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Blank State - An Architectural Coloring Book (Paperback): Fundamental Berlin Blank State - An Architectural Coloring Book (Paperback)
Fundamental Berlin
R381 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R63 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice (Paperback, 15th Edition): American Institute of Architects The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice (Paperback, 15th Edition)
American Institute of Architects
R2,620 R2,359 Discovery Miles 23 590 Save R261 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The essential guide to beginning your career in architecture The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice opens the door to the vast body of knowledge required to effectively manage architectural projects and practice. A professional architect is responsible for much more than design; this book is specifically designed to help prepare you for the business and administrative challenges of working in the real-world whether you are a student or are just starting out in practice. It provides clear insight into the legal, financial, marketing, management, and administrative tasks and issues that are integral to keeping a firm running. This new edition has been restructured to be a companion textbook for students undertaking architectural practice classes, while also fulfilling the specific knowledge needs of interns and emerging professionals. It supplements information from the professional handbook with new content aimed at those setting out in the architectural profession and starting to navigate their careers. New topics covered in this new edition include: path to licensure, firm identity, professional development, strategic planning, and integrated project delivery. Whether you want to work at a top firm, strike out on your own, or start the next up-and-coming team, the business of architecture is a critical factor in your success. This book brings the fundamentals together to give you a one-stop resource for learning the reality of architectural practice. * Learn the architect's legal and ethical responsibilities * Understand the processes of starting and running your own firm * Develop, manage, and deliver projects on time and on budget * Become familiar with standard industry agreements and contracts Few architects were drawn to the profession by dreams of writing agreements and negotiating contracts, but those who excel at these everyday essential tasks impact their practice in innumerable ways. The Architecture Student's Handbook of Professional Practice provides access to the "nuts and bolts" that keep a firm alive, stable, and financially sound.

Bridges - Spanning the World (Hardcover): Marcus Binney Bridges - Spanning the World (Hardcover)
Marcus Binney 1
R1,189 R819 Discovery Miles 8 190 Save R370 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Building bridges across rivers, canyons, straits and sea represents one of man's greatest endeavours. It has stretched human ingenuity, engineering and material technology to their utmost limits. Their creation has been driven by man's desire, from the earliest times, to make lines of communication possible by foot, horse or engine. Bridges have altered history by joining communities together, extending trade and transporting water to villages and cities. Some are of breathtaking beauty and it is little wonder that they rank among the world's most admired structures. As Marcus Binney writes, 'Each one is remarkable in its own way, each a response to a challenge and perhaps the realization of a dream.' This book looks at more than two hundred bridges spanning the world and the centuries. Here you will find, amongst others, an Inca suspension bridge made from grass ropes; the mile-long Roman aqueduct at Caesarea; the bridges of Venice; France's famous Millau Viaduct; the doubledecker, transporter, lift and stilt bridges produced by German precision engineering; Spain's Acueducto del Aguila (glowing in a bright livery of yellow and terracotta red); the awe-inspiring cantilever bridges built by railway engineers across major rivers in North America and India, and the world's longest suspension bridge at Kobe in Japan.

Southern Built - American Architecture, Regional Practice (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Catherine Bishir Southern Built - American Architecture, Regional Practice (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Catherine Bishir
R2,322 Discovery Miles 23 220 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
R1,090 Discovery Miles 10 900 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.

Cabins of Minnesota (Hardcover): Bill Holm Cabins of Minnesota (Hardcover)
Bill Holm; Photographs by Doug Ohman
R602 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The lake cabin. Early mornings on the sleeping porch, lunches on the dock, late-night cleanings in the fish house. But Minnesota's seasonal getaways aren't limited to its bountiful lakes: vacationers trek to hideaways in the woods, to ice shacks along the Mississippi River; even out to cottages beside the highways, relics from the days when farmers rented vacation places along cornfields and cow pastures. Popular photographer Doug Ohman and renowned writer and poet Bill Holm highlight the state's unique and treasured cabins -- a vintage Fredenberg Lake compound near Duluth; the celebrated mom-and-pop Fairyland Cabins of Detroit Lakes; a cabin situated on top of a pontoon in Rose Lake. Holm's eclectic prose combines stories of the ancient and new and illuminates the rewards of the cabin life: "the pleasures of fishing, daydreaming, sunset watching and star counting, the leisure to take stock of one's life without the surround-sound noise of the new wired century. In a cabin retreat," he writes, "pleasure overcomes duty for a little while."

