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Architectural criticism

  • Gender Studies in Architectureby Dörte Kuhlmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Analyzing a range of ideas from biological, evolutionary and anthropological theories to a variety of feminist, psychoanalytic, poststructuralist and constructivist discourses, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the problematics of gender and power in architectural and urban design. Topics range from conceptions of postulated matriarchal... more...

  • Die kurfürstlichen Marmorkamine des 18. Jahrhunderts im Schloss Augustusburg in Brühlby Ilona Glade

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 27.76

    24 stattliche Marmorkamine zieren die fünf Appartements des Schlosses Augustusburg in Brühl. In einer reich bebilderten und detailreichen Studie stellt Ilona Glade diese Kamine vor und betrachtet sie aus kunsthistorischer und kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. Die im 18. Jahrhundert entstandenen Marmorverkleidungen der Kamine wurden nach Bedürfnissen... more...

  • Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architectureby Barbara Kenda

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    Written by scholars of international stature, Aeolian Winds and the Spirit in Renaissance Architecture presents studies of Renaissance pneumatology exploring the relationship between architecture and the disciplines of art and science. One of the principle goals of Renaissance architects was to augment the powers of pneuma so as to foster the... more...

  • Emerging Landscapesby Davide Deriu; Krystallia Kamvasinou; Eugenie Shinkle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Drawing on the synergies between the fields of architecture and photography, this collection takes a multidisciplinary approach, combining practice-based research with scholarly essays. It explores and critically reassesses the interface between representation - the imaginary and symbolic shaping of the human environment - and production - the physical... more...

  • Constructing the Colonized Landby Izumi Kuroishi

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Examining colonized cities in East Asia, this book brings together a range of different perspectives across both space and time. European, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese discourses are examined, with a range of complementary and conflicting views on the design of urban and architectural forms; the political, institutional, religious and economical... more...

  • Architectural Heritage Revisitedby Ilan Vit-Suzan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that we need to recognize the historic monument as a tangible aspect of a holistic expression of culture that is rooted in specific spatio-temporal conditions. However, since the latter are constantly changing, it is vital to identify an implicit contradiction with the goals of conservation. By examining three major heritage monuments... more...

  • Mapping the Global Architect of Alterityby Michael Jenson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Due to globalization, cultural spaces are now developing with no tangible connection to geographical place. The territorial logic traditionally used to underpin architecture and envision our built environment is being radically altered, forcing the adoption of a new method of conceptualizing space/geography and what constitutes architectural practice.... more...

  • Zu Hause ist es am schönstenby Isabel Seeliger

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13

    Altern ist ein Prozess, der nicht von heute auf morgen stattfindet, sondern Schritt für Schritt abläuft. Wie verändert sich der Körper im Laufe unseres Lebens? Wie nehmen wir unsere Umwelt durch die Veränderung unserer Sinne wahr? Und wie wirken sich diese Veränderungen auf unseren Alltag aus? Isabel Seeliger gibt vielfältige Anregungen, wie ein dauerhaftes... more...

  • Persian Architectural Heritage: Architectureby M. M. HEJAZI; F. MEHDIZADEH SARADJ

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 198.00

    This book deals with the history of Persian architecture, its geometry and orientation, architectural and urban functions, and climatic adaptability in Persian vernacular architecture. Not just a reference work, the book also presents theory. The book is written so as to appeal to practicing engineers as well as students and researchers. more...

  • Persian Architectural Heritage: Structureby M. M. HEJAZI; F. MEHDIZADEH SARADJ

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 198.00

    This book describes the construction materials used in Persian heritage structures and the traditional construction technology employed. It also provides structural analysis of architectural heritage, arches, and domes. Serving as a reference work the book will appeal to practising engineers, students and researchers, in the way it presents theory. more...