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Wine by Design (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Sean Stanwick, Loraine Fowlow Wine by Design (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Sean Stanwick, Loraine Fowlow
R987 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R370 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Wine tourism is experiencing exponential growth and the pressure is now on wine producers to commission the best architects to create appealing spaces that will celebrate and promote the culture of wine. Today's winery is designed as much for the winery tour as for wine production itself. Illustrated with striking examples of 40 of the world's most beautiful wineries, "Wine by Design" introduces the most exciting new designs and covers the newest trends from celebrity wineries to the new links with spa therapies and hospitality, to new green, sustainable initiatives.

The Seven Lamps of Architecture (Paperback, New edition): John Ruskin The Seven Lamps of Architecture (Paperback, New edition)
John Ruskin
R284 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R84 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Classic work by the great Victorian expresses his deepest convictions about the nature and role of architecture and its aesthetics. Timeless observations are required reading for architects, students and lovers of architecture. This authoritative edition includes reproductions of the 14 original plates of Ruskin's superb drawings of architectural details from such structures as the Doge's Palace in Venice, the Cathedral of St.-Lo, Giotto's Campanile in Florence and the Cathedral of Rouen.

The Barbican Estate (Hardcover): Stefi Orazi The Barbican Estate (Hardcover)
Stefi Orazi; Photographs by Christoffer Rudquist
R872 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R230 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A beautifully produced book to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grade II listed brutalist icon, the Barbican Estate.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first residents moving into the Barbican Estate in London. This new book is a celebration of this unique complex – looking at the design of the individual flats as well as its status as a brutalist icon. Author and designer Stefi Orazi interviews residents past and present, giving an insight into how life on the estate has changed over the decades.

The complex, designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, is now Grade II listed, and is one of the world’s most well-known examples of brutalist architecture. Its three towers – Cromwell, Shakespeare and Lauderdale – are among London’s tallest residential spaces and the estate is a landmark of the city. This is a beautifully illustrated, comprehensive guide to the estate, with newly commissioned photography by Christoffer Rudquist. It will show in detail each of the 140 different flat types, including newly drawn drawings of the flats as well as original plans and maps.

Includes fascinating texts by leading architects and design critics, including John Allan of Avanti Architects on the unique building materials and fittings of the flats, and Charles Holland of Charles Holland Architects (and FAT co-founder) on the home and how these concrete towers have become such an integral part of Britain’s domestic and architectural history.

Generation Next (Hardcover): Wim Pauwels Generation Next (Hardcover)
Wim Pauwels
R1,335 R982 Discovery Miles 9 820 Save R353 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Space Architecture - The New Frontier for Design Research (Paperback): Neil Leach Space Architecture - The New Frontier for Design Research (Paperback)
Neil Leach
R581 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R173 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Forty years on from the first moon landing, architecture in Space is entering a new era. Over the last decade, there has been a fundamental shift in the Space industry from short-term pioneering expeditions to long-term planning for colonisation, and new ventures such as Space tourism. Architects are now involved in designing the interiors of long-term habitable structures in Space, such as the International Space Station, researching advanced robotic fabrication technologies for building structures on the Moon and Mars, envisioning new 'space yachts' for the super-rich, and building new facilities, such as the Virgin Galactic 'Spaceport America' in New Mexico designed by Foster + Partners. Meanwhile the mystique of Space remains as alluring as ever, as high-profile designers and educators - such as Greg Lynn - are running designs studios drawing upon ever more inventive computational design techniques. This issue of AD features the most significant current projects underway and highlights key areas of research in Space, such as energy, materials, manufacture and robotics. It also looks at how this research and investment in new technologies might transfer to terrestrial design and construction.

Contributors include: Anders Carlson, Anita Genupta, Behrokh Khoshnevis.

Space architects: Constance Adams, Marc Cohen, Ondrej Doule, Scott Howe, Brent Sherwood, John Spencer, Madhu Thangavelu, Andreas Vogler.

Architects: Bevk Perovic Arhitekti, Dekleva Gregoric Arhitekti, Foster + Partners, Neil Leach, Greg Lynn, OFIS architects, SADAR + VUGA.

Theatre and Architecture (Paperback): Juliet Rufford Theatre and Architecture (Paperback)
Juliet Rufford
R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Theatre and architecture are seeming opposites: one a time-based art-form experienced in space, the other a spacial art experienced over time. This book will explore and disprove these assumptions, demonstrating ways in which theatre and architecture are co-constitutive and contextualizing their dynamic and complex inter-relationship historically and culturally.

