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Form and Light - From Bauhaus to Tel Aviv (Hardcover): Yigal Gawze Form and Light - From Bauhaus to Tel Aviv (Hardcover)
Yigal Gawze
R1,106 R777 Discovery Miles 7 770 Save R329 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Yigal Gawze's photographs capture the abstraction, the simplicity and the optimism of early modernism in Tel Aviv. He distils the essence of the Bauhaus to bring it alive in a modern city and concentrates on the subtle effects of natural light upon architecture, a technique that the masters of the modern movement themselves applauded." Nonie Niesewand, design editor & author The fragment - an essential part of the structure which carries within it the genetic code of the whole, is in the core of this visual inquiry depicting Tel Aviv's White City. The encounter between a building style originating in Europe and the Mediterranean glare, is highlighted by the colour photography. While paying homage to the Bauhaus spi rit and the avant - garde photographers of the 1920s, it is also a tribute to past ideals and present renewal, enhancing the current relevance of the Modern Movement in an exceptional urban setting. The images add up to create a portrait of a place by reveal ing the poetic essence of its architecture and the role light takes in shaping it.

Teotihuacan - The World Beyond the City (Hardcover): David M. Carballo, Kenneth G. Hirth, Barbara Arroyo Teotihuacan - The World Beyond the City (Hardcover)
David M. Carballo, Kenneth G. Hirth, Barbara Arroyo
R1,635 R1,368 Discovery Miles 13 680 Save R267 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
German Architecture Annual 2018 (English, German, Hardcover): Yorck Forster, Christina Grawe, Peter Cachola Schmal German Architecture Annual 2018 (English, German, Hardcover)
Yorck Forster, Christina Grawe, Peter Cachola Schmal
R970 R792 Discovery Miles 7 920 Save R178 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The German Architecture Annual, published by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt am Main, has been documenting the architectural events taking place in Germany for almost 40 years. This year's annual presents a number of interviews with distinguished authors who discuss 22 buildings in Germany shorlisted by a jury for the DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany 2018. In order to make this selection, curators of the museum as well as prominent architects and architecture critics visited around 100 buildings that were nominated for this year's award. The 2018 edition of the annual presents the shortlisted works in greater detail in addition to giving special recognition to the winner of the DAM Prize. The Elbphilharmonie, being an exceptional project, was not eligible for the award but receives a special mention. A separate chapter is dedicated to buildings designed by German architects abroad, two of which are presented in this issue. The book also features two essays. One explores the model used in Hamburg for allocating land, designed to support joint building ventures. The other explores the current boom in architecture for theatre and music venues. Bilingual: English and German

Urban Transit - Operations, Planning, and Economics (Hardcover): Vukan R. Vuchic Urban Transit - Operations, Planning, and Economics (Hardcover)
Vukan R. Vuchic
R3,178 R2,846 Discovery Miles 28 460 Save R332 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The only modern text to cover all aspects of urban transit operations, planning, and economics

Global in scope, up-to-date with current practice, and written by an internationally renowned expert, Urban Transit: Operations, Planning, and Economics is a unique volume covering the full range of issues involved in the operation, planning, and financing of transit systems.

Presenting both theoretical concepts and practical, real-world methodologies for operations, planning and analyses of transit systems, this book is a comprehensive single-volume text and reference for students as well as professionals.

The thorough examination of technical fundamentals and management principles in this book enables readers to address projects across the globe despite nuances in regulations and laws. Dozens of worked problems and end-of-chapter exerciseshelp familiarize the reader with the formulae and analytical techniques presented in the book's three convenient sections: Transit System Operations and NetworksTransit Agency Operations, Economics, and OrganizationTransit System Planning

Visually enhanced with nearly 250 illustrations, Urban Transit: Operations, Planning, and Economics is a reliable source of the latest information for transit planners and operators in transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, city governments, consulting firms as well as students of transportation engineering and city planning at universities and in professional courses.

Leonardo and the artes mechanicae (Hardcover): Romano Nanni Leonardo and the artes mechanicae (Hardcover)
Romano Nanni
R1,365 R1,008 Discovery Miles 10 080 Save R357 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The extraordinary technologic innovations and revolutionary machines from the collection of the Leonardo Museum in Vinci. This beautifully illustrated volume discovers the multiple interests of Leonardo the technologist, the architect, the man of science and, more generally, the history of Renaissance techniques.

