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Theory of architecture books

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Architectures of Sound by Architectures of Sound

Architects are used to designing visually. In order to expand their basic design tools, this book explores the interactions between sound, space, hearing, and architecture. To this end, the author uses contemporary and historic buildings and projects, but also fictional,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Terms of Appropriation Essays on Architectural Influence by Ana Miljacki Terms of Appropriation Essays on Architectural Influence

This collection of critical essays focuses on how material is transformed, revised, swallowed whole, plagiarized or in any other way appropriated in order to address pressing and timely questions regarding architectural influence. It charts new territory within this still unexplored...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Terms of Appropriation Essays on Architectural Influence by Ana Miljacki Terms of Appropriation Essays on Architectural Influence

This collection of critical essays focuses on how material is transformed, revised, swallowed whole, plagiarized or in any other way appropriated in order to address pressing and timely questions regarding architectural influence. It charts new territory within this still unexplored...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Atmospheric Architectures The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces by Gernot Bohme Atmospheric Architectures The Aesthetics of Felt Spaces

There is fast-growing awareness of the role atmospheres play in architecture. Of equal interest to contemporary architectural practice as it is to aesthetic theory, this 'atmospheric turn' owes much to the work of the German philosopher Gernot Bohme. Atmospheric Architectures:...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

Why are Most Buildings Rectangular? And Other Essays on Geometry and Architecture by Philip (University College London UK) Steadman Why are Most Buildings Rectangular? And Other Essays on Geometry and Architecture

This book brings together a dozen of Philip Steadman's essays and papers on the geometry of architectural and urban form, written over the last twelve years. New introductions link the papers and set them in context. There are two large...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

Why are Most Buildings Rectangular? And Other Essays on Geometry and Architecture by Philip (University College London UK) Steadman Why are Most Buildings Rectangular? And Other Essays on Geometry and Architecture

This book brings together a dozen of Philip Steadman's essays and papers on the geometry of architectural and urban form, written over the last twelve years. New introductions link the papers and set them in context. There are two large...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Critiquing the Modern in Architecture by Jaimini (Studio Jaimini Mehta, India) Mehta Critiquing the Modern in Architecture
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Written over four decades, Critiquing the Modern in Architecture is a collection of essays exploring the ideological and metaphysical core of modern architecture. Author Jaimini Mehta moves architectural modernism from its primarily Eurocentric definition, interrogating the subject from the perspective...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Critiquing the Modern in Architecture by Jaimini (Studio Jaimini Mehta, India) Mehta Critiquing the Modern in Architecture
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Written over four decades, Critiquing the Modern in Architecture is a collection of essays exploring the ideological and metaphysical core of modern architecture. Author Jaimini Mehta moves architectural modernism from its primarily Eurocentric definition, interrogating the subject from the perspective...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Chameleon Effect Architecture's Role in Film by Dietmar Froehlich The Chameleon Effect Architecture's Role in Film

Architecture and film have many things in common. Film narratives are embedded in scenes that visually support the story. Sometimes architecture even performs the role of an actor. Conversely, film with its multifaceted changing atmospheres reveals new layers of architecture...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice by Marian Macken Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice

Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice explores the potential role of artists' books within the realm of architectural representation and the design process. In four main sections, the book examines the relationships between the drawing, the building, and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Werkstucke: Making Objects into Houses Atelier Bettina Kraus by Bettina Kraus Werkstucke: Making Objects into Houses Atelier Bettina Kraus

The architectural design process often starts with the creation of an object that represents a practical interpretation of a precise, design-specific theme. The choice of material, its manufacture and processing have a significant influence on the expression of an object...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Architecture in Abjection Bodies, Spaces and Their Relations by Zuzana Kovar Architecture in Abjection Bodies, Spaces and Their Relations

A radical rethinking of architecture theory and the way we think about space and its inhabitants, abjection and organisms.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice by Marian Macken Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice

Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice explores the potential role of artists' books within the realm of architectural representation and the design process. In four main sections, the book examines the relationships between the drawing, the building, and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Coming Soon

Chicago Architecture Biennial Make New History by Sharon Johnston Chicago Architecture Biennial Make New History

Of cial publication of the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 Focusing on the interplay of design and historical material.
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2017

