On Architecture

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Published: 2009-12-29

ISBN: 9780141441689

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

A new, illustrated edition of a foundational work on architecture, engineering, and urban planning The only treatise on architecture to have survived from Roman times, Vitruvius’ On Architecture provides a fascinating picture of how the Romans planned and built their great structures and cities. Dedicated to Augustus, it sets out all the information an architect of the time needed-from plans for temples, public baths, government buildings, and private homes to the best materials and techniques for building-and introduces longstanding principles of architecture, from the use of nature’s harmonies

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Price: $18.00


Design Rules

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Published: 2009-11-03

ISBN: 9781592405060

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Gotham

Synopsis

Recipient of the Gold Medal in the Living Now Awards-Home Improvement The essential do-it-yourself guide from one of the top designers in the country that uncovers the secret home design rules used by the pros Many design books are filled with lavish photography of perfect rooms that most of us can only dream of re-creating. Without any practical advice, the look is unattainable. That’s where Design Rules comes in. Here, Elaine Griffin, one of the country’s 100 top designers (House Beautiful), explains all the practical decorating standards that professionals use behind the scenes to create flowing,

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Price: $25.00


The Edifice Complex

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Published: 2006-11-28

ISBN: 9780143038016

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

A provocative look at architecture-“exceptionally intelligent and original” (Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World) Deyan Sudjic-“probably the most influential figure in architecture you’ve never heard of” – argues that architecture, far from being auteur art, must be understood as a naked expression of power. From the grandiose projects of Stalin and Hitler to the “theme park” excess of today’s presidential libraries, Sudjic goes behind the scenes of history’s great manipulators of building propaganda-and exposes Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, and other architects in a disturbing new light.

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Price: $27.00


House

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Published: 2006-03-07

ISBN: 9780143036647

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Michael Ruhlman’s uncanny knack for taking a wide range of subjects and making them completely his own has gained him acclaim and popularity. In his latest offering, he owns the subject both figuratively and literally: his home. House really began in 1901 when a family moved into a brand-new house in Cleveland Heights—full of hope for the future and pride in their stunning home. But as time moved on, upkeep began to wane and, in the end, the house went on the market. And there it stayed for quite some time, until the Ruhlman family decided to buy the dilapidated building. With the

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Price: $15.00


Great Fortune

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Published: 2004-11-30

ISBN: 9780142001776

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

In this hugely appealing book, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, acclaimed author and journalist Daniel Okrent weaves together themes of money, politics, art, architecture, business, and society to tell the story of the majestic suite of buildings that came to dominate the heart of midtown Manhattan and with it, for a time, the heart of the world. At the center of Okrent?s riveting story are four remarkable individuals?tycoon John D. Rockefeller, his ambitious son Nelson Rockefeller, real estate genius John R. Todd, and visionary skyscraper architect Raymond Hood. In the tradition of David McCullough?s

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Price: $18.00


Brunelleschi's Dome

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Published: 2001-11-01

ISBN: 9780142000151

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

An Independent Bestseller By all accounts, Filippo Brunelleschi, goldsmith and clockmaker, was an unkempt, cantankerous, and suspicious man-even by the generous standards according to which artists were judged in fifteenth-century Florence. He also designed and erected a dome over the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore-a feat of architectural daring that we continue to marvel at today-thus securing himself a place among the most formidable geniuses of the Renaissance. At first denounced as a madman, Brunelleschi literally reinvented the field of architecture amid plagues, wars, and political

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Price: $15.00


Storybook Style

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Published: 2001-10-29

ISBN: 9780670893850

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Studio

Synopsis

In the tradition of the Bungalow series, here is a marvelous celebration of the twentieth century’s most delightful and whimsical architectural style Storybook Style, the rambunctious evocation of medieval Europe in American housing, was born in the early 1920s and almost forgotten by the late 1930s. It took its inspiration from the Hollywood sets that enthralled Americans of the period and that still appeal to our jaded modern eye. Half timbered and turreted, pinnacled and portcullised, these houses owed their fanciful bravura to architects and builders with theatrical flair, fine craftsmanship,

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Price: $34.95


Interior Design with Feng Shui

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Published: 2000-02-01

ISBN: 9780140196085

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

A centuries-old Chinese practice, feng shui has captured the Western imagination as a tool for design and well-being. In this classic book, complete with helpful drawings and photographs, Sarah Rossbach shows how anyone can apply its principles to enhance their careers, family life, health, and prosperity. Rossbach interprets the teachings of feng shui master Lin Yun for contemporary Westerners, offering practical methods for achieving harmony with one’s environment. Focusing on common problems in business and residential settings, she discusses everything from the site of a building to furniture

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Price: $15.95


How Buildings Learn

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Published: 1995-10-01

ISBN: 9780140139969

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the connected farmhouses of New England to I.M. Pei’s Media Lab, from “satisficing” to “form follows funding,” from the evolution of bungalows to the invention of Santa Fe Style, from Low Road military surplus buildings to a High Road English classic like

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Price: $35.00


A Good House

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Published: 1994-04-01

ISBN: 9780140234077

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

A Good House is a chronicle of the year in which Manning set out to build his house and rebuild his life. Combining entertaining tales of the cast of characters who helped him build; practical information about wiring, roofing, and plumbing; and meditations on the struggle to integrate environmental and spiritual values into everyday life, this is a book about creating a solid foundation and building up from there—in a hosue, in a family, in living a good life.

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Price: $16.00


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