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  • The Routledge Companion to Art Deco book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Art Deco

    By Bridget Elliott, Michael Windover

    Variously cast as the embodiment of the roaring twenties, jazz, Hollywood glamour and the machine age, art deco rapidly became a global style, spanning a wide array of visual media, from architecture, sculpture, painting, and print-making to film, fashion, industrial design, and the decorative arts…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Art History and Visual Studies Companions

  • Urban Planning in Hong Kong: The Space and Logic of the Vertically Integrated City book cover

    Urban Planning in Hong Kong

    The Space and Logic of the Vertically Integrated City

    By Zheng Tan

    This book examines vertical urbanism in the context of Hong Kong’s environmental design practice and its related historical context and regulatory environment. It raises questions about the assumptions and foundations in planning practices in the West, where there is an abnormal absence of a formal…

    Hardback – 2018-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Urban Asia

  • The Architecture of Nothingness: An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts book cover

    The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    Paperback – 2018-10-04 
    Routledge

  • God’s House at Ewelme: Life, Devotion and Architecture in a Fifteenth-Century Almshouse book cover

    God’s House at Ewelme

    Life, Devotion and Architecture in a Fifteenth-Century Almshouse

    By John Goodall

    Edited by Ian Hayward

    This title was first published in 2001. God’s House, at Ewelme, is an extraordinary survival from England’s late medieval past: a well documented and superbly preserved chantry foundation established in 1437 by William and Alice de la Pole, then Earl and Countess of Suffolk. As originally…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Napoleonic Survey of Egypt: The Monuments and Customs of Egypt, Selected Engravings and Texts book cover

    The Napoleonic Survey of Egypt

    The Monuments and Customs of Egypt, Selected Engravings and Texts

    Edited by Terence M. Russell

    Napoleon Bonaparte celebrated his conquest of Egypt in 1798 by commissioning a survey of the country’s treasures published as the Description de L’Egypte. An army of engravers collaborated with artist-illustrators over a thirty-year period to produce 900 folio engravings of huge proportions…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Westminster Abbey: The Cosmati Pavements book cover

    Westminster Abbey

    The Cosmati Pavements

    By Lindy Grant, Richard Mortimer

    This title was first published in 2002. Westminster Abbey: The Cosmati pavements is the first in-depth examination of Westminster Abbey’s two beautiful and mysterious inlaid pavements. Who made them, and when? Why did the King and Abbot have them brought from Rome? Mostly made up of recycled stones…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Women Artists and the Decorative Arts 1880-1935: The Gender of Ornament book cover

    Women Artists and the Decorative Arts 1880-1935

    The Gender of Ornament

    Edited by Bridget Elliott, Janice Helland

    This title was first published in 2002. To date, studies explaining decorative practice in the early modernist period have largely overlooked the work of women artists. For the most part, studies have focused on the denigration of decorative work by leading male artists, frequently dismissed as…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Modern Color/Modern Architecture: Amédée Ozenfant and the Genealogy of Color in Modern Architecture book cover

    Modern Color/Modern Architecture

    Amédée Ozenfant and the Genealogy of Color in Modern Architecture

    By William W. Braham

    This title was first published in 2002: 'This really is a text that will fill a long-felt want. I am sure it will be required reading for anyone interested in the art of the twentieth century.' Joseph Rykwert Do colors have different spatial and architectural effects? What is the psychological…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature book cover

    Baghdad: An Urban History through the Lens of Literature

    By Iman Al-Attar

    In recent years, Baghdad has been viewed as a battleground for political conflicts; this interpretation has heavily influenced writings on the city. This book moves away from these perspectives to present an interdisciplinary exploration into the urban history of Baghdad through the lens of…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Built Environment City Studies

  • Riverine: Architecture and Rivers book cover

    Riverine

    Architecture and Rivers

    Edited by Gerald Adler, Manolo Guerci

    Focusing on human settlements whose origins depend upon rivers, this book asks, what may be identified as common cultural traits to such settlements? It explores the relationship between architecture and rivers at a number of scales, from the geographical/topographical, through the urban/…

    Paperback – 2018-09-20 
    Routledge

  • The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy book cover

    The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy

    By Ivo Van der Graaff

    The fortifications of Pompeii stand as the ancient city’s largest, oldest, and best preserved public monument. Over its 700-year history, Pompeii invested significant amounts of money, resources, and labor into re-building, maintaining, and upgrading the walls. Each intervention on the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19 
    Routledge

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