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The Little Book of Living Small (Hardcover): Laura Fenton The Little Book of Living Small (Hardcover)
Laura Fenton
R634 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R118 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Skateboarding and the City - A Complete History (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition): Iain Borden Skateboarding and the City - A Complete History (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition)
Iain Borden
R847 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R254 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Skateboarding is both a sport and a way of life. Creative, physical, graphic, urban and controversial, it is full of contradictions - a billion-dollar global industry which still retains its vibrant, counter-cultural heart. Skateboarding and the City presents the only complete history of the sport, exploring the story of skate culture from the surf-beaches of '60s California to the latest developments in street-skating today. Written by a life-long skater who also happens to be an architectural historian, and packed through with full-colour images - of skaters, boards, moves, graphics, and film-stills - this passionate, readable and rigorously-researched book explores the history of skateboarding and reveals a vivid understanding of how skateboarders, through their actions, experience the city and its architecture in a unique way.

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Painting, Photography, Film: Bauhausbucher 8, 1925 (Hardcover): L aszl o Moholy-Nagy Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Painting, Photography, Film: Bauhausbucher 8, 1925 (Hardcover)
L aszl o Moholy-Nagy; Edited by Walter Gropius
R1,024 R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Save R381 (37%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Moholy-Nagy's efforts to have photography and filmmaking recognized as means of artistic design on the same level as painting are propounded and explained at length. The use of artistic instruments is thus radically reformed. The Hungarian artist makes the case for a functional transformation within the visual arts and for the further development of photographic design options. Alongside theoretical and technical approaches as well as detailed forays into the broad field of the medium of photography, Moholy-Nagy uses an extensive appendix of illustrations to provide a thorough survey of the numerous possibilities that photographic and cinematic work had in store as early as 1925. This English edition appears in original design and with separate commentary.

Shanghai - Sketches of the City's Architectural Treasures (Paperback): G. Byrne Bracken Shanghai - Sketches of the City's Architectural Treasures (Paperback)
G. Byrne Bracken
R284 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R52 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Open House: Reinventing Space for Simple Living (Hardcover): Open House: Reinventing Space for Simple Living (Hardcover)
R660 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R190 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Self-Sufficient Habitat - 5th Advanced Architecture Contest (Paperback, English ed.): Vicente Guallart Self-Sufficient Habitat - 5th Advanced Architecture Contest (Paperback, English ed.)
Vicente Guallart
R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Material Intelligence, simulations, sensors, actuators, as well as the bio-mimetic and digital manufacturing innovations provide revolutionary ideas on growth, adaptability, repair, sensitivity, replication and energy savings in architecture. Should we continue constructing rigid and fixed structures? Or can our habitats begin to think?

Re-Framing Identities - Architecture's Turn to History, 1970-1990 (Paperback): Akos Moravanszky, Torsten Lange Re-Framing Identities - Architecture's Turn to History, 1970-1990 (Paperback)
Akos Moravanszky, Torsten Lange
R1,047 R916 Discovery Miles 9 160 Save R131 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From 1970-1990, architecture experienced a revision as part of the post-modern movement. The critical attitude to the functionalistic Moderne style and the influence of semiotics and philosophical trends, such as phenomenology, on architectural theory led to an increased interest in its history, expression, perception, and context. In addition, architectural heritage and the care of architectural monuments gained importance. This development also increasingly challenged the ideologically based division between East and West. Instead of emphasizing the differences, the search was for a joint cultural heritage. The contributions in this volume question terms such as "Moderne" and "post-modern", and show how architecture could again represent local, regional, and national identity.

Modern East - Build Your Own Modernist DDR (Paperback): Modern East - Build Your Own Modernist DDR (Paperback)
R546 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R190 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Rereadings 2 - Interior Architecture and the Design Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings (Paperback): Graeme Brooker,... Rereadings 2 - Interior Architecture and the Design Principles of Remodelling Existing Buildings (Paperback)
Graeme Brooker, Sally Stone
R1,118 R1,034 Discovery Miles 10 340 Save R84 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rereadings 2 is a companion book to Rereadings, originally published in 2004. This second volume is testament to the growing interest and demand for clarification of the re-modelling, adaptation and transformation processes within the existing built environment. With increased interest in the sustainability and heritage agenda and emerging interest from non European-centric areas of the world in this type of work, this book explores how the re-modelling of existing buildings is a sustainable and viable alternative to the construction of new buildings. Throughout this highly-illustrated book, drawings and photos of various projects from around the world highlight how the new fits into the existing. Case studies are analysed holistically, and include information on the practical issues and challenges of individual projects.

