World Architecture and Society From Stonehenge to One World Trade Center 2 volumes

World Architecture and Society  From Stonehenge to One World Trade Center  2 volumes

A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings. Buffalo, New York: Firefly Books. Elleh, Nnamdi. 1997. ... Buildings across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture. 5th ed. ... World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History.

Author: Peter Louis Bonfitto

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440865855

Category: Architecture

Page: 706

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This two-volume encyclopedia provides an in-depth look at buildings and sites of global significance throughout history. The volumes are separated into four regional sections: 1) the Americas, 2) Europe, 3) Africa and the Middle East, and 4) Asia and the Pacific. Four regional essays investigate the broader stylistic and historical contexts that describe the development of architecture through time and across the globe. Entries explore the unique importance of buildings and sites, including the megalithic wonder of Stonehenge and the imposing complex of Angkor Wat. Entries on Spanish colonial missions in the Americas and the medieval Islamic universities of the Sahara connect to broader building traditions. Other entries highlight remarkable stories of architectural achievement and memory, like those of Tuskegee University, a site hand-built by former slaves, or the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which was built at the site of the atomic detonation. Each entry focuses on the architectural but includes strong consideration of the social impact, importance, and significance each structure has had in the past and in the present.
Categories: Architecture

The Bloomsbury Handbook of World Theory

The Bloomsbury Handbook of World Theory

Having written two books with the title “World Architecture” in them (World Architecture: A Critical Mosaic 1900-2000, vol.1, 2001, and World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History, 2013), I might consider myself as someone who has been ...

Author: Jeffrey R. Di Leo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501361968

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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Disciplines from literary studies to environmentalism have recently undergone a spectacular reorientation that has refocused entire fields, methodologies, and vocabularies on the world and its sister terms such as globe, planet, and earth. The Bloomsbury Handbook of World Theory examines what “world” means and what it accomplishes in different zones of academic study. The contributors raise questions such as: What happens when “world” is appended to a particular form of humanistic or scientific inquiry? How exactly does “worlding” bear on the theoretical operating system and the history of that field? What is the theory or theoretical model that allows “world” to function in a meaningful way in coordination with that knowledge domain? With contributions from 38 leading theorists from a vast range of fields, including queer studies, religion, and pop culture, this is the first large reference work to consider the profound effect, both within and outside the academy, of the worlding of discourse in the 21st century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of Architecture

Historical Dictionary of Architecture

The Story of Architecture. New York: DK, 2003. Harris, Cyril M. Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture. New York: Dover, 1983. Ingersoll, Richard, and Spiro Kostof. World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History.

Author: Allison Lee Palmer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442263093

Category: Architecture

Page: 462

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on architects, famous structures, types of materials, and the different architectural styles.
Categories: Architecture

Gardner s Art through the Ages A Concise Global History

Gardner s Art through the Ages  A Concise Global History

World Architecture : A Cross - Cultural History . New York : Oxford University Press , 2012 . Kemp , Martin . The Science of Art : Optical Themes in Western Art from Brunelleschi to Seurat . New Haven , Conn .

Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305890343

Category: Art

Page: 656

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GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions, and, with MindTap, all of the online study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the fourth edition includes new artists and provides a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Art

Rethinking Global Modernism

Rethinking Global Modernism

Architectural Historiography and the Postcolonial Vikramaditya Prakash, Maristella Casciato, Daniel E. Coslett ... 2012); Ri ard Ingersoll, World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019); Banister ...

Author: Vikramaditya Prakash

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000471632

Category: Architecture

Page: 394

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This anthology collects developing scholarship that outlines a new decentred history of global modernism in architecture using postcolonial and other related theoretical frameworks. By both revisiting the canons of modernism and seeking to decolonize and globalize those canons, the volume explores what a genuinely "global" history of architectural modernism might begin to look like. Its chapters explore the historiography and weaknesses of modernism's normative interpretations and propose alternatives to them. The collection offers essays that interrogate transnationalism in new ways, reconsiders the agency of the subaltern and the roles played by infrastructures, materials, and global institutions in propagating a diversity of modernisms internationally. Issues such as colonial modernism, architectural pedagogy, cultural imperialism, and spirituality are engaged. With essays from both established scholars and up-and-coming researchers, this is an important reference for a new understanding of this crucial and developing topic.
Categories: Architecture

Getty Research Journal No 10

Getty Research Journal  No  10

Plans, Sections and Elevations (London: Laurence King Publishing, 2012); Richard Ingersoll and Spiro Kostof, World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012); and Kathleen James-Chakraborty, ...

Author: Gail Feigenbaum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606065716

Category: Art

Page: 236

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The Getty Research Journal features the work of art historians, museum curators, and conservators from around the world as part of the Getty’s mission to promote critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world’s artistic legacy. Articles present original research related to the Getty’s collections, initiatives, and research projects. This issue features essays on the cross-cultural features of a small alabaster vessel in the “international style” of the ancient Mediterranean, French and Flemish influences in the Montebourg Psalter, a new identification for the so-called bust of Saint Cyricus, the effects of the Reformation on the art market in northern Europe, sketchbooks kept by the Portuguese painter João Glama Stroeberle containing comments from his teachers, the origins of the architectural history survey, Japanese ink aesthetics in non-ink media, the impact of the invention of adhesive tape in the 1930s on the artistic process of abstract painters, and the importance of ephemeral artifacts for the documentation of Carolee Schneemann’s performance works. Shorter texts include notices on an Egyptian ushabti from the tomb of Neferibresaneith, a bronze statuette newly identified as representing the Alexandrian god Hermanubis, and an etching by Félix Bracquemond commissioned by the Parisian gallery Arnold & Tripp.
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What Architecture Means

What Architecture Means

Building Ideas: An Introduction to Architectural Theory. ... Paper Palaces: The Rise of the Renaissance Architectural Treatise. ... Ingersoll, Richard and Spiro Kostof, World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History.

