Asmara

Author: Edward Denison
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858943824
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Written by experts with extensive first-hand knowledge of the city's architectural heritage, this is the first book to be published on the architecture of Asmara. It contains new photography and an extraordinary range of previously unpublished archival material, including original plans and drawings.

Eritrea

Author: Roy Pateman
Publisher: The Red Sea Press
ISBN: 9781569020579
Size: 42.56 MB
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This work traces the Eritrean response to Ethiopian occupation of their land and the origins of the war. The book provides a survey of Eritrean history, with a special inside look at the military and other developments in the last two decades. Completely updated and revised to provide readers with an insight into developments in the last five years.

Architecture And The Landscape Of Modernity In China Before 1949

Author: Edward Denison
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317179293
Size: 43.29 MB
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This book explores China’s encounter with architecture and modernity in the tumultuous epoch before Communism – an encounter that was mediated not by a singular notion of modernism emanating from the west, but that was uniquely multifarious, deriving from a variety of sources both from the west and, importantly, from the east. The heterogeneous origins of modernity in China are what make its experience distinctive and its architectural encounters exceptional. These experiences are investigated through a re-evaluation of established knowledge of the subject within the wider landscape of modern art practices in China. The study draws on original archival and photographic material from different artistic genres and, architecturally, concentrates on China’s engagement with the west through the treaty ports and leased territories, the emergence of architecture as a profession in China, and Japan’s omnipresence, not least in Manchuria, which reached its apogee in the puppet state of Manchukuo. The study’s geographically, temporally, and architecturally inclusive approach framed by the concept of multiple modernities questions the application of conventional theories of modernity or post-colonialism to the Chinese situation. By challenging conventional modernist historiography that has marginalised the experiences of the west’s other for much of the last century, this book proposes different ways of grappling with and comprehending the distinction and complexity of China’s experiences and its encounter with architectural modernity.

Modernism In China

Author: Edward Denison
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470319284
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With nearly five millennia of architectural heritage, China boasts the longest continuous architectural lineage in history. A hundred years after the dawn of the 20th century, the urban landscape of the world's most populous country has now been transformed completely. The pivotal link between the ancient traditions of China's imperial past and the high-rise, glass-clad, lust-for-wealth that characterises China's 21st-century architectural aspirations is a period of modernisation that revolutionised its architectural language and urban fabric. Despite the fact that the reach of Modernism was as effective in early 20th-century China as elsewhere in the world, China remains conspicuously absent from written histories of Modernism - as Modernism does from written histories of China. Modernism in China confronts this by investigating China's unique experience of Modernism, its remarkable variety, striking contradictions and recurrent paradoxes. Modernism in China acquired its own unique language forged from geographical, cultural, historical and political circumstances. This extensive study analyses, for the first time, the role of Modernism in the development of China's architectural and urban landscapes throughout the 20th century and, consequently, offers valuable context to the country's recent resurgence.

