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The Architect's Guide to Running a Practice (Paperback): David Littlefield The Architect's Guide to Running a Practice (Paperback)
David Littlefield
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is your essential one stop shop for information on starting and running a practice. Case studies and advice from practitioners, big and small, run alongside outlines of all the key topics, to give you an insight into the problems and challenges others have faced when setting up a design business. Accessible and informative, this handbook is the ideal first point of reference when starting a practice.
Architects have many different reasons for setting up in practice; equally, there are many ways of running your own business. This handbook helps you consider whether or not you should set up on your own, examining issues such as financing, office space, recruitment, IT and workingo ut a business plan. Some architects want to stay small, while others have ambitions to grow into large businesses. Some grow big accidentally. And then there are those who pick and choose their work carefully, and even turn down undesirable contracts, while others will grab at everything possible. This book woudl explore these different models and illustrate how different kinds of practice develop into successful businesses.
Importantly, the book will stress that these issues are crucial - you may be the best designer in the world, but unless your business is well managed you will fail. On the other hand, some successful architects spend a lot of time looking for new work and attending to management issues, rarely finding the time for design work. This book would illustrate how architects have struck a balance between these two extremes.
* Provides practical advice to show you how to make your business a success
* Based on real life examples, not theory, to give you a jargon free accessibleguide
* Gives clear and concise information guiding you directly to the key information you need

Surrey (Hardcover, Revised And Enlarged Ed): Ian Nairn, Nikolaus Pevsner, Bridget Cherry Surrey (Hardcover, Revised And Enlarged Ed)
Ian Nairn, Nikolaus Pevsner, Bridget Cherry
R1,149 R1,057 Discovery Miles 10 570 Save R92 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Surrey's architecture is a constantly surprising mix of the rural and urban with many of its most important buildings, such as the seventeenth-century Ham House, found amongst the outgrowth of London itself. The landscape gardens of Painshill and Claremont attest to Surrey's popularity in the eighteenth century and the county's enthusiasm for follies and remarkable garden buildings. More recent architecture includes notable early works by Lutyens, with gardens by Gertrude Jekyll, inspired by the rich stock of late medieval farmhouses and tile-hung cottages in the county's southern villages. Among interwar suburban housing there are some exceptional Modernist homes, such as The Homewood by Patrick Gwynne. Church architecture in Surrey includes work by all of the great names of the Gothic Revival; not least of its surprises is the luminous and spacious interior of Guildford Cathedral.

Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style (Hardcover): Amy Astley Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style (Hardcover)
Amy Astley; Architectural Digest; Foreword by Anna Wintour 2
R2,215 R1,644 Discovery Miles 16 440 Save R571 (26%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A rich visual history of Architectural Digest, published for the magazine's 100th anniversary Architectural Digest at 100 celebrates the best from the pages of the international design authority. The editors have delved into the archives and culled years of rich material covering a range of subjects. Ranging freely between present and past, the book features the personal spaces of dozens of private celebrities like Barack and Michelle Obama, David Bowie, Truman Capote, David Hockney, Michael Kors, and Diana Vreeland, and includes the work of top designers and architects like Frank Gehry, David Hicks, India Mahdavi, Peter Marino, John Fowler, Renzo Mongiardino, Oscar Niemeyer, Axel Vervoordt, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Elsie de Wolfe. Also included are stunning images from the magazine's history by photographers such as Bill Cunningham, Horst P. Horst, Simon Upton, Francois Dischinger, Francois Halard, Julius Shulman, and Oberto Gili.

