Architecture: Architectural History

  • 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

  • Architecture in Context: Boxset book cover

    Architecture in Context: Boxset

    1st Edition

    By Christopher Tadgell

    Architecture in Context is a series of seven books describing and illustrating all the seminal traditions of architecture from the earliest settlements in the Euphrates and Jordan valleys to the stylistically and technologically sophisticated buildings of the second half of the twentieth century.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-31
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

  • Remembering Places: A Memoir book cover

    Remembering Places: A Memoir

    1st Edition

    By Joseph Rykwert

    Born in Warsaw in 1926, Joseph Rykwert is one of the best-known critics and historians of architecture. One of very few writers to be awarded the RIBA’s highest honour, the Royal Gold Medal, in 2014, and author of countless books and essays, his influence over the past 60 years cannot be…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28
    Routledge

  • Redefining Brutalism book cover

    Redefining Brutalism

    1st Edition

    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 – 2017-07-13
    RIBA Publishing

  • Geometry and Atmosphere: Theatre Buildings from Vision to Reality book cover

    Geometry and Atmosphere

    Theatre Buildings from Vision to Reality, 1st Edition

    By C. Alan Short, Peter Barrett, Alistair Fair, Monty Sutrisna

    Drawing on detailed design, construction and financial histories of six prominent Performing Arts buildings with budgets ranging from £3.4 million to over £100 million, Geometry and Atmosphere presents unique and valuable insights into the complex process of building for the arts. Each theatre…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge

  • Paolo de Matteis: Neapolitan Painting and Cultural History in Baroque Europe book cover

    Paolo de Matteis

    Neapolitan Painting and Cultural History in Baroque Europe, 1st Edition

    By Livio Pestilli

    This volume represents a long overdue reassessment of the Neapolitan painter Paolo de Matteis, an artist largely overlooked in English language scholarly publications, but one who merits our attention for the quality of his work and the originality of its iconography, as well as for his remarkable…

    Paperback – 2017-06-28
    Routledge

  • Sacred Architecture in a Secular Age: Anamnesis of Durham Cathedral book cover

    Sacred Architecture in a Secular Age

    Anamnesis of Durham Cathedral, 1st Edition

    By Marie Clausén

    Having won more than one recent poll as Britain’s best-loved building, the appeal of Durham Cathedral appears abiding, which begs the question whether an iconic sacred building can retain meaning and affective pertinence for contemporary, secular visitors. Using the example of Durham Cathedral,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Conflicted Identities: Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation book cover

    Conflicted Identities

    Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra Staub

    Nation-states have long used representational architecture to create symbolic identities for public consumption both at home and abroad. Government buildings, major ensembles and urban plans have a visibility that lends them authority, while their repeated portrayals in the media cement their image…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

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