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Architecture and the state

  • Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari: The Pleasure of a Demonstrationby Dr Roger Samuel Ridgway; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Marco Frascari believed that architects should design thoughtful buildings capable of inspiring their inhabitants to have pleasurable and happy lives. A visionary Italian architect, academic and theorist, Frascari is best-known for his extraordinary texts, which explore the intellectual, theoretical and practical substance of the architectural discipline.... more...

  • Surveying Historic Buildingsby David Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 85.00

    This bestselling book has been fully revised and updated to include valuable new case studies and examples which help to demonstrate the common problems found in older buildings. It features many additional photographs illustrating the decay mechanims and individual issues associated with damp, timber decay, masonry defects, roofing problems and many... more...

  • Wohnhäuserby Günter Pfeifer; Per Brauneck

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 84.00

    The intelligent development of new building types is an important task in residential construction. In their typology of residential buildings, the authors have created new systematic presentations of innovative types. Each chapter develops the potential applications and transformations of a particular type of residential dwelling, including... more...

  • Newcastle's Grainger Townby Fiona Cullen; David Lovie

    Historic England 2015; US$ 5.82

    Grainger Town is as much an idea as it is a place. It is an important phenomenon, both historically and in today?s debate about conservation in our cities and towns. Richard Grainger, a native of Newcastle and a builder and speculator unparalleled in the region, in the middle decades of the 19th century co-ordinated a radical re-planning that turned... more...

  • Forty Ways to Think About Architectureby Iain Borden; Murray Fraser; Barbara Penner

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95

    How do we think about architecture historically and theoretically? Forty Ways to Think about Architecture provides an introduction to some of the wide-ranging ways in which architectural history and theory are being approached today. The inspiration for this project is the work of Adrian Forty, Professor of Architectural History at the Bartlett... more...

  • Suspending Modernity: The Architecture of Franco Albiniby Professor Kay Bea Jones; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Franco Albini?s works of architecture and design, produced between 1930 and 1977, have enjoyed a recent revival but to date have received only sporadic scholarly attention from historians and critics of the Modern Movement. A chorus of Italian voices has sung his praises, none more eloquently than his protégé, Renzo Piano. Kay Bea Jones? illuminating... more...

  • Architecture and the Welfare Stateby Mark Swenarton; Tom Avermaete; Dirk van den Heuvel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    In the decades following World War Two, and in part in response to the Cold War, governments across Western Europe set out ambitious programmes for social welfare and the redistribution of wealth that aimed to improve the everyday lives of their citizens. Many of these welfare state programmes - housing, schools, new towns, cultural and leisure centres... more...

  • Architecture and the Historical Imaginationby Professor Martin Bressani

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 114.95

    Hailed as one of the key theoreticians of modernism, Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc was also the most renowned restoration architect of his age, a celebrated medieval archaeologist and a fervent champion of Gothic revivalism. He published some of the most influential texts in the history of modern architecture such as the Dictionnaire raisonné de... more...

  • The Le Corbusier Guideby Deborah Gans

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 31.95

    The Le Corbusier Guide presents the architecture of Le Corbusier. The focus is on Paris given that it is his adopted city and the place where he came of age. Within its environs is a representative sample of his built work. It contains most of his purist houses, and an early foray away from the crisp surfaces of Purism. This itinerary follows the... more...