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Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community

by Brian Mackay-Lyons & Robert McCarter

In architecture, as in food, local is an idea whose time has come. Of course, the idea of an architecture that responds to site; draws on local building traditions, materials, and crafts; and strives to create...


Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a connection even exists between the two words....


Kitchen and Bath Sustainable Design: Conservation, Materials, Practices

by Amanda Davis, Robin Fisher & NKBA

The leading industry association's handbook for going green in the kitchen and bath

Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design is the National Kitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to "greening" these important...


Smith, Currie and Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law: A Practical Guide for the Construction Professional

by Thomas J. Kelleher, John M. Mastin & Ronald G. Robey

Cut through the legalese to truly understand construction law

Smith, Currie & Hancock's Common Sense Construction Law is a guide for non-lawyers, presenting a practical introduction to the significant legal topics...


The Homeowner's DIY Guide to Electrical Wiring

by David Herres

A practical, money-saving guide to home electrical wiring

Handle residential wiring projects correctly, safely, and according to the National Electrical Code (NEC). Filled with clear photos and helpful diagrams,...


Kitchen & Bath Products and Materials: Cabinetry, Equipment, Surfaces

by Ellen Cheever & NKBA

Objective guidance on kitchen and bath fitting choice to suit any client and any space

Kitchen and Bath Products and Materials describes the typical materials, equipment, and surfaces used in all facets of residential...


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...


Mellon Square: Experiencing a Modern Masterpiece

by Susan Rademacher & Charles Birnbaum

The second volume in our Modern Landscapes series examines the evolution of Pittsburgh's first modern garden plaza. Completed in 1955 from a design by the acclaimed landscape design firm Simonds & Simonds and...


Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis

by Julie Sze

The rise of China and its status as a leading global factory are altering the way people live and consume. At the same time, the world appears wary of the real costs involved. Fantasy Islands probes Chinese,...


Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design

by Bradley Cantrell & Wes Michaels

Combine traditional techniques with modern media for more communicative renderings

Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture: Contemporary Techniques and Tools for Digital Representation in Site Design, Second...


Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition

by F. Alton Everest & Ken Pohlmann

The most complete and current guide to architectural acoustics principles and practices

Design and construct audiophile-quality sonic environments of all sizes--from home theaters and project studios to large-scale...


Designing With Light: The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design

by Jason Livingston

A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of lighting design

Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to the intelligent...


Conversations: Up Close and Personal with Icons of Fashion, Interior Design, and Art

by Blue Carreon

Conversations began as a column for the Huffington Post where it initially featured fashion designers. Author Blue Carreon would ask his subjects to answer a fill-in-the-blanks type of questionnaire on topics...


How Safe is Safe Enough?: Technological Risks, Real and Perceived

by E.E. Lewis

Every time an airplane crashes, a gas line explodes, a bridge collapses, or a contaminant escapes the public questions whether the benefits that technology brings are worth its risks. Written in laymen’s language,...


Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

by Francis D. K. Ching

The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models

An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print...


Prefab Homes

by Elisabeth Blanchet

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few...


Guide to the Leed Green Associate V4 Exam

by Michelle Cottrell

Prepare for the LEED Green Associate v4 exam with an expert who has been there – and passed!

Guide to the LEED Green Associate V4 Exam is a comprehensive study guide for the LEED Green Associate v4 exam. Written...


Intersections of Space and Ethos

by Kyriaki Tsoukala, Nikolaos-Ion Terzoglou & Charikleia Pantelidou

The pressing economic, environmental and social crises emanate the need for a redefinition of the dominant views, perspectives and values in the field of architecture. The intellectual production of the last...


The Uses of Art in Public Space

by Julia Lossau & Quentin Stevens

This book links two fields of interest which are too seldom considered together: the production and critique of art in public space and social behaviour in the public realm. Whilst most writing about public...


Design Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare Design

by Michael Phiri

The growing movement towards evidence-based healthcare design has largely emphasised a change of culture and attitudes. It has advocated for new ways of working, but until now, it has not focused on equipping...