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Honey, I Shrunk the Nation-State: The Scales of Global History in the Thai Nationalist Theme Park

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Situated in a zone of industrial factories and slum housing outside of Bangkok, Muang Boran theme park invites visitors to leave behind the grimy environment of present-day globalization and step back in historical time. Walking through its...

A Paper Atlantis

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...Few travellers to America in the twentieth century were as enthusiastic or observant as Reyner Banham. And few recognized as fully as he did how much perceptions could be mediated by images seen before one had entered the United States...

A Pilgrimage to the Alcázar of Toledo: Ritual, Tourism and Propaganda in Franco's Spain

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

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...Introduction On 18 July 1936 a group of right-wing generals launched a military uprising aiming to topple the democratically elected left-wing coalition government that led the Spanish Republic. This was the beginning of the Spanish Civil...

Accommodation and Agitation in Sevastopol: Redefining Socialist Space in the Postwar ‘City of Glory’

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

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...In late 1949 city officials stretched a banner that read ‘Sevastopolians! What have you done for the restoration of your hometown ’Slava Sevastopolia (hereafter Slava), 4 November 1949, p. 1. The translation of rodnoi gorod as ‘hometown...

Living in the Russian Present with a German Past: The Problems of Identity in the City of Kaliningrad.

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...I would like to thank the Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies, London, for its generous support of this project.Radio Armenia once asked ‘Is it possible to foretell the future?’Answer: ‘Yes, that is no problem: we know exactly what...

Curtains: Décor for the End of Empire

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

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...Within a polemic titled Advertisements for Architecture, Bernard Tschumi declared, ‘Architecture only survives where it negates the form that society expects of it. Where it negates itself by transgressing the limits that history has set...

International revolutions and national heritages

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

Routledge, 2013

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... International revolutions and national heritages 1789–1850 An appreciation of our national treasures introduced and implemented . . . throughout the whole fatherland would perhaps be the finest monument the present age could erect...

Weekend Getaways: The Chata, the Tramp, and the Politics of Private Life in Post-1968 Czechoslovakia

Socialist Spaces : Sites of Everyday Life in the Eastern Bloc

Berg, 2002

Book chapter

...Research for this article was generously funded by the Fulbright-Hays Program and the Social Science Research Council.In August 1968 the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia brought an end to the Prague Spring – and with it,...