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Sports Fields - Design, Construction, and Maintenance (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Jim Puhalla, Jeffrey V. Krans, Michael Goatley Sports Fields - Design, Construction, and Maintenance (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Jim Puhalla, Jeffrey V. Krans, Michael Goatley
R1,986 R1,411 Discovery Miles 14 110 Save R575 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The completely updated edition of the definitive sports field book

Recognizing that new developments in the design, construction, and maintenance of sports fields have literally changed the playing field, Sports Fields, Second Edition is now fully updated and revised to continue its legacy as a leading authority on sports field management. Highly illustrated, with step-by-step examination of essential topics such as turfgrass and soil science, sand fields, turf paints, field quality evaluation, and weather preparedness, this in-depth guide chalks out the ultimate game plan to integrate these elements into a winning project. Sports Fields, Second Edition includes:

New coverage of environmental stewardship and resource conservation, natural and organic field maintenance, and artificial turf care and maintenance

Discussion of the following field types: baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, and track and field

Updated information on grasses, pesticides, fertilizers, and equipment

New exploration of green initiatives in the design and maintenance of fields

Hundreds of illustrations, 50 percent of which are newly updated

A versatile how-to guide, Sports Fields, Second Edition suggests solutions to common field problems that are not only helpful for professional sports turf practitioners, but also for park and recreation professionals, school athletic field managers, architects, landscape architects, and engineers. Chapter after chapter delivers on the promise of imparting well-grounded principles that can be applied to create athletic fields that are long-lasting, visually dazzling--and eminently playable.

Survey of London: Battersea - Volume 50: Houses and Housing (Hardcover, New): Colin Thom Survey of London: Battersea - Volume 50: Houses and Housing (Hardcover, New)
Colin Thom
R1,790 R1,620 Discovery Miles 16 200 Save R170 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The south London parish of Battersea has roots as a working village, growing produce for London markets, and as a high-class suburb, with merchants' villas on the elevated ground around Clapham and Wadsworth Commons. Battersea enjoyed spectacular growth during Queen Victoria's reign, and railroads brought industry and a robust building boom, transforming the parish into another of London's dense, smoky neighborhoods, though not without its unique and distinguishing features. Among these are Battersea Park, which was created by the Crown in the 1850s; the monumental Battersea Power Station, completed in 1939; and Clapham Junction railway station, which is, by measure of passenger interchanges, the busiest station in the United Kingdom. The two latest volumes of the Survey of London, 49 and 50, trace Battersea's development from medieval times to the present day. Offering detailed analysis of its streets and buildings both thematically and topographically, and including copious original in-depth research and investigation, the books are a trove of architectural history and British history. Profusely illustrated with new and archival images, architectural drawings and maps, these volumes are welcome additions to the acclaimed Survey of London series.

Romanesque Architecture - The First Style of the European Age (Hardcover): Eric Fernie Romanesque Architecture - The First Style of the European Age (Hardcover)
Eric Fernie
R1,536 R1,392 Discovery Miles 13 920 Save R144 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In a new addition to the Pelican History of Art series, leading architectural historian Eric Fernie presents a fascinating survey of Romanesque architecture and the political systems that gave rise to the style. It is known for its thick walls, round arches, piers, groin vaults, large towers, and decorative arcading, as well as the measured articulation of volumes and surfaces. Romanesque architecture was the first distinctive style to dominate western and central Europe. The book explores the gestation of the style in the ninth and tenth centuries and its survival up to the fourteenth century. Notable structures include Speyer Cathedral, Sant'Ambrogio in Milan, the abbeys of Cluny, and Vezelay, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and Durham Cathedral, as well as the castles of Loches and Dover. A superb teaching tool, close to 400 illustrations pack this seminal text describing the design, function, and iconography of key church, monastic and secular buildings of a formative era.

Atomic Ranch - Mid-century Marvels (Hardcover): Michelle Gringeri - Brown Atomic Ranch - Mid-century Marvels (Hardcover)
Michelle Gringeri - Brown
R768 R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Save R164 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Atomic Ranch is an in-depth exploration of post-World War II residential architecture in America. Mid-century ranches (1946-1970) range from the decidedly modern gable-roofed Joseph Eichler tracts in the San Francisco Bay area and butterfly wing houses in Palm Springs, Florida, to the unassuming brick or stucco L-shaped ranches and split-levels so common throughout the United States. Authors Michelle Gringeri-Brown and Jim Brown, founders and publishers of the popular quarterly Atomic Ranch magazine, extol the virtues of the tract, split-level, rambler home and its many unique qualities: private front facades, open floor plans, secluded bedroom wings, walls of glass, and an easy-living lifestyle. From updated homes with high-end Italian kitchens, terrazzo floors, and modern furniture to affordable homeowner renovations with eclectic thrift-store furnishings, Atomic Ranch presents twenty-five homes showcasing inspiring examples of stylish living through beautiful color photographs, including before and after shots, design-tip sidebars, and a thorough resource index.

