History of architecture

    Metamorphism

    Hardback £30.95

    Materiality is a recurring and central issue in architecture. This book explains how materials are "constructed", how they become cultural substances. Metamorphism investigates the complex relationship between natural materials and technology, science and sensuality. Gottfried Semper 1803-1879 made the notion of Stoffwechsel the key element of his theory. With this...

    Pierre Koenig

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    Saarinen

    By Pierluigi Serraino

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    100 Houses 100 Years

    By Twentieth Century Society

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    Gain fascinating insight into Britain's architectural heritage from 1914 to 2014. Through one building per year, we can see the diverse range of housing styles that emerged over a century and how they were adapted to suit urban life. Every example includes stunning photography and commentary written by leading architectural...

    Fortifications of Arkadian City States in the Classical and

    By Matthew P. Maher

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    This illustrated study comprises of a comprehensive and detailed account of the historical development of Greek military architecture and defensive planning specifically in Arkadia, a region in the centre of the Peloponnese in Greece, in the Classical and Hellenistic periods.

    Roman Baroque

    By Anthony Blunt

    Paperback £11.45

    This elegant and concise introduction to the baroque and its flowering in Rome was first published in an anthology of essays in 1978, not long before Blunt died, and represents a summation of his teaching. It is republished here separately, copiously illustrated with contemporary engraved views and measured drawings.

    Islamic Architecture in Iran

    By Saeid Khaghani

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    The architecture of the Islamic world is predominantly considered in terms of a dual division between 'tradition' and 'modernity' - a division which, Saeid Khaghani here argues, has shaped and limited the narrative applied to this architecture.

    World History of Design Volume 1

    By Victor Margolin

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    This is the first volume of the World History of Design, the definitive historical account of global design by pre-eminent design scholar Victor Margolin. The first volume explores the earliest cave art and human tools, including the key examples of the visual and material culture that were produced in all...

    World History of Design Volume 2

    By Victor Margolin

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    This is the second volume of the World History of Design, the definitive historical account of global design by pre-eminent design scholar Victor Margolin. The second volume covers the period between World War I and II, when mass production and mass communication spread to most parts of the world. There...

    Remembering Places: The Autobiography of Joseph Rykwert

    By Joseph Rykwert

    Paperback £24.90

    Born in Warsaw in 1926, Joseph Rykwert is one of the best-known critics and historians of architecture. One of very few writers to be awarded the RIBA's highest honour, the Royal Gold Medal in 2014, and author of countless books and essays, his influence over the past 60 years cannot...

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