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Selected Publications

Books

    • Alison and Peter Smithson. London: Historic England/Twentieth Century Society, 2018.
    • Rebuilding Babel: Modern Architecture and Internationalism. London: I B Tauris, 2017.
    • Stirling and Gowan: Architecture from Austerity to Affluence. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012. (Winner of the Historians of British Art Prize, 2014)
    • Modern Architecture and the End of Empire. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003. (Winner of the Spiro Kostof Prize, 2006)
    • Empire Building: Victorian Architecture and Orientalism. London: Routledge, 1996.
    • Architecture - Art or Profession? 300 Years of Architectural Education (co-authored with Jules Lubbock). Manchester: Manchester UP, 1994.

    Forthcoming books

    • The Architecture of Art History – A Historiography (co-authored with Richard J. Williams). London: Bloomsbury Academic, November 2018.

    Edited books

    • Guest editor for themed issue on ‘Dynamic Vernacular’, ABE (European Architecture Beyond Europe) Journal, December 2016.
    • Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern: Postwar Architecture in Britain and Beyond (co-edited with Claire Zimmerman). Studies in British Art 21. New Haven: Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Press, 2010.
    • James Stirling - Early Unpublished Writings on Architecture. London: Routledge, 2009.
    • Urban Memory: History and Amnesia in the Modern City. London: Routledge, 2005.
    • Sonia Boyce: Performance. London: Iniva, 1998.

     

Journal articles

    • ‘Eye wandering the ceiling: Ornament and New Brutalism’, Art History, 41:2, April 2018, 318-343
    • ‘Paul Strand’s Ghana: Photography and portraiture after colonialism’, Art Bulletin, 158:4, December 2016, 510-525
    • ‘The Powers that be: “Visible Politics” and “Spatialised Power”’, ABE (European Architecture Beyond Europe) Journal, June 2014
    • ‘"Certain Old and Lovely Things, Whose Signified is Abstract, Out of Date": James Stirling and Nostalgia.’ Change Over Time 3, no. 1(2013): 116-135.
    • ‘The Medium is the Métissage.’ History Workshop Journal 76, no. 1(2013): 319-327.
    • ‘Glass Architecture - A Riotous Mythology.’ Mute (2012): 1-9.
    • ‘Austerity and Architectural Derangement.’ AA Files 63(2011): 90-96.
    • ‘Stirling in Wonderland.’ AA Files 62(2011): 71-77.
    • ‘Monstrous Plans and Good Habitats.’ Mute (2008): online.
    • ‘Singapore's moment: critical regionalism, its colonial roots and profound aftermath.’ Journal of Architecture 13, no. 5(2008): 585-606.
    • ‘In the Bowels of the Fun Palace.’ Mute (2007): internet journal.
    • ‘Picturesque and Intransigent: “Creative Tension” and Collaboration in the Early House Projects of Stirling and Gowan.’ Architectural History (2007): 267-295.
    • ‘Georgianism and the tenements, Dublin 1908-1928.’ Art History 29(4)(2006): 624-659.
    • ‘Pictorialism and Industry: Alvin Langdon Coburn in Manchester.’ History of Photography 30:2(2006) : 155-172.
    • ‘The Uses of Nostalgia: Stirling and Gowan's Preston Housing.’ Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 65 (2)(2006): 216-237.
    • ‘Explaining Urbanism to Wild Animals.’ Mute 29 (2005) : 62-66.
    • ‘The Incidental Collection - Stuart Brisley's Peterlee Project.’ Mute 28 (2004) : 132-133.
    • ‘Photography and the Industrial City: Manchester and Salford, Ancient and Modern.’ Word and Image 18(4) (2002): 295-314.
    • ‘Urbisville.’ Mute 25(2002) : 20-25.
    • ‘Nation-building, collecting and the politics of display: The National Museum, Ghana.’ Journal of the History of Collecting 13:2 (2001): 231-250.
    • ‘Imperial Story-lands: Architecture and display at the Imperial and Commonwealth Institutes.’ Art History 22:1(1999): 99-123.
    • ‘Abadan: Architecture and Planning Under the Anglo-Persian Oil Company.’ Planning Perspectives 12:3 (1997) : 341-360.
    • ‘Leading into Captivity: James Wild and his work in Egypt.’ Georgian Group Journal (1995) : 51-64.

