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Masterplanning the Adaptive City: Computational Urbanism in the Twenty-First Century

by Tom Verebes

Computational design has become widely accepted into mainstream architecture, but this is the first book to advocate applying it to create adaptable masterplans for rapid urban growth, urban heterogeneity, through...


Architecture in Formation: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture: On the Nature of Information in Digital Architecture

by Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa & Aaron Sprecher

Architecture in Formation is the first digital architecture manual that bridges multiple relationships between theory and practice, proposing a vital resource to structure the upcoming second digital revolution....


Abbeys Monasteries and Priories Explained: Britain S Living History

by Trevor Yorke

Trevor Yorke, using photographs and diagrams, describes the history of these graceful and splendid medieval buildings, and explains the functions of their individual parts.


Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

by Henry Adams & Raymond Carney

Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the...


Tudor Houses Explained: Britain's Living History

by Trevor Yorke

The rich range of Tudor domestic buildings between 1485 and 1603, is explained in detail by architectural historian Trevor Yorke, with his own illustrations and photographs.


Medieval and Renaissance Lactations: Images, Rhetorics, Practices

by Jutta Gisela Sperling

The premise of this volume is that the ubiquity of lactation imagery in early modern visual culture and the discourse on breastfeeding in humanist, religious, medical, and literary writings is a distinct cultural...


Rome, Postmodern Narratives of a Cityscape

by Dom Holdaway & Filippo Trentin

Until the mid-twentieth century the Western imagination seemed intent on viewing Rome purely in terms of its classical past or as a stop on the Grand Tour. This collection of essays looks at Rome from a postmodern...


Blake, Gender and Culture

by Helen P Bruder & Tristanne J Connolly

Blake's combination of verse and design invites interdisciplinary study. The essays in this collection approach his work from a variety of perspectives including masculinity, performance, plant biology, empire,...


Robert and James Adam, Architects of the Age of Enlightenment

by Ariyuki Kondo

During the second half of the eighteenth century British architecture moved away from the dominant school of classicism in favour of a more creative freedom of expression. At the forefront of this change were...


The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the Study of Urban and Regional Planning

by Mark TEWDWR-JONES, Nicholas Phelps & Robert Freestone

Knighted in 1998 'for services to the Town and Country Planning Association', and in 2003 named by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as a 'Pioneer in the Life of the Nation', Peter Hall is internationally renowned...


Architecture Post Mortem: The Diastolic Architecture of Decline, Dystopia, and Death

by Donald Kunze & David Bertolini

Architecture Post Mortem surveys architecture's encounter with death, decline, and ruination following late capitalism. As the world moves closer to an economic abyss that many perceive to be the death of capital,...


Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga: Power Sharing at the Italian Renaissance Court

by Sarah D.P. Cockram

In this first full length scholarly study of Isabella d'Este and Francesco Gonzaga, Sarah Cockram casts new light on a long misunderstood relationship and shows the couple's strategic teamwork in action. Drawing...


Roman Antiquities in Renaissance France, 1515-65

by Richard Cooper

Making use of new and original material based on first-hand sources, this book interrogates the vogue for collecting, discussing, depicting and putting to political and cultural use Roman antiquities in the...


Easter Island's Silent Sentinels: The Sculpture and Architecture of Rapa Nui

by Kenneth Treister, Patricia Vargas Casanova & Claudio Cristino

This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island's vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues.


The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World

by Jerilou Hammett & Maggie Wrigley

"The call for change is everywhere, yet how to define it and how to achieve it remain vague. The Architecture of Change: Building a Better World is a unique book that documents how ordinary people have the power...


Alvar Aalto: A Critical Study

by Malcolm Quantrill

"This is a much needed and lively study of the still insufficiently known Finnish modern master Alvar Aalto, whose sensitive and increasingly revelant architectural legacy will surely only increase in stature...


The Modern Art Invasion: Picasso, Duchamp, and the 1913 Armory Show That Scandalized America

by Elizabeth Lunday

In 1910 New York's art scene was dull and stuck in the past - lagging considerably behind Europe. Before the century reached its midpoint, however, New York would come to dominate the art world. It seemed that...


Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry: The Cultural Significance of Structure

by Michael Hann

Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry: The Cultural Significance of Structure investigates how pattern and symbol has functioned in visual arts, exploring how connections and comparisons in geometrical pattern can be...


Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture

by Ross King

On August 19, 1418, a competition concerning Florence's magnificent new cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore--already under construction for more than a century--was announced: "Whoever desires to make any model...


Wall Works: Selected Writings and Performances: Selected Writings and Performances

by Silvia Ziranek

Selected writings and performance scripts from visual artist Silvia Ziranek.