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Introduction: Classical Ground: Robert Wood’s Palmyra and Balbec

The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... Classical Ground: Robert Wood’s Palmyra and B albec * Benjamin A nderson In 1755, Robert Wood (ca. 1717–71) sat for his portrait by the Scottish painter Allan Ramsay (1713–84) ( see facing page) .1 A man in his late thirties...

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Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... PLATE 1 A VIEW OF THE RUINED CITY OF PALMYRA, TAKEN FROM THE NORTH EAST In the following explication of this view, the plates are referred to which contain the parts of each building, at large; and whatever part...

Journey from Palmyra to Baalbek

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Baalbek Volume II : (Otherwise Heliopolis, in Coele-Syria)

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... JOURNEY FROM PALMYRA TO BAALBEK The specimen of our Eastern travels, which we have already given the public in the Ruins of Palmyra, has met with such a favourable reception as seems to call for the sequel. We gratefully accept...

A Journey through the Desert

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... Our journey to Palmyra was that part of our tour through the East, in which we expected to meet with the greatest diffi culties, as it was much out of the common road, and where the protection of the Grand Signior could do us...

The Publisher to the Reader

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... As the principal merit of works of this kind is truth, it may not be amiss to prefi x to this, such an account of the manner in which it was undertaken, and executed, as will give the public an opportunity of judging what credit...

Orientalism and David Hockney’s Male-positive Imaginative Geographies

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Though it was probably never [Edward] Said’s intention, the unfortunate grammatical intersection of the discourse he called Orientalism with the genre of Orientalist painting, or those European paintings of foreign—especially now Middle...

Utopia on Ice: The Sunny Mountain Ski-Dome as an Allegory of the Future

Mark Dorrian

Mark Dorrian holds the Forbes Chair in Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, and is co-director of Metis, an atelier for art, architecture and urbanism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing on the Image : Architecture, the City and the Politics of Representation

I.B.Tauris, 2015

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...The Weather of Utopia In the lead-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, media outlets reported that the Chinese government intended to use weather-modification techniques to ensure favourable conditions for the games. Playing on the story...

An Enquiry into the Ancient State of Palmyra

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Palmyra Volume I : Otherwise Tedmor, In The Desert

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... Our account of Palmyra is confi ned merely to that state of decay in which we found those ruins in the year 1751. It is not probable that the reader’s curiosity should stop here: Th e present remains of that city are certainly too...

Ancient State of Baalbek

Robert Wood

Robert Wood (1717-71) was classical scholar, antiquarian and politician. He travelled to the Levant in 1749-51 with James Dawkins, John Bouverie, to explore the Troad and locate the key sites mentioned by Homer. He was appointed Under Secretary to the Pitt the Elder, was later elected a Member of Parliament. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ruins of Baalbek Volume II : (Otherwise Heliopolis, in Coele-Syria)

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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... ANCIENT STATE OF BAALBEK When we compare the ruins of Baalbek with those of many ancient cities which we visited in Italy, Greece, Egypt, and in other parts of Asia, we cannot help thinking them the remains of the boldest plan we ever saw...