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An Embellishment: Purdah

Jane Rendell

Jane Rendell is Reader in Architecture and Art and Director of Architectural Research at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University Collage London. She is the author of 'The Pursuit of Pleasure: Gender, Space and Architecture in Regency London' (Athlone Press, 2002) and co-editor of 'Strangely Familiar: Narratives of Architecture and the City' (Routledge, 1995), 'Gender Space Architecture: An Interdisciplinary Introduction' (Routledge, 1999), 'Intersections: Architectural Histories and Critical Theories' (Routledge, 2000) and 'The Unknown City: Contesting Architecture and Social Space' (MIT Press, 2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Site-Writing : The Architecture of Art Criticism

I.B.Tauris, 2010

Book chapter

... For ,76 a two-part text installation for an exhibition, Spatial Imagination (2006), I selected twelve short extracts from ‘To Miss the Desert’ and rewrote them as ‘scenes’ of equal length, laid out in the catalogue as a grid, three...

Persia (Achaemenid to Sasanid Empires), c. 550 BCE–651 CE

Ali Mousavi

Ali Mousavi is an art historian/archaeologist who served as Assistant Curator of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA, and currently teaches archaeology and ancient history at the University of California, Los Angeles. 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 geography of central Persia, today known as the Iranian Plateau, and its adjacent territories such as the plain of Khuzestan to the southwest, has impacted the growth and development of arts and architecture throughout history...