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

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Language, as Roland Barthes pointed out, is, by nature, fictional.Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida (La Chambre Claire, 1980), trans. R. Howard (London: Fontana, 1984), 87. In spite of all the stratagems that we resort to so as to give language...

Of Cars, Clothes and Carpets

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...Introduction Like many of the first generation of design historians, I owe a large debt to Reyner Banham. There were, I think, several reasons why Banham, although primarily...