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Invitation to Architecture

Invitation to Architecture Author Max Jacobson
ISBN-10 1621138372
Release 2014
Pages 266
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"This book is an informal, accessible guide to architecture for the layperson"--

Thermal Delight in Architecture

Thermal Delight in Architecture Author Lisa Heschong
ISBN-10 026258039X
Release 1979-01-01
Pages 78
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Considerations given to thermal qualities in the design and construction of buildings worldwide and throughout history are examined in an attempt to show the importance of thermal qualities in effective building design


Courtyards Author John Reynolds
ISBN-10 0471398845
Release 2002
Pages 243
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COURTYARDS Aesthetic, Social, and Thermal Delight Courtyards is an artful, informative exploration of courtyards, from their origins in early civilization to contemporary design concepts. Architects and landscape architects will repeatedly turn to the detailed guidelines for reference, gain a greater sense of balance between building and garden, and cultivate optimal green space by using the practical planting tips. Over one hundred photographs and drawings illustrate the concepts written about by an authority and passionate scholar in his field.

Experiencing Architecture

Experiencing Architecture Author Steen Eiler Rasmussen
ISBN-10 0262680025
Release 1964
Pages 245
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A classic examination of superb design through the centuries.

Patterns of Home

Patterns of Home Author Max Jacobson
ISBN-10 9781561585335
Release 2002
Pages 282
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Clearly written and profusely illustrated, this text brings the timeless lessons of residential design to homeowners who seek inspiration and direction. Insightful tours of 33 homes bring essential design concepts to life. 300 color photos. 50 illustrations.

Deco delights

Deco delights Author Barbara Baer Capitman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015014091501
Release 1988-12-01
Pages 116
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Presents the art deco-styled buildings of Miami Beach, Florida, with notes on their history, design, and preservation

Welcome to Your World

Welcome to Your World Author Sarah Williams Goldhagen
ISBN-10 9780062199188
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 384
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One of the nation’s chief architecture critics reveals how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world better suited to human experience. Taking us on a fascinating journey through some of the world’s best and worst landscapes, buildings, and cityscapes, Sarah Williams Goldhagen draws from recent research in cognitive neuroscience and psychology to demonstrate how people’s experiences of the places they build are central to their well-being, their physical health, their communal and social lives, and even their very sense of themselves. From this foundation, Goldhagen presents a powerful case that societies must use this knowledge to rethink what and how they build: the world needs better-designed, healthier environments that address the complex range of human individual and social needs. By 2050 America’s population is projected to increase by nearly seventy million people. This will necessitate a vast amount of new construction—almost all in urban areas—that will dramatically transform our existing landscapes, infrastructure, and urban areas. Going forward, we must do everything we can to prevent the construction of exhausting, overstimulating environments and enervating, understimulating ones. Buildings, landscapes, and cities must both contain and spark associations of natural light, greenery, and other ways of being in landscapes that humans have evolved to need and expect. Fancy exteriors and dramatic forms are never enough, and may not even be necessary; authentic textures and surfaces, and careful, well-executed construction details are just as important. Erudite, wise, lucidly written, and beautifully illustrated with more than one hundred color photographs, Welcome to Your World is a vital, eye-opening guide to the spaces we inhabit, physically and mentally, and a clarion call to design for human experience.

Insiders Guide to North Carolina s Mountains

Insiders  Guide   to North Carolina s Mountains Author Constance Richards
ISBN-10 9780762766192
Release 2010-07-13
Pages 400
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Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Mountains is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to the region that includes Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Cherokee, Blue Ridge Parkway, and other nearby environs. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of the area and its surrounding environs.

Architects of the Web

Architects of the Web Author Robert H. Reid
ISBN-10 0471325732
Release 1999-02-22
Pages 416
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"A terrific book that captures the explosion of creativity and business evolution at the center of the Internet phenomenon. A tantalizing mix of diverse players with utopian visions, animated by equal parts aggression and delight. A true saga of our time."-James F. Moore author, The Death of Competition; Chairman, Geo Partners Research Inc. Architects of the Web presents the dynamic history of the Web's creation and evolution-as well as its emergence as a dynamic business tool-through revealing profiles of its architects, the brilliant minds who have helped thrust the Web onto desktops and corporate agendas around the world. A diverse, ambitious group, the architects of the Web are: * Marc Andreessen, Netscape * Ariel Poler, I/PRO * Rob Glaser, Progressive Networks Andrew Anker, HotWired * Kim Polese, Marimba * Halsey Minor, C/NET * Mark Pesce, VRML * Jerry Yang, Yahoo!

