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. -- .
This manifesto by architect Valerio Olgiati and theoretician Markus Breitschmid demonstrates a new approach in architecture in a world free of ideologies and, therefore, references. It offers a foundation for conceiving a non-referential architecture in that non-referential world. Text in English and Italian.
Illuminates the hidden relationship between building and body
An inspirational and insightful resource for architecture students that offers a fresh perspective and new approaches for the challenges of the 21st century.
The most influential architectural essays written since the Renaissance, copiously illustrated and neatly organized chronologically and by country. Discover the theories behind the structures in which we live, work, and play. From Alberti and Palladio to Le Corbusier and Koolhaas, this is the all-in-one, must-have book for anyone interested in...
In order to design a building with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction. In these essays, Peter Zumthor expresses his motivation in designing buildings, which speak to our emotions and understanding in so many ways, and possess a powerful and unmistakable presence and personality.
Now available in an expanded 2nd Edition, this is a polemical account of the destruction of architecture in war.
Debates on contemporary art and architecture.
This book focuses on diverse architectural strategies for blending public and private spaces in mixed-use building with complex programme.
Demonstrates a new approach to architecture in a world increasingly free of ideologies and references and offers a foundation for conceiving a non-referential architecture in such a non-referential world
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.
A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins.
The history of the earth is explored through the architect's mode of seeing and techniques of representation.
From the pilgrims to Las Vegas, hippie communes to the smart city, utopianism has shaped American landscapes. The Puritan small town was the New Jerusalem. Thomas Jefferson dreamed of rational farm grids. Reformers tackled slums through crusades of civic architecture. To understand American space, Alex Krieger looks to the drama of utopian ideals.
An award-winning cultural history of how we experience the world through art, film and architecture
Generational dialogues between 40 world-renowned creatives exploring how the creative legacy of previous generations is being reinterpreted over time.
This text collates the essays and interviews of Louis Kahn (1901-1974), a practitioner of International Modernism who sought the spiritual in his powerful forms and encouraged his students to seek the essential nature of architecture.
An Introduction to Architectural Theory is the first comprehensive and critical history of architectural theory over the last forty years.
Ahead of his time-Fuller's visions on globalization and the "rescue through technology"
This book contains five essays about the contemporary Japanese house illustrated with a selection of designs by young architects. The domestic space becomes a symbol of the ability to adapt to new cultural and technological patterns.
This collection brings together the essays of avant-garde theorist and architect, Bernard Tschumi, from 1975-1990. These essays develop themes in contemporary theory as they relate the actual making of architecture, attempting to realign the discipline with late-20th-century world culture.
Increasing global mobility and its impact on our spaces of residence.
A manifesto of a leading New York-based architectural design firm.
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.
Is there a place for architecture beyond neoliberal paradigms?
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.
Explores the unexpected perceptual consequences of architecture.