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France, 1135–1450

Christopher Tadgell

Christopher Tadgell is an independent architectural historian based in Kent, England, UK, and author of Routledge’s seven-volume ‘Architecture in Context’ series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...If the Romanesque era belonged to the abbey and rural feudalism, the Gothic did so to the urban cathedral – apart from the castle. Abbots continued to provide great patronage, but bishops came to the fore and the greatest buildings...

The stepping stones of Fibonacci and the harmony of a line divided

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Structure and Form in Design : Critical Ideas for Creative Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction In the treatise Mysterium Cosmographicum (1596), Kepler (1571–1630 ce), the great astronomer, proclaimed that geometry had two great treasures: one...

The Matter of Ornament

Lars Spuybroek

Lars Spuybroek is Professor of Architectural Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. He is the author of NOX: Machining Architecture (2004), The Architecture of Continuity (2008), Research & Design: The Architecture of Variation (2009) and Research & Design: Textile Tectonics (2011). He is an award-winning architect with his practice NOX. Archsoc.com listed Lars Spuybroek in the ‘best of the best’ category in the world-wide rating of architecture professors (2010–13). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brian Massumi

Brian Massumi

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The Sympathy of Things : Ruskin and the Ecology of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...At the start of the twenty-first century, having passed through the twentieth and its fatal obsession with the sublime, we can hardly imagine any longer how unthinkable it was 150 years ago to leave the surfaces of things—vases, walls...

The Digital Nature of Gothic

Lars Spuybroek

Lars Spuybroek is Professor of Architectural Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. He is the author of NOX: Machining Architecture (2004), The Architecture of Continuity (2008), Research & Design: The Architecture of Variation (2009) and Research & Design: Textile Tectonics (2011). He is an award-winning architect with his practice NOX. Archsoc.com listed Lars Spuybroek in the ‘best of the best’ category in the world-wide rating of architecture professors (2010–13). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brian Massumi

Brian Massumi

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The Sympathy of Things : Ruskin and the Ecology of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...Ruskin’s The Nature of Gothic is inarguably the best-known essay on Gothic architecture ever published; argumentative, persuasive, passionate, it is a text influential enough to have empowered a whole movement, which Ruskin distanced...

Christian Spain and Portugal, 600–1200

Jorge Correia

Jorge Correia is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minho in Guimarāes, Portugal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pablo GonzálezGonzález Tornel

Pablo GonzálezGonzález Tornel

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Following attacks on the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) by ‘barbarians’ like the Suebi, Alani and Vandals in the fifth century, the arrival of the Visigoths from Germanic lands enabled this new people to gradually dominate the whole...

Carolingian Empire and France, 800–1150

Catherine Oakes

Catherine Oakes is a fellow of Kellogg College and Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Oxford, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Charlemagne’s coronation as Holy Roman Emperor in 800, towards the end of his reign as King of the Franks, gave definition to the territories he had amalgamated – known as the Carolingian Empire – with the western part then becoming...

British Isles, 1150–1450

John Goodall

John Goodall is the Architectural Editor of Country Life magazine, published from Farnborough, Hampshire, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...On 14 October 1066 William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, famously won the crown of England from King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. His victory marked a turning point in English history and presaged a shift in the cultural life...

Italy, 1000–1400

Ektoras Arkomanis

Ektoras Arkomanis is Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The period from 1000–1400 marked for Italian cities a transition from medieval to proto-modern organization, with political, economic and military influence exercised on the Italian Peninsula by various entities: Holy Roman Empire and House...

British Isles, 500–1150

Anthony Quiney

Anthony Quiney was formerly Professor of Architectural History at the University of Greenwich, and is a past President and honorary Vice-President of the Royal Archaeological Institute, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Just as Roman conquest of first-century CE Britain introduced new architecture of constructional strength, complex planning and aesthetic sophistication, so the collapse of Roman rule in the fifth century erased these qualities. Migrants...

Korea, 427–1392

Sang-Hae Lee

Sang-Hae Lee is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Architecture at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, and a past president of the Korean Association of Architectural History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the ‘Three Kingdoms’ period (first century BCE to 668) there were three Korean states: Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla. With help from the Chinese Tang dynasty, Silla took over the whole peninsula from 676 and prospered greatly by integrating...