Naples (Paperback): Andrea Nastri, Giuliana Vespere Naples (Paperback)
Andrea Nastri, Giuliana Vespere
R388 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R82 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The influence of Anjou and Aragon, and the traces left by Bourbon, Hapsburg and Napoleonic domination have made Naples a treasure-trove of different styles and periods, rich in original imperfections and extravagance that deserve to be discovered and enjoyed. This guide is aimed at illustrating the structure and unusual aspects of a city in constant artistic ferment, where architecture ranges from ancient aristocratic palaces to the modern futuristic skyscrapers of the business district, the Art Stations of the Naples Metro, the small Art Nouveau houses in the poorer areas in the historic centre; architecture that exists layer upon layer, spreading outwards to the city boundaries. The twenty-year period of Fascism was crucial for Neapolitan architecture: the city was the object of widespread land drainage and reclamation work, resulting in the conclusive isolation of the Angevin Keep, the creation of the new Corsea in the area of the new foundations for the San Giuseppe-Carita district, as well as a large number of building projects in the city centre. The 'On the Road' series offers readers a voyage of discovery showing how ancient historical buildings like those of Naples, can cohabit alongside some of the most innovative and contemporary architecture existing today.

Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Sketch to Screen to Site (Paperback, Expanded and updated edition): Edward Hutchison Drawing for Landscape Architecture - Sketch to Screen to Site (Paperback, Expanded and updated edition)
Edward Hutchison
R632 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R151 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This essential publication reintroduces the importance of learning to `see by hand', to visualize large-scale design schemes and explain them through drawing, before using the digital tools that are so crucial to efficient and cost-effective building solutions. Combining traditional drawing techniques with those from CAD rendering, Drawing for Landscape Architecture guides practitioners from their very first impression of a site, through concept and schematic design and client presentation to construction and site drawings, concluding with two case studies that show the final result. Just as hand-drawing returns to design courses around the world, this welcome publication celebrates the best aspects of traditional techniques while incorporating them into today's digital design methods.

The Swedish Country House (Hardcover): Susanna Scherman The Swedish Country House (Hardcover)
Susanna Scherman
R852 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R222 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Swedish country houses are among Europe's best-kept secrets. Little known to the outside world and rarely illustrated, they survive in surprisingly large numbers, often with their original furniture and decoration. This book is the first to tell their story. The twenty examples examined in detail range in type from royal palace to farmhouse, and in date from 15th-century Torpa to 19th-century Stjernsund. They all reflect the talents of many important architects and designers who together forged a distinctive national style.

My Tiny Indoor Garden - Big Ideas For Small Spaces (Paperback): Lia Leendertz, Mark Diacono My Tiny Indoor Garden - Big Ideas For Small Spaces (Paperback)
Lia Leendertz, Mark Diacono 1
R244 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R69 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, shelves, stairways and unloved spots in our homes. My Tiny Indoor Garden is bursting with exciting ideas and savvy solutions to help you transform any indoor nook or cranny into a peaceful plant paradise. Whether you're looking for a mini kitchen garden or a sun-loving terrarium, we've unearthed an amazing collection of indoor and covered spaces. Among the 20 gardens featured in the book you'll find a jungle in a south London sitting room, a colourful cacti collection and a conservatory come orchid house. You'll pick up all the best tips and tricks as each indoor gardener shares their small-scale expertise, from using an array of bottles and jars to create a display of tiny botanical treasures to turning an antique chair into a lavish plant pot. Packed with practical advice, this exciting gardening series also provides pointers on key aspects of green interiors - from caring for leaves to propagating succulents. In addition, practical projects will help you make the most of every inch, whether you decide to master the art of kokedama or create your own terrarium. Blur the line between your indoor space and the great outdoors, get inspired, let your imagination grow and enjoy your tiny indoor garden.

Non-Referential Architecture - Ideated by Valerio Olgiati - Written by Markus Breitschmid (Hardcover, 1,1st Published by... Non-Referential Architecture - Ideated by Valerio Olgiati - Written by Markus Breitschmid (Hardcover, 1,1st Published by Simonett & Baer, 2018, ISBN 9783906313191 ed.)
Valerio Olgiati, Markus Breitschmid
R523 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R175 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

More than ever, architecture is in need of provocation, a new path beyond the traditional notion that buildings must serve as vessels, or symbols of something outside themselves. Non-Referential Architecture is nothing less than a manifesto for a new architecture. It brings together two leading thinkers, architect Valerio Olgiati and theorist Markus Breitschmid, who have grappled with this problem since meeting in 2005. In a world that itself increasingly rejects ideologies of any kind, Olgiati and Breitschmid offer non-referential architecture as a radical, new approach free from rigid ideologies. Non-referential buildings, they argue, are entities that are themselves meaningful outside a vocabulary of fixed symbols and images and their historical connotations. For more than a decade, Olgiati and Breitschmid's thinking has placed them at the forefront of architectural theory. Indispensable for understanding what the future might hold for architecture, Non-Referential Architecture will become a new classic.

