...Japonisme occupies two very different places in the history of art. On one hand, it is the original primitivism. More than just the repertoire of exotic settings and motifs offered by earlier forms of Orientalism, Japanese art challenged...
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
Consider the primordial shadows of architecture’s medieval night, when darkness was a ruling force relieved only by the hearth, the candle and the oil lamp. Defining this ‘primordial presence’ of shadow will enable...
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