Orientalism and Victorian Architecture
By (author) Mark Crinson
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Empire Building by Mark Crinson
Book DescriptionThe colonial architecture of the nineteenth century has much to tell us of the history of colonialism and cultural exchange. Yet, these buildings can be read in many ways. Do they stand as witnesses to the rapacity and self-delusion of empire? Are they monuments to a world of lost glory and forgotten convictions? Do they reveal battles won by indigenous cultures and styles? Or do they simply represent an architectural style made absurdly incongruous in relocation? Empire Building is a study of how and why Western architecture was exported to the Middle East and how Islamic and Byzantine architectural ideas and styles impacted on the West. The book explores how far racial theory and political and religious agendas guided British architects (and how such ideas were resisted when applied), and how Eastern ideas came to influence the West, through writers such as Ruskin and buildings such as the Crystal Palace. Beautifully written and lavishly illustrated, Empire Building takes the reader on an extraordinary postcolonial journey, backwards and forwards, into the heart and to the edge of empire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415139410
(246mm x 189mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark Crinson
Stirling and Gowan, Hardback (April 2012)
James Stirling (1924-1992) is acclaimed as the most influential and controversial modern British architect. His partnership with James Gowan (b 1923) between 1956 and 1963 put postwar British architecture on the international map. This book studies Stirling and Gowan's partnership.
Neo-Avant-Garde and Postmodern, Hardback (January 2011)
The neo-avant-garde and postmodernism have long been understood in terms of their re-working of modernism and a narrative emphasizing rupture and new beginnings. This title discusses the work of architects and their associates, and explores why the debate over postwar modernism was especially vocal in Britain.
James Stirling, Paperback (September 2009)
Includes writings by and about James Stirling (1924-1992), arguably one of the most influential and controversial post-war British architect.
Urban Memory, Hardback (June 2005)» View all books by Mark Crinson
This multi-authored work considers the increasingly vital concept of urban memory, approaching the issue from different perspectives across art, culture, architecture and human consciousness, with studies on contemporary urban spaces worldwide.
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