Architecture: Architectural History

  • Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design book cover

    Art in Consumer Culture

    Mis-Design, 1st Edition

    By Grace McQuilten

    Written with beautiful clarity, Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design asks the contemporary art world to be honest about the pervasive effects of commodification and the difficulty of staging critique. The book examines the collusion of 'art' and 'design' in contemporary artistic practices in order…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31

  • A Life in Education and Architecture: Mary Beaumont Medd book cover

    A Life in Education and Architecture

    Mary Beaumont Medd, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Burke

    This book provides a detailed exploration of the relationships between individual architects, educators, artists and designers that laid the foundation and shaped the approach to designing new school buildings in post-war Britain. It explores the life and work of Mary Medd (née Crowley) (1907-2005)…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • The Borghese Collections and the Display of Art in the Age of the Grand Tour book cover

    The Borghese Collections and the Display of Art in the Age of the Grand Tour

    1st Edition

    By Carole Paul

    The redecoration of the exhibition spaces at the Borghese palace and villa, undertaken together with the reinstallation of the family's vast art collections, was one of the most important events in the cultural life of eighteenth-century Rome. In this comprehensive study, Carole Paul reconstructs…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31

  • House and Home: Cultural Contexts, Ontological Roles book cover

    House and Home

    Cultural Contexts, Ontological Roles, 1st Edition

    By Thomas Barrie

    House and home are words routinely used to describe where and how one lives. This book challenges predominant definitions and argues that domesticity fundamentally satisfies the human need to create and inhabit a defined place in the world. Consequently, house and home have performed numerous…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08

  • Imagining the Human Condition in Medieval Rome: The Cistercian fresco cycle at Abbazia delle Tre Fontane book cover

    Imagining the Human Condition in Medieval Rome

    The Cistercian fresco cycle at Abbazia delle Tre Fontane, 1st Edition

    By Kristin B. Aavitsland

    The first monograph on the Vita Humana cycle at Tre Fontane, this book includes an overview of the medieval history of the Roman Cistercian abbey and its architecture, as well as a consideration of the political and cultural standing of the abbey both within Papal Rome and within the Cistercian…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08

  • Pantheons: Transformations of a Monumental Idea book cover


    Transformations of a Monumental Idea, 1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Wrigley, Matthew Craske

    The institution of the pantheon has come a long way from its classical origins. Invented to describe a temple dedicated to many deities, the term later became so far removed from its original meaning, that by the twentieth century, it has been able to exist independently of any architectural and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner book cover

    Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Draper

    Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the most important and influential art historians of the twentieth century. He opened up new areas of enquiry in the history of art, revolutionising architectural studies in England and playing a key role in establishing the discipline of design history. Through his…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

  • Villard's Legacy: Studies in Medieval Technology, Science and Art in Memory of Jean Gimpel book cover

    Villard's Legacy

    Studies in Medieval Technology, Science and Art in Memory of Jean Gimpel, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marie-Thérèse Zenner

    Villard's Legacy is in memory of the celebrated iconoclastic historian, Jean Gimpel, and represents a fundamental contribution to the new AVISTA series with Ashgate Publishing. AVISTA was the brainchild of Gimpel, a genius at making the right people meet to advance knowledge through a confluence…

    Paperback – 2017-03-03
    AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science and Art

  • Modernism and the Mediterranean: The Maeght Foundation book cover

    Modernism and the Mediterranean

    The Maeght Foundation, 1st Edition

    By Jan K. Birksted

    Situated in a Mediterranean landscape, the Maeght Foundation is a unique Modernist museum, product of an extraordinary collaboration between the architect, José Luis Sert, and the artists whose work was to be displayed there. The architecture, garden design and art offer a rare opportunity to see…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Histories of Vision

  • Architecture and Identity: Responses to Cultural and Technological Change book cover

    Architecture and Identity

    Responses to Cultural and Technological Change, 3rd Edition

    By Chris Abel

    Expanding his collected essays on architectural theory and criticism, Chris Abel pursues his explorations across disciplinary and regional boundaries in search of a deeper understanding of architecture in the evolution of human culture and identity formation. From his earliest writings predicting…

    Paperback – 2017-02-16

  • Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875 book cover

    Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

    1st Edition

    By Richard A. Marsden

    Today, Scotland's history is frequently associated with the clarion call of political nationalism. However, in the nineteenth century the influence of history on Scottish national identity was far more ambiguous. How, then, did ideas about the past shape Scottish identity in a period when union…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07

  • Narrative Architecture: A Designer's Story book cover

    Narrative Architecture

    A Designer's Story, 1st Edition

    By Sylvain De Bleeckere, Sebastiaan Gerards

    Narrative Architecture explores the postmodern concept of narrative architecture from four perspectives: thinking, imagining, educating, and designing, to give you an original view on our postmodern era and architectural culture. Authors Sylvain De Bleeckere and Sebastiaan Gerards outline the ideas…

    Paperback – 2017-01-23

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