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Highlights for February from Routledge Architecture

With so many great titles publishing during Feburary it is impossible to pick out one favorite so we have listed them all below.

For a full list of new and key backlist titles click here to go to the latest architecture catalog.

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  1. Rethinking Aesthetics

    The Role of Body in Design

    Edited by Ritu Bhatt

    Rethinking Aesthetics is the first book to bring together prominent voices in the fields of architecture, philosophy, aesthetics, and cognitive sciences to radically rethink the relationship between body and design. These essays argue that aesthetic experiences can be nurtured at any moment in...

    Published February 12th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

    By Gregory Bracken

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Sustainable Retrofit and Facilities Management

    By Paul Appleby

    Governments across the globe are setting targets for reducing their carbon emissions. For example, the UK Government has committed to an eighty per cent reduction by 2050, when twenty-eight million buildings that currently exist will still be standing; this represents a challenge to improve...

    Published February 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Stadia

    The Populous Design and Development Guide, 5th Edition

    By Geraint John, Rod Sheard, Ben Vickery

    In this fully updated and redesigned edition of the essential and long-established Stadia, the authors offer their unrivalled expertise to all professionals who commission, plan, design, and manage high-quality sports venues. Ideas about the design and use of stadiums continue to evolve and this...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Architecture Re-assembled

    The Use (and Abuse) of History

    By Trevor Garnham

    Beginning from the rise of modern history in the eighteenth century, this book examines how changing ideas in the discipline of history itself has affected architecture from the beginning of modernity up to the present day. It reflects upon history in order to encourage and assist the reader in...

    Published February 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. François Blondel

    Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution

    By Anthony Gerbino

    Series: The Classical Tradition in Architecture

    First director of the Académie royale d’architecture, François Blondel established a lasting model for architectural education that helped transform a still largely medieval profession into the one we recognize today. Most well known for his 1676 urban plan of Paris, Blondel is also celebrated as...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Architecture and Embodiment

    The Implications of the New Sciences and Humanities for Design

    By Harry Francis Mallgrave

    In recent years we have seen a number of dramatic discoveries within the biological and related sciences. Traditional arguments such as "nature versus nurture" are rapidly disappearing because of the realization that just as we are affecting our environments, so too do these altered environments...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge