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Interior Design Materials and Specifications
Lisa Godsey

Fairchild Books, 2012

This complete guide to the selection of materials for interiors has been updated to reflect recent changes to the industry. Written from the viewpoint of the working designer, Interior Design Materials and Specifications, 2nd Edition, describes each material’s characteristics and teaches students how to evaluate, select, and specify materials, taking into account factors including code compliance, building standards, sustainability ...
  
  











  



  
AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 2014
Terence M. Shumaker, David A. Madsen, ...

Goodheart-Willcox, 2013

AutoCAD and Its Applications - Comprehensive 2014  is a useful tool for both classroom instruction and independent study. The heavily illustrated text not only tells you how to use AutoCAD, it also shows you how to use AutoCAD. In addition to teaching AutoCAD, this text serves as a valuable resource once you begin a career in the drafting and design industry. Whether you are learning AutoCAD for the first time or updating your skills, this book ...
  
  











  



  
Sustainable Construction: Green Building Design and Delivery
Charles J. Kibert

Wiley, 2012

Using the latest version of U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system and other tools, Charles Kibert, in a clear and accessible writing style, addresses issues so that the reader can think critically and independently as part of the cutting edge in green building. New coverage includes of Carbon Neutral Design and Carbon Accounting. This book is a must for the builder/owner and manager ...
  
  











  



  
Draping for Apparel Design
Helen Joseph-Armstrong

Fairchild Books, 2013

The third edition of Draping for Apparel Design combines Joseph-Armstrong’s classic step-by-step instructions with a user-friendly layout. To show how to turn two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional garments, the author presents the following three draping principles and techniques: manipulating dart excess, adding fullness, and contour draping. New and updated design projects illustrate how to prepare a draping plan. Design analyses ...
  
  











  



  
Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods
Edward Allen, Joseph Iano

Wiley, 2013

Note from the publisher: The Interactive Resource Center is an online learning environment where instructors and students can access the tools they need to make efficient use of their time, while reinforcing and assessing their understanding of key concepts for successful understanding of the course. An access card with redemption code is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. (If you rent or purchase a used book ...
  
  











  



  
Sustaining the Earth
G. Tyler Miller, Scott Spoolman

Cengage Learning, 2014

SUSTAINING THE EARTH provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environmental problems we face. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core book offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related. The new edition of SUSTAINING THE EARTH is fully updated with the latest statistics and reports of ...
  
  











  



  
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order
Francis D. K. Ching

Wiley, 2014

The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print copies or can be purchased separately. The Interactive Resource Center includes an expanded library of images that provide ample visual confirmation of the interplay between theory and practice, and readers are encouraged throughout the ...
  
  











  



  
Novel Interiors: Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature
Lisa Borgnes Giramonti

Potter Style, 2014

For those who have ever lost themselves in the stylish worlds of novels like Sense and Sensibility, The Age of Innocence, Wuthering Heights, The Picture of Dorian Gray and countless others, this design book embraces the fantasy of time and place, showing you how to bring some of those elements into your own home. Lisa Giramonti inspires a new approach to decorating: by teaching us through the lens of worlds we may already know and ...
  
  











  



  
Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self
Stephanie L. Tourles

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2007

Radiantly healthy skin, hair, feet, hands, eyes, and nails. Commercial beauty products make this promise every day and live up to it with varying degrees of success. Stephanie Tourles offers a better solution to everyone frustrated with the endless cycle of expensive, synthetic, famous-name cosmetics that often fall short of expectations. Take control of beauty treatments with homemade products that use safe, nourishing ingredients to pamper the ...
  
  











  



  
Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects
Norbert Lechner

Wiley, 2014

Sustainable environmental control through building design Heating, Cooling, and Lighting is the industry standardtext on environmental control systems with the emphasis onsustainable design. By detailing the many factors that contributeto the comfort in a building, this book helps architects minimizemechanical systems and energy usage over the life of the buildingby siting, building design, and landscaping to maximize naturalheating, ...
  
