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  • Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa

    Lessons from Larabanga

    By Michelle Apotsos

    Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa shows you the relationship between architecture and Islamic identity in West Africa. The book looks broadly across Muslim West Africa and takes an in-depth study of the village of Larabanga, a small Muslim community in Northern Ghana, to help you see…

    Paperback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge

  • The Rhetoric of Pier Luigi Nervi

    Forms in reinforced concrete and ferro-cement

    By Alberto Bologna, Roberto Gargiani

    During his long career, Pier Luigi Nervi has explored the potential of concrete through the cast-in place and the prefabrication of elements in reinforced concrete or in ferro-cement, the material he invented and patented during the war. All of his best known works, such as the Berta Stadium, the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-15 
    EPFL Press

  • Architectural Theory of Modernism

    Relating Functions and Forms

    By Ute Poerschke

    Architectural Theory of Modernism presents an overview of the discourse on function-form concepts from the beginnings, in the eighteenth century, to its peak in High Modernism. Functionalist thinking and its postmodern criticism during the second half of the twentieth century is explored, as well…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05 
    Routledge

  • A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture

    Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience

    By Jiat-Hwee Chang

    A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture traces the origins of tropical architecture to nineteenth century British colonial architectural knowledge and practices. It uncovers how systematic knowledge and practices on building and environmental technologies in the tropics were linked to military…

    Paperback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • Ancient Urban Planning in the Mediterranean

    New Research Directions

    Greek and Roman monuments have been disappearing from the collective psyche for millennia; as soon as a new Roman emperor assumed power, for example, the urban template and architectural landscape was reshaped and adapted to suit the new rule. More recently, the rapid acceleration in the loss of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge

  • Le Corbusier’s Practical Aesthetic of the City

    The treatise ‘La Construction des villes’ of 1910/11

    By Christoph Schnoor

    Le Corbusier wrote his first book-length treatise, La Construction des villes , in the early years of the C20th. This remarkable work, dealing with questions of aesthetic urbanism, shows Le Corbusier’s intellectual influences in the field of urbanism, and it is an important document of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • Writing the Global City

    Globalisation, Postcolonialism and the Urban

    By Anthony D King

    Over the last three decades, our understanding of the city worldwide has been revolutionized by three innovative theoretical concepts – globalisation, postcolonialism and a radically contested notion of modernity. The idea and even the reality of the city has been extended out of the state and…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • German Concrete, 1819-1877

    The science of cement from Trass to Portland

    By Salvatore Aprea

    This book provides a comprehensive account of how the modern expertise in building with concrete arose in Germany, during the first three quarters of the 19th century. Based on careful analyses of ancient documents and literature, it reconstructs an engaging history of master builders, engineers,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15 
    EPFL Press

  • The Modern Urban Landscape

    By Edward Relph

    First published in 1987, this book provides a wide-ranging account of how modern cities have come to look as they do — differing radically from their predecessors in their scale, style, details and meanings. It uses many illustrations and examples to explore the origins and development of specific…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • The Audacity of Design

    A History of Architecture and its Technologies

    By Kristina Luce

    Architectural design today is undergoing a momentous shift. Computationally based practices of design and construction, and the often-inscrutable building forms that result, present an enormous interpretative challenge. While some find this new work to be utopian, finding within this style of…

    Hardback – 2016-03-28 
    Routledge

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