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136 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • About the guest-editor Lucy Bullivant
  • Introduction, the hyperlocal: less smart city, more shared social value / Lucy Bullivant
  • Practices of the minimum viable utopia / Adam Greenfield
  • The posthuman city: imminent urban commons / Alejandro Zaera-Polo
  • Projective empowerment: co-creative sustainable design processes / Bess Krietemeyer
  • Biodigital design workflows: ecoLogicStudio's Solana Open Aviary in Ulcinj, Montenegro / Claludia Pasquero and Marco Poletto
  • The hackable city: citymaking in a platform society / Martijn de Waal, Michiel de Lange and Matthijs Bouw
  • From citizen participation to real ownership: driving the regeneration of Amsterdam's Amstel3 District / Saskia Beer
  • Imagined community and networked hyperlocal publics / John Bingham-Hall
  • Conflict urbanism Aleppo: mapping urban damage / Laura Kurgan
  • Suburban resonance in Segrate, Milan: the language of locative media in defining urban sensitivity / Raffael Pe
  • VoiceOver: citizen empowerment through cultural infrastructure / Usman Haque
  • Digital neighourhoods: hyperlocal village hubs in rural communities / Katharine Willis
  • Sentiment architectures as vehicles for participation / Moritz Behrens
  • 4D hyperlocal would like to use your current location / Will Gowland and Samantha Lee
  • The image of a data city: studying the hyperlocal with social media / Lev Manovich and Agustin Indaco
  • Check-in: Foursquare and the rich annotated toplogy of citizen-generated hyperlocal data / José Luis de Vicente
  • Counterpoint: tell 'em they're dreamin' / Mark Burry.
4D Hyperlocal: A Cultural Tool Kit for the Open-source City The evolution of digital tools is revolutionising urban design, planning and community engagement. This is enabling a new hyperlocal mode of design made possible by geolocation technologies and GPS-enabled mobile devices that support connectivity through open-source applications. Real-time analysis of environments and individuals input and feedback bring a new immediacy and responsiveness. Established linear design methods are being replaced by adaptable mapping processes, real-time data streams and experiential means, fostering more dynamic spatial analysis and public feedback. This shifts the emphasis in urban design from the creation of objects and spaces to collaboration with users, and from centralised to distributed participatory systems. Hyperlocal tools foster dynamic relational spatial analysis, making their deployment in urban and rural contexts challenged by transformation particularly significant. How can hyperlocal methods, solutions including enterprise-driven uses of technology for bioclimatic design and contexts influence each other and support the evolution of participatory architectural design? What issues, for example, arise from using real-time data to test scenarios and shape environments through 3D digital visualisation and simulation methods? What are the advantages of using GIS with its integrative and visualising capacities and relational, flexible definition of scale with GPS for multi-scalar mapping? Contributors: Saskia Beer, Moritz Behrens, John Bingham-Hall, Mark Burry, Will Gowland and Samantha Lee, Adam Greenfield, Usman Haque, Bess Krietemeyer, Laura Kurgan, Lev Manovich and Agustin Indaco, Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, Raffaele Pe, Jose Luis de Vicente, Martijn de Waal, Michiel de Lange and Matthijs Bouw, Katharine Willis, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo. Featured architects and designers: AZPML, ecoLogicStudio, Foster + Partners, Interactive Design and Visualization Lab/Syracuse University Center of Excellence for Environmental Energy Systems, Software Studies Initiative/City University of New York (CUNY), Spatial Information Design Lab/Columbia University, Umbrellium, and Universal Assembly Unit.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119097129 20170321
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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224 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
