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  • The Efficacy of Architecture: Political Contestation and Agency book cover

    The Efficacy of Architecture

    Political Contestation and Agency, 1st Edition

    By Tahl Kaminer

    A significant ideological transition has taken place in the discipline of architecture in the last few years. Originating in a displeasure with the ‘starchitecture’ system and the focus on aesthetic innovation, a growing number of architects, emboldened by the 2007–8 economic crisis, have staged a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07

  • Pueblo Style and Regional Architecture (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    Pueblo Style and Regional Architecture (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas C. Markovich, Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Fred G. Sturm

    Few architectural styles evoke so strong a sense of place as Pueblo architecture. This book brings together experts from architecture and art, archaeology and anthropology, philosophy and history, considering Pueblo style not simply architecturally, but within its cultural, religious, economic, and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future book cover

    A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture

    Past, Present, Future, 1st Edition

    By David Wang

    A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future examines the impact of Chinese philosophy on China’s historic structures, as well as on modern Chinese urban aesthetics and architectural forms. For architecture in China moving forward, author David Wang posits a theory, the New…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05

  • The Architecture of James Stirling and His Partners James Gowan and Michael Wilford: A Study of Architectural Creativity in the Twentieth Century book cover

    The Architecture of James Stirling and His Partners James Gowan and Michael Wilford

    A Study of Architectural Creativity in the Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey H. Baker

    Sir James Stirling was arguably the greatest British architect of the twentieth century. This book provides the most comprehensive critical survey of Stirling's work to date, charting the development of his ideas from his formative years, through his partnership with James Gowan, on to his period…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02

  • The Living Tradition of Architecture book cover

    The Living Tradition of Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by José de Paiva

    The Living Tradition of Architecture explores the depth of architecture as it takes flesh in the living tradition of building, dwelling and thinking. This is a timely appraisal of the field by some of its foremost contributors. Beyond modern misconceptions about tradition only relating to things…

    Paperback – 2016-12-01

  • The Paradoxes of Planning: A Psycho-Analytical Perspective book cover

    The Paradoxes of Planning

    A Psycho-Analytical Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Sara Westin

    Why is it that modern architects and planners - these benevolent and socially visionary experts - have created environments that can make one feel so uneasy? Using a philosophical and psycho-analytical approach, this book critically examines expert knowledge within architecture and urban planning.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Research in Landscape Architecture: Methods and Methodology book cover

    Research in Landscape Architecture

    Methods and Methodology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adri van den Brink, Diedrich Bruns, Hilde Tobi, Simon Bell

    Defining a research question, describing why it needs to be answered and explaining how methods are selected and applied are challenging tasks for anyone embarking on academic research within the field of landscape architecture. Whether you are an early career researcher or a senior academic, it is…

    Paperback – 2016-11-24

  • Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook book cover

    Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook

    1st Edition

    Edited by Angela Bartram, Nader El-Bizri, Douglas Gittens

    Bringing together a broad range of contributors including art, architecture, and design academic theorists and historians, in addition to practicing artists, architects, and designers, this volume explores the place of the sketchbook in contemporary art and architecture. Drawing upon a diverse…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Introducing Architectural Tectonics: Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction book cover

    Introducing Architectural Tectonics

    Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction, 1st Edition

    By Chad Schwartz

    Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz…

    Paperback – 2016-11-14

  • Aesthetics beyond the Arts: New and Recent Essays book cover

    Aesthetics beyond the Arts

    New and Recent Essays, 1st Edition

    By Arnold Berleant

    Taking the view that aesthetics is a study grounded in perception, the essays in this volume exhibit many sides of the perceptual complex that is the aesthetic field and develop them in different ways. They reinvigorate our understanding of such arts as music and architecture; they range across…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Rethinking the Meaning of Place: Conceiving Place in Architecture-Urbanism book cover

    Rethinking the Meaning of Place

    Conceiving Place in Architecture-Urbanism, 1st Edition

    By Lineu Castello

    The spread of newly 'invented' places, such as theme parks, shopping malls and revamped historic areas, necessitates a redefinition of the concept of 'place' from an architectural perspective. In this interdisciplinary work, these invented places are categorized according to the different…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

  • Atmospheres: Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces book cover

    Atmospheres: Aesthetics of Emotional Spaces

    1st Edition

    By Tonino Griffero

    Originally published in Italian in 2010, this book is the first to address the theory of atmospheres in a thorough and systematic way. It examines the role of atmospheres in daily life, and defines their main characteristics. Outlining the typical phenomenological situations in which we experience…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

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