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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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    Creative lives: Frank Lloyd Wright
    R80.00 inc. VAT

    Creative Lives: Frank Lloyd Wright tells Frank Lloyd Wright’s compelling story, including his unpromising progress at school, his mother’s conviction of his brilliance, the trials and tribulations of his private and financial affairs, and the importance of designs such as Taliesin, Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum.

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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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    David Adjaye: Making Public Buildings
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    David Adjaye is one of Britain’s leading contemporary architects, and particularly well known for his domestic projects. Adjaye combines the sensual and emotive with a conceptual approach to the fundamental elements of architecture. His influences range from African art and architecture to contemporary art and music leading to numerous collaborations with artists, including Olafur Eliasson and Chris Ofili.

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    Decade of Design – from the office of mathews + associates architects cc
    R210.00 inc. VAT

    With text by Diane De Beer, Decade Of Design is a visual journey celebrating the past 10 years of architecture and design by the firm Mathews & Associates Architects, presented in a hardcover coffee table book.

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    Design and Landscape for People
    R720.00 inc. VAT

    For many years planning was something done in the name of progress by distant committees with the abstract aim of tidying boundaries and controlling growth. In the past decade, however, heavy-handed ideology has given way to a new generation of planners from diverse backgrounds—architecture, landscape, even art and performance—who seek fresh, creative ways of working with communities.

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    Design Like You Give a Damn
    R280.00 inc. VAT

    The greatest humanitarian challenge we face today is that of providing shelter. Currently, one in seven people lives in a slum or refugee camp, and more than 3,000,000,000 people–nearly half the world’s population–do not have access to clean water or adequate sanitation.

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    Ellswoth Kelly: Thumbing Through the Folder

    A Dialogue on Art and Architecture with Hans Ulrich Orbst

    In this Dialogue on Art and Architecture, Ellsworth Kelly (born 1923) reminisces with Hans Ulrich Obrist about his early career, his teachers (Max Beckmann, Brancusi, Leger and Vantongerloo) and particularly on the relation of his work to architecture: “architects are usually the first people who understand my work,” he tells Obrist here, while describing his many collaborations in this field.

     

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    Extensions
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    The vast majority of architects cut their teeth designing small-scale additions to private homes. Extensions can be added to roofs, gardens and underneath buildings or can even be strapped on to the sides.

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    Five Flights Up and Other New York Apartment Stories
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    A ?op house, a pumping station, a maid’s room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Loraine just a few of the places New Yorkers call home.

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    Form Matters
    R340.00 inc. VAT

    David Chipperfield, one of the most important architects at work in the world today, is known for his subtle and sophisticated buildings. This book, published to accompany the major exhibition at Londons Design Museum, spans his entire career to date, examining a range of projects through new and archive models, sketches, drawings, photographs and film.

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    Frank O.Gehry – Since 1997
    R430.00 inc. VAT

    The only complete monograph on the past twelve years of the great architect’s career. Published in conjunction with the major exhibition curated by Germano Celant at the Milan Triennial, this volume brings together all the projects realized by Frank O. Gehry since his pivotal stylistic metamorphosis of 1997, embodied by the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, until today.

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    French Art Deco
    R130.00 inc. VAT

    ‘Art Deco’ is epitomized by the French works exhibited at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925.

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    Gaudi Pop-Ups
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    Specially created pop-ups explore the vision and creations of this seminal architect.

    “Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.” ?Antoni Gaudí

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    Hadid: Complete Works 1979 – Today

    Zaha Hadid was a revolutionary architect. For years, she was widely acclaimed and won numerous prizes despite building practically nothing. Some even said her work was simply impossible to build. Yet, during the latter years of her life, Hadid’s daring visions became a reality, bringing a new and unique architectural language to cities and structures such as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, the Glasgow Riverside Museum, and the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan.

     

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    Hidden Cape Town
    R400.00 inc. VAT

    A unique look inside 30 of Cape Town’s most notable buildings. If you have ever wondered what lies behind an interesting facade, or wished you could peek behind a closed door, Hidden Cape Town is the book for you.

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  • I love you I hate you
    I love you I hate you
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    I love you I hate you is a book about Johannesburg told in two parts.

    The first is told through design. The second part is told through the essays of 34 writers describing a complicated relationship with Johannesburg.

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    In the Spirit of Beverly Hills
    R480.00 inc. VAT

    With its dreamy mansions , sophisticated residents ,world -renowned shopping,and legendary haunts,Beverly Hills is the epitome of luxury wealth, and beauty.Originally established as a private residential community in the early twentieth century,

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