Download E-books Tips & Traps for Hiring a Contractor (Tips and Traps) PDF

By R. Dodge Woodson

There are lots of homemade books out there, yet sound information regarding hiring and dealing with remodeling experts is tough to return through. Written for householders who're hiring execs for large-scale remodeling, home improvement, and upkeep jobs, those titles characteristic visually attractive, easy-to-read layouts, and are jam-packed with sidebars and callouts of distinctive suggestion on the right way to rent a contractor.

Written via an writer who's an authorized grasp Plumber in addition to an authorized classification A Builder with virtually 3 many years within the building box, each one identify good points:

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Download E-books Visions of Heaven: The Dome in European Architecture PDF

By David Stephenson

There is an airy magic to status underneath a dome, neck craned, having a look up at a imaginative and prescient of the heavens created by means of a few long-ago determine of genius. From the Pantheon to the Hagia Sophia, the ability of the dome turns out transcendent. Photographer David Stephenson's magnificently kaleidoscopic photographs of dome interiors catch this evanescent drama, and make Visions of Heaven some of the most spectacularly appealing books we have ever produced.

Traveling from Italy to Spain, Turkey, England, Germany, and Russia, between different nations, and photographing church buildings, palaces, mosques, and synagogues from the second one to the early 20th century, Stephenson's paintings quantities to a veritable typology of the cupola. His pictures current advanced geometrical buildings, wealthy stucco undefined, and problematic work as they've got by no means been obvious ahead of. Brilliantly calibrated exposures display information and hues that will in a different way stay hidden in those dimly lit areas.

Visions of Heaven exhibits greater than a hundred and twenty pictures, together with the Roman Pantheon, the Byzantine church buildings of Turkey, the good domes of the Renaissance, the ornamental cupolas of the Baroque and the Rococo a while, and a nineteenth-century synagogue in Hungary.

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Download E-books The United States Capitol PDF

By Fred J. Maroon

In 1991, the U.S. Senate granted Maroon targeted entry to all private and non-private components of the Capitol development, together with these within which images is frequently prohibited. those images are the results of 18 months of attempt and exhibit the majestic inside and external of this American landmark construction. booklet of this e-book is a part of the bicentennial celebrations of the 1793 laying of the cornerstone through George Washington. The archival photos rfile the building's 100-year lengthy architectural transformation.

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