Architecture: Theory of Architecture

  • Digital Monuments: The Dreams and Abuses of Iconic Architecture book cover

    Digital Monuments

    The Dreams and Abuses of Iconic Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Simone Brott

    Digital Monuments radically explodes "iconic architecture" of the new millennium and its hijacking of the public imagination via the digital image. Hallucinatory constructions such as Rem Koolhaas’s CCTV headquarters in Beijing, Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Zaha Hadid’s Performing…

    Paperback – 2019-10-04
    Routledge

  • Buildings Used: Human Interactions with Architecture book cover

    Buildings Used

    Human Interactions with Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Nora Lefa, Pavlos Lefas

    Buildings Used takes the reader on an exploration into the impact of use on buildings and users. While most histories and theories of architecture focus on a building’s conception, design, and realization, this book argues that its identity is formed after its completion through use; and that the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The University as a Settlement Principle: Territorialising Knowledge in Late 1960s Italy book cover

    The University as a Settlement Principle

    Territorialising Knowledge in Late 1960s Italy, 1st Edition

    By Francesco Zuddas

    The 1960s and the 1970s marked a generational shift in architectural discourse at a time when the revolts inside universities condemned the academic institution as a major force behind the perpetuation of a controlling society. Focusing on the crisis and reform of higher education in Italy,&…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Suffragette City: Women, Politics, and the Built Environment book cover

    Suffragette City

    Women, Politics, and the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Darling, Nathaniel Robert Walker

    Suffragette City brings together a collection of illustrated essays dedicated to exploring and analysing cases in which women have resourcefully leveraged or defied the politics of gender to form and reform architecture and urbanism. Throughout much of modern history, women have been assigned to…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • The Ideal of Total Environmental Control: Knud Lönberg-Holm, Buckminster Fuller, and the SSA book cover

    The Ideal of Total Environmental Control

    Knud Lönberg-Holm, Buckminster Fuller, and the SSA, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne Strum

    This book traces the ideal of total environmental control through the intellectual and geographic journey of Knud Lönberg- Holm, a forgotten Danish architect who promoted a unique systemic, cybernetic, and ecological vision of architecture in the 1930s. A pioneering figure of the new objectivity…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • Architecture and Silence book cover

    Architecture and Silence

    1st Edition

    By Christos P. Kakalis

    This book explores the role of silence in how we design, present and experi-ence architecture. Grounded in phenomenological theory, the book builds on historical, theoretical and practical approaches to examine silence as a methodological tool of architectural research and unravel the experiential…

    Hardback – 2019-08-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Swati Chattopadhyay, Jeremy White

    The Routledge Companion to Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture convenes a wide array of critical voices from architecture, art history, urbanism, geography, anthropology, media and performance studies, computer science, bio-engineering, environmental studies, and sociology that help us…

    Hardback – 2019-08-21
    Routledge

  • Ruined Skylines: Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape book cover

    Ruined Skylines

    Aesthetics, Politics and London's Towering Cityscape, 1st Edition

    By Günter Gassner

    This book examines the skyline as a space for radical urban politics. Focusing on the relationship between aesthetics and politics in London’s tall-building boom, it develops a critique of the construction of more and more speculative towers as well as a critique of the claim that these buildings…

    Hardback – 2019-08-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Non-Standard Architectural Productions: Between Aesthetic Experience and Social Action book cover

    Non-Standard Architectural Productions

    Between Aesthetic Experience and Social Action, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Karina Löschke

    This book captures concepts and projects that reshape the discipline of architecture by prioritizing people over buildings. In doing so, it uncovers sophisticated approaches that go beyond standard architectural protocols to explore experience-based aesthetics, encounters, action-based research,…

    Paperback – 2019-08-13
    Routledge

  • Civic Spaces and Desire book cover

    Civic Spaces and Desire

    1st Edition

    Edited by Charles Drozynski, Diana Beljaars

    Civic Spaces and Desire presents an original and critical appraisal of civic spaces for a novel theoretical intersection of architecture and human geography. The authors address civic spaces that embody a strong moral code, such as a remembrance park or a casino, in various places in the United…

    Paperback – 2019-08-13
    Routledge

  • Philosophical Perspectives on Ruins, Monuments, and Memorials book cover

    Philosophical Perspectives on Ruins, Monuments, and Memorials

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jeanette Bicknell, Jennifer Judkins, Carolyn Korsmeyer

    This collection of newly published essays examines our relationship to physical objects that invoke, commemorate, and honor the past. The recent destruction of cultural heritage in war and controversies over Civil War monuments in the US have foregrounded the importance of artifacts that embody…

    Hardback – 2019-07-30
    Routledge

  • Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity book cover

    Ceilings and Dreams

    The Architecture of Levity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Emmons, Federica Goffi, Jodi La Coe

    Where is the space for dreaming in the twenty-first century? Lofty thoughts, like dreams, are born and live overhead, just as they have been represented in Renaissance paintings and modern cartoons. Ceilings are often repositories of stories, events and otherwise invisible oneiric narratives. Yet…

    Paperback – 2019-07-29
    Routledge

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