  











  



  
Sun, Wind, and Light: Architectural Design Strategies
Mark DeKay, G. Z. Brown

Wiley, 2014

An updated guide to designing buildings that heat with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the sky. This fully updated Third Edition covers principles of designing buildings that use the sun for heating, wind for cooling, and daylight for natural lighting. With 432 printed pages and a 450-page electronic book, supplemented with Digital Extras, this package supplies the preliminary design tools and strategies for achieving ...
  
  











  



  
Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-being, and Sustainability

Island Press, 2011

The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built environments.   This book provides a far-reaching follow-up to the pathbreaking Urban Sprawl and ...
  
  











  



  
Compact Cabins: Simple Living in 1000 Square Feet or Less
Gerald Rowan

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2010

The setting might be a sparkling lakefront, a cool clearing in the woods, a breathtaking mountaintop, or an expansive beach, but the dream of a modest retreat from everyday life often includes a simple little cabin. In cabin getaways of the imagination, the cares of the world recede, time slows down, and the day’s pace is set by leisure and quiet activities. Compact Cabins presents 62 design interpretations of the getaway dream, with ...
  
  











  



  
Running a Restaurant For Dummies
Michael Garvey, Andrew G. Dismore, ...

For Dummies, 2011

The easy way to successfully run a profitable restaurant Millions of Americans dream of owning and running their own restaurant -- because they want to be their own boss, because their cooking always draws raves, or just because they love food. Running a Restaurant For Dummies covers every aspect of getting started for aspiring restaurateurs. From setting up a business plan and finding financing, to designing a menu and dining room, you'll find ...
  
  











  



  
Cengage Advantage Books: Sustaining the Earth
G. Tyler Miller, Scott Spoolman

Cengage Learning, 2011

Sustainability is the integrating theme of this current and thought-provoking book. SUSTAINING THE EARTH provides the basic scientific tools for understanding and thinking critically about the environmental problems we face. About half the price of other environmental science texts, this 14-chapter, one-color core book offers an integrated approach that emphasizes how environmental and resource problems and solutions are related. The ...
  
  











  



  
HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth
Steve Chader, Jennice Doty, ...

McGraw-Hill, 2012

USA TODAY BESTSELLER Take HOLD of your financial future! Learn how to obtain financial freedom through real estate. The final book in Gary Keller’s national best-selling Millionaire Real Estate Investor trilogy teaches the proven, reliable real estate investing process to achieve financial wealth: 1. Find – the right property for the right terms and at the right price. 2. Analyze – an offer to make sure the numbers and terms ...
  
  











  



  
Site Analysis: Informing Context-Sensitive and Sustainable Site Planning and Design
James A. LaGro

Wiley, 2013

Blending theory with application, Site Analysis offers a cross-disciplinary perspective on the evolving practice of designing sustainable built environments. Information on understanding existing site conditions and context-sensitive design teaches readers how a thorough site analysis can create meaningful places and promote sustainability through energy, water, and natural resource conservation. The new Third Edition is fully updated throughout ...
  
  











  



  
Archidoodle: The Architect's Activity Book
Steve Bowkett

Laurence King Publishing, 2013

This innovative book is the first to provide a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper, to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many others more. Aimed at anyone who loves drawing buildings, it encourages the user to imagine their own creative solutions ...
  
  











  



  
The Green Studio Handbook
Alison Kwok, Walter Grondzik

Routledge, 2011

Learn how to integrate green strategies into your building design. This practical handbook provides an essential introduction to green design strategies--helping you to understand how to save energy, water, and material resources. It provides the information required to make judgments about which strategy to use and includes tools to enable you to incorporate the chosen strategy during the early stages of design. Each of the forty-two ...
  
  











  



  
Lake/Flato Houses: Embracing the Landscape
Lake/Flato, Frederick Steiner

University of Texas Press, 2014

Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, is nationally and internationally acclaimed for buildings that respond organically to the natural environment. The firm uses local materials and workmanship, as well as a deep knowledge of vernacular traditions, to design buildings that are tactile and modern, environmentally responsible and authentic, artful and crafted. Lake|Flato won the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture in 2013, and it has ...
  
  











  








   



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