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New and Published Books

  1. Kahn at Penn

    Transformative Teacher of Architecture

    By James Williamson

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    Louis I. Kahn is widely known as an architect of powerful buildings. But although much has been said about his buildings, almost nothing has been written about Kahn as an unconventional teacher and philosopher whose influence on his students was far-reaching. Teaching was vitally important for Kahn...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Beyond Live/Work

    The Architecture of Home-based Work

    By Frances Holliss

    Beyond Live/Work: the architecture of home-based work explores the old but neglected building type that combines dwelling and workplace, the ‘workhome’. It traces a previously untold architectural history illustrated by images of largely forgotten buildings. Despite having existed for hundreds, if...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Reckoning with Colin Rowe

    Ten Architects Take Position

    Edited by Emmanuel Petit

    While the first half of the 20th century in architecture was, to a large extent, characterized by innovations in aesthetics (accompanied by succinct and polemical manifestoes), the post-war decades saw emerge a more refined and intellectual disciplinary framework that eventually metamorphosed into...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Architecture's Appeal

    How Theory Informs Architectural Praxis

    Edited by Marc J. Neveu, Negin Djavaherian

    This collection of previously unpublished essays from a diverse range of well-known scholars and architects builds on the architectural tradition of phenomenological hermeneutics as developed by Dalibor Veseley and Joseph Rykwert and carried on by David Leatherbarrow, Peter Carl and Alberto...

    Published February 6th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Deleuze and Guattari on Architecture

    Edited by Graham Livesey

    Series: Critical Assessments in Architecture

    The writings of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari have had an immense impact on architectural discourse during the last two decades, particularly in the realm of digital design and fabrication. Well-known concepts such as rhizomatics, striated and smooth space, and folding have become part of...

    Published February 5th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Ars et Ingenium: The Embodiment of Imagination in Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s Drawings

    By Pari Riahi

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    When did drawing become an integral part of architecture? Among several architects and artists who brought about this change during the Renaissance, Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s ideas on drawing recorded in his Trattati di architettura, ingegneria e arte militare (1475-1490) are significant....

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Architecture's Pretexts

    Spaces of Translation

    By Aarati Kanekar

    The aim of this book is to expose readers to architecture’s pretexts that include literary narratives, film, theatre, painting, music, and ritual, as a bridge between diverse intellectual territories and architecture. It introduces a selection of seminal modern and contemporary architectural...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent

    Designing and Appreciating Architecture as Nature

    By Rumiko Handa

    Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of...

    Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Films of Charles and Ray Eames

    A Universal Sense of Expectation

    By Eric Schuldenfrei

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses’ work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely examining how the Eameses described their work reveals how the films and exhibitions they...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Architecture of Use

    Aesthetics and Function in Architectural Design

    By Stephen Grabow, Kent Spreckelmeyer

    By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in determining built form. Using familiar twentieth-century buildings as case studies, the...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge