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  • Primitiveby Jo Odgers; Flora Samuel; Adam Sharr

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 78.95

    This innovative edited collection charts the rise, fall and possible futures of the word primitive. The word primitive is fundamental to the discipline of architecture in the west, providing a convenient starting point for the many myths of architecture's origins. Since the almost legendary 1970s conference on the Primitive, with the advent of... more...

  • Palladio's Childrenby N.J. Habraken; Jonathan Teicher

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 51.95

    Based on many years of personal observation,  Palladio's Children  critically examines the role of the architect as a professional descendent of Palladio, and as an heir to his architectural legacy. Seven innovative and carefully crafted essays explore the widening ideological schism between today?s architects whose core values, identity and education... more...

  • German Architecture for a Mass Audienceby Kathleen James-Chakraborty

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 78.95

    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 the power of architecture to influence society. German Architecture for a Mass Audience also demonstrates the way in which these modernist ideas have been challenged and transformed,... more...

  • Narrating Architectureby James Madge; Andrew Peckham

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 62.95

    This anthology brings together the best and most interesting papers from the first ten years of The Journal of Architecture , published together for the first time in a single volume. Covering a wide range of topics of central importance to architecture today, the papers also address the related topics to which architecture and architectural studies... more...

  • Embodied Utopiasby Amy Bingaman; Lise Sanders; Rebecca Zorach

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    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 spaces. The essays in Embodied Utopias argue that the... more...

  • Surrealism and Architectureby Thomas Mical

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    This is a historically informed examination of architecture's perceived absence in surrealist thought, surrealist tendencies in the theories and projects of modern architecture, and the place of surrealist thought in contemporary design. This book represents current insights into surrealism in the thought and practice of modern architecture. In... more...

  • Immaterial Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 69.95

    This fascinating argument from Jonathan Hill presents the case for the significance and importance of the immaterial in architecture. Architecture is generally perceived as the solid, physical matter that it unarguably creates, but what of the spaces it creates? This issue drives Hill's explorative look at the immaterial aspects of architecture.... more...

  • Architectural Temperance Spain and Rome, 1700-1759by Victor Deupi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Architectural Temperance examines relations between Bourbon Spain and papal Rome (1700-1759) through the lens of cultural politics. With a focus on key Spanish architects sent to study in Rome by the Bourbon Kings, the book also discusses the establishment of a program of architectural education at the newly founded Real Academia de Bellas Artes... more...

  • Abstract Spaceby Therese Tierney

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    This visually stunning, conceptually rich and imaginative book investigates the cultural connection between new media and architectural imaging. Through a range of material, from theoretical texts to experimental design projects, Tierney explores notions of what the architectural image means today. Within the book's visually imaginative design... more...

  • Architecture and Narrativeby Sophia Psarra

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 58.95

    Architecture is often seen as the art of a thinking mind that arranges, organizes and establishes relationships between the parts and the whole. It is also seen as the art of designing spaces, which we experience through movement and use. Conceptual ordering, spatial and social narrative are fundamental to the ways in which buildings are shaped, used... more...