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Visual Merchandising: Mirror and soul of a point of sale

by Gianfranco Giacoma-caire

Visual Merchandising is a technical manual that has more than 400 photos and 100 drawings. It speaks about the aesthetic aspects to set a window shop and the internal visual in a store. Analyse the psychological...


Art Deco Mailboxes: An Illustrated Design History

by Karen Greene & Lynne Lavelle

A great gift book for lovers of unsung urban decorative art and unique architectural details. Mailboxes and their chutes were once as essential to the operation of any major hotel, office, civic, or residential...


The Return of Nature: Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability

by Preston Scott Cohen & Erika Naginski

The Return of Nature asks you to critique your conception of nature and your approach to architectural sustainability and green design. What do the terms mean? Are they de facto design requirements? Or are they...


Thom Filicia Style: Inspired Ideas for Creating Rooms You'll Love

by Thom Filicia

 

"I'm a democratic design snob. I see it as my mission to help stamp out boring, unimaginative interiors. But I also love people, having fun, and what I do for a living. I think a fabulously styled place is...


Modern Asian Living

by Wongvipa Devahastin Na Ayudhya, Sakul Intakul & Masano Kawana

Featuring hundreds of photographs, this Asian design book is a love note to the modern, stylish luxury homes and interior spaces of Asia.In recent years Asian design—in architecture, interiors and product...


Ornamental Designs from Architectural Sheet Metal: The Complete Broschart & Braun Catalog, ca. 1900

by Jacob Broschart & Wm. A. Braun

A must for architectural historians, restoration specialists and vintage home enthusiasts: 1,095 superbly rendered late Victorian-era designs, from bead enrichments and garlands to rosettes and lion heads.


Medieval Ornament: 950 Illustrations

by Karl Alexander von Heideloff

Pictorial archive of precisely detailed engravings of architectural elements — doors, windows, moldings, statuary, decorative stonework, columns, pedestals, rosettes and more — mostly from German Gothic...


Pugin's Gothic Ornament: The Classic Sourcebook of Decorative Motifs with 100 Plates

by Augustus C. Pugin

One hundred plates of royalty-free Gothic designs, meticulously reproduced from rare 19th-century engravings. Many are floral and foliate designs rendered from panels, capitals, borders, brackets, friezes, grotesques,...


Gothic Ornament: Architectural Motifs from York Cathedral

by Joseph Halfpenny

Exquisite specimens of the sculptured ornaments from northern Europe's largest medieval cathedral. Reproduced from a rare 18th-century volume, this compilation consists of 175 illustrations, selected from throughout...


Treasury of Byzantine Ornament: 255 Motifs from St. Mark's and Ravenna

by Arne Dehli

Fine line drawings derived from 6th- and 7th-century Italian architecture depict perforated marble panels, elaborate stone mosaics for floors and ceilings, and many other interior and exterior adornments.


Sundials: History, Theory, and Practice

by René R.J. Rohr

Masterly account of long and colorful history of sundials, with practical instructions for building your own. Formulae, rare dials, mottoes, and much more. 104 figures. 51 plates.


Masterpieces of Italian Decorative Ironwork

by Augusto Pedrini

Five centuries of superb ironwork designs by Italian masters encompass both simple and elaborate ornamentation for doors, windows, gates, balconies, stairs, and other architectural features. 172 black-and-white...


A Manual of Historic Ornament

by Richard Glazier

Hundreds of detailed illustrations depict painted pilasters from Pompeii, early Gothic stone carvings, a detail from a stained glass window in Canterbury Cathedral, more. Over 700 black-and-white illustrations,...


Wrought Iron and Its Decorative Use

by Maxwell Ayrton & Arnold Silcock

Superb treasury presents an informative survey of wrought iron throughout England with illustrations of gates, railings, screens, and other elaborately rendered works. 239 black-and-white illustrations.


Treasury of Ornamental Ironwork: 16th to 18th Centuries

by Adalbert Roeper

The diversity and enduring beauty of ornamental ironwork is celebrated with 60 plates showcasing metal doors, balconies, gates, corner pieces, embellishments, and more, many wrought with gargoyles, human figures,...


Masterpieces of  Eighteenth-Century French Ironwork: With Over 300 Illustrations

by F. Contet

This magnificent display of 166 plates from an extremely rare set of portfolios depicts scores of ironwork examples, among them beautiful gates, balustrades, balcony railings, window grilles, church screens,...


Victorian Architectural Details: Designs for Over 700 Stairs, Mantels, Doors, Windows, Cornices, Porches, and Other Decorative Elemen

by A. J. Bicknell & Co.

Hundreds of rare illustrations depict wide range of design alternatives for prospective homeowners of the late 19th century. The emphasis is on architectural details — from cornices and dormer windows to piazzas...


Traditional Ironwork Designs

by Josef Feller

An exceptional collection of outstanding examples of German ironwork. More than 270 illustrations depict a wide range of Düsseldorf ironwork, with finely rendered examples ranging from elaborate castle gates...


The Complete Guide to Building With Rocks & Stone: Stonework Projects and Techniques Explained Simply

by Brenda Flynn

Humans have been building with stone for thousands of years, dating back to the ancient pyramids and the Sphinx. You can bring the aesthetics of stonework to your house and property with help from The Complete...


CAD Principles for Architectural Design

by Peter Szalapaj

CAD Principles for Architectural Design is aimed at design students and practitioners interested in understanding how CAD is used in architectural practice. This book makes connections between the basic operations...