Ashgate Studies in Architecture

Ashgate Studies in Architecture

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The discipline of Architecture is undergoing subtle transformation as design awareness permeates our visually dominated culture. Technological change, the search for sustainability and debates around the value of place and meaning of the architectural gesture are aspects which will affect the cities we inhabit. This series seeks to address such topics, both theoretically and in practice, through the publication of high quality original research, written and visual. Topics to be covered include the following: Architectural history and theory and their relationship to the development of the discipline, building conservation, heritage and creative adaptation. The formal and aesthetic values of architectural design, the diversity of its expression of identity, and its representation in other media. The impact of technological innovation on the materialisation of architecture and the questions surrounding environmental sustainability, experimentation and visionary design The social and psychological context of architectural production, its relationship to occupants, clients and to other creative and professional disciplines, and the political situation in which it is commissioned. Proposals will be welcomed which explore or connect aspects of these themes. Subjects which deal with individual architects, with specific buildings or building types, and the critical interpretation of historical and contemporary architecture from a theoretical or philosophical perspective are particularly encouraged. Architecture's embodiment of technical, social, and aesthetic aspects will also be emphasised.

  • Reconstruction and the Synthesis of the Arts in France, 1944-1962 book cover

    Reconstruction and the Synthesis of the Arts in France, 1944-1962

    By Nicola Pezolet

    Reconstruction and the Synthesis of the Arts in Postwar France, 1944-1962 considers the artistic, architectural and bureaucratic shifts that emerged in the troubled aftermath of World War II and in the first years old the Cold War. Focused on the modernist networks surrounding Le Corbusier, the…

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  • Architecture, Death and Nationhood: Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy book cover

    Architecture, Death and Nationhood

    Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy

    By Hannah Malone

    In the nineteenth century, new cemeteries were built in many Italian cities that were unique in scale and grandeur, and which became destinations on the Grand Tour. From the Middle Ages, the dead had been buried in churches and urban graveyards but, in the 1740s, a radical reform across Europe…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
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  • The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architecture: Between Imitation and Invention book cover

    The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architecture

    Between Imitation and Invention

    By David Mayernik

    Emulation is a challenging middle ground between imitation and invention. The idea of rivaling by means of imitation, as old as the Aenead and as modern as Michelangelo, fit neither the pessimistic deference of the neoclassicists nor the revolutionary spirit of the Romantics. Emulation thus…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • A Life in Education and Architecture: Mary Beaumont Medd book cover

    A Life in Education and Architecture

    Mary Beaumont Medd

    By Catherine Burke

    This book provides a detailed exploration of the relationships between individual architects, educators, artists and designers that laid the foundation and shaped the approach to designing new school buildings in post-war Britain. It explores the life and work of Mary Medd (née Crowley) (1907-2005)…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
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  • No Matter: Theories and Practices of the Ephemeral in Architecture book cover

    No Matter: Theories and Practices of the Ephemeral in Architecture

    By Anastasia Karandinou

    How do digital media (mobile phones, GPS, iPods, portable computers, internet, virtual realities, etc.) affect the way we perceive, inhabit and design space? Why do architects traditionally design, draw and map the visual, as opposed to other types of sensations of space (the sound, the smell, the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
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  • A City's Architecture: Aberdeen as 'Designed City' book cover

    A City's Architecture

    Aberdeen as 'Designed City'

    By William Alvis Brogden

    When considering the successful design of cities, the focus tends to be on famous examples such as Paris or Rome, with equally successful but smaller and more remote examples being ignored. In addition, the more diffuse patterns of settlement of the north and western parts of Europe are hardly…

    Paperback – 2016-12-22
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  • Modernist Semis and Terraces in England book cover

    Modernist Semis and Terraces in England

    By Finn Jensen

    Between the two World Wars, there was an unprecedented need for new houses in Britain which resulted in a building boom. While only a small percentage of this building took the form of Modernism, there was still a significant number of semis and terraces built for the workers and middle-class…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
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  • Douglas Snelling: Pan-Pacific Modern Design and Architecture book cover

    Douglas Snelling

    Pan-Pacific Modern Design and Architecture

    By Davina Jackson

    Douglas Burrage Snelling (1916–85) was one of Britain’s significant emigré architects and designers. Born in Kent and educated in New Zealand, he became one of Australia’s leading mid-century architects, of luxury residences and commercial buildings, and a trend-setting designer of furniture,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25
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  • The Dissolution of Place: Architecture, Identity, and the Body book cover

