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The Afterlife of the Roman City - Architecture and Ceremony in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Hardcover): Hendrik W.... The Afterlife of the Roman City - Architecture and Ceremony in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (Hardcover)
Hendrik W. Dey
R2,064 R1,941 Discovery Miles 19 410 Save R123 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers a new and surprising perspective on the evolution of cities across the Roman Empire in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages (third to ninth centuries AD). It suggests that the tenacious persistence of leading cities across most of the Roman world is due, far more than previously thought, to the persistent inclination of kings, emperors, caliphs, bishops, and their leading subordinates to manifest the glory of their offices on an urban stage, before crowds of city dwellers. Long after the dissolution of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, these communal leaders continued to maintain and embellish monumental architectural corridors established in late antiquity, the narrow but grandiose urban itineraries, essentially processional ways, in which their parades and solemn public appearances consistently unfolded. Hendrik W. Dey's approach selectively integrates urban topography with the actors who unceasingly strove to animate it for many centuries.

Dream House - An Intimate Portrait of the Philip Johnson Glass House (Hardcover): Adele Tutter Dream House - An Intimate Portrait of the Philip Johnson Glass House (Hardcover)
Adele Tutter
R809 R632 Discovery Miles 6 320 Save R177 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Famous for its transparency, the Philip Johnson Glass House--the icon of Modernism that Vincent Scully called ""the most conceptually important house of the century""--has nonetheless proven vexingly opaque to interpretation. Its architect, Philip Cortelyou Johnson, has been equally elusive, a polarizing and influential cultural figure on whom no psychological character study yet exists. In her new book, Adele Tutter addresses both enigmas. Dream House: An Intimate Portrait of the Philip Johnson Glass House reveals how this superficially nonrepresentational physical structure encodes aspects of its architect's aspirations, motivations, and conflicts--how it acts as a veritable self-portrait of his inner world. An envious, vulnerable man emerges from this intimate synthesis. Fearing he lacked talent or genius and possessing a character prone to fragmentation, Johnson perpetually searched for a dominating mentor or style to bolster his sense of self and help organize his chaotic inner world, while concealing the forbidden sense of greatness with which he justified his desire for power and influence. Tutter's analysis reconciles the contradictory forces in a man who was both a one-time advocate of Hitler and a humanist homosexual, a dogmatic modernist and an errant postmodernist.Through its rigorous, radical reappraisal of the Glass House, this book paints a fresh and psychologically revealing portrait of the man who built it.

Fabricate 2017 - Rethinking Design and Construction (Hardcover): Achim Menges, Bob Sheil, Ruairi Glynn, Marilena Skavara Fabricate 2017 - Rethinking Design and Construction (Hardcover)
Achim Menges, Bob Sheil, Ruairi Glynn, Marilena Skavara
R1,015 Discovery Miles 10 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Medieval Architecture (Paperback): Nicola Coldstream Medieval Architecture (Paperback)
Nicola Coldstream
R527 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R117 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A unique study of medieval architecture, which treats the subject thematically. It looks at construction methods, patronage, and function, as well as the symbolic meanings represented in the architecture. It also offers completely new information on architecture in Spain and central Europe.

The Great Great Wall - Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico (Hardcover): Ian Volner The Great Great Wall - Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico (Hardcover)
Ian Volner 1
R576 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R169 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During his campaign for the presidency, one of Donald Trump's signature promises was that hewould build a "great great wall" on the border between the US and Mexico, and Mexico wasgoing to pay for it. A year and a half into his term, with only a few prototype segments erected, thewall is the 2,000-mile, multibillion-dollar elephant in the room of contemporary American life. In The Great Great Wall, architectural historian and critic Ian Volner takes a deep dive into thestory of Trump's wall. Volner follows the conception, selling, design, and construction (or lack thereof)of this expensive and consequential barrier, giving readers a detailed look at what's happening inWashington, DC, and along the border. He also travels far afield, to China, the Middle East, NorthernEngland, and back to our border to examine the barriers we've been building for centuries. Why dowe build walls? What do they reveal about human history? The Great Great Wall is an absorbing, smart, and timely book on anincredibly contentious and newsworthy topic.

