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  • Through the Healing Glassby John Stanislav Sadar

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In the mid-1920s a physiologist, a glass chemist, and a zoo embarked on a project which promised to turn buildings into medical instruments. The advanced chemistry of "Vita" Glass mobilised theories of light and medicine, health practices and glassmaking technology to compress an entire epoch?s hopes for a healthy life into a glass sheet ? yet it... more...

  • Sacred Architecture in a Secular Ageby Marie Clausén

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Having won more than one recent poll as Britain?s best-loved building, the appeal of Durham Cathedral appears abiding, which begs the question whether an iconic sacred building can retain meaning and affective pertinence for contemporary, secular visitors. Using the example of Durham Cathedral, this book sets out to explore wherein the appeal of historic... more...

  • Setting the Sceneby Alistair Fair

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often thought to have a reforming role in society. Innovation was accompanied by the revival and reinterpretation of older ideas. The contributors... more...

  • Hut Pavilion Shrine: Architectural Archetypes in Mid-Century Modernismby Miles David Samson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    The phase of American architectural history we call 'mid-century modernism,' 1940-1980, saw the spread of Modern Movement tenets of functionalism, social service and anonymity into mainstream practice. It also saw the spread of their seeming opposites. Temples, arcades, domes, and other traditional types occur in both modernist and traditionalist forms... more...

  • Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959by Rika Devos; Alexander Ortenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    This book investigates architecture as a form of diplomacy in the context of the Second World War at six major European international and national expositions that took place between 1937 and 1959. The volume gives a fascinating account of architecture assuming the role of the carrier of war-related messages, some of them camouflaged while others quite... more...

  • Franceby Jean-Louis Cohen; Christian Hubert

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 35.00

    Everyone knows Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the chateaux of the Loire Valley, but French architects have also produced some of the most iconic buildings of the twentieth century, playing a central role in the emergence and development of modernism. In France , Jean-Louis Cohen presents a complete narrative of the unfolding architectural modernity... more...

  • House Numbersby Anton Tantner; Anthony Mathews

    Reaktion Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    Most of us hardly ever think about those ubiquitous things that hang?along with wreaths, light fixtures, and the occasional delivery attempt notice?at our front door: house numbers, our address. Taken for granted in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, house numbers have the crucial burden of organizing the places of the world?and they do it with... more...

  • The Hero Buildingby Johnny Rodger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Why was it that, across Scotland over the last two and a half centuries, architectural monuments were raised to national heroes? Were hero buildings commissioned as manifestations of certain social beliefs, or as a built environmental form of social advocacy? And if so, then how and why were social aims and intentions translated into architectural... more...

  • Architecture, Liberty and Civic Orderby Carroll William Westfall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    This book brings to light central topics that are neglected in current histories and theories of architecture and urbanism. These include the role of imitation in earlier centuries and its potential role in present practice; the necessary relationship between architecture, urbanism and the rural districts; and their counterpart in the civil order that... more...