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Shadow Carpets

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

Book chapter

...Tanizaki’s statement from In Praise of Shadows (see Chapter 2) as to how ‘in making for ourselves a place to live, we first spread a parasol to throw a shadow on the earth’ applies forcefully to the stark desert lands of the Middle East...

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

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...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...