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PARADE builds on partnerships developed with several publishers including Routledge Taylor&Francis, Intellect Book, UCL Press, Libri Publishing and Vernon Press.

Books are developed with these publishers through the PARADE and AMPS network of international, interdisciplinary authors brought together through conferences. Examples include:

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NEW Imaging_cover_finalImaging the City: Art, Creative Practices and Media Speculations.

ISBN: PB: 978-1-78320-557-8. Details here

Summary:

This book brings together designers, artists, dancers and media specialists to present artistic considerations of how we perceive, imagine, experience and how we might design the city. Most are in essay format, but a number use alternative templates: stream of consciousness speculations, dialogues, and poetic treatises.

Keywords: city, art practice, new media, photography, urbanism

 

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Filming the City: Urban Documents, Design Practices & Social Criticism Through the Lens.

ISBN: 978-1-78320-554-7. Details here

Summary:

This book breaks the mould of books on film and architecture by bringing together filmmakers, architects, designers, media specialists and video artists. It offers insights in three areas: film as design practice; film criticism; and film as  architectural/urban arena of theoretical analysis.

Keywords: Film, architecture, urbanism, design, criticism, theory

 

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Design for a Complex World – challenges in practice and education.

ISBN 9781907471742. Details here

Summary:

The book brings together authors, practitioners and educators from ten countries across six continents, Australia, East Germany, the UK, the US, Mexico, Hong Kong, Finland, Central India, Greece and South Africa. Each contributor addresses art, design, architecture, and politics and offers an overview of the socio-cultural and economic factors that affect the built environment in their particular region of the world and their discipline.

Keywords: pedagogy, art, landscape, urbanism, architecture

 

 

Visioning Technologies – The Architectures of Sight.

ISBN 9781472454966.  Details here

Summary:

This book offers a historical reading of the influence of ‘technologies of vision’ on architecture and urban design. Interpreting  its technologies historically as perspective drawing, photography, film and recent digital manifestations of the machinery of of sight. this book  introduces the notion of neo-formalism as a theoretical framework for analysing the continuing influence of evolving modes of representation on spatial design practice.

Keywords: technologies, representation, architecture, art

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Deciphering Art, Architecture and Advertising: selling to the sophisticated consumer.

 

ISBN 9781907471155.  Details here

Summary:

This book looks at the increasingly sophisticated methods involving advertising, art and architecture to sell products to an ever more cynical and sophisticated public. Focusing on examples from the world of fashion, it combines insights from the several disciplines.

Keywords: fashion, art, advertising, interiors, architecture

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Housing the Futures – Alternative Approaches for Tomorrow

ISBN 9780993370601  Details here

Summary:

This book brings together world-leading practising architects with academics from seven countries and teams of international students. World leaders in the field of residential design such as UN Habitat Award winner Avi Friedman and Nicholas Grimshaw Architects present built projects alongside academics texts and student work from the UK, the USA, Spain, Canada, Germany and elsewhere.

Keywords: pedagogy, design, architecture, housing

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From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing: Perspectives on the Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists with the Politics of the Home

 

ISBN To be assigned.  Details here

Summary:

This book brings together artists, sociologists, community activists, design researchers and housing specialists from eight countries. Addressing communities and housing initiatives it is a provocative interdisciplinary engagement with the issues of housing internationally.

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Reflections on Architecture, Society and Politics – Social and Cultural Tectonics in the 21st Century

ISBN: 9781472456083. Details here

Summary:

This book collates thirteen interview-articles developed by the journal Architecture_MPS. It includes Noam Chomsky, Peggy Deamer, Kenneth Frampton and others. Each of these leading figures in their respective disciplines discuss the social and political background and the cultural and mediatic context in which the built environment is created, manipulated and experienced.

Keywords: Politics, society, architecture, media, culture

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Housing Solutions Through Design

ISSN: 9781911451020. Details here

Summary:

This book brings together designers, architects, planners, academics and students tackling the issue of innovative affordable housing through a design led approach. Seeking novel methods of construction, unique spatial planning and alternative living patterns the contributors to this book aim to provide new ideas on the future of housing design. Contributors include herman hertzberger, ShedKM and Habitat for Humanity,amongst others.

 

Keywords: Design, housing, affordability, living, community

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Digital Futures and the City of Today:  New Technologies and Physical Spaces. 

ISBN: 978-1-78320-560-8. Details here

Summary:

The infrastructure and  experience of the modern city are now interwoven with an invisible  matrix of technologies and media. In this paradigm shifting time, this book examines aspects of today’s hybrid environments from the perspective of architects, designers, technologists, communities and societal activists.

Keywords: Digital, city, media, community, design, urbanism

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