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Early Travelers in Greece and the Invention of Medieval Architectural History

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...Introduction Travel to Greece in the tourist forms that we recognize today began in the nineteenth century with the creation of a modern nation state. Before this time, Greek landscapes such as Arcadia were fabricated not on the basis...

Gothic ‘Gloomth’

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

Book chapter

...In concluding the last chapter it was accepted that ‘Soane was no Beckford, nor a Walpole’, and that the Monk’s Parlours he created at Pitzhanger Manor and Lincoln’s Inn Fields were essentially mordant jokes in no way core to his...

Of Cars, Clothes and Carpets

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...Introduction Like many of the first generation of design historians, I owe a large debt to Reyner Banham. There were, I think, several reasons why Banham, although primarily...

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

Book chapter

...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...

China, 1800–1912

Edward Denison

EDWARD DENISON is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also an Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College 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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The early nineteenth century was pivotal for China. Centuries of relative admiration from Western countries gave way to a ‘Century of Humiliation’ following Britain’s invasion of China during the first Opium War (1839–42). China’s defeat...

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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...

Italian Peninsula, 1830–1914

Virginia Bernardini

VIRGINIA BERNARDINI is an architect and architectural historian based in Rome, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In 1830, Italy was still divided into many separate states: Papal States; Sicily; Grand Duchy of Tuscany; Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (Austrian Empire); Kingdom of Sardinia (part of the House of Savoy); and others. Yet all spoke the same...

Korea, 1876–1945

Inha Jung

INHA JUNG is a critic, historian and Professor of Architecture at Hanyang University (ERICA Campus) in Seoul, South Korea. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The 1876 Japan–Korea Treaty of Amity (Treaty of Ganghwa) marked Korea’s forced entry onto the world stage and its first step towards foreign domination. After opening up Busan, Wonsan and Incheon to Japanese traders and settlers, the Joseon...

Britain and Ireland, 1830–1914

Timothy Brittain-Catlin

Timothy Brittain-Catlin is Reader in Architecture at the Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent, Canterbury, 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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The United Kingdom in the early nineteenth century was, compared to its rivals, an industrialized nation peaceful at home. Queen Victoria was figurehead from 1837 to 1901, witnessing Britain’s advance as the world’s superpower and largest...