    The Dissolution of Place

    Architecture, Identity, and the Body

    By Shelton Waldrep

    Postmodern architecture - with its return to ornamentality, historical quotation, and low-culture kitsch - has long been seen as a critical and popular anodyne to the worst aspects of modernist architecture: glass boxes built in urban locales as so many interchangeable, generic anti-architectural…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
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  • The Collaborators: Interactions in the Architectural Design Process book cover

    The Collaborators: Interactions in the Architectural Design Process

    By Gilbert Herbert, Mark Donchin

    Illustrated by critical analyses of significant buildings, including examples by such eminent architects as Adler and Sullivan, Erich Mendelsohn, and Louis Kahn, this book examines collaboration in the architectural design process over a period ranging from the mid-19th century to the late 1960s.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • The Architecture of Luxury book cover

    The Architecture of Luxury

    By Annette Condello

    Over the past century, luxury has been increasingly celebrated in the sense that it is no longer a privilege (or attitude) of the European elite or America’s leisure class. It has become more ubiquitous and now, practically everyone can experience luxury, even luxury in architecture. Focusing on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
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  • On Discomfort: Moments in a Modern History of Architectural Culture book cover

    On Discomfort

    Moments in a Modern History of Architectural Culture

    Edited by David Ellison, Andrew Leach

    Examining discomfort’s physical, emotional, conceptual, psychological and aesthetic dimensions, the contributors to this volume offer an alternate, cultural approach to the study of architecture and the built environment. By attending to a series of disparate instances in which architecture and…

    Hardback – 2016-10-27
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  • Building Transatlantic Italy: Architectural Dialogues with Postwar America book cover

    Building Transatlantic Italy

    Architectural Dialogues with Postwar America

    By Paolo Scrivano

    At the end of the Second World War, America’s newly acquired status of hegemonic power- together with the launch of ambitious international programs such as the Marshall Plan- significantly altered existing transatlantic relations. In this context, Italian and American architectural cultures…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
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  • Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital Project: An Investigation into its Structural Formulation book cover

    Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital Project

    An Investigation into its Structural Formulation

    By Mahnaz Shah

    While Le Corbusier's urban projects are generally considered confrontational in their relationship to the traditional urban fabric, his proposal for the Venice hospital project remained an exercise in preserving the medieval fabric of the city of Venice through a systemic replication of its urban…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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  • Neo-historical East Berlin: Architecture and Urban Design in the German Democratic Republic 1970-1990 book cover

    Neo-historical East Berlin

    Architecture and Urban Design in the German Democratic Republic 1970-1990

    By Florian Urban

    In the years prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the leaders of the German Democratic Republic planned to construct a city center that was simultaneously modern and historical, consisting of both redesign of old buildings and new architectural developments. Drawing from recently released archival…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23
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  • An Architecture of Ineloquence: A Study in Modern Architecture and Religion book cover

    An Architecture of Ineloquence

    A Study in Modern Architecture and Religion

    By J.K. Birksted

    Set on a hillside near Cluny, in a region associated with religious institutions and sacred architecture (including Le Corbusier's La Tourette), Le Carmel de la Paix, designed by José Luis Sert, remains tranquilly unvisited and quietly erased from architectural history. Why? This unusual convent…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23
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  • Film, Architecture and Spatial Imagination book cover

    Film, Architecture and Spatial Imagination

    By Renée Tobe

    Films use architecture as visual shorthand to tell viewers everything they need to know about the characters in a short amount of time. Illustrated by a diverse range of films from different eras and cultures, this book investigates the reciprocity between film and architecture. Using a…

    Hardback – 2016-09-12
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  • The Architectures of Childhood: Children, Modern Architecture and Reconstruction in Postwar England book cover

    The Architectures of Childhood

    Children, Modern Architecture and Reconstruction in Postwar England

    By Roy Kozlovsky

    Between 1935 and 1959, the architecture of childhood was at the centre of architectural discourse in a way that is unique in architectural history. Some of the seminal projects of the period, such as the Secondary Modern School at Hunstanton by Peter and Alison Smithson, Le Corbusier’s Unité d’…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • The Architectural Capriccio: Memory, Fantasy and Invention book cover

