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Our latest books, covering a wide range of key areas within Architecture for students, instructors, researchers, and professors.

History and Theory

  • Architecture and the Modern Hospital

    Nosokomeion to Hygeia, 1st Edition

    By Julie Willis, Philip Goad, Cameron Logan

    More than any other building type in the twentieth century, the hospital was connected to transformations in the health of populations and expectations of lifespan. From the scale of public health to the level of the individual, the architecture of the modern hospital has reshaped knowledge about…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The Social (Re)Production of Architecture

    Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Doina Petrescu, Kim Trogal

    The Social (Re)Production of Architecture brings the debates of the ‘right to the city’ into today’s context of ecological, economic and social crises. Building on the 1970s’ discussions about the ‘production of space’, which French sociologist Henri Lefebvre considered a civic right, the authors…

    Paperback – 2017-06-08
    Routledge

  • Colour and Light

    Spatial Experience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karin Fridell Anter, Ulf Klaren

    Colour and Light: Spatial Experience describes the coherent interaction of light and colour in the spatial context. It explains the nature of light to colour specialists, and the nature of colour to light specialists, simultaneously conveying an understanding that light and colour must be thought…

    Paperback – 2017-05-12
    Routledge

  • The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture

    Air, Comfort and Climate, 1st Edition

    By C. Alan Short

    The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located. This book unravels the extremely complex history of understanding and perception of air, bad air,…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge
    Building Research and Information

  • On Discomfort

    Moments in a Modern History of Architectural Culture, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Reflections on Architecture, Society and Politics

    Social and Cultural Tectonics in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Graham Cairns

    Reflections on Architecture, Society and Politics brings together a series of thirteen interview-articles by Graham Cairns in collaboration with some of the most prominent polemic thinkers and critical practitioners from the fields of architecture and the social sciences, including Noam…

    Hardback – 2016-09-27
    Routledge

  • Women Architects in India

    Histories of Practice in Mumbai and Delhi, 1st Edition

    By Mary N. Woods

    As the first inclusive study of how women have shaped the modern Indian built environment from the independence struggle until today, this book reveals a history that is largely unknown, not only in the West, but also in India. Educated in the 1930s and 1940s, the very first women architects…

    Hardback – 2016-09-16
    Routledge

  • Part-Architecture

    The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris, 1st Edition

    By Emma Cheatle

    Part-Architecture presents a detailed and original study of Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre through another seminal modernist artwork, Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass. Aligning the two works materially, historically and conceptually, the book challenges the accepted architectural descriptions of the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-19
    Routledge

  • Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture, and the Body

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Function and Fantasy: Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Dobraszczyk, Peter Sealy

    The introduction of iron – and later steel – construction and decoration transformed architecture in the nineteenth century. While the structural employment of iron has been a frequent subject of study, this book re-directs scholarly scrutiny on its place in the aesthetics of architecture in the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-12
    Routledge

  • Merleau-Ponty for Architects

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Hale

    The philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908–1961) has influenced the design work of architects as diverse as Steven Holl and Peter Zumthor, as well as informing renowned schools of architectural theory, notably those around Dalibor Vesely at Cambridge, Kenneth Frampton, David Leatherbarrow and…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30
    Routledge
    Thinkers for Architects

  • Algarve Building

    Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965, 1st Edition

    By Ricardo Agarez

    Foreword by Adrian Forty. The Algarve is not only Portugal’s foremost tourism region. Uniquely Mediterranean in an Atlantic country, its building customs have long been markers of historical and cultural specificity, attracting both picturesque driven conservatives and modernists seeking their…

    Hardback – 2016-06-13
    Routledge

  • Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa

    Lessons from Larabanga, 1st Edition

    By Michelle Apotsos

    Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa shows you the relationship between architecture and Islamic identity in West Africa. The book looks broadly across Muslim West Africa and takes an in-depth study of the village of Larabanga, a small Muslim community in Northern Ghana, to help you see…

    Paperback – 2016-05-16
    Routledge

  • Architectural Theory of Modernism

    Relating Functions and Forms, 1st Edition

    By Ute Poerschke

    Architectural Theory of Modernism presents an overview of the discourse on function-form concepts from the beginnings, in the eighteenth century, to its peak in High Modernism. Functionalist thinking and its postmodern criticism during the second half of the twentieth century is explored, as well…

    Paperback – 2016-04-27
    Routledge

  • A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture

    Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience, 1st Edition

    By Jiat-Hwee Chang

    A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture traces the origins of tropical architecture to nineteenth century British colonial architectural knowledge and practices. It uncovers how systematic knowledge and practices on building and environmental technologies in the tropics were linked to military…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Writing the Global City

