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Hidden Johannesburg (Hardcover): Paul Duncan Hidden Johannesburg (Hardcover)
Paul Duncan; Photographs by Alain Proust 3
R450 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R103 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Johannesburg: Egoli to some, Jozi to others. Once a mining town, now the most important commercial city in Africa. It’s been home to renegades and rogues, colonialists and capitalists, the dispossessed and the newly enriched. Today it’s populated by those who call themselves Africans or Afrikaners, by blacks, whites and every shade inbetween, and by immigrants from all over.

There are suburbs where the daily rituals of Jewish culture rival New York’s; elsewhere, the tone is more Lagos than laid-back. Remnants of the colonial era stand alongside contemporary steel and glass. In a town that prides itself on the pursuit of fortune, it’s a challenge to preserve heritage, and it is against this background that Hidden Johannesburg offers a snapshot of 28 notable buildings. From the stately mansions of the Randlords to their downtown headquarters, the clubs where they socialised and the churches where they worshipped, the architecture of early Johannesburg lives on in sandstone, granite, marble and slate. But this is a city that constantly reinvents itself, and where the old is all-too-readily demolished to make way for the next ‘big thing’. Some buildings will survive, others will be consigned to memory.

Hidden Johannesburg reveals fragments of the history of this vibrant city but, perhaps, the book also tells us something about our future, for if we allow our heritage to be swept away in the name of progress, are we advancing at all?

Hidden Cape Town (Hardcover): Paul Duncan Hidden Cape Town (Hardcover)
Paul Duncan; Photographs by Alain Proust
R450 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R103 (23%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Now revised, this book takes a unique look ‘inside’ 29 of Cape Town’s most notable buildings. If you have ever wondered what lies behind an interesting facade, or wished you could peek behind a closed door, Hidden Cape Town is the book for you. The author and photographer have collaborated to reveal the artworks and architectural secrets that lie behind the doors of some wellknown, and lesser known, landmark buildings in and around the ‘Mother City’. These buildings are part of our collective heritage, reflecting the myriad cultural influences that have shaped our country. These ‘hidden’ interiors include the Sendinggestig Museum, South African National Library, City Hall, Palm Tree Mosque, Welgelegen, the Royal Observatory, Bertram House, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George, Groote Schuur, the Old Synagogue and the officer’s mess of the Cape Town Rifles (‘The Dukes’).

Manmade Wonders of the World (Hardcover): Dk Manmade Wonders of the World (Hardcover)
Dk; Foreword by Dan Cruickshank 1
R320 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R68 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Discover the most incredible man-made wonders, from Stonehenge to Burj Khalifa, with this unparalleled catalogue of the most amazing, famous, and intriguing buildings and monuments ever created by humans. Manmade Wonders of the World features a range of structures from buildings to monuments, statues, and bridges, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Hoover Dam. It opens with a foreword by Dan Cruickshank and then takes the reader on a continent-by-continent journey, exploring and charting the innovations, ingenuity, and imagination employed by different cultures to create iconic buildings such as the Great Pyramid of Giza. This truly global approach reveals how humans tackled similar challenges, such as keeping the enemy out, in vastly different parts of the world, from the Great Wall of China to the defensive walls of Central American cities. Illustrations show floorplans and cutaway views, while explanations cover the history, architecture, and unique stories behind their construction. Featuring breathtaking images, Manmade Wonders of the World is a complete celebration of the world humans have built over thousands of years.

