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Urbanity

Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is an architectural critic and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he has served as Associate Dean, Head of Urban Design and Head of Architecture. He has worked with government, industry and community groups and has written and broadcast widely in the mass media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Urban Design Thinking : A Conceptual Toolkit

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The term ‘urban’ is derived from the Latin word urbanus – ‘courteous’. Urban space is shared with people whom we do not know and who do not share our views or background. To be urban or urbane is to show courtesy, to respect difference....

A Question of Proportion

Michael Hann

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.

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Stripes, Grids and Checks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction There has been much scholarly debate on the use of systems of proportion in ancient times and their value to practitioners. Systems of proportion are aimed at creating ‘a sense of order’ (...

Archaic Greece, c. 750–500 BCE

Margaret M. Miles

Margaret M. Miles is Professor of Art History and Classics in the School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine, USA.. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Contrary to the modern sense of the word, the Archaic Period in Greece was not old-fashioned, stodgy or rigid. Rather, this period is notable for extraordinary innovation, expansion, exploration and artistic exuberance. New Greek...

Enclosed Figures and Forms

Michael Hann

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.

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Stripes, Grids and Checks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction Lines can denote enclosed figures, including circles, ovals and polygons. Enclosed figures can be used as units of larger organized structures known as grids (mentioned in Chapter 1 and considered in further detail...

Hellenistic Greece, c. 400–30 BCE

Thomas N. Howe

Thomas Noble Howe is Professor of Art and Art History and Chair of Art History at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, USA, and also Coordinatore Generale (scientific director for archaeology and masterplanning) for the Fondazione Restoring Ancient Stabiae in Castellammare di Stabia, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 1

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the Hellenistic period, Greek power – and its culture and architecture – spread across the central and eastern Mediterranean both before and after Alexander the Great’s conquest (336–323 BCE). In the wake, Greek culture became...