Sunday, October 14, 2012


1.Step-by-Step Landscaping (Better Homes & Gardens Gardening) [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: February 13, 2007 | ISBN-10: 0696230828 | ISBN-13: 978-0696230820 | Edition: 2

A new edition of Better Homes and Gardens(r) best-selling landscaping book. Packed with 408 pages of all-new material from the editors of Better Homes and Gardens(r) books, this complete landscaping guide has everything you need to know transform your yard.
  • More than 700 stunning photographs and 100 complete step-by-step projects show you how to improve grading, plant successfully, build a deck, and much more.
  • Plus an all-new plant encyclopedia with 95 plant photos! It's everything you need to know to improve your view.
  • Step-by-step plans for patios, edging, walls, fences, water gardens, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, garden sculpture, and more.
  • Cost estimate, time needed to complete, skill level, and material list included with every project.
  • Hundreds of inspiring photographs, ideas, and plans.

Step-by-Step Landscaping (Better Homes & Gardens Gardening) by Better Homes & Gardens

2.)A World History of Architecture [Hardcover]

Book Description

Publication Date: February 4, 2008 | ISBN-10: 0071544798 | ISBN-13: 978-0071544795 | Edition: 2nd Rev

A magnificently illustrated guide to the global history of architecture—updated to include the non-western world and works from women
The Second Edition of this historical architectural guide gives you a deeper knowledge and wider perspective of traditions in architecture throughout the world—from prehistoric through modern structures. Extensively and beautifully illustrated, the book includes photos, plans, scales for world-famous structures such as the Parthenon, Versailles, the Brooklyn Bridge, and many others.

A World History of Architecture by Michael Fazio

3.)Architectural Drawing Course: Tools and Techniques for 2D and 3D Representation [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: March 1, 2008 | ISBN-10: 0764138146 | ISBN-13: 978-0764138140

High school and college students who have a budding interest in architectural design will value this book for its solid foundational orientation and instruction. Author Mo Zell introduces readers to architecture's visual language, showing them how to think spatially and getting them started in architectural drawing with a series of instructive tutorials. Presenting three-dimensional design problems, she coaches students through the fundamentals of proportion and scale, space and volume, path and place, and materials and textures. A series of 40 work units covers virtually every aspect of architectural drawing, including:
  • Learning to see and sketch with accuracy
  • Developing fundamental drawing and modeling skills
  • Mastering subjective representation and rules of perspective
  • Employing spatial strategies: rendering and diagramming ideas

    She concludes with practical advice for young people who are considering careers in architectural design, offering ideas on building a portfolio, getting advanced training, and continuing on a path to a professional career. More than 800 instructive illustrations.

Architectural Drawing Course: Tools and Techniques for 2D and 3D Representation by Mo Zell

4.)Natural Florida Landscaping [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: March 15, 2007

As Florida is developed the native flora is often replaced with non-native plants. Wildlife habitat is reduced, water, fertilizer and pesticide usage increases, and the appearance of Florida is altered. But you can help reduce the damage being done to our ecosystems by viewing your yard as part of the natural system. This book will help you make a plan that will work for your yard and choose the native plants that will thrive there. You will have the joy of creating an aesthetically pleasing, life-supporting, and environmentally sensitive landscape. Methods for a small fruit and vegetable garden are also covered.

Natural Florida Landscaping by Dan Walton

5.)Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More... [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: May 1, 1991 | Age Level: 10 and up | Grade Level: 5 and up | Series: Draw 50

From the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal -- 50 man-made and natural structures from around the world are drawn here.

Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More... by Lee J. Ames

6.)The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: March 1, 2000 | Age Level: 9 and up | Grade Level: 4 and up | Series: Projects and Principles

Students discover the basic principles necessary to build all types of structures used in everyday life including bridges, skyscrapers, and other architectural gems. Line art illustrations help to explain projects that demonstrate how these principles keep structures solid. Perfect for kids who wonder why, and love to figure things out! All projects are easily done with materials found around-the-house.

The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects by Mario Salvadori

7.)Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs [Hardcover]

Book Description

Publication Date: April 1, 2005

With stunning color photos throughout, this gardening guide describes more than 50 types of the best flowering shrubs and details their use in home landscaping. Shrubs are arranged by genus, separated into deciduous flowering and notable evergreen shrubs, and listed with the common name; size and shape; foliage color, shape, and texture; flower and fruit (if any); soil, nutrient, and light needs; pruning needs for maximum growth and/or flower; and USDA Hardiness Zones. Details of specific species, cultivars, and varieties that lead to exceptional size, color, flower, hardiness, and durability are also included. Helpful hints on soil types, watering, pest control, and pruning explore how best to plant and care for any shrub. The appendix includes lists of nurseries, web sites for further information, and an extensive index and bibliography.

Great Flowering Landscape Shrubs by Vincent A. Simeone

8.)A Visual Dictionary of Architecture [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: September 6, 2011 | ISBN-10: 0470648856 | ISBN-13: 978-0470648858 | Edition: 2

The classic, bestselling reference on architecture now revised and expanded!
An essential one-volume reference of architectural topics using Francis D.K. Ching's signature presentation. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings. From Arch to Wood, every concept, technology, material and detail important to architects and designers are presented in Ching's unique style.
  • Combining text and drawing, each term is given a minimum double-page spread on large format trim size, so that the term can be comprehensively explored, graphically showing relations between concepts and sub-terms
  • A comprehensive index permits the reader to locate any important word in the text.
  • This long-awaited revision brings the latest concepts and technology of 21st century architecture, design and construction to this classic reference work

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture by Francis D. K. Ching

9.)Architecture For Dummies [Paperback]

Book Description

Publication Date: June 15, 2002 | ISBN-10: 0764553968 | ISBN-13: 978-0764553967 | Edition: 1

When is a building just a building and when is it art? This accessible guide cuts through the jargon and clearly explains the essentials of architecture, demystifying the incredible ways in which structures and spaces come alive. You'll gain a real appreciation for architecture and the confidence to talk about it—even to an architect.
  • Just the essential information for readers on the go who want to understand architecture.
  • Covers the highlights of architectural history, from the Great Pyramids to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim museum in Bilbao.
  • Explains how to look at a building and appreciate it. Explains when a building's a building and when it's art.
  • Part of Tens includes Ten Great Architectural Masterpieces, Ten Biggest Architectural and Engineering Failures, Ten of the Most Interesting Architects Working Today, and more.

Architecture For Dummies by Debrah K. Dietsch

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