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Baroque Rome

Kathleen James-Chakraborty.

in Architecture since 1400

January 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 4301 words.

This chapter discusses a theatrical approach to architecture known as the baroque, which shaped Rome’s architectural and urban space in the late sixteenth century and throughout the...

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Beijing

Yue Zhang.

in The Fragmented Politics of Urban Preservation

August 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 13539 words.

This chapter examines how local officials’ purposes of pursuing urban growth and enhancing the global image of Beijing are filtered through the structure of functional fragmentation, thus...

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Better Cities, Better Citizens

Timothy Hyde.

in Constitutional Modernism

January 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 11426 words.

This chapter focuses on the political aspect of national planning. It provides an overview of the Patronato Pro-Urbanismo (Pro-Urban Association), a new civic organization. The Patronato...

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Beyond Visibility

Claire Zimmerman.

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

May 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 5999 words.

Photographic Architecture and the Spread of German Modernism is a “picture anthropology” of modern architecture, showing how photography shaped its development, its reception,...

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Bildarchitekturen

Claire Zimmerman.

in Photographic Architecture in the Twentieth Century

May 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 10354 words.

Chapter 1 sets the stage for the chapters to follow, exploring connections between architectural surfaces and mass-printed photographs before World War I, and suggesting that a...

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The Biography of an Unknown Native Engineer

Preeti Chopra.

in A Joint Enterprise

April 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 15523 words.

This chapter seeks to revise the account of who built Bombay by introducing a new set of actors—Indian civil engineers who worked for the government and who also participated in the...

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Brunelleschi

Kathleen James-Chakraborty.

in Architecture since 1400

January 2014; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 4247 words.

This chapter focuses on goldsmith and sculptor Filippo Brunelleschi. Brunelleschi was the first person to be a professional architect in the sense that we understand the term today, that of...

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Buildings/Things, Bodies/Texts, History/Theory

Annabel Jane Wharton.

in Architectural Agents

February 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 13190 words.

The conclusion theorizes architectural agency. An investigation of two actors, the Tribune Tower and the Tomb of David, provides evidence for a sustained critique of popular...

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“Built Mostly of Itself”: Chicago and Clay, 1874–1891

Thomas Leslie.

in Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934

May 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 7809 words.

This chapter describes major structures built from 1874–1891, which were dominated by taller masonry buildings that employed improved masonry, foundations, and fireproofing. Early...

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Built-ins and Closets

Dianne Harris.

in Little White Houses

January 2013; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Architecture. 12398 words.

Examines the ways postwar homeowners were urged to store and display their new possessions, and the crucial links forged by tastemakers, publishers, and designers between the appropriate...

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