Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Commonly, checks are considered simply as a variety of woven textile, and this is the main consideration in this chapter. Scottish clan tartans famously display a checked feature, using differently coloured...
Florian Urban is Professor and Head of Architectural History and Urban Studies at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art. He holds an MA in Urban Planning from UCLA (2001) and a Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture from MIT (2006). He is the author of Neo-historical East Berlin: Architecture and Urban Design in the German Democratic Republic 1970–1990 (Ashgate 2009) and Tower and Slab: Global Histories of Mass Housing (Routledge 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Anthony Quiney was formerly Professor of Architectural History at the University of Greenwich, and is a past president and honorary vice-president of the Royal Archaeological Institute, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Just as Roman conquest of first-century CE Britain introduced new architecture of constructional strength, complex planning and aesthetic sophistication, so the collapse of Roman rule in the fifth century erased these qualities. Migrants...
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