    Globalisation, Postcolonialism and the Urban, 1st Edition

    By Anthony D King

    Over the last three decades, our understanding of the city worldwide has been revolutionized by three innovative theoretical concepts – globalisation, postcolonialism and a radically contested notion of modernity. The idea and even the reality of the city has been extended out of the state and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Materiality and Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Karina Loschke

    Once regarded a secondary consideration, in recent years, materiality has emerged as a powerful concept in architectural discourse and practice. Prompted in part by developments in digital fabrication and digital science, the impact of materiality on design and practice is being widely reassessed…

    Paperback – 2016-03-17
    Routledge

  • Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse

    Case studies of conceptual norms and aesthetic practices, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Grinceri

    This book is concerned with cultural and political discourses that affect the production of architecture. It examines how these discursive mechanisms and technologies combine to normalise and aestheticise everyday practices. It queries the means by which buildings are appropriated to give shape and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Sacred Architecture in a Secular Age

    Anamnesis of Durham Cathedral, 1st Edition

    By Marie Clausén

    Having won more than one recent poll as Britain’s best-loved building, the appeal of Durham Cathedral appears abiding, which begs the question whether an iconic sacred building can retain meaning and affective pertinence for contemporary, secular visitors. Using the example of Durham Cathedral,…

    Hardback – 2016-02-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Through the Healing Glass

    Shaping the Modern Body through Glass Architecture, 1925-35, 1st Edition

    By John Stanislav Sadar

    In the mid-1920s a physiologist, a glass chemist, and a zoo embarked on a project which promised to turn buildings into medical instruments. The advanced chemistry of "Vita" Glass mobilised theories of light and medicine, health practices and glassmaking technology to compress an entire epoch’s…

    Hardback – 2016-02-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas

    1st Edition

    By Clare Cardinal-Pett

     A History of Architecture and Urbanism in the Americas is the first comprehensive survey to narrate the urbanization of the Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica, making it a vital resource to help you understand the built environment in this part of the world. The book…

    Paperback – 2016-01-22
    Routledge

  • What Is Cosmopolitical Design? Design, Nature and the Built Environment

    1st Edition

    By Albena Yaneva, Alejandro Zaera-Polo

    The scale of ecological crises made us realize that every kind of politics has always been cosmopolitics, politics of a cosmos. Cosmos embraces everything, including the multifarious natural and material entities that make humans act. The book examines cosmopolitics in its relation to design…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Routledge

  • Netspaces

    Space and Place in a Networked World, 1st Edition

    By Katharine S. Willis

    The focus of this book is on understanding and explaining the way that our increasingly networked world impacts on the legibility of cities; that is how we experience and inhabit urban space. It reflects on the nature of the spatial effects of the networked and mediated world; from mobile phones…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28
    Routledge

  • Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mirjana Lozanovska

    Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration explores the interface between migration and architecture. Cities have been substantially affected by transnational migration but the physical manifestations of migration in architecture – and its effect on streetscape, neighbourhood and city – have…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14
    Routledge
    Architext

  • A Landscape of Architecture, History and Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Hill

    Architecture can be analogous to a history, a fiction, and a landscape. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The catalyst to this tradition was the simultaneous and interdependent emergence in the eighteenth century of new…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    Routledge

  • Industries of Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Katie Lloyd Thomas, Tilo Amhoff, Nick Beech

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge
    Critiques

  • Conflicted Identities

    Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra Staub

    Nation-states have long used representational architecture to create symbolic identities for public consumption both at home and abroad. Government buildings, major ensembles and urban plans have a visibility that lends them authority, while their repeated portrayals in the media cement their image…

    Hardback – 2015-11-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture

    Praxis Reloaded, 1st Edition

    By Gevork Hartoonian

    Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization of capital and even skilled-labour, have reduced architecture to a commodified object, its aesthetic…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge

  • Proportion

    Science, Philosophy, Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Richard Padovan

    This handbook provides readers with a well-illustrated and readable comparative guide to proportion systems in architecture, setting out the mathematical principles that underlie the main systems and illustrating these with examples of their use in historical and modern buildings. The main body of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02
    Taylor & Francis

  • Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959

    Messages of Peace, Images of War, 1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • The Practice Turn in Architecture: Brussels after 1968

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Barrie, Julio Bermudez

    Architecture has long been understood as a cultural discipline able to articulate the human condition and lift the human spirit, yet the spirituality of architecture is rarely directly addressed in academic scholarship. The seventeen chapters provide a diverse range of perspectives, grouped…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge

  • Is Landscape... ?

