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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
Architecture in Global Socialism - Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War (Hardcover): Lukasz Stanek Architecture in Global Socialism - Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War (Hardcover)
Lukasz Stanek
R1,343 R1,193 Discovery Miles 11 930 Save R150 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How socialist architects, planners, and contractors worked collectively to urbanize and develop the Global South during the Soviet era In the course of the Cold War, architects, planners, and construction companies from socialist Eastern Europe engaged in a vibrant collaboration with those in West Africa and the Middle East in order to bring modernization to the developing world. Architecture in Global Socialism shows how their collaboration reshaped five cities in the Global South: Accra, Lagos, Baghdad, Abu Dhabi, and Kuwait City. Lukasz Stanek describes how local authorities and professionals in these cities drew on Soviet prefabrication systems, Hungarian and Polish planning methods, Yugoslav and Bulgarian construction materials, Romanian and East German standard designs, and manual laborers from across Eastern Europe. He explores how the socialist development path was adapted to tropical conditions in Ghana in the 1960s, and how Eastern European architectural traditions were given new life in 1970s Nigeria. He looks at how the differences between socialist foreign trade and the emerging global construction market were exploited in the Middle East in the closing decades of the Cold War. Stanek demonstrates how these and other practices of global cooperation by socialist countries-what he calls socialist worldmaking-left their enduring mark on urban landscapes in the postcolonial world. Featuring an extensive collection of previously unpublished images, Architecture in Global Socialism draws on original archival research on four continents and a wealth of in-depth interviews. This incisive book presents a new understanding of global urbanization and its architecture through the lens of socialist internationalism, challenging long-held notions about modernization and development in the Global South.

Sketching for Architecture + Interior Design (Paperback): Stephanie Travis Sketching for Architecture + Interior Design (Paperback)
Stephanie Travis; Illustrated by Holly Clifton-Brown
R522 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R116 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The debate surrounding hand drawing versus computer-generated imagery has become a hot topic. Having grown up with computers, today's interior design and architecture students are extremely adept at creating computer imagery, but often lack confidence in their freehand sketching skills, or do not know how to sketch at all. Sketching, and the careful observation that it entails, is essential for the successful development of the next generation of designers. Forty-five step-by-step exercises take the student from the simple three-dimensional forms of furniture, to interiors, to complex building exteriors, and cityscapes. Technical topics covered include tools, line weights, perspective, proportion, composition, shading, serial views, and context. Exercises are illustrated with beautiful sketches specially created by the author. Sketching for Architecture + Interior Design is an indispensable and practical guide for students wishing to master the art of looking and sketching.

Life is Ibiza - People Houses Life (Hardcover): ,Anne Poelmans Life is Ibiza - People Houses Life (Hardcover)
,Anne Poelmans
R948 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R208 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When you think of Ibiza, you think of sun, sea, sand, and the Mediterranean way of life. But that's not all: you think of gorgeous design, funky interiors, scrumptious food and breath taking nature. With that in mind, it's time for an ode to good taste, La Pura Vida. This magnificent book will bring the summer vibe into your home with the most beautiful interiors, imposing architecture and pictures that will have you imagining you are standing amidst the azure bays yourself. Two hundred and forty pages filled with joy and good taste, interiors, architecture, and scenery.

Commercial Drafting and Detailing (Paperback, International Edition): Alan Jefferis Commercial Drafting and Detailing (Paperback, International Edition)
Alan Jefferis
R1,114 R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Save R163 (15%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

The only book of its kind on the market today, COMMERCIAL DRAFTING AND DETAILING, 4E will give you everything you need to gain a solid understanding of commercial drafting and detailing - it's all here, in one comprehensive resource. The fourth edition maintains the winning features of its previous editions; clear explanations and professional, practical examples that walk you through the architectural and structural drawings required in a complete set of commercial plans. It then builds on these successes by increasingly integrating design components into each chapter, replacing free-hand sketches with CAD skeleton drawings, and updating the information to reflect the 2015 International Building Code. The end result: a valuable tool that will keep you up-to-date on the most current industry trends and prepare you to succeed.

