Architectural History Products

  • Women Architects in India

    Histories of Practice in Mumbai and Delhi, 1st Edition

    By Mary N. Woods

    As the first inclusive study of how women have shaped the modern Indian built environment from the independence struggle until today, this book reveals a history that is largely unknown, not only in the West, but also in India. Educated in the 1930s and 1940s, the very first women architects…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10

  • Cross-Cultural Interaction Between Byzantium and the West, 1204–1669

    Whose Mediterranean Is It Anyway?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Angeliki Lymberopoulou

    The early modern Mediterranean was an area where many different rich cultural traditions came in contact with each other, and were often forced to co-exist, frequently learning to reap the benefits of co-operation. Orthodox, Roman Catholics, Muslims, Jews, and their interactions all contributed…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27
    Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space and Gender

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alexandra Staub

    The Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space and Gender reframes the discussion of modernity, space and gender by examining how "modernity" has been defined in various cultural contexts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, how this definition has been expressed spatially and architecturally,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13

  • Unfinished Places: The Politics of (Re)making Cairo’s Old Quarters

    1st Edition

    By Gehan Selim

    The Emerging Politics of (Re) making Cairo's Old Quarters examines postcolonial planning practices that aimed to modernise Cairo’s urban spaces. The author examines the expanding field of postcolonial urbanism by linking the state’s political ideologies and systems of governance with methods of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-12

  • The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia

    Architecture and Court Culture in Umayyad Córdoba, 1st Edition

    By Glaire D. Anderson

    Exploring the aristocratic villas and court culture of Córdoba, during its 'golden age' under the reign of the Umayyad dynasty (r. 756-1031 AD), this study illuminates a key facet of the secular architecture of the court and its relationship to the well-known Umayyad luxury arts. Based on textual…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08

  • The Empress Nurbanu and Ottoman Politics in the Sixteenth Century

    Building the Atik Valide, 1st Edition

    By Pinar Kayaalp

    Nurbanu (1525–1583) is one of the most prominent yet least studied royal women of the Ottoman dynasty. Her political and administrative career began when she was chosen as the favorite concubine of the crown prince Selim. Nurbanu’s authority increased when her son Murad was singled out as…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

  • Aalto, Utzon, Fehn

    Three Paradigms of Phenomenological Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Roger Tyrrell

    This book examines the work of three seminal Nordic architects - Alvar Aalto, Jørn Utzon and Sverre Fehn - from a phenomenological perspective, utilising the methodology of 'paradigm' (or 'in the manner of''). Roger Tyrrell explains how the approach of each architect is defined by the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05

  • Reading Architecture

    Literary Imagination and Architectural Experience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Angeliki Sioli, Yoonchun Jung

    Why write instead of draw when it comes to architecture? Why rely on literary pieces instead of architectural treatises and writings when it comes to the of study buildings and urban environments? Why rely on literary techniques and accounts instead of architectural practices and analysis when it…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05

  • Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse

    Case studies of conceptual norms and aesthetic practices, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Grinceri

    This book is concerned with cultural and political discourses that affect the production of architecture. It examines how these discursive mechanisms and technologies combine to normalise and aestheticise everyday practices. It queries the means by which buildings are appropriated to give shape and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

  • Algarve Building

    Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965, 1st Edition

    By Ricardo Agarez

    Foreword by Adrian Forty. The Algarve is not only Portugal’s foremost tourism region. Uniquely Mediterranean in an Atlantic country, its building customs have long been markers of historical and cultural specificity, attracting both picturesque driven conservatives and modernists seeking their…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

  • Function and Fantasy: Iron Architecture in the Long Nineteenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Dobraszczyk, Peter Sealy

    The introduction of iron – and later steel – construction and decoration transformed architecture in the nineteenth century. While the structural employment of iron has been a frequent subject of study, this book re-directs scholarly scrutiny on its place in the aesthetics of architecture in the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

  • Ideological Equals

    Women Architects in Socialist Europe 1945-1989, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mary Pepchinski, Mariann Simon

    Ideological Equals: Women Architects in Socialist Europe 1945-1989 presents an alternative narrative of women in architecture. A topic often considered from the perspective of difference, this edited collection conversely focuses on the woman architect in a position of equality with their male…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

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