Architecture: Architectural History

  • The Routledge Handbook of Planning History book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Planning History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carola Hein

    2018 IPHS Special Book Prize Award Recipient The Routledge Handbook of Planning History offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary overview of planning history since its emergence in the late 19th century, investigating the history of the discipline, its core writings, key people, institutions,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge

  • Hans Hollein and Postmodernism: Art and Architecture in Austria, 1958-1985 book cover

    Hans Hollein and Postmodernism

    Art and Architecture in Austria, 1958-1985, 1st Edition

    By Eva Branscome

    Set within the broader context of post-war Austria and the re-education initiatives set up by the Allied forces, particularly the US, this book investigates the art and architecture scene in Vienna to ask how this can inform our broader understanding of architectural Postmodernism. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • Books, Buildings and Social Engineering: Early Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present book cover

    Books, Buildings and Social Engineering

    Early Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present, 1st Edition

    By Alistair Black, Simon Pepper, Kaye Bagshaw

    Public libraries have strangely never been the subject of an extensive design history. Consequently, this important and comprehensive book represents a ground-breaking socio-architectural study of pre-1939 public library buildings. A surprisingly high proportion of these urban civic buildings…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge

  • The Historiography of Persian Architecture book cover

    The Historiography of Persian Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mohammad Gharipour

    Historiography is the study of the methodology of writing history, the development of the discipline of history, and the changing interpretations of historical events in the works of individual historians. Exploring the historiography of Persian art and architecture requires a closer look at a…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art book cover

    Colour and Light in Ancient and Medieval Art

    1st Edition

    By Chloë N. Duckworth, Anne E. Sassin

    The myriad ways in which colour and light have been adapted and applied in the art, architecture, and material culture of past societies is the focus of this interdisciplinary volume. Light and colour’s iconographic, economic, and socio-cultural implications are considered by established and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge

  • Building a World Heritage City: Sanaa, Yemen book cover

    Building a World Heritage City

    Sanaa, Yemen, 1st Edition

    By Michele Lamprakos

    The conservation of old Sanaa is a major cultural heritage initiative that began in the 1980's under the auspices of UNESCO; it continues today, led by local agencies and actors. In contrast to other parts of the world where conservation was introduced at a later date to remediate the effects of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Terms of Appropriation: Modern Architecture and Global Exchange book cover

    Terms of Appropriation

    Modern Architecture and Global Exchange, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Ana Miljački

    This collection focuses on how architectural material is transformed, revised, swallowed whole, plagiarized, or in any other way appropriated. It charts new territory within this still unexplored yet highly topical area of study by establishing a shared vocabulary with which to discuss, or contest,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-11
    Routledge

  • The Heart of the City: Legacy and Complexity of a Modern Design Idea book cover

    The Heart of the City

    Legacy and Complexity of a Modern Design Idea, 1st Edition

    By Leonardo Zuccaro Marchi

    The Heart of the City concept, which was introduced at CIAM 8 in 1951, has played an important role in architectural and urban debates. The Heart became the most important of the organic references used in the 1950s for defining a theory of urban form. This book focuses on both the historical and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-07
    Routledge

  • Ancient Urban Planning in the Mediterranean: New Research Directions book cover

    Ancient Urban Planning in the Mediterranean

    New Research Directions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Samantha L. Martin-McAuliffe, Daniel M. Millette

    New Directions in Urban Planning in the Ancient Mediterranean assembles the most up-to-date research on the design and construction of ancient cities in the wider Mediterranean. In particular, this edited collection reappraises and sheds light on ’lost’ Classical plans. Whether intentional or not,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge

  • Re-Presenting the Metropolis: Architecture, Urban Experience and Social Life in London 1800–1840 book cover

    Re-Presenting the Metropolis

    Architecture, Urban Experience and Social Life in London 1800–1840, 1st Edition

    By Dana Arnold

    The evolution of an urban self-consciousness in London in the early nineteenth century played a fundamental role in the shaping of the city. In this volume Dana Arnold explores the responses to the city among the urban bourgeoisie and their influence on the experience and development of London.…

    Paperback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • The Spiritual Rococo: Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia book cover

    The Spiritual Rococo

    Decor and Divinity from the Salons of Paris to the Missions of Patagonia, 1st Edition

    By Gauvin Alexander Bailey

    A groundbreaking approach to Rococo religious décor and spirituality in Europe and South America, The Spiritual Rococo addresses three basic conundrums that impede our understanding of eighteenth-century aesthetics and culture. Why did the Rococo, ostensibly the least spiritual style in the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

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