Architext

Series Editors: Thomas Markus, Anthony King

The Architext series brings together recent debates in social and cultural theory and the study and practice of architecture and urban design. Critical, comparative and interdisciplinary, the books in the series will, by theorizing architecture, bring the space of the built environment centrally into the social sciences and humanities, as well as bringing the theoretical insights of the latter into the discourse of architecture and urban design. Particular attention will be paid to issues of gender, race, sexuality and the body, to questions of identity and place, to cultural politics of representation and language, and to the global and postcolonial contexts in which these are addressed.

  • Writing the Global City

    Postcolonialism, Globalization and the Urban

    By Anthony D King

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 
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  • Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration

    Edited by Mirjana Lozanovska

    Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration explores the interface between migration and architecture. Cities have been substantially affected by transnational migration but the physical manifestations of migration in architecture – and its effect on streetscape, neighbourhood and city – have…

    Hardback – 2016-01-10 
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  • City Halls and Civic Materialism

    Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space

    Edited by Swati Chattopadhyay, Jeremy White

    The town hall or city hall as a place of local governance is historically related to the founding of cities in medieval Europe. As the space of representative civic authority it aimed to set the terms of public space and engagement with the citizenry. In subsequent centuries, as the idea and built…

    Hardback – 2014-03-09
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  • Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe

    By Virag Molnar

    The built environment of former socialist countries is often deemed uniform and drab, an apt reflection of a repressive regime. Building the State peeks behind the grey façade to reveal a colourful struggle over competing meanings of the nation, Europe, modernity and the past in a divided continent…

    Hardback – 2013-03-24
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  • Stadium Worlds

    Football, Space and the Built Environment

    Edited by Sybille Frank, Silke Steets

    Analyzing football as a cultural practice, this book investigates the connection between the sport and its built environment. Four thematic sections bring together an international multi-disciplinary range of perspectives with particular focus on the stadium. Examples from architectural design,…

    Paperback – 2010-06-17
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  • Bauhaus Dream-house

    Modernity and Globalization

    By Katerina Rüedi Ray

    A highly original and innovative study that brings critical social theory to bear on the ideas of architectural and design education at the Bauhaus – tracing the spread and influence of these ideas worldwide. Developed in post WW1 Germany, the principles of Bauhaus architecture and…

    Paperback – 2010-04-15
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  • Re-shaping Cities

    How Global Mobility Transforms Architecture and Urban Form

    Edited by Michael Guggenheim, Ola Söderström

    This original collection examines how architectural ideas, social models and building forms circulate round the world and become mediated and adapted to local conditions. The book shows how types such as skyscrapers, mosques or living history museums are imported, adapted and contested in different…

    Paperback – 2009-11-24
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  • Moderns Abroad

    Architecture, Cities and Italian Imperialism

    By Mia Fuller

    This volume studies the architecture and urbanism of modern-era Italian colonialism (1869-1943) as it sought to build colonies in North and East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean. Mia Fuller follows, not only the design of the physical architecture, but also the development of colonial design…

    Paperback – 2009-08-31
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  • Visualizing the City

    Edited by Alan Marcus, Dietrich Neumann

    This anthology presents a range of interdisciplinary explorations into the urban environment, through film, photography, digital imagery, maps and signage. Contributors examine our fascination with the city through the history of art and architecture, urban studies, environmental studies, cultural…

    Paperback – 2008-01-22
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  • Framing Places

    Mediating Power in Built Form, 2nd Edition

    By Kim Dovey

    Framing Places is an account of the nexus between place and power, investigating how the built forms of architecture and urban design act as mediators of social practices of power. Explored through a range of theories and case studies, this examination shows how lives are 'framed' within the…

    Paperback – 2007-12-12
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  • Desire Lines

    Space, Memory and Identity in the Post-Apartheid City

    Edited by Noëleen Murray, Nick Shepherd, Martin Hall

    This ground breaking new work draws together a cross-section of South African scholars to provide a lively and comprehensive review of the under-researched area of heritage practice following the introduction of the National Heritage Resources Act. Looking at the daily heritage debates, from naming…

    Paperback – 2007-07-18
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  • Colonial Modernities

