Welcome to E-Books Directory
This page lists freely downloadable books.
E-Books for free online viewing and/or download
e-books in this category
Architecture in the Anthropocene
by Etienne Turpin (ed.) - Open Humanities Press , 2013
This volume brings together a provocative series of essays, conversations, and design proposals that intensify the potential of the multidisciplinary discourse developing in response to the Anthropocene thesis for contemporary architecture practice.
Passages: explorations of the contemporary city
by Graham Livesey - University of Calgary Press , 2004
This volume examines eight topics related to the contemporary urban domain. The author employs powerful geographic and literary concepts such as space, narrative, and metaphor to interpret the often bewildering complexity of the post-modern city.
Architecture and Democracy
by Claude Fayette Bragdon - A. A. Knopf , 1918
This book was written in the scant intervals afforded by the practice of the profession of architecture, so broadened as to include the study of abstract form, the creation of ornament, experiments with color and light, and educational activities.
A History of Architecture
by F. Kimball, G.H. Edgell - Harper & brothers , 1918
The attempt has been made to present each style as a thing of growth and change, rather than as a formula based on the monuments of some supposed apogee, with respect to which the later forms have too often been treated as corrupt.
by Lewis Falley Allen - ManyBooks , 1852
A complete description of farm houses, cottages, and out buildings, comprising wood houses, workshops, tool houses, carriage and wagon houses, stables, smoke and ash houses, ice houses, apiary or bee house, poultry houses, rabbitry, dovecote, etc.
Castles of England
- Wikibooks , 2012
This book is about castles in England, their development and design through the medieval period. A glossary and a time line illustrating the development of castles through history can be found at the end of the book along with a reference section.
The Seven Periods of English Architecture
by Edmund Sharpe - E. & F. N. Spon , 1888
The object of this treatise is to present at a glance a comprehensive view of the History of English Church Architecture from the Heptarchy to the Reformation, and to do this in a manner which may enable him to fix in his mind the general outline...
Castles of England and Wales
by E. J. MacDonald - Thomas Nelson and Sons , 1920
Castles of England and Wales contains sections on the castles of: Windsor; Alnwick; Arundel; Bamburgh; Caerphilly; Carisbrooke, Corfe and Porchester; Castle Rising; The Channel Coast; Chepstow; Chillingham; Chirk; Durham; Kenilworth; etc.
A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method
by Banister Fletcher - Batsford , 1905
Architecture has been described very truly as the printing press of all ages. This book is an excellent and essential reference and a treasure trove of architectural history for architects or anyone interested in architecture through the ages.
Second Homes for Leisure Living
- Douglas Fir Plywood Corporation , 1960
The labor-saving advantages of plywood are fully realized in the construction of the outstanding 2nd homes on the following pages which were developed by various manufacturers through the agency of the Douglas Fir Plywood Association.
The Seven Lamps of Architecture
by John Ruskin - Project Gutenberg , 2011
Essay on architecture by John Ruskin, published in 1849. According to Ruskin, the leading principles of architecture are the 'lamps' of Sacrifice, Truth, Power, Beauty, Life, Memory, and Obedience. The noblest style of architecture was Gothic.
by Nancy Bell - Project Gutenberg , 2010
It is only when a building entirely fulfils the purpose for which it is intended and bears the impress of a genuine style that it takes rank as a work of architecture. This is a history of architecture from Egyptian to Renaissance Architecture.
Methods and Techniques in Urban Engineering
by A. C. de Pina Filho and A. C. de Pina - InTech , 2010
Topics covered: urban automation; geographic information systems; urban noise, floods and transports; information technology applied to the cities; tools for urban simulation, social monitoring and control of urban policies; sustainability; etc.
The Picturesque Antiquities of Spain
by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells - Project Gutenberg , 2010
Some accounts of the author's travels in Spain. Described in a series of letters, with illustrations, representing moorish palaces, cathedrals, and other monuments of art, contained in the cities of Burgos, Valladolid, Toledo and Seville.
The Practical Book of Architecture
by Charles Matlack Price - J.B. Lippincott Company , 1916
Ability to distinguish the various principal styles of architecture should be a part of the culture of every well-informed man and woman. The book gives a thorough working knowledge of architectural styles, for the use of the general reader.
Acoustics And Architecture
by Paul E. Sabine - McGraw-Hill , 1932
Contents: Nature and properties of sound; Sustained sound in an inclosure; Reverberation theoretical and experimental; Measurement of absorption coefficients; Sound absorption coefficients of materials; Reverberation and the acoustics of rooms; etc.
Cathedral Cities of Spain: 60 reproductions from original water colours
by W. W. Collins , 1908
Probably the most interesting moments of the trip abroad by the architectural students are those spent in sketching bits of interest in water color. Nothing is so helpful, so reminiscent as these same notes of color when viewed in alter years.
by Vijay Duggal - Mailmax Pub , 2000
CADD Primer is a beginners reference book on computer aided design and drafting. It describes the general principles of working with CAD. It can give you a headstart in learning CAD regardless whatever CAD program you may have to use.
The Poetry of Architecture
by John Ruskin - Project Gutenberg
Of all embellishments by which the efforts of man can enhance the beauty of natural scenery, those are the most effective which can give animation to the scene, while the spirit which they bestow is in unison with its general character.
American Urban Architecture: Catalysts in the Design of Cities
by Wayne Attoe, Donn Logan - University of California Press , 1992
The authors propose a theory of catalytic architecture suited to specifically American circumstances. With a series of case studies, they examine urban design successes that illustrate the principles and goals of catalytic architecture.
Romantic Castles and Palaces: As Seen and Described by Famous Writers
by Esther Singleton - Dodd, Mead & Company , 1901
A collection of essays on forty-eight spectacular castles and palaces from around the world. The authors are Sir Walter Scott, Alexandre Dumas, Robert Louis Stevenson, etc. The pictures were taken before the book was published in 1901.
A Text-book of the History of Architecture
by Alfred D. F. Hamlin - Longmans, Green, & Co. , 1906
The aim of this book was to sketch the various periods and styles of architecture with the broadest possible strokes, and to mention the most important works of each period or style. Extreme condensation of architectural history was necessary.
Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture
by Marcus Vitruvius Pollio - Harvard University Press , 1914
The only full treatise on architecture to survive from classical antiquity, this is the most important work of architectural history in the Western world, having shaped architecture and the image of the architect from the Renaissance to the present.
by Peter Hampson Ditchfield - Methuen , 1911
This book is intended not to raise fears but to record facts. We wish to describe with pen and pencil those features of England which are gradually disappearing and to preserve the memory of them. It may be said that we have begun our quest too late.