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Kite, Stephen

Overview
Works: 22 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 829 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Kite
Building Ruskin's Italy : watching architecture by Stephen Kite( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on extensive fieldwork, and research into John Ruskin's still little-interpreted archival material, notebooks and drawings (in the Ruskin Library, Lancaster University, UK and elsewhere), Stephen Kite offers an unprecedented account of the evolution of Ruskin's architectural thinking and observation in the context of Italy where his watching of building achieved its greatest intensity. Venice naturally figures large in a work that also examines other key sites including Verona, Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Milan and Monza; here, the fabrics are vividly read in their contexts against the rich evidence of Ruskin's diaries, his pocket-book sketches, architectural worksheets, drawings, and daguerrotypes (the early form of photography), and the drafts and published editions of the texts. Kite presents the complex story of Ruskin's visual thinking in architecture as a narrative of deepening interpretation and representation, focusing on the humbler monuments of Italy. He shows how Ruskin's early picturesque naturalism was transformed by the realisation that to understand the built realities confronting him in Italy demanded a closer engagement with the substance of the stones themselves; reflecting Ruskin's sense of his task as a near-archaeological gleaning and gathering of remains 'hidden in many a grass grown court, and silent pathway, and lightless canal'
An architecture of invitation : Colin St. John Wilson by Sarah Menin( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Architecture of Invitation: Colin St. John Wilson is a distinctive study of the life and architectural career of one of the most significant makers, theorists and teachers of architecture to have emerged in England in the second half of the twentieth century. Exceptionally in an architectural study, this book interweaves biography, critical analysis of the projects, and theory, in its aims of explicating the richness of Wilson's body of work, thought and teaching. Drawing on the specialisms of its authors, it also examines the creative and psychological impulses that have informed the making of this work - an oeuvre whose experiential depth is recognized by both users and critics."--Jacket
Shadow-makers : a cultural history of shadows in architecture by Stephen Kite( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The making of shadows is an act as old as architecture itself. From the gloom of the medieval hearth through to the masterworks of modernism, shadows have been an essential yet neglected presence in architectural history. Shadow-Makers tells for the first time the history of shadows in architecture. It weaves together a rich narrative - combining close readings of significant buildings both ancient and modern with architectural theory and art history - to reveal the key places and moments where shadows shaped architecture in distinctive and dynamic ways. It shows how shadows are used as an architectural instrument of form, composition, and visual effect, while also exploring the deeper cultural context - tracing differing conceptions of their meaning and symbolism, whether as places of refuge, devotion, terror, occult practice, sublime experience or as metaphors of the unconscious. Within a chronological framework encompassing medieval, baroque, enlightenment, sublime, picturesque, and modernist movements, a wide range of topics are explored, from Hawksmoor's London churches, Japanese temple complexes and the shade-patterns of Islamic cities, to Ruskin in Venice and Aldo Rossi and Louis Kahn in the 20th century. This beautifully-illustrated study seeks to understand the work of these shadow-makers through their drawings, their writings, and through the masterpieces they built "-
Adrian Stokes : an architectonic eye : critical writings on art and architecture by Stephen Kite( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adrian Stokes (1902-72) - aesthete, critic, painter and poet - is among the most original and creative writers on art of the twentieth century. He was the author of over twenty critical books and numerous papers: for example, the remarkable series of books published in the 1930s; The Quattro Cento (1932), Stones of Rimini (1934), and Colour and Form (1937) that embraced Mediterranean culture and modernity. His criticism extends the evocative English aesthetic tradition of Walter Pater and John Ruskin into the present, endowed by a stern sensibility to the consolations offered by art and architecture, and the insights that psychoanalysis affords. Indeed, for Stokes architecture provides the entree into art, and this book is the first study to comprehensively examine Stokess theory of art from a specifically architectonic perspective. The volume explores the crucial experiences through which this architectonic awareness evolved; traces the influence upon Stokes of places, texts and personalities, and examines how his theory of art developed and matured. The argument is supported by appropriate illustrations to confirm the evidence that Stokes's claim for architecture as mother of the arts carries the deepest experiential and psychological import."--Provided by publisher
Economy and architecture by Jo Odgers( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economy and Architecture addresses a timely, critical, and much-debated topic in both its historical and contemporary dimensions. From the Apple Store in New York City, to the street markets of the Pan American Highway; from commercial Dubai to the public schools of Australia, this book takes a critical look at contemporary architecture from across the globe, whilst extending its range back in history as far as the Homeric epics of ancient Greece. The book addresses the challenges of practicing architecture within the strictures of contemporary economies, grounded on the fundamental definition of 'economy' as the well managed household - derived from the Greek oikonomia - oikos (house) and nemein (manage). The diverse enquiries of the study are structured around the following key questions: How do we define our economies? How are the values of architecture negotiated among the various actors involved? How do we manage the production of a good architecture within any particular system? How does political economy frame and influence architecture? The majority of examples are taken from current or recent architectural practice; historical examples, which include John Evelyn's villa, Blenheim Palace, John Ruskin's Venice, and early twentieth century Paris, place the debates within an extended critical perspective
Economy : abstracts [of the international conference hosted by the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff from 6-8th July 2011]( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urban landscape of Hyde Park : Adrian Stokes, Conrad and the topos of negation by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Quattro cento ; and, Stones of Rimini by Adrian Stokes( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"South opposed to east and north": Adrian Stokes and Josef Strzygowski : a study in the aesthetics and historiography of orientalism by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing the relief : Adrian Stokes, Ben Nicholson and the architectonics of surface by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A deep and necessary commerce" : Venice and the "architecture of colour-form." by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruskin's "careful watchfulness" : drawing towards Venice - 1845 by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ruskin and Victorian Gothic by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shaping the darks : Ruskin's "energetic shadow" by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"South opposed to east and north" : Adrian Stokes and Josef Strzygowski : a study in the aestethics and historiography of orientalism by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The poetics of Oman's traditional architecture : towards an aesthetic interpretation by Stephen Kite( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shadows of Venice : Adrian Stokes, Aldo Rossi and 'interior darkness' by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The 'architecture of colour-form' : Adrian Stokes and Venice by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'Examining the knots ... counting the bricks' : John Ruskin's innocent eye by Stephen Kite( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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An architecture of invitation : Colin St. John Wilson
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