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Architecture as Experience

Architecture as Experience looks at how many places are perceived and understood across intervals of time and culture. Landscapes, buildings and urban environments are reconfigured in incommensurable ways by different groups, with their own particular identities, concepts and preoccupations. Each chapter establishes the continuity of a particular place underdiscussion and shows it in at least two different historical perspectives, in which recognizable features are shown to offer different experiences of architecture and space. The results are often surprising, because we tend to have an idea of a historic place as having an enduring meaning, so it can be rewarding to learn about earlier constructions of meaning that involve the same building. Architectureas Experience explores concepts such as heritage, authorial intentions, ethnocentric or class viewpoints, literary and scientific analyses as well as instances where one culture has been overtaken by another. Theoretically informed essays and good illustrations provide a valuable resource for a range of readers from academics and students to the interested general audience. Dana Arnold is Professorof Architectural History and Director of the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Southampton. Andrew Ballantyne is Professor of Architecture and Director of the Centre for Tectonic Cultures at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Contributors: Sarah Bonnemaison, Susan M. Dixon, Laura H. Hollengreen, Zeynep Kezer, Hélène Lipstadt, Christine Macy, ElizabethMarlowe, Donald McNeill, Nancy Stieber, Deborah E.B. Weiner

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Reading Architectural History Dana Arnold What is Architecture? Edited by Andrew Ballantyne Constructing Place Edited by Sarah Menin Architecture – the Subject is Matter Jonathan Hill Actions of Architecture Jonathan Hill This is Not Architecture Edited by Kester Rattenbury Rethinking ArchitectureEdited by Neil Leach Intersections Architectural histories and critical theories Edited by Iain Borden and Jane Rendell For further information and to order from our online catalogue visit our website at

Architecture as Experience
Radical change in spatial practice

Edited by Dana Arnold and Andrew Ballantyne

First published 2004 by Routledge 11 New Fetter Lane, London EC4P4EE Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge 29 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001 Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group This edition published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2004. © 2004 Selection and editorial material, Dana Arnold and Andrew Ballantyne; individual chapters, the contributors All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted orreproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of CongressCataloging in Publication Data Architecture as experience: radical change in spatial practice/ edited by Dana Arnold and Andrew Ballantyne. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Architecture and history. II. Ballantyne, Andrew. NA2543.H55A727 2004 720’.1–dc22 2003017309 2. Space (Architecture). I. Arnold, Dana.

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Introduction 1 Misprisions of Stonehenge Andrew Ballantyne 2 ‘The mutability of all things’: the rise, fall and rise of the Meta Sudans fountain in Rome Elizabeth Marlowe 3 Piranesi’s Pantheon Susan M. Dixon 4 From...
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