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Most popular Theory of architecture books

The most popular Theory of architecture books currently available. Updated weekly.
Poetics of Space
Beloved and contemplated by philosophers, architects, writers, and literary theorists alike, this book examines the places in which we place our conscious and unconscious thoughts and guides us through a stream of cerebral meditations on poetry, art, and the blooming of consciousness itself.
Architecture of Happiness
What makes a house truly beautiful? Why are many new houses so ugly? Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? This book explores one of our most intense but often hidden love affairs: with our houses and their furnishings.
Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses
First published in 1996, The Eyes of the Skin has become a classic of architectural theory. For every new intake of students studying Pallasmaa s classic text, The Eyes of the Skin provides a totally fresh understanding of architecture and a new set of insights.
Common Spaces of Urban Emancipation
This is an exciting book, which explores the cultural meaning and politics of common spaces in conjunction with ideas connected with neighbourhood and community, justice and resistance, in order to trace elements of a different emancipating future. -- .
Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War
Now available in an expanded 2nd Edition, this is a polemical account of the destruction of architecture in war.
Health and Well-being for Interior Architecture
Architecture Concept Book: An inspirational guide to creative ideas, strategies and practices
An inspirational and insightful resource for architecture students that offers a fresh perspective and new approaches for the challenges of the 21st century.
Dialectic VII: Architecture and Citizenship: Decolonizing Architectural Pedagogy
Issue VII of DIALECTIC, a refereed journal of the School of Architecture, CA+P, University of Utah, focuses on the theme of 'Architecture and Citizenship: Decolonizing Architectural Pedagogy.
Innovative Architecture Strategies
Social (Re)Production of Architecture: Politics, Values and Actions in Contemporary Practice
Atlas of Emotion: Journeys in Art, Architecture, and Film
An award-winning cultural history of how we experience the world through art, film and architecture
Interior Architecture Theory Reader
X-Ray Architecture
Illuminates the hidden relationship between building and body
Design Process in Architecture: From Concept to Completion
Event-Space: Theatre Architecture and the Historical Avant-Garde
Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon: A Visual Lexicon
A visual guide to the buildings that surround us, naming the visible architectural features so that the reader doesn't have to know the name before looking it up. It features line drawings and colour photographs that illustrate each of the main building types, from forts to churches, stately homes to skyscrapers.
Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation
Acclaimed exploration of the political space created by Israel's colonial occupation.
Ruskin and His Contemporaries
Peirce for Architects
Introduction to Architectural Theory: 1968 to the Present
An Introduction to Architectural Theory is the first comprehensive and critical history of architectural theory over the last forty years.
Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience
Hans Hollein and Postmodernism: Art and Architecture in Austria, 1958-1985
Legacy: Generations of Creatives in Dialogue
Generational dialogues between 40 world-renowned creatives exploring how the creative legacy of previous generations is being reinterpreted over time.
Ugliness and Judgment: On Architecture in the Public Eye
Dynamics of Architectural Form, 30th Anniversary Edition
Explores the unexpected perceptual consequences of architecture.
Architecture of Neoliberalism: How Contemporary Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance
Dark Space - Architecture, Representation, Black Identity
This collection of essays by architect Mario Gooden investigates the construction of African American identity and representation through the medium of architecture. These five texts move between history, theory, and criticism to explore a discourse of critical spatial practice engaged in the constant reshaping of the African Diaspora. African American cultural institutions designed and constructed in recent years often rely on cultural stereotypes, metaphors, and cliches to communicate significance, demonstrating "Africanisms" through form and symbolism-but there is a far richer and more complex heritage to be explored., Presented here is a series of questions that interrogate and illuminate other narratives of "African American architecture," and reveal compelling ways of translating the philosophical idea of the African Diaspora's experience into space.
Architecture History and Theory in Reverse: From an Information Age to Eras of Meaning
Cinematic Aided Design: An Everyday Life Approach to Architecture
Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies
Architecture and the Forest Aesthetic: A New Look at Design and Resilient Urbanism
Modern Architecture: A Very Short Introduction
Adam Sharr tells the story of how modern architecture developed and produced its powerful cultural images. Considering the new building materials and techniques which shaped the movement, such as innovations in steel and concrete and the advent of air conditioning, he concludes by asking whether contemporary architecture remains modern at heart.
Essential Architecture: The History of Western Architecture
A handy, quick reference guide to Western architecture from Antiquity up to the present time. Arranged chronologically, covering all the main time periods, movements and well-known architects - the ideal student's guide.
Towards a Public Space: Le Corbusier and the Greco-Latin Tradition in the Modern City
Architectural Materialisms: Nonhuman Creativity
This book gathers 14 architects, designers, performing artists, film makers, media theorists, philosophers, mathematicians and programmers. They all argue that matter in contemporary posthuman times has to be rethought in its rich internal dynamism and its multifaceted context.
Space Within: Interior Experience as the Origin of Architecture
The Space Within explores how interior space has been integral to the development of Modern architecture from the late 1800s to today, and how generations of architects have engaged with interior space and its experience in their design processes.
Binding Space: The Book as Spatial Practice
Islamic Geometric Patterns: Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Construction
Islamic Geometric Patterns presents an in-depth examination of the polygonal technique, the primary method used in creating Islamic geometric patterns. The text details the methodology behind this dead art form, and presents historical evidence, both of which are vital to the ornamental tradition.
Public Interest Design Education Guidebook: Curricula, Strategies, and SEED Academic Case Studies
Organic Design in Twentieth-Century Nordic Architecture
Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City
Analysing Architecture
Living Complex: From Zombie City to the New Communal
Where does the dream of the detached house come from? Which ideal form of living are we taught by children's books, lifestyle magazines and DIY shops? Who benefits from us living the way we live? This work shows how the interests of the construction industry, overextended policies mired in regulations and more.
Understanding Architecture New Edition
Smart Cities: A Spatialised Intelligence
Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in three parts
This Thing Called Theory
Making Places for People: 12 Questions Every Designer Should Ask
City of Play: An Architectural and Urban History of Recreation and Leisure
Lina Bo Bardi, Drawings