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The architectural historian between Indiana Jones and Gandalf

The Royal Institute of British Architects decided last year September to award 2014’s Royal Gold Medal to Joseph Rykwert, who inspired generations of architects with a series of –in the words of Susan Sontag – ‘gloriously erudite and ingeniously speculative’

The architectural historian between Indiana Jones and Gandalf

The Royal Institute of British Architects decided last year September to award 2014’s Royal Gold Medal to Joseph Rykwert, who inspired generations of architects with a series of –in the words of Susan Sontag – ‘gloriously erudite and ingeniously speculative’

The primitivist paintings of Piero di Cosimo: a gallery

One of the first articles I read in my study of the primitive hut was a piece by Erwin Panofsky,[1] one of ‘the big three’ in art history,[2] in the very first issue of the Journal of the Warburg Institute.

The primitivist paintings of Piero di Cosimo: a gallery

One of the first articles I read in my study of the primitive hut was a piece by Erwin Panofsky,[1] one of ‘the big three’ in art history,[2] in the very first issue of the Journal of the Warburg Institute.

What is primitivism? Lovejoy & Boas, Gauguin and the myth of Tahiti

It turns out the term ‘primitivism’ as we use it in our research project is pretty unknown, even to fellow cultural historians. High time to do some explaining, therefore! What do we mean by ‘primitivism’, how do we define it

What is primitivism? Lovejoy & Boas, Gauguin and the myth of Tahiti

It turns out the term ‘primitivism’ as we use it in our research project is pretty unknown, even to fellow cultural historians. High time to do some explaining, therefore! What do we mean by ‘primitivism’, how do we define it