The City Crown by Bruno Taut by Matthew Mindrup, Ulrike Altenmuller-Lewis The City Crown by Bruno Taut
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This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut's early twentieth-century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed The City Crown to promote a utopian urban concept...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Meaning of Modern Architecture Its Inner Necessity and an Empathetic Reading by Hans Rudolf Morgenthaler The Meaning of Modern Architecture Its Inner Necessity and an Empathetic Reading

Using empathy, as established by the Vienna School of Art History, complemented by insights on how the mind processes visual stimuli, as demonstrated by late 19th-century psychologists and art theorists, this book puts forward an innovative interpretative method of decoding...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

In-Between: Architectural Drawing and Imaginative Knowledge in Islamic and Western Traditions by Hooman Koliji In-Between: Architectural Drawing and Imaginative Knowledge in Islamic and Western Traditions

Contemporary technical architectural drawings, in establishing a direct relationship between the drawing and its object, tend to privilege the visible physical world at the expense of the invisible intangible ideas and concepts, including that of the designer's imagination. As a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Kant for Architects by Diane Morgan Kant for Architects

This book introduces architects to a philosopher, Immanuel Kant, whose work was constantly informed by a concern for the world as an evolving whole. According to Kant, in this interconnected and dynamic world, humans should act as mutually dependent and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Kant for Architects by Diane Morgan Kant for Architects

This book introduces architects to a philosopher, Immanuel Kant, whose work was constantly informed by a concern for the world as an evolving whole. According to Kant, in this interconnected and dynamic world, humans should act as mutually dependent and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture Praxis Reloaded by Gevork Hartoonian Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture Praxis Reloaded

Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization of capital and even skilled-labour, have reduced architecture to a commodified object,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

Transcultural Architecture The Limits and Opportunities of Critical Regionalism by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein Transcultural Architecture The Limits and Opportunities of Critical Regionalism

Critical Regionalism is a notion which gained popularity in architectural debate as a synthesis of universal, 'modern' elements and individualistic elements derived from local cultures. This book shifts the focus from Critical Regionalism towards a broader concept of 'Transcultural Architecture'...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China Intermediate Criticality in the Journal Time + Architecture by Dr. Guanghui Ding Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China Intermediate Criticality in the Journal Time + Architecture

For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical and pedagogical practices. In...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

German Facade Design Traditions of Screening from 1500 to Modernism by Professor Randall Ott German Facade Design Traditions of Screening from 1500 to Modernism

German architecture prior to the modern period has received less systemic, analytical study than that of Italy, France, and Britain. Scholarly discussion of broad traditions or continuities within Germanic or Central European facade design is even sparser. Baroque era studies...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstruction by Dr. Tino Mager Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstruction

First emerging at the beginning of the twentieth century, architectural reconstruction has increasingly become an instrument to visually revive a long bygone past. This book deals with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in architecture. It argues that the politics of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern China by Nicholas Jewell Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern China

China's rise as an economic superpower has been inescapable. Statistical hyperbole has been accompanied by a plethora of highly publicized architectural forms that brand the regeneration of its increasingly globalized urban centres. Despite the sizeable body of literature that has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959 Messages of Peace, Images of War by Rika Devos, Dr. Alexander Ortenberg Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959 Messages of Peace, Images of War
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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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

Spatial Design Education New Directions for Pedagogy in Architecture and Beyond by Ashraf M. Salama Spatial Design Education New Directions for Pedagogy in Architecture and Beyond

Design education in architecture and allied disciplines is the cornerstone of design professions that contribute to shaping the built environment of the future. In this book, design education is dealt with as a paradigm whose evolutionary processes, underpinning theories, contents,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980 by Andrew Leach, John MacArthur The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880-1980
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In his landmark volume Space, Time and Architecture, Sigfried Giedion paired images of two iconic spirals: Tatlin's Monument to the Third International and Borromini's dome for Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza. The values shared between the baroque age and the modern were...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Perspecta 50 Urban Divides by Meghan McAllister Perspecta 50 Urban Divides

Globalization promised an interconnected world, yet our cities are increasingly divided. In the past decade, for example, thousands of miles of new border walls have been constructed, many in urban contexts. People embrace the idea of walls out of fear,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/08/2017

