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Art and Design

This book is a selection of essays covering aspects of the history, and contemporary understanding of the fields of art and design and their inter-percolation.Making things has always involved skill and thought. Thought is given to their creation so they are fit for purpose. Where the purpose is aesthetic or intellectual pleasure, ...

Exploring the Old Stone Town of Mogadishu

Mogadishu is a medieval trading city in Somalia, which reached the peak of its prosperity during the 14th and 15th centuries, when it became an important commercial and cultural crossroad between the Middle East, India and Eastern Africa. This text describes the incredible and neglected history of the Mogadishu. Rich and rare photo...

'Black Lives Matter'

This volume focuses on the ongoing protest in the US against racial discrimination and racial profiling, which often result in the loss of black lives at the hands of police agents, a phenomenon that has recently attracted unprecedented media attention. The topics dealt with here, such as the relevance of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ m...

Formal Methods in Architecture and Urbanism

The book promotes the use of formal methods in the creation of new explicit languages for problem solving in architecture and urbanism. Formal methods bring advantages to human actions and involve the use of theoretically driven techniques, expressed in languages stemmed from mathematics. Formalization seeks to guarantee that solut...

The Transformation of Addis Ababa

Nowhere in Africa is urban development occurring as rapidly as in Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, at the present moment. During the last decade and a half, massive construction projects in housing, commercial buildings and infrastructure have transformed the landscape of the city, creating a social experiment that has never b...

Creating Historic Preservation in the 21st Century

A must-read for professionals and advocates of historic preservation who are concerned about preservation’s future, this volume is a compendium of powerful essays by thought leaders in the field first presented in 2016 as part of the fiftieth anniversary observation of the US National Historic Preservation Act. Once primarily the c...

Is the Tehran Bazaar Dead? Foucault, Politics, and Architecture

To examine the political role of architecture, this book presents an original engagement with the largest center of attraction in Tehran, namely, its bazaar. Through a rigorous study, it goes beyond the conventional sociopolitical and architectural discourses of this marketplace by considering architecture as an event. This book of...

Recent Researches in Science and Landscape Management

This book’s 50 chapters explore the topics of landscape management and ecology. The main issues investigated here include urban park design, recreation areas, active green spaces, cultural landscape, green urbanism, protected areas, residential gardens, landscape ecology, bioclimatic comfort, ecovillages, and urban transformation, ...

A Visual Catalog of Spanish Frontier Missions, 16th to 19th Centuries

From the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries, the Spanish Crown sponsored missions staffed by members of different Catholic missionary orders to evangelize the indigenous populations, and engage in social engineering in line with royal policy. The missionaries directed the construction of building complexes that included ch...

Contemporary Issues in Housing Design

The word ‘house’ has evolved throughout the millennia and infused itself into many languages; however, the basic reference to covering and sheltering has always been preserved. Housing in the contemporary sense refers to a relatively complex structure comprising different shapes and sizes accommodating various functionalities, evol...

Keeping Up with Technologies to Create the Cognitive City

This volume represents a selection of papers presented at the Third International Academic Conference on Places and Technologies, held at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade, Serbia in April 2016. The conference brought together researchers, PhD students and practitioners, in order to create a platform for sha...

Semiotics for Art History

Reading art from a semiotic perspective, this book offers a new interpretation of the development of Chinese landscape painting and outlines a new framework for contemporary semiotics and critical theory. It will appeal to those interested in visual art, Chinese studies, critical theory, semiotics, and other relevant fields, and wi...
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