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  • The Socialist Life of Modern Architecture

    Bucharest, 1949-1964

    By Juliana Maxim

    Juliana Maxim’s book is the first systematic architectural history of Romania under socialism. It examines the mechanisms through which modern Soviet architecture was invested with political meaning and, in reverse, how specific architectural solutions came to define city life and the socialist…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Architext

  • 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 – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge

  • The Space of Social Equity

    By Mark Foster Gage

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Architecture, Festival and the City

    Edited by Christian Frost, Raymond Lucas, Jemma Browne

    Historically the urban festival served as an occasion for affirming shared convictions and identities in the life of the city. Whether religious or civic in nature, these events provided tangible expressions of social, cultural, political and religious cohesion, often reaffirming a particular…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Critiques

  • Architecture and the Modern Hospital

    Nosokomeion to Hygeia

    By Julie Willis, Philip Goad, Cameron Logan

    More than any other building type in the twentieth century, the hospital was connected to transformations in the health of populations and expectations of lifespan. From the scale of public health to the level of the individual, the architecture of the modern hospital has reshaped knowledge about…

    Hardback – 2018-10-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Architecture

  • Modernism and American Mid-20th Century Sacred Architecture

    Edited by Anat Geva

    Embracing the challenges of creating sacred spaces that incorporated modernist architecture, liturgical change, and evolving congregations, mid-20th Century sacred architecture in America sought to bridge modernism with religion by abstracting cultural and faith traditions and pushing the envelope…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Research Companion to Landscape Architecture

    Edited by Ellen Braae, Henriette Steiner

    The Routledge Research Companion to Landscape Architecture considers landscape architecture’s increasingly important cultural, aesthetic and ecological role today. The volume reflects topical concerns in theoretical, historical, philosophical and practice-related research in landscape architecture…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25 
    Routledge

  • Riverine

    Architecture and Rivers

    Edited by Gerald Adler, Manolo Guerci

    Riverscapes are the main arteries of the world’s largest cities, and have, for millennia, been the lifeblood of the urban communities that have developed around them. These human settlements – given life through the space of the local waterscape – soon developed into ritualised spaces that sought…

    Paperback – 2018-10-16 
    Routledge

  • Acculturating the Shopping Centre

    Edited by Janina Gosseye, Tom Avermaete

    Acculturating the Shopping Centre examines whether the shopping centre should be qualified as a global architectural type that effortlessly moves across national and cultural borders in the slipstream of neo-liberal globalization, or should instead be understood as a geographically and temporally…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Nothingness

    An Explanation of the Objective Basis of Beauty in Architecture and the Arts

    By Frank Lyons

    It is a common enough assumption that good buildings make us feel good just as poor ones can make us feel insecure, depressed or even threatened. We may instantly decide that we ‘like’ one building more than another, in the same way that without thinking we choose one work of art or music over…

    Paperback – 2018-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Sport and Architecture

    By Benjamin S. Flowers

    Sport and architecture are two elements of contemporary life that have a broad and profound impact on the world around us. The role architecture plays in shaping buildings and societies has occupied historians for centuries. Likewise, the cultural, economic, and political importance of sport is the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-09 
    Routledge
    Frontiers of Sport

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