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  • Towards a Public Space

    Le Corbusier and the Greco-Latin Tradition in the Modern City

    By Marta Sequeira

    The extensive literature on Le Corbusier’s work tends to examine mostly his architecture, but he was also very interested in the larger scale of cities and planning. He makes several urban plans - for the reconstruction of France, for Bogota and for Chandigarh, for example - and writes several…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • On Discomfort

    Moments in a Modern History of Architectural Culture

    By Andrew Leach, David Ellison

    While the significance of the interior has recently been explored from a range of disciplinary perspectives, there has been no extensive study of discomfort, or the role it plays in the cultural history of architecture. By examining discomfort’s physical, emotional, conceptual, psychological and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Specifying Ambient Worlds

    Architecture, Music and Minimalism

    By Thomas Mical

    Specifying Ambient Worlds is structured around convergences and resonances between architecture and theory, sound and space, sense and affect, and all things ambient. It brings together a selection of historical inflection points, singular examples, and oblique strategies for designers to work from…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • Domesticated Natures: Victor Horta and the Art Nouveau Interior

    By Amy Catania Kulper

    There are two predominant approaches to the study of art nouveau architecture: some historians considering it to be the swan song of the great period styles, while others crediting the architects of the art nouveau with planting the seeds of Modernism, while paying aesthetic lip service to the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-28 

  • The Changing Shape of Practice

    Integrating Research and Design in Architecture

    Edited by Michael U. Hensel, Fredrik Nilsson

    Architectural practices worldwide have to deal with increasingly complex design requirements. How do practices acquire the ability to do so? The Changing Shape of Practice provides a handbook of examples for practices that wish to integrate more research into their work and a reference book for…

    Paperback – 2016-05-25 

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

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-24 

  • Self-Assembly Lab

    Experiments in Programming Matter

    By Skylar Tibbits

    What if structures could build themselves or adapt to fluctuating environments? Skylar Tibbits, Director of the Self-Assembly Lab in the Department of Architecture at MIT, Cambridge, MA, crosses the boundaries between architecture, biology, materials science and the arts, to envision a world where…

    Paperback – 2016-05-15 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Elements of Architecture

    Assembling archaeology, atmosphere and the performance of building spaces

    Edited by Mikkel Bille, Tim Flohr Sorensen

    Elements of Architecture explores new ways of engaging architecture in archaeology. It conceives of architecture both as the physical evidence of past societies and as existing beyond the physical environment, considering how people in the past have not just dwelled in buildings but have existed…

    Hardback – 2016-03-28 
    Archaeological Orientations

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