Architecture: Architectural History

  • German Façade Design: Traditions of Screening from 1500 to Modernism book cover

    German Façade Design

    Traditions of Screening from 1500 to Modernism, 1st Edition

    By Randall Ott

    German architecture prior to the modern period has received less systemic, analytical study than that of Italy, France, and Britain. Scholarly discussion of broad traditions or continuities within Germanic or Central European façade design is even sparser. Baroque era studies of the region mostly…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Through the Healing Glass: Shaping the Modern Body through Glass Architecture, 1925-35 book cover

    Through the Healing Glass

    Shaping the Modern Body through Glass Architecture, 1925-35, 1st Edition

    By John Stanislav Sadar

    In the mid-1920s a physiologist, a glass chemist, and a zoo embarked on a project which promised to turn buildings into medical instruments. The advanced chemistry of "Vita" Glass mobilised theories of light and medicine, health practices and glassmaking technology to compress an entire epoch’s…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Transcultural Architecture: The Limits and Opportunities of Critical Regionalism book cover

    Transcultural Architecture

    The Limits and Opportunities of Critical Regionalism, 1st Edition

    By Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

    Critical Regionalism is a notion which gained popularity in architectural debate as a synthesis of universal, 'modern' elements and individualistic elements derived from local cultures. This book shifts the focus from Critical Regionalism towards a broader concept of 'Transcultural Architecture'…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Reading the Reverse Façade of Reims Cathedral: Royalty and Ritual in Thirteenth-Century France book cover

    Reading the Reverse Façade of Reims Cathedral

    Royalty and Ritual in Thirteenth-Century France, 1st Edition

    By Donna L. Sadler

    Though long recognized as one of the most beautiful works from the second half of the thirteenth century, the magnificent sculptural program of the reverse façade at Reims Cathedral has received little in the way of scholarly attention. Interpreting the iconography in the light of Latin texts…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge

  • Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy book cover

    Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy

    1st Edition

    By Marc Treib, Luigi Latini

    Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up on the classic grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano where his father served as head gardener. Although he studied agriculture in college, Porcinai’s true interest lay in the landscape architecture practice he founded in 1938. Early projects…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11
    Routledge

  • Geometry and Atmosphere: Theatre Buildings from Vision to Reality book cover

    Geometry and Atmosphere

    Theatre Buildings from Vision to Reality, 1st Edition

    By C. Alan Short, Peter Barrett, Alistair Fair, Monty Sutrisna

    Drawing on detailed design, construction and financial histories of six prominent Performing Arts buildings with budgets ranging from £3.4 million to over £100 million, Geometry and Atmosphere presents unique and valuable insights into the complex process of building for the arts. Each theatre…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge

  • Paolo de Matteis: Neapolitan Painting and Cultural History in Baroque Europe book cover

    Paolo de Matteis

    Neapolitan Painting and Cultural History in Baroque Europe, 1st Edition

    By Livio Pestilli

    This volume represents a long overdue reassessment of the Neapolitan painter Paolo de Matteis, an artist largely overlooked in English language scholarly publications, but one who merits our attention for the quality of his work and the originality of its iconography, as well as for his remarkable…

    Paperback – 2017-06-28
    Routledge

  • Sacred Architecture in a Secular Age: Anamnesis of Durham Cathedral book cover

    Sacred Architecture in a Secular Age

    Anamnesis of Durham Cathedral, 1st Edition

    By Marie Clausén

    Having won more than one recent poll as Britain’s best-loved building, the appeal of Durham Cathedral appears abiding, which begs the question whether an iconic sacred building can retain meaning and affective pertinence for contemporary, secular visitors. Using the example of Durham Cathedral,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Conflicted Identities: Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation book cover

    Conflicted Identities

    Housing and the Politics of Cultural Representation, 1st Edition

    By Alexandra Staub

    Nation-states have long used representational architecture to create symbolic identities for public consumption both at home and abroad. Government buildings, major ensembles and urban plans have a visibility that lends them authority, while their repeated portrayals in the media cement their image…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Bruno Taut’s Design Inspiration for the Glashaus book cover

    Bruno Taut’s Design Inspiration for the Glashaus

    1st Edition

    By David Nielsen

    As a formative exemplar of early architectural modernism, Bruno Taut’s seminal exhibition pavilion the Glashaus (literally translated Glasshouse) is logically part of the important debate of rethinking the origins of modernism. However, the historical record of Bruno Taut’s Glashaus has been…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Cut and Paste Urban Landscape: The Work of Gordon Cullen book cover

    Cut and Paste Urban Landscape

    The Work of Gordon Cullen, 1st Edition

    By Mira Engler

    During the post-war era, the emerging consumer economy radically changed both the discourse and practice of architecture. It was a time where architecture became a mainstream commodity whose products sold through mass media; a time in which Thomas Gordon Cullen came to be one of Britain’s…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian North: Regional Schools and Traditions (14th - 19th centuries) book cover

    Wooden Church Architecture of the Russian North

    Regional Schools and Traditions (14th - 19th centuries), 1st Edition

    By Evgeny Khodakovsky

    The book presents a broad panoramic overview of church architecture in the Russian North between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. While it is inevitably overshadowed by the imperial splendour of the country’s capital cities, this unique phenomenon is regarded as the most distinctive…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

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