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Oscar Niemeyer: Houses

0847827984


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Book Description
Oscar Niemeyer is one of the greatest architects of our time. Hugely influential, his work has added a new dimension to modern architecture in the twentieth century. The designer of Brasilia showed that the rhythmic, sensuous lines of Brazilian Modernism were as legitimately modern as the rectilinear lines of the Bauhaus. Oscar Niemeyer Houses showcases the houses built by this seminal modern master in a lavish format that finally does justice to his extraordinary work. Viewed as a collection, these houses serve to demonstrate the wide range of Niemeyer's prodigious genius. The designs show a personal and eclectic facet to Niemeyer's creative imagination, a side of the master little known and under-appreciated. Often built for family members or major clients, they show a wealth of solutions that respond to a wide...


Crash Course in Architecture
Eva Howarth
0760725411
June 2001
Hardcover
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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
E. L. Konigsburg
0689711816
Apr 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
After reading this book, I guarantee that you will never visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (or any wonderful, old cavern of a museum) without sneaking into the bathrooms to look for Claudia and her brother Jamie. They're standing on the toilets, still, hiding until the museum closes and their adventure begins. Such is the impact of timeless novels . . . they never leave us. E. L. Konigsburg won the 1967 Newbery Medal for this tale of how Claudia and her brother run away to the museum in order to teach their parents a lesson. Little do they know that mystery awaits! --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Claudia knew that she could never pull off the old-fashioned kind of running away...so she decided not to run FROM somewhere, but TO...


Universal Serial Bus System Architecture (2nd Edition)

0201309750


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Book Description
The MindShare Architecture Series The MindShare Architecture book series includes: ISA System Architecture, EISA System Architecture, 80486 System Architecture, PCI System Architecture, Pentium System Architecture, PCMCIA System Architecture, PowerPC System Architecture, Plug-and-Play System Architecture, CardBus System Architecture, Protected Mode Software Architecture, Pentium Pro and Pentium II System Architecture, USB System Architecture, FireWire System Architecture, PCI-X System Architecture, and AGP System Architecture. The book series is published by Addison-Wesley. Rather than duplicating common information in each book, the series uses the building-block approach. ISA System Architecture is the core book upon which the others build. Table 1 on page 1 illustrates the relationship of the books to each...


Architecture: Shapes, Vol. 4
Michael J. Crosbie
0471143669
August 1993
Board Book
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Card catalog description
Double-page spreads feature a geometric shape on one side and a related architectural element on the other.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
A senior editor at Progressive Architecture and an award-winning architectural photographer come together to present four colorful board books that introduce the built environment to preschoolers. Architecture Counts consists of numbers from 0-10 such as two brackets, three dormers, five arches and six ducts. Architecture Shapes explores shapes through the composition and arrangement of windows. Architecture Colors looks at the entire building as well as several details to suggest nine colors including a red barn, green roofs and a white church. Architecture Animals is an excursion into the deepest, wildest, architectural jungles...


Chasing Vermeer
Blue Balliett
0439372976
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
In the classic tradition of E.L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, debut author Blue Balliett introduces readers to another pair of precocious kids on an artful quest full of patterns, puzzles, and the power of blue M&Ms. Eleven year old Petra and Calder may be in the same sixth grade class, but they barely know each other. It’s only after a near collision during a museum field trip that they discover their shared worship of art, their teacher Ms. Hussey, and the blue candy that doesn’t melt in your hands. Their burgeoning friendship is strengthened when a creative thief steals a valuable Vermeer painting en route to Chicago, their home town. When the thief leaves a trail of public clues via the newspaper, Petra and Calder decide to try and recover the painting themselves....


Wonders of the World: Masterpieces of Architecture from 4000 BC to the Present
Alessandra Capodiferro (Editor)
0760757933
September 2004
Hardcover
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Architecture Today

0714840971


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Book Review
This lushly illustrated, 500-page compendium is indispensable for any student of architecture, and many professional architects should find it a handy, although heavy, reference guide. James Steele covers the world of contemporary architecture with style, insight, historical perspective, and--perhaps most helpful--a powerful sense of organization. In his capable hands, a vast amount of information falls neatly into place under sixteen chapter headings: The Modernist Legacy, European Rationalism, High Tech, Minimalism, The Classical Revival, Post-Modernism, Deconstructivism, Contemporary Vernacular, The New Expressionists, Ecological Architecture, The New Moderns, Populist Architecture, Megastructures, The Los Angeles Avant-Garde, Experimentation in Japan, and World Cities. The balanced text is multi-faceted. Steele can list...


