Home: A Short History of an Idea

Price: Walk through five centuries of homes both great and small—from the smoke-filled manor halls of the Middle Ages to today’s Ralph Lauren-designed environments—on a house tour like no other, one that delightfully explicates the very idea of “home.” You’ll see how social and cultural changes influenced styles of decoration and furnishing, learn the connection between wall-hung religious tapestries and wall-to-wall carpeting, discover how some of our most welcome luxuries were born of architectural necessity, and much more. Most of all, Home opens a rare window into our private lives—and…

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Design of Cities: Revised Edition (A Penguin book)

Price: “The major contemporary work on urban design . . . Splendidly presented, filled with thoughtful and brilliant intuitive insights.” —The New Republic In a brilliant synthesis of words and pictures, Edmund N. Bacon relates historical examples to modern principles of urban planning. He vividly demonstrates how the work of great architects and planners of the past can influence subsequent development and be continued by later generations. By illuminating the historical background of urban design, Bacon also shows us the fundamental forces and considerations that determine the form of a…

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Emergency Department Design: Maximizing Emergency Medical Facility Productivity and Patient Work-Through with Interior Design, Hospital Planning and 27 Actual Case Studies, 2nd Edition

Price: THIS BOOK WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO ANALYZE THE NEED FOR A NEW EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND DEVELOP ECONOMICALLY SOUND SOLUTIONS FOR ANY EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT — IN SHORT, HOW TO DELIVER MORE CAPACITY WITH FEWER AVAILABLE CAPITAL RESOURCES. DEVELOP ECONOMICALLY SOUND SOLUTIONS FOR ANY EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PLANNING AND HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. Emergency Department Design: Maximizing Emergency Department Facility Productivity and Patient Work-Through with Interior Design, Hospital Planning and 27 Actual Case Studies, second edition, is a one-of-a-kind resource written by the nation’s foremost authority on emergency department design…

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Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime, A MusiComic Manifesto

Price: What we make, makes us. This is the central tenet of Artful Design, a photorealistic comic book that examines the nature, purpose, and meaning of design. A call to action and a meditation on art, authenticity, and social connection in a world disrupted by technological change, this book articulates a fundamental principle for design: that we should design not just from practical needs but from the values that underlie those needs. Artful Design takes readers on a journey through the aesthetic dimensions of technology. Using music as a universal…

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The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability

Price: For thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has enjoyed helping design professionals turn their passion into profit. In his new book, The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability, Granet debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive. The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability provides all of the necessary tools to create and run a thriving design business – from billing and human resources to branding and project management to marketing and licensing- in one easy-to-use guide. Inspired by Granet’s own course on running…

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Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach (Applied Social Research Methods)

Price: Qualitative Research Design: An Interactive Approach, Third Edition provides researchers and students with a user-friendly, step-by-step guide to planning qualitative research. Joseph A. Maxwell shows how the components of design interact with each other, and provides a strategy for creating coherent and workable relationships among these design components, highlighting key design issues. Written in an informal, jargon-free style, the book incorporates examples and hands-on exercises. “This book uses everyday language that will captivate students′ attention and embed practical knowledge to supplement the technical.”                                       ―Gaetane Jean-Marie, University of Oklahoma “The…

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Foundations of Interior Design: Studio Instant Access

Price: Foundations of Interior Design, 3rd edition, offers a thorough update to this introduction to the creative, technical and business aspects of the interior design profession. By surveying design history, the elements and principles of design, professional practice, and more, Susan Slotkis provides a practical and comprehensive overview. This new edition provides a wide range of examples of design in different styles and applications. Projects and applications designed by both individuals and as collaborative efforts locally and globally are featured, from rural America to modern Dubai. The contribution of many…

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Dark Souls II: Design Works

Price: Collecting the dark and haunting artwork behind the critically-acclaimed Dark Souls II in a prestigious hardcover tome. Dark Souls II: Design Works features armor and weapon designs, character concepts, creatures, locations, rough sketches, an exclusive interview with the game’s creators, and more! Dark Souls II Design Works

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Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

Price: Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design is intended for students beginning the study of mechanical engineering design. Students will find that the text inherently directs them into familiarity with both the basics of design decisions and the standards of industrial components. It combines the straightforward focus on fundamentals that instructors have come to expect, with a modern emphasis on design and new applications. The tenth edition maintains the well-designed approach that has made this book the standard in machine design for nearly 50 years.McGraw-Hill Science Engineering Math

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