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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

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...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 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...

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...

Networks

Roberto Bottazzi

Roberto Bottazzi is an architect, researcher, and educator based in London. He is Research Co-ordinator, Master Tutor, and Master Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Architecture Beyond Computers : Fragments of a Cultural History of Computational Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction The notion of network—the physical or organizational system linking disparate elements—has perhaps become the key concept to understand the cultural and technological practices of the internet age. The penetration of digital...

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...

Korea (Joseon Dynasty), 1392–1876

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 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...In the late fourteenth century, East Asia changed dramatically. The Ming dynasty seized power in China in 1368; conflict erupted within Japan; and in Korea the Joseon dynasty formed in 1392, with its new capital in Hanyang (today Seoul)....

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...

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...

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...

China (Ming and Qing Dynasties), 1368–1800

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 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...The Mongolian Yuan empire’s fall in 1368, and the return to native Chinese rule under the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), brought stability to China. The country’s army and navy needed rebuilding, as did cities. Yet though the focus of Ming...