Home Rules
Nate Berkus
1401301371
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Nate Berkus, regular contributor on The Oprah Winfrey Show, contributing editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, and nationally renowned decorator, has created a book inspired by his belief that everyone should love the way they live. This step-by-step guide to achieving your own beautiful rooms is based on Nate+s signature style and innovative approach to design. As a small boy, Nate could often be found rearranging his room (as well as helping his mother and the other neighborhood mothers rearrange theirs). Throughout the years his passion continued to grow, and soon Nate was heading his own award-winning firm with an elite roster of clients. But it was Oprah Winfrey who gave Nate the chance of a lifetime-the opportunity to go into millions of homes around the world and join her mission to help people live their best lives....


America the Beautiful
Robert Clarke Sabuda
0689847440
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
Every Robert Sabuda pop-up is a marvel, but America the Beautiful is singularly remarkable for its inspired interpretation of the classic American anthem. Each page presents a magnificent pop-up featuring a line from the first (and best known) verse of "America the Beautiful." Sabuda has included the song in its entirety, featuring mini pop-ups, in a small booklet on the final page. Beginning with the Golden Gate Bridge, and ending with a spectacularly regal Statue of Liberty, Sabuda's America the Beautiful is a lovely keepsake that also serves as a patriotic primer for teaching young ones about America. --Daphne Durham


Book Review's The Significant Seven
Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda answers the seven questions we ask every author.

Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?

A: Frog and...



Architectural Graphic Standards, Tenth Edition (Book only)
Charles George Ramsey, et al
0471348163
April 15, 2000
Hardcover
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Review
"But there is no question that libraries with any interest in architecture, building, remodeling, or similar areas must own a copy." (Libraries Unlimited, Spring 2002)

Book Description
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.

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Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) COMPASS: Business Value, Planning, and Enterprise Roadmap
Norbert Bieberstein
0131870025
October 2005
Hardcover
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From the Back Cover
Praise for Service-Oriented Architecture Compass "A comprehensive roadmap to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA is, in reality, a business architecture to be used by those enterprises intending to prosper in the 21st century. Decision makers who desire that their business become flexible can jumpstart that process by adopting the best practices and rules of thumb described in SOA Compass." —Bob Laird, MCI IT Chief Architect "The book Service-Oriented Architecture Compass shows very clearly by means of real projects how agile business processes can be implemented using Service-Oriented Architectures. The entire development cycle from planning through implementation is presented very close to practice and the critical success factors are presented very convincingly." —Professor Dr. Thomas...


An Affair with a House
Bunny Williams
1584794704
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
For 28 years the world-renowned interior designer Bunny Williams has been involved in a passionate love affair with an18th-century New England manor house that she found in sad repair. From the moment she walked up the driveway and her palms began to perspire, Williams knew she wanted the affair to last forever. In her sumptuous new book, An Affair with a House, the venerable decorator describes in detail how she and her husband, antiques dealer John Rosselli, rescued, nurtured, renovated, and decorated the well-worn house, giving it new life as they restored each room, resurrected the abandoned gardens, and filled this weekend home with family and friends. Through photographs, anecdotes, how-tos, and recipes, Williams provides a rare inside look at a top decorator's retreat and explains how she approached the joys,...


The House
Danielle Steel
0385338287
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Booklist
Sarah Anderson, a beautiful, successful thirtysomething attorney, is having a midlife crisis. She's become a workaholic, spending 60- to 70-hour weeks at the office, and she is involved in an unhappy relationship with a man she only sees on weekends, who refuses to involve her in any other aspect of his life. She lives in a dumpy apartment, which contains the same furniture she used in college, and she has no outside interests other than the sometime boyfriend and her job. Everything changes, however, when an eccentric, elderly client of Sarah's dies and leaves her a small fortune and a message: to use the money for something wonderful, to live well, and to think about something other than work. Following this advice, Sarah purchases the dilapidated old mansion the client had lived in (after finding out that it was her...


Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
Martin Fowler
0321127420
November 5, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
In the spring of 1999 I flew to Chicago to consult on a project being done by ThoughtWorks, a small but rapidly growing application development company. The project was one of those ambitious enterprise application projects: a back-end leasing system. Essentially it deals with everything that happens to a lease after you've signed on the dotted line: sending out bills, handling someone upgrading one of the assets on the lease, chasing people who don't pay their bills on time, and figuring out what happens when someone returns the assets early. That doesn't sound too bad until you realize that leasing agreements are infinitely varied and horrendously complicated. The business "logic" rarely fits any logical pattern, because, after all, it's written by business people to capture business, where odd small...


Retro Modern (Architecture and Design Library Series)
Lisa Skolnik
0760754934
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Combining simplicity, elegance, comfort, and function, modernist design has as much to offer today as it did when this groundbreaking style first arrived on the scene decades ago. Paced with captivating photographs and informative text, Retro Modern showcases the breathtaking innovations of modernist architecture and furniture design.