Architectural Theorisations and Phenomena in Asia The Polychronotypic Jetztzeit by Francis Chia-Hui Lin Architectural Theorisations and Phenomena in Asia The Polychronotypic Jetztzeit

This book is the first overall and detailed discussion of contemporary Asia's architectural theorisations and phenomena based on its heteroglossic and decolonisation character. Lin presents a theoretical journey of transdisciplinary reflection upon contemporary Asia's pragmatic phenomena which is methodologically achieved...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Embodied Energy and Design Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives by David Benjamin Embodied Energy and Design Making Architecture Between Metrics and Narratives

An exploration of energy, environment, and an expanded definition of architecture
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Cartha On Making Heimat by Elena Chiavi Cartha On Making Heimat

An important contribution to the discourses on the social integration of refugees and the requirements mass migration movement create in architecture and urban design, and featuring essays with and contributions by high-profile figures in academia, international architecture and design firms.
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/07/2017

Architecture History and Theory in Reverse From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning by Jassen (Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, USA) Callender Architecture History and Theory in Reverse From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning
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This book looks at architecture history in reverse, in order to follow chains of precedents back through time to see how ideas alter the course of civilization in general and the discipline of architecture in particular. Part One begins with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Architecture History and Theory in Reverse From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning by Jassen (Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi, USA) Callender Architecture History and Theory in Reverse From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning
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This book looks at architecture history in reverse, in order to follow chains of precedents back through time to see how ideas alter the course of civilization in general and the discipline of architecture in particular. Part One begins with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/07/2017

Public Space? Lost and Found by Gediminas (Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Urbonas Public Space? Lost and Found
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Public space is a potent and contentious topic among artists, architects, and cultural producers. Public Space? Lost and Found considers the role of aesthetic practices within the construction, identification, and critique of shared territories, and how artists or architects --...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education by Alex Ruthmann The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education

Few aspects of daily existence are untouched by technology. The learning and teaching of music is no exception and arguably has been impacted as much or more than other areas of life. Digital technologies have come to affect music learning...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

The Active Image Architecture and Engineering in the Age of Modeling by Sabine Ammon The Active Image Architecture and Engineering in the Age of Modeling

Presenting a new approach to image theory, these essays explore the many ways images become 'active' in architecture and engineering design processes, capturing the array of 'actions' that images perform, from representation to communication. It investigates many types of images...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

UnderstandingUnderstanding by Richard Saul Wurman UnderstandingUnderstanding

A book about how understanding precedes the process of learning.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Buried City, Unearthing Teufelsberg Berlin and its Geography of Forgetting by Benedict Anderson Buried City, Unearthing Teufelsberg Berlin and its Geography of Forgetting

Cities are built over the remnants of their past buried beneath their present. We build on what has been built before, whether over foundations formalising previous permanency or over the temporal occupations of ground. But what happens when you shift...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/06/2017

Architecture and the Unconscious by Professor John Shannon Hendrix Architecture and the Unconscious

There are a number of recent texts that draw on psychoanalytic theory as an interpretative approach for understanding architecture, or that use the formal and social logics of architecture for understanding the psyche. But there remains work to be done...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/06/2017

Trace Elements by Benjamin Aranda, Chris Lasch Trace Elements
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Trace elements are minerals that exist in minute quantities necessary for the growth and development of cells. Exposure to excessive quantities is toxic, but without them our bodies would atrophy. They are the crystalline structures that support life. Over the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/06/2017

The Social (Re)Production of Architecture Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice by Doina (University of Sheffield, UK) Petrescu The Social (Re)Production of Architecture Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice
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The Social (Re)Production of Architecture brings the debates of the 'right to the city' into today's context of ecological, economic and social crises. Building on the 1970s' discussions about the 'production of space', which French sociologist Henri Lefebvre considered a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/06/2017

The Social (Re)Production of Architecture Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice by Doina (University of Sheffield, UK) Petrescu The Social (Re)Production of Architecture Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice
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The Social (Re)Production of Architecture brings the debates of the 'right to the city' into today's context of ecological, economic and social crises. Building on the 1970s' discussions about the 'production of space', which French sociologist Henri Lefebvre considered a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/06/2017

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