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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
Artistic Practices and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Italy - Essays in Honour of Deborah Howard (Hardcover, Festschrift):... Artistic Practices and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Italy - Essays in Honour of Deborah Howard (Hardcover, Festschrift)
Nebahat Avcioglu, Allison Sherman
R2,033 Discovery Miles 20 330 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For too long, the 'centre' of the Renaissance has been considered to be Rome and the art produced in, or inspired by it. This collection of essays dedicated to Deborah Howard brings together an impressive group of internationally recognised scholars of art and architecture to showcase both the diversity within and the porosity between the 'centre' and 'periphery' in Renaissance art. Without abandoning Rome, but together with other centres of art production, the essays both shift their focus away from conventional categories and bring together recent trends in Renaissance studies, notably a focus on cultural contact, material culture and historiography. They explore the material mechanisms for the transmission and evolution of ideas, artistic training and networks, as well as the dynamics of collaboration and exchange between artists, theorists and patrons. The chapters, each with a wealth of groundbreaking research and previously unpublished documentary evidence, as well as innovative methodologies, reinterpret Italian art relating to canonical sites and artists such as Michelangelo, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, and Sebastiano del Piombo, in addition to showcasing the work of several hitherto neglected architects, painters, and an inimitable engineer-inventor.

Mass to Membrane - FTL Design Engineering Studio (Hardcover): Nicholas Goldsmith, Julia Van Den Hout Mass to Membrane - FTL Design Engineering Studio (Hardcover)
Nicholas Goldsmith, Julia Van Den Hout
R843 R647 Discovery Miles 6 470 Save R196 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In Western culture, from an early age we are ingrained with the notion that weight in building construction equals strength as evinced even in children's stories such as the 'The Three Little Pigs'. This idea of the relative strength of mass pervades our culture as a fundamental truth, but heavy materials are not intrinsically stronger than lighter ones. While time will be needed to remove the biases that we carry in our cultural DNA, our perception of strength has begun to shift. If we look at the historical evolution of architecture - from the massive pyramids of Egypt to the framed structures of Greek and Roman construction, to the lighter Gothic vaulting and eventually modern architecture of the twentieth century - we see a continuous, almost linear progression from solid mass construction to diaphanous skins of glass and steel. This is our historic journey from mass to membrane.

London's Architectural Walks (Paperback): Jim Watson London's Architectural Walks (Paperback)
Jim Watson; Illustrated by Jim Watson 1
R236 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Papers of William Thornton v. 1; 1781-1802 (Hardcover): William Thornton Papers of William Thornton v. 1; 1781-1802 (Hardcover)
William Thornton; Volume editing by C.M. Harris
R1,937 Discovery Miles 19 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is the first book-length work of any kind devoted to Thornton and accordingly contains a comprehensive biological sketch of his antecedents, early life, and career. The volume includes his early antislavery writings, detailed accounts of the evolution of the first successful steamboat, and important papers and drawings dealing with the planning and construction of public works in Washington, D.C.

The Architecture and Infrastructure of Britain's Railways: Eastern and Southern England (Paperback): Patrick Bennett The Architecture and Infrastructure of Britain's Railways: Eastern and Southern England (Paperback)
Patrick Bennett
R345 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The range and variety of British railway stations is truly astonishing: from the tiny wayside halt made of corrugated iron to the magnificent stone-built city centre terminus. No less remarkable in their variety are the buildings devoted to the transport of goods, and indeed for most years of their existence this traffic was by far the most important to the railway companies. Subjects also covered include signal boxes and signalling, locomotive depots, bridges and viaducts and much else besides; in fact, just about every aspect of the British railway scene. This book, the second volume in the series, focuses on Eastern and Southern England and covers principally the areas of the Midland, Great Northern, Great Eastern and Great Central railways, and the constituent companies of the Southern Railway. Illustrated throughout with the author's original colour photographs, many of which are now historic, this book is sure to appeal as much to the general reader as to the railway modeller.

