A Burglar's Guide to the City

A Burglar's Guide to the City Encompassing nearly 2,000 years of heists and tunnel jobs, break ins and escapes, A Burglar s Guide to the City offers an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us You ll never see the city the same way again At the core of A Burglar s Guide to the City is an un

House of Thieves

House of Thieves In 1886 New York, a respectable architect shouldn t have any connection to the notorious gang of thieves and killers that rules the underbelly of the city But when John Cross s son racks up an unfathomable gambling debt to Kent s Gents, Cross must pay it back himself All he has to do is use his in

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site The 1 New York Times bestseller At last here from the team behind the beloved international bestseller comes a companion to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site this time with a focus on team building, friendship, and working togeth

Better Than New: How Saving Old Homes Saved Me

Better Than New: How Saving Old Homes Saved Me For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them Part celebrity memoir and part self help book, Better Than New goes behind the scenes with a

Where Are the Women Architects?

Where Are the Women Architects? For a century and a half, women have been proving their passion and talent for building and, in recent decades, their enrollment in architecture schools has soared Yet the number of women working as architects remains stubbornly low, and the higher one looks in the profession, the scarcer women bec

150 Best Tiny Home Ideas

150 Best Tiny Home Ideas The latest volume in the 150 Best series, 150 Best Tiny Home Ideas showcases a wide selection of urban and rural homes from around the world that exemplify tiny home living Filled with detailed, full color photographs, comprehensive layout illustrations, and informative descriptions, this useful gu

If I Built a School

If I Built a School In this exuberant companion to If I Built a Car, a boy fantasizes about his dream school from classroom to cafeteria to library to playground My school will amaze you My school will astound.By far the most fabulous school to be found Perfectly planned and impeccably clean.On a scale, 1 to 10, it

Towards a New Architecture

Towards a New Architecture For the Swiss born architect and city planner Le Corbusier Charles douard Jeanneret, 1887 1965 , architecture constituted a noble art, an exalted calling in which the architect combined plastic invention, intellectual speculation, and higher mathematics to go beyond mere utilitarian needs, beyond

Architecture: Form, Space, & Order

Architecture: Form, Space, & Order The Second Edition of this classic introduction to the principles of architecture is everything you would expect from the celebrated architect, author, and illustrator, Francis D K Ching Each page has been meticulously revised to incorporate contemporary examples of the principles of form, space,

The Architecture of Happiness

The Architecture of Happiness One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings and streets that surround us.And yet a concern for architecture and design is too often described as frivolous, even self indulgent The Architecture of

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School Concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation, from the basics of How to Draw a Line to the complexities of color theory This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks It is also a book they may want to keep out of