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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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    Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World
    R500.00 inc. VAT

    This extensively illustrated survey casts new light on the lives and work of two of Modernism’s great pioneers. Josef Albers (1888-1976) and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1947) were key figures at the Bauhaus in Germany, and following the rise of National Socialism and their

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    Ant Farm 1968 – 1978
    R388.00 inc. VAT

    This richly illustrated book, created to accompany the traveling exhibition of the same name, provides a fascinating critical overview of Ant Farm, the radical architecture collective that brought us Cadillac Ranch, Media Burn, and The Eternal Frame.

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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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    Architectural Laboratories
    R450.00 inc. VAT

    Together with a select group of international students from Columbia University and the University of California, Los Angeles, highly respected architects and architectural theoreticians Hani Rashid and Greg Lynn transformed the United States Pavilion during the Venice Biennale 2000 into a four-week workshop and forum for architectural discourse: a laboratory.

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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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    Art and Architecture in Mexico
    R270.00 inc. VAT

    A survey of the full breadth and complexity of Mexican art history, ranging widely across genres and offering new interpretations of painting, sculpture, architecture, prints and photographs

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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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    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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    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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    Cubism (Movements in Modern Art)
    R105.00 inc. VAT

    Cubism, perhaps the seminal art movement of the twentieth century, is also one of the most complex. It was the product of the decade before the outbreak of war in 1914. France, during this period, was torn by intercity class and international tensions, caught between excitement over the experience of modernity and anxiety about its consequences.

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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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    Egypt Visual Sourcebook – For Artists, Architects and Designers
    R585.00 inc. VAT

    With some 1,000 color illustrations, thorough referencing, and detailed observation, this book will serve a very specific need while also appealing to a wider audience as a visual celebration of many aspects of Egypt, familiar and unfamiliar.

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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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    Erwin Hauer: Continua, Architectural Screens and Walls
    R360.00 inc. VAT

    “This elegant volume documenting the work of Erwin Hauer demonstrates the rich results that can emerge from disciplined experimentation with geometry. Following a geometric recipe of his own divining, Hauer was able to discover extraordinarily complex patterns that possess a large measure of depth and beauty.” – Architecture

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