Architecture of Instruction and Delight

Architecture of Instruction and Delight Author Pieter van Wesemael
ISBN-10 9064503834
Release 2001
Pages 846
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Architecture of Instruction and Delight has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Architecture of Instruction and Delight also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Architecture of Instruction and Delight book for free.

Architects on architects

Architects on architects Author Susan Gray
ISBN-10 UOM:39015053048602
Release 2001-08-16
Pages 224
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WHO INSPIRED THE WHO'S WHO OF ARCHITECTURE? With the passion of first discovery, today's most notable architects share their most moving and formative encounters with the art and influence of mentors, models, and heroes. Full of spellbinding meetings with legendary figures and outstanding works, told by those most touched by their greatness, this grand voyage among the pinnacles of architecture gives you intimate access to the most original structures and minds of our time. Often you will sit beside geniuses at the moment storied works came into consciousness. Frequently you will share seminal exchanges between great mentors and gifted students. Always you will be entertained by true tales of the origins and transmutations of brilliance. LAVISH ORIGINAL COLOR PHOTOS, STIRRING TEXT, AMD EYE-CATCHING DESIGN MAKE THIS BOOK A PLEASURE TO READ, OWN, OR GIVE TO SOMEONE SPECIAL THE GREAT ON THE GREAT Diana Agrest on Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein Tadao Ando on Le Corbusier Henry N. Cobb on H. H. Richardson Norman Foster on Paul Rudolph Mario Gandelsonas on Mies van der Rohe Michael Graves on Le Corbusier Vittorio Gregotti on Peter Behrens Charles Gwathmey on Louis I. Kahn Hugh Hardy on William van Alen Arata Isozaki on Le Corbusier Carlos Jimenez on Luis Barragan Sumet Jumsai on Le Corbusier Ricardo Legorreta on Jose Villagran William S. W. Lim on Le Corbusier Richard Meier on Frank Lloyd Wright William Pedersen on Rockefeller Center Cesar Pelli on Eero Saarinen James Polshek on Louis I. Kahn Antoine Predock on The Alhambra Raj Rewal on Fatehpur Sikri Richard Rogers on Maison de Verre Der Scutt on Paul Rudolph Robert A. M. Stern on Paul Rudolph Hans Busso von Busse on Paul Rudolph Here's a profound, stirring study of how the world's greatest architects influenced the lives and work of others--told in the disciples' own dramatic and awe-filled words. They discuss the career-inspiring achievements of their mentors, designers of some of the most famous structures on Earth. The contributors delve into their mentors' design philosophy, and tell you how the genius of the masters affected their careers, their goals, and their lives. This candid personal testimony imparts the emotion, inspiration, and wonderment of architecture and vividly demonstrates the power of mentorship and the potential it can unleash. Each original essay is beautifully illustrated with photographs (most in full color) of both the architect's work and that of his or her mentors, providing a visually stunning forum for comparison and learning. In these pages you will hear from Richard Meier on his fruitful association with Frank Lloyd Wright. You will share Diana Agrest's appreciation for the cinematic and structural genius of Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein. You will read Tadao Ando's account of his enthrallment with Le Corbusier--and the Chappelle Notre Dame du Haut. Open this book and meet masters of architecture--Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, William van Alen, H. H. Richardson, Eero Saarinen--and their admirers--Cesar Pelli, Michael Graves, Hugh Hardy, Charles Gwathmey, William Pedersen, and 19 more of the great names of today's architecture. In addition, Architects on Architects lets you appreciate great work and great architects from contrasting perspectives. No fewer than four of today's leading architects--Norman Foster, Der Scutt, Robert A. M. Stern, and Hans Busso von Busse--share awe (and differing reactions) before the mastery of Paul Rudolph. You will also view the highly influential work of modernist Le Corbusier from more than one window. An ideal book for architecture aficionados, ARCHITECTS ON ARCHITECTS captures the soul, inspiration, and majesty of architecture. On architects and by architects, it is a work that builders, developers, and architects themselves will feel compelled to own.

