Technique

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  1. Book ImageThe Log Home Maintenance Guide: A Field Guide for Identifying, Preventing, and Solving Problems

    Gary Schroeder

    Preventing problems and dealing with them when they occur.More

  2. Book ImageThe Planning Game: Lessons from Great Cities

    Alexander Garvin

    Can planners—or anyone—improve a neighborhood, city, suburb, or region? Planning does work: this book explains how.More

  3. Book ImageWatercolor Sketching: An Introduction

    Paul Laseau

    A step-by-step course in creating watercolor sketches.More

  4. Book ImageGardening Vertically: 24 Ideas for Creating Your Own Green Walls

    Noémie Vialard, Patrick Blanc

    A recipe book for gardeners, from Patrick Blanc's innovative Green Wall to new techniques for domestic gardens.More

  5. Book ImagePlanning and Community Development: A Guide for the 21st Century

    Norman Tyler, Robert M. Ward

    An ideal introduction to community planning for students, planners, local officials, community leaders, and citizens.More

  6. Book ImageTadelakt

    Michael Johannes Ochs

    The first comprehensive description of an old Moroccan plaster technique that creates unique, sensual, natural effects.More

  7. Book ImageFrank Lloyd Wright: Essential Texts

    Robert Twombly

    The most influential, provocative, and enduring writings of the American master are gathered in this anthology.More

  8. Book ImageThe Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls

    Kevin Gardner

    A master stonemason imparts the fundamentals of building traditional New England-style dry stone walls.More

  9. Book ImageTheory of Mouldings

    C. Howard Walker, Richard Sammons

    With the revival of interest in traditional design, practitioners, students, and historians have begun to study and use the vocabulary of forms that so enriched our architectural heritage.More

  10. Book ImageTrompe L'Oeil: Grisaille: Architecture & Drapery

    Martin Benad, Ursula E. Benad

    All trompe l’oeil painting uses light and shadow to create illusory forms and surfaces.More

  11. Book ImageThe Gecko's Foot: Bio-inspiration: Engineering New Materials from Nature

    Peter Forbes

    A riveting account of the unexpected relationship between nature and scientific design.More

  12. Book ImageClassic French Wrought Iron: Twelfth–Nineteenth Century

    Raymond Lecoq, Gregory Bruhn

    From grilles and gates to balconies and complex lock and key mechanisms, this book traces the successive styles of decorative French ironwork over its 700-year development.
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  13. Book ImageThe Art of Papermaking with Plants

    Marie-Jeanne Lorente

    Explore the creative joy of transforming edible and nonedible plants, trees, and grasses into exquisite paper using this friendly and inspiring book. It offers step-by-step instructions for turning an array of common and exotic plants from garlic skin and other kitchen leftovers to oak leaves, wheat, and wasp nests--into artistic and useful sheets of paper.More

  14. Book ImageFreehand Sketching

    Paul Laseau

    Even in the computer age, freehand sketching is the designer’s most useful tool for notation, design exploration, and graphic communication.More

  15. Book ImageAirbrush Illustration for Architecture

    George Dombek, Tom Porter

    This book dispels common misconceptions and gives instructions for mastering the airbrush.
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