How architecture and trade foster civic and urban health, from the Renaissance to Brexit
A re-edition of Robin Evans' classic essay anthology Translations from Drawing to Building and Other Essays, originally published by the Architectural Association (AA) in 1997. Featuring a new introduction, the book is the first in a new series of essay anthologies entitled AA Documents.
100 Best Paintings in New York combines art history, commentary, and tourists’ guide to provide you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of New York’s greatest works of art. The descriptions draw attention to fascinating details in each work and look at why, where, or for what occasion they were painted.
Acclaimed British architect Quinlan Terry's guide to more than 2,000 years of classicism in architecture
Organized around a timeline that demonstrates the range of presents and afters we find ourselves contemplating, this volume of the Cornell Journal of Architecture considers our terrestrial occupations from a variety of real and imagined perspectives, from the prehistoric to the future-imperfect.
Timely re-issue of the groundbreaking manifesto for feminist architecture
Making Space is a pioneering work first published in 1984 which challenges us to look at how the built environment impacts on women’s lives. It exposes the sexist assumptions on gender and sexuality that have a fundamental impact on the way buildings are designed and our cities are planned.
For reasons both obvious and mysterious, even as our cultural and social constructions of domesticity change, the house remains a fundamental site for advancing modern architectural theory and practice: because it accommodates a full diurnal and annual cycle of life, and because it intricately stages ritual and routine, this most private of programs has become a medium of publicity and polemic.
This book arose from two observations: that building design in these first decades of the 21st century has come to accept and pursue some increasingly odd and disturbing trends; and that there seems to be insufficient architectural criticism that calls these trends to account.
The general reading public is likely to think of architecture as buildings. But, with this book, Robert Steinberg would like to help readers understand that architecture shapes lives. Architecture can help communities integrate and thrive. Architecture can touch us, influencing how we feel, and how we interact with others.
Tokyo is one of the most vibrant and livable cities on the planet, a megacity that somehow remains intimate and adaptive. Com-pared to Western metropolises like New York or Paris, however, few outsiders understand Tokyo's inner workings.
Homelessness is a growing global problem that requires local discussions and solutions. In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, it has noticeably become a collective concern.