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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Erwin Hauer: Continua, Architectural Screens and Walls

    “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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    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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    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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    History of Interior Design
    R1,380.00 inc. VAT

    History of Interior Design is a comprehensive survey covering the design history of architecture, interiors, furniture, and accessories in civilizations all over the world, from ancient times to the present.

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    Japan Style
    R660.00 inc. VAT

    Japan Style, written by one of the world’s most respected scholars of Japanese art and culture, is an authoritative and wide-ranging visual essay on the aesthetics of Japan.

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    Johannesburg Transition: Architecture and Society From 1950
    R850.00 inc. VAT

    Johannesburg Transition: Architecture and Society From 1950 is a follow on to Clive Chipkin’s first, highly-successful and now out-of-print book, Johannesburg Style: Architecture and Society 1880s-1960s.

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    Johannesburg: Architecture and Heritage
    R595.00 inc. VAT

    In this landmark photographic book Patrick de Mervelec takes us through the old CBD of Johannesburg, the heart and soul of the city, with a selection of over 150 images accompanied by texts by architect and acclaimed author, Clive Chipkin. The introductions have been contributed by architect Fanuel Motsepe and urban consultant Neil Fraser, author of the celebrated column, Citichat.

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