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Wings Over Water - The Story Of The World's Greatest Air Race And The Birth Of The Spitfire (Paperback): Jonathan Glancey Wings Over Water - The Story Of The World's Greatest Air Race And The Birth Of The Spitfire (Paperback)
Jonathan Glancey
R285 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R76 (27%) In stock

Announced in 1912, the Schneider Trophy was a series of glamorous air contests, popularly known as races, that captivated both sides of the Atlantic. While there were many other aviation competitions, the Schneider proved to be, after a rocky start, by far the most memorable attracting a hugely popular and glamorous following whether Trophy races were held in Monaco, the Venice Lido, the Solent or Chesapeake Bay. The Schneider Trophy was a focus not just of remarkable aircraft, derring-do pilots and swooning public attention, but also of fierce rivalries between the competitors: Britain, France, Italy and the United States.

It gripped the imaginations of pioneering manufacturers and two of the world's finest aircraft designers - Reginald Mitchell and Mario Castoldi - who worked feverishly hard to outdo one another. Perhaps inevitably, the dynamism of rival engineering and politics led to the most potent military fighters of World War Two with Reginald Mitchell's record-breaking Supermarine seaplanes morphing, one way or another, into the Spitfire.

Wings Over Water not only tells the story of the Schneider Trophy afresh but also examines the backdrop and legacy of these legendary air races, which became a driver and celebration of speed and engineering prowess for both sea and ground-based aircraft. It is an exhilarating tale of raw adventure, public excitement, engineering genius and the fortunes of flying boats and seaplanes.

Wings Over Water - The Story of the World's Greatest Air Race and the Birth of the Spitfire (Hardcover, Main): Jonathan... Wings Over Water - The Story of the World's Greatest Air Race and the Birth of the Spitfire (Hardcover, Main)
Jonathan Glancey
R538 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R91 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Announced in 1912, the Schneider Trophy was a series of glamorous air contests, popularly known as races, that captivated both sides of the Atlantic. While there were many other aviation competitions, the Schneider proved to be, after a rocky start, by far the most memorable attracting a hugely popular and glamorous following whether Trophy races were held in Monaco, the Venice Lido, the Solent or Chesapeake Bay. The Schneider Trophy was a focus not just of remarkable aircraft, derring-do pilots and swooning public attention, but also of fierce rivalries between the competitors: Britain, France, Italy and the United States. It gripped the imaginations of pioneering manufacturers and two of the world's finest aircraft designers - Reginald Mitchell and Mario Castoldi - who worked feverishly hard to outdo one another. Perhaps inevitably, the dynamism of rival engineering and politics led to the most potent military fighters of World War Two with Reginald Mitchell's record-breaking Supermarine seaplanes morphing, one way or another, into the Spitfire. Wings Over Water not only tells the story of the Schneider Trophy afresh but also examines the backdrop and legacy of these legendary air races, which became a driver and celebration of speed and engineering prowess for both sea and ground-based aircraft. It is an exhilarating tale of raw adventure, public excitement, engineering genius and the fortunes of flying boats and seaplanes.

Spring Light - The Anglepoise (R) Story (Hardcover): Jonathan Glancey Spring Light - The Anglepoise (R) Story (Hardcover)
Jonathan Glancey
R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This accessible and comprehensive book shines a light on the design history of the famous Anglepoise lamp. Starting with the beginnings of the company with George Carwardine, the designer behind the lamp, the book takes you through an illuminating journey of the development and influence of this British icon. In 1932, vehicle suspension engineer George Carwardine designed the spring, crank and lever mechanism that became the blueprint for the first Anglepoise lamp. Enchanting the world with its light-to-the-touch and anthropomorphic design, the unique and characterful form has adorned the worktables of everyone, from writers to engineers, from the Second World War through to the 21st century. Cozy as it is utilitarian, the intimately focused pool of light the Anglepoise creates around an individual's work is as poetic as it is practical. Today, the lamp is a sure sign of quality and has been hailed as a hallmark of British design. Spring Light details a fascinating history of this household item that the armchair architect, designer and engineer will enjoy. Chapters include: Foreword by Sir John Hegarty A Question of Balance: An introduction to the design Light Engineering: Designer George Carwardine's beginnings Darkness Visible: the Anglepoise in the Second World War and industry Lamps for Sale: the launch of the Anglepoise Model 1227 through advertising Lighting by Design: the development of the Anglepoise lamp from the 1970s through to the 2000s - with collaborations with Paul Smith and Margaret Howell Lights for Sore Eyes: the success of the design and imitations Anglepoise goes to the Movies: the Anglepoise in films Undimmed Light: the future of Anglepoise and new designs In the Beginning: a ruminative essay on the lamp - the pools of light it creates and its unique lightweight engineering - by Jonathan Glancey.