Barbican Centre (Paperback): Harry Cory-Wright Barbican Centre (Paperback)
Harry Cory-Wright
R301 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R63 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Barbican Centre in the City of London is the largest multi-disciplinary arts centre in Europe. Designed by Chamberlin, Powell & Bon as part of the Barbican Estate and to provide homes for both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company, the building is internationally renowned not only as an example of radical, visionary architecture in the Modernist tradition, but also for its outstanding programme of more than 2,000 cultural events each year: plays, concerts, films, exhibitions and more. A new title in the Pocket Photo Books series of immersive visual guides to the experience of place, this compact album of more than one hundred photographs by Harry Cory Wright presents the dramatic spaces, rich textures and carefully selected materials of the Barbican Centre in all their detail. From the flowing, multi-level space of the foyer and the calm wooden-panelled concert hall to the surprising intimacy of the theatre and the soaring jungle of the conservatory, the Barbican Centre offers the visitor an extraordinary variety of experiences within a single building. This book captures their full range, providing exceptional insights into one of the most significant and exciting modern buildings in Britain and a thriving cultural hub in the heart of London.

Seashaken Houses - A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet (Paperback): Tom Nancollas Seashaken Houses - A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet (Paperback)
Tom Nancollas 1
R232 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R66 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'A thrilling celebration of lighthouses' i newspaper An enthralling history of Britain's rock lighthouses, and the people who built and inhabited them Lighthouses are enduring monuments to our relationship with the sea. They encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more noble, conceived as navigational gifts for the safety of all. Still today, we depend upon their guiding lights for the safe passage of ships. Nowhere is this truer than in the rock lighthouses of Great Britain and Ireland: twenty towers built between 1811 and 1904, so-called because they were constructed on desolate, slippery rock formations in the middle of the sea, rising, mirage-like, straight out of the waves, with lights shining at the their summits. Seashaken Houses is a lyrical exploration of these magnificent, isolated sentinels, the ingenuity of those who conceived them, the people who risked their lives building and rebuilding them, those that inhabited their circular rooms, and the ways in which we value emblems of our history in a changing world.

Tower Bridge - History * Engineering * Design (Hardcover): Kenneth Powell Tower Bridge - History * Engineering * Design (Hardcover)
Kenneth Powell
R612 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R144 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tower Bridge, close to the Tower of London, is one of the best-known and most recognizable bridges in the world. Opened on 30 June 1894, this combined suspension and bascule bridge was designed by architect Sir Horace Jones and engineer Sir John Wolfe Barry. This new book, published to mark the 125th anniversary of its opening, will explore the history of the bridge, set it into the context of the River Thames and its crossings, and will, above all, focus on its design and construction. Highly illustrated with old and new images, from material held in the London Metropolitan Archives to specially commissioned photographs, Tower Bridge: History * Engineering * Design is a major new illustrated study of a remarkable piece of architecture and engineering.

Remarkable Buildings of the World (Paperback): Studio Esinam Remarkable Buildings of the World (Paperback)
Studio Esinam 1
R367 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R96 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Time for Play - Why Architecture Should Take Happiness Seriously (Hardcover): Time for Play - Why Architecture Should Take Happiness Seriously (Hardcover)
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Virginia Landmarks Register (Hardcover, Fourth Edition): Calder Loth The Virginia Landmarks Register (Hardcover, Fourth Edition)
Calder Loth
R1,689 Discovery Miles 16 890 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The fourth edition of The Virginia Landmarks Register is an entirely new, fully illustrated compilation of the state's buildings, structures, sites, and districts that have been officially designated as historic landmarks by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources over the past thirty years. The assemblage of nearly 1,800 entries--700 more than in the third edition, published in 1986--represents the most comprehensive inventory of Virginia's rich and varied historic patrimony ever published.

An invaluable reference for any Virginian, scholar, planner, architect, or preservationist, the Register is far more than an official list of names. Every registered landmark and district is identified by a brief history documenting its significance and by a brief description. Each entry is accompanied by a photograph showing its current appearance. Arranged alphabetically by county and independent city, the entries include not only many nationally famous places but the entire spectrum of the Commonwealth's cultural resources, from a 1,200-year-old prehistoric archaeological site through twentieth-century commercial architecture, from gristmills and metal-truss bridges and iron furnaces to NASA space exploration installations.

