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Zen Culture by Thomas Hoover
Price: Free! Words: 67,710. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Random House 1977 Zen History,Haiku, Ceramics, Archery, Landscape Garden, Stone Garden, Ink Landscape Scroll, Zen Architecture, Sword, Katana, No Theater, Noh Theater, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Flower arranging, Ikebana, Zen Ceramic Art, Raku, Shino, Ryoanji-ji “Highly recommended” The Center for Asian Studies “A connoisseur” NYC-FM “Hoover provides an excellent introduction
Learning Punch Software(R): Basic & Advanced Training - Second Edition by Patricia Gamburgo
Series: Learning Punch Software (R). Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 44,270. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Computer aided design, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
New Second Edition! This e-book includes Tutorials, How-To Guides, Questions & Answers and lots of resources to learn and understand the Punch! Software (R) programs, in all the versions. The topics are analyzed from the programs' point of view as well as useful design information. It combines Patricia’s experience with Punch! Software (R) with her professional knowledge as Architect
The Open Office Is Naked by Theo Compernolle
Price: Free! Words: 23,670. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Industrial & organizational psychology, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The cages in modern zoos are better for animals, than modern offices for people, because ZOO-directors know more about inborn needs of animals, than company-directors about the innate needs of people. Result: offices where people suffer from less productivity, less creativity, less (!) communication, more stress. Hence, these cheap offices are very expensive. Book based on extensive research
Store Design: A Complete Guide to Designing Successful Retail Stores by William R. Green
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011 by Zippy Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Store Design shows you how to design great retail spaces. Learn: How to analyze your design needs according to store type,location,product, price-point, and budget---How to organize and design a store that reinforces a desired image, attracts shoppers and motivates buying behavior---How to create flexible, timeless and tasteful stores that stimulate today's sophisticated shoppers to enter and buy.
Principles and Practices of Lighting Design: The Art of Lighting Composition by Dr. Philip Gordon, PhD
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 64,360. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A complete handbook on Lighting Design with both Artistic and Technical approaches for the beginning to advanced lighting designer. Philip Gordon, PhD, LC, NCQLD, has written a "must have" handbook that includes applications and case studies as well as updated product advances, specifications, resources and guides. Suitable for educational programs, professionals and related design fields.
Death of American Architecture by Dennis E. Rusk
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by The von Raesfeld Agency. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
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.
Fantastic Ferrocement - For Practical, permanent Elven Architecture, Follies, Fairy Gardens and Other Virtuous Ventures by Peter Harris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,400. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
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.
A City Beautiful Dream: The 1912 Vision for Colorado Springs by Charles Mulford Robinson
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
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.
Step by Step Design a House with Autocad Architecture by Pantelis Skourtis
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 33,660. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
This eBook provides a step-by-step introduction to design a two-storey house with basement and roof-attic,using Autocad Architecture. Completing this book you will have created the following drawings: Floor plan, Elevations, Sections, 3D Views, Door - Window Schedule, Room Finish Schedule. Tutorials demonstrate how to use Autocad Architecture to design a House.
How to Future Proof Your Home: A Guide to Building with Energy Intelligence in Cold Climates by Shane Wolffe
Price: $24.97 USD. Words: 30,820. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture(5.00 from 1 review)
Professionally accredited author Shane Wolffe aims to show readers how to cost effectively build homes to be up to 85 percent more energy efficient, even in extreme climates. The book is based on building principles that work and were pioneered in Saskatchewan, Canada – a place with one of the most extreme climates in the world where yearly temperatures range from -40°C (-40F) to 35°C (95F).
Housing Policy and the Dynamics of Housing Delivery in Nigeria: Lagos State as Case Study by Lanre Towry-Coker
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012 by MakeWay Publishing. Categories: 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.
LEED GA Mock Exams: Questions, Answers, and Explanations: A Must-Have for the LEED Green Associate Exam, Green Building LEED Certification, and Sustainability by Gang Chen
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 23,400. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
From this book, you will be able to: 1. Identify your weakness through practice questions 2. Learn to work well under the pressure of timed tests 3. Check your responses against the solutions 4. Understand the solutions for the difficult questions through the explanations 5. Fully understand the scope, difficulty level, and format of the LEED Green Associate Exam
The Tao of Cob: How a Kansas Grandmother Built Her Own Natural Home in the Woods by Dorethy Hancock
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Tao of Cob is a how-to book on earthen-house building, written as a memoir in Dorethy's pithy, homespun philosophical voice.
Learning Punch Software (R): Power Tools - Second Edition by Patricia Gamburgo
Series: Learning Punch Software (R). Price: $13.99 USD. Words: 29,720. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Computer aided design, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
New Second Edition! This is the fourth e-book of the Learning Punch Software (R) series, and as the title states, covers the current Power Tools included with the different titles of the program up to version 17.7, for Windows and 17.5.7. for Mac.
Gaudí, el arquitecto de la Sagrada Família - biografía breve by Josep Maria Tarragona
Price: $36.00 USD. Words: 74,950. Language: Spanish. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
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.
Exploring Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia by Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 58,470. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Peter Garwood and his wife Theresa travelled extensively in France and Spain over many years. 'Exploring Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia,' will give students and visitors an insight into the locality of towns and villages in this region, together with a visual documentation of the rich variety of decorative stonework on their churches. This book also doubles as a unique pictoral travel guide.
Timber Frame Home Package by Jobe Leonard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,450. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The best book on Timber Frame packages available on the market today. Save thousands on your Timber Frame Home Package.
Vermont Covered Bridges by Harold Stiver
Series: Covered Bridges of North America, Book 14. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » History » American
A Source book for Photographers and Explorers Descriptions to all of Vermont's Remaining Historic Covered Bridges, as well as multiple photos. 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. Self Guided Tours which cover every bridge.
Chapter 1 - Color Management (3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization) by CGschool (Formerly 3DATS)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: American English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Simply put, color management is the controlled process of converting color between different devices with the end goal of obtaining repeatable and as closely matched color reproductions as possible on each of the various devices. In other words, we want to set up a process where all of our devices speak the same language and interpret color the same way.
Building Your Own Home - Tips, Techniques and Thoughts for the Owner-Builder by Carl A Harte
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, 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.