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    Afropolis: City/Media/Art

    R340

    The book focuses on the Big Five of African cities: Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kinshasa and Johannesburg, and brings together positions of artistic and cultural studies, as well as detailed histories and the specific dynamics of these African cities, in order to expand our understanding of the concept of urbanity and the phenomenon of the City from an African perspective. This is the first time the book is available in English.

  • Art Nouveau

    R500

    This fresh TASCHEN edition considers Art Nouveau as a broad historical phenomenon with distinct local features.

  • Drawing for Landscape Architecture

    R560

    An essential volume for landscape- and garden-design professionals, Drawing for Landscape Architecture argues for the importance of learning to “see by hand,” to visualize large-scale design plans and articulate them through drawing before turning to the digital tools that are so crucial to efficient and cost-effective building solutions. This enriched approach makes for better design, happier clients, and more successful projects.

  • Drawing for Landscape Architecture

    R550

    Softcover book. 256 pages.

  • Hustles: Five Years of Local Studio

    R450

    The book, published by Local Studio and Dave Southwood, documents the first twelve buildings designed and built by the Johannesburg-based architecture firm, founded by Thomas Chapman in 2012. Co-authored by Chapman and photographer David Southwood, with Illustrations by Michael Tymbios, Hustles takes the reader not only into the buildings themselves, but also gives a detailed account of the often chaotic context of Johannesburg in which the buildings exist.

  • Japanese Design : An Illustrated Guide to Art, Architecture and Aesthetics in Japan

    R340

    Patricia Graham helps guide readers through the aspects of Japanese art and design we’ve all come to appreciate-whether it’s a silk kimono, carefully raked garden path or modern snack food packaging. From the ten key characteristics of Japanese design to the Shinto and Buddhist influences on its aesthetics, this book serves as a great resource for the different styles and how they developed. Another fascinating and less explored piece of design in Japan is its influence on and interpretation by Westerners.

  • Piranesi As A Designer

    R600

    Published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Piranesi as Designer explores the far-reaching impact of Piranesi’s modernist style on three centuries of architecture and design. 144 pages nearly 200 integrated color photographs.

  • The Architecture of Peter Rich: Conversations with Africa

    R1200

    Internationally renowned, Peter Rich’s career represents a lifelong attempt to find a contemporary, yet uniquely African mode of design. This book follows the chronology of his work which emerges from a fascination with African tribal settlements, including his documentation, publication, and exhibition of Ndebele art and architecture, and his friendship with sculptor Jackson Hlungwani.

  • The Johannesburg Gas Works

    R200

    This new book, the first comprehensive publication on the significant site, tells the story of the gas works and the manufacture of gas in Johannesburg, beginning in 1927.

  • Unbuilding

    R145

    Paperback book with sketches. 80 pages.

  • Up Up: Stories of Johannesburg’s Highrises

    R650

    UP UP: Stories of Johannesburg’s Highrises presents a selection of buildings in the inner city of Johannesburg. The focus here is on tall modernist towers that quickly became iconic in the architecture of the city. Witnesses to profound shifts in the political history of the metropolis, the skyscrapers have themselves endured immense changes. They are documented here in two ways: firstly, through historical facts, floor plans, archival records and contemporary photographs of their formal architecture; and secondly, through reportage, interviews and essays. This book is the first to document Joburg’s skyscrapers and it offers new insights not only into these classic buildings, but also into contemporary urban life in
    South Africa.

  • Albers and Moholy-Nagy: From the Bauhaus to the New World

    R500

    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

  • Ant Farm 1968 – 1978

    R340

    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

    R290

    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.

  • Architectural Laboratories

    R450

    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.

  • Architecture and Vegetation. Hybrid Home Spaces

    R90

    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.