The Last Agora - Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center-Athens (Hardcover): Federico Bucci The Last Agora - Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center-Athens (Hardcover)
Federico Bucci
R1,352 R992 Discovery Miles 9 920 Save R360 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume is a close analysis of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, the revolutionary $600 million project designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano and donated by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to the city of Athens for the construction of the National Library, Opera House, and a public park set in grounds covering 170,000 square meters. A truly urban design dedicated to the citizens of Athens that marks the recovery and revitalization of a derelict site on the edge of the inner city. A downloadable app for Apple and Android provides access to additional multimedia content, including virtual tours, drone videos, and photo galleries.

Gloucestershire 2: The Vale and The Forest of Dean (Hardcover, 3): David Verey, Alan Brooks Gloucestershire 2: The Vale and The Forest of Dean (Hardcover, 3)
David Verey, Alan Brooks
R1,655 R1,506 Discovery Miles 15 060 Save R149 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Most famous for Gloucester Cathedral and Tewkesbury Abbey, this county also boasts intriguing monastic remains at Gloucester, fine houses in stucco and stone in the great Regency spa town of Cheltenham, and post-war suspension bridges reaching over the Severn.

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
R1,190 R919 Discovery Miles 9 190 Save R271 (23%) 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.

Sahasra Mahavaastu (Paperback): N.H. Sahasrabudhe, Gautami N Sahasrabuddhe Sahasra Mahavaastu (Paperback)
N.H. Sahasrabudhe, Gautami N Sahasrabuddhe
R285 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R56 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
New Directions in Contemporary Architecture - Evolutions and Revolutions in Building Design Since 1988 (Hardcover): Luigi... New Directions in Contemporary Architecture - Evolutions and Revolutions in Building Design Since 1988 (Hardcover)
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
R2,304 R2,075 Discovery Miles 20 750 Save R229 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rem Koolhaas has defined architecture as a chaotic adventure. Nothing could be more true than that of the last two decades. Never has architecture been so unbridled and so extraordinary: the architectural cast has never been so wide and their works so diverse. What though if you are new to the subject? How is it possible to make sense of this seemingly unruly architectural landscape? There are so many different types of architecture, so many designers with such varying and even contradictory approaches. This book is a much needed navigation guide for anyone interested in modern architecture. Organised chronologically, it enables you to find your way through one of the most prolific periods of building design. It looks at buildings in often contrasting styles that have been built almost simultaneously across the world with their roots in very different tendencies and schools of thought. A loose but effective framework is provided, which pulls all these multiple threads together, while key buildings are described individually with a unique clarity and precision.* Covers seminal works, such as Guggenheim Bilbao and the Jewish Museum in Berlin.* Features key architects: Norman Foster, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron, Toyo Ito, Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel and Renzo Piano* Illustrated with more than 220 colour images Order your copy today.

Architecture of the 1950s to 1970s in the Ruhr Area - When the Future was Built (English, German, Paperback): Tim Rieniets,... Architecture of the 1950s to 1970s in the Ruhr Area - When the Future was Built (English, German, Paperback)
Tim Rieniets, Christine Kammerer, Stadtbaukultur Nrw
R819 R540 Discovery Miles 5 400 Save R279 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The boom years from the 1950s to the 1970s were marked by a pioneering spirit and a great drive for innovation in the Ruhr district as well as in many other regions and cities throughout Europe. Modern schools, universities, city halls, churches, shopping malls, and housing estates popped up as a result of ambitious architectural and urban planning projects. While back then they were created as a visual expression of a hope for a better future, a large number of these buildings are now falling into decay. Others are disdainfully ignored or have their merits concealed behind crumbling facades and are regarded as symbolic of failed social utopias. Frequently this architecture does not enjoy the appreciation it deserves simply because people have no information about it. Only very few such buildings therefore have gained their due recognition: Essen's Grugahalle for instance, Dortmund's Florianturm, or Gelsenkirchen's music theatre. The current guide invites you to explore the forgotten gems of this period of architecture in the Ruhr district. In total, the book sheds light on 54 structures, throughout 17 cities, all of which were specially selected, photographed, and described for this publication. Joined together they offer a vivid and comprehensive panorama of their era. Text in English and German.

