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Theatre and Architecture (Paperback): Juliet Rufford Theatre and Architecture (Paperback)
Juliet Rufford
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Theatre and architecture are seeming opposites: one a time-based art-form experienced in space, the other a spacial art experienced over time. This book will explore and disprove these assumptions, demonstrating ways in which theatre and architecture are co-constitutive and contextualizing their dynamic and complex inter-relationship historically and culturally.

Pembrokeshire - The Buildings of Wales (Hardcover, New): Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach, Richard Scourfield Pembrokeshire - The Buildings of Wales (Hardcover, New)
Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach, Richard Scourfield
R1,468 Discovery Miles 14 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This authoritative guide to the southwest corner of Wales by three local experts encompasses a wide sweep of history, from the rugged prehistoric remains that stud the distinctive windswept landscape overlooking the Atlantic to distinguished recent buildings that respond imaginatively to their natural setting. The comprehensive gazetteer encompasses the great cathedral of St David's and its Bishop's Palace, the numerous churches, and the magnificent Norman castles that reflect the turbulent medieval past. It gives attention also to the lesser-known delights of Welsh chapels--both simple rural and sophisticated Victorian examples--in all their wayward variety and provides detailed accounts of a rewarding range of towns, including the county town, Haverfordwest, the attractively unspoilt Regency resort of Tenby, and Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock, with their important naval history. An introduction with valuable specialist contributions sets the buildings in context.

Design Integration Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback): Daniel Stine Design Integration Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,573 Discovery Miles 15 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback): Daniel Stine Residential Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,582 Discovery Miles 15 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom - Special Edition (Paperback): Mark Amaru Pinkham The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom - Special Edition (Paperback)
Mark Amaru Pinkham
R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2016 (Paperback): Daniel Stine Residential Design Using AutoCAD 2016 (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,551 Discovery Miles 15 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Architectural Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback): Daniel Stine Architectural Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2016 (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,548 Discovery Miles 15 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
3D-Printed Body Architecture (Paperback): Neil Leach, Behnaz Farahi 3D-Printed Body Architecture (Paperback)
Neil Leach, Behnaz Farahi
R658 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R159 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Some architects dream of 3D-printing houses. Some even fantasise about 3D-printing entire cities. But what is the real potential of 3D printing for architects? This issue focuses on another strand of 3D-printing practice emerging among architects operating at a much smaller scale that is potentially more significant. Several architects have been working with the fashion industry to produce some exquisitely designed 3D-printed wearables. Other architects have been 3D-printing food, jewellery and other items at the scale of the human body. But what is the significance of this work? And how do these 3D-printed body-scale items relate to the discipline of architecture? Are they merely a distraction from the real business of the architect? Or do they point towards a new form of proto-architecture - like furniture, espresso makers and pavilions before them - that tests out architectural ideas and explores tectonic properties at a smaller scale? Or does this work constitute an entirely new arena of design? In other words, is 3D printing at the human scale to be seen as a new genre of 'body architecture'? This issue contains some of the most exciting work in this field today, and seeks to chart and analyse its significance. Contributors include: Paola Antonelli/MoMA, Francis Bitonti, Niccolo Casas, Behnaz Farahi, Madeline Gannon, Eric Goldemberg/MONAD Studio, Kyle von Hasseln/3D Systems Culinary Lab, Rem D Koolhaas, Julia K rner, Neil Leach, Steven Ma/Xuberance, Neri Oxman/MIT Media Lab, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Gilles Retsin, Jessica Rosenkrantz/Nervous System, and Patrik Schumacher/Zaha Hadid Architects.

