I generally don't use a lot of reference for my work, and this piece was no exception, but I do have to recommend an incredible little architecture book I found when I was working on this. It is called The Observer's Book of Architecture. It is about the size of a bar of soap, and it is laid out like a bird watcher's guide. Every entry gives a little history and physical description of a different architectural detail you might see walking through the city. The details are all illustrated as isolated little vignettes, and color highlighted so you know what piece they are talking about. Now I want to find a book like this on everything else. Recommendations?
ARRP Magazine | 2010 (for A and B book)
ARRP Magazine | 2010 (for C book)