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📒Christmas At Designers Homes Across America ✍ Katharine McMillan
✏Christmas at Designers Homes Across America Book Summary : Almost 400 color images treat readers to dazzling holiday visions that leading designers have realized in their own homes scenes usually reserved for family and friends. Be inspired by their decorating strategies and hands-on ingenuity while gleaning insider tips for preserving trees both fresh and artificial and caring forornaments. Get the scoop on unusual color schemes andcenterpieces. See how one designer used crushed red and silver ball ornaments as a light-catching base forglass vials of flowers, and a laundry-room tree whimsically decoratedwith miniature clothing-item ornaments. This treasure trove showcases one-of-a-kind holiday ideas from some of the nation's most talented interior designers, who share not only their aesthetic tastes but also family holiday rituals and favorite Christmas traditions."
📒Christmas At Historic Houses ✍ Patricia Hart McMillan
✏Christmas at Historic Houses Book Summary : Showcases thirty houses across America specially decorated for Christmas, revealing local customs and history as well as details about each property and house's design.
📒Houses From Books ✍ Daniel D. Reiff
✏Houses from Books Book Summary : Many homes across America have designs based on plans taken from pattern books or mail-order catalogs. In Houses from Books, Daniel D. Reiff traces the history of published plans and offers the first comprehensive survey of their influence on the structure and the style of American houses from 1738 to 1950. Houses from Books shows that architectural publications, from Palladio&’s I Quattro Libri to Aladdin's Readi-Cut Homes, played a decisive role in every aspect of American domestic building. Reiff discusses the people and the firms who produced the books as well as the ways in which builders and architects adapted the designs in communities throughout the country. His book also offers a wide-ranging analysis of the economic and social conditions shaping American building practices. As architectural publication developed and grew more sophisticated, it played an increasingly prominent part in the design and the construction of domestic buildings. In villages and small towns, which often did not have professional architects, the publications became basic resources for carpenters and builders at all levels of expertise. Through the use of published designs, they were able to choose among a variety of plans, styles, and individual motifs and engage in a fruitful dialogue with past and present architects. Houses from Books reconstructs this dialogue by examining the links between the published designs and the houses themselves. Reiff&’s book will be indispensable to architectural historians, architects, preservationists, and regional historians. Realtors and homeowners will also find it of great interest. A catalog at the end of the book can function as a guide for those attempting to locate a model and a date for a particular design. Houses from Books contains a wealth of photographs, many by the author, that enhance its importance as a history and guide.
📒Better Homes Gardens Dream Gardens Across America ✍ Better Homes & Gardens
✏Better Homes Gardens Dream Gardens Across America Book Summary : An inspiring collection of brilliant garden ideas from across the country Dream Gardens Across America offers practical instruction and great garden ideas from the most beautiful and creative home gardens in the United States. Perfect for seasoned home gardeners in search of new ideas, this book presents 80 outstanding home garden designs with inspirational stories and helpful advice on putting these ideas to work in your own home garden. The book covers charming country landscapes, cottage style gardens, formal florals, and even Asian-influenced designs. Each entry includes details on why the design works and simple, handy advice on personalizing these designs for your own use. Explores more than 80 beautiful gardens illustrated with more than 250 gorgeous full-color photos Organized by garden style, so it's easy to find the kind of design you're looking for Includes simple, helpful advice for growing your own dream garden based on these wonderful designs No matter what kind of garden you want to grow, Dream Gardens Across America provides the inspiration, insight, and advice you need to succeed spectacularly.
