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In The Story of Post-Modernism, Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the early 60s to the present day. By breaking the narrative into seven distinct chapters, which are both chronological and overlapping, Jencks charts the ebb and flow of the movement, the peaks and troughs of different ideas and themes. The book is highly visual.... more...

“Brings together for the first time all the major sites of this part of the Maya world and helps us understand how the ancient Maya planned and built their beautiful cities. It will become both a handbook and a source of ideas for other archaeologists for years to come.”—George J. Bey III, coeditor of Pottery Economics in Mesoamerica   “Skillfully integrates the social histories of urban development.”—Vernon L.... more...

This book is the most comprehensive book you will find on AutoCAD 2016 – 2D Drafting. Covering all of the 2D concepts, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad drawing and editing tools for this popular application. Use the CD to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures in color. AutoCAD 2016 Beginning and Intermediate includes over 100 exercises or “mini-workshops,” that complete small... more...

Now in it's newly updated third edition, this handbook was written to serve as a complete and concise reference for those engaged in the operation and maintenance of automatic control systems serving building heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems. The full range of topics pertinent to the effective operation of all types of HVAC control systems currently in use today are explored, including equipment-to-control... more...

Beginning with the early history of Londons Vauxhall pleasure gardens, this volume surveys visionary architecture and urban planning from the 18th century to the present. The recurrence of themes of technology, individual agency and communal living in the work of Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray, Charles and Ray Eames and Constant Nieuwenhuys, testifies to the continued search for an ideal personal and public space. Inspired by works of fiction such as... more...


Glass has long transformed the architectural landscape. From the Crystal Palace through to the towering glass spires of today's cities, few architectural materials have held such immense symbolic resonance in the modern era. The Age of Glass explores the cultural and technological ascension of glass in modern and contemporary architecture. Showing how the use of glass is driven as much by changing cultural concerns as it is by... more...

“An engaging historical account and an attractive, practical resource.” ―Booklist Colonial, Neoclassical, Queen Anne, Craftsman―what distinguishes one architectural style from another? This unique book will allow readers to recognize the architectural features and style of virtually any house they encounter. Here, architect John Milnes Baker explains the historical, cultural, and technical influences that shaped each of... more...

Build a Solid Foundation in Masonry Essentials Focusing on brick and concrete block masonry, Masonry Design and Detailing, Sixth Edition is fully up to date with current MSJC codes and the latest LEED and sustainable materials and practices. Information on moisture and air management, adhered stone masonry veneer, and forensic investigations has been added. Featuring comprehensive coverage of the most popular and widely used brick... more...

"Zoë Kim has written a book on minimalism for families that is practical, encouraging, and motivating. And I’m glad she did―we need more guidance like this in the world today."―Joshua Becker, founder of Becoming Minimalist For busy families, organization can feel worlds away―but a tidy home is closer than you think. Whether you’re looking to create more time, space, energy, or togetherness, Minimalism for Families gives... more...

Interiors: An Introduction is the starting point for a lifetime of design education, appreciation, and enjoyment. Whether the goal is a career in interior design, or simply a better understanding of how to enhance one's own living space, the information and ideas in this text will help readers achieve it. Interiors offers an introduction to the elements, practice, and aesthetics of residential and nonresidential interior design, as well as... more...