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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...

Egypt on Steroids: Luxor Las Vegas and Postmodern Orientalism

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...Luxor Las Vegas and Postmodern Orientalism At the end of Martin Scorsese's film Casino, Robert De Niro's character, Ace Rothstein, muses over the recent social, political, and economic forces that have transformed casino management...

Traveling in Time and Space: The Cinematic Landscape of the Empress Theatre

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...A promenade in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) Park, Montreal reveals an unexpected building across Sherbrooke Street West: the Egyptian-inspired Empress Theatre. Mirage or reality? The movie theater is resolutely distinct from the surrounding...

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’ (...