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    TATE Modern: Building A Museum For The 21st Century

    R500

    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.

  • The Grand Tour

    R250

    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 Joburg Book

    R410

    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

    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.

     

  • The Living, Breathing, Thinking, Responsive Buildings of the Future

    R290

    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 Autonomous House

    R350

    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…

  • The New Creative Home

    R440

    The New Creative Home is a celebration the city’s rich mix of living spaces – from a spacious, contemporary flat in trendy Clerkenwell to a stylish Victorian terrace in Notting Hill.

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    The Shard: The Official Guidebook

    R140

    The Shard is the tallest building in western Europe. From February 2013, the public will be able to visit floors 68 to 72, where they will experience an amazing 35-mile vista over London and beyond.

     

  • This is Frank Lloyd Wright

    R220

    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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    Why Buildings Fall Down: Why Structures Fail

    R200

    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

    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.

  • World of Art: American Art and Architecture

    R145

    This new survey provides a complete history of American art and architecture from its seventeenth-century colonial beginnings to the latest installation and video work

  • World of Art: The Language of Ornament


    James Trilling presents an immense variety of ornament from the Paleolithic Age to the present day, enabling the reader to appreciate inherent form and beauty, as well as historical importance across cultures – whether in the monumental architecture of Mycenean Greece or the inlaid vessels of Zhou Dynasty China, in the bronze mirrors of early Celtic Britain or the carved or worn ornament of Native Americans.

  • XS Green: Big Ideas, Small Buildings

    R225

    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

    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.

  • Zaha Hadid

    R270

    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.