Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

A full list of titles reviewed as "Recommended" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.

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The full list of Routledge Architecture titles reviewed as Recommended by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert W. Hefner

    Few countries as culturally rich, politically pivotal, and naturally beautiful as Indonesia are as often misrepresented in global media and conversation. Stretching 3,400 miles east to west along the equator, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and home to more than four…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09
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  • Architecture, Mentalities and Meaning

    1st Edition

    By Patrick Malone

    In order to function, architectural theory and practice must be shaped to suit current cultural, economic, and political forces. Thus, architecture embodies reductive logic that conditions the treatment of human and social processes – which raises the question of how to define objectivity for…

    Hardback – 2017-06-06
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  • Function and Fantasy: Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Dobraszczyk, Peter Sealy

    The introduction of iron – and later steel – construction and decoration transformed architecture in the nineteenth century. While the structural employment of iron has been a frequent subject of study, this book re-directs scholarly scrutiny on its place in the aesthetics of architecture in the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-12
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  • Energy Accounts

    Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dan Willis, William W. Braham, Katsuhiko Muramoto, Daniel A. Barber

    How does one tell the story of energy production, use, or conservation in a manner sufficiently convincing to influence policy, behavior, and design? Energy Accounts explores potential answers to this question through compelling images, data visualizations, narratives, and other examples of…

    Paperback – 2016-06-29
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  • Materiality and Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Karina Loschke

    Once regarded a secondary consideration, in recent years, materiality has emerged as a powerful concept in architectural discourse and practice. Prompted in part by developments in digital fabrication and digital science, the impact of materiality on design and practice is being widely reassessed…

    Hardback – 2016-03-31
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  • Diversity among Architects

    From Margin to Center, 1st Edition

    By Craig Wilkins

    Diversity among Architects presents a series of essays questioning the homogeneity of architecture practitioners, who remain overwhelmingly male and Caucasian, to help you create a field more representative of the population you serve. The book is the collected work of author Craig L.…

    Hardback – 2016-03-16
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  • Designing Tall Buildings

    Structure as Architecture, 2nd Edition

    By Mark Sarkisian

    This second edition of Designing Tall Buildings, an accessible reference to guide you through the fundamental principles of designing high-rises, features two new chapters, additional sections, 400 images, project examples, and updated US and international codes. Each chapter focuses on a theme…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04
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  • Industries of Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Katie Lloyd Thomas, Tilo Amhoff, Nick Beech

    At a time when the technologies and techniques of producing the built environment are undergoing significant change, this book makes central architecture’s relationship to industry. Contributors turn to historical and theoretical questions, as well as to key contemporary developments, taking a…

    Paperback – 2015-11-19
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    Critiques

  • Cut and Paste Urban Landscape

    The Work of Gordon Cullen, 1st Edition

    By Mira Engler

    During the post-war era, the emerging consumer economy radically changed both the discourse and practice of architecture. It was a time where architecture became a mainstream commodity whose products sold through mass media; a time in which Thomas Gordon Cullen came to be one of Britain’s…

    Hardback – 2015-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture, 1760 - 1860

    1st Edition

    By Daniel Maudlin

    The Idea of the Cottage in English Architecture is a history of the late Georgian phenomenon of the architect-designed cottage and the architectural discourse that articulated it. It is a study of small buildings built on country estates, and not so small buildings built in picturesque rural…

    Hardback – 2015-07-30
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    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Intersections of Space and Ethos

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kyriaki Tsoukala, Nikolaos-Ion Terzoglou, Charikleia Pantelidou

    The pressing economic, environmental and social crises emanate the need for a redefinition of the dominant views, perspectives and values in the field of architecture. The intellectual production of the last two decades has witnessed an impressive number of new design techniques and conceptual…

    Hardback – 2015-01-05
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    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Architecture and Movement

    the Dynamic Experience of Buildings and Landscapes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Blundell Jones, Mark Meagher

    The experience of movement, of moving through buildings, cities, landscapes and in everyday life, is the only involvement most individuals have with the built environment on a daily basis. User experience is so often neglected in architectural study and practice. Architecture and Movement tackles…

    Paperback – 2014-12-22
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  • The Invisible Houses

    Rethinking and designing low-cost housing in developing countries, 1st Edition

    By Gonzalo Lizarralde

    Winner of the ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award! There is an increased interest among architects, urban specialists and design professionals to contribute to solve "the housing problem" in developing countries. The Invisible Houses takes us on a journey through the slums and informal…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
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  • The Architecture of Use

