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Brutal London: Robin Hood Gardens - Build Your Own Brutalist London (Paperback): Zupagrafika Brutal London: Robin Hood Gardens - Build Your Own Brutalist London (Paperback)
Zupagrafika
R180 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R38 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Brutal London: Balfron Tower - Build Your Own Brutalist London (Paperback): Brutal London: Balfron Tower - Build Your Own Brutalist London (Paperback)
R199 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R36 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Brutal London: Space House - Build Your Own Brutalist London (Paperback): Brutal London: Space House - Build Your Own Brutalist London (Paperback)
R192 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R37 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Eric Parry Architects 3+4 Box Set (Paperback): Rykwert, Merrick, Heathcote, Vesely Eric Parry Architects 3+4 Box Set (Paperback)
Rykwert, Merrick, Heathcote, Vesely
R1,253 Discovery Miles 12 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Following on from Eric Parry Architects 1+2, which emphasises the practice's history and importance within the architectural world, this latest box set brings readers up-to-date, featuring projects from 2003 to 2018. The set includes Eric Parry Architects 3, which focuses on the company's contribution to not only the architecture, but also the urban regeneration of London, and the brand new Eric Parry Architects 4, which travels across historical institutions at the heart of the city, and explores a dialogue within the field of architecture and the visual arts. The box set features important London projects such 4 Pancras Square, One Eagle Place, Spa at The Four Seasons in Mayfair and the Timothy Taylor Gallery, as well as the Welding Institute in Cambridge, Wells Cathedral School and Brighton College Music School.

Admiration and Awe - Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations  in Early Modern Spanish Historiography (Hardcover): Antonio... Admiration and Awe - Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography (Hardcover)
Antonio Urquizar Herrera
R2,038 Discovery Miles 20 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers the first systematic analysis of the cultural and religious appropriation of Andalusian architecture by Spanish historians during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. To date this process of Christian appropriation has generally been discussed as a phenomenon of architectural hybridisation. However, this was a period in which the construction of a Spanish national identity became a key focus of historical discourse. As a result, cultural hybridity encountered partial opposition from those seeking to establish cultural and religious homogeneity. Spain's Islamic past became a major concern in this period and historical writing served as the site for a complex negotiation of identity. Historians and antiquarians used a range of strategies to re-appropriate the meaning of medieval Islamic heritage as befitted the new identity of Spain as a Catholic monarchy and empire. On the one hand, the monuments' Islamic origin was subjected to historical revisions and re-identified as Roman or Phoenician. On the other hand, religious forgeries were invented that staked claims for buildings and cities having been founded by Christians prior to the arrival of the Muslims in Spain. Islamic stones were used as core evidence in debates that shaped the early development of archaeology, and they also became the centre of a historical controversy about the origin of Spain as a nation as well as its ecclesiastical history.

Perspectives on Research Assessment in Architecture, Music and the Arts - Discussing Doctorateness (Hardcover): Fredrik... Perspectives on Research Assessment in Architecture, Music and the Arts - Discussing Doctorateness (Hardcover)
Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth, Nel Janssens
R3,215 Discovery Miles 32 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Research in the creative fields of architecture, design, music and the arts has experienced dynamic development for over two decades. The research in these practice- and arts-based fields has become increasingly mature but has also led to various discussions on what constitutes doctoral proficiency in these fields. The term 'doctorateness' is often used when referring to the assessment of the production of doctoral research and the research competence of research students, but in architecture and the arts, the concept of doctorateness has not yet attained a clearly articulated definition. The assessment of quality has been practiced by way of supervising, mentoring and the evaluation of dissertations but much less discussed. This book offers perspectives on how to qualify and assess research in architecture, music and the arts. It creates a broader arena for discussion on doctorateness by establishing a framework for its application to creative fields. The book is grouped into three sections and includes contributions from international experts in the various fields working in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK. The first section offers general frameworks for further conceptualising doctorateness in the fields in question. It is followed by a section that describes and discusses various experiences, concerns and visions on the production and assessment of doctoral research reporting from doctoral programmes in different stages of development. The third section includes future-oriented perspectives on knowledge-building processes, and asks how the ongoing, profound changes in academia could influence the concept of quality in both doctoral process and product. The book presents different perspectives on research assessment practices and developments of relevant criteria in the practice-based and creative fields of architecture and the arts. The contributions propose ways of framing this issue conceptually, show the need for awareness of the specific context and tradition programmes develop and give proposals for various potential trajectories for the future.