Guido Guidi: Le Corbusier - 5 Architectures (Hardcover): Guido Guidi: Le Corbusier - 5 Architectures (Hardcover)
R1,122 R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Save R201 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Simon Phipps Finding Brutalism - A Photographic Survey of Post-War British Architecture (Hardcover): Hilar Stadler Simon Phipps Finding Brutalism - A Photographic Survey of Post-War British Architecture (Hardcover)
Hilar Stadler
R869 R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Save R186 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For more than thirty years, British photographer Simon Phipps has been documenting the rebuilding of Britain after the Second World War through the work of architects. His archive documents Britain's post-war modernism and new brutalism in architecture and recognises the architects' enormous contribution to the transformation of the political and social landscape of the country in the aftermath of WWII. Significant building on a mass scale was realised and new building techniques were pioneered alongside innovative layouts, resulting in buildings of outstanding quality, displaying radical new forms. The construction ranged from public and private housing, to schools and universities, churches, museums, galleries, commercial and, ultimately, entire new towns. This new book features some 80 of Simon Phipps's photographs of buildings in all parts of England completed between the 1950s until the 1980s. They create a confrontation of buildings and architectural fragments, evoking a distinct atmosphere of brutalism. An essay contextualises brutalism in architecture from a British perspective and considers Phipps' contribution to its reception. An illustrated catalogue of featured buildings provides full details of each item, making the book also a handy travel guide for architecture lovers and professionals. This book accompanies the exhibition Finding Brutalism, at the Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland, 26 August to 5 November 2017.

Linear Thought Condensation (Paperback): ,Peter Maygar Linear Thought Condensation (Paperback)
,Peter Maygar
R509 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R97 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Condensed thoughts transformed to matter with sequence of drawings. With exceptions of the author's other books, no similar published case studies exist. Uniquely relevant in both the education and practice architecture. This book aims to unify knowing and feeling with drawing. Since this process is influenced by the memory of our body, the outcome could be unpredictable, mysterious and timeless. If the drawn investigation questions the fundamentals of knowledge, existence and truth, then the resulting architecture might embody a new branch of philosophy. It will affect simultaneously our cerebral, tactile, and spatial perceptions and appear as a circumstantial singularity.

Villages of West Africa: An Intimate Journey Across Time (Hardcover): Steven House, Cathi House Villages of West Africa: An Intimate Journey Across Time (Hardcover)
Steven House, Cathi House
R1,318 R1,211 Discovery Miles 12 110 Save R107 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Art and especially architecture are often seen as the exclusive realm of formally trained experts. Award-winning architects Steven and Cathi House explore the other side of that reality in a part of the world that has been at the crossroads of history for thousands of years. With more than 500 photographs and insightful commentary, they reveal the remarkable beauty of the people, land, villages, textiles, and vernacular architecture across seven countries of West Africa, situated between the Sahara Desert and Atlantic Ocean. The book celebrates the artisanship of tribal people who use building methods that are both practical and ingenious and that respond not just to local climate, materials, and topography, but also to the needs of the inhabitants with poetic insight, creating environments that are stimulating and sustainable. With their clarity, function, and beauty, these villages are living models of what community life can be.

The Urban Design of Concession - Tradition and Transformation in the Chinese Treaty Ports (Paperback): Peter Cookson Smith The Urban Design of Concession - Tradition and Transformation in the Chinese Treaty Ports (Paperback)
Peter Cookson Smith
R911 R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Save R204 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Paris Mansions and Apartments 1893 - Facades, Floor Plans and Architectural Details (Paperback, Dover): Pierre Gelis-Didot Paris Mansions and Apartments 1893 - Facades, Floor Plans and Architectural Details (Paperback, Dover)
Pierre Gelis-Didot
R390 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Selected from a very rare portfolio, this volume presents exquisitely detailed engravings of Parisian apartment buildings and mansions of the late nineteenth century. Its 100 plates depict 50 buildings in the richly ornamented Beaux-Arts Classical style. These illustrations are the work of Pierre Gelis-Didot, who is celebrated for his architectural drawings. They depict buildings by such distinguished architects as Jean-Louis Pascal, Albert Walwein, Lucien Magne, Charles Girault, and others.
Full-page illustrations of each facade are accompanied by facing pages with finely rendered architectural details, including floor plans, cross sections, and close-ups of doors, windows, and balconies. Other details include soaring arches, elaborate cornices, decorative trims, and colossal columns. From the boulevards of Saint-Germain, Haussmann, and Montparnasse to the Bois de Boulogne, this volume offers a celebration of residential architecture in the City of Light.

