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Landscape Sketching and Architectural Rendering: How to Draw in Pencil Pen Ink Landscapes Seascapes Cityscapes Architecture, Allan Staines
1 Landscape Sketching and Architectural Rendering: How to Draw in Pencil Pen Ink Landscapes Seascapes Cityscapes Architecture
Allan Staines Australia Pindedale Press 2014 1875217045 / 9781875217045 Soft cover New Book 28.0 x 21.0 x 1.0 
This book with its easy show me how style reveals the secrets that can turn you into a confident landscape sketching artist. The beginner is led from beginner sketching step-by-step, choosing equipment, visualizing perspective, creating tonal values and understanding composition. Covering not only landscapes but also all the elements found in the landscape as well as seascapes on to buildings and architectural renderings in pencil or pen and ink. Skilled artists will appreciate the many new landscape ideas and even the Allan Staines style, enabling them to broaden their approach and thinking. You'll learn: How to achieve the cleanest and richest tonal ranges in pencil or pen and ink All about the quality and texture of a range of popular papers and boards. Allan Staines walks the aspiring artist through a range of sketching mediums including grahite pencil, charcoal and Derwent Inktense, demonstrating the tonal range and feel you can expect from each. He also provides helpful advice for creating timeless, lasting gallery-quality artwork with pencil or pen and ink. Step-by-step sketching guides. Easy to follow guides for drawing: Landscapes. Seascapes. Cityscapes. Architecture. Learn everything you need from developing a 'sketching eye' to putting a scene on paper in your chosen medium. 112 Pages. About the Author: Allan Staines books have become classic references for Australian Builders, apprentices and DIY'ers. His ability to illustrate and describe construction procedures in an easy to follow step by step format will be an invaluable asset to have at your fingertips when renovating. The books by Allen Staines are respected for their attempt to translate national codes and bylaws accurately into common language, with his titles regularly updated to conform to changes in standards and bylaws. His books have become a bible for Builders, apprentices and DIY'ers. 
Price: 29.95 AUD 23.95 AUD 
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Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age, Bruce Munday with photographs by Kristin Munday
2 Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age
Bruce Munday with photographs by Kristin Munday Australia Wakefield Press 2012 1743051255 / 9781743051252 Soft cover New Book 24.0 x 19.5 cm 
Beautiful stone was nature's gift to South Australia, and an irresistible building material for early settlers. Many stone walls, without mortar or with no more than mud as glue, have defied gravity and the elements all these years. Or did gravity combine with deft balance to sustain them? Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of these walls, finding historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following settlement. Those Dry-stone Walls is rich with beautiful imagery of these walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to follow in the footsteps of our early settlers and start building your own. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein and Max Jacobson and Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel
3 A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein and Max Jacobson and Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel USA Oxford University Press 1978 0195019199 / 9780195019193 Hardcover New Book 20.5 x 14.6 x 4.5 cm 
You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today. 
