E-books: Architecture

  • 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

  • By-Right, By-Design: Housing Development versus Housing Design in Los Angeles book cover

    By-Right, By-Design

    Housing Development versus Housing Design in Los Angeles, 1st Edition

    By Liz Falletta

    Housing is an essential, but complex, product, so complex that professionals involved in its production, namely, architects, real estate developers and urban planners, have difficulty agreeing on “good” housing outcomes. Less-than-optimal solutions that have resulted from a too narrow focus on one…

    eBook – 2019-06-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Architecture, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland: Shareness in a Divided Nation book cover

    Architecture, Space and Memory of Resurrection in Northern Ireland

    Shareness in a Divided Nation, 1st Edition

    By Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Gehan Selim

    Northern Ireland has a complex urbanism with multilayered socio-spatial politics. In this environment, issues of communication, self-representation and expression of identity are central to the experience of urban space and architecture where the dichotomy of division and shared living are…

    eBook – 2019-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration: From Vision to Reality in Birmingham and Coventry book cover

    The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration

    From Vision to Reality in Birmingham and Coventry, 1st Edition

    By David Adams, Peter Larkham

    Set within a wider British and international context of post-war reconstruction, The Everyday Experiences of Reconstruction and Regeneration focuses on such debates and experiences in Birmingham and Coventry as they recovered from Second World War bombings and post-war industrial collapse.…

    eBook – 2019-04-09
    Routledge

  • Drawing Imagining Building: Embodiment in Architectural Design Practices book cover

    Drawing Imagining Building

    Embodiment in Architectural Design Practices, 1st Edition

    By Paul Emmons

    Drawing Imagining Building focuses on the history of hand-drawing practices to capture some of the most crucial and overlooked parts of the process. Using 80 black and white images to illustrate the examples, it examines architectural drawing practices to elucidate the ways drawing advances the…

    eBook – 2019-04-01
    Routledge

  • Temporary Cities: Resisting Transience in Arabia book cover

    Temporary Cities

    Resisting Transience in Arabia, 1st Edition

    By Yasser Elsheshtawy

    Are Arab Gulf cities, the likes of Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Doha, on their way to extinction? Is their fate obsolescence? Or, are they the model for our urban future? Can a city whose very existence is predicated on an imported labour force who build and operate these gleaming urban centres remain a…

    eBook – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Planning, History and Environment Series

  • The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture book cover

    The Long Lives of Medieval Art and Architecture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jennifer M. Feltman, Sarah Thompson

    Traditional histories of medieval art and architecture often privilege the moment of a work’s creation, yet surviving works designated as "medieval" have long and expansive lives. Many have extended prehistories emerging from their sites and contexts of creation, and most have undergone a variety…

    eBook – 2019-03-08
    Routledge
    AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science and Art

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