Delight s Muse on Christopher Alexander s the Nature of Order A Summary and Personal Interpretation

Delight s Muse on Christopher Alexander s the Nature of Order  A Summary and Personal Interpretation Author Jenny Quillien
ISBN-10 143031317X
Release 2008-04
Pages 171
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Delight's Muse is a blessedly short, accessible, and thoughtfully illustrated summary of Christopher Alexander's four volume work, The Nature of Order. It rescues readers from the massive effort required to navigate Alexander's 2000-page labyrinth without map or compass. Delight's Muse will interest not only fans of Alexander's earlier books (the best known being A Pattern Language from 1977, and The Timeless Way of Building from 1979) but everyone willing to entertain a fresh and stimulating way to observe the world and the variety of things we place in it.

Avian Architecture

Avian Architecture Author Peter Goodfellow
ISBN-10 9781400838318
Release 2011-08-05
Pages 160
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Birds are the most consistently inventive builders, and their nests set the bar for functional design in nature. Avian Architecture describes how birds design, engineer, and build their nests, deconstructing all types of nests found around the world using architectural blueprints and detailed descriptions of the construction processes and engineering techniques birds use. This spectacularly illustrated book features 300 full-color images and more than 35 case studies that profile key species worldwide. Each chapter covers a different type of nest, from tunnel nests and mound nests to floating nests, hanging nests, woven nests, and even multiple-nest avian cities. Other kinds of avian construction--such as bowers and harvest wells--are also featured. Avian Architecture includes intricate step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and insightful commentary by a leading expert. Illustrates how birds around the world design, engineer, and build their nests Features architectural blueprints, step-by-step sequences, visual spreads on nest-building materials and methods, and expert commentary Includes 300 full-color images Covers more than 100 bird species worldwide

Call the Sabbath a Delight

Call the Sabbath a Delight Author Walter J. Chantry
ISBN-10 0851515886
Release 1991
Pages 112
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The author's concern is to show why and how the Lord's Day is meant to be one of joy for God's people. An important book for all Christians to read.

Northern Delights

Northern Delights Author Emma Fexeus
ISBN-10 3899554728
Release 2013
Pages 255
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If the goal were to build a house in which everyone would like to live, the architect would likely be Italian, the engineer maybe German, the gardener probably British, and the craftspeople either Swiss or Japanese. The interior designer of that house, though, should - beyond any doubt - be from Scandinavia. Northern Delights reveals why hardly any other interior or product design is so timeless, so functional, so aesthetic, and of such high quality as that of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The book's stunning selection of Scandinavian design ranges from individual products to skillfully staged living spaces. Although it also presents iconic designs, the book focuses on the work of young talents who are consciously building upon local sustainable design traditions and further developing them in a way that is consistent, intelligent, and reflects an unerring sense of style. Northern Delights showcases classic, minimal, rustic, and pop styles that are united by their simplicity, functionality, and love of light. The included examples show how the grains of different woods, the clarity of colored glass, the cheery colors of fabrics and patterns, and the overall quality of craftsmanship contribute to creating simple, inviting, and very comfortable spaces. Whether the featured work was created for residences, offices, or any other rooms, in a Scandinavian interior, everyone feels at home.

Built to Last

Built to Last Author David Macaulay
ISBN-10 054750568X
Release 2010-10-25
Pages 272
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A nomad fashion's a home that’s meant to be built and rebuilt. A family tears down an old house and erects a new one in its place. Even the Eiffel Tower wasn’t meant to be anything more than temporary. As humans, we don’t always build things to endure the test of time. Built to Last brings together the award-winning author and artist David Macaulay’s creative, exacting thinking about buildings and designs that were crafted with a strength of structure and purpose that defy the everyday: Castle, Cathedral, and Mosque. This gorgeous volume includes newly researched information about each building and how it was built. And, for the first time ever, the Caldecott Honor–winning Castle and Cathedral appear in full color—with stunning new drawings that enrich the reader’s understanding of these structures, and capture intriguing new perspectives and details. Just as the buildings themselves were created to last, our interest in the structures themselves, the people who created them, and the purposes for which they were made endures as well. This impeccably researched volume—a necessary addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in architecture—celebrates this spirit of endurance and serves as a reminder that building well and leaving something of consequence behind, whether a building, a design, or an idea, is still of the utmost importance.

The Fountainhead

The Fountainhead Author Ayn Rand
ISBN-10 9781101137185
Release 2005-04-26
Pages 752
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The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim. This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress... “A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times