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Stained glass and modernity

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

Book chapter

...Although stained glass has played a major role in modern architecture, perhaps no other utilization of glass during the era is as maligned and misunderstood. In the conventional wisdom of the twenty-first century, no material more embodies...

France, 1830–1914

Tanis Hinchcliffe

Tanis Hinchcliffe is an independent architectural historian based in London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Nineteenth-century France saw political upheavals that brought to power various factions of differing political colour. After Napoléon Bonaparte fell, the Bourbon kings were restored from 1815 to 1830, and Charles X attempted to play...

Central and South America, 1810–1920

Luis E. Carranza

Luis E. Carranza is Professor of Architecture and of Art and Architectural History at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, both in the USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The wars of independence at the beginning of the nineteenth century caused tremendous changes in culture and society throughout Latin America. As the nation-states stabilized, intense searches began to define the character of these new...

The Middle East, 1830–1914

Mohammad al-Asad

Mohammad al-Asad is Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (CSBE) in Amman, Jordan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The Middle East is defined by Turkey (north), Iran (east), Arabian Peninsula (south), and Egypt (west). Between lies the ‘Fertile Crescent’, including modern-day Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Israel/Palestine. From 1830 to 1914...

Central and South America, 1920–Present Day

Felipe Hernández

Felipe Hernández is a Colombian-born architect and academic who teaches in the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Central and South America, also known as ‘Latin America’, covers a vast continental territory as well as the islands of the Caribbean. All regions have very different geographical and environmental characteristics. They also have diverse...