Whitney - The Whitney Museum of Art (Paperback): Renzo Piano Whitney - The Whitney Museum of Art (Paperback)
Renzo Piano
R1,208 R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Save R191 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Whitney Museum is building itself a new home in downtown Manhattan's Meatpacking District. Due to open on May 1st, 2015, the project will substantially enlarge the Whitney's exhibition and programming space. Clad in pale blue- grey enamel steel panels, the new, eight-storey building is powerfully asymmetrical, with the bulk of the full-height museum to the west, Hudson-side, with tiers of lighter terraces and glazed walkways stepping down to the High Line, embracing it into the project. The Museum is entered via a dramatically cantilevered plaza, or "largo", a public space that serves as a kind of decompression chamber between street and museum, a shared space, with views to the Hudson and the High Line entrance just a few steps away. Accessed from the "largo", the main entrance lobby also serves as a public gallery - nearly a thousand square feet (100 sq. Meters) of free-entry exhibition space.Level three houses a 170-retractible seat theatre with double-height views over the Hudson River, along with technical spaces and offices. Some 4 650 sq. Meters of gallery space is distributed over levels five, six, seven and eight, the fifth level boasting a 1670 sq. Meters, column-free gallery - making it the largest open-plan museum gallery in New York City. A text at the end of the book provides the reader with a "behind the scene" view. A conception of the museum that starts from the work of art to arrive at the architectural project. A journey that takes the reader through time and space during its realisation.

Buildings of New Orleans (Hardcover): Karen Kingsley, Lake Douglas Buildings of New Orleans (Hardcover)
Karen Kingsley, Lake Douglas
R2,058 R1,452 Discovery Miles 14 520 Save R606 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cradled in the crescent of the Mississippi River and circumscribed by wetlands, New Orleans has faced numerous challenges since its founding as a French colonial outpost in 1718. For three centuries, the city has proved resilient in the face of natural disasters and human activities, and its resulting urban fabric is the product of social, political, commercial, economic, and cultural circumstances that have defined how local residents have interacted with their surroundings. This detailed survey of the built environment-an authoritative, comprehensive, post-Hurricane Katrina overview of buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes-tells the city's compelling and fascinating story though concise discussions of nearly 300 architecturally significant structures, open spaces, and lesser-known places, enhanced by 175 photographs and 23 maps. Conveniently organized into thirteen neighborhood tours, two road trips into nearby parishes, and three excursions up and down the Mississippi River along the historic Great River Road, the volume clearly shows how various architectural styles, land uses, economic conditions, social customs, and cultural factors merge to create the community's unique flavor. Enlivened by nine topical essays highlighting everything from renowned authors, cuisine, and jazz to public markets, green spaces, and historic preservation, this handy insider's guidebook to the broad sweep of New Orleans's unique built and natural environments will appeal to all who are interested in the design history of one of America's most interesting places.

Unfinished - Ideas, Images, and Projects from the Spanish Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (Paperback, English... Unfinished - Ideas, Images, and Projects from the Spanish Pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (Paperback, English ed.)
Inaqui Carnicero, Carlos Quintans Eiras
R965 R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Save R177 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Brutal London: Robin Hood Gardens - Build Your Own Brutalist London (Paperback): Zupagrafika Brutal London: Robin Hood Gardens - Build Your Own Brutalist London (Paperback)
Zupagrafika
R168 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R29 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Art Deco London Map (Sheet map, folded): Henrietta Billings Art Deco London Map (Sheet map, folded)
Henrietta Billings; Foreword by Henrietta Billings; Photographs by Simon Phipps; Edited by Derek Lamberton
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Spiritual Rococo - Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia (Hardcover, New edition):... The Spiritual Rococo - Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia (Hardcover, New edition)
Gauvin Alexander Bailey
R3,099 Discovery Miles 30 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A groundbreaking approach to Rococo religious decor and spirituality in Europe and South America, The Spiritual Rococo addresses three basic conundrums that impede our understanding of eighteenth-century aesthetics and culture. Why did the Rococo, ostensibly the least spiritual style in the pre-Modern canon, transform into one of the world's most important modes for adorning sacred spaces? And why is Rococo still treated as a decadent nemesis of the Enlightenment when the two had fundamental characteristics in common? This book seeks to answer these questions by treating Rococo as a global phenomenon for the first time and by exploring its moral and spiritual dimensions through the lens of populist French religious literature of the day-a body of work the author calls the 'Spiritual Rococo' and which has never been applied directly to the arts. The book traces Rococo's development from France through Central Europe, Portugal, Brazil, and South America by following a chain of interlocking case studies, whether artistic, literary, or ideological, and it also considers the parallel diffusion of the literature of the Spiritual Rococo in these same regions, placing particular emphasis on unpublished primary sources such as inventories. One of the ultimate goals of this study is to move beyond the cliche of Rococo's frivolity and acknowledge its essential modernity. Thoroughly interdisciplinary, The Spiritual Rococo not only integrates different art historical fields in novel ways but also interacts with church and social history, literary and post-colonial studies, and anthropology, opening up new horizons in these fields.

Montage and the Metropolis - Architecture, Modernity, and the Representation of Space (Paperback): Martino Stierli Montage and the Metropolis - Architecture, Modernity, and the Representation of Space (Paperback)
Martino Stierli
R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Montage has been hailed as one of the key structural principles of modernity, yet its importance to the history of modern thought about cities and their architecture has never been adequately explored. In this groundbreaking new work, Martino Stierli charts the history of montage in late 19th-century urban and architectural contexts, its application by the early 20th-century avant-gardes, and its eventual appropriation in the postmodern period. With chapters focusing on photomontage, the film theories of Sergei Eisenstein, Mies van der Rohe's spatial experiments, and Rem Koolhaas's use of literary montage in his seminal manifesto Delirious New York (1978), Stierli demonstrates the centrality of montage in modern explorations of space, and in conceiving and representing the contemporary city. Beautifully illustrated, this interdisciplinary book looks at architecture, photography, film, literature, and visual culture, featuring works by artists and architects including Mies, Koolhaas, Paul Citroen, George Grosz, Hannah Hoech, El Lissitzky, and Le Corbusier.

Driftwood Shacks - Anonymous Architecture Along the California Coast (Hardcover): Lloyd Khan Driftwood Shacks - Anonymous Architecture Along the California Coast (Hardcover)
Lloyd Khan
R417 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R94 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Narratives of Architectural Education - From Student to Architect (Hardcover): James Thompson Narratives of Architectural Education - From Student to Architect (Hardcover)
James Thompson
R3,327 Discovery Miles 33 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Narratives of Architectural Education provides an overview of life as an architecture student, detailing how a layperson may develop an architectural identity. This book proposes becoming an architect as a personal narrative of professional development structured around various stages and challenges associated with identity transformation. Using a case study of aspiring architects along multiple time points of their professional education, Thompson investigates the occupational identity of architects; how individuals construct a sense of themselves as future architects and position themselves within the architectural community. This book provides previously unexamined insights into not just the academic development of an architect, but also the holistic and experiential aspects of architectural education. It would be ideal for those in the educational field of architecture, to include students, educators, interns, and mentors.

Frank Lloyd Wright Large Porcelain Tray: Frank Lloyd Wright Frank Lloyd Wright Large Porcelain Tray
Frank Lloyd Wright
R490 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R112 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautiful porcelain tray from Galison features the designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. Trimmed with gold this tray is sure to brighten up your table. - Size: 9.6 x 5.15 x .55inches - Gift box included