Small House Living Australia (Paperback): Catherine Foster Small House Living Australia (Paperback)
Catherine Foster
R686 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R199 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Art and Architecture in Italy, 1250?1400 (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): John White Art and Architecture in Italy, 1250?1400 (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
John White
R936 R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Save R62 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 14th century in Italian art is a very rich one, and Professor White's book gives architecture equal weight with painting and sculpture. The story of the Gothic style and the prehistory of the Renaissance is given: all the facts are related, but also the works of art are described with insight and for their own sakes, and not simply as data for fitting into schemes and theories. Among the great names are those of Arnolfo di Cambio, the Pisani, Cavallini, Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, Simone Martini, and the Lorenzetti; among the buildings S. Croce, S. Maria Novella, the cathedral and the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, and the cathedrals of Siena, Orvieto, and Milan, as well as churches, castles, and civic buildings from the Val d'Aosta to Sicily. The third edition of this work includes colour illustrations and incorporates textual revisions and an updated bibliography.

Property Development and Progressive Architecture - The New Alliance (Paperback): David B. Sokol Property Development and Progressive Architecture - The New Alliance (Paperback)
David B. Sokol
R781 R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Save R227 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A 'new alliance' is being forged between designers and commercial property developers, who are championing progressive design, in projects as diverse as apartment blocks, houses, hotels and offices. While some architects are taking a proactive role in development, others are cutting out a new position for themselves as designer-developers. This is all happening at a time that property developers are starting to recognise the added value that an architect can bring to a scheme. By taking a truly international look at the projects architects and developers are achieving together, this issue explores the economic and demographic opportunities that are now driving architect-developer alliance in cities as diverse as Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London, Malmo, Melbourne, Montreal, New York, Phoenix and Tokyo. As architects and property developers break boundaries together, they are also beginning to transcend an established pattern of notorious and longstanding ill will. Could this herald a new age of economic saviness in architecture and an appreciation of design input in development?

'Property development has to be market driven and certainly not product driven. The architect can creatively add great value to the developers' commercial objectives by design - in doing so he can achieve his architectural agenda at the same time.' Kenneth Yeang.

'There is a new generation of developers that is becoming enlightened to the cultural value of design excellence, and a new generation architects that is becoming enlightened to the cultural value of fiscal risk, reward, and responsibility. Thank goodness the old guard is dying of obsolescence. Our cities will revel for the evolution.' GreggPasquarelli, ShoP/Sharples Holden Pasquarelli

'I don't know when "architecture" fell out of the discussion. Maybe in the haste to make money, or when short-term thinking replaced long-term thinking. The real question is: Why would architecture not make profit? I think we have proven the opposite.' Winka Dubbledam

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A History of Western Architecture, Sixth edition (Paperback, 6th edition): David Watkin A History of Western Architecture, Sixth edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
David Watkin
R872 R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Save R111 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this highly acclaimed reference work David Watkin traces the history of western architecture from the earliest times in Mesopotamia and Egypt to the eclectic styles of the twenty-first century. The author emphasizes the ongoing vitality of the Classical language of architecture, underlining the continuity between, say, the work of Ictinus in fifth-century BC Athens and that of McKim, Mead and White in twentieth-century New York. Authoritative, comprehensive and highly illustrated, this sixth edition has been expanded to bring the story of western architecture right up to date and includes a separate final chapter on twenty-first century developments, including the role of computers in architecture, sustainability, humanitarian architecture and very tall buildings.

Madrid - Guia de Arquitectura (Paperback): Juan Valle Robles, Irene Valle Robles Madrid - Guia de Arquitectura (Paperback)
Juan Valle Robles, Irene Valle Robles
R903 R703 Discovery Miles 7 030 Save R200 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Koepfe (Paperback): Peter Dinzelbacher Koepfe (Paperback)
Peter Dinzelbacher
R530 R461 Discovery Miles 4 610 Save R69 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Ancient Harbours of Piraeus - Volume II. Zea Harbour: the Group 1 and 2 Shipsheds and Slipways - Architecture, Topography... The Ancient Harbours of Piraeus - Volume II. Zea Harbour: the Group 1 and 2 Shipsheds and Slipways - Architecture, Topography and Finds (Hardcover)
Bjorn Loven, Ioannis Sapountzis
R1,207 R1,013 Discovery Miles 10 130 Save R194 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Expanding on the publication of the shipsheds and slipways found in the northern half of Group 1 (Area 1) on the eastern side of Zea Harbour in Volume I.1-2 (2011) of the Ancient Harbours of the Piraeus series, Volume II presents further results of the archaeological investigations conducted by the Zea Harbour Project (ZHP) in 2004-2010 and 2012 of ancient shipsheds and slipways in Zea Harbour (Pashalimani), both identified and possible, making them the best documented structures in Athens' naval bases and in the wider Mediterranean.

Extreme Minimalism - Architecture (Hardcover): Chris van Uffelen Extreme Minimalism - Architecture (Hardcover)
Chris van Uffelen
R1,138 R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Save R410 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During many eras of architectural history, builders and architects aimed to construct buildings with pure shapes and clear geometry, while foregoing decorative elements. With the advent of Classical Modernity, minimalism has become a seminal architectural style. However, the approach of architects cannot be limited to Mies van der Roh's dogma of "Less is more", but corresponds rather to "Less is all you need". Based on a select range of contemporary buildings, this book examines the question of how compelling esthetic impressions and expressions can be achieved with reduced shapes. Representing various types of structures, the chosen examples are mostly based on the concept of a simple comprehensive overall shape, focus on a few main materials as means of expression, and are comparatively simple to implement. Despite, or perhaps due to, the consistently applied limitations, the results are extremely remarkable.

Nordic Light - Modern Scandinavian Architecture (Paperback): Henry Plummer Nordic Light - Modern Scandinavian Architecture (Paperback)
Henry Plummer
R738 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R216 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The quality of light in the higher latitudes has given rise to some of the most important and influential architecture of the modern period. In the Scandinavian countries, in particular, the ethereal nature of light combined with natural resources and highly refined building techniques, not to mention the stark seasonal contrast between the scarcity of light in winter and the ever-present glow of long summer days, have provided the context for architectural acts of genius.

This book celebrates established icons, newly discovered gems, and contemporary masterworks that represent the highest expression of Scandinavian design and response to the environment. Just under fifty projects are featured in detail, ordered according to the way in which different light conditions have imparted qualities to the buildings. Henry Plummer treats his subject with a uniquely authoritative perspective in which the words resonate with his artfully taken images.

Beyond Architecture (Hardcover): Yvonne Meyer-Lohr Beyond Architecture (Hardcover)
Yvonne Meyer-Lohr; Michael Kenna
R1,756 R1,107 Discovery Miles 11 070 Save R649 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Michael Kenna is regarded as one of the most accomplished photographers working today. This book charts Kenna's work in the field of architectural photography, showing how his approach to the built environment informs his style, whether he's capturing natural or human-made structures. In page after page of lush duotone illustrations, the book creates dialogs between images to show how Kenna applies light, shadow, composition, and perspective to similar effect in different settings. Yvonne Meyer-Lohr's astute curatorial approach helps us understand how deftly Kenna moves between techniques, whether he is capturing the network of cables on a suspension bridge, the glittering jewels of a nighttime cityscape, or the haunting silhouette of a factory tower. Accompanied by insightful texts by Meyer-Lohr, this volume is a comprehensive look at a brilliant photographer whose dedication to craft and technique sets him apart from his contemporaries.

Princeton: History and Architecture (Hardcover): Marilyn Menago Princeton: History and Architecture (Hardcover)
Marilyn Menago
R780 R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Save R189 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Take a pictorial tour of Princeton, New Jersey, and experience the charm and uniqueness of its history and diverse architecture. Princeton represents the quintessential small-town America that has all the features for success: history, architecture, premier education, shopping, and ideal neighborhoods. The town has lured scholars, scientists, statesmen, and writers from around the world. Many of them, including two United States presidents, have made Princeton their home: James Madison, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Albert Einstein, Aaron Burr, Robert Oppenheimer, T.S. Eliot, and F. Scott Fitzgerald are a few of the notable figures the town can lay claim to. This book explores the landmark sites where history was made and greatness launched, and catalogs the city's rich architectural heritage. The text provides a readable, historic survey and more than 300 beautiful color images make this an invaluable keepsake for all who have fallen in love with Princeton.