Price: 78.95 AUD
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Microshelters: 57 Creative Designs for Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses and other small structures, Derek Diedricksen
4 Microshelters: 57 Creative Designs for Cabins, Tiny Houses, Tree Houses and other small structures
Derek Diedricksen USA Storey Publishing 2015 1612123538 / 9781612123530 Soft cover New Book 23.1 x 18.2 x 2.4 cm 
Created by an assembly of leading designers, architects, and bloggers, these 57 unique and innovative designs will show you the limits of what is possible. All of the designs include beautiful full-colour photos along with floor plans and building tips; 15 of them include flushed-out concept sketches; and five include step-by-step building plans. You'll also find guidelines on building with recycled and salvaged materials, plus techniques for making your small space comfortable and easy to inhabit. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Cabins and Cottages and Other Small Spaces, Editors of Fine Homebuilding Magazine
5 Cabins and Cottages and Other Small Spaces
Editors of Fine Homebuilding Magazine USA Taunton Press Inc 2014 1627107452 / 9781627107457 Soft cover New Book 27.6 x 21.6 x 1.2 cm 
This is an inspiring guide to maximising the potential of small homes and spaces. Harnesses a bestselling topic: home construction solutions for limited space. It looks at a variety of houses as well as a selection of sheds, studios, and other small structures. Just because a home is smaller doesn't mean it can't serve all the purposes a larger home did - it just takes careful planning and some smart strategies which are provided in Cabins & Cottages and Other Small Spaces. In this collection from Fine Homebuilding magazine, the authors look at houses both new and remodelled, urban and rural, traditional and modern, and even a few of the truly quirky. The houses exude as much style as homes many times their square footage and all are as big as they need to be to fit the lifestyles and aspirations of the people who live in them. Included will also be a selection of sheds, studios, and other small structures demonstrating interesting uses of small spaces. 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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Architecture and Urban Design in Brisbane Volume 2, Graham de Gruchy
6 Architecture and Urban Design in Brisbane Volume 2
Graham de Gruchy Australia Boolarong Press 2012 1921920998 / 9781921920998 Soft cover New Book 24.0 x 17.0 x 1.1 cm 
This book updates the original book published in 1988, Architecture in Brisbane. It continues the examination of Brisbane's buildings and the design changes from 1988 to 2011. Now retired Assoc Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, Dr Graham de Grucy pprovides a picture of design changes and technological advancements over the last 20 years. Complemented by many photos and plans this book is a must for any historian or student of architecture. 
Price: 59.95 AUD
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Architecture in Brisbane Volume 1, Graham de Gruchy
7 Architecture in Brisbane Volume 1
Graham de Gruchy Australia Boolarong Press 1988 0864390785 / 9780864390783 Soft cover New Book 25.0 x 17.0 x 1.0 cm 
Ass Professor Graham de Gruchy examines the architecture of Brisbane from early settlement to 1988, Brisbane's Expo year. This book provides a comprehensive look at buildings - commercial and residential with images and plans. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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The New Small House, Katie Hutchison
8 The New Small House
Katie Hutchison USA Taunton Press 2015 1631864408 / 9781631864407 Hardcover New Book 28.2 x 22.4 x 1.8 cm 
Though the median size of a new single-family house is back on the rise--after a brief decline during the 2007-2009 U.S. recession--many are now choosing to live small deliberately. They're building smaller, more environmentally and economically friendly homes. The New Small House presents small-house design strategies as well as whole-house case studies from across the U.S. and Canada for homeowners eager to simplify, and remodelers, builders, architects, and designers looking for inspiration. The ingenious and attractive designs of these 24 small houses (ranging in size from 500 square feet to 1640 square feet) suit young families, independent couples, single folks and those entering retirement. The houses are categorized by their location, from waterside gems to city dwellings and include new construction and renovations featured in 275 beautiful color photographs and 30 illustrations. The introduction defines 10 time-tested small-house design strategies, like borrowed view and daylight, multipurpose spaces, outdoors in and indoors out, pockets for privacy and more. And a bonus chapter includes five small retreats --each less than 500 square feet--in the backyard and beyond that exemplify, in even smaller packages, many of the same design strategies portrayed by the case-study houses. For those longing for a simpler life, a small house may be right for you. The New Small House can get you started today. 