Fall in Love With Office (Hardcover): Yin Qian Fall in Love With Office (Hardcover)
Yin Qian
R976 R921 Discovery Miles 9 210 Save R55 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Offices should provide the atmosphere of encouraging creativity and staff energy. Fall in Love with Office features 43 projects from a variety of practices all in full colour with diagrams. Included are cutting edge office designs for Skype, Facebook, Cisco, Google, PwC, Deloitte, MTV and Net-A-Porter

Personal Diversity - The Synergy of Light, Concepts, Time and Space in Architecture (Hardcover): Bob Manders Personal Diversity - The Synergy of Light, Concepts, Time and Space in Architecture (Hardcover)
Bob Manders
R1,758 R1,341 Discovery Miles 13 410 Save R417 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The latest book of minimalist yet richly tactile projects by Dutch architect Bob Manders, illuminating his synergistic approach to light, space, and nature In this book, an inspiring combination of architecture and design, Dutch architect Bob Manders demonstrates how diverse tastes and preferences can harmoniously work together within a particular style or concept. Using nature's infinite variety as his inspiration, he creates structures that can't be easily categorized, and strongly reflect the individuality of his clients. He combines insight into architectural principles of the past with a passion for innovation, considering light and its impact, context, flexibility and versatility. His innovative treatment of space draws on his Dutch heritage, with a respect for light and shadow that acknowledges the connection between the inside and the outside. His designs feature open, fresh and white spaces, but also rooms that are warm, dark and cozy. He addresses the challenge of using all the senses when it comes to architecture, with minimalist designs which sublimely blend the traditional and the modern.

Oasis - Modern Desert Homes Around the World (Hardcover): iO Tillett Wright Oasis - Modern Desert Homes Around the World (Hardcover)
iO Tillett Wright
R927 R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Save R210 (23%) Pre-order
Point of View New York City - A Visual Game of the City You Think You Know (Hardcover): Janko Puls Point of View New York City - A Visual Game of the City You Think You Know (Hardcover)
Janko Puls
R587 R413 Discovery Miles 4 130 Save R174 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Point of View New York City" is a photographic exploration of the world s most exciting city. With Janko Puls s unique perspectives, "Point of View New York City" seeks to awaken readers curiosity, challenging them to figure out where and what the photographs depict. "Point of View New York City" explores the many layers of the vast and always-evolving city of New York playground, home, workplace, urban landscape. Made for both locals and tourists alike, this interactive photography book will provide a unique experience for anyone who is interested in the sights of New York City. From the most recognizable landmarks to more obscure locations, the photographs collected here transcend the image of New York City that most are familiar with, diving into little known alleys and more intimate urban locations."

The Place That Remains - Recounting the Unbuilt Territory (Paperback): Hala Younes The Place That Remains - Recounting the Unbuilt Territory (Paperback)
Hala Younes
R1,229 R905 Discovery Miles 9 050 Save R324 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
My Small Space - Starting Out in Style (Hardcover): Anna Ottum My Small Space - Starting Out in Style (Hardcover)
Anna Ottum
R325 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R65 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

My Small Space is the ultimate guide to moving out on your own--whether that's in a campus dorm, an apartment with four of your friends, a two-bedroom with your buddy, or your very own studio. With photography of all kinds of spaces, smart design tips, interviews with renters, and more, this book proves that size doesn't matter when you have great style.

Learn how to decorate around immovable furniture in a dorm and what to pack (and leave behind) from home. Get creative in a cramped apartrment that you share with others. If you're thinking about living solo, see what it's like to finally be in control of all of the decision making. With tips on making floor plans, picking out color palettes, hanging wall art, choosing a rug, and more, this lookbook will help you feel right at home--wherever that may be.

