How does a simple piece of wood become the king of instruments? The violin does something remarkable, magical, and evocative. It is capable of bringing to life the mathematical marvels of Bach, the moan of a Gypsy melody, the wounded dignity of Beethoven’s Concerto in D Major. No other instrument is steeped in such a…
CONTENTS: Introduction–Types of Earth Houses Soils and What Can Be Done with Them Soil Stabilizers Site Preparation Foundations Lightweight Roofs Getting the Soil Prepared Making Adobe Blocks Making Pressed Earth Blocks Making Walls of Pressed Blocks Making Walls of Rammed Earth Roofs for Earth Houses Floors for Earth Houses Surface Coatings
Ideal for students of architectural technology, this volume of the Technologies of Architecture series covers the technologies available and the processes necessary for the conservation of existing buildings and environments. This book provides, in a single text, the tools for students to be able to evaluate such buildings, as well as an extensive understanding of…
A series of innovative patterns for interiors and furniture reflects the renowned designer’s use of bold fabrics, wallpapers, and colors, in a collection that features pieces that draw on historical and global patterns that can be incorporated for a range of themes and effects. 15,000 first printing.
The classic book on how to remove spots and stains in the household. Re-issued from the original publisher in it’s original form. Contents – Preface – Chapter 1. Introduction – 2. Fibers – 3. Fabrics – 4. Dyes – 5. Basic Rules for Stain Removal – 6. Safety Rules to Insure Best Results – 7….
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This book documents the structure of the world’s greatest timber buildings, and shows how the framer’s craft has evolved over the past 1,000 years.
Appropriate for courses in Reliability, Reliability Engineering, and Reliability Engineering and Analysis. * Approaching reliability from the standpoint of applications rather than advanced probability theory and higher mathematics, this text separates the hows from the whys at a level that is relevant to those with only limited technical training as well as those seeking a…
Enhanced by more than twenty-four pages of new full-color photographs and a variety of new projects, a beginner’s guide to home decorating provides tips on designing the kitchen, bath, and home office, furnishing helpful advice on spatial planning, accessory styles, fabrics, flooring, paint, window treatment, furnishings, accessories, and other design ideas. Original
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