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Architecture and Politics

Albena Yaneva

Albena Yaneva is Professor in Architectural Theory at the University of Manchester, UK, Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, UK and Visiting Professor at the Princeton School of Architecture, USA. She is the author of Mapping Controversies in Architecture (2012), The Making of a Building: A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture (2009), and Made by the Office for Metropolitan Design: An Ethnography of Design (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Five Ways to Make Architecture Political : An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Architecture and politics: Asymmetric ontologies Architecture is not solely an artistic practice concerned with aesthetic form and semiotics. Instead, it is a cultural form that has long-standing and close links with dominant political...

On Redistribution Policies and their Impact on Good Urbanization

Joan Clos

Joan Clos, Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda

Routledge, 2018

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... POLICIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON GOOD URBANIZATION JOAN CLOS When addressing the problem of urb- unemployment, retirement, pensions, particularly related to the delivery of anization, we tend to focus on the role affordable housing...

Africa, 1400–1800

Nnamdi Elleh

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Nnamdi Elleh is Head of the School of Architecture and Planning, and Professor of Architectural History, at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Amy Latessa

Amy Latessa is a doctoral candidate in Architectural History, Theory and Criticism at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bisola Sosan

Bisola Sosan completed her undergraduate degree in English at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and then her Master of Science in Architecture at the University of Cincinnati, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

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

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...The African continent spans Mediterranean climates, deserts, semi-deserts, savannah forests, evergreen forests, rainforests, mangrove forests and landscapes of different altitudes, with diverse cultural inhabitants. The study of early...

West Africa, 400–1400

Kevin C. MacDonald

Kevin C. MacDonald is Professor of African Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, UK, and also chairs the UCL African Studies Programme. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirio Canós Donnay

Sirio Canós Donnay is a teaching fellow in African Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, 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

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...Outside the Nile Valley, West Africa has the longest history of urbanism and complex political development on the continent. Unfortunately, its architecture is unevenly documented, except for the Middle Niger basin and southern edge...

Furnishings and Housewares

George Elvin

George Elvin is the founder of Gone Studio, the company pioneering post-petroleum design through zero-plastic, zero-waste, zero-electricity manufacturing. His designs have been featured by the Discovery Channel, Macworld, Treehugger, and over 50 other green design venues. The author of over 40 books and articles, his work on green design and technology has been published by Routledge, Wiley and Princeton Architectural Press, among others. Previous positions have included Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Illinois and Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at Ball State University in Indiana. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Post-Petroleum Design

Routledge, 2015

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... Furnishings and Housewares Housewares and home furnishings are of particular concern when it comes to plastic content because we are in constant contact with them. Toxic particles can enter our bodies through our skin after contact...

Africa, 1830–1914

Edward Denison

Edward Denison is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

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

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...In the mid-nineteenth century, much of Africa appeared mysterious and unknown to the rest of the world. Various colonial powers had settled around its coastal periphery, conspicuous by their alien constructions – forts, warehouses...

Frames

Mark R. Cruvellier

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Mark R. Cruvellier is the Nathaniel and Margaret Owings Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at Cornell University, USA. He teaches and conducts research in the area of structural form and behavior considered within the context of architecture; he is co-author of The Structural Basis of Architecture, 2nd ed. (Routledge, 2011) with Bjørn N. Sandaker and Arne P. Eggen. Cruvellier is a professional structural engineer and has been involved in built projects from skyscrapers in New York City to wilderness footbridges in British Columbia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bjørn N. Sandaker

Bjørn N. Sandaker is Professor of Architectural Technology at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norway, and Adjunct Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. His particular academic interest focuses on the borderline between architecture and structural engineering; he is author of On Span and Space: Exploring Structures in Architecture (Routledge 2008) and co-author of The Structural Basis of Architecture, 2nd ed. (Routledge 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Luben Dimcheff

Luben Dimcheff is the Richard Meier Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at Cornell University, USA, where he teaches studio as well as courses that are focused on the visualization and analysis of space. He leads a design and architectural practice based in New York City with projects built internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Model Perspectives : Structure, Architecture and Culture

Routledge, 2017

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... Frames The rational clarity of planar framework must have had an enormous effect, 227 even on the compositional aspects of architecture. Not only because it was natural to build with the planes that construction technology provided...

Africa since 1914

Edward Denison

Edward Denison is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

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

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Africa’s transformation in the twentieth century was total. In less than one hundred years, colonialism on the continent was defeated by a wave of resistance that liberated of hundreds of millions of people and created dozens of new...