    The Architectural Capriccio

    Memory, Fantasy and Invention

    Edited by Lucien Steil

    Bringing together leading writers and practicing architects including Jean Dethier, David Mayernik, Massimo Scolari, Robert Adam, David Watkin and Leon Krier, this volume provides a kaleidoscopic, multilayered exploration of the Architectural Capriccio. It not only explains the phenomena within a…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • On Frank Lloyd Wright's Concrete Adobe: Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler and the American Southwest book cover

    On Frank Lloyd Wright's Concrete Adobe

    Irving Gill, Rudolph Schindler and the American Southwest

    By Donald Leslie Johnson

    During the years 1919 into 1925 Frank Lloyd Wright worked on four houses and a kindergarten located in metropolitan Los Angeles using concrete blocks as the main building material. The construction system has been described by Wright and others as ’uniquely molded’, ’woven like a textile fabric’…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
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  • The Architecture of Pleasure: British Amusement Parks 1900–1939 book cover

    The Architecture of Pleasure

    British Amusement Parks 1900–1939

    By Josephine Kane

    The amusement parks which first appeared in England at the turn of the twentieth century represent a startlingly novel and complex phenomenon, combining fantasy architecture, new technology, ersatz danger, spectacle and consumption in a new mass experience. Though drawing on a diverse range of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
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  • The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew: Twentieth Century Architecture, Pioneer Modernism and the Tropics book cover

    The Architecture of Edwin Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew

    Twentieth Century Architecture, Pioneer Modernism and the Tropics

    By Iain Jackson, Jessica Holland

    Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew were pioneers of Modern Architecture in Britain and its former colonies from the late 1920s through to the early 1970s. As a barometer of twentieth century architecture, their work traces the major cultural developments of that century from the development of modernism,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
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  • Building the Modern Church: Roman Catholic Church Architecture in Britain, 1955 to 1975 book cover

    Building the Modern Church

    Roman Catholic Church Architecture in Britain, 1955 to 1975

    By Robert Proctor

    Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council, architectural historian Robert Proctor examines the transformations in British Roman Catholic church architecture that took place in the two decades surrounding this crucial event. Inspired by new thinking in theology and changing practices of worship,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
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  • Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture, and the Body book cover

    Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture, and the Body

    By Sarah Schrank, Didem Ekici

    Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture, and the Body brings together cutting-edge scholarship examining the myriad ways that architects, urban planners, medical practitioners, and everyday people have applied modern ideas about health and the body to the spaces in which they live, work, and heal. The…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29
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  • Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959: Messages of Peace, Images of War book cover

    Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959

    Messages of Peace, Images of War

    By Rika Devos, Alexander Ortenberg

    This book investigates architecture as a form of diplomacy in the context of the Second World War at six major European international and national expositions that took place between 1937 and 1959. The volume gives a fascinating account of architecture assuming the role of the carrier of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
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  • The Practice Turn in Architecture: Brussels after 1968 book cover

    The Practice Turn in Architecture: Brussels after 1968

    By Isabelle Doucet

    What makes a city? What makes architecture? And, what is to be included in the discussions of architecture and the city? Attempting to answer such ambitious questions, this book starts from a city’s specificity and complexity. In response to recent debates in architectural theory around the agency…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
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  • In-Between: Architectural Drawing and Imaginative Knowledge in Islamic and Western Traditions book cover

    In-Between: Architectural Drawing and Imaginative Knowledge in Islamic and Western Traditions

    By Hooman Koliji

    Contemporary technical architectural drawings, in establishing a direct relationship between the drawing and its object, tend to privilege the visible physical world at the expense of the invisible intangible ideas and concepts, including that of the designer’s imagination. As a result, drawing may…

    Hardback – 2015-08-11
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  • The City Crown by Bruno Taut book cover

    The City Crown by Bruno Taut

    By Matthew Mindrup, Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis

    This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut’s early twentieth-century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed The City Crown to promote a utopian urban concept where people would live in a garden city of…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
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  • Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari: The Pleasure of a Demonstration book cover

    Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari

    The Pleasure of a Demonstration

    By Sam Ridgway

    Marco Frascari believed that architects should design thoughtful buildings capable of inspiring their inhabitants to have pleasurable and happy lives. A visionary Italian architect, academic and theorist, Frascari is best-known for his extraordinary texts, which explore the intellectual,…

