Architecture Reference and Instruction
Design It Yourself
Paperback ISBN: 1568985525
Not satisfied with the new T-shirts on sale at the local mall? Maybe you'd like a wedding invitation that expresses your own vision, not your party planner's? How about some personalized stationery? An upgrade to your website? A business card? A poster for your political campaign? A CD package for your band? Sound good? Then get up off your couch and Design It Yourself! Avoid graphic identity theft: build your own. Ellen Lupton, bestselling author of Thinking with Type, will show you how. DIY: Design It Yourself, provides you with all the tools you'll need to create your own projects, from conception through production. Here you will find: - simple ideas on how you can 'think like a designer' - clear and coherent explanations of design technologies, from silk-screening to web development - what materials you'll need to get your job done - where to find and buy them - how much time and experience your project demands - diagrams that show how to handle complex tasks - basic typographic dos and don'ts - the history and theory of the DIY design movement - hundreds of innovative and beautiful projects for inspiration No more excuses. With this book, virtually any design task is within your grasp. Just do it (yourself)!
What Is Architecture?
An Essay on Landscapes, Buildings, and Machines
Paperback ISBN: 0262691663
Discusses the meaning of architecture, describing its place in history, art and technology. Rather than saying that architecture is everything, the author sets limits to the subject. The text is a series of fables which meditate on the options, hopes and failures of shelter in society.
The New Ecological Home
A Complete Guide to Green Building Options
Paperback ISBN: 1931498164
An overview of green home-building techniques, materials, products, and technologies, written for home buyers, builders, architects, and contractors and intended to help avoid common problems when building green. It discusses the principles of green building and why they are desirable; covers logistical aspects of building such as site selection, i
The Light Construction Reader
Paperback ISBN: 1580931057
The exhibition "Light Construction," held at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1995, maintains a lasting influence on contemporary architecture. Architects represented in the show, such as Steven Holl and Toyo Ito, continue to win prestigious commissions. Others, such as Herzog and de Meuron and Frank Gehry, have risen to celebrity status with the completion of competition-winning designs for the Tate Museum, Bankside, in London and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. These works share a taste for glass, perforated metal, and other transparent materials. In bringing together the work of these diverse architects, "Light Construction" raised crucial questions about the role of materials, the nature of architectural effects, and the legacy of modernism. The second volume of the Source Books in Architecture series, The Light Construction Reader is an ambitious collection of thirty-eight essays that explores the themes and issues surrounding this important exhibition. Included here are essays by exhibition curator Terence Riley as well as noted architects and critics such as Peter Eisenman, Anthony Vidler, Greg Lynn, and Robin Evans. The complete transcripts of the Light Construction Symposium, held at Columbia University in conjunction with the exhibition, are also included. Colin Rowe and Robert Slutzky's widely influential essay "Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal" is presented here for the first time together with its lesser-known sequel of 1971. Also represented are Italo Calvino, Jacques Derrida, Jean Starobinski, and many others.
1000x Architecture of the Americas
Hardcover ISBN: 3938780568
Outstanding buildings have been constructed in the Western Hemisphere; acclaimed as well as emerging architects are contributing today with their work in North, South, Central America and the Carribbean to the definition of tomorrow?s architecture. This c
Draw Me a House
Paperback ISBN: 0956205372
Draw Me a House is an interactive coloring book for budding architects. Warm, humorous drawings from acclaimed illustrator Thibaud Herem accompany playful suggestions to draw a new top on the Chrysler building, design a deluxe doghouse, or fix up the Parthenon. A delight for adults and children alike.
The Sustainable Building Bible
An Insiders' Guide to Eco-Renovation & Newbuilding, Includes How to Heat and Power Your Home for Free!
Paperback ISBN: 1905959141
This is an accessible and authoritative guide to sustainable building. It explains the technologies involved, from air pumps to wind generators and solar panels, helping you to achieve a zero carbon home.