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Critiques: Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities


About the Series

Critiques is the book series of the AHRA – Architectural Humanities Research Association. Originally established in 2003 AHRA supports and disseminates interdisciplinary scholarship in all areas under the broad heading of architectural humanities, including architectural history, theory, culture, design and urbanism.

This original series of edited books contains selections of essays developed from the best papers presented at the annual AHRA International Conferences. Each year the event has a particular thematic focus while sharing an emphasis on new and emerging areas of critical research. Recent interdisciplinary areas addressed include urban studies, spatial politics, anthropology, exhibitions and representation.

To find out more about AHRA activities including the themes to be addressed in forthcoming conferences please follow the link below: http://www.ahra-architecture.org/

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Housing and the City

Housing and the City

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Katharina Borsi, Didem Ekici, Jonathan Hale, Nick Haynes
June 28, 2022

Housing and the City explores housing histories, theories, and projects in diverse geographies. It presents a geographically dispersed history of the twentieth-century modern housing project and its social diagram, juxtaposed with case studies from the past and the present that suggest that we can ...

Architecture and Collective Life

Architecture and Collective Life

1st Edition

Edited By Penny Lewis, Lorens Holm, Sandra Costa Santos
October 29, 2021

This book addresses the complex relationship between architecture and public life. It’s a study of architecture and urbanism as cultural activity that both reflects and gives shape to our social relations, public institutions and political processes. Written by an international range of ...

Architecture and the Smart City

Architecture and the Smart City

1st Edition

Edited By Sergio M. Figueiredo, Sukanya Krishnamurthy, Torsten Schroeder
November 05, 2019

Increasingly the world around us is becoming ‘smart.’ From smart meters to smart production, from smart surfaces to smart grids, from smart phones to smart citizens. ‘Smart’ has become the catch-all term to indicate the advent of a charged technological shift that has been propelled by the promise ...

Architecture, Festival and the City

Architecture, Festival and the City

1st Edition

Edited By Jemma Browne, Christian Frost, Ray Lucas
October 24, 2018

Historically the urban festival served as an occasion for affirming shared convictions and identities in the life of the city. Whether religious or civic in nature, these events provided tangible expressions of social, cultural, political, and religious cohesion, often reaffirming a particular ...

Architecture and Feminisms Ecologies, Economies, Technologies

Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies

1st Edition

Edited By Hélène Frichot, Catharina Gabrielsson, Helen Runting
November 07, 2017

Set against the background of a ‘general crisis’ that is environmental, political and social, this book examines a series of specific intersections between architecture and feminisms, understood in the plural. The collected essays and projects that make up the book follow transversal ...

This Thing Called Theory

This Thing Called Theory

1st Edition

Edited By Teresa Stoppani, Giorgio Ponzo, George Themistokleous
November 07, 2016

In the age of post-digital architecture and digital materiality, This Thing Called Theory explores current practices of architectural theory, their critical and productive role. The book is organized in sections which explore theory as an open issue in architecture, as it relates to and borrows ...

Industries of Architecture

Industries of Architecture

1st Edition

Edited By Katie Lloyd Thomas, Tilo Amhoff, Nick Beech
November 17, 2015

At a time when the technologies and techniques of producing the built environment are undergoing significant change, this book makes central architecture’s relationship to industry. Contributors turn to historical and theoretical questions, as well as to key contemporary developments, taking a ...

Transgression Towards an expanded field of architecture

Transgression: Towards an expanded field of architecture

1st Edition

Edited By Louis Rice, David Littlefield
November 12, 2014

Transgression means to 'cross over': borders, disciplines, practices, professions, and legislation. This book explores how the transgression of boundaries produces new forms of architecture, education, built environments, and praxis. Based on material from the 10th International Conference of the ...

Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence

Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence

1st Edition

Edited By Ines Weizman
December 19, 2013

Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence maps out and expands upon the methodologies of architectural action and reinvigorates the concept of dissent within the architectural field. It expands the notion of dissidence to other similar practices and strategies of resistance, in a variety of ...

From Models to Drawings Imagination and Representation in Architecture

From Models to Drawings: Imagination and Representation in Architecture

1st Edition

Edited By Marco Frascari, Jonathan Hale, Bradley Starkey
November 18, 2010

This edited collection addresses the vital role of the imagination in the critical interpretation of architectural representations. By challenging the contemporary tendency for computer-aided drawings to become mere ‘models’ for imitation in the construction of buildings, the articles explore the ...

The Politics of Making

The Politics of Making

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Swenarton, Igea Troiani, Helena Webster
December 15, 2008

A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective Taking a broad view of the word ‘politics’, the essays address a range of questions, including: What...

Scale Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture

Scale: Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture

1st Edition

Edited By Gerald Adler, Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Gordana Fontana-Giusti
November 22, 2011

Scale is a word which underlies much of architectural and urban design practice, its history and theory, and its technology. Its connotations have traditionally been linked with the humanities, in the sense of relating to human societies and to human form. ‘To build in scale’ is an aspiration that ...

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