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Symmetry, patterns and fractals

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 Both natural and man-made environments are dominated by order. Order is apparent in the thought processes of most humans and in the behaviour of most living creatures. The perception of order is central to our...

“Uglying Out”: Shag Carpet and the Twists of Popular Taste

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...If you grew up in the United States during the 1960s or 1970s there is a distinct chance you learned to crawl on shag carpet (see Figure 2.1). Baby photos may show you adrift on a surface of avocado or sea foam shag that blurs out of focus...

Shopping as a part of a political agenda: The emergence and development of the shopping centre in socialist Croatia, 1960–1980

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction In (former) socialist countries the theme of consumerism has for a long time been neglected in sociological and anthropological research. A possible explanation for this dearth, which has also...

The Interior: Television, Gaming, and New Media

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...The author would like to thank Andrew Milligan of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, University of Dundee, for his assistance in the Big Brother section of this paper. Introduction This chapter is set in six scenes...

The Atmosphere of Place

Harry Francis Mallgrave

Harry Francis Mallgrave is an architect, scholar and editor and distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He is the author of over 15 books, the recipient of the Alice Davis Hitchcock Award, and is an Honorable Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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From Object to Experience : The New Culture of Architectural Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Sinclair Gauldie, Architecture: The Appreciation of the Arts (New York: Oxford University Press, 1969), p. 182.To live in an environment which has to be endured or ignored rather than enjoyed is to be diminished as a human being.The...

Built for mass consumption: Shopping centres in West Germany’s boom years

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Germany today, it seems that no other building type from the late modern age has fallen into such disrepute as the Einkaufszentrum or ‘shopping centre’. Once euphorically hailed by German city planners as the path to ‘additional...

Interruption expanded: urban photography’s perspicacious view

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter explores the idea of ‘mutual interruption’ in the photography of the global city, moving from urban interiors which bear the trace of the external environment, to urban exteriors which seem born of a kind of interiority....

Buildering, urban interventions and public sculpture

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...‘Buildering,’ the act of unauthorized urban climbing without ropes, harnesses, or other ‘modern’ support, is a contemporary interruptive urban cultural practice, closely related to parkour, but with a distinct history and offering distinct...

Architectural Theory: From May 68 to the ‘Real’ of the Market

Douglas Spencer

Douglas Spencer lectures in architecture, urbanism and landscape at the Architectural Association, London, UK. He is a PhD supervisor at the Royal College of Art, and also teaches at the University of East London. Spencer is co-editor of Critical Territories (2014) and of Urban Prototypes: Mentalities and Perspectives (2014). He is also a published essayist (The Journal of Architecture, AA Files, Domus, Topos, Radical Philosophy and Harvard GSD's New Geographies) and has contributed articles to many edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Architecture of Neoliberalism : How Contemporary Architecture Became an Instrument of Control and Compliance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Rem Koolhaas, pitching OMA’s project for a new office tower in Manhattan in 2012,‘425 Park Ave, competition: OMA’, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIyEDuzxYBU [accessed 15 August 2013]. directs the attention of the competition panel to his...

Gentri-Fiction and Our (E)States of Reality: On the Fatigued Images of Architecture and the Exhaustion of the Image of Thought

The Missed Encounter of Radical Philosophy with Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...How do we make ourselves worthy of what happens to us? (Deleuze, 1990, p. 149). Gilles Deleuze asks what it means to will the event, a question that can be addressed directly to architectural events. This question is also a question...