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The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings

The Building of England: How the History of England Has Shaped Our Buildings

  • Author: Simon Thurley
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 000752790X
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 544
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From awe-inspiring Norman castles, to the skyscrapers of today, Simon Thurley explores how the architecture of this small island influenced the world.

Die Stadt als Bühne

Die Stadt als Bühne

Macht und Herrschaft im öffentlichen Raum von Rom, Paris und London im 17. Jahrhundert

  • Author: Werner Hennings,Uwe Horst,Jürgen Kramer
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 383942951X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 424
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Die Piazza San Pietro, die Place Royale oder Covent Garden - diese Plätze spiegeln die historischen, kulturellen und sozio-politischen Erfahrungen ihrer Gesellschaften wider. Sie erzählen Geschichten von Macht und Herrschaft in ihrer Zeit. Die Beiträge des Bandes zeigen: Räume sind wie Texte, sie sind Systeme von Zeichen. Die Entschlüsselung ihrer Codes enthüllt in Stein gefasste Botschaften, die in ihren symbolischen Wirkungen und atmosphärischen Qualitäten Räume zu Schauplätzen inszenieren: Räume des Staunens und der Faszination. Das Ergebnis ist ein neuer Blick auf altbekannte Plätze - einzelne Aspekte und Bauten verbinden sich zu einem räumlichen und symbolischen Ensemble, zu Bühnen der Macht.

A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History

A Wealth of Buildings: Marking the Rhythm of English History

Volume I: 1066–1688

  • Author: Richard Barras
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137319216
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 337
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This two-volume book explores how the great buildings of England bear witness to a thousand years of the nation’s history. In every age, investment in iconic buildings reaches a climax when the prevailing mode of production is operating most effectively, surplus wealth is most plentiful, and the dominant class rules supreme. During such periods of stability and prosperity, the demand for new buildings is strong, structural and stylistic innovations abound, and there is fierce competition to build for lasting fame. Each such climax produces a unique vintage of hegemonic buildings that are monuments to the wealth and power of those who ruled their world. This first volume provides an introduction to the study of wealth accumulation over the past millennium. There follow three case studies of iconic building investment from the eleventh to the seventeenth century. During the eleventh and twelfth centuries the conquering Norman kings and barons erected castles throughout the country to cement their feudal power. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries the great wealth of the ecclesiastical estates funded the lavish construction of Gothic cathedrals and abbeys. During the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries Tudor and Jacobean magnates vied to build the most magnificent palaces and prodigy houses. The English Revolution brought this era to a close.

Art in England

Art in England

The Saxons to the Tudors: 600-1600

  • Author: Sara N. James
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
  • ISBN: 1785702246
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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Art in England fills a void in the scholarship of both English and medieval art by offering the first single volume overview of artistic movements in Medieval and Early Renaissance England. Grounded in history and using the chronology of the reign of monarchs as a structure, it is contextual and comprehensive, revealing unobserved threads of continuity, patterns of intention and unique qualities that run through English art of the medieval millennium. By placing the English movement in a European context, this book brings to light many ingenious innovations that focused studies tend not to recognize and offers a fresh look at the movement as a whole. The media studied include architecture and related sculpture, both ecclesiastical and secular; tomb monuments; murals, panel paintings, altarpieces, and portraits; manuscript illuminations; textiles; and art by English artists and by foreign artists commissioned by English patrons.

The English and their History

The English and their History

The First Thirteen Centuries

  • Author: Robert Tombs
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141976799
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1024
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In The English and their History, the first full-length account to appear in one volume for many decades, Robert Tombs gives us the history of the English people, and of how the stories they have told about themselves have shaped them, from the prehistoric 'dreamtime' through to the present day If a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative institutions, then the English have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. They first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since, and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their history. The English have come a long way from those precarious days of invasion and conquest, with many spectacular changes of fortune. Their political, economic and cultural contacts have left traces for good and ill across the world. This book describes their history and its meanings from their beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of today's England. Robert Tombs draws out important threads running through the story, including participatory government, language, law, religion, the land and the sea, and ever-changing relations with other peoples. Not the least of these connections are the ways the English have understood their own history, have argued about it, forgotten it, and yet been shaped by it. These diverse and sometimes conflicting understandings are an inherent part of their identity. Rather to their surprise, as ties within the United Kingdom loosen, the English are suddenly beginning a new period in their long history. Especially at times of change, history can help us to think about the sort of people we are and wish to be. This book, the first single-volume work on this scale for more than half a century, and which incorporates a wealth of recent scholarship, presents a challenging modern account of this immense and continuing story, bringing out the strength and resilience of English government, the deep patterns of division, and yet also the persistent capacity to come together in the face of danger. ROBERT TOMBS is Professor of French History at Cambridge University and a Fellow of St John's College. His book That Sweet Enemy: the French and the British from the Sun King to the Present, co-written with his wife Isabelle, was published in 2006.