Atomic Ranch reveals:

Hallmarks of the ranch style

Inspiring original ranch homes

Ranch house transformations and makeovers

Preservation of mid-century neighborhoods

Adding personality to a ranch home

Yards and landscaping

Plus, a helpful resource section and index

Pompeii - An Archaeological Guide (Paperback): Paul Wilkinson Pompeii - An Archaeological Guide (Paperback)
Paul Wilkinson
R405 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R117 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The resonant ruins of Pompeii are perhaps the most direct route back to the living, breathing world of the ancient Romans. Two million visitors annually now walk the paved streets which re-emerged, miraculously preserved, from their layers of volcanic ash. Yet for all the fame and unique importance of the site, there is a surprising lack of a handy archaeological guide in English to reveal and explain its public spaces and private residences. This compact and user-friendly handbook, written by an expert in the field, helpfully fills that gap. Illustrated throughout with maps, plans, diagrams and other images, Pompeii: An Archaeological Guide offers a general introduction to the doomed city followed by an authoritative summary and survey of the buildings, artefacts and paintings themselves. The result is an unrivalled picture, derived from an intimate knowledge of Roman archaeology around the Bay of Naples, of the forum, temples, brothels, bath-houses, bakeries, gymnasia, amphitheatre, necropolis and other site buildings - including perennial favourites like the House of the Faun, named after its celebrated dancing satyr.

Self-Assembly Lab - Experiments in Programming Matter (Paperback): Skylar Tibbits Self-Assembly Lab - Experiments in Programming Matter (Paperback)
Skylar Tibbits
R867 Discovery Miles 8 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Anglesey in 50 Buildings (Paperback): Warren Kovach Anglesey in 50 Buildings (Paperback)
Warren Kovach
R348 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Isle of Anglesey is treasured for its natural beauty by visitors and residents alike, but it is also the home of a wide range of interesting and striking historic buildings. Local author Warren Kovach, founder of the Anglesey History website, takes you down the 400 steps to the South Stack lighthouse, teaches you how to pronounce the name of that famously unpronounceable railway station, introduces you to the philanthropist Sir John Prichard Jones, who built a library and charitable institute in his home village, pausing only for refreshments at the Ship Inn at Red Wharf Bay. From ancient castles and an Iron Age village, through medieval manor houses and Victorian industrial works, to an architecturally modern church and a new factory harvesting the salt of the sea, Anglesey in 50 Buildings guides you around the island's history through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures.

Of Sirens and Centaurs (Paperback): Alex Woodcock Of Sirens and Centaurs (Paperback)
Alex Woodcock
R464 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R104 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

`A lovely book... full of provocative ideas' The Daily Telegraph This book introduces the diverse range of images to be found among the medieval and architectural sculpture at Exeter Cathedral. A striking array of fabulous monsters and exotic beasts, angelic musicians, saints and Green Men appear throughout this unique Gothic building, carved into roof bosses, corbels, capitals and misericords. Blending the most current research with a practical knowledge of working with stone, themed chapters explore the medieval contexts and possible meanings of these carvings, tracing their history and the working lives of the stonemasons and carvers who made them. From plants and dragons to scenes of the Crucifixion, the sculpture at Exeter, particularly that of the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, represents some of the best work in European medieval art. This book provides an accessible and informative guide. `A lovely book... full of provocative ideas' The Daily Telegraph `Full of stimulating material. Woodcock sees the monstrous and the miraculous as interrelated aspects of a world in which the divine was at once unknowable and potentially to be encountered around every corner' Journal of the British Archaeological Association `Clearly written, takes an accessible popular approach and gives a good current overview of the subject' Medieval Archaeology

Mathematical Excursions to the World's Great Buildings (Hardcover): Alexander J. Hahn Mathematical Excursions to the World's Great Buildings (Hardcover)
Alexander J. Hahn
R1,088 R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Save R265 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the pyramids and the Parthenon to the Sydney Opera House and the Bilbao Guggenheim, this book takes readers on an eye-opening tour of the mathematics behind some of the world's most spectacular buildings. Beautifully illustrated, the book explores the milestones in elementary mathematics that enliven the understanding of these buildings and combines this with an in-depth look at their aesthetics, history, and structure. Whether using trigonometry and vectors to explain why Gothic arches are structurally superior to Roman arches, or showing how simple ruler and compass constructions can produce sophisticated architectural details, Alexander Hahn describes the points at which elementary mathematics and architecture intersect.

