Professor Christian Frost

Professor Frost's research interests include phenomenological hermeneutics, medieval architecture, and the making of architecture in relation to urban festivals.

Christian Frost

Christian Frost

Professor Christian Frost qualified as an architect in 1990 following the completion of his studies at the University of Cambridge and has worked in Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom on buildings ranging from domestic properties to highly specialised arts projects. His book Time, Space, and Order: The Making of Medieval Salisbury was published in 2009 and he recently completed his PhD at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, entitled ‘Architecture, Festival and Order: The history and persistence of the Florentine Feast of San Giovanni and its significance as a representation of civic order.

Christian's research interests include phenomenological hermeneutics, medieval architecture, and the making of architecture in relation to urban festivals.

Recent publications:

Editor

  • Architecture, Festival, and the City, Routledge Critiques Series (Routledge; November 2018)
  • Guest Editor of the Journal Architecture and Culture, (Vol 6, Issue 3, November 2018)
  • Bishop Robert Grosseteste and Lincoln Cathedral: Tracing Relationships between Medieval Concepts of Order and Built Form (Ashgate: 2014). With John Shannon Hendix and Nick Temple

Chapters 

  • ‘Transmission of Classical Ideas from the Middle Ages: from the Liberal Arts to Hierarchies of Understanding’ in The Routledge Handbook on the Reception of Classical Architecture, edited by Nicholas Temple, Andrzej Piotrowski & Juan Manuel Heredia (Forthcoming: Routledge; 2019).
  • ‘Orientations of the Divine in Medieval Urbanism’ La croix dans la culture médiévale occidentale : histoire de l'art et anthropologie (Forthcoming 2019)
  • ‘The Calcio Storico in Florence: Agonistic Ritual as Civic Order’, in Architecture, Festival, and the City, Routledge Critiques Series (Routledge; November 2018)
  • ‘Tradition and Historicism in the Remodelling of Tate Britain’, in The Living Tradition of Architecture (Routledge, 2016)
  • ‘Architecture, Liturgy and Processions: Bishop Grosseteste’s Lincoln and Bishop Poore’s Salisbury’ in Bishop Robert Grosseteste and Lincoln Cathedral: Tracing Relationships between Medieval Concepts of Order and Built Form (Ashgate: 2014)

Articles

  • ‘Festival and Tradition in Contemporary Florence’, in the Journal of Urban Culture Studies (2016)
Email c.frost@londonmet.ac.uk

Portfolio

 The Babtistry of S. Giovanni
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 Totila razing the walls of the city
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 Corpus Domini procession
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