The Gothic Stained Glass of Reims Cathedral (Hardcover): Meredith P. Lillich The Gothic Stained Glass of Reims Cathedral (Hardcover)
Meredith P. Lillich
R1,199 R1,020 Discovery Miles 10 200 Save R179 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dubbed the Cathedral of France and first church of French Christendom, the Gothic cathedral of Reims was the coronation site of more than two dozen French kings--and a target of German bombardment in World War I. Before 1914 its medieval stained glass had enjoyed the fame of Chartres and Bourges. The first extensive study focusing on the stained glass of this preeminent cathedral, The Gothic Stained Glass of Reims Cathedral offers a groundbreaking analysis of its glazing program. Through unique insights into the clerical agenda and its influence over a building devoted to the coronation of the French monarchy, Lillich considers the stained glass in the context of building chronology, political events, and artistic movements to present a completely new understanding of the stained glass of Reims.

Before the Fall - German and Austrian Art in the 1930s (Hardcover): Olaf Peters Before the Fall - German and Austrian Art in the 1930s (Hardcover)
Olaf Peters; Contributions by Stefanie Heckmann, Andreas Huyssen, Alfred Pfabigan, Ernst Ploil
R925 R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Save R257 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The 1930s in Germany and Austria were marked by economic crisis, political disintegration, and social chaos. This beautifully illustrated catalog surveys the development of the arts in these two countries between the two world wars. Presenting nearly 150 paintings and works on paper, this book reveals artistic developments that foreshadowed, reflected, and accompanied the beginning of World War II. Works by Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, and Alfred Kubin are presented alongside pieces by lesser-known artists such as Friedl Dicker- Brandeis, Albert Paris Gutersloh, Karl Hubbuch, Richard Oelze, Josef Scharl, Franz Sedlacek, and Rudolf Wacker. This book features essays about the appropriation of artistic idioms, the reactions of artists toward their historical circumstances, and major political events that shaped the era.

The Noisy Renaissance - Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life (Hardcover): Niall Atkinson The Noisy Renaissance - Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life (Hardcover)
Niall Atkinson
R1,658 R1,390 Discovery Miles 13 900 Save R268 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the strictly regimented church bells to the freewheeling chatter of civic life, Renaissance Florence was a city built not just of stone but of sound as well. An evocative alternative to the dominant visual understanding of urban spaces, The Noisy Renaissance examines the premodern city as an acoustic phenomenon in which citizens used sound to navigate space and society. Analyzing a range of documentary and literary evidence, art and architectural historian Niall Atkinson creates an "acoustic topography" of Florence. The dissemination of official messages, the rhythm of prayer, and the murmur of rumor and gossip combined to form a soundscape that became a foundation in the creation and maintenance of the urban community just as much as the city's physical buildings. Sound in this space triggered a wide variety of social behaviors and spatial relations: hierarchical, personal, communal, political, domestic, sexual, spiritual, and religious. By exploring these rarely studied soundscapes, Atkinson shows Florence to be both an exceptional and an exemplary case study of urban conditions in the early modern period.

Utopia's Ghost - Architecture and Postmodernism, Again (Paperback, New): Reinhold Martin Utopia's Ghost - Architecture and Postmodernism, Again (Paperback, New)
Reinhold Martin
R500 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R69 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Architectural postmodernism had a significant impact on the broader development of postmodern thought: Utopia\u2019s Ghost is a critical reconsideration of their relationship. Combining discourse analysis, historical reconstruction, and close readings of buildings, projects, and texts from the 1970s and 1980s, Reinhold Martin argues that retheorizing postmodern architecture gives us new insights into cultural postmodernism and its aftermath. Much of today\u2019s discussion has turned to the recovery of modernity, but Martin writes in the Introduction, \u201cSimply to historicize postmodernism seems inadequate and, in many ways, premature.\u201d Utopia\u2019s Ghost connects architecture to current debates on biopolitics, neoliberalism, and corporate globalization as they are haunted by the problem of utopia. Exploring a series of concepts-territory, history, language, image, materiality, subjectivity, and architecture itself-Martin shows how they reorganize the cultural imaginary and shape a contemporary biopolitics that ultimately precludes utopian thought. Written at the intersection of culture, politics, and the city, particularly in the context of corporate globalization, Utopia\u2019s Ghost challenges dominant theoretical paradigms and opens new avenues for architectural scholarship and cultural analysis.

