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  • 30 Second Architecture
    30 Second Architecture
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    30-Second Architecture presents you with the foundations of architectural knowledge, explaining each idea, no matter how complex, using 300 words and one picture: all easily digested in a spare half minute. Expert authors are challenged to define and describe both the principles upon which architects depend, and the styles with which they put those principles into practice. So, if you want to know your arch from your elevation, and your Baroque from your Byzantine, or you wish to end your next dinner party with a stirring speech on biomimetics, this is the quickest way to construct your argument.

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    A Guide to the Architecture of Durban and Pietermaritzburg
    R140.00 inc. VAT

    This handsome pocket guide to the major buildings of Durban and Pietermaritzburg is the first of its kind available. Covering about 250 buildings of all styles and kinds, from the grand Edwardian city halls and stylish Art Deco apartment buildings to the gleaming office blocks of the 1990s and the community centres in the townships, the book offers an introduction to the architecture of the two major cities of KwaZulu-Natal.

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    AfroPolis: City, Media, Art
    R260.00 inc. VAT

    Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Afropolis is the product of an exhibition developed by the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum in Cologne, Germany. The book focuses on the Big Five of African cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg, and brings together positions of artistic and cultural studies, as well as detailed histories and the specific dynamics of these African cities, in order to expand our understanding of the concept of urbanity and the phenomenon of the City from an African perspective.

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    Alvar Aalto – Objects and Furniture Design – By Architects
    R255.00 inc. VAT

    Nature, biology, has rich and luxurious forms; with the same principles of cellular organisation, it can create billions of combinations, each of which represent a highly developed form. Man’s life belongs to the same category. The things that surround him are hardly fetishes or allegories with mystical eternal value: more than anything else, they are cells and tissues, living beings life himself, building components that make up human life. – Alvar Aalto.

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    Amy Butler’s Midwest Modern :A Fresh Design Spirit for the Modern Lifestyle
    R420.00 inc. VAT

    A complete lifestyle book, encompassing fashion, interiors, and gardens

    Attention, design and style mavens! There’s a lot more to America than just the east and west coasts. Today, innovative American design—in clothing, home decor, even gardening—is emerging from the Midwest. So lay your bicoastal biases aside, and let Amy Butler show you what’s happening in the heartland.

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    Archidoodle – The Architect’s Activity Book
    R285.00 inc. VAT

    This innovative book is the first to provide a fun, interactive way to learn about architecture. Filled with an array of beautiful and elegant drawings, it poses all manner of architectural challenges for the user: from designing your own skyscraper to drawing an island house or creating a Constructivist monument, plus many more.

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  • Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings
    Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings
    R270.00 inc. VAT

    Born out of the drawingbuilding.org online archive, Architectural Inventions presents a stunning visual study of impossible or speculative structures that exist only on paper. Soliciting the work of architects, designers, and artists of renown –as well as emerging talents from all over the world –Maximilian Goldfarb and Matt Bua have gathered an array of works that convey architectural alternatives, through products, expansions, or critiques of our inhabited environments.

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    Architecture – The Whole Story
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    Drawing its examples from all around the globe, Architecture – The Whole Story is a richly illustrated and comprehensive account of the architects, plans, designs and constructions that over the centuries have most engaged our minds, inspired our imaginations and raised our spirits.

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    Architecture and Vegetation. Hybrid Home Spaces
    R90.00 inc. VAT

    Architecture and Vegetation. Hybrid Home Spaces grew out of a thrilling workshop, by the same name, which took place on Reunion Island in May 2004. The aim of the workshop was to create a net of connections between students in architecture from tropical countries and from Europe and to bring them to work together on tropical climate issues.s.

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    Architecture Matters

    An illuminating introduction to the influence of architecture on the world, the environment, and human lives

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    Architecture of the Third Landscape: Award-winning buildings of the Free State
    R428.00 inc. VAT

    Professor Raman and Jako Olivier presented on the publication Architecture of the Third Landscape which goes beyond a mere description of the architecture of the buildings and locates them in the specific physical and cultural landscapes of the Free State.

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    Architecture Transformed: A History of the Photography of Buildings from 1839 to the Present

    This magnificently illustrated book documents a history of style in the photography of buildings and a history of the art and technology of photography itself.

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    Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
    R600.00 inc. VAT

    Art and Justice: The Art of the Constitutional Court of South Africa documents and celebrates the artworks integrated into and collected for the Constitutional Court of South Africa. The book pays tribute to the extraordinary vision of the architects and judges of the Court who sought to bring together, in the most inspiring, innovative and dignified way possible, art and the workings of justice, and to give a public soul to the new Court building.

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    Art Spaces: The Architecture of Four Tates
    R345.00 inc. VAT

    The diverse and complex development of the art museum is nowhere more richly illustrated than through the architectural evolution of the four Tate galleries.

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    Bauhaus
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    Despite being shut down by the Nazis after just fourteen years in existence, the Bauhausart school stands as one of the defining movements of modern history. This book introduces the school’s commitment to creative expression, cutting-edge ideas, and the combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.

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    Bauhaus
    R170.00 inc. VAT

    Founded in 1919 in Weimar Germany amidst unparalleled economic and political chaos, the Bauhaus design school broke down barriers between fine arts, crafts and industry. British art historian Whitford here gathers Bauhaus participants’ diaries, letters, manifestos and essays from journals, exhibition catalogues and newspapers, including much material never before translated into English.

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    Carsten Holler: Test Site
    R175.00 inc. VAT

    A fascinating record of this major project, Carsten Höller is also a detailed survey of the artist?s entire career.

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    Charles Rennie Mackintosh
    R170.00 inc. VAT

    Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest work dates from about a dozen intensely creative years around 1900. His buildings in Glasgow, and especially his craggy masterpiece the Glasgow School of Art, are more complex and playful than any other work in Britain at that time.

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    Constructure: 100 years of the JAG building and its evolution of space and meaning
    R700.00 inc. VAT

    100 years of the JAG building and its evolution of space and meaning: Setting out to tell the story of a building that has stood for a hundred years is a complex undertaking, as ultimately that narrative does not exist in the singular.

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    Dark Space
    R350.00 inc. VAT

    This collection of essays by architect Mario Gooden investigates the construction of African American identity and representation through the medium of architecture. These five texts move between history, theory, and criticism to explore a discourse of critical spatial practice engaged in the constant reshaping of the African Diaspora.

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