Andrew Leach on Architectural History

What is Architectural History? is organized by five chapters. The first positions modern, academic architectural history (the architectural history of Wölfflin, Gurlitt, Riegl and their contemporaries) as a disciplinary inheritance of four traditions for knowing architecture as a past field. These are the presentation of architectural history in the architectural … Read More

Colin Barnes on the new edition of ‘Exploring Disability’

A decade ago, a socio/political or ‘social model’ of disability – inspired by an understanding of the economic, political and social deprivations encountered by people with accredited impairments and labelled ‘disabled’ – was hardly visible within mainstream sociology and related disciplines. Today it stands centre stage alongside sociological explanations of … Read More