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|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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|Now in paperback! From the biggest notions of carefully styled rooms to the smallest comforts and delights of accessorizing a home with your favorite things, Inside Log Homes offers suggestions, understanding, and inspiration regarding the intensely personal and expressive world of log-cabin living. Author Cindy Thiede peeks through doors into hundreds of uniquely styled and personally appointed spaces. Sometimes comfortably familiar, other times surprising and unexpected, each room may plant the seed of possibility for your own emerging vision of home and hearth. Cindy Thiede has spent twenty years photographing and writing about log-home architecture in the United States. Additional titles by Ms. Thiede include Hands-On Log Homes: Cabins Built on Dreams, The Log Home Book: Design, Past and Present, American Log Homes. |
ISBN: 1586853546 Date Published on 8/20/2003
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Smart Guide®: Trim shows readers how to select and install the right molding and trim for their homes. The book describes room preparation, tools, planning the layout, cutting molding and trim, installation, finishing techniques, and maintenance. Smart Guide: Trim covers a variety of trim types, including base, crown, and chair rail moldings, as well as window and door casings.
The SMARTGUIDE shows you how to select and install trimwork with the expertise of a professional.
- More than 290 full-color illustrations
- Over 25 color photographs
- Clear, concise step-by-step instruction
- Tips that help you save time, effort, and money
- Essential information to help you add value to your home
ISBN: 1580111408 Date Published on 6/28/2003
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|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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|New times and new techniques are continuing to grab hold of the log-home industry. The updates are incredible. The list of resources grows. And as architects and builders continue to revolutionize their designs, the style continues to gain momentum. Enter THE LOG HOME BOOK. This vital resource showcases hundreds of innovations, from the blending of building materials to options for finishing, detailing, and decorating today's log homes. With bright, detailed pictures, this book is an inspiration to architects, builders, interior designers, and buyers.|
ISBN: 0879056711 Date Published on 3/1/1995
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|* 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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|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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|America's most famous architect was obsessed with small houses. Even though this exciting aspect of his work has been long overlooked, the truth is that Frank Lloyd Wright spent most of his career addressing the problems of houses intended for individuals or small families of modest means. In the only book on the master architect to focus on "the house of moderate cost," Wright expert Diane Maddex takes the reader inside a selection of his small houses from across the country, turning the spotlight on Wright's ingenious solutions to make these homes look and feel large. |
ISBN: 0810946262 Date Published on 11/25/2003