    Hardback – 2015-06-28
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  • Phenomenologies of the City: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Architecture book cover

    Phenomenologies of the City

    Studies in the History and Philosophy of Architecture

    By Henriette Steiner, Maximilian Sternberg

    Phenomenologies of the City: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Architecture brings architecture and urbanism into dialogue with phenomenology. Phenomenology has informed debate about the city from social sciences to cultural studies. Within architecture, however, phenomenological inquiry has…

    Hardback – 2015-04-08
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  • The Architecture of Industry: Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning book cover

    The Architecture of Industry

    Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning

    By Mathew Aitchison

    From the Rust Belt to Silicon Valley, the intersection between architecture and industry has provided a rich and evolving source for historians of architecture. In a historical context, industrial architecture evokes the smoking factories of the nineteenth century or Fordist production complexes of…

    Hardback – 2014-10-28
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  • Nationalism and Architecture book cover

    Nationalism and Architecture

    By Darren Deane, Sarah Butler

    Edited by Raymond Quek

    Unlike regionalism in architecture, which has been widely discussed in recent years, nationalism in architecture has not been so well explored and understood. However, the most powerful collective representation of a nation is through its architecture and how that architecture engages the global…

    Hardback – 2012-11-19
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  • Colonial Frames, Nationalist Histories: Imperial Legacies, Architecture, and Modernity book cover

    Colonial Frames, Nationalist Histories

    Imperial Legacies, Architecture, and Modernity

    By Mrinalini Rajagopalan

    Edited by Madhuri Desai

    In recent years, there has been a growing debate on the various ways that architecture and urbanism have served the triad of colonialism, nationalism and modernity. Some have argued that newly decolonized nations sought to represent their modernity through the spaces and symbols of their new…

    Hardback – 2012-07-28
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  • The Bungalow in Twentieth-Century India: The Cultural Expression of Changing Ways of Life and Aspirations in the Domestic Architecture of Colonial and Post-colonial Society book cover

    The Bungalow in Twentieth-Century India

    The Cultural Expression of Changing Ways of Life and Aspirations in the Domestic Architecture of Colonial and Post-colonial Society

    By Madhavi Desai, Miki Desai

    The primary era of this study - the twentieth century - symbolizes the peak of the colonial rule and its total decline, as well as the rise of the new nation state of India. The processes that have been labeled 'westernization' and 'modernization' radically changed middle-class Indian life during…

    Hardback – 2012-01-16
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  • French Encounters with the American Counterculture 1960-1980 book cover

    French Encounters with the American Counterculture 1960-1980

    By Caroline Maniaque-Benton

    French-American interrelationships in the areas of design and creative thinking have been under-acknowledged. It is normally asserted that French architects looked to North America for technical lessons in the development of modern architecture in the 1960s but that the French cultural environment…

    Hardback – 2011-11-28
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  • Architecture and Science-Fiction Film: Philip K. Dick and the Spectacle of Home book cover

    Architecture and Science-Fiction Film

    Philip K. Dick and the Spectacle of Home

    By David T. Fortin

    The home is one of our most enduring human paradoxes and is brought to light tellingly in science-fiction (SF) writing and film. However, while similarities and crossovers between architecture and SF have proliferated throughout the past century, the home is often overshadowed by the spectacle of '…

    Hardback – 2011-05-28
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  • Symbolic Houses in Judaism: How Objects and Metaphors Construct Hybrid Places of Belonging book cover

    Symbolic Houses in Judaism

    How Objects and Metaphors Construct Hybrid Places of Belonging

    By Mimi Levy Lipis

    Investigating Jewish spatial practices by exploring the symbol of the house in Judaism, this book examines two groups of houses: ritual objects based on the iconology of the house (ritual houses) and house metaphors (the text, community and the covenant with god as house). This unique pairing is…

    Hardback – 2011-04-28
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  • African Identity in Post-Apartheid Public Architecture: White Skin, Black Masks book cover

    African Identity in Post-Apartheid Public Architecture

    White Skin, Black Masks

    By Jonathan Alfred Noble

    Since the end of Apartheid, there has been a new orientation in South African art and design, turning away from the colonial aesthetics to new types of African expression. This book examines some of the fascinating and impressive works of contemporary public architecture that 'concretise'…

    Hardback – 2011-03-28
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