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  • Visioning Technologies: the Architectures of Sight

    By Graham Cairns

    Focusing on Europe and North America and covering a time frame extending from the C15th to the present day, this book examines how the historic development of ’visioning technologies’ such as perspective, telescopes, photography, film, digital animation, and virtual reality has influenced…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Visualizing the Nineteenth-Century Home

    Modern Art and the Decorative Impulse

    Edited 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 refuses,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-09 
    Routledge

  • Architecture, Design and Craft in Toronto 1900-1940

    Creating Modern Living

    By Alla Myzelev

    Toronto - the largest and one of the most multicultural cities in Canada - boasts an equally interesting and diverse architectural heritage. Architecture, Design and Craft in Toronto 1900-1940 tells a story of the significant changes in domestic life in the first 40 years of the twentieth century.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-18
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2015-01-28
    Routledge
    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 than…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    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…

    Hardback – 2014-08-26
    Routledge
    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
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge
    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 – 2013-09-28
    Routledge

  • Contemporary Art About Architecture

    A Strange Utility

    Edited by Nora Wendl, 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
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2013-03-27
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

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