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  • Architectures of Display

    Department Stores and Modern Retail

    By Anca I. Lasc, Patricia Lara-Betancourt, Margaret Maile Petty

    Through an international range of case studies from the 1870s to the present day, this volume analyses strategies of display in department stores and modern retail spaces. Established scholars and emerging researchers working within a range of disciplinary contexts and historiographical traditions…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 

  • Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Home

    Modern Art and the Decorative Impulse

    By Anca I. Lasc

    The nineteenth century - the Era of the Interior - witnessed the steady displacement of art from the ceilings, walls, and floors of aristocratic and religious interiors to the everyday spaces of bourgeois households, subject to their own enhanced ornamentation. Following the 1863 Salon des refusés…

    Hardback – 2016-04-27 

  • Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War

    Principles of Dress

    By Rebecca Houze

    Filling a critical gap in Vienna 1900 studies, this book offers a new reading of fin-de-siècle culture in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy by looking at the unusual and widespread preoccupation with embroidery, fabrics, clothing, and fashion - both literally and metaphorically. The author resurrects…

    Hardback – 2015-02-13
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700–1950

  • Suspending Modernity: The Architecture of Franco Albini

    By Kay Bea Jones

    Franco Albini’s works of architecture and design, produced between 1930 and 1977, have enjoyed a recent revival but to date have received only sporadic scholarly attention from historians and critics of the Modern Movement. A chorus of Italian voices has sung his praises, none more eloquently…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-08-26
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Exhibitions and the Development of Modern Planning Culture

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-03-26

  • Design at Home

    Domestic Advice Books in Britain and the USA since 1945

    By Grace Lees Maffei

    Domestic advice literature is rich in information about design, ideals of domesticity, consumption and issues of identity, yet this literature remains a relatively neglected resource in comparison with magazines and film. Design at Home brings together etiquette, homemaking and home decoration…

    Hardback – 2013-12-17
    Directions in Cultural History

  • Biography, Identity and the Modern Interior

    By Anne Massey

    Edited by Penny Sparke

    Through a series of case studies from the mid-eighteenth century to the start of the twenty-first, this collection of essays considers the historical insights that ethno/auto/biographical investigations into the lives of individuals, groups and interiors can offer design and architectural…

    Hardback – 2013-10-23

  • Contemporary Art About Architecture

    A Strange Utility

    By Nora Wendl

    Edited by Isabelle Loring Wallace

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-05-23

  • Architecture as a Performing Art

    By Gray Read

    Edited by Marcia Feuerstein

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-04-15
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • The Political Unconscious of Architecture

    Re-opening Jameson's Narrative

    Edited by Nadir Lahiji

    Thirty years have passed since eminent cultural and literary critic Fredric Jameson wrote his classic work, The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act, in which he insisted that 'there is nothing that is not social and historical - indeed, that everything is "in the last…

    Paperback – 2012-12-18
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • An Introduction to Design and Culture

    1900 to the Present, 3rd Edition

    By Penny Sparke

    This third edition of An Introduction to Design and Culture has been revised and updated throughout to include issues of globalization, sustainability and digital/interactive design. New for this edition is a chapter which covers key changes in design culture. Design culture has changed…

    Paperback – 2012-12-06

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