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Architecture Antique de la Sicile, Ou Recueil Des Plus Int ressans Monumens (French, Paperback): Hittorff-J Architecture Antique de la Sicile, Ou Recueil Des Plus Int ressans Monumens (French, Paperback)
Hittorff-J
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Architecture Civile Et Domestique Au Moyen  ge Et   La Renaissance. Tome 1 (French, Paperback): Verdier-A Architecture Civile Et Domestique Au Moyen ge Et La Renaissance. Tome 1 (French, Paperback)
Verdier-A
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Catalogue Des Monuments Historiques. Monuments Antiques, Monuments Du Moyen �ge (French, Paperback): Sans Auteur Catalogue Des Monuments Historiques. Monuments Antiques, Monuments Du Moyen �ge (French, Paperback)
Sans Auteur
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Mormo - My Moscow (Hardcover): Jorg Esefeld, Sascha Neroslavsy Mormo - My Moscow (Hardcover)
Jorg Esefeld, Sascha Neroslavsy
R1,391 R827 Discovery Miles 8 270 Save R564 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection is the continuation of the series which began with "MYNY" in 2008. The series provides primers on life in international metropolitan centres. The volume focuses on 44 photographs taken by the Stuttgart architect and urban planner Joerg Esefeld between 1987 and 1988 and 53 photographs taken by the Moscow photographer and graphic artist, Sascho Neroslavsky, between 2003 to 2009. Joerg Esefeld captures scenes from the transitional period of Glasnost and Perestroilka. His photographs document solitary architectural structures in the urban fabric of the crumbling Soviet capital. Sascho Neroslaysky's photographs foreground the erosion of architectural scale. In his photographs, the large scale proclamations of the new consumerism have ousted the appeal of socialism. Here the traditional architecture is sometimes obscured beyond recognition. Inspired by the collection of photographs, a diverse set of authors have written personal stories from their everyday life experiences. They depict scenes which have left an impression on them and which manifest the uniqueness of life in Moscow. This title features 59 texts, sketches and drawings by different authors (artists, musicians, architects, politicians and photographers).

Comptes de D�penses de la Construction Du Ch�teau de Gaillon (�d.1850) (French, Paperback): Deville a. Comptes de D�penses de la Construction Du Ch�teau de Gaillon (�d.1850) (French, Paperback)
Deville a.
R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
La Tour de Trois Cents M tres. Planches (French, Paperback): Eiffel-G La Tour de Trois Cents M tres. Planches (French, Paperback)
Eiffel-G
R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Les Cinq Rangs de l'Architecture, � S�avoir Tuscane, Dorique, Ionique, Corinthiaque (French, Paperback): Hondius-H Les Cinq Rangs de l'Architecture, � S�avoir Tuscane, Dorique, Ionique, Corinthiaque (French, Paperback)
Hondius-H
R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Trait  Th orique Et Pratique de l'Art de B tir. Tome 3 (French, Paperback): Rondelet J. Trait Th orique Et Pratique de l'Art de B tir. Tome 3 (French, Paperback)
Rondelet J.
R586 Discovery Miles 5 860 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
�tienne Martellange, 1569-1641 - Biographies d'Architectes (French, Paperback): Charvet-L �tienne Martellange, 1569-1641 - Biographies d'Architectes (French, Paperback)
Charvet-L
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Cours d'Architecture � l'Ath�n�e Central (French, Paperback): Pareto-R Cours d'Architecture � l'Ath�n�e Central (French, Paperback)
Pareto-R
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M moire Sur l'Architecture Des  glises. 3e  dition (French, Paperback): Demanet-A M moire Sur l'Architecture Des glises. 3e dition (French, Paperback)
Demanet-A
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Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art - The Arthur Drexler Years, 1951-1986 (Hardcover): Thomas S Hines Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art - The Arthur Drexler Years, 1951-1986 (Hardcover)
Thomas S Hines
R940 R861 Discovery Miles 8 610 Save R79 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Arthur Drexler (1921-1987) served as the curator and director of the Architecture and Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) from 1951 until 1986-the longest curatorship in the museum's history. Over four decades he conceived and oversaw trailblazing exhibitions that not only reflected but also anticipated major stylistic developments. Although several books cover the roles of MoMA's founding director, Alfred Barr, and the department's first curator, Philip Johnson, this is the only in-depth study of Drexler, who gave the department its overall shape and direction. During Drexler's tenure, MoMA played a pivotal role in examining the work and confirming the reputations of twentieth-century architects, among them Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Richard Neutra, Marcel Breuer, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Exploring unexpected subjects-from the design of automobiles and industrial objects to a reconstruction of a Japanese house and garden-Drexler's boundary-pushing shows promoted new ideas about architecture and design as modern arts in contemporary society. The department's public and educational programs projected a culture of popular accessibility, offsetting MoMA's reputation as an elitist institution. Drawing on rigorous archival research as well as author Thomas S. Hines's firsthand experience working with Drexler, Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art analyses how MoMA became a touchstone for the practice and study of midcentury architecture.

