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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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20.02 USD

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertainingly written by an expert on architecture, it provides a concise history of the subject, and offers a fascinating resource to dip into for the general reader. Starting with the basic building 'components' of door, window, column and ...
100 Ideas that Changed Architecture
This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertainingly written by an expert on architecture, it provides a concise history of the subject, and offers a fascinating resource to dip into for the general reader. Starting with the basic building 'components' of door, window, column and beam and the Classical orders, it then goes on to explore historical movements such as the Picturesque and Beaux-Arts, innovative materials such as steel and reinforced concrete, technical innovations, such as the lift and electric lighting, through to modern movements such as Universal Design and Deconstruction. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the ideas are presented through informative text and arresting visuals, exploring when each idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.
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27.88 USD

100 Ideas that Changed Architecture

by Mary Warner Marien
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New Frontiers in Architecture: The United Arab Emirates Between Vision and Reality
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55.79 USD

New Frontiers in Architecture: The United Arab Emirates Between Vision and Reality

by Laura Daglio, Oscar Eugenio Bellini
Hardback
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This book gathers high-quality research papers presented at the 2nd AUE international research conference, AUEIRC 2018, which was organized by the American University in the Emirates, Dubai, and held on November 13th-15th, 2018. The book is broadly divided into two main sections: Sustainability and Smart Business, and Sustainability and Creative ...
Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility - Volume 2: Proceedings of the 2nd American University in the Emirates International Research Conference, AUEIRC'18 - Dubai, UAE 2018
This book gathers high-quality research papers presented at the 2nd AUE international research conference, AUEIRC 2018, which was organized by the American University in the Emirates, Dubai, and held on November 13th-15th, 2018. The book is broadly divided into two main sections: Sustainability and Smart Business, and Sustainability and Creative Industries. The broad range of topics covered under these sections includes: risk assessment in agriculture, corporate social responsibility and the role of intermediaries, the impact of privatizing health insurance, political events and their effect on foreign currency exchange, the effect of sustainable HR practices on financial performance, sustainability integration in the supply chain and logistics, gender inequality in the MENA economies, the panel data model, the model of sustainable marketing in the era of Industry 4.0, micro-enterprises as a tool for combating unemployment, the impact of financial education and control on financial behavior, measuring financial and asset performance in agricultural firms, a comprehensive strategic approach to sustainability in the UAE, sustainability and project finance, HR analytics, FaD or fashion for organizational sustainability, a conceptual framework of sustainable competitive advantages, psychology of organizational sustainability, Blockchain technology and sustainability, veganism and sustainability, institution building from an emotional intelligence perspective, sustainable concrete production using CWP, occupants' behavior and energy usage in Emirati houses, the effect of shop lighting on consumer behavior, multimedia applications in digital transformation art, integrating biomimicry principles in sustainable architecture, experimental sustainable practices in fashion education, technology-assisted student-centered learning for civil engineering, and a 10-step design process for architectural design studios. All contributions present high-quality original research work, findings and lessons learned in practical development.
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230.990000 USD

Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility - Volume 2: Proceedings of the 2nd American University in the Emirates International Research Conference, AUEIRC'18 - Dubai, UAE 2018

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It is no understatement to say that Lincoln's story is told in its buildings. This is at its most obvious in the cathedral quarter, where the city's Norman Castle and medieval Bishop's Palace jostle for space alongside historic hostelries. Looming over everything is the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral. This part of ...
Lincoln in 50 Buildings
It is no understatement to say that Lincoln's story is told in its buildings. This is at its most obvious in the cathedral quarter, where the city's Norman Castle and medieval Bishop's Palace jostle for space alongside historic hostelries. Looming over everything is the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral. This part of Lincoln is approached by way of the famous Steep Hill, which is lined with houses that date back to the medieval era, like the Jews House and Mother Cullen's Well. However, beyond this area, the city features many other buildings from almost every era throughout history, with Roman remains, ruins of a mediaeval monastery, Tudor, Stuart and Georgian houses, and many fascinating buildings from the Victorian age and the 20th century up to the present day, including Lincoln's infamous Victorian prison and the Theatre Royal that has entertained the people of Lincoln for over 200 years. Each has its own story, and many have a hidden history behind the facade. Lincoln in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating city through a selection of its most interesting buildings and structures, showing the changes that have taken place in Lincoln over the years. The book will appeal to all those who live in Lincoln or who have an interest in the city.
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27.88 USD

