Author: Edith Wharton, Ogden Codman
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In the book, the authors denounced Victorian-style interior decoration and interior design, especially those rooms that were decorated with heavy window curtains, Victorian bric-a-brac and overstuffed furniture. They argued that such rooms emphasized upholstery at the expense of proper space planning and architectural design and were, therefore, uncomfortable and rarely used. Wharton and Codman advocated the creation of houses with rooms decorated with strong architectural wall and ceiling treatments, accentuated by well-suited furniture, rooms based on simple, classical design principles such as symmetry and proportion and a sense of architectural balance. The Decoration of Houses is considered a seminal work and its success led to the emergence of professional decorators working in the manner advocated by its authors.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
Author: Justin Cronin
Survivors of a government-induced apocalypse endure their violent and disease-stricken world while protecting their loved ones; while a century into the future, members of a transformed society determinedly search for the original twelve virals.
Author: Dan Brown
The discovery of a mysterious object in the U.S. Capitol building and a subsequent kidnapping lead Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into a web of mysterious codes, secret locations, and hidden knowledge.
Author: Christopher Jon Sprigman
This public domain book is an open and compatible implementation of the Uniform System of Citation.
Author: Robert Schneider, The Images Publishing Group
Publisher: Images Publishing
Coffee Culture: hot coffee + cool spaces is a full-color presentation of coffee shops crafting great coffee in interesting spaces with good design aesthetics. The author has selected thirty-three coffee shops located in cities across the United States, including Ann Arbor, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Seattle. Photography by an eclectic group of photographers captures the feel and personality of each coffee shop. The concept of space is often extended from the shop interior to the neighborhood—interweaving coffee, art, architecture, design, and historic preservation. The book showcases coffee shops located in historic buildings, modern architecture, an art museum, an arcade, a courtyard, a former loading dock and even a reclaimed cargo shipping container—but the common thread is an appreciation for great coffee in spaces that invite human interaction and create memories through good design.
Author: Tony Beshara
When Dr. Phil's viewers need help turning their job search woes into employment success, he calls in Tony Beshara. One of the most successful placement professionals in the United States, Beshara knows what works and what doesn't. In The Job Search Solution, he outlines the simple yet powerful system that has helped over 100,000 people land jobs they love. Now, in a completely updated second edition, Beshara addresses the major challenges that confront candidates seeking employment today, including advice for readers who have been out of work for a while, were fired from their last job, are looking to change careers, or may be facing discrimination due to age. Featuring interactive exercises, real-life examples, practical Do's and Don'ts, and other essential tools, the new edition reveals how candidates can create a personal "brand" online, communicate with potential employers via e-mail, and leverage personal stories throughout the interview process. Both practical and empowering, The Job Search Solution gives readers the tools they need to get hired in one of the toughest job markets ever.
Author: Jim Sheeler
Based on Sheeler's Pulitzer Prize-winning story, "Final Salute" is a stunning tribute to the brave troops who have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to the families who continue to mourn them.--From publisher description.
Author: Hartmut Esslinger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
praise for a fine line "A breath of turbo-charged fresh air that doesn't regurgitate the ego-maniac CEO's selective memory or an outside expert's misinterpretations. Hartmut explains innovation through the lens of design, and it's about time we gained his valuable perspective." —Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist, Apple and co-founder of Alltop.com "At Flextronics, we fell in love with Hartmut and frog, and their passion for bringing crazy great designs and design processes into the forefront of great product companies. We used their expertise to help our customers, many of the greatest product companies in the world, including Apple, HP, Cisco, Microsoft and others. It is a credit to Hartmut that in the midst of a shocking global recession, frog still sets quarterly revenue records. Theirs is a unique and fascinating story." —Michael Marks, partner, Riverwood Capital LLC and former CEO, Flextronics "Hartmut's new approach to design is felt in every room in every house in every country and in every business around the world. He proved that thoughtful design is not only good for people but is good for business—and that both are interlinked. I have been fortunate to have observed first hand his impact at Sony, Apple, and HP?and have learned so much from him. He is an unsung hero of our times! A Fine Line is a must-read for designers and business people alike." —Satjiv Chahil, senior vice president, Hewlett-Packard "A fascinating, breathtaking, and exemplary insight into a success story that never had so much topicality, and so much informative potential as just now. Esslinger offers an honest and encouraging portrait of the incredible power of the business and design alliance. A Fine Line is a handbook of design expertise and the art of business at its best, showing a variety of radical solutions and fresh new ideas." —Professor Dr Peter Zec, president, ICSID and founder, red dot awards
Author: Raymond Flower
Publisher: Methuen, 
Traces the origins and development of Alpine and Nordic skiing, skating, curling, tobogganing, and other snow and ice sports, supplementing the text with period and recent photographs and maps for major resort areas in Europe and North America.
Author: Alex Coles
A study on the dynamic area of contemporary art known as "DesignArt" traces its course from the early twentieth century to the present, explores the relationship between art and design that inspired the form, and considers the works of such creators as Matisse, Jorge Pardo, and Sonia Delaunay. Original.
Author: Leo P. Brophy, Wyndham D. Miles, Rexmond Canning Cochrane
KEY TOPICS:1. Cooperation between military and civilian scientists in chemical and biological research (Chs. II, V).2. Preparations for biological warfare (Ch. V).3. The role of American industry in the procurement of chemical munitions (Chs. XIV, XV).4. Research and development procedures (Chs. II, III).5. Procurement planning (Ch. X).6. The pricing program (Ch. XII).7. Renegotiation of war contracts (Ch. XII).8. The Supply Control System (Ch. XIII).9. Chemical storage and disposal (Chs. XVI, XVII).