11 Jul 2020

Category: Architecture

Architecture

An Anthropology of Architecture 

Ever since anthropology has existed as a discipline, anthropologists have thought about architectural forms. This book provides the first overview of how anthropologists have studied architecture and the extraordinarily rich thought and data this has produced.With a focus on domestic space – that intimate context…

Architecture

Stone: Stories of Urban Materiality 

In undertaking a systematic analysis of urban materiality, this book investigates one kind of material in Melbourne: stone. The work draws on a range of pertinent, current theories that consider materiality, assemblages, networks, phenomenology, resource and extraction geographies, memorialisation, maintenance and repair, place identity, skill,…

Architecture

Architectural Technology 

This core textbook brings together for the first time the technical, legal, social and philosophical issues under the umbrella of architectural technology. Part 1 covers the influences that affect the way we build – the environmental agenda, the human factors, buildability, time and costs. Part…

Architecture

Vitruvian Man: Rome under Construction 

Professionalism is political. This book offers a new assessment of the Roman architect Vitruvius and his treatise, On Architecture, dedicated to Augustus in the 20s BCE. Once reviled by scholars, Vitruvius emerges as an imperial expert par excellence when read alongside literary coevals through an…

Architecture

Notre-Dame: The Soul of France 

The profound emotion felt around the world upon seeing images of Notre-Dame in flames opens up a series of questions: Why was everyone so deeply moved? Why does Notre-Dame so clearly crystallise what our civilisation is about? What makes ‘Our Lady of Paris’ the soul…

Architecture

Open House: A Life in Thirty-Two Moves 

Moving house has never flustered author Jane Christmas. She loves houses: viewing them, negotiating their price, dreaming up interior plans, hiring tradespeople to do the work and overseeing renovations. She loves houses so much that she’s moved thirty-two times. There are good reasons for her…

Architecture

Lives of Houses 

A group of notable writers―including UK poet laureate Simon Armitage, Julian Barnes, Margaret MacMillan, and Jenny Uglow―celebrate our fascination with the houses of famous literary figures, artists, composers, and politicians of the past What can a house tell us about the person who lives there?…