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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...

China, 1800–1912

Edward Denison

Edward Denison is an independent architectural historian, writer and photographer, and also 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

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...

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

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...

Italian Peninsula, 1830–1914

Virginia Bernardini

Virginia Bernardini is an architect and architectural historian based in Rome, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...In 1830, Italy was still divided into many separate states: Papal States; Sicily; Grand Duchy of Tuscany; Kingdom of Lombardy-Venetia (Austrian Empire); Kingdom of Sardinia (part of the House of Savoy); and others. Yet all spoke the same...

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

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

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...