Lincoln in 50 Buildings

by Daniel J Codd
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During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that he would build a great great wall on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico was going to pay for it. A year and a half into his term, with only a few prototype ...
The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico
During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that he would build a great great wall on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico was going to pay for it. A year and a half into his term, with only a few prototype segments erected, the wall is the 2,000-mile, multibillion-dollar elephant in the room of contemporary American life. In The Great Great Wall, architectural historian and critic Ian Volner takes a fascinating look at the barriers that we have built over millennia. Traveling far afield, to China, the Middle East, Europe, and along the U.S. Mexico border, Volner examines famous, contentious, and illuminating structures, and explores key questions: Why do we build walls? What do they reveal about human history? What happens after they go up? With special attention to Trump's wall and the walls that exist along the US border already, this is an absorbing, smart, and timely book on an incredibly contentious and newsworthy topic.
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22.30 USD

The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico

by Ian Volner
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Architects imagine the planet: fifty speculative world-scale projects from Patrick Geddes, Alison and Peter Smithson, Kiyonori Kikutake, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Luc Deleu, and others. The world's growing vulnerability to planet-sized risks invites action on a global scale. The World as an Architectural Project shows how for more than a century ...
The World as an Architectural Project
Architects imagine the planet: fifty speculative world-scale projects from Patrick Geddes, Alison and Peter Smithson, Kiyonori Kikutake, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Luc Deleu, and others. The world's growing vulnerability to planet-sized risks invites action on a global scale. The World as an Architectural Project shows how for more than a century architects have imagined the future of the planet through world-scale projects. With fifty speculative projects by Patrick Geddes, Alison and Peter Smithson, Kiyonori Kikutake, Saverio Muratori, Takis Zenetos, Sergio Bernardes, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Luc Deleu, and many others, documented in text and images, this ambitious and wide-ranging book is the first compilation of its kind. Interestingly, architects begin to address the world as a project long before the advent of contemporary globalism and its assorted anxieties. The Spanish urban theorist and entrepreneur Arturo Soria y Mata, for example, in 1882 envisions a system that connects the entire planet in a linear urban network. In 1927, Buckminster Fuller's World Town Plan-4D Tower proposes to solve global housing problems with mobile structures delivered and installed by a Zeppelin. And Joyce Hsiang and Bimal Mendis visualize the conditions of a worldwide City of Seven Billion in a 2015-2019 project. Rather than indulging the cliche of the megalomaniac architect, this volume presents a discipline reflecting on its own responsibilities.
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74.38 USD

The World as an Architectural Project

by Roi Salgueiro Barrio, Hashim Sarkis
Hardback
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By 2020, vacation rentals are expected to surpass the hotel industry. But with so much competition, how do property owners stand out? In Rock Your Rental, the Palmisano sisters offer their unique design ideas to upgrade your space from sometimes-booked to a sought-after lodging destination. Full of inspiration, DIY projects, ...
Rock Your Rental: Style, Design, and Marketing Tips to Boost Your Bookings
By 2020, vacation rentals are expected to surpass the hotel industry. But with so much competition, how do property owners stand out? In Rock Your Rental, the Palmisano sisters offer their unique design ideas to upgrade your space from sometimes-booked to a sought-after lodging destination. Full of inspiration, DIY projects, marketing tips, and gorgeous before-and-after photos, this book is essential reading for innkeepers, bed-and-breakfast owners, and hotel hosts-and especially for vacation rental owners who use sites such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, and Booking.com. A witty, go-to handbook with actionable tips, examples, and ideas, Rock Your Rental is an essential resource for property owners who want to increase their bookings, profits, and the happiness of their customers.
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26.200000 USD

Rock Your Rental: Style, Design, and Marketing Tips to Boost Your Bookings

by Joanne Palmisano
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Paris, City of Dreams traces the transformation of the City of Light during Napoleon III's Second Empire into the beloved city of today. Together, Napoleon III and his right-hand man, Georges Haussmann, completely rebuilt Paris in less than two decades-a breathtaking achievement made possible not only by the emperor's vision ...
Paris, City of Dreams: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Creation of Paris
Paris, City of Dreams traces the transformation of the City of Light during Napoleon III's Second Empire into the beloved city of today. Together, Napoleon III and his right-hand man, Georges Haussmann, completely rebuilt Paris in less than two decades-a breathtaking achievement made possible not only by the emperor's vision and Haussmann's determination, but by the regime's unrelenting authoritarianism, augmented by the booming economy that Napoleon fostered. Yet a number of Parisians refused to comply with the restrictions that censorship and entrenched institutional taste imposed. Mary McAuliffe follows the lives of artists such as Edouard Manet, Berthe Morisot, and Claude Monet, as well as writers such as Emile Zola, Gustave Flaubert, and the poet Charles Baudelaire, while from exile, Victor Hugo continued to fire literary broadsides at the emperor he detested. McAuliffe brings to life a pivotal era encompassing not only the physical restructuring of Paris but also the innovative forms of banking and money-lending that financed industrialization as well as the city's transformation. This in turn created new wealth and flaunted excess, even while producing extreme poverty. Even more deeply, change was occurring in the way people looked at and understood the world around them, given the new ease of transportation and communication, the popularization of photography, and the emergence of what would soon be known as Impressionism in art and Naturalism and Realism in literature-artistic yearnings that would flower in the Belle Epoque. Napoleon III, whose reign abruptly ended after he led France into a devastating war against Germany, has been forgotten. But the Paris that he created has endured, brought to vivid life through McAuliffe's rich illustrations and evocative narrative.
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28.300000 USD