Those interested in traditional Virginia architecture will discover a multiplicity of building types, both high-style and vernacular. Included, too, are important landmarks of black history, the Civil War, education, and industry. The Virginia Landmarks Register, fourth edition, will create for the reader a deeper awareness of a unique legacy and will serve to enhance the stewardship of Virginia's irreplaceable heritage.

The Art of Looking Up (Hardcover): Catherine McCormack The Art of Looking Up (Hardcover)
Catherine McCormack 1
R857 R585 Discovery Miles 5 850 Save R272 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Art of Looking Up surveys 40 spectacular ceilings around the globe that have been graced by the brushes of artists including Michelangelo, Marc Chagall and Cy Twombly. From the floating women and lotus flowers of the Senso-ji Temple in Japan, first painted in the year 645, through to the religious iconography that adorns places of worship from Vienna to Istanbul, all the way to bold displays like that in the lobby of Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, this book takes you on a tour of the extraordinary artworks that demand an alternative viewpoint. History of art expert Catherine McCormack guides readers through the stories behind the artworks - their conception, execution, and the artists that visualised them. In many cases, these artworks also make bold but controlled political, religious or cultural statements, revealing much about the society and times in which they were created. First and foremost, this is a visual feast, but also a desirable art book that challenges readers to seek out fine art in more unusual places and question the statements they may be making.

Baikonur - Vestiges of the Soviet Space Programme (Hardcover): Jonk Baikonur - Vestiges of the Soviet Space Programme (Hardcover)
Jonk
R839 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R241 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Library - A World History (Hardcover): James W.P. Campbell, Will Pryce The Library - A World History (Hardcover)
James W.P. Campbell, Will Pryce 1
R1,186 R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Save R307 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This spectacular book is the first single volume to tell the story of the library as a distinct building type, all around the world. Throughout the ages, book collections have served to symbolize their owners' culture and learning, and the wealthy and powerful have spent lavishly on buildings to house them. In its highest form the library became a total work of art, combining painting, sculpture, furniture and architecture into seamless, dramatic spaces. The finest libraries are repositories not just of books, but of learning, creativity and contemplation; they embody some of the highest achievements of humankind. This book recounts that history in text and images of truly outstanding quality.

New Bodleian - Making the Weston Library (Paperback): Bodleian Library New Bodleian - Making the Weston Library (Paperback)
Bodleian Library
R725 R678 Discovery Miles 6 780 Save R47 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1934 Sir Giles Gilbert Scott began work on designs for a substantial new library building opposite the Old Bodleian Library site in Broad Street, Oxford in order to provide much-needed space for the growing numbers of books housed in the library and the number of readers using them. Opened in 1946 (having been delayed by the Second World War), for seventy years the New Bodleian served the academic community and readers visiting Oxford, housing 3.5 million items. Scott's innovative designs meant that the New Bodleian became a Grade II-listed building in 2003. In 2009, thanks to a generous bequest from the Garfield Weston Foundation, plans got underway for a complete refurbishment of the building to meet the needs of twenty-first-century research and the Bodleian's expanding collections. The architects Wilkinson Eyre were appointed to develop the project adapting the Grade II listed building for its new use as a special collections library while keeping the facade intact. Their brief was to redesign reading rooms for the consultation of rare books, manuscripts, archives, music and maps, provide new research facilities (including support for digital scholarship), new teaching facilities, improved conservation laboratories, state-of-the-art storage for Bodleian Libraries' valuable special collections and enhanced public access through a new entrance hall and exhibition space. This book tells the story of how the vision for the Weston Library was realized. Like the project itself, it represents a collaboration between clients and consultants as they place the project in context, describing in detail the many architectural, academic, curatorial and heritage issues addressed throughout the process, and the challenges of meeting the needs of an internationally renowned, four-hundred-year-old institution in the twenty-first century.

Seashaken Houses - A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet (Hardcover): Tom Nancollas Seashaken Houses - A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet (Hardcover)
Tom Nancollas 1
R394 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R118 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

'A thrilling celebration of lighthouses' i newspaper An enthralling history of Britain's rock lighthouses, and the people who built and inhabited them Lighthouses are enduring monuments to our relationship with the sea. They encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more noble, conceived as navigational gifts for the safety of all. Still today, we depend upon their guiding lights for the safe passage of ships. Nowhere is this truer than in the rock lighthouses of Great Britain and Ireland: twenty towers built between 1811 and 1904, so-called because they were constructed on desolate, slippery rock formations in the middle of the sea, rising, mirage-like, straight out of the waves, with lights shining at the their summits. Seashaken Houses is a lyrical exploration of these magnificent, isolated sentinels, the ingenuity of those who conceived them, the people who risked their lives building and rebuilding them, those that inhabited their circular rooms, and the ways in which we value emblems of our history in a changing world.

Wine by Design (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Sean Stanwick, Loraine Fowlow Wine by Design (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Sean Stanwick, Loraine Fowlow
R948 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R286 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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.

Victorian Woodturnings And Woodwork (Paperback): Blumer and Kuhn (Firm) Victorian Woodturnings And Woodwork (Paperback)
Blumer and Kuhn (Firm)
R298 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Reproduced from a rare original, this 1893 catalog provides nearly 800 detailed illustrations of stair railings, mantels, gables, moldings, and ornaments. Its varied, unusual examples of woodwork make it particularly valuable - woodturners, cabinetmakers, architects, preservationists, restorationists, designers, and students of Victoriana will find it inspiring and instructive.

Army Architecture in the West (Hardcover): Alison K. Hoagland Army Architecture in the West (Hardcover)
Alison K. Hoagland
R835 Discovery Miles 8 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

By examining the three exemplary Wyoming forts of Laramie, Bridger, and D. A. Russell, the author explains how widely varying architectural designs, rather than standardized plans, were used to construct western American forts.

A Republic for the Ages - The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic (Hardcover): Donald R Kennon A Republic for the Ages - The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic (Hardcover)
Donald R Kennon
R1,501 Discovery Miles 15 010 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

THIS VOLUME in the United States Capitol Historical Society's Perspectives on the American Revolution series explores how the architecture of the Capitol is imbued with the political culture of its time. Editor Donald R. Kennon writes, "Just as the constitutional framework for the new nation adapted and reformulated classical theories of republicanism, so too would the creation of its capital. The classical past would serve as models, but as models to be worked out in the context of the new American experiment in republicanism." These essays emanated from the syposium held by the Society in 1993 to commemorate the bicentennial of the laying of the cornerstone of the United States Capitol.

New York City Brick by Brick (Hardcover): Lopes Jonathan New York City Brick by Brick (Hardcover)
Lopes Jonathan
R499 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R172 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

New York City Brick by Brick is the ultimate exploration of the architecture and history of New York City through the creative medium of LEGO. Expert builder Jonathan Lopes presents iconic structures of his own design, including the Flatiron Building, the Woolworth Building, the Manhattan Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, Junior's Diner, brownstones, fire houses, and much more! Each model has been beautifully photographed with full-scale views and close-up details, as well as brief instructional breakouts. Lopes's masterful constructions will inspire builders of all ages.

