Architecture And Armed Conflict: The Politics Of Destruction by Joanne ManciniArchitecture And Armed Conflict: The Politics Of Destruction by Joanne Mancini

Architecture And Armed Conflict: The Politics Of Destruction

EditorJoanne Mancini, Keith Bresnahan

Paperback | July 16, 2014

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Architecture and Armed Conflict is the first multi-authored scholarly book to address this theme from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together specialists from a range of relevant fields, and with knowledge of case studies across time and space, it provides the first synthetic body of research on the complex, multifaceted subject of architectural destruction in the context of conflict.

The book addresses several specific research questions:

  • How has the destruction of buildings and landscapes figured in recent historical conflicts, and how have people and states responded to it?
  • How has the destruction of architecture been represented in different historical periods, and to what ends?
  • What are the relationships between the destruction of architecture and the destruction of art, particularly iconoclasm?
  • If architectural destruction is a salient feature of many armed conflicts, how does it feature in post-conflict environments?
  • What are the relationships between architectural destruction and processes of restoration, recreation or replacement?

Considering multiple conflicts, multiple time periods, and multiple locations allows this international cohort of authors to provide an essential primer for this crucial topic.

J. M. Manciniis Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, National University of Ireland Maynooth.Keith Bresnahanis Assistant Professor of Design History and Theory at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada.
Title:Architecture And Armed Conflict: The Politics Of DestructionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.6 × 6.8 × 0.6 inPublished:July 16, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041570250X

ISBN - 13:9780415702508

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Table of Contents

Part I: Architectural Destruction in Contemporary Conflicts 1. Architecture and Dwelling in the ¿War of Destruction¿ in VietnamChristina Schwenkel  2. The Case of Dubrovnik¿UNESCO World Heritage Site Under Siege, 1991-1992Darja Radovi¿ Mahe¿i¿ Part II: Representing and Replicating Architectural Destruction in Ancient, Early Modern, and Modern Contexts 3. ¿I burnt, razed (and) destroyed those cities¿: The Assyrian Accounts of Deliberate Architectural DestructionHeather D. Baker 4. Remaking the Bastille: Architectural Destruction and Revolutionary Consciousness in France, 1789-94Keith Bresnahan 5. Fine Arts under Fire:LifeMagazine and the Display of Architectural DestructionMelissa Renn Part III: Iconoclasm and Architectural Destruction 6. The Destruction of Cheap Cross, London (1643)Christine Stevenson 7. Iconoclasm and Resistance: Wayside Shrines in the Struggle for Lithuanian IndependenceMilda B. Richardson 8. Dublin and its Georgian Legacy: The Battle for IconoclasmRamona Usher Part IV: Future Destruction: The Fate of Architecture in Post-Conflict Environments 9. Disciplining Delhi: The 1857 Uprising and Remodelling of the Urban LandscapeJyoti Pandey Sharma  10. Anything Goes: Architectural Destruction in Northern Ireland after ¿The Troubles¿Rita Harkin Part V: From Destruction to Reconstruction 11. The Politics of Burgundian Romanesque: Destruction and Construction in Cluny and M¿n during the Nineteenth CenturyJanet T. Marquardt 12. Making History: The Destruction and (Re)construction of Old Belgian Towns During and After the First World WarEvert Vandeweghe 13. The Use of Ruins in Postwar German Church ReconstructionKathleen James-Chakraborty  Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers." -L. M. Bliss, San Diego State University, CHOICE Reviews, February 2015 

"This volume brings a crucial new perspective to studies of architectural destruction by presenting it from an interdisciplinary and comparative viewpoint." ¿ Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Muna Guvenc, University of Pittsburgh