Architecture: Architectural History

  • 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.…

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    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…

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    Routledge

  • Ottoman Women Builders: The Architectural Patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan book cover

    Ottoman Women Builders

    The Architectural Patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan, 1st Edition

    By Lucienne Thys-Senocak

    Examined here is the historical figure and architectural patronage of Hadice Turhan Sultan, the young mother of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV, who for most of the latter half of the seventeenth century shaped the political and cultural agenda of the Ottoman court. Captured in Russia at the age of…

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    Routledge
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe book cover

    Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau

    Reading the Royal Monument in Eighteenth-Century Europe is the first in-depth study of the major role played by royal monuments in the public space of expanding cities across eighteenth-century Europe. Using the royal public statues as the basis for its examination of modern European cities, the…

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    Routledge
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • The Visual Culture of Baptism in the Middle Ages: Essays on Medieval Fonts, Settings and Beliefs book cover

    The Visual Culture of Baptism in the Middle Ages

    Essays on Medieval Fonts, Settings and Beliefs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens

    Under the guidance of the leading experts on baptismal fonts and the co-directors of the Baptisteria Sacra Index, the world’s only iconographical inventory of baptismal fonts, a research project at the University of Toronto, this collection of essays by a group of European and North American…

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    Routledge

  • Temple Imagery from Early Mediaeval Peninsular India book cover

    Temple Imagery from Early Mediaeval Peninsular India

    1st Edition

    By Archana Verma

    Analyzing the ways in which ideas of heroic discourse and the socio-religious and political needs of the period moulded iconography, this book explores the evolution of the iconography of the early mediaeval Hindu temples of the Indian peninsula, over the course of the sixth-twelfth centuries C.E.…

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    Routledge

  • Ad Quadratum: The Practical Application of Geometry in Medieval Architecture book cover

    Ad Quadratum

    The Practical Application of Geometry in Medieval Architecture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nancy Y. Wu

    The purpose of the project is to provide the most up-to-date survey on issues dealing with practical geometry and how it might have been applied in the design of medieval architecture. Chronologically, the topics cover a wide span - from early Medieval through Late Gothic. Geographically, the…

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    AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science and Art

  • The Collaborators: Interactions in the Architectural Design Process book cover

    The Collaborators: Interactions in the Architectural Design Process

    1st Edition

    By Gilbert Herbert, Mark Donchin

    Illustrated by critical analyses of significant buildings, including examples by such eminent architects as Adler and Sullivan, Erich Mendelsohn, and Louis Kahn, this book examines collaboration in the architectural design process over a period ranging from the mid-19th century to the late 1960s.…

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    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Valuing Historic Environments book cover

    Valuing Historic Environments

    1st Edition

    By John Pendlebury

    Edited by Lisanne Gibson

    This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars to discuss frameworks of value in relation to the preservation of historic environments. Starting from the premise that heritage values are culturally and historically constructed, the book examines the effects of pluralist…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Cultural Landscapes of Post-Socialist Cities: Representation of Powers and Needs book cover

    Cultural Landscapes of Post-Socialist Cities

    Representation of Powers and Needs, 1st Edition

    By Mariusz Czepczynski

    The cultural landscapes of Central European cities reflect over half a century of socialism and are marked by the Marxists' vision of a utopian landscape. Architecture, urban planning and the visual arts were considered to be powerful means of expressing the 'people's power'. However, since the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

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