Author: Joseph J. Darowski, Kate Darowski
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Frasier is one of the most critically acclaimed series in television history: The series won more Emmys than any show—save SNL. This book shows how the series managed to create its own identity and iconic cast of characters, embraced farce to an unseen level in American sitcoms, and chose to exploit class issues for humor in a unique style.
Author: Rebecca West
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Want a house that really works for you? A space that supports your social, financial, and love life? A place that helps you get-and stay-healthy? A home that makes you smile? Your house isn't a showpiece meant to impress other people: it's supposed to be your home-a place that serves and supports you. In Happy Starts at Home, design psychology coach and interior designer Rebecca West shows you how to use your home as a tool to meet your goals and live a happier life. This book will help you: identify changes you can make to feel happier in your home. connect your financial, emotional, and physical health to your space. invest your time and money more effectively in your house. Put an end to the cycle of buying "stuff" to redo your house without having meaning behind it. Discover what is holding you back in your home and take action to make needed changes. It's time to love your home and use it as a launchpad for your best life!"
Author: Brian Carabet, John Shand
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Over 250 photographs of the work of more than 40 leading interior designers in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Palm Beach.
Author: Ashley Group
The Seattle Home Book is the most complete, hands-on sourcebook to building, remodeling, decorating, furnishing and landscaping a luxury home in Seattle, the Eastside and surrounding areas.Whether interested in remodeling a kitchen or building a mult-million dollar dream home, this book can give readers the information they want to get the quality services and products they need. From Medina to Magnolia and all points in between, the Seattle Home Book compiles the most comprehensive list of design professionals who rank among the top ten in their respective fields. Most of the professionals were chosen based upon outstanding work that they have been awarded for in their fields.Let the Seattle Home Book do your homework for you! You'll find in these pages: -- More than 700 listings of professionals, specializing in 40 different trades.-- Instructional information for choosing and working with architects, contractors, landscapers and interior designers.-- More than 1,000 color photographs inspiring innovative interior and exterior modeling ideas.-- A compilation of the area's top enhancement service providers organized by trade with easy-to-read listings.
Author: Ann Wall Frank
Publisher: Chronicle Books
The rugged beauty of the Pacific Coast has spawned a style that is informal yet modern, organic yet refined. Northwest Style, now in paperback, brings to light the spirit and diversity of this region's architecture and decor, as demonstrated in dozens of distinctive homes in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Northwest style is notable for its extraordinary blend of influences, including modernism and Japanese architecture. While the styles vary, a sensitivity to the environment and a desire to accentuate the natural beauty of the region lie at the heart of almost every design. Color photographs celebrate each structure's unique features, highlight architectural and decorative details, and show the surrounding landscape. Full of inspiring ideas, "Northwest Style belongs in the must-have category" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer).
Author: Francis D. K. Ching, Corky Binggeli
Francis D. K. Ching's illustrated introduction to interior design is now completely revised and even more clear and accessible than in the previous bestselling edition. His unique approach is more useful than ever, with a reformatted, larger trim size for easy reading and an all-new full color section! The book includes new and updated material on finishes, furnishings and textiles, lighting, sustainability, acoustics, workstations, and much more. Order your copy today!
Author: Diana Bennett Wirtz Kingsley
Publisher: A&C Black
Through step-by-step illustrations, Diana Kingsley draws on her professional and academic experience to show readers how to create beautiful detailed interior design drawings to share with clients, with detailed examples showing how to render furniture, floors, walls, windows, plants in floor plans and elevations, using only drafting pencils, a T-square and a triangle. Instead of unattractive plain boxes for furniture, the reader will learn to define them with handsome detail. Beginning with instructions on how to line up a T-square on the paper, to easily set up and work on any drafting board and covering how to properly use tracing paper layering to expand design ideas, all the way through to completion of the little pieces of art representing design ideas and concepts. The new edition builds on the success of the first edition, expanding the coverage of elevations by adding use of gray-tones for additional depth, adding new material on exterior and landscaping, and generally enhancing the content and drawings that make up the book's substance.
Author: T. William Booth, William Henry Wilson, Carl F. Gould
Architect Carl F. Gould (1873-1939) was one of the major shapers of modern Seattle. In the early part of the century he was responsible for some of the city’s most distinguished homes and public buildings. He and his partner Charles Herbert Bebb developed the University of Washington campus plan and designed and executed many of its finest buildings, including the renowned Suzzallo Library and the Henry Art Gallery. Gould founded the university’s Department of Architecture; was active in the Washington State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Seattle Fine Arts Society (and its successor the Seattle Art Institute); and was a member of the city’s first planning commission. In this first biography of Gould the architect, teacher, civic leader, and family man, authors T. William Booth and William H. Wilson trace his life and work during almost thirty years of architectural practice in Seattle. Utilizing numerous drawings held in family, university, and Seattle Art Museum collections, the authors explore the full range of Gould’s work, from student Beaux-Arts projects to over 150 extant buildings, and other important though unbuilt projects. Gould’s homes and commercial buildings are profusely illustrated. Booth and Wilson follow the evolution of Gould’s ideas through his publications, lecture notes, correspondence, diaries, speeches, and public activities. Gould moved from New York to Seattle in 1908, when the city was undergoing vigorous expansion in population, industry, and civic awareness. Well traveled and educated, the 34-year-old Gould brought with him a cosmopolitan sensibility, a gregarious nature, a highly developed civic consciousness, and talent. In the first years of his practice, domestic structures in traditional style formed the major portion of his work. His noble interiors, naturally lighted and elegantly proportioned, remain among the most satisfactory of living spaces. Essentially a regionalist and traditionalist in the design of homes, in the last decade of his life Gould embraced modernism for commercial structures. These affirm his skill in utilizing new concepts and materials. His consummate achievement in the modern idiom was the Seattle Art Museum in Volunteer Park. This book explores Gould’s intellectual and aesthetic commitment to ideas he considered essential to the life of architecture. He advocated the concept of beauty as fundamental in architecture, comprising elements of balance, site appropriateness, suitability for the client, generosity of spirit, and a human response of ease and delight in the entire architectural ensemble. Gould worked in the great age of the generalist--he concerned himself with site, landscape, and interior design as well as with the architectural envelope. Throughout his career he searched for elements of an American and regional style. This biography reviews Gould’s life and career, capturing the setting in which he worked and thrived, and the vision and sense of obligation that supported his private and public actions.
Author: Alex Thomas Anderson
The Problem of the House will appeal to art and architectural historians, students and scholars of architecture, interior designers, and decorative artists.
Author: Nancy Rottle, Ken Yocom
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Basics Landscape Architecture 02: Ecological Design provides an overview of ecological design and planning for landscape architects. It explores the concepts and themes important to the contemporary practice of ecological design and planning in a highly accessible and richly illustrated format. Focusing primarily on urban environments, this book examines the relationships between ecological design theory and design methods. It describes and illustrates the basic structures and functions of natural and human systems through landscape ecology principles and the dynamics of landscape processes.
Author: Christopher Martin Meek, Kevin G. Van Den Wymelenberg
In addition to conserving energy, the use of daylight in architecture can be a powerful aesthetic tool. The effective employment of natural lighting is an important component of sustainable design, and some of the best work in this area comes from the Northwest. This practice-based book focuses on fourteen projects ranging from schools to community centers to office buildings to a garbage/recycling center. It discusses the particular challenges of each project and the solutions found by the design teams as they sought to take advantage of daylight to create pleasant, workable, energy-efficient spaces. In each case, consideration has been given to location, elevation, orientation, microclimate throughout the seasons, and the effect on light of surrounding structures, land forms, and trees, as well as to the lighting requirements of occupants. While some sustainable design strategies are general and not specific to place, place-specific opportunities and challenges are especially important in daylighting design. This book spotlights innovative design in a region heavily influenced by climate and landscape, makes use of environmentally friendly technologies, and looks at projects that aim to achieve social as well as aesthetic goals. It will be of great value to architects, engineers, lighting designers, and green building consultants, as well as to students in these fields. Christopher Meek is research assistant professor of architecture at the University of Washington. Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg is assistant professor of architecture at the University of Idaho.
Author: Dung Ngo
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
The work of Seattle-based architect Tom Kundig has been called both raw and refined, as well as super-crafted and warm. Kundig's projects, especially his houses, uniquely combine these two seemingly disparate sets of characteristics to produce some of the most inventive structures found in the architecture world today. Kundig's internationally acclaimed work is inspired by both the industrial structures with which he grew up in the Pacific Northwest and the vibrant craft cultures that are fostered there. His buildings uniquely meld industrial sensibilities and materials such as Cor-ten steel and concrete with an intuitive understanding of scale. As Kundig states, "The idea is insaperable from the fabrication, inseparable from the materials used." Tom Kundig: Houses presents five projects in depth, from their early conceptual sketches to their final lovingly wrought, intimate details. Kundig's houses reflect a sustained and active collaborative process between designer, craftsmen, and owners, resulting in houses that bring to life the architect's intentions, the materials used, and lines of unforgettable beauty.