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Architectures : Modernism and After

Architectures : Modernism and After

By Andrew Ballantyne Architectures: Modernism and After surveys the history of the building from the advent of industrialization to the cultural imperatives of the present moment. * Brings together international… Read more »

Understanding Historic Building Conservation: Understanding Conservation v. 1

Understanding Historic Building Conservation: Understanding Conservation v. 1

By Michael Forsyth Understanding Historic Building Conservation discusses conservation philosophy and the importance of understanding the history of a building before making strategic decisions. It details the role of each… Read more »

Maintaining and Repairing Old and Historic Buildings

Maintaining and Repairing Old and Historic Buildings

By John J. Cullinane The book includes background, rationale for treatment, annotated standards and guidelines for the treatment of historic buildings, building systems, and materials. It includes information on energy… Read more »

The Story of Post-Modernism : Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture

The Story of Post-Modernism : Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture

By Charles Jencks In The Story of Post-Modernism, Charles Jencks, the authority on Post-Modern architecture and culture, provides the defining account of Post-Modern architecture from its earliest roots in the… Read more »

A Companion to Los Angeles

A Companion to Los Angeles

By William Deverell This Companion contains 25 original essays by writers and scholars who present an expert assessment of the best and most important work to date on the complex… Read more »

The Word Made Flesh : A History of Christian Thought

The Word Made Flesh : A History of Christian Thought

By Margaret R. Miles This outstanding textbook offers an original history of Christian thought, asking what it has meant over the centuries to participate in the religion of the Word… Read more »

Art and Architecture in Naples, 1266-1713 : New Approaches

Art and Architecture in Naples, 1266-1713 : New Approaches

Edited by Cordelia Warr , Edited by Janis Elliott Often overshadowed by the cities of Florence and Rome in art-historical literature, this volume argues for the importance of Naples as… Read more »

Building Shanghai : The Story of China’s Gateway

Building Shanghai : The Story of China’s Gateway

By Edward Denison Shanghai’s illustrious history and phenomenal future is celebrated in this book, which examines the evolution of the city’s architecture and urban form in order to contextualise the… Read more »

Closing the Gap : Information Models in Contemporary Design Practice

Closing the Gap : Information Models in Contemporary Design Practice

By Richard Garber Closing the Gap brings together a group of academics, architects, engineers and construction managers each engaged in the use of Building Information Models in the actualization —… Read more »

Theoretical Meltdown

Theoretical Meltdown

By Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi If the 20th century can be characterised by theories and manifestoes, which emanated across every sphere of life from politics to the fine arts, the beginning… Read more »

The 1970s is Here and Now

The 1970s is Here and Now

By Samantha Hardingham The 1970′s was marked by a seismic change that occurred in the representation of ideas in architecture as they appeared monthly on the pages of AD. The… Read more »

German Architecture for a Mass Audience

German Architecture for a Mass Audience

By (author) Kathleen James-Chakroborty This book vividly illustrates the ways in which buildings designed by many of Germany’s most celebrated twentieth century architects were embedded in widely held beliefs about… Read more »

Tradition Today : Continuity in Architecture and Society

Tradition Today : Continuity in Architecture and Society

By R. Adam In January 2002, after a two year gestation period, the International Network for Traditional Buildings, Architecture and Urbanism (INTBAU) was launched. To celebrate the launch, a conference… Read more »

The Roman House in Britain

The Roman House in Britain

By Dominic Perring This authoritative and original work sets the results of recent archaeological research in the context of classical scholarship, as it explores three main aspects of Romano-British buildings:… Read more »

The Architecture of the Roman Triumph : Monuments, Memory, and Identity

The Architecture of the Roman Triumph : Monuments, Memory, and Identity

By Maggie L. Popkin This book offers the first critical study of the architecture of the Roman triumph, ancient Rome’s most important victory ritual. Through case studies ranging from the… Read more »

A Companion to Roman Architecture

A Companion to Roman Architecture

Edited by Roger B. Ulrich , Edited by Caroline K. Quenemoen A Companion to Roman Architecture presents a comprehensive review of the critical issues and approaches that have transformed scholarly… Read more »

Pliny the Elder and the Emergence of Renaissance Architecture

Pliny the Elder and the Emergence of Renaissance Architecture

By Peter Fane-Saunders The Naturalis historia by Pliny the Elder provided Renaissance scholars, artists and architects with details of ancient architectural practice and long-lost architectural wonders – material that was… Read more »

The New Palaces of Medieval Venice

The New Palaces of Medieval Venice

By Juergen Schulz The palaces of Venice have long excited the wonder of visitors. Ornate and grand, the buildings seem to float on the water of the city s canals… Read more »

Architecture of First Societies : A Global Perspective

Architecture of First Societies : A Global Perspective

By Mark M. Jarzombek This book is the most comprehensively global and critically sensitive synthesis of what we now know of the material and socio-cultural evolution of the so-called First… Read more »

Architecture and Authority in Japan

Architecture and Authority in Japan

By (author) William H. Coaldrake First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Product details Format Paperback | 360 pages Publication date 01… Read more »

What is Architectural History?

What is Architectural History?

