books about: concrete
Creating with Concrete: Yard Art, Sculpture and Garden Projects
Sherri Warner Hunter
Strong, versatile, and amazingly easy to work with, concrete is the ideal medium for outdoor art and long-lasting, practical projects for the garden. And, best of all, it doesn't cost a lot of money or require special equipment; everything you need is right at the local home improvement center, ready and waiting. A celebrated teacher has gathered the tried-and-true techniques used by sculptors and folk artists, and then tailored them perfectly ...
The Rose That Grew from Concrete
His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic--a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable, remaining vibrant and alive. Here now are Tupac Shakur's private thoughts, conveyed through the pure art of poetry - a glimpse into his enigmatic life and its intense contradictions. Written in his own hand at the age of nineteen, these poems embrace and express his spirit, ...
A Garden Gallery: The Plants, Art, and Hardscape of Little and Lewis
Celebrated internationally as artists and gardeners, Little and Lewis open the gates to their renowned Puget Sound garden and share the enthusiasm that informs and enlivens their wild fantasia of plants, hardscape, and art. Water features, oversized and broadleaved plants, expansive use of color, zone-pushing tropicals, architectural emphasis, and elements of classicism and mystery-all combine to create a magical space. The authors describe how ...
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Francis D. K. Ching
This book defines over 5,000 terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. Ching's signature style.
Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E. J. Kaufmann, and America's Most Extraordinary House
Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937, but the full story has never been told. When he got the commission to design the house, Wright was nearing seventy, his youth and his early fame long gone. It was the Depression, and Wright had no work in sight. Into ...
Glass Goddesses, Concrete Walls
In the middle of the night, our unnamed protagonist wakes to find Diana’s gun pointed at his head and he recognizes bloody murder in her eyes. While facing a scorned woman’s wrath, many of his past entanglements replay in his mind. Memories of women he has loved or refused to love surface like ghosts from the grave to haunt what could be his last moments. As he tries to reason with her for the sake of everything he has to live for, he ...
Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading
Inferring, questioning, determining importance. It's not easy to explain these abstract reading strategies to elementary readers, yet knowing how they work and how to use them is an important first step to connecting with texts. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make abstract thinking concrete and that can help every child in your classroom make more effective use of reading comprehension ...
The Concrete Kiss
“Set in the modern day, this straightforward, fast-paced detective novel cages a truly twisted villain.” “The reader is thrust into a page-turning, clever narrative that continually morphs from police procedural, thriller, courtroom drama, and gritty evaluation of a serial rapist and killer.” “...the relentless pace allows for little introspection.” “Grace relishes the accurate and disturbing details, providing ...
Lin Wellford's Painted Garden Art Anyone Can Do
Art Stone Press
Get ready to rock your world! You don't need a green thumb to turn your yard into a work of art! Painted garden art is the perfect, low-cost way to add color and visual interest to your landscape. Lin Wellford makes it easy with these fun, imaginative projects: Vibrant stepping stones Breathtaking focal points and accents Realistic faux fish Ever-blooming borders and flower-filled planters Decorative pieces perfect for any garden, porch, or ...
Banished to the Ribbons of Concrete
1st Book Library
Part One: The Journey Begins; Part Two: Lost In America; Part Three: The Aftermath. During my travels I have seen things that go unnoticed by others. Snow on red roses, rain falling from a clear blue sky and double rainbows so bright a feeling of exultation fills your heart. I have stopped to watch woods fill up with snow in the quietness of nature. I have slept under the heavenly stars that shine so brightly in the dark of night, you become ...
Home Maintenance For Dummies
A hands-on, step-by-step guide to properly maintaining your home Your home requires regular maintenance to operate safely and efficiently. The expert advice in this second edition of Home Maintenance For Dummies can help you save literally thousands of dollars each year by showing you how to perform home maintenance yourself! This new edition provides the latest tips on how to tune up your home and make repairs to every room of the house, ...
