Skip to Content

Book Series

Architext

Series Editor: Thomas Markus, Anthony King

The Architext series brings together recent debates in social and cultural theory and the study and practice of architecture and urban design. Critical, comparative and interdisciplinary, the books in the series will, by theorizing architecture, bring the space of the built environment centrally into the social sciences and humanities, as well as bringing the theoretical insights of the latter into the discourse of architecture and urban design. Particular attention will be paid to issues of gender, race, sexuality and the body, to questions of identity and place, to cultural politics of representation and language, and to the global and postcolonial contexts in which these are addressed.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 20 results in Architext
  1. City Halls and Civic Materialism

    Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space

    Edited by Swati Chattopadhyay, Jeremy White

    Series: Architext

    The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public space and engagement with the citizenry. In subsequent centuries, as the idea and built...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe

    By Virag Molnar

    Series: Architext

    The built environment of former socialist countries is often deemed uniform and drab, an apt reflection of a repressive regime. Building the State peeks behind the grey façade to reveal a colourful struggle over competing meanings of the nation, Europe, modernity and the past in a divided continent...

    Published March 24th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Stadium Worlds

    Football, Space and the Built Environment

    Edited by Sybille Frank, Silke Steets

    Series: Architext

    Analyzing football as a cultural practice, this book investigates the connection between the sport and its built environment. Four thematic sections bring together an international multi-disciplinary range of perspectives with particular focus on the stadium. Examples from architectural design,...

    Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Bauhaus Dream-house

    Modernity and Globalization

    By Katerina Rüedi Ray

    Series: Architext

    A highly original and innovative study that brings critical social theory to bear on the ideas of architectural and design education at the Bauhaus – tracing the spread and influence of these ideas worldwide. Developed in post WW1 Germany, the principles of Bauhaus architecture and...

    Published April 15th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Re-shaping Cities

    How Global Mobility Transforms Architecture and Urban Form

    Edited by Michael Guggenheim, Ola Söderström

    Series: Architext

    This original collection examines how architectural ideas, social models and building forms circulate round the world and become mediated and adapted to local conditions. The book shows how types such as skyscrapers, mosques or living history museums are imported, adapted and contested in different...

    Published November 24th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Moderns Abroad

    Architecture, Cities and Italian Imperialism

    By Mia Fuller

    Series: Architext

    This volume studies the architecture and urbanism of modern-era Italian colonialism (1869-1943) as it sought to build colonies in North and East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean. Mia Fuller follows, not only the design of the physical architecture, but also the development of colonial design...

    Published August 31st 2009 by Routledge

  7. Visualizing the City

    Edited by Alan Marcus, Dietrich Neumann

    Series: Architext

    This anthology presents a range of interdisciplinary explorations into the urban environment, through film, photography, digital imagery, maps and signage. Contributors examine our fascination with the city through the history of art and architecture, urban studies, environmental studies, cultural...

    Published January 22nd 2008 by Routledge

  8. Framing Places

    Mediating Power in Built Form, 2nd Edition

    By Kim Dovey

    Series: Architext

    Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the...

    Published December 12th 2007 by Routledge

  9. Desire Lines

    Space, Memory and Identity in the Post-Apartheid City

    Edited by Noëleen Murray, Nick Shepherd, Martin Hall

    Series: Architext

    This ground breaking new work draws together a cross-section of South African scholars to provide a lively and comprehensive review of the under-researched area of heritage practice following the introduction of the National Heritage Resources Act. Looking at the daily heritage debates, from naming...

    Published July 18th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Colonial Modernities

    Building, Dwelling and Architecture in British India and Ceylon

    Edited by Peter Scriver, Vikramaditya Prakash

    Series: Architext

    A carefully crafted selection of essays from international experts, this book explores the effect of colonial architecture and space on the societies involved – both the colonizer and the colonized. Focusing on British India and Ceylon, the essays explore the discursive tensions between the...

    Published March 6th 2007 by Routledge

Search for Book Series


All Book Series by Title


The Politics of Excile banner
E Updates long banner postion 1
Lib Recommendation siee pos 3 - 
	Recommend key titles to your librarian today! Ensure that your library has access to all the latest publications.