Autodesk Revit 2016 MEP Fundamentals (ASCENT) (Paperback): Ascent Autodesk Revit 2016 MEP Fundamentals (ASCENT) (Paperback)
Ascent
R1,571 Discovery Miles 15 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Routes, Roads and Landscapes (Paperback): Brita Brenna, Janike Kampevold Larsen Routes, Roads and Landscapes (Paperback)
Brita Brenna, Janike Kampevold Larsen; Edited by Mari Hvattum
R1,205 Discovery Miles 12 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Routes and roads make their way into and across the landscape, defining it as landscape and making it accessible for many kinds of uses and perceptions. Bringing together outstanding scholars from cultural history, geography, philosophy, and a host of other disciplines, this collection examines the complex entanglement between routes and landscapes. It traces the changing conceptions of the landscape from the Enlightenment to the present day, looking at how movement has been facilitated, imagined and represented and how such movement, in turn, has conditioned understandings of the landscape. A particular focus is on the modern transportation landscape as it came into being with the canal, the railway, and the automobile. These modes of transport have had a profound impact on the perception and conceptualization of the modern landscape, a relationship investigated in detail by authors such as Gernot BAhme, Sarah Bonnemaison, Tim Cresswell, Finola O'Kane, Charlotte Klonk, Peter Merriman, Christine Macy, David Nye, Vittoria Di Palma, Charles Withers, and Thomas Zeller.

30 - 70. Architecture as a Balancing Act (Paperback): Sergei Tchoban, Wladimir Sedow 30 - 70. Architecture as a Balancing Act (Paperback)
Sergei Tchoban, Wladimir Sedow
R673 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R53 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Never before have so many buildings been constructed as they are today, and never has architecture had so many technolog-ical and design possibilities at its disposal. And yet there is a sense of unease about contemporary architecture. The authors of this book show how in modern times we have lost the balance between outstanding works of architecture and the back-ground structures that surround them, with every building striving to assert itself in relation to all others. Yet the modern age is certainly capable of developing a harmony of contrasts - it has everything it needs at its disposal. The authors show what contemporary architecture must take into account if it is to achieve a satisfactory overall architectural impression that is harmonious in an entirely new way.

Naples - On the Road Architectural Guides (Paperback): Andrea Nastri, Giuliana Vespere Naples - On the Road Architectural Guides (Paperback)
Andrea Nastri, Giuliana Vespere
R439 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R64 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The influence of Anjou and Aragon, and the traces left by Bourbon, Hapsburg and Napoleonic domination have made Naples a treasure-trove of different styles and periods, rich in original imperfections and extravagance that deserve to be discovered and enjoyed. This guide is aimed at illustrating the structure and unusual aspects of a city in constant artistic ferment, where architecture ranges from ancient aristocratic palaces to the modern futuristic skyscrapers of the business district, the Art Stations of the Naples Metro, the small Art Nouveau houses in the poorer areas in the historic centre; architecture that exists layer upon layer, spreading outwards to the city boundaries. The twenty-year period of Fascism was crucial for Neapolitan architecture: the city was the object of widespread land drainage and reclamation work, resulting in the conclusive isolation of the Angevin Keep, the creation of the new Corsea in the area of the new foundations for the San Giuseppe-Carita district, as well as a large number of building projects in the city centre. The 'On the Road' series offers readers a voyage of discovery showing how ancient historical buildings like those of Naples, can cohabit alongside some of the most innovative and contemporary architecture existing today.

Montage and the Metropolis - Architecture, Modernity, and the Representation of Space (Hardcover): Martino Stierli Montage and the Metropolis - Architecture, Modernity, and the Representation of Space (Hardcover)
Martino Stierli
R1,315 R1,222 Discovery Miles 12 220 Save R93 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Montage has been hailed as one of the key structural principles of modernity, yet its importance to the history of modern thought about cities and their architecture has never been adequately explored. In this groundbreaking new work, Martino Stierli charts the history of montage in late 19th-century urban and architectural contexts, its application by the early 20th-century avant-gardes, and its eventual appropriation in the postmodern period. With chapters focusing on photomontage, the film theories of Sergei Eisenstein, Mies van der Rohe's spatial experiments, and Rem Koolhaas's use of literary montage in his seminal manifesto Delirious New York (1978), Stierli demonstrates the centrality of montage in modern explorations of space, and in conceiving and representing the contemporary city. Beautifully illustrated, this interdisciplinary book looks at architecture, photography, film, literature, and visual culture, featuring works by artists and architects including Mies, Koolhaas, Paul Citroen, George Grosz, Hannah Hoech, El Lissitzky, and Le Corbusier.