Reading Architectural History

Reading Architectural History

  • Author: Dana Arnold
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134532318
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 256
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Architectural history is more than just the study of buildings. Architecture of the past and present remains an essential emblem of a distinctive social system and set of cultural values and as a result it has been the subject of study of a variety of disciplines. But what is architectural history and how should we read it? Reading Architectural History examines the historiographic and socio/cultural implications of the mapping of British architectural history with particular reference to eighteenth - and nineteenth-century Britain. Discursive essays consider a range of writings from biographical and social histories to visual surveys and guidebooks to examine the narrative structures of histories of architecture and their impact on perception adn understanding of the architecture of the past. Alongside this, each chapter cites canonical histories juxtaposed with a range of social and cultural theorists, to reveal that these writings are richer than we have perhaps recognised and that architectural production in this period can in interrogated in the same way as that from more recent past - and can be read in a variety of ways. The essays and texts combine to form an essential course reader for methods and critical approached to architectural history, and more generally as examples of the kind of evidence used in the formation of architectural histories, while also offering a thematic introduction to architecture in Britain and its social and cultural meaning.

The Building News and Engineering Journal

The Building News and Engineering Journal

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
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Challenging History in the Museum

Challenging History in the Museum

International Perspectives

  • Author: Dr Jenny Kidd,Mr Alex Drago,Ms Amy Ryall,Ms Miranda Stearn,Ms Sam Cairns
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409467260
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 256
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Challenging History in the Museum explores work with difficult, contested and sensitive heritages in a range of museum contexts. It is based on the Challenging History project, which brings together a wide range of heritage professionals, practitioners and academics to explore heritage and museum learning programmes in relation to difficult and controversial subjects. The book is divided into four sections. Part I, ‘The Emotional Museum’ examines the balance between empathic and emotional engagement and an objective, rational understanding of ‘history’. Part II, ‘Challenging Collaborations’ explores the opportunities and pitfalls associated with collective, inclusive representations of our heritage. Part III, ‘Ethics, Ownership, Identity’ questions who is best-qualified to identify, represent and ‘own’ these histories. It challenges the concept of ownership and personal identification as a prerequisite to understanding, and investigates the ideas and controversies surrounding this premise. Part IV, ‘Teaching Challenging History’ helps us to explore the ethics and complexities of how challenging histories are taught. The book draws on work countries around the world including Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and USA and crosses a number of disciplines: Museum and Heritage Studies, Cultural Policy Studies, Performance Studies, Media Studies and Critical Theory Studies. It will also be of interest to scholars of Cultural History and Art History.

The Birth of Modern London

The Birth of Modern London

The Development and Design of the City 1660-1720

  • Author: Elizabeth McKellar
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719040764
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 245
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The period between 1660-1720 witnessed the foundation of modern London. The city was transformed after the great fire from a tight warren of medieval timber-framed building into a landscape of brick houses laid out in squares and spacious streets. This bo

New Directions in Local History Since Hoskins

New Directions in Local History Since Hoskins

  • Author: Christopher Dyer,Andrew Hopper,Evelyn Lord
  • Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
  • ISBN: 1907396535
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
  • View: 361
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Utilizing the techniques developed by renowned local historian W. G. Hoskins in his landmark study published 50 years ago, "Local History in England," this book demonstrates how local history has evolved as a discipline over the last half century. Fifteen historians write about a variety of local history subjects that are significant in their own right but which also point to current trends in the field. They show how local historians use their sources systematically, from the nonverbal evidence of buildings to various types of electronic sources. All periods between the middle ages and the early twenty-first century are explored, covering many parts of England from Skye to the Kent coast and discussing topics that include social, economic, religious, legal, intellectual, and cultural history.

