Research Fellow, The School of Architecture and the Build Environment, The University of Newcastle

(See my biography page for more information).


Latest publications:
Behind the Patterns and Designs that Cross Cultural Boundaries: Towards a Holistic Approach

Using a multi-disciplinarily approach to the history of art makes it possible to develop an insight into the transference of designs and patterns across cultures.

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The Symbol of the City: Utopian Symmetry

This paper traces the conception of the utopian symmetric city through its development and presentation in art and literature.

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The Architectures of Paradise

This paper examines the architecture of three Utopian visions of paradise. They are disconnected in culture, distance and time, however, they are surprising in both their differences and similarities.

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The Enigma of Isaac Newton: Scientist, Theologian, Alchemist and Prophet

This paper examines an aspect of Isaac Newton’s secret life, that of a prophet.

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Juan Battista Villalpando: Solomon’s Temple and the Architectural Metaphor

The re-creation of Solomon’s Temple by Villalpando promulgated the Neo-Platonist-hermitic ideals of the Solomon’s Temple and the architectural metaphor of the microcosm–macrocosm. This paper examines his reconstruction and the metaphor.

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The Paradox of the Divine Architecture in Dante’s La Divina Commedia

In La Divina Commedia Dante described a highly structured universe of Paradise and the Celestial Rose. This paper examines the architecture and the paradox that his universe created.

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Reinventing the Past: John Wood the Elder

This paper examines how John Wood the Elder of Bath used architecture to memorialise the past, not through style, but through measurements and elements that represented the past.

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The Built Narrative as Architectural History

This paper considers the construction of a temple that is claimed by church officials in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to be the replica of Solomon’s Temple.

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The Vitruvian Stonehenge: Inigo Jones, William Stukeley and John Wood the Elder

This paper examines 17th and 18th centuries’ interpretations of the rationale and architecture of Stonehenge, and the classical rules that they claimed that Stonehenge was built to.

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Published online: May 7, 2014

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Imaginary Cities of the 16th and 17th Century: An Exploration on the Utopian Cities of Albrecht Dürer, Johann Valentin Andreae, and Tommaso Campanella

This paper examines three utopian cities. After examining the plans and architecture of the cities, this paper will consider whether the utopian ideals are reflected in the architecture.

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Published online: August 6, 2014

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