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Shadow Carpets

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

...Tanizaki’s statement from In Praise of Shadows (see Chapter 2) as to how ‘in making for ourselves a place to live, we first spread a parasol to throw a shadow on the earth’ applies forcefully to the stark desert lands of the Middle East...

Three-dimensional Lattices and Other Constructions

Michael Hann

Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of the University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA). He has published across a number of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international expert on the geometry of design. Previous publications with Berg are: Structure and Form in Design (2012) and Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stripes, Grids and Checks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Introduction Most humans perceive the world as a three-dimensional entity consisting of length, breadth and depth. Some visual-arts practitioners must acknowledge all three dimensions even when using a representational...

The Exhibitionary Construction of the “Islamic Interior”

Oriental Interiors : Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...A “flying carpet” straight out of the Arabian Nights will soon float over the Louvre’s collection of Islamic art, one of the most spectacular in the world . . .“Islamic art” became the subject of public displays only in the late nineteenth...