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Architecture since 1400

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This book aims to give equal attention to Western and non-Western structures and built landscapes. From Tenochtitlan’s Great Pyramid in Mexico City and the Duomo in Florence to Levittown’s suburban ... More


Civilization or Extinction

in Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251230
eISBN:
9780823252916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251230.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Islamic civilization is continuous with both Greco-Roman and Persian heritage, borrowing from and spreading these influences as it expanded east and west. Arabic as a vehicle language and source of ... More


Brunelleschi

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

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 someone ... More


Border-Man

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book examines what it means to be human by means of an atlas and initiates a critique of cartographical reason. It begins with the calibration of the surveying instruments and with the ... More


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