The Life Of The British Home

Author: Edward Denison
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470683330
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Unlocking the history of the British home, this book reveals how its layout has evolved from the Stone Age to the present day, to cater for the very different needs and lifestyles of its occupants. From modest ancient dwellings and medieval merchants’ houses to imposing stately mansions and modern urban estates, the book explores the forces that have shaped our homes and examines the attitudes and innovations of each age. The story begins with the earliest Neolithic houses, built by the first people to surrender a nomadic way of life and settle on the land. It moves on to the Iron Age, and continues via the period of Roman invasion and classical order, the medieval era, the ostentatious mansions erected in Tudor times to display the wealth and social standing of their owners, and the urban civility of the Georgian terraces. It then turns to the villas and high-rise apartments of the Victorian period and, lastly, the 20th century, when domestic architecture had to respond to industrialisation and unprecedented urbanisation. Each chapter brings these ideas to life by focussing on buildings that are accessible and open to the public. Featured homes include: stone dwellings in the Orkneys; roundhouses at Butser Ancient Farm; the Roman villa at Bignor; Anglo-Saxon homes at West Stow; the great fortified manor of Stokesay Castle; the Tudor mansions of Cowdray and Burghley House; the Palladian splendour of Moor Park; and the grand Georgian terraces of London, Bath and Brighton; as well as more modest Victorian terraced houses and pioneering post-war housing projects. Features specially commissioned colour photography by Edward Denison. Includes new hand-drawn illustrations and plans by Guang Yu Ren. Edward Denison is an author, photographer and independent consultant whose work concentrates on architecture and the built environment. He has worked independently for over 10 years with various international organisations on a wide range of projects, authored many books, and recently completed a funded PhD in Architectural History at The Bartlett, UCL. Guang Yu Ren is an architect, researcher and independent consultant with over a decade of experience in work for international organisations in places as diverse as China, Africa and Europe. Edward Denison and Guang Yu Ren’s previous publications include: McMorran & Whitby (RIBA Publishing, 2009), Modernism in China (John Wiley & Sons, 2008); Building Shanghai (John Wiley & Sons, 2006); and Asmara – Africa’s Secret Modernist City (Merrell, 2003). Featured Houses The many publicly accessible sites and homes featured in the book include: Aston Hall; Audley End; the Georgian terraces of Bath and Bristol; Bignor Roman Villa; Burghley House; Cowdray; Gainsborough Old Hall; Lutyens’s Goddards; Herstmonceux Castle; Layer Marney; Moor Park; Old Soar Manor; Penshurst Place; Skara Brae; Stokesay Castle; Strangers’ Hall; numerous medieval homes at the Weald and Downland Museum; the Anglo-Saxon Village at West Stow; Winchester Great Hall; and Wollaton Hall.

Packaging Prototypes 3

Author: Edward Denison
Publisher: Rotovision
ISBN: 2880465605
Size: 73.93 MB
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"Packaging today is a potent visual symbol of our 'throw-away' culture. Our attitudes to packaging needs to change, and to aid this process, it must be the responsibility of the designer to recognise, through a systematic approach, environmental issues at the very inception of the design idea. This groundbreaking resource book explains the systems by which improvements can be made in the pre-production, manufacture and distribution of a packaging product - illustrating the results of these improvements with a collection of superb packs, the quality and efficiency of which are enough to encourage any design professional or student to start 'thinking green." - Inside front cover.

Eritrea

Author: Edward Denison
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841621715
Size: 73.47 MB
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A new edition of the essential guide for independent travellers to this unusual and remarkable African country. In addition to the charms of Asmara - with its broad avenues, markets and Roman Catholic cathedral - the interior, rich in historical remains, is well worth visiting and is covered comprehensively. The main port, Massawa, is a natural gateway to the 350 islands in the Red Sea that offer superb diving, and this guide provides all the necessary information.

I Didn T Do It For You

Author: Michela Wrong
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061860669
Size: 51.97 MB
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Scarred by decades of conflict and occupation, the craggy African nation of Eritrea has weathered the world's longest-running guerrilla war. The dogged determination that secured victory against Ethiopia, its giant neighbor, is woven into the national psyche, the product of cynical foreign interventions. Fascist Italy wanted Eritrea as the springboard for a new, racially pure Roman empire; Britain sold off its industry for scrap; the United States needed a base for its state-of-the-art spy station; and the Soviet Union used it as a pawn in a proxy war. In I Didn't Do It for You, Michela Wrong reveals the breathtaking abuses this tiny nation has suffered and, with a sharp eye for detail and a taste for the incongruous, tells the story of colonialism itself and how international power politics can play havoc with a country's destiny.

How To Read Bridges

Author: Edward Denison
Publisher: Herbert Press
ISBN: 9781912217311
Size: 42.33 MB
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How to Read Bridges is a practical introduction to looking at the structure and purpose of bridges. It is a guide to reading the structural clues embedded in every bridge that allows their variety and ingenuity to be better appreciated. Small enough to carry in your pocket and serious enough to provide real answers, this comprehensive guide: - analyses and explores all types of bridges from around the world from the first millennium to the present day. - explores fundamental concepts of bridge design, key materials and engineering techniques. - provides an accessible visual guide with intelligent text, using detailed illustrations and cross-sections of technical features.

The Big Book Of Packaging Prototypes

Author: Edward Denison
Publisher: Rotovision
ISBN: 2888930986
Size: 61.13 MB
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Provides a visual catalyst for the creation of packaging designs. This book demonstrates the huge variety of packaging possibilities. It includes photographed finished models. It details the principles of packaging, along with the issues and challenges faced by contemporary packaging designers.