"Adaptation Strategies for Interior Architecture and Design outlines a number of different approaches utilized when designing the interior. The book presents a series of processes that are based upon the responses to a space outlined for new occupation. These processes are exemplified by a series of strategies, which filter and synthesize a mixture of information, ideas and resources, in order to form a new, clear and meaningful spatial design. The book introduces readers to recombinant cultures, methods and processes that explore the importance of context in both its site specific and cultural meaning. It examines a number of approaches that show how the adaptation of existing and, in particular, old buildings, can provide unique and unusual transformative solutions for the historic and contemporary built environment. Each strategy is demonstrated through highly-illustrated case studies and will be contextualised with an introduction explaining exemplary or key developments in other creative and spatially related fields such as installation art, painting, sculpture and furniture design"-- Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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x, 194 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • 1. Introduction 2. Secularized Heritage and Fundamentalist India: The Case of MF Husain 3. Frida and Amrita 4. Preparing Art for Freedom in the New South Africa Chapter 5. Aboriginal, Abstract and Isi---Tsonga 6. Figaro South of the Zambesi 7. Xu Bing's Archive of the Past 6. The Persistent Witness: George Gittoes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474299664 20170306
A different set of purposes define culture today than those that preoccupied the world in the immediate decades of decolonization. Focusing on art and music in diverse parts of the world, Daniel Herwitz explores a world that has largely shifted from the earlier days of nationalism, decolonization and cultural exclusion, to one of global markets and networks. Using examples from India and Mexico to South Africa, Australia and China, Herwitz argues that the cultural politics and art being produced in these places are now post- postcolonial. Where the postcolonial downplayed formerly Eurocentric forms and celebrated art with national consciousness, the rules for 21st century cultural authenticity are quickly disappearing. Young people think of themselves in relation to global culture rather than nation----building; the project of producing a new and modern art for the incipient and rising postcolonial nation is out of date. By examining the shift in which art accesses the past and the rise of trends such as hitching consumer culture to celebrity forms and branding, Herwitz's original and engaging exploration of contemporary art captures the ways in which art has given way to a new form of production, altering everything from the role of tradition and heritage in contemporary art to the terms of its vision and circulation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474299664 20170306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xxvii, 452 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xv, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
  • Part I. The afterlives of Greek sculptures
  • Dangerous afterlives: the Greek use of 'voodoo dolls'
  • Use and abuse: toward an ontology of sculpture in ancient Greece
  • Part II. Barbaric, deviant, and un-hellenic: damage to sculptures and its commemoration, 480BCE-30 BCE
  • 'Barbaric' interactions: the Persian invasion and its commemoration in early classical Greece
  • Deviant interactions: the mutilation of the herms, oligarchy, and social deviance in the Peloponnesian war era
  • Collateral damage: injury, reuse, and restoration of funerary monuments in the early Hellenistic Kerameikos
  • State-sanctioned violence: altering, warehousing, and destroying leaders' portraits in the Hellenistic era
  • Part III: Concluding material
  • Conclusion: the afterlives of Greek sculptures in the Roman and early Christian eras.
"The Afterlives of Greek Sculpture is the first comprehensive, historical account of the afterlives of ancient Greek monumental sculptures. Whereas scholars have traditionally focused on the creation of these works, Rachel Kousser instead draws on archaeological and textual sources to analyze the later histories of these sculptures, reconstructing the processes of damage and reparation that characterized the lives of Greek images. Using an approach informed by anthropology and iconoclasm studies, Kousser describes how damage to sculptures took place within a broader cultural context. She also tracks the development of an anti-iconoclastic discourse in Hellenic society from the Persian wars to the death of Cleopatra. Her study offers a fresh perspective on the role of the image in ancient Greece.It also sheds new light on the creation of Hellenic cultural identity and the formation of collective memory in the Classical and Hellenistic eras"-- Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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283 pages ; 24 cm
  • Conceptualizing the artist's labor prior to the nineteenth century
  • Art, craft, and industrialization
  • The artist's process from the academic to the modern
  • New conceptions of the artist's process
  • The artist's process as a means of self-realization
  • The artist's process at mid-century
  • Art and social processes
  • Process art
  • It's all about the process.
