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Louis Kahn - A Life in Architecture (Paperback): Carter Wiseman Louis Kahn - A Life in Architecture (Paperback)
Carter Wiseman
R507 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R97 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The man who envisioned and realized such landmark buildings as the Salk Institute, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the National Assembly complex in Bangladesh, Louis Kahn was born in what is now Estonia, immigrated to America, and became one of the towering figures in his adopted country's built world. His works are unmistakable in their elegance, monolithic power, and architectural honesty.Written by Carter Wiseman, one of Kahn's most respected commentators, this book offers a succinct, accessible examination of the life and work of one of America's greatest architects. It traces the influence on Kahn's architecture of his immigrant origins, his upbringing in poverty, his education, and the impact of the Great Depression and the arrival of Modernism on his life and work. Finally, it provides insight into why, as the legacy of many of his contemporaries has receded in importance, Kahn's has remained so durably influential. Louis Kahn: A Life in Architecture provides the best concise introduction available to this singular life and achievement.

Museum Without Walls (Paperback, 2nd edition): Jonathan Meades Museum Without Walls (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Jonathan Meades
R342 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R55 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Jonathan Meades has an obsessive preoccupation with places. He has spent thirty years constructing sixty films, two novels and hundreds of pieces of journalism that explore an extraordinary range of them, from natural landscapes to man-made buildings and 'the gaps between them', drawing attention to what he calls 'the rich oddness of what we take for granted'. This book collects fifty-four pieces and six film scripts that dissolve the barriers between high and low culture, good and bad taste, deep seriousness and black comedy. Meades delivers what he calls 'heavy entertainment' - strong opinions backed up by an astonishing depth of knowledge. To read Meades on places, buildings, politics or cultural history is an exhilarating workout for the mind. He leaves you better informed, more alert, less gullible.

Lean Architecture - Excellence in Project Delivery (Hardcover): Michael F. Czap, Gregory T. Buchanan Lean Architecture - Excellence in Project Delivery (Hardcover)
Michael F. Czap, Gregory T. Buchanan
R1,477 Discovery Miles 14 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An architectural methodology based around Lean principles, this book challenges architects to examine how they practice by better understanding their goals and by viewing and producing their work differently. Lean Architecture: Excellence in Project Delivery is a lean implementation guide for design firm leadership, project managers, and architecture professionals. This guide to the building blocks of Lean for design firms outlines important metrics and time-tested implementation strategies for firms of all sizes, presents relatable examples highlighting successful Lean application and describes how to avoid common obstacles in introducing and integrating Lean practice across a design firm.

A Round Indiana - Round Barns in the Hoosier State (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): John T. Hanou A Round Indiana - Round Barns in the Hoosier State (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
John T. Hanou
R720 R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Save R136 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Rounds barns are architectural phenomena that have graced rural America for over a century. Today the few that survive stand as symbols of another generation's innovation and ingenuity. To understand the importance of these buildings is to begin to understand the story of farming in America. A Round Indiana: Round Barns in the Hoosier State, Second Edition documents the 265 round barns identified in the history of Indiana. This book contains more than 300 modern and historical photographs alongside nearly 40 line drawings and plans.Author and award-winning photographer John T. Hanou combed through often-forgotten documents to tell the fascinating story of the farmers, builders, and architects who championed the innovative construction techniques. This second edition of A Round Indiana provides updated information on an additional 39 round barns discovered in Indiana's history. Of the 265 total round barns found at one time on the plains of Indiana, only 72 remain standing. A Round Indiana is a tribute to the state's endangered buildings and a work to be treasured by those interested in the history of Indiana, architecture, and agriculture.

