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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 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...

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...

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...

Japan, 1945–Present Day

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

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

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...