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Etruria (Italy), c. 900–300 BCE

Charlotte R. Potts

Charlotte R. Potts is the Sybille Haynes Lecturer in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology and Art at the University of Oxford and the Katherine and Leonard Woolley Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford, 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 Etruscans were the most important civilization in pre-Roman Italy. Between roughly 900 and 400 BCE, from the time they emerged from prehistory until they were defeated and absorbed by Rome, their history was shaped by intensive contact...

The Andes (Pre-Ceramic Period to Early Horizon), c. 4000–200 BCE

Andrew James Hamilton

Andrew James Hamilton is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, 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

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...The Andes range was perhaps the world’s most unusual ‘cradle of civilization’. Elsewhere, urbanized human societies developed in protective, fertile river valleyshere people settled a narrow shelf of land between the Pacific Ocean...

Tiling the plane without gap or overlap

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

Book chapter

...Introduction The term tiling is used to refer to a special category of two-dimensional design created simply by dividing the plane (e.g. a sheet of paper) into a network of shapes....

Persia (Achaemenid to Sasanid Empires), c. 550 bce–651 ce

Ali Mousavi

Ali Mousavi is an art historian/archaeologist who served as Assistant Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA, and currently teaches archaeology and ancient history at the University of California, Los Angeles. 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 geography of central Persia, today known as the Iranian Plateau, and its adjacent territories such as the plain of Khuzestan to the southwest, has impacted the growth and development of arts and architecture throughout history....

Republican Rome, c. 509–44 BCE

Penelope J.E. Davies

Penelope J.E. Davies is Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, 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

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...Having expelled the last of their kings, during the fifth century BCE, Romans slowly developed a new system of government, a Republic, administered by elective magistrates and an advisory senate. At first patricians dominated...

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

Book chapter

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

Egypt (New Kingdom to Roman Era), c. 1550 BCE to 641 CE

Dieter Arnold

Dieter Arnold is an archaeologist and Emeritus Curator of Egyptian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, 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

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...The two millennia or so that constituted the last phase of ancient Egypt, from the New Kingdom onwards, were marked by almost unceasing political challenges, military actions and cultural and religious transformations, with architecture...

Classical Greece, c. 500–400 BCE

Margaret M. Miles

Margaret M. Miles is Professor of Art History and Classics in the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, 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

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...A series of wars with dangerous neighbours opened the Classical age of Greece around 500 BCE. Greek victories over the Persians and Carthaginians yielded vast booty – some of which was used for temples and dedications in sanctuaries...

Mesoamerica, c. 1500 BCE–500 CE

Mary E. Miller

Mary E. Miller is Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Matthew H. Robb

Matthew H. Robb is Chief Curator of the Fowler Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, 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

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...This chapter addresses the early history (c. 1500 BCE–500 CE) of building forms and cultural concepts in the area of the Western Hemisphere known as Mesoamerica, with particular attention to the Maya region, central Mexico, and the Gulf...

Introduction: Reconstruction: The Built Heritage Following War and Natural Disaster

John Bold

John Bold is Reader in Architecture at the University of Westminster, UK and a consultant to the Council of Europe on cultural heritage. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The background The issue of how to reconstruct the built fabric of towns and cities, whether individual buildings, ensembles or entire districts, has been a major concern for all who have suffered war or natural disaster. Immediate...