E-books: Architecture

  • 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

  • Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico: The Casa de Montejo book cover

    Architectural Rhetoric and the Iconography of Authority in Colonial Mexico

    The Casa de Montejo, 1st Edition

    By C. Cody Barteet

    This book investigates the Casa de Montejo and considers the role of the building’s Plateresque façade as a form of visual rhetoric that conveyed ideas about the individual and communal cultural identities in sixteenth-century Yucatán. C. Cody Barteet analyzes the façade within the complex colonial…

    eBook – 2019-06-11
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • 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

  • American Buildings book cover

    American Buildings

    1st Edition

    Edited by Leland M. Roth

    Architecture requires a broad definition. It involves more than simply questions of style, esoteric theory, or technical progress; it is the physical record of a culture's relationship to its technology and the land, and, most important, of the system of values concerning men's relationships with…

    eBook – 2019-06-10
    Routledge

  • Water Histories of South Asia: The Materiality of Liquescence book cover

    Water Histories of South Asia

    The Materiality of Liquescence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sugata Ray, Venugopal Maddipati

    This book surveys the intersections between water systems and the phenomenology of visual cultures in early modern, colonial and contemporary South Asia. Bringing together contributions by eminent artists, architects, curators and scholars who explore the connections between the environmental and…

    eBook – 2019-06-10
    Routledge India
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Modern Color/Modern Architecture: Amédée Ozenfant and the Genealogy of Color in Modern Architecture book cover

    Modern Color/Modern Architecture

    Amédée Ozenfant and the Genealogy of Color in Modern Architecture, 1st Edition

    By William W. Braham

    This title was first published in 2002. This really is a text that will fill a long-felt want. A key figure in that history is Amédée Ozenfant, painter, critic and friend of Le Corbusier, who in the first half of this century founded a school in London where he conducted experiments and wrote about…

    eBook – 2019-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Designing with Society: A Capabilities Approach to Design, Systems Thinking and Social Innovation book cover

    Designing with Society

    A Capabilities Approach to Design, Systems Thinking and Social Innovation, 1st Edition

    By Scott Boylston

    This book explores an emerging design culture that rigorously applies systems thinking to the practice of design as a form of facilitating change on an increasingly crowded planet. Designers conversant in topics such as living systems, cultural competence, social justice, and power asymmetries can…

    eBook – 2019-05-28
    Routledge

  • Visual Culture and Decolonisation in Britain book cover

    Visual Culture and Decolonisation in Britain

    1st Edition

    By Anandi Ramamurthy

    Edited by Simon Faulkner

    First published in 2006, this volume provides the first in-depth analysis of the place of visual representations within the process of decolonisation during the period 1945 to 1970. The chapters trace the way in which different visual genres – art, film, advertising, photography, news reports and…

    eBook – 2019-05-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

  • Dating Buildings and Landscapes with Tree-Ring Analysis: An Introduction with Case Studies book cover

    Dating Buildings and Landscapes with Tree-Ring Analysis

    An Introduction with Case Studies, 1st Edition

    By Darrin L. Rubino, Christopher Baas

    This book presents guidance, theory, methodologies, and case studies for analyzing tree rings to accurately date and interpret historic buildings and landscapes. Written by two long-time practitioners in the field of dendrochronology, the research is grounded in the fieldwork data of approximately…

    eBook – 2019-05-13
    Routledge

  • The Protected Vista: An Intellectual and Cultural History book cover

    The Protected Vista

    An Intellectual and Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Tom Brigden

    The Protected Vista draws a historical lineage from the eighteenth-century picturesque to present-day planning policy, highlighting how the values embedded within familiar views have developed over time through appropriation by diverse groups for cultural and political purposes. The book examines…

    eBook – 2019-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architectural Conservation and Historic Preservation

  • The Shaping of London: A Political and Economic Perspective 1066-1870 book cover

    The Shaping of London

    A Political and Economic Perspective 1066-1870, 1st Edition

    By Paul Balchin

    Originally published in 2014, The Shaping of London chronologically examines the likely impact of wars, dynastic struggles, demographic change and economic growth on the physical fabric of London. The book traces the evolution of architectural style in London within the context of politics and…

    eBook – 2019-05-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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