Paris, City of Dreams: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Creation of Paris

by Mary McAuliffe
Hardback
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Research-Based Programming for Interior Designers prepares students to approach the practice of interior design as a knowledge-based activity and learn how to utilize research to develop strategies for design solutions and client communication. Representing an evolution of author Lily Robinson's previous book Research-Inspired Design: A Step-by-Step Guide for Interior Designers ...
Research-Based Programming for Interior Design
Research-Based Programming for Interior Designers prepares students to approach the practice of interior design as a knowledge-based activity and learn how to utilize research to develop strategies for design solutions and client communication. Representing an evolution of author Lily Robinson's previous book Research-Inspired Design: A Step-by-Step Guide for Interior Designers (co-authored with Alexandra Parman Pitts in 2009), this new iteration connects applied research to the design process, from pre-design through design development and beyond. From the programming phase through contract administration, the text explores gathering information from both previously published and original data from interviews, surveys, and direct observation, and illustrates how interior designers consult and coordinate with other specialized fields. Features * Art program includes student process work examples and clear graphic explanations of complex concepts. * Activities help students brainstorm research topics, formulate research questions, conduct field studies, seek out experts and create design concepts * Appendices provide a project program template and a student example to help students visualize their own project program.
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89.250000 USD

Research-Based Programming for Interior Design

by Lily B. Robinson
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How to live a more sustainable life and create a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home without using plastics. Making small lifestyle changes can make a big difference to our planet. Sustain is full of advice and information to help you take a more eco-friendly path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers' ...
Sustain: 50 Easy Tips for a Cleaner, Greener, Plastic-Free Home
How to live a more sustainable life and create a calmer, healthier, eco-friendly home without using plastics. Making small lifestyle changes can make a big difference to our planet. Sustain is full of advice and information to help you take a more eco-friendly path. Recycling, reusing and shopping at farmers' markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important - it's perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, bicarbonate of soda, vinegar and plain water. Old-fashioned tips passed down through generations are complemented by newer ideas and innovations. As you move toward greener alternatives, why not try growing some of your own vegetables, fruit and herbs, and use them to make jams, oils and chutneys using the handy tips. Make beauty preparations and bath oils, too, for soothing, effective treatments to enhance everyday health and wellbeing. There are lots of ways to make do and mend, and by taking care of your clothes and not participating in fast fashion you will contribute less to the environmental impact of the fashion industry. Becoming eco-friendly just takes some readjustment; and by following the advice in this invaluable guide you will find yourself living a calmer, greener life.
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13.00 USD

Sustain: 50 Easy Tips for a Cleaner, Greener, Plastic-Free Home

by Christina Strutt
Hardback
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Soft Living Architecture explores the invention of new architectures based on living processes. It crafts a unique intersection between two fast-developing disciplines: biomimicry and biodesign in architecture, and bioinformatics and natural computing in the natural sciences. This is the first book to examine both the theory and methodology of architecture ...
Soft Living Architecture
Soft Living Architecture explores the invention of new architectures based on living processes. It crafts a unique intersection between two fast-developing disciplines: biomimicry and biodesign in architecture, and bioinformatics and natural computing in the natural sciences. This is the first book to examine both the theory and methodology of architecture and design working directly with the natural world. It explores a range of approaches from the use of life-like systems in building design to the employment of actual growing and living cell and tissue cultures as architectural materials - creating architecture that can change, learn and grow with us. The use of 'living architecture' is cutting-edge and speculative, yet it is also inspiring a growing number of designers worldwide to adopt alternative perspectives on sustainability and environmental design. The book examines the ethical and theoretical issues arising alongside case-studies of experimental practice, to explore what we mean by 'natural' in the Anthropocene, and raise deep questions about the nature of design and the design of nature. This provocative and at times controversial book shows why it will become ever more necessary to embrace living processes in architecture if we are to thrive in a sustainable future.
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40.90 USD

Soft Living Architecture

by Rachel Armstrong
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The long-term causes and nexus of power behind the UK's housing crisis are under scrutiny in this passionately argued and radical critique of current housing and planning policies and practices. Colenutt reveals how a network of landowners, house-builders, financial backers and politicians lock in a cycle of low supply and ...
The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality Behind the Housing Crisis
The long-term causes and nexus of power behind the UK's housing crisis are under scrutiny in this passionately argued and radical critique of current housing and planning policies and practices. Colenutt reveals how a network of landowners, house-builders, financial backers and politicians lock in a cycle of low supply and high prices, and proposes much-needed answers to one of the biggest social challenges of our age.
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92.99 USD

The Property Lobby: The Hidden Reality Behind the Housing Crisis

by Bob Colenutt
Hardback
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The first book to feature the precisely detailed, sumptuous architecture of Stanhope Gate, one of the finest firms working in the classical style anywhere. Alireza Sagharchi, principal of Stanhope Gate Architecture, is one of the world s leading classical architects, whose projects are dazzling in their scale and accomplishment many ...
Classicism at Home
The first book to feature the precisely detailed, sumptuous architecture of Stanhope Gate, one of the finest firms working in the classical style anywhere. Alireza Sagharchi, principal of Stanhope Gate Architecture, is one of the world s leading classical architects, whose projects are dazzling in their scale and accomplishment many of which, until now, have been unpublished and little seen. From a European Palladian villa to a country house in Scotland, Sagharchi s work is a testament to the virtues of traditional planning and design as married to an informed and inspired vision that embraces the wisdom of the past, of classicism and vernacular traditions, while establishing harmony with the needs of contemporary living. Classicism at Home, richly detailed with new photography, meticulous drawings, and beautifully written text, features Sagharchi s work around the world, from a residence in Kensington Gardens, London, a chic eco-resort on the Danube, and a rural hunting lodge to an elegantly appointed courtyard house by the sea. The practice works within diverse styles and the tradition of the local to create stylistically unique buildings that fit their context. The book features both exteriors and interiors, as well as exquisitely manicured gardens.
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89.250000 USD

Classicism at Home

by Alireza Sagharchi
Hardback
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Popular blogger Rachel Van Kluyve of Crate & Cottage, along with a community of other successful home decor bloggers, offers up practical design tips for those who want to create lovely, budget-friendly, intentional spaces for themselves and their families. Create a home that's inviting, beautiful, and uniquely you--all while staying ...
She Made Herself a Home: A Practical Guide to Design, Organize, and Give Purpose to Your Space
Popular blogger Rachel Van Kluyve of Crate & Cottage, along with a community of other successful home decor bloggers, offers up practical design tips for those who want to create lovely, budget-friendly, intentional spaces for themselves and their families. Create a home that's inviting, beautiful, and uniquely you--all while staying on a budget. Whether you're decorating your first home, planning for renovations, or simply looking for an affordable refresh, She Made Herself a Home is the ideal home decor planner to help you tap into your creative side and instill the confidence you need to get started. People of all ages who care about their family's personal spaces will find that this guide makes designing a home with function and beauty an exciting, unintimidating prospect. With ideas adaptable to any decor style, Rachel walks her readers through each space in a home, listing a room's must-haves, providing easy steps to determine a layout that works best for each individual's home, and teaching that design begins with determining the unique purpose of each space. Rachel also provides the best tips for choosing the right item for your space, finding great deals, and keeping it all organized. Alongside photography of Rachel's gorgeous home, She Made Herself a Home features favorite photos and ideas from many other popular home decor bloggers, whose unique styles offer extra inspiration. You don't have to break the bank to bring new life and purpose into your home. With design expertise from Rachel and others, you can confidently take action to create the beautiful, peaceful home you've dreamed of.
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35.31 USD

She Made Herself a Home: A Practical Guide to Design, Organize, and Give Purpose to Your Space

by Rachel Van Kluyve
Hardback
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`Somerville is one of our finest gazetteers of the British countryside. He brings his formidable knowledge to bear on his personal quest to explore the cathedrals in this entrancing book' The Spectator Christopher Somerville, author of the acclaimed The January Man, pictured cathedrals as great unmoving bastions of tradition. But ...
Ships Of Heaven: The Private Life of Britain's Cathedrals
`Somerville is one of our finest gazetteers of the British countryside. He brings his formidable knowledge to bear on his personal quest to explore the cathedrals in this entrancing book' The Spectator Christopher Somerville, author of the acclaimed The January Man, pictured cathedrals as great unmoving bastions of tradition. But as he journeys among Britian's favourites, old and new, he discovers buildings and communities that have been in constant upheaval for a thousand years. Here are stories of the monarchs and bishops who ordered the construction of these buildings, the masons whose genius brought them into being, and the peasants who worked and died on the scaffolding. We learn of rogue saints exploited by holy sinners, the pomp and prosperity that followed these ships of stone, the towns that grew up in their shadows. Meeting believers and non-believers, architects and archaeologists, the cleaner who dusts the monuments and the mason who judges stone by its taste, we delve deep into the private lives and the uncertain future of these ever-voyaging Ships of Heaven. `Somerville paints word pictures of exquisite quality' Church Times
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18.57 USD

