Architecture: Architectural History

  • Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China: Intermediate Criticality in the Journal Time + Architecture book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980 book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959: Messages of Peace, Images of War book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • German Façade Design: Traditions of Screening from 1500 to Modernism book cover

    German Façade Design

    Traditions of Screening from 1500 to Modernism, 1st Edition

    By Randall Ott

    German architecture prior to the modern period has received less systemic, analytical study than that of Italy, France, and Britain. Scholarly discussion of broad traditions or continuities within Germanic or Central European façade design is even sparser. Baroque era studies of the region mostly…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Through the Healing Glass: Shaping the Modern Body through Glass Architecture, 1925-35 book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Transcultural Architecture: The Limits and Opportunities of Critical Regionalism book cover

    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'…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Capsules: Typology of Other Architecture book cover

    Capsules: Typology of Other Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Peter Šenk

    This book investigates the architectural, product design, and urban typology of the capsule which, beginning in the 1960s, broadened the concept of the basic building blocks of architecture to include a minimal living unit, called the "capsule." Here it is presented with regard to the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge

  • Critiquing the Modern in Architecture book cover

    Critiquing the Modern in Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Jaimini Mehta

    Written over four decades, Critiquing the Modern in Architecture is a collection of essays exploring the ideological and metaphysical core of modern architecture. Author Jaimini Mehta moves architectural modernism from its primarily Eurocentric definition, interrogating the subject from the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20
    Routledge

  • Reading the Reverse Façade of Reims Cathedral: Royalty and Ritual in Thirteenth-Century France book cover

    Reading the Reverse Façade of Reims Cathedral

    Royalty and Ritual in Thirteenth-Century France, 1st Edition

    By Donna L. Sadler

    Though long recognized as one of the most beautiful works from the second half of the thirteenth century, the magnificent sculptural program of the reverse façade at Reims Cathedral has received little in the way of scholarly attention. Interpreting the iconography in the light of Latin texts…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge

  • Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy book cover

    Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

    1st Edition

    By Marc Treib, Luigi Latini

    Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai’s true interest lay in the landscape architecture practice he founded in 1938. Early projects…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11
    Routledge

  • Why are Most Buildings Rectangular?: And Other Essays on Geometry and Architecture book cover

    Why are Most Buildings Rectangular?

    And Other Essays on Geometry and Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Philip Steadman

    This book brings together a dozen of Philip Steadman’s essays and papers on the geometry of architectural and urban form, written over the last 12 years. New introductions link the papers and set them in context. There are two large themes: a morphological approach to the history of…

    Paperback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge

  • Architecture History and Theory in Reverse: From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning book cover

    Architecture History and Theory in Reverse

    From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning, 1st Edition

    By Jassen Callender

    This book looks at architecture history in reverse, in order to follow chains of precedents back through time to see how ideas alter the course of civilization in general and the discipline of architecture in particular. Part I begins with present-day attitudes about architecture and traces them…

    Paperback – 2017-08-03
    Routledge

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