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Intellect is exhibiting at the SAH 2022 Conference

SAH 2022 is occurring 27 April-1 May 2022 and more information about the conference can be found here.

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Spotlight titles


Long before the Taliban, ISIS and other iconoclasts, Muslims imagined localities of antiquity as places imbued with didactic, historical and moral power. In thirteen articles by leading scholars covering the eighth century to the present, this book explores diverse ways Muslims have valued the material legacies of ancient and pre-Islamic societies. 118 b/w illus.

Iconic design leaders reflect on current affairs and share their visions for the future. Includes Carole Bilson, Karim Rashid, Bruce Mau, Steven Heller and Don Norman. Foreword by the president of the World Design Organization, Srini Srinisavan. Conclusion by design philosopher, Ken Friedman. 12 b/w illus.   Gjoko Muratovski interview with The Design Research Society (DRS) Interview with Carole Bilson

A Non-Commercial Market

A combination of practical and theoretical writing, this book chronicles the realization of #TransActing: A Market of Values, an international non-commercial popup market held at Chelsea College of Arts, coordinated by Critical Practice Research Cluster, a London-based network of artists, designers, curators and academics. 96 col. plates.

Theories and Tactics in Architecture and Design

Original collection explores the relationship between research that shapes art, architecture and design practices, and assignments that are developed by faculty for students. Demonstrates how pedagogical inquiry can become an evolutionary agent and makes innovative ideas/exercises available for the first time outside studio courses. 66 b/w illus.

by Interiors

A highly visual, graphic analysis of film in terms of architecture, cinematic spaces and production design. Architectural floor plan drawings are presented alongside short, critical discussions of key twentieth and twenty-first-century films, which help the reader to evaluate architectural spaces in film and think about the stories they tell. 

This book uses visual research methods to investigate architecture, landscape design and interior architecture. It presents a diverse selection of interdisciplinary approaches for the architect or architectural researcher to use their gaze as part of their research practice for the purpose of visual literacy.

A Landscape Recovery for the Ancient City

A documentation of the cultural meaning of the urban landscape of the Ancient City of Aleppo though the urban structures and characteristic courtyard houses, this is both a theoretical and practical handbook for architects, urban planners and restorers alike. 70 b/w illus. 

Liminality, Ritual, and Politics

Edited volume exploring the dynamic relationship between the Friday Mosque and the city. While the Friday mosque and the 'Islamic City' have been widely studied by historians of Islamic architecture and urbanism, this volume specifically examines the functional and spatial ambiguity or liminality between sacred and urban spaces. 101 col. illus.

Mediated Representations of Architecture, Urban Forms and Social Life

Considers how film and related visual media offer insights into the city, looking at the built environment as well as a lived social experience. It brings together an international group of filmmakers, architects, digital artists, designers and media journalists who critically read, reinterpret and create narratives of the city. 80 b/w illus.  

Edited by Susan Larson

An international and interdisciplinary group of film, architecture and urban studies scholars examine the relationship between filmmaking – the seventh art – and the built environment. Contributions from scholars in the fields of film, architecture and urban studies. 82 b/w photographs

Contagious Diseases in Global Cities

The recent pandemic has put into perspective the impact of epidemic illness on urban life and exposed the vulnerabilities of societies. Interdisciplinary case studies from across the globe explore what insights from the outbreak, experience and response to previous epidemics might inform our understanding of the current world. 150 b/w illus.