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    Dream Gardens of England

    R400

    The perfect companion to Merrell’s bestselling Dream Gardens (Sunday Times Gardening Book of the Year), Dream Gardens of England is a beautifully designed sourcebook of 100 gardens of all styles in all parts of the country. It presents a wonderful variety of garden-design ideas, ranging from modern sophistication to lush romanticism, and from small city plots to…

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    Pancho Guedes DVD

    R120

    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)…

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    Architecture of the Third Landscape: Award-winning buildings of the Free State

    R428

    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.

  • Ellsworth Kelly: Thumbing Through the Folder

    R300

    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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    Talk About Contemporary Architecture

    R340

    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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    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…

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    Neues Museum Berlin: David Chipperfield Architects in Collaboration with Julian Harrap

    R460

    This book documents David Chipperfield’s most important project to date: the Neues Museum, center piece of the Berlin Museumsinsel.

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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.

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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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    Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis

    R240

    Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis is a pioneering effort to insert South Africa’s largest city into urban theory, on its own terms. Johannesburg is Africa’s premier metropolis. Yet theories of urbanization have cast it as an emblem of irresolvable crisis, the spatial embodiment of unequal economic relations and segregationist policies, and a city that responds to but does not contribute to modernity on the global scale.

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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.

     

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    Johannesburg Transition: Architecture and Society From 1950

    R850

    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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    Alvar Aalto – Objects and Furniture Design – By Architects

    R255

    Nature, biology, has rich and luxurious forms; with the same principles of cellular organisation, it can create billions of combinations, each of which represent a highly developed form. Man’s life belongs to the same category. The things that surround him are hardly fetishes or allegories with mystical eternal value: more than anything else, they are cells and tissues, living beings life himself, building components that make up human life. – Alvar Aalto.

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    The Jo’burg 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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    Architecture Transformed: A History of the Photography of Buildings from 1839 to the Present

    R340

    This magnificently illustrated book documents a history of style in the photography of buildings and a history of the art and technology of photography itself.

  • Conversions

    As populations grow, where and how we live is a major concern. Architects spend their time addressing the issue of housing, and converting spaces is often a more satisfactory solution than building from scratch. This book shows that with a bit of imagination all sorts of buildings can be converted into homes. Four chapters examine…