30-Second Architecture - The 50 Most Signicant Principles and Styles in Architecture, each Explained in Half a Minute... 30-Second Architecture - The 50 Most Signicant Principles and Styles in Architecture, each Explained in Half a Minute (Paperback)
Edward Denison, Jonathan Glancey
R266 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R57 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The 50 most significant principles and styles in architecture, each explained in half a minute. The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Architecture presents you with the foundations of architectural knowledge. Expert authors are challenged to define and describe both the principles upon which architects depend, and the styles with which they put those principles into practice. So, if you want to know your arch from your elevation, and your Baroque from your Brutalism, or you wish to top off your next dinner party with a stirring speech on how form follows function, this is the quickest way to build your argument.

The Journey Matters - Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style (Paperback, Main): Jonathan Glancey The Journey Matters - Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style (Paperback, Main)
Jonathan Glancey 1
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R285 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R60 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

What was it really like to take the LNER's Art Deco Coronation streamliner from King's Cross to Edinburgh, to cross the Atlantic by the SS Normandie, to fly with Imperial Airways from Southampton to Singapore, to steam from Manhattan to Chicago on board the New York Central's 20th Century Limited or to dine and sleep aboard the Graf Zeppelin? In the course of The Journey Matters, Jonathan Glancey travels from the early 1930s to the turn of the century on some of what he considers to be the most truly glamorous and romantic trips he has ever dreamed of or made in real life. Each of the twenty journeys allows him to explore the history of routes taken, and the events - social and political - enveloping them. Each is the story of the machines that made these journeys possible, of those who shaped them and those, too, who travelled on them.

How to Read Towns and Cities - A Crash Course in Urban Architecture (Paperback): Jonathan Glancey How to Read Towns and Cities - A Crash Course in Urban Architecture (Paperback)
Jonathan Glancey
R394 R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Save R81 (21%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

How to Read Towns & Cities is a pocket-sized primer to understanding the forces that have shaped the world's cities. It takes a practical, highly visual approach - showing us how to read the stories embedded in the fabric of the neighbourhoods, towns, and cities in which we live today. The fortunes of towns and cities rise and fall along with the fate of the civilisations to which they belong. Some are lost entirely, now no more than ruins; others have thrived as urban centres for millennia; and all contain vital clues embedded in their streets and skylines which reveal why their inhabitants grouped together, and tell of their unique social, political and cultural histories. Packed with plans, maps, and drawings, this book takes the reader on an international journey of discovery to explore the history of cities from our earliest urban origins to the contemporary world city - from Babylon to Beijing, London to Paris, and from the skyscrapers of New York to the streets of their own home town. A must-read for anyone interested in history, cities, and travel, this fascinating book turns the reader into urban detective to see how our towns and cities grew the way they are.

Architecture - A Visual History (Hardcover): Jonathan Glancey Architecture - A Visual History (Hardcover)
Jonathan Glancey
R584 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R91 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

