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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 early as 1851, when the Crystal Palace established glass as an industrial building material, architects recognized that sunlight could be a curse as well as a blessing. Starkly put, glass skins are an environmentalist’s nightmare....

“Life in Marvelous Times”: Hip-hop, Housing, and Utopia

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Research for this chapter was supported by the Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholar Fellowship. “Boom, boom, boom.” With these words, the architectural historian Charles Jencks declared “the death...

Khrushchev's Children's Paradise: The Pioneer Palace, Moscow, 1958–1962

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...In this house the walls will teach.Should you ever be in Moscow, take a trip across the river to the green and pleasant area in the south-west of the city known today by its picturesque, traditional name, the Sparrow Hills (Vorob’evye...

Glass visions

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 the early years of the twentieth century, no conceptual issue quite consumed the practice of architecture like the present and future possibilities of glass technology. Notably, during the heroic years of the modernist avant-garde...

Daylight rules the modern building

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

...One of the essential components of early modern architecture was the windows that served as a gateway for natural light and ventilation. Because these elemental functions of the window were largely superseded by electric lighting...

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...

Africa since 1914

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

...Africa’s transformation in the twentieth century was total. In less than one hundred years, colonialism on the continent was defeated by a wave of resistance that liberated of hundreds of millions of people and created dozens of new...

Central and South America, 1920 to Present

Felipe Hernández

FELIPE HERNÁNDEZ is a Colombian-born architect and academic who teaches in the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, 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

...Central and South America, also known as ‘Latin America’, covers a vast continental territory as well as the islands of the Caribbean. All regions have very different geographical and environmental characteristics. They also have diverse...