Design and Culture - A Transdisciplinary History (Paperback): Maurice Barnwell Design and Culture - A Transdisciplinary History (Paperback)
Maurice Barnwell
R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Design and Culture: A Transdisciplinary History offers an inclusive overview that crosses disciplinary boundaries and helps define the next phase of global design practice. This book examines the interaction of design with advances in technology, developments in science, and changing cultural attitudes. It looks to the past to prepare for the future and is the first book to offer an innovative transdisciplinary design history that integrates multidisciplinary sources of knowledge into a mindful whole. It shows design as a process that expresses goals through values and beliefs, functioning as a major factor in contemporary cultural life.Starting with the development of the Industrial Revolution, the book focuses on the evolution of design and culture in the twentieth century to predict where design will go in the future. Given the major social and political shifts currently unfolding across the globe, and the resulting changing demographics and environmental degradation, Design and Culture encourages collaboration and communication between disciplines to prepare for the future of design in a rapidly changing world.

Design and Culture - A Transdisciplinary History (Hardcover): Maurice Barnwell Design and Culture - A Transdisciplinary History (Hardcover)
Maurice Barnwell
R2,225 Discovery Miles 22 250 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Design and Culture: A Transdisciplinary History offers an inclusive overview that crosses disciplinary boundaries and helps define the next phase of global design practice. This book examines the interaction of design with advances in technology, developments in science, and changing cultural attitudes. It looks to the past to prepare for the future and is the first book to offer an innovative transdisciplinary design history that integrates multidisciplinary sources of knowledge into a mindful whole. It shows design as a process that expresses goals through values and beliefs, functioning as a major factor in contemporary cultural life.Starting with the development of the Industrial Revolution, the book focuses on the evolution of design and culture in the twentieth century to predict where design will go in the future. Given the major social and political shifts currently unfolding across the globe, and the resulting changing demographics and environmental degradation, Design and Culture encourages collaboration and communication between disciplines to prepare for the future of design in a rapidly changing world.

Buildings of Mississippi (Hardcover): Jennifer V. O. Baughn, Michael W Fazio Buildings of Mississippi (Hardcover)
Jennifer V. O. Baughn, Michael W Fazio; As told to Mary Warren Miller
R1,493 Discovery Miles 14 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As Eudora Welty observed, "One place understood helps us know all places better". Nowhere is this more apropos than in her home state of Mississippi. Although accounts of its architecture have long conjured visions of white-columned antebellum mansions, its towns, buildings, and landscapes are ultimately far more complex, engaging, and challenging. This guidebook surveys a range of such locations, from Native American mounds and villages to plantation outbuildings that bear witness to the lives of enslaved African Americans, from twentieth-century enclaves built for sawmill workers and oil tycoons to neighborhoods that bolstered black Mississippians during segregation, and from the vernacular streetscapes of small towns to modern architecture in Greenville, Meridian, Jackson, and Biloxi. In the pages of this latest volume in the celebrated Buildings of the United States series, newly redesigned in a more user-friendly format, readers will come to know the history of close to 600 sites, illustrated by 250 photographs (most in full color) and 29 maps, including such wide-ranging places as Longwood and the Museum of African American History and Culture in Natchez, Vicksburg National Military Park, Winterville Mounds, the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, the Neshoba County Jail and Courthouse, the University of Mississippi and William Faulkner's Rowan Oak in Oxford, and the homes of Medgar and Myrlie Evers and Eudora Welty in Jackson.

Robert W. Tebbs, Photographer to Architects - Louisiana Plantations in 1926 (Hardcover, New): Richard Anthony Lewis, Robert J... Robert W. Tebbs, Photographer to Architects - Louisiana Plantations in 1926 (Hardcover, New)
Richard Anthony Lewis, Robert J Cangelosi Jr
R861 R700 Discovery Miles 7 000 Save R161 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the finest architectural photographers in America, Robert W. Tebbs produced the first photographic survey of Louisiana's plantations in 1926. From those images, now housed in the Louisiana State Museum, and not widely available until now, 119 plates showcasing fifty-two homes are featured here.

