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Death of American Architecture
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by The von Raesfeld Agency. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
American architecture is dying a slow, agonizing death, akin to a disease that eats away at the human spirit. The individualist creative minds in American architecture flourished between the World Wars - Organic, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco. Now the death toll rings monotonously as artistic endeavors of architectural design melt into mediocrity. Greatness is poorly imitated and rarely improved upon.
A City Beautiful Dream: The 1912 Vision for Colorado Springs
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The city’s potential was clear to civic architect Charles Mulford Robinson, though he acknowledged the city’s previous planning mistakes and ill-conceived design choices, like the grid of wide streets and the “unfortunate spacing” of median “parking strips” on Cascade Avenue. Robinson’s recommendations, reproduced as this book, were formed from his observations described in two reports.
Der düstrer Mantel. Über den aus Holz gebauten San Carlino von Lugano von Mario Botta
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: German. Published: July 12, 2012 by Gabriele Capelli Editore. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Ein hölzernes Modell und eine Stadt. Das große Holzmodell einer hochgeschätzten Kirche und eine kleine, vielleicht noch nicht geformte Stadt. Das Zusammentreffen dieser beiden völlig unabhängigen und autonomen Wirklichkeiten öffnet einen Weg der Spekulation, und es lohnt sich, ihn zu verfolgen, wenn auch nur aus einer ganz menschlichen und verständlichen Neugier heraus.
Chapter 15 - Managing Large-Scale Projects (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The author, Spine3D is one of the largest architectural visualization studios in the US. Managing projects is not an easy task. When you take on a large-scale project, your responsibilities multiply and your degree for failure also increases. At the end of the day, all the experience in the world will not be sufficient if you do not plan carefully and manage your time and resources efficiently.
Chapter 14 - Advanced Poly-Modeling (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In this chapter we are going to outline some of the key factors that make poly-modeling and subdivision surfaces more predictable, while also improving the quality and speed by which you produce your models.
Housing Policy and the Dynamics of Housing Delivery in Nigeria: Lagos State as Case Study
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Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012 by MakeWay Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
This book examines issues such as the problem of inadequate quality housing, evolution of slums and squatter settlements, problem of land and funding for housing, urban poverty, educational factors and the specific demographic characteristics of Lagos urban residents. Also, there is a re-examination of the contribution of the National Housing Programmes and Policies to housing delivery in Lagos.
Kentucky Covered Bridges
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Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: American English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers Descriptions to all of Kentucky's over 13 Remaining Historic Covered Bridges, as well as photos of each one. GPS Positions and written directions. Photo tips for each bridge. A short history of Covered Bridges in North America and a review of the various Truss Types.
Wild Flower Meadows and The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Pictures [Part 1]
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Series: Photo Albums, Book 20. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Wild Flower Meadows and The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Pictures, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London, Olympic Games, London 2012, 5 August. [Part 1] A collection of colour photographs [Parts 1 and 2] of the Wild Flower Meadows and the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, 5 August 2012
Fantastic Ferrocement - For Practical, permanent Elven Architecture, Follies, Fairy Gardens and Other Virtuous Ventures
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,400. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
If you have ever wanted to sculpt or build in a permanent material that is extremely strong and can be moulded to any shape, ferrocement is the medium for you - and this concise book shows you how. Tools, techniques and sample projects - a garden pot, angel, dome, and more - are all logically described and illustrated. The many photos showing the building of Cafe Eutopia will inspire and inform.
Chapter 13 - Revit Integration (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,440. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In this chapter, we will first take a look at what Revit is and why it is known as BIM or Building Information Modeling. Next, we will get into the heart of this chapter, Revit integration with 3ds Max.
Synergy City
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Why can't we build a streamlined city? We have the technology but seemingly lack the motivation. Are we so used to our substandard way of life that we simply can't imagine anything better? Are we so besotted by the current rambling designs? We don't need robots to carry our shopping, we simply need a better layout so that the shopping arrives by itself. Enter Synergy City.
The Tao of Cob: How a Kansas Grandmother Built Her Own Natural Home in the Woods
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The Tao of Cob is a how-to book on earthen-house building, written as a memoir in Dorethy's pithy, homespun philosophical voice.
Un mantello tinto d'inchiostro. Note sul ligneo San Carlino di Lugano di Mario Botta
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: Italian. Published: July 12, 2012 by Gabriele Capelli Editore. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Un modello ligneo e una città. Un grande modello di legno di una preziosa chiesa e una piccola, forse ancora incerta, città. Lo scontro tra queste due realtà, assolutamente indipendenti e autonome, apre un sentiero speculativo che merita di essere percorso, almeno per un mortale e legittimo senso di curiosità.
Shelter in the Southwest - Early Dwellings of the Borderlands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The prospect of building a house must have been daunting for early nineteenth century newcomers to the desert regions—no timber or stone, no iron hinges or window glass—a hundred things that seem necessities. It was here that residents already settled provided a model in the adobe house. Reeve-Kidney meticulously documents this fascinating chapter of of architectural history.
Connecticut Covered Bridges
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Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers Descriptions to all of Connecticut's 4 Remaining Historic Covered Bridges, as well as photos of each one. There is also information on a few Covered Bridges without historical designation. GPS Positions and written directions. Photo tips for each bridge. A short history of Covered Bridges in North America and a review of the various Truss Types.
Gaudí, el arquitecto de la Sagrada Família - biografía breve
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Price: $36.00 USD. Words: 74,950. Language: Spanish. Published: October 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Biografía cronológica de Antoni Gaudí, un genio apasionado de la arquitectura y las demás artes plásticas. No es un estudio de sus obras, sino de su vida y de su personalidad humana y artística.
Agra's Taj Mahal - India Travel Guide
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Inside the Taj Mahal book - - Short history of the Taj Mahal - How the monument was built - Architecture of the monument with its sandstone entrance, minarets & dome - Planning to visit? A few tips along with a list of Do's and Don'ts - Places to see in and around Taj Mahal in Agra - Taj Mahal in popular culture
Renata Project
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Transportation planning
Renata Project is a new concept of city design and transportation. Remember; innovation doesn't have to be superimposed on a system that already exists. If we did, it would be unfixable.
West Virginia Covered Bridges
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Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 16. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers Descriptions to all of West Virginia's 17 Remaining Historic Covered Bridges, as well as photos of them. GPS Positions and written directions. Photo tips for each bridge. A short history of Covered Bridges in North America and a review of the various Truss Types.
Building Your Own Home - Tips, Techniques and Thoughts for the Owner-Builder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
A detailed, valuable resource for building an energy efficient, comfortable and “sustainable” home. Contains 23 chapters with more than 60 photos & diagrams. Some topics: Insulation, design & proportion, size & layout, construction methods, Passive Solar Design, rainwater harvesting, plumbing, sustainable heating, cooling, hot water, cooking, alternative energy, adobe, steel.