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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 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...

Spain and Portugal, 1200–1492

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 González Tornel

Pablo González Tornel is Associate Professor in the Department of History, Geography and Art at Universitat Jaume I in Castellón de la Plana, Spain. 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

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...After the Islamic caliphate of Córdoba disintegrated during the eleventh century, the Spanish kingdoms of Castile and León united in 1230, while the Crown of Aragon achieved the Reconquista (Re-Conquest) of Valencia in 1238. Castile-León...

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

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

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

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...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

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...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...

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...

Iran and Central Asia, c. 1256–1507

Sheila Blair

Sheila Blair shares the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College, Massachusetts, and the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA, with Jonathan M. Bloom. 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 early thirteenth century Mongols under Genghis Khan invaded Central Asia, brutally taking such cities as Samarkand, Bukhara and Urgench. After Genghis’s death in 1227, it was not till the mid-century when a new Great Khan, in China...

Japan, 538–1333

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt

Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. 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

...Between 538 and 1333, Japan was transformed from a group of heavily mountainous islands whose population made bronze goods and worshipped nature and deities that represented it, as in Shinto, into an organized Buddhist state. Beginning...