Beginning in prehistoric times, Hahn proceeds to guide readers through the Greek, Roman, Islamic, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and modern styles. He explores the unique features of the Pantheon, the Hagia Sophia, the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Duomo in Florence, Palladio's villas, and Saint Peter's Basilica, as well as the U.S. Capitol Building. Hahn celebrates the forms and structures of architecture made possible by mathematical achievements from Greek geometry, the Hindu-Arabic number system, two- and three-dimensional coordinate geometry, and calculus. Along the way, Hahn introduces groundbreaking architects, including Brunelleschi, Alberti, da Vinci, Bramante, Michelangelo, della Porta, Wren, Gaudi, Saarinen, Utzon, and Gehry.

Rich in detail, this book takes readers on an expedition around the globe, providing a deeper understanding of the mathematical forces at play in the world's most elegant buildings."

Rice's Architectural Primer (Hardcover): Matthew Rice Rice's Architectural Primer (Hardcover)
Matthew Rice
R361 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R76 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

RICE'S ARCHITECTURAL PRIMER covers the grammar and vocabulary of British buildings, explaining the evolution of styles from Norman castles to Norman Foster. Its aim is to enable the reader to recognise, understand and date any British building.
As Matthew Rice says, 'Once you can speak any language, conversation can begin, but without it communications can only be brief and brutish. The same is the case with Architecture: an inability to describe the component parts of a building leaves one tongue-tied and unable to begin to discuss what is or is not exciting, dull or peculiar about it.' RICE'S ARCHITECTURAL PRIMER will explain the language of architecture. With it in your hand, pocket or car, buildings will break down beguilingly into their component parts, ready for inspection and discussion. There will be no more references to that curly bit on top of the thing with the square protrusions. Ungainly and inept descriptions will be a thing of the past and, fluent in the world of volutes, hood moulds, lobed architraves and bucrania, you will be able to leave a cathedral or country house with as much to talk about as a film or play.
RICE'S ARCHITECTURAL PRIMER starts with an explanation of the basic 'Grammar' of buildings: elevation, plan, roof, gable and eave. This will enable the reader to better make use of what is to follow. It will also cover the Orders of Architecture - Doric, Tuscan, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite - so that the vital basics of Classicism are covered. Following this is the 'Vocabulary'. This will be a chronological reference section covering, period by period, the windows, doors and doorcases, columns, chimneys, arches, balustrades and pediments that make up the built environment.

Building Stones and Stone Buildings of Staffordshire (Paperback): P.A. Floyd Building Stones and Stone Buildings of Staffordshire (Paperback)
P.A. Floyd
R408 R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Save R47 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The UK is rich in the use of local natural stone for many buildings.* Historical and geological background to the wealth of stone utilized throughout the centuries* Issues of conservation and restoration, and the problems of sourcing suitable replacement material* The major features of Staffordshire's building limestones and sandstones, and their physical and chemical properties* Illustrated guide to the stone heritage of selected Staffordshire buildings, integrating historical, architectural and geological aspects, covering castles, country houses and ecclesiastical buildings, as well as villages, civic buildings and monuments.

Bloomsbury - A Square Mile - A History and Guide (Paperback): Edward Arnold Bloomsbury - A Square Mile - A History and Guide (Paperback)
Edward Arnold
R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bloomsbury is the vibrant, intellectual and cultural heart of London that proudly sits within the southern part of the London Borough of Camden. One can meander through dignified Georgian streets and beautiful garden squares which link us to an extraordinary circle of writers, artists and thinkers; marvel at the architecture of the universities, medical institutions and The British Museum; or explore its many renowned independent bookshops. With the collaboration of experts, Edward Arnold introduces Bloomsbury's rich past and energetic present. Bite-sized sections reveal historical facts, stories of social reform and Bloomsbury's many contributions to the world. An all-in-one history and guide book which has a wealth of images that help to illustrate this pleasant and captivating square mile.

Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner City Guide (Paperback): Grace McCombie Newcastle and Gateshead - Pevsner City Guide (Paperback)
Grace McCombie 1
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A lively and authoritative survey of the buildings of Tyneside, from the medieval castle and cathedral at Newcastle to the spectacular buildings spearheading the renaissance of Gateshead on the river's south bank.

