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Books Received: Detailing, Timber and NBS Shortcuts

Our recommendation of the most useful crop of newly-released architecture books

Timber in Contemporary Architecture: A Designer’s Guide by Giles Downes, Andrew Lawrence and Peter Ross

Details: TRADA, in association with RIBA Publishing, September 2009, £55, 192 pages, hardback

Modern Construction Handbook by Andrew Watts

Details: Springer, Second edition, 2010, 504 pages, 1,000 colour illustrations, hardback

Handbook of Detailing: The Graphic Anatomy of Construction by Ralph W Liebing

Details: Springer, 2009, 424 pages, 300 illustrations, hardback

Materials, Technologies and Practice in Historic Heritage Structures Edited by Maria Bostenaru-Dan, Richard Pøikryl and Akos Török

Details: Springer, 2010, 371 pages, 120 illustrations, hardback

NBS Shortcuts Book 2: Sustainability and Practice by Austin Williams

Details: NBS, March 2009, £25, 176 pages, paperback

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