Critiques

Critical Studies in Architectural Humanities

Series Editor: Jonathan Hale

Critiques is the book series of the AHRA – Architectural Humanities Research Association. Originally established in 2003 AHRA supports and disseminates interdisciplinary scholarship in all areas under the broad heading of architectural humanities, including architectural history, theory, culture, design and urbanism.

This original series of edited books contains selections of essays developed from the best papers presented at the annual AHRA International Conferences. Each year the event has a particular thematic focus while sharing an emphasis on new and emerging areas of critical research. Recent interdisciplinary areas addressed include urban studies, spatial politics, anthropology, exhibitions and representation.

To find out more about AHRA activities including the themes to be addressed in forthcoming conferences please follow the link below: http://www.ahra-architecture.org/

  • Industries of Architecture

    Edited by Katie Lloyd Thomas, Tilo Amhoff, Nick Beech

    At a time when the technologies and techniques of producing the built environment are undergoing significant change, this book makes central architecture’s relationship to industry. Contributors turn to historical and theoretical questions, as well as to key contemporary developments, taking a…

    Paperback – 2015-11-15 
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  • Transgression

    Towards an expanded field of architecture

    Edited by Louis Rice, David Littlefield

    Transgression means to 'cross over': borders, disciplines, practices, professions, and legislation. This book explores how the transgression of boundaries produces new forms of architecture, education, built environments, and praxis. Based on material from the 10th International Conference of the…

    Paperback – 2014-11-11
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  • Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence

    Edited by Ines Weizman

    Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence maps out and expands upon the methodologies of architectural action and reinvigorates the concept of dissent within the architectural field. It expands the notion of dissidence to other similar practices and strategies of resistance, in a variety of…

    Paperback – 2013-11-06
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  • Peripheries

    Edited by Ruth Morrow, Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

    Architects are now more than ever part of an interdisciplinary context. The emergence of creative art-based practices, film making, post-disaster designs and slum management, as part of the architecture discourse and curriculum, is an indication of how broad architecture has become, and the extent…

    Paperback – 2012-10-30
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  • Scale

    Imagination, Perception and Practice in Architecture

    Edited by Gerald Adler, Timothy Brittain-Catlin, Gordana Fontana-Giusti

    Scale is a word which underlies much of architectural and urban design practice, its history and theory, and its technology. Its connotations have traditionally been linked with the humanities, in the sense of relating to human societies and to human form. ‘To build in scale’ is an aspiration that…

    Paperback – 2011-10-19
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  • Architecture and Field/Work

    Edited by Suzanne Ewing, Jeremie Michael McGowan, Chris Speed, Victoria Clare Bernie

    Identifying and critically discussing the key terms, techniques, methodologies and habits that comprise our understanding of fieldwork in architectural education, research and practice, this book collates contributions by established and emerging international scholars. It will be of interest…

    Paperback – 2010-10-05
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  • Agency

    Working With Uncertain Architectures

    Edited by Florian Kossak, Doina Petrescu, Tatjana Schneider, Renata Tyszczuk, Stephen Walker

    While the potential of agency is most frequently taken to be the power and freedom to act for oneself, for the architectural community this also involves the power and responsibility to act as intermediaries on behalf of others. Presenting current thinking from practitioners and scholars from…

    Paperback – 2009-11-15
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  • Curating Architecture and the City

    Edited by Sarah Chaplin, Alexandra Stara

    Addressing the collection, representation and exhibition of architecture and the built environment, this book explores current practices, historical precedents, theoretical issues and future possibilities arising from the meeting of a curatorial ‘subject’ and an architectural ‘object’. Striking&…

    Paperback – 2009-04-14
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  • From Models to Drawings

    Imagination and Representation in Architecture

    Edited by Marco Frascari, Jonathan Hale, Bradley Starkey

    This edited collection addresses the vital role of the imagination in the critical interpretation of architectural representations. By challenging the contemporary tendency for computer-aided drawings to become mere ‘models’ for imitation in the construction of buildings, the articles explore the…

    Paperback – 2008-10-31
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  • The Politics of Making

    Edited by Mark Swenarton, Igea Troiani, Helena Webster

    A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective Taking a broad view of the word ‘politics’, the essays address a range of questions, including: What…

    Paperback – 2008-10-31
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  • Critical Architecture

    Edited by Jane Rendell, Jonathan Hill, Mark Dorrian, Murray Fraser

    Critical Architecture examines the relationship between critical practice in architecture and architectural criticism. Placing architecture in an interdisciplinary context, the book explores architectural criticism with reference to modes of criticism in other disciplines - specifically…

    Paperback – 2007-09-03
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