The 2017 exhibition of letterpress prints, monotypes and sculpture captured Hobbs’s fascination with optical interplay and visual disruption. From the exhibition comes this Monograph – a unique flip book, combining picture fragments and words.
Open Source Architecture is a visionary manifesto for the architecture of tomorrow that argues for a paradigm shift from architecture as a means of supporting the ego-fueled grand visions of “starchitects” to a collaborative, inclusive, network-driven process inspired by twenty-first-century trends such as crowd-sourcing, open access, and mass customization.
Pancho Guedes, born in Lisbon in 1925, grew up in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique, and studied in South Africa, where he discovered painting and the intensity of the Mexican muralists. He graduated in Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg (1953), getting academic recognition by Escola de Belas-Artes do Porto (Oporto School of Fine Arts)…
While some architects have a signature style, Renzo Piano seeks to apply coherent ideas to extraordinarily different projects. His buildings impress as much for their individual impact as for their diversity of scale, material, and form.
This text is a catalogue of the works exhibited at the time of the Sophia Gray Memorial Lecture given by Revel Fox in Bloemfontein in August 1997, and subsequently at the South African National Gallery in Cape Town in May 1998.
The unique ambition of Rogue Urbanism is to produce new and relevant theoretical work on African urbanism in a way that works within the border zone between inherited theoretical resources and artistic representations of everyday practices and phenomenology in African cities.
An insider’s look into one of contemporary architecture’s most cutting-edge firms. SHoP’s striking projects and unique business model are captured in this thoughtful and inventively organized monograph.
Stellenberg, the story of a garden This superbly elegant book tells the story of one of South Africa’s most loved and admired gardens. It’s also the story of a historic and beautiful house, a uniquely preserved example of Cape Dutch architecture.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 architectureâ€”the blend of the modern and the traditionalâ€”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.
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.
Design and Planning for Sustainability (New edition) In 1975 Brenda and Robert Vale published The Autonomous House, a manifesto offering down-to-earth suggestions for building homes that do not pollute the earth or squander its resources. Their book received tremendous praise around the world and was seen as a significant move toward green architecture. Nearly twenty…