See more than 350 of the world's greatest buildings come to life in the most spectacular way! A world of beauty and genius is unveiled in this comprehensive architecture book. Discover the world's most incredible buildings, from the ancient world to the present day. From the Louvre and the Colosseum to the Sydney Opera House and the Gherkin, this book offers a truly visual worldwide survey of global architecture. Bursting with breathtaking photography and informative entries on more than 350 of the world's most famous buildings, Architecture: A Visual History gives you an unspoilt view of their fascinating features. This accessible reference book will transport you to the most impressive and iconic buildings on earth: - 500 photographs and 13 CGI artworks that dissect magnificent buildings around the world - Clear explanations and cross-sections of each building, along with exquisite photography of specific details - Close-up, detailed photographic reference to the architectural "vocabulary" of the period Explore the Architectural Wonders of the World Page after page is dedicated to significant architectural movements, biographies of famous architects and in-depth examinations of their masterpieces. See how and why certain features were common during specific time periods and how these amazing buildings have stood the test of time. Unique specially-commissioned CGI artworks throughout the book showcase more than 10 specific buildings, including The Pantheon and the White House. This stunning guide gives you a closer look at contemporary global architecture as well as sustainable green buildings. It's the perfect gift for architecture students, practising architects, or anyone with an interest in architecture, design, engineering, or art.

Logomotive - Railroad Graphics and the American Dream (Hardcover): Ian Logan, Jonathan Glancey Logomotive - Railroad Graphics and the American Dream (Hardcover)
Ian Logan, Jonathan Glancey
R944 R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Save R186 (20%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In Logomotive Ian Logan's photographs are assembled into chapters and picture essays recalling the great days of lines such as the Santa Fe, the Union Pacific, and the Kansas City Southern. Some of his journeys are presented as travelogues in which he meets the Fat Controller, gets to sound the horn, and wanders into freight yards to see the last generation of streamline locomotives rusting amid the weeds. Animal motifs, Native American allusions, advertising slogans, names of famous trains such as the Super Chief and the Wabash Cannonball provide the subject matter for other picture features.

Concorde - The Rise and Fall of the Supersonic Airliner (Paperback, Main): Jonathan Glancey Concorde - The Rise and Fall of the Supersonic Airliner (Paperback, Main)
Jonathan Glancey 1
R339 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R58 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Concorde, Jonathan Glancey tells the story of this magnificent and hugely popular aircraft anew, taking the reader from the moment Captain Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in 1947 through to the last commercial flight of the supersonic airliner in 2003. It is a tale of national rivalries, technological leaps, daring prototypes, tightrope politics, and a dream of a Dan Dare future never quite realized. Jonathan Glancey traces the development of Concorde not just through existing material and archives, but through interviews with those who lived with the supersonic project from its inception. The result is a compelling mix of overt technological optimism, a belief that Britain and France were major players in the world of civil as well as military aviation, and faith in an ever faster, ever more sophisticated future. This is a celebration, as well as a thoroughly researched history, of a truly brilliant machine that became a sky god of its era.

The Journey Matters - Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style (Hardcover, Main): Jonathan Glancey The Journey Matters - Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style (Hardcover, Main)
Jonathan Glancey 1
R544 R452 Discovery Miles 4 520 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

What was it really like to take the LNER's Art Deco Coronation streamliner from King's Cross to Edinburgh, to cross the Atlantic by the SS Normandie, to fly with Imperial Airways from Southampton to Singapore, to steam from Manhattan to Chicago on board the New York Central's 20th Century Limited or to dine and sleep aboard the Graf Zeppelin? In the course of The Journey Matters, Jonathan Glancey travels from the early 1930s to the turn of the century on some of what he considers to be the most truly glamorous and romantic trips he has ever dreamed of or made in real life. Each of the twenty journeys allows him to explore the history of routes taken, and the events - social and political - enveloping them. Each is the story of the machines that made these journeys possible, of those who shaped them and those, too, who travelled on them.

Spitfire - The Biography (Paperback, Main): Jonathan Glancey Spitfire - The Biography (Paperback, Main)
Jonathan Glancey 1
R262 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R44 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Updated edition to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolize Britain's defiance of Nazi Germany in the summer of 1940. Spitfire: The Biography is a celebration of a great British invention, of the men and women who flew it and supported its development, and of the industry that manufactured both the aircraft and the Rolls-Royce engines that powered it. It is also about the ways in which the sight, sound and fury of this lithe and legendary fighter continue to stir the public imagination worldwide more than eighty years on.

