Architecture: Theory of Architecture

  • Urban and Regional Planning book cover

    Urban and Regional Planning

    5th Edition

    By Peter Hall, Peter Hall, Mark Tewdwr-Jones

    This is the fifth edition of the classic text for students of urban and regional planning. It gives an historical overview of the developments and changes in the theory and practice of planning, throughout the entire twentieth century. This extensively revised edition follows the successful format…

    Paperback – 2010-11-12

  • New Directions in Sustainable Design book cover

    New Directions in Sustainable Design

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adrian Parr, Michael Zaretsky

    Recently there has been a plethora of work published on the topic of sustainability, much of which is purely theoretical or technical in its approach. More often than not these books fail to introduce readers to the larger challenge of what thinking sustainably might entail. Combining a series of…

    Paperback – 2010-10-05

  • Decoding Theoryspeak: An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Theory book cover

    Decoding Theoryspeak

    An Illustrated Guide to Architectural Theory, 1st Edition

    By Enn Ots

    Existentialism; Urbanism; Aporia; Deontic; Tabula Rasa; Hyperspace; Heterotopia; Metareality; Structuralism… What does it all mean? The unique language used in architectural theory – both in speech and writing – can appear daunting and confusing, particularly to new architectural…

    Paperback – 2010-09-15

  • Bourdieu for Architects book cover

    Bourdieu for Architects

    1st Edition

    By Helena Webster

    Pierre Bourdieu is arguably one of the twentieth century’s greatest socio-philosophical thinkers and his writings have much to offer anyone interested in the ways that people value, consume and produce architecture. Bourdieu spent much of his life attempting to understand cultural consumption and…

    Paperback – 2010-07-09
    Thinkers for Architects

  • Cities and Design book cover

    Cities and Design

    1st Edition

    By Paul L. Knox

    Cities, initially a product of the manufacturing era, have been thoroughly remade in the image of consumer society. Competitive spending among affluent households has intensified the importance of style and design at every scale and design professions have grown in size and importance, reflecting…

    Paperback – 2010-06-25
    Routledge Critical Introductions to Urbanism and the City

  • The Sacred In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Architecture book cover

    The Sacred In-Between: The Mediating Roles of Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Barrie

    The sacred place was, and still is, an intermediate zone created in the belief that it has the ability to co-join the religious aspirants to their gods. An essential means of understanding this sacred architecture is through the recognition of its role as an ‘in-between’ place. Establishing the…

    Paperback – 2010-03-29

  • Emergent Technologies and Design: Towards a Biological Paradigm for Architecture book cover

    Emergent Technologies and Design

    Towards a Biological Paradigm for Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Michael Hensel, Achim Menges, Michael Weinstock

    Emergence - the process by which new and coherent structures, patterns and properties ‘emerge’ from within complex systems Traditional architecture starts from the premise that architectural structures are singular and fixed, and however well integrated are separate from their environment and…

    Paperback – 2010-01-26

  • Bhabha for Architects book cover

    Bhabha for Architects

    1st Edition

    By Felipe Hernandez

    The work of Homi K. Bhabha has permeated into numerous publications which use postcolonial discourse as a means to analyze architectural practices in previously colonized contexts, particularly in Africa, Asia, the Middle-East, South-East Asia and, Latin America. Bhabha's use of the concept of…

    Paperback – 2010-01-25
    Thinkers for Architects

  • Practice: Architecture, Technique and Representation book cover


    Architecture, Technique and Representation, 2nd Edition

    By Stan Allen

    Conversant in contemporary theory and architectural history, Stan Allen argues that concepts in architecture are not imported from other disciplines, but emerge through the materials and procedures of architectural practice itself. Drawing on his own experience as a working architect, he examines…

    Paperback – 2008-12-18

  • Nordic Architects Write: A Documentary Anthology book cover

    Nordic Architects Write

    A Documentary Anthology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Asgaard Andersen

    This anthology gathers together for the first time the most influential architectural texts from the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Many of the texts appear for the first time in English, making them available to a worldwide readership. These texts were written between…

    Paperback – 2008-10-03

  • The Global Architect: Firms, Fame and Urban Form book cover

    The Global Architect

    Firms, Fame and Urban Form, 1st Edition

    By Donald McNeill

    The Global Architect explores the increasing significance of globalization processes on urban change, architectural practice and the built environment. In what is primarily a critical sociological overview of the current global architectural industry, Donald McNeill covers the "star system" of…

    Paperback – 2008-08-05
    Cultural Spaces

  • Cedric Price: Potteries Thinkbelt: SuperCrit #1 book cover

    Cedric Price: Potteries Thinkbelt

    SuperCrit #1, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kester Rattenbury, Samantha Hardingham

    The Supercrit series revisits some of the most influential architectural projects of the recent past and examines their impact on the way we think and design today. Based on live studio debates between protagonists and critics, the books describe, explore and criticise these major projects. This…

    Paperback – 2007-12-24

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