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
John Templer has written the first theoretical, historical, and scientific analysis of one of the most basic and universal building elements: the stair. Together, these two volumes present a detailed study of stairs and ramps - the art and science of their design, their history, and their hazards.

For the designer and the art and architectural historian, the first volume treats the fascinating history of stairs and their immense influence on the art and science of architecture. It is illustrated with more than 100 photographs from around the world and reviews the literature on stairs (as well as ladders and railings and ramps) from Vitruvius to Venturi. Templer considers the whole play of meanings in the idea of the stair - as art object, as structural idea, as legal prescription, or as poetic fancy - making it clear that the stair is simultaneously an aesthetic, architectonic, ergonomic, and cultural element.

The second volume shows the dangers stairs present. Drawing on twenty years of human factors research on stairs, Templer sets out what is known about slips, trips, and falls and how best to design stairs to avoid their inherent dangers. He discusses the physiological and behavioral relationship between humans and stairs and walkways, the question of gait and slippery surfaces, and the various types of falls and the injuries that result. Perhaps most importantly, Templer proposes the idea of the soft stair, which could substantially reduce the annual epidemic of stair-related deaths and injuries.

John Templer is Regents' Professor of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published extensively on architecture including theory, human factors research, and designing for the elderly and disabled, and is also an expert on legal cases involving bodily injury caused by falls.
ISBN: 0262200821   Date Published on 4/22/1999