By Andrew Leach What is Architectural History? considers the questions and problems posed by architectural historians since the rise of the discipline in the late nineteenth century. How do historians… Read more »

Forty Ways to Think About Architecture : Architectural History and Theory Today

Forty Ways to Think About Architecture : Architectural History and Theory Today

By (author) Iain Borden , By (author) Professor Murray Fraser , By (author) Barbara Penner How do we think about architecture historically and theoretically? Forty Ways to Think about Architecture… Read more »

The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to the Present

The Architecture and Cities of Northern Mexico from Independence to the Present

By (author) Edward Burian The states of Northern Mexico-Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa, and Baja California Norte and Sur-have architecture, urbanism, and landscape design that offer numerous… Read more »

Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast

Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast

By Mark Anthony Wilson Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings on the West Coast have not been thoroughly covered in print until now. Between 1909 and 1959, Wright designed a total of… Read more »

Glorious Mud

Glorious Mud

By Gus W. Van Beek Invented about 13,000 years ago, mud architecture has since been one of the most common, economical, useful, and widespread forms of building. It has been-and… Read more »

Gothic Architecture  :  158 Plates from the Brandons’ Treatise, 1847

Gothic Architecture : 158 Plates from the Brandons’ Treatise, 1847

By Raphael Brandon; J. Arthur Brandon This comprehensive study of Gothic architecture traces the distinctively beautiful elements of Gothic style through the medieval churches of Europe. Gathered from a rare… Read more »

The First Frame : Theatre Space in Enlightenment France

The First Frame : Theatre Space in Enlightenment France

By (author) Pannill Camp In the late eighteenth century, a movement to transform France’s theatre architecture united the nation. Playwrights, philosophers, and powerful agents including King Louis XV rejected the… Read more »

The Fountains of Rome

The Fountains of Rome

By Giovanni Battista Falda Dating from the 1600s, these rare views of celebrated Roman fountains and gardens represent some of the finest and most accurate landscape drawings of the Italian… Read more »

A Landscape of Architecture, History and Fiction

A Landscape of Architecture, History and Fiction

By Jonathan Hill Architecture can be analogous to a history, a fiction, and a landscape. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can… Read more »

Imhotep Today : Egyptianizing Architecture

Imhotep Today : Egyptianizing Architecture

By Jean-Marcel Humbert This book presents and analyses the results of the use and adaptation of ancient Egyptian architecture in modern times. It traces the use of ancient Egyptian motifs… Read more »

John Vassos : Industrial Design for Modern Life

John Vassos : Industrial Design for Modern Life

By Danielle Shapiro What should a television look like? How should a dial on a radio feel to the touch? These were questions John Vassos asked when the Radio Corporation… Read more »

Isaac Newton and the Temple of Solomon : An Analysis of the Description and Drawings and a Reconstructed Model

Isaac Newton and the Temple of Solomon : An Analysis of the Description and Drawings and a Reconstructed Model

By Tessa Morrison Isaac Newton published little but wrote hundreds of manuscripts, the bulk of them on alchemy, prophecy and theology. His writings on the Temple of Solomon have widely… Read more »

Kuwait Transformed : A History of Oil and Urban Life

Kuwait Transformed : A History of Oil and Urban Life

By (author) Farah Al-Nakib As the first Gulf city to experience oil urbanization, Kuwait City’s transformation in the mid-twentieth century inaugurated a now-familiar regional narrative: a small traditional town of… Read more »

Memorials to Shattered Myths : Vietnam to 9/11

Memorials to Shattered Myths : Vietnam to 9/11

By Director of Museum Studies Harriet Senie The Vietnam War, Oklahoma City bombing, Columbine High School shooting, and attacks of 9/11 all shattered myths of national identity. Vietnam was a… Read more »

Kyoto : An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital

Kyoto : An Urban History of Japan’s Premodern Capital

By Matthew Stavros Kyoto was Japan’s political and cultural capital for more than a millennium before the dawn of the modern era. Until about the fifteenth century, it was also… Read more »

Lifted  :  A Cultural History of the Elevator

Lifted : A Cultural History of the Elevator

By (author) Andreas Bernard Before skyscrapers forever transformed the landscape of the modern metropolis, the conveyance that made them possible had to be created. Invented in New York in the… Read more »

London’s Contemporary Architecture : An Explorer’s Guide

London’s Contemporary Architecture : An Explorer’s Guide

By (author) Kenneth Allinson , By (author) Victoria Thornton London is a living architectural exhibition. This tried and trusted portable guide will help you to find your way around one… Read more »

Modern Architecture in Latin America : Art, Technology, and Utopia

Modern Architecture in Latin America : Art, Technology, and Utopia

By Luis E. Carranza Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, and Utopia is an introductory text on the issues, polemics, and works that represent the complex processes of political,… Read more »

Gebaute Entfestigung

Gebaute Entfestigung

By Cornelia Jöchner How does a city become an open city after a long history of being walled? Turin is notable in this regard for two important architectural ensembles: the… Read more »

German Village Stories Behind the Bricks

German Village Stories Behind the Bricks

By John M Clark German Village’s iconic homes, bustling businesses and other beloved sites harbor fascinating stories. Did you know that German Village’s Recreation Park, now gone, is thought to have… Read more »