AutoCAD is the industry standard for two-dimensional construction drawings, and this manual was created specifically to help designers master it. Neither overly simplistic nor excessively technical,Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD 2012 teaches by relating to what architects and interior designers understand best: the visual world. Beginning with the building blocks of drawing (lines, circles, and arcs), the book progresses through architectural graphic standards, enabling students to create drawings that effectively communicate their design ideas. Advanced features such as annotative dimensions, annotative blocks, express tools, and linking drawings (XREFs) are also covered. Instructions are illustrated using language and concepts from manual drafting, facilitating a smooth transition to the digital environment for all designers. New learners will appreciate the step-by-step lessons and visual illustrations, while experienced design professionals can easily access material to refresh their knowledge. Clear, concise, and above all visual, this AutoCAD guide speaks directly to the needs of architects and interior designers.
Interior Design On A Budget You're about to discover how to... In this book, design expert and author Jennifer Inston shares with you her best knowledge and advice on how to design great homes and how to do so simply by utilizing a few simple tricks and methods. Designing and decorating your home need not be expensive. This book will help you achieve a stunning and deluxe look for your home that is affordable and fits your budget. Discover tricks and special strategies on how to create a luxurious look for all the rooms in your house without spending a lot of money. The book also presents some suggestions on DIY decorating projects from scratch or from repurposed items to create a brand-new look that appears polished and professionally designed without spending too much. Learn how to look for thrift items and add accessories and furniture that look high-end, but do not put a strain on your budget. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... Introduction to interior design How to create a luxurious look on a budget Crown Molding and Paint Window Treatments, Lighting and Hardwood Do-It-Yourself Projects Shopping on a Budget Getting Creative with Low-Cost Accessories Much, much more
<p>Praise for Design Details for Health</p> <p>"Cynthia Leibrock and Debra Harris have developed a vitally important reference. They draw upon and compile a rich source of evidence that supports the application of specific research-based details for particular health-related settings."—From the Foreword by Dr. Wayne Ruga, AIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID <p>The revised edition on implementing design details to improve today's health care facilities—an inspiring, comprehensive guide <p>In this significantly revised second edition, Cynthia Leibrock and Debra Harris offer up-to-date information on design details that can improve patient outcomes and user experience by returning authority to the patient, along with fascinating case studies and research demonstrating the positive role design can play in reducing health care costs. Design Details for Health, Second Edition offers contemporary examples showing how design can improve patient comfort and independence, and demonstrates how to design highly functional health care facilities that operate at peak performance. The book addresses a range of health care facility types including hospitals, ambulatory care, wellness centers, subacute care and rehabilitation, adult day care and respite, assisted living, hospice, dementia care, and aging in place. This Second Edition includes: <ul> <li><p>The latest research, which was only anecdotal in nature as recently as a decade ago, illustrating how design through evidence produces measurable outcomes</li> <li><p>Real-world case studies of a range of excellent health care facilities that have been designed and built in the twenty-first century</li> <li><p>Updated contributions with leading practitioners, researchers, and providers conveying how design has a positive impact on health care delivery</li> </ul> <p>When design empowers rather than disables, everybody wins. Sensitive to the needs of both patients and providers, Design Details for Health, Second Edition is essential reading for today's architects, interior designers, facility managers, and health care professionals.
THE PROFESSOR AND HIS FAMILY On the 24th of May, 1863, my uncle, Professor Liedenbrock, rushed into his little house, No. 19 Konigstrasse, one of the oldest streets in the oldest portion of the city of Hamburg. Martha must have concluded that she was very much behindhand, for the dinner had only just been put into the oven. "Well, now," said I to myself, "if that most impatient of men is hungry, what a disturbance he will make!" "M. Liedenbrock so soon!" cried poor Martha in great alarm, half opening the dining-room door. "Yes, Martha; but very likely the dinner is not half cooked, for it is not two yet. Saint Michael's clock has only just struck half-past one." "Then why has the master come home so soon?" "Perhaps he will tell us that himself." "Here he is, Monsieur Axel; I will run and hide myself while you argue with him." And Martha retreated in safety into her own dominions."
Great Design on a Budget is a cost-cutting primer and a source-book of ideas for creating first-rate designs on minimal budgets.
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