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Reproduction, Fragmentation, and Collection: Rome and the Origin of Souvenirs

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...The Colosseum, whose very name suggests the monumentality of ancient artifacts, becomes an ashtray (Figure 1.1). Michelangelo's Pietà serves nicely as a paperweight. The Etruscan she-wolf, whose transfer from the Lateran to the Capitoline...

A Historian of Science and Technology Confronts Gender and Design

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...An interesting thing happened at a conference on gender and design that was held at the City University of New York (CUNY) in November 1995. I am writing this essay in 2008, more than a decade after I gave the Banham Lecture...


Roberto Bottazzi

Roberto Bottazzi is an architect, researcher, and educator based in London. He is Research Co-ordinator, Master Tutor, and Master Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Architecture Beyond Computers : Fragments of a Cultural History of Computational Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...Introduction A discussion on morphing and contouring techniques will bring us to the very core of CAD tools. Not only because most software packages have such or similar commands, but also because contouring and morphing tools have at some...

Shadows of the Unconscious

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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...This chapter returns to Venice, sometimes looking at buildings of the early Renaissance, sometimes at those of the twentieth century, but consistently through a lens that only became possible in the latter period – that of Freudian...

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

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

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...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 Path of Reconstruction of the City of L’Aquila after the Earthquake of 2009

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...From emergency to reconstruction On the path from emergency to reconstruction following natural disaster there is a well-established sequence of activities to be carried out on the way to normality and socio-economic recovery. The phases...


The Printed and the Built : Architecture, Print Culture and Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...A modern-day reader is inclined to read a book from cover to cover, from start to finish, expecting the text to offer a continuous, self-contained narrative, independent of the apparatus and physical frame of the book. Such readership...