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  • A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture

    Past, Present, Future

    By David Wang

    A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future examines the impact of Chinese philosophy on China’s historic structures, as well as on modern Chinese urban aesthetics and architectural forms. For architecture in China moving forward, author David Wang posits a theory, the New…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge

  • The Living Tradition of Architecture

    Edited by Jose de Paiva

    The Living Tradition of Architecture explores the depth of architecture as it takes flesh in the living tradition of building, dwelling and thinking. This is a timely appraisal of the field by some of its foremost contributors. Beyond modern misconceptions about tradition only relating to things…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity

    By Mauro Baracco, Louise Wright

    Australian Architect Robin Boyd (1919–1971) advocated tirelessly for the voice of Australian Architects so that there could be an Architecture that might speak to Australian conditions and sensibilities.His legacy continues in the work of contemporary Australian architects yet also prompts a way…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Visioning Technologies

    The Architectures of Sight

    Edited by Graham Cairns

    Visioning Technologies brings together a collection of texts from leading theorists to examine how architecture has been, and is, reframed and restructured by the visual and theoretical frameworks introduced by different ‘technologies of sight’ – understood to include orthographic projection,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Furniture

    Identity, Diplomacy and Persuasion in Post-War Interiors

    Edited by Fredie Flore, Cammie McAtee

    In many different parts of the world modern furniture elements have served as material expressions of power in the post-war era. They were often meant to express an international and in some respects apolitical modern language, but when placed in a sensitive setting or a meaningful architectural…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge
    "English Labouring-Class Poets, 1700–1900"

  • Times of Creative Destruction

    Shaping Buildings and Cities in the late C20th

    By Alexander Tzonis, Liane Lefaivre

    Times of Creative Destruction is about the years that followed the end of WWII, one of the most seminal and dramatic epochs in human history, during which extraordinary star-buildings were born, cities exploded, and an unprecedented world of a ‘Third Ecology’ emerged. Never before was there such a…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 
    Routledge

  • Building Culture

    By Ole Moystad

    In Building Culture, the basic assumption is that the city, including its inhabitants, forms an intelligent system, an architecture suspended between the human mind and the world of which we are part. Intelligence and meaning are given pragmatist definitions: "Intelligence is the ability to…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism

    Critical encounters between Giorgio Agamben and architecture

    By Camillo Boano

    The Ethics of a Potential Urbanism explores the possible and potential relevance of Giorgio Agamben’s political thoughts and writings for the theory and the practice of architecture and urban design. It sketches out the potentiality of Agamben’s politics, which can affect change in current…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Landscape Theory in Design

    By Susan Herrington

    Phenomenology, Materiality, Cybernetics, Palimpsest, Cyborgs, Landscape Urbanism, Typology, Semiotics, Deconstruction - the minefield of theoretical ideas that students must navigate today can be utterly confusing, and how do these theories translate to the design studio? Landscape Theory in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Research in Landscape Architecture

    Methods and Methodology

    Edited by Adri van den Brink, Diedrich Bruns, Hilde Tobi, Simon Bell

    Defining a research question, describing why it needs to be answered and explaining how methods are selected and applied are challenging tasks for anyone embarking on academic research within the field of Landscape Architecture. Whether you are an early career researcher or a senior academic, it is…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Take One Building : Interdisciplinary Research Perspectives of the Seattle Central Library

    Edited by Ruth Conroy Dalton, Christoph Holscher

    This book evaluates how we perceive buildings in different ways depending upon our academic and professional background. With reference to the Seattle Central Library, it illustrates a range of different methods available through its application. By seeing such a variety of different methods…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Ornament and Order

    Graffiti, Street Art and the Parergon

    By Rafael Schacter

    Over the last forty years, graffiti and street-art have become a global phenomenon within the visual arts. Whilst they have increasingly been taken seriously by the art establishment (or perhaps the art market), their academic and popular examination still remains within old debates which argue…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17 
    Routledge

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