• It is little surprise that in an era of globalized politics, culture, and ecology contemporary artists are drawn to maps to express their visions. Using paint, salt, souvenir tea towels, or their own bodies, map artists explore a world free of geographical constraints. In The Map as Art,Harmon collects 360 colorful, map-related artistic visions by well-known artists-such as Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Olafur Eliasson, William Kentridge, and Vik Muniz-and many more less-familiar artists for whom maps are the inspiration for creating art. Essays by Gayle Clemans bring an in-depth look into the artists' maps of Joyce Kozloff, Landon Mackenzie, Ingrid Calame, Guillermo Kuitca, and Maya Lin. Together, the beautiful reproductions and telling commentary make this an essential volume for anyone open to exploring new paths.

  • Ce livre fait suite au succès de You are Here, qui mettait à l'honneur la carte comme objet graphique et poétique. Ce deuxième opus se concentre sur New York, ville de tous les mythes contemporains. On y trouve donc 200 cartes récentes ou anciennes qui rendent hommages aux cinq quartiers de la ville sous tous leurs aspects : les clubs icôniques de Harlem sous la Prohibition, le plan du métro selon Ghostbusters, ou une carte de Central Park ornée de tous les projets d'art topiaire qui y ont été refusés.

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  • No one understands the octopus. With eight arms, three hearts, camouflaging skin, and a disarmingly sentient look behind its highly evolved eyes, how could it appear anything but utterly alien?
    Octopuses have been captivating humans for as long as we have been catching them. Many cultures have octopus-centric creation myths, art, and, of course, cuisine. For all of our ancient fascination and millions of dollars' worth of modern research, however, we still have not been able to get a firm grasp on these enigmatic creatures.
    Now, Katherine Harmon Courage, a veteran journalist and contributing editor for Scientific American, dives into the mystifying underwater world of the octopus. She reports from around the globe of her adventures in Spain, Greece, and even Brooklyn, inviting us to experience the scientific discoveries and deep cultural ties that connect us to the octopus. You'll discover:
    The oldest known fossilized octopus is estimated to have lived 296 million years ago-'even before the first dinosaurs emerged. Government agencies are funding research labs around the world to re-create the octopus's naturally occurring camouflage techniques. About two thirds of an octopus's brain capacity is spread throughout its eight arms, meaning each one literally has a mind of its own. Octopuses have aced numerous intelligence tests, including opening childproof bottles, solving mazes, and even recognizing individual people. The octopus can change colors and textures within milliseconds to vanish against its background-'yet we have no evidence that it can see in color. Courage deftly interweaves personal narrative with interviews with leading octopus experts. The result is an entertaining yet scientifically grounded exploration of the octopus and its infinitely complex world.

  • The comprehensive study guide for understanding interior codes This revised and updated seventh edition of the Study Guide for the Codes Guidebook for Interiors is an essential companion to The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, the industry's reference of choice, with complete coverage of the major codes and standards that apply to interior projects. This Study Guide includes term lists, practice questions, practical application exercises, code tables, checklists, and a book companion site featuring interactive checklists, helping designers and architects check their knowledge and comprehension from reading The Codes Guidebook for Interior chapters and prepare for the NCIDQ and ARE exams. Since The Codes Guidebook for Interiors text covers the latest requirements, standards, terminology, and federal regulations, including the 2015 ICC, the current ADA standards, and ICC/ANSI requirements as well as information on green construction, this companion study guide is a comprehensive measure of designers understanding and application of codes for interior projects. It can help design students learn and practitioners keep their skills up to date.  Because it is vital that designers and architects have an up-to-date working knowledge of the various codes involved with building interiors, whether during renovation or new construction, the study guide offers them an opportunity to: Check their knowledge of the key terms of the industry Test their working knowledge of codes using the practice questions and problem scenarios Utilize the code tables during the design process Employ the numerous checklists on proposed and real life projects to ensure complete compliance  The revised Study Guide is a useful companion to The Codes Guidebook for Interiors, the essential reference for all interior professionals.  Check your understanding of the individual chapters as exam prep or even just as a self-test.  For the designer, architect, or student, the Study Guide for The Codes Guidebook for Interiors is a must-have resource.  

  • Interior codes and standards reference of choice for designers and architects, updated and revised Completely revised and updated, the seventh edition of The Codes Guidebook to Interiors is the only book devoted exclusively to codes that are applicable to interior designers. The guide features jargon-free explanations of all the codes and standards that are relevant to designers and architects, including performance codes, building and finish standards, energy codes, and ADA standards. In addition, the dozens of examples and a greatly enhanced with a set of illustrations, including floor plans, that clearly show how codes apply to real-world project. Written by Katherine E. Kennon (a professional architect and facilities planner) and Sharon Koomen Harmon (a professional interior designer and educator) are experts on interior design and architecture codes. Updated coverage contains the most recent ICC codes, including the International Building Code and new material on the ICC International Green Construction Code, as well as the NFPA's most recent Life code. The authors address a wide-variety of building and project types (large and small) and they offer information on single family homes and historical and existing buildings. The seventh edition includes: Easy-to-navigate format geared toward the code process as a whole A step-by-step guide through the codes relevant at each stage in the design process The newest changes to the ADA Standards and ICC/ASI accessibility requirements A companion site that offers interactive checklists, flashcards, PowerPoint lecture slides, and an Instructor's Manual Having all applicable codes in a single resource saves hours of research time, and can dramatically reduce the potential for costly planning oversights. Whether renovation or new construction, small or large, codes apply to every project. The Codes Guidebook for Interiors provides designers with the comprehensive information they need to stay up-to-date.

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