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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 
    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 – 2016-12-06 

  • 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 apolitical modern language, but when placed in a sensitive setting or a meaningful architectural…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 

  • 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 

  • 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 
    Directions in Cultural History

  • Structural and Civil Engineering Design

    Edited by William Addis

    The importance of design has often been neglected in studies considering the history of structural and civil engineering. Yet design is a key aspect of all building and engineering work. This volume brings together a range of articles which focus on the role of design in engineering. It opens by…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Studies in the History of Civil Engineering

  • Transferred Illusions

    Digital Technology and the Forms of Print

    By Marilyn Deegan, Kathryn Sutherland

    This is a study of the forms and institutions of print - newspapers, books, scholarly editions, publishing, libraries - as they relate to and are changed by emergent digital forms and institutions. In the early 1990s hypertext was briefly hailed as a liberating writing tool for non-linear creation.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Architecture as a Performing Art

    Edited by Marcia Feuerstein, Gray Read

    How do buildings act with people and among people in the performances of life? This collection of essays reveals a deep alliance between architecture and the performing arts, uncovering its roots in ancient stories, and tracing a continuous tradition of thought that emerges in contemporary practice…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Contemporary Art About Architecture

    A Strange Utility

    Edited by Isabelle Loring Wallace, Nora Wendl

    An important resource for scholars of contemporary art and architecture, this volume considers contemporary art that takes architecture as its subject. Concentrated on works made since 1990, Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility is the first to take up this topic in a sustained and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19

  • 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 – 2016-10-11
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture

    Edited by Robert Freestone, Marco Amati

    The evolution of city planning theory and practice in the first half of the twentieth century was captured and driven by a range of exhibitionary practices in a variety of settings globally, from international expos to local public halls. The agendas of the promoters varied, but exhibitions…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20

  • Designing Modern Norway

    A History of Design Discourse

    By Kjetil Fallan

    Designing Modern Norway: A History of Design Discourse is an intellectual history of design and its role in configuring the modern Norwegian nation state. Rather than a conventional national design history survey that focuses on designers and objects, this is an in-depth study of the ideologies,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-02

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