Architecture

How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

Review: Fantastic book for those interested in urban management and just beginning to understand the basics of the field. Speck outlines beautifully while keeping details that prove beneficial to maintaing interest in the novel. Read more

The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Review: Especially it occurs to you the spots in the books where you are familiar with. When reading the book, you are always reviewing how we can make the city, make our surrounding area better. A simple idea, e.g. a new restaurant, a new parking lot or a new park, might not be sufficient to boost local economy and vitality. Read more

The Death and Life of Great American Cities - 50th Anniversary Edition (Modern Library)
The Death and Life of Great American Cities - 50th Anniversary Edition (Modern Library)

Review: Especially it occurs to you the spots in the books where you are familiar with. When reading the book, you are always reviewing how we can make the city, make our surrounding area better. A simple idea, e.g. a new restaurant, a new parking lot or a new park, might not be sufficient to boost local economy and vitality. Read more

and Shanties - And How to Make Them
and Shanties - And How to Make Them

Review: a reference book showing many different styles of shelter. You wont find specifics IE cut this stick this long, but you will be able to use the general idea to improvise and adjust the concept to the location you are standing on. Read more

The Dot
The Dot

Review: A simple dot on a piece of paper turned a child into an inspiration for others. She in turn deploys the same method of inspiration by her art teacher, to encourage a little boy who also thinks he can't draw. The illustrations embody the meaning of the story - simple and on a white piece of paper. This puts the focus on how something small can tun into something bigger. In the story, one dot turned into bigger dots and more artistic mediums. Fantastic, inspirational, creative, and a must-have for... Read more

2015 International Energy Conservation Code
2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Review: ICC system of organization & cross referencing seems to be set up so that the authors can prove how obtuse they can make something. I have worked with Building Codes for 40-years and they just seem to get more illogical in organization each issue. Going to multiple locations to try to piece together the requirements for an issue often leads to varying interpretations of the intent to no one's benefit. Read more

2015 International Plumbing Code (Includes IPSDC)
2015 International Plumbing Code (Includes IPSDC)

Review: ICC system of organization & cross referencing seems to be set up so that the authors can prove how obtuse they can make something. I have worked with Building Codes for 40-years and they just seem to get more illogical in organization each issue. Going to multiple locations to try to piece together the requirements for an issue often leads to varying interpretations of the intent to no one's benefit. Read more

Perspective Made Easy (Dover Art Instruction)
Perspective Made Easy (Dover Art Instruction)

Review: All the basics of perspective is pretty much right here, with clear and easy to understand examples & descriptions. It's a very helpful book for anyone studying perspective. I Highly recommend it! Read more

A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined
A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined

Review: Excellent detailed line drawings of real an imaginary cites, buildings, streets and bridges - street views, ariel views and kaleidoscope style drawings. Perfect for architecture nuts, artists and kids-at-heart alike. Read more

The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - A Guide to the Good Life
The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - A Guide to the Good Life

Review: Great intro into the subject of Stoicism. Would recommend for novices or those who merely want to brush up on the topic with some light reading. Provides a watered down yet encompassing examination of the subject from a modern standpoint. Read more

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