Arts & Architecture  /  Architecture
IRTH Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781913645632
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Illustrations: 200
Description:
This catalogue invites readers to dive deeper into the captivating dialogue between materiality and imagination, as envisioned by IRTH إرث at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Prepared for the Biennale Architettura 2023, for which the theme was ‘The Laboratory of the Future’, the catalogue of IRTH إرث immerses visitors into the profound interplay between material and immaterial. It chronicles the National Pavilion of Saudi Arabia’s multi-faceted contribution to the discussion, in which the essence of earth as a material becomes a canvas for envisioning tomorrow’s architectural legacies.
Five Bay Landscapes Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780822947394
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Description:
Threatened by issues of environmental health, climate change, population growth, and industrial demands, the coastal zone of the Great Lakes reflects an increasingly dysfunctional relationship between the people of the basin and the resources that support them. Perhaps no place is the physical manifestation of this struggle more evident than in the basin’s shallow bays. While many regional and local responses to these issues focus on methods of control, Five Bay Landscapes argues that responses should begin with critical, experiential, and pluralistic understandings of place.
John Carr of York Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 656
ISBN: 9781399959155
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2023
Illustrations: 150
Description:
John Carr of York (1723 – 1807) was one of the most prolific and significant architects of the eighteenth century, with an output of over 400 designs, most of which were executed. His designs vary from simple gateways through to the grandest schemes, such as that for the palatial hospital at Oporto in Portugal, Harewood House and village in Yorkshire, and Basildon Park in Berkshire.
Fiorenza Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781925984989
Pub Date: 26 Oct 2023
Imprint: Arden
Description:
Original fine-art prints inspired by the classical architecture of Florence.
Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture & Stone Sculpture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780993033964
Pub Date: 21 Aug 2023
Imprint: Guy Points
Illustrations: 66 black and white and colour illustrations, and 704 colour photographs
Description:
This book provides a comprehensive guide with detailed explanations, illustrations and photographs of late-7th century to 11th century Anglo-Saxon Churches and stone sculpture. It is divided into four parts.The first part includes an extensive glossary explaining the terms likely to be encountered, it explains Celtic and Roman Church practices and the Synod of Whitby, how Anglo-Saxon churches were established and their plans, and also provides a summary to the settlements of the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Hiberno-Norse in England.
Athens on the Frontier Cover Athens on the Frontier Cover
Format: 
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780813196886
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2023
Illustrations: 73 b&w illustrations, 4 b&w tables
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780813197128
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2023
Illustrations: 73 b&w illustrations, 4 b&w tables
Description:
In 1811, architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe spurred American builders into action when he called for them to reject "the corrupt Age of Dioclesian, or the still more absurd and debased taste of Louis the XIV," and to emulate instead the ancient temples of Greece. In response, people in the antebellum trans-Appalachian region embraced the clean lines, intricate details, and stately symmetry of the Grecian style. On newly built public buildings, private homes, and religious structures, references to classical Greek architecture became the preferred ornamentation.
From Earth Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9789935245465
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2023
Imprint: University of Iceland Press
Illustrations: 300
Description:
The first inhabitants of Iceland built their homes from the material that was closest at hand: the earth itself. In the early 20th century, more than half the Icelandic population were still living in turf houses, and a few dozen such buildings remain standing today. Icelanders were not the only northern nation, however, who built their homes of turf and rock: in the North Atlantic region, people were living in earth structures as recently as the early 20th century, although no trace of them remains today except in Iceland.
Architecture is Atmosphere Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9788869773785
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Series: Atmospheric Spaces
Description:
This book intends to explore the atmospheric issue from an independent, architectural perspective. It is composed of two main sections. The first one introduces and analyzes the atmospheric concept inside the lexical scope of the architectural discipline, mapping the whole taxonomy of semantic declinations that are recognized by architecture, in addition to retracing the etymology of the term ‘atmosphere’ and its evolution.