Francesco Coppola: Eclecticism (Hardcover): Francesco Coppola Francesco Coppola: Eclecticism (Hardcover)
Francesco Coppola
R1,428 R1,088 Discovery Miles 10 880 Save R340 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Profiles the career of a man who honed his creativity in a number of fields, from designing commercial and manufacturing spaces to private houses, headquarters, wine cellars, communication and identity strategies, and interior and product design Francesco Coppola has always been an architect with wide-ranging interests: from architecture to communication, graphic arts and design. His interdisciplinary approach has resulted in a diverse body of work that ranges from urban and private architecture to global communication projects for companies. His most recent projects include the Mercatone Uno Headquarters Tower in Imola, Italy and two urban upgrade projects: La Citta di Toscanella, a residential complex and urban park and a master plan for the Town of Castel Guelfo in Bologna. Francesco Coppola: Eclecticism also explores Coppola's work as a design and brand consultant with some of the world's leading ceramic companies and his wide portfolio of industrial and product design such as furniture, lamps, tiles, mosaics and patented new systems of prefabrication for homes and displays. AUTHOR: Francesco Coppola is a practising architect who taught design at the ISIA school in Faenza, Italy, and is founder of the International Study and Experimentation Centre on Ceramics in Imola. He established the ceramics publications Keramos and Artecotta, as well as the international ceramic review, K-Keramos.

Contemporary Architecture - Made in Germany (Paperback): Cornelia Dorries Contemporary Architecture - Made in Germany (Paperback)
Cornelia Dorries
R757 R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Save R114 (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.

Walls - A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick (Hardcover): David Frye Walls - A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick (Hardcover)
David Frye 1
R567 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R113 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For thousands of years, humans have built walls and assaulted them, admired walls and reviled them. Great Walls have appeared on nearly every continent, the handiwork of people from Persia, Rome, China, Central America, and beyond. They have accompanied the rise of cities, nations, and empires. And yet they rarely appear in our history books.

Spanning centuries and millennia, drawing on archaeological digs to evidence from Berlin and Hollywood, David Frye uncovers the story of walls and asks questions that are both intriguing and profound. Did walls make civilization possible? Can we live without them?

This is more than a tale of bricks and stone: Frye reveals the startling link between what we build and how we live, who we are and how we came to be. It is nothing less than the story of civilization.

Thresholds in Architectural Education (Hardcover): Nur Caglar, Irene G. Curulli, Isil Ruhi-Sipahioglu, Lazaros Mavromatidis Thresholds in Architectural Education (Hardcover)
Nur Caglar, Irene G. Curulli, Isil Ruhi-Sipahioglu, Lazaros Mavromatidis
R3,322 Discovery Miles 33 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book explores, discusses, and considers new and innovative perspectives on the crossings, interactions, and transformations of non-formal, informal learning, and formal learning within or prior to FADS and Internship. The contributions provide a wider perspective on the alternating Final Architectural Design Studios and Internship programs as interfaces and interaction zones among different learning experiences that lead to professional and intellectual qualification.

Epics in the Everyday - Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism (Hardcover): Jesus Vassallo Epics in the Everyday - Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism (Hardcover)
Jesus Vassallo
R1,262 R964 Discovery Miles 9 640 Save R298 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Architecture and photography are both semi-autonomous disciplines, suspended between the fine arts and the utilitarian. Because of this condition, realism is considered a given in both, something that happens almost by default. As soon as a building is inhabited it becomes the backdrop for somebody's everyday drama - just like a photograph that, the moment it is taken, is understood as an automatic record of whatever was in front of the camera. In his new book, Epics in the Everyday, Jesus Vassallo traces a series of collaborations between architects and photographers starting in the immediate post-war years and up to the present. Consistently, the subject matter of these collaborations is the anonymous built environment, which in different ways presents both architects and artists with a mirror that interrogates and challenges the idea of realism in their respective disciplines. Beyond shedding a diagonal light on some important developments within the two individual disciplines, the book chronicles an alternative history of both modern architecture and documentary photography and builds a case for a specific type of realism found at their intersection.

Self-Assembly Lab - Experiments in Programming Matter (Paperback): Skylar Tibbits Self-Assembly Lab - Experiments in Programming Matter (Paperback)
Skylar Tibbits
R1,164 Discovery Miles 11 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What if structures could build themselves or adapt to fluctuating environments? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab in the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, MA, crosses the boundaries between architecture, biology, materials science and the arts, to envision a world where material components can self-assemble to provide adapting structures and optimized fabrication solutions. The book examines the three main ingredients for self-assembly, includes interviews with practitioners involved in the work and presents research projects related to these topics to provide a complete first look at exciting future technologies in construction and self-transforming material products.