The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (Ziggurat Book)
Chicago Review Press
Students discover the basic principles necessary to build all types of structures used in everyday life including bridges, skyscrapers, and other architectural gems. Line art illustrations help to explain projects that demonstrate how these principles keep structures solid. Perfect for kids who wonder why, and love to figure things out! All projects are easily done with materials found around-the-house.
The Best in Tent Camping: Georgia: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RV's, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable ...
Menasha Ridge Press
Whether it's rafting down the Chattooga River, hiking along the Bartram Trail, or sea kayaking around Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia is chock full of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities. To help these adventurers on their way, The Best in Tent Camping: Georgia reveals the best places in the Peach State to pitch a tent. Written to steer campers away from concrete slabs and convoys of RVs, The Best in Tent Camping: ...
How To Stain Concrete Floors
Chris Dreyer, 2012
This how to guide covers everything from A-Z when it comes to staining your concrete floors . Here is a small taste of exactly what you can hope to find inside: Is Your Concrete Floor a Good Candidate for Staining: An overview of how concrete is made up in different forms, how to determine what type of concrete you have, and what you will have to do to prepare for staining. Materials, Protective Wear, and Tools: One of my biggest ...
How Buildings Work: The Natural Order of Architecture
Oxford University Press, USA
Illustrated with hundreds of illuminating line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies--and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Drawing on things he's learned from the many buildings he himself designed (and in some cases built with his own hands), Edward Allen explains complex ...
Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding livestock behavior and building facilities for healthier animals
Storey Publishing, LLC
Temple Grandin, North America's most influential advocate of humane livestock treatment, has spent her life developing stress-free facility designs and standards of humane management. In an environment of growing concern regarding large factory-farming practices, Grandin is a voice of reason explaining the benefits of keeping animals calm through every phase of their lives — benefits that include safer working conditions, higher yields of ...
Surfaces: Visual Research for Artists, Architects, and Designers (Surfaces Series)
Judy A. Juracek
W. W. Norton & Company
Looking for images of architectural materials? Surfaces offers over 1,200 outstanding, vibrantly colorful visual images of surface textures--wood, stone, marble, brick, plaster, stucco, aggregates, metal, tile, and glass--ready to be used in your designs, presentations, or comps, as backgrounds or for general visual information. Photographed by a designer for designers, these pictures show specific materials and how they change with time, ...
ConcreteLoop.com Presents: Angel's Laws of Blogging: What You Need to Know if You Want to Have a Successful ...
How can you get paid to blog? Learn the secret from the creator of ConcreteLoop.com. Self-taught Angel Laws, the founder of ConcreteLoop.com, created a successful and profitable blog, one that receives more than 500,000 unique hits a day. Offering readers simple, step-by-step advice on how to turn a blog into a career—or at the very least a money maker—Laws will help anyone with an interest in this field. Using this guide to the art of ...
Behind Concrete Doors
First One Digital Publishing, 2010
Through his erotic poetry and spoken word, Aaron Powell opens the closet door on the down-low Blatino lifestyle. Through his true stories posing as fiction and prose, Powell shares the secret lives of men who seek sex, love, acceptance…and more sex. When you are Behind Concrete Doors, you will get a peek at the dirty deeds done in barbershops, bump bubble butts with your favorite news anchor in the club, and experience the raw emotions of ...
Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder: From Arbors to Walkways: 150 DIY Projects
Editors of CPi
Creative Publishing international
Adding beautiful, functional patios and walkways to the yard has never been easier thanks to this book. Over 150 projects and hundreds of instructional photographs combine with informative tips, tricks, and inspiration for the most comprehensive patio and walkway book on the market. From low-cost, curb-appeal walkways to expansive, estate-quality decorative concrete patios complete with outdoor kitchens, this book presents each project with ...
search for books
Kindle - Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device
This is the future of book reading. I have used it and love it!
impressum - about us