How can the different strands of modern architecture in Britain be understood? This book shows how beneath the achievements in architecture, past conflicts have not been resolved, as the country that invented industrial civilization has struggled to control its effect on cities and countryside. It examines developments and changes since 1900.
Argues that a chromophobic impulse - a fear of corruption or contamination through colour - lurks within much Western cultural and intellectual thought. This book analyses the motivations behind chromophobia and focuses on the work of writers and artists who have been prepared to look at colour as a positive value.
An exploration of what 'the city' represented in the medieval imagination. Drawing upon original accounts, illustrations and maps from across medieval Europe, and on science, religion, art, literature, drama and architecture of the Latin West, it offers an interpretation of how medieval Christians saw their urban worlds.
Offers an account of Frank Lloyd Wright's life as an architect, the ideas, beliefs and relationships that shaped his life and work, and the manner in which these affected, and are reflected in, his architecture. This book shows how Wright was an architect of astonishing ability, whose works continue to shape the world around us.
Charting Hawksmoor's career and the decline of his reputation, Owen Hopkins offers fresh interpretations of many of his famous works - notably his three East End churches - and shows how over their history Hawksmoor's buildings have been ignored, abused, altered, recovered and celebrated.
The picture that usually comes to mind when we think of Greek architecture is one of classical temples and ancient sites. This book takes a look at the Greece of reality rather than of the imagination the buildings constructed since the establishment of the modern Greek state.