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  • 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 – 2017-02-07 
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

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

    By Ana Miljacki

    The Optimum Imperative examines architecture’s multiple entanglements within the problem 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 the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06 

  • 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 
    Critical Assessments in Architecture

  • 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 – 2017-02-01 

  • 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

  • The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture

    Air, Comfort and Climate

    By C. Alan Short

    The Recovery of Natural Environments in Architecture challenges the modern practice of sealing up and mechanically cooling public scaled buildings in whichever climate and environment they are located. This book unravels the extremely complex history of understanding and perception of air, bad air,…

    Paperback – 2017-01-20 
    Building Research and Information

  • NATØ: Narrative Architecture in Postmodern London

    By Claire Jamieson

    Chronicling the last radical architectural group of the twentieth century – NATØ (Narrative Architecture Today) – who emerged from the Architectural Association at the start of the 1980s, this book explores the group’s work which echoed a wider artistic and literary culture that drew on the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-12 

  • Narrative Architecture

    A Designer's Story

    By Sylvain De Bleeckere, Sebastiaan Gerards

    Narrative Architecture explores the postmodern concept of narrative architecture from four perspectives: thinking, imagining, educating, and designing, to give you an original view on our postmodern era and architectural culture. Authors Sylvain De Bleeckere and Sebastiaan Gerards outline the ideas…

    Paperback – 2017-01-11 

  • Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland's Past c. 1825-1875

    By Richard A. Marsden

    Today, Scotland's history is frequently associated with the clarion call of political nationalism. However, in the nineteenth century the influence of history on Scottish national identity was far more ambiguous. How, then, did ideas about the past shape Scottish identity in a period when union…

    Paperback – 2017-01-07 

  • The Efficacy of Architecture

    Political Contestation and Agency

    By Tahl Kaminer

    A significant ideological transition has taken place in the discipline of architecture in the last few years. Originating in a displeasure with the ‘starchitecture’ system and the focus on aesthetic innovation, a growing number of architects, emboldened by the 2007–8 economic crisis, have staged a…

    Paperback – 2017-01-05 

  • Cityscapes in History

    Creating the Urban Experience

    By Heléna Tóth

    Edited by Katrina Gulliver

    Paperback – 2017-01-04 

  • Pueblo Style and Regional Architecture (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Nicholas C. Markovich, Wolfgang F. E. Preiser, Fred G. Sturm

    Few architectural styles evoke so strong a sense of place as Pueblo architecture. This book brings together experts from architecture and art, archaeology and anthropology, philosophy and history, considering Pueblo style not simply architecturally, but within its cultural, religious, economic, and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-26 
    Routledge Revivals

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