A Joint Enterprise - Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay (Paperback): Preeti Chopra A Joint Enterprise - Indian Elites and the Making of British Bombay (Paperback)
Preeti Chopra
R683 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R123 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

It was the era of the Raj, and yet "A Joint Enterprise" reveals the unexpected role of native communities in the transformation of the urban fabric of British Bombay from 1854 to 1918. Preeti Chopra demonstrates how British Bombay was, surprisingly, a collaboration of the colonial government and the Indian and European mercantile and industrial elite who shaped the city to serve their combined interests.
Chopra shows how the European and Indian engineers, architects, and artists worked with each other to design a city--its infrastructure, architecture, public sculpture--that was literally constructed by Indian laborers and craftsmen. Beyond the built environment, Indian philanthropists entered into partnerships with the colonial regime to found and finance institutions for the general public. Too often thought to be the product of the singular vision of a founding colonial regime, British Bombay is revealed by Chopra as an expression of native traditions meshing in complex ways with European ideas of urban planning and progress.
The result, she argues, was the creation of a new shared landscape for Bombay's citizens that ensured that neither the colonial government nor the native elite could entirely control the city's future.

Rice's Architectural Primer (Hardcover): Matthew Rice Rice's Architectural Primer (Hardcover)
Matthew Rice
R437 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R82 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Architecture and Purality: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 (Paperback): Mohsen Mostafavi Architecture and Purality: Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2016 (Paperback)
Mohsen Mostafavi
R740 R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Save R216 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One guiding principle of this cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is the importance of plurality. Since its inception the Award has aimed to be inclusive and to embrace the engagement of a diverse group of users. But equally, it has sought projects that explore a plurality of methods and architectures in achieving that goal. Here, the authors of the essays use that productive tension between architecture and plurality not only to provide a framework for the examination of the projects but also to explore the intellectual and projective means by which architecture and plurality can find other common grounds in the future.

Architecture of the Renaissance - From Brunelleschi to Palladio (Paperback): Bertrand Jestaz, Caroline Beamish Architecture of the Renaissance - From Brunelleschi to Palladio (Paperback)
Bertrand Jestaz, Caroline Beamish
R229 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R42 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In early 15th-century Florence an idea took root that was to change art and society for ever: the revival of classical Rome, its values, its culture and its architecture. Abruptly rejecting the Gothic style of the Middle Ages, European architects eagerly adopted a new set of principles to create some of the most wonderful buildings of all time.

Bang Your Head (Paperback, New edition): David Konow Bang Your Head (Paperback, New edition)
David Konow
R440 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R88 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Cosmatesque Mosaics of Westminster Abbey - The Pavements and Royal Tombs: History, Archaeology, Architecture and... The Cosmatesque Mosaics of Westminster Abbey - The Pavements and Royal Tombs: History, Archaeology, Architecture and Conservation (Hardcover)
Warwick Rodwell, David S. Neal
R2,037 R1,713 Discovery Miles 17 130 Save R324 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Westminster Abbey contains the only surviving medieval Cosmatesque mosaics outside Italy. They comprise: the 'Great Pavement' in the sanctuary; the pavement around the shrine of Edward the Confessor; the saint's tomb and shrine; Henry III's tomb; the tomb of a royal child, and some other pieces. Surprisingly, the mosaics have never before received detailed recording and analysis, either individually or as an assemblage. The proposed publication, in two volumes, will present a holistic study of this outstanding group of monuments in their historical architectural and archaeological context. The shrine of St Edward is a remarkable survival, having been dismantled at the Dissolution and re-erected (incorrectly) in 1557 under Queen Mary. Large areas of missing mosaic were replaced with plaster on to which mosaic designs were carefully painted. This 16th-century fictive mosaic is unique in Britain. Conservation of the sanctuary pavement was accompanied by full archaeological recording with every piece of mosaic decoration drawn and coloured by David Neal, phase plans have been prepared, and stone-by-stone examination undertaken, petrologically identifying and recording the locations of all the materials present. It has revealed that both the pavements and tombs include a range of exotic stone types. The Cosmati study has shed fresh light on every aspect of the unique series of monuments in Westminster Abbey; this work will fill a major lacuna in our knowledge of 13th-century English art of the first rank, and will command international interest.