Falmouth, Jamaica - Architecture as History (Paperback): Louis P Nelson, Edward A Chappell Falmouth, Jamaica - Architecture as History (Paperback)
Louis P Nelson, Edward A Chappell; Contributions by Brian Cofrancesco, Emilie Johnson
R848 Discovery Miles 8 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Founded in 1769 as a new port town on Jamaica's north coast, Falmouth expanded dramatically in the decades around 1800 as it supported the rapidly expanding sugar production of Trelawney and neighboring parishes. Many of the surviving buildings in Falmouth are the townhouses and shops of the planters and merchants who benefitted from the wealth of sugar. That same community also built a major Anglican church and a courthouse, both of which still survive and remain in use. In those same years, the town hosted a growing free-black population and this community also left its mark on the historic town. In 1894, Falmouth received an extraordinary gift from the British crown in the form of the Albert George Market, at once a symbol of persistent colonialism, a shelter for the ancient Sunday markets, and a symbol of modernism in the form of its vast cast iron design. Monuments in the city from the twentieth century include an extraordinary round Catholic church and an impressively Modernist school wing. With little investment through the twentieth century, the town was entirely re-conceptualized in the opening years of the twenty-first century with the construction of a vast cruise ship terminal. Spanning from the foundation of the town in 1769 to the opening of the cruise ship terminal in 2008, this book explores the wide range of architecture built by Jamaicans and others in the making of this extraordinary town.

Building Berlin, Vol. 6 - The Latest Architecture in and out of the Capital (Paperback): Architektenkammer Berlin Building Berlin, Vol. 6 - The Latest Architecture in and out of the Capital (Paperback)
Architektenkammer Berlin
R667 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R216 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Story of Scottish Design (Hardcover): Philip Long, Joanna Norman The Story of Scottish Design (Hardcover)
Philip Long, Joanna Norman
R614 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R136 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Published to coincide with the opening of the V&A Museum of Design, Dundee, this is the first major survey of Scottish design history from 1500 to present day. This inspiring and hugely varied volume explores, chronologically, over 60 themes, from early manuscripts and vernacular furniture to urban planning, textile design, the emergence of videogame development in Dundee, and Scotland's role as a world leader in renewable technology development. Figures such as architect Robert Adam, engineer Thomas Telford, artist Eduardo Paolozzi, fashion designer Holly Fulton, designer Christopher Dresser, and designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh are testament to Scotland's role as a major player in design. Scotland has consistently punched above its weight in the field of design. Throughout the modern age, Scotland's highly original and pioneering designers have showcased the country's significance on the international stage.

Architect's Legal Pocket Book (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Matthew Cousins Architect's Legal Pocket Book (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Matthew Cousins
R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A little book that's big on information, the Architect's Legal Pocket Book is the definitive reference on legal issues for architects and architectural students. This handy pocket guide covers key legal principles which will help you to quickly understand the law and where to go for further information. Now in a fully updated new edition, this bestselling book covers a wide range of subjects focused on the UK including building legislation, negligence, liability, planning policy and development, listed buildings, party wall legislation, and rights of light. This edition also contains greater coverage of contracts including the RIBA contracts, dispute resolution and legal issues in professional practice. Illustrated with clear diagrams and featuring key cases, this is an invaluable source of practical information and a comprehensive guide of the current law for architects. It is a book no architect should be without.

Heirloom Houses - Wade Weissmann Architecture (Hardcover): Steven Stolman Heirloom Houses - Wade Weissmann Architecture (Hardcover)
Steven Stolman
R891 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R274 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
World Architecture - The Masterworks (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Will Pryce World Architecture - The Masterworks (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Will Pryce
R717 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R172 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Will Pryce unveils a world of beauty and genius in this unparalleled, specially photographed survey of the world's architectural master- pieces. More than 350 color photographs celebrate the finest buildings from over two thousand years of civilization: Hagia Sophia, the Gothic cathedrals of Europe, Islamic masterworks at Isfahan, the Taj Mahal, the Palace of Westminster, Gehry's iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and much more. There are some eighty buildings featured, more than forty of which receive in-depth attention in detailed photo essays. Pryce's accompanying texts and commentaries provide an extra dimension of understanding for the contexts in which they were created, and of the evolution of architecture through history.

