Architecture: Architectural History

  • Time Matter(s): Invention and Re-Imagination in Built Conservation: The Unfinished Drawing and Building of St. Peter's, the Vatican book cover

    Time Matter(s): Invention and Re-Imagination in Built Conservation

    The Unfinished Drawing and Building of St. Peter's, the Vatican, 1st Edition

    By Federica Goffi

    Even though the idea of altering an existing building is presently a well established practice within the context of adaptive reuse, when the building in question is a 'mnemonic building', of recognized heritage value, alterations are viewed with suspicion, even when change is a recognized…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge

  • Demolishing Whitehall: Leslie Martin, Harold Wilson and the Architecture of White Heat book cover

    Demolishing Whitehall

    Leslie Martin, Harold Wilson and the Architecture of White Heat, 1st Edition

    By Adam Sharr, Stephen Thornton

    This book is about a lost world, albeit one less than 50 years old. It is the story of a grand plan to demolish most of Whitehall, London’s historic government district, and replace it with a ziggurat-section megastructure built in concrete. In 1965 the architect Leslie Martin submitted a proposal…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge

  • Louis H. Sullivan and a 19th-Century Poetics of Naturalized Architecture book cover

    Louis H. Sullivan and a 19th-Century Poetics of Naturalized Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Lauren S. Weingarden

    For most of the twentieth century, modernist viewers dismissed the architectural ornament of Louis H. Sullivan (1856-1924) and the majority of his theoretical writings as emotional outbursts of an outmoded romanticism. In this study, Lauren Weingarden reveals Sullivan's eloquent articulation of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge

  • Art and the Relic Cult of St. Antoninus in Renaissance Florence book cover

    Art and the Relic Cult of St. Antoninus in Renaissance Florence

    1st Edition

    By Sally J. Cornelison

    Tracing the history of St. Antoninus' cult and burial from the time of his death in 1459 until his remains were moved to their final resting place in 1589, this interdisciplinary study demonstrates that the saint's relic cult was a key element of Florence's sacred cityscape. The works of art…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Designing UNESCO: Art, Architecture and International Politics at Mid-Century book cover

    Designing UNESCO

    Art, Architecture and International Politics at Mid-Century, 1st Edition

    By Christopher E.M. Pearson

    Designing UNESCO: Art, Architecture and International Politics at Mid-Century represents the first full-length monograph on the genesis, construction and reception of the Paris headquarters of the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The book traces the long…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Four Modes of Seeing: Approaches to Medieval Imagery in Honor of Madeline Harrison Caviness book cover

    The Four Modes of Seeing

    Approaches to Medieval Imagery in Honor of Madeline Harrison Caviness, 1st Edition

    Edited by Evelyn Staudinger Lane, Elizabeth Carson Pastan, Ellen M. Shortell

    Borrowing its title from Madeline Harrison Caviness's influential work on the modes of seeing articulated by the twelfth-century cleric Richard of Saint Victor, this interdisciplinary collection brings together the work of thirty scholars from England, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Religious Patronage of the Duke of Lerma, 1598–1621 book cover

    The Religious Patronage of the Duke of Lerma, 1598–1621

    1st Edition

    By Lisa A. Banner

    Introducing fresh archival evidence, author Lisa Banner here demonstrates how Francisco Gómez de Sandoval y Rojas, first Duke of Lerma, served as a vital link in Habsburg architectural patronage. She traces Lerma's trajectory as, beginning with the ancient royal city of Valladolid, he embarked on a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Structural and Civil Engineering Design book cover

    Structural and Civil Engineering Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by William Addis

    The importance of design has often been neglected in studies considering the history of structural and civil engineering. Yet design is a key aspect of all building and engineering work. This volume brings together a range of articles which focus on the role of design in engineering. It opens by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of Civil Engineering

  • Rethinking the High Renaissance: The Culture of the Visual Arts in Early Sixteenth-Century Rome book cover

    Rethinking the High Renaissance

    The Culture of the Visual Arts in Early Sixteenth-Century Rome, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jill Burke

    The perception that the early sixteenth century saw a culmination of the Renaissance classical revival - only to degrade into mannerism shortly after Raphael's death in 1520 - has been extremely tenacious; but many scholars agree that this tidy narrative is deeply problematic. Exploring how we can…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Nuns and Reform Art in Early Modern Venice: The Architecture of Santi Cosma e Damiano and its Decoration from Tintoretto to Tiepolo book cover

    Nuns and Reform Art in Early Modern Venice

    The Architecture of Santi Cosma e Damiano and its Decoration from Tintoretto to Tiepolo, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Paul

    Decorated by Giovanni Buonconsiglio, Jacopo Tintoretto, Palma il Giovane, Sebastiano Ricci and Giambattista Tiepolo, the church of the former Benedictine female monastery Santi Cosma e Damiano occupies an outstanding position in Venice. The author of this study argues that from its foundation in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • The Engineering of Medieval Cathedrals book cover

    The Engineering of Medieval Cathedrals

    1st Edition

    The great cathedrals and churches of the medieval West continue to awe. How were they built, and why do they remain standing? What did their builders know about what they were doing? These questions have given rise to considerable controversy, which is fully reflected in the papers selected here.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of Civil Engineering

  • Functionalism Revisited: Architectural Theory and Practice and the Behavioral Sciences book cover

    Functionalism Revisited

    Architectural Theory and Practice and the Behavioral Sciences, 1st Edition

    By Jon Lang, Walter Moleski

    A range of current approaches to architecture are neglected in our contemporary writings on design philosophies. This book argues that the model of 'function' and the concept of a 'functional building' that we have inherited from the twentieth-century Modernists is limited in scope and detracts…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

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