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African Perspectives - South Africa. City, society, politics and architecture 010 Publishers 2012 ISBN 9789064507977 Acqn 21131 Pb 17x24cm 304pp 200ills 120col 31 This volume of the Delft School of Design Series focuses on particular urban questions related to the South African urban context. The book seeks to construct a contemporary critical dialogue of current spatial practises and contemporary design instruments in relation to social, political and governance structures through an architectural and urban lens. A number of discourses and dialogues are included within the general debate in order to confront the trajectories of a wellknown historical legacy with that of a current South African urban reality. Contributors, who include academics, urban historians, architects, policy makers, all widely published authors, share their experience, deliver analytical insights and reflect on the possible paths forward. Topics within this volume are addressed under headings of Other Urbanisms, Tradition, Culture and Education, Urban Design, civic action and agency in South Africa and Future perspectives. With contributions by M. Christine Boyer, Gerhard Bruyns, Arie Graafland, Patrick Heller, Ena Jansen, Johan Lagae, Hannah Le Roux, Lesley Lokko, Iain Low, Edgar Pieterse, Abdou Maliq Simone and Aletta Steenkamp.

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Piecing Together Los Angeles - An Esther McCoy Reader East Of Borneo Books 2012 ISBN 9780615528236 Acqn 21168 Pb 15x21cm 392pp 5ills 26.50 Esther McCoy (19041989) is one of the twentieth centurys foremost architecture historians, and one of the greatest chroniclers of the architecture of midcentury southern California. Her 1960 book Five California Architects has long been acknowledged as an indispensable classic, and as Reyner Banham famously observed of her, no one can write about architecture in California without acknowledging her as the mother of us all. Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader is the first anthology of McCoys writing. It features a selection of some 70 pieces-ranging from her 1945 article Schindler, Space Architect to Arts & Architecture: Case Study Houses, a 1989 essay commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. From fiction for The New Yorker to seminal essays on new architectural forms, McCoy charts the progressive edge of American idealism, from the collective utopian spirit of Jazz Age Greenwich Village, through the Depression and the war years, to the optimism of the 1950s and 1960s. In preparing this volume, writer and editor Susan Morgan extensively researched the McCoy papers at the Archives of American Art. Her editorial decisions were based, in part, on McCoys original selections for an unrealized anthology solicited by W. W. Norton in 1968. Expanding on that project, Morgan has included essays, articles, lectures, correspondence, memoirs and short stories that illuminate the breadth and complexity of McCoys writing and the southern California region that inspired her groundbreaking work. orders@artdata.co.uk

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Marie-Jose Jongerius - Lunar Landscapes Maasvlakte 2 NAi Publishers 2012 ISBN 9789462080263 Acqn 21563 Hb 28x40cm 128pp 50col ills 46 In Lunar Landscapes: Maasvlakte 2 photographer Marie-Jos Jongerius documents the Port of Rotterdams expansion project in an intriguing way. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe, and after Shanghai and Singapore, the largest in the world. With 2,000 hectares of new land to be reclaimed from the sea, the construction of Maasvlakte 2 is one of the largest infrastructure projects in recent years. Through Jongeriuss eyes, however, it is above all an alien landscape and a world of amazement and expectation.

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Thanks for the View Mr Mies - Lafayette Park, Detroit Metropolis Books 2012 ISBN 9781935202929 Acqn 21608 Pb 17x24cm 288pp 280ills 150col 21.95 Lafayette Park, an affordable middle-class residential area in downtown Detroit, is home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. Today, it is one of Detroits most racially integrated and economically stable neighborhoods, although it is surrounded by evidence of a city in financial distress. Through interviews with and essays by residents; reproductions of archival material; and new photographs by Karin Jobst, Vasco Roma, and Corine Vermeulen, and previously unpublished photographs by documentary filmmaker Janine Debann, Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies examines the way that Lafayette Park residents confront and interact with this unique modernist environment. Lafayette Park has not received the level of international attention that other similar projects by Mies have. This may be due in part to its location in Detroit, a city whose most positive qualities are often overlooked in the media. This book is a reaction against the way that iconic modernist architecture is often represented. Whereas other writers may focus on the design intentions of the architect, authors Aubert, Cavar and Chandani seek to show the organic and idiosyncratic ways that the people who live in Lafayette Park actually use the architecture and how this experience, in turn, affects their everyday lives. While there are many publications about abandoned buildings in Detroit and about the citys prosperous past, this book is about a remarkable part of the city as it exists today, in the twenty-first century.

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Radical Commonplaces -European Architecture From Flanders. Architectural Review Flanders 10 Flemish Architecture Institute 2012 ISBN 9789081326353 Acqn 21908 Pb 20x26cm 304pp 250ills 150col 43.50 The architectural production in Flanders increasingly draws international attention. This is the result of the valuable work accomplished by several Flemish initiatives that has had effects on the rise of a vibrant design and research culture in architecture. In 'Radical Commonplaces', architects, critics and experts from both Flanders and Europe reflect upon the development of new concepts for living in one of Europe's most densely populated areas, redevelopment projects and infrastructures, and the great cultural ambitions found in a number of public and private buildings in Flanders and elsewhere. With texts by Guy Ch tel, Aglae Degros, Stefan Devoldere, Christoph Grafe, Christian Kieckens, Axel Sowa and Ellis Woodman, among others.

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Robert & Trix Haussmann Edition Patrick Frey 2012 ISBN 9783905929270 Acqn 21921 Pb 17x23cm 224pp 120ills 60col 36.50 A monographic publication on Swiss architect couple Trix and Robert Haussmann, this compact and richly illustrated book explores the work accomplished by the architects in depth, beginning with an introduction by editors Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen. Texts by contemporary artists Liam Gillick and Karl Holmqvist elaborate upon the themes, motives and artistic references the architects employ in their work, and a conversation with art historian Gabrielle Schaad deepens our understanding of their accomplishments from a more personal perspective.

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Studio Nonstop The Architecture Observer 2012 ISBN 9789081920711 Acqn 21928 Pb 15x20cm 96pp 100ills 80col 19 In the first instalment of a series of monographs on emerging architects in the relatively uncharted territories of the Balkans and Central Europe, The Architecture Observer examines the Sarajevo-based Studio Nonstop, founded by Sanja Gali and Igor Grozdani. The book offers a selection of ten projects and buildings, plus an overview of projects from the last fifteen years, ranging from interiors to urban planning, and positioning their work in a Bosnian and international context. With an introductory essay by architectural critic Hans Ibelings, editor and publisher of the series, the design approach, references and inspiration of Studio Nonstop are investigated in detail.

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a+u 505 - Super Danish. Design From Denmark? a+u Publishing Co. Ltd. 2012 no ISBN Acqn 21951 Pb 22x29cm 128pp 100ills 75col 34.95 Super Danish is the theme of this instalment of a+u, which explores the work of the emerging generation of young architects in Denmark. Building on their formative years spent in offices of the SuperDutch, with clear conceptual thinking and bold designs the new pioneers of Danish architecture have captured worldwide attention. BIG (8 House, New Kimball Art Center), JDS Architects (Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Shenzhen Logistic City), COBE (Nordhavnen, Nrreport Train Station), NORD Architects (Healthcare Centre for Cancer Patients), ADEPT (Village in the Sky) and SLETH (Norway National Museum) are just some of the names and projects featured.

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El Croquis 163-164 - Glenn Murcutt. Feathers Of Metal El Croquis 2012 ISBN 9788488386731 Acqn 21958 Pb 25x34cm 414pp 400ills 250col 72 An Australian architect and winner of the 2002 Pritzker Prize, Glenn Murcutt developed his appreciation for vernacular architecture early on. Documenting more than 30 years of his career, the numerous houses and other projects highlighted in this monograph confirm the respect and appreciation for simplicity and small-scale building Murcutt has earned. From the Magney House and Fletcher-Page House to the Arthur and Ivonne Boyd Education Centre and a new mosque for the Newport Islamic Society, all aspects of his work are detailed. A Conversation with Glenn Murcutt, by Sean Godsell, and the essay Feathers of Metal, by Juhani Pallasmaa, complete the volume.