What is Architectural History? (Paperback): Andrew Leach What is Architectural History? (Paperback)
Andrew Leach
R421 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R78 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

What is Architectural History? considers the questions and problems posed by architectural historians since the rise of the discipline in the late nineteenth century. How do historians of architecture organise past time and relate it to the present? How does historical evidence translate into historical narrative? Should architectural history be useful for practicing architects? If so, how? Leach treats the disciplinarity of architectural history as an open question, moving between three key approaches to historical knowledge of architecture: within art history, as an historical specialisation and, most prominently, within architecture. He suggests that the confusions around this question have been productive, ensuring a rich variety of approaches to the project of exploring architecture historically. Read alongside introductory surveys of western and global architectural history, this book will open up questions of perspective, frame, and intent for students of architecture, art history, and history. Graduate students and established architectural historians will find much in this book to fuel discussions over the current state of the field in which they work.

The Route 66 Photo Road Trip - How to Eat, Stay, Play, and Shoot Like a Pro (Hardcover): Rick Sammon, Susan Sammon The Route 66 Photo Road Trip - How to Eat, Stay, Play, and Shoot Like a Pro (Hardcover)
Rick Sammon, Susan Sammon
R379 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R29 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The perfect companion to experiencing everything that America's most famous road has to offer, The Route 66 Photo Road Trip guides the reader from Amarillo to Las Vegas, with recommendations for dining and lodging, lists of attractions, itineraries and tips for capturing memorable photographs with professional gear or a phone.

Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire (Hardcover): G. A. Bremner Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire (Hardcover)
G. A. Bremner
R1,425 Discovery Miles 14 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Throughout today's postcolonial world, buildings, monuments, parks, streets, avenues, entire cities even, remain as witness to Britain's once impressive if troubled imperial past. These structures are a conspicuous and near inescapable reminder of that past, and therefore, the built heritage of Britain's former colonial empire is a fundamental part of how we negotiate our postcolonial identities, often lying at the heart of social tension and debate over how that identity is best represented. This volume provides an overview of the architectural and urban transformations that took place across the British Empire between the seventeenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Although much research has been carried out on architecture and urban planning in Britain's empire in recent decades, no single, comprehensive reference source exists. The essays compiled here remedy this deficiency. With its extensive chronological and regional coverage by leading scholars in the field, this volume will quickly become a seminal text for those who study, teach, and research the relationship between empire and the built environment in the British context. It provides an up-to-date account of past and current historiographical approaches toward the study of British imperial and colonial architecture and urbanism, and will prove equally useful to those who study architecture and urbanism in other European imperial and transnational contexts. The volume is divided in two main sections. The first section deals with overarching thematic issues, including building typologies, major genres and periods of activity, networks of expertise and the transmission of ideas, the intersection between planning and politics, as well as the architectural impact of empire on Britain itself. The second section builds on the first by discussing these themes in relation to specific geographical regions, teasing out the variations and continuities observable in context, both practical and theoretical.

Palm Beach: An Architectural Heritage - Stories in Preservation and Architecture (Hardcover): Rizzoli Palm Beach: An Architectural Heritage - Stories in Preservation and Architecture (Hardcover)
Rizzoli
R1,216 R888 Discovery Miles 8 880 Save R328 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Palm Beach details the meticulous restorations of more than thirty great houses and public buildings on what has been called America's Riviera. These houses were restored from 1988 to the present, and each house has won the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach's coveted Ballinger Award. The Ballinger Award, presented by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, commemorates a restoration or renovation that best exemplifies the traditions of Palm Beach's original houses and the architect who designed them. First given 1988 in honour of the late Robert I. Ballinger Jr., former chairman of the Palm Beach Landmarks Preservation Commission--an individual who worked tirelessly for many years to instill in others a pride in the island's architectural heritage. The year 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of this award's inception, and this book features the award winners from the past 30 years to celebrate this milestone, showcasing the extraordinary homes that have garnered this coveted award. The cycle of building and restoration chronicled here encompasses one of the country's enduring architectural landscapes, as well as the dynamics of its social history. Public and private structures designed by some of the style-setting early architects are depicted, including the works of Addison Mizner, Joseph Urban, and Maurice Fatio, as well as anonymous designers whose feats of imagination rivalled those of the most celebrated professionals.