Indoor America - The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia (Hardcover): Andrea Vesentini Indoor America - The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia (Hardcover)
Andrea Vesentini
R1,368 R967 Discovery Miles 9 670 Save R401 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cars, single-family houses, fallout shelters, air-conditioned malls-these are only some of the many interiors making up the landscape of American suburbia. Indoor America explores the history of suburbanization through the emergence of such spaces in the postwar years, examining their design, use, and representation. By drawing on a wealth of examples ranging from the built environment to popular culture and film, Andrea Vesentini shows how suburban interiors were devised as a continuous cultural landscape of interconnected and self-sufficient escape capsules. The relocation of most everyday practices into indoor spaces has often been overlooked by suburban historiography; Indoor America uncovers this latent history and contrasts it with the dominant reading of suburbanization as pursuit of open space. Americans did not just flee the city by getting out of it-they did so also by getting inside. Vesentini chronicles this inner-directed flight by describing three separate stages. The encapsulation of the automobile fostered the nuclear segregation of the family from the social fabric and served as a blueprint for all other interiors. Introverted design increasingly turned the focus of the house inward. Finally, through interiorization, the exterior was incorporated into the all-encompassing interior landscape of enclosed malls and projects for indoor cities. In a journey that features tailfin cars and World's Fair model homes, Richard Neutra's glass walls and sitcom picture windows, Victor Gruen's Southdale Center and the Minnesota Experimental City, Indoor America takes the reader into the heart and viscera of America's urban sprawl.

Pugin's Gothic Ornament - The Classic Sourcebook of Decorative Motifs with 100 Plates (Paperback): Augustus C. Pugin Pugin's Gothic Ornament - The Classic Sourcebook of Decorative Motifs with 100 Plates (Paperback)
Augustus C. Pugin
R295 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R70 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This classic sourcebook of decorative motifs contains 100 plates of copyright-free Gothic designs, meticulously reproduced from rare 19th-century engravings. Many are floral and foliate designs rendered from panels, capitals, borders, brackets, friezes, grotesques and other decorative elements from such architectural landmarks as New College Chapel at Oxford, Rouen Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Kenilworth Castle, Eltham Palace and the tomb of the Earl of Warwick.

Living On Vacation - Contemporary Houses for Tranquil Living (Hardcover): Phaidon Editors Living On Vacation - Contemporary Houses for Tranquil Living (Hardcover)
Phaidon Editors
R885 R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Save R207 (23%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Escape and unwind with this breathtaking collection of contemporary homes - each designed with relaxation in mind Packed with the spirit of sanctuary, Architecture on Vacation is an inspiring showcase of spaces used exclusively for retreat and rejuvenation; from sun-drenched private islands and peaceful lakeside cottages to intimate mountain hideaways and secluded desert villas. This volume goes further than any other in search of the world's most desirable havens, featuring fabulous, architect-designed homes from across the globe, each illustrated inside and out with carefully curated photography emphasizing each home's stunning location.

On Architecture: Bks. I-X (Paperback): Vitruvius On Architecture: Bks. I-X (Paperback)
Vitruvius; Translated by M.H. Morgan 1
R248 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R20 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The most important book ever written on architecture. Early Roman aesthetics, technology, classical orders, site selection, all other aspects. Morgan translation.

BCN Noteguide (Hardcover): Angels Soler BCN Noteguide (Hardcover)
Angels Soler
R516 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R98 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Each technical information page contains: address, a location map, an artistic photograph and an explanatory text written by an expert. In addition to a short list of specifications, a QR code refers to qualified institutional websites where more information can be found. At the foot of each page, there is a reference to the maps in the final pages, organized by area and marked with routes adapted to the proximity of each work. Four blank pages follow for writing, drawing or pasting in memories of your visit, to turn the guide into a personalized object and a souvenir at the end of your trip.

Architecture, Travellers and Writers - Constructing Histories of Perception 1640-1950 (Hardcover, New): Anne Hultzsch Architecture, Travellers and Writers - Constructing Histories of Perception 1640-1950 (Hardcover, New)
Anne Hultzsch
R1,844 Discovery Miles 18 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Does the way in which buildings are looked at, and made sense of, change over the course of time? How can we find out about this? By looking at a selection of travel writings spanning four centuries, Anne Hultzsch suggests that it is language, the description of architecture, which offers answers to such questions. The words authors use to transcribe what they see for the reader to re-imagine offer glimpses at modes of perception specific to one moment, place and person. Hultzsch constructs an intriguing patchwork of local and often fragmentary narratives discussing texts as diverse as the 17th-century diary of John Evelyn, Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719) and an 1855 art guide by Swiss art historian Jacob Burckhardt. Further authors considered include 17th-century collector John Bargrave, 18th-century novelist Tobias Smollett, poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, critic John Ruskin as well as the 20th-century architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner.

