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  • Nature and the Nation in Fin-de-Siècle France

    The Art of Émile Gallé and the École de Nancy

    By Jessica M. Dandona

    By the time of his death in 1904, critics, arts reformers, and government officials were near universal in their praise of Art Nouveau designer Emile Gallé (1846–1904), whose works they described as the essence of French design. Many went so far as to argue that the artist’s creations could…

    Hardback – 2017-05-31 
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • Exhibiting Craft and Design

    Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm, 1930-present

    Edited by Alla Myzelev

    Exhibiting Craft and Design Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm investigates the ways that craft and design objects were collected, displayed, and interpreted throughout the second half of the twentieth century and recent years. The cases studies discussed in this…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge

  • Reassessing Nikolaus Pevsner

    Edited by Peter Draper

    Nikolaus Pevsner was one of the most important and influential art historians of the twentieth century. He opened up new areas of enquiry in the history of art, revolutionising architectural studies in England and playing a key role in establishing the discipline of design history. Through his…

    Paperback – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    British Art and Visual Culture since 1750 New Readings

  • The Politics of Furniture

    Identity, Diplomacy and Persuasion in Post-War Interiors

    Edited by Fredie Floré, 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 – 2017-02-08
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-12-15
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-11-25
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • 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 – 2016-11-24
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    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 – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    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 – 2016-11-11
    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 – 2016-11-07
    Routledge
    Directions in Cultural History

  • 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

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