📒The Handbook Of Interior Design ✍ Jo Ann Asher Thompson
✏The Handbook of Interior Design Book Summary : The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinkingthat inform the discipline of interior design. It challengesreaders to consider the connections within theory, research, andpractice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interiordesign. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond adescriptive approach to the discipline to a 'why and how' study ofinteriors Provides a full overview of the most current Interior Designresearch and scholarly thought from around the world Explores examples of research designs and methodologicalapproaches that are applicable to interior design upper divisionand graduate education courses Brings together an international team of contributors,including well established scholars alongside emerging voices inthe field – reflecting mature and emergent ideas,research, and philosophies in the field Exemplifies where interior design sits in its maturation as adiscipline and profession through inclusion of diverse authors,topics, and ideas
📒Architectural Drafting Design ✍ Alan Jefferis
✏Architectural Drafting Design Book Summary : Written to meet the most recent editions of IRC and IBC, this exceptional, full-color fifth edition is designed for beginning, intermediate, and advanced architectural drafters and CAD operators alike. Architectural Drafting and Design, 5E features the basics of residential design through the various types of projects that a designer or architect would likely complete during the actual design process. Coverage begins with an introduction to architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to the site and structure. A hallmark of this best-seller is its step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans, with projects that can be completed using either CAD or manual drawing methods. Readers will come away with the knowledge needed to complete each of the drawings required by most municipalities to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence. Comprehensive coverage also explores the field of commercial drafting, as well as basic materials used for construction, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction.
📒Kitchen And Bath Design Principles ✍ Nancy Wolford
✏Kitchen and Bath Design Principles Book Summary : The industry standard, full-color guide to practical kitchen andbath design Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is The NationalKitchen and Bath Association's complete guide to uniting functionand style in these important rooms. This full-color guide isheavily illustrated, with a revised layout and graphic design thatpresents information more clearly for visual learners. The updatedsecond edition has been expanded to adhere more closely to thestandards of interior design, including new information on unity,proportion, scale, and variety, plus a new glossary to clarifyunfamiliar terms. Stylistic themes remain a major component, withemphasis on the architecture, furniture, styles, and fashions ofeach era, and all technical and aesthetic information is presentedin clear, concise language. The companion website features ateacher's guide and image bank that facilitate use in theclassroom, providing additional examples of design principles inaction. The National Kitchen and Bath Association established thestandard guidelines for safe and effective kitchen and bath design,and this book is the complete guide to incorporating code andaesthetics from the very beginning. Function is just as importantas style in these rooms, so Kitchen and Bath DesignPrinciples teaches readers to: Apply the elements and principles of design to real-lifesituations Discover how best to apply the tools of design in dailybusiness practice Explore the global and cultural influences reflected in popularstylistic themes Translate the aesthetics of an era into a workable theme for akitchen or bath To best serve clients, designers must learn to meet all codes,regulations, and expectations with a balance of substance andstyle. Kitchen and Bath Design Principles is the industrystandard reference, from the industry-leading provider of kitchenand bath design education.
📒Vern Yip S Vacation At Home ✍ Vern Yip
✏Vern Yip s Vacation at Home Book Summary : Vern Yip, veteran interior designer from Trading Spaces and HGTV--and author of the NYT bestseller Vern Yip's Design Wise-- is back to reveal the design tricks and practices that will give any home a serene, luxury retreat-like feel. We've all heard that our home should be our sanctuary, but most of us fall short of that ideal. Too often, the reality is that our homes are just another place for stress and work. Now trusted HGTV and TLC interior designer Vern Yip is here to guide us on confidently creating a home where we can instantly feel relaxed and rejuvenated, while also reflecting our individual style and needs. In this lush, beautifully illustrated book, Vern shares the tips, tricks, and design principles that 5-star resorts and hotels use to help guests get into vacation mode, and shows how we can duplicate that sense of ease and relaxation (while fitting into our personal design flair). He also opens the doors to some of his clients' homes to show you how these key design principles can vary with different styles, tastes, and locations. With Vern's reassuring tone and clear, easy steps, readers can create spaces that can make everyday feel like vacation!
📒Native American Arts And Cultures ✍ Mary Connors
✏Native American Arts and Cultures Book Summary : Explore the traditional arts and cultures of Native Americans through hands-on activities.
📒The Handbook Of Interior Architecture And Design ✍ Graeme Brooker
✏The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design Book Summary : The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.