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The Radical Picturesque

Lars Spuybroek

Lars Spuybroek is Professor of Architectural Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. He is the author of NOX: Machining Architecture (2004), The Architecture of Continuity (2008), Research & Design: The Architecture of Variation (2009) and Research & Design: Textile Tectonics (2011). He is an award-winning architect with his practice NOX. Archsoc.com listed Lars Spuybroek in the ‘best of the best’ category in the world-wide rating of architecture professors (2010–13). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brian Massumi

Brian Massumi

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The Sympathy of Things : Ruskin and the Ecology of Design

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Book chapter

...What is it that appeals to us so intensely about a bookcase that is full of books that are mostly neatly ordered, tightly filling up the whole length of the shelf, but nevertheless strikes us as slightly out of control? A few lie on top...

The Past in Print: Ancient Buildings Represented by Engraving, Etching and Lithography in Early-Nineteenth-Century England

The Printed and the Built : Architecture, Print Culture and Public Debate in the Nineteenth Century

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...It is many years since I began to write about the representation of the past in visual terms. The Clothing of Clio (1984) was my first attempt to encompass the many and various modes of representation, both visual and literary, which...

Gothic ‘Gloomth’

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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...In concluding the last chapter it was accepted that ‘Soane was no Beckford, nor a Walpole’, and that the Monk’s Parlours he created at Pitzhanger Manor and Lincoln’s Inn Fields were essentially mordant jokes in no way core to his...

John Ruskin and Shadows of Power

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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...In his appendix to The Stones of Venice on ‘Romanist Modern Art’, the prominent English art critic John Ruskin (1819–1900) assaulted the architecture of the Gothic Revival pioneer, Augustus Welby Pugin (1812–52), for the ‘parsimony’ of its...

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...

Central Europe (Holy Roman Empire), 1400–1806

Michael Gnehm

Michael Gnehm is a tutor and researcher in architectural history at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio, ETH Zurich, and the Université de Neuchâtel, all in Switzerland. 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 Holy Roman Empire was never a unified entity. It contained broadly present-day Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Savoy and the Spanish Netherlands – while the Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland and Hungary were distinct kingdoms. Switzerland...

British Isles, c. 1500–1830

Steven Brindle

Steven Brindle is a senior Properties historian at English Heritage, UK, and has published numerous books and essays on the history of British architecture and engineering. 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 1500, the British Isles were of marginal significance. England, which had loomed large in European politics from the twelfth to mid-fifteenth centuries, shrank with the loss of its French possessions and years of civil war. Its trading...

France, 1450–1830

Jean-François Bédard

Jean-François Bédard is Associate Professor at the Syracuse University School of Architecture in Syracuse, New York, 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

...From the end of the Hundred Years War in 1453 to the re-establishment of the Bourbon monarchy after Napoleon Bonaparte’s defeat at Waterloo in 1815, French rulers benefited from the consolidation of the court and the centralization...

Central Europe (Germany and Austro-Hungarian Empire), 1815–1914

Eva Branscome

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EVA BRANSCOME lectures and researches in architectural history at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and at the University of Westminster, London, both in the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Murray Fraser

Murray Fraser is Professor of Architecture and Global Culture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK and Vice-Dean of Research for The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. He has published extensively on design, architectural history and theory, urbanism, post-colonialism and cultural studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Michael Gnehm

Michael Gnehm is a tutor and researcher in architectural history at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio, ETH Zurich, and the Université de Neuchâtel, all in Switzerland. 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

...Following Napoleon Bonaparte’s first abdication in April 1814, the Congress of Vienna and then the 1815 Treaty of Paris (led Austria’s German-born Foreign Minister, Clemens von Metternich) reorganized Central Europe by creating a German...