Lavishly illustrated with over 575 images, this best-selling survey of Western architecture is now fully revised and updated This best-selling, illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, explaining the structure, function, history, and meaning of architecture in a way that is both accessible and engaging обясд The long-awaited second edition includes: new coverage on Postmodernism and its relationship to the Modernist era; a reorganization of Mesopotamian and Prehistoric architecture based on thematic lines of development; an expanded chapter on Medieval architecture, including developments from the end of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance; and an expanded art program that includes over 500 images in black and white and color Understanding Architecture continues to be the only text in the field to examine architecture as a cultural phenomenon as well as an artistic and technological achievement with its straightforward, two-part structure: (1) The Elements of Architecture and (2) The History and Meaning of Architecture Comprehensive, clearly written, affordable, and accessible, Understanding Architecture is a classic survey of Western architecture. 2006 г Мягкая обложка, 652 стр ISBN 0813390451.
Produced at a rate of ﬁve billion cubic yards per year, concrete is the second most widely consumed substance on earth, after water It is ubiquitous and easily taken for granted as the stuff of sidewalks and roads, power plants and parking garages Concrete is also, however, a favored material of cutting-edge architects and engineers, who value обясй not only its versatility and strength but its unlimited potential for imaginative expression A hybrid substance made from cement, water, sand, and mineral aggregates, concreteor liquid stonehas no intrinsic form In the hands of talented designers, its ultimate appearance is dictated by the framework into which it is poured and the color, texture, or pattern applied to its surface In a series of essays by top architects, engineers, and scholars, Liquid Stone explores the nature of concrete, its past and future, from technical, artistic, and historical perspectives Over thirty buildings by leading international architects including Jean Nouvel, Herzog & de Meuron, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Norman Foster, and Santiago Calatrava are presented through detailed descriptions, photographs, and technical drawings The book concludes with "The Future of Concrete," a chapter on newly emerging materials Here self-consolidated, ultra-high-performance, and translucent concrete are illustrated, introducing the next generation in concrete technology and suggesting new directions for both architecture and engineering. 2006 г Твердый переплет, 248 стр ISBN 1568985703.
Focusing on green building as it applies to larger commercial, institutional buildings, Sustainable Construction provides a complete introduction to the design and construction of high-performance green buildings By providing a thorough grounding on the subject, this insightful guide encourages you to realize the ecological and economic обясц benefits of green building Author Charles Kibert uses the U S Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) suite of standards to explain the best practices in building procurement and delivery systems Providing a detailed overview of the entire process of green building, he covers the theory, history, state of the industry, and best practices in green building Whether you're an industry professional, building owner, or real estate developer, you'll gain the knowledge you need to test any of the myriad decisions that have to be made in design and construction -- from materials selection to considering the use of natural systems for wastewater processing. 2005 г Твердый переплет, 448 стр ISBN 0471661139.
Book Description This fascinating, full-color volume brings together Meyer's photographs and his essays from ZoneZero, the international photography Web site he founded, along with other experts' commentary on his work In one section, Meyer deconstructs some of his vivid, magical realist-style works, taking the reader inside his creative обясъ process Students and admirers of Meyer's work, those interested in documentary photography or contemporary Mexico, and anyone interested in the timely intellectual questions he raises will be drawn to this engaging and beautiful book Internationally regarded photographer Pedro Meyer began his career as a journalist and documentary photographer, and in many ways that is still his primary form of expression, although his work often crosses what others perceive as boundaries between truth and fiction Meyer contends that photographers have always manipulated the truth to elicit certain responses Sometimes, of course, the intent is to deceive, whether digitally through software programs like Photoshop, or by simply positioning the camera in a certain way to include or exclude parts of the picture, or in the darkroom, adjusting the lighting or cropping people in or out of a shot At other times, Meyer argues, a transformed image can present a more profound truth than could be captured in a single exposure, just as fiction sometimes conveys more truth than simple reportage The task for viewers says Meyer, is to question why and how images are made, and in the process uncover the real truth in those images. 2005 г 296 стр ISBN 0321269136.
* Digital SLR camera sales are estimated at 2 7 million units in 2005 and 4 5 million units in 2006; digital SLR cameras costing less than $500 are expected by the end of 2005 * This bargain-priced, full-color guide is the ideal resource for new digital SLR photographers * Offers well-organized coverage of camera facts and features as well as specific обятж techniques for photographing people, sports, nature, and other genres * Covers image-editing techniques using Photoshop CS2, including levels, curves, Unsharp Mask, and color calibration. 2006 г Мягкая обложка, 160 стр ISBN 9810535201.
Illustrations with Photoshop : A Designer's Notebook артикул 1682a.
