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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.

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.

Principles of Three-Dimensional Computer Animation
Author: Michael O'Rourke
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $36.84
ArchitectureWeek— An introduction and guide to the latest developments in animation technology, primarily aimed at artists and animators.

Mapping in the Age of Digital Media: The Yale Symposium
Author: Mike Silver and Diana Balmori, editors
Publisher: Wiley Academy Editions
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $63.19
ArchitectureWeek— Insights of designers, theorists, engineers, and artists about digital mapping techniques: how they represent space, shape our perceptions of reality, and affect our culture, aesthetics, and politics.

The Architect's Guide to the US CAD Standard
Author: Dennis J. Hall and Charles R. Green
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $57.38
ArchitectureWeek— This architect's guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard presents explanations of concepts and options in the NCS, a step-by-step approach to implementation, and strategies design firms can use to best take advantage of the NCS requirements. The book includes overview, illustrations, and frequently asked questions. It shows how to minimize immediate costs and downtime, how to reap immediate benefits, and how best to learn the system at an individual's pace.

Artists' Impressions in Architectural Design
Author: Bob Giddings and Margaret Horne
Publisher: Spon Press
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $85.00
ArchitectureWeek— An analysis of ways in which architects have presented their design ideas for clients and the public, both historically and recently, from the earliest perspective techniques to the latest in computer rendering.

BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers an
Author: Chuck Eastman, Paul Teicholz, Rafael Sacks, Kathleen Liston
Publisher: Wiley
Year: 2008
Amazon Price: $66.34

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