Setting the scene: perspectives on twentieth-century theatre architecture, edited by Alistair Fair Browsing the new book display, this interesting cover caught my eye. I love theatres as buildings and as places for performance. As a seasoned traveller who loves the classical …

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Digital Drawing for Designers: a visual guide to AutoCAD 2015 by Douglas R. Seidler. Books in the 620s aren’t often very attractive to look at but this is an exception in being both well-designed and containing a feast of illustrations …

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I’ve chosen this week’s book to tie in with our trial of the Material ConneXions database: Interior Design Materials and Specifications by Lisa Godsey. This book is designed to help interior designers make good decisions in selecting and specifying materials. …

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Material ConneXion is on trial until 3rd November.  It is a great resource for students of architecture and interior architecture and anyone looking at product design or building materials. Material ConneXion owns the world’s largest collection of unique, innovative and sustainable materials. …

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Update 02/10/15 – Access to AJ has been restored.  AJ is once again available directly from the link under “Industry Journals” toward the bottom of the CIS homepage.   There is a technical problem with the AJ (Architects’ Journal) website preventing direct access to …

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Word & Image.  Art, Books and Design: from the National Art Library Edited by Rowan Watson, Elizabeth James and Julius Bryant. I first saw this lovely book in the V&A bookshop and decided it was a ‘must buy’ for our …

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