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Vision and Crime: The Cineramic Architecture of John Lautner

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Los Angeles architect John Lautner (1911–94) loathed the entertainment industry and often lamented its disappointing lack of quality. This essay draws on research conducted for the author’s UCLA Ph.D. dissertation, which included...

The Fun Palace Project, Centre Pompidou, and Paradoxical Ideas of Freedom

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...If the Paris Opéra of the previous chapter represents an extreme version of a ritualized architecture, specialized for a particular kind of event and representing a stratified and hierarchical society, each level contained in its boxes...

The politics 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

Book chapter

...As a major part of the modern built environment, glass has continually been inveigled one way or another in the realm of politics, broadly speaking. Since at least the Elizabethan era, glass has often quietly functioned as a marker...

Japan, 1945 to the Present

Neil Jackson

NEIL JACKSON is Charles Reilly Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, 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 American Occupation after Japan’s defeat in the Second World War led to many reforms but it was the proximity and economic benefit of the Korean War which speeded Japan’s post-war recovery. Anti-American feeling remained into the 1960s...

Structural 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

Book chapter

...In 1914, Paul Scheerbart at his most poetic speculated on the future age of glass architecture. “It would be as if the earth were adorned with sparkling jewels and enamels. Such glory is unimaginable. All over the world it would...

The Middle East since 1914

Talinn Grigor

TALINN GRIGOR is a Professor of Art History at the Art and Art History Department, University of California, Davis, 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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Western colonialism and oil were the two major forces on the Middle East – or, more accurately, Egypt and West Asia. Socio-economic revolutions from Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were widely felt, including...

Europe since 1970

Murray Fraser

Murray Fraser is Professor of Architecture and Global Culture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK and Vice-Dean of Research for The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. He has published extensively on design, architectural history and theory, urbanism, post-colonialism and cultural studies. 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

...There are forty-six countries in Europe, sharing myriad influences and overlaps. The Second World War only ended in 1945, followed by the Cold War. On one side stood Capitalist Western Europe, protected by America: on the other were Eastern...

Canada and the United States since 1914

Rhodri Windsor Liscombe

Rhodri Windsor Liscombe is Professor Emeritus in Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michelangelo Sabatino

Michelangelo Sabatino is Professor of Architecture and Interim Dean at the College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Canada and the USA share a remarkably large and diverse geography and climate, with their relatively open border along the 49th Parallel reflecting economic, social and cultural overlap. The greatest differences lies in their scales...