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Ruínas de São Paulo (Ruins of St Paul's)

Jeremy Tambling and Louis Lo

in Walking Macao, Reading the Baroque

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099371
eISBN:
9789882207660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099371.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the famous Ruins of St Paul. It is situated on a hill 26 metres above sea level, and possibly represents one of the most famous baroque images. It looks at the different areas ... More


Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Miles Orvell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Empire of Ruins explores the meaning of ruins in American culture, from the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century, arguing that photographs have been the chief means by which the ... More


Destruction and Disappearance: East German Ruins

Daniela Sandler

in Counterpreservation: Architectural Decay in Berlin Since 1989

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703164
eISBN:
9781501706271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703164.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter tests the concept of counterpreservation against two ruins of a more recent past: structures built by the German Democratic Republic (GDR) and called into question after unification. One ... More


‘The Whole of This Coast Is Composed of Ruins’: Thomas Webster’s Fieldwork on the Isle of Wight

Noah Heringman

in Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556915
eISBN:
9780191744990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556915.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Thomas Webster, the first ‘professional geologist’, published his earliest geological observations by commission in Sir Henry Englefield’s Description of the Isle of Wight (1816), a work concerned as ... More


The Poetics of Ruins in Ancient Greece and Rome

Alain Schnapp

in The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The term ruins (ereipia) in Greek derives from the verb ereipo, meaning to cut down, to cause to fall, as already documented by Homer. If the word appears in Herodotus, it is rarely found in the ... More


This ‘still exhaustless mine’: de Staël, Goethe and Byron’s Roman lyricism

Alan Rawes

in Byron and Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter addresses Byron’s Italian lyric mode by focusing on Childe Harold IV’s description of the Palatine as an exemplary instance of sustained poetic attentiveness. It places this description ... More


‘Pasts and Futures’

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

in Past Imperfect: Time and African Decolonization, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781800348400
eISBN:
9781800852266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348400.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

What is historical time and how was its traditional – evolutionist - perception maintained during the colonial period but also contested in the years that led to the decolonization of Africa? These ... More


Ruins and wonders: The poetics of cultural memory in and of early medieval England

Joshua Davies

in Visions and ruins: Cultural memory and the untimely Middle Ages

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526125934
eISBN:
9781526136220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125934.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Old English poem known as The Ruin meditates on the material remains of a long-passed civilisation and has often been read as typical of the nostalgic poetry of the Anglo-Saxons, but its ... More


Architecture

Sarah Edwards

in The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456623
eISBN:
9781474496056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456623.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter surveys Lawrence’s responses to architecture – European and otherwise, domestic and religious, ancient and modern - in the range of literary genres that Lawrence experimented with in the ... More


Peculiar pleasure in the ruined Crystal Palace

James Boaden

in After 1851: The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096495
eISBN:
9781526124135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096495.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1951 the filmmaker and poet James Broughton moved to London from San Francisco. At that time he was beginning to garner a reputation for his short, whimsical, films, which often made use of ... More


Vibrant Art on the Grand Tour in Anna Jameson’s Diary of an Ennuyée

Holly Gallagher

in Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Anna Jameson’s Diary of an Ennuyée, first published in 1826, follows an unnamed narrator, a dispirited female traveller, who moves through the locales of France and Italy, surveying the objects of ... More


Film and the repossession of rural space: interview with Patrick Keiller

Paul Newland

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Patrick Keiller’s film Robinson in Ruins was shot on location in and around the Cherwell Valley in rural Oxfordshire. Keiller offers insights into his filmmaking practice–in particular his technical ... More


Chapter Twelve

Patrick McGilligan

in George Cukor: A Double Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses some of the films made by George Cukor later in his career as Hollywood director, including The Blue Bird (1976) and Rich and Famous (1981). The Blue Bird was Cukor’s absolute ... More


Conclusion: Looking Back on Tomorrow: The Course of Empire

Miles Orvell

in Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190491604
eISBN:
9780197523285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491604.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

The conclusion of Empire of Ruins recalls the book’s examination of ruin photography as it relates to modernity—the traumas of war and climate change. But it places that narrative within a larger ... More


“Go to Mecca; and God will Render you Victorious”

Jeffrey Einboden

in Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives: The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, their Arabic Letters, and an American President

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190844479
eISBN:
9780190063917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844479.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details Thomas Jefferson’s role on translating Comte de Volney’s highly-charged political text Ruins. The Ruins formed not only a revolutionary work but also a critique of divine ... More


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