Real Living Contact with the Things Themselves (Paperback): Irenee Themselves Real Living Contact with the Things Themselves (Paperback)
Irenee Themselves
R709 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Contemporary architectural criticism tends to focus on the theories and concepts behind buildings. Yet there is much to be learned by venturing beyond the library walls to contemplate the real buildings - the things themselves. This urge for 'real living contact' is the impetus behind this new and exhilarating collection of essays by renowned British architectural critic and scholar Irenee Scalbert. This new book selects nine essays written throughout Scalbert's career from the early 1990s to the present. They comprise detailed studies of major buildings and pieces that represent broader studies of historical movements and ideas. All texts are based on direct experience, whether through quiet contemplation or candid interviews with architects, builders, or inhabitants. An architect by training, Scalbert writes with the purpose of illuminating the design efforts made and enriching the form of the architecture he describes, and his essays thus contribute to many key moments in the architectural history of the past three decades. Scalbert's incisive and boldly original criticism - together with a wealth of illustrations - make this a book an enlightening read for architects and architectural students or anyone with an appreciation of this important voice in architectural criticism.

Lost Watford (Paperback): John Cooper Lost Watford (Paperback)
John Cooper
R419 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R78 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lost Watford portrays a vivid picture of the many losses and changes that have taken place over the last 100 years, as the reader embarks on an interesting journey of discovery around the old market town. Lovely buildings such as Cassiobury House, the seat of the Earls of Essex, and the historic park gates, both long gone and now just a memory. We remember too much-loved shops such as Clements and Cawdell's where each delightful visit was a shopping experience in itself. Fond memories are evoked as well of the many lost cinemas in the town, where for a few hours one could escape to the celluloid world of make-believe in the smoky atmosphere of the auditorium. Sadly, major industries such as printing, brewing and the production lines of Scammell Lorries have similarly disappeared into the mists of time, all irreplaceable and much missed. Lost Watford presents a portrait of this town in Hertfordshire and a way of life that has radically changed or disappeared today, showing not just the buildings, streets and industries that have gone or changed, but also a way of life. This fascinating photographic history of lost Watford will appeal to all those who live in the town or know it well, as well as those who remember it from previous decades.

Rainwater Park (Hardcover): Michael Wright Rainwater Park (Hardcover)
Michael Wright
R1,196 R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Save R264 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Provides a definitive statement on stormwater management and rainwater recycling in urban park landscape design Landscaping is a critical element in improving both the function and appearance of rainwater recycling and stormwater management practices. Designing landscaped areas to soak up rainfall runoff from building and paved areas helps protect water quality in local creeks and waterways. These landscape designs reduce polluted runoff and help prevent creek erosion. As the runoff flows over vegetation and soil in the landscaped area, the water percolates into the ground and pollutants are filtered out or broken down by the soil and plants. As Mike Breedlove, landscape architect and head of Breedlove Land Planning in Conyers, GA, likes to say, "The role of the landscape architect is to successfully marry mankind to nature." His statement is even more succinct than the description used by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), which highlights how landscape architects use a comprehensive working knowledge of architecture, civil engineering, and urban planning to "design aesthetic and practical relationships with the land." This integrative function of landscape architecture makes the profession seem a natural spawning ground for the innovation needed to successfully meet the considerable challenges posed by stormwater-related pollution and erosion. Fencing or hiding stormwater facilities out of view not only loses the opportunity to create an aesthetically pleasing site design, but also sends the message that stormwater is an attractive nuisance. Furthermore, constructing rain parks is becoming an essential part for urban landscape planning. AUTHOR: Michael Wright has a wide-ranging track record in landscape design and construction, having worked on projects at every scale from small private courtyards to entire new city plans. He has also worked as a horticulturist, stonemason, design-construct contractor, and for two years was a lecturer in design at the University of New South Wales. Michael's 24 years of experience underpins his approach to the resolution of projects from conception to detail. His intuitive responses to each project are site based and result in unique design approaches for every landscape and urban design proposition. SELLING POINTS: - Provides a definitive statement on stormwater management and rainwater recycling in urban park landscape design - Introduces comprehensive information on stormwater cleaning and reuse in the urban park landscape - Showcases a collection of award-winning projects that will be inspirational and a strong reference for architects, planners, preservationists, landscape designers; all who are directly involved in landscape design - Features rich, full-colour photography, with numerous full-colour diagrams, and informative statistical panels and tables throughout 300 col.