Building Globalization - Transnational Architecture Production in Urban China (Paperback, New): Xuefei Ren Building Globalization - Transnational Architecture Production in Urban China (Paperback, New)
Xuefei Ren
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the years 2004 to 2008, Beijing and Shanghai witnessed the construction of an extraordinary number of new buildings, many of which were designed by architectural firms overseas. Combining ethnographic fieldwork, historical research, and network analysis, "Building Globalization" closely scrutinizes the growing phenomenon of transnational architecture and its profound effect on the development of urban space.
Roaming from construction sites in Shanghai to architects' offices in Paris, Xuefei Ren interviews hundreds of architects, developers, politicians, residents, and activists to explore this issue. She finds that in the rapidly transforming cities of modern China, iconic designs from prestigious international architects help private developers to distinguish their projects, government officials to advance their careers, and the Chinese state to announce the arrival of modern China on the world stage.
China leads the way in the globalization of architecture, a process whose ramifications can be felt from Beijing to Dubai to Basel. Connecting the dots between real estate speculation, megaproject construction, residential displacement, historical preservation, housing rights, and urban activism, "Building Globalization" reveals the contradictions and consequences of this new, global urban frontier.

The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture (Paperback): Alex Sanchez Vidiella The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture (Paperback)
Alex Sanchez Vidiella
R413 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R103 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The abriged paperback edition of The Sourcebook of Contemporary Architecture presents sixty noteworthy case studies that showcase a complete and diverse range of structures worldwide--now in a more portable format. The case studies incorporate every type of architectural project possible-private, commercial and public-making this lushly illustrated, information-rich book a more widely accessible resource that architects and architectural students will turn to again and again.

Each case study includes a succinct description of the project at hand, listing its name, client, and location and presenting its unique objectives, challenges, and solutions. Every case study also features numerous full-color photographs and detailed renderings of site and floor plans. Finally, each case study provides a full listing of those involved in the project: the architectural firm and its participating architects; engineers; consultants; and contractors. The book features the work of world-renowned architects such as Gehry Partners, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Santiago Calatrava, Daniele Claudio Taddei, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Philippe Starck, Tod Williams Billie Tsien & Associates, Daniel Claudio Taddei, Diller Scofidio, and others. Well-known projects include New York's Modern Museum of Art redesign and Time Warner Center, England's Selfridges Birmingham, and the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, MA.

This incredible volume is organized into the following categories:

Public buildings: Offices, banks, corporate buildings, convention and exhibition centers, research centers, factories, skyscrapers

Urban planning and transportation: Airports, train stations, urban transportation centers, bridges, communications towers, urban parks, peripheral parks, urban monuments and land art

Cultural facilities: Museums, art galleries, cultural centers and foundations, schools and universities, libraries, houses of worship

Public buildings: Auditoriums; theaters and cinemas; sports facilities; theme parks and attractions; bars, clubs, and game rooms; shopping malls; stores and showrooms; and restaurants

Private homes: Multifamily urban homes, multifamily suburban homes, hotels and residences, semidetached and row houses, single family suburban homes, single family country homes, single family seaside homes.

Future architecture: Art galleries, theaters and cinemas, and others.

21st Century Tokyo: A Guide To Contemporary Architecture (Paperback): Julian Worrall, Erez Golani Solomon 21st Century Tokyo: A Guide To Contemporary Architecture (Paperback)
Julian Worrall, Erez Golani Solomon
R415 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R102 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tokyo has earned a reputation as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking cities in the world, and nowhere is this more evident than in its modern architecture. Authors and architects Julian Worrall and Erez Golani Solomon, longtime residents of the city, have selected 83 outstanding examples of contemporary architecture, and introduce them, not just from an architectural perspective, but as part of the social, cultural, and political tapestry of the city. In addition to the monumental masterpieces of famous architects, "generic" buildings--from office blocks and convenience stores, to high-rise apartment towers--are also sprinkled throughout the book, creating a full and fascinating overview of the architectural landscape of the city.
Each of the book's seven chapters covers a different geographical district of Tokyo; and each building is accompanied by a selection of stunning black-and-white photographs. Written in an accessible, conversational style, and including maps and access information for each building, this book will appeal to the layman as well as to the professional architect, the visitor to Tokyo as well as to the armchair traveler.

