Architecture and Armed Conflict is the first multi-authored scholarly book to address this theme from a comparative, interdisciplinary perspective. By bringing together specialists from a range of relevant fields, and with knowledge of case studies across time and space, it provides the first synthetic body of research on the complex, multifaceted subject of architectural destruction in the context of conflict.
The book addresses several specific research questions:
Considering multiple conflicts, multiple time periods, and multiple locations allows this international cohort of authors to provide an essential primer for this crucial topic.
"Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates and general readers." -L. M. Bliss, San Diego State University, CHOICE Reviews, February 2015
"This volume brings a crucial new perspective to studies of architectural destruction by presenting it from an interdisciplinary and comparative viewpoint." – Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review, Muna Guvenc, University of Pittsburgh
Part I: Architectural Destruction in Contemporary Conflicts 1. Architecture and Dwelling in the ‘War of Destruction’ in Vietnam Christina Schwenkel 2. The Case of Dubrovnik–UNESCO World Heritage Site Under Siege, 1991-1992 Darja Radović Mahečić Part II: Representing and Replicating Architectural Destruction in Ancient, Early Modern, and Modern Contexts 3. ‘I burnt, razed (and) destroyed those cities’: The Assyrian Accounts of Deliberate Architectural Destruction Heather D. Baker 4. Remaking the Bastille: Architectural Destruction and Revolutionary Consciousness in France, 1789-94 Keith Bresnahan 5. Fine Arts under Fire: Life Magazine and the Display of Architectural Destruction Melissa Renn Part III: Iconoclasm and Architectural Destruction 6. The Destruction of Cheap Cross, London (1643) Christine Stevenson 7. Iconoclasm and Resistance: Wayside Shrines in the Struggle for Lithuanian Independence Milda B. Richardson 8. Dublin and its Georgian Legacy: The Battle for Iconoclasm Ramona Usher Part IV: Future Destruction: The Fate of Architecture in Post-Conflict Environments 9. Disciplining Delhi: The 1857 Uprising and Remodelling of the Urban Landscape Jyoti Pandey Sharma 10. Anything Goes: Architectural Destruction in Northern Ireland after ‘The Troubles’ Rita Harkin Part V: From Destruction to Reconstruction 11. The Politics of Burgundian Romanesque: Destruction and Construction in Cluny and Mâcon during the Nineteenth Century Janet T. Marquardt 12. Making History: The Destruction and (Re)construction of Old Belgian Towns During and After the First World War Evert Vandeweghe 13. The Use of Ruins in Postwar German Church Reconstruction Kathleen James-Chakraborty Index.