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.
Shadow-Makers: A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture
Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
...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...
Jean Bouillot worked as an architect in the Middle East and West Africa for over fifteen years before setting up practice in Beaune, France embracing the principles of bioclimatic design and undertaking projects locally as well as around the Mediterranean and in Jordan and China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
CLIMATIC DESIGN OF ISLAMIC
Introduction Red Sea
The hammām Bab El Bahr, situated close to the north
limit of the old city of Cairo, was selected as a case study
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.
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...