Most popular Theory of architecture books
The most popular Theory of architecture books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
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.
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.
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. -- .
Now available in an expanded 2nd Edition, this is a polemical account of the destruction of architecture in war.
An inspirational and insightful resource for architecture students that offers a fresh perspective and new approaches for the challenges of the 21st century.
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.
An award-winning cultural history of how we experience the world through art, film and architecture
Illuminates the hidden relationship between building and body
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.
Acclaimed exploration of the political space created by Israel's colonial occupation.
An Introduction to Architectural Theory is the first comprehensive and critical history of architectural theory over the last forty years.
Generational dialogues between 40 world-renowned creatives exploring how the creative legacy of previous generations is being reinterpreted over time.
Explores the unexpected perceptual consequences of architecture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.