Myny - Werner W. Lorke Photography - New York City 1984-2001 (Hardcover): Werner W. Lorke Myny - Werner W. Lorke Photography - New York City 1984-2001 (Hardcover)
Werner W. Lorke
R1,573 R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Save R626 (40%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"MYNY" is a collage. Photographic impressions by Werner Lorke of New York in the years 1984 until 2001 are set with biographical short stories, poems and drawings by people who lived and worked in this fascinating city. The observer and reader has his own New York in his head which is a combination of pictures from literature and media, personal and collective experiences, and an imaginative extrapolation which is so important for the vitality and optimism of the city on the Hudson River. "There are over 8 million stories in the Naked City". This collection tells a few of these. It features 43 texts, sketches and drawings by different authors (artists, musicians, architects, politicians and photographers).

Architectural Map - Delhi (Sheet map, folded): Malini Kochupillai, Anupam Bansal Architectural Map - Delhi (Sheet map, folded)
Malini Kochupillai, Anupam Bansal
R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Architectural Map Delhi lists over 200 examples of Delhi's architecture particularly those built after India's independence in 1947. Map locations of Delhi metro included.

A Chronology of Architecture - A Cultural Timeline from Stone Circles to Skyscrapers (Hardcover): John Zukowsky A Chronology of Architecture - A Cultural Timeline from Stone Circles to Skyscrapers (Hardcover)
John Zukowsky 1
R735 R569 Discovery Miles 5 690 Save R166 (23%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A Chronology of Architecture presents a fresh perspective on the medium by taking a purely chronological approach to its history, tracing the complex links between structural innovations, social changes, and artistic interventions. Organized around a central timeline that charts the development of architecture from the earliest structures to the present-day skyscrapers and global cities, it features key buildings, together with commentaries and contextual information about the social, political and cultural events of the period in which they were built. Special feature spreads highlight important movements, construction methods and key practitioners. Covering a wide selection of genres, styles and architects, it is invaluable as a comprehensive guide to architecture in all its different forms.

Gender, Space and Experience at the Renaissance Court - Performance and Practice at the Palazzo Te (Hardcover, 0): Maria Maurer Gender, Space and Experience at the Renaissance Court - Performance and Practice at the Palazzo Te (Hardcover, 0)
Maria Maurer
R2,351 Discovery Miles 23 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Giulio Romano, Federico II Gonzaga, Palazzo Te, Gender, Space[-]

Pepita: Takehiko Inoue Meets Gaudi (Paperback, Original): Inoue Pepita: Takehiko Inoue Meets Gaudi (Paperback, Original)
Inoue
R529 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R41 (8%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Half travel memoir, half art book, all beauty.
Antoni Gaudi was the world leader of Catalan modernist movement in architecture. Takehiko Inoue is one of the premier manga artists in the world. Inoue's journey to Spain and to the world of Gaudi is half travel memoir, half art book, and all beauty.
Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond, Slam Dunk, Real) is one of Japan's leading manga artists, and he has long been obsessed with the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Pepita is a travel memoir about Inoue's travels to Catalan, the people he meets, and the stunning architecture he experiences. It's also an art book of the highest quality, constructed and framed by a leading practitioner of Japanese comics.
Reads R to L (Japanese Style).

Effective Press Relations for the Built Environment - A Practical Guide (Hardcover): Helen Elias Effective Press Relations for the Built Environment - A Practical Guide (Hardcover)
Helen Elias
R3,850 R2,822 Discovery Miles 28 220 Save R1,028 (27%) Out of stock

"Effective Press Relations for the Built Environment" is a practical guide on how to generate publicity and make the most of press interest in projects and companies across the built environment industry. It directs architects, engineers and other consultants how to develop press plans for firms and for individual projects, and how to be active in developing a reputation by getting work published in the architectural, engineering and construction press.
Quotes populate the book from some of the industry's key journalists who have given clear and helpful opinions about how to go about generating successful press cover. An essential, helpful chapter contributed by Gareth Gardner, past editor of Building Design and now a busy photo journalist focusing upon architecture, interiors and design, sets out the best way to generate images that will capture the interest of editors and art editors.
Chapters range from planning a strategy for a project though to how to write, seekapproval, build a target press list and issue the information to magazines. Separate sections give advice on how to speak to the press and set out the actions to take when working with the press during a crisis. Comprehensive appendices include lists of sector magazine titles, media resources, public relations consultants and architectural photographers.
With its hands-on approach, this book is an invaluable tool that provides practical advice for any firm with news to share or a project that deserves to be published. It will be useful for new starters, or larger firms that want to take a more pro-active role in generating their own publicity, while also helping companies to get the most from their pressrelations consultant.

Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2019 (Paperback): Daniel John Stine Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2019 (Paperback)
Daniel John Stine
R1,410 Discovery Miles 14 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Primitive - Original Matters in Architecture (Hardcover): Jo Odgers, Flora Samuel, Adam Sharr Primitive - Original Matters in Architecture (Hardcover)
Jo Odgers, Flora Samuel, Adam Sharr
R3,609 Discovery Miles 36 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This innovative edited collection charts the rise, fall and possible futures of the word primitive.
The word primitive is fundamental to the discipline of architecture in the west, providing a convenient starting point for the myth of architecture's origins. Since the almost legendary 1970s conference on the Primitive, with the advent of post-modernism and, in particular, post-colonialism, the word has fallen from favor in many disciplines. Despite this, architects continue to use the word to mythologize and reify the practice of simplicity.
"Primitive" includes contributions from some of today's leading architectural commentators including Dalibor Vesely, Adrian Forty, David Leatherbarrow, Richard Weston and Richard Coyne. Structured around five sections, Negotiating Origins; Urban Myths; Questioning Colonial Constructs; Making Marks; and Primitive Futures, the essays highlight the problematic nature of ideas of the primitive, engage with contemporary debate in the field of post colonialism and respond to a burgeoning interest in the non-expert architecture.
This now controversial subject remains, for better or worse, intrinsic to the very structure of Modernism and deeply embedded in architectural theory. Considering a broad range of approaches, this book provides a rounded past, present and future of the word primitive in the architectural sphere.

Albert Speer - His Battle with Truth (Paperback, New edition): Gitta Sereny Albert Speer - His Battle with Truth (Paperback, New edition)
Gitta Sereny 2
R458 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R56 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Albert Speer was Hitler's architect before the Second World War. Through Hitler's great trust in him and Speer's own genius for organisation he became, effectively from 1942 overlord of the entire war economy, making him the second most powerful man in the Third Reich. Sentenced to twenty years imprisonment in Spandau Prison at the Nuremberg Trails, Speer attempted to progress from moral extinction to moral self-education. How he came to terms with his own acts and failures to act and his real culpability in Nazi war crimes are the questions at the centre of this book.

Practical Builder (Paperback, Annotated Ed): Pain Practical Builder (Paperback, Annotated Ed)
Pain
R402 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R77 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the earliest 'do-it-yourself' manuals ever published, William Pain's guidebook for English carpenters functioned as a source of construction techniques and design details. Employing elementary arithmetic and geometry, the annotated and meticulously rendered engravings depict cross-sections of chimneypieces, ceilings, cornices, and other architectural details.

The Architecture of Emergence - The Evolution of Form in Nature and Civilisation (Hardcover): Michael Weinstock The Architecture of Emergence - The Evolution of Form in Nature and Civilisation (Hardcover)
Michael Weinstock
R2,296 R2,069 Discovery Miles 20 690 Save R227 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Emergence is one of the most exciting new fields in architecture today, gaining interest from not only academics and students but also leading professionals, with directors from Fosters, Arup and Bentley Systems all attending the most recent symposium on the subject at the Architects Association, London.

As a concept, Emergence has captured the zeitgeist, embodying the pervasive cultural interest in genetics and biological sciences. In the sciences, Emergence is an explanation of how natural systems have evolved and maintained themselves, and it has also been applied to artificial intelligence, information systems, economics and climate studies. The potential of the mathematics of Emergence that underlie the complex systems of nature is now being realised by engineers and architects for the production of complex architectural forms and effects, in advanced manufacturing of 'smart' materials and processes, and in the innovative designs of active structures and responsive environments.The first book to provide a detailed exploration of the architectural and engineering consequences of this paradigm, and a detailed analysis of geometries, processes and systems to be incorporated into new methods of working.Sets out a new model of 'Metabolism' that uses natural systems and processes as a model far beyond the minimising environmental strategies of 'sustainability'.www.architectureofemergence.om

How to Make a House a Home - Creating a Purposeful, Personal Space (Hardcover): Ariel Kaye How to Make a House a Home - Creating a Purposeful, Personal Space (Hardcover)
Ariel Kaye
R395 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R79 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
Brentwood in 50 Buildings (Paperback): Sylvia Kent Brentwood in 50 Buildings (Paperback)
Sylvia Kent
R391 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R73 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Essex town of Brentwood grew up at a stopping place on the main route into London from Colchester, in a clearing in the forest that covered much of the region. This was also the medieval pilgrim route to Canterbury, and as such the parish church is dedicated to St Thomas of Canterbury. Many inns and hostelries catered for the travellers, some of which are still standing today, and a number of large houses and Brentwood School are evidence of the town's prosperity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In the nineteenth century Warley Hospital and Warley Barracks were built in the town. Brentwood's proximity to London saw it grow extensively in the twentieth century when the Roman Catholic cathedral and Town Hall were built, with further redevelopment in the twenty-first century. Brentwood in 50 Buildings explores the history of this fascinating town through a selection of its most interesting buildings and structures, showing the changes that have taken place in Brentwood over the years. The book will appeal to all those who live in Brentwood or who have an interest in the town.

