C19 and C20 British, American and Japanese Architectural History
As an architectural historian, my research interests are in 19th and 20th-century British, American and Japanese architecture, areas in which I have published widely. My current project is a study of the architectural interaction between Japan and the West from the mid-19th century, due be published by Ashgate Publishing. This will be followed by what will be my second book on the California architect Pierre Koenig, this one to be published by the Getty Research Institute. Coincident with these are shorter academic papers on the restoration of Pierre Koenig's Case Study House 21 and the Izumo Grand Shrine Administrative Building, now demolished (see link), as well as two chapters on Japanese architecture for the forthcoming 21st edition of 'Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture'. For further information on my research activity, please see my list of publications.
Link to the Izumo Grand Shrine Administrative Building: (http://www.c20society.org.uk/botm/the-izumo-grandshrine- administrative-building-japan/)
Culshaw & Sumners: a mid Victorian architectural practice in Liverpool, and its impact on the city's built environment
ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)
March 2008 - February 2009
Saltaire: Building morphology and social hierarchy.
SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON (UK)
May 2005 - February 2006
Japan and the West: an architectural dialogue
LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)
September 2009 - September 2011
The Modern Concrete House (Japan).
THE DAIWA ANGLO-JAPANESE FOUNDATION (UK)
Dr Jo Lintonbon
External: University of Sheffield
Collaborative research leading to the publication of the book "Saltaire: the making of a model town" (Spire Books, London, 2009)