Art, Architecture & Photography Architecture Books

Total Design Over Time

Living Off-Grid

Art and visual culture: Medieval to modern

This 10-hour free course explored the fundamental issues raised by the study of western art and visual culture over the last millennium.

Robert Owen and New Lanark

This 12-hour free course explored the ideas of Robert Owen and a range of social issues he sought to address in the early 1800s.

Migration in the Southern Balkans: From Ottoman Territory to Globalized Nation States (IMISCOE Research Series)

This volume collects ten essays that look at intra-regional migration in the Southern Balkans from the late Ottoman period to the present. It examines forced as well as voluntary migrations and places these movements within their historical context, including ethnic cleansing, population exchanges, and demographic engineering in the service of nation-building as well as more recent labor migration due to globalization. Inside, readers will find the work of international experts that cuts across national and disciplinary lines. This cross-cultural, comparative approach fully captures the complexity of this highly fractured, yet interconnected, region. Coverage explores the role of population exchanges in the process of nation-building and irredentist policies in interwar Bulgaria, the story of Thracian refugees and their organizations in Bulgaria, the changing waves of migration from the Balkans to Turkey, Albanian immigrants in Greece, and the diminished importance of ethnic migration after the 1990s. In addition, the collection looks at such under-researched aspects of migration as memory, gender, and religion. The field of migration studies in the Southern Balkans is still fragmented along national and disciplinary lines. Moreover, the study of forced and voluntary migrations is often separate with few interconnections. The essays collected in this book bring these different traditions together. This complete portrait will help readers gain deep insight and better understanding into the diverse migration flows and intercultural exchanges that have occurred in the Southern Balkans in the last two centuries.

Art in Renaissance Venice

This unit considers the art of Renaissance Venice and how such art was determined in many ways by the city's geographical location and ethnically diverse population. Studying Venice and its art offers a challenge to the conventional notion of Renaissance art as an entirely Italian phenomenon.

Hadrian's Rome

This 10-hour free course explored the city of Rome during the reign of the emperor Hadrian and the impact Hadrian had on the appearance of the city.

Introducing the Classical world

This 20-hour free course introduced the Classical world through the various sources of information used by scholars.

The body in antiquity

This 5-hour free course explored the concept of the body in Greek and Roman civilisation and its importance for our understanding of ancient society.

100 Contractor House Plans Construction Blueprints - Spec Homes, Cabins, Condos, 4 Plexs and Custom Homes

100 Contractor House Plans Construction Blueprints is a catalog of home plans built into a kindle book. All styles of homes are in this book

Spec Home Plans

Cabins Plans

Condos

4 Plexs

Custom Homes

Small Starter Homes

This book is a catalog of home plans for Specialized Design Systems http://sdsplans.com

100 House plan Spec sheets and renderings of homes that have been designed and drawn by the author. In the book you are shown how to get full house plans that are ready for construction for as low as $1 per plan if purchased as a set on DVD on Amazon.com or $20 each if downloaded individually. This is a great set of plans for any contractor or do it yourself people that are looking to save money on plans from high end custom homes to smaller starter homes or cabins.

David Hume

This 16-hour free course explored Hume's views on death, and shifts in attitude towards death and religious belief in late eighteenth-century Europe.

A Guide to Peterborough Cathedral Comprising a brief history of the monastery from its foundation to the present time, with a descriptive account of its ... Britton, and original & authentic documents

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Goya

This 5-hour free course explored the works of Goya, the influences of the times in which he lived and developments in his career as an artist.

Wilberforce

This 16-hour free course examined William Wilberforce's career and writings and assessed their historical significance.

Delacroix

This 16-hour free course explored the work of Delacroix and how his paintings relate to the cultural transition from Enlightenment to Romanticism.

Napoleonic paintings

Using Napoleonic imagery, this 16-hour free course explored analysis and interpretation of works of art and the relationship between art and politics.

Musée du Louvre

This 4-hour free course explored the development of the Louvre, the importance of art through history and the impact of personality and conflict.

AM Envelope: The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade constructions

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today's demands from those future envelopes, we have to find new solutions.

The term 'AM Envelope' (Additive Manufacturing Envelope) describes the transfer of this technology to the building envelope. Additive Fabrication is a building block that aids in developing the building envelope from a mere space enclosure to a dynamic building envelope.

AM offers the opportunity to manufacture facades 'just in time'. It is no longer necessary to store or produce large numbers of parts in advance. Initial investment for tooling can be avoided, as design improvements can be realized within the dataset of the AM part. AM is based on 'tool-less' production, all parts can be further developed with every new generation.

The basic principle of AM opens a fascinating new world of engineering, no matter what applications can be found: to 'design for function' rather to 'design for production' turns our way of engineering of the last century upside down. A collection of AM applications therefore offers the outlook to our (built) future in combination with the acquired knowledge.

Durable past - sustainable future

The section Heritage & Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology deals with the built environment in terms of conservation, refurbishment and re-use. Reflecting the department philosophy, this book focuses on the durability and sustainability of existing buildings (heritage in a broad sense, from historic buildings to listed monuments), considered in terms of material and building techniques, form and function, and part of the wider context of sites and cities. At the basis stands the Heritage triangle: Design - Cultural value - Technology.

Architecture Reading Sampler: Book Excerpts by Lesley Bain, Meg Calkins, James Vandezande, Chuck Eastman, Saleh Mubarak

The 2012 Architecture Reading Sampler includes select material from six Wiley Architecture & Design titles. The material that is included for each selection is the book's full Table of Contents as well as the first chapter. If you would like to read more from these books, you can purchase the full book or e-book at your favorite online retailer.Living Streets / 9780470903810

The Sustainable Sites Handbook / 9780470643556

Sustainable Renovation / 9780470872611

Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 / 9780470937495

BIM Handbook / 9780470541371

How to Estimate with RSMeans Data / 9781118025284

The House that Jill Built after Jack's had proved a failure

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological dimension of planning decisions and to show how to optimize them. Design and construction of buildings include harvesting resources and producing emissions and stating a burden to nature. This can be perceived equivalent to a financial investment where the monetary value has to express adequately the real one. The planning decision has an ecological value which must justify its relevance by function and has to be optimized within its scope. Environmental impact and desired building quality must be alanced in order to establish a sustainable solution. All means to optimize need to be evaluated. In order to do so the designer needs to be aware of his impact and has to strategically invest embodied energy during the architectural planning process.

Facade Refurbishment Toolbox: Supporting the Design of Residential Energy Upgrades (B/W version) (A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment)

The starting point of the research is the need to refurbish existing residential building stock, in order to reduce its energy demand, which accounts for over one fourth of the energy consumption in the European Union. Refurbishment is a necessary step to reach the ambitious energy and decarbonisation targets for 2020 and 2050 that require an eventual reduction up to 90% in CO2 emissions. In this context, the rate and depth of refurbishment need to grow. The number of building to be renovated every year should increase, while the energy savings in renovated buildings should be over 60% reduction to current energy demand. To achieve that, not only is it necessary to find politics and incentives, but also to enable the building industry to design and construct effective refurbishment strategies. This research focuses on refurbishment of the building envelope, as it is very influential with regard to energy reduction.