Design, Form, and Chaos (Hardcover): Paul Rand Design, Form, and Chaos (Hardcover)
Paul Rand
R1,045 R794 Discovery Miles 7 940 Save R251 (24%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"To have the preeminent graphic designer in America-the leading proponent of the Modern-intelligently and forcefully speak out makes this a document for today and the ages. Rand's book is a classic." -Stephen Heller (1993) Paul Rand (1914-1996) was a pioneer in the field of advertising design and typography, and his work still exerts a profound influence on the design profession. First published to critical acclaim in 1993, and long unavailable, Design, Form, and Chaos is now back in print. Exploring graphic design challenges such as the values behind aesthetics, the role of intuition, selecting a typeface, and the place of market research, the book elegantly demonstrates how utility and beauty can be effectively combined. Illustrated with examples of Rand's own remarkable graphic design, as well as with the work of artists he admired, the book features seven portfolios that he used to present logos to clients such as Next, IDEO, and IBM. Clearly one of the most important books in the history of 20th-century American design, Design, Form, and Chaos is a must have for any student or professional.

Classics - A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, Revised): Mary Beard, John Henderson Classics - A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, Revised)
Mary Beard, John Henderson
R233 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R47 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

We are all Classicists - we come into touch with the Classics daily: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature. What are the true roots of these influences, however, and how do our interpretations of these aspects of the Classics differ from their original reception? Starting with a visit to the British Museum, John Henderson and Mary Beard prompt us to consider the significance of Classics as a means of discovery and enquiry, its value in terms of literature, philosophy, and culture, and its importance as a source of imagery.

The Aesthetics of Equity - Notes on Race, Space, Architecture, and Music (Paperback, First and Revis): Craig L. Wilkins The Aesthetics of Equity - Notes on Race, Space, Architecture, and Music (Paperback, First and Revis)
Craig L. Wilkins
R575 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R103 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Architecture is often thought to be a diary of a society, filled with symbolic representations of specific cultural moments. However, as Craig L. Wilkins observes, that diary includes far too few narratives of the diverse cultures in U.S. society. Wilkins states that the discipline of architecture has a resistance to African Americans at every level, from the startlingly small number of architecture students to the paltry number of registered architects in the United States today.
Working to understand how ideologies are formed, transmitted, and embedded in the built environment, Wilkins deconstructs how the marginalization of African Americans is authorized within the field of architecture. He then outlines how activist forms of expression shape and sustain communities, fashioning an architectural theory around the site of environmental conflict constructed by hip-hop culture.
Wilkins places his concerns in a historical context, and also offers practical solutions to address them. In doing so, he reveals new possibilities for an architecture that acknowledges its current shortcomings and replies to the needs of multicultural constituencies.
Craig L. Wilkins, a registered architect, teaches architecture and urban planning at the University of Michigan.

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Richard Krautheimer Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Richard Krautheimer
R928 R866 Discovery Miles 8 660 Save R62 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

By now a classic, it presents in a single volume a coherent overall view of the history and the changing character of Early Christian and Byzantine architecture, from Rome and Milan to North Africa, from Constantinople to Greece and the Balkans, and from Egypt and Jerusalem to the villages and monasteries of Syria, Asia Minor, Armenia, and Mesopotamia.

Inside North Korea (English, French, German, Book): Oliver Wainwright Inside North Korea (English, French, German, Book)
Oliver Wainwright; Edited by Wiedemann
R1,096 R765 Discovery Miles 7 650 Save R331 (30%) 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.

Eric Parry - Drawing (Paperback): Eric Parry, Owen Hopkins, David Leatherbarrow Eric Parry - Drawing (Paperback)
Eric Parry, Owen Hopkins, David Leatherbarrow
R261 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R71 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Eric Parry is an architect who draws. This book is about the interaction and relationship of those two practices - of drawing as design tool, and as a way of engaging with the world in which buildings exist and which they play a part in shaping The text comprises a dialogue between Parry and Owen Hopkins, Senior Curator at Sir John Soane's Museum, London, which is the venue for an exhibition of Parry's drawings in spring 2019. The dialogue is arranged across ten episodes relating to themes and ideas that emerged over a series of conversations during the creation of the exhibition. At once self-contained and part of a broader whole, these episodes meditate on the meaning, medium and culture of architectural drawing. An essay by David Leatherbarrow, Professor of Architecture and Chairman of the Graduate Group in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, offers a counterpoint, providing both a detailed analysis of Parry's drawing practice and context for the preceding dialogue.

Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England (Hardcover): Matthew Walker Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England (Hardcover)
Matthew Walker
R1,789 Discovery Miles 17 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Architects, Builders, and Intellectual Culture in Restoration England charts the moment when well-educated, well-resourced, English intellectuals first became interested in classical architecture in substantial numbers. This occurred after the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 and involved people such as John Evelyn, Robert Hooke, Sir Christopher Wren, and Roger North. Matthew Walker explores how these figures treated architecture as a subject of intellectual enquiry, either as writers, as designers of buildings, or as both. In four substantial chapters it looks at how the architect was defined as a major intellectual figure, how architects acquired material that allowed them to define themselves as intellectually competent architects, how intellectual writers in the period handled knowledge of ancient architecture in their writing, and how the design process in architecture was conceived of in theoretical writing at the time. In all, Walker shows that the key to understanding English architectural culture at the time is to understand how architecture was handled as knowledge, and how architects were conceived of as collectors and producers of such knowledge. He also makes the claim that architecture was treated as an extremely serious and important area of intellectual enquiry, the result of which was that by the turn of the eighteenth century, architects and architectural writers could count themselves amongst England's intellectual and cultural elite.

The Building of Manhattan (Hardcover): Donald A. Mackay The Building of Manhattan (Hardcover)
Donald A. Mackay; Illustrated by Donald A. Mackay
R571 R463 Discovery Miles 4 630 Save R108 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Italian Townscape (Hardcover): Ivor De Wolfe Italian Townscape (Hardcover)
Ivor De Wolfe
R851 R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Save R177 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Originally published by the Architecture Press in 1963, The Italian Townscape was written by Hubert de Cronin Hastings (1902-1986), under his pseudonym of Ivor de Wolfe, with photographs taken by him and his wife Hazel (alias Ivy de Wolfe). He claimed to have invented the word Townscape, and used his position as proprietor/editor of the Architectural Review to promote it as a technique to inspire the creation of historically layered, visually stimulating, dense cities in the period of reconstruction and new towns.
The theory of Townscape was originally developed by Hastings in collaboration with the architect, planner and illustrator Gordon Cullen, whose book of this name, published in 1961, remains a standard work. In The Italian Townscape, Hastings made his own statement, sharing his worries about the blandness of modern consumer society and celebrating Italian towns and cities as theatrical background for everyday life. Writing at a time when English people were migrating to the suburbs and cars were destroying the conviviality of cities, Hastings anticipated the return in recent decades to an ideal of public space, where "the only true happiness lies at the centre."
Hastings/De Wolfe rekindles our appreciation for individual urban elements: articulating his analysis through disparate themes: from the more obvious: "streets," "advertising" and "pedestrian network," to typically idiosyncratic ones: "Defensive armour," "constipation," "toughies" and "sissies" and "all creeping things." The photographs evoke the Italy of Fellini's films, making it a forgotten classic of travel and photographic publishing whose lessons remain relevant today.
Professor of Architecture and Cultural History at the University of Greenwich, Alan Powers, and Professor Erdem Erten of the University of Izmir in Turkey, contribute a new introduction to this reprint, restoring the identity of Hastings as an author and his role in architecture and planning debates from the 1930s to the 1970s.