Real heritage Pubs of the Southwest - Pub interiors of special historic interest (Paperback): Paul Ainsworth Real heritage Pubs of the Southwest - Pub interiors of special historic interest (Paperback)
Paul Ainsworth
R145 R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Save R26 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Gorgas House at the University of Alabama (Paperback): Erin E Harney, Jun A Ebersole Gorgas House at the University of Alabama (Paperback)
Erin E Harney, Jun A Ebersole; Foreword by Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins
R416 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R85 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Through the Arch - An Illustrated Guide to the University of Georgia Campus (Paperback, New): F.N. Boney Through the Arch - An Illustrated Guide to the University of Georgia Campus (Paperback, New)
F.N. Boney; Larry B. Dendy
R522 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R110 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Through the Arch captures UGA's colorful past, dynamic present, and promising future in a novel way: by surveying its buildings, structures, and spaces. These physical features are the university's most visible--and some of its most valuable--resources. Yet they are largely overlooked, or treated only passingly, in histories and standard publications about UGA.
Through text and photographs, this book places buildings and spaces in the context of UGA's development over more than 225 years. After opening with a brief historical overview of the university, the book profiles over 140 buildings, landmarks, and spaces, their history, appearance, and past and current usage, as well as their namesake, beginning with the oldest structures on North Campus and progressing to the newest facilities on South and East Campus and the emerging Northwest Quadrant. Many profiles are supplemented with sidebars relating traditions, lore, facts, or alumni recollections associated with buildings and spaces.
More than just landmarks or static elements of infrastructure, buildings and spaces embody the university's values, cultural heritage, and educational purpose. These facilities--many more than a century old--are where students learn, explore, and grow and where faculty teach, research, and create. They harbor the university's history and traditions, protect its treasures, and hold memories for alumni. The repository for books, documents, artifacts, and tools that contain and convey much of the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of human existence, these structures are the legacy of generations. And they are tangible symbols of UGA's commitment to improve our world through education.
Guide includes113 color photos throughout19 black-and-white historical photosOver 140 profiles of buildings, landmarks, and spacesSupplemental sidebars with traditions, lore, facts, and alumni anecdotes6 maps

Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village - The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece (Hardcover, Revised edition): Richard... Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village - The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece (Hardcover, Revised edition)
Richard Guy Wilson
R694 R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Save R150 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia is widely hailed as a masterpiece. It is his greatest architectural accomplishment, the summation of his quest for intellectual freedom. The story of the University encompasses the political and architectural worlds, as Jeffeson struggled against great opposition to establish a new type of educational institution. "Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village "offers a comprehensive look at Jefferson's design for the University, at how it came into being, at the different perecptions of its successes and failures, and at the alterations that have taken place down through the years.

The revised edition incorporates research that has been ongoing since the book first appeared in 1993, and includes a preface by Richard Guy Wilson, essays on architecture and education and the Lawn, additional architectural drawings and historic photographs, a foreword by President John T. Casteen III, and numerous color illustrations.

London's Underground - The Story of the Tube (Hardcover): Oliver Green London's Underground - The Story of the Tube (Hardcover)
Oliver Green; Photographs by Benjamin Graham 1
R865 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R272 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It is impossible to imagine London without the Tube: the beating heart of the city, the Underground shuttles over a billion passengers each year below its busy streets and across its leafy suburbs. The distinctive roundel, colour-coded maps and Johnston typeface have become design classics, recognised and imitated worldwide. Opening in 1863, the first sections were operated by steam engines, yet throughout its long history the Tube has been at the forefront of contemporary design, pioneering building techniques, electrical trains and escalators, and business planning. Architects such as Leslie W. Green and Charles Holden developed a distinctively English version of Modernism, and the latest stations for the Jubilee line extension, Overground and Elizabeth line carry this aesthetic forward into the twenty-first century. In this major work published in association with Transport for London, Tube expert Oliver Green traces the history of the Underground, following its troubles and triumphs, its wartime and peacetime work, and the essential part it has played in shaping London's economy, geography, tourism and identity. Specially commissioned photography by Benjamin Graham (UK Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017) brings the story to life in vivid portraits of London Underground's stations, tunnels and trains.

Lighthouses of Greater Los Angeles (Paperback): Rose Castro-Bran Lighthouses of Greater Los Angeles (Paperback)
Rose Castro-Bran
R532 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R85 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Explore the history of the lighthouses that dot the California coast in Los Angeles County.

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