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For over 70 years, Architectural Graphic Standards has been the bedrock design reference for generations of architects, builders and engineers. Now comes the most complete design tool yet--the completely updated and expanded Tenth Edition. You'll find a wealth of information, complete with 10,000 drawings.
 
ISBN: 0471348163   10/24/2006
 
Florida’s architectural history can be traced to the Spanish colonial settlement of St. Augustine in the mid-16 century, while the state’s architectural development reached its mature stage in the 19th century. Casa Florida is an exuberant, full-color celebration of the enduring influence of Spanish architecture and design upon Florida’s resorts, private houses, and gardens.
Casa Florida explores the earliest influences of the Spanish style in the Sunshine State, its revival in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and its contemporary expression in architecture today, with a strong focus on the style’s unifying concept of fantasy and Florida’s unique tendency to inspire enraptured states of mind and spectacular built environments. Susan Sully provides colorful history and anecdotes that complement Steven Brooke’s magnificent full-color photography of the region’s signature style in examples representing the entire state and ranging from the charming to the splendid.
 
ISBN: 0847827038   5/31/2006
 
Designed primarily for those building or restoring a home, this very well-organized and detailed book (first published in 1997 and here reprinted) includes samples of doors, windows, walls, ceilings, floors, fireplaces, kitchens, staircases, casework, lighting, services and metalwork including extremely informative photo/line art illustrations. The periods under study start with the Tudor and Jacobean, Baroque, early and late Georgian, colonial, Regency, Federal and Empire, Victorian, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Beaux Arts, the Modern movements and an expanded section on the contemporary era. Glossaries are provided in both American and British vernacular. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 
ISBN: 1554070791   10/13/2006
 
The team behind the best-selling Mexicolor and Mexicasa has unlocked the gates to Mexico's patios, courtyards, and walled gardens. From private homes to luxurious resorts, In A Mexican Garden celebrates Mexico's hidden oases where lovers meet for margaritas at sunset and families gather for spirited fiestas. The dazzling array of featured properties includes rustic coastal hideaways, elegant Spanish Colonial mansions, rural haciendas, and Modernist architectural masterpieces. Melba Levick's stunning photographs capture page after vibrant page of bold Mexican design elements: swirling mosaic floors, elaborate frescoes, hand-carved stone fountains, and lush native plants. Gina Hyams' informative text explains the historic roots of these uniquely Mexican outdoor spaces. Garden design enthusiasts, fans of Mexico, and anyone who appreciates a siesta in the sun need only open this book to hear the quiet babble of fountains and glasses clinking to toast another beautiful sunset.
 
ISBN: 0811841308   9/20/2006
 
The JUNKMARKET Girls reveal ideas from their unique creations, product line, and media ventures.

Secrets to finding good junk and how to use it for new and different purposes.

Inspiration for those searching for treasure at flea markets, garage sales, attics, and dumps.

Room settings illustrate decorating styles—urban industrial, country, cottage, retro, and even traditional.

Ideas and how-to projects to fashion candle holders from tractor parts, repurpose carpenter’s levels as shelves, create photo holders from tennis racquet presses, make cornices from architectural molding, and much more.

 
ISBN: 0696222825   5/19/2006

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