Book DescriptionWorld-renowned French artists share their exciting and innovative digital creations in Illustrations with Photoshop: A Designer's Notebook, a first-time English translation of the cutting-edge French work The images in this book will energize image professionals, graphic artists, photographers, computer graphics designers--all обясз creators of images, whether still or animated--and will forever change the way you see and perform your design work Photoshop is best known among photographers as a photographic image manipulation tool; it is used largely for retouching and photomontage But Photoshop is also a powerful and highly sophisticated tool for creating quality digital drawings and artwork Artists, like the ones showcased within, use it to realize their unique vision through illustration In this lavish, full-color collection, nine French graphic artists--well-known professionals from a vibrant culture with a reputation for taking creative risks and producing incomparable graphics and art--are turned loose with Photoshop Ranging from advertising to children's book illustration, science fiction to settings for graphic novels and role-playing games, their groundbreaking creations will inspire you to see your industry anew, appreciate graphic design from a changed perspective, and revitalize your work Representing the very finest of French creation in the world of graphic design and digital imaging, this notebook leads you into the heart of each author's artistic approach,guiding you through the inception and making of nine unparalleled works of art that spring from widely varying sources of inspiration But you'll come away with more than ideas and inspiration--you'll find detailed, step-by-step information on making Photoshop do anything and everything you want to accomplish your ideal digital illustration Unlike any other available, this visually stunning book will give you the creative license and technical know-how you need to create one-of-a-kind digital illustrations with Photoshop that are limited only by your imagination. 2004 г 96 стр ISBN 0596008597.
Digital Photo Fun Factory артикул 1684a.
Book DescriptionDigital photography has revolutionized the way people capture, store, share, and display their memories But snapping that digital photo of the baby, the pooch, or the sunset over Key West is just the beginning of a wondrous realm of display options Once the shot has been transferred from the digital camera to the computer, its creative обяск possibilities are just about limitless This great new book-plus kit combines proven craft techniques with computer know-how to help readers produce professional-looking personal mementoes quickly and affordably, using only popular image-editing software and an ordinary ink jet printer Even the crafts-challenged (and the barely computer literate) will be creating hundreds of unique greeting cards, calendars, albums, scrapbooks, refrigerator magnets, mouse pads, photo frames, and other items for treasured keepsakes or thoughtful gifts before they know it The kit comes with everything necessary to start having fun with the digital camera: four different kinds of special-effects paper, photo mats, stencils, magnets for decorating, and a 64-page guide that's packed with fun project ideas and easy-to-follow image-editing techniques. 2005 г 32 стр ISBN 0762424486.
Ластик "Суши", в ассортименте артикул 1686a.
Ластик "Суши" станет незаменимым аксессуаром на рабочем столе не только школьника или студента, но и офисного работника Ластик представляет собой точную уменьшенную обясш копию какого-либо блюда суши Такой ластик поднимет настроение и станет оригинальным сувениром Японская компания "Iwako" - известный производитель уникальных ластиков - более 35 лет радует и удивляет мир своими оригинальными изделиями Сегодня "Iwako" производит более 200 различных видов ластиков Ластики производятся в Японии из экологически чистых материалов, подлежат вторичной переработке и отвечают всем международным стандартам безопасности и охраны окружающей среды Характеристики: Средний размер ластика: 3,5 см x 1,5 см x 1 см Комплектация: 1 ластик Уважаемые клиенты! Товар поставляется в ассортименте Поставка осуществляется в одном из нижеприведенных вариантов в зависимости от наличия на складе. Канцелярские товары , Резина Iwako Co; Япония 2009 г ; Артикул: ER-951021; Упаковка: Пакет.
Professional Practice 101: Business Strategies and Case Studies in Architecture артикул 1688a.
Shed fresh light on the many issues involved in the operation of an architectural practice -- from how a firm is structured to how it manages projects and secures new business -- with the latest edition of Professional Practice 101 Case studies, new to the this edition, augment each chapter as does a wealth of material including coverage of: Project обяте management Time management Group dynamics and teamwork Project delivery Communication and leadership skills Design and information technology Marketing Legal and licensing issues Financial management Risk management and professional liability insurance Client and contractor relations Order your copy of this design primer today. 2006 г Мягкая обложка, 408 стр ISBN 0471683663.
Your Lifestyle Guide to Digital Photos (Survive & Thrive Series) артикул 1690a.
This guide to acquiring, organizing, and enjoying digital photography with a PC is appropriate for all levels of photographers Information is included on choosing the best shots, making custom prints, and e-mailing pictures to family and friends Users learn how to effectively scan, edit, and manipulate images with the latest and most popular обяти software Also addressed are the most cost-efficient and simple ways to use online tools for building a web site and sharing images via the Internet Recommendations on the hottest new imaging devices, including digital cameras, sneak peaks into what is coming in the future, useful overviews of software concepts, and tips for taking great photos are included. ISBN 1577294610.