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Kite's is a searching mind genuinely curious, fascinated and enthusiastic; attuned to the allegorical values of tectonics ... [Shadow-Makers is] a network of ideas drawn from politics, aesthetics, philosophy and cultural history, but always pivoting on the central narrative of architectonics wrought from darkness, shadow and shade.

Shadow-Makers is the first book to explore the power and cultural significance of shadows in architecture.

Stephen Kite is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, UK. His previous publications include Building Ruskin's Italy: Watching Architecture (2012), Adrian Stokes: An Architectonic Eye (2009), and An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St John Wilson (2005, co-authored with Sarah Menin).

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.

1. Shadow Beginnings 2. Primordial Shadows 3. 'The art of Shaddowes': the Baroque of Hawksmoor and Vanbrugh 4. Shadows of the Sublime 5. Gothick 'Gloomth' 6. John Ruskin and Shadows of Power 7. Shadow Carpets 8. Shadows of the Unconscious: the Venice of Adrian Stokes and Aldo Rossi 9. Louis Kahn and the 'Treasury of Shadows' 10. Shadow Futures Bibliography Index


Titel: Shadow-Makers
Untertitel: A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture
EAN: 9781472588104
ISBN: 978-1-4725-8810-4
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Academic
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 360
Gewicht: 910g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm
Jahr: 2017