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  • Douglas Snelling: Pan-Pacific Modern Design and Architecture

    By Davina Jackson

    Douglas Burrage Snelling (1916–85) was one of Britain’s significant emigré architects and designers. Born in Kent and educated in New Zealand, he became one of Australia’s leading mid-century architects, of luxury residences and commercial buildings, and a trend-setting designer of furniture,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Visioning Technologies

    The Architectures of Sight

    Edited by Graham Cairns

    Visioning Technologies brings together a collection of texts from leading theorists to examine how architecture has been, and is, reframed and restructured by the visual and theoretical frameworks introduced by different ‘technologies of sight’ – understood to include orthographic projection,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Furniture

    Identity, Diplomacy and Persuasion in Post-War Interiors

    Edited by Fredie Flore, Cammie McAtee

    In many different parts of the world modern furniture elements have served as material expressions of power in the post-war era. They were often meant to express an international and in some respects a political modern language, but when placed in a sensitive setting or a meaningful architectural…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France

    By Iris Moon

    As the official architects of Napoleon, Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762-1853) designed interiors that responded to the radical ideologies and collective forms of destruction that took place during the French Revolution. The architects visualized new forms of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Retail Design

    Theoretical Perspectives

    Edited by Ann Petermans, Anthony Kent

    The late twentieth century saw rapid growth in consumption and the expansion of retailing and services. This was reflected in the number and type of stores and locations, from regional shopping malls and out-of-town superstores to concept and flagship stores. Retail design became an essential part…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25 
    Routledge

  • Light Touches

    Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900

    By Alice Barnaby

    Light Touches: Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900 explores how urban lives in the nineteenth century were increasingly touched by innovations in the technologies and aesthetics of illumination. Dramatic changes in qualities of light – and darkness – became acutely palpable to the human…

    Hardback – 2016-11-16 
    Routledge
    Directions in Cultural History

  • Self-Assembly Lab

    Experiments in Programming Matter

    By Skylar Tibbits

    What if structures could build themselves or adapt to fluctuating environments? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab in the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, MA, crosses the boundaries between architecture, biology, materials science and the arts, to envision a world where…

    Paperback – 2016-10-27 
    Routledge

  • The Force of Fashion in Politics and Society

    Global Perspectives from Early Modern to Contemporary Times

    Edited by Beverly Lemire

    Throughout history, fashion has emerged as one of the most powerful driving forces determining the political, economic and social ramifications of the production, distribution and circulation of goods. Indeed fashion, especially in relation to clothing and textiles, shapes the relationship between…

    Paperback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge
    The History of Retailing and Consumption

  • Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity

    Edited by Alla Myzelev, John Potvin

    Challenging the notion that fashion and furniture were or are separate enterprises and distinct material aesthetic traditions, this collection focuses on three material and conceptual links central to understanding the relationship between interior design and fashion-the body, fabric, and space.…

    Paperback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge

  • Representations of Hair in Victorian Literature and Culture

    By Galia Ofek

    Galia Ofek's wide-ranging study elucidates the historical, artistic, literary, and theoretical meanings of the Victorians' preoccupation with hair. Victorian writers and artists, Ofek argues, had a well-developed awareness of fetishism as an overinvestment of value in a specific body part and were…

    Paperback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion

    Edited by Kate Fletcher, Mathilda Tham

    The clothing industry employs 25 million people globally contributing to many livelihoods and the prosperity of communities, to women’s independence, and the establishment of significant infrastructures in poorer countries. Yet the fashion industry is also a significant contributor to the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Clothing Culture, 1350-1650

    Edited by Catherine Richardson

    Addressing the subject of clothing in relation to such fundamental issues as national identity, social distinction, gender, the body, religion and politics, Clothing Culture, 1350-1650 provides a springboard into one of the most fascinating yet least understood aspects of social and cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    The History of Retailing and Consumption

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