Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Books about the Seattle Central Library

Sometimes I have been asked for books about the Seattle's central public library - designed by Rem Koolhaas. Here are two titles:

1. Title Seattle Public Library, OMA/LMN / [editors, Michael Kubo and Ramon Prat ; photographs, Ramon Prat].
Pub Info Barcelona : Actar, [2005]Text is primarily articles from the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post Intelligencer newspapers.

Author Swimmer, Lara
Title Process : Seattle Central Library / Lara Swimmer
Pub Info Seattle, Wash. : Documentary Media, c2004
Contains over 90 photographs by Lara Swimmer spanning the 32 months of construction of the the Rem Koolhaas-designed Seattle Central Library

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Means Books

Yesterday someone asked me where the 'Means Books' were. I learned that RS Means publications have been engaged in construction cost publishing and consulting throughout North America since 1942. There are many books on estimating -

'Assemblies Cost Data' is an example of one of the 'Means' reference books.