The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Ohio (Hardcover): Carl E Feather The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Ohio (Hardcover)
Carl E Feather
R637 R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Save R135 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Architecture of Banking in Renaissance Italy - Constructing the Spaces of Money (Hardcover): Lauren Jacobi The Architecture of Banking in Renaissance Italy - Constructing the Spaces of Money (Hardcover)
Lauren Jacobi
R1,904 R1,773 Discovery Miles 17 730 Save R131 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the course of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, European society confronted rapid monetization, a process that has been examined in depth by economic historians. Less well understood is the development of architecture to meet the needs of a burgeoning mercantile economy in the Late Middle Ages and early modern period. In this volume, Lauren Jacobi explores some of the repercussions of early capitalism through a study of the location and types of spaces that were used for banking and minting in Florence and other mercantile centers in Europe. Examining the historical relationships between banks and religious behavior, she also analyzes how urban geographies and architectural forms reveal moral attitudes toward money during the onset of capitalism. Jacobi's book offers new insights into the spaces and locations where pre-industrial European banking and minting transpired, as well as the impact of religious concerns and financial tools on those sites.

Israel Lessons - Industrial Arcadia. Teaching and Research in Architecture (Paperback): Harry Gugger, Barbara Costa, Salome... Israel Lessons - Industrial Arcadia. Teaching and Research in Architecture (Paperback)
Harry Gugger, Barbara Costa, Salome Gutscher, Charlotte Truwant
R1,030 R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Save R243 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Middle East is the birthplace of the Neolithic revolution that came to humanise and domesticate the planet. It is also considered the cradle of civilisation as it saw some of the very first developments in human social and technological inventions, such as cities, class-based societies, monumental architecture, writing, the wheel, and irrigation. The 2016/17 research campaign of EPFL's Laboratory Basel (laba) took a critical look at the part of this region that today forms the state of Israel and the role agriculture there played in territorial appropriation and domestication, in structuring the development of urbanisation, in creating a national homeland narrative, and in changing the climate. The research explored the three major types of Israeli agricultural development: the vernacular Palestinian/Bedouin, the socialist utopian Kibbutz/Moshav, and the contemporary high-tech desert farming. 'Israel Lessons: Industrial Arcadia' presents the findings as text as well as visualised in striking images, graphics and maps. It also demonstrates how facts and narratives related to agriculture and the climate crisis are intertwined with geopolitics and sectarian ideals of earthly paradises. Proposals for architectural interventions designed by laba's students round out the book.

Modern in the Middle - Chicago Houses 1929-75 (Hardcover): Susan Benjamin, Michaelangelo Sabatino Modern in the Middle - Chicago Houses 1929-75 (Hardcover)
Susan Benjamin, Michaelangelo Sabatino
R1,292 R1,009 Discovery Miles 10 090 Save R283 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
New Military Museums (Paperback): John Zukowsky New Military Museums (Paperback)
John Zukowsky
R991 R712 Discovery Miles 7 120 Save R279 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Museum architecture has blossomed over the past few decades. Art museums lead the way in terms of new buildings by superstar architects such as Frank Gehry, Herzog and de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, and Renzo Piano, among many more. Those facilities have received public and professional recognition through media attention and design awards. But other museum typologies exist, one such being for buildings that showcase military history and artifacts. All too often, one thinks of these as unsophisticated in their design and amateurish or antiquated in their exhibitions. Nowadays, nothingcan be further from the truth. This volume examines more than thirty of them internationally that were constructed over the past two decades and more. The museums are featured in individual entries and lavish color photography. Some were designed by internationally renowned architects such as Norman Foster, Daniel Libeskind, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Robert A.M. Stern, but many more are the products of creative, accomplished designers. Beyond the architecture of these museums, exhibition and installation designs by noted specialist firms such as Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Koosmann.dejong, and Gallagher & Associates, among others, have raised the bar in terms of immersive experiences for their visitors. New military museums presented within the book are examined within the context of the history of war memorials and military museums, the latter being a less well researched subject. In the end, military museums relate back to antique sculptural commemorationsof victorious campaigns and martial leaders, collections and displays of war trophies, and the search to find useful architectural memorials, the latter especially so after the World Wars of the twentieth century. Architectural historian John Zukowsky has an earned doctorate from Binghamton University. While curator of architecture for The Art Institute of Chicago (19782004), he organized a number of award-winning exhibitions accompanied by major books. After that, he held executive positions within military-related museums such as the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. Since 2012 he has authored several books about architecture and design, including Why on Earth Would Anyone Build That (2015), Building Chicago: The Architectural Masterworks (2016), and Architecture Inside Out: Understanding How Buildings Work (2018).

