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Against Architecture

by Franco La La Cecla

With insight into the human side of architecture, this critical assessment displays the shortcomings of modern urban planning as an acclaimed architect issues a passionate charge against the celebrities of the...


@home: Another Revolution in Architecture's Theory of the House

by Davina Jackson & Hugo Muecke

A 'time capsule' of perspectives (written in the mid 1990s and first published 2012) on how traditional architectural theories about homes and domestic life would be radically altered by mass market access to...


FLA Learning Centre

by Giuseppe Marinoni

Built after Giuseppe Marinoni’s design had won an international competition, the Learning Centre FLA (Lombardy Foundation for the Environment) at Seveso looks on the outside like a primary volume, divided...


Hearts of the City

by Herbert Muschamp & Nicolai Ouroussoff

From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work.

The pieces...


Signs of Grace: Meditations on the Notre Dame Campus

by Nicholas, C.S.C. Ayo

In Signs of Grace Father Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C., a Holy Cross priest and a professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at Notre Dame explores some of the places on the campus made famous by television and movies,...


Use Matters: An Alternative History of Architecture

by Kenny Cupers

Bringing together promising young authors, prominent scholars, and cutting edge practitioners, Use Matters explores how the user has been a critical source of invention over the past century, prompting us to...


Goodman for Architects

by Remei Capdevila-Werning

An accessible introduction to the aspects of Goodman's philosophy which have been the most influential among architects and architectural theorists.


Building the State: Architecture, Politics, and State Formation in Postwar Central Europe

by Virag Molnar

The built environment of former socialist countries is often deemed uniform and drab, an apt reflection of a repressive regime. This book peeks behind the gray façade to reveal a colourful struggle over competing...


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

Experimental architects, architectural theorists, and historians discuss how to process and present information.


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,...


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...


The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation, and Self

by Scott A. Lukas

The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation and Self is the first edited collection focused on the subject of the themed space. Twelve authors address a range of themed spaces, including restaurants, casinos,...


Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II: From Le Corbusier to Rem Koolhaas

by Martin Filler

In the first volume of Makers of Modern Architecture (2007), Martin Filler examined the emergence of that revolutionary new form of building and explored its aesthetic, social, and spiritual aspirations through...


Convergence: An Architectural Agenda for Energy

by Kiel Moe

Analyses a wide range of well-designed and illustrated case studies to demonstrate what architecture has to gain from understand how design and energy intersect.


Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present

by Peggy Deamer

Architecture and Capitalism tells a story of the relationship between the economy and architectural design. Eleven historians each discuss in brand new essays the time period they know best, looking at cultural...


The Art-Architecture Complex

by Hal Foster

Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. He identifies a “global style” of architecture—as practiced...


Architecture and Participation

by Peter Blundell Jones, Doina Petrescu & Jeremy Till

Bringing together leading international practitioners and theorists in the field, ranging from the 1960s pioneers of participation to some of the major contemporary figures in the field, Architecture and Participation...


Weather Architecture

by Jonathan Hill

Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill's investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim...


Disclosing Horizons: Architecture, Perspective and Redemptive Space

by Nicholas Temple

This study examines the influence of perspective on architecture, highlighting how critical historical changes in the representation and perception of space continue to inform the way architects design.

Since...


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...