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Download free Building America – Janice Weaver
Named a 5th– 6th Grade Honor Book by the Austin Young Engineer’s Award 2003-2004 From old favorites like Monticello, Falling Water, and the Chrysler Building, to lesser-known treasures like Bernard Maybeck’s First Church of Christ, Scientist (in Berkeley, California), the buildings that Janice Weaver presents tell the story of a nation and its people. Traveling through almost four hundred years of...

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Download free Le Corbusier: Une petite maison – Le Corbusier, Birkhauser Boston Inc, Corbusier Le Corbusier
Die Entstehungsgeschichte und Realisierung des kleinen Hauses am Genfersee, das Le Corbusier 1925 in der Nahe von Vevey fur seine Eltern projektiert und gebaut hat. Das Buch enthalt zahlreiche Darstellungen mit Photos und Skizzen, erganzt um Zeichnungen Le Corbusiers von 1945 und einen sehr poetischen Text. (Mehrsprachige Ausgabe: Franzosisch, Deutsch, Englisch) ...

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Download free Connecting Networks Companion Guide – Cisco Systems Inc.
Connecting Networks Companion Guide is the official supplemental textbook for the Connecting Networks course in the Cisco(r)Networking Academy(r)CCNA(r)Routing and Switching curriculum. This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course allows you to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies...

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Download free Carlo Scarpa: The Complete Works – Francesco Dal Co, Giuseppe Mazzariol
This volume documents the complete works of Carlo Scarpa, one of the leadig Italian architects of the twentieth century. There are over two dozen essays by leading architects and architectural critics, including Bruno Zevi, Vincent Scully, Arata Isozaki, and Christian Norberg-Schulz offering an extensive overview of Scarpa’s life and career as well as lucid interpretations of his architecture. ...

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Download free Avatars Of Story – Marie-Laure Ryan
Since its inception, narratology has developed primarily as an investigation of literary narrative fiction. Linguists, folklorists, psychologists, and sociologists have expanded the inquiry toward oral storytelling, but narratology remains primarily concerned with language-supported stories. In Avatars of Story, Marie-Laure Ryan moves beyond literary works to examine other media, especially electronic...

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Download free The Architecture of the Jumping Universe – Charles Jencks
This text discusses the basic ideas of complexity and chaos theories and presents many examples of architecture based on these ideas in the work of leading architects – Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Charles Correa and Itsuko Hasegawa – along with ecological and organic designs. Charles Jenck’s own recent work is used to illustrate concepts in physics and an architecture...

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Download free Typography, Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography – Jason Tselentis, Allan Haley, Richard Poulin, Tony Seddon, Gerry Leonidas, Ina Saltz, Kathryn Henderson, Tyler Alterman
Typography, Referenced was named to the 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List, an annual handpicked list from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA, a division of the American Library Association) of the most noteworthy reference titles published in 2012. Typography, Referenced is the single most comprehensive volume covering every aspect of typography that any design student, professional...

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Download free William Burges: And the High Victorian Dream – J. Mordaunt Crook
William Burges (1827-81) was arguably the greatest of all Victorian architects. But he was more than just the creator of a modest number of fabulous, and fabulously expensive, buildings. He dreamed of hundreds more, designed dozens, and in addition created some of the most remarkable furniture and jewellery of all time. He was an art-architect. Rich, clever, well connected and short lived, he was...

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Download free A Medieval Castle – Fiona MacDonald
Step inside a medieval castle and discover for yourself what it was like to live and work inside its massive walls. Superb illustrations and thoroughly researched information provide a vivid and intimate look at every aspect of castle life. You will see the craftsmen and builders at work, witness a great dinner in the main hall, learn about the life of the lord and lady, learn how a page became a knight,...

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Download free Where’d You Go, Bernadette – Maria Semple
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she’s a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she’s a disgrace; to design mavens, she’s a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family...

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Download free Where We Lived: Discovering the Places We Once Called Home – Jack Larkin
The past has left behind only scattered clues that, on their own, provide little insight into how the people of early America lived and the details of their daily lives. The photographs in this book, the deeply informed narrative that accompanies them, and the eyewitness accounts of daily life that the author weaves throughout, provide a fresh perspective on our early American ancestors and the places...

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Download free What Style Is It?: A Guide to American Architecture – John C. Poppeliers, S. Allen Chambers, S. Allen Chambers Jr.
Architectural style is defined as a definite type of architecture, distinguished by special characteristics of structure and ornament.This revised edition of What Style Is It? includes new sections on Neoclassical, Romanesque and Rustic Styles. It also provides more examples of how pure styles vary by geographic region across the US.* Includes sections on 25 of the most significant architectural styles...

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Download free Furniture Design – James Christopher Postell, Jim Postell
The comprehensive guide to furniture design– expanded and updated Furniture designers draw on a range of knowledge and disciplines to create their work. From history to theory to technology, “Furniture Design” offers a comprehensive survey of the essential craft- and practice-related aspects of furniture design. Generously illustrated with photographs and drawings–including a new...