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  • How Buildings Workby Edward Allen; David Swoboda

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 30.99

    Illustrated with hundreds of line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, and grows old--and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Allen explains complex phenomena such as the role of the sun in heating buildings and... more...

  • Fundamentals of Residential Constructionby Edward Allen; Alexander Schreyer

    Wiley 2011; US$ 125.00 US$ 108.33

    The leading guide to professional home construction—now updated and revised! Fundamentals of Residential Construction, Third Edition features the most up-to-date explanations of today's residential construction systems. From foundation to roof and exterior finishes to interior details, this new edition thoroughly addresses the latest developments... more...

  • Form and Forcesby Edward Allen; Waclaw Zalewski

    Wiley 2012; US$ 125.00 US$ 108.33

    Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique... more...

  • The Architect's Studio Companionby Edward Allen; Joseph Iano

    Wiley 2012; US$ 105.00 US$ 91.00

    The architect's favorite handbook—now in an up-to-date, new edition! The Architect's Studio Companion is the labor-saving design resource that architects, engineers, and builders have relied on for years. Now in its Fifth Edition, this industry standard maintains its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring,... more...

  • Fundamentals of Building Constructionby Edward Allen; Joseph Iano

    Wiley 2013; US$ 135.00 US$ 117.00

    Note from the publisher: Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials... more...

  • Exercises in Building Constructionby Edward Allen; Joseph Iano

    Wiley 2013; US$ 40.00 US$ 34.67

    This essential companion to Fundamentals of Building Construction, Sixth Edition, involves students in the types of everyday issues faced by professional building architects. Exercises in Building Construction, Sixth Edition, offers students a hands-on way to apply material learned in the core book by featuring: *Forty-six real world construction... more...

  • Violin-Makingby Edward Heron-Allen

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 21.95

    This classic guide offers an accessible initiation into the mysteries of violin-making. Charming in its style and cultivated in its research, it covers every detail of the process and includes a fascinating history of the instrument. More than 200 diagrams, engravings, and photographs complement the text. more...

  • Fundamentals of Residential Constructionby Edward Allen; Alexander Schreyer

    Wiley 2017; US$ 125.00 US$ 108.33

    The leading guide to professional home construction, updated and expanded Fundamentals of Residential Construction is the definitive guide to single family and multifamily home building that details every step of the construction process. From siting and foundations to finishing details, this book provides a complete walk-through of professional... more...

  • The Architect's Studio Companionby Edward Allen; Joseph Iano

    Wiley 2017; US$ 99.00 US$ 85.80

    The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been... more...

  • Architectural Detailingby Edward Allen; Patrick Rand

    Wiley 2016; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67

    The industry-standard guide to designing well-performing buildings Architectural Detailing  systematically describes the principles by which good architectural details are designed. Principles are explained in brief, and backed by extensive illustrations that show you how to design details that will not leak water or air, will control the flow... more...