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Shadows of the Sublime

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

...‘Sublime’ has significant architectural aspects to its etymology, in its derivation from the conjunction of the preposition sub, which means ‘below’ or ‘up to’, and the noun limen, which means ‘limit’, ‘boundary’ or ‘threshold’. But limen...

A Short History of the Room

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Part I: Formation There is something in theory which hates the wall. Colin Rowe talking at the Architectural Association in the 1970s (paraphrasing Robert Frost) There was once an equivalence between...

Introduction

Food and Architecture : At the Table

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The most familiar and enduring example comparing architecture and cuisine hails from the nineteenth century and the magnificent edible fantasies of Marie-Antonin Carême, king of chefs and chef of kings. Carême is credited with having said...

North America, 1513–1830

W. Barksdale Maynard

W. Barksdale Maynard is Lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, and author of six books on American history and architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...After touching land in Florida in 1513, Spain seemed likely to conquer North America, but instead other major European powers jockeyed for control of the continent, with Britain taking the lead by the late seventeenth century. France came...

Russia, 1475–1830

Neil Kent

Neil Kent was formerly a Professor of European Cultural History in St Petersburg, Russia. He is an Academic Fellow of the Cyber Conflict Documentation Project in Washington DC, USA, based at the University of Cambridge, UK, and also an Associate Professor at L’Ecole (Special) Militaire de St-Cyr, France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Russia changed from a small state on Europe’s periphery to a powerful empire stretching from Baltic to Pacific, with few geographical features to protect it. Subjection to Tatars was oppressive, but enabled rulers of Muscovy, from which...

China, 1800–1912

Edward Denison

EDWARD DENISON is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also an Associate Professor in Architectural History and Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The early nineteenth century was pivotal for China. Centuries of relative admiration from Western countries gave way to a ‘Century of Humiliation’ following Britain’s invasion of China during the first Opium War (1839–42). China’s defeat...

Korea, 1876–1945

Inha Jung

INHA JUNG is a critic, historian and Professor of Architecture at Hanyang University (ERICA Campus) in Seoul, South Korea. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...The 1876 Japan–Korea Treaty of Amity (Treaty of Ganghwa) marked Korea’s forced entry onto the world stage and its first step towards foreign domination. After opening up Busan, Wonsan and Incheon to Japanese traders and settlers, the Joseon...

Spain and Portugal, 1492–1822

Jorge Correia

Jorge Correia is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Minho in Guimarāes, Portugal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pablo González Tornel

Pablo González Tornel is Associate Professor in the Department of History, Geography and Art at Universitat Jaume I in Castellón de la Plana, Spain. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In the last quarter of the fifteenth century, the kingdom of Spain was formed out of the unification of the Castilian and Aragonese crowns, which eventually conquered the resilient Muslim kingdom of Granada in the southern peninsula....

France, 1830–1914

Tanis Hinchcliffe

Tanis Hinchcliffe is an independent architectural historian based in London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Nineteenth-century France saw political upheavals that brought to power various factions of differing political colour. After Napoléon Bonaparte fell, the Bourbon kings were restored from 1815 to 1830, and Charles X attempted to play...

Russia, 1830–1917

Sam Omans

Sam Omans is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...During the nineteenth century, the Russian Empire was a multi-ethnic territory. Its capital city, St Petersburg, and main commercial hub, Moscow, formed the dual poles of architectural culture. The cultural policy of national awakening...