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Dutch Reconstructed Monuments in Review

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Built heritage has had a peculiar position in the Netherlands in comparison to other European countries. Until 1961 a legal framework for statutory protection was lacking but, from 1918, a State Committee and a State Office has been...

The Modernist Hospital

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

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...The Hospital is a great white concrete structure with regular square windows and a flat roof. It was built not long ago and pictures of it appeared in the architectural reviews. There are a number of wings or transepts which jut out...

Theory And Design

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...I will start by confronting what I have called the ‘Banham factor’ – Banham’s approach to ‘Theory and Design’ – and its implications for design historians. This lecture was delivered at the V&A, London, on 14 March 1997...

Studios: Live (Red) Matter; Matisse’s L’Atelier Rouge

Domestic Interiors : Representing Homes from the Victorians to the Moderns

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Method Matters Since its creation in 1911, Henri Matisse’s l’Atelier Rouge (The Red Studio) has been the subject of criticism amongst art historians, most of whom attempt to contextualize its meaning and mastery (or lack thereof...

Originality and Authenticity in the Post-War Reconstruction of Britain

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction The concept of ‘authenticity’, however defined, seems rather at odds with almost all of the planned and built reconstruction of British towns and cities following the Second World War. There was indeed damage and destruction...

The Reconstruction of France in the Twentieth Century Following Two World Wars: A Political or Technical Challenge?

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Twice in the twentieth century, in 1914–18 and 1939–45, France was laid waste by the military operations that took place across its territory on land and in the air. Once peace was restored each time, twenty years apart, the restoration...

Urbanity

Kim Dovey

Kim Dovey is an architectural critic and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he has served as Associate Dean, Head of Urban Design and Head of Architecture. He has worked with government, industry and community groups and has written and broadcast widely in the mass media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Urban Design Thinking : A Conceptual Toolkit

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The term ‘urban’ is derived from the Latin word urbanus – ‘courteous’. Urban space is shared with people whom we do not know and who do not share our views or background. To be urban or urbane is to show courtesy, to respect difference...

Saul Bass

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...Banham, Bass And Me It has become customary for those giving this lecture to say something of their encounters with Reyner Banham. My lecture was dedicated to Saul...