Modern Architecture - The Structures That Shaped the Modern World (Paperback): Jonathan Glancey Modern Architecture - The Structures That Shaped the Modern World (Paperback)
Jonathan Glancey 2
R293 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R40 (14%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This is a brand new edition of the visually stunning and lavishly produced guide to the great buildings and structures of the modern age from around the world. Divided into eight clear sections, each movement in architecture from 1900 to the present day is represented: Arts and Crafts, Classicism, Organic, Modernism, Postmodernism, Robotic, Cities, and Futures. Focusing on one building per page, Jonathan Glancey discusses over 440 landmark structures from those now regarded as classics of modern architecture, such as L'Institut du Monde Arab in Paris and the Sydney Opera House, to recent buildings such as the Swiss Re building in London and the Parliamentary Library in New Delhi.

Harrier (Paperback, Main): Jonathan Glancey Harrier (Paperback, Main)
Jonathan Glancey 1
R291 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R48 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The British designed and built the Harrier, the most successful vertical take-off-and-landing aircraft ever made. Combining state-of-the-art fighter plane technology with a helicopter's ability to land vertically the Harrier has played an indispensable role for the RAF and Royal Navy in a number of conflicts, most famously the Falklands War. Jonathan Glancey's biography is a vividly enjoyable account of the invention of this remarkable aeroplane and a fitting tribute to the inspiration and determination of the men and women who created it, and the bravery of the men who flew it, often in the most dangerous conditions.

Architecture - A Visual History (Hardcover): Jonathan Glancey Architecture - A Visual History (Hardcover)
Jonathan Glancey
R650 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R102 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
London - Bread and Circuses (Paperback, illustrated edition): Jonathan Glancey London - Bread and Circuses (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Jonathan Glancey
R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Bread and Circuses - free food and mass entertainment - was the name contemporary social observers gave to the ancient Roman practice of keeping the common people happy and rebellion-free. Jonathan Glancey, in this personal and passionate essay about the city he loves, suggests that the same unformulated policy is the means by which modern London's citizens are kept as apolitical and passively pleasure-loving as possible. But shops, restaurants and a few gorgeous buildings are, he maintains, a poor substitute for a creaking infrastructure, and London's cachet as a boisterously creative but well-run city will plummet if private vice is allowed to triumph over public virtue.

Spitfire - The Biography (Paperback, Main): Jonathan Glancey Spitfire - The Biography (Paperback, Main)
Jonathan Glancey 2
R315 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R63 (20%) Out of stock

It is difficult to overestimate the excitement that accompanied the birth of the Spitfire. An aircraft imbued with balletic grace and extraordinary versatility, it was powered by a piston engine and a propeller, yet came tantalisingly close to breaking the sound barrier. First flown in 1936, the Spitfire soon came to symbolize Britain's defiance of Nazi Germany in the summer of 1940. Flown by pilots of many nations, it saw service as far afield as Australia and the Soviet Union. Spitfire: The Biography is a celebration of a great British invention, of the men and women who flew it and supported its development, and of the industry that manufactured both the aircraft and the Rolls-Royce engines that powered it. It is also about the ways in which the sight, sound and fury of this lithe and legendary fighter continue to stir the public imagination worldwide more than eighty years on.

John Betjeman - A Passion for Architecture (Paperback, illustrated edition): Candida Lycett Green, Dan Cruikshank, Ptolemy... John Betjeman - A Passion for Architecture (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Candida Lycett Green, Dan Cruikshank, Ptolemy Dean, Jonathan Glancey, Alan Powers, …
R383 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R66 (17%) Out of stock

The Soane Museum is delighted to announce a major new exhibition celebrating the architectural writings, recordings and films of the poet Sir John Betjeman (1906 - 1984). The exhibition, which marks the centenary of Betjeman's birth, will bring together rare archive material, photographic and film footage as well as original art work from Betjeman's friends and contemporaries such as John Piper, in a celebration of his life-long passion for architecture.A major new catalogue, featuring contributions by Dan Cruickshank, Alan Powers, Ruth Guilding, Mark Girouard, Anthony Symondson, Gavin Stamp, Edward Mirzoeff and Ptolemy Dean, will be published to accompany the exhibition.