Ships Of Heaven: The Private Life of Britain's Cathedrals

by Christopher Somerville
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Democratic in intention and approach, the book will argue that the home interior, as independently created by the 'amateur' householder, offers a continuous informal critique of shifting architectural styles (most notably with the advent of Modernism) and the design mainstream. Indeed, it will suggest that the popular increasingly exerts an ...
Taste: A cultural history of the home interior
Democratic in intention and approach, the book will argue that the home interior, as independently created by the 'amateur' householder, offers a continuous informal critique of shifting architectural styles (most notably with the advent of Modernism) and the design mainstream. Indeed, it will suggest that the popular increasingly exerts an influence on the professional. Underpinned by academic rigour, but not in thrall to it, above all this book is an engaging attempt to identify the cultural drivers of aesthetic change in the home, extrapolating the wider influence of 'taste' to a broad audience - both professional and 'trade'. In so doing, it will explore enthralling territory - money, class, power and influence. Illustrated with contemporary drawings and cartoons as well as photos, the book will not only be an absorbing read, but an enticing and attractive object in itself.
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74.38 USD

Taste: A cultural history of the home interior

by Drew Plunkett
Hardback
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Seeking the perfect escape from city life and congestion? This book is filled with environmentally low-impact homes and retreats using eco-friendly materials and technology that reduce the carbon footprint and lower its energy needs, all built within the past ten years. The broadening interest in back to nature and homesteading ...
Into the Woods: Retreats and Dream Houses
Seeking the perfect escape from city life and congestion? This book is filled with environmentally low-impact homes and retreats using eco-friendly materials and technology that reduce the carbon footprint and lower its energy needs, all built within the past ten years. The broadening interest in back to nature and homesteading plays a role, and many new structures are examples of sustainability that are in touch with nature, far from the madding crowd but not only for the select few. International in scope, the book is an A to Z of ideas for the twenty-first century, from a pavilion in Argentina to a forest house in New Zealand, all designed to have minimal architectural traces--made with local materials that harmonize with the surrounding environment. An outdoor care retreat outside Oslo provides space where visitors can benefit from the therapeutic qualities of nature; a residence in Tottori, Japan, adapts with the changing seasons; a treehouse in Cape Town uses cylindrical towers that are elevated on stilts, offering views among the trees; and in Quebec, three geodesic domes were designed as part of an eco-tourism project to highlight the area's natural beauty. Each house is paired with photographs and plans.
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49.880000 USD

Into the Woods: Retreats and Dream Houses

by Philip Jodidio
Hardback
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The classic and most definitive monograph ever published on iconic architect Mies van der Rohe - now back in print This is the most readable, beautiful, and comprehensive book ever published on one of the twentieth century's most influential architects. Known for the beauty and purity of his work, Ludwig ...
Mies
The classic and most definitive monograph ever published on iconic architect Mies van der Rohe - now back in print This is the most readable, beautiful, and comprehensive book ever published on one of the twentieth century's most influential architects. Known for the beauty and purity of his work, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe built remarkable houses, skyscrapers, museums, and multibuilding campuses. The clarity of his architecture belies the diversity of Mies's interests, which included philosophy and science as well as design, and Mertin's rigorous and accessible text gives the reader a clear description of all of the most important buildings as well as the intellectual contexts for their design.
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185.97 USD

Mies

by Detlef Mertins
Hardback
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A group of notable writers-including UK poet laureate Simon Armitage, Julian Barnes, Margaret MacMillan, and Jenny Uglow-celebrate our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past What can a house tell us about the person who lives there? Do we shape the buildings ...
Lives of Houses
A group of notable writers-including UK poet laureate Simon Armitage, Julian Barnes, Margaret MacMillan, and Jenny Uglow-celebrate our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past What can a house tell us about the person who lives there? Do we shape the buildings we live in, or are we formed by the places we call home? And why are we especially fascinated by the houses of the famous and often long-dead? In Lives of Houses, a group of notable biographers, historians, critics, and poets explores these questions and more through fascinating essays on the houses of great writers, artists, composers, and politicians of the past. Editors Kate Kennedy and Hermione Lee are joined by wide-ranging contributors, including Simon Armitage, Julian Barnes, David Cannadine, Roy Foster, Alexandra Harris, Daisy Hay, Margaret MacMillan, Alexander Masters, and Jenny Uglow. We encounter W. H. Auden, living in joyful squalor in New York's St. Mark's Place, and W. B. Yeats in his flood-prone tower in the windswept West of Ireland. We meet Benjamin Disraeli, struggling to keep up appearances, and track the lost houses of Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Bowen. We visit Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh, England, and Jean Sibelius at Ainola, Finland. But Lives of Houses also considers those who are unhoused, unwilling or unable to establish a home-from the bewildered poet John Clare wandering the byways of England to the exiled Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera living on the streets of London. With more than forty illustrations, Lives of Houses illuminates what houses mean to us and how we use them to connect to and think about the past. The result is a fresh and engaging look at house and home.
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26.200000 USD