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XX Models - Young Belgian Architects A+ Editions 2012 ISBN 9789490814021 Acqn 21968 Pb 22x27cm 224pp 150ills 120col 38.95 Presented here are twenty recent projects by an equal number of young Belgian architectural firms, published in conjunction with the exhibition XX Models: Young Belgian Architecture, at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. The exhibition showed one architectural model every two months beginning September 2008. Most projects include a public or collective dimension, public rather than private commissions were privileged, and a balance was sought between Flemish and Francophone firms. Each projected is examined in depth; selected offices include JDS Architects, Matador, URA, A229, Dierendonckblancke Architecten, B612 Associates and noA, among others.

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Atlas Architectures Of The 21st Century. Europe Fundacion BBVA 2012 ISBN 9788492937417 Acqn 21973 Pb 24x30cm 320pp 400ills 350col 36 The completion of a long and detailed architectural itinerary that has previously covered Asia and the Pacific, the Americas, and Africa and the Middle East, this fourth volume is devoted to the most recent architecture of the European continent. With the same intellectual spirit as before, this publication gathers a special selection of works and projects together with ten texts by experts on the various countries or regions in focus. From Russia and Eastern Europe to the Mediterranean lands, the Germanic centre and further, through the Nordic countries and British Isles to France and Iberia, each project is presented in detail. Edited by Luis Fernndez-Galiano.

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GA Contemporary Architecture 12 Religious A.D.A.Edita Tokyo Co. Ltd. 2012 ISBN 9784871405829 Acqn 21974 Hb 24x31cm 246pp 600ills 200col 84 Edited and photographed by Yukio Futagawa, this instalment of the GA series on contemporary architecture begins with Frank Lloyd Wrights Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes, California, and from there leaps into a wide array of 60 modern religious masterpieces. Chronologically presented, the book covers familiar classics by Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Oscar Niemeyer, Eero Saarinen, Louis I. Kahn and Paul Rudolph, plus more recent work by Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano, Steven Holl, Mecanoo, Toyo Ito and Coop Himmelb(l)au. It gives an up close look at each edifice, whether its a cathedral or small chapel, along with numerous photographs, architectural drawings and plans.

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Kengo Kuma 2006-2012 A.D.A.Edita Tokyo Co. Ltd. 2012 ISBN 9784871404334 Acqn 21975 Pb 30x30cm 300pp 450ills 400col 85 This magnificent, large-format monograph on the famed Japanese architect covers six years of theory and practice through an exhaustive look at over 60 projects, from large (V&A at Dundee, Sanlitum SOHO in Beijing) to small (Sake no Hana in London, Lake House). Kengo Kuma is known for achieving a new kind of transparency in architecture, and is not bound by using only traditional light materials. Included is his essay, Small Architecture, which gives valuable insight into his view that great disasters, not the progress of technology, have been architectures driving force throughout history, with the most recent example being the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.

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Pin-Up Issue 13 FEBU Publishing 2012 no ISBN Acqn 21978 Pb 23x28cm 232pp 160ills 60col 15.75 This edition of the magazine for architectural entertainment features interviews with an array of figures, including Jeanne Gang of Chicago-based Studio Gang, postmodernist sculptor and creator of vividly coloured ceramics Peter Shire, American-born but Paris-based artist Oscar Tuazon, and acclaimed material-mixing designer Philippe Malouin. Also of interest are a photo essay by Devin Blair on the dark beauty of Abraxas, the Parisian housing project; the Museum H.R. Giger in the Chteau St. Germain; Audacity Auction, an essay by Murray Moss; the Metropolitan Opera Club; Paul Rudolphs Beekman Place penthouse, and much more.

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a+u 506 - Architecture In Post-Crisis + Glass Architecture a+u Publishing Co. Ltd. 2012 no ISBN Acqn 21986 Pb 22x29cm 128pp 100ills 50col 34.95 Architecture in Post-Crisis and Glass Architecture are the two features covered in this issue of A+U. Opening with Luis Fernndez-Galianos essay, Architecture in Spain: the Crisis in Three Movements, the first theme is illustrated by projects such as Kaap Skil Maritime Museum by Mecanoo, Le Lorrain residential complex by MDW Architecture and Siloetten by C.F. Mller, among others. Also included is the essay Shifts and Stagnation by Hans Ibelings and Powerhouse Company. Projects highlighted in the feature on glass architecture include adidas Laces by kadawittfeldarchitektur and the Medieval & Renaissance Galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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