Concrete Los Angeles Map - Guide to concrete and Brutalist architecture in Los Angeles, California (Paperback): Deane Madsen Concrete Los Angeles Map - Guide to concrete and Brutalist architecture in Los Angeles, California (Paperback)
Deane Madsen; Photographs by Jason Woods; Series edited by Derek Lamberton; Created by Blue Crow Media
R202 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R33 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Islamic Architecture on the Move - Motion and Modernity (Hardcover): Christiane Gruber Islamic Architecture on the Move - Motion and Modernity (Hardcover)
Christiane Gruber
R1,457 Discovery Miles 14 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Even a casual observer can spy traces of Islamic architecture and design on buildings all over the world, a reminder that artistic traditions and visual culture have never been limited to their region or country of origin, but rather are highly diffusible. This book brings together scholars from architectural studies, design, art history, and other fields to challenge and expand concepts of Islamic architecture. Ranging from eighteenth-century Ottoman tents to manifestations of Islamic motifs in 1960s Hawaii, this richly illustrated volume raises key questions about Islamic architecture, and, more broadly, about how we can rethink our understanding of material, artistic, and cultural mobility in the modern world.

Indoor America - The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia (Hardcover): Andrea Vesentini Indoor America - The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia (Hardcover)
Andrea Vesentini
R1,065 Discovery Miles 10 650 Shipped within 7 - 11 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.

Planning at the Landscape Scale (Hardcover): Paul Selman Planning at the Landscape Scale (Hardcover)
Paul Selman
R2,855 Discovery Miles 28 550 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Traditionally, landscape planning has involved the designation and protection of exceptional countryside. However, whilst this still remains important, there is a growing recognition of the multi-functionality of rural areas, and the need to encourage sustainable use of the whole countryside rather than just its a ~hotspotsa (TM).

With an inter-disciplinary assessment of the rural environment, this book draws on theories of landscape values, people-place relationships, sustainable development, and plan implementation. It focuses on the competing influences of globalization and localization, seeing the role of planning as the reconciliation of these conflicting demands, reinforcing character and distinctiveness without museum-izing rural areas.

Taking a a ~landscape scalea (TM) approach to the topic, this book responds to the interest sparked by concern for rural landscapes and by recent local and national policy shifts in this area.

Venice and Vitruvius - Reading Venice with Daniele Barbaro and Andrea Palladio (Hardcover, New): Margaret D'Evelyn Venice and Vitruvius - Reading Venice with Daniele Barbaro and Andrea Palladio (Hardcover, New)
Margaret D'Evelyn
R1,171 R1,065 Discovery Miles 10 650 Save R106 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In about 35-25 B.C.E., the Roman architect Vitruvius produced his encyclopedic ten-book summary of the principles of Hellenistic architecture, De architectura (On Architecture). These ideas have stimulated architects ever since. In the mid-16th century, the architect Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) and the humanist Daniele Barbaro (1513-1570) looked to the city of Venice in order to understand and interpret Vitruvius's text - still in need of clarification - which would enable them to solve contemporary architectural problems. They found in the city's medieval and Renaissance streets, palaces, churches, and towers living principles that enabled them to interpret the ancient principles. By 1556, Barbaro had incorporated their observations into his "Commentaries" on Vitruvius, and two distinctly new editions for different audiences followed a decade later. Margaret D'Evelyn has gathered evidence to document how Palladio's understanding of Vitruvius influenced Barbaro. This engrossing volume also charts the invention of the illustrated architectural book and how major architect-authors, such as Leon Battista Alberti and Sebastiano Serlio, contributed to its development - demonstrating how Vitruvius shaped the way the city of Venice was viewed.

Models - Architecture and the Miniature (Paperback): Mark Morris Models - Architecture and the Miniature (Paperback)
Mark Morris
R954 R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Save R263 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Today, the physical scale model is a centrepiece for design education, celebrated practices and architecture's public relations. The development of digital fabrication devices has made model manufacture even more pervasive. The physical model is the most accessible form of architectural communication. Clients and the general public seem to immediately respond to and understand the model, over blueprints and computer simulations.

Many architects use finished models for presentations, competitions and exhibitions. Others also embrace sketch models as quick, economic and flexible generative tools. It is only with the rise of the virtual that the advantages and disadvantages of more traditional models can be fully evaluated. As attested by this book, we are now at an important watershed for the model in architecture. Practitioners and educators alike are seeking to fully understand the multiplicity of model types and how they might be strategically deployed at appropriate stages in the design process.

The historic role that the model has played is outlined with attention paid to Alberti, John Soane, the Bauhaus and education reforms. A cultural history is offered by examining models in the guise of toys, food, cinema, product design, souvenirs, narrative and art. Model theories are considered and tied to specific examples in the field. New technologies and creative combinations of traditional model-making techniques are evaluated. Kinetic, multi-media, nightscape and interdisciplinary models reveal the broad scope and exceptional versatility offered by this important tool. "Models: Architecture and the Miniature" focuses on current model use and experimentation by architects across the globe including David Chipperfield, Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Daniel Libeskind, Greg Lynn and UN Studio.

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