Edieval times and styles as escriptive of national history and then the notion that the two could be blended in all kinds of ways successfully For a time there was a prevailing idea that there could be a taxonomy of architectural styles to produce a veritable palette of historical building idioms usable towards new ends Egyptian for prisons Gothic for churches or Italian Renaissance for banks and exchanges These choices were meant to activate prevailing cultural associations the pharaohs with Around the Sacred Fire: Native Religious Activism in the Red Power Era death and eternity the Middle Ages with Christianity or the Medici with the rise of banking and modern commerce By the early 19th century techonology kicked in with the application of iron in construction and ornamentation culminating with the opening of London s Crystal Palace in 1851. Adening audience for architecture in this period of transformation Unlike traditional surveys with long lists of buildings and architects the themes are elucidated by inepth coverage of key buildings which in turn are situated in both their local and European contex.
Great art geek lit This is a book for those who love history and architecture and even for those who on t but love the world of ideas It has wonderful photographs and illustrations and gives the reader a sense of the great excitement of the period Confluence of Enlightenment thinking interest in science and laws of nature the belief that society and people s lives could be improved by the application of new technologies and scientific methods and new ideas about human perception and understanding Lots of experimentation a fertile time when philosophy art architecture came together with the emergence of the early industrial revolution Suddenly there was a need for all kinds of new buildings factories churches retail establishments and large market places all manner of civic. This comprehensive examination of eighteenth and nineteenth century architecture explores its extreme iversity within the context of tremendous social economic and political upheaval Never before had the functional reuirements and expressive capacities of architectur.
Buildings parks museums libraries train stations public mints salt works and housing to meet the needs of the emerging middle class Although most of the action was primarily lead by France and Paris in particular with great competitions and public ebate but Britain and even Germany participatedInteresting things I learned about where all the Neo Classical buildings we still see today in the great capitals of Europe and eve on the East Coast of the United States came from the Stand and Deliver: Political Activism, Leadership, and Hip Hop Culture discovery of the ruins of Pompeii and Herculeneum in the mid 1750 s an interest in Egyptian art culture andesign the iscussion of whether architecture should be based on classic lines universal to all cultures or promote national and cultural ifferences Where Gothic came from the urge to celebrate E been tested so thoroughly and with such A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp With the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops, Late 1st South Carolina Volunteers diversity of invention Bergdoll traces this experimentation in a broad range of contexts focusing in particular on the relation of architecturalesign to new theories of history new categories of scientific inuiry and the bro.
Barry Bergdoll is professor of architectural history in the department of art history and archaeology at Columbia University and the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art New York