    Building, Dwelling and Architecture in British India and Ceylon

    Edited by Peter Scriver, Vikramaditya Prakash

    A carefully crafted selection of essays from international experts, this book explores the effect of colonial architecture and space on the societies involved – both the colonizer and the colonized. Focusing on British India and Ceylon, the essays explore the discursive tensions between the…

    Paperback – 2007-03-06
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  • Indigenous Modernities

    Negotiating Architecture and Urbanism

    By Jyoti Hosagrahar

    This book examines how a historic and so-called 'traditional' city quietly evolved into one that was modern in its own terms; in form, use and meaning. Through a focused study of Delhi, the author challenges prevalent assumptions in architecture and urbanism to identify an interpretation of…

    Paperback – 2005-05-26
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  • Spaces of Global Cultures

    Architecture, Urbanism, Identity

    By Anthony King

    This book brings together a series of new and historical case studies to show how different phases of globalization are transforming the built environment. Taking a broad interdisciplinary approach, the author draws on sociological, geographical, cultural and postcolonial studies to provide a…

    Paperback – 2004-07-14
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  • Beyond Description

    Singapore Space Historicity

    Edited by Ryan Bishop, John Phillips, Wei-Wei Yeo

    This book addresses issues of space, historicity, architecture and textuality by focusing on Singapore's singular position in the region and as a global city. The articles consider how various experiences of Singapore, both from within and from outside, help to complicate existing assumptions…

    Paperback – 2004-04-14
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  • Drifting - Architecture and Migrancy

    Edited by Stephen Cairns

    To dwell in these globalizing times requires us to negotiate increasingly palpable flows - of capital, ideas, images, goods, technology, and people. Such flows seem to pressurize, breach and sometimes even disaggregate the places we always imagined to be distinctive and stable. This book is…

    Paperback – 2003-11-26
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  • Writing Spaces

    Discourses of Architecture, Urbanism and the Built Environment, 1960–2000

    By C. Greig Crysler

    Writing Spaces examines some of the most important discourses in spatial theory of the last four decades, and considers their impact within the built environment disciplines. The book will be a key resource for courses on critical theory in architecture, urban studies and geography, at both the…

    Paperback – 2003-06-25
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  • Embodied Utopias

    Gender, Social Change and the Modern Metropolis

    Edited by Amy Bingaman, Lise Sanders, Rebecca Zorach

    Utopia has become a dirty word in recent scholarship on modernism, architecture, urban planning and gender studies. Many utopian designs now appear impractical, manifesting an arrogant disregard for the lived experiences of the ordinary inhabitants who make daily use of global public and private…

    Paperback – 2001-10-24
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  • The Words Between the Spaces

    Buildings and Language

    By Deborah Cameron, Thomas A. Markus

    Using language - speaking and understanding it - is a defining ability of human beings, woven into all human activity. It is therefore inevitable that it should be deeply implicated in the design, production and use of buildings. Building legislation, design guides, competition and other briefs,…

    Paperback – 2001-10-24
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  • Behind the Postcolonial

    Architecture, Urban Space and Political Cultures in Indonesia

    By Abidin Kusno

    In Behind the Postcolonial Abidin Kusno shows how colonial representations have been revived and rearticulated in postcolonial Indonesia. The book shows how architecture and urban space can be seen, both historically and theoretically, as representations of political and cultural tendencies that…

    Paperback – 2000-07-19
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  • The Architecture of Oppression

    The SS, Forced Labor and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy

    By Paul B. Jaskot

    This book re-evaluates the architectural history of Nazi Germany and looks at the development of the forced-labour concentration camp system. Through an analysis of such major Nazi building projects as the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds and the rebuilding of Berlin, Jaskot ties together the…

    Paperback – 1999-11-10
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  • Gender Space Architecture

    An Interdisciplinary Introduction

    Edited by Iain Borden, Barbara Penner, Jane Rendell

    This significant reader brings together for the first time the most important essays concerning the intersecting subjects of gender, space and architecture. Carefully structured and with numerous introductory essays, it guides the reader through theoretical and multi-disciplinary texts to direct…

    Paperback – 1999-09-22
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