The GDL Cookbook 3
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• ISBN 0 9535216 0 5 •First published March 98; Version 2.0 June 1999; Version 2.1 February 2000;Version 3.0 December 2000
This edition: Cookbook 3.01 May 2001
Text printed by Alpha Graphics, Angel Row, Nottingham, England, covers by Adlard Print.Set in Britannica, Garamond and Frutiger, using Adobe Pagemaker on a Macintosh G3
The GDL Cookbook is available in chunks, as a series of web based supplements,Cookbook X-Tracts. Please look at the Cookbook website for further information.The GDL Cookbook was largely written by David Nicholson-Cole GDLA, but for thisedition, he has brought in contributions from expert friends. This team effort hasadded a richer variety and a visibly elevated level of expertise to the content. Inparticular, Dwight Atkinson MAIBC of Vancouver, Canada has been most helpful as atechnical proofreader, and Laurent Godel GDLA has made a substantial contribution..
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Key to Illustrations:
Front cover and interleaves:
Staircase at 9 Sloane St by Eva Jiricna, model byCathy Wood (University of Nottingham 1998), one of DNC’s students.
The Tower crane, July 2000, by David Nicholson-Cole
Front cover and interleaves:
Design idea for Railway station, Stuart Buckenham,Stuart Winter, Andy Hitchcock, David Nicholson-Cole.
Inside front cover:
Pinero structure for a Railway Station, by David Nicholson-Cole.
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