Architecture: Architectural History

  • Architecture on the Borderline: Boundary Politics and Built Space book cover

    Architecture on the Borderline

    Boundary Politics and Built Space, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anoma Pieris

    Architecture on the Borderline interrogates space and territory in a turbulent present where nation state borders are porous to a few but impermeable to many. It asks how these uneven and conflicted social realities are embodied in the physical and material conditions imagined, produced or…

    Paperback – 2019-07-04 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • 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 – 2019-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Eloquent Spaces: Meaning and Community in Early Indian Architecture book cover

    Eloquent Spaces

    Meaning and Community in Early Indian Architecture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shonaleeka Kaul

    Eloquent Spaces adopts the twin analytic of meaning and community to write a fresh history of building in early India. It presents a new perspective on the principles and practices of early Indian architecture. Defining it broadly over a range of space uses, the book argues for architecture as a…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge India

  • 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 – 2019-05-13 
    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 – 2019-05-10 
    Routledge

  • Three Cultural Ecologies book cover

    Three Cultural Ecologies

    1st Edition

    By David Leatherbarrow, Richard Wesley

    Three Cultural Ecologies reverses common conceptions of modern architecture. It reveals how selected works of two modern architects, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, embraced environmental and cultural conditions as reciprocal and complementary. A basic premise of this book’s arguments is that…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18 
    Routledge

  • The Culture of Nature in the History of Design book cover

    The Culture of Nature in the History of Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kjetil Fallan

    The Culture of Nature in the History of Design confronts the dilemma caused by design’s pertinent yet precarious position in environmental discourse through interdisciplinary conversations about the design of nature and the nature of design. Demonstrating that the deep entanglements of design and…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Ruins book cover

    The Architecture of Ruins

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Hill

    The Architecture of Ruins: Designs on the Past, Present and Future identifies an alternative and significant history of architecture from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first century, in which a building is designed, occupied and imagined as a ruin. This design practice conceives a monument…

    Paperback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge

  • Restaurants and Dining Rooms book cover

    Restaurants and Dining Rooms

    1st Edition

    Edited by Franziska Bollerey, Christoph Grafe

    According to urban academic myth, the first restaurants emerged in the wake of the French Revolution. From the very beginning in the elegant salons of the latter days of the Ancien Régime, the design of restaurants has been closely related to ideas of how food should be presented and how it may be…

    Paperback – 2019-04-11 
    Routledge
    Interior Architecture

  • Organic Design in Twentieth-Century Nordic Architecture book cover

    Organic Design in Twentieth-Century Nordic Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Erik Champion

    Organic Design in Twentieth-Century Nordic Architecture presents a communicable and useful definition of organic architecture that reaches beyond constraints. The book focuses on the works and writings of architects in Nordic countries, such as Sigurd Lewerentz, Jørn Utzon, Sverre Fehn and the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-11 
    Routledge

  • Architectural Colossi and the Human Body: Buildings and Metaphors book cover

    Architectural Colossi and the Human Body

    Buildings and Metaphors, 1st Edition

    By Charalampos Politakis

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • An Architecture Manifesto: Critical Reason and Theories of a Failed Practice book cover

    An Architecture Manifesto

    Critical Reason and Theories of a Failed Practice, 1st Edition

    By Nadir Lahiji

    What is a manifesto? In basic terms, a manifesto is ‘the invention of future for the present’. We have been oblivious to the fact that the twentieth century was the century of manifestos. It was the century of programmatic declarations, radical and avant-garde political, artistic and architectural…

    Paperback – 2019-02-26 
    Routledge

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