arch pack The Architecture Pack
A Unique, Three-Dimensional Tour of Architecture over the Centuries What Architects Do, How They Do It, and Great Buildings by Ron Van Der Meer, Deyan Sudjic Bk/Cas/acc Edition Hardcover, 14 pages Published by Knopf Publication date: October 1, 1997 Dimensions (in inches): 11.44 x 11.47 x 2.09 ISBN: 0679431004

Ron van der Meer, the pop-up wizard who created the ever-popular Art Pack and Music Pack, outdoes himself in this 3-D exploration of our surroundings. He recreates such masterpieces as Chartres Cathedral, a Renaissance palazzo, a Palladian villa, a Chicago skyscraper, the Sydney Opera House, and the Getty Center. 7 spreads with full-color foldouts, pullouts, & popups.

fountainhead The Fountainhead
by Ayn Rand 1 Edition Hardcover Published by Bobbs-Merrill Co Publication date: June 1979 Dimensions (in inches): 9.30 x 6.30 x 2.06 ISBN: 0026009102

The Fountainhead has become an enduring piece of literature, more popular now than when published in 1943. On the surface, it is a story of one man, Howard Roark, and his struggles as an architect in the face of a successful rival, Peter Keating, and a newspaper columnist, Ellsworth Toohey. But the book addresses a number of universal themes: the strength of the individual, the tug between good and evil, the threat of fascism. The confrontation of those themes, along with the amazing stroke of Rand's writing, combine to give this book its enduring influence.

fountainhead The Fountainhead (paperback edition)
Reprint Edition Paperback Published by Plume Publication date: November 1, 1994 Dimensions (in inches): 9 x 5.95 x 1.59 ISBN: 0452273331

griffin and sabine The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy : Boxed Set
by Nick Bantock Boxed Hardcover Published by Chronicle Books Publication date: October 1994 Dimensions (in inches): 1.90 x 8.39 ISBN: 0811806960

With more than two million copies in print, Nick Bantock's trilogy of romantic intrigue is now available as a set, beautifully packaged in an illustrated slipcase created by the author. A lovely gift for those new to the saga of the mysterious lovers, this distinctive collection also makes an enduring keepsake for devoted fans.

zen Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : An Inquiry into Values
by Robert M. Pirsig 10th Edition Hardcover, 412 pages Published by William Morrow & Company Publication date: May 1, 1974 Dimensions (in inches): 8.56 x 5.85 x 1.45 ISBN: 0688002307

Arguably one of the most profoundly important essays ever written on the nature and significance of "quality" and definitely a necessary anodyne to the consequences of a modern world pathologically obsessed with quantity. Although set as a story of a cross-country trip on a motorcycle by a father and son, it is more nearly a journey through 2,000 years of Western philosophy. For some people, this has been a truly life-changing book.


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