Charles Faudree's Country French Living
Charles Faudree
1586857150
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Though it's rare for Tulsa and Paris to be mentioned in the same breath, interior decorator Faudree (Charles Faudree's French Country Signature) has made a handsome living by bringing a bit of the French to the Midwest. Famed for his Parisian buying trips, where he negotiates with flea market vendors using a pen and paper, Faudree confides "a signature piece doesn't have to be expensive. You can get the look without the seventeenth-century armoire." The look the designer refers to is typified by floor-sweeping silk draperies and overstuffed chairs upholstered in merrily patterned fabrics long on luxury. Faudree's obsession with textiles is evident on every page, and far from simply focusing on predictable pastoral-themed toile to recreate the charm of French country cottages, his experiments with dragon-fly...


The Wright 3
Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
0439693675
April 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8-With her distinct style, Balliett returns to Chicago and the detective work of Calder and Petra, sixth graders at the University School. This time they are joined by Tommy, Calder's former best friend who had moved away for a year. In this architectural mystery, destruction threatens Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House, and the Wright 3, as the protagonists call themselves, piece together the puzzle that will lead to the building's rescue. While friction initially mars the three-sided friendship, Petra, Calder, and Tommy soon appreciate their individual roles in solving the mystery. Egged on by their unconventional teacher, the Wright 3 utilize Calder's geometric brain, Petra's writing and observing skills, and Tommy's uncanny findings to research and investigate the cryptic messages that Robie House...


Prairie Style (Architecture and Design Library Series)
Lisa Skolnik
0760754926
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Synopsis Originated and championed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Prairie style is as fresh today as it was at its inception 100 years ago, as evidenced by some of the finest and most original structures and interiors America has ever known. By taking a total approach to the environment, Wright and his contemporaries blur the line between architecture and design. With striking color photographs and illuminating text, Lisa Skolnik's Prairie Style highlights the sweeping lines, natural materials, precise forms, and integration of building and landscape that are the hallmarks of this design aesthetic. Discover for yourself the refined elegance that makes this original American style such a favorite.


Land Development Handbook (Handbook)
The Dewberry Companies
0071375252
March 29, 2002
Hardcover
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Planning Magazine, Sept. 2004
Updated…how-to book that aspires to be both extensive and detailed…table of contents…runs 13 pages…engineering perspective is dominant...

Review
Planning Magazine : How to develop. "Forty years ago, for a typical suburban house, the cost of engineering, planning, and surveying, including fees paid to agencies, was about the cost of a refrigerator today. Today it is probably greater than the total cost of all of kitchen and other electronic appliances combined." So write Sidney Dewberry and Dennis Couture in the overview chapter that introduces the mammoth second edition of the Land Development Handbook: Planning, Engineering, and Surveying (2002; McGraw-Hill; 1,124 pp.; $150). A development and consulting firm, the Dewberry...


Chicago from the River
Joan V. Lindsay
0964735016
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The world-renowned architecture of Chicago is captured in this collection of 60 stunning color photographs taken from the unique perspective of the Chicago River. Additional classic photographs and city history make for an engaging virtual boat tour. Home to sleek, contemporary skyscrapers and majestic, neoclassical buildings, downtown Chicago’s riverfront features views unseen anywhere else in the city once called “Paris on the Prairie.” Readers from Chicago and elsewhere will find themselves engrossed by the cityscape's dynamic character and ongoing development.


The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture: Comprehensive Edition
Phaidon Press
0714843121
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Review
The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture--so massive that it comes in its own plastic carrying case--is one of the rare publishing events that lives up to its hype. The book showcases 1,052 buildings completed since January 1998 with thousands of well-chosen color photographs plans, elevations, and cross-sections. Major elements of each project are described in elegantly succinct texts. Rather than simply pay lip service to the concept of "world" architecture, this book ranges throughout 75 countries on six continents. And although the big names in the field are here--Rafael Moneo and Herzog & De Meuron are each represented by nine projects; Tadeo Ando with eight, Frank Gehry with six--the focus is on the ingenuity and diversity of contemporary architecture, regardless of the fame of its creator. The book's...


The Dot
Peter H. Reynolds
0763619612
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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Book Review
A frustrated grade school artist, Vashti sits slumped over her blank piece of paper at the end of art class. "I just CAN'T draw!" she tells her teacher. Her teacher first uses wit, then subtle yet clever encouragement to inspire her student to go beyond her insecurities and become, in the words of a younger boy who "can’t" draw either, "a really great artist."

