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“Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.­” Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that comfortable home. To remedy this, he formed the idea of journeying about his house from room to room to “write a history of the world without leaving home.­” The bathroom provides the occasion for a history of hygiene; the bedroom, sex, death, and sleep; the kitchen, nutrition and the spice trade; and so on, as Bryson shows how each has fig­ured in the evolution of private life. Whatever happens in the world, he demonstrates, ends up in our house, in the paint and the pipes and the pillows and every item of furniture. Bill Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and he is a master at turning the seemingly isolated . . .

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is the first book to cover collage as a tool for design in architecture, making it a valuable resource for students and practitioners. Author Jennifer Shields uses the artworks and built projects of leading artists and architects, such as Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, and Teddy Cruz to illustrate the diversity of collage techniques. The six case study projects from Mexico, Argentina, Sweden, Norway, the United States, and Spain give you a global perspective of architecture as collage. Collage is an important instrument for analysis and design, and Shields’s presentation of this versatile medium draws on decades of relevance in art and architecture, to be adapted and transformed in your own work.

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Turn on the faucet, and water pours out. Pull out the drain plug, and the dirty water disappears. Most of us give little thought to the hidden systems that bring us water and take it away when we’re done with it. But these underappreciated marvels of engineering face an array of challenges that cannot be solved without a fundamental change to our relationship with water, David Sedlak explains in this enlightening book. To make informed decisions about the future, we need to understand the three revolutions in urban water systems that have occurred over the past 2,­500 years and the technologies that will remake the system. The author starts by describing Water 1.­0, the early Roman aqueducts, fountains, and sewers that made dense urban living feasible. He then details the development of drinking water and sewage treatment systems—the second and third revolutions in urban water. He offers an insider’s look at current systems that rely on reservoirs, underground pipe networks, . . .

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Furniture designers draw on a range of knowledge and disciplines to create their work. From history to theory to technology, offers a comprehensive survey of the essential craft- and practice-­related aspects of furniture design. Generously illustrated with photographs and drawings-­including a new color section-­this features updated coverage of material specifications, green design, digital design, and fabrication technologies. It also features twenty-­five case studies of furniture design that represent a broad selection of works, designers, and techniques, including recent designs produced within the last decade. The book explores: Complete with a glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography, is a one-­stop resource that furniture designers will turn to regularly for the advice, guidance, and information needed to perform their craft.

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For nearly three decades, has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever-­providing the latest information in Francis D.­K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive approach clearly presents all of the basic concepts underlying building construction and equips readers with useful guidelines for approaching virtually any new materials or techniques they may encounter. Laying out the material and structural choices available, it provides a full under-­standing of how these choices affect a building's form and dimensions. Complete with more than 1,­000 illustrations, the book moves through each of the key stages of the design process, from site selection to building components, mechanical systems, and finishes. With its comprehensive and lucid presentation of everything from foundations and floor systems to finish work, equips students and professionals in all areas of . . .

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This book provides comprehensive engineering design and construction guidelines for large-­scale solar power system projects. Proven design methodologies are detailed installation diagrams are included in this practical resource. offers complete coverage of solar power system technologies and components, planning, cost estimates, financing, project management, safety, and testing. This authoritative guide fully addresses the complex technical and management issues associated with large-­scale, grid-­connected solar power system implementations.

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Oscar Wilde demuestra una vez más su maestría en las letras, esta vez a través de cinco relatos infantiles, publicados por primera vez en 1888. Relatos que se han convertido ya en historias universales como “El gigante egoísta” o “El ruiseñor y la rosa”. Y como Wilde decía: "Los buenos novelistas son mucho más raros que los buenos hijos. Quizá sería lícito añadir que los buenos cuentistas son aún más raros que los buenos novelistas”. Y sin duda este recopilatorio es una buena muestra de un excelente cuentista......

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In his distinctive graphic style, world-­renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.­K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. In, he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. This edition unites imaginative vision with fundamental architectural principles to cover the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-­by-­step through the entire drawing process, also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings -- and how they can be applied to achieve stunning results. In addition, this edition: For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-­in-­one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually . . .

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