The History of the Worthies of England

The History of the Worthies of England

  • Author: Thomas Fuller,John Nichols
  • Publisher: [London] : Printed for F>C> and J. Rivington
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: England
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The Picturesque

The Picturesque

Architecture, Disgust and Other Irregularities

  • Author: John Macarthur
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134956975
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 296
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In this fresh and authoritative account John Macarthur presents the eighteenth century idea of the picturesque – when it was a risky term concerned with a refined taste for everyday things, such as the hovels of the labouring poor – in the light of its reception and effects in modern culture. In a series of linked essays Macarthur shows: what the concept of picture does in the picturesque and how this relates to modern theories of the image how the distaste that might be felt today at the sentimentality of the picturesque was already at play in the eighteenth century how visual values such as ‘irregularity’ become the basis of modern architectural planning; how the concept of appropriating a view moves from landscape design into urban design why movement is fundamental to picturing the stillness of buildings, cities and landscapes. Drawing on examples from architecture, art and broader culture, John Macarthur's account of this key topic in cultural history, makes engaging reading for all those studying architecture, art history, cultural history or visual studies.

Sites of Sport

Sites of Sport

Space, Place and Experience

  • Author: John Bale,Patricia Vertinsky
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135762945
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 280
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The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture and a sense of place. This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. At a time when the importance of spacial theories and spacial metaphors to sport is being increasingly recognised, this pioneering work on the changing landscape of sporting life will appeal to students of the history, sociology and management of sport.

The beauties of England and Wales; or, Delineations... of each county, by J. Britton and E. W. Brayley [and others]. 18 vols. [in 21].

The beauties of England and Wales; or, Delineations... of each county, by J. Britton and E. W. Brayley [and others]. 18 vols. [in 21].

  • Author: England,John Britton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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HANBOROUGH

HANBOROUGH

Snapshots from the History of the Parish of Hanborough, Oxfordshire, England

  • Author: STEPHEN BRAYBROOKE-TUCKER
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 9781467882828
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Starting with the Geology and Topography, it quickly moves on to the early residents and then to the huge effect that the Norman invasion of 1066 had on the people of Hanborough. It includes a detailed description of the Domesday Book entry for Hanborough and gives a full description of the flour mill. The chapters then talk about the arable land in and around Hanborough during Medieval times, about the Manor and the Peasants lifestyle. We also learn about a bit of naughtiness in the Abbey! We follow Hanborough through the ages, learning about the dreadful Black Death, and the devastation it caused to thousands of people. We find that Hanborough has connections with America through the Culpepper family who were Patrons of the Living in this parish before they left for the USA. As we draw closer to the 20th century real changes start to happen; the first schools came to Hanborough, the railways were built giving people a real chance of travel. The chapters show how this small rural village evolved and how important each tradesman is in their own area. We walk through the village as it was in the 1940s and imagine ourselves knocking on doors and buying sweets at the old sweet shop. Then war arrives and many young men leave to fight and never return; Hanborough lost many of its young men in both wars. We are given an insight into the first Churchill who later became the Duke of Marlborough and the building of Blenheim Palace in 1704. The book ends with short history of the life and death of Sir Winston Churchill whose funeral cortege came to Hanborough railway station, from which he was taken through lines of Hanborough folk to his last resting place in the adjacent village of Bladon

A new and comprehensive gazetteer of England and Wales, illustr. by a series of maps. 4 vols. [in 2].

A new and comprehensive gazetteer of England and Wales, illustr. by a series of maps. 4 vols. [in 2].

  • Author: James Bell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Battle of the Fields

The Battle of the Fields

Rural Community and Authority in Britain During the Second World War

  • Author: Brian Short
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 1843839377
  • Category: History
  • Page: 468
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This book will appeal not only to historians and geographers, but to many who maintain a deep interest in the British countryside and its past, and to those who continue to share a fascination for the Second World War, in particular the 'home front'. It will also demonstrate to all who are anxious about food security in the modern age how this question was dealt with 70 years ago.

A Descriptive and Historical Account of Various Palaces and Public Buildings (English and Foreign)

A Descriptive and Historical Account of Various Palaces and Public Buildings (English and Foreign)

With Biographical Notices of Their Founders, and Other Eminent Persons

  • Author: James Norris Brewer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 316
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The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County: Cambridgeshire ; Cheshire ; Cornwall

The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County: Cambridgeshire ; Cheshire ; Cornwall

  • Author: Edward Wedlake Brayley,John Britton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
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Vernacular Architecture

Vernacular Architecture

  • Author: Henry Glassie
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253213952
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 197
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Based on thirty-five years of fieldwork, Glassie's Vernacular Architecture synthesizes a career of concern with traditional building. He articulates the key principles of architectural analysis, and then, centering his argument in the United States, but drawing comparative examples from many locations in Europe and Asia, he shows how architecture can be a prime resource for the one who would write a democratic and comprehensive history.