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BLACK TAJ MAHAL: The Emperor's Missing Tomb
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 70,380. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » History » Asian
To realize the crux of Black Taj, the existence of a paradox, a glaring asymmetry at the very center, this book is a summation of the research conducted by Arshi who visited the Taj in 1982. He was awestruck with grandeur and magnificence of the white marble, its perfect symmetry and the balance of the entire complex. And especially the unfulfilled dream of emperor Shah Jahan;the Black Taj Mahal.
Hacking the Earthship: In Search of an Earth-Shelter that Works for EveryBody
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 161,790. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Hacking the Earthship: In Search of an Earth-Shelter that Works for EveryBody is a comprehensive collection of academic and in-the-field research findings on Earthships, combined with practical how-to advice for designing and financing your own truly sustainable earth-sheltered home.
Biodiversity in the Urban Landscape, Citygreen Issue 4
Price: $8.50 USD. Words: 60,470. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
In this issue, Bruce Clarkson shares about the reconstruction of Hamilton's Indigenous Ecosystems, the Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park whilst Steward Pickett discusses the urban biodiversity in the Baltimore Ecosystem study. Feature article on Singapore's butterflies, hornbills, native birds, fireflies and native orchids. EPub readers enjoy complimentary Flipbook Viewer format.
Parks - Enhancing Liveability in Cities, Citygreen Issue 3
Price: $8.50 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
This issue discusses how parks can encourage population health and wellbeing. Featured projects include the World’s Great Parks and the Singapore Botanic Gardens. In Martha Schwartz's commentary, she shares her views on the role of urban landscapes. EPub readers enjoy complimentary Flipbook Viewer format.
A Guide to Post-Industrial Detroit: Unconventional Tours of an Urban Landscape
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Detroit, once the prosperous automobile capital of the world, has experienced serious population loss leading to abandoned buildings and neighborhoods. For the urban explorer, it presents a unique experience. This book, with 200 photos, guides the reader along tours of the ruins and splendors of The Motor City.
Building Your Own Home - Tips, Techniques and Thoughts for the Owner-Builder
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.
Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 112,590. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Translated for the first time into English, Kirichenko’s absorbing account brings to life the history of Russia’s largest church--its origins, conception, the fits and starts of its planning and construction, the life that developed in and around the Cathedral, its demise in the Soviet period--and its recent reincarnation.
Death of American Architecture
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.
Exploring Romanesque Architecture in Catalonia
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.
Principles and Practices of Lighting Design: The Art of Lighting Composition
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.
Zen Culture
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