Making the Most of Tomorrow - A North Bohemian Laboratory of Socialist Modernism (Paperback): Matej Spurny Making the Most of Tomorrow - A North Bohemian Laboratory of Socialist Modernism (Paperback)
Matej Spurny; Translated by Derek Paton
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Utzon Uncovered - Revisiting JOrn Utzon's Masterwork on Mallorca (Hardcover): Lise Juel, Helene Binet Utzon Uncovered - Revisiting JOrn Utzon's Masterwork on Mallorca (Hardcover)
Lise Juel, Helene Binet
R900 R695 Discovery Miles 6 950 Save R205 (23%) Pre-order

In 2012, Danish architect Lise Juel completed the restoration of fellow Dane Jorn Utzon s magnificent residence on the Spanish island of Mallorca, known as Can Lis. Uncovering Utzon is a series of pensees by Juel describing the process of restoring the beloved architect s unique and magnificent construction for the Utzon Foundation. Accompanying Juel s evocative account are the equally evocative images of the house by eminent architectural photographer Helene Binet. Known for her powerful black-and-white photographs of the work of the world s most important architects, past and present, Binet brings her unique eye to Can Lis to produce a breathtaking portrait of Utzon s spectacular, elemental masterpiece. Together, Juel s personal account and Binet s inimitable photography illustrate the undeniable power of this rough-hewn Modernist architectural landmark.

Southern Built - American Architecture, Regional Practice (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Catherine Bishir Southern Built - American Architecture, Regional Practice (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Catherine Bishir
R2,021 Discovery Miles 20 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A leader in the fields of both regional architectural history and historic preservation, Catherine Bishir has collected essays covering three decades into one volume. Just as the subjects of her studies are at once regional and national, the essays included here seek to think globally while researching locally. What one observes in the architecture of the Upper South happens throughout the nation: national models, far from being slavishly adopted or--as some might suggest--misinterpreted through provincialism, are adapted to be locally useful and meaningful.

Recognizing that design is seldom an isolated act, the essays collected here explore the conditions of construction itself in shaping communities in the Upper South. Bishir examines the roles played by local economies and class structures as keys to understanding building practices and results. The builders themselves take a leading role in the story, and one of the great accomplishments of the book is revealing not only the importance but the often overlooked expertise of slave artisans in antebellum construction. Bishir also traces, with striking specificity, the pathways by which national ideas entered regional usage. The book provides illuminating case studies--from an antebellum builder's adaptation of popular architectural books to an early twentieth century city's cultivation of an architecture representing the Old South mythology. All of these illuminate the complex transformation of national ideas into forms that express and define a region.

The book concludes with a pair of essays that treat more recent developments to examine issues in historic preservation. Bishir considers how monumental works coexist with more commonplace architecture, the evolving and problematic role of preservation regulations, and the various groups that influence preservation issues.Eloquent and accessible enough to captivate the general reader, Catherine Bishir's essays speak with equal fluency to both historians and preservation professionals and will be a permanent addition to the study of our nation's uncommonly diverse architecture.

Southern Built - American Architecture, Regional Practice (Paperback, Annotated edition): Catherine Bishir Southern Built - American Architecture, Regional Practice (Paperback, Annotated edition)
Catherine Bishir
R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A leader in the fields of both regional architectural history and historic preservation, Catherine Bishir has collected essays covering three decades into one volume. Just as the subjects of her studies are at once regional and national, the essays included here seek to think globally while researching locally. What one observes in the architecture of the Upper South happens throughout the nation: national models, far from being slavishly adopted or--as some might suggest--misinterpreted through provincialism, are adapted to be locally useful and meaningful.

Recognizing that design is seldom an isolated act, the essays collected here explore the conditions of construction itself in shaping communities in the Upper South. Bishir examines the roles played by local economies and class structures as keys to understanding building practices and results. The builders themselves take a leading role in the story, and one of the great accomplishments of the book is revealing not only the importance but the often overlooked expertise of slave artisans in antebellum construction. Bishir also traces, with striking specificity, the pathways by which national ideas entered regional usage. The book provides illuminating case studies--from an antebellum builder's adaptation of popular architectural books to an early twentieth century city's cultivation of an architecture representing the Old South mythology. All of these illuminate the complex transformation of national ideas into forms that express and define a region.