    Essays on the Identity of Landscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gareth Doherty, Charles Waldheim

    Is Landscape . . . ? surveys multiple and myriad definitions of landscape. Rather than seeking a singular or essential understanding of the term, the collection postulates that landscape might be better read in relation to its cognate terms across expanded disciplinary and professional fields. The…

    Paperback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge

  • Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern China

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas Jewell

    China’s rise as an economic superpower has been inescapable. Statistical hyperbole has been accompanied by a plethora of highly publicized architectural forms that brand the regeneration of its increasingly globalized urban centres. Despite the sizeable body of literature that has accompanied China…

    Hardback – 2015-10-20
    Routledge

  • Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China

    Intermediate Criticality in the Journal Time + Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Guanghui Ding

    For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical and pedagogical practices. In doing so, this book argues…

    Hardback – 2015-10-09
    Routledge

  • Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstruction

    1st Edition

    By Tino Mager

    First emerging at the beginning of the twentieth century, architectural reconstruction has increasingly become an instrument to visually revive a long bygone past. This book deals with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in architecture. It argues that the politics of reconstruction go far…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
    Routledge

  • Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 to 1900: Reconstructing their Architecture and Political Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Tessa Morrison

    Bringing together ten utopian works that mark important points in the history and an evolution in social and political philosophies, this book not only reflects on the texts and their political philosophy and implications, but also, their architecture and how that architecture informs the political…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge

  • Mid-Century Modernism in Turkey

    Architecture Across Cultures in the 1950s and 1960s, 1st Edition

    Edited by Meltem Ö Gürel

    Mid-Century Modernism in Turkey studies the unfolding of modern architecture in Turkey during the 1950s and 1960s. The book brings together scholars who have carried out extensive research on post-WWII modernism in a global context. The authors situate Turkish architectural case studies within an…

    Hardback – 2015-09-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Bruno Taut's Design Inspiration for the Glashaus

    1st Edition

    By David Nielsen

    As a formative exemplar of early architectural modernism, Bruno Taut’s seminal exhibition pavilion the Glashaus (literally translated Glasshouse) is logically part of the important debate of rethinking the origins of modernism. However, the historical record of Bruno Taut’s Glashaus has been…

    Hardback – 2015-09-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Modernity

    Enlightenment and Revolution – ideal and unforeseen consequence, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Tadgell

    The seventh book in the Architecture in Context series, this is a comprehensive survey of European architecture from the pre-dawn of the Enlightenment in early Georgian England to the triumph of Brutalism in the seventh decade of the twentieth century. The three main sections of the book are…

    Hardback – 2015-09-17
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

  • Architectural History Retold

    1st Edition

    By Paul Davies

    How much do you know about Greek architecture? Roman? Gothic? The Renaissance? Modernism? Perhaps more importantly, do you know how these are connected or how one style evolved to become another? Or what happened historically during each of these periods? Architectural History Retold is your…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
    Routledge

  • Image, Text, Architecture

    The Utopics of the Architectural Media, 1st Edition

    By Robin Wilson

    Image, Text, Architecture brings a radical and detailed analysis of the modern and contemporary architectural media, addressing issues of architectural criticism, architectural photography and the role of journal editors. It covers examples as diverse as an article by British artist Paul Nash in…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge

  • The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Leach, John Macarthur

    In his landmark volume Space, Time and Architecture, Sigfried Giedion paired images of two iconic spirals: Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International and Borromini’s dome for Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza. The values shared between the baroque age and the modern were thus encapsulated on a single page…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge

  • Transcultural Architecture

    The Limits and Opportunities of Critical Regionalism, 1st Edition

    By Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

    Critical Regionalism is a notion which gained popularity in architectural debate as a synthesis of universal, 'modern' elements and individualistic elements derived from local cultures. This book shifts the focus from Critical Regionalism towards a broader concept of 'Transcultural Architecture'…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge

  • Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian North

    Regional Schools and Traditions (14th - 19th centuries), 1st Edition

    By Evgeny Khodakovsky

    The book presents a broad panoramic overview of church architecture in the Russian North between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it is inevitably overshadowed by the imperial splendour of the country’s capital cities, this unique phenomenon is regarded as the most distinctive…

    Hardback – 2015-08-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

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

    1st Edition

    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
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 1916-2016

    1st Edition

    By Gary A. Boyd, John McLaughlin

    At the formation of the new Republic of Ireland, the construction of new infrastructures was seen as an essential element in the building of the new nation, just as the adoption of international style modernism in architecture was perceived as a way to escape the colonial past. Accordingly,…

    Hardback – 2015-08-07
    Routledge

  • The Meaning of Modern Architecture

    Its Inner Necessity and an Empathetic Reading, 1st Edition

    By Hans Rudolf Morgenthaler

    Using empathy, as established by the Vienna School of Art History, complemented by insights on how the mind processes visual stimuli, as demonstrated by late 19th-century psychologists and art theorists, this book puts forward an innovative interpretative method of decoding the forms and spaces of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-07
    Routledge

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