Architecture: Architectural History

  • Ars et Ingenium: The Embodiment of Imagination in Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s Drawings book cover

    Ars et Ingenium: The Embodiment of Imagination in Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s Drawings

    1st Edition

    By Pari Riahi

    When did drawing become an integral part of architecture? Among several architects and artists who brought about this change during the Renaissance, Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s ideas on drawing recorded in his Trattati di architettura, ingegneria e arte militare (1475-1490) are significant.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • An Architecture of Parts: Architects, Building Workers and Industrialisation in Britain 1940 - 1970 book cover

    An Architecture of Parts: Architects, Building Workers and Industrialisation in Britain 1940 - 1970

    1st Edition

    By Christine Wall

    This book is unique in describing the history of post war reconstruction from an entirely new perspective by focusing on the changing relationship between architects and building workers. It considers individual, as well as collective, interactions with technical change and in doing so brings…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire: The Politics of Bektashi Shrines in the Classical Age book cover

    Architecture and Hagiography in the Ottoman Empire

    The Politics of Bektashi Shrines in the Classical Age, 1st Edition

    By Zeynep Yürekli

    Based on a thorough examination of buildings, inscriptions, archival documents and hagiographies, this book uncovers the political significance of Bektashi shrines in the Ottoman imperial age. It thus provides a fresh and comprehensive account of the formative process of the Bektashi order, which…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Reconstructing Italy: The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era book cover

    Reconstructing Italy

    The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era, 1st Edition

    By Stephanie Zeier Pilat

    Reconstructing Italy traces the postwar transformation of the Italian nation through an analysis of the Ina-Casa plan for working class housing, established in 1949 to address the employment and housing crises. Government sponsored housing programs undertaken after WWII have often been criticized…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital Project: An Investigation into its Structural Formulation book cover

    Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital Project

    An Investigation into its Structural Formulation, 1st Edition

    By Mahnaz Shah

    While Le Corbusier's urban projects are generally considered confrontational in their relationship to the traditional urban fabric, his proposal for the Venice hospital project remained an exercise in preserving the medieval fabric of the city of Venice through a systemic replication of its urban…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Architects, Angels, Activists and the City of Bath, 1765–1965: Engaging with Women's Spatial Interventions in Buildings and Landscape book cover

    Architects, Angels, Activists and the City of Bath, 1765–1965

    Engaging with Women's Spatial Interventions in Buildings and Landscape, 1st Edition

    By Cynthia Imogen Hammond

    A unique contribution to the architectural and social history of Bath, Architects, Angels, Activists and the City of Bath, 1765-1965: Engaging with Women's Spatial Interventions in Buildings and Landscape approaches the past with the methods of the architectural historian and the site-specific…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In book cover

    Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity

    Staying In, 1st Edition

    By Jasmine Rault

    The first book-length feminist analysis of Eileen Gray's work, Eileen Gray and the Design of Sapphic Modernity: Staying In argues that Gray's unusual architecture and design - as well as its history of abuse and neglect - emerged from her involvement with cultures of sapphic modernism. Bringing…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Art as Politics in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena book cover

    Art as Politics in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena

    1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy B. Smith, Judith B. Steinhoff

    In Art as Politics in Late Medieval and Renaissance Siena, contributors explore the evolving relationship between image and politics in Siena from the time of the city-state's defeat of Florence at the Battle of Montaperti in 1260 to the end of the Sienese Republic in 1550. Engaging issues of the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23
    Routledge

  • The Geometry of Creation: Architectural Drawing and the Dynamics of Gothic Design book cover

    The Geometry of Creation

    Architectural Drawing and the Dynamics of Gothic Design, 1st Edition

    By Robert Bork

    The flowering of Gothic architecture depended to a striking extent on the use of drawing as a tool of design. By drawing precise "blueprints" with simple tools such as the compass and straightedge, Gothic draftsmen were able to develop a linearized architecture of unprecedented complexity and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23
    Routledge

  • An Architecture of Ineloquence: A Study in Modern Architecture and Religion book cover

    An Architecture of Ineloquence

    A Study in Modern Architecture and Religion, 1st Edition

    By J.K. Birksted

    Set on a hillside near Cluny, in a region associated with religious institutions and sacred architecture (including Le Corbusier's La Tourette), Le Carmel de la Paix, designed by José Luis Sert, remains tranquilly unvisited and quietly erased from architectural history. Why? This unusual convent…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • The Courtyard House: From Cultural Reference to Universal Relevance book cover

    The Courtyard House

    From Cultural Reference to Universal Relevance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nasser O. Rabbat

    The courtyard house is one of the most enduring architectural forms, transcending regional, historical and cultural boundaries. Its balance of simple appropriate construction, environmental control and social and familial structures continues to engage architects and architectural historians. That…

    Paperback – 2016-09-23
    Routledge

  • Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture book cover

    Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Freestone, Marco Amati

    The evolution of city planning theory and practice in the first half of the twentieth century was captured and driven by a range of exhibitionary practices in a variety of settings globally, from international expos to local public halls. The agendas of the promoters varied, but exhibitions…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge

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