Richard Anthony Lewis explores Tebbs's life and career, situating his work along the line of plantation imagery from nineteenth-century woodcuts and paintings to later twentieth-century photographs by John Clarence Laughlin, among others. Providing the family lineage and construction history of each home, Lewis discusses photographic techniques Tebbs used in his alternating panoramic and detail views.

A precise documentarian, Tebbs also reveals a poetic sensibility in the plantation photos. His frequent emphasis on aspects of decay, neglect, incompleteness, and loss lends a wistful aura to many of the images -- an effect compounded by the fact that many of the homes no longer exist. This noticeable vacillation between objectivity and sentiment, Lewis shows, suggests unfamiliarity and even discomfort with the legacy of slavery.

Poised on the brink of social and political reforms, Louisiana in the mid-1920s had made significant strides away from the slave-based agricultural economy that the plantation house often symbolized. Tebbs's Louisiana plantation photographs capture a literal and cultural past, reflecting a burgeoning national awareness of historic preservation and presenting plantations to us anew.

Select plantations included: Ashland/Belle Helene, Avery Island, Belle Chasse, Belmont, Butler-Greenwood, L'Hermitage, Oak Alley, Parlange, Ren? Beauregard House, Rosedown, Seven Oaks, Shadows-on-the-Teche, The Shades, and Waverly.

Guide to the BIM Body of Knowledge - Metrics, KSAs, and Learning Outcomes for Developing BIM Talent (Paperback): Wei Wu, Glenda... Guide to the BIM Body of Knowledge - Metrics, KSAs, and Learning Outcomes for Developing BIM Talent (Paperback)
Wei Wu, Glenda Mayo, Tamera McCuen, Raymond Issa, Dana K. Smith
R1,905 Discovery Miles 19 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A systematic Building Information Modeling (BIM) framework features cutting-edge use cases and competencies for students and professionals pursuing BIM careers. Developing BIM Talent: A Guide to the BIM Body of Knowledge with Metrics, KSAs, and Learning Outcomes leads readers through the process of implementing a state-of-the-art BIM training and education program. Authored by a team of celebrated and highly qualified scholars and practitioners, this exciting new BIM education and workforce development guide offers a roadmap that navigates readers through the comprehensive BIM metrics and KSAs detailed in the BIM Body of Knowledge sponsored by the Academic Interoperability Coalition (AiC). Developing BIM Talent offers: A solid foundation and guidelines for educators and practitioners for starting or enhancing a BIM curriculum or training program Templates, expert interviews, and case studies that provide in-depth knowledge and lessons learned that can facilitate process changes and strategic action plans Strategies for standardizing emerging BIM job tasks, descriptions, and methods for benchmarking performance This guide to contemporary and comprehensive metrics of BIM competency is an essential resource for corporate trainers and instructors teaching BIM, human resources professionals charged with recruiting BIM talent, as well as leadership interested in credentialing and BIM certification programs.

Architects' Data (Paperback, 5th Edition): Ernst Neufert Architects' Data (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Ernst Neufert 1
R1,830 Discovery Miles 18 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An indispensable tool for the beginning stages of designing and planning a building project This new edition of a classic, bestselling text provides, in one concise volume, the essential information needed to form the framework for the more detailed design and development of any building project. Organized largely by building type, it covers planning criteria and considerations of function and siting--and with over 6200 diagrams, it provides a mass of data on spatial requirements. Most of the featured illustrations are dimensioned and each building type includes plans, sections, site layouts, and design details. The book also includes an extensive bibliography and detailed set of metric/imperial conversion tables. Architects' Data starts with the basics of designing for a new building project, before moving on to covering everything an architect needs to know. It also looks at the design styles and specifications for creating different types of structures, such as those made for residential, religious, cultural, sports, medical, and other types of occupation. Covers user requirements, planning criteria, basic dimensions, and considerations of function and siting Includes numerous examples and over 6200 illustrations and tables 5th English edition of the classic, international reference for architects Architects' Data is an excellent resource for architects, building surveyors, space planners, and design and build contractors everywhere.