Lives of Houses

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Today, Broadway almost feels inevitable, but over the past four hundred years there have been thousands who have tried to draw and erase its path. From Bowling Green all the way to Marble Hill, Fran Leadon takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America's most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through ...
Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles
Today, Broadway almost feels inevitable, but over the past four hundred years there have been thousands who have tried to draw and erase its path. From Bowling Green all the way to Marble Hill, Fran Leadon takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America's most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan. Broadway traces the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has been both the Path of Progress and a street of broken dreams, home to both parades and riots, startling wealth and appalling destitution. Glamorous, complex, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of an oft- flooded dead end to a canyon of steel and glass is the story of American progress.
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19.900000 USD

Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles

by Fran Leadon
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Since its construction, Notre Dame Cathedral has played a central role in French cultural identity. In the wake of the tragic fire of 2019, questions of how to restore the fabric of this quintessential French monument are once more at the forefront. This all-too-prescient book, first published in French in ...
Notre Dame Cathedral: Nine Centuries of History
Since its construction, Notre Dame Cathedral has played a central role in French cultural identity. In the wake of the tragic fire of 2019, questions of how to restore the fabric of this quintessential French monument are once more at the forefront. This all-too-prescient book, first published in French in 2013, takes a central place in the conversation. The Gothic cathedral par excellence, Notre Dame set the architectural bar in the competitive years of the third quarter of the twelfth century and dazzled the architects and aesthetes of the Enlightenment with its structural ingenuity. In the nineteenth century, the cathedral became the touchstone of a movement to restore medieval patrimony to its rightful place at the cultural heart of France: it was transformed into a colossal laboratory in which architects Jean-Baptiste Lassus and Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc anatomized structures, dismembered them, put them back, or built them anew-all the while documenting their work with scientific precision. Taking as their point of departure a three-dimensional laser scan of the cathedral created in 2010, architectural historians Dany Sandron and the late Andrew Tallon tell the story of the construction and reconstruction of Notre Dame in visual terms. With over a billion points of data, the scan supplies a highly accurate spatial map of the building, which is anatomized and rebuilt virtually. Fourteen double-page images represent the cathedral at specific points in time, while the accompanying texts sets out the history of the building, addressing key themes such as the fundraising campaign, the construction of the vaults, and the liturgical function of the choir. Featuring 170 full-color illustrations and elegantly translated by Andrew Tallon and Lindsay Cook, Notre Dame Cathedral is an enlightening history of one of the world's most treasured architectural feats.
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36.700000 USD

Notre Dame Cathedral: Nine Centuries of History

by Andrew Tallon, Dany Sandron
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In nineteenth-century Punjab, a cultural tug-of-war ensued as both Sufi mystics and British officials aimed to engage the local artisans as a means of realizing their ideological ambitions. When it came to influence and impact, the Sufi shrines had a huge advantage over the colonial art institutions, such as the ...
Artisans, Sufis, Shrines: Colonial Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Punjab
In nineteenth-century Punjab, a cultural tug-of-war ensued as both Sufi mystics and British officials aimed to engage the local artisans as a means of realizing their ideological ambitions. When it came to influence and impact, the Sufi shrines had a huge advantage over the colonial art institutions, such as the Mayo School of Arts in Lahore. The mystically-inspired shrines, built as a statement of Muslim ruling ambitions, were better suited to the task of appealing to local art traditions. By contrast the colonial institutions, rooted in the Positivist Romanticism of the Victorian West, found assimilation to be more of a challenge. In questioning their relative success and failures at influencing local culture, the book explores the extent to which political control translates into cultural influence. Folktales, Sufi shrines, colonial architecture, institutional education methods and museum exhibitions all provide a wealth of sources for revealing the complex dynamic between the Punjabi artisans, the Sufi community and the colonial British. In this unique look at a little-explored aspect of India's history, Hussain Ahmad Khan explores this evidence in order to illuminate this web of cultural influences. Examining the Sufi-artisan relationship within the various contexts of political revolt, the decline of the Mughals and the struggle of the Sufis to establish an Islamic state, this book argues that Sufi shrines were initially constructed with the aim of affirming a distinct 'Muslim' identity. At the same time, art institutions established by colonial officials attempted to promote eclectic architecture representing the 'British Indian empire', as well as to revive the pre-colonial traditions with which they had previously seemed out of touch. This important book sheds new light on the dynamics of power and culture in the British Empire.
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41.950000 USD

