Architecture: Theory of Architecture

  • 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

  • The Architecture of Luxury book cover

    The Architecture of Luxury

    1st Edition

    By Annette Condello

    Over the past century, luxury has been increasingly celebrated in the sense that it is no longer a privilege (or attitude) of the European elite or America’s leisure class. It has become more ubiquitous and now, practically everyone can experience luxury, even luxury in architecture. Focusing on…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • This Thing Called Theory book cover

    This Thing Called Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Teresa Stoppani, Giorgio Ponzo, George Themistokleous

    In the age of post-digital architecture and digital materiality, This Thing Called Theory explores current practices of architectural theory, their critical and productive role. The book is organized in sections which explore theory as an open issue in architecture, as it relates to and borrows…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27

  • Negotiating the Mediated City: Everyday Encounters with Public Screens book cover

    Negotiating the Mediated City

    Everyday Encounters with Public Screens, 1st Edition

    By Zlatan Krajina

    This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines of passers-by in contemporary cities. Outdoor advertisers target audiences which…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27

  • Expanding Disciplinarity in Architectural Practice: Designing from the Room to the City book cover

    Expanding Disciplinarity in Architectural Practice

    Designing from the Room to the City, 1st Edition

    By Tom Holbrook

    Expanding Disciplinarity in Architectural Practice presents an argument for the role of an architect as a generalist with a particular ability to bring spatial intelligence to bear on the significant issues of planning, settlement, and identity. The book draws on strategy and planning, landscape,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Architecture and Spectacle: A Critique book cover

    Architecture and Spectacle: A Critique

    1st Edition

    By Gevork Hartoonian

    Focusing on six leading contemporary architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Steven Holl, this book puts forward a unique and insightful analysis of "neo-avant-garde" architecture. It discusses the spectacle and excess which permeates contemporary…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26

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