Architectural Guide Venice (Paperback): Clemens F. Kusch Architectural Guide Venice (Paperback)
Clemens F. Kusch
R918 R723 Discovery Miles 7 230 Save R195 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Venice is undoubtedly one of the most written upon cities and certainly the most photographed one. And yet another guide on Venice? Five walking tours take you to discover the modern Venice, the less known side of the city, hidden and far away from the well known places. These proposed itinerates take you to the new residential areas and restored warehouse docks, to the works of Carlo Scarpa and Tadao Ando, to modern restructurations and the controversial and much discussed MOSE project (Experimental Electromechanical Module) against the high water. Venice's unrealized but as famous projects are also included, where you can let your imagination take you to Loius Kahn's Congress Centre or Le Corbusier's hospital. Current aerial photographs showcase Venice from unknown perspectives.

Gordon Matta-Clark - Anarchitecture - Einriss bis Abriss (German, Paperback): Daniel Skina Gordon Matta-Clark - Anarchitecture - Einriss bis Abriss (German, Paperback)
Daniel Skina
R412 R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Save R110 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Kunst - Architektur, Baugeschichte, Denkmalpflege, Note: 1,5, Universitat Wien (Institut fur Kunstgeschichte), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Es werden drei spezifische Arbeiten Matta-Clarks untersucht: Splitting (1974), bei der er ein Haus aus den 1930ern in Englewood entzwei-schnitt und die Fundamente einer Halfte des Gebaudes schrag absagte. Mit Hilfe eines Wagenhebers hub er eine Haushalfte um einige Grade, bis eine Kluft zwischen den Haushalften zu sehen war. Conical Intersect (1975). Im Rahmen der Pariser Biennale schnitt er eine runde Offnung in ein Haus, durch welches Passant*Innen einen Blick auf das entstehende Cent-re Pompidou werfen konnten. Office Baroque (1977). Das letzte grosse Projekt von Matta-Clark, indem er meh-rere Kreisformen aus einem Burogebaude in Antwerpen sagte

Place and Space in the Medieval World (Paperback): Meg Boulton, Jane Hawkes, Heidi Stoner Place and Space in the Medieval World (Paperback)
Meg Boulton, Jane Hawkes, Heidi Stoner
R988 Discovery Miles 9 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The chapters consider the extant visual and textual sources from the medieval period alongside contemporary scholarly discussions to examine place and space in their wider critical context, and are written by specialists in a range of disciplines including art history, archaeology, history, and literature.

Architecture: A Modern View (Hardcover): Richard Rogers Architecture: A Modern View (Hardcover)
Richard Rogers
R336 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R71 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The crisis of modern architecture is part of a much larger crisis involving the whole question of the way we live and how we use the resources of our planet. Poor design, monotony, and inhuman scale are the results not of lack of talent nor the failures of the Modern Movement, but of a surrender to selfish interests and short-sighted economies. Richard Rogers, perhaps the most original and inventive architect at work today, is a frequent commentator on the contemporary scene. In this book, available again after some years out of print, it is especially valuable to have his philosophy of design so succinctly summarized. As a practising architect, he is in the best possible position to appreciate how economic forces can create - or frustrate - good design. His book is illustrated largely by examples drawn from his own work, making it a professional record as well as a manifesto for the future.

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