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  • Sport and Architecture

    By Benjamin S. Flowers

    Sport and architecture are two elements of contemporary life that have a broad and profound impact on the world around us. The role architecture plays in shaping buildings and societies has occupied historians for centuries. Likewise the cultural, economic, and political importance of sport is the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

  • House and Home

    Cultural Contexts, Ontological Roles

    By Thomas Barrie

    House and home are words routinely used to describe where and how one lives. This book challenges these predominant definitions and argues that domesticity fundamentally satisfies the human need to create and inhabit a defined place in the world. Consequently, house and home have performed numerous…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge

  • Marco Frascari's Dream House

    A Theory of Imagination

    By Marco Frascari, Federica Goffi

    This previously unpublished work is a must read for anyone who has followed Marco Frascari’s scholarship and teachings over the last three decades. It also provides the perfect introduction for anyone new to his writings. As ever, Marco does not offer prescriptive tools and frameworks to enact his…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge

  • Renaissance Porticoes and Painted Pergolas

    Nature and Culture in Early Modern Italy

    By Natsumi Nonaka

    This book is the first study of the portico and its decorative program as a cultural phenomenon in Renaissance Italy. Focusing on a largely neglected group of porticoes decorated with painted pergolas that appeared in Rome and environs in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, it tells the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Occidentalist Perceptions of European Architecture in Nineteenth-Century Persian Travel Diaries

    Travels in Farangi Space

    By Vahid Vahdat

    In the midst of Europe’s nineteenth-century industrial revolution, four men embarked on separate journeys to the wondrous Farangestan – a land of fascinating objects, mysterious technologies, heavenly women, and magical spaces. Determined to learn the secret of Farangestan’s advancements, the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-04 
    Routledge

  • The Seven Ancient Wonders in the Early Modern World

    By Inmaculada Rodriguez Moya, Victor Minguez

    This monograph is a study and catalogue of the artistic production of the Early Modern World including and evoking the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, plus an eighth, considered by scholars of the 15th and 16th centuries to be the Royal Monastery of El Escorial. Nowadays we often see…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge

  • Architecture and Identity

    Responses to Cultural and Technological Change, 3rd Edition

    By Chris Abel

    Expanding his collected essays on architectural theory and criticism, Chris Abel pursues his explorations across disciplinary and regional boundaries in search of a deeper understanding of architecture in the evolution of human culture and identity formation. From his earliest writings predicting…

    Paperback – 2017-02-24 
    Routledge

  • The Optimum Imperative: Czech Architecture for the Socialist Lifestyle, 1938-1968

    By Ana Miljacki

    The Optimum Imperative examines architecture’s multiple entanglements within the problematics of Socialist lifestyle in postwar Czechoslovakia. Situated in the period loosely bracketed by the signing of the Munich accords in 1938, which affected Czechoslovakia’s entrance into World War II, and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • The Amusement Park

    History, Culture and the Heritage of Pleasure

    Edited by Jason Wood

    Cyclone, Revolution, Corkscrew; Luna Park, Pleasure Beach, Dreamland – names and places instantly familiar to rollercoaster and amusement park enthusiasts. But what first gave rise to the concept and nomenclature of the amusement park; how did amusement parks develop in Britain and elsewhere, and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-04 
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Architecture and the Landscape of Modernity in China before 1949

    By Edward Denison

    This book explores China’s encounter with architecture and modernity in the tumultuous epoch before Communism – an encounter that was mediated not by a singular notion of modernism emanating from the West, but that was uniquely multifarious, deriving from a variety of sources both from the West and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge

  • Le Corbusier

    Edited by Graham Livesey, Antony Moulis

    Le Corbusier (1887-1965), born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), is considered by many to be the most influential architect of the twentieth century. Educated in his hometown in the Arts and Crafts tradition under his mentor Charles L’Éplattenier, his early training…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01 
    Routledge
    Critical Assessments in Architecture

  • Revolution: Interior Design from 1950

    By Drew Plunkett

    The last half of the twentieth century saw the emergence, evolution and consolidation of a distinct interior design practice and profession. This book is invaluable for students and practitioners, providing a detailed specialist, contemporary historical analysis of their profession and is…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01 
    RIBA Publishing

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