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Reyner Banham And Photography

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...This essay on Reyner Banham and photography is structured as six segues. This is an edited version of the eighteenth Reyner Banham Memorial Lecture delivered at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, on 23 February 2006....

The Ecology of Design

Lars Spuybroek

Lars Spuybroek is Professor of Architectural Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. He is the author of NOX: Machining Architecture (2004), The Architecture of Continuity (2008), Research & Design: The Architecture of Variation (2009) and Research & Design: Textile Tectonics (2011). He is an award-winning architect with his practice NOX. Archsoc.com listed Lars Spuybroek in the ‘best of the best’ category in the world-wide rating of architecture professors (2010–13). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brian Massumi

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The Sympathy of Things : Ruskin and the Ecology of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...Any vitalist argument must work in two directions. If we say, after Ruskin, that the Gothic can be considered as structure coming to life; that ornament and the picturesque can be considered the respective coming to life of surface...

Sound, memory and interruption: ghosts of London’s M11 link road

Cities Interrupted : Visual Culture and Urban Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter considers how art can interrupt the times and spaces of urban development so they might be imagined, experienced, and understood differently. It focuses on the construction of the M11 Link Road through north-east London during...

The Lord Mayor’s Banquet

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Lord Mayor’s Banquet in the Guildhall in 1914 (colour print of a painting, artist unknown, from a magazine c. 1925, found in a collection of cuttings, author’s photograph). Just as Black Rod’s procession marks the annual...

The Radical Picturesque

Lars Spuybroek

Lars Spuybroek is Professor of Architectural Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. He is the author of NOX: Machining Architecture (2004), The Architecture of Continuity (2008), Research & Design: The Architecture of Variation (2009) and Research & Design: Textile Tectonics (2011). He is an award-winning architect with his practice NOX. Archsoc.com listed Lars Spuybroek in the ‘best of the best’ category in the world-wide rating of architecture professors (2010–13). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brian Massumi

Brian Massumi

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The Sympathy of Things : Ruskin and the Ecology of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...What is it that appeals to us so intensely about a bookcase that is full of books that are mostly neatly ordered, tightly filling up the whole length of the shelf, but nevertheless strikes us as slightly out of control? A few lie on top...

The drive to modernize: Remodelling Birmingham city centre, 1945–1965

Shopping Towns Europe : Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre, 1945–1975

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Stimulated by growing consumer confidence, an expanding world of goods and the promise of a leisured society, a modern ‘New Britain’ was constructed, socially, politically...

The dawning of the age of glass

Stephen Eskilson

Stephen Eskilson is Professor of Art History at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World (2003) and author of Graphic Design a New History (2007 & 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Age of Glass : A Cultural History of Glass in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Glass technology As with so many other materials vital to modern architecture, the technological history of glass begins with a series of breakthroughs that shifted glass manufacture away from its artisanal roots into the urban world...

Hidden Spaces: Cavities, Attics and Cellars—Morbid Secrets and Threatening Discoveries

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is Professor of architecture at The University of Newcastle, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Histories of rooms, artefacts and spaces of the domestic interior tend to include patterns of inhabitation, the public/private divide and gendered readings of the inhabitants and their spatial arrangements. Many Victorian treatises...

Drawing Rooms: A Backward Glance—Fashioning an Individual Drawing Room

Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...A lady has to spend her life in the drawing room.The drawing room symbolized the essence of home life in the middle-class Victorian house; a private-public space, connecting the daily life of the family with invited guests, it was a staged...

Halls and Corridors: Spaces Between and Beyond

Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Halls and corridors are arguably some of the key spaces through which late Victorian models of domesticity gave way to early modernist revisions of domestic space, function and movement. This chapter considers the legacy of this Victorian...