Architecture: Architectural History

  • The Ethics of Ornament in Early Modern Naples: Fashioning the Certosa di San Martino book cover

    The Ethics of Ornament in Early Modern Naples

    Fashioning the Certosa di San Martino, 1st Edition

    By J. Nicholas Napoli

    The Carthusian monks at San Martino began a series of decorative campaigns in the 1580s that continued until 1757, transforming the church of their monastery, the Certosa di San Martino, into a jewel of marble revetment, painting, and sculpture. The aesthetics of the church generate a jarring moral…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity book cover

    Ceilings and Dreams

    The Architecture of Levity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Emmons, Federica Goffi, Jodi La Coe

    Where is the space for dreaming in the twenty-first century? Lofty thoughts, like dreams, are born and live overhead, just as they have been represented in Renaissance paintings and modern cartoons. Ceilings are often repositories of stories, events and otherwise invisible oneiric narratives. Yet…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge

  • Architecture on the Borderline: Boundary Politics and Built Space book cover

    Architecture on the Borderline

    Boundary Politics and Built Space, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anoma Pieris

    Architecture on the Borderline interrogates space and territory in a turbulent present where nation-state borders are porous to a few but impermeable to many. It asks how these uneven and conflicted social realities are embodied in the physical and material conditions imagined, produced or…

    Paperback – 2019-07-09
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Neocolonialism and Built Heritage: Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe book cover

    Neocolonialism and Built Heritage

    Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel E. Coslett

    Architectural relics of nineteenth and twentieth-century colonialism dot cityscapes throughout our globalizing world, just as built traces of colonialism remain embedded within the urban fabric of many European capitals. Neocolonialism and Built Heritage addresses the sustained presence and…

    Paperback – 2019-07-09
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Architecture of Defeat book cover

    Architecture of Defeat

    1st Edition

    By Kengo Kuma

    Kengo Kuma, one of Japan’s leading architects, has been combining professional practice and academia for most of his career. In addition to creating many internationally recognized buildings all over the world, he has written extensively about the history and theory of architecture. Like his built…

    Paperback – 2019-06-28
    Routledge

  • Three Cultural Ecologies book cover

    Three Cultural Ecologies

    1st Edition

    By David Leatherbarrow, Richard Wesley

    Three Cultural Ecologies reverses common conceptions of modern architecture. It reveals how selected works of two modern architects, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, embraced environmental and cultural conditions as reciprocal and complementary. A basic premise of this book’s arguments is that…

    Paperback – 2019-06-12
    Routledge

  • Libraries of Light: British public library design in the long 1960s book cover

    Libraries of Light

    British public library design in the long 1960s, 1st Edition

    By Alistair Black

    For the first hundred years or so of their history, public libraries in Britain were built in an array of revivalist architectural styles. This backward-looking tradition was decisively broken in the 1960s as many new libraries were erected up and down the country. In this new Routledge book,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500-Present book cover

    Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500-Present

    1st Edition

    Edited by Deborah S. Hutton, Rebecca M. Brown

    Place plays a fundamental role in the structuring of the discipline of Art History. And yet, place also limits the questions art historians can ask and impairs analysis of objects and locations in the interstices of established, ossified categories. The chapters in this interdisciplinary volume…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France book cover

    The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France

    1st Edition

    By Iris Moon

    As the official architects of Napoleon, Charles Percier (1764–1838) and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853) designed interiors that responded to the radical ideologies and collective forms of destruction that took place during the French Revolution. The architects visualized new forms of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-23
    Routledge

  • Precision in Architecture: Certainty, Ambiguity and Deviation book cover

    Precision in Architecture

    Certainty, Ambiguity and Deviation, 1st Edition

    By Mhairi McVicar

    This book offers a detailed insight into the desire for, and consequences of, precise communications in the daily life of contemporary architectural practice through close readings of constructed architectural details by Sigurd Lewerentz, Caruso St John Architects, Mies van der Rohe and OMA. In…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

  • China's Architecture in a Globalizing World: Between Socialism and the Market book cover

    China's Architecture in a Globalizing World: Between Socialism and the Market

    1st Edition

    By Jiawen Han

    China is currently in the midst of an unprecedented building boom and, indeed, interest in Chinese contemporary architecture has been fuelled by this huge expansion. Through a cutting-edge theoretical discussion of Chinese architecture in relation to Chinese modernity, this book examines this…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage: Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline book cover

    Adaptive Reuse of the Built Heritage

    Concepts and Cases of an Emerging Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Bie Plevoets, Koenraad Van Cleempoel

    Adaptive reuse – the process of repairing and restoring existing buildings for new or continued use – is becoming an essential part of architectural practice. As mounting demographic, economic, and ecological challenges limit opportunities for new construction, architects increasingly focus on…

    Paperback – 2019-05-08
    Routledge

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