E-books: Theory of Architecture

  • 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…

    eBook – 2019-07-08
    Routledge

  • The Rise of Academic Architectural Education: The origins and enduring influence of the Académie d’Architecture book cover

    The Rise of Academic Architectural Education

    The origins and enduring influence of the Académie d’Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Griffin

    Academic architectural education started with the inauguration of the Académie d'Architecture on 3 December 1671 in France. It was the first institution to be devoted solely to the study of architecture, and its school was the first dedicated to the explicit training of architectural students. The…

    eBook – 2019-07-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architectural History

  • Neocolonialism and Built Heritage: Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe book cover

    Neocolonialism and Built Heritage

    Echoes of Empire in Africa, Asia, and Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel E. Coslett

    Architectural relics of nineteenth and twentieth-century colonialism dot cityscapes throughout our globalizing world, just as built traces of colonialism remain embedded within the urban fabric of many European capitals. Neocolonialism and Built Heritage addresses the sustained presence and…

    eBook – 2019-07-02
    Routledge
    Architext

  • How to Read Architecture: An Introduction to Interpreting the Built Environment book cover

    How to Read Architecture

    An Introduction to Interpreting the Built Environment, 1st Edition

    By Paulette Singley

    How to Read Architecture is based on the fundamental premise that reading and interpreting architecture is something we already do, and that close observation matters. This book enhances this skill so that given an unfamiliar building, you will have the tools to understand it and to be inspired by…

    eBook – 2019-06-26
    Routledge

  • Architecture on the Borderline: Boundary Politics and Built Space book cover

    Architecture on the Borderline

    Boundary Politics and Built Space, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anoma Pieris

    Architecture on the Borderline interrogates space and territory in a turbulent present where nation-state borders are porous to a few but impermeable to many. It asks how these uneven and conflicted social realities are embodied in the physical and material conditions imagined, produced or…

    eBook – 2019-06-25
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Big Data, Code and the Discrete City: Shaping Public Realms book cover

    Big Data, Code and the Discrete City

    Shaping Public Realms, 1st Edition

    By Silvio Carta

    Big Data, Code and the Discrete City explores how digital technologies are gradually changing the way in which the public space is designed by architects, managed by policymakers and experienced by individuals. Smart city technologies are superseding the traditional human experience that has…

    eBook – 2019-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • Experimental Architecture: Designing the Unknown book cover

    Experimental Architecture

    Designing the Unknown, 1st Edition

    By Rachel Armstrong

    In this ground-breaking book, the first to provide an overview of the theory and practice of experimental architecture, Rachel Armstrong explores how interdisciplinary, design-led research practices are beginning to redefine the possibilities of architecture as a profession. Drawing on experts from…

    eBook – 2019-06-11
    Routledge

  • Architecture of Defeat book cover

    Architecture of Defeat

    1st Edition

    By Kengo Kuma

    Kengo Kuma, one of Japan’s leading architects, has been combining professional practice and academia for most of his career. In addition to creating many internationally recognized buildings all over the world, he has written extensively about the history and theory of architecture. Like his built…

    eBook – 2019-06-11
    Routledge

  • Pseudo-Public Spaces in Chinese Shopping Malls: Rise, Publicness and Consequences book cover

    Pseudo-Public Spaces in Chinese Shopping Malls

    Rise, Publicness and Consequences, 1st Edition

    By Yiming Wang

    Shopping malls in China create a new pseudo-public urban space which is under the control of private or quasi-public power structure. As they are open for public use, mediated by the co-mingling of private property rights and public meanings of urban space, the rise, publicness and consequences of…

    eBook – 2019-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Complex Real Property Rights Series

  • Precision in Architecture: Certainty, Ambiguity and Deviation book cover

    Precision in Architecture

    Certainty, Ambiguity and Deviation, 1st Edition

    By Mhairi McVicar

    This book offers a detailed insight into the desire for, and consequences of, precise communications in the daily life of contemporary architectural practice through close readings of constructed architectural details by Sigurd Lewerentz, Caruso St John Architects, Mies van der Rohe and OMA. In…

    eBook – 2019-05-13
    Routledge

  • Urban Design Under Neoliberalism: Theorising from Santiago, Chile book cover

    Urban Design Under Neoliberalism

    Theorising from Santiago, Chile, 1st Edition

    By Francisco Vergara Perucich

    This book discusses the status of urban design as a disciplinary field and as a practice under the current and pervasive neoliberal regime. The main argument is that urban design has been wholly reshaped by neoliberalism. In this transformation, it has become a discipline that has neglected its…

    eBook – 2019-05-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Urban Studies

  • Drawing Parallels: Knowledge Production in Axonometric, Isometric and Oblique Drawings book cover

    Drawing Parallels

    Knowledge Production in Axonometric, Isometric and Oblique Drawings, 1st Edition

    By Ray Lucas

    Drawing Parallels expands your understanding of the workings of architects by looking at their work from an alternative perspective. The book focuses on parallel projections such as axonometric, isometric, and oblique drawings. Ray Lucas argues that by retracing the marks made by architects, we can…

    eBook – 2019-04-29
    Routledge

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