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Design & Drafting

  • Architectural Acoustics Illustratedby Michael A. Ermann

    Wiley 2015; US$ 85.00

    Unite the science of sound and the principles of design to enhance any space Architectural Acoustics Illustrated translates the quantitative and qualitative content of acoustics into the graphic language of architecture. This highly-visual guide includes over 350 illustrations that outline the physics of sound and the best design practices for... more...

  • Impossible Heightsby Adnan Morshed

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 112.50

    The advent of the airplane and skyscraper in 1920s and ?30s America offered the population an entirely new way to look at the world: from above. The captivating image of an airplane flying over the rising metropolis led many Americans to believe a new civilization had dawned. In Impossible Heights , Adnan Morshed examines the aesthetics that emerged... more...

  • BIG little houseby Donna Kacmar

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

     What are the challenges architects face when designing dwelling spaces of a limited size? And what can these projects tell us about architecture ? and architectural principles ? in general? In BIG little house , award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small houses. Each project is under 1,000 square feet (100... more...

  • Reinforced and Prestressed Concreteby Susanto Teng; F.K. Kong; R H Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    This consistently successful core textbook enables civil and structural engineering students to develop a sound understanding of the fundamentals and to use relevant principles to solve practical problems. Covering all the main topics currently taught in schools of engineering, this fourth edition has been comprehensively revised in line with Eurocodes... more...

  • Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanentby Rumiko Handa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of degeneration. The ideal is for a piece of architecture to... more...

  • The Art of City Sketching: A Field Manualby Michael Abrams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    The Art of City Sketching: A Field Manual guides you through the laborious and sometimes complex process of sketching what you see in the built environment so that you can learn to draw what you imagine. Illustrated with hundreds of drawings by students and professionals of cityscapes around Europe and the United States, the book helps you develop... more...

  • The Films of Charles and Ray Eamesby Eric Schuldenfrei

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses? work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely examining how the Eameses described their work reveals how the films and exhibitions they generated were completely at odds with the earlier... more...

  • Cognitive Architectureby Ann Sussman; Justin B Hollander

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In Cognitive Architecture , the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world with built-in responses to the environment that have evolved over millennia. The book outlines four main principles---Edges Matter,... more...

  • The First Frameby Pannill Camp

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    A unique account of the way architects, dramatists, and philosophers transformed theatre space in the eighteenth century. more...

  • Redisplaying Museum Collectionsby Hannah Paddon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as project catalyst, Hannah Paddon explains and explores the complex process, from the initial stages of project conceptualisation... more...