Architecture: Architectural History

  • Aural Architecture in Byzantium: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual

    Edited by Bissera Pentcheva

    Aural architecture identifies those features of a building that can be perceived by the act of listening in them. Emerging from the challenge to reconstruct sonic and spatial experiences of the deep past, this book invites readers into the complex world of the Byzantine liturgy, experienced in its…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge

  • Towards Tate Modern: Public Policy, Private Vision book cover

    Towards Tate Modern

    Public Policy, Private Vision

    By Caroline Donnellan

    Tate Modern is not modern - it was a century in the making. This interdisciplinary book is a unique account of a how Tate Modern transformed itself into the highly successful museum it is today. Tate Modern had to entice an audience which had earlier railed against modern art but by creating its…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Redefining Brutalism

    By Simon Henley

    There is a genuine resurgence of interest in this period of architecture. Brutalism is a highly debated topic in the architectural press and amongst architectural critics and institutions who promote the preservation of these buildings. This book is unique in combining beautiful, highly illustrated…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01 
    RIBA Publishing

  • Reclaiming the Roman Capitol: Santa Maria in Aracoeli from the Altar of Augustus to the Franciscans, c. 500-1450

    By Claudia Bolgia

    Prominently located on the Arx, the northern summit of the Capitoline hill, S. Maria in Aracoeli is the most significant medieval church of Rome to survive to the present day. Second major church of the Lesser Brothers or fratres minores in the Italian peninsula, and Roman headquarters of the Order…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
    Routledge

  • Creating Modern Athens: A Capital Between East and West book cover

    Creating Modern Athens

    A Capital Between East and West

    By Denis Roubien

    Athens is a well-known destination for those interested in discovering the birthplace of Western civilization. Its ancient monuments have been the model for innumerable buildings and works of art all over the Western world. However, the reality of modern Athens is much more complicated: the ancient…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Urban Studies

  • Modernity: Enlightenment and Revolution – ideal and unforeseen consequence book cover

    Modernity

    Enlightenment and Revolution – ideal and unforeseen consequence

    By Christopher Tadgell

    The seventh book in the Architecture in Context series, this is a comprehensive survey of the European tradition of 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 are…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

  • Antiquity: Origins, Classicism and the New Rome book cover

    Antiquity

    Origins, Classicism and the New Rome

    By Christopher Tadgell

    This is the first in a series of seven books that describe and illustrate the seminal architectural traditions of the world. It describes the origins of the Classical tradition in the mountain temples of Sumer, the pyramids of Egypt and the ziggurats of Mesopotamia. The story continues with the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

  • Islam: From Medina to the Maghreb and from the Indies to Istanbul book cover

    Islam

    From Medina to the Maghreb and from the Indies to Istanbul

    By Christopher Tadgell

    The Prophet Muhammad – acknowledged by his followers to have been the hand with which God wrote his definitive Word enshrined in the Koran – was born into the Quraishi tribe at Mecca c. 570 and died in Medina in 632. The great religion founded on that Word, which first claimed the submission (Islam…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

  • Reformations: From High Renaissance to Mannerism in the new West of religious contention and colonial expansion book cover

    Reformations

    From High Renaissance to Mannerism in the new West of religious contention and colonial expansion

    By Christopher Tadgell

    Unprecedented in scope, this fifth volume in the Architecture in Context series traces the rediscovery of Classical ideas and the emergence of the great artists and architects of late 15th- and early 16th-century Italy that led to the cultural peak characterized as the High Renaissance. It begins…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

  • The West: From the advent of Christendom to the eve of Reformation book cover

    The West

    From the advent of Christendom to the eve of Reformation

    By Christopher Tadgell

    This volume tells the story of European architecture in the ‘middle ages’ – from the destruction by northern barbarians of Rome and the urban society it had fostered to the rediscovery of Classical values and the rebirth of humanism in 15th-century Italy. This period saw the evolution of feudalism,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

  • Transformations: Baroque and Rococo in the age of absolutism and the Church Triumphant book cover

    Transformations

    Baroque and Rococo in the age of absolutism and the Church Triumphant

    By Christopher Tadgell

    Unprecedented in scope – like its companion volume on the High Renaissance, Mannerism – this sixth volume in the Architecture in Context series traces the development of architecture and decoration in the 17th and early 18th centuries – particularly the transformation of rationalist Classical…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

  • The East: Buddhists, Hindus and the Sons of Heaven book cover

    The East

    Buddhists, Hindus and the Sons of Heaven

    By Christopher Tadgell

    The East, the second in a series of seven books that describe and illustrate the seminal architectural traditions of the world, is a survey of unparalleled range and depth. The journey starts on the Indian subcontinent with the Vedic and native traditions of the 2nd millennium BCE, modified by the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

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