Architect's Pocket Book (Paperback, 5th New edition): Jonathan Hetreed, Ann Ross, Charlotte Baden-Powell Architect's Pocket Book (Paperback, 5th New edition)
Jonathan Hetreed, Ann Ross, Charlotte Baden-Powell
R669 R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Save R88 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of useful information that architects need on a daily basis - on-site or in the studio. It provides clear guidance and invaluable detail on a wide range of issues, from planning policy through environmental design to complying with Building Regulations, from structural and services matters to materials characteristics and detailing. This fifth edition includes the updating of regulations, standards and sources across a wide range of topics. Compact and easy to use, the Architect's Pocket Book has sold well over 90,000 copies to the nation's architects, architecture students, designers and construction professionals who do not have an architectural background but need to understand the basics, fast. This is the famous little blue book that you can't afford to be without.

Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Ernest Burden Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Ernest Burden
R1,147 R872 Discovery Miles 8 720 Save R275 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Now in full color--a thoroughly updated edition of the premier illustrated architectural dictionaryRevised and expanded, the Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture, Third Edition, features 8,000 definitions, 4,000 illustrations, and biographies of hundreds of architects accompanied by classic examples of their work. This new, full-color edition includes terms relating to green, ecological, and sustainable architecture. Everything critically important to those in the field of architecture and design is covered, including: Architectural styles Details Building elements Architectural forms Building systems Green building Meticulously written, heavily cross-referenced, and filled with more than 3,000 new and updated definitions and 1,000 new photographs, this impressive visual resource is the best way to gain a full understanding of architectural elements and the new language of green and sustainable architecture.

The Kimo Theatre - Fact & Folklore (Paperback): Southwest Writers The Kimo Theatre - Fact & Folklore (Paperback)
Southwest Writers; Edited by Jacqueline Murray Loring; Commentary by Rudy J Miera
R479 R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Save R100 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Architecture Without Architects - A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture (Paperback): Bernard Rudofsky Architecture Without Architects - A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture (Paperback)
Bernard Rudofsky
R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In this book, Bernard Rudofsky steps outside the narrowly defined discipline that has governed our sense of architectural history and discusses the art of building as a universal phenomenon. He introduces the reader to communal architecture--architecture produced not by specialists but by the spontaneous and continuing activity of a whole people with a common heritage, acting within a community experience. A prehistoric theater district for a hundred thousand spectators on the American continent and underground towns and villages (complete with schools, offices, and factories) inhabited by millions of people are among the unexpected phenomena he brings to light. The beauty of "primitive" architecture has often been dismissed as accidental, but today we recognize in it an art form that has resulted from human intelligence applied to uniquely human modes of life. Indeed, Rudofsky sees the philosophy and practical knowledge of the untutored builders as untapped sources of inspiration for industrial man trapped in his chaotic cities.

The Ordinary - Recordings (Paperback): Rem Koolhaas, Denise Scott Brown, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Enrique Walker The Ordinary - Recordings (Paperback)
Rem Koolhaas, Denise Scott Brown, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Enrique Walker
R387 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R115 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since the beginning of the century, the field of architecture has fervently turned its attention to documenting the contemporary urban condition. Every city been has been examined as a repository of architectural concepts, scrutinized as an urban manifesto, and recorded as a series of found objects. The Ordinary articulates a potential genealogy for this practice and for the genre of books derived from it. Organized around conversations with the authors of three seminal texts that document the city-Denise Scott Brown's Learning from Las Vegas (1972), Rem Koolhaas's Delirious New York (1978), and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto's Made in Tokyo (2001)-this volume traces the history of these "books on cities" by examining the material they recorded, the findings they established, the arguments they advanced, and the projects they promoted. These conversations also question the assumptions underlying this practice and whether in its ubiquity it still remains a space of opportunity.

