Published: 3rd Apr 2012

Architecture of Regionalism in the Age of Globalization: Peaks and Valleys in the Flat World by Liane Lefaivre and Alexander Tzonis Published by Routledge, £29.99 Liane Lefaivre and Alexander Tzonis are nothing if not ambitious. In 2004 they jointly edited a documentary history of over 1,800 years of architectural history. Now they have attempted to write ‘the definitive introductory book on the theory and history of regionalist architecture in the context of globalisation’. No small task. But to be fair they do have form. They have used Friedman’s concept of the ‘flat world’ in the sub-title but that shouldn’t detract from the fact that Architecture of Regionalism is the latest in a long line of collaborative pieces which have, for over 30 years now, continued to question the relationship between regionalism and globalism through an understanding of architecture and landscape design. In this, their latest book, they give us a … (To read the full article, subscribe below)