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The West: From the Advent of Christendom to the Eve of Reformation

by Christopher Tadgell

Christopher Tadgell covers the major architectural traditions of the Middle Ages, from the Romanesque architecture of the ninth and tenth centuries, built on the legacy of ancient Rome and including elements...


This is Not Architecture: Media Constructions

by Kester Rattenbury

This is Not Architecture assembles architectural writers of different kinds - historians, theorists, journalists, computer game designers, technologists, film-makers and architects - to discuss the characteristics,...


Old Red: Pioneering Medical Education in Texas

by Heather Green Wooten

Tucked away in a corner of the University of Texas Medical Branch campus stands a majestic relic of an era long past. Constructed of red pressed brick, sandstone, and ruddy Texas granite, the Ashbel Smith Building,...


John Nolen and the Metropolitan Landscape

by Jody Beck

"A model city, the hope of democracy" - John Nolen on his suggested plans for Madison, Wisconsin

This book connects John Nolen's political and social visions with his design proposals by analyzing his extensive...


Rethinking Aesthetics: The Role of Body in Design

by Ritu Bhatt

Rethinking Aesthetics is the first book to bring together prominent voices in the fields of architecture, philosophy, aesthetics, and cognitive sciences to radically rethink the relationship between body and...


High Performance Homes TRUBIANO: Building Envelopes, Renewable Energies and Integrated Practice

by Franca Trubiano

Both professionals and students are increasingly committed to achieving high-performance metrics in the design, construction and operation of residential buildings. This book responds to this demand by offering...


Architectural Theories of the Environment: Posthuman Territory

by Ariane Lourie Harrison

As architects and designers, we struggle to reconcile ever increasing environmental, humanitarian, and technological demands placed on our projects. Our new geological era, the Anthropocene, marks humans as...


International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation: Saving the World S Past

by Zeynep Aygen

The majority of books in English on historic building conservation and heritage preservation training are often restricted to Western architecture and its origins. Consequently, the history of building conservation,...


Mistress of Modernism: The Life of Peggy Guggenheim

by Mary V. Dearborn

Peggy Guggenheim emerges in Mistress of Modernism as the ultimate self-invented woman, a cultural mover and shaker who broke away from her poor-little-rich-girl origins to shape a life for herself as the enfant...


Decorative Games: Ornament, Rhetoric, and Noble Culture in the Work of Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742)

by Jean-Francois Bedard

This book features an extraordinary album of ornament designs by the French architect Gilles-Marie Oppenord (1672-1742). For the first time, this publication reproduces in their initial state the embellishments...


Navy Pier: A Chicago Landmark

by Douglas Bukowski

An entertaining, abundantly illustrated history of a Chicago landmark, inspired by Daniel Burnham and a feat of engineering, now a grand locale for public recreation.


The Digital Document

by Bruce Duyshart

Documents, such as drawings, memos and specifications, form an essential function in the design and construction industry. Throughout the lifecycle of a built asset, starting from an initial design idea, right...


All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities

by Michael Sorkin

Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as “unique in America––brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny.” All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults “the...


Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps

by Angela S. Reed, Cynthia A. Brandimarte & Carter Smith

From Palo Duro Canyon in the Panhandle to Lake Corpus Christi on the coast, from Balmorhea in far West Texas to Caddo Lake near the Louisiana border, the state parks of Texas are home not only to breathtaking...


Text, Image, and the Problem with Perfection in Nineteenth-Century France: Utopia and Its Afterlives

by Daniel Sipe

Daniel Sipe focuses on the persistent afterlife of utopias in works by artists and writers who include François-René de Chateaubriand, Etienne Cabet, J.J. Grandville, Charles Barbara, Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam,...


Persistent Ruskin: Studies in Influence, Assimilation and Effect

by Keith Hanley & Brian Maidment

Examining the wide-ranging and abiding implications of Ruskin's engagement with his contemporaries and followers into the present, this collection is organized around three related themes. This book studies...


Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity: Orthodox Theology and the Aesthetics of the Christian Image

by C.A. Tsakiridou

Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity presents a critical, interdisciplinary examination of contemporary theological and philosophical studies of the Christian image and redefines this within the Orthodox tradition...


Twenty Minutes in Manhattan

by Michael Sorkin

Every morning, the architect and writer Michael Sorkin walks downtown from his Greenwich Village apartment through Washington Square to his Tribeca office. Sorkin isn’t in a hurry, and he never ignores his...


Ancient and Medieval Dyes

by William F. Leggett

This informative and easy-to-read classic text describes the various animal and vegetable dyes which were available before synthetic chemical dyes became available. Dyes noted in the book include madder, indigo,...


House: From Display to BACK to FRONT

by Fran Cottell & Katy Deepwell

An overview of a series of installations (2001-2011) made by artist Fran Cottell in her house.