Book contributions

    • ‘Imperial Modernism’. In Architecture and Urbanism in the British Empire, ed. Alex Bremner. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, 198-238.
    • ‘Melnikov in Leicester - A Mythology.’ In Leuchtturmprojekte in der Architektur und Stirling Lectures, ed. Wustenrot Stiftung, Stuttgart: Kraemerverlag, 2014.
    • ‘The Building Without a Shadow.’ In Nationalism and Architecture, ed. Raymond Quek and Darren Deane, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012.
    • ‘Modernism Across Hemispheres, or, Taking Internationalism Seriously.’ In Non-West Modernist Past, ed. William Lim and Jiat-Hwee Chang, 47-58. Singapore: World Scientific, 2011.
    • ‘"A House Which Grows": Stirling and Gowan, the Smithsons, and Consumer Society’. In Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern, ed. Mark Crinson and Claire Zimmerman, 177-199. New Haven: Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Press, 2010.
    • ‘From the Rainforest to the Streets.’ In Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past Rebellions for the Future, ed. T. Avermaete, S. Karakayali, and M. von Osten, 98-111. London: Black Dog, 2010.
    • (with Zimmerman, C.) ‘Introduction - Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern in Britain and Beyond.’ In Neo-avant-garde and Postmodern, ed. Mark Crinson and Claire Zimmerman, 7-25. New Haven: Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Press, 2010.
    • ‘ “L'Architecte Anglais” - Stirling and Le Corbusier.’ In James Stirling - Early Unpublished Writings on Architecture, ed. Mark Crinson,108-139. London: Routledge, 2009.
    • ‘The Formation of a (Post) Modernist.’ In James Stirling - Early Unpublished Writings on Architecture, ed. Mark Crinson, 1-16. London: Routledge, 2009.
    • ‘Manchester and the “Hypocritical Plan”: Architecture, Shopping, and Identity in the Industrial City’. In Thinking Northern: The Formation of Identity in Northern England, ed. C. Ehland, 193-216.rodopi, 2007.
    • ‘The Invention of Colonial Regionalism, and its “Critical” and “Profound” Aftermath.’ In The Scaffolding of Empire, ed. Peter Scriver, 83-100. Adelaide: CAMEA, 2007.
    • ‘"Fragments of Collapsing Space": Postcolonial Theory and Contemporary Art.’ In A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945, ed. Amelia Jones, 450-469. Oxford: Blackwell, 2006.
    • (with Tyrer, P.) ‘Clocking off in Ancoats: Time and remembrance in the post-industrial city.’ In Urban Memory: History and Amnesia in the Modern City, ed. Mark Crinson, 49-71. London: Routledge, 2005.
    • ‘Mnemotechny of the industrial city: Contemporary art and urban memory.’ In Urban Memory: History and Amnesia in the Modern City, ed. Mark Crinson, 195-213. London: Routledge, 2005.
    • (with Tyrer, P.) ‘Totemic Park: Symbolic representation in post-industrial space.’ In Urban Memory: History and Amnesia in the Modern City, ed. Mark Crinson, 99-117. London: Routledge, 2005.
    • ‘Urban Memory - An Introduction.’ In Urban Memory: History and Amnesia in the Modern City, ed. Mark Crinson, xi-xxiii. London: Routledge, 2005.
    • ‘Architecture and “national projection” between the wars.’ In Cultural Identities and the Aesthetics of Britishness, ed. Dana Arnold, 182-199. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004.
    • ‘The Mosque and the Metropolis.’ In Orientalism's Interlocutors, ed. Jill Beaulieu and Mary Roberts, 79-102. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2002.
    • ‘Towards the Beautiful City.’ In Fabrications - New Art and Urban Memory in Manchester, ed. Crinson, Hills, Rudd, 18-23. Manchester: UMiM, 2002.
    • ‘Education for change, 1938-1960: Towards the “official system”.’ In The Education of the Architect, ed. Neil Bingham, 47-51. London: Society of Architectural Historians of GB, 1993.
    • ‘Pite and the mission aesthetic.’ In The Golden City: Essays on the Architecture and Imagination of Beresford Pite, ed. Brian Hanson, 85-94. London: Prince of Wales's Institute of Architecture, 1993.
    • ‘Bourgeois homes in a liberal setting.’ In Friedrich Weinbrenner - Architect of Karlsruhe, ed. David Brownlee, 17-22. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986.
    • Catalogue entries on Weinbrenner’s domestic architecture. In Friedrich Weinbrenner - Architect of Karlsruhe, ed. David Brownlee, 77-89. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986.