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Architect's Guide to QuickBooks Pro, Version 2002
Author: Karen Mitchell and Craig Savage
Publisher: Online Accounting
Year: 2002
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ArchitectureWeek— A step-by-step guide through the best-selling accounting system for small businesses, with special instructions customized for an architect's office.

Shape: Talking about Seeing and Doing
Author: George Stiny
Publisher: The MIT Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $35.08
ArchitectureWeek— How design is calculating with shapes: formal details and design applications.

CAD Manager's Guidebook
Author: Ralph Grabowski
Publisher: Delmar Publishers
Year: 2001
Amazon Price:
ArchitectureWeek— A guide to help CAD managers anticipate problems and devise solutions in their daily work. How to create standards and maximize efficiency. Comes with CD-ROM of standards, details, and the DWG file specification.

CAD Principles of Design: An Analytical Approach to the Computational Representation of Architectura
Author: Peter Szalapaj
Publisher: Architectural Press
Year: 2000
Amazon Price: $48.95
ArchitectureWeek— Shows the connections between the common operations and how CAD is used in architectural practice.

Architectural Representation Handbook: Traditional and Digital Techniques for Graphic Communication
Author: Paul Laseau
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Year: 2000
Amazon Price: $59.95
ArchitectureWeek— A range of architectural representation traditional, new media, hybrid, and emerging and their roles in design. Examples for specific design contexts, providing a sense of their variety, subtlety, and usefulness as tools for exploring architectural ideas.

Cyberspace: The World of Digital Architecture
Author: Mark Burry, editor
Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd.
Year: 2001
Amazon Price: $75.00
ArchitectureWeek— Through case studies, catalogs the societal, artistic, craft, and educational dilemmas posed by the design of cyberspace environments.

Computer Aided Manufacture in Architecture: The Pursuit of Novelty
Author: Nick Callicott
Publisher: Architectural Press
Year: 2001
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ArchitectureWeek— An introduction and practical guide to computer-aided manufacturing, with a brief treatment of applications in architecture.

Architecture and Computers: Action and Reaction in the Digital Design Revolution
Author: James Steele
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Year: 2002
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ArchitectureWeek— A guide to the pros and cons of using the computer in architectural design. Explores the theory behind cyberspace and the work of pioneering users like Frank Gehry, Hamzah and Yeang, and Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners.

Drawing Shortcuts: Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today's Technology
Author: Jim Leggitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $34.75
ArchitectureWeek— A simple drawing approach that joins traditional hand drawing techniques with modern technology to improve your drawing skills and help you produce more accurate sketches.

Contractor's Guide to Quickbooks Pro 2002
Author: Karen Mitchell, Craig Savage, and Jim Erwin
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
Year: 2002
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ArchitectureWeek— A guide to setting up a complete accounting system for a building contracting business using QuickBooks Pro. The book comes with a CD containing sample systems, standard forms, and estimating software.


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