The Space Between - A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment (Paperback): Eric O Jacobsen The Space Between - A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment (Paperback)
Eric O Jacobsen; Series edited by William Dyrness, Robert Johnson
R426 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R69 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The entire material world can be divided between the Natural Environment and the Built Environment. Over the past forty years, the Natural Environment has received more attention of the two, but that is beginning to change. With a renewed interest in "place" within various academic disciplines and the practical issues of rising fuel costs and scarcity of land, the Built Environment has emerged as a coherent and engaging subject for academic and popular consideration.
While there is a growing body of work on the Built Environment, very little approaches it from a distinctly Christian perspective. This major new work represents a comprehensive and grounded approach. Employing tools from the field of theology and culture, it demonstrates how looking at the Built Environment through a theological lens provides a unique perspective on questions of beauty, justice, and human flourishing.

Bulidings of Wisconsin (Hardcover): Marsha Weisiger Bulidings of Wisconsin (Hardcover)
Marsha Weisiger
R2,542 R1,766 Discovery Miles 17 660 Save R776 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From Milwaukee to Madison, Racine to Eau Clair, La Crosse to Sheboygan, and scores of places in between, tradition and progressivism have shaped Wisconsin's architectural landscape. This latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians' Buildings of the United States series showcases noteworthy and representative sites across the state's six major regions and seventy-two counties. More than 750 entries canvass the entire Midwestern mosaic, including Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, the extraordinary Basilica of St. Josaphat, Yerkes Observatory, Old World Wisconsin, the quirky Wisconsin Concrete Park and Dickeyville Grotto, Aldo Leopold's ""shack,"" grand theaters, breweries, lighthouses, Northwoods retreats, octagon houses, round barns, and much more. Drawing on the expertise of more than twenty distinguished contributors and the Historic Preservation Office of the Wisconsin Historical Society, this indispensable guide, illustrated with 300 photographs and 32 maps, surveys all of the state's major architectural styles, including exemplary works by locally important designers and nationally noted architects and a wide rage of building types, periods, and influences. Native American effigy mounds and the turtle-shaped Oneida Nation Elementary School express the rich heritage of Wisconsin's indigenous peoples. German farmhouses and mansions, Scandinavian barns, and ethnic churches and fraternal halls testify to the waves of immigration that shaped the state in the nineteenth century. Industrial buildings, company towns and planned communities, parks and historic districts, and modernist skyscrapers exemplify the progressive spirit that held sway throughout the twentieth century. From the vernacular to the spectacular, these sites and structures reveal the state's rich heritage, highlight its contributions to innovative modern design, and illustrate the many ways in which architecture embodies the social, economic, and environmental history of Wisconsin's communities.

The Cultural History of Augustan Rome - Texts, Monuments, and Topography (Hardcover): Matthew P. Loar, Sarah C. Murray, Stefano... The Cultural History of Augustan Rome - Texts, Monuments, and Topography (Hardcover)
Matthew P. Loar, Sarah C. Murray, Stefano Rebeggiani
R2,015 R1,872 Discovery Miles 18 720 Save R143 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume wades into the fertile waters of Augustan Rome and the interrelationship of its literature, monuments, and urban landscape. It focused on a pair of questions: how can we productively probe the myriad points of contact between textual and material evidence to write viable cultural histories of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, and what are the limits of these kinds of analysis? The studies gathered here range from monumental absences to monumental texts, from canonical Roman authors such as Cicero, Livy, and Ovid to iconic Roman monuments such as the Rostra, Pantheon, and Solar Meridian of Augustus. Each chapter examines what the texts in, on, and about the city tell us about how the ancients thought about, interacted with, and responded to their urban-monumental landscape. The result is a volume whose methodological and heuristic techniques will be compelling and useful for all scholars of the ancient Mediterranean world.

GSD 08 Platform (Hardcover): Lluis Ortega, Michael Kubo GSD 08 Platform (Hardcover)
Lluis Ortega, Michael Kubo
R616 R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Save R118 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"GSD 08 Platform" formulates prevalent tendencies and coherences within the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Its content groupings are the site of relations between a diverse range of projects and research, developing affinities between projects, events, and writings, revealing a cross-section of ideas and interests. More than a mere recording of lectures, publications, and exhibitions, this book unravels a new order of experience and discovery.

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