Artisans, Sufis, Shrines: Colonial Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Punjab

by Hussain Ahmad Khan
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Buildings provide tremendous insights into the character of imperialism, not least in the manner in which Western forms were spread across the globe. They reveal the projection of power and authority in colonised landscapes, as well the economic ambitions and social and cultural needs of colonial peoples in all types ...
The British Empire Through Buildings: Structure, Function and Meaning
Buildings provide tremendous insights into the character of imperialism, not least in the manner in which Western forms were spread across the globe. They reveal the projection of power and authority in colonised landscapes, as well the economic ambitions and social and cultural needs of colonial peoples in all types of colonies. They also represent a colonial order of social classes and racial divisions, together with the ways in which these were inflected through domestic living space, places of work and various aspects of cultural relations. They illuminate the desires of Europeans to indulge in cultural and religious proselytisation, encouraging indigenous peoples to adopt western norms. But the resistance of the supposedly subordinate people led to the invasion, adoption and adaptation of such buildings for a post-colonial world. The book will be vital reading for all students and scholars interested in the widest aspects of material culture. -- .
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148.77 USD

The British Empire Through Buildings: Structure, Function and Meaning

by John M. MacKenzie
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Falmouth is comparatively modern town, founded by the Killigrew family in the 17th century, close to Henry VIII's Pendennis Castle built to defend the south coast of Cornwall by the River Fal. Arwenack House, home of the powerful Killigrew dynasty whose influence on the area as the founding family of ...
Falmouth in 50 Buildings
Falmouth is comparatively modern town, founded by the Killigrew family in the 17th century, close to Henry VIII's Pendennis Castle built to defend the south coast of Cornwall by the River Fal. Arwenack House, home of the powerful Killigrew dynasty whose influence on the area as the founding family of Falmouth is felt throughout the book, still stands today. Many of the buildings of Falmouth reflect the town's driving forces of religion and its strong non-conformism, the sea and sea-faring and tourism and entertainment. Examples of religious buildings include the Church of King Charles the Martyr dating from the town's creation; the arts and crafts inspired All Saints Church and the town's unusual Georgian synagogue. Representatives of Falmouth's maritime history are represented by the Custom House of 1785 as well as the National Maritime Museum of 2003. Reflecting tourism and entertainment are the beautiful former cinema, St. George's Hall; the Greenbank Hotel (where Kenneth Graham started writing 'The Wind in the Willows') and the town's railway stations. There are also unusual buildings that give the town its particular identity, including the Arwenack Monument, which has moved around the town since 1737, and Jacob's Ladder, a set of 112 steps commissioned by a busy merchant to help him reach his business interests more quickly. Today the town also boasts a university, setting up students for life in Falmouth and beyond for the 21st century. Falmouth in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating Cornish town through a selection of its most interesting buildings and structures, showing the changes that have taken place in Falmouth over the years. The book will appeal to all those who live in Falmouth or who have an interest in the town.
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27.88 USD

Falmouth in 50 Buildings

by Mark Mitchley
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This book examines the creative exchanges between architects, artists and intellectuals, from the Early Renaissance to the beginning of the Enlightenment, in the forging of relationships between architecture and emerging concepts of language in early modern in Italy. The study extends across the spectrum of linguistic disputes during this time ...
Architecture and the Language Debate: Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy
This book examines the creative exchanges between architects, artists and intellectuals, from the Early Renaissance to the beginning of the Enlightenment, in the forging of relationships between architecture and emerging concepts of language in early modern in Italy. The study extends across the spectrum of linguistic disputes during this time - among members of the clergy, humanists, philosophers and polymaths - on issues of grammar, rhetoric, philology, etymology and epigraphy, and how these disputes paralleled and informed important developments in architectural thinking and practice. Drawing upon a wealth of primary source material, such as humanist tracts, philosophical works, architectural/antiquarian treatises, epigraphic/philological studies, religious sermons and grammaticae, the book traces key periods when the emerging field of linguistics in early modern Italy impacted on the theory, design and symbolism of buildings.
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162.750000 USD
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With over eighty architectural projects completed since 1986, Popo Danes's reputation stretches far beyond his native Bali. Popo's signature buildings--private residences, boutique hotels, villas, and resorts--are located in many places across the world but are concentrated on the island of Bali. His work celebrates local heritage through a contemporary aesthetic. ...
Popo Danes: Bali Inspiration
With over eighty architectural projects completed since 1986, Popo Danes's reputation stretches far beyond his native Bali. Popo's signature buildings--private residences, boutique hotels, villas, and resorts--are located in many places across the world but are concentrated on the island of Bali. His work celebrates local heritage through a contemporary aesthetic. Popo is known for designing beautiful buildings that have been carefully shaped for a tangible balance between human and nature. As an architect, he has always been concerned with functionality, ensuring his buildings are aligned with the natural surroundings and that there is a strong connection between the property's architecture, interior, and landscape. The book explores Popo's body of work by surveying his unusual approach, his inspirations, and his way of working, showing the uniqueness of his creative process.
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74.38 USD