Design and Order - Perceptual Experience of Built Form - Principles in the Planning and Making of Place (Paperback): Nigel C.... Design and Order - Perceptual Experience of Built Form - Principles in the Planning and Making of Place (Paperback)
Nigel C. Lewis
R1,480 Discovery Miles 14 800 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Teaches the principles behind the successful planning and creation of inspired built forms and urban places This book offers an integrated understanding of both the principles and the perception of the design of built environments and public spaces. It outlines the fundamental characteristics that are evident in the creation of built form and illustrates how they determine the experience of resultant places. It also consolidates the key criteria that need to be taken into consideration in the development of these areas. All of the above-mentioned aims to provide designers with a solid understanding of the implications of their decisions on perception and behavior during the creation of new spaces. Design and Order: Perceptual experience of built form - Principles in the Planning and Making of Place starts by examining the designing of natural environments and the affect that they have on humans. It teaches readers how people experience and are shaped by a space--via their eyes, brain, and overall perception. It then instructs on proper grammar of form and syntax so that designers can understand how to pursue design processes systematically. The book then takes readers through this process of designing, informing them on the principles of form, function, configuration, communication, organization, color and contrasts, building structures, good practice and more. Seeks to improve the methodological approach to the planning and design of buildings Broadly address all of the functions that impact the realization of new built and urban form Outlines the fundamental characteristics that are evident in the design of built forms and illustrates how these characteristics determine the experience of the resultant places Comprehensively covers the ideas, principles, and the perception of design Teaches designers to make informed decisions about applying or discarding principles when creating spaces. Design and Order is a unique book that will appeal to students and professionals in architecture, urban design and planning, as well as designers and developers.

First in the Homes of His Countrymen - George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination (Hardcover): Lydia... First in the Homes of His Countrymen - George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination (Hardcover)
Lydia Mattice Brandt
R955 Discovery Miles 9 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Over the past two hundred years, Americans have reproduced George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation house more often, and in a greater variety of media, than any of their country's other historic buildings. In this highly original new book, Lydia Mattice Brandt chronicles America's obsession with the first president's iconic home through advertising, prints, paintings, popular literature, and the full-scale replication of its architecture. Even before Washington's 1799 death, his house was an important symbol for the new nation. His countrymen used it to idealize the past as well as to evoke contemporary--and even divisive--political and social ideals. In the wake of the mid-nineteenth century's revival craze, Mount Vernon became an obvious choice for architects and patrons looking to reference the past through buildings in residential neighborhoods, at world's fairs, and along the commercial strip. The singularity of the building's trademark piazza and its connection to Washington made it immediately recognizable and easy to replicate. As a myriad of Americans imitated the building's architecture, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association carefully interpreted and preserved its fabric. Purchasing the house in 1859 amid intense scrutiny, the organization safeguarded Washington's home and ensured its accessibility as the nation's leading historic house museum. Tension between popular images of Mount Vernon and the organization's ""official"" narrative for the house over the past 150 years demonstrates the close and ever-shifting relationship between historic preservation and popular architecture.In existence for roughly as long as the United States itself, Mount Vernon's image has remained strikingly relevant to many competing conceptions of our country's historical and architectural identity.

Looking Beyond the Icons - Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism (Paperback): Richard Longstreth Looking Beyond the Icons - Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism (Paperback)
Richard Longstreth
R866 Discovery Miles 8 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Renowned for his extensive work in architectural history and historic preservation as an educator, scholar, activist, and public lecturer, Richard Longstreth is one of the most important architectural preservationists of the recent past. Looking beyond the Icons offers a generous and diverse selection of his writings over the past twenty-five years. The author explores a variety of topics related to midcentury (ca. 1945-70) preservation efforts, including practical, intellectual, and psychological dilemmas associated with preserving the recent past, preservation-related deficiencies in the urban planning process, and preservation of specific types of buildings. This collection offers a new understanding of the richness and variety of mid-twentieth-century U.S. architecture, landscape, and urbanism, and provides a detailed analysis of both the imperatives for and the challenges involved in preserving this legacy.