Building Schools, Making Doctors

Architecture and the Coming of Age of American Physicians
Format: Hardback
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9780822947059
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Description:
In the late nineteenth century, medical educators intent on transforming American physicians into scientifically trained, elite professionals swiftly recognized the value of medical school design for their reform efforts. Between 1893 and 1940, nearly every medical college in the country rebuilt or substantially renovated its facility. In Building Schools, Making Doctors, Katherine Carroll reveals how the new buildings constructed during this fifty-year period did more than passively house a new system of medical training; they actively participated in defining and promoting a reformed pedagogy, modern science, and the new physician.
Urban Planning in the Nordic World Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 115
ISBN: 9788772197241
Pub Date: 14 Jul 2022
Series: The Nordic World
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
Urban planning is a keystone in the materialization of the Nordic welfare states. That is not to say that there is one particular city form or planning practice that is synonymous with the emerging welfare city, as welfare per se is far from normative. On the contrary, welfare is a highly ambiguous and contested notion that has changed over the postwar decades, which is also reflected in the development of the welfare city.
Writing Architectural History Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780822946847
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Description:
Over the past two decades, scholarship in architectural history has transformed, moving away from design studio pedagogy and postmodern historicism to draw instead from trends in critical theory focusing on gender, race, the environment, and more recently global history, connecting to revisionist trends in other fields. With examples across space and time—from medieval European coin trials and eighteenth-century Haitian revolutionary buildings to Weimar German construction firms and present-day African refugee camps—Writing Architectural History considers the impact of these shifting institutional landscapes and disciplinary positionings for architectural history. Contributors reveal how new methodological approaches have developed interdisciplinary research beyond the traditional boundaries of art history departments and architecture schools, and explore the challenges and opportunities presented by conventional and unorthodox forms of evidence and narrative, the tools used to write history.
St Paul's Cathedral Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781789258059
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
This is the first volume concerned solely with the archaeology of a major late 17th-century building in London, and the major changes it has undergone. St Paul's Cathedral in the City of London was built in 1675–1711 to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren and has been described as an iconic building many times. In this major new account, John Schofield examines the cathedral from an archaeological perspective, reviewing its history from the early 18th to the early 21st century, as illustrated by recent archaeological recording, documentary research and engineering assessment.
Echo's Chambers Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780822946571
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2021
Illustrations: 50 b&w - 10 color plates
Description:
A room’s acoustic character seems at once the most technical and the most mystical of concerns. Since the early Enlightenment, European architects have systematically endeavored to represent and control the propagation of sound in large interior spaces. Their work has been informed by the science of sound but has also been entangled with debates on style, visualization techniques, performance practices, and the expansion of the listening public.
Building Character Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780822966821
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Series: Culture Politics & the Built Environment
Description:
In the 19th-century paradigm of architectural organicism, the notion that buildings possessed character provided architects with a lens for relating the buildings they designed to the populations they served. Advances in scientific race theory enabled designers to think of 'race' and 'style' as manifestations of natural law: just as biological processes seemed to inherently regulate the racial characters that made humans a perfect fit for their geographical contexts, architectural characters became a rational product of design. Parallels between racial and architectural characters provided a rationalist model of design that fashioned some of the most influential national building styles of the past, from the pioneering concepts of French structural rationalism and German tectonic theory to the nationalist associations of the Chicago Style, the Prairie Style, and the International Style.
Building the Countryside Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781900971775
Pub Date: 10 Dec 2021
Imprint: Society for Libyan Studies
Illustrations: 100
Description:
This volume brings together data collected from both previously published surveys and new data collected using satellite imagery on the architecture and construction of over 2,400 rural structures in nine different regions of Tripolitania and dating between the 1st c. BC and the 7th c. AD.
The Gesamtkunstwerk in Design and Architecture Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9788772193069
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2021
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
The history of modern design and architecture has seen many attempts to embrace and merge different art forms, and to bring art into the framing of everyday life and the organisation of modern society, in a process understood as total design or total architecture. These attempts were historically based on the romanticist idea of merging all art forms into a uniting and transgressing work of art, mostly associated with – but certainly not limited to – Richard Wagner’s theoretical writings and musical dramas. This utopian dream of the Gesamtkunstwerk, or Total Work of Art, was intended both to bring unity to the people and to bring art into the everyday life of their homes, as well as into factories, cities and even modern media.