Fundamentals of Building Construction


  • Author: Edward Allen & Joseph Iano
  • Release Date : 2013-10-03
  • Genre: Art & Architecture
  • File Size: 102905780 Bytes


Note from the publisher:Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on "pre-engineered" building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards. It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach....

The Fundamentals of Drawing


  • Author: Barrington Barber
  • Release Date : 2003-09-05
  • Genre: Art & Architecture
  • File Size: 17722378 Bytes


Anyone with a little persistence and the desire can learn to draw well – this is the starting point for The Fundamentals of Drawing, a practical and comprehensive course for students of all abilities. Opportunities for practice and improvement are offered across a wide spectrum of subjects – still life, plants, landscapes, animals, figure drawing and portraiture – and supported by demonstrations of a broad range of skills and techniques, including perspective and composition. The methods used in The Fundamentals of Drawing have been practised through the centuries by art students and professional artists. They are time-honoured and proven. Barrington Barber brings his invaluable expertise as a working artist and teacher to the task of showing y...