After Dante

Divine, Design, and the Cosmos


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SpecificationsISBN: 978-1-951541-53-8 Binding: Soft Bound Pages: 271pp Publication Date: Spring 2021 Size: 9″ x 9″ Square World Rights: Available

The book focusses initially on the philosophical, artistic, and scientific forces that impacted on the humanist of the late Medieval and Renaissance period, profuse in the exchange of ideas and discovery. Behind much of which was the impact of Dante’s Divine Comedy with a message which continues to reverberate through the centuries. What has also persisted is the perpetual tension between science, religion, and design because of their perceived contradictions. The book explores how we might gain inspiration and motivation to embrace a consistent artistry and sense of exploration in the face of an ever-expanding knowledge-based frontier.

Dr. Peter Cookson Smith is an architect, urbanist, and founder of the URBIS consultancy in Hong Kong, which has operated throughout Asia for more than 40 years. He is a former professor of architecture and former president of Hong Kong’s Institutes of Planning and Urban Design. He is the author of five previous books on cities and urban design.




Soft Bound



Publication date

Spring 2021


9" x 9" Square

World rights