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  • 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

  • Rethinking Basic Design in Architectural Education

    Foundations Past and Future

    By Mine Ozkar

    Rethinking Basic Design in Architectural Education provides historical and computational insights into beginning design education for architecture. Inviting the readers to briefly forget what is commonly known as basic design, it delivers the account of two educators, Denman W. Ross and Arthur W.…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Spaces of Justice

    Peripheries, Passages, Appropriations

    Edited by Chris Butler, Edward Mussawir

    This collection is inspired by the transdisciplinary possibilities posed by the connections between space and justice. Drawing on a variety of theoretical influences that include Henri Lefebvre, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Doreen Massey, Gillian Rose, Walter Benjamin, Elias Canetti, Antonio…

    Hardback – 2017-01-24 
    Space, Materiality and the Normative

  • Perspectives on Research Assessment in Architecture, Music and the Arts

    Discussing Doctorateness

    Edited by Fredrik Nilsson, Halina Dunin-Woyseth, Nel Janssens

    Research in the creative fields of architecture, design, music and the arts has experienced dynamic development for over two decades. The research in these practice and arts based fields has become increasingly mature, but has also led to various discussions on what constitutes doctoral proficiency…

    Hardback – 2017-01-18 
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • 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 

  • Space, Place, and Territory

    A Critical Review on Spatialities

    By Fabio Duarte

    Space, place, and territory are concepts that lie at the core of geography and urban planning, environmental studies and sociology. Although space, place, and territory are indeed polysemic and polemic, they have particular characteristics that distinguish them from each other. They are…

    Hardback – 2017-01-11 

  • 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 

  • 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

  • A Primer on Theory in Architecture

    By Karen Cordes Spence

    A Primer on Theory in Architecture discusses how theory is defined in architecture, how it is identified, its location in larger perspectives or worldviews, its relationships to other areas in architecture, and how it can be constructed. The book explores the definition, elements and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-20 

  • Graffiti and Street Art

    Reading, Writing and Representing the City

    Edited by Konstantinos Avramidis, Myrto Tsilimpounidi

    Graffiti and street art images are ubiquitous, and they enjoy a very special place in collective imaginary due to their ambiguous nature. Sometimes enigmatic in meaning, often stylistically crude and aesthetically aggressive, yet always visually arresting, they fill our field of vision with texts…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 

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