Author: Denise Costanzo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317812159

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

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What Architecture Means introduces you to architecture and allows you to explore the connections between design ideas and values across time, space, and culture. It equips you to play an active and informed role in architecture either as a professional or as a consumer, client, and citizen. By analyzing famous and everyday buildings while presenting and questioning the positions of important architects and theorists, this book will help you to evaluate and decide what qualities, ideas, and values you believe are important in architecture. You'll learn: -How various definitions of "architecture" establish different relationships with all buildings, and even non-buildings; -How buildings express and accommodate ideas of the sacred, the family, and the community; -What an architect is, and what priorities they bring to design and construction; -How an architect’s expertise relates to that of the engineer, and why these are distinct disciplines; -About values like beauty, originality, structural expression, and cultural memory and their purpose in architectural design; -About the interests and ethical values that architects, and architecture, serves and promotes. Topics include sacred spaces, the house, the city, architects and engineers, aesthetics and design, originality and method, technology and form, memory and identity, and power and politics.
Categories: Architecture

Urban Geography

Urban Geography

Ingersoll, R. and Kostof, S. (2013) World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History, Oxford: Oxford University Press This comprehensive student-friendly text extends discussion of architecture beyond the sole consideration of great ...

Author: Tim Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317313533

Category: Science

Page: 384

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This revised fifth edition not only examines the new geographical patterns forming within and between cities, but also investigates the way geographers have sought to make sense of this urban transformation. It is structured into three sections: 'contexts', 'themes' and 'issues' that move students from a foundation in urban geography through its major themes to contemporary and pressing issues. The text critically synthesizes key literatures in the following areas: the urban world changing approaches to urban geography urban form and structure economy and the city urban politics planning, regeneration and urban policy cities and culture architecture and urban landscapes images of the city experiencing the city housing and residential segregation transport and mobility in cities sustainability and the city. This edition builds on the success of the comprehensively revised fourth edition and provides revised chapters on transport/mobility and urban futures, with additional updating of readings and some case studies. The book synthesises a wide range of literature on each subject and presents the material in a lively engaging way, supported by an expanded range of student friendly features, including exercises and suggestions for further study.
Categories: Science

Sport and Architecture

Sport and Architecture

Ingersoll, Richard and Spiro Kostof, World Architecture: A Cross Cultural History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013). Inglis, Simon, Engineering Archie: Archibald Leitch—Football Ground Designer (Swindon, UK: English Heritage, ...

Author: Benjamin S. Flowers

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317756323

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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Sport and architecture are two elements of contemporary life that have a broad and profound impact on the world around us. The role architecture plays in shaping buildings and societies has occupied historians for centuries. Likewise, the cultural, economic, and political importance of sport is the subject of sustained academic inquiry. When sport and architecture converge, as in the 2012 London Olympics or the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, then the impact of these two forms of social activity is redoubled. This book presents a new and dynamic study of the complex relationship between sport and architecture. It explores the history of sport architecture and examines the buildings and events that create sites where sport and architecture converge in particularly telling ways. Its chapters discuss the following topics: sport architecture and urban redevelopment sport architecture and technology sport architecture and nationalism sport architecture as social activism sport architecture and global capitalism. By considering the importance of architectural form alongside these key themes, this book represents a landmark study for anybody interested in the social and cultural significance of architecture or sport.
Categories: Architecture

Interior Design Masters

Interior Design Masters

20 Richard Ingersoll and Spiro Kostof, World Architecture: A Cross-Cultural History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012, 766–767. Pevsner, Sources of Modern Architecture, 95. John Kurtich and Garret Eakin, Interior Architecture.

Author: Mark Hinchman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351685276

Category: Architecture

Page: 662

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Interior Design Masters contains 300 biographical entries of people who have significantly impacted design. They are the people, historical and contemporary, that students and practitioners should know. Coverage starts in the late Renaissance, with a focus on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The book has five sections, with the entries alphabetical in each, so it can serve as a history textbook and a reference guide. The seventeeth- and eighteenth-century section covers figures from Thomas Chippendale to Horace Walpole. The nineteenth-century section includes William Morris and Candace Wheeler. The early twentieth-century section presents modernism’s design heroes, including Marcel Breuer, Eileen Gray, and Gilbert Rohde. The post-World War II designers range from Madeleine Castaing to Raymond Loewy. The final contemporary section includes Ron Arad and the Bouroullec brothers. These are the canonical figures who belong to any design history. The book also contains less well-known figures who deserve attention, such as Betty Joel, the British art deco furniture designer; Paul Veysseyre, the Frenchman active in China in the 1930s; and more recently Lanzavecchia-Wai, the Italian-Singaporean duo whose work ranges from health care to helicopters. Global in its coverage, the book is richly illustrated with over 600 black-and-white and color photographs.
Categories: Architecture