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Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is an architectural critic and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he has served as Associate Dean, Head of Urban Design and Head of Architecture. He has worked with government, industry and community groups and has written and broadcast widely in the mass media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Urban Design Thinking : A Conceptual Toolkit

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...No matter how democratically the members of the elite are chosen … they justify their existence and order their actions in terms of a collection of stories, ceremonies, insignia, formalities and appurtenances … that mark the centre...

Social Anthropology and the House Societies of Lévi-Strauss

Victor Buchli

Victor Buchli is Reader in Material Culture at the Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK, and Editor of Home Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Anthropology of Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...1 With the influence of the work of Claude Lévi-Strauss, architecture begins to reassume a central significance in the understanding of human societies through his concept of “house societies.” This chapter will examine Lévi-Strauss...

Institutions and Community

Victor Buchli

Victor Buchli is Reader in Material Culture at the Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK, and Editor of Home Cultures. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Anthropology of Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...1 While anthropologists have primarily been interested in domestic architecture in all its various forms, the intimacy of face-to-face ethnographic research extended in the second half of the twentieth century to encompass larger contexts...

Iran and Central Asia, 1256–1507

Sheila Blair

Sheila Blair shares the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College, Massachusetts, and the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA, with Jonathan M. Bloom. 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

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...In the early thirteenth century Mongols under Genghis Khan invaded Central Asia, brutally taking such cities as Samarkand, Bukhara and Urgench. After Genghis’s death in 1227, it was not till the mid-century when a new Great Khan, in China...