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Architecture of Court building

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The design of the High Court was developed on the basis of a grand and monumental urban design concept for a 400 metre square National Place within the Parliamentary Triangle ...

Architecture of Court building

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The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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2007
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Law
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... of Court building . The design of the High Court was developed on the basis of a grand and monumental urban design concept for a 400 metre square National Place within the Parliamentary Triangle in Canberra , Australia's national capital. That concept formed part of the design brief for the national architectural competition for the High Court building, held between 1972 and 1973 by the National Capital Development Commission on behalf of the Australian government. Six architectural firms proceeded into a second-stage development phase, and the...

Architecture of Court building: an analysis

Architecture of Court building: an analysis   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia

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Current Version:
2007
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Law
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965 words

...work of the Griffins ( see Symbolism of building ). In this way, the design of the High Court building should not be seen as a reductive piece of Modernism but as an inclusive architecture that responds directly to its urban context and to the design methods of Canberra's initial planners. Colin Madigan himself describes the High Court and the National Gallery as having ‘Promethean expression’ and as holding ‘a demanding asymmetrical balance, in some ways matching, in other ways threatening the illusionary safer symmetry’ of the earlier buildings nearby....

Architecture of the Supreme Court Building

Architecture of the Supreme Court Building   Reference library

Maxwell Bloomfield

The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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2005
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Law
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1,417 words

... of the Supreme Court Building Chief Justice William Howard Taft liked to think of the Constitution as the “Ark of the Covenant,” and the judiciary as a priestly class guarding its sacred principles. When Taft became chairman of the Supreme Court Building Commission created by Congress in 1928 , he selected his friend Cass Gilbert to design a suitably impressive edifice for the Court's first permanent home. Gilbert was a logical choice for the assignment. A leading exponent of neoclassicism in American architecture, he had been greatly...

Architecture of Court building

Architecture of Court building  

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The design of the High Court was developed on the basis of a grand and monumental urban design concept for a 400 metre square National Place within the Parliamentary Triangle ...
Architecture of the Supreme Court Building

Architecture of the Supreme Court Building  

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Chief Justice William Howard Taft liked to think of the Constitution as the “Ark of the Covenant,” and the judiciary as a priestly class guarding its sacred principles. When Taft ...
Domestic Buildings

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Malcolm Airs

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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6,135 words
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Oxford University Press

...Buildings of Scotland was published in 1978 , and The Buildings of Wales and The Buildings of Ireland followed in 1979 , although it will be many years before these latecomers provide full coverage for their respective countries. In 1994 A Compendium of Pevsner's Buildings of England on Compact Disc provided the researcher with electronic access to an architectural database of 300 000 entries, and this was brought up to date in 2005 with an additional 250 000 records. The statutory lists of buildings of special architectural or historic interest...

Architecture

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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...essayed a conceptualization of architecture in depth, perhaps because of the obsession with style of the dominant lay criticism and the incomplete education of architects themselves. Soane was an exception. In his Royal Academy lectures he argued that the total design of every building—from its plan and façade down to the smallest ornamental detail—should uniformly express the building's unique, specific purpose or character. The concept of character appealed at a number of levels. It bore the prestigious stamp of contemporary French theory, an important...

Historic Churches

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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5,420 words
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Oxford University Press

... movement of Victorian times encouraged much architectural and archaeological investigation. Indeed, early histories of parish churches concentrate excessively on styles and use technical language that is forbidding to the beginner. A basic knowledge of architectural development is necessary if a local historian is to relate periods of building, rebuilding, and decline to the general economic and social history of the community that was served by the church. The failure to complete the tower at East Bergholt (Suffolk) demonstrates the collapse of the woollen...

Local Government

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R. W. Hoyle

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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5,202 words
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Oxford University Press

...trading companies for the supply of water, gas, transport, and latterly electricity. These powers enabled municipal authorities to fill gaps in private sector provision. The progress of urban local government thus tended to depend on the enthusiasm of small groups of forward‐looking individuals, and on the willingness of ratepayers to fund sometimes grandiose projects or to support applications for ever‐increasing regulatory powers such as building regulation. As the municipal architecture of the period shows, this was the age of greatest civic pride,...

