• Cabins
    Cabins
    Filled with more than 35 inspiring, contemporary cabin designs. Each project provides sound construction details, design logic, and architectural expertise. A richly photographed design reference covering a wide range of cabins, cottages, shelters, shacks, artist studios, lodges, retreats and more.

    Almost everyone has indulged in the irresistible notion of carving out a romantic rural refuge in a typically rustic setting, beside a beach or meadow, in the mountains, or other pristine environments. This book brings together the infinite number of possibilities of beautiful and creative cabin designs set in idyllic locations where access to nature is unimpeded. There's a growing trend for living in a small getaway, but that needn't mean living in cramped, unimaginative spaces. Cabins: Hidden Places, Stylish Spaces showcases the challenges of how small floor plans and compact interiors can be overcome with inventive modern design solutions and the innovative use of technology. Once-basic structures are now evolving into fancy dwellings that offer off-grid living with low impact on the environment, all the while cocooning the occupants in differing levels of comfort, from rustic formats with basic necessities, to some which offer facilities for luxury living. From artist studios to alpine shelters, beachside shacks to rural retreats, this book is an endless source of inspiration for armchair architects and those seeking to create a peaceful sanctuary that fuses distilled ingenuity with eco-friendly style.

    ISBN: 9781864708332
    Publication date: 26/06/2019
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Images Publishing Group
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Contemporary African Art
    Contemporary African Art
    Contemporary African art has grown out of the diverse histories and cultural heritage of the African continent and its diaspora. It is not characterized by any particular style, technique or theme, but by a bricolage-like attitude towards art-making, incorporating and building upon the structures from which older, precolonial and colonial genres were made.

    In this revised and updated edition of Contemporary African Art, Sidney Littlefield Kasfir examines the major themes, developments and accomplishments in African art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Organized thematically, the book includes new chapters on the history of African photography and the growth of the global art market, alongside significant discussions of patronage and mediation, artistic training and national and diaspora identities.

    ISBN: 9780500293591
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Kasfir, Sidney Littlefield
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Contemporary House
    Contemporary House
    There is no one way to design a modern urban house. Demand for space in cities the world over is higher than ever and new buildings must meet stringent energy saving requirements and negotiate a myriad planning regulations. But the best new urban architecture suggests invention and innovation are as critical as ever. The Contemporary House brings together seventy solutions, drawn from cities around the globe to explore the many ways in which architecture can enhance the experience of living in the city.

    Organized geographically, The Contemporary House offers a fascinating insight into the sheer variety of contemporary approaches to urban design, from reinventions of longstanding vernacular forms like terraces and townhouses, through to the fastchanging suburbs and inner cities of modern Japan, where the short lifespan of family houses provides architects with a template for aesthetic and technical experimentation. The book also provides an insight into the conditions that shape the architecture of some of the world's major cities, through recent history, signature styles, and current conditions on the ground. The Contemporary House is an essential guide to design in the modern city.

    ISBN: 9780500021941
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Bell, Jonathan
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $55.00
  • Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific
    Courtyard Living: Contemporary Houses of the Asia-Pacific
    Courtyards have long played an important function in residential design, regulating light, shade and the use of space. With thousands of years of tradition as inspiration, contemporary architects are realizing courtyard living afresh. This lavish survey of 25 residences across the Asia-Pacific region features homes from Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Singapore, India, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

    Structured by courtyard function, the book consists of five chapters - on privacy; multigenerational living; sightlines; light and ventilation; and living with nature - that are richly illustrated with photography as well as architectural illustrations showing courtyard positions within floor plans.

    Showcasing the unique lifestyle opportunities afforded by contemporary courtyard design, this is an inspirational resource for anyone interested in indoor-outdoor living.

    ISBN: 9780500519202
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $80.00
    Author: Chan, Charmaine
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $80.00
  • Covid Chronicles Lessons from New Zealand
    Covid Chronicles Lessons from New Zealand
    The dramatic story of New Zealand's response to a global pandemic

    For the first time in history, on 15 March 2020 the New Zealand government closed the country's borders. What followed was a story unprecedented in almost every way imaginable.

    Featuring Finance Minister Grant Robertson, science communicator Siouxsie Wiles, Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult, funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene, Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Adviser Juliet Gerrard, businesswoman Jenene Crossnan and Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly - from a kura kaupapa principal to real estate agents: The Covid Chronicles is a multi-stranded account of one of the most extraordinary times in Aotearoa's history, and the lessons we must heed for our future.

    ISBN: 9781775541691
    Publication date: 16/09/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Little, Paul
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • David Charlesworths Furniture Making Techniques Vol 3
    David Charlesworths Furniture Making Techniques Vol 3
    In this indispensable new guide to the basic principles of furniture making David Charlesworth reinforces his status as a dedicated commentator and teacher of the craft. This book is an ideal workshop accessory, with easy to follow instruction on the use of hand tools and how to build confidence and creativity with new, or maybe just rusty, techniques. Designed to encourage the complete beginner and challenge the student or keen amateur, all woodworkers will glean inspiration from the sound knowledge and advice within these pages. The book is suitable for all levels and abilities and includes tips and techniques on how to get the best from hand tools. AUTHOR: David Charlesworth is a well-known craftsman with 30 years of experience in the furniture industry, whose work has been published extensively in the UK and USA. He has contributed to GMC's Furniture and Cabinet Making Magazine since the first issue, and has two previous books with GMC Publications: David Charlesworth's Furniture-Making Techniques - Volume 1 (ISBN:1-86108-125-1) and Volume 2 (ISBN: 1 86108 295 9). David lives in Platts Heath, near Maidstone, Kent.