The book concludes with a pair of essays that treat more recent developments to examine issues in historic preservation. Bishir considers how monumental works coexist with more commonplace architecture, the evolving and problematic role of preservation regulations, and the various groups that influence preservation issues.Eloquent and accessible enough to captivate the general reader, Catherine Bishir's essays speak with equal fluency to both historians and preservation professionals and will be a permanent addition to the study of our nation's uncommonly diverse architecture.

Blank State - An Architectural Coloring Book (Paperback): Fundamental Berlin Blank State - An Architectural Coloring Book (Paperback)
Fundamental Berlin
R331 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Constructing Europe. 25 years of Architecture - European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award... Constructing Europe. 25 years of Architecture - European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award (Hardcover, English ed.)
Fundacio Mies Van Der Rohe, Diane Gray
R1,033 R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Save R230 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As a part of the activities that will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, this catalogue explains the value of the Prize as a platform for discovery and debate about two main topics: the historical value of the Prize as a demonstration of the significance of European architecture, and the Award's role as a mechanism for bringing up topics of concern in today's European architecture, and as a process that contributes to building an architectural and urban discourse, both in Europe and throughout the world. The works of the last 25 years are essential tools for defining the future in the upcoming years.

Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design (Paperback): Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design (Paperback)
Beatriz Colomina, Mark Wigley; Designed by Okay Karadayilar
R458 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R180 (39%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Are We Human? rethinks the philosophy of design in a multi-dimensional exploration from the very first tools and ornaments to the constant buzz of social media. The average day involves the experience of thousands of layers of design that reach to outside space but also reach deep into our bodies and brains. Even the planet itself has been completely encrusted by design as a geological layer. There is no longer an outside to the world of design. Design has become the world. Design is what makes the human. It is the very basis of social life. But design also engineers inequalities and new forms of neglect, such as lawlessness, poverty, and the climate at the same time as the human genome and the weather are being actively redesigned. We can no longer reassure ourselves with the idea of "good design." Design itself needs to be redesigned.

Streets of Corpus Christi (Hardcover): Murphy Givens Streets of Corpus Christi (Hardcover)
Murphy Givens
R943 Discovery Miles 9 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Origins of Form - The Shape of Natural and Man-made Things-Why They Came to Be the Way They Are and How They Change... Origins of Form - The Shape of Natural and Man-made Things-Why They Came to Be the Way They Are and How They Change (Paperback)
Christopher Williams
R412 R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Save R25 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Origins of Form is about the shape of things. What limits the height of a tree? Why is a large ship or office building more efficient than a small one? What is the similarity between a human rib cage and an airplane or a bison and a cantilevered bridge? How might we plan for things to improve as they are used instead of wearing out? The author has chosen eight criteria that constitute the major influences on three-dimensional form. These criteria comprise the eight chapters of the book: each looks at form from entirely different viewpoints. The products of both nature and man are examined and compared. This book will make readers-especially those who design and build-aware of their physical environment and how to break away from previously held assumptions and indifference about the ways forms in our human environment have evolved. It shows better ways to do things.The author's practical, no-nonsense approach and his exquisite drawings, done especially for this volume, provide a clear understanding of what can and cannot be; how big or small an object should be, of what material it will be made, how its function will relate to its design, how its use will change it, and what laws will influence its development. The facts and information were gathered from many sources: the areas of mechanics, structure, and materials; geology, biology, anthropology, paleobiology, morphology and others. These are standard facts in these areas of specialization, but they are also essential to the designer's overall knowledge and understanding of form. The result is an invaluable work for students, designers, architects, and planners, and an informed introduction to a fascinating subject for laymen.

Contemporary Architecture - Made in Germany (Paperback): Cornelia Dorries Contemporary Architecture - Made in Germany (Paperback)
Cornelia Dorries
R707 R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Save R104 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Contemporary Architecture Made in Germany: From the first sketch to turnkey solutions. The success of a building project depends on many factors that vary from good design to efficiently organised construction phases. Anyone employing a German architecture practice can be assured that responsibility for the complex tasks and processes remains in one pair of hands only: that of the architect's. This publication showcases more than 120 buildings, designed by German architects in over 30 countries worldwide. The 476 pages also work as an investors' guarantee to good architecture. This volume, Contemporary Architecture Made in Germany, accompanies the eponymous exhibition - promoted by the German Federal Chamber of Architects (NAX) - that has already shown in hotspots such as Paris and Beijing. NAX was established in 2002, as an active ambassador for the German building culture; to connect international clients with German architecture firms.

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