Architecture & Design
This wonderfully illustrated volume traces the architectural antecedents and building history of the magnificent U.S. Capitol.
The authors examine buildings of all kinds, from ancient domes like Istanbul's Hagia Sophia to the state-of-the-art Hartford Civic Arena. Their subjects range from the man-caused destruction of the Parthenon to the earthquake damage of 1989 in Armenia and San Francisco.
"Readers will rejoice... in the physical discoveries, ancient and modern, that create and govern the artifacts inside of which readers spend most of their natural lives."—New York Times
“At last an inviting book on earthquakes, written by scientists whose easily understandable prose takes us on a tour not only of seismology but also of modern building technologies, volcanoes, and that California constant, the magnificent rubbing and pushing of tectonic plates beneath us.” —San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
A breakthrough in inspiring yet practical do-it-yourself garden and landscape design, including dozens of detailed plans.