Author: Jill Vegas
Wood bending is intriguing to the vast majority of woodworkers, but until now most have not had access to the information they need to add it to their repertoire. This highly visual book and DVD changes that. It features step-by-step instruction on some of the most common techniques. Expert Lon Schleining explains and demonstrates both steam bending (where steam relaxes wood fibres so they can be shaped when clamped to a bending form) and bent lamination (where thin strips of wood are glued together, then clamped to a bending form). Schleining shows just how easy it can be to master these techniques, even using relatively low-tech equipment.
Author: William R. Smith, Scott J. Tilden, Lynne Lavelle
Publisher: W. W. Norton
A lavishly photographed survey of MGM Resorts International's CityCenter offers insight into the convergence of its star architects, major interior design firms and landscape artists to document the mega-project's concurrent construction and accompanying infrastructure.
Author: Jackie Von Tobel
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
The Design Directory of Bedding is the must-have resource for designers, workroom professionals, and do-it-yourselfers. Concise, straight-to-the-point lists, definitions, and descriptions of design fundamentals and components provide a comprehensive education on bedding design. Hundreds of inspirational ideas and patterns Expertly illustrated with 1,000 renderings that can be used repeatedly. Companion CD-ROM includes black-and-white line drawings of the illustrations plus detailed workroom worksheets and service request forms. Jackie Von Tobel is a practicing interior designer with twenty years of experience in high-end residential design. She is a member of the WCAA and is certified by the WFCP and the author of The Design Directory of Window Treatments. Her interior design firm, Plush Home, is located in Las Vegas, Neveda. The complete reference to bed skirts, covers, pillows, headboards, canopies and more.
Author: Melody Carlson
Mix six teenaged girls and one ’60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two ... and you’ve got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson’s new chick lit series for young adults!In a whirlwind, DJ accepts “lonely” Taylor’s invitation to join her mom’s tour in Las Vegas during Christmas break. DJ soon discovers that the unsupervised Taylor is focused on one thing only—partying with a capital “P.” She’s invited Eliza, too, and DJ is quickly overwhelmed by the behavior of the wild duo. Desperate, she calls on Casey for help and prays for a miracle to help Taylor before she self-destructs.
Author: Justin Henderson
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
- Showcases a wide range of projects, from oversized Las Vegas theme destinations to Native American casinos and on to riverboats, island resorts, and exotic properties in Greece, South Africa, and Turkey - Explores the hybrid art of casino design, which combines architecture and interior design with a large dose of glamorous theatrics - Includes more than 250 dramatic full-color photographs and site plans that bring the drama and excess of entertainment architecture to life
Author: Nicholas Pileggi
Publisher: Open Road Media
The true story behind the Martin Scorsese film: A “riveting . . . account of how organized crime looted the casinos they controlled” (Kirkus Reviews). Focusing on Chicago bookie Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and his partner, Anthony Spilotro, and drawing on extensive, in-depth interviews, the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Mafia classic Wiseguy—basis for the film Goodfellas—Nicholas Pileggi reveals how the pair worked together to oversee Las Vegas casino operations for the mob. He unearths how Teamster pension funds were used to take control of the Stardust and Tropicana and how Spilotro simultaneously ran a crew of jewel thieves nicknamed the “Hole in the Wall Gang.” For years, these gangsters kept a stranglehold on Sin City’s brightly lit nightspots, skimming millions in cash for their bosses. But the elaborate scheme began to crumble when Rosenthal’s disproportionate ambitions drove him to make mistakes. Spilotro made an error of his own, falling for his partner’s wife, a troubled showgirl named Geri. It would all lead to betrayal, a wide-ranging FBI investigation, multiple convictions, and the end of the Mafia’s longstanding grip on the multibillion-dollar gaming oasis in the midst of the Nevada desert. Casino is a journey into 1970s Las Vegas and a riveting nonfiction account of the world portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film of the same name, starring Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone. A story of adultery, murder, infighting, and revenge, this “fascinating true-crime Mob history” is a high-stakes page-turner (Booklist).
