Society

Architectural Heritage – Integral to Cultural Development

Architectural Heritage – Integral to Cultural Development

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The intellectual ideas of every period in world history have always been reflected in its architecture. It is important we consider well the consequences of the decisions we make in tearing down our living heritage, even in regard to modern buildings of great merit.

Costume and Society

Costume and Society

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There are many theories on the origins of costume, which can be viewed as distinct from clothing. One could say clothing has to do with covering the body to protect it for purposes of modesty, extremes of natural elements or a physical reason, such as protective clothing for industry or…

Castles – Fear to Freedom

Castles – Fear to Freedom

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In the tenth and eleventh centuries in England and Europe the landscape resembled a frontier society. Fragmented, fearful and fortified against itself the feudal system was about the lord and castle, the peasant and hut, the monk and church. Crusaders introduced the brick and decorative brickwork into England via France…

The Block, a Renovating Nightmare or, a Restoration Delight

The Block, a Renovating Nightmare or, a Restoration Delight

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Do the protagonists on television’s real estate renovating reality show, The Block at Melbourne in 2011 face a renovating nightmare, or a restoration delight?

The Culture Concept Circle

The Culture Concept Circle

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The Culture Concept Circle is a friendly meeting place for those with an interest in the arts (performance and visual), design history and the continuing development of a sustainable and creative society. It’s all about art, design and style past, present and future. Hundreds of FREE posts are published on…

Residence – a Profile of a Stylish Designer

Residence – a Profile of a Stylish Designer

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Residence splendidly showcases the ability of Sydney based international designer Thomas Hamel to produce an interior that accommodates the needs of the client in a timelessly elegant and unforgettable way. This beautiful illustrated volume provides an insight into some of his favourite projects. Chapters are accompanied by a description of the design process used in each transformation