Reset in Stone - Memory and Reuse in Ancient Athens (Hardcover): Sarah A. Rous Reset in Stone - Memory and Reuse in Ancient Athens (Hardcover)
Sarah A. Rous
R2,293 Discovery Miles 22 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Ancient Athenians were known to reuse stone artifacts, architectural blocks, and public statuary in the creation of new buildings and monuments. However, these construction decisions went beyond mere pragmatics: they were often a visible mechanism for shaping communal memory, especially in periods of profound and challenging social or political transformation. Sarah Rous develops the concept of upcycling to refer to this meaningful reclamation, the intentionality of reemploying each particular object for its specific new context. The upcycling approach drives innovative reinterpretations of diverse cases, including column drums built into fortification walls, recut inscriptions, monument renovations, and the wholesale relocation of buildings. Using archaeological, literary, and epigraphic evidence from more than eight centuries of Athenian history, Rous's investigation connects seemingly disparate instances of the reuse of building materials. She focuses on agency, offering an alternative to the traditional discourse on spolia. Reset in Stone illuminates a vital practice through which Athenians shaped social memory in the physical realm, literally building their past into their city.

Route 66 Crossings - Historic Bridges of the Mother Road (Hardcover): Jim Ross Route 66 Crossings - Historic Bridges of the Mother Road (Hardcover)
Jim Ross
R688 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R112 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Route 66 is a beloved and much studied symbol of twentieth-century America. But until now, no book has focused on the bridges that spanned the rivers, creeks, arroyos, and railroads between Chicago and Santa Monica. In this handsome volume, Route 66 authority and veteran writer and photographer Jim Ross examines the origins and history of the bridges of America's most famous highway, structures designed to overcome obstacles to travel, many of them engineered with architectural aesthetics now lost to time. Featuring hundreds of Ross's own photographs, Route 66 Crossings showcases bridges ranging in design from timber to steel and concrete, and provides schematics, maps, and global coordinates to help readers identify and locate them. Ross's comprehensive accounting of structures along the Mother Road's various alignments includes bridges still in use, those that have vanished or have been abandoned, and the few consciously preserved as monuments. He also recognizes ancillary structures that enhanced safety and helped facilitate traffic, such as railway grade separations, tunnels, and pedestrian underpasses. Ross seeks to encourage ongoing preservation of the structures that remain. In brilliant color and precise detail, Route 66 Crossings expands our knowledge of the bridges that linked America's first all-weather national highway.

The Road to Blair Mountain - Saving a Mine Wars Battlefield from King Coal (Paperback): Charles B Keeney The Road to Blair Mountain - Saving a Mine Wars Battlefield from King Coal (Paperback)
Charles B Keeney
R543 R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Save R102 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In 1921 Blair Mountain in southern West Virginia was the site of the country's bloodiest armed insurrection since the Civil War, a battle pitting miners led by Frank Keeney against agents of the coal barons intent on quashing organized labor. It was the largest labor uprising in US history. Ninety years later, the site became embroiled in a second struggle, as activists came together to fight the coal industry, state government, and the military- industrial complex in a successful effort to save the battlefield-sometimes dubbed 'labor's Gettysburg'-from destruction by mountaintop removal mining. The Road to Blair Mountain is the moving and sometimes harrowing story of Charles Keeney's fight to save this irreplaceable landscape. Beginning in 2011, Keeney-a historian and great-grandson of Frank Keeney-led a nine-year legal battle to secure the site's placement on the National Register of Historic Places. His book tells a David-and-Goliath tale worthy of its own place in West Virginia history. A success story for historic preservation and environmentalism, it serves as an example of how rural, grassroots organizations can defeat the fossil fuel industry.

