Architecture: Theory of Architecture

  • Reading Architectural History book cover

    Reading Architectural History

    1st Edition

    By Dana Arnold

    Architectural history is more than just the study of buildings. Architecture of the past and present remains an essential emblem of a distinctive social system and set of cultural values and as a result it has been the subject of study of a variety of disciplines. But what is architectural history…

    Paperback – 2002-07-25
    Routledge

  • Towards Universality: Le Corbusier, Mies and De Stijl book cover

    Towards Universality

    Le Corbusier, Mies and De Stijl, 1st Edition

    By Richard Padovan

    There is no shortage of books about Le Corbusier, or Mies van der Rohe, or De Stijl. However, this book considers them in relation to each other, observing how a study of one can illuminate the works of the others. Going beyond a superficial look at the end-products of these architects, this book…

    Paperback – 2001-12-13
    Routledge

  • Responding to Chaos: Tradition, Technology, Society and Order in Japanese Design book cover

    Responding to Chaos

    Tradition, Technology, Society and Order in Japanese Design, 1st Edition

    By David N Buck

    A celebration of a unique culture and its experience of design, this sensitive text is a timely examination of Japanese design at the start of a new century. The country's economic boom in the 1980s produced a surge of interest in land and building, and consequently in design in all its forms. From…

    Paperback – 2000-12-21
    Taylor & Francis

  • An Architecture Notebook book cover

    An Architecture Notebook

    1st Edition

    By Simon Unwin

    An Architecture Notebook builds on the foundation of Simon Unwin's previous book Analysing Architecture (Routledge, 1997). Using numerous examples, illustrated with clear line drawings, this volume describes and illustrates the many powers attaching to one of the most basic of architectural…

    Hardback – 2000-09-28
    Routledge

  • Proportion: Science, Philosophy, Architecture book cover

    Proportion

    Science, Philosophy, Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Richard Padovan

    This handbook provides readers with a well-illustrated and readable comparative guide to proportion systems in architecture, setting out the mathematical principles that underlie the main systems and illustrating these with examples of their use in historical and modern buildings. The main body of…

    Paperback – 1999-09-09
    Taylor & Francis

  • Dictionary of Islamic Architecture book cover

    Dictionary of Islamic Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Petersen

    The Dictionary of Islamic Architecture provides the fullest range of artistic, technical, archaeological, cultural and biographical data for the entire geographical and chronological spread of Islamic architecture - from West Africa through the Middle East to Indonesia, and from the seventh to the…

    Paperback – 1999-04-08
    Routledge

  • The City After The Automobile: An Architect's Vision book cover

    The City After The Automobile

    An Architect's Vision, 1st Edition

    By Moshe Safdie, Wendy Kohn

    In an age of virtual offices, urban flight, and planned gated communities, are cities becoming obsolete? In this passionate manifesto, Moshe Safdie argues that as crucibles for creative, social, and political interaction, vital cities are an organic and necessary part of human civilization. If we…

    Paperback – 1998-10-09
    Routledge

  • Modern Movement Heritage book cover

    Modern Movement Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Allen Cunningham

    This collection of essays serves as an introduction to modern architectural heritage and the specific problems related to the conservation of modern structures. It covers policy, planning and construction. A selection of case studies elaborates on these issues and illustrates how problems have…

    Paperback – 1998-09-24
    Taylor & Francis

  • Rethinking Architecture: A Reader in Cultural Theory book cover

    Rethinking Architecture

    A Reader in Cultural Theory, 1st Edition

    By Neil Leach

    Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century.Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the…

    Paperback – 1997-03-06
    Routledge

  • Le Corbusier - An Analysis of Form book cover

    Le Corbusier - An Analysis of Form

    3rd Edition

    By Geoffrey Baker

    This unique appraisal of the famous Swiss architect's major works have now been expanded to include two more buildings. The Villa Shodhan and the Pavilion Suisse round out the coverage of Le Corbusier's significant works. The author critically examines Le Corbusier's achievements helping student…

    Paperback – 1996-10-17
    Taylor & Francis

  • Structures for Architects book cover

    Structures for Architects

    3rd Edition

    By Bryan J.B. Gauld

    Demand from building control officials for structural calculations - even for very simple projects - means that today's architects must have a thorough understanding of everyday structural concepts.Structures for Architects satisfies the need for a basic introduction to the structural problems…

    Paperback – 1994-11-14
    Routledge

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