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  1. The Florentine Villa

    Architecture History Society

    By Grazia Gobbi Sica

    Series: The Classical Tradition in Architecture

    Scholarly and innovative with visually stunning line drawings and photographs, this volume provides readers with a compelling record of the unbroken pattern of reciprocal use and exchange between the countryside and the walled city of Florence, from the thirteenth century up to the present day....

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Composition, Non-composition

    By Jacques Lucan

    In architecture, composition refers to the conception of a building according to principles of regularity and hierarchy, or according to the principles of obtaining equilibrium. However, it is not until the beginning of the nineteenth century that the notion of composition becomes truly associated...

    Published August 31st 2012 by Routledge

  3. Latin American Modern Architectures

    Ambiguous Territories

    Edited by Patricio del Real, Helen Gyger

    Latin American Modern Architectures: Ambiguous Territories has thirteen new essays from a range of distinguished architectural historians to help you understand the region’s rich and varied architecture. It will also introduce you to major projects that have not been written about in English. A...

    Published August 24th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Mapping Modernity in Shanghai

    Space, Gender, and Visual Culture in the Sojourners' City, 1853-98

    By Samuel Y. Liang

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This book argues that modernity first arrived in late nineteenth-century Shanghai via a new spatial configuration. This city’s colonial capitalist development ruptured the traditional configuration of self-contained households, towns, and natural landscapes in a continuous spread, producing a new...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Reformations

    From High Renaissance to Mannerism in the New West of Religious Contention and Colonial Expansion

    By Christopher Tadgell

    Series: Architecture in Context

    The rediscovery of classical ideas and the emergence of the great artists, architects and theorists of late fithteenth and early sixteenth-century Italy led to the cultural peak characterised as the High Renaissance. This fifth volume in the Architecture in Context series begins with a definition...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Reading Architecture and Culture

    Researching Buildings, Spaces and Documents

    Edited by Adam Sharr

    Architecture displays the values involved in its inhabitation, construction, procurement and design. It traces the thinking of the individuals who have participated in it, their relationships, and their involvement in the cultures where they lived and worked. In this way, buildings, their details,...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Architecture and Climate

    An Environmental History of British Architecture 1600–2000

    By Dean Hawkes

    This book traces the evolving relationship between the architecture and climate of Britain from the late sixteenth to the twentieth century. Through detailed studies of buildings by major architects it explores how the unique character of the climate of the British Isles has had a fundamental...

    Published January 19th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Atomic Dwelling

    Anxiety, Domesticity, and Postwar Architecture

    Edited by Robin Schuldenfrei

    In the years of reconstruction and economic boom that followed the Second World War, the domestic sphere encountered new expectations regarding social behaviour, modes of living, and forms of dwelling. This book brings together an international group of scholars from architecture, design, urban...

    Published January 16th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Living Over the Store

    Architecture and Local Urban Life

    By Howard Davis

    The shop/house – the building combining commercial/retail uses and dwellings – appears over many periods of history in most cities in the world. This book combines architectural history, cross-cultural understandings and accounts of contemporary policy and building practice to provide a...

    Published January 16th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Sir John Vanbrugh and the Vitruvian Landscape

    By Caroline Dalton

    Sir John Vanbrugh (1664-1726) was one of the most important figures in English garden history although he is rarely recognised as such. An eclectic early career as a merchant, a soldier and a dramatist preceded Vanbrugh’s acceptance of the role of architect to the Third Earl of Carlisle in...

    Published January 10th 2012 by Routledge