Inseminations - Seeds for Architectural Thought (Hardcover): Juhani Pallasmaa, Matteo Zambelli Inseminations - Seeds for Architectural Thought (Hardcover)
Juhani Pallasmaa, Matteo Zambelli
R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A collection of the writing of the highly influential architect, Juhani Pallasmaa, presented in short, easily accessible, and condensed ideas ideal for students Juhani Pallasmaa is one of Finland's most distinguished architects and architectural thinkers, publishing around 60 books and several hundred essays and shorter pieces over his career. His influential works have inspired undergraduate and postgraduate students of architecture and related disciplines for decades. In this compilation of excerpts of his writing, readers can discover his key concepts and thoughts in one easily accessible, comprehensive volume. Inseminations: Seeds for Architectural Thought is a delightful collection of thoughtful ideas and compositions that float between academic essay and philosophical reflection. Wide in scope, it offers entries covering: atmospheres; biophilic beauty; embodied understanding; imperfection; light and shadow; newness and nowness; nostalgia; phenomenology of architecture; sensory thought; silence; time and eternity; uncertainty, and much more. Makes the wider work of Pallasmaa accessible to students across the globe, introducing them to his key concepts and thoughts Exposes students to a broad range of issues on which Pallasmaa has a view Features an alphabetized structure that makes serendipitous discovery or linking of concepts more likely Presents material in short, condensed manner that can be easily digested by students Inseminations: Seeds for Architectural Thought will appeal to undergraduate students in architecture, design, urban studies, and related disciplines worldwide.

Buildings of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia and East Pennsylvania (Hardcover): George E. Thomas, Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J.... Buildings of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia and East Pennsylvania (Hardcover)
George E. Thomas, Patricia Likos Ricci, Richard J. Webster, Lawrence M. Newman, Robert Janosov, …
R1,855 Discovery Miles 18 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians' Buildings of the United States series follows the Pennsylvania migration narrative in broad swathes: Philadelphia and its surrounding counties of the original Quaker settlement zone, the Piedmont and the German agricultural zone, the Scots-Irish frontier beyond the Blue Mountain, the coal country with its trade connections to New York City and its East European coal miners, and the Northern Tier claimed and settled by New Englanders.

"Buildings of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania" uses the physical evidence of community plans, building typologies and structural systems, and landscape to gain an understanding of the five great migrations that settled William Penn's Commonwealth. The first settlers were Swedes and Dutch who left traces and buildings near Philadelphia. They were followed by two groups seeking religious freedom--first the English, Welsh, and Scots-Irish members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and in the early eighteenth century German-speaking Protestants who brought their characteristic planning and building types to southeastern Pennsylvania. A fourth migration of New Englanders in the 1750s claimed the northern third of the state and brought characteristic New England town plans and buildings. The fifth migration of Eastern European Catholics and Jews at the end of the nineteenth century added their highly identifiable domed churches to the coal country. The hybrid vigor created by the interaction of these groups makes Pennsylvania unique among the American colonies and set the stage for the great industrial explosion that made the commonwealth a center of the American Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The rising industrial culture found its aesthetic counterpart in the architecture of Frank Furness who turned the dross of industry into the gold of design; his values continued through his students William L. Price and George Howe and on into the late twentieth century in the careers of Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi.

In addition to Philadelphia, the book surveys the rival German-influenced small cities of the Piedmont, the brief but explosive flourishing of wealth in the twin coal country cities, and a host of secondary county towns and villages that carry on vernacular building traditions overlaid with metropolitan architecture serving regional and national clients. This volume, which includes a glossary, bibliography, and over 400 illustrations (photographs, maps, and drawings), is the counterpart to Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, which covers the western portion of the state.

