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Routledge Research in Architectural History


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Books in this series look in detail at aspects of architectural history from an academic viewpoint.  Written by international experts, the volumes cover a range of topics from the origins of building types, the relationship of architectural designs to their sites, explorations of the works of specific architects, to the development of tools and design processes, and beyond.  Written for the researcher and scholar, we are looking for innovative research to join our publications in architectural history.

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William Lethaby, Symbolism and the Occult

William Lethaby, Symbolism and the Occult

1st Edition

By Amandeep Kaur Mann
March 24, 2022

This book delves into the life and work of architect William Richard Lethaby (1857–1931) and his relationship with the occult and alchemy, in particular. Using detailed analysis of Lethaby’s drawings and architecture, the research uncovers Lethaby’s familiarity with occult concepts and ideology ...

Mexico City’s Zócalo A History of a Constructed Spatial Identity

Mexico City’s Zócalo: A History of a Constructed Spatial Identity

1st Edition

By Benjamin A. Bross
January 31, 2022

This book presents a case study of one of Latin America’s most important and symbolic spaces, the Zócalo in Mexico City, weaving together historic events and corresponding morphological changes in the urban environment. It poses questions about how the identity of a place emerges, how it evolves ...

Architecture, Aesthetics, and the Predicaments of Theory

Architecture, Aesthetics, and the Predicaments of Theory

1st Edition

By Amir H Ameri
December 24, 2021

Architecture, Aesthetics, and the Predicaments of Theory offers a critical analysis of the methodological constants and shared critical strategies in the history of theoretical discourse on Western architecture. Central to these constants is the persistent role of aesthetics as a critical tool for ...

Architecture and Urbanism in Viceregal Mexico Puebla de los Ángeles, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries

Architecture and Urbanism in Viceregal Mexico: Puebla de los Ángeles, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries

1st Edition

By Juan Luis Burke
May 31, 2021

Architecture and Urbanism in Viceregal Mexico presents a fascinating survey of urban history between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. It chronicles the creation and development of Puebla de los Ángeles, a city located in central-south Mexico, during its viceregal period. Founded in 1531, ...

The Architecture and Landscape of Health A Historical Perspective on Therapeutic Places 1790-1940

The Architecture and Landscape of Health: A Historical Perspective on Therapeutic Places 1790-1940

1st Edition

By Julie Collins
April 07, 2020

The Architecture and Landscape of Health explores buildings and landscapes that were designed to treat or prevent disease in the era before pharmaceuticals and biomedicine emerged as first line treatments. Written from an architectural perspective, it examines the historical relationship between ...

Time, History and Architecture Essays on Critical Historiography

Time, History and Architecture: Essays on Critical Historiography

1st Edition

By Gevork Hartoonian
March 23, 2020

Time, History and Architecture presents a series of essays on critical historiography, each addressing a different topic, to elucidate the importance of two influential figures Walter Benjamin and Gottfried Semper for architectural history. In a work exploring themes such as time, autonomy and ...

Urban Architectures in Interwar Yugoslavia

Urban Architectures in Interwar Yugoslavia

1st Edition

By Tanja D. Conley
March 09, 2020

Resulting from a twenty-year period of research, this book seeks to challenge contradictions between the concepts of national and modern architectures promoted among the most pronounced national groups of Yugoslavia: Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. It spans from the beginning of their nation-building ...

Architecture and the Language Debate Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy

Architecture and the Language Debate: Artistic and Linguistic Exchanges in Early Modern Italy

1st Edition

By Nicholas Temple
February 13, 2020

This book examines the creative exchanges between architects, artists and intellectuals, from the Early Renaissance to the beginning of the Enlightenment, in the forging of relationships between architecture and emerging concepts of language in early modern Italy. The study extends across the ...

Finding San Carlino Collected Perspectives on the Geometry of the Baroque

Finding San Carlino: Collected Perspectives on the Geometry of the Baroque

1st Edition

Edited By Adil Mansure, Skender Luarasi
December 12, 2019

The church of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, also called San Carlino, is an architectural artefact that continues to attract numerous hypotheses and geometric analyses attempting to explain its form and meaning. Numerous investigations have attempted to reveal its underlying geometrical principles...

The Rise of Academic Architectural Education The origins and enduring influence of the Académie d’Architecture

The Rise of Academic Architectural Education: The origins and enduring influence of the Académie d’Architecture

1st Edition

By Alexander Griffin
July 23, 2019

Academic architectural education started with the inauguration of the Académie d'Architecture on 3 December 1671 in France. It was the first institution to be devoted solely to the study of architecture, and its school was the first dedicated to the explicit training of architectural students. The ...

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