Marjorie Doggett's Singapore - A Photographic Record (Hardcover): Edward Stokes Marjorie Doggett's Singapore - A Photographic Record (Hardcover)
Edward Stokes; Photographs by Marjorie Doggett; Contributions by Marjorie Doggett
R1,396 Discovery Miles 13 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An evocative interplay of photos and texts, this is a tribute to a pioneer woman photographer, Marjorie Doggett. Born in England, Doggett was a self-taught photographer. She had arrived in Singapore in early 1947, a city she would call home until her death. Starting in the early '50s, camera in hand, she captured the cityscape of Singapore for posterity. In 1957, she published the pioneering collection Characters of Light. It was the first photo book to fully portray Singapore's urban setting and architecture. And it was the first local photographic book by a woman. Marjorie Doggett's Singapore features many of Doggett's unpublished photographs alongside newly restored images from Characters of Light. Accompanying these photos are Edward Stokes's historical and personal texts. Together, the photos and narrative offer an entirely new presentation of Singapore, through the prism of Doggett's life, inspiration, and methods. It is a fitting tribute to a woman whose talents contributed significantly to the preservation of Singapore's historic architecture.

OfficeUS Atlas (Hardcover): Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljacki, Ashley Schafer OfficeUS Atlas (Hardcover)
Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljacki, Ashley Schafer
R974 R707 Discovery Miles 7 070 Save R267 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The OfficeUS Atlas collects the exhibition research in an archive of nearly 1000 architectural projects. Organized according to individual firm histories, the Atlas documents the development of U.S. architectural offices working abroad from 1914 to the present. Offices and their projects are illustrated by over 1200 photographs and architectural drawings. OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion for the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, reframes the history of U.S. architecture through the lens of export in two interrelated constructs: "The Office" and "The Repository." The Repository presents 1000 projects designed by 200 US offices working abroad in a chronological archive of the last 100 years. Collectively these projects tell multiple, imbricated stories of U.S. firms, typologies, and technologies, as well as a broader narrative of modernization and its global reach. The Office engages these projects, revisiting their premises and conclusions over the course of the Biennale. It functions as a laboratory staffed by a diverse group of resident design partners collaborating with outpost offices and a rotating cast of visiting experts. Together, these two halves of OfficeUS create both an historical record of the U.S. contribution to global architectural thought, and a petri dish in which that record is submitted to contemporary agents of disruption and critique.

Cross-Cultural Interaction Between Byzantium and the West, 1204-1669 - Whose Mediterranean Is It Anyway? (Hardcover): Angeliki... Cross-Cultural Interaction Between Byzantium and the West, 1204-1669 - Whose Mediterranean Is It Anyway? (Hardcover)
Angeliki Lymberopoulou
R3,104 Discovery Miles 31 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The early modern Mediterranean was an area where many different rich cultural traditions came in contact with each other, and were often forced to co-exist, frequently learning to reap the benefits of co-operation. Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Muslims, Jews, and their interactions all contributed significantly to the cultural development of modern Europe. The aim of this volume is to address, explore, re-examine and re-interpret one specific aspect of this cross-cultural interaction in the Mediterranean - that between the Byzantine East and the (mainly Italian) West. The investigation of this interaction has become increasingly popular in the past few decades, not least due to the relevance it has for cultural exchanges in our present-day society. The starting point is provided by the fall of Constantinople to the troops of the Fourth Crusade in 1204. In the aftermath of the fall, a number of Byzantine territories came under prolonged Latin occupation, an occupation that forced Greeks and Latins to adapt their life socially and religiously to the new status quo. Venetian Crete developed one of the most fertile `bi-cultural' societies, which evolved over 458 years. Its fall to the Ottoman Turks in 1669 marked the end of an era and was hence chosen as the end point for the conference. By sampling case studies from the most representative areas where this interaction took place, the volume highlights the process as well as the significance of its cultural development.

The Death and Life of the total Work of Art - Henry van de Velde and the Legacy (Paperback): Carsten Ruhl, Rixt Hoekstra, Chris... The Death and Life of the total Work of Art - Henry van de Velde and the Legacy (Paperback)
Carsten Ruhl, Rixt Hoekstra, Chris Dahne
R743 R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Save R160 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is a compendium of the essays presented during the 12th International Bauhaus Colloquium 2013. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Henry van de Velde's birthday, the contributions of the 12th International Bauhaus Colloquium highlighted the historic meaning of the Gesamtkunstwerk and its significance in more recent discussions. The Death and Life of the Total Work of Art is conceived as a new interdisciplinary approach to a concept that is not only an important aspect of the Bauhaus, but also a key element of modern architecture and architectural theory in general.