A volume in the Buildings of the United States series of the Society of Architectural Historians

Modern Americana (Hardcover): Max Humphrey, Chase Reynolds Ewald Modern Americana (Hardcover)
Max Humphrey, Chase Reynolds Ewald
R604 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R112 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Buildings of Delaware (Paperback): W. Barksdale Maynard Buildings of Delaware (Paperback)
W. Barksdale Maynard
R897 Discovery Miles 8 970 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians' prestigious Buildings of the United States series, Buildings of Delaware is the first book to document the state's architectural history from all periods. Extensively illustrated with photographs and maps, and supplemented by a glossary and bibliography, the volume covers buildings of many styles, types, and materials, from grand mansions to vernacular structures, and from urban to rural settings. The noted architectural historian W. Barksdale Maynard spent much of 2002 through 2004 canvassing the rich cultural heritage of the state and investigating its relationship to the built environment--from an ancient Dutch dyke of 1660 to a cutting-edge cable-stay bridge recently completed, from colonial smokehouses in the countryside of Kent County to a rare, intact, International Style 1940s elementary school in the city of Wilmington. Among the architectural forms discussed are industrial and agricultural buildings and structures that characterize the state's rivers, canals, and shoreline, from gristmills to bridges and lighthouses. Major cities such as Newark and Wilmington are considered at length, with entries on homes, churches, schools, and government buildings, and the state's natural landscape, parks, and such renowned gardens as Winterthur are also described. Buildings of Delaware will provide scholars with valuable information on the architecture of the state, and will spark the imagination of general readers and local historians as well.

A volume in the Buildings of the United States series of the Society of Architectural Historians

Island Whimsy (Hardcover): Celerie Kemble Island Whimsy (Hardcover)
Celerie Kemble
R1,051 R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Save R234 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Celerie Kemble laid eyes on a wild swath of jungle in the Dominican Republic next to mint green water and an endless stretch of golden sand, she fell madly in love. Against all odds, she designed a home away from home there, an island retreat suffused with light and air, full of indoor and outdoor rooms for relaxation. Drawing inspiration from a childhood where whimsy was part of her home s foundation, she blended meaningful, unique, and surprising design choices and details into these spaces. There is the lacy tragaluz fretwork above the doors that lets in breezes and echoes the Victorian influences in a town near the property. There are the artisanal tiles with patterns reminiscent of the strangely beautiful flora of the jungle. There are the sweet pastel-coloured bungalows and the art, objects, and textiles in dark hues reminiscent of a Gauguin painting. Throughout this lovingly crafted book about Kemble s own island design journey, ideas abound for anyone decorating a sunny home or fantasizing about spending time in one. Kemble shares inspiration for creating a sense of openness to the sea, sand, and sky; offering places to wash sandy feet or perfect viewing spots for a sunset-saturated drink; and infusing spaces with a sense of welcome, invitation, and magic. Bunny Williams s An Affair with a House meets India Hicks s Island Style in this gorgeously photographed, open-hearted volume.

Dream Rooms for Children - Inspiring Spaces for Sleep, Study, and Play (Hardcover): Susanna Salk Dream Rooms for Children - Inspiring Spaces for Sleep, Study, and Play (Hardcover)
Susanna Salk
R964 R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Save R210 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Dream Rooms for Children takes children s spaces with creative seriousness. Whether for a newborn, toddler, first grader, or teenager, the rooms shown here enrich the experience of childhood and, much like a child s imagination, offer endless possibilities. Full of design ideas, these interiors show us how we can make the most of all our current time at home by creating spaces that are functional and multipurpose while remaining stylish and livable. Showcasing work by top-notch designers, including Kelly Wearstler, Charlotte Moss, Alessandra Branca, and Nate Berkus, among many others, these inspiring rooms offer a diversity of styles, from modern to formal to whimsical. Whether for a single child or for several children, whether it s a high-energy space for hanging out with friends or a soothing dreamy escape from the world, each room creates a vision of childhood at its best. In addition to nurseries and bedrooms, the book explores playrooms and studies, illustrating clever solutions to typical design problems and showing how to integrate sleep, study, and play into one space. With stunning photography and imaginative rooms for every taste and budget, Dream Rooms for Children is full of practical tips and ideas, as well as quotes by the designers themselves, empowering you to create stylish, functional, and fun children s rooms of your own.

