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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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... Soane, Tyringham, Buckinghamshire, the gateway. Detail of shadow groove ‘capital’ and springing of arch. Photograph, Stephen Kite. At Pitzhanger reversed detailing is also involved in the design of the Breakfast Room’s saucer dome, broadly...

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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... of architecture, especially the Romanesque and Gothic of Italy.See Stephen Kite, Building Ruskin’s Italy: Watching Architecture (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012). So this story of shadow begins with an example of Ruskin’s shadow hunting in Venice,...

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

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... (Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire: Cambria Archaeology, 2005). In 1801 Charles Heath described it as: Entrance to Giant’s Cave, Piercefield, from the Wye viewpoint. Drawing, Stephen Kite. a most romantic cavern … hewn out of the solid rock,...

Shadow Carpets

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

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... recitation (Figure 7.1).See D. F. Eickelman, ‘Religious Knowledge in Inner Oman’, Journal of Oman Studies, vol. 6, Part 1 (1983), pp. 163–72, p. 164. The lesson circle of the ‘one-tree’ Quranic school. Drawing by Stephen Kite. Shawi nomads...

The politics of glass

Stephen Eskilson

Stephen Eskilson is Professor of Art History at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World (2003) and author of Graphic Design a New History (2007 & 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Age of Glass : A Cultural History of Glass in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... by a wizened old criminal in Spectre, “You’re a kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr. Bond.” For Jameson, the glass sheath of the Westin Bonaventure also played a role in its postmodern messaging. His words are worth quoting at length. Now one would...

Shadow Futures

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

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... St Benedictusberg Abbey, Vaals, Netherlands. The church. Photograph, Stephen Kite. Dom van der Laan, St Benedictusberg Abbey, Vaals, Netherlands. Cloister. Photograph, Stephen Kite. ‘The field of stereotomy’, writes Semper,...

‘The art of Shaddowes’

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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... Sant’ Andrea, Mantua. Drawing by Stephen Kite. A middle way is represented by Reverend George Hickes (a well-regarded biblical and Anglo-Saxon scholar), who submitted to the Commission his ‘Observations on Mr. Vanbruggs Proposals About...

Shadow Beginnings

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

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... above, while modelling and shading their curved forms. St Peter’s interior with Antonius T-cross. Drawing, Stephen Kite. The three key terms used earlier – ‘cast shadow’, ‘attached shadow’ and ‘shading’ – derive from Leonardo da Vinci,...

Primordial Shadows

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

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... have a meaningful function here.Quoted in Bollnow, Human Space, p. 143. Iron Age roundhouse reconstruction, St Fagans National History Museum. Drawing, Stephen Kite. In the British Isles, the womb nest of the roundhouse underwent...

Shadows of the Unconscious

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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... St Mark’s, and all this Verona stone by stone, to eat it all up into my mind, touch by touch’.Quoted in Stephen Kite, Building Ruskin’s Italy. Watching Architecture (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012), p. 46. Here, it seems that Ruskin –...