Peter H. Reynolds crafts a quiet, pleasing story in The Dot--one that will strike a chord with children who have outgrown the self-assurance of kindergarten and begun to doubt their own greatness. His marvelous watercolor, ink, and, yes, tea illustrations are appealing in a Quentin Blakey way, especially as Vashti begins to go wild with her dots. The delightfully open-ended conclusion will have readers of all ages contemplating how they can make their own mark...



Outside the Not So Big House : Creating the Landscape of Home
Julie Moir Messervy, Sarah Susanka
1561587346
February 7, 2006
Hardcover
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Review
There are gardening books that tell us what to plant and where. And there are architectural design books that tell us how our homes should look. But never the twain seem to meet. At least not until recently, when the two spaces -- home and garden -- wed harmoniously in the new book, "Outside the Not So Big House" by Sarah Susanka and Julie Moir Messervy.
-- NINA A. KOZIOL, The Chicago Tribune


This beautiful book combines the best qualities of coffee-table attractiveness and excellent advice. It pairs Susanka - author of previous "Not So Big House" books, which emphasize the trend toward smaller homes - and noted landscape and garden designer Julie Moir Messervy. They label their landscaping concept "opening up the relationship of indoors and out," and encourage readers to make the most...


Leaf Man
Lois Ehlert
0152053042
Sept 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Ehlert (Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf) returns to one of her favorite themes—the rainbow beauty of autumn leaves—for this refreshing riff on leaf peeping and collecting. A narrator recalls the Leaf Man that used to live nearby but recently blew away with the wind. "He left no travel plans." From that breezy beginning, the narrator imagines the different flight patterns the Leaf Man may have followed "past the chickens, toward the marsh,... over the prairie meadows,... past the spotted cows," and punctuates the lyrical text with an occasional refrain ( "a Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows"). All the while, Ehlert sparks her foliage flight of fancy with her snazzy leaf collages. Fiery maple, brown mottled catalpa and bright yellow ginko leaves take the shape of various animals and objects on each...


Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design
Thomas Erl
0131858580
August 2005
Textbook Hardcover
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From the Back Cover
"Service Oriented Architecture is a hot, but often misunderstood topic in IT today. Thomas articulately describes the concepts, specifications, and standards behind service orientation and Web Services. For enterprises adopting SOA, there is detailed advice for service-oriented analysis, planning, and design. This book is a must read!" –Alex Lynch, Principal Consultant, Microsoft Enterprise Services   "One primary objective of applying SOA in design is to provide business value to the solutions we build. Understanding the right approach to analyzing, designing, and developing service-oriented solutions is critical. Thomas has done a great job of demystifying SOA in practical terms with his book." –Rick Weaver, IBM Senior Consulting Certified SW I/T Specialist   "A pragmatic guide to SOA...


The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town
Cyril E. Vetter
0807123714
May 1999
Hardcover
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Architecture: Form, Space, and Order
Francis D. K. Ching
0471286168
January 1996
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
No architectural reference shelf is complete without Francis Ching's Architecture: Form, Space, Order (now in it's second and updated edition). Ching provides a fundamental introduction to the principles of form, space, and order -- the basic vocabulary for every architect! Ching interprets form, discussing point, line, plane, volume, proportion, scale, circulation, and the interdependence of form and space. Plus, he analyzes architectural models drawn from around the world as he illustrates each concept. The architectural drawings are personally executed by Ching himself. Of especial interest are Ching's discussions and examples of urban design, industrial parks and multi-use developments, ergonomic design, controversial examples of form, and Beaux-Arts theory and examples. Architecture, Form, Space, Order is the...


Fundamentals of Building Construction : Materials and Methods
Edward Allen, Joseph Iano
0471219037
December 25, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Now in its Fourth Edition, Fundamentals of Building Construction is an essential textbook that has been used by thou-sands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The best-selling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete, the new edition includes new coverage of green design and energy-efficient construction energies, and is based on the International Building Code(r).

Book Info
Text provides complete, up-to-date coverage of building construction practices. Includes new drawings and photographs, a companion Web site, and references to other key Web sites. For...


Graphic Guide to Frame Construction : Details for Builders and Designers (For Pros by Pros)
Rob Thallon
1561583537
bound - October 30, 2000
Spiral-bound
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From Library Journal
For over 100 years, the majority of North American homes have been built using wooden framing. This technique is strong, conserves materials, and allows great design flexibility. Framing Basics (part of Sterling's excellent "Basics" series, which covers numerous tools and woodworking techniques) offers a helpful introduction to framing for do-it-yourselfers. Readers for whom this book is intended aren't going to build an entire house; they are homeowners who want to move, remove, or install a wall or create built-in storage. Peters covers tool-use, materials, methods of work, and demolition in easily understood text supplemented with numerous color photographs. Thallon, a professor of architecture, takes frame construction to the next level, showing how to build a house's entire shell from the foundation to the...

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