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  • The Architecture of Phantasmagoria

    Specters of the City

    By Libero Andreotti, Nadir Lahiji

    In a time of mass-mediated modernity, the city becomes, almost by definition, a constitutively ‘mediated’ city. Today, more than ever before, the omnipresence of media in every sphere of culture is creating a new urban ontology, saturating, fracturing, and exacerbating the manifold experience of…

    Hardback – 2016-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • This Thing Called Theory

    Edited by Teresa Stoppani, George Themistokleous, Giorgio Ponzo

    In the age of post-digital architecture and digital materiality, This Thing Called Theory explores current practices of architectural theory, their critical and productive role. The book is organized in sections which explore theory as an open issue in architecture, as it relates to and borrows…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08 
    Routledge
    Critiques

  • 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 – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge

  • On Discomfort

    Moments in a Modern History of Architectural Culture

    Edited by David Ellison, Andrew Leach

    Examining discomfort’s physical, emotional, conceptual, psychological and aesthetic dimensions, the contributors to this volume offer an alternate, cultural approach to the study of architecture and the built environment. By attending to a series of disparate instances in which architecture and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Expanding Disciplinarity in Architectural Practice

    Designing from the Room to the City

    By Tom Holbrook

    Expanding Disciplinarity in Architectural Practice presents an argument for the role of an architect as a generalist with a particular ability to bring spatial intelligence to bear on the significant issues of planning, settlement and identity. The book draws on strategy and planning, landscape,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Planning for Community-based Disaster Resilience Worldwide

    Learning from Case Studies in Six Continents

    Edited by Adenrele Awotona

    We are witnessing an ever-increasing level and intensity of disasters from Ecuador to Ethiopia and beyond, devastating millions of ordinary lives and causing long-term misery to vulnerable populations. Bringing together 26 case studies from six continents, this volume provides a unique resource…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Architecture of Resistance

    Cultivating Moments of Possibility within the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

    By Yara Sharif

    Architecture of Resistance investigates the relationship between architecture, politics and power, and how these factors interplay in light of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. It takes Palestine as the key ground of spatial exploration, looking at the spaces between people, boundary lines,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26 
    Routledge
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Frank Lloyd Wright : The Early Years : Progressivism : Aesthetics : Cities

    By Donald Leslie Johnson

    Frank Lloyd Wright : The Early Years : Progressivism : Aesthetics : Cities examines Wright's belief that all aspects of human life must embrace and celebrate an aesthetic experience that would thereby lead to necessary social reforms. Inherent in the theory was a belief that reform of nineteenth…

    Hardback – 2016-10-20 
    Routledge

  • Follow the Sun

    A Field Guide to Architectural Photography in the Digital Age

    By James Ewing

    Follow the Sun will guide you through all aspects of architectural photography, from the genre’s rich history to the exciting new approaches brought by the advent of the digital age. It explains how to use the powerful tools of digital photography while employing many of the skills and traditions…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04 
    Focal Press

  • Designing Schools

    Space, Place and Pedagogy

    Edited by Kate Darian-Smith, Julie Willis

    Designing Schools explores the close connections between the design of school buildings and educational practices throughout the twentieth century to today. Through international cases studies that span the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia, this volume examines historical innovations in…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20 
    Routledge

  • Negotiating the Mediated City

    Everyday Encounters with Public Screens

    By Zlatan Krajina

    This book is an interdisciplinary empirical investigation of how people interact with public screens in their daily lives. In more and more surprising locations, screens of various kinds appear within the sightlines of passers-by in contemporary cities. Outdoor advertisers target audiences which…

    Paperback – 2016-09-15 
    Routledge
    Comedia

  • Introducing Architectural Tectonics

    Exploring the Intersection of Design and Construction

    By Chad Schwartz

    Introducing Architectural Tectonics is an exploration of the poetics of construction. Tectonic theory is an integrative philosophy examining the relationships formed between design, construction, and space while creating or experiencing a work of architecture. In this text, author Chad Schwartz…

    Paperback – 2016-09-14 
    Routledge

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