The New Nomads - Temporary Spaces on the Move (Hardcover): Gestalten The New Nomads - Temporary Spaces on the Move (Hardcover)
Gestalten
R960 R727 Discovery Miles 7 270 Save R233 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Sun Seekers - The Cure of California (Paperback): Lyra Kilston Sun Seekers - The Cure of California (Paperback)
Lyra Kilston; Edited by Ananda Pellerin
R620 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R123 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Origins of Form - The Shape of Natural and Man-made Things-Why They Came to Be the Way They Are and How They Change... Origins of Form - The Shape of Natural and Man-made Things-Why They Came to Be the Way They Are and How They Change (Paperback)
Christopher Williams
R387 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R32 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Origins of Form is about the shape of things. What limits the height of a tree? Why is a large ship or office building more efficient than a small one? What is the similarity between a human rib cage and an airplane or a bison and a cantilevered bridge? How might we plan for things to improve as they are used instead of wearing out? The author has chosen eight criteria that constitute the major influences on three-dimensional form. These criteria comprise the eight chapters of the book: each looks at form from entirely different viewpoints. The products of both nature and man are examined and compared. This book will make readers-especially those who design and build-aware of their physical environment and how to break away from previously held assumptions and indifference about the ways forms in our human environment have evolved. It shows better ways to do things.The author's practical, no-nonsense approach and his exquisite drawings, done especially for this volume, provide a clear understanding of what can and cannot be; how big or small an object should be, of what material it will be made, how its function will relate to its design, how its use will change it, and what laws will influence its development. The facts and information were gathered from many sources: the areas of mechanics, structure, and materials; geology, biology, anthropology, paleobiology, morphology and others. These are standard facts in these areas of specialization, but they are also essential to the designer's overall knowledge and understanding of form. The result is an invaluable work for students, designers, architects, and planners, and an informed introduction to a fascinating subject for laymen.

Georgian Architectural Designs and Details - The Classic 1757 Stylebook (Paperback, Dover): Abraham Swan Georgian Architectural Designs and Details - The Classic 1757 Stylebook (Paperback, Dover)
Abraham Swan
R408 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R120 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As one of the 18th century's most influential architecture writer/designers, Swan came to define many conventions of English rococo detail. Included here is a range of floor plans and detail elevations that demonstrates both Swan's unique style, as well as the types of homes prevalent in Georgian England and colonial America. 125 illustrations.

Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism (Paperback): Brian L. McLaren Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya: An Ambivalent Modernism (Paperback)
Brian L. McLaren
R684 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R173 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

To be a tourist in Libya during the period of Italian colonization was to experience a complex negotiation of cultures. Against a sturdy backdrop of indigenous culture and architecture, modern metropolitan culture brought its systems of transportation and accommodation, as well as new hierarchies of political and social control. Architecture and Tourism in Italian Colonial Libya shows how Italian authorities used the contradictory forces of tradition and modernity to both legitimize their colonial enterprise and construct a vital tourist industry. Although most tourists sought to escape the trappings of the metropole in favor of experiencing "difference," that difference was almost always framed, contained, and even defined by Western culture. McLaren argues that the "modern" and the "traditional" were entirely constructed by colonial authorities, who balanced their need to project an image of a modern and efficient network of travel and accommodation with the necessity of preserving the characteristic qualities of the indigenous culture. What made the tourist experience in Libya distinct from that of other tourist destinations was the constant oscillation between modernizing and preservation tendencies. The movement between these forces is reflected in the structure of the book, which proceeds from the broadest level of inquiry into the Fascist colonial project in Libya to the tourist organization itself, and finally into the architecture of the tourist environment, offering a way of viewing state-driven modernization projects and notions of modernity from a historical and geographic perspective. This is an important book for architectural historians and for those interested in colonial and postcolonial studies, as well as Italian studies, African history, literature, and cultural studies more generally.

Confessions - Principles Architecture Process Life (Paperback): Jan Kaplicky Confessions - Principles Architecture Process Life (Paperback)
Jan Kaplicky
R1,013 R734 Discovery Miles 7 340 Save R279 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Confessions offers an insight into the mind of Future Systems architect Jan Kaplicky - his ideas, opinions and sources of inspiration. It is a book about an architectural life, private and professional. Written and selected by the architect himself, it is a highly personal account that avoids the speculations and intellectualisations of critical theory. This is a collection of comments on architects, architecture, design, politics, beauty, people and the future and will give architects stimulus about workings of practice, building and design. With an equal balance of images and textual observations, it is both visually and mentally engaging, and its spontaneous, honest style makes it accessible to a wide audience.

Solving Complex Problems a Handbook (Paperback): Prof Dr Schonwandt Solving Complex Problems a Handbook (Paperback)
Prof Dr Schonwandt
R601 R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Save R123 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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
R181 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R35 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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