Ashgate Studies in Architecture
Series Editor: Eamonn Canniffe, Manchester School of
Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
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The discipline of Architecture is undergoing subtle
transformation as design awareness permeates our visually dominated
culture. Technological change, the search for sustainability and
debates around the value of place and meaning of the architectural
gesture are aspects which will affect the cities we inhabit. This
series seeks to address such topics, both theoretically and in
practice, through the publication of high quality original
research, written and visual.
Topics to be covered include the following:
Architectural history and theory and their relationship to the
development of the discipline, building conservation, heritage and
The formal and aesthetic values of architectural design, the
diversity of its expression of identity, and its representation in
The impact of technological innovation on the materialisation of
architecture and the questions surrounding environmental
sustainability, experimentation and visionary design.
The social and psychological context of architectural
production, its relationship to occupants, clients and to other
creative and professional disciplines, and the political situation
in which it is commissioned.
Proposals will be welcomed which explore or connect aspects of
these themes. Subjects which deal with individual architects, with
specific buildings or building types, and the critical
interpretation of historical and contemporary architecture from a
theoretical or philosophical perspective are particularly
encouraged. Architecture's embodiment of technical, social, and
aesthetic aspects will also be emphasised.