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  • The Practice of Modernismby John R. Gold

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    In this sequel to his widely-acclaimed book The Experience of Modernism (1997), John Gold continues his detailed enquiry into the Modern Movement's involvement in urban planning and city design. Making extensive use of information gained from hours of in-depth interviews with architects of the time, this new book examines the complex relationship... more...

  • Lefebvre for Architectsby Nathaniel Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space , his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of architecture, planning and urban design, Lefebvre?s... more...

  • The Eyes of the Skinby Juhani Pallasmaa

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. It asks the far-reaching question why, when there are five senses, has one single sense – sight – become so predominant in architectural culture and design? With the ascendancy of the digital and the all-pervasive use of the image electronically,... more...

  • Innovation in Architectureby Alan J. Brookes; Dominique Poole

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 115.95

    In this highly original book, through a series of essays, key architects and engineers in Europe, Australia, and the USA describe the ideas and development behind the innovative technology in their chosen projects, with the emphasis being on the means of production and the links between design and the manufacturing process. more...

  • Rethinking Architectureby Neil Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 58.95

    Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century. Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many... more...

  • Commodification and Spectacle in Architectureby William S. Saunders; Kenneth Frampton

    University of Minnesota Press 2005; US$ 69.00

    More than ever, architectural design is seen as a means to promote commercial goals. Bringing together an impressive and varied group of critics and practitioners, this collection will help to sharpen the discussion of how design can respond to our hypercommodified culture. more...

  • The Environmental Imaginationby Dean Hawkes

    Taylor & Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Dean Hawkes explores the relationship between technics and poetics in environmental design in architecture from the eighteenth century to the present day. more...

  • Curating Architecture and the Cityby Sarah Chaplin; Alexandra Stara

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    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 a balance between theoretical investigations and... more...

  • Leisure Spaceby Paul Hogben; Judith O'Callaghan

    University of New South Wales Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Dinner at Australia Square?s revolving Summit restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Kings Cross Chevron-Hilton, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in: mid-20th-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space celebrates the architecture and interior design that transformed the city?s hotels, motels, restaurants, bars, shopping centers,... more...

  • Indigenous Modernitiesby Jyoti Hosagrahar

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 73.95

    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 modernism that goes beyond conventional understanding. ... more...