    Aesthetics and Function in Architectural Design, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Grabow, Kent Spreckelmeyer

    By analyzing ten examples of buildings that embody the human experience at an extraordinary level, this book clarifies the central importance of the role of function in architecture as a generative force in determining built form. Using familiar twentieth-century buildings as case studies, the…

    Paperback – 2014-12-08
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  • Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design

    1st Edition

    By Carl Bovill

    Sustainability in Architecture and Urban Design will help you understand the nature of the sustainability problem and show you how to implement your design for a sustainable future. Organized in six parts, the problem, the environment, the residential scale, the commercial scale, the urban scale,…

    Paperback – 2014-12-08
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  • Cognitive Architecture

    Designing for How We Respond to the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    By Ann Sussman, Justin B Hollander

    *Winner of the Environmental Design Research Association 2016 Place Research Award!* In Cognitive Architecture, the authors review new findings in psychology and neuroscience to help architects and planners better understand their clients as the sophisticated mammals they are, arriving in the world…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02
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  • Architecture and Armed Conflict

    The Politics of Destruction, 1st Edition

    Edited by JoAnne Mancini, Keith Bresnahan

    Architecture and Armed Conflict is the first multi-authored scholarly book to address this theme from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together specialists from a range of relevant fields, and with knowledge of case studies across time and space, it provides the first…

    Paperback – 2014-07-14
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  • The Art of City Sketching

    A Field Manual, 1st Edition

    By Michael Abrams

    The Art of City Sketching: A Field Manual guides you through the laborious and sometimes complex process of sketching what you see in the built environment so that you can learn to draw what you imagine. Illustrated with hundreds of drawings by students and professionals of cityscapes around Europe…

    Paperback – 2014-06-12
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  • Traditions

    The “Real”, the Hyper, and the Virtual In the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    By Nezar AlSayyad

    Traditions: The ‘Real’, the Hyper, and the Virtual in the Built Environment is a continuation of Nezar AlSayyad’s engagement with the subject of tradition in the built environment. In it he attempts to unsettle the belief that tradition is simply a product of history and transmission. Without…

    Paperback – 2014-03-17
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  • City Halls and Civic Materialism

    Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space, 1st Edition

    Edited by Swati Chattopadhyay, Jeremy White

    The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public space and engagement with the citizenry. In subsequent centuries, as the idea and built…

    Hardback – 2014-03-10
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    Architext

  • Consuming Architecture

    On the occupation, appropriation and interpretation of buildings, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Maudlin, Marcel Vellinga

    Projecting forward in time from the processes of design and construction that are so often the focus of architectural discourse, Consuming Architecture examines the variety of ways in which buildings are consumed after they have been produced, focusing in particular on processes of occupation,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-06
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  • Collage and Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer A.E. Shields

    Collage and Architecture is the first book to cover collage as a tool for design in architecture, making it a valuable resource for students and practitioners. Author Jennifer Shields uses the artworks and built projects of leading artists and architects, such as Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, and…

    Paperback – 2013-12-21
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  • The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation

    Antiquity to Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Miles Glendinning

    Winner of the 2016 Antoinette Forrester Downing Award presented by the Society of Architectural Historians. In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is…

    Paperback – 2013-01-18
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  • Rural Design

    A New Design Discipline, 1st Edition

    By Dewey Thorbeck

    Rural areas worldwide are undergoing profound change creating considerable challenges and stress for its residents and on the ecosystems upon which they depend. Rural design brings design thinking and the problem-solving process of design to rural issues recognizing that human and natural systems…

    Paperback – 2012-01-06
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  • Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gail Peter Borden, Michael Meredith

    Beginning with material, this book revolves around physical material making and design decisions that emerge from material interaction. Combining essays from both practice and academia, this book presents some of the most significant projects and thoughts on materiality from the last decade.…

    Paperback – 2011-08-05
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  • Eleven Exercises in the Art of Architectural Drawing

    Slow Food for the Architect's Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Marco Frascari

    This book deals with the critical nature and crucial role of architectural drawings. A manual which is essentially not a manual; it is an elucidation of an elegant manner for practising architecture. Organized around eleven exercises, the book does not emphasize speed, nor incorporate many…

    Paperback – 2011-02-25
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