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  • Geography Speaks: Performative Aspects of Geography

    1st Edition

    By Rob Sullivan

    Geography Speaks is an investigation of how geography is informed by speech act theory and performativity. Starting with a critical analysis of how J.L. Austin's speech act theory probed the permeability between fact and fiction, it then assesses oppositional interpretations by John Searle and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge

  • Shoah Presence: Architectural Representations of the Holocaust

    1st Edition

    By Eran Neuman

    Through the analysis of several commemorative acts in space, matter and image, namely museums and memorials, this book reflects on the ways in which architecture as a discipline, a practice and a discourse represents the Holocaust. In doing so, it problematises how one presents an extreme…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

  • Feminist Practices

    Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lori A. Brown

    Women continue to be extremely under-represented in the architectural profession. Despite equal numbers of male and female students entering architectural studies, there is at least 17-25% attrition of female students and not all remaining become practicing architects. In both the academic and the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Constructing the Colonized Land

    Entwined Perspectives of East Asia around WWII, 1st Edition

    Edited by Izumi Kuroishi

    Despite the precipitous rise of East Asia as a center of architectural production since the Second World War, informed studies remain lacking. The lacuna is particularly conspicuous in terms of regional, cross-national studies, documenting the close ties and parallels between China, Taiwan, Japan…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Reconstructing Italy

    The Ina-Casa Neighborhoods of the Postwar Era, 1st Edition

    By Stephanie Zeier Pilat

    Reconstructing Italy traces the postwar transformation of the Italian nation through an analysis of the Ina-Casa plan for working class housing, established in 1949 to address the employment and housing crises. Government sponsored housing programs undertaken after WWII have often been criticized…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Ordnance: War + Architecture & Space

    1st Edition

    By Denis Linehan

    Edited by Gary A. Boyd

    Ordnance: War + Architecture & Space investigates how strategies of warfare occupy and alter built and other landscapes. Ranging across the modern period from the eighteenth century to the present day, the book presents a series of case-studies which operate in and between a number of settings and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Le Corbusier's Venice Hospital Project

    An Investigation into its Structural Formulation, 1st Edition

    By Mahnaz Shah

    While Le Corbusier's urban projects are generally considered confrontational in their relationship to the traditional urban fabric, his proposal for the Venice hospital project remained an exercise in preserving the medieval fabric of the city of Venice through a systemic replication of its urban…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Mapping Controversies in Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Albena Yaneva

    The book tackles a number of challenging questions: How can we conceptualize architectural objects and practices without falling into the divides architecture/society, nature/culture, materiality/meaning? How can we prevent these abstractions from continuing to blind architectural theory? What is…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Architect Knows Best

    Environmental Determinism in Architecture Culture from 1956 to the Present, 1st Edition

    By Simon Richards

    The idea that buildings could be used to reform human behaviour and improve society was fundamental to the 'modernist' architecture and planning of people like Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier and José Luis Sert in the first half of the 20th century. Their proposals for functional zoning, multi-level…

    Paperback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Urban Green Belts in the Twenty-first Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marco Amati

    Planners internationally have employed green belts to contain the explosive sprawl of cities as varied as Tokyo, Vienna and Melbourne during the twentieth century. As yet, no collection has gathered these experiences together to consider their contribution to planning. Juxtaposing examples of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Stretching Beyond the Horizon

    A Multiplanar Theory of Spatial Planning and Governance, 1st Edition

    By Jean Hillier

    In this innovative work Jean Hillier develops a new theory for students and researchers of spatial planning and governance which is grounded primarily in the work of Gilles Deleuze. The theory recognizes the complex interrelation between place qualities and the multiple space-time relational…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge

  • Local Heritage, Global Context

    Cultural Perspectives on Sense of Place, 1st Edition

    By Rosy Szymanski

    Edited by John Schofield

    'Sense of place' has become a familiar phrase, used to describe emotional attachment to a particular location. As heritage management policy and practices increasingly attempt to draw on the views and expressions of interest amongst local communities, it is important to have a better grasp of what…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

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