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The Architecture of Home in Cairo: Socio-Spatial Practice of the Hawari's Everyday Life

by Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

The hawari of Cairo - narrow non-straight alleyways - are the basic urban units that have formed the medieval city since its foundation back in 969 AD. Until early in the C20th, they made up the primary urban...


The Architecture of the Illusive Distance

by Amir H. Ameri

Focusing on three secular institutional building types: libraries, museums, and cinemas, this book explores the intricate interplay between culture and architecture. It explores the cultural imperatives which...


The Material Imagination: Reveries on Architecture and Matter

by Matthew Mindrup

In recent years architectural discourse has witnessed a renewed interest in materiality under the guise of such familiar tropes as 'material honesty,' 'form finding,' or 'digital materiality.' Motivated in part...


The Production of Hospice Space: Conceptualising the Space of Caring and Dying

by Sarah McGann

Challenging the widely held notion of a hospice as a building or a place, this book argues that it should instead be a philosophy of care. It proposes that the positive and negative impact that space can have...


The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s-1980s: A Geopolitics of Western Art Worlds

by Catherine Dossin

In The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s-1980s, Catherine Dossin challenges the now-mythic perception of New York as the undisputed center of the art world between the end of World War II and the fall of...


Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture

by Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson

Outlandia is an off-grid artists' fieldstation, a treehouse imagined by artists London Fieldworks (Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson) and designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, situated in Glen Nevis, opposite Ben...


Roman Military Architecture on the Frontiers: Armies and Their Architecture in Late Antiquity

by Rob Collins, Matt Symonds & Meike Weber

The Roman army was one of the most astounding organizations in the ancient world, and much of the success of the Roman empire can be attributed to its soldiers. Archaeological remains and ancient texts provide...


4th Grade History Book: Mayans and Incas of South America: Fourth Grade Books Ancient Civilizations

by Baby Professor

The Mayans and Incas of South America were influential people in the region's culture and tradition. Learn about them through this attention-grabbing educational book. By using more pictures and only a few select...


4th Grade History: Ancient Civilizations: Fourth Grade Books for Kids

by Baby Professor

Ancient civilizations is one 4th grade subject that can be quite difficult to understand just be reading texts. The good news is history picture books exist and they are a joy to study. Pictures provide visual...


6th Grade History: First Civilizations: Ancient Civilizations for Kids Sixth Grade Books

by Baby Professor

Going back to the past is both scary and exciting, with it being mysterious and all. But this picture book provides just the right sneak peek into forgotten times. Here, you get to see for yourself how ancient...


Architecture as Cultural and Political Discourse: Case studies of conceptual norms and aesthetic practices

by Daniel Grinceri

This book is concerned with cultural and political discourses that affect the production of architecture. It examines how these discursive mechanisms and technologies combine to normalise and aestheticise everyday...


The Political Unconscious of Architecture: Re-opening Jameson's Narrative

by Nadir Lahiji

Thirty years have passed since eminent cultural and literary critic Fredric Jameson wrote his classic work, The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act, in which he insisted that 'there is...


Time Matter(s): Invention and Re-Imagination in Built Conservation: The Unfinished Drawing and Building of St. Peter's, the Vatican

by Federica Goffi

Even though the idea of altering an existing building is presently a well established practice within the context of adaptive reuse, when the building in question is a 'mnemonic building', of recognized heritage...


Merleau-Ponty: Space, Place, Architecture

by Patricia M. Locke & Rachel McCann

The first collection devoted to Merleau-Ponty's contributions to our understanding of architecture and place.


Transgender Architectonics: The Shape of Change in Modernist Space

by Lucas Crawford

Combining transgender studies with the ‘neomodernist' architectures of the internationally renowned firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) and with modernist writers (Samuel Beckett and Virginia Woolf)...


The Spanish Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Images of Iberia

by Piers Baker-Bates & Miles Pattenden

The sixteenth century was a critical period both for Spain's formation and for the imperial dominance of her Crown. Spanish monarchs ruled far and wide, spreading agents and culture across Europe and the wider...


Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy: From Sprezzatura to Satire

by Eugenia Paulicelli

The first comprehensive study on the role of Italian fashion and Italian literature, this book analyzes clothing and fashion as described and represented in literary texts and costume books in the Italy of the...


Under Construction: Logics of Urbanism in the Gulf Region

by Steffen Wippel, Katrin Bromber & Birgit Krawietz

Interdisciplinary in approach, this volume explores and deciphers the symbolic value and iconicity of the built environment in the Arab Gulf Region, its aesthetics, language and performative characteristics....


Women, Art and Architectural Patronage in Renaissance Mantua: Matrons, Mystics and Monasteries

by Sally Anne Hickson

Analyzing the artistic patronage of famous and lesser known women of Renaissance Mantua, and introducing new patronage paradigms that existed among those women, this study sheds new light the social, cultural...


The Brain-Eye: New Histories of Modern Painting

by Eric Alliez, Jean-Clet Martin & Robin Mackay

English-language translation of a major work by French philosopher Eric Alliez, in which he offers a new perspective on critical problems in modern aesthetics.