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Architecture: Printed Books Titles

Dedicated Databases for Architecture

Nineteenth century houses at the Cape : a guide to their development and construction  Nigel Amschwand  2021.

This book deals with 19th Century houses in the towns and on farms of the Northern, Western and Southern Cape. Detailed descriptions are given on how the houses were built and decorated, as well as guidance of how to date some elements.

Common ground:Dutch-South African architectural exchanges,1902-1961 N Clarke, R Fisher, M Kuipers eds 2021 

The richness and diversity of Dutch contributions to the built environment of South Africa remain little-known in the study of 20th century architectural history. Between 1902 and 1961 more than seventy Dutch-born émigré architects were active from the Cape to the Highveld, both in major towns and remote areas, designing hundreds of buildings and neighborhoods. 'Common Ground' reveals the great variety of styles and building types from this period, ranging from buildings for communities, religious practice, banking, industry, and civil infrastructure to the evolution of the Pretoria dwelling and low-cost housing. 

All-inclusive engagement in architecture:towards the future of social change F Ferdous, B Bell eds 2021 Should all-inclusive engagement be the major task of architecture? This book presents the case that the answer is yes. Through original contributions and case studies, this volume shows that socially engaged architecture is both a theoretical construct and a professional practice navigating the global politics of poverty, charity, health, technology, neoliberal urbanism, and the discipline's exclusionary basis. The scholarly ideas and design projects of fifty-eight thought leaders demonstrate the architect's role as a revolutionary social agent.