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From Photographic Fragments to Architectural Illusions at the 1929 Poble Espanyol in Barcelona

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...During the mid-1920s a small group of artists and architects from Barcelona traveled across Spain photographing and sketching the nation's architecture. Their pictorial records, souvenirs of their research, formed the basis for the plans...

“Flights of Unpractical Fancy”: Oriental Spaces at Sea from the Titanic to the Empress of Britain

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...One important, but overlooked, part of a history of Oriental interiors to date is a consideration of the spaces within the ocean liner. The interior design of these ships makes a unique contribution to this volume on the Oriental...

The Art Of The Well-Tempered Lecture

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...According to a reported account in the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, published in January 1925, the architect Le Corbusier began his lectures in 1924 by projecting 100 glass transparencies, divided into five sequences...

Mallet-Stevens, Modern Design, and French Cinema

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...After the First World War, as France entered the 1920s, prewar experiments in the arts were taken up with renewed intensity and Paris reclaimed its aesthetic preeminence. Art Nouveau, the Vienna Secessionist style, Futurism...
...The Bloomsbury aesthetic of E. M. Forster that such critics as S. P. Rosenbaum and Ann Banfield identify in their analysis of the modernist movement of literary impressionism has long established the philosophical and aesthetic...

Epilogue: On Hollow Forms

Charles Rice

Charles Rice is Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He has previously taught at Kingston University London, UK, the Architectural Association, London, UK, and the University of New South Wales, Australia. Rice’s research considers key questions of modern architecture through the interior. His book The Emergence of the Interior: Architecture, Modernity, Domesticity (2007) established the domestic interior as a category of the nineteenth century, charting its impact on key developments in architecture and design into the twentieth century. He is co-editor of The Journal of Architecture (Routledge & RIBA), and has co-edited several collections of essays. His own essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and he has lectured at universities and cultural institutions internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Interior Urbanism : Architecture, John Portman and Downtown America

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...As a way to begin research for this book, like many others, I went on a pilgrimage to the Bonaventure Hotel. Departing from Sydney on a Thursday afternoon, I arrived in Los Angeles on Thursday morning. Crossing the International Date Line...

Rotwang and Sons

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...The evil design genius behind the modernist Metropolis was called Rotwang. This essay began life as the Reyner Banham Memorial Lecture given at the V&A Museum, London, on 17 October 2003. Reyner Banham was one of the first...

Housing the New Dandy: Designing Lifestyle in Monsieur Magazine, 1920–1924

John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...During the five years of its publication (1920–1924), Europe’s first men’s fashion magazine, Monsieur, established itself as the uncontested arbiter of sartorial savoir-faire and stylish living for the French man. More specifically...

Traveling in Time and Space: The Cinematic Landscape of the Empress Theatre

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...A promenade in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) Park, Montreal reveals an unexpected building across Sherbrooke Street West: the Egyptian-inspired Empress Theatre. Mirage or reality? The movie theater is resolutely distinct from the surrounding...

A Question of Proportion

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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Stripes, Grids and Checks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Introduction There has been much scholarly debate on the use of systems of proportion in ancient times and their value to practitioners. Systems of proportion are aimed at creating ‘a sense of order’ (...