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  • 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...

  • Architecture in Wordsby Louise Pelletier

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 78.95

    What if the house you are about to enter was built with the confessed purpose of seducing you, of creating various sensations destined to touch your soul and make you reflect on who you are? Could architecture have such power? This was the assumption of generations of architects at the beginning of modernity. Exploring the role of theatre and fiction... more...

  • Fashioning Viennaby Janet Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 78.95

    This book seeks, through an examination of the form and content of his texts, to extend our understanding of Adolf Loos and his role in the struggle to define the nature of modernity in Vienna at the turn of the nineteenth century. It makes extensive use of primary sources including archive material and newspaper reports, which serve to shed new... more...

  • Spaces of Global Culturesby Anthony King

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    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 critical account of the development of three key concepts:... more...

  • Measuring Vorticesby Christopher Hight

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    A theoretical history of anthropomorphism and proportion in modern architecture, this volume brings into focus the discourse around proportion with current problems of post-humanism in architecture alongside the new possibilities made available through digital technologies. The book examines how the body and its ordering has served as a central... more...

  • Negotiating Domesticityby Hilde Heynen; Gülsüm Baydar

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95

    In the home the intricate relations between architecture, gender and domesticity become visible.  Negotiating Domesticity  investigates the many and complex themes evoked by the interconnections between these terms. Topics covered include famous as well as less well-known architectural examples and architects, which are explored from sociological,... more...

  • Material Mattersby Katie Lloyd Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 58.95

    Bringing together texts and work by theorists and practitioners who are making material central to their work, this book reflects the diverse areas of inquiry which are expanding current material discourse. Focusing on the cultural, political, economic, technological and intellectual forces which shape material practices in architecture, the contributors... more...

  • A crisis of the objectby Gevork Hartoonian

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 104.95

    Looking back over the twentieth century, Hartoonian discusses the work of three major architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry and Bernard Tschumi, in reference to their theoretical positions and historicizes present architecture in the context of the ongoing secularization of the myths surrounding the traditions of nineteenth century architecture... more...

  • Rethinking Architectural Historiographyby Dana Arnold; Elvan Altan Ergut; Belgin Turan Ozkaya

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 73.95

    Rather than subscribing to a single position, this collection informs the reader about the current state of the discipline looking at changes across the broad field of methodological, theoretical and geographical plurality. Divided into three sections, Rethinking Architectural Historiography begins by renegotiating foundational and contemporary... more...