Urban Intersections: Sao Paulo - Edward P. Bass Visiting Architecture Fellowship (Paperback): Yale School of Architecture Urban Intersections: Sao Paulo - Edward P. Bass Visiting Architecture Fellowship (Paperback)
Yale School of Architecture; Edited by Nina Rappaport, Noah Bilken
R628 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R140 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Urban Intersections: Sao Paolo documents the collaboration of Edward P. Bass Fellow Katherine Farley, senior managing director of the international real estate developer Tishman-Speyer and Yale adjunct professor Deborah Berke, assisted by Noah Biklen, at the Yale School of Architecture. The book features ways to examine the process of urban design and development in Sao Paolo, Brazil, a rapidly growing global mega-city, with all its attendant vitality and contradictions. The work engages both the development issues of schedule, phasing, risk, sustainability, value, and density along with the architectural issues of scale, formal clarity, envelope articulation, use of color and texture, and the relationship of building to landscape. An essay by Victoria Grossman analyzes and critiques development in Sao Paolo."

Tropical Chic: Palm Beach at Home (Hardcover): Jennifer Ash Rudick, Aerin Lauder, Jessica Klewicki Glynn Tropical Chic: Palm Beach at Home (Hardcover)
Jennifer Ash Rudick, Aerin Lauder, Jessica Klewicki Glynn
R1,004 R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Save R257 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Mindful Design of Japan: 40 Modern Tea-Ceremony Rooms (Paperback): Michael Freeman Mindful Design of Japan: 40 Modern Tea-Ceremony Rooms (Paperback)
Michael Freeman
R508 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R115 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Great Modern Structures (Hardcover): David Littlefield, Will Jones Great Modern Structures (Hardcover)
David Littlefield, Will Jones 2
R903 R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Save R273 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Great Modern Structures" is a compendium of 75 remarkable engineered structures built between 1900 and the present day. From buildings and bridges to monuments and telecoms towers, the book illustrates the best and most technically challenging work of engineers, builders and architects across the world. Many of the structures are record breakers, while others will have more modest reasons for inclusion, such as sheer inventiveness, complexity and beauty. For every structure featured, the authors explain the particular challenges that went into making it, thus bringing to life the complexities involved in turning a concept into a built reality. Importantly, this book is aimed at a general audience, so it will be accessible and comprehensible to a lay reader. Beautifully illustrated with awe-inspiring photographs, engineering diagrams and blueprints, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in the wonders of science, design and engineering.

The Open-Ended City - David Dillon on Texas Architecture (Hardcover): Kathryn Holliday The Open-Ended City - David Dillon on Texas Architecture (Hardcover)
Kathryn Holliday; Foreword by Robert Decherd
R583 R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 Save R84 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1980, David Dillon launched his career as an architectural critic with a provocative article that asked "Why Is Dallas Architecture So Bad?" Over the next quarter century, he offered readers of the Dallas Morning News a vision of how good architecture and planning could improve quality of life, combatting the negative effects of urban sprawl, civic fragmentation, and rapacious real estate development typical in Texas cities. The Open-Ended City gathers more than sixty key articles that helped establish Dillon's national reputation as a witty and acerbic critic, showing readers why architecture matters and how it can enrich their lives. Kathryn E. Holliday discusses how Dillon connected culture, commerce, history, and public life in ways that few columnists and reporters ever get the opportunity to do. The articles she includes touch on major themes that animated Dillon's writing: downtown redevelopment, suburban sprawl, arts and culture, historic preservation, and the necessity of aesthetic quality in architecture as a baseline for thriving communities. While the specifics of these articles will resonate with those who care about Dallas, Fort Worth, and other Texas cities, they are also deeply relevant to all architects, urbanists, and citizens who engage in the public life and planning of cities. As a collection, The Open-Ended City persuasively demonstrates how a discerning critic helped to shape a landmark city by shaping the conversation about its architecture.

