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See below for a selection of the latest books from Architecture category. Presented with a red border are the Architecture books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Architecture books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
In the South of France, sited on a hill of olive trees, pinus pinea, and a vineyard, a family retreat was designed with a key mission of maintaining the vitality of the site. A small agricultural plot, the site offered the possibility of amplification. With the introduction of a garden and many outdoor living spaces, the family had the intention of cultivating the landscape as part of their stewardship. In part a response to a programmatic brief, but moreover, a discursive response to architectural predicaments of geometry, typology, and anomaly, the house is also a response to Preston Scott Cohen's pedagogies on architecture.
An important and fascinating collection of original projects by unique thinkers in the world of architecture and spatial design Architectural practice today goes far beyond the design and construction of buildings - the most exciting, forward-thinking architecture is also found in digital landscapes, art, apps, films, installations, and virtual reality. This remarkable book features projects - surprising, beautiful, outrageous, and sometimes even frightening - that break rules and shatter boundaries. In this timely book, the work of award-winning architects, designers, artists, photographers, writers, filmmakers, and researchers - all of whom synthesize and reflect our spatial environments - comes together for the first time.
The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Architecture is an innovative and critical reference work bringing together over 40 newly commissioned articles on major emerging themes. The contributors cover 'ancient' (dynastic) and 'modern' (republican, socialist and contemporary) developments, privileging an approach that emphasizes social production and the social use of buildings and spaces in various historical conditions. The handbook connects with contemporary debates in the wider context of social science, cultural studies and political discourse, enlivening the study of Chinese architecture and setting an agenda for new research. As such it is an important reference work for advanced students and academics working on aspects of Chinese architecture: architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, property and construction, art history, cultural studies, social studies and sociology, political sciences, and China studies.