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- Old Street Publishing 2015; US$ 17.99
Buildings are more like us than we realise. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet. They have parents -- gods, kings and emperors, governments, visionaries and madmen -- as well as friends and enemies. They have duties and responsibilities. They can endure crises of faith and purpose. They... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 16.99
Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break-ins and escapes, A Burglar's Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us. You'll never see the city the same way again. At the core of A Burglar's Guide to the City is an unexpected and thrilling insight: how any building... more...
- Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 18.95
Building a new house begins with a home plan, but the two-dimensional drawings used by contractors are often difficult to interpret and challenging to visualize. In easy-to-understand language, Larry W. Garnett explains construction terminology and basic design principles, enabling you to expertly navigate every step of the home-building process.... more...
- Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 84.00
This housing construction design manual documents and analyzes some 130 international residential structures from the last fifty years. From the standardized floor plans of the 1960s to the more individual concepts of the 1980s and the changed requirements and housing types of recent years, example structures by famous and lesser known... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95
In The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City we travel the nation with Alan Ehrenhalt, one of our leading urbanists, as he explains how America?s cities are changing, what makes them succeed or fail, and what this means for our future. Just a couple of decades ago, we took it for granted that inner cities were the preserve of immigrants... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95
There is no escaping landscape: it's everywhere and part of everyone's life. Landscapes have received much less attention in aesthetics than those arts we can choose to ignore, such as painting or music ? but they can tell us a lot about the ethical and aesthetic values of the societies that produce them. Drawing on examples from a wide range of... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 62.00
Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings. Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of construction drawing basics for every aspect... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 209.00
Rural Retirement Migration examines elderly migration to rural retirement destinations in the United States. This integrated approach explores older in-migrants as embedded in particular types of environments that facilitate and/or constrain their opportunities for productive living in old age. more...