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British Architectural Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Here is a compact and useful guide, filled with detailed and original drawings, to help put a date to the variety of period buildings we see around us. It covers an immense range of structures and styles from...


Kissing Architecture

by Sylvia Lavin

Kissing Architecture explores the mutual attraction between architecture and other forms of contemporary art. In this fresh, insightful, and beautifully illustrated book, renowned architectural critic and scholar...


Building the Timber Frame House: The Revival of a Forgotten Craft

by Tedd Benson, James Gruber & Jamie Page

For centuries, post-and-beam construction has proved to be one of the most durable building techniques. It is being enthusiastically revived today not only for its sturdiness but because it can be easily insulated,...


Bridges Explained: What They Do and How They Work

by Trevor Yorke

Bridges are keys to communication, but also they are graceful and spectacular pieces of architecture. Trevor Yorke's book, filled with illustrations, explains their history and principals of construction, leaving...


2009 International Building Code Need to Know: The 20% of the Code You Need 80% of the Time: The 20% of the Code You Need 80% of the Time

by R. Dodge Woodson

2009 International Building Code Essentials at Your Fingertips

This handy resource delivers quick access to international building code information. 2009 International Building Code Need To Know explains and...


The Mind in the Cave: Consciousness and the Origins of Art

by David Lewis-Williams

The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers. Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves...


@home: Another Revolution in Architecture's Theory of the House

by Davina Jackson & Hugo Muecke

A 'time capsule' of perspectives (written in the mid 1990s and first published 2012) on how traditional architectural theories about homes and domestic life would be radically altered by mass market access to...


Against Architecture

by Franco La La Cecla

With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the...


Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design: Technical Data for Professional Practice

by Michael Crosbie & Donald Watson

Since its release in 1946, this has been one of the most widely recognized and respected resources for architects, engineers, and designers, bringing together the knowledge, techniques, and skills of some of...


The Ruins of Choqquequirau

by Hiram Jr. Bingham

Hiram Bingham (1875 - 1956) was an academic, explorer, treasure hunter and politician from the United States. He obtained degrees from Yale, UCLA Berkeley, and a PhD. from Harvard. He taught history and politics...


Architecture for Dummies

by Deborah K. Dietsch & Robert A. M. Stern

When is a building just a building and when is it art? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains the essentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways in which structures...


Building for Boomers (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): Guide to Design and Construction

by Judy Schriener

Design and Build Housing for the Boomer Generation

This unique resource provides the latest housing data, options, and trends to help you plan, design, and construct homes and communities to meet the requirements...


Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas

by Emily G. Makaš, John H. Stubbs & Mounir Bouchenaki

“From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the Athenian Acropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernist capital city of Brasília, the conflicting and not always neatly resolvable forces...


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...


BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors

by Chuck Eastman, Paul Teicholz & Rafael Sacks

"The BIM Handbook is an extensively researched and meticulously written book, showing evidence of years of work rather than something that has been quickly put together in the course of a few months. It brings...


Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design

by Christopher Meek & Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Daylighting and Integrated Lighting Design provides architects, building designers, and students clear direction for the successful inclusion of daylight and integrated electric light in buildings. It presents...


Bim Content Development: Standards, Strategies, and Best Practices

by Robert S. Weygant

A must-have reference to create content-rich BIM objects and models

A cutting-edge technology, Building Information Modeling (BIM) software allows AEC professionals to produce data-intensive 3D building models...


The Architecture of Use: Aesthetics and Function in Architectural Design

by Stephen Grabow & Kent Spreckelmeyer

By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in...


Tate Introductions: Mir

by Iria Candela

The bright colours and graphic strength of paintings by Joan Miro have made him an immensely popular modern painter, but the artist would have been extremely disappointed to see his work treated as little more...


The Castles of Britain and Ireland

by Rodney Castleden

To many, medieval castles are the essence of Britain and Ireland's fascinating past. Immersed in history and centuries old, each one tells a story of Kings, Queens and feuding lords; war and bloody conflict;...