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Routledge Research in Architecture


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The Routledge Research in Architecture series provides the reader with the latest scholarship in the field of architecture. The series publishes research from across the globe and covers areas as diverse as architectural history and theory, technology, digital architecture, structures, materials, details, design, monographs of architects, interior design and much more. By making these studies available to the worldwide academic community, the series aims to promote quality architectural research.

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Writing Architecture in Modern Italy Narratives, Historiography, and Myths

Writing Architecture in Modern Italy Narratives, Historiography, and Myths

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Daria Ricchi
October 02, 2020

Writing Architecture in Modern Italy tells the history of an intellectual group connected to the small but influential Italian Einaudi publishing house between the 1930s and the 1950s. It concentrates on a diverse group of individuals, including Bruno Zevi, an architectural historian and politician...

The Complexities of John Hejduk’s Work Exorcising Outlines, Apparitions and Angels

The Complexities of John Hejduk’s Work Exorcising Outlines, Apparitions and Angels

1st Edition

J. Kevin Story
July 23, 2020

This book traces the development of John Hejduk’s architectural career, using the idea of "exorcism" to uncover his thought process when examining architectural designs. His work encouraged profound questioning on what, why and how we build, which allowed for more open discourse and enhance the ...

The Architect as Magician

The Architect as Magician

1st Edition

Albert C. Smith, Kendra Schank Smith
May 28, 2020

The Architect as Magician explores the connection between magic and architecture. There is a belief that a greater understanding of the meaning of magic provides insights about architecture and architects’ design processes. Architects influence the effects of nature through the making of their ...

A History of Russian Exposition and Festival Architecture 1700-2014

A History of Russian Exposition and Festival Architecture 1700-2014

1st Edition

Alla Aronova, Alexander Ortenberg
May 14, 2020

This collection of thirteen vignettes addresses several important episodes in the history of Russian temporary architecture and public art, from the royal festivals during the times of Peter the Great up to the recent venues including the Sochi Winter Olympics. The forms and the circumstances ...

Rome and the Legacy of Louis I. Kahn

Rome and the Legacy of Louis I. Kahn

1st Edition

Elisabetta Barizza, Marco Falsetti
May 14, 2020

Louis I. Kahn was one of the most influential architects, thinkers and teachers of his time. This book examines the important relationship between his work and the city of Rome, whose ancient ruins inspired in him a new design methodology. Structured into two main parts, the first includes personal...

Architectural Colossi and the Human Body Buildings and Metaphors

Architectural Colossi and the Human Body Buildings and Metaphors

1st Edition

Charalampos Politakis
May 12, 2020

The human body has been used as both a model and metaphor in architecture since antiquity. This book explores how it has been an inspiration for the exterior form of architectural colossi through the years. It considers the body as a source of architectural and artistic representation and in doing ...

Migrant Housing Architecture, Dwelling, Migration

Migrant Housing Architecture, Dwelling, Migration

1st Edition

Mirjana Lozanovska
May 12, 2020

Migrant Housing, the latest book by author Mirjana Lozanovska, examines the house as the architectural construct in the processes of migration. Housing is pivotal to any migration story, with studies showing that migrant participation in the adaptation or building of houses provides ...

Puerto Rico’s Henry Klumb A Modern Architect’s Sense of Place

Puerto Rico’s Henry Klumb A Modern Architect’s Sense of Place

1st Edition

Cesar A. Cruz
April 15, 2020

This book follows Henry Klumb’s life in architecture from Cologne, Germany to Puerto Rico. Arriving on the island, Klumb was a one-time German immigrant, a moderately successful designer, and previously a senior draftsman with Frank Lloyd Wright. Over the next forty years Klumb would emerge as ...

A History of Design Institutes in China From Mao to Market

A History of Design Institutes in China From Mao to Market

1st Edition

Charlie Q. L. Xue, Guanghui Ding
March 23, 2020

A History of Design Institutes in China examines the intricate relationship between design institutes, the state, and, in later periods, the market economy through a carefully situated discussion of significant theoretical and historical issues including socialist utopia, collective and individual ...

Architecture and the Body, Science and Culture

Architecture and the Body, Science and Culture

1st Edition

Kim Sexton
March 23, 2020

The relationship of architecture to the human body is a centuries-long and complex one, but not always symmetrical. This book opens a space for historians of the visual arts, archaeologists, architects, and digital humanities professionals to reflect upon embodiment, spatiality, science, and ...

Architectures of Transversality Paul Klee, Louis Kahn and the Persian Imagination

Architectures of Transversality Paul Klee, Louis Kahn and the Persian Imagination

1st Edition

Shima Mohajeri
March 23, 2020

Architectures of Transversality investigates the relationship between modernity, space, power, and culture in Iran. Focusing on Paul Klee’s Persian-inspired miniature series and Louis Kahn’s unbuilt blueprint for a democratic public space in Tehran, it traces the architectonics of the present as a ...

From Doxiadis' Theory to Pikionis' Work Reflections of Antiquity in Modern Architecture

From Doxiadis' Theory to Pikionis' Work Reflections of Antiquity in Modern Architecture

1st Edition

Kostas Tsiambaos
March 23, 2020

In this book, Tsiambaos redefines the ground-breaking theory of Greek architect and town planner Constantinos A. Doxiadis (The Form of Space in Ancient Greece) and moves his thesis away from antiquity and ancient architecture, instead arguing that it can only be understood as a theory founded in ...

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