"A study of the concept of artistic process in the Western tradition of the visual arts. Focuses on modern and contemporary art and analyzes the development of process as a discourse that increasingly locates the primary value of art in the artist's creative labor"--Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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464 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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207 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Monuments and metabolism : Kenzo Tange and the attempts to bring new architecture to Buddhism's oldest site
  • Ecumenical parks and cosmological gardens : Braphai and Lek Wiriyaphan and Buddhist spectacle culture
  • Buddhist museums and curio cabinets : Shi Fa Zhao and ecumenism without an agenda.
Buddhism, often described as an austere religion that condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealizes the contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in Asia. Creative religious improvisations designed by Buddhists have been produced both within and outside of monasteries across the region-in Nepal, Japan, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, Singapore, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Justin McDaniel looks at the growth of Asia's culture of Buddhist leisure-what he calls "socially disengaged Buddhism"-through a study of architects responsible for monuments, museums, amusement parks, and other sites. In conversation with noted theorists of material and visual culture and anthropologists of art, McDaniel argues that such sites highlight the importance of public, leisure, and spectacle culture from a Buddhist perspective and illustrate how "secular" and "religious, " "public" and "private, " are in many ways false binaries. Moreover, places like Lek Wiriyaphan's Sanctuary of Truth in Thailand, Su?i Tien Amusement Park in Saigon, and Shi Fa Zhao's multilevel museum/ritual space/tea house in Singapore reflect a growing Buddhist ecumenism built through repetitive affective encounters instead of didactic sermons and sectarian developments. They present different Buddhist traditions, images, and aesthetic expressions as united but not uniform, collected but not concise: together they form a gathering, not a movement. Despite the ingenuity of lay and ordained visionaries like Wiriyaphan and Zhao and their colleagues Kenzo Tange, Chan-soo Park, Tadao Ando, and others discussed in this book, creators of Buddhist leisure sites often face problems along the way. Parks and museums are complex adaptive systems that are changed and influenced by budgets, available materials, local and global economic conditions, and visitors. Architects must often compromise and settle at local optima, and no matter what they intend, their buildings will develop lives of their own. Provocative and theoretically innovative, Architects of Buddhist Leisure asks readers to question the very category of "religious" architecture. It challenges current methodological approaches in religious studies and speaks to a broad audience interested in modern art, architecture, religion, anthropology, and material culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824865986 20170130
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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ix, 495 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XXX HOW TO USE THIS BOOK XXX SECTION 1 DESIGNING WITH BUILDING CODES XXX 1. DESIGNING WITH BUILDING CODES XXX SECTION 2 DESIGNING THE STRUCTURE XXX 1. SELECTING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM XXX 2. CONFIGURING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM XXX 3. SIZING THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM XXX SECTION 3 DESIGNING WITH DAYLIGHT XXX 1. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS XXX 2. CONFIGURING AND SIZING DAYLIGHTING SYSTEMS XXX SECTION 4 DESIGNING SPACES FOR MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES XXX 1. SELECTING HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS FOR LARGE BUILDINGS XXX 2. CONFIGURING AND SIZING MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES FOR LARGE BUILDINGS XXX 3. PASSIVE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS 4. MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS FOR SMALL BUILDINGS XXX SECTION 5 DESIGNING FOR EGRESS AND ACCESSIBILITY XXX 1. CONFIGURING THE EGRESS SYSTEM AND PROVIDING ACCESSIBLE ROUTES XXX 2. SIZING THE EGRESS SYSTEM XXX 3. STAIRWAY AND RAMP DESIGN XXX SECTION 6 DESIGNING FOR PARKING XXX 1. DESIGN CRITERIA FOR PARKING FACILITIES XXX 2. CONFIGURING PARKING FACILITIES XXX 3. SIZING PARKING FACILITIES XXX SECTION 7 DESIGNING WITH HEIGHT AND AREA LIMITATIONS XXX 1. HEIGHT AND AREA LIMITATIONS XXX 2. HEIGHT AND AREA TABLES XXX APPENDIX A EXAMPLE USE OF THIS BOOK XXX APPENDIX B UNITS OF CONVERSION XXX BIBLIOGRAPHY XXX INDEX XXX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119092414 20170306
