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  • Architecture, Liberty and Civic Order

    Architectural Theories from Vitruvius to Jefferson and Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Carroll William Westfall

    This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary relationship between architecture, urbanism and the rural…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Setting the Scene

    Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Theatre Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Alistair Fair

    During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • The City Crown by Bruno Taut

    1st Edition

    By Matthew Mindrup, Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis

    This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut’s early twentieth-century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed The City Crown to promote a utopian urban concept where people would live in a garden city of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Image, Text, Architecture

    The Utopics of the Architectural Media, 1st Edition

    By Robin Wilson

    Image, Text, Architecture brings a radical and detailed analysis of the modern and contemporary architectural media, addressing issues of architectural criticism, architectural photography and the role of journal editors. It covers examples as diverse as an article by British artist Paul Nash in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstruction

    1st Edition

    By Tino Mager

    First emerging at the beginning of the twentieth century, architectural reconstruction has increasingly become an instrument to visually revive a long bygone past. This book deals with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in architecture. It argues that the politics of reconstruction go far…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China

    Intermediate Criticality in the Journal Time + Architecture, 1st Edition

    By Guanghui Ding

    For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical and pedagogical practices. In doing so, this book argues…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Leach, John Macarthur

    In his landmark volume Space, Time and Architecture, Sigfried Giedion paired images of two iconic spirals: Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International and Borromini’s dome for Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza. The values shared between the baroque age and the modern were thus encapsulated on a single page…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern China

    1st Edition

    By Nicholas Jewell

    China’s rise as an economic superpower has been inescapable. Statistical hyperbole has been accompanied by a plethora of highly publicized architectural forms that brand the regeneration of its increasingly globalized urban centres. Despite the sizeable body of literature that has accompanied China…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959

    Messages of Peace, Images of War, 1st Edition

    By Rika Devos, Alexander Ortenberg

    This book investigates architecture as a form of diplomacy in the context of the Second World War at six major European international and national expositions that took place between 1937 and 1959. The volume gives a fascinating account of architecture assuming the role of the carrier of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture

    Praxis Reloaded, 1st Edition

    By Gevork Hartoonian

    Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization of capital and even skilled-labour, have reduced architecture to a commodified object, its aesthetic…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Ways of Residing in Transformation

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Sten Gromark, Mervi Ilmonen, Katrin Paadam, Eli Støa

    Profound transformations in residential practices are emerging in Europe as well as throughout the urban world. They can be observed in the unfolding diversity of residential architecture and spatially restructured cities. The complexity of urban and societal processes behind these changes requires…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Netspaces

    Space and Place in a Networked World, 1st Edition

    By Katharine S. Willis

    The focus of this book is on understanding and explaining the way that our increasingly networked world impacts on the legibility of cities; that is how we experience and inhabit urban space. It reflects on the nature of the spatial effects of the networked and mediated world; from mobile phones…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

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