Architecture: Architectural History

  • Setting the Scene: Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Theatre Architecture book cover

    Setting the Scene

    Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Theatre Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Alistair Fair

    During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • The City Crown by Bruno Taut book cover

    The City Crown by Bruno Taut

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Mindrup, Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis

    This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut’s early twentieth-century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed The City Crown to promote a utopian urban concept where people would live in a garden city of…

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

  • The Meaning of Modern Architecture: Its Inner Necessity and an Empathetic Reading book cover

    The Meaning of Modern Architecture

    Its Inner Necessity and an Empathetic Reading, 1st Edition

    By Hans Rudolf Morgenthaler

    Using empathy, as established by the Vienna School of Art History, complemented by insights on how the mind processes visual stimuli, as demonstrated by late 19th-century psychologists and art theorists, this book puts forward an innovative interpretative method of decoding the forms and spaces of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Hut Pavilion Shrine: Architectural Archetypes in Mid-Century Modernism book cover

    Hut Pavilion Shrine: Architectural Archetypes in Mid-Century Modernism

    1st Edition

    By Miles David Samson

    The phase of American architectural history we call 'mid-century modernism,' 1940-1980, saw the spread of Modern Movement tenets of functionalism, social service and anonymity into mainstream practice. It also saw the spread of their seeming opposites. Temples, arcades, domes, and other traditional…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstruction book cover

    Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstruction

    1st Edition

    By Tino Mager

    First emerging at the beginning of the twentieth century, architectural reconstruction has increasingly become an instrument to visually revive a long bygone past. This book deals with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in architecture. It argues that the politics of reconstruction go far…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • 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

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