Verb Matters-French (Paperback, English ed.): Albert Ferre Verb Matters-French (Paperback, English ed.)
Albert Ferre
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Verb Conditioning - The Designs of New Atmospheres, Effects and Experiencies (Hardcover, English ed.): Albert Ferre, Irene... Verb Conditioning - The Designs of New Atmospheres, Effects and Experiencies (Hardcover, English ed.)
Albert Ferre, Irene Hwang, Michael Kubo
R357 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R51 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In its latest issue, Conditioning, the groundbreaking and visually engaging architecture "boogazine" (It's a book and a magazine!) Verb investigates the ramifications of architectural signification. As our ability to control the production of form and the creation of environments begin to parallel that of natural processes, architecture is not only conceived as a platform for the development of human activity, but more and more as its generator and possibly also its limiting framework. To investigate these bracing notions, Verb spans the globe, exploring the entertainment recreations of a Las Vegas casino and the hermetic communities of Biosphere 2 and Grimshaw's Eden project as well as the experimental environments of Enric Ruiz-Geli (Villa Nurbs) and Makoto Yokomizo's soap bubble inspired Tomihiro Hoshino Museum, a square containing 20-odd cylindrical spaces. As in other industries ranging from computer applications to car manufacturing, mass-customized theming in architecture infiltrates the way buildings are conceived and used. If this trend is inevitably linked to commercial success, how will that affect the discipline? The thoughtful, cutting-edge Verb Conditioning will keep you on your architectural toes.

Oasis - Modern Desert Homes Around the World (Hardcover): iO Tillett Wright Oasis - Modern Desert Homes Around the World (Hardcover)
iO Tillett Wright
R805 R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Save R178 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Architecture of Middle Georgia - The Oconee Area (Paperback): John Linley Architecture of Middle Georgia - The Oconee Area (Paperback)
John Linley
R737 R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The middle Georgia area--including Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Johnson, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson Counties--is a vast living museum of classic southern architecture. First published in 1972, this sweeping survey remains one of the best books on the topic, covering primitive, Gothic, Greek Revival, and Victorian styles, and beyond.

John Linley's descriptions of the diverse structures of the Oconee area are illustrated with more than three hundred photographs and representative floor plans. Fine architecture, as Linley shows, is greatly influenced by climate and geography, by the natural resources of the region, and by history, custom, and tradition. He considers these major factors along with such individual features as green spaces--gardens and parks--and town and city plans, viewing the architecture in relation to the whole environment.

The architecture is discussed in chronological order by style and is related to the surrounding country, with each of the seven Oconee area counties presented historically and in terms of its own resources. Touring maps of the counties and the principal towns locate all structures and points of interest mentioned in the text.

Architecture and Revolution - Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe (Paperback): Neil Leach Architecture and Revolution - Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe (Paperback)
Neil Leach
R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Architecture and Revolution explores the consequences of the recent revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe from an architectural perspective. The book presents a series of essays which offer a novel and incisive take on some of the pressing questions that now face architects, planners and politicians alike in Central and Eastern Europe as they consider how best to formulate the new architecture for a new Europe. A fundamental part of the problem for Central and Eastern Europe as it struggles to adapt to the West has been the issue of the built environment. The buildings inherited from the communist era have brought with them a range of problems: some are environmentally inadequate, others were designed to serve a now redundant social programme, and others carry the stigma of association with the previous regime. Whilst the physical rehabilitation of towns and cities is a pressing problem, there are important underlying theoretical issues to be addressed.

International Perspectives on Lifelong Learning (Hardcover): Colin (Senior Lecturer in Adult Education Griffin, John (Senior... International Perspectives on Lifelong Learning (Hardcover)
Colin (Senior Lecturer in Adult Education Griffin, John (Senior Lecturer in Adult Education Holford, Peter (Head of Adult Education Jarvis
R3,024 Discovery Miles 30 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Taking an international perspective, the authors examine the theoretical and practical aspects of lifelong learning, reflecting the different approaches and competing theoretical positions. A number of issues and key areas of debate are addressed in different national and international contexts and case studies are provided from countries including Hong Kong, New Zealand and South Africa. Based on conference papers, the book identifies many of the issues and perspectives in this emerging field.

Art Nouveau Prague (Paperback, 2nd Ed.): Petr Wittlich Art Nouveau Prague (Paperback, 2nd Ed.)
Petr Wittlich; Translated by Petra Key
R613 Discovery Miles 6 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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