Autodesk Revit 2017 MEP Fundamentals (ASCENT) (Paperback): Ascent Autodesk Revit 2017 MEP Fundamentals (ASCENT) (Paperback)
R1,617 Discovery Miles 16 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Peter Kulka - Minimalismus und Sinnlichkeit / Minimalism and Sensuality (English, German, Hardcover): Ingeborg Flagge Peter Kulka - Minimalismus und Sinnlichkeit / Minimalism and Sensuality (English, German, Hardcover)
Ingeborg Flagge
R1,436 R1,059 Discovery Miles 10 590 Save R377 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Text in English and German. Peter Kulka is a major German architect. His buildings in recent years have been characteristically succinct and minimalist. This started with the Sachsischer Landtag in Dresden. Since then Kulka has produced numerous works of high creative ambition. His projects regularly feature in architecture magazines, and also on the arts pages in the daily press. Following a 1996 publication, this is the second monograph on his work. The book accompanies the show of his work in the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt am Main from late 2005 to early 2006. The exhibition is based on Kulkas archives, which contain an extensive range of first-class architectural photographs as well as project designs and visual presentations. 22 projects are presented, centred around his work over the past 15 years and leading up to the most recent projects like the rebuilding of the Schloss in his home town of Dresden. Kulka studied under Selman Selmanagic' in Weissensee, Berlin. He then worked with Hermann Henselmann in East Berlin, later moving to Hans Scharoun in West Berlin. He had his first major success in the Herzog, Kopke, Kulka, Topper and Siepmann partnership with the design for the University of Bielefeld. In 1979 he started his own practice in Cologne, followed by a Dresden branch in 1991. Alongside the Sachsischer Landtag in Dresden, Kulkas best-known designs include the Haus der Stille in the Abtei Konigsmunster in Meschede, the Bosch Haus Heidehof in Stuttgart, and also the new chamber music hall and the new foyer in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Karl Friedrich Schinkels former Deutsches Schauspielhaus.

Speech: 19, Regulations (English, Russian, Paperback): Anna Martovitskaya Speech: 19, Regulations (English, Russian, Paperback)
Anna Martovitskaya
R529 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R86 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The nineteenth issue of the architectural magazine speech: explores the theme of regulations. This particularly technical and nomenclatural theme has, in fact, at first glance a decisive influence on architecture, largely predetermining both its visual embodiment and all of the main operational characteristics. This issue is focused on regulations in the broadest sense of the word - from the urban norms according to which new areas and cities are built, to energy efficiency standards and fire safety codes, which no architect can omit from their designs. Text in English and Russian.

Broadway - A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles (Hardcover): Fran Leadon Broadway - A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles (Hardcover)
Fran Leadon
R726 R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Save R37 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the early seventeenth century, in a backwater Dutch colony, there was a wide, muddy cow path that the settlers called the Brede Wegh. As the street grew longer, houses and taverns began to spring up alongside it. What was once New Amsterdam became New York, and farmlands gradually gave way to department stores, theaters, hotels, and, finally, the perpetual traffic of the twentieth century's Great White Way. From Bowling Green all the way up to Marble Hill, Broadway takes us on a mile-by-mile journey up America's most vibrant and complex thoroughfare, through the history at the heart of Manhattan. Today, Broadway almost feels inevitable, but over the past four hundred years there have been thousands who have tried to draw and erase its path. Following their footsteps, we learn why one side of the street was once considered more fashionable than the other; witness the construction of Trinity Church, the Flatiron Building, and the Ansonia Hotel; the burning of P. T. Barnum's American Museum; and discover that Columbia University was built on the site of an insane asylum. Along the way we meet Alexander Hamilton, Emma Goldman, Edgar Allan Poe, John James Audubon, "Bill the Butcher" Poole, and the assorted real-estate speculators, impresarios, and politicians who helped turn Broadway into New York's commercial and cultural spine. Broadway traces the physical and social transformation of an avenue that has been both the "Path of Progress" and a "street of broken dreams," home to both parades and riots, startling wealth and appalling destitution. Glamorous, complex, and sometimes troubling, the evolution of an oft-flooded dead end to a canyon of steel and glass is the story of American progress.