Visions of Home - Timeless Architecture, Modern Sensibility (Hardcover): Andrew Cogar Visions of Home - Timeless Architecture, Modern Sensibility (Hardcover)
Andrew Cogar
R964 R754 Discovery Miles 7 540 Save R210 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Known for designing welcoming Southern homes, Historical Concepts, one of today s leading traditional architecture firms, is now working on diverse projects across America and in exotic locales, such as the Caribbean and Patagonia. A multigenerational team of architects is extending the firm s founding philosophy expressing both timeless and inventive perspectives on design. Showcased are beautifully photographed country estates, coastal retreats, and pastoral properties, all weaving the classical principles of symmetry, scale, and proportion with vernacular motifs and artisanal craftsmanship to create stylish and comfortable backdrops for contemporary living. Sophisticated interior decoration and stunning landscapes accompany the architecture, creating a harmonious sense of place. Through engaging stories that inform, Andrew Cogar shows how to reimagine the traditional home whether an elegant Greek Revival pavilion, a chic Hamptons summer house, or a reinterpretation of a historic Charleston single house to capture one s unique point of view. Visions of Home is an invaluable resource for those who enjoy the warmth and charm of traditional architecture.

Buildings of Massachusetts - Metropolitan Boston (Hardcover): Keith N. Morgan Buildings of Massachusetts - Metropolitan Boston (Hardcover)
Keith N. Morgan; As told to Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G Reed
R1,858 Discovery Miles 18 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians' Buildings of the United States series analyzes the architecture, landscape, and planning patterns of the capital of Massachusetts and forty surrounding cities and towns that fan out from Boston Harbor. The term "metropolitan" here emphasizes both the range of the project and the importance of this area in introducing regional planning to the United States. Extensively illustrated with photographs and maps, and supplemented with a glossary and bibliography, the book assesses built form from initial colonial settlement in the 1630s through twenty-first-century additions to the Boston area landscape. The authors selected both exemplary and representative buildings and sites for inclusion. Here are structures of international reputation and buildings that characterize the vernacular housing patterns of the region. Because of the exceptional importance of the Boston area to the history of landscape architecture and city planning, those issues have been addressed in both the narrative introduction and the 640 entries. In contrast to other existing architectural guides, which do not move beyond central Boston and Cambridge, The Buildings of Massachusetts: Metro Boston canvasses the twelve sections of central Boston, its eight annexed neighborhoods, five sections of Cambridge (the district's second largest municipality), and forty surrounding communities have been examined. This volume has been designed to complement a second guidebook in the Buildings of the United States series that will focus on the buildings of Massachusetts from Cape Cod to the Berkshires.

The Buildings of Pittsburgh (Paperback): Franklin K. Toker The Buildings of Pittsburgh (Paperback)
Franklin K. Toker
R520 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At the forefront of national and international change, Pittsburgh has long been portrayed as a place for innovative architecture. From its origins as a fort built in 1753 at the urging of a twenty-one-year-old George Washington, through its industrial boom, and into contemporary times, when it has become a pioneer for the ideals and philosophy of environmentally friendly architecture, the city has a history of development that exemplifies the transformative nature of America's built environment. With "The Buildings of Pittsburgh, " we now have a substantive reference book (organized by area, with subsets of geographical entries) that relates the architectural history of this ever-changing city up to the present day.

Franklin Toker examines Pittsburgh's architectural transformations from its early architecture following the Federal and Gothic Revival styles, to the city's importation in the mid-nineteenth century of new styles in the Romantic tradition, to industrial Pittsburgh with all its factories and huge institutional buildings, and finally to the city's environmentally conscious renaissance that began in the mid-twentieth century. In doing so, he shows why Pittsburgh has consistently been rated among the top three American cities for buildings by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and how the city once famous for embracing industry and pollution is now preaching the gospel of clean air and "green" architecture.

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