The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without. This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can: * Select, configure, and size structural systems * Plan for building heating and cooling * Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design * Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget. The Architect s Studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119092414 20170306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 30 cm
In our expectations, concrete is always rough and grey. Therefore, how to increase its public acceptance is architects' great consideration. Many architects have tried actively; some mix concrete and other materials in a proper proportion clean concrete surface combined with carefully manufactured wood or metal makes it easier to be acceptable. The perfection and abstraction of concrete are also more influential to those who are familiar to contemporary art trends. Architectural Material & Detail Structure: Concrete examines the proper use of concrete as an architectural and design tool.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781910596524 20170327
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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l, 300 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Preface Prologue Method, Sources and the Organization of the Book 1. The Literature 1.1. Abuja in Nigerian and African Modern Architectural History 1.2. Locating Abuja's Urban Form in Global Architectural Modernism 1.3. Abuja as a Post-Colonial Capital City after World War II 1.4. Abuja: A Capital City in Dis-Content with Architectural Modernism(s) 1.5. Public Space in the Aftermath of the Iranian Revolution and in the Post-Berlin Wall Contexts 2. The Inauguration 2.1. The Inauguration in the Civic Space, 2 December 1991 2.2. Contestations and Wars in the Public Spaces of Abuja 2.3. Emancipation in the Public Spaces at Abuja and in Nigerian Cities 2.4. Abuja As The Public Sphere for Transforming Nigeria 3. The Amalgamation of Nigeria and the Search for Capital City Location, 1900 - 1960 3.1 Nigeria: A Union of Traditional and Colonial World-Views 3.2 Modern Landscapes World-Views of Nigeria Capitalist Project 3.3 Colonial Debates to Establish Nigeria and its National Seat of Government 3.4 Lugard and the "Dual Mandate" World-View Plan for Nigeria 3.5. The Social Space Facilitated by Lugard when he Established Nigeria, 1900 - 1960 3.6 Insiders' Perspective I: Senator Abu Ibrahim and Professor Akin Mabogunje 4. Abuja: A National Development Project or A Military Conspiracy Against Lagos? 4.1 General Obasanjo: Making the Development of FCT Irreversible, 1976 - 1979 4.2 The Competition and the Selection of Thomas Todd and Kenzo Tange 4.3. President Shehu Shagari: "The Light That Failed" During The Rush to Build Abuja, 1979 to 1983 4.4 Insider's Perspectives II: Umar G. Benna 4.5 Insider's Perspective III: E. A. D. Nsiegbe 4.6 Insider's Perspective IV: Denis Browne 5. The Paths to "One of the Most Enormous Commercial Disputes in History" 5.1 An Oil Boom in Patronage of "A Monument to Progress" 5.2. The Cement Scandal: The Military Exculpates Itself from the National Congestion Caused by Its Capitalist Interests 5.3. A Development "At Breakneck Speed": What was at Stake for the Suppliers? 6. Thomas Todd: Reconstructing Nigeria's Political Consciousness In Washington, D. C.'s Enlightenment Urban Design Ideas 6.1. The City: From Sketches to Urban Spaces 6.2 The City As a Space of Social Interactions and Mnemonics 6.3 Wallace McHarg Roberts & Todd (WMRT) of Philadelphia 6.4 Who Designed What at Abuja? The "American Institute of Architects (AIA) Finds Itself in the Middle of a Design Controversy" 6.5 Siting Civic and Public Spaces in Nature at Abuja 6.6. Testing Three Generic Urban Forms on the Site: Compact, Multi-Centered, and Linear Urban Forms 6.7. Influences of Design Concepts from Brasilia's, Chandigarh's, Canberra's, and Washington's Urban Forms on Abuja's Urban Form 6.8. Establishing the Hygienic and Monumental Government Precinct at Abuja 6.9. Designing Abuja's Civic and Public Spaces in the Image of Washington, D.C.'s Urban Form 6.10. The Mall: Todd's Strategies for Translating Abuja's National Landscapes into Civic and Public Spaces/Spheres 6.11. Discussing Todd's Modular City: Sectors, Districts, Communities and Neighborhoods 7. Kenzo Tange Urtec and Albert Speer Partners 7.1. A Synopsis of the Journey from Hiroshima and Tokyo to Abuja 7.2 Reflections on the Tokyo Metropolitan Complex 7.3. Designing Abuja's Central Area in 1981 After Tokyo Bay's 1960 Master Plan 7.4. Tange's Fortress Three