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Architectural Drafting and Design, 4E (Delmar Drafting Series) Total Hits - 391  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (7)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Recognized by many as the authoritative source of how-to and reference information for students and beginning professionals, Architectural Drafting & Design, 4th Edition - available in full-color for the very first time - details step-by-step methods for the design and layout of each type of drawing required for a complete set of architectural plans. To enable you to make optimal use of one of today's popular design tools - AutoCAD 2000 - this comprehensive handbook also contains a "try & die" copy of the AutoCAD 2000 software and .dwg files of selected plans in the book, supplemented by expanded coverage of CADD and freehand sketching techniques. As they work through Architectural Drafting & Design, 4th Edition, readers are challenged to think through and solve numerous design problems while adhering to the latest International Building Code; meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act; taking into account the latest NDS wood design standards; and considering the growing popularity of engineered lumber and steel construction. Keywords: Architectural Drafting and Design
ISBN: 0766815463   Date Published on 8/7/2000
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Architectural Quality Control Total Hits - 995  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book offers a time- and cost-saving, step-by-step process for taking a team approach to quality control at the drafting stage. Using the author’s proven method, each discipline is broken down into a separate sheet labeled with each item to be checked, and with the clearly explained rationale behind each check as well as the building code issues involved. Detailed drawings and diagrams offer real-world examples and at-a-glance information that’s clear and convenient, saving professionals time and money while assuring quality.
ISBN: 007143920X   Date Published on 6/29/2005
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Architectural Theory (Midi Series)Total Hits - 411  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Of buildings and men: Architects on their favorite subject..If you’ve ever wondered what goes through architects’ minds when they design buildings, you’ll be happy to know that there’s no shortage of brilliant reading material to satisfy your curiosity. Wading through the archives at your local library may prove fruitful to your endeavor, but it won’t give you the instant gratification that Architecture Theory will. This book brings together all of the most important and influential essays about architecture written since the Renaissance, copiously illustrated and neatly organized chronologically by country. From Alberti and Palladio to Le Corbusier and Koolhaas, the best treatises by architecture’s greatest masters are gathered here, each accompanied by an essay discussing its historical context and significance. This is the all-in-one, must-have book for anyone interested in what architects have to say about their craft.

The comprehensive overview that will help transform even the most uninformed novices into well-informed connoisseurs! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

ISBN: 382281699X   Date Published on 5/12/2003
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Atomic RanchTotal Hits - 1296  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (106)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) range from the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so common throughout the United States.

ISBN: 1423600029   Date Published on 9/12/2006
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Big Ideas for Small SpacesTotal Hits - 1039  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Small can be beautiful, as this new title from Sunset so aptly demonstrates. Particularly when we’re referring to today’s smaller homes, condos, and apartments. Whether you’re just starting out, retiring, or living in a dense metropolis, you can make the most out of limited square footage by applying professional design principles to create the illusion of more space. These Big Ideas offer inventive, attainable solutions, plus recommendations for products that help maximize smaller interiors.


* Readers from all walks of life will benefit from this timely volume on how to maximize limited space, beautifully

* Space-saving floor plans by home-improvement expert JoJo Liebeler are located throughout

* Nearly 300 photos illustrate how to use insider design techniques to eliminate that "small room" feeling

* Special section on products designed to improve the appearance and functionality of smaller spaces

ISBN: 0376011130   Date Published on 6/19/2006
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By Design: Why There Are No Locks on the Bathroom Doors in the Hotel Louis XIV and Other Object LessTotal Hits - 1234  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (14)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
An inspiring resource for design students, professionals, or anyone who could benefit from a fuller appreciation of the design process. By Design vividly shows how design affects our most significant human activities. A network of engrossing stories illuminate the process as it applies to industrial design, interior design, fashion design, graphic design, and social situations.

This new edition of a popular classic features updated examples of timeless ideas, illustrated in full color. A concluding chapter discusses what has, and has not, changed since the first edition, examining design responses to radical technological developments and shifting consumer demands. An elegant foreword by Paola Antonelli of the Museum of Modern Arts Department of Architecture and Design reintroduces the book to a fresh generation of readers.

ISBN: 1563673495   Date Published on 6/30/2005
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Decorating with Architectural Trimwork: Planning, Designing, InstallingTotal Hits - 4226  |  Hits Today - 1 Rating:   Rating Average (27)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Shows homeowners how to choose and use moldings and trim. Includes design concepts. Over 450 full-color photos and illustrations.
ISBN: 1580110789   Date Published on 7/28/2001
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Door & Window Essentials Total Hits - 290  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Door and Window Essentials
ISBN: 0865736480   Date Published on 1/1/1997
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Finishing Basements & Attics: Ideas & Projects for Expanding Your Living Space (BLACK & DECKER)Total Hits - 1176  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This book shows homeowners how to accomplish perhaps the greatest and most rewarding of all do-it-yourself projects: converting the unfinished space in a basement or attic into comfortable, safe, and truly customized living areas. Many Americans grew up in homes that had "finished" basements (do dark wood paneling and a sloping pool table sound familiar?), and their parents likely used one of the books still available on the how-to shelf. But today's homeowners are claiming their unfinished square footage for more specific uses: high-tech home offices, fully equipped home theaters, and secondary living spaces for aging relatives. For these new "home spaces", Finishing Basements & Attics is the up-to-date guide they need.
ISBN: 0865735832   Date Published on 10/1/2000
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Historic Millwork: A Guide to Restoring and Re-creating Doors, Windows, and MoldingsTotal Hits - 458  |  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 2/18/2003

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