41 The History of the Book in Korea

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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5,059 words
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Oxford University Press
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...Yŏn’gi Pŏpsa of Hwangnyong Temple, Kyŏngju. The colophon records the date of production, as well as the names and ranks of the nineteen workers who made the copy. They include the sutra copyists, the painter of the cover papers, and the papermakers. The text, in regular sutra-script, is enclosed in a cover of purple-dyed mulberry paper, on which two Bodhisattvas seated in front of a storied, tiled-roof building have been painted in gold. Measuring 14 metres long and 26 cm high, with 34 characters per column, the scroll is composed of 43 sheets of sheer white...

Viewing

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
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History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
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6,051 words
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Oxford University Press

...the foundation of the *Royal Academy in 1768 to the opening of the building of the National Gallery of Art in 1838 embraces many changes in the nature, scale, and composition of art and its audiences. The emergence of new paradigms of *patronage , new institutions to encourage the production and dissemination of work, and changes in the perception of private collections and galleries mark Britain's tentative steps towards a fresh formulation of the public sphere. This essay will address two broad aspects of the cultural politics of British art in the...

Education

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
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History, Local and Family History
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4,295 words
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Oxford University Press

...in the journals of local historical societies and of the History of Education Society. For a county study, see John Roach , A Regional Study of Yorkshire Schools, 1500–1820 (1998). A number of schools retain a Tudor or Stuart building that was erected by the munificence of a local lord, or perhaps a local man who had made his fortune in London and who remembered his place of birth when he came to make his will . Such buildings were constructed in the vernacular style of the region and were commonly adorned with the coat of arms of the founder and...

The Antiquarian Tradition

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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4,837 words
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Oxford University Press

...attempts at a description of Ireland and the Irish, Topographia Hibernica ( 1187 ); also the Itinerarium Cambriae ( 1188 ), a travel diary of a preaching tour through Wales; and his Descriptio Cambriae ( 1191 ), which combined personal observation and †folklore in a description of the geography, social life, popular customs, antiquities, and some of the natural history of Wales. Other religious writers turned to more local subjects; for example, Gervase ( fl. late 12th century) made a study of the architectural history of Canterbury Cathedral, and Matthew...

5 The European Medieval Book

5 The European Medieval Book   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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9,862 words
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Oxford University Press
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...the initiative of Theodore of Stoudios ( 759–826 ), who re-founded the monastery and scriptorium of *Stoudios in Constantinople in 799 . 3 Romanesque Europe In western Europe, religious life was reformed under Gregory VII, pope 1073–85 , whose papacy marked the beginning of a century or more of vigorous monastic fervour, the building and re-endowing of many Benedictine houses, and the foundation and spread of new orders, including the Cluniacs, Augustinians, Cistercians, and Carthusians. This was a most intensive period of book production in...

Landscape History: The Countryside

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H. S. A. Fox

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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6,175 words
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...A link between adoption of nucleation and adoption of township‐wide field systems is an attractive idea, because such systems seem to eat up, as it were, the old dispersed pattern of settlement which came to lie beneath them, and because locational analysis will show that a group of farmsteads at a more or less central site is the best way of serving a pattern of widely scattered strips. This idea, of course, simply throws the ball into another court, making us ask about the mainsprings of agricultural change and ponder the question of whether the changes were...

24 The History of the Book in Germany

24 The History of the Book in Germany   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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10,033 words
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Oxford University Press
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.... Similarly, Springer-Verlag, which was part of the Bertelsmann empire from 1999 to 2003 , began in 1842 as a Berlin bookshop founded by Julius Springer , who published a few political and general magazines. Today Springer, based at Heidelberg, is a world leader in the fields of science, medicine, economics, engineering, architecture, construction, and transport. One of the most obvious changes in the appearance of German books since the middle of the 20 th century, the abandoning of Fraktur, is a legacy of National Socialism. German texts had...

Symbolism of Court building

Symbolism of Court building  

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Perhaps the most significant symbol of the High Court is the building itself. It is listed on the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) Register of Significant Twentieth Century Buildings ...
Colin Frederick Madigan

Colin Frederick Madigan  

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(born 22 July 1921).The High Court building in Canberra is among the major works of architecture of the twentieth century in Australia. It was completed in 1980 to the ...
fore

fore  

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Situated in front of something else, and usually used as a prefix. Examples include:fore-choir: ante-choir;fore-church: ante-church, like a narthex, but with nave and aisles;fore-court: outer court ...
light-well

light-well  

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Unroofed space in a building, really a small court with high buildings around it, providing light and air to the windows that open to it.

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