This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom.
What transforms a room from monotone to magical? Color! So, if you’re nervous about splashing that white with bright, this conveniently portable primer based on House Beautiful’s most popular column will help. With special insider advice from top designers, plus a directory of actual paint swatches, this book is the most comprehensive and appealing color resource available today.
Why is my faucet leaking, my toilet running, or my dishwasher refusing to start? Can I fix it myself? What's causing the heating system to smell bad or the foundation to crack? Do I need an air filtration system? Is the new "engineered lumber" as good as conventional wood? These are just a few examples of questions homeowners face when repairs are needed, or when a new house or addition is being planned.
A painter, teacher and illustrator, Bert Dodson is the author of the best-selling North Light book, Keys to Drawing. He’s illustrated more than 70 children’s books and worked as an animation designer for the PBS series, Intimate Strangers.
With a perspective of more than four decades, Huxtable examines the century’s modernist beginnings and then turns her critic’s eye to the seismic shift in style, function, and fashion that occurred midcentury—all leading to a dramatic new architecture of the twenty-first century.
There will never be a shortage in demand for social meting places and the burgeoning bar industry reflects this need. The original pub or saloon bar has come a long way from its humble origins.
More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers.
Presented chronologically by decade are history’s most interesting electric lights, from Edison's first light to Tiffany's beautiful leaded glass shades to completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s and 1970s to the latest high-tech LED lamps.
Included here are the most attractive, functional, and cost-effective bathroom designs from around the world.
This new addition to a successful series offers an extensive collection of both modern and traditional kitchen designs from all over the world.