Author: Cindy Coleman
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Interior Design magazine has assembled some of the most notable voices in the interior design world today under editor-in-chief Cindy Coleman to define contemporary interior design and its practice. Interior Design Practice provides aspiring and practicing professionals a perspective that is as broad as it is deep, encompassing design theory and education, global professional practice, and the experiences of design firms large and small. An overview is provided of the development and growth of the profession, along with an in-depth assessment of the legal and regulatory environment. An extensive section is offered on the work process, ranging from pre-design, programming, and design development to contract administration. Finally, a section on management provides a thorough exploration of issues in marketing, financial management, project management, and managing client relationships. Both comprehensive and timely,Interior Design Practice describes the changes currently occurring in the design profession and industry and suggests new, unique ways of thinking and working that will serve as a catalyst for designers who seek excellence in their profession. List of Contributors, their company, and their location: — Edward Friedrichs, (former President, Gensler) San Francisco — Derrel Parker, Parker Scaggiari,Las Vegas — Cindy Coleman, Chicago — Beth Harmon Vaughan, Gensler, Phoenix — Barry LePatner, LePatner & Associates, LLP, New York — Eva Maddox, Perkins + Will, Chicago — Sharon Turner, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, London — Pamela Anderson Brule, Pamela Anderson Brule Architects, San Jose — Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, San Francisco — Stuart Cohen, Cohen/Hacker Architects, Chicago — David Boeman, Powell + Kleinshmidt, Chicago — Greg Switzer, Robert Sutter, Switzer Architects, New York — Lisabeth Quebe, (Former VP, Perkins + Will) Soldiers Grove, WI — Gary Wheeler, Wheeler Kanik, Richmond, UK — Kathy Rogers, Jacobs Facilities, Arlington, VA Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
Author: Otto Riewoldt
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
In recent years there has been a remarkable evolution in the design of hotels, with mainstream hotel chains rejecting characterless functionalism in favour of style-led individualism. This book gathers together over 40 of the best examples of hotel architecture and interiors from around the world, illustrating the impressive diversity of styles and forms. Identifying the latest industry trends, Riewoldt makes plain how both chains and independents have adopted individual design strategies to enhance their brand image in an increasingly global marketplace. It features the work of Michael Graves, Jean Nouvel and Philippe Starck amongst other big names.
Author: Bob Sehlinger
Publisher: Unofficial Guides
The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2018 is indispensable and a tourist's best friend. It is the one guide that explains how Las Vegas works and how to get the most from your visit.
Author: Roger Yee
Publisher: Visual Reference Publications
Travelers and diners are happily discovering that good design is upgrading all levels of service. Upscale customers can enjoy new hotels with luxurious beds and bed linens, bathrooms that rival spas, and sleek public areas where the young and powerful want to meet. Additionally they feature new restaurants where the decor is as refined as the menu, fine wines and cheese are showcased, and private dining rooms resemble small jewels. Mid-priced and value-oriented customers can likewise expect new hotels with beautiful, coordinated guestroom furnishings, lively public areas providing more than rainy day refuge, and imaginative recreation and entertainment venues. New restaurants make open kitchens entertaining, use sophisticated lighting and color and incorporate local touches to personalize national chains. Hotel & Restaurant Design is arranged for easy and frequent use by hospitality industry leaders and their architects and interior designers. All projects are indexed for quick reference to aid professionals serving the dynamic hospitality industry. With color photography and concise text to describe each installation, it's the next best thing to being there.
Author: Stefan Al
Publisher: MIT Press
The transformations of the Strip -- from the fake Wild West to neon signs twenty stories high to "starchitecture" -- and how they mirror America itself.
Author: Calum Storrie
The Delirious Museum" is a remarkable, illuminating work, which presents an original view of the idea of the museum in the twenty-first century, re-imagining the possibilities for museums and their displays and re-examining the blurred boundaries between museums and the cities around them. On his quest for the Delirious Museum, Storrie takes a journey that begins in the Louvre and continues through Paris, London, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He encounters on his way the museum architecture of John Soane, Carlo Scarpa and Daniel Libeskind, the exhibitions of El Lissitsky and of Frederick Kiesler, and the work of artists as varied as Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Marcel Broodthaers, Sophie Calle and Mark Dion.