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Why Buildings Fall Down
Matthys Levy
039331152X
Feb 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Structural engineers Levy and Salvadori have written a well-paced, highly informative, nontechnical work describing failures in a variety of structures such as buildings, bridges, and dams. Salvadori wrote Why Buildings Stand Up (Norton, 1990), so this is a natural complement. The subject, somewhat grisly in nature, is presented here with respect for the tragedies involved, and yet with a lighthearted pursuit of the truth as to the cause of the failure. Analysis of the failure is discussed and recommendations for improvement are offered, but without the usual condescension hindsight allows. Profuse illustrations by Kevin Woest, well labeled and explained, and several appendixes aid access. An index (not seen) is provided, but no glossary. This fascinating book is easily accessible to laypersons. Highly...


Art History (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1411400534
January 2004
Paperback
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Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency
Andrea Oppenheimer Dean
1568982925
January 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
The genius of an architect who made beautiful and functional homes out of inexpensive materials is celebrated in Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency. The book showcases work Mockbee (1944-2002) undertook in Hale County, Ala., where he recruited architecture students to help design and build free homes for impoverished residents. Andrea Oppenheimer Dean, a former executive editor at Architecture magazine, and photographer Timothy Hursley, an architectural photographer who has been documenting Rural Studio for nine years, present 132 color and 12 b&w photos of the warm, modern homes (which often incorporate recycled and natural materials like tires and hay bales) and discuss them with Mockbee, his students and the home owners. The work has been featured on Oprah, Nightline, CBS News and in...


Why Buildings Stand up: The Strength of Architecture
Mario G. Salvadori
0393306763
November 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
Between a nomad's tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to building methods from ancient times to the present day. B/W line drawings.


Interior Graphic and Design Standards
S. C. Reznikoff
0823072983
Oct 1986
Hardcover
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Psychology
David G. Myers
0716752514
June 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Portfolio Design
Harold Linton
0393730956
December 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The architecture student's bible, revised, with expanded coverage of digital portfolios and seventy new illustrations. A portfolio is the essential tool for a job search, graduate school or grant application, or competition entry. This new edition of a bestseller continues to cover every aspect of portfolio planning and production, with increased emphasis on digital strategies, and it includes reviews of actual student portfolios by three industry professionals. 23 color illustrations.

About the Author
Harold Linton chairs the art department at Bradley University and lives in Peoria, Illinois.


Virginia Contractor Class A & Class B Practice Exam
Robert Gregory
1419503898
Oct 2004
Paperback
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A Scholar of Magics
Caroline Stevermer
0765353466
March 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this sequel to Stevermer's charming fantasy of manners, A College of Magics (1994), set in an alternate Edwardian age, Jane Brailsford, the indomitable and fashionable sorceress from France's Greenlaw College, hooks up in England with handsome American sharpshooter Samuel Lambert. The sorcerous Fellows at Glasscastle University have recruited Lambert to perform field tests for a magical weapon. Jane has been charged with compelling Lambert's roommate, professor Nicholas Fell, to assume the mystical duties of the warden of the west. Fell, though, detects a disturbance in the music of the spheres that he believes he must rectify before accepting the wardenship. Unknown others, however, also have designs on both Fell and the wardenship. While the plot is mostly inconsequential, the descriptions of life at...


How Buildings Work
Edward Allen
019516198X
July 2005
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
With its homespun drawings and offerings of architectural wisdom for lay readers, this book is like a Whole Earth Catalog building course. In this update of his 1980 edition, however, Allen (architecture, Yale) manages to explain with brevity and common sense "how buildings work." In the opening pages, he places the Earth in the solar system and defines our place on the planet. He then offers analyses of the effects of sun, wind, and cold on building design and location. By focusing primarily on housing, Allen lets readers clearly understand everything from lighting, comfort, and quiet to the basics of making a sturdy structure. He offers occasional but well-placed examples of non-Western design as well. And the illustrations, which look like 1970s instructions for macrame, somehow work. Recommended for general...


21 Things Every Home Inspector Should Know
Frank Cook
079319623X
Mar 2005
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Book Description
From how to market your skills to successfully interacting with buyers, sellers and real estate agents, these interviews with dozens of respected inspectors offer practical, hands-on advice for both experience and novice inspectors looking to grow their businesses.


Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
Andrew Ballantyne
0192801791
December 2002
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Book Description
This highly original and sophisticated look at architecture helps us to understand the cultural significance of the buildings that surround us. It avoids the traditional style-spotting approach and instead gives us an idea of what it is about buildings that moves us, and what it is that makes
them important artistically and culturally. The book begins by looking at how architecture acquires meaning through tradition, and concludes with the exoticism of the recent avant-garde period. Illustrations of particular buildings help to anchor the general points with specific examples, from
ancient Egypt to the present day.


The Survival Guide to Architectural Internship and Career Development
Grace H. Kim
0471692638
February 2006
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Book Description
Written by Grace Kim, a young architect who has worked in large and small firms and started her own firm, this is a concise, helpful guide to understanding the choices and decisions you will confront on the road from student to practitioner. Whether you are currently an architecture student, starting the internship process, taking the registration exams, or beginning your own firm, this book demystifies the process for you.

About the Author
Grace H. Kim, AIA, is a principal and co-founder of Schemata Workshop, an architectural collaborative in Seattle. Kim received her bachelor of architecture with a minor in business from Washington State University, and had previously worked in practice at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in Chicago, Bumgardner Architects in Seattle,...


Civil Engineering
Donald G. Newnan
0793195675
July 2004
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MBA in a Day: What You Would Learn at Top-Tier Business Schools (If You Only Had the Time!)
Steven Stralser
0471680540
September 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The same critical information top business schools teach
Based on Professor Stralser's popular seminar series, MBA in a Day? is specifically designed for the busy professional (physician, attorney, architect, nonprofit executive, etc.) or entrepreneur/small business owner, who needs to know about the "business-side" of their practice, organization or business. With comprehensive coverage of vital business topics, important concepts and proven strategies taught at top graduate schools, this handy book offers a complete business education without the hassle of enrolling in an MBA program. Divided into four sections covering management and policy; economics, finance, and accounting; marketing; and systems and processes; this straightforward guide is easy to navigate and simple to use. Packed with illustrative...


Architectural Sketching and Rendering
Stephen Kliment
0823070530
June 1984
Paperback
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Florida Contractor Business and Law Reference Manual
Robert Gregory
141950391X
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Architect A Candid Guide to the Profession
Roger K. Lewis
0262621215
February 1998
Textbook Paperback
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John E. Czarnecki, Architectural Record, September 1998
"Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession by Roger K. Lewis, is required reading for architecture students and interns. The new edition includes updated information as well as more illustrations, all drawn by Lewis, to complement the text. When I first read the book as a freshman in architecture school, it gave me more insight into the education I was beginning and the profession I was entering than most of my professors could... Lewis brings a wealth of experience to this guide... his advice will serve most of his readers well on the road through architectural education and practice. And while the book's value to aspiring architects and architecture students is clear, it should also be read by practicing architects to affirm (or rethink) the reasons they entered...

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