Ghost Towns (Hardcover): Chris McNab Ghost Towns (Hardcover)
Chris McNab
R518 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R116 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Gold rush towns abandoned when new boomtowns emerge elsewhere or the gold has run out, towns deserted when caught in war zones, settlements evacuated due to natural disasters or chemical spills - seeing a town with devoid of people is an uncanny feeling. Where has everyone gone? And why aren't they coming back? From Pripyat in Ukraine to Bodie in California to English villages requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence during World War II, from Greek leper colonies to deserted Italian mountain villages, Ghost Towns is a brilliant pictorial work examining lost worlds. With reasons ranging from the collapse of local industry to being pushed aside to make way for a new industry, from earthquakes and volcanoes to man-made chemical spills, from war zones to demilitarised zones, the book explores a wide range of desolate urban environments from around the globe. And with these places left to nature, we can see not only how nature reclaims the land, but also gain a glimpse into the past free from humankind's modernising hands. With 150 striking colour photographs exploring 100 worlds, Ghost Towns is a fascinating visual history of the mysteries of lost worlds.

Worship Space Acoustics - 3 Decades of Design (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): David T Bradley, Erica E Ryherd, Lauren M Ronsse Worship Space Acoustics - 3 Decades of Design (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
David T Bradley, Erica E Ryherd, Lauren M Ronsse
R2,959 R780 Discovery Miles 7 800 Save R2,179 (74%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Worship Space Acoustics: 3 Decades of Design is a beautiful collection of recent work. This is a comprehensive compendium that far surpasses previous publications in the field in its depth, design, and information. Worship spaces of all major U.S. religions are covered. This book should be an obligatory reference for any consultant involved in church architecture and acoustics." -Mendel Kleiner, author of Worship Space Acoustics, Acoustics: Information and Communication Series (J. Ross Publishing 2010) "All involved in their design will appreciate this presentation of recent rooms for religious worship." -Leo L. Beranek, author of Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture (Springer-Verlag 2004) "Through descriptions, photos, drawings, and acoustical data, this book provides valuable information on existing worship spaces designed during the past thirty years. This very well-edited book, including the Editors' Preface and six excellent essays from key people involved in worship space design, provides valuable information and ideas on the aesthetic, acoustic, and liturgical design of worship spaces for a number of faiths and in several countries." -Robert Coffeen, principle at R. C. Coffeen, Consultant in Acoustics LLC, Lawrence, Kansas This book takes the reader on a wide-ranging tour through churches, synagogues, mosques, and other worship spaces designed during the past 30 years. The book begins with a series of essays on topics ranging from the soundscape of worship spaces to ecclesiastical design at the turn of the 21st Century. Perspective pieces from an architect, audio designer, music director, and worship space owner are also included. The core of the book presents the acoustical and architectural design of a wide variety of individual worship space venues. Acoustical consulting firms, architects, and worship space designers from across the world contributed their recent innovative works in the area of worship space acoustics. The contributions include detailed renderings and architectural drawings, as well as informative acoustic data graphs and evocative descriptions of the spaces. Filled with beautiful photography and fascinating modern design, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in religious architecture, acoustical design, or musical performance.

Peter Markli - Everything One Invents is True (Hardcover): Pamela Johnston Peter Markli - Everything One Invents is True (Hardcover)
Pamela Johnston
R2,459 R1,804 Discovery Miles 18 040 Save R655 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Peter Markli has been one of the most striking protagonists of German-Swiss architecture since the founding of the movement in the early 1980s. His impressive buildings resist classification; they do not fit any particular scheme or style, as each structure is developed on an intensely intimate level. This results in wholly unique edifices, which provoke questions about humanity's use of architecture as a means of expressing timelessness, rigidity, and permanence. This volume presents 17 buildings erected by Markli over the past 15 years. Each is analysed thoroughly with texts, plans and images. The presented works are complemented by enlightening essays by Florian Beigel, Philip Christou, Franz Wanner and Ellis Woodman. An exciting interview with Peter Markli himself rounds off this impressive monographic collection, conducted by Elena Kossovskaja.

