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  1. Corrections and Collections

    Architectures for Art and Crime

    By Joe Day

    America holds more than two million inmates in its prisons and jails, and hosts more than two million daily visits to museums, figures which represent a ten-fold increase in the last twenty-five years. Corrections and Collections explores and connects these two massive expansions in our built...

    Published June 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Transformations

    From Mannerism to Baroque in the Age of European Absolutism and the Church Triumphant

    By Christopher Tadgell

    Series: Architecture in Context

    Unprecedented in scope like its companion volume on the High Renaissance, Transformations, this sixth volume in the Architecture in Context series traces the development of architecture and decoration in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries – particularly the transformation of...

    Published June 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Museum Architecture

    A New Biography

    By Suzanne MacLeod

    Recent decades have witnessed an explosion of museum building around the world and the subsequent publication of multiple texts dedicated to the subject. Museum Architecture: A new biography focuses on the stories we tell of museum buildings in order to explore the nature of museum architecture and...

    Published March 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe

    By Virag Molnar

    Series: Architext

    The built environment of former socialist countries is often deemed uniform and drab, an apt reflection of a repressive regime. Building the State peeks behind the grey façade to reveal a colourful struggle over competing meanings of the nation, Europe, modernity and the past in a divided continent...

    Published March 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 March 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 26th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. The Contradiction Between Form and Function in Architecture

    By John Shannon Hendrix

    Continuing the themes that have been addressed in The Humanities in Architectural Design and The Cultural Role of Architecture, this book illustrates the important role that a contradiction between form and function plays in compositional strategies in architecture. The contradiction between form...

    Published January 31st 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation

    Antiquity to Modernity

    By Miles Glendinning

    Shortlisted for the 2014 SAHGB Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion. In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is intrinsically positive. How has that widely-shared...

    Published January 18th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Architecture and Nationalism in Sri Lanka

    The Trouser Under the Cloth

    By Anoma Pieris

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The role of the home, the domestic sphere and the intimate, ethno-cultural identities that are cultivated within it, are critical to understanding the polemical constructions of country and city; tradition and modernity; and regionalism and cosmopolitanism. The home is fundamental to ideas of the...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge