Understanding Architectural Drawings and Historical Visual Sources
In chapters on architectural drawings, maps and mapping conventions, topographical views and other visual sources including models, pattern books, guide books and photographs, a group of architectural and art historians explain the provenance, purpose and terminology of a range of visual sources from the 16th to 20th centuries, and how they can help – and sometimes hinder – an understanding of an original building and its history.
The Town and its Seaside Heritage
Developing in the 19th century, Weston-super-Mare quickly grew from a small village to a thriving resort, attracting holidaymakers from Bath and Bristol as well as across the estuary from South Wales. This historical survey analyses the development of the town as entertainments and attractions sprang up to entice tourists and distinctive residential terraces, villas and crescents were built to house new residents.
The Athenian Story
How did a radical new set of democratic ideals emerge from the ancient Athenians’ search for a durable political order? In a lively narrative history, Professor Mitchell traces the influence of early revolutionary movements and describes how democracy took hold for two centuries. He analyses both the system’s strengths and the weaknesses that hastened its demise in the face of Macedonian conquerors. The book ends with an assessment of Athens’ political legacy in the modern world.
Modernism and Democracy
Literary Culture 1900-1930
The emergence of Anglo-American modernist literature coincided with that of the mass democratic state, yet writers such as Yeats, Eliot and Pound were notoriously hostile towards modern democracy. Focusing on poetry, Potter reassesses the relationship between modernism and democracy by analysing the reactions of a wide range by writers, including women such as Gertrude Stein, HD and Mina Loy, and argues that the widespread scepticism about mass democracy was central to the work of modernist women writers.