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Routledge publishes quality textbooks in a variety of disciplines and course subjects. We are committed to providing course materials to instructors and students that are both engaging and innovative. You can learn more about our textbooks by viewing our featured selections below in Architecture. You can also browse textbooks in all subjects or check out our companion websites.

Recent Textbooks Articles

  1. Simon Unwin on his Approach to Writing About Architecture

    Simon Unwin’s Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand is just published, and now he is analyzing the The Ten Most Influential Buildings in History.  Learn more about Simon and his work at http://simonunwin.com/

  2. Interview with Philip Plowright, author of ‘Revealing Architectural Design’

    In our exclusive interview, Philip Plowright, author of Revealing Architectural Design, discusses his book's significance to the design aspect of architecture.  Revealing Architectural Design is an advanced primer useful to anyone interested in increasing the quality of their architectural design proposals through understanding the conceptual tools used to achieve that process.

  3. Designing Sustainability: Making radical changes in a material world

    Check out author Stuart Walker's blog post on his new book, Designing Sustainability.

    Learn more about Stuart by visiting these sites: http://stuartwalker.org.uk/ and http://www.imagination.lancaster.ac.uk/people/Stuart_Walker

  4. Materials for Architects and Builders, Fifth Edition

    Materials for Architects and Builders, 5th Edition

    Below please find our interview with Arthur Lyons, author of Materials for Architects and Builders, 5th Edition
     

  5. Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

    5 Minutes with Kate Fletcher

    "I'm not sure I can ever remember not being engaged with fashion nor sustainability. Growing up in a family of community activists in inner city Liverpool in the bleak years of Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, it was impossible to avoid direct experience of the necessity of change. As was (for me at any rate), the practice of making clothes."

  6. Analysing Architecture, 4e

    Simon Unwin Chats with Routledge about the 4th Edition of Analysing Architecture

    "Traditional Japanese creativity has the concept of 'kaizen' or 'endless improvement', which recognises that although perfection might always be out of reach, things can be made better, gradually, bit by bit."

  7. From Organisation to Decoration: An Interiors Reader

    Edited by Graeme Brooker and Sally Stone

    The field of interiors is a rich and diverse subject. To understand the character of the interior space is to understand the society that created it, for it is the interior, more than any other element of civilization that is lived in.

  8. Seeing and Making in Architecture

    This book presents a variety of techniques for mapping and making hands-on design/build projects, and relates this work to real architecture. It helps you to learn new ways of seeing and making that will enhance your creative design process and enable you to experience moments that lead to ingenuity in design. Read more...

  9. Architecture in Motion: The history and development of portable building

    Architecture in Motion examines the development of portable, transportable, demountable and temporary architecture from prehistory to the present day. From familiar vernacular models such as the tent, mobile home and houseboat, to ambitious developments in military and construction engineering, all aspects of portable building are considered. Read more...

    To take a look inside the book click here.

  10. Foucault for Architects ( May 2013)

    Foucault for Architects - From the mid-1960s onwards Michel Foucault has had a significant impact on diverse aspects of culture, knowledge and arts including architecture and its critical discourse. The implications for architecture have been wide-ranging. His archaeological and genealogical approaches to knowledge have transformed architectural history and theory, while his attitude to arts and esthetics led to a renewed focus on the avant-garde.

    Prepared by an architect, this book offers an excellent entry point into the remarkable work of Michel Foucault, and provides a focused introduction suitable for architects, urban designers, and students of architecture.

    For more information on the Thinkers for Architects Series click here

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