Architecture: Architectural History

  • How to Read Architecture: An Introduction to Interpreting the Built Environment book cover

    How to Read Architecture

    An Introduction to Interpreting the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    By Paulette Singley

    How to Read Architecture is based on the fundamental premise that reading and interpreting architecture is something we already do, and that close observation matters. This book enhances this skill so that given an unfamiliar building, you will have the tools to understand it and to be inspired by…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge

  • The Protected Vista: An Intellectual and Cultural History book cover

    The Protected Vista

    An Intellectual and Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Brigden

    The Protected Vista draws a historical lineage from the eighteenth century picturesque to present day planning policy, highlighting how the values embedded within familiar views have developed over time through appropriation by diverse groups for cultural and political purposes. The book examines…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation

  • The High Middle Ages: 1200-1550 book cover

    The High Middle Ages

    1200-1550, 1st Edition

    By Trevor Rowley

    Originally published in 1986, The High Middle Ages begins in the late twelfth century and ends, not with the arrival of the Tudor monarchs in 1485, but with the destruction of the wealth and power of the Church in the 1530s. The book looks at how the passing of the monasteries marked the transition…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • The Norman Heritage: 1066-1200 book cover

    The Norman Heritage

    1066-1200, 1st Edition

    By Trevor Rowley

    Originally published in 1983, The Norman Heritage looks at the Norman Conquest as a turning point in English history. The book argues that not only was this the last time that England was successfully invaded, but it followed a complete change in the ruling dynasty, the introduction of military…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • Exploring Castles book cover

    Exploring Castles

    1st Edition

    By W. Douglas Simpson

    Originally published in 1957, Exploring Castles examines the 'classic' castle story. The book traces the origins of castles across England and Scotland, from the early Norman Castles, to Edwardian, all the way up to the ‘modern’ castles. The book case studies on individual castles, such as…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • The Castle in England and Wales: An Interpretive History book cover

    The Castle in England and Wales

    An Interpretive History, 1st Edition

    By D.J. Cathcart King

    Originally published in 1988, The Castles in England and Wales is a comprehensive treatment of the archaeology of the castles in England and Wales. The books looks at how following the Norman Conquest, one of the most characteristic structures of the English landscape, the castle, was used to…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Gold Was the Mortar: The Economics of Cathedral Building book cover

    Gold Was the Mortar

    The Economics of Cathedral Building, 1st Edition

    By Henry Kraus

    Originally published in 1979, Gold Was the Mortar details the financing and the building of the medieval cathedrals at Paris, Amiens, Toulouse, Lyon, Strasbourg, York, Poitiers and Rouen. The book examines the raising of funds and their expenditure, not only on the Cathedrals themselves, but also…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage: Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline book cover

    Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage

    Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Bie Plevoets, Koenraad Van Cleempoel

    Adaptive reuse – the process of repairing and restoring existing buildings for new or continued use – is becoming an essential part of architectural practice. As mounting demographic, economic and ecological challenges limit opportunities for new construction, architects increasingly focus on…

    Paperback – 2019-06-06 
    Routledge

  • Architecture of Defeat book cover

    Architecture of Defeat

    1st Edition

    By Kengo Kuma

    Kengo Kuma, one of Japan’s leading architects, has been combining professional practice and academia for most of his career. In addition to creating many internationally-recognized buildings all over the world, he has written extensively about the history and theory of architecture. Like his built…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Iron and Glass: The Crystal Palace and its Successors book cover

    Iron and Glass

    The Crystal Palace and its Successors, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hermione Hobhouse

    Henry Cole wrote of the 1851 Great Exhibition that England had invited all nations to a great festival, and certainly in putting together and holding the exhibition, England played a pioneer role. The Universal Exhibition of the Works of All Nations, to give it its full title, was a 'first'. It…

    Hardback – 2019-05-30 
    Routledge

  • Precision in Architecture: Certainty, Ambiguity and Deviation book cover

    Precision in Architecture

    Certainty, Ambiguity and Deviation, 1st Edition

    By Mhairi McVicar

    This book offers a detailed insight into the desire for, and consequences of, precise communications in the daily life of contemporary architectural practice through close readings of constructed architectural details and the practice of cultural contexts in which they were produced. In the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-17 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Art Deco book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Art Deco

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bridget Elliott, Michael Windover

    Scholarly interest in Art Deco has grown rapidly over the past fifty years, spanning different academic disciplines. This volume provides a guide to the current state of the field of Art Deco research by highlighting past accomplishments and promising new directions. Chapters are presented in five…

    Hardback – 2019-05-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

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