Theory of Architecture Products

  • Riverine

    Architecture and Rivers

    Edited by Gerald Adler, Manolo Guerci

    Focusing on human settlements whose origins depend upon rivers, this book asks, what may be identified as common cultural traits to such settlements? It explores the relationship between architecture and rivers at a number of scales, from the geographical/topographical, through the urban/…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge

  • The Future of Museum and Gallery Design

    Purpose, Process, Perception

    Edited by Suzanne Macleod, Jonathan A Hale, Tricia Austin, Oscar Ho Hing Kay

    Placing a specific emphasis on social responsibility, The Future of Museum and Gallery Design emphasises the need for a greater understanding of the impact of museum design in the experiences of visitors, in the manifestation of the vision and values of museums and galleries, and in the shaping of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Contingent Practices

    By Nat Chard, Perry Kulper

    Perry Kulper and Nat Chard work with conditions of uncertainty, developing a contingent architecture that provokes and absorbs the unforeseen as well as the more predictable relationships into which architecture can enter. In mainstream practice and research there is an emphasis on achieving a…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Home and Community

    Lessons from a Modernist Housing Scheme

    By Sandra Costa Santos, Nadia Bertolino, Vanessa May, Stephen Hicks, Camilla Lewis

    This book explores the connections between architecture, home and community. It is based on the empirical examination of domestic experiences in a post-war modernist housing scheme: Claremont Court in Edinburgh, designed by Basil Spence. Offering a novel cross-disciplinary approach, it broadens our…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Surfaces

    Transformations of Body, Materials and Earth

    Edited by Mike Anusas, Cris Simonetti

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Life Takes Place

    Phenomenology, Lifeworlds and Place Making

    By David Seamon

    Life Takes Place argues that, even in our mobile, hypermodern world, human life is impossible without place. Seamon asks the question: why does life take place? He draws on examples of specific places and place experiences to understand place more broadly. Advocating for a holistic way of…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27 
    Routledge

  • The Geographies of Comfort

    Edited by Laura Price, Danny McNally, Philip Crang

    To be in one’s comfort zone is perceived to be conservative, and socially and culturally unadventurous. At the same time the embodied, material experience of ’comfort’ is anticipated for satisfying experiences of everyday life. To comfort is to support and strengthen. Bringing together conceptual…

    Hardback – 2018-04-18 
    Routledge

  • Museum Thresholds

    The Design and Media of Arrival

    Edited by Ross Parry, Ruth Page, Alex Moseley

    Museum Thresholds is a progressively interdisciplinary volume, in which a range of international experts explore the importance and potential of entrance spaces for visitor experience. The chapters, in the three themed sections, explore a range of museum thresholds: first as a problem space; then…

    Hardback – 2018-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice

    By Marian Macken

    Books orient, intrigue, provoke and direct the reader while editing, interpreting, encapsulating, constructing and revealing architectural representation. Binding Space: The Book as Architectural Practice explores the role of the book form within the realm of architectural representation. It…

    Paperback – 2018-04-12 
    Routledge
    Design Research in Architecture

  • Event Space

    Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde

    By Dorita Hannah

    As the symbolists, constructivists and surrealists of the historical avant-garde began to abandon traditional theatre spaces and embrace the more contingent locations of the theatrical ‘event’, the built environment of a performance became not only part of the event, but an event in and of itself.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-06 
    Routledge

  • Creative Conservation of Heritage Values

    Philosophical Interpretations and Architectural Interventions

    By Vassilis Ganiatsas

    Contemporary practice of Heritage Preservation is currently regulated by a plethora of charters, decrees, conventions and recommendations, aiming to guide all aspects of heritage protection and management. However, despite all this specific technical and practical guidance, there has been far less…

    Hardback – 2018-04-01 
    Routledge

  • On Surface and Place

    Between Architecture, Textiles and Photography

    By Peta Carlin

    On Surface and Place is a rich and poetic exploration of surfaces and foregrounds their significance in our understanding and experience of place. Departing from Gottfried Semper’s discussion of correspondences between architecture and textiles, the study emerges from the reading of photographs, a…

    Hardback – 2018-03-27 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

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