Wings Over Water: The Story of the World's Greatest Air Race and the Birth of the Spitfire (CD, Unabridged Ed): Jonathan... Wings Over Water: The Story of the World's Greatest Air Race and the Birth of the Spitfire (CD, Unabridged Ed)
Jonathan Glancey
R657 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R126 (19%) Out of stock
John Betjeman on Churches (Hardcover): Jonathan Glancey John Betjeman on Churches (Hardcover)
Jonathan Glancey 2
R264 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R43 (16%) Out of stock

The best-loved of English poets, John Betjeman (1906-1984) was also a great champion of British heritage and his legacy lives on, not just in his poetry, but in his diaries, broadcasts and letters. He famously campaigned to save many church buildings and his work encouraged a greater appreciation of overlooked Victorian churches and architects. Illustrated with black and white photographs and accompanied by Glancey's amusing editorial notes, this is a beautiful book for enthusiasts of Betjeman, and people similarly passionate about conservation and restoration.

Lost Buildings - Demolished, Destroyed, Imagined, Reborn (Hardcover): Jonathan Glancey Lost Buildings - Demolished, Destroyed, Imagined, Reborn (Hardcover)
Jonathan Glancey
R1,405 R1,299 Discovery Miles 12 990 Save R106 (8%) Out of stock
Superstructure - The Making of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (Hardcover): Jane Pavitt, Abraham Thomas, Jonathan Glancey,... Superstructure - The Making of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (Hardcover)
Jane Pavitt, Abraham Thomas, Jonathan Glancey, Norman Foster
R795 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R154 (19%) Out of stock

In 2018 the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Opened in 1978, the building was both Sir Norman Foster's first public commission and a new paradigm in museum design. The Sainsbury Centre forms part of one of the last, great phases of modernism, combining structural integrity and precision engineering with a radical approach to the integration of services. The publication will be released to coincide with the opening of Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960-1990, a major exhibition that will situate the Sainsbury Centre within its historical context and will explore architecture's fascination with new technology, lightweight structures, building techniques and engineering solutions that emerged in the post-war decades, eventually redefining the spaces of culture, work, travel and living. Contents of the book include essays by Jane Pavitt and Abraham Thomas, curators of the show, and an interview to Sir Norman Foster conducted by Jonathan Glancey. An extensive photo essay will feature a range of unpublished photographs of the building under construction.

Nagaland - A Journey to India's Forgotten Frontier (Paperback, Main): Jonathan Glancey Nagaland - A Journey to India's Forgotten Frontier (Paperback, Main)
Jonathan Glancey 1
R160 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R32 (20%) Out of stock

Landlocked, almost inaccessible to foreigners, Nagaland has been fighting a secret, often brutal war for independence for more than half a century. Portrayed either as a land of ruthless guerrillas or exotic natives, Nagaland is in fact a complex and divided region, with an incredible history. The breathtaking Naga hills take us to the offices of Adolf Hitler and Emperor Hirohito, via well-meaning colonialists and anthropologists, and one of the most important battles of the Second World War. The third generation of his family to be seduced by Nagaland, Jonathan Glancey tries to reconcile his childhood idealism with the reality he finds there, and explores his family ties to the region. Through his ancestral history, extensive travels beyond the tourist zone, and through the voices of the Nagas he meets, he tells the true story of this forgotten land.

Giants of Steam - The Great Men and Machines of Rail's Golden Age (Paperback, Main - Print on Demand): Jonathan Glancey Giants of Steam - The Great Men and Machines of Rail's Golden Age (Paperback, Main - Print on Demand)
Jonathan Glancey 1
R340 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R68 (20%) Out of stock

The thrilling story of the last, and greatest, generation of steam railway locomotives in regular main line service: a story of invention, skill and passion, Giants of Steam reveals how the true advocates of steam's glory days pushed its design and performance to remarkable limits, taking these powerful and beautifully designed machines to new heights against a backdrop of the political upheavals and military conflicts of the mid twentieth century. Glancey tells the stories of the greatest of the 'steam men', the charismatic engineers who designed these machines and put them to use. Giants of Steam also reveals how steam design has continued to progress against the odds in recent decades, while enthusiasm for the steam locomotive itself is far from burning out.

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