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  • Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdomby Linda Young

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    Historic House Museums in the United States and the United Kingdom: A History addresses the phenomenon of historic houses as a distinct species of museum. Everyone understands the special nature of an art museum, a national museum, or a science museum, but ?house museum? nearly always requires clarification. In the US it?s almost synonymous with... more...

  • Infrastructure and the Architectures of Modernity in Ireland 1916-2016by Gary A. Boyd; John McLaughlin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    At the formation of the new Republic of Ireland, the construction of new infrastructures was seen as an essential element in the building of the new nation, just as the adoption of international style modernism in architecture was perceived as a way to escape the colonial past. Accordingly, infrastructure became the physical manifestation, the concrete... more...

  • French Encounters with the American Counterculture 1960-1980by Caroline Maniaque-Benton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    French-American interrelationships in the areas of design and creative thinking have been under-acknowledged. It is normally asserted that French architects looked to North America for technical lessons in the development of modern architecture in the 1960s but that the French cultural environment was generally hostile to American ideas. This book... more...

  • Architecture and Spectacle: A Critiqueby Gevork Hartoonian

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Focusing on six leading contemporary architects: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Bernard Tschumi, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Steven Holl, this book puts forward a unique and insightful analysis of "neo-avant-garde" architecture. It discusses the spectacle and excess which permeates contemporary architecture in reference to the present aesthetic tendency... more...

  • The Architecture of James Stirling and His Partners James Gowan and Michael Wilfordby Geoffrey H. Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Sir James Stirling was arguably the greatest British architect of the twentieth century. This book provides the most comprehensive critical survey of Stirling's work to date, charting the development of his ideas from his formative years, through his partnership with James Gowan, on to his period in practice as sole partner; and finally, his partnership... more...

  • Demolishing Whitehallby Adam Sharr; Stephen Thornton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book is about a lost world, albeit one less than 50 years old. It is the story of a grand plan to demolish most of Whitehall, London?s historic government district, and replace it with a ziggurat-section megastructure built in concrete. In 1965 the architect Leslie Martin submitted a proposal to Charles Pannell, Minister of Public Building and... more...

  • On Frank Lloyd Wright's Concrete Adobeby Donald Leslie Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    During the years 1919 into 1925 Frank Lloyd Wright worked on four houses and a kindergarten located in metropolitan Los Angeles using concrete blocks as the main building material. The construction system has been described by Wright and others as ?uniquely molded?, ?woven like a textile fabric? and perceived as ground breaking, truly modern, unprecedented.... more...

  • Nationalism and Architectureby Darren Deane; Sarah Butler; Raymond Quek

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Unlike regionalism in architecture, which has been widely discussed in recent years, nationalism in architecture has not been so well explored and understood. However, the most powerful collective representation of a nation is through its architecture and how that architecture engages the global arena by expressing, defining and sometimes negating... more...

  • Ordnance: War + Architecture & Spaceby Denis Linehan; Gary A. Boyd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Ordnance: War + Architecture & Space investigates how strategies of warfare occupy and alter built and other landscapes. Ranging across the modern period from the eighteenth century to the present day, the book presents a series of case-studies which operate in and between a number of settings and scales, from the infrastructures of the battlefield... more...

  • Architecture and Science-Fiction Filmby David T. Fortin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The home is one of our most enduring human paradoxes and is brought to light tellingly in science-fiction (SF) writing and film. However, while similarities and crossovers between architecture and SF have proliferated throughout the past century, the home is often overshadowed by the spectacle of 'otherness'. The study of the familiar (home) within... more...