Asset Architecture 3 (Paperback): Ali Rahim Asset Architecture 3 (Paperback)
Ali Rahim
R439 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R69 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Technological choices give us ways to bridge the gap between the technical and the cultural, immersing one within the other. The immersion creates a platform for innovation. The techniques that people generate through their use of technology exert pressure on technical refinement and enfold those refinements within culture. Technological choices define a world within which specific alternatives of uses emerge, and they define a subject who chooses among those alternatives. In the making of the world through technology, we simultaneously enact great cultural change. In order for architecture to remain relevant in the future and create a critique of the present it must operate within technology, developing technological practices and design methods that become intrinsic to technology as opposed to applying it to a previously conceived design. The scope and significance of this is potentially enormous. Asset Architecture 3 attempts to illustrate some of the concepts, directions, and practices that have taken on this challenge.

Aalto, Utzon, Fehn - Three Paradigms of Phenomenological Architecture (Hardcover): Roger Tyrrell Aalto, Utzon, Fehn - Three Paradigms of Phenomenological Architecture (Hardcover)
Roger Tyrrell
R3,083 Discovery Miles 30 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the work of three seminal Nordic architects - Alvar Aalto, Jorn Utzon and Sverre Fehn - from a phenomenological perspective, utilising the methodology of 'paradigm' (or 'in the manner of''). Roger Tyrrell explains how the approach of each architect is defined by the three sub-frames of the paradigm: that of the 'origin' (arche), that of 'revealing' (techne), and that of 'the poetic conjunction', in order to gain a holistic understanding of the experiential or phenomenological predisposition of the three architects. Using this method the author describes the commonalties and distinctive qualities of the architecture and design methods of Aalto, Utzon and Fehn. The final chapter projects the intellectual heritage of the three protagonists into the contemporary world, examining the work of practices from the UK, Norway and the USA that each extend this particular way of making place.

Photography, Reconstruction and the Cultural History of the Postwar European City (Hardcover): Tom Allbeson Photography, Reconstruction and the Cultural History of the Postwar European City (Hardcover)
Tom Allbeson
R3,249 Discovery Miles 32 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Examining imagery of urban space in Britain, France and West Germany up to the early 1960s, this book reveals how photography shaped individual architectural projects and national rebuilding efforts alike. Exploring the impact of urban photography at a pivotal moment in contemporary European architecture and culture, this book addresses case studies spanning the destruction of the war to the modernizing reconfiguration of city spaces, including ruin photobooks about bombed cities, architectural photography of housing projects and imagery of urban life from popular photomagazines, as well as internationally-renowned projects like UNESCO's Paris Headquarters, Coventry Cathedral and Berlin's Gedachtniskirche. This book reveals that the ways of seeing shaped in the postwar years by urban photography were a vital aspect of not only discourses on the postwar city, but also debates central to popular culture, from commemoration and modernization to democratization and Europeanization. This book will be fascinating reading for researchers in the fields of photography and visual studies, architectural and urban history, as well as cultural memory and contemporary European history.

Site Matters - Design Concepts, Histories and Strategies (Paperback, New): Carol Burns, Andrea Kahn Site Matters - Design Concepts, Histories and Strategies (Paperback, New)
Carol Burns, Andrea Kahn
R1,104 Discovery Miles 11 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Site Matters" is the first comprehensive theoretical treatment of a crucial concept in urban design, planning, and architecture -- "site." The way that planners and designers have dealt with the term over the years has changed dramatically, yet little has been written on it. Initially, it simply referred the actual physical area in which a building was erected or a delimited space planned. Over the past century, though, it has gradually become a much more complicated concept, referring on occasion to the immediate surroundings of a parcel and on other occasions as part of a broader geographical complex in which different sectors interact with each other. And most recently, the site has come to be understood as a component of broader ecosystems, where the site and the broader system work upon each other. Bringing together some of the leading lights in the design and planning field, Site Matters will be essential for today's planners, designers, and architects, all of whom must wrestle with this concept.

