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  • American Arcadiaby Peter J. Holliday

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    American Arcadia explores the innumerable ways Californians shaped their visual and social culture using models and ideals from the classical tradition more...

  • Swahili Port Citiesby Sandy Prita Meier

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    On the Swahili coast of East Africa, monumental stone houses, tombs, and mosques mark the border zone between the interior of the African continent and the Indian Ocean. Prita Meier explores this coastal environment and shows how an African mercantile society created a place of cosmopolitan longing. Meier understands architecture as more than a way... more...

  • Digital Archetypesby Sambit Datta; David Beynon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    This unique book presents a broad multi-disciplinary examination of early temple architecture in Asia, written by two experts in digital reconstruction and the history and theory of Asian architecture. The authors examine the archetypes of Early Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architecture from their origins in north western India to their... more...

  • Architectural Theory of Modernismby Ute Poerschke

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 59.95

    Architectural Theory of Modernism presents an overview of the discourse on function-form concepts from the beginnings, in the eighteenth century, to its peak in High Modernism. Functionalist thinking and its postmodern criticism during the second half of the twentieth century is explored, as well as today's functionalism in the context of systems... more...

  • The Lofts of SoHoby Aaron Shkuda

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    American cities entered a new phase when, beginning in the 1950s, artists and developers looked upon a decaying industrial zone in Lower Manhattan and saw, not blight, but opportunity: cheap rents, lax regulation, and wide open spaces. Thus, SoHo was born. From 1960 to 1980, residents transformed the industrial neighborhood into an artist district,... more...

  • Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Timeby Anne Bordeleau

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    Speed, acceleration and rapid change characterize our world, and as we design and construct buildings that are to last at least a few decades and sometimes even centuries, how can architecture continue to act as an important cultural signifier? Focusing on how an important nineteenth-century architect addressed the already shifting relation between... more...

  • Architecture and the Historical Imaginationby Martin Bressani

    Taylor and Francis 2016; 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 l?architecture... more...

  • Architectural Heritage Revisitedby Ilan Vit-Suzan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    By improving our understanding of how the tangible and intangible dimensions of heritage are correlated, we could develop a relationship with heritage that goes beyond the mere act of conservation. 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... more...

  • Kuwait Transformedby Farah Al-Nakib

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    As the first Gulf city to experience oil urbanization, Kuwait City's transformation in the mid-twentieth century inaugurated a now-familiar regional narrative: a small traditional town of mudbrick courtyard houses and plentiful foot traffic transformed into a modern city with marble-fronted buildings, vast suburbs, and wide highways. In Kuwait Transformed... more...

  • Where Are the Women Architects?by Despina Stratigakos

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    For a century and a half, women have been proving their passion and talent for building and, in recent decades, their enrollment in architecture schools has soared. Yet the number of women working as architects remains stubbornly low, and the higher one looks in the profession, the scarcer women become. Law and medicine, two equally demanding and... more...