The Medieval Castle Manual - Design * Construction * Daily life (Hardcover): Charles Phillips The Medieval Castle Manual - Design * Construction * Daily life (Hardcover)
Charles Phillips 1
R669 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R137 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An illustrated, behind the scenes look at medieval castles and how they combined two purposes, a weapon of war and a home for an entire community. Using the beautiful construction of a medieval castle at Guedelon as the starting point for each chapter

Detached America - Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia (Hardcover): James A. Jacobs Detached America - Building Houses in Postwar Suburbia (Hardcover)
James A. Jacobs
R1,291 Discovery Miles 12 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

During the quarter century between 1945 and 1970, Americans crafted a new manner of living that shaped and reshaped how residential builders designed and marketed millions of detached single-family suburban houses. The modest two- and three-bedroom houses built immediately following the war gave way to larger and more sophisticated houses shaped by casual living, which stressed a family's easy sociability and material comfort and were a major element in the cohesion of a greatly expanded middle class. These dwellings became the basic building blocks of explosive suburban growth during the postwar period, luring families to the metropolitan periphery from both crowded urban centers and the rural hinterlands. Detached America is the first book with a national scope to explore the design and marketing of postwar houses. James A. Jacobs shows how these houses physically document national trends in domestic space and record a remarkably uniform spatial evolution that can be traced throughout the country. Favorable government policies, along with such widely available print media as trade journals, home design magazines, and newspapers, permitted builders to establish a strong national presence and to make a more standardized product available to prospective buyers everywhere. This vast and long-lived collaboration between government and business?fueled by millions of homeowners?established the financial mechanisms, consumer framework, domestic ideologies, and architectural precedents that permanently altered the geographic and demographic landscape of the nation.

Buildings of Massachusetts - Metropolitan Boston (Hardcover): Keith N. Morgan Buildings of Massachusetts - Metropolitan Boston (Hardcover)
Keith N. Morgan; As told to Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G Reed
R2,281 R1,621 Discovery Miles 16 210 Save R660 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians' Buildings of the United States series analyzes the architecture, landscape, and planning patterns of the capital of Massachusetts and forty surrounding cities and towns that fan out from Boston Harbor. The term "metropolitan" here emphasizes both the range of the project and the importance of this area in introducing regional planning to the United States. Extensively illustrated with photographs and maps, and supplemented with a glossary and bibliography, the book assesses built form from initial colonial settlement in the 1630s through twenty-first-century additions to the Boston area landscape. The authors selected both exemplary and representative buildings and sites for inclusion. Here are structures of international reputation and buildings that characterize the vernacular housing patterns of the region. Because of the exceptional importance of the Boston area to the history of landscape architecture and city planning, those issues have been addressed in both the narrative introduction and the 640 entries. In contrast to other existing architectural guides, which do not move beyond central Boston and Cambridge, The Buildings of Massachusetts: Metro Boston canvasses the twelve sections of central Boston, its eight annexed neighborhoods, five sections of Cambridge (the district's second largest municipality), and forty surrounding communities have been examined. This volume has been designed to complement a second guidebook in the Buildings of the United States series that will focus on the buildings of Massachusetts from Cape Cod to the Berkshires.

French Country Cottage (Hardcover): Courtney Allison French Country Cottage (Hardcover)
Courtney Allison
R838 R592 Discovery Miles 5 920 Save R246 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Brooks'S 1764-2014 - The Story of a Whig Club (Hardcover): Brooks'S 1764-2014 - The Story of a Whig Club (Hardcover)
R1,154 R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Save R324 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Speculations Transformations (Hardcover): Matthias Bottge Speculations Transformations (Hardcover)
Matthias Bottge
R1,057 R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Save R454 (43%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How are changing conditions in society likely to affect Germany's built environment? What are the catalysts for transformation in its cities and regions? Speculations Transformations is devoted to the social and spatial transformations that Germany will face in the future, speculating on their architectural consequences.

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