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‘Flash Gordon’ and American Auto Design in the 1950S

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...Prologue Peter and I first met at ‘Expo ’67’ in Montreal. He was a special guest of ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) and I was the organizer...

Enclosed by Images

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...I I am very honoured by your invitation to give the Reyner Banham memorial lecture. Honoured and moved, since Banham occupies a very important place in my formation as an architectural...

Shopping towns Europe, 1945–1975

Janina Gosseye

Janina Gosseye is a postdoctoral research fellow at TUDelft, the Netherlands. She has co-edited several books, including Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture 1945-1975 (2015), Water Urbanisms (2008), Reclaiming (the Urbanism of) Mumbai (2009) and The Specific and the Singular – Architecture in Flanders (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tom Avermaete

Tom Avermaete is professor of architecture at TU Delft, the Netherlands. He is the author of Another Modern: the Post-War Architecture and Urbanism of Candilis-Josic-Woods (2005), and co-editor of Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past, Rebellions for the Future (2010) and Structuralism Reloaded: Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shopping Towns Europe : Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre, 1945–1975

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The shopping center is one of the few new building types created in our time . … Because shopping centers represent groupings of structures and because of the underlying cooperative spirit involved, the need for environmental planning...

A Pilgrimage to the Alcázar of Toledo: Ritual, Tourism and Propaganda in Franco's Spain

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...Introduction On 18 July 1936 a group of right-wing generals launched a military uprising aiming to topple the democratically elected left-wing coalition government that led the Spanish Republic. This was the beginning of the Spanish Civil...

The Council of Industrial Design: Official Articulations of Street Furniture Design

Eleanor Herring

Eleanor Herring lectures in design history at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, in product design at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and in fashion and sustainability at ESMOD, Berlin, Germany. She has published articles in various edited volumes and conference proceedings. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Street Furniture Design : Contesting Modernism in Post-War Britain

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...By the early 1940s, the view that an official machine was necessary to ensure better standards in design was shared by many parties, both in and outside of government. Neither the Design and Industries Association nor the Council for Art...

Louis Kahn and the ‘Treasury of Shadows’

Stephen Kite

Stephen Kite is Professor of Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK. His previous publications include Building Ruskin’s Italy: Watching Architecture (2012), Adrian Stokes: An Architectonic Eye (2009), and An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson (2005, co-authored with Sarah Menin). He is an Editor of the journal Architectural Research Quarterly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shadow-Makers : A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...At the threshold, the crossing of silence and light, lies the sanctuary of art, the only language of man. It is the treasury of the shadows. Whatever is made of light casts a shadow. Our work is of shadow; it belongs to light. Kahn (1971...

Warsaw Interiors: The Public Life of Private Spaces, 1949–65

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

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...Fourier, the dreamer, charmingly foretold that lemonade would flow in the seas. Does it flow? They drink water from the sea, crying: ‘lemonade!’ returning home secretly to vomit.Warsaw, as the capital of the People's Republic of Poland...

Wandering the Streets of Socialism: A Discussion of the Street Photography of Arno Fischer and Ursula Arnold

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

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...Our understanding of East German society in the 1950s has been shaped by the propaganda images of heroic national reconstruction that were circulated in the press and state-sanctioned media of the day. In these photographs, the city...

A Paper Atlantis

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...Few travellers to America in the twentieth century were as enthusiastic or observant as Reyner Banham. And few recognized as fully as he did how much perceptions could be mediated by images seen before one had entered the United States....

Redesigning for the Body: Users and Bathrooms

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Our needs are the needs of men. We all have the same limbs, in number, form, and size; if on this last point there are differences, an average dimension is easy to find. Standard functions, standard needs, standard objects, standard...