books about: architecture
Conundrum (an Iris Reid mystery)
Susan Cory, 2012
"An exciting, engrossing tale of greed, deceit and murder" THE KIRKUS REVIEW When a Harvard Architecture School superstar plunges off the balcony at a graduation party, the police see an accident, not foul play. But fellow-student Iris Reid knows that any jealous member of the ruling clique would have relished pushing him off. Twenty years later, a reunion is luring the same cast of characters back to ...
Heart of Glass
Christy Hayes, 2011
When magazine writer Kate Donovan is assigned to profile the building and architectural firm of her first and only love, she heads back to the South Carolina Low Country to face the demons she left behind. Nothing about Danny Flannery’s life is what Kate thought it would be, and as the truth is revealed she longs for a big fat do-over. Danny’s made a success of his building firm but is hesitant to participate in a flashy magazine spread. ...
Thirty Homes in Thirty Years
Addy Stevens takes us on the autobiographical journey of a young divorcee's relentless determination to escape her past and create a life she feels she and her two children deserve... as she recounts the thirty homes she creates over thirty years... and all the joy, heartbreak, challenges and successes along the way. The twist is ....the humor that comes through it all.
The Things That Matter
Spiegel & Grau
Does your home tell the story of who you are? In The Things That Matter, Nate Berkus shares intimate stories from his life, introduces us to people who influenced him and helped him forge his sense of style, and opens up about the remarkable experiences that have left him forever changed, all of which find expression in how he lives today. From his most cherished flea market finds, to his beloved books and photos, to the many ...
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over brainstorming in teams. Although they are often labeled "quiet," it is to introverts that we owe many of the great contributions to society--from van Gogh’s sunflowers to the invention of the personal computer. Passionately ...
How To Design Your Perfect Interior
Design Success University Press, 2012
Especially during challenging economic times, your home is your haven. It is the place you feel safe, connected with those closest to you, and protected from the world outside. What does your home say about you? Do your design choices help you achieve the life you want to live? Never before have the building blocks of good design been so accessible. Design television is available round-the-clock. The Internet has made it possible to shop ...
Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living
Ronda Rice Carman
Ronda Rice Carman, founder of the popular lifestyle blog All the Best , takes readers on a guided tour through the houses of renowned designers, who share their thoughts on gracious living and how they bring their professional philosophies home. Designers at Home: Personal Reflections on Stylish Living presents the personal living spaces of fifty distinctive design leaders, including Charlotte Moss, Celerie Kemble, Ashley Hicks, Barry ...
The Tiny House Revolution: A Guide to Living Large in Small Spaces
Wynwood Publishing, 2013
Living Large in Small Spaces Homeownership is the “American dream,” and it’s quite apparent that we are comfortable with dreaming big. Americans have always built the largest homes on the planet. Recently, however, there has been a quiet undercurrent bucking that trend. Some have questioned what all of this extra space is really buying us (apart from a larger mortgage). Some among us are wondering if there isn’t a better way of ...
How To Find And Buy Your Cabin In The Woods
Having a hard time finding the perfect cabin? Need some help and guidance? Look no further. This book is based off of experiences I have went through when trying to find and buy a cabin. The advantage you have is that you can learn from my experiences instead of having to make your own. There are important factors that correlate directly with finding and buying the perfect cabin for you. Why wait? Enjoy reading and learning about finding and ...
The One and Only Ivan
Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a ...
Questions to Ask Before Building or Renovating a Home
Have you ever been ready to build a new home, or renovate the one you currently are in and you just don't know where to start? Picking a contractor to help you with your home is a lot like going to a mechanic, if you don't know anything about cars, you can get ripped off easily. Not all of us know every little detail that comes with building a home, we just want to pick the right person for the job, and enjoy the end result. Inside this book ...
The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries)
Paris, 1937. Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter's recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his—and his family’s—history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the ...
Green Living: Ideas for a Sustainable Lifestyle
Choice PH, 2013
A green living lifestyle doesn't have to be complicated. By implementing some simple ideas you can reduce your carbon footprint and do your share to protect and conserve the environment. Reducing means to shrink your personal carbon emissions through a variety of ways such as renewable energy sources (wind, solar, hydroelectric), home insulation, low energy goods, and recycling to name a few. Our carbon footprint represents the impact we have ...
Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love
Design ideas for every style, skill level, and budget, from the beloved couple behind YoungHouseLove.com This debut book by bloggers Sherry and John Petersik is filled with hundreds of fun, deceptively simple, budget-friendly ideas for sprucing up a home. With two home renovations under their (tool) belts, 5 million blog hits per month, and an ever-growing audience since the launch of Young House Love in 2007, Sherry and John are ...
The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think
Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets. In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people ...
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run from somewhere she wants to run to somewhere--to a place that is comfortable, beautiful, and preferably elegant. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Knowing that her younger brother, Jamie, has money and thus can help her with the serious cash flow problem she invites him along. Once settled into the museum, Claudia and ...
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition
A revised edition of the classic drawing book that has sold more than 1.7 million copies in the United States alone. Translated into more than seventeen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are drawing as a professional artist, as an artist in training, or as a hobby, this book will give you greater confidence in your ability and deepen your artistic ...
Random House, 2010
“Highly recommended” The Center for Asian Studies Anyone who examines the Zen arts is immediately struck by how modern they seem. The ceramics of 16th-century Zen artists could be interchanged with the rugged pots of our own contemporary crafts movement; ancient calligraphies suggest the monochromes of Franz Kline or Willem de Kooning; the apparent nonsense and illogic of Zen parables (and No theater and Haiku poetry) established the ...
Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a lavish meal but cut coupons to save twenty-five cents on a can of soup? When it comes to making decisions in our lives, we think we're making smart, rational choices. But are we? In this newly revised and expanded edition of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller, Dan Ariely refutes the common ...
Workman Publishing Company
A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator. Barney Saltzberg, the effervescent spirit behind Good ...
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