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Shapely Bodies: The Image of Porcelain in Eighteenth-Century France

by Christine A. Jones

French artisans began trials to reproduce fine Chinese porcelain in the 1660s. That challenge proved impossible, but inspired radical forms of experimentation. Potters invented artificial alternatives to Chinese...


Julien-David Leroy and the Making of Architectural History

by Christopher Drew Armstrong

This book examines the career and publications of the French architect Julien-David Leroy (1724-1803) and his impact on architectural theory and pedagogy.

Despite not leaving any built work, Leroy is a major...


Live Architecture: Venues, Stages and Arenas for Popular Music

by Robert Kronenburg

Live Architecture explores the physical form of popular music performance space from 1960 to the present day.

This book quantifies the factors that determine what makes a venue successful focusing on both famous...


Perspective, Projections and Design: Technologies of Architectural Representation

by Mario Carpo & Frédérique Lemerle

The essays selected for this book, presented in chronological order, discuss various aspects of image-making technologies, geometrical knowledge and tools for architectural design, focusing in particular on...


The Roman Remains of Northern and Eastern France: A Guidebook

by James Bromwich

This book provides a thorough, area by area companion to the region's wealth of monuments, excavations and artefacts, from Paris and Boulogne-sur-Mer to Strasbourg and Lyon. Over ninety sites are treated in...


The Politics of Making

by Mark Swenarton, Igea Troiani & Helena Webster

A unique collection of contemporary writings, this book explores the politics involved in the making and experiencing of architecture and cities from a cross-cultural and global perspective.


Innovative Cities

by James Simmie

Innovative Cities presents a unique international comparison of innovation in Amsterdam, London, Milan, Paris and Stuttgart. Based on research funded by the ESRC program on 'Cities: Competitiveness and Cohesion',...


Rome: A New Planning Strategy: A New Planning Strategy

by Franco Archibugi

Rome: A New Planning Strategy looks at the problems of a city over the last century and suggests a totally new planning strategy. The book examines the stages that have marked the increase of population and...


The Saga of Sydney Opera House: The Dramatic Story of the Design and Construction of the Icon of Modern Australia

by Peter Murray

Peter Murray's compelling and highly readable biography of the building presents both sides of the story. Using previously unpublished files and papers, Murray has managed to unravel one of the most intriguing...


Re-Forming Britain: Narratives of Modernity Before Reconstruction

by Elizabeth Darling

The emergence of British modernism has gone largely unconsidered, so whilst historians have examined Britain's engagement with modernity in terms of art, politics and planning, this study addresses and fills...


Architecture and Narrative: The Formation of Space and Cultural Meaning

by Sophia Psarra

Architecture is often seen as the art of a thinking mind that arranges, organizes and establishes relationships between the parts and the whole. It is also seen as the art of designing spaces, which we experience...


Energy Management in Buildings

by Keith Moss

Managing the consumption and conservation of energy in buildings is the concern of both building managers and occupants and this use accounts for about half of UK energy consumption. The need to manage this...


A Cleveland Legacy: The Architecture of Walker and Weeks

by Eric Johannesen

Walker and Weeks was the foremost architectural firm in Cleveland for nearly forth years, from 1911 to 1949. Its clients were the wealthy and influential of Cleveland and the Midwest; its landmark accomplishments...


The Philosopher, the Priest, and the Painter: A Portrait of Descartes

by Steven Nadler

In the Louvre museum hangs a portrait of a middle-aged man with long dark hair, a mustache, and heavy-lidded eyes, and he is dressed in the starched white collar and black coat of the typical Dutch burgher....


The A to Z of Renaissance Art

by Lilian H. Zirpolo

The A to Z of Renaissance Art covers the years 1250 to 1648, the period most disciplines place as the Renaissance Era. A complete portrait of this remarkable period is depicted in this book through a chronology,...


The Tall Buildings Reference Book

by David Parker & Antony Wood

As the ever-changing skylines of cities all over the world show, tall buildings are an increasingly important solution to accommodating growth more sustainably in today's urban areas. Whether it is residential,...


London's Lost Power Stations and Gasworks

by Ben Pedroche

Many of London's original power stations have either been demolished, converted for other use, or stand derelict awaiting re-development. But in their prime, these mighty 'cathedrals of power' played a vital...


Roof Cooling Techniques: A Design Handbook

by Jose Luis Molina, Evyatar Erell & Simos Yannas

Natural heating and cooling of buildings helps to improve energy efficiency in the built environment. This book considers the principles of roof design and specific systems and cooling techniques. The authors...


Tropical Sustainable Architecture

by Joo Hwa Bay & Boon Lay Ong

The tropical belt - where large areas of South East Asia, India, Africa and parts of both North and South America are located - forms the biggest landmass in the world and has one of the highest numbers of rapidly...


Developments in Structural Form

by Rowland Mainstone

In the critically acclaimed first edition of this book, Mainstone offered a brilliant and highly original account of the structural developments that have made possible the achievements of architects and bridge...