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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

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...‘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

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...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...

Progress and Nature in the American Landscape

Margaret Birney Vickery

Margaret Birney Vickery is Lecturer in History of Art and Architecture at Amherst College, University of Massachusetts. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Landscape and Infrastructure : Reimagining the Pastoral Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...In 1964 Leo Marx first published his book The Machine in the Garden, in which he traced the ideology surrounding wilderness, landscape, and progress in America. Relying on texts from Shakespeare to Hawthorn and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Marx...

What you see is what you get: key elements of library architecture

Ken Worpole

Ken Worpole is Emeritus Professor at the Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University, and adviser on public policy to the UK government, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. He is also the author of many books and studies on architecture, landscape and urban design. The Independent newspaper wrote that ‘for many years Ken Worpole has been one of the shrewdest and sharpest observers of the English social landscape.' Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contemporary Library Architecture : A Planning and Design Guide

Routledge, 2013

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... What you see is what you get: key elements of library architecture The first Victorian public Libraries were monuments to the ideal of municipal reform and the rise of civic culture. In the great cities they often took the form...

Early Public Libraries in the U.S.: 1800 to 1880s

R. Thomas Hille

R. Thomas Hille is an architect, educator, and researcher based in Seattle, Washington, USA. His previous books on architecture and design include Modern Schools and Inside the Large-Small House. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Public Library : Design Innovation for the Twenty-First Century

Routledge, 2019

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... 42 University of Virginia Library Charlottesville, Virginia Thomas Jefferson 1826 46 Boston Athenaeum Boston, Massachusetts Edward Clarke Cabot 1849 48 Boston Public Library Boston, Massachusetts Charles Kirk Kirby 1859 50 Astor Library...