Arms Zone at Abuja 7.5. Insider's Perspective V: Ryoji Terajima Interviewed the Interviewer 7.6. Insider's Perspective VI: Testuo Furuichi, the Elucidator of Tange's Urban Design 7.7. Abuja' Mall: Tange's Epitaph and Desire to Free Urban Space by Lifting Buildings on Pilotis 7.8. Albert Speer's Plan: An Ecologically-Sensitive Champs Elysees for Abuja 7.9. Insider's Perspective VII: Matthias Nuss Examines the Master Plans 8. Milton Keynes Development Corporation (MKDC) & Doxiadis Associates' The Ekistics Science 8.1. Experiencing the Modern Neighborhoods and the Neighbors 8.2 Encountering the "Other" in the Center of Unity 8.3. Insider's Perspective VIII: John Napleton and the Design for Living "Modern" Life at Abuja 8.4. Doxiadis Associates and the Ekistics Science 8.5 The Satellite Towns 9. Conclusion: The Planned Capital Where the President is A "Squatter" 9.1. Giving Citizens the Opportunity to Participate in Civic Urban and Architectural Projects 9.2. The Military's Hidden Agenda 9.3 Capital City as the Civic and the Public Spheres for the Exchange of Ideas 9.4. A Late Twentieth-Century Enlightenment-Inspired African Modernism 9.5. The Planned Capital Where the President is A "Squatter" Epilogue: The Reception "Abuja, Where Houses and People Live Apart" A Nigerian Historical Chronology Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472465290 20170306
In 1975, the Nigerian authorities decided to construct a new postcolonial capital called Abuja, and together with several internationally renowned architects these military leaders collaborated to build a city for three million inhabitants. Founded five years after the Civil War with Biafra, which caused around 1.7 million deaths, the city was envisaged as a place where justice would reign and where people from different social, religious, ethnic, and political backgrounds would come together in a peaceful manner and work together to develop their country and its economy. These were all laudable goals, but they ironically mobilized certain forces from around the country in opposition against the Federal Government of Nigeria. The international and modernist style architecture and the fact that the government spent tens of billions of dollars constructing this idealized capital ended up causing more strife and conflict. For groups like Boko Haram, a Nigerian Al-Qaida affiliate organization, and other smaller ethnic groups seeking to have a say in how the country's oil wealth is spent, Abuja symbolized everything in Nigeria they sought to change. By examining the creation of the modernist national public spaces of Abuja within a broader historical and global context, this book looks at how the successes and the failures of these spaces have affected the citizens of the country and have, in fact, radicalized individuals with these spaces being scene of some of the most important political events and terrorist targets, including bombings and protest rallies. Although focusing on Nigeria's capital, the study has a wider global implication in that it draws attention to how postcolonial countries that were formed at the turn of the twentieth century are continuously fragmenting and remade by the emergence of new nation states like South Sudan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472465290 20170306
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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viii, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Introduction 1. Dialectical Materialism and Participatory Housing 2. Spatial Relations, Difference, and Multiplicity 3. Geometries of Power, Hegemony, and Small Changes 4. Identity and Practice 5. Unknown Space and Open Values: Coevalness, textuality, and critical spatial practice. 6. Architecture and Space Reimagined?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934146 20160919
As with so many facets of contemporary western life, architecture and space are often experienced and understood as a commodity or product. The premise of this book is to offer alternatives to the practices and values of such westernised space and Architecture (with a capital A), by exploring the participatory and grass-roots practices used in alternative development models in the Global South. This process re-contextualises the spaces, values, and relationships produced by such alternative methods of development and social agency. It asks whether such spatial practices provide concrete realisations of some key concepts of Western spatial theory, questioning whether we might challenge the space and architectures of capitalist development by learning from the places and practices of others. Exploring these themes offers a critical examination of alternative development practices methods in the Global South, re-contextualising them as architectural engagements with socio-political