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Get Your House Right

Author : Marianne Cusato
ISBN : 1402791038
Genre : Architecture
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The designer of the Gulf Coast rebuilt Katrina Cottages offers the “dos” and “don'ts” of livable home design, explaining how to build a beautiful, timeless home that relies on structural common sense, neighborhood appropriateness and sustainability. Original.

Wonderpedia Neopoprealism Archive 2009

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Genre : Literary Criticism
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Wonderpedia, an encyclopedia (NeoPopRealism Journal) of books published after year 2000. Founded by Nadia Russ in 2008.

A Field Guide To American Houses

Author : Virginia Savage McAlester
ISBN : 9780385353878
Genre : Architecture
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For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture. Concentrating not on rare landmarks but on typical dwellings in ordinary neighborhoods all across the United States -- houses built over the past three hundred years and lived in by Americans of every social and economic background -- the book provides you with the facts (and frame of reference) that will enable you to look in a fresh way at the houses you constantly see around you. It tells you -- and shows you in more than 1,200 illustrations -- what you need to know in order to be able to recognize the several distinct architectural styles and to understand their historical significance. What does that cornice mean? Or that porch? That door? When was this house built? What does its style say about the people who built it? You'll find the answers to such questions here. This is how the book works: Each of thirty-nine chapters focuses on a particular style (and its variants). Each begins with a large schematic drawing that highlights the style's most important identifying features. Additional drawings and photographs depict the most common shapes and the principal subtypes, allowing you to see at a glance a wide range of examples of each style. Still more drawings offer close-up views of typical small details -- windows, doors, cornices, etc. -- that might be difficult to see in full-house pictures. The accompanying text is rich in information about each style -- describing in detail its identifying features, telling you where (and in what quantity) you're likely to find examples of it, discussing all of its notable variants, and revealing its origin and tracing its history. In the book's introductory chapters you'll find invaluable general discussions of house-building materials and techniques ("Structure"), house shapes ("Form"), and the many traditions of architectural fashion ("Style") that have influenced American house design through the past three centuries. A pictorial key and glossary help lead you from simple, easily recognized architectural features -- the presence of a tile roof, for example -- to the styles in which that feature is likely to be found. This eBook edition has been optimized for screen.

Building For Democracy

Author : James W MacNutt
ISBN : 9780887809309
Genre : Architecture
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Legislative buildings are the most important public structures in the provincial capitals of Halifax, Charlottetown and Fredericton. Each was built to communicate ideals, ideas and arrangements of government unique to these three provinces. In Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, these buildings were built to house colonial governments where a popular assembly was matched with an appointed council of local notables, advising an all-powerful governor appointed by Westminister and representing the British crown. Over the years they have been modified as the structure of provincial governments have changed to a single elected legislative assembly with full provincial powers. Fredericton's legislature, built in 1882, is a bold and beautiful building with unmatched interior features. This book tells the fascinating story of why each building was designed as it was, and the styles and ideas their designers drew upon. Author James Macnutt takes the reader on a tour of all three buildings, with text and visuals highlighting their many features and details.

Fences Gates And Garden Houses

Author : Carl F. Schmidt
ISBN : 9780486299204
Genre : Architecture
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A wealth of measured drawings and photographs depict wood fences, gates, and small garden houses of New England. Portrays several items from the 1770s to the 1820s, many of which no longer exist.

The Secrets Of Architectural Composition

Author : Nathaniel Cortland Curtis
ISBN : 9780486320748
Genre : Architecture
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Well arranged, logical, and aptly illustrated, this classic survey covers every aspect of the design process. It addresses architectural principles as well as their practical application, examining general questions of scale, balance, proportion, and symmetry and presenting detailed treatments of doors, windows, walls, stairways, columns, and other features. Long acknowledged as a valuable resource for students and teachers alike, this volume is unsurpassed in terms of the richness of its material and the consistency of its insights. It was written by Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis, an influential designer and artist who served as the head of the Tulane School of Architecture. Curtis illustrated his work with nearly 250 line drawings that depict architectural elements from a splendid variety of periods and settings, from ancient Rome's temples and palaces to modern-day hotels and museums of Paris and New York.

The Architect Or Practical House Carpenter 1830

Author : Asher Benjamin
ISBN : 0486258025
Genre : Architecture
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The superbly illustrated and detailed handbook that popularized the use of classic Greek architectural style in America in the early and middle 1800s. 271 illustrations.

Designing Sustainable Residential And Commercial Interiors

Author : Lisa M. Tucker
ISBN : 9781609014797
Genre : Architecture
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Designing Commercial Interiors features core principles on how to apply sustainability to the design process.

Sustainable Transportation Planning

Author : Jeffrey Tumlin
ISBN : 9780470540930
Genre : Architecture
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"Written in clear, easy-to-follow language, this book provides planning practitioners with the tools they need to achieve their cities' economic development, social equity and ecological sustainability goals. The book begins with criticism of conventional transportation practice, noting how the profession's usual tools have exacerbated rather than solved the congestion problems they were designed to address. More importantly, past practice has made transportation the biggest single producer of CO2 emissions in North America"--

Traditional Construction Patterns

Author : Stephen Mouzon
ISBN : 0071416323
Genre : Architecture
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* A hands-on, well-illustrated reference that helps architects and contractors avoid making common errors in traditional construction details * Graphical approach allows users to quickly visualize design solutions * Lists the rules-of-thumb for each detail, and correct and incorrect examples of how to design or construct each detail

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