Ships Of Heaven - The Private Life of Britain's Cathedrals (Hardcover): Christopher Somerville Ships Of Heaven - The Private Life of Britain's Cathedrals (Hardcover)
Christopher Somerville 1
R473 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R131 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Christopher Somerville, author of the The January Man ('a truly wonderful, uplifting book, bursting with life' - Nicholas Crane), set out to explore Britain's cathedrals, he found his fixed ideas shaken to the roots. Starting out, he pictured cathedrals - Britain possesses over one hundred - as great unmoving bastions of tradition. But as he journeys among favourites old and new, he discovers buildings and communities that have been in constant upheaval for a thousand years. Here are stories of the monarchs and bishops who ordered the building of these massive but unstable structures, the masons whose genius brought them into being, the peasant labourers who erected (and died on) the scaffolding. We learn of rogue saints exploited by holy sinners, the pomp and prosperity that followed these ships of stone, the towns that grew up in their shadows, the impact of the Black Death, the Reformation and icon-smashing Puritanism, the revival brought about by the Industrial Revolution, and the hope and disillusion of two world wars. Meeting believers and non-believers, architects and archaeologists, the cleaner who dusts the monuments and the mason who judges stone by its taste, we delve deep into the private lives and the uncertain future of these ever-voyaging Ships of Heaven.

Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World, Volume 2 - Ecologies of Change (Paperback): Ann M.Pendleton-... Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World, Volume 2 - Ecologies of Change (Paperback)
Ann M.Pendleton- Jullian, John Seely Brown
R676 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R173 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Tools for navigating today's hyper-connected, rapidly changing, and radically contingent white water world. Design Unbound presents a new tool set for having agency in the twenty-first century, in what the authors characterize as a white water world-rapidly changing, hyperconnected, and radically contingent. These are the tools of a new kind of practice that is the offspring of complexity science, which gives us a new lens through which to view the world as entangled and emerging, and architecture, which is about designing contexts. In such a practice, design, unbound from its material thingness, is set free to design contexts as complex systems. In a world where causality is systemic, entangled, in flux, and often elusive, we cannot design for absolute outcomes. Instead, we need to design for emergence. Design Unbound not only makes this case through theory but also presents a set of tools to do so. With case studies that range from a new kind of university to organizational, and even societal, transformation, Design Unbound draws from a vast array of domains: architecture, science and technology, philosophy, cinema, music, literature and poetry, even the military. It is presented in five books, bound as two volumes. Different books within the larger system of books will resonate with different reading audiences, from architects to people reconceiving higher education to the public policy or defense and intelligence communities. The authors provide different entry points allowing readers to navigate their own pathways through the system of books.

The Classical American House (Hardcover): Phillip James Dodd The Classical American House (Hardcover)
Phillip James Dodd
R1,726 R1,279 Discovery Miles 12 790 Save R447 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This latest compilation volume for The Images Publishing Group reveals an enticing glimpse into the exquisite architectural works of innovative and skilled contemporary classicists. While remaining loyal to traditional classical design, the architectural projects featured within display a remarkable talent for versatility and adaptability within the fundamental classical language of architecture. This richly photographed book masterfully presents a number of preeminent classicists, who offer unique insight into their interpretation of the theory of classical design in their works. This compilation also highlights the collaboration between the architects' application of excellent detailing, the use of fine material, and exceptional craftsmanship, and how, all the while, they are creating a refined and seamless fusion with the surrounding landscape and environment. AUTHOR: Introduction written by Phillip James Dodd. A native of Manchester, England, Phillip attended the prestigious Prince of Wales' Institute of Architecture in London where he was taught by many of the architects featured in this book. He received a Degree in Architecture from his hometown university, before moving to America, where he gained a Masters in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. After training with some of the most recognised residential architectural firms in America, Phillip started his own design firm Phillip James Dodd: Bespoke Residential Design. With a reputation as one of the foremost experts on Classical architecture and interiors, Phillip is fast becoming one of the most sought-after young residential designers practicing today. SELLING POINTS: * Features an insightful introductory essay by Phillip James Dodd, an internationally renowned expert in the fields of Classical architecture and design * Includes dozens of exemplary architectural projects, rich in photographic detail and architectural analysis * Provides a modern take on traditional Classical design themes, with indepth profiles of exterior and interior works, including detailing, use of materials, landscapes and regional variations * Investigates the contemporary works of many eminent Classicists, and highlights their unique methodologies and innovative designs 600 colour images