Exploring - Research-driven Building Design. Towards 2050 (Paperback): Marilyne Andersen, Emmanuel Rey Exploring - Research-driven Building Design. Towards 2050 (Paperback)
Marilyne Andersen, Emmanuel Rey
R1,155 R922 Discovery Miles 9 220 Save R233 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Product of a research cooperation between three Swiss universities - the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne's School of Architecture, the School of Architecture and Technology in Fribourg, and the University of Fribourg - the Smart Living Lab is a research and development centre for the built environment of the future. This high-tech structure also serves as an emblem of the cooperation's aim to translate academic research into actual buildings. A new series of books, entitled Towards 2050 will be showcasing the ambitious undertaking at various stages. Exploring: Research-driven Building Design presents the second phase of research at the Smart Living Lab, which focuses on the various problems that must be solved to satisfy future buildings' sustainability goals. Given that the building sector is one of the world's biggest contributors to CO2 emissions and energy consumption, the research group is seeking strategies to improve energy and carbon performance of the Smart Living Lab, anticipating the expected tight requirements thirty years from now. The book features contributions by Marilyne Andersen and Emmanuel Rey; Anne-Claude Cosandey, Marilyne Andersen, and Emmanuel Rey; Thomas Jusselme; Dominic Villeneuve, Thierry Maeder, Hamed Alavi, Vincent Kaufmann, and Denis Lalanne; Thomas Jusselme, Endrit Hoxha, Cedric Liardet, Himanshu Verma, Derek Christie, Marc Antoine Messer, and Luca Pattaroni; Arianna Brambilla, Cecile Nyffeler, Hugo Gasnier, Jean-Marie Le Tiec, and Arnaud Misse; Didier Vuarnoz, Julien Nembrini, Philippe Couty, and Thibaut Schafer; Florinel Radu; Thomas Jusselme, Endrit Hoxha, Stefano Cozza, Raphael Tuor, Renato Zulli, Nicolas Henchoz, and Denis Lalanne; and Thomas Jusselme and Didier Vuarnoz. Further volumes in the Towards 2050 series: Thinking: Visions for Architectural Design.

Inside North Korea (English, French, German, Book): Oliver Wainwright Inside North Korea (English, French, German, Book)
Oliver Wainwright; Edited by Wiedemann
R1,096 R801 Discovery Miles 8 010 Save R295 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Erased by bombing during the Korean War, North Korea's trophy capital of Pyongyang was entirely rebuilt from scratch from 1953, in line with the vision of the nation's founder, Kim Il-sung. Designed as an imposing stage set, it is a place of grand axial boulevards linking gargantuan monuments, lined with stately piles of distinctly Korean flavor, to be "national in form and socialist in content."Under the present leader, Kim Jong-un, construction has ramped up apace-"Let us turn the whole country into a socialist fairyland," declares one of his official patriotic slogans. He is rapidly transforming Pyongyang into a playground, conjuring a flimsy fantasy of prosperity and using architecture as a powerful anesthetic, numbing the population from the stark reality of his authoritarian regime.Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright takes us on an eye-opening tour behind closed doors in the most secretive country in the world, revealing that past the grand stone facades lie lavish wonder-worlds of marble and mosaic, coffered ceilings, and crystal chandeliers, along with new interiors in dazzling color palettes. Discover the palatial reading rooms of the Grand People's Study House, and peer inside the locker rooms of the recently renovated Rungrado May Day Stadium, ready to host a FIFA World Cup that will never come.This collection features about 300 photographs with insightful captions, as well as an introductory essay where Wainwright charts the history and development of Pyongyang, explaining how the architecture and interiors embody the national "Juche" ideology and questioning what the future holds for the architectural ambitions of this enigmatic country.

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