Price: 49.95 AUD
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Grand Designs Handbook: The Blueprint for Building Your Dream Home [used book], Kevin McCloud
9 Grand Designs Handbook: The Blueprint for Building Your Dream Home [used book]
Kevin McCloud UK Harper Collins 2009 000730742X / 9780007307425 Soft cover Good Book 27.2 x 19.2 x 2.2 cm 
TV's architecture and design guru Kevin McCloud shares his passion and expertise in this brilliant guide to designing and building your own home, illustrated with the most memorable houses from the award-winning Channel 4 series. The book goes way beyond the confines of the usual TV tie-in. Over the 11 years that Grand Designs has been on our screens, Kevin has had plenty of opportunity to formulate his own strong views on what makes truly brilliant architecture. For the first time he can share those views fully, showing that 'houses too can be architecture' and giving any aspiring self-builder the maximum number of tools to ensure that their vision becomes reality, with the minimum amount of heartache along the way.Through three main sections - 'Thinking', 'Dreaming' and 'Doing' - he guides you through each stage of the self-build process, from working out what you really want, to finding a plot, obtaining planning permission, commissioning and briefing architects and builders, and implementing the build itself. Structured around fundamental locations - urban, suburban and rural - Kevin presents his own compendium of houses from across the UK which he finds exciting and exemplary. Some of the most successful projects from the TV series are featured, including Monty Ravenscroft's innovative house in Peckham with its retractable roof, a reinvented violin factory in Waterloo, a converted barn in Ross-on-Wye, a spectacular loch-side house on the Clyde estuary and a glass pavilion on a beach near Exeter. As Kevin says, ' Green is no longer a weird colour to be' and running throughout the book is the theme of sustainable building and how to achieve it - not as some minority issue only of interest to those who knit their own sofas but as something which is increasingly central to how we will design, build and live in our homes.Passionate and opinionated, this book is always highly readable and engaging. For anyone who cares about design and for everyone who has ever thought about building their own home it is essential and truly inspiring reading. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Grand Designs Australia Handbook: Your Guide to Creating Your Dream Home, Peter Maddison
10 Grand Designs Australia Handbook: Your Guide to Creating Your Dream Home
Peter Maddison Australia Harper Collins 2013 0732296889 / 9780732296889 Soft cover New Book 24.9 x 19.2 x 1.8 cm 
An inspirational and practical guide to building exciting, beautiful and extraordinary homes, Grand Designs Australia Handbook is a must-have book for all homeowners, builders, renovators and dreamers. Showcasing the striking homes - from streamlined, sleek modernist homes to rustic country getaways - that appeared in Grand Designs Australia television series 1-3, this book is packed with practical guidance, advice and ideas for people who are considering building or renovating their home. From the initial vision through to the planning, construction and finishing stages, Peter Maddison steps you through the principles and practicalities involved in creating your own dream house. An essential book for anyone and everyone who has ever dreamed of building, renovating or just living in a beautiful, custom-built home. About the Author: Peter Maddison is an award-winning architect and Director of Maddison Architects. He is the host of LifeStyle Channelís popular and award-winning series Grand Designs Australia. Peter is also the Editor-at-Large for the Grand Designs Australia Magazine. 
Price: 34.95 AUD
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The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience, Toby Hemenway
11 The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience
Toby Hemenway USA Chelsea Green Publishing 2015 1603585265 / 9781603585262 Soft cover New Book 25.4 x 20.3 x 2.6 cm 
Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs. The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a job and a livelihood, and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community. This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners. Understanding nature can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions." 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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Country Style Homes, Victoria Carey (Editor) and Country Style (Designed by)
12 Country Style Homes
Victoria Carey (Editor) and Country Style (Designed by) Australia Harper Collins 2015 0732299969 / 9780732299965 Soft cover New Book 
A beautiful book of stunning images of the prettiest, most charming and best-loved Australian country homes, drawn from the pages of one of Australia's favourite magazines, Country Style. From the pages of Australia's favourite magazine, Country Style, comes a beautiful book featuring the most charming and appealing Australian country homes. From rustic hideaways to stately rural mansions, from quaint coastal cottages to converted churches, from romantic getaways to much-loved family nests, this book will have you yearning for your very own country home. Featuring stunning photography and the stories of the artists, cooks, gardeners, collectors, historians and farmers who have made these houses their homes, this is a book to inspire, delight and swoon over. About the Author Country Style is one of Australia's favourite magazines. Each issue features stories of inspirational people and places from around Australia, from the country to the coast. Escape the everyday, and celebrate the diversity of modern country living. Country Style magazine has a loyal readership of 400,000 and a social media audience of over half a million people. 
Price: 39.95 AUD
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Landscape Sketching and Architectural Rendering: How to Draw in Pencil Pen Ink Landscapes Seascapes Cityscapes Architecture, Allan Staines
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Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age, Bruce Munday with photographs by Kristin Munday
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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction, Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein and Max Jacobson and Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel
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