    ISBN: 9781861084330
    Publication date: 01/09/2006
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Charlesworth, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Decolonizing Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples
    Decolonizing Methodologies Research and Indigenous Peoples
    This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research - specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth'. Concepts such as 'discovery' and 'claiming' are discussed and an argument presented that the decolonisation of research methods will help to reclaim control over indigenous ways of knowing and being. Now in its eagerly awaited second edition, published in New Zealand by Otago University Press, this bestselling book has been substantially revised, with new case-studies and examples and important additions on new indigenous literature, and the role of research in indigenous struggles for social justice, which brings this essential volume urgently up-to-date.

    ISBN: 9781877578281
    Publication date: 01/06/2012
    Edition: 2
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Smith, Linda Tuhiwai
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Del of a Life
    Del of a Life
    PRE-ORDER NOW- the hilarious and heartfelt new autobiography from the national treasure Sir David JasonIn celebration of Sir David Jason's 80th year, A Del of a Life- Lessons I've Learned relives Jason's extraordinary life and career from over 50 years in entertainment. From a trainee electrician to one of Britain's most revered and loved actors, Jason shares heartfelt and hilarious wisdom with readers on subjects ranging from family to work, resilience to ebullience. Told with his characteristic warmth and wit, Jason shines a wonderful new light on the characters and shows that fans have come to love him for, from Del Boy to Granville, Larkin to Frost.'In my first two books, I enjoyed sharing my life with the great British public, and I was overwhelmed by their support and kindness. In my new book, A Del of a Life, I am delighted to share with readers some of the hard-won lessons I've learned along the way - how to dream big, how to work hard, and how not to fall through the gap in the pub bar.

    ISBN: 9781529125122
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Jason, David
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Design for the Real World
    Design for the Real World
    Design for the Real World has been translated into over twenty languages since it first appeared in 1971; it has become the world's most widely read book on design and is an essential text in many design and architectural schools. This edition offers a blueprint for survival in the third millennium.

    Victor Papanek's lively and instructive guide shows how design can reduce pollution, overcrowding, starvation, obsolescence and other modern ills. He leads us away from `fetish objects for a wasteful society' towards a new age of morally and environmentally responsible design.

    ISBN: 9780500295335
    Publication date: 11/07/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Papanek, Victor
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Design Lives Here
    Design Lives Here
    Australian design has forged its own unique trajectory, influenced by geographic isolation, a distinctive natural environment and a modern sensibility.

    Design Lives Here showcases the best of Australian residential architecture and interiors, and pays homage to the local designers and makers who have crafted bespoke pieces of furniture and lighting for these homes, whether large or small.

    From a reimagined Californian bungalow with a dining table inspired by the humble HB pencil to a monumental inner-city residence furnished with more than 100 custom pieces, these houses - and the objects that reside within - offer a compelling snapshot of contemporary Australian design through the lens of materiality, utility, site and place.

    ISBN: 9781760760175
    Publication date: 01/04/2020
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Craswell, Penny
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Design Process in Architecture  From Concept to Completion
    Design Process in Architecture From Concept to Completion
    Every building starts with an idea. But how do you get from a concept to a piece of architecture? Why do some ideas work better than others? What is a "good" design?

    Questions like these can make design seem mystifying, especially because the answer is that there is no one right way to design. But understanding how the design process works is an essential part of an architecture student's development - and one of the most powerful tools a designer can wield.

    This friendly guidebook will help students with all aspects of the design process, with examples drawn from all types of architecture. It also gives students the tools to develop their own unique ways of working. With accessible text and hundreds of images, this is an indispensable and illuminating guide for beginning architecture students as well as anyone who is curious about how design works.

    ISBN: 9781786271327
    Publication date: 01/09/2018
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Makstutis, Geoffrey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Grand Designs Australia Volume II
    Grand Designs Australia Volume II
    From a home created within an old electrical substation to another like a sprawling tent under canvas, from a home inspired by Japanese origami to another designed around a shipping container - these are the intriguing and resourceful design solutions featured in The Best of Grand Designs Volume 2, the much awaited sequel to the best-selling The Best of Grand Designs.
    It features 24 inspiring homes that have featured in series six to eight of the iconic home design TV program, with projects straddling the continent, from Tasmania to Queensland, South Australia to northern NSW, in coastal, country and city locations.
    As with its forerunner, the book is a tribute to Australian home owners and their architects and designers, who, undeterred by constraints such as a tight budget, a short timeline, a tricky site and heritage regulations, dared to dream and saw their grand visions become reality.

    ISBN: 9781925695823
    Publication date: 05/11/2019
    Price: $64.99
    Author: Books, Bauer
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $64.99
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