space. The comparison of such interdisciplinary contexts and discourses reveals the political, social, and economic resonances inherent between these previously unconnected spatial protagonists. The interdependence of spatial issues of choice, value, and identity are revealed through a comparative study of the discourses of Henri Lefebvre, John Turner, Doreen Massey, and Nabeel Hamdi. These key protagonists offer a critical framework of discourses from which further connections to socio-spatial discourses and concepts are made, including post-marxist theory, orientalism, post-structural pluralism, development anthropology, post-colonial theory, hybridity, difference and subalterneity. By looking to the spaces and practices of alternative development in the Global South this book offers a critical reflection upon the working practices of Westernised architecture and other spatial and political practices. In exploring the methodologies, implications and values of such participatory development practices this book ultimately seeks to articulate the positive potential and political of learning from the difference, multiplicity, and otherness of development practice in order to re-imagine architecture and space. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138934146 20160919
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 340 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 185 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Table of Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Finding Revolutionary Architecture in the Decorative Arts * Visionary Friendship at the End of the Ancien Regime Clean Sheets and Water Magic Architects in Training Roman Fever Solo Missions An Etruscan Friendship * Propulsion and Residue: Constructing the Revolutionary Interior Rome a Rebours Staging Antiquity and Austerity Revolutionary Rearrangements Seek, Record, Destroy The Eternal Return of Luxury * The Recueil de decorations interieures: Furnishing a New Order Paper Studios Furnishing Techniques Strategies of Redaction Consuming Desires Writing Against Fashion Between the Lines Empire Styles * The Platinum Cabinet: Luxury in Times of Uncertainty Pastoral Pastimes Incorruptible Precision Fast Times in Consulate Paris Haunting Season * Tent and Throne: Architecture in a State of Emergency Apres Coup Fantasies of the Ideal Villa A Permanent Work in Progress Little Pleasures The Moving Bivouac Political Theology Divorcing the Past Coda: Revolutionary Atonement.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480163 20170206
As the official architects of Napoleon, Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre-Francois-Leonard Fontaine (1762-1853) designed interiors that responded to the radical ideologies and collective forms of destruction that took place during the French Revolution. The architects visualized new forms of imperial sovereignty by inverting the symbols of monarchy and revolution, constructing meeting rooms resembling military encampments and gilded thrones that replaced the Bourbon lily with Napoleonic bees. Yet in the wake of political struggle, each foundation stone that the architects laid for the new imperial regime was accompanied by an awareness of the contingent nature of sovereign power. Contributing fresh perspectives on the architecture, decorative arts, and visual culture of revolutionary France, this book explores how Percier and Fontaine's desire to build structures of permanence and their inadvertent reliance upon temporary architectural forms shaped a new awareness of time, memory, and modern political identity in France.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480163 20170206
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xvi, 252 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction : studio and stage in the age of Reynolds and Siddons
  • Garrick, Reynolds, and the apotheosis of performance
  • Portraiture, public display, and the politics of representation
  • Staging celebrity : Siddons and tragic pallor
  • Targeting celebrity : caricature and cultural politics
  • Artistic afterlives and the historiography of fame.
"Explores the vibrant visual and theatrical culture of eighteenth-century England. Focuses on the central role of images in the invention of modern celebrity culture"--Provided by publisher.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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xiv, 320 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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135 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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181 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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vii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)