Create the Book Cover for "Zen and the Art of Facility Assessments"
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My company provides commercial building evaluations to property owners, investors and lenders, primarily in the USA.
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This is a contest to create a cover (front and back) for a 5.5" wide x 8.5" tall (13.97 x 21.59 cm) book that will be published through Amazon's createspace. See image attached indicating cover size/layout requirements and specifications from publisher. Winning designer will be required to meet the publisher's specifications and may be asked to revise/resave the document as required to meet the publisher's specifications. Final document should be transmitted in various standard formats including .PDF (per attached specifications) and .svg file. The book tile is: Zen and the Art of Facility Assessments The book author is: Charles Joseph McClain, AIA The front cover should be simple and powerful. The front cover should include the title "Zen and the Art of Facility Assessments" and author's name "Charles Joseph McClain, AIA", as well some sort of graphic/image showing the symmetry/connection between Zen and buildings or building materials/components. The back cover should include the text suggested in the "other" section below and also a 2" by 1.2" white box should be included in the lower right-hand corner of the book's back cover (in which the publisher will print the barcode). See image attached indicating cover size/layout requirements from publisher. The book interior typically features a full-page photograph on the left hand page and text on the right hand page. (See sample attached.) Each text page features a Zen quote followed by several paragraphs connecting the idea presented in the quote with the practice of building evaluations / facility assessments.
Desired Back Cover Text is presented below. The back cover should also a 2" by 1.2" white box should be included in the lower right-hand corner of the book's back cover (in which the publisher will print the barcode). See image attached indicating cover size/layout requirements from publisher. Zen Quote to Use on the Back Cover: “Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.” Andre Gide Book Description to Use on the Back Cover: After nearly three decades in the facility assessment field, architect Charles Joseph McClain has developed a thought-provoking how-to guide interconnecting the disciplines of Zen and facility assessment. Several books and publications have been written over the years about the evaluation of buildings and sites, but none have approached the practice of facility assessments from the perspective of Zen teachings. In fact, the technical engineering field of facility assessments has a great deal in common with the ancient practice of Zen. Both Zen and facility assessments focus on the journey, with process being integral to the result. Both are focused on discovery, listening, and uncovering truths available in the moment. Allowing questions, navigating variables, and accepting the unknown are vital to both the practice of Zen and the success of a facility assessment. Combining timeless Zen concepts and practical facility assessment discussions, this book presents unique and useful ways to look at life as well as the field of building evaluations.
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