The Resource Shadow-makers : a cultural history of shadows in architecture, Stephen Kite

Shadow-makers : a cultural history of shadows in architecture, Stephen Kite

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Shadow-makers : a cultural history of shadows in architecture
Title
Shadow-makers
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a cultural history of shadows in architecture
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Stephen Kite
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Language
eng
Summary
"The making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself. From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history. Shadow-Makers tells for the first time the history of shadows in architecture. It weaves together a rich narrative - combining close readings of significant buildings both ancient and modern with architectural theory and art history - to reveal the key places and moments where shadows shaped architecture in distinctive and dynamic ways. It shows how shadows are used as an architectural instrument of form, composition, and visual effect, while also exploring the deeper cultural context - tracing differing conceptions of their meaning and symbolism, whether as places of refuge, devotion, terror, occult practice, sublime experience or as metaphors of the unconscious. Within a chronological framework encompassing medieval, baroque, enlightenment, sublime, picturesque, and modernist movements, a wide range of topics are explored, from Hawksmoor's London churches, Japanese temple complexes and the shade-patterns of Islamic cities, to Ruskin in Venice and Aldo Rossi and Louis Kahn in the 20th century. This beautifully-illustrated study seeks to understand the work of these shadow-makers through their drawings, their writings, and through the masterpieces they built "--
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA2543.S6
LC item number
K58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Shadow-makers : a cultural history of shadows in architecture, Stephen Kite
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Shadow Beginnings -- 2. Primordial Shadows -- 3. 'The art of Shaddowes' -- 4. Shadows of the Sublime -- 5. Gothick 'Gloomth' -- 6. John Ruskin and Shadows of Power -- 7. Shadow Carpets -- 8. Shadows of the Unconscious -- 9. Louis Kahn and the 'Treasury of Shadows' -- 10. Shadow Futures
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
xxiv, 331 pages
Isbn
9781472588104
Lccn
2017027800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961154612

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