Page turner: Prof Jo Noero, signing copies of his book at the launch.
The Everyday and the Extraordinary - Three Decades of Architecture charts the "extraordinary period of change" that South Africa has undergone, and illustrates the ways in which the everyday world shapes and gives form to architecture, says author Professor Jo Noero of the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics.
The book, launched on 27 November, is drawn from Noero's exhibition, held at the Iziko South African National Gallery in 2009, and is structured around work done by Noero Architects and Noero Wolff Architects over the past 25 years.
The book consists of a number of selected projects, grouped into three decades: the 1980s, the 1990s and the 2000s.
The material in the book is intended for the professional and the amateur alike.
"Each decade has an essay that highlights themes that run consistently through the conceptual development of the selected projects. A detailed timeline documents the extent of Jo Noero's impressive and varied body of work," said editor Jennifer Sorrell.
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