The Italian Smart Office - The Story of Estel (Hardcover): Mario Piazza, Maria Giulia Zunino The Italian Smart Office - The Story of Estel (Hardcover)
Mario Piazza, Maria Giulia Zunino
R1,473 R1,110 Discovery Miles 11 100 Save R363 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book takes the reader through Estel s history from the future to the past, working backward in five major phases of the company s progress. These phases are related through various illustrations, best called dioramas, covering double spreads that fold out, making four full-size pages. Especially created for the book by Pierluigi Longo, these dioramas emerge like modern-day frescoes in which the leading figures of the business world can be observed, along with the production panorama and market environment around them. They represent a sort of visualized concept that not only illustrates and tracks a path through the book, but also lends it concept and structure. The texts that follow each theme-diorama pivot successively on the company philosophy, the protagonists, the products, and a brief text classifying the furniture-manufacturing sector itself. Hence, the tale unfolds on two fronts simultaneously, interweaving the company s history with the ongoing developments in the sector and in methods of production.

Art Deco (Paperback): Markus Hattstein Art Deco (Paperback)
Markus Hattstein
R426 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R58 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Creating Beauty (Hardcover): Kathryn Scott, William Abranowicz Creating Beauty (Hardcover)
Kathryn Scott, William Abranowicz
R683 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R105 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The first book from acclaimed Brooklyn-based interior designer, Kathryn Scott, whose handcrafted interiors evoke a sense of serenity, harmony, and simplicity.

York in 50 Buildings (Paperback): Andrew Graham York in 50 Buildings (Paperback)
Andrew Graham
R417 R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Save R78 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From its earliest days as a Roman legionary fortress, through the Middle Ages when the town grew as a major trading centre and became Henry VIII's northern capital; through the grandeur and decadence of Georgian York and into the nineteenth century when the city became an important railway hub, confectionery manufacturer and pioneer of social housing, to its current status as a majour tourist destination and sustainable city, York has a proud and distinctive identity. This extraordinary history is embodied in the rich architecture that has shaped this beautifully preserved city, famed for its Gothic cathedral. York in 50 Buildings explores the history of York through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the magnificent medieval York Minster to the first neoclassical building in Europe, this unique study celebrates York's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local architectural historian and photographer Andrew Graham guides the reader on a tour of the city's historic buildings and modern architectural projects.

The Sun, the Moon, the Architecture of Time (Hardcover, 1st): Basil Al-Bayati The Sun, the Moon, the Architecture of Time (Hardcover, 1st)
Basil Al-Bayati
R705 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R215 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the last few decades at least, art and architecture have been controlled by the so called celebrities, who use their publicity machines to impose their dishonest ways on society and the young. The artist now distorts the human face and form, and in so doing, destroys the very beauty that God has created. The musician uses tones that are in disharmony with the natural frequencies of our planet and the human body. Similarly, the architect disregards thousands of years of Mans thoughts, discoveries and experience and creates a bankrupt kind of architecture, driven by computer software, where the presentation becomes more important than the content. A 3D fly-through of anything can make it magical. I have been on many such assessment juries, and have wished that the brief had excluded 3D animation because of its power to deceive and seduce. I have always looked to create timeless architecture, a coherent link from the knowledge and expertise of our forefathers to the as yet undreamt of discoveries of our children yet to be born. I would spend a lot of time thinking of how to avoid the obvious and instead create an enduring architectural form that is relevant to our times. One day, before I went to sleep, I was once again thinking of how to create such a thing. In my sleep I had a dream in which I was driving my car through Andalusia in the south of Spain. To the right were the mountains, to the left, the sea, with the sun in front of me. I usually listen to the Quran when driving, in particular the Qisar Suwer (the short chapters). When the Surah Wash-shamsi wa duhaha came, which deals with the sun, the moon, the earth, mankind and the proper relationship between them, the CD began skipping and repeating the same verse over and over again. No matter how I tried to eject the CD or skip to the next track, it just kept repeating. When I woke up the next day, the energy in me had changed and things came effortlessly to my mind. The mathematics between the moon, the sun and the earth became more clear and the initial idea for the building was born. What follows is the details of its design and construction.

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