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The dawning of the age of glass

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

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...Glass technology As with so many other materials vital to modern architecture, the technological history of glass begins with a series of breakthroughs that shifted glass manufacture away from its artisanal roots into the urban world...

La Maison Suspendue: Imaginary Solutions For an Everyday Domestic Machine

Designing the French Interior : The Modern Home and Mass Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Known as an American architect in France and a French architect in America, Paul Nelson (1895–1979) was well born, educated, and connected. While spending much of the 1920s studying at the École des Beaux-Arts and in Auguste Perret...

Beyond Good Design: A Period of Transformation, 1960–1974

Eleanor Herring

Eleanor Herring lectures in design history at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, in product design at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and in fashion and sustainability at ESMOD, Berlin, Germany. She has published articles in various edited volumes and conference proceedings. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Street Furniture Design : Contesting Modernism in Post-War Britain

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...In a confidential letter to Lord Snowdon in 1962, Paul Reilly advised him on his new appointment as member of the Council of Industrial Design. Since part of the job involved engaging with street furniture, Reilly considered it wise to warn...

John Ruskin and Shadows of Power

Stephen Kite

Stephen Kite is Professor of Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK. His previous publications include Building Ruskin’s Italy: Watching Architecture (2012), Adrian Stokes: An Architectonic Eye (2009), and An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson (2005, co-authored with Sarah Menin). He is an Editor of the journal Architectural Research Quarterly. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Shadow-Makers : A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In his appendix to The Stones of Venice on ‘Romanist Modern Art’, the prominent English art critic John Ruskin (1819–1900) assaulted the architecture of the Gothic Revival pioneer, Augustus Welby Pugin (1812–52), for the ‘parsimony’ of its...