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  • Urban Ethicby Eamonn Canniffe

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 88.95

    Although contemporary practice in urbanism has many sources of design guidelines, it lacks theory to provide a flexible approach to the complexities of most urban situations. The author provides that theoretical framework, looking beyond the style obsession of urban makeovers to the fundamental elements of city-making. The scope of this book takes... more...

  • Architect Knows Bestby Dr Simon Richards; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    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 JosÚ Luis Sert in the first half of the 20th century. Their proposals for functional zoning, multi-level transport, high-rise living, and machine-inspired aesthetics... more...

  • Architecture in an Age of Uncertaintyby Dr Benjamin Flowers; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In the past two decades economic bubbles inflated and architectural spending around the globe reached fever pitch. In both well-established centers of capital accumulation and far--flung locales, audacious building projects sprang up, while the skyscraper, heretofore more commonly associated with American capitalism, seemed as if it might pack up... more...

  • The Architecture of Industryby Dr Mathew Aitchison; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    From the Rust Belt to Silicon Valley, the intersection between architecture and industry has provided a rich and evolving source for historians of architecture. In a historical context, industrial architecture evokes the smoking factories of the nineteenth century or Fordist production complexes of the twentieth century. This book documents the changing... more...

  • The Architecture of Luxuryby Dr Annette Condello; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    Over the past century, luxury has been increasingly celebrated in the sense that it is no longer a privilege (or attitude) of the European elite or America?s leisure class. It has become more ubiquitous and now, practically everyone can experience luxury, even luxury in architecture. Focusing on various contexts within Western Europe, Latin America... more...

  • The Architecture of Pleasureby Dr Josephine Kane; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The amusement parks which first appeared in England at the turn of the twentieth century represent a startlingly novel and complex phenomenon, combining fantasy architecture, new technology, ersatz danger, spectacle and consumption in a new mass experience. Though drawing on a diverse range of existing leisure practices, the particular entertainment... more...

  • The Architectures of Childhoodby Dr Roy Kozlovsky; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Between 1935 and 1959, the architecture of childhood was at the centre of architectural discourse in a way that is unique in architectural history. Some of the seminal projects of the period, such as the Secondary Modern School at Hunstanton by Peter and Alison Smithson, Le Corbusier?s UnitÚ d?Habitation at Marseilles, or Aldo van Eyck?s playgrounds... more...

  • Building Apartheidby Dr Nicholas Coetzer; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Through a specific architectural lens, this book exposes the role the British Empire played in the development of apartheid. Through reference to previously unexamined archival material, the book uncovers a myriad of mechanisms through which Empire laid the foundations onto which the edifice of apartheid was built. It unearths the significant role... more...

  • Building the Modern Churchby Dr Robert Proctor; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council, architectural historian Robert Proctor examines the transformations in British Roman Catholic church architecture that took place in the two decades surrounding this crucial event. Inspired by new thinking in theology and changing practices of worship, and by a growing acceptance of modern art and architecture,... more...

  • The Challenge of Emulation in Art and Architectureby Professor David Mayernik; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Emulation is a challenging middle ground between imitation and invention. The idea of rivaling by means of imitation, as old as the Aenead and as modern as Michelangelo, fit neither the pessimistic deference of the neoclassicists nor the revolutionary spirit of the Romantics. Emulation thus disappeared along with the Renaissance humanist tradition,... more...