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The built environment, ranging from single structures to vast cities, is the subject of a diverse body of scholarly literature. Where some researchers focus on the vernacular building efforts of non-professionals decades or centuries ago, others examine the work of professional designers in the modern and contemporary eras. And although the Western tradition once dominated historical research on the built environment, today the field is geographically expansive and aspires to cover the globe. Given the virtual explosion of writing on architecture, as well as on urban and regional planning and on the process of preserving historic sites and buildings, some guide to the burgeoning literature is needed—by practitioners, students, scholars, and enthusiasts of the built environment.
Oxford Bibliographies: Architecture, Planning, and Preservation uncovers a wealth of sources for the study of the built environment while also providing essential guidance in navigating the wide range of material, both print and online. Not a mere list of sources, this guide distinguishes between the publications that address buildings and landscapes, which run the gamut from archaeological reports aimed specifically at professionals in the field, to more accessible studies aimed at a general readership. Built on the comprehensive knowledge and professional expertise of its authors, Oxford Bibliographies: Architecture, Planning, and Preservation directs readers to the sources of greatest relevance on diverse topics in the field.
Editor in Chief
Kevin D. Murphy is Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and Professor and Chair of the Department of History of Art at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. in art history, with a concentration in modern architecture, from Northwestern University in 1992. Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty, he taught at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Prof. Murphy has published widely in architectural history. His first monograph was entitled Memory and Modernity: Viollet-le-Duc at Vézelay (2000) and subsequent books and edited volumes include Skyscraper Gothic: Medieval Style and Modernist Buildings (2017) (co-edited with Lisa Reilly). Most recently, he wrote the book The Cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris: A Quick Immersion (forthcoming, 2020).
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Ancient and Classical Architecture
Architectural History and Theory
Architectural Materials and Types
Architecture of the Middle East/North Africa
Byzantine and Medieval Architecture
East Asian Architecture
Latin American/Caribbean Architecture
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