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Architecture as Civil Commitment: Lucio Costa's Modernist Project for Brazil

Architecture as Civil Commitment: Lucio Costa's Modernist Project for Brazil

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Gaia Piccarolo
December 07, 2019

Architecture as Civil Commitment analyzes the many ways in which Costa shaped the discourse of Brazilian modern architecture, tracing the roots, developments, and counter-marches of a singular form of engagement that programmatically chose to act by cultural means rather than by political ones....

Provisional Cities: Cautionary Tales for the Anthropocene

Provisional Cities: Cautionary Tales for the Anthropocene

1st Edition

Renata Tyszczuk
March 05, 2019

This book considers the provisional nature of cities in relation to the Anthropocene – the proposed geological epoch of human-induced changes to the Earth system. It charts an environmental history of curfews, admonitions and alarms about dwelling on Earth. ‘Provisional cities’ are explored as...

On Surface and Place: Between Architecture, Textiles and Photography

On Surface and Place: Between Architecture, Textiles and Photography

1st Edition

Peta Carlin
March 27, 2018

On Surface and Place is a rich and poetic exploration of surfaces which foregrounds their significance in our understanding and experience of place. Adopting weaving as its overarching metaphor, it departs from Gottfried Semper’s discussion of correspondences between architecture and textiles, and...

Phenomenologies of the City: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Architecture

Phenomenologies of the City: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Architecture

1st Edition

Henriette Steiner, Maximilian Sternberg
November 22, 2017

Phenomenologies of the City: Studies in the History and Philosophy of Architecture brings architecture and urbanism into dialogue with phenomenology. Phenomenology has informed debate about the city from social sciences to cultural studies. Within architecture, however, phenomenological inquiry has...

Reconstruction and the Synthesis of the Arts in France, 1944–1962

Reconstruction and the Synthesis of the Arts in France, 1944–1962

1st Edition

Nicola Pezolet
October 30, 2017

Reconstruction and the Synthesis of the Arts in France, 1944–1962 considers the artistic, architectural and bureaucratic shifts that emerged in the troubled aftermath of World War II and in the first years of the cold war. Focused on the modernist networks surrounding Le Corbusier, the Salon des...

Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari: The Pleasure of a Demonstration

Architectural Projects of Marco Frascari: The Pleasure of a Demonstration

1st Edition

Sam Ridgway
October 12, 2017

Marco Frascari believed that architects should design thoughtful buildings capable of inspiring their inhabitants to have pleasurable and happy lives. A visionary Italian architect, academic and theorist, Frascari is best-known for his extraordinary texts, which explore the intellectual,...

The City Crown by Bruno Taut

The City Crown by Bruno Taut

1st Edition

Matthew Mindrup, Ulrike Altenmüller-Lewis
October 12, 2017

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 where people would live in a garden city of...

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

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

1st Edition

Hooman Koliji
October 12, 2017

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 result, drawing may...

Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959: Messages of Peace, Images of War

Architecture of Great Expositions 1937-1959: Messages of Peace, Images of War

1st Edition

Rika Devos, Alexander Ortenberg
October 12, 2017

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...

The Practice Turn in Architecture: Brussels after 1968

The Practice Turn in Architecture: Brussels after 1968

1st Edition

Isabelle Doucet
September 11, 2017

What makes a city? What makes architecture? And, what is to be included in the discussions of architecture and the city? Attempting to answer such ambitious questions, this book starts from a city’s specificity and complexity. In response to recent debates in architectural theory around the agency...

The Bungalow in Twentieth-Century India: The Cultural Expression of Changing Ways of Life and Aspirations in the Domestic Architecture of Colonial and Post-colonial Society

The Bungalow in Twentieth-Century India: The Cultural Expression of Changing Ways of Life and Aspirations in the Domestic Architecture of Colonial and Post-colonial Society

1st Edition

Madhavi Desai, Miki Desai
May 22, 2017

The primary era of this study - the twentieth century - symbolizes the peak of the colonial rule and its total decline, as well as the rise of the new nation state of India. The processes that have been labeled 'westernization' and 'modernization' radically changed middle-class Indian life during...

Nationalism and Architecture

Nationalism and Architecture

1st Edition

Darren Deane, Sarah Butler, Raymond Quek
May 22, 2017

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...

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