Concrete Chicago Map - Guide to Concrete and Brutalist Architecture in Chicago (Sheet map, folded): Iker Gil Concrete Chicago Map - Guide to Concrete and Brutalist Architecture in Chicago (Sheet map, folded)
Iker Gil; Photographs by Jason Woods; Series edited by Derek Lamberton
R185 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Lighthouses of North America - Beacons from Coast to Coast (Hardcover, New): Sylke Jackson Lighthouses of North America - Beacons from Coast to Coast (Hardcover, New)
Sylke Jackson
R646 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R38 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Lighthouses of North America is a beautiful tribute to 71 lighthouses in the United States and Canada. The selection covers the full range of lighthouse architectural styles and represents all regions of the continent. The book opens with a brief but fascinating history of lighthouses, which traces their use from the Romans to the 'golden age' of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries when lighthouses became a strategic and commercial asset to seafarers. Readers will discover the fascinating details that give lighthouses their spirit, such as Portland Head Lighthouse, the favourite haunt of poet Henry Wadsworth, providing inspiration for his poem 'The Lighthouse'; how early rocket launches damaged the original Cape Canaveral Lighthouse; that a friendly ghost named Rue is said to wander the grounds of Oregon's Heceta Head Lighthouse; and how the Race Rocks Lighthouse in British Columbia guided vessels into port during the Fraser gold rush. Chapters focus on construction method and present each sentinel over a two- to six-page spread with a narrative description: Conical & Cylindrical Construction, such as the Fire Island Light off Long Island and the Three Sisters of Nauset in Massachusetts; Square Construction, such as the Holland Harbor Light in Michigan and the Presque Isle Light on Lake Erie; Hexagonal and Octagonal Construction, such as the Alcatraz Island Light in San Francisco Bay and the famous Peggy's Point Light in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia; Skeletal Construction, such as the Sanibel Island Light on Florida's Gulf Coast and the Rawley Point Light in Wisconsin. Striking colour photographs show the lighthouse exteriors and interiors, and a facts box details location, tower height, focal plan, daymark, light characteristics, year established and current use. Thoughtful essays describe the architecture of the essential spiral staircase, lost lighthouses, how the lights work, the light-keepers, haunted lighthouses, the future of lighthouses and the most recognized and unusual of lighthouses, the Statue of Liberty. For the traveller, there is a list of North American Lights and useful resources. Lighthouse aficionados are many in number and all will enjoy this stunning book.

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture - Fourth Edition (Paperback, 4th Ed): Richard Krautheimer Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture - Fourth Edition (Paperback, 4th Ed)
Richard Krautheimer
R817 R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Save R66 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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

Drawing Architecture (Hardcover): Helen Thomas Drawing Architecture (Hardcover)
Helen Thomas
R1,534 R1,019 Discovery Miles 10 190 Save R515 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brooks's, 1764-2014 - The Story of a Whig Club (Hardcover): John Ingamells, Hugh Johnson, Philipp Ziegler Brooks's, 1764-2014 - The Story of a Whig Club (Hardcover)
John Ingamells, Hugh Johnson, Philipp Ziegler; Edited by Charles Sebag-Montefiore, Joe Mordaunt Crook
R954 R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Save R281 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

