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Urban Encounters: Art and the Public

Public art is on the urban agenda. Given recent claims about the importance of creativity to urban prosperity, opportunities for installing or performing art in the city have multiplied. As cities strive to appear culturally dynamic, the stakes of artistic production rise higher than ever. Exploring the interaction between art and the public in Canadian cities, Urban Encounters features writing by artists, architects, curators, anthr...

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Integrating Innovation in Architecture

Today’s design professionals are faced with challenges on all fronts. They need not only to keep in step with rapid technological changes and the current revolution in design and construction processes, but to lead the industry. This means actively seeking to innovate through design research, raising the bar in building performance and adopting advanced technologies in their practice. In a constant drive to improve design processes a...

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Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 : Autodesk Official Press

Get up and running on Autodesk Revit MEP 2016 with this detailed, hands-on guide Mastering Autodesk Revit MEP 2016provides perfectly paced coverage of all core concepts and functionality, with tips, tricks, and hands-on exercises that help you optimize productivity. With a focus on real-world uses and workflows, this detailed reference explains Revit MEP tools and functionality in the context of professional design and provides the p...

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Edexcel Diploma: Construction & the Built Environment

This full-colour accessible Student Book is written for Level 1 learners, and covers all the Principal Learning for the Foundation Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment. Functional Skills and Personal, learning and thinking skills are embedded throughout the book to ensure that learners develop these essential skills. Case studies are designed to help bring the real world into the classroom to really engage students.

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Roman Architecture in Provence

This book provides a survey of the architecture and urbanism of Provence during the Roman era. Provence, or "Gallia Narbonensis" as the Romans called it, was one of the earliest Roman colonies in Western Europe. In this book, James C. Anderson, jr. examines the layout and planning of towns in the region, both those founded by the Romans and those redeveloped from native settlements. He provides an in-depth study of the chronology, da...

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Tastemaker: Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful, and the Postwar American Home

A riveting and superbly illustrated account of the enigmatic House Beautiful editor’s profound influence on mid-century American taste From 1941 to 1964, House Beautiful magazine’s crusading editor-in-chief Elizabeth Gordon introduced and promoted her vision of “good design” and “better living” to an extensive middle-class American readership. Her innovative magazine-sponsored initiatives, including House Beautiful’s Pace Setter Hous...

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Building Tall: My Life and the Invention of Construction Management

"John Tishman is a true pioneer in the Construction Management industry. Through his CM leadership, some of America's most well-known buildings have been brought to successful completion." ---Bruce D'Agostino, president and chief executive, Construction Management Association of America "Building Tall will provide readers with insights into John Tishman's career as a visionary engineer, landmark builder, and great businessman. Respon...

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The Complete Guide to Eco-Friendly House Cleaning: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

For many years throughout the 20th Century, the conveniences of household cleaning items was such that no one asked where they came from or what they contained. Today, the consciousness of many consumers has started to advance due to ongoing environmental and economic concerns. For that reason, dozens of new products have developed on the market – from Simple Green to Seventh Generation. In addition to these green conscious products ...

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Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living through Appropriate Technology

Healing Appalachia is a practical guide for environmentally conscious residents of Appalachia and beyond. It is also the first book to apply "appropriate technology," or the most basic technology that can effectively achieve the desired result, to this specific region. Authors Al Fritsch and Paul Gallimore have performed over 200 environmental resource assessments in thirty-three states. They bring this knowledge to bear as they exam...

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Illumination and Decoration of Flat Surfaces

It must be appreciated that no building surface is perfectly flat and that the best that can be expected is the appearance of flatness. Unfortunately, this appearance can easily be destroyed by the effect of glancing light, whether natural or artificial. Illumination and Decoration of Flat Surfaces shows the effect of different light sources on a variety of lining materials and paints so that best effects can be achieved. Different t...