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Architecture (K100): The study of the design, construction and erection of structures. Combines design creativity with technical competence.

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Document A Picture of Pageantry and the Arches of Triumph: dramatic, visual, and literary representations of James I and the new Stuart dynasty through Thomas Dekker’s account of the 1604 Royal Entry and Stephen Harrison’s design for its setting by M Castelletti

Focussing on the printed account of Thomas Dekker’s ‘The Magnificent Entertainment’ and the arches designed by architect Stephen Harrison (...

socio-political, pageant, Early modern view

This link gives you video excerpts from the dismantlement and transportation of metopes from the Parthenon to the Acropolis Museum. The Acropolis...

rthen view
Link Architectus - architectural drawings online

The Architectus archive contains unique student designs from the 1930s to the 1950s and work from famous post-war architects like...

Link Church plans on-line, 1818 - 1982


The archive of the Incorporated Church Building Society which includes over 15,000 files relating to applications by...

Ecclesiastical History, Church history, Church architecture, 19th century, 20th century, Architectural plans, Buildings, History view
Document Corporal Or Psychological Punishment? A Comparison Between Newgate Prison As Described In Contemporary Images And In Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders And Jeremy Bentham’s Model For The Panopticon, Maria-Gloria Simpson

This article deals with the effects that the material shape of a prison and its system of punishment may have on offenders and touches on the role...

Social history view
Document Empire And Its Discontents: An Examination Of Kilmainham Gaol And Aapravasi Ghat, Robert Deba

Despite being separated by over 6,339 miles, Kilmainham Gaol and Aapravsai Ghat are inextricably linked as artefacts documenting the legacy of the...

British empire, Social history view
Document Garden cities and suburbs

An introduction to one of the iconic movements in 20th century housing

20th century, achitecture, Landscape view
Document Gazing through the Mashrabeya: Contrasting the representation of Egyptian women in Islamic architecture, British nineteenth-century orientalist art and the writings of Aisha Taymur by Ahmed Shokri

This essay analyses the contrasting artistic representations of Egyptian women in nineteenth-century Cairo, by examining certain examples of...

Cairo, 19th century, Aisha Taymur, Islamic Architecture, British Orientalist, harem, mashrabeya view
Document Given a free rein? Representations of power in the stables at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, and John Wootton’s Sir Robert Walpole with his Hunter and Groom, Jemima Hubberstey

When Sir Robert Walpole first rose to political power from humble origins, he had much to prove to the world. In order to consolidate his position...

horses, Walpole, Wootton view
Document Gothic ‘artefictions’: fabricating history in Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill and The Castle of Otranto, Amy Lim

Horace Walpole’s house at Strawberry Hill and his 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto are both considered landmarks in the development of...

Gothic, Walpole, 18th century view
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