Popo Danes: Bali Inspiration

by Rio Helmi, Diana Darling
Hardback
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Equal parts design inspiration and travelogue, this book highlights the rapidly growing adaptive reuse movement From the author and photographer of Design Brooklyn and Detroit: The Dream Is Now comes Design. Renew. Reuse. a photographic survey of the adaptive reuse design movement in America's coolest cities. These cities' and towns' ...
Cool is Everywhere: New and Adaptive Design Across America
Equal parts design inspiration and travelogue, this book highlights the rapidly growing adaptive reuse movement From the author and photographer of Design Brooklyn and Detroit: The Dream Is Now comes Design. Renew. Reuse. a photographic survey of the adaptive reuse design movement in America's coolest cities. These cities' and towns' residents are rethinking the usage of available architecture and repurposing it. They're turning department stores into hip hotels, parking garages into swanky cocktail bars, and old mills into cutting-edge galleries. This movement has brought about results that are as surprising as they are inspiring. Organized by city, Design. Renew. Reuse. highlights remarkable projects that have transformed ordinary buildings into works of art.
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36.750000 USD

Cool is Everywhere: New and Adaptive Design Across America

by Michel Arnaud
Hardback
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Wine Country Living presents more than twenty-five innovative spaces for living in the winemaking regions of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Here is a portrait of the most contemporary spaces for vineyard living, all perfectly suited to twenty-first-century lifestyles. This collection of houses and wineries spans the winemaking regions ...
Wine Country Living
Wine Country Living presents more than twenty-five innovative spaces for living in the winemaking regions of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Here is a portrait of the most contemporary spaces for vineyard living, all perfectly suited to twenty-first-century lifestyles. This collection of houses and wineries spans the winemaking regions of Napa and Sonoma counties, Carmel, Oregon, Washington State, and British Columbia, making it the ultimate tour of vineyard living in breathtaking locales. Across the region, architects are creating innovative houses for country living, reimagining ways to engage the dramatic landscapes of the coastal regions that play host to North America's best vineyards. Wine Country Living profiles new and recent projects that illustrate the inexhaustible potential of modern design to enter into a dialogue with the natural and regional context of the wine country of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. The region's architectural vanguard is represented, as well as established architects at the top of the field, including Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture and Jim Olson of Olson Kundig.
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57.750000 USD

Wine Country Living

by Linda Leigh Paul
Hardback
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Hand Drafting for Interior Design shows you how to create beautiful interior design drawings to share with clients. Detailed examples illustrate how to render furniture, floors, walls, windows, plants in floor plans and elevations, using a T-square and a triangle. Progressing from the most basic lessons on how to line ...
Hand Drafting for Interior Design
Hand Drafting for Interior Design shows you how to create beautiful interior design drawings to share with clients. Detailed examples illustrate how to render furniture, floors, walls, windows, plants in floor plans and elevations, using a T-square and a triangle. Progressing from the most basic lessons on how to line up a T-square on the paper, you will learn the complete drafting process, from choosing the right tools to the finished drawing. This new edition builds on the strength of the prior editions by adding commercial examples, electrical and lighting plans, custom millwork, and process drawings. New to this Edition * Explains how to use a lettering guide to easily improve your hand lettering skills * Includes a discussion for using a metric scale and a conversion chart * Expanded coverage of Architectural Elements drawn in plan view, including ADA push/pull clearances at doors, and stairs * The kitchen and bath section includes planning for ADA (wheelchair-bound individuals and aging in place) * A chapter dedicated to drawings used for custom millwork has been added * A final chapter on putting it all together covers title blocks, sheet layout, index of drawings, and symbol legends
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89.250000 USD

Hand Drafting for Interior Design

by Diana Bennett Wirtz Kingsley, Jeanne Diehl-Shaffer
Paperback / softback
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