Architecture: Architectural History

  • Unfinished Places: The Politics of (Re)making Cairo’s Old Quarters book cover

    Unfinished Places: The Politics of (Re)making Cairo’s Old Quarters

    1st Edition

    By Gehan Selim

    The Emerging Politics of (Re) making Cairo's Old Quarters examines postcolonial planning practices that aimed to modernise Cairo’s urban spaces. The author examines the expanding field of postcolonial urbanism by linking the state’s political ideologies and systems of governance with methods of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12
    Routledge

  • The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia: Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba book cover

    The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia

    Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba, 1st Edition

    By Glaire D. Anderson

    Exploring the aristocratic villas and court culture of Córdoba, during its 'golden age' under the reign of the Umayyad dynasty (r. 756-1031 AD), this study illuminates a key facet of the secular architecture of the court and its relationship to the well-known Umayyad luxury arts. Based on textual…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08
    Routledge

  • The Empress Nurbanu and Ottoman Politics in the Sixteenth Century: Building the Atik Valide book cover

    The Empress Nurbanu and Ottoman Politics in the Sixteenth Century

    Building the Atik Valide, 1st Edition

    By Pinar Kayaalp

    Nurbanu (1525–1583) is one of the most prominent yet least studied royal women of the Ottoman dynasty. Her political and administrative career began when she was chosen as the favorite concubine of the crown prince Selim. Nurbanu’s authority increased when her son Murad was singled out as…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

  • Aalto, Utzon, Fehn: Three Paradigms of Phenomenological Architecture book cover

    Aalto, Utzon, Fehn

    Three Paradigms of Phenomenological Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Roger Tyrrell

    This book examines the work of three seminal Nordic architects - Alvar Aalto, Jørn Utzon and Sverre Fehn - from a phenomenological perspective, utilising the methodology of 'paradigm' (or 'in the manner of''). Roger Tyrrell explains how the approach of each architect is defined by the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05
    Routledge

  • Reading Architecture: Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience book cover

    Reading Architecture

    Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Angeliki Sioli, Yoonchun Jung

    Why write instead of draw when it comes to architecture? Why rely on literary pieces instead of architectural treatises and writings when it comes to the of study buildings and urban environments? Why rely on literary techniques and accounts instead of architectural practices and analysis when it…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05
    Routledge

  • Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse: Case studies of conceptual norms and aesthetic practices book cover

    Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse

    Case studies of conceptual norms and aesthetic practices, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Grinceri

    This book is concerned with cultural and political discourses that affect the production of architecture. It examines how these discursive mechanisms and technologies combine to normalise and aestheticise everyday practices. It queries the means by which buildings are appropriated to give shape and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Algarve Building: Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965 book cover

    Algarve Building

    Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965, 1st Edition

    By Ricardo Agarez

    Foreword by Adrian Forty. The Algarve is not only Portugal’s foremost tourism region. Uniquely Mediterranean in an Atlantic country, its building customs have long been markers of historical and cultural specificity, attracting both picturesque driven conservatives and modernists seeking their…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Function and Fantasy: Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century book cover

    Function and Fantasy: Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Dobraszczyk, Peter Sealy

    The introduction of iron – and later steel – construction and decoration transformed architecture in the nineteenth century. While the structural employment of iron has been a frequent subject of study, this book re-directs scholarly scrutiny on its place in the aesthetics of architecture in the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Ideological Equals: Women Architects in Socialist Europe 1945-1989 book cover

    Ideological Equals

    Women Architects in Socialist Europe 1945-1989, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Pepchinski, Mariann Simon

    Ideological Equals: Women Architects in Socialist Europe 1945-1989 presents an alternative narrative of women in architecture. A topic often considered from the perspective of difference, this edited collection conversely focuses on the woman architect in a position of equality with their male…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Part-Architecture: The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris book cover

    Part-Architecture

    The Maison de Verre, Duchamp, Domesticity and Desire in 1930s Paris, 1st Edition

    By Emma Cheatle

    Part-Architecture presents a detailed and original study of Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre through another seminal modernist artwork, Marcel Duchamp’s Large Glass. Aligning the two works materially, historically and conceptually, the book challenges the accepted architectural descriptions of the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Bishop Robert Grosseteste and Lincoln Cathedral: Tracing Relationships between Medieval Concepts of Order and Built Form book cover

    Bishop Robert Grosseteste and Lincoln Cathedral

    Tracing Relationships between Medieval Concepts of Order and Built Form, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Temple, John Shannon Hendrix, Christian Frost

    Bishop Robert Grosseteste and Lincoln Cathedral is an in-depth investigation of Grosseteste’s relationship to the medieval cathedral at Lincoln and the surrounding city. This book will contribute to the understanding of Gothic architecture in early thirteenth century England - most specifically,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Nineteenth-Century Photographs and Architecture: Documenting History, Charting Progress, and Exploring the World book cover

    Nineteenth-Century Photographs and Architecture

    Documenting History, Charting Progress, and Exploring the World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Micheline Nilsen

    Eschewing the limiting idea that nineteenth-century architecture photography merely reflects functionality, the objective of this collection is to reflect the aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural concerns of the time. The essays hold appeal for social and cultural historians, as well as those…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

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