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American Architects and the Single-Family Home: Lessons Learned from the Architects' Small House Service Bureau

by Lisa M. Tucker

American Architects and the Single-Family Home explains how a small group of architects started the Architects' Small House Service Bureau in 1919 and changed the course of twentieth-century residential design...


The Meaning of Modern Architecture: Its Inner Necessity and an Empathetic Reading

by Hans Rudolf, Dr Morgenthaler

Using empathy, as established by the Vienna School of Art History, complemented by insights on how the mind processes visual stimuli, as demonstrated by late 19th-century psychologists and art theorists, this...


In-Between: Architectural Drawing and Imaginative Knowledge in Islamic and Western Traditions

by Hooman, Assoc Prof Koliji & Eamonn, Dr Canniffe

Contemporary technical architectural drawings, in establishing a direct relationship between the drawing and its object, tend to privilege the visible physical world at the expense of the invisible intangible...


The City Crown by Bruno Taut

by Matthew, Dr Mindrup, Ulrike, Dr Altenmüller-Lewis & Eamonn, Dr Canniffe

This book is the first English translation of the German architect Bruno Taut’s early twentieth-century anthology Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown). Written under the influence of World War I, Taut developed...


Pevsner: The BBC Years: Listening to the Visual Arts

by Stephen, Mr Games

Pevsner: The BBC Years gives the first full account of Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s engagement with the BBC at a time when both were the dominant institutions in their own fields -- Pevsner as the most persuasive...


Hydraulic Lime Mortar for Stone, Brick and Block Masonry: A Best Practice Guide

by Geoffrey Allen

This best practice guide to using hydraulic lime mortar is the result of a research project by the UK Limes team which studied the performance application and classification of hydraulic limes for the construction...


Surveying Historic Buildings

by David Watt

This bestselling book has been fully revised and updated to include valuable new case studies and examples which help to demonstrate the common problems found in older buildings. It features many additional...


Mein Kampf: My Struggle

by Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler wrote this book when he was in prison for his political activities. During that time, Germany had been weakened by the Treaty of Versailles, and France had seized several parts of Germany. France...


Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in Its Struggle to Be Understood

by Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry’s book will overturn everything you thought you knew about “art”

Now Grayson Perry is a fully paid-up member of the art establishment, he wants to show that any of us can appreciate art (after...


The Pulse of Modernism: Physiological Aesthetics in Fin-de-Siècle Europe

by Robert Michael Brain

Robert Brain traces the origins of artistic modernism to specific technologies of perception developed in late-nineteenth-century laboratories. Brain argues that the thriving fin-de-siècle field of "physiological...


In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

by Sue Roe

A lively and deeply researched group biography of the figures who transformed the world of art in bohemian Paris in the first decade of the twentieth century

In Montmartre is a colorful history of the birth...


Virilio for Architects

by John Armitage

Paul Virilio is an innovative figure in the study of architecture, space, and the city. Virilio for Architects primes readers for their first encounter with his crucial texts on some of the vital theoretical...


The Court Artist in Seventeenth-Century Italy

by Elena Fumagalli & Raffaella Morselli

Up to now the theme of the artist in the service of Italian courts has been examined in various studies focused mostly on the High Renaissance, as though the phenomenon was relevant only to the XV and XVI centuries....


The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity: Transforming Public Space

by Gregor Kalas

In The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity, Gregor Kalas examines architectural conservation during late antiquity period at Rome's most important civic center: the Roman Forum. During the fourth...


The End of Cinema?: A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age

by André|Marion, Philippe Gaudreault & Timothy Barnard

Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the “double birth of...


Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design

by Art Chantry & Rochester Monica Rene

Feral House presents an irreverent, educational and entertaining collection of essays by the great contrarian of graphic design, Art Chantry.


Love Maps

by Eliza Factor

Violence and loss shatter Sarah Marker's domestic life, causing her to reexamine the roots of creativity and art in NYC.


The Design of Frontier Spaces: Control and Ambiguity

by Carolyn, Assoc Prof Loeb, Andreas, Professor Luescher & Matthew, Professor Carmona

In a globalizing world, frontiers may be in flux but they remain as significant as ever. New borders are established even as old borders are erased. Beyond lines on maps, however, borders are spatial zones in...


Setting the Scene: Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Theatre Architecture

by Alistair, Dr Fair

During the twentieth century, an increasingly diverse range of buildings and spaces was used for theatre. Theatre architecture was re-formed by new approaches to staging and performance, while theatre was often...


The Hero Building: An Architecture of Scottish National Identity

by Johnny, Professor Rodger

Why was it that, across Scotland over the last two and a half centuries, architectural monuments were raised to national heroes? Were hero buildings commissioned as manifestations of certain social beliefs,...