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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

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...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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts (UK), 2018

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...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...

Africa, 1830–1914

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

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...In the mid-nineteenth century, much of Africa appeared mysterious and unknown to the rest of the world. Various colonial powers had settled around its coastal periphery, conspicuous by their alien constructions – forts, warehouses...

Central and South America, 1810–1920

Luis E. Carranza

LUIS E. CARRANZA is Professor of Architecture and of Art and Architectural History at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, both in the 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

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...The wars of independence at the beginning of the nineteenth century caused tremendous changes in culture and society throughout Latin America. As the nation-states stabilized, intense searches began to define the character of these new...

North America, 1830–1914

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

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...The period saw phenomenal population growth and urbanization in the USA, with westwards expansion intensifying North/South sectional strains over slavery, leading to the 1860s Civil War. Railroads triggered an architectural revolution...

The Nordic Countries, 1830–1914

Mari Hvattum

MARI HVATTUM is Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway. 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

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...With more than a quarter of their territory north of the Arctic Circle, the Nordic topography ranges from tundra to fertile fields. In the nineteenth century, this rural region was scarcely populated, yet the capitals – Stockholm...

Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific, 1780–1914

Amanda Achmadi

AMANDA ACHMADI is a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design (Asian Architecture and Urbanism) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Walker

PAUL WALKER is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne, and has written extensively on the architectural history of Australia and New Zealand. 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

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...In mainland Southeast Asia, consolidation occurred through the centralization of power in three indigenous kingdoms: Burma, Siam (Thailand) and Vietnam. Siam emerged as the strongest. However, European expansion early in the nineteenth...