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'Meditations on Design,' by John Wheatman, shares distinctive design principles for a variety of living spaces.

August 01, 2000

"Meditations on Design," by John Wheatman, shares distinctive design principles for a variety of living spaces. This renowned interior designer was selected as one of House Beautiful’s top American designers in 1999. Photographs by David Wakely, whose work has appeared in numerous books, magazines and design journals, beautifully display the design possibilities.

Helps readers create the perfect environment by utilizing Wheatman’s tips for incorporating light, space and color. This 125-page book is published by Conari Press. For more information, go to www.conari.com.

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"Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream," written by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck, and published by North Point Press, examines urban sprawl and proposes innovative, alternative models for community designs. Duany and Plater-Zyberk lead a Miami-based firm that has designed more than 200 neighborhoods and community revitalization plans worldwide. Speck is director of town planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co.

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"Mastering Math for the Building Trades" is a complete, compact self-study course with just about every calculation needed in the building trade. Written by James Gerhart, an experienced residential construction project coordinator and professor of construction-related subjects, this book contains sections on a multitude of mathematical computations used in the home building industry.

Includes down-to-earth explanations, tips, examples, word problems and metric conversion tables to help jobs run more smoothly.

This 385-page book is published by McGraw-Hill.

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