Continuity and change: Memorialisation and the Cornish funeral monument industry, 1497-1660 - Memorialisation and the Cornish... Continuity and change: Memorialisation and the Cornish funeral monument industry, 1497-1660 - Memorialisation and the Cornish funeral monument industry, 1497-1660 (Paperback)
Paul Cockerham
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Memorialisation and the Cornish Funeral Monument Industry 1497-1660 presents an extensive appraisal of several cohesive style groups of monuments, being the products of specific monument workshops in Cornwall, SW England, from the end of the fifteenth century to the Commonwealth. People used memorials to make statements. By examining every Cornish monument from 1497 to 1660uthe good, the unprepossessing, and the downright baduit is only then, with this mass of information, that one can truly contextualise motivations across the social spectrum and comprehend the contemporary meaning of the monuments to the countyAes inhabitants. These statements provide direct contemporary evidence as regards the identity of the commemorateduespecially their Cornishnessuand crucially how they sensed their identity then, rather than how we judge it now. In this work the tombs themselves are described, their iconography, design sources and sculptural perspectives are explored, and the motives of the patrons are deduced. The author goes on to discuss the methods and motives of Cornish memorialisation, identifying an unusualu if not uniqueusustained surge in monument commissions from Cornish workshops towards the end of the sixteenth century, using slate. The overall context of individual commemoration in Cornwall is analysed using wills and probate accounts as a guide to other means of remembrance, both pre- and post-Reformation, building on the motivations for tomb erection. This paradigm of Cornish memorialisation is compared with trends in Kilkenny, Ireland, and Finistere, France, to open up a matrix of memorialisation in the Celtic / Atlantic periphery. One of the discourses of a tomb which is frequently overlooked is its location in the church itself, therefore the author analyses monument positions to reveal how factors such as lineage status, and monumental continuity, affected the positioning of tombs. In the Appendices, the database of Cornish monuments acts as a reference tool to the arguments in the text of this book. The monuments of Kilkenny and Finistere are similarly itemised, together with analyses of masonsAe and helliersAe probate documents, wider sets of Cornish wills, and lists of individually priced burial locations in St Neot and Liskeard. Numerous illustrations of the monuments themselves are also presented, most of which have never been pictured before.

The Central Park: Original Designs from the Greensward to the Gre (Hardcover): Cynthia S. Brenwall The Central Park: Original Designs from the Greensward to the Gre (Hardcover)
Cynthia S. Brenwall
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Drawing on the unparalleled collection of original designs for Central Park in the New York City Municipal Archives, Cynthia S. Brenwall tells the story of the creation of New York's great public park, from its conception to its completion. This treasure trove of material ranges from the original winning competition entry; to meticulously detailed maps; to plans and elevations of buildings, some built, some unbuilt; to elegant designs for all kinds of fixtures needed in a world of gaslight and horses; to intricate engineering drawings of infrastructure elements. Much of it has never been published before. A virtual time machine that takes the reader on a journey through the park as it was originally envisioned, The Central Park is both a magnificent art book and a message from the past about what brilliant urban planning can do for a great city.

Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain (Hardcover): Leyla Daybelge, Magnus Englund Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain (Hardcover)
Leyla Daybelge, Magnus Englund
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The extraordinary story of Isokon, a groundbreaking Modernist building in London, and how its network of residents helped shape Modern Britain.

In the mid-1930s, three giants of the international Modern movement, Bauhaus professors Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, fled Nazi Germany and sought refuge in Hampstead in the most exciting new apartment block in Britain. The Lawn Road Flats, or Isokon building (as it came to be known), was commissioned by the young visionary couple Jack and Molly Pritchard and designed by aspiring architect Wells Coates. Built in 1934 in response to the question `How do we want to live now?' it was England's first modernist apartment building and was hugely influential in pioneering the concept of minimal living. During the mid-1930s and 1940s its flats, bar and dining club became an extraordinary creative nexus for international artists, writers and thinkers. Jack Pritchard employed Gropius, Breuer and Moholy-Nagy in his newly formed Isokon design company and the furniture, architecture and graphic art the three produced for him and other clients during their brief sojourn in pre-war England helped shape Modern Britain.

This book tells the story of the Isokon, from its beginnings to the present day, and fully examines the work, artistic networks and legacy of the Bauhaus artists during their time in Britain. The tales are not just of design and architecture but war, sex, death, espionage and the infamous dinner parties. Isokon resident Agatha Christie features in the book, as does Charlotte Perriand, working for Le Corbusier's practice, who Jack Pritchard commissioned for a pavilion design in 1930.

The book is beautifully illustrated with archive photography much of which is previously unseen and includes the work of photographer and Soviet spy Edith Tudor-Hart, as well as plans and sketches, menus, postcards and letters from the Pritchard family archive.

In Spring 2018, the Isokon building and Breuer, Gropius and Moholy-Nagy were honoured with a Blue Plaque from English Heritage. 2019 marks the centenary of the foundation of the Bauhaus, so the book is a timely celebration of European design.

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