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Gary A. Boyd and Denis Linehan
Ordnance: War, Architecture and Space
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  • Ordnance: War + Architecture & Space investigates how strategies of warfare occupy and alter built and other landscapes. Ranging across the modern period from the eighteenth century to the present day, the book presents a series of case-studies which operate in and between a number of settings and scales, from the infrastructures of the battlefield to the logistics of the domestic realm. The book explores the patterns, forms and systems that articulate militarised spaces, excavates how these become re-circulated and reconfigured within other domains and discusses the often ephemeral legacies and residues of these architectures. The complexities of unpicking the spaces of the 'fog of war' are addressed by an inter-disciplinary approach which deploys graphic and textual analyses and techniques to provide new and unique perspectives on a hitherto underexplored aspect of architectural and spatial discourse: the tactics and programmes through which the built environment has historically been made to respond to the imperatives and threats of conflict and, in the context of the 'war on terror', continues to be so in ever more pervasive ways.

  • Contents: Introduction: ‘a place called war’, Gary A. Boyd and Denis Linehan; Part I Urban Orders - Militarised Terrains in the City: To gather in war and peace; the city squares of Savannah, Georgia, Nathanial Walker; The political aesthetics of counter-terrorism, Peter Mortenbock and Helge Mooshammer; Protecting the population: security, environment and the governing of the Liverpool blitz, Peter Adey; The post-military landscapes as a readymade space and a cultural playground, Per Stromberg. Part II The Invisible Front: Domesticity and Defence: ‘Hiding the assets’: self-concealing architecture and the British landscape in the Second World War, James Philip Robinson; Home base: militarization of the American home in the Second World War, Rebecca Lyn Cooper; The art and science of invisible landscapes: camouflage for war and peace, Sonja Ruemplemann. Part III War is in the Landscape: Infrastructure and Topology: The Atlantic Wall as a constructed military space, Rose Tzalmona; Constructing the military landscape: the Board of Ordnance maps and plans of Scotland 1698-1760, Carolyn Anderson; Commanding the rivers: guarding the German railway network in peace and war, Volker Mende; Boundary fragments as relics of state sovereignty: the Maginot Line, Lisa Haber-Thomson. Part IV Trauma: Spaces of Memory: Defending the Irish border: the map of watchful architecture, Gareth Carr; British battlefield cemeteries in the Crimea and the creations of national space, Andrew Keating; Contested spaces: invisible architecture, Reenie Elliott; Sketches of war: the graveyards of historical memory, Jonathan Charley; Index.

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