Place to Call Home: Timeless Southern Charm (Hardcover): James T. Farmer Place to Call Home: Timeless Southern Charm (Hardcover)
James T. Farmer
R828 R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Save R247 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Drawing Architecture (Hardcover): Helen Thomas Drawing Architecture (Hardcover)
Helen Thomas
R1,736 R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Save R571 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An elegant presentation of stunning and inspiring architectural drawings from antiquity to the present day

Throughout history, architects have relied on drawings both to develop their ideas and communicate their vision to the world.

This gorgeous collection brings together more than 250 of the finest architectural drawings of all time, revealing each architect's process and personality as never before. Creatively paired to stimulate the imagination, the illustrations span the centuries and range from sketches to renderings, simple to intricate, built projects to a utopian ideal, famous to rarely seen – a true celebration of the art of architecture.

Visually paired images draw connections and contrasts between architecture from different times, styles, and places. From Michelangelo to Frank Gehry, Louise Bourgeois to Tadao Ando, B.V. Doshi to Zaha Hadid, and Grafton to Luis Barragán, the book shows the incredible variety and beauty of architectural drawings.

Drawing Architecture is ideal for art and architecture lovers alike, as well as anyone interested in the intersection of creativity and history.

From the publisher of Exhibit A: Exhibitions that Transformed Architecture, 1948–2000.

Settings and Stray Paths - Writings on Landscapes and Gardens (Hardcover): Marc Treib Settings and Stray Paths - Writings on Landscapes and Gardens (Hardcover)
Marc Treib
R3,015 Discovery Miles 30 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

These collected works represent twenty-five years of study of the designed landscape which the author here takes to include gardens, cemeteries, plazas and other shared spaces. Asking essential questions about the nature of order and its perception, this book includes in its impressive scope analyses of both historic and modern works with a geographical distribution that extends across Europe, Asia and North America. With unique depth in many areas of study, Treib brings his expertise to bear on a range of inter-related and mutually influential issues within the subject, taking in an assessment of the lives and contributions of a number of leading figures in the field, the contents of a landscape and the meanings ascribed to it, and a theoretical formulation of the ideas from which or by which landscape architecture is produced.

Milan (Paperback): Matteo Moscatelli Milan (Paperback)
Matteo Moscatelli
R440 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R82 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years, Milan has become a metropolis involved in transformations that are well worthy of interest for the architectural and urbanistic experiments that have been carried out. The complex dialectics between innovation and respect for the existing urban form is the distinctive characteristic of the city: recovery of downgraded neighbourhoods, redevelopment of decommissioned industrial zones, technological experimentation, and vertical development are the aspects that mark Milan as a strongly contemporary city. This guide is being launched in answer to a moment of great focus on Milan. As it guides the reader through the wide range of contemporary architectural projects, it emphasises the unique nature of its complex character. The transformations are still underway and for this reason, it is difficult to foresee how a city of such size will manage to redefine its personal equilibrium: but this too is part of the contemporary nature of Milan.

Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2017 (Including unique access code) (Paperback): Daniel Stine Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2017 (Including unique access code) (Paperback)
Daniel Stine
R1,483 Discovery Miles 14 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Architecture In A Climate Of Change - A Guide To Sustainable Design (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Peter F Smith Architecture In A Climate Of Change - A Guide To Sustainable Design (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Peter F Smith
R955 Discovery Miles 9 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future of sustainable technology.Including new material on wind generation, domestic water conservation, solar thermal electricity as well as international case studies Architecture in a Climate of Change encourages readers to consider new approaches to building making minimum demand on fossil based energy.

MCHAP Book One, Book 1 - The Americas (Hardcover, English ed.): Fabrizio Gallanti MCHAP Book One, Book 1 - The Americas (Hardcover, English ed.)
Fabrizio Gallanti
R990 R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Save R204 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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