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    Styles: Compendium of Interior
    R300.00 inc. VAT

    Aside from clothes, the most immediate extension of the human body is the decor in which it evolves. From interior architecture to interior life, the distance is often slight. It is to this coming together of the mental and the ornamental,

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    Talk About Contemporary Architecture
    R340.00 inc. VAT

    The magazine-style design and straightforward text introduce the reader to the basics of architecture so they can gain everything they need to know in order to “talk about” this hot topic. “Talk About Contemporary Architecture” provides the general public with the keys to understanding architecture from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and simultaneously recalls the great edifices of earlier eras.

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    TATE Modern: Building A Museum For The 21st Century
    R500.00 inc. VAT

    After opening its doors in 2000, Tate Modern quickly became the most popular modern and contemporary art destination in the world, welcoming more than five million visitors a year. Architects Herzog & de Meuron created a gallery of singular power and beauty, whose spaces articulate a rare affinity with contemporary art.

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    The Department Store History · Design · Display
    R435.00 inc. VAT

    This superbly illustrated book goes behind the window displays, eye-catching shopping bags and promotional extravaganzas to reveal the history and design of the department store in marvellous richness and detail.

     

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    The Grand Tour
    R330.00 inc. VAT

    Travelling the world with an architect’s eye Architect Harry Seidler spent more than 50 years traveling the globe, extensively photographing the peak achievements in architecture from 3000 B.C. to the present day. Thanks to sound advice given to him early on by his photographer brother Marcell (“Only use Leica cameras and Kodachrome film, which is archival”), Seidler’s hobby quickly developed into a passion and, finally, an impressive archive of world architecture.

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    The Jo’burg Book
    R410.00 inc. VAT

    The Jo’burg Book is an engaging and authoritative history that follows the story of the city through its spaces and communities. By the end of its 300-odd pages you will have fallen in love with the old city all over again!

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    The Light of Toyko
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    Following two magnificent Assouline volumes on Paris and New York, photographer Jean-Michel Berts turns his lens to Japan in The Light of Tokyo. This stunning collection is a tribute to the grandeur of urban architecture—the blend of the modern and the traditional—at the peak of daybreak. The evocation is romantic, ethereal and empty of any trace of human movement. In an almost unworldly reflection through photographs, Berts captures the very essence of the area, from the parks and gardens to the Buddhist temples and shrines. With patience, Berts unravels a mood of mystery and timelessness of a city reborn after the destruction caused by war and natural disasters.

    Jean-Michel Berts

    A photographer since age sixteen, Jean-Michel Berts has acquired an outstanding international reputation by showcasing his work in New York, Moscow, London, St. Tropez, Berlin, Hamburg, and at Art Brussels. He has also done successful advertising campaigns for luxury brands.

     

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    The Living, Breathing, Thinking, Responsive Buildings of the Future
    R290.00 inc. VAT

    One of the more exciting realities of 21st-century life is that objects are now able with the help of embedded technology to sense, think, act and communicate. Very soon, every building, city and landscape component will be equipped with communicative and computational capacities: we shall be surrounded by sentient architecture.

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    The New Creative Home
    R440.00 inc. VAT

    Designers, stylists and artists from across the country and around the globe make London their home, finding inspiration in its quirky British style and lively cosmopolitanism.

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    This is Frank Lloyd Wright
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    Frank Lloyd Wright wasn’t just an architect. He was a prophet, a poseur; a beloved teacher, a failed businessman. During his long, eventful life he experienced both incredible misfortune and great success.

     

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    This is Gaudi
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    Antoni Gaudí has a reputation as monastic, mad, and hermetic. But the architect of many of the buildings that define Barcelona’s cityscape was no mad eccentric. He was a genius inspired by his faith in nature and the divine.

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    Thomas Heatherwick: Making
    R900.00 inc. VAT

    Covering the studios complete output over twenty years – some 170 projects – Thomas Heatherwick: Making answers what many have asked: How did he do that?. Heatherwick Studio has continued to expand since the original edition was published in 2012.

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    Why Buildings Fall Down: Why Structures Fail
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    Although modern techniques and new materials have greatly decreased the number of structural failures; in today’s world, buildings still fall down- and whenever a building, a bridge, a tunnel, or a dam collapses, it is front-page news and often the beginning of a hunt for clues and culprits as interesting as any detective story.

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    Why Buildings Stand Up
    R200.00 inc. VAT

    Between a nomad’s tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a clear and enthusiastic introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the present day, including recent advances in science and technology that have had important effects on the planning and construction of buildings.

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    Writing The City into Being
    R295.00 inc. VAT

    Writing the City into Being is Bremner’s long-awaited collection of essays, spanning more than a decade of work on Johannesburg. It is both an unflinching analysis of the characteristics of an extraordinary city and a work of imagination – a bringing of the evasive city into being through writing.

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    XS Green: Big Ideas, Small Buildings
    R225.00 inc. VAT

    Follow-up to the bestselling title XS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings, XS Green devotes itself to a wide range of small-scale, idiosyncratic projects created by the biggest names in global architecture.

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    Yoshio Taniguchi: Nine Museums
    R530.00 inc. VAT

    The Museum of Modern Art is now in the midst of the largest building project in its history. Designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, the new Museum will reopen in midtown Manhattan in winter 2004-05 to coincide with its 75th anniversary. The 630,000-square-foot Museum will be nearly twice the size of the former facility, offering dramatically expanded and redesigned spaces for exhibitions, public programming, educational outreach, and scholarly research.

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    Zaha Hadid
    R220.00 inc. VAT

    Discover the audacious futurism of Zaha Hadid. As the first woman to win both the Pritzker Prize for architecture and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, Hadid broke the rules and re-defined the game, despite some saying her designs were unbuildable. At the time of her unexpected death in 2016, she was firmly established as the first great architect of the noughties.

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