One of the many aspects of London that never failed to attract comment from foreign visitors in the late 18th and early 19th century was the Clubland that sprouted along Pall Mall and St James s. Paris and Vienna had nothing like it. From its foundation in 1764, Brooks s was accepted as one of the most important manifestations of this new form of London living. From its inception, its membership drew on some of England s wealthiest and most influential families. From its inception, too, the Club had a distinct political flavor. Brooks s became the court of the prominent Whig statesman Charles Jame Fox, reputedly the cleverest man in London, as well as the most genial and the most humorous. Although Brooks s was never exclusively Whig, or later Foxite, anyone with a predilection for those political brands would certainly have felt at home there.To celebrate Brooks s 250th anniversary, this beautiful commemorative volume looks afresh at some historical aspects and the architecture of the club, and presents much original research, including essays on the club s archives among the most complete in Clubland and an illustrated catalogue by John Ingamells of the important art collection.Philip Ziegler explores the nature of Whiggish philosophy and Leslie Mitchell looks at Fox and his influence at the club. Andrew Roberts answers the amusing question of what the 27 original members of Brooks s would make of the Club they founded if they were to visit St James s Street today. Max Egremont has written a witty commentary on the Betting Books, comparing the betting propensities of members of Brooks s with those of their rivals White s. Josh Sutton has studied and examined the outcome of 75 bets between 1775 and 1921, chosen to illustrate the variety of contemporary burning issues which attracted members attention and provoked them to place bets. Seth Alexander Thevoz has contributed original research in a chapter on the MPs of Brooks s, 1832-68, including the intriguing fact that in the Melbourne administration of the 1830s, nearly half the club was made up of sitting MPs. Joe Mordaunt Crook has updated his study of the architecture of Brooks s, setting out how, over the years, it has been altered, re-altered and altered again, but each time in ways that disguise the terrors of novelty. Thomas Heneage has drawn on the archives, diaries and memoirs, to write about how William Brooks purchased food and how it was cooked and served to members. In his chapter 'The Evolution of the Wine Cellar, Hugh Johnson entertains with his legendary knowledge, acquired after fifty years of writing about wines. Lucius Falkland expertly describes the games of cards and dice, Faro and Hazard, and some well-known gambling members."

Constructing Imperial Berlin - Photography and the Metropolis (Paperback): Miriam Paeslack Constructing Imperial Berlin - Photography and the Metropolis (Paperback)
Miriam Paeslack
R600 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R86 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How photography and a modernizing Berlin informed an urban image-and one another-in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city that once visually epitomized a divided Europe has thrived in the international spotlight as an image of reunified statehood and urbanity. Yet research on Berlin's past has focused on the interwar years of the Weimar Republic or the Cold War era, with much less attention to the crucial Imperial years between 1871 and 1918. Constructing Imperial Berlin is the first book to critically assess, contextualize, and frame urban and architectural photographs of that era. Berlin, as it was pronounced Germany's capital in 1871, was fraught with questions that had previously beset Paris and London. How was urban expansion and transformation to be absorbed? What was the city's understanding of its comparably short history? Given this short history, how did it embody the idea of a capital? A key theme of this book is the close interrelation of the city's rapid physical metamorphosis with repercussions on promotional and critical narratives, the emergence of groundbreaking photographic technologies, and novel forms of mass distribution. Providing a rare analysis of this significant formative era, Miriam Paeslack shows a city far more complex than the common cliches as a historical and aspiring place suggest. Imperial Berlin emerges as a modern metropolis, only half-heartedly inhibited by urban preservationist concerns and rather more akin to North American cities in their bold industrialization and competing urban expansions than to European counterparts.

The Classical Language of Architecture (Paperback, Revised and enlarged edition): John Summerson The Classical Language of Architecture (Paperback, Revised and enlarged edition)
John Summerson
R236 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sir John Summerson's account of classical architecture has every right to be called a classic itself. With the help of diagrams, glossary and a wealth of photographs, the reader is taken easily from the great originals of Greece and Rome through the recapitulations and innovations of the Renaissance, the rhetoric of the Baroque and grave statements of Neo-classicism to the 'stripped Neo-classicism' of the moderns - every age using the classical language to make its own statement. For this edition the volume was completely redesigned and the number of illustrations more than doubled.

Translation Sites - A Field Guide (Paperback): Sherry Simon Translation Sites - A Field Guide (Paperback)
Sherry Simon
R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In Translation Sites, leading theorist Sherry Simon shows how the processes and effects of translation pervade contemporary life. This field guide is an invitation to explore hotels, markets, museums, checkpoints, gardens, bridges, towers and streets as sites of translation. These are spaces whose meanings are shaped by language traffic and by a clash of memories. Touching on a host of issues from migration to the future of Indigenous cultures, from the politics of architecture to contemporary metrolingualism, Translation Sites powerfully illuminates issues of public interest. Abundantly illustrated, the guidebook creates new connections between translation studies and memory studies, urban geography, architecture and history. This ground-breaking book is both an engaging read for a wide-ranging audience and an important text in broadening the scope of translation studies.

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