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Built Environment

Our titles on the Built Environment at Cambridge Scholars Publishing cover two complimentary areas of academic research; the design, history, and theory of architecture and architectural practice, and the methods and practicalities of building and construction work. The collection will therefore be of interest to students and researchers in the humanities and social sciences, as well as architectural and construction professionals in different areas.

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Surface and Deep Histories

Surface in architecture has had a deeper and a more pervasive presence in the practice and theory of the discipline than is commonly supposed. Orientations to the surface emerge, collapse, and reappear, sustaining it as a legitimate theoretical and artefactual entity, despite the (twentieth-century) disciplinary definition of archi...
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The Future of Post-Human Performing Arts

Are the performing arts really supposed to be so radical that, as John Cage once said in the context of music, “there is no noise, only sound,” since “he argued that any sounds we can hear can be music”? (WK 2007a; D. Harwood 1976)This radical tradition in performing arts, with music as an example here, can be contrasted with an op...
£54.99

The Future of Post-Human Semantics

Is semantics really so indeterminate that, as W. V. Quine (1960) once argued in Word and Object, in the example about a previously undocumented, primitive tribe, “it is impossible in principle to be absolutely certain of the meaning or reference that a speaker of the primitive tribe’s language attaches to an utterance”? (WK 2011)Th...
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The Globalisation of Modern Architecture

Taking the break-up of the Soviet Union and the entry of Russia, China and India into the global market as the start of a new era of globalisation, Robert Adam compares new developments in architecture and urban design with major shifts in the balance of power since 1990.Based on the principle that design unavoidably follows social...
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The Language of Architecture and Civil Engineering

This book not only provides unique and in-depth information to understand the language of architecture and civil engineering, it is also helpful for students and professionals who need to improve their linguistic skills. The Language of Architecture and Civil Engineering includes plenty of examples and practical exercises that enga...
£34.99

The Mental Life of the Architectural Historian

Starting with the question concerning the discursive formation of architectural history, the chapters compiled in this book attempt to re-read the historiography of early modern architecture from the point of view of the theoretical work produced since the post-war era. Central to the objectives of the argument are the ways in whic...
£39.99

The Mental Life of the Architectural Historian

Starting with the question concerning the discursive formation of architectural history, the chapters compiled in this book attempt to re-read the historiography of early modern architecture from the point of view of the theoretical work produced since the post-war era. Central to the objectives of the argument are the ways in whic...
£29.99

Theorising the Project

Theorising the Project aims to explore a thematic approach to architectural design. It conceptualises the design process in a general sense through seven key phases: developing a thematic framework and a line of inquiry to situate the project; investigating the project brief and mapping the project site to unravel potential themes ...
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The Venice Charter Revisited

With a foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales.The Venice Charter of 1964 was a major step towards better conservation of traditional buildings and places. It has since become the founding document of ICOMOS, the organisation for professionals in conservation. However, the requirement of clause 9 that new work "must be distinct from th...
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Urban Design

This book is about three different types of continuity from historic precedent to current practice in the field of urban planning and particularly that of urban design.The book begins by defining, describing and analyzing the three forms, which are:• Urban conservation,• Cultural tourism, and• Permanencies or Persistencies of Fo...
£44.99

Western European Museums and Visual Persuasion

Western European Museums and Visual Persuasion is an assessment of the visual persuasiveness of art museums. It demonstrates that museums are as capable of influence as speeches or advertisements are and that an awareness of this influence provides an insight into museums’ cultural roles.The book considers a diverse array of instit...
£39.99

Architecture and Ideology

Architecture and Ideology consists of twenty-two essays arranged in four thematic units: Ideological Context of Architecture, City and Power, Morphology and Ideological Patterns, and Designers and Ideology. The subjects that are investigated and elaborated are connected with the influences of different 20th century political and so...
£49.99
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