Architecture: Theory of Architecture

  • The Ten Most Influential Buildings in History: Architecture’s Archetypes book cover

    The Ten Most Influential Buildings in History

    Architecture’s Archetypes, 1st Edition

    By Simon Unwin

    Even the most inventive and revolutionary architects of today owe debts to the past, often to the distant past when architecture really was being invented for the first time. Architects depend on their own imaginations for personal insights and originality but their ideas may be stimulated (…

    Paperback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge

  • Merleau-Ponty for Architects book cover

    Merleau-Ponty for Architects

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Hale

    The philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908–1961) has influenced the design work of architects as diverse as Steven Holl and Peter Zumthor, as well as informing renowned schools of architectural theory, notably those around Dalibor Vesely at Cambridge, Kenneth Frampton, David Leatherbarrow and…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30
    Routledge
    Thinkers for Architects

  • Thinking about Landscape Architecture: Principles of a Design Profession for the 21st Century book cover

    Thinking about Landscape Architecture

    Principles of a Design Profession for the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Sharky

    What is landscape architecture? Is it gardening, or science, or art? In this book, Bruce Sharky provides a complete overview of the discipline to provide those that are new to the subject with the foundations for future study and practice. The many varieties of landscape practice are discussed with…

    Paperback – 2016-02-08
    Routledge

  • Is Landscape... ?: Essays on the Identity of Landscape book cover

    Is Landscape... ?

    Essays on the Identity of Landscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gareth Doherty, Charles Waldheim

    Is Landscape . . . ? surveys multiple and myriad definitions of landscape. Rather than seeking a singular or essential understanding of the term, the collection postulates that landscape might be better read in relation to its cognate terms across expanded disciplinary and professional fields. The…

    Paperback – 2015-10-27
    Routledge

  • Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in three parts book cover

    Architecture and Systems Ecology

    Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in three parts, 1st Edition

    By William W. Braham

    Modern buildings are both wasteful machines that can be made more efficient and instruments of the massive, metropolitan system engendered by the power of high-quality fuels. A comprehensive method of environmental design must reconcile the techniques of efficient building design with the radical…

    Paperback – 2015-08-21
    Routledge

  • What Architecture Means: Connecting Ideas and Design book cover

    What Architecture Means

    Connecting Ideas and Design, 1st Edition

    By Denise Costanzo

    What Architecture Means introduces you to architecture and allows you to explore the connections between design ideas and values across time, space, and culture. It equips you to play an active and informed role in architecture either as a professional or as a consumer, client, and citizen. By…

    Paperback – 2015-08-03
    Routledge

  • The City Reader book cover

    The City Reader

    6th Edition

    Edited by Richard T. LeGates, Frederic Stout

    The sixth edition of the highly successful The City Reader juxtaposes the very best classic and contemporary writings on the city to provide the comprehensive mapping of the terrain of Urban Studies and Planning old and new. The City Reader is the anchor volume in the Routledge Urban…

    Paperback – 2015-07-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Urban Reader Series

  • Virilio for Architects book cover

    Virilio for Architects

    1st Edition

    By John Armitage

    Paul Virilio is an innovative figure in the study of architecture, space, and the city. Virilio for Architects primes readers for their first encounter with his crucial texts on some of the vital theoretical debates of the twenty-first century, including: Oblique Architecture and Bunker…

    Paperback – 2015-07-02
    Routledge
    Thinkers for Architects

  • Interpreting Site: Studies in Perception, Representation, and Design book cover

    Interpreting Site

    Studies in Perception, Representation, and Design, 1st Edition

    By Genevieve S. Baudoin

    Interpreting Site explains the basic methods architects use to translate what you perceive to represent the complex conditions that physically and mentally "construe" a site, helping to shape the ultimate design. Within each of the four themes---defining site, experiencing site, spatializing site,…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
    Routledge

  • Lefebvre for Architects book cover

    Lefebvre for Architects

    1st Edition

    By Nathaniel Coleman

    While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space, his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of…

    Paperback – 2014-12-23
    Routledge
    Thinkers for Architects

  • Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand: a revised and expanded edition of Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand book cover

    Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand

    a revised and expanded edition of Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand, 2nd Edition

    By Simon Unwin

    Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is an essential companion to Simon Unwin’s Analysing Architecture, and part of the trilogy which also includes his Exercises in Architecture: Learning to Think as an Architect. Together the three books offer an introduction to the workings of…

    Paperback – 2014-11-17
    Routledge

  • Conversations With Form: A Workbook for Students of Architecture book cover

    Conversations With Form

    A Workbook for Students of Architecture, 1st Edition

    By N. John Habraken, Andrés Mignucci, Jonathan Teicher

    Through a progressive series of exercises - accompanied by observational studies, examples and applied theory - Conversations with Form: A Workbook for Students of Architecture improves designers’ understanding, dexterity and resilience in making form. It specifically focuses on the skills needed…

    Paperback – 2014-06-11
    Routledge

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