This 1774 guidebook for English carpenters was one of the earliest "do-it-yourself" manuals ever published. Designed for those who could not afford an architect's services, the book functioned as a source of construction techniques and desig... read more
Stone, a natural resource available to man throughout history, has been used as a building material bringing together a wide range of characteristics that endow it with great versatility: structural material, decoration, texture and tact. The use of technology in handling ... read more
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Materials inspire and arouse emotions, they surround us everywhere, we possess them and feel them. Similarly to people, our formative first impression of them is provided by the visual perception they create. Containing around 250 full colour illustrations, the Archit... read more
Retraces the story and development of architecture from the antique times to our days, with numerous illustrations and excursuses about major architects, theoricians and movements. This textbook is suitable for students and for anyone interested to know more about architecture.
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"Mural Magic" teaches readers how to paint scenes on any surface. Step-by-step instruction and colourful photos guide painters through the creative process. Corie Kline shares her unique style of painting on furniture and teaches readers how to wra... read more
Patios, terraces and roof gardens reflect the desire for an integration of the outside world in the sheltered sphere of the home. This volume presents both playful approaches with classical elements as well as individualized and modern solutions.
With more than 650 color images, basic and traditional upholstery techniques are presented in step-by-step detail. Traditional upholstery is a craft that has evolved over centuries for padding and covering chairs, seats, and sofas. Using a solid wood or webbed platf... read more
The Prefab Home looks at the emerging world of prefabricated or modular housing, and delves into how new advances are being made to create prefab homes in the popular and widespread Arts & Crafts style of the early twentieth century. When Michael Buchanan set out to find ways to build... read more
Western-style furniture was a relatively late arrival in Asia, where climates and lifestyles were markedly different from those in Europe. But colonial incursions and circumstances of history conspired to bring about profound changes, and furniture design ... read more
This book provides a wealth of ideas for wood houses. Featuring projects by world-renowned architects, the volume highlights the beneficial and attractive properties of wood. The houses are havens of warmth and a natural appeal, and the reader is transported to t... read more
"The sheer breadth of variety makes it the best kind